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After head injury, Kaushal Silva could be released from hospital soon: SLCAfter head injury, Kaushal Silva could be released from hospital soon: SLC

first_imgSri Lanka Cricket has said that Kaushal Silva is recovering well and could be discharged from hospital later today after the opening batsman was hit on the back of his head while fielding in a practice match at Pallekele.The 29-year-old Silva was on Sunday airlifted to a Colombo hospital where initial scans ruled him out of danger. (Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva suffers blow on the head, out of danger)According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, SLC secretary Mohan de Silva was optimistic about Silva’s speedy recovery.”Kaushal appears to be okay now,” de Silva was quoted by the website on Monday.de Silva added that the batsman may be discharged from hospital today evening.”They were to take another scan today, and depending on that, he may be discharged late this evening,” he said.Silva was fielding at short leg when he got hit on the back of his head by a Dinesh Chandimal sweep and even the additional padding on the helmet could not stop the ball from causing the damage.The new helmets were introduced after the tragic death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes in November 2014. The 25-year-old batsman died on November 27, two days after being hit on the head by a short delivery while playing for South Australia against New South Wales during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The two-day practice match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for the upcoming England tour. Sri Lanka are scheduled to tour England next month for a three Test, five One-day international and a one-off Twenty20 series.advertisementde Silva said Silva might be back on the cricket field within a week’s time and is hopeful to tour with the team. However, he added that the board will wait for a couple of days to ascertain Silva’s exact situation.Silva, who has played 24 Tests, had hit a century on the first day of the practice match.last_img read more

Carli Lloyd Helps US to 5-0 Win Over New ZealandCarli Lloyd Helps US to 5-0 Win Over New Zealand

first_imgST. LOUIS — Carli Lloyd left no doubt.She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women’s national team.“If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong,” Lloyd said. “That’s not my mindset.”Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite well.The 36-year-old Lloyd scored twice and Alyssa Naeher got the shutout, helping the United States beat New Zealand 5-0 in a World Cup series send-off match on Thursday.Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis also scored during Team USA’s second date in a three-match series leading up to the World Cup, which begins June 7 in France. The U.S. faces Mexico on May 26 in Harrison, New Jersey, in its final tuneup.Lloyd, the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016, took her instant offense role to a new level, scoring on her first touch just 44 seconds after entering in the 60th minute. She converted a pass from Heath to push the lead to 3-0.U.S. coach Jill Ellis prefers to use some younger, fresher legs in the starting lineup. But she said Lloyd is still the heart and soul of the team.“Whether she’s a starter or coming in off the bench, she changes the game,” Ellis said. “She’s prepared and ready for everything. She’s proven that she’s ready for (big) moments.”U.S. forward Alex Morgan still marvels at Lloyd’s exploits.“She’s been kind of the core of this team for so many years,” Morgan said. “You know that she’s a gamer. I’m really excited for another World Cup because I know she’s going to be bringing it.”United States’ Alex Morgan (13) and New Zealand’s Katie Duncan (16) vie for the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, May 16, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Lloyd pushed the lead to 4-0 in the 83rd minute with her 48th international goal since 2015.Heath and Lavelle scored six minutes apart late in the first half.Heath tipped in a cross from Megan Rapinoe in the 35th minute for a 1-0 lead. It was the 29th international goal for Heath, who scored twice in the SheBelieves Cup this year.Lavelle converted a left-footed deflection off a pass from Lindsey Horan.Heath’s goal came just three minutes after Naeher punched out a free kick from Anna Green just outside the box.Naeher posted her 24th career shutout.“I think the biggest thing was staying engaged with the back line,” Naeher said. “Even if I’m not visibly touching the ball, that communication keeps me in it.”U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher (1) and teammate Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team’s 5-0 victory over New Zealand in an international friendly soccer match Thursday, May 16, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Americans, who outshot New Zealand 25-1, scored three times in a 24-minute span in the second half and showed much more flair on offense.“When they do the right things, it’s pretty fantastic,” Ellis said.The United States has qualified for all eight World Cup tournaments and owns three championships after winning the 2015 event in Canada.The Americans beat South Africa 3-0 in a tuneup on Sunday.New Zealand will be making its fourth World Cup appearance and is still searching for its first victory.“Our goal is to get that first win,” New Zealand coach Tom Sermanni said. “From there anything can happen.”Team USA is in a group with Thailand, Chile and Sweden and will open June 11 against Thailand.By: Steve Overbey, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Suarez says Uruguay ‘proud to have reached last 16’World Cup 2018: Suarez says Uruguay ‘proud to have reached last 16’

first_imgLuis Suarez put both Uruguay and hosts Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give the two-time champions a 1-0 victory over the Saudis on Wednesday.It was the Barcelona striker’s 52nd goal for his country in a century of games.FIFA World Cup 2018: Luis Suarez takes Uruguay to round of 16″All we wanted to do was to win and qualify for the next round. Today was another demonstration that it is so difficult to win a game in a World Cup,” said man-of-the-match Suarez.”This World Cup is proving that what matters most is the result, and we’re very proud to have reached the last 16 for the third time in a row.”World Cup 2018, Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia: Match HighlightsThe 31-year-old became the first Uruguayan player to score in three World Cups. He is the ninth player overall and third from his country to score in his 100th international match.FIFA World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGEBefore him, Sunil Chhetri (India), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Wayne Rooney (England), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Diego Forlan (Uruguay), Andrea Pirlo (Italy) and Clint Dempsey (USA) scored in their 100th game.Besides scoring, Suarez led his team with a hard-working performance. He fell back to defend and raced forward on the counterattack.Uruguay and Russia both have six points from their opening two matches, putting them into the round of 16. They will face each other on Monday in Samara with first place in Group A on the line.advertisement(With AP inputs)last_img read more

Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series in Australia, Mayank Agarwal named replacementPrithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series in Australia, Mayank Agarwal named replacement

first_imgPrithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the Test series in Australia following an ankle injury he suffered during India’s warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI on November 30.Shaw had scored a hundred on debut against West Indies last month and was expected to play a key role in Australia. However, his injury meant he could not play in Adelaide and Perth. Coach Ravi Shastri was hopeful of his recovery for the third Test but that has now been ruled out.”Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw, who had suffered a left ankle injury while attempting a catch in the practice game against CA XI has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Australia. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mayank Agarwal as his replacement,” BCCI said in a statement.Mayank Agarwal, the Karnataka run-machine, has been named Shaw’s replacement. The 27-year-old has scored 3521 runs from 45 first-class matches and is considered to have a bright future.Agarwal was part of the Indian team for the two-Test series against West Indies at home but he did not play a match. He was disappointed after being left out of the Test series in Australia but had told India Today he would continue to grit out.”Every player goes through a different journey. He must understand and accept it. A player should only think about those things which are under his control. If he keeps on performing then sooner or later, he will be rewarded for it,” Agarwal had told India Today in October.advertisementShaw’s injury meant India opened with KL Rahul and Murali Vijay – the pair did precious little across four innings and their failure subsequently put more pressure on the rest of the batting order. “The selectors have also added all-rounder Hardik Pandya to India’s squad for the third and fourth Test to be played in Melbourne and Sydney respectively,” the BCCI statement added.India’s squad for the 3rd and 4th Test against Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwallast_img read more

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first_imgAre you an innovative student, looking to make a positive contribution and receive some valuable experience in a fast-paced sporting environment? Are you looking for a thrilling step ahead in your career, in what will arguably be ‘Australia’s largest sporting community’? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the Touch Football Australia Student Internship Program in our National Office in Canberra (Deakin). The TFA Student Internship Program provides paid and unpaid placement opportunities for students undertaking tertiary studies either through University or Vocational Education Institutions. A summary of the 2014 TFA Work Experience roles available immediately and throughout next year can be found in the attachments below. Applications close Friday, 11 July 2014. Related Filestfa_eoi_application_form_03-docxtfa_internship_program_promotion_national_positions_descriptions_june_01-pdftfa_internship_program_promotion_national_positions_june14_01-pdfRelated LinksTFA Internshipslast_img read more

Brian Kelly’s Twitter Account ‘Liked’ A Post About Firing Brian VanGorderBrian Kelly’s Twitter Account ‘Liked’ A Post About Firing Brian VanGorder

first_imgA picture of Brian Kelly's twitter account.Twitter/@CoachBrianKellyWhoever runs Brian Kelly’s Twitter account has some explaining to do Sunday morning.To be clear – Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly probably does not run his own Twitter account. College football head coaches don’t have much free time, so they have staff members take care of things like social media. At least, we think that’s the case. Either way, Kelly’s account is making headlines on Sunday morning.Near the end of Notre Dame’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday night, Kelly was shown on screen screaming at defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Sunday morning, Kelly’s Twitter account has apparently “liked” a post suggesting VanGorder be fired.As-of 11:20 a.m. ET, it’s still there. Have a look: Brian Kelly's twitter accountTwitter/@CoachBrianKellyWe were alerted to the post by Sports Illustrated’s Brian Hamilton.Among other issues, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly probably wants to address who does his Twitter likes. pic.twitter.com/ib4nNvx1Nk— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) September 18, 2016Kelly’s frustration on Saturday night was apparent – but we doubt he pulled the trigger here. Regardless, fans have to be wondering if changes are coming in South Bend.last_img read more

ELC students Purple Party raising money for Cancer Society at Legion tomorrowELC students Purple Party raising money for Cancer Society at Legion tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A trio of ELC students will be hosting an event at the Fort St. John Legion on Friday to help raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation.Students Duncan Ross, Kurtis Lee, and Brendon Modde decided to help members in the local community who are battling cancer by raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation. The trio, who have played hockey together for a number of years, decided that they could make the biggest positive impact in the community by raising money for cancer research.The group is hosting a Purple Party – named for the colours of the Cancer Foundation – at the Fort St. John Legion on June 15th. The event will feature 50/50 draws, raffle draws, and auctions for items that the group was able to get donated to the cause, including for a round-trip airfare for two to anywhere WestJet flies. “The community was very generous with the support they gave us,” said Ross.“That was one of the things I felt surprised at was how kind and generous all the many businesses and companies actually were,” added Modde.The group says that so far, they’ve raised $2,000 of their $10,000 goal, but after securing the WestJet donation, they anticipate the amount going higher. Tickets for the WestJet draw are $20 each, and so far they’ve sold around 200 of the 1,000 tickets for the draw. The trio says they’ll be selling tickets at various locations around town this weekend ahead of the draw, which is taking place at the Purple Party.The Purple Party is taking place on Friday, June 15th at the Fort St. John Legion beginning at 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

At film screening Ban reaffirms zero tolerance for sexual abuseAt film screening Ban reaffirms zero tolerance for sexual abuse

