“I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will,” Gad wrote. A publicist for the actor confirmed the post was authentic. Login/Register With: Animal Justice says footage apparently shot near Winnipeg in November 2015 shows the filmmakers forcing the dog into turbulent water. A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film “A Dog’s Purpose.” Animal Justice says it has filed complaints with the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg police department alleging violations of federal and provincial animal protection laws. Actor Josh Gad, who lends his voice to a dog in the film, issued a statement on Twitter saying he has asked the studio and production team for an explanation of what he calls “disturbing images.” Facebook “There were several days of rehearsal of the water scenes to ensure Hercules was comfortable with all of the stunts,” the statement said. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for a boycott of the movie, which stars Dennis Quaid and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and is set to be released later this month. Advertisement The film’s producer, Amblin Entertainment, and distributor, Universal Pictures, said in a joint statement that they are reviewing the footage, but they are confident that “great care and concern was shown” for the dog. The American Humane society has also launched an investigation into the incident and says it has suspended its safety representative who worked on the film. The footage, which first surfaced on the website TMZ, shows the distressed dog fighting to stay out of the water by repeatedly clawing at the edge of the pool. Twitter “Throwing a terrified German shepherd into rushing water is blatant animal cruelty,” Camille Labchuk, a lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice, said in a news release. “It is illegal to inflict suffering and anxiety onto animals, and there is no loophole that lets Hollywood moviemakers get away with abusing animals on a film set.” He said that while the finished film is “one of the most beautiful love letters to animals I have ever seen,” he was troubled by the video. Advertisement A subsequent shot shows the dog submerged under the water while a voice is hear yelling “Cut it!” and handlers moved in to pull the animal out.
Login/Register With: Michael J. Fox is showing off his very first tattoo at the age of 57.The Back to the Future star took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of his new ink – a sea turtle design.“First tattoo, sea turtle, long story,” he captioned the shot of his forearm. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Michael J. Fox (Photo by Mark Seliger) The actor became the latest client at Bang Bang Tattoos, a spot frequented by celebrities.In another post on the social media site, Mr. K, the artist behind the bold look, also marked the occasion.“thank you for the trust as well as letting us fan out a bit after!” he wrote. “Thank you for sharing the story of your tattoo with me. Keep following that turtle.”Fox has yet to reveal the significance of the image he chose. Twitter Facebook
An elderly woman has suffered critical injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck in Burlington. The woman was walking on Dalewood Ave. around 5:13 p.m. Thursday when she was hit by a pickup truck that was reversing out of a driveway. She was taken to Hamilton General Hospital with life threatening injuries. She remains in hospital in critical condition.Police are still investigating the incident and are asking any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-7474, ext. 5065.
Brock University’s Rodman Hall curator Stuart Reid has been honoured by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for his essay on the work of aboriginal artist Mary Anne Barkhouse.“I am really thrilled to be recognized by my peers,” he said.The curatorial essay is in the book published by Rodman Hall in 2014 and details the outdoor sculpture installation Settlement, which has been on the grounds of the arts centre since 2012 and is now part of the permanent collection.“In creating this new outdoor installation for Rodman Hall, Barkhouse examines issues of sovereignty and confederacy from an indigenous ecological vantage point. As an aboriginal woman, Barkhouse is mindful of the history of conflict imprinted on this region of Ontario, particularly during this bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812. Many of the conflicts and alliances between First Nations and settling cultures that played out 200 years ago are still unresolved today,” Reid said.His essay also touched on a Barkhouse show called Regency that ran in the Hansen Gallery at Rodman Hall in 2013. In the exhibit, animals of the boreal forest have Victorian tea at a table.“Working with cast bronze, glass and ceramic figures, Barkhouse creates life-size replicas of flora and fauna that transform the traditional tea party into a respected conference of animal witnesses,” Reid said.“Both shows really look at issues of territory and relationships in the natural world,” Reid added.Reid said Barkhouse’s artist garden Settlement, which includes two bronze statues of a badger and coyote, has been a wonderful project for Rodman Hall. Beginning with support from the Cultural Capitals of Canada designation for Niagara in 2012 and the collaboration with the Bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 and the 200th anniversary of Laura Secord’s walk – the project dovetailed with many significant events in Niagara, he said.The jury that chose the award winners wrote: “The text was engaging and accessible in creating a history leading to the work. A valid and valuable project with interesting subject matter.”This is the second time Reid has won this award in three years – he won for Curatorial Writing in 2013 for text on the work of Simone Jones for the catalogue All that is Solid published by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery 2012.For more information on the curatorial essay click here.Stuart Reid, director/curator of Rodman Hall.