“I was deeply saddened by the involvement of the international community, particularly the United Nations, in the abuses connected with the trafficking of women and their uses as sex slaves,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the start of a panel discussion after the screening.“This movie tells that ugly story,” he added of the events portrayed, in which Kathryn Bolkovac, a UN peacekeeper under contract from a United States company, runs the office investigating sex trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina and finds that peacekeepers, UN workers and international police visit brothels and facilitate trafficking by forging documents and aiding the illegal transport of women. The company fires her, and she eventually wins a wrongful termination case against it.Mr. Ban detailed the many steps that the UN has taken “to prevent and punish such terrible abuses,” including the introduction of conduct and discipline units in each peacekeeping operation, curfews, placing areas out-of-bounds, rigorous investigations of alleged perpetrators, and their repatriation and punishment by their own countries.“The bottom line is that we have made much progress since the dark period portrayed in this film. We also know that we still have much to do. This film reminds us how important one person’s voice can be. It underscores how important it is to speak out against abuse or injustice. Those who do so, in good faith, must not be punished, nor should they be met with resistance from within… We need to promote a culture in which people feel free and obliged to raise their voices in the face of wrongdoing and abuse.”Among the guests on the panel was Uruguayan Ambassador José Luis Cancela, whom Mr. Ban acknowledged in his speech. Last month four Uruguayan peacekeepers serving with the UN mission in Haiti were sent home to be investigated for the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Haitian man. Uruguay has said they will receive the maximum punishment if found guilty.Panellists included the film’s director Larysa Kondracki and Madeleine Rees, a former UN human rights lawyer who was portrayed in The Whistleblower by the actress Vanessa Redgrave and who is now Secretary-General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Other panel members were Under-Secretary-General Susana Malcorra, who heads the Department of Field Support (DFS) at the UN, and UN Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler.Introducing the panel discussion, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka noted that the film highlights several issues high on the UN agenda – human trafficking, violence against women and cross-border organized crime – and depicts UN personnel serving in Bosnia-Herzegovina frequenting establishments where forced prostitution took place. “These acts were in clear breach of the UN peacekeeper’s ‘code of conduct’ and, in some cases, were illegal,” he said. “The UN mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina initiated actions to see that those personnel were held accountable. But we all know that what could have, or should have been done, was often not done.“Sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel, anywhere, anytime, is heinous and unacceptable. It is a grave breach of the trust bestowed in the United Nations – by those who look to the United Nations for protection and expect of the United Nations the highest possible standard of ethics.”The discussion was attended by more than a dozen high-level UN officials, including the UN Military Adviser Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy and the Director of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Michael Stefanovic. 14 October 2011The United Nations today screened The Whistleblower at its New York Headquarters, using the film’s theme of a contract worker fired for investigating the alleged complicity of UN peacekeepers in sex trafficking to reaffirm its policy of zero tolerance for any such abuses. read more

If Canada Post goes on strike Monday how will you get potIf Canada Post goes on strike Monday how will you get pot

Screen Shot He said the union, which provided five days’ notice rather than the 72 hours required, hopes the threat of job action will help the Crown corporation take the issues seriously.The union has been pushing for 3.5 per cent annual wage increases but has been met with offers of increases below inflation, while health and safety concerns have also yet to be addressed, said Palecek.Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said in a statement that the service has found common ground with the union on several issues including workload concerns and has made meaningful offers.“Canada Post has made significant offers to CUPW which include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits and has not asked for any concessions in return.”The postal service will still be operational in the event of a strike, said Hamilton.“Canada Post will remain open for business, continuing to operate if the union decides to conduct rotating strikes across the country next week. We will notify customers of any disruptions planned by the union as soon as we are aware, however customers may experience some minor delays.”The possibility of a work stoppage has hovered over Canada Post since Sept. 26 after postal workers voted overwhelmingly in late summer in support of a potential walkout to back their contract demands.Canada Post is the biggest parcel shipping company in the country, having delivered about one million parcels per day during the holiday season last year — an increase of 20 per cent over the same period in 2016.The postal service also has contracts with numerous provinces to deliver the legal online cannabis sales that begin Wednesday, including Ontario where online sales will be the only source of the product until next April.In the legislature on Wednesday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the website had handled over 38,000 orders by Wednesday morning. OTTAWA — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Tuesday it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees said rotating strikes will begin Monday if agreements aren’t reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units.The scale of the job action will depend in part on how talks go in the coming days, but union president Mike Palecek said they would look to avoid inconveniencing the public.“Our aim is not to disrupt the public, it’s not to disrupt the service that we provide, that we’ve been defending for years, so we’re trying to come up with ways to put some pressure on Canada Post without impacting the public.”The union decided to issue the strike notices after the nearly year-long talks stalled with the two sides fairly far apart, said Palecek.“We’ve said we would remain at the table as long as progress is being made, and we’ve reached a point where we’re not seeing a lot of progress.”The Ontario Cannabis Store website read more

Canadian Tire says better performance across Canada overshadows AlbertaCanadian Tire says better performance across Canada overshadows Alberta

TORONTO – A slowdown in Alberta’s energy sector has added pressure to sales at Canadian Tire Corp., but the head of the company says the rest of the country is more than compensating for the weakness.President and CEO Michael Medline told analysts on Thursday that strength in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia is overshadowing the impact from trouble in Canada’s oilsands.“Alberta is going to be weak for a while,” he said in a conference call after the retailer posted its latest financial results.“What we’re seeing is great strength in other places.”Medline set aside two of his biggest concerns — the weaker loonie and trouble in the oil industry — to highlight a number of positive factors heading into the busy holiday shopping season.He pointed to “extraordinary results out of Ontario that I haven’t seen — and I don’t remember ever seeing.”“Quebec, which had been lagging, is doing very well … and B.C. is booming,” he added.The company doesn’t disclose its financial results by region.Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC) reported that third-quarter profits rose 20.5 per cent on stronger sales overall.The retailer, which sells a wide array of automotive, hardware and sports products, reported net income of $199.7 million from $172.2 million a year ago.On a per share basis, the results were equivalent to $2.62 versus $2.17 in the comparable period.The company’s total revenue increased 1.9 per cent to $3.13 billion from $3.07 billion.Within its retail division, sales grew two per cent, though they were hindered by the negative effects lower oil prices had on gasoline sales.In August, Medline singled out Fort McMurray, Alta., Canada’s oil hub, as a region where sales would be disproportionately affected as the oil industry continued to cut jobs.A large portion of that impact has landed on Mark’s, its workwear and boots stores, which saw sales and margin challenges.The Mark’s division, which is the smallest segment of Canadian Tire, saw same-store sales — outlets open for at least a year — drop 0.2 per cent in the period.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. Canadian Tire says better performance across Canada overshadows Alberta by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 12, 2015 9:39 am MDT Last Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Vintage plane rips up runway during takeoff in WolverhamptonVintage plane rips up runway during takeoff in Wolverhampton