GARDAÍ HAVE SAID today that searches are still taking place across Dublin for missing 65-year-old Margaret, or ‘Peggy’, Mangan.The woman, who suffers from Alzheimers, went missing from her home at Mount Tallant Avenue in Terenure on Tuesday morning, with her King Charles Cavalier dog.There have been a number of reported sightings of her since then, including at the location of a scene that was being shot for Mrs Brown’s Boys and CCTV footage placed her less than 7 kms from home in Glasnevin on Tuesday evening.Yesterday, gardaí asked people living in that area to check sheds and outhouses for any signs of the woman: A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that this was done “in case she was taking shelter there”.“She may have sought shelter in a shed or a garage overnight,” they said.The 65-year-old is 5’ 2” in height and of slight build. When last seen she was wearing a white jacket and black trousers.Gardaí said there is still a number of searches for the missing woman happening around the city and they are appealing for the public to contact them with any information at Terenure Garda Station 01-6666400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: CCTV footage places missing woman Margaret Mangan 7km from home>Read: Brendan O’Carroll appeals to the public to help find missing woman>Read: Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing 65-year-old Margaret Mangan>
Stay on target United Airlines remains the target of public ire after videos of a passenger being dragged off an airplane went viral this week.David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor from Kentucky, was forcibly removed from United Express Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville after four passengers were told they need to leave the flight to make room for United employees.The world’s third-largest airline, based in Chicago, issued a series of statements following the incident, and now faces legal actions and intense scorn—amplified in the age of social media, where smartphone-camera videos of a bloodied Dao were circulated on Monday.“This horrible situation has provided a harsh learning experience from which we will take immediate, concrete action,” United said in remarks released Thursday. “We have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what’s broken so this never happens again.”And while some folks wonder “what’s all the fuss about?”, at least one Web developer is mad as hell, and they’re not going to take this anymore. And you don’t have to, either.“Corporations can treat you like shit because you’ll eventually forget you were ever mad,” the anonymous creator of Chrome Extension, “Drop United,” wrote on the product page.Without extension (dropunited.com)With extension (dropunited.com)“Drop United … drags United Airlines off your flight search results,” according to the sparse site (which clearly chose its words carefully). “So the next time you search for a flight United won’t have a seat in your options.”Easy to install, the extension automatically hides United Airlines from flight search results in Google Search, Google Flights, Kayak, and Expedia. Simply click “Add to Chrome” in the Web store.“Welcome to the United States of Humanity,” the extension description said.To turn off the filter, or remove it completely (it’s possible you could have a change of heart), visit the Extensions tab in your Chrome settings, then uncheck the box next to “Enabled” or tap the trashcan icon. Forget Tabs, Mute Whole Sites With New Google Chrome UpdateAnother antivirus maker put Google Chrome users at risk
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OLYMPIA — A lifeguard for the water park at the Great Wolf Lodge at Grand Mound has been arrested on suspicion of rape.The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday at Rochester High School, where he is a senior.He’s accused of raping a 14-year-old girl he met while she was staying at the lodge with her family.