first_img“The runway was used by lighter aircrafts throughout the day prior to this incident, and everything was fine.“Immediately after this incident, the runway taken out of use.“It took us around 20 minutes to clear debris which was thrown from the damaged runway onto another. Debris falls in the de Havilland Vampire's wake Debris falls in the de Havilland Vampire’s wakeCredit:Graham Innes 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. The runway was due to be repaired Astonishing footage has emerged of a rare vintage aircraft churning up concrete as it takes off from a British airport.Hundreds of onlookers watched as the de Havilland Vampire took off from a vintage air show at Wolverhampton’s Halfpenny Green Airport on Sunday.Video by Graham Innes shows the aircraft leaving a trail of debris in its wake.Mr Innes wrote: “It was quite spectacular and looks to have left a lot of damage.”Afterwards, the Vampire landed on another undamaged runway.”Airfield staff were seen clearing up debris on the runway for some time.”The aircraft taxied on to the runway and then backtracked to get the full length for departure.”Pieces of tarmac were already flying up. “The affected runway will remain sealed off until it has been repaired and thoroughly inspected.“At no point was there any danger to the crowd watching.  “The Vampire was undamaged.”The aircraft was the first single-engine jet fighter to enter service in the RAF.They are now so rare the National Aviation Heritage Register lists them as ‘benchmark’ aircraft – the highest category available for preservation.Halfpenny Green opened in 1941 and was originally built as an aerodrome for the RAF.The airport, seven miles from the centre of Wolverhampton, is now used as a base for a number of aircraft and helicopter flying schools and private operators.   The runway was due to be repairedCredit:Graham Innes “When he turned round for departure, he powered up and as he started the take off run, pieces began to rip up.”The aircraft has a 5 degree nose up attitude whilst on the ground, thus the jet blast is vectored more towards the ground as compared to other jets.”Seen many of these classic post war jets over the years but never seen anything like this!”The Vampire is a classic post war fighter/trainer and there are a few still flying.”The damaged runway has since been taken out of use, until repairs can be made later this month. “Mike Boot, Halfpenny Green airport manager, said: “The damage was caused by a Vampire aircraft lifting in several areas – tearing up patches of concrete which were due for repair anyway.last_img read more

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The Evening Fixnow with added 80s childhood memoriesThe Evening Fixnow with added 80s childhood memories

first_imgA plane flies past the moon in Loreto, central Italy, earlier today. Image: Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Press Association ImagesHERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.THINGS WE LEARNED#APRIL JONES: The search for missing five-year-old Welsh girl April Jones will continue through the night despite harsh weather conditions, police have said. Detectives have until 5pm tomorrow to charge or release suspect Mark Bridger.#ANONYMOUS: Finance Minister Michael Noonan has told the Dáil that there is no way to identify bondholders in Allied Irish Bank.#GONE THE WAY OF THE INTER CERT: The formal Junior Certificate exams taken by Third Year students are to be abolished.#DALKEY OIL: Drilling can now go ahead off the coast of Dalkey in Dublin after a licence was granted to Providence Resources by junior environment minister Jan O’Sullivan today.#SPILLOVER: The civil war in Syria has spilled across the border for a second day in-a-row with Turkey’s parliament authorising military operations against its neighbour again today. #FACEBOOK: Are you one of the one billion? Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg updated his status today to confirm that the social media site now has more than one billion active users each month. Like?THINGS WE LOVEDImage: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesThe effort that three-year-old Cillian Byrne put into the launch of the inaugural Bram Stoker Hallowe’en Festival at Marsh’s Library in Dublin today.The #A1980sChildhood hashtag started by 2FM’s Rick O’Shea today after he was inspired by this Daily Edge video post, featuring the best local Irish disco footage you will ever see. It is, we promise.This headline: Woman Photographed Riding A Manatee Turns Herself InTHINGS WE SHAREDTo determine if bald men are perceived as more powerful, the Guardian has mocked up images of a number of well-known heads famous for their coiffures. Ever wanted so see what David Cameron would be like without the quiff, or Simon Cowell sans the lego-piece? If you are a One Direction fan though, look away now.Is this a cure for greed? Dutch designer Diddo’s latest project involves destroying US$10,000 to examine the question.last_img read more

Searchers find body of missing Vancouver elk hunterSearchers find body of missing Vancouver elk hunter

first_imgA search team on Friday found the body of a Vancouver elk hunter who went missing earlier this month.A team with Silver Star Search and Rescue notified the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon that they had located items related to the search for 37-year-old Joel Presler, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area on Forest Road 6035 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest where Presler’s vehicle was found on Nov. 15. Presler’s body was discovered after a short search of the area near where the items were found Friday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The Clark County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy. Nothing at the scene lead deputies to believe there was anything suspicious regarding his death.Presler was hunting in the Forlorn Lakes area and last spoke to his family on Nov. 11. Snow near Presler’s Ford pickup was about 3 feet deep at the time.Search teams spent several days looking for Presler by foot, snowmobile and air before suspending the search Nov. 18.Warmer temperatures late this week melted much of the snow in the area and gave searchers a reason to return to the area for a training mission, according to the Sheriff’s Office. During that training, searchers found the items and, subsequently, Presler’s body near where his vehicle was parked, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The investigation is continuing in order to understand what led to Presler’s death, according to the Sheriff’s Office.last_img read more