One of the very last things Jean Norwood ever did was help keep Vancouver beautiful. In December, she saw to it that the Vancouver Women’s Club, of which she was a longtime member, donated $5,000 to an arboretum on Old Evergreen Highway that’s always in need of help.It was a fitting bookend to a long and dedicated life. Norwood, who died Feb. 3 at age 95, was serving on the Vancouver City Council in 1962 when the infamous Columbus Day Storm devastated the city’s trees. She was instrumental in helping the city recover by developing a new landscaping ordinance that got smart, appropriate placement of trees and by seeing to it that thousands of street trees started getting back into the ground.She went on to help found a little arboretum at the east end of Officers Row, which eventually moved a few miles farther east to Old Evergreen Highway. There, Norwood’s longtime friend and admirer Kelly Punteney is still pursuing their shared vision of a public park rich with trees, gardens, pathway connections and one of Clark County’s most historic buildings.Punteney is overseas right now, but he said via Facebook that Norwood was a “dynamic leader” who could always be relied on.On Norwood’s 90th birthday, May 2, 2009, Punteney said, the first witness tree at what’s now the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum went into the ground in her honor. Since then, he said, May 2 has always been the occasion of a work party and then a birthday party for Norwood at the arboretum.Plans had already been underway for another birthday celebration this coming May 2, he said. “We will now use that occasion to celebrate her long and productive life,” he said.
“I would say, ‘Well, we’re trying to make art about this trail. On the trail and with the users of the trail and in the landscape of the trail.’ What else would I say to a person? I don’t know. Um, I’d probably leave it there. Because the more I talk the more confused I get about this project.”Doug Conti is one of the participating artists in “Seeking the Source.”Conti is one of eight artists participating in a nebulous thing called “Seeking the Source.” The group also includes artists who are sketching the plants that grow in the area, writers who are looking for intimate spaces, even a stilt walker who is recording stories from passersby about the trail. They’re meeting with groups and walking the trail for a week to interact with random individuals.Jimmy Riordan deboards from a canoe on Westchester Lagoon. Photo: Anne Hillman/KSKA.Jimmy Riordan is the mastermind behind it. He says he wants people to engage in the space in a new way, notice things they might ignore when traveling on a trail they’ve visited a hundred times before.“The arts are a place where it’s okay to have conversations about things that maybe wouldn’t come up in other forms or other situations.”He says the group is leading an expedition to discover the stories, sounds, and experiences of what the trail is today. So before they set off, they consulted a map. Or rather, a room full of maps and historical documents at the city’s Parks & Rec department.“Let’s guess the decade based on the colors. 1980s? 70s…” the artists joke as they look over a vividly colored map highlight different land uses.The muni started buying land for the greenbelt in 1965, well before it was a popular thing to do. The current trail runs about 4 miles and started as a footpath. The city owns more land along the creek but hasn’t been able to develop it yet.“Dear Mr. Pitchford, it has come to our attention that a garden plot at your residence is not properly located on your property but is encroaching on the Chester Creek Greenbelt Park property,” reads artist Ayden LeRoux from a 1982 letter.Manila folders stuffed with documents show everything from property lines and drainage ditches to outdated, underfunded project proposals. Some plans for the area say the creek cannot be rehabilitated. Others highlight its potential.Riordan walks through the tunnel that runs under Minnesota Drive. He says opinions and experiences on the trail still vary from person to person. Planning this project changed his relationship with the area.“Maybe it’s a different sort of intimacy or a different sort of knowledge. I agree. I used to commute on the trail, and I definitely knew, when you think about things like bumps or different neighborhoods. But I didn’t know the different turns of the creek. And I don’t think I noticed exactly where one type of landscape shifted to the next.”He says those are the personal experiences he and his team are collecting for their website.Photographer Conti is already hard at work on his map of Westchester Lagoon, sketched with child-like symbols inside a 30-year-old book of hexagonal graphing paper leftover from his teenaged role-playing days. It includes the usual landmarks and some less typical stuff.“Well, there’s a red fox that lives over here, and I’ve seen him or her many, many times over the years. Mostly in winter. And there’s salmon over here and cranes over here and a tug boat pulling a barge and a broken bridge…”Conti’s starting to get the idea of what they’re trying to do. He’s thinking about what the trail he’s walked on for more than decade really means to him. People traveling on the Chester Creek Trail in midtown Anchorage this week might notice a group wandering about in Kelly green vests and sashes adorned with a distinctive merit badge. They aren’t overgrown Girl Scouts; they’re artists who are “Seeking the Source” of the trail and it’s role in the community.Download Audio:“Well, um, I don’t have an opening line, but I have this odd vest with a weird patch,” says Anchorage photographer Michael Conti as he strolls down the Chester Creek Trail clutching his camera and smiling beneath his wide-brimmed hat.He’s looking for people to photograph and trying to figure out how to explain to them why he’s doing it…The “Seeking the Source” group meets with U.S. Fish & Wildlife. Photo: Anne Hillman/KSKA.
The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears practice at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)The Alaska School Activities Association has approved a request from the Juneau School District to combine its high school football teams and cheer squads beginning next fall.Listen nowThe request was approved by a 4-1 vote at Thursday’s ASAA Board of Directors meeting. It allows the district to combine the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears and Thunder Mountain Falcons into one team. That means TMHS students will be able to play for JDHS while remaining enrolled at their own school.Director of Student Services Bridget Weiss said the district must wait for a decision on which conference the team will play in. The combined TMHS and JDHS student bodies will likely bump the team up a division, she said.“Once we know what conference we’re in, that will give us some information to start formulating what the season is going to look like both fiscally and logistically,” Weiss said. “And then we’ll move through the process of working with kids and families and coaches in order to put together a plan for the fall.”Weiss said the primary reasons the district made its request had to do with safety and participation concerns. The number of students signing up to play football for both Juneau teams has declined in recent years, forcing coaches to play younger, less-experienced students against teams with older and larger players.Both teams were also operating at a deficit at the beginning of the 2017 season: TMHS had a negative account balance of more than $100,000 while JDHS was short almost $6,000.The sole vote against the motion came from board representative Andrew Friske. Friske is the residential and activities principal at Mt. Edgcumbe High School in Sitka and represents Region 5, which is Juneau’s region. He said other schools in the region were concerned that Juneau’s request would leave other teams at a disadvantage.In the past, schools traveling to play Juneau teams have then taken the ferry to play Ketchikan. Changing divisions would alter that, Friske said.“Combining programs would cause them to possibly bump up into the large school division, leaving Ketchikan the only school down in Region 5. And I think that was the main reason why 10 of the schools did not support this,” he said.Executive Director of ASAA Billy Strickland said there was some concern at Thursday’s meeting that this decision could set a precedent for other Alaska schools.“Other states for quite a while have had the ability for even their larger schools to co-op in order to save costs and so forth,” Strickland said. “So while it’s precedent-setting, I believe overall the board doesn’t believe that’s a bad thing.”Strickland added that the decision means the board will have to take a look at its classification system for high school football. ASAA currently has three divisions determined by school size, but it may need to adjust that in order to balance the number of schools at each level.Weiss pointed out that of the 20 schools in the Southeast region that weighed in on the school district’s request, only three have football programs. Two of those are Juneau’s. The other is Ketchikan.“And that speaks volumes to how challenging it is to find the capacity to run football out of Southeast Alaska,” Weiss said.Weiss said the district will know which conference the team will play in later in the month.
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K T Rama Rao asked the party leaders and workers to counter the corruption allegations levelled against the government by the opposition parties.The TRS working president reviewed the membership drive with the In-charges of various constituencies at Telangana Bhavan on Thursday. According to sources, the TRS leader wanted the party activists to be proactive and counter the opposition parties immediately. It is learnt that the TRS working president said the opposition parties would try to level allegations one or other. He advised the party leaders to counter and explain the stand of the government and the party to clear the doubts of the people. A senior leader said that K T Rama Rao wanted the party leaders to focus on the fake news on social media. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have targeted the TRS government alleging corruption in irrigation projects. Though the party has given clarification, the leadership wanted the leaders to be more proactive. The party would soon have meetings for the activists. The TRS working president told the party leaders that the BJP leaders were taking up bogus campaign against the government and there is a risk of people believing these fake allegations as correct. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Government whip in Council Palla Rajeshwar Reddy said the TRS crossed membership target of 60 lakh members. Gajwel district topped the list with 90,575 members and Sircilla was with 63,400 but it was not among the top ten districts. There are 20 lakh active members, who would be given identity cards by September 15, he said. The In-charges have been asked to submit the membership books by August 25. They have been asked to complete formation of ward, basti, and the booth committees by August 31 and ensure 51 per cent representation to the weaker sections like SCs, STs, BCs and minorities. The TRS leader said that the construction of party offices had started in 30 districts and they would be completed by Dasara. Advertise With Us Except for Gajwel, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s constituency, other important constituencies registered less members compared to other constituencies. The Sircilla represented by K T Rama Rao was at eleventh place, Siddipet represented by Harish Rao was at ninth place. The district wise membership figures include Gajwel-90,575, Medchal-80,175, Palakurthy-74,650, Mulugu-72,262, Mahabubabad-70,475, Sattupally-67,850, Palair-69 175, Suryapet-66,875, Siddipet-64,575 and Wardhannapet-64,850.