What Do Asthma Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common Maybe ChildhoodWhat Do Asthma Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common Maybe Childhood

first_img Share LA Johnson/NPRTrauma can change our DNA“Trauma” is a heavy and haunting word. For many Americans, it conjures images of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The emotional toll from those wars made headlines and forced a healthcare reckoning at the Department of Veterans Affairs.Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, would like to see a similar reckoning in every doctor’s office, health clinic and classroom in America — for children who have experienced trauma much closer to home.Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. She’s spent much of her career trying to spread awareness about the dangers of childhood toxic stress. Her 2014 TED talk on the subject has more than 3.5 million views; the message is simple and research-based:Two-thirds of Americans are exposed to extreme stress in childhood, things like divorce, a death in the family or a caregiver’s substance abuse. And this early adversity, if experienced in high enough doses, “literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades,” Burke Harris writes in her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity:“It can tip a child’s developmental trajectory and affect physiology. It can trigger chronic inflammation and hormonal changes that can last a lifetime. It can alter the way DNA is read and how cells replicate, and it can dramatically increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes — even Alzheimer’s.”In short, early stress can shorten your life.That’s why, as a clinician, Burke Harris asks parents and guardians of new patients to fill out a short, confidential questionnaire. She wants to understand just how much stress these children have experienced.Are this child’s parents or guardians separated or divorced?Maarten de Boer/Getty ImagesDr. Nadine Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San FranciscoIs anyone in the home depressed or mentally ill?Has the child seen or heard household members hurt or threaten each other?Has a household member sworn at, insulted, humiliated, or put down the child?The list goes on, including exposure to sexual abuse, drug or alcohol addiction in the house, neighborhood violence, food insecurity and housing instability.I recently spoke with Burke Harris about the impact this exposure can have on children and what can be done about it. Our interview has been edited for length and clarity.What are we talking about when we talk about toxic stress? When kids are exposed to very high levels of chronic stress or adversity — or really intense and scary experiences — it actually changes the way their brains and bodies are wired. And that can lead to changes in brain development, changes in the development of the immune system, our hormonal systems, and even all the way down to the way our DNA is read and transcribed. And that is what can lead to this condition that’s now known as toxic stress — and put folks at an increased risk of lifelong health problems.To help our readers understand toxic stress, I’d like you to explain how, exactly, the body responds to stress. In the book, you use an analogy that makes this really accessible: The bear. Absolutely. Imagine you’re walking in the forest, and you see a bear, right? The first thing that happens is that the amygdala, which is our brain’s alarm center, sounds the alarm. So, our brain sends a signal down to our adrenal gland, which makes adrenaline and other stress hormones, including cortisol, and so your heart begins to pound, your pupils dilate, your airways open up, and you are ready to either fight that bear or run from the bear.But, if you were to think about it, fighting a bear wouldn’t seem like a good idea, would it? Because bears are big and they have teeth and they have claws. And that is why this alarm center in your brain, your amygdala, actually sends neurons to the part of your brain that regulates executive functioning: your prefrontal cortex. And it says, ‘You know what? We’re not going to do a lot of thinking right now. So we’re just going to turn you down. Just be quiet. Because now is not the time for thinking. Now is the time for reacting.’Another nice thing that your brain does for you when you’re facing a mortal threat is it activates your immune system. And that’s not obvious, but when you think about it …That’s totally not obvious.Yeah, but it makes a ton of sense — because, if you’re getting ready to fight a bear, that bear may get his claws into you, and so you want your immune system to be primed to bring inflammation to stabilize the wound, right? All of this, it’s absolutely brilliant. It makes total evolutionary sense.This is exactly what we need to be able to survive an encounter with a bear in the woods. And, if it happens once in a while, then that’s okay.But the problem is: What happens when it occurs over and over and over again, especially when children’s brains and bodies are just developing?What sorts of things in a child’s life can lead to toxic stress?The real, seminal research that was done on this topic was the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that was published in the ’90s. And in that study the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Medical Center looked at 10 categories of adverse childhood experiences. Those include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, physical and emotional neglect, or growing up in a household where a parent is mentally ill, substance-dependent, incarcerated, where there’s parental separation or divorce, or where there’s domestic violence.And these 10 adverse childhood experiences from the original research are the ones that were associated with huge increases in risk for things like heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, even Alzheimer’s. All of these long-term health problems.About two-thirds of the population have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience, and about 13 percent have experienced four or more, according to the CDC.Since that research was done, we’re also now understanding that there may be other risk factors that can also activate a child’s stress response and lead to changes in the way the brain and body function, and there’s still more research happening with that. You can imagine other things that would be pretty scary for kids — things like having your parent deported or being a victim of discrimination or racial violence.What about the relationship between poverty and toxic stress?We can’t raise kids in a bubble, right? And the key ingredient to protecting children from toxic stress is really this safe, stable, nurturing relationship from a loving caregiver who can act as a buffer.But it’s much more difficult to act as a buffer when you’re working three jobs to put food on the table. It’s much more difficult to act as a buffer when you are dealing with existential threats.If you are a caregiver and you’re living in a dangerous neighborhood, trying to get your kids to school and deal with the day-to-day trauma and drama of life, then physiologically your stress hormones are going to be pumping. Right?That’s going to be much more difficult for you, and therefore, it’s going to be much more difficult to be a buffer to that child.What we see is that poverty itself may have a very significant impact on, first, kids being exposed to adversity, and second, the probability that the