How to get Google Search results in a different language by Martin Brinkmann on March 16, 2018 in Google – Last Update: March 16, 2018 – 15 commentsWhen you run searches on Google Search, results are returned based on your location and not necessarily on the query or language you used to type the search phrase.If you are in Germany and search for Windows 10 Privacy, you get a mishmash of local German results and international English results. Some queries return only German results with no apparent way of changing that.Setting search results to the region works well in most cases. If you are a Japanese citizen in Japan, you probably want regional results and not Chinese, Korean or English results.But what if you are an English visitor in Japan who does not speak Japanese? Or a French programmer who wants to look something up in English and not French?You could believe for a moment that writing a query in a different language should return results in that language but that is not the case usually.You may also get suggestions in the local language and not the language you start to type, or a mishmash of suggestions instead.You could use workarounds previously to resolve the issue. You could go to google.com instead, for instance, to run searches. While you may still do so, doing so has no effect on the language results are returned in.What about the No Country Redirect (google.com/ncr) option? It appears to work; all it does is keep users on google.com but Google may still use the location of the user to return search results.Another trick that worked in the past was to use the address http://www.google.com/webhp to avoid being redirected automatically.Your optionsSo, what can you do about it? Google itself offers one solution only: change the default language to the desired language to get results in that language instead.Load the Language Preferences URL on Google: https://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en&fg=1#languagesIf you switch the Google product language to the desired language, Google products and search results are returned in that language automatically.You can also edit the “search results” language directly without changing the language that Google products use.If you are signed in to a Google account, preferences carry over to any device that you sign in using the account. If you are not signed in, settings are saved only locally which means that you have to repeat the process for other devices and other programs on the same device, as well.AlternativesYou may use the following alternatives to resolve the issue as well:Use a VPN to change your location. This may not be super-practical depending on your search activity, but it may work for users who want results in a different language. It will also improve security and privacy if you are connected to a public Wifi or Wifi you don’t have full control over.Use a different search engine. Use a search engine like Startpage or DuckDuckGo to run your searches. Startpage uses Google as one of its sources to populate results.Now You: Have another tip? Feel free to share it in the comment section below.Related articlesBlock sites on Google Search with Personal Blocklist for FirefoxGoogle search get’s a caffeine kickGoogle Search gets Personal (option)Google Search Lite for AndroidHow To Disable Google Search RedirectsSummaryArticle NameHow to get Google Search results for a different languageDescriptionWhen you run searches on Google Search, results are returned based on your location and not necessarily on the query or language you used to type the search phrase.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Related Content New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 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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Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more Technology | March 25, 2009 GE Debuts Next-Generation Nuclear Cardiology Platform A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world’s supply of Tc99m. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Discovery NM/CT 570c Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more March 25, 2009 – GE Healthcare launched Alcyone Technology, a nuclear cardiology SPECT platform combining cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors, focused pin-hole collimation, 3D reconstruction and stationary data acquisition, designed to improve workflow, dose management and overall image quality.GE Healthcare’s will be showcasing Alcyone technology with the Discovery NM 530c on display at the American College of Cardiology 58th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, FL March 29-31, 2009 at booth 2328.The new Alcyone technology will be available on both the Discovery NM 530c and the Discovery NM/CT 570c. Alcyone’s heightened sensitivity and zero equipment motion improves both image quality and energy resolution, enabling the potential for new clinical applications including 3D dynamic acquisitions and simultaneous dual isotope imaging.With conventional nuclear cardiac imaging, a patient must hold their arms above their head for two scans that take between 15-20 minutes each. With the Discovery NM 530c, the scanning time is reduced to 3-5 minutes for each scan. This reduction in time can be less painful, and possibly reduce any patient movement due to the pain or uncomfortable positioning, causing artifacts in the scan. A shorter, more comfortable scan has the opportunity to improve image quality, allowing clinicians to be more confident in their diagnosis.The Discovery NM/CT 570c has the ability to perform a complete cardiac scan in less than five minutes including myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA), and calcium scoring (CaSC). The Discovery NM/CT 570c also shortens acquisition times, improves dose management, and enables more convenient patient scheduling in comparison to separate, conventional SPECT and CT exams.Building a growth framework for nuclear cardiology departments to evolve with changing patient needs, GE Healthcare also provides a practical upgrade pathway from Ventri, the dedicated conventional nuclear cardiology camera. With the launch of Alycone technology, clinicians now have the option of upgradeability to the Discovery NM530c and Discovery NM/CT 570c systems.