kids who are exposed will go on to develop toxic stress, because of the impact of the stress of poverty on their caregiver.How do you begin to diagnose and treat toxic stress?I give a great example of this in the book, the story of Lila. She was a 3-year-old girl who came to see me, and her mom’s only concern was that Lila wasn’t growing well. She was itty-bitty, and I made the diagnosis of “failure to thrive.”This was after we had already begun regular screening for adverse childhood experiences in our practice and developed our multidisciplinary intervention team. And so, as part of the regular routine physical exam for Lila, I also got her adverse childhood experiences score. It was a seven.A seven? That’s extremely high.Yes, especially for a 3-year-old. It’s very, very high.In terms of treatment, step one was just letting Lila’s mom know what was going on, what my clinical suspicion was.So, once I got that ACE score, I was able to explain to her mom: “Hey, because of what your child has experienced, I believe her body is making more stress hormones than it should. And I think that’s what’s leading to the problems with your child’s growth. And so this is what I’m going to recommend.”And so we did, in this case, something called child-parent psychotherapy, when a therapist meets with both the child and the caregiver together. And it’s really focused on the experience of trauma and adversity and how to help both the child and the caregiver overcome and develop tools for reducing the amount of stress that the child is exposed to.And what’s totally nuts is that, when I did that — along with nutritional supplementation — within six months that child was back on the growth curve.That’s one of the reasons I created the Center for Youth Wellness here in San Francisco, because our goal is not just to advance the standard of practice here in our center but to advance the standard of practice period. Our goal is that every pediatrician in the United States or — heck! — around the world for that matter is doing routine screening for adverse childhood experiences. Because one of the things that all of this science tells us is that, the No. 1 thing that makes a difference is early intervention.I want to ask you about schools. If you could design the ideal school support system for children with toxic stress, what would it look like? When we’re talking about vulnerable communities and what have been traditionally called “underperforming” schools, you have huge numbers of kids who are exposed to very high levels of adversity. And we’re like, ‘Huh, I wonder why they’re not scoring well on that test?’If you had that many kids in a class and they all had epilepsy, what would you be doing? It seems unfair, right? Because we’re talking about a neurotoxin.In the book, I really tried to give an example of folks who are doing great work with this, specifically looking at what the team at Turnaround for Children in New York learned as they were designing interventions for schools.Initially, their thought was providing these supports in terms of, you know, social work and counselors for kids. And then they recognized that it wasn’t 1 or 2 or 5 or 10 percent of the kids in the school that needed some kind of service or some kind of acknowledgment of the impact of adversity. It was the entire school. Sure, there may be 10 or 15 percent of kids who are so disruptive that they’re coming to our attention, but, for most of the kids in that class, they are experiencing some significant dose of adversity.That required a totally different approach. And one of the things I talk about in the book is how Turnaround learns, like, “Hey, we need to train every single person that’s interacting with these kids. Every teacher, every counselor — the person who is taking out the garbage at night. Every single person who is working in the school environment needs to understand what toxic stress looks like, how to identify it and how to support a child in de-escalating their stress response.What does that stress response look like in the classroom?One of the most obvious and easy to spot manifestations is behavioral problems. Difficulty with impulse control, difficulty with self-regulation, trouble with attention. From that standpoint, the symptoms often overlap with ADHD. A lot of my patients were being referred by teachers or principals or other folks in the school environment for ADHD. The challenge is, the treatment for ADHD is stimulants. But, if your underlying problem is an overactive stress response, stimulants may not be the appropriate treatment.Understanding how to get that stress response regulated, how to de-escalate it — that’s something the team at Turnaround for Children did in their training of all of the folks in the school environment. They helped folks recognize, “OK, when a child is becoming disregulated, here are some of the things that you can do to help them re-engage and de-escalate the situation.”The one thing that I just want to add is, that kid who has asthma all the time — that may also be a symptom [of trauma]. Or the kid who has the chronic headaches or the chronic tummy pain. Those may be symptoms that are less obvious and certainly less intrusive in the school environment, so they can be overlooked.We’re asking schools to do something remarkably difficult here — something that requires time and training and money. Most schools don’t have a trained social worker or psychologist on staff … This is why I feel like this science is so important because, as I mentioned, if you had a teacher who was trying to teach a class of 30 kids with epilepsy … no way. Like, no way would you do that, right? That’s not even doable. And yet we have teachers who are teaching in a class of 30 kids and, frankly, 20 of them might be dealing with toxic stress.Which helps explains why teacher attrition rates are so high in so many schools.It’s crazy! For teachers, it’s a completely uphill battle. It’s completely unfair. I’m glad we’re talking about this because, if we’re talking about the school system alone trying to solve this problem, we’re hosed. If we’re talking about pediatricians alone trying to solve this problem, it’s too big for us.Folks often ask me, like, “God, you’re talking about two-thirds of the population exposed to adverse childhood experiences, and all of this science about what it does to the brain and body is so overwhelming! How do you deal with it?”But, knowing that the problem is so big, for me, it’s like, “Oh shoot, we need a different set of tools. This is not a problem with, you know, Dashaun or Jorge or Sam or Sarah. This is a public health problem! And in fact this is a public health crisis.”So guess what, schools you need help! Doctors offices, you’re part of the solution! You know, if you’re in early childhood, you’re part of the solution. If you’re in juvenile justice, you’re part of the solution. We all need to be part of the solution. If we each take off our little piece, it’s nuts how far we’ll be able to go, together as a society, in terms of solving this problem.But we’ve got to own it, and acknowledge that trauma is everyone’s problem …Definitely. This is not a poverty problem. This is not a race problem. This is a function of human biology. It is the way all of our bodies are wired. And now we can use this science to improve outcomes for everyone.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Cameron Dallas Has a Record Deal Social Media Star Partners With ColumbiaCameron Dallas Has a Record Deal Social Media Star Partners With Columbia