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Advances in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging – Discussion With Dr. Prem SomanSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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According to Hotelbeds’ latest statistics, the Middle East and Asia Pacific region is consolidating its position as a top global tourist destination.Visitors are mainly travelling from the United Kingdom, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, China and Indonesia.At the same time, the top growing source markets for the region are China, Indonesia and the Philippines due to their size, scale and market opportunities.The signing of new agreements was a key driver of growth for Hotelbeds in the region, Hotelbeds has signed 225 new key partnerships and preferential partnership agreements (PPA) in 2014 with relevant hotel chains and independent hotels.Urban destinations in the region attract a higher number of visitors each year and this is shown in Hotelbeds’ figures towards the region’s most vibrant cities, which are consolidating as top global tourism and business hubs.Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur were the most visited destinations within MEAPAC and the fastest-growing destinations were Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo.Hotelbeds managing director Carlos Muñoz said that Hotelbeds always strives to innovate their business.“MEAPAC is our largest geographical region, as well as one of our fastest-growing markets both in terms of source markets and destinations, our commitment to constant innovation will undoubtedly continue to be key drivers for further growth,” Mr Muñoz said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
Fans of LondonSource = London & Partners London is the most talked about travel destination on Twitter, according to new research from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional company.The data, which has been released to coincide with the launch of a campaign celebrating ‘Fans’ of the city, was compiled by Spredfast for London & Partners and reveals the words ‘London’ and ‘travel’ were tweeted together more than 630,000 times in 2015, which is 200,000 more than the next most popular cities, Paris, New York, Rome and Tokyo.In fact, the word London on its own was tweeted more than 81 million times in 2015, which is more than Sydney, Tokyo and Rome combined.Some of the top words used in association with London include, ‘art’, ‘travel’ and ‘fashion.’The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson commented: “With our unbeatable cultural attractions, outstanding dining and top notch shopping, it’s no wonder that London is the most talked about travel destination on social media. Even better, this online chatter is translating into record breaking visitor numbers and our museums, galleries and other attractions continue to top the charts.“With another fantastic year of world-class events in store, we look forward to welcoming even more fans of London throughout the coming months and the years ahead.”Yesterday, VisitLondon.com, in partnership with the GREAT Britain Campaign, British Airways and Hilton, launched ‘Fans of London’, a new initiative to celebrate the blockbuster events, exhibitions and anniversaries taking place across the capital this year.Highlights include: the Queen’s 90th Birthday, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s legacy, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the world’s first exhibition of the Rolling Stones.Fans of London launches with a series of four special “super-fan” films, the first of which follows the journey of Christine Meer, a dedicated American fan of the British Royal family who was hand-picked to visit the capital for the first time, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Christine was given VIP access to London’s Historic Royal Palaces, as well as a Royal makeover. Christine is a speech therapist for adults.Royal super fan Christine Meer from Columbus Ohio said: “I have been a huge fan of the British Monarchy ever since I can remember, and have always loved learning about their rich history, as well following the legacy of the younger Royals. To come to London for the very first time and experience the palaces as an insider was like a dream come true for me.”Chris Gottlieb, Chief Marketing Officer for London & Partners said: “Fans of London was born out of a desire to shine a spotlight on the unmissable events happening across the city this year, and each of these from The Queen to Harry Potter, has truly dedicated followers around the world.“Fans of London features something for all, from cutting edge exhibitions to Shakespearean performances. By promoting these events together we can attract new international audiences to experience and share the very best that London has to offer this year.”Additional research from Spredfast highlights that many of London’s top visitor attractions are also generating huge amounts of Twitter traffic. The Coca-Cola London Eye was the most tweeted about attraction in the capital (over the past 12 months) followed by the British Museum and the Natural History Museum in second and third place.Separate research has also shown that:London has been Googled more than any other capital city since 2004*London is the most ‘selfied’ city on Instagram**Social media has an increasing influence over holiday choices, and 89% of those recently surveyed had used social media at some stage of their holiday***Sara Dunham, British Airways’ Head of Marketing, Retail and Direct, said: “This campaign will showcase some special moments, as fans travel to one of the world’s greatest cities for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. At British Airways we love to make amazing things happen, and with dozens of daily flights connecting people between 21 US cities and London, we look forward to flying hundreds of fans to follow in their footsteps.”
Taveuni Palms Resort Fiji wins two awardsTaveuni Palms Resort Fiji wins two awardsTaveuni Palms Resort Fiji has won ‘Best Family Resort in Oceania’ and ‘Best Honeymoon Hideaway Resort in Fiji’, at the prestigious 2017 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards held last night at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand.The Haute Grandeur Excellence Awards were established in 2014 as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry. This prestigious awards system assures unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than the quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public.According to Colleen O’Neill, Owner of Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji, “We are honoured to be recognised and to win not just one but two awards at the Haute Grandeur Excellence Awards.”“These awards believe their winners provide the much-needed inspiration that other hotels look for and are constantly raising the bar of excellence. To exceed our guest’s expectations is something our team aims to achieve every day. Whether it be for a family on vacation or a couple on a romantic holiday, we aim to provide an opulent, unforgettable and first-class experience.”“It is truly humbling that our efforts have not gone unnoticed and have been rewarded on a worldwide level.” Continues Mrs. O’Neill.Since opening in 2005, Taveuni Palms Resort has become one of the most sought-after resorts for total exclusivity, winning accolades around the world.In recently years Taveuni Palms has won the “Signum Virtutis”, the Seal of Excellence 2017 and “Best Resort and Hotel in Fiji 2016” at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards; won ‘Best Private Luxury Hotel of the Year – Fiji’ at the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards and at the World Travel Awards won ‘Australasia’s Leading Boutique Island Resort 2017’, ‘Australasia’s Leading Luxury Boutique Island Resort 2016’ and ‘World’s Leading Luxury Boutique Island Resort 2015.’ In 2016 they were also awarded the ‘Best Luxury Private Pool Villa’ at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.The five stars Taveuni Palms Resort, situated on Taveuni Island, Fiji is the ultimate in boutique luxury boasting two opulent villas, the Beach Villa and Horizon Spa Villa.Villas are set amongst swaying coconut palms, with their own pool and private acre of absolute beachfront, personal staff of seven and two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Horizon Spa Villa also features a luxury Spa Pool and an additional one bedroom and bathroom in a separate air-conditioned bure.Dining at the resort is an experience to remember with each villa featuring five special private dining locations and a personal chef who designs breakfast, lunch and a four-course dinner based on guests likes and dislikes.At Taveuni Palms there is always something magical to experience. From hiking to waterfalls, coastal walks, horseback riding, pearl farm tours and snorkelling to island beach picnic’s, dolphin watching, paddle boarding, kayaking, diving trips or taking part in a traditional Fijian cultural ceremony.From the privacy of each magnificent villa, Taveuni Palms offers a variety of relaxing spa treatments, using only the finest “Pure Fiji” products and designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.Prices start from USD$1500 per day for two people per villa, excluding tax, and includes champagne upon arrival, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages (breakfast, lunch and a 4 course dinner), all day complimentary room service, a personal staff of seven, resort activities including kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, bikes, and cooking lessons with your personal chef, Fijian LOVO feast at the local village, Grand Fijian welcome with “salu-salu’s” and “bula-drinks” upon arrival, 1 hour after flight recovery massage upon arrival, roundtrip transfers from Matei airport to Taveuni Palms and unlimited wireless internet usage.For further information visit: www.taveunipalms.com/ Source = Taveuni Palms Resort Fiji