first_imgSocial media sensation Cameron Dallas has signed a recording contract in partnership with Columbia, Variety has learned. A top influencer, the 23-year-old boasts 20.8 million followers on Instagram, 16.5 million on Twitter and 5.7 million subscribers on YouTube and starred in the 2016 Netflix series “Chasing Cameron.”As recently as last week, Dallas was spotted on the Los Angeles campus of Sony Music, of which Columbia Records is a subsidiary. Meetings with label brass about the direction of his music were on the agenda, according to sources.A California native, Dallas first came to prominence in 2012 on Vine and eventually grew a following that landed him among the top stars of the now defunct Twitter platform. On Instagram, he currently holds an A grade and is ranked 93rd by social media metrics site Social Blade. Columbia Records is one of the oldest labels in the U.S. and is home to such superstar acts as Bruce Springsteen, Adele, Beyonce and John Mayer.Dallas is the latest signing under new Columbia chairman Ron Perry, who joined the company in January. Other recent arrivals include Diplo and “The Four” alum Zhavia, who appears on “Welcome to the Party” from “Deadpool 2” alongside Diplo, French Montana and Lil Pump. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Warner Bros May Tackle American Attack on Titan RemakeWarner Bros May Tackle American Attack on Titan Remake

first_img Our international popular culture is already inundated with Attack on Titan. There’s the manga, of course. Then there’s the anime, which is about to debut its second season, two live-action movies, a live-action TV spinoff, video games, and a high school manga AU. What’s another adaptation?According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is negotiating to get the feature rights for Attack on Titan, which could pave the way for a live-action, Western film based on the popular manga property.If the rights are secured, the plans will be handed over to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman.For the uninitiated, Attack on Titan, by Hajime Isayama, is a post-apocalyptic story of a group of humans who live behind walls in fear of titans–giant, humanoid beings that devour humans. The bulk of the story follows a boy named Eren as he comes to learn the secrets of the titans and learns to fight them. That’s the basic premise, anyway. The plot is dense and full of conspiracies, government corruption, deception, friendship, potatoes, and tragedy. It’s also incredibly violent, which you can imagine from the story of giant, misshapen cannibals.A film adaptation of Attack on Titan could be welcome just based on the action alone, which involves a lot of kinetic, fast-paced, acrobatic combat. A competent action director can do wonders with the material.Plus, it’s an anime adaptation that wouldn’t fall prey to Ghost in the Shell-style whitewashing, since only one of the main characters is supposed to be canonically Japanese.The problem here lies in how Attack on Titan is structured, which utilizes slow narrative pacing to drag itself out and extend its own story. This is common in serialized manga, but it doesn’t translate well to screen. The show didn’t tweak any of this, so whoever would work on the film would need to do some heavy lifting to fit any of the arcs into two hours. Who knows if it could be done at all? The first live-action film in Japan did well, but the second did not.Either way, it’s just a deal to secure the rights, which means that a movie could be a few years away. We’ll keep you posted on any updates. Stay on target The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far last_img read more

Do You Need to Learn to CodeDo You Need to Learn to Code

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » November 26, 2018 My employees, students, advisees and investees have all asked me the question, “Do I need to learn to code?” My basic answer is, “Yes. And you’re going to love it!”Also, it’s important. As famed innovator Marc Andreessen put it: “The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.”Related: Why Your Next Hire Should Be a Coding School GraduateTo be one of those people telling computers what to do, you don’t need to be a career coder. Innovation skills like figuring out what software might do for a customer that’s valuable and how the user should experience your software remain extremely important. That said, you want to make sure you have the creative confidence to be intimately involved in the process of software creation.My advice is to start by practicing with something small and relevant to your line of work. It won’t be hard, but it will take some energy and endurance. Other than becoming a career coder, here are three good reasons you might want to learn how to code along with suggestions on how to get started:1. Change web page content on your own without tapping someone on the shoulder.Yes, great idea! Honestly, in my opinion not being able to work with HTML and CSS (code for creating web pages) is equivalent to being illiterate. I know that sounds stark, but the good news is that this problem is easily solved.Codeacademy has terrific online courses in subject like HTML and CSSthat are totally free. For best results, pair tutorials with a project you can work on, so you can apply skills immediately.When learning to code, it’s more about creative confidence and the ability to figure things out that’s key.2. Present your ideas with prototypes instead of PowerPoints.Good on you! You’ll be much more convincing and engaged with a prototype. This isn’t separate from the above item, but it will involve use of design to figure out what you want to build and a programming language like Javascript or Python.For this, you’ll need to chart your own path. I recommend starting out with a clear objective, so you don’t get lost in the details. Classes that offer design-driven case studies, supporting materials and starter code you can use are beneficial because they show how modern software relates to actual development.Related: Google Launches a Game to Teach Adults How to Code3. Be a better collaborator to the engineers/developers you work with.Yes! Many groups inside companies like Google require that product managers, for example, have a STEM undergraduate degree. These groups have found that it’s a reliable way to make sure they can engage with their collaborators in development.Learning to code will give you intuition about what it is to move from design to code, what’s hard when and why, as well as a sense of what level of detail your collaborators need from you on a particular item.These are all good places to start and having a specific project in mind will allow you to start small.Additionally, here are three bad, or misguided, reasons you might want to learn how to code, along with suggestions about what to do instead:1. Give your developers instructions on how to code in order to work better/faster.No one likes to be told how to do their job. However, they do like to know what constitutes success and the more you can clearly show how what your team is building will be valuable to the user, the better.The punchline here is that for more than 90 percent of the cases I’ve seen, the product/businessperson needs to better test and validate what’s valuable to the user and translate that into development-friendly inputs like storyboards and user stories.For learning how to do that testing and provide those great inputs, I recommend a balanced approach to both designing and coding. Make sure you stay focused on a specific design outcome while you’re coding.Related: Today’s Shortage in Code Development Presents Entrepreneurs With a Massive Opportunity2. Dispute estimates with your collaborators in development.Basically, it’s best to assume your developers know what they’re doing, have good intent and to focus on what you need to do to get them great inputs. If you’re still unsure about that, talk with a development manager or development lead to get some additional perspective.3. Build an app.Great idea! Maybe. You should use tools like design thinking to learn about your customer and the “lean startup” concept to test your idea. Then getting the goodwill and capital to build your software will be a lot easier. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min readlast_img read more