Globus family of brands joins Chimu AdventuresGlobus family of brands joins Chimu Adventures to support farmers through RuralAidGlobus family of brands has today announced that they will join Chimu Adventures to support Australian farmers by donating a bale of hay via Rural Aid for every booking made throughout August.Following the announcement of their ‘A Bale A Booking’ initiative last week, Chimu Adventures called on other tourism operators to join them and do the same.Globus family of brands’ marketing manager Chris Fundell said it was an easy decision to support the cause and he hopes that the rest of the industry will follow suit as the severity of the Australian drought takes hold.“Australian farmers and rural communities are doing it tough in one of the longest droughts the country has seen. Globus family of brands is proud to show our support and chip in to help Australian farmers feed their livestock,” Mr Fundell said.All bookings under the Globus family of brands’ – Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms -will be included in the Buy a Bale initiative.Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale program supports farmers and rural communities throughout Australia by providing essential support in the form of hay deliveries and other essential items to farmers who are otherwise unable to feed their livestock.For more information: www.globus.com.au/deals/au/bale-a-booking
TD Bank Appoints Rick Bechtel and Scott Lindner in Headlines, News, Origination Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) has appointed two senior executives, Rick Bechtel and Scott Lindner as it looks to expand in the mortgage market. In a release, the bank said that Bechtel and Lindner bring established mortgage industry experience and key senior leadership to TD, as the bank aims to drive growth, hire new talent and expand its suite of lending offerings.Rick Bechtel, who has been appointed as Executive VP by the New Jersey headquartered bank will head the bank’s U.S. mortgage business, while Scott Lindner will head the bank’s sales as National Sales Director.Bechtel has more than 27 years of banking and management experience, most recently serving as managing director, head of mortgage banking, at CIBC. He also built and led successful sales teams at Wells Fargo and Chase. In his new role, Bechtel will oversee all aspects of the lending business and will be responsible for driving growth and optimizing mortgage industry technology, while maintaining the bank’s risk appetite and unique focus on the customer.Lindner has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as SVP, Head of retail banking, at Scottrade. Previously, he managed over 100 retail bank branches for The Bank of New York and was responsible for JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage origination business in Connecticut and New York state north of New York City.At TD Bank, Lindner will work to grow the business through a combination of sales-force expansion and integration with the retail bank. January 14, 2018 678 Views mortgage Rick Bechtel sales Scott Lindner TD Bank 2018-01-14 Staff Writer Share
Go back to the e-newsletter >Art Series Hotel Group is pleased to welcome master colourist, Michael Johnson to their collection, as his work becomes the inspiration behind the Group’s first Queensland property. Set to open in June 2016, The Johnson will be located in Spring Hill, Brisbane, and marks a pivotal milestone for the Group in expanding their dedicated art inspired offering across Australia.Eighty-three spacious suites and two penthouses boasting views across the city and multi-functional public spaces, will have their walls adorned with the Sydney born artist’s original paintings and giclee prints. “Michael Johnson’s work is characterised by the use of intense colours and highly textured surfaces,” says Jane O’Neil, Art Series Hotel Group’s In House Art Curator, “Johnson’s paintings are informed by an expansive engagement with nature, art history and the urban environment and are well suited to the vibrant subtropical landscape of Brisbane.”William Deague, CEO of Art Series Hotel Group, looks forward to being part of the city’s revival; “we’re excited to be a part of Brisbane’s expansion and aim to entice new visitors and residents to this city to embrace and experience its ever-growing artistic, cultural and creative endeavours.”The hotel will build on the heritage suburb’s existing offerings for visitors, residents and local business executives with a resort style 50m pool and deck bar, state of the art gym, restaurant, two cafes and meeting and events facilities.The Johnson will encapsulate all of the Art Series Hotel Group’s signature qualities including their infamous art tours and in-room art channels and libraries. Branded Smart cars and Lekker bicycles will be available to explore what the city has to offer and further afield.Go back to the e-newsletter >