At SSM Health Improving Quality of Care is Central to the 3DAt SSM Health Improving Quality of Care is Central to the 3D

first_imgQuality Images + Improved Diagnostic Confidence = Better Patient Experience While appreciating significant operational and financial benefits, there are noteworthy clinical and diagnostic advantages uncovered regularly in the SSM Health 3-D imaging lab. Having shepherded the solution’s growth, Chambers is enthusiastic about the solution’s improved imaging and diagnostic confidence.“The 3-D lab benefits physicians and patients in cardiology, urology and the oncology settings, among others,” said Chambers. “From a diagnostic standpoint in oncology, for example, it is about our ability to use the 3-D imaging lab to track tumors to the nth degree, and to know whether it is growing or shrinking. Some of our competitors might not be able to do that, so it is really about the whole patient experience and getting them the best care that they can receive.”As one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems, SSM Health takes pride in its 3-D lab. With the patient focus the IntelliSpace Portal offers, SSM Health continues to find solutions that support them and improve care. The results: improved patient experience and care, and answering challenges for radiologists, imaging directors and C-suite executives.Results are specific to the institution where they were obtained and may not reflect the results achievable at other institutions. Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Case study supplied by Philips Healthcare.* Please contact your local Philips representative for details on multi-vendor coverage. ** Results are specific to the institution where they were obtained and may not reflect the results achievable at FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 As one of the largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States, St. Louis-based SSM Health has expanded immensely over the years. So, too, has its ability to apply innovative imaging solutions that meet the needs of it growing patient base. One of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation, SSM Health serves the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest, with facilities in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.SSM Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, which opened in 1872. It is presently one of the largest employers in the cities it serves. The system has more than 1,300 employed physicians and 33,000 other employees across 20 hospitals, 60 outpatient care sites, pediatric medical centers, outpatient centers, clinics, surgery centers and a host of affiliated organizations. SSM Health subsidiaries include St. Louis University Hospital, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Inc. and SSM Heart Institute.With growth come challenges. Chief among them: do more with less. Find solutions that help multisite hospitals achieve workflow optimization and standardization, build 3-D labs, and improve patient experience and outcomes. For radiologists, imaging directors and C-suite executives, the struggles may be different, but they are very real. All share one goal — improving patient care. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiology Imaging | March 06, 2018 At SSM Health, Improving Quality of Care is Central to the 3-D Imaging Lab Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more center_img Related Content 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.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Single-source Solution Addresses Needs For people like Jessica Chambers, MHA, RT(CT), director of diagnostic imaging for SSM Health, challenges create opportunities. As a former computed tomography (CT) tech, Chambers has found her niche in her current role. Identifying and expanding the use of imaging technology from early in her career, her work now focuses on helping professionals within the SSM Health system realize that shared vision. In doing so, she has become a champion of sharing how one centralized solution can vastly benefit a health system across an expanding enterprise.With the support of SSM Health executives, clinicians and imaging teams, the 3-D lab keep the IntelliSpace Portal from Philips Healthcare is answering a wide range of challenges. From clinical, workflow and financial perspectives, the 3-D lab is a benefit to the patient, first and foremost, as well as the radiologists, technicians and those in the C-suite. Designed to optimize workflow, IntelliSpace Portal supports consistency across applications. SSM Health is presently using the 3-D lab in five hospitals and across multiple domains, including, but not limited to radiology, cardiology, oncology and other clinical settings.In doing so, it has served up a host of benefits, such as improved image quality and diagnostic confidence. Additionally, with its use of the 3-D lab, SSM Health has been able to expand quality of care at a low cost, improve turnaround times and the number and type of exams, and increase both radiologist and employee satisfaction, according to Chambers.“The two biggest benefits are the quality in care and the efficiency in the CT department,” she said. “The driver behind having this 3-D lab and the biggest takeaway I see is just the consistency of quality. It’s all about the quality of care we are providing to our patients now, and I am very passionate about this.“The Philips IntelliSpace Portal was capable of handling the mass volumes we were doing in the 3-D lab,” continued Chambers. “The portal allows us to keep up with workflow, and it helped our CT techs be more efficient.”Speaking to the portal’s process and the benefits across the enterprise, Chambers found the ability to connect multiple hospitals a key distinction. “A major selling point is that we can have multiple people and sites utilizing the portal,” she explained. “The second bonus was it is multi-vendor.* As we have a variety of scanners across all our hospitals, we needed a solution that could accommodate multiple vendors. This one centralized solution can accept all vendors, so it does not matter what scanner we have. We needed a solution that could accept them all, and the Philips portal did.”From a business standpoint, SSM Health measures the success of the 3-D Lab across the enterprise in many ways. According to Chambers: “By using the 3-D lab, we are able to take the post-processing out of the CT tech’s hands. This keeps them from having to do the busy work and, most notably, allows them to be more present with the patient, which is always beneficial. In the past, we had 30-minute time slots. By taking the post-processing out of the CT tech’s hands, we have the time slots down to 20 minutes. When you increase from 16 to 24 time slots in a given day, over five facilities, you see a significant increase in capacity.”The quantifiable outcomes of the 3-D lab are seen daily with an increase in the number of sites and departments that the imaging solution has impacted. Chambers noted, “We know that in 2013, we completed nearly 1,300 exams. In 2016, that number increased to 15,160. We have eliminated the need for third-party vendors (for stent planning), offering dramatic cost savings and increased radiologist and employee satisfaction.” She also said that as more CT techs are added, the department is able to recoup the salaries and initial investment in the long-term, as having the capacity to perform more exams drives revenue. 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