Ensure smooth probe of rationalists’ killings: High court to political parties

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court Friday said political parties and their bosses should show “maturity” and ensure that there are no obstacles in the probe into the killings of rationalists Narendra Dabhoklar and Govind Pansare.”Voice of dissent” must not be muffled, a division bench headed by Justice S C Dharmadhikari said while hearing petitions filed by family members of Dabholkar and Pansare demanding an HC-monitored probe. Dabholkar, a well-known anti-superstition activist, was shot dead on August 20, 2013 in Pune. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Pansare, CPI leader and rationalist, was shot on February 16, 2015 near his house in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. He died four days later. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of state police are probing the killings of Dabholkar and Pansare, respectively. The high court Friday said that the state government should provide all “ground-level assistance” for the probe. “No one should attempt to silence any voice of dissent. That should be our endeavour. We expect all political parties and their bosses to show maturity and not create obstacles in the investigation,” Justice Dharmadhikari said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”All political parties, those who are in power now and in future, should ensure that no outfit or person involved in such attacks is spared,” the judge added. The court directed the additional chief secretary of the state Home Department and the principal secretaries of the state Finance and Public Works departments to hold meetings with CBI and CID officials. “The state shall provide ground-level assistance if the CBI proposes to carry out any major operation,” it said. The judges also wondered why the government and the CBI were waiting for its orders to carry out the probe. “When a similar attack was carried out in Karnataka on writer Gauri Lankesh (in 2017), the police there immediately probed and arrested the accused without waiting for court orders or for any petitions to be filed,” the court said.last_img read more

Clippers game postponed by rain team set to play Mothers Day doubleheader

After the fans were able to watch the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on the scoreboard at Huntington Park, Saturday night’s game between the Columbus Clippers and Lehigh Valley IronPigs was unable to get out of the starting gate as thunderstorms moved in. The two teams will play a doubleheader Sunday, consisting of two seven-inning games beginning at 1:05 p.m. The second game will begin 30 minutes after the first concludes.   Saturday’s scheduled starting pitcher, left-hander David Huff (3-0, 3.19 ERA) will pitch the first game and face right-hander Eddie Bonine (2-3, 3.38 ERA).  Columbus has won 14 of its past 15 games, and is currently atop the International League West Division with a record of 22-6. read more

EHF EURO 2012 Serbia is the first Semifinalist

← Previous Story Ivano Balic after Spain: “We played against Spaniards and the referees – Idiots” Next Story → The End of the French domination, Onesta: “See you in London!” In front of 15-16000 spectators, Serbia wins against Sweden 24:21 in the last match of Day 2 at the EHF EURO 2012 and as the first team qualified for the Final Weekend in the magnificent “Belgrade Arena”.After Round 2, still four teams have chance to reach Semifinal in the last Round.Macedonia – Poland 27:25Denmark – Germany 28:26STANDINGS:Serbia 7Germany 5Denmark 4Poland 3Macedonia 3Sweden 2 read more

Opinion It is time for change in the Catholic church and that

first_img Share1097 Tweet Email6 In some instances, candidates to religious life had to provide sexual favours to priests in order to acquire the necessary certificates and/or recommendations to work in a diocese.One diocesan congregation has had to dismiss over 20 nuns because of pregnancy, and in many cases the fathers were priests.Some priests recommended that the nuns take an oral contraceptive, claiming it prevented HIV, while others encouraged nuns to have abortions.Some priests had children with more than one woman.In one instance, a recent convert from Islam was subjected to rape by the priest. When she discovered she was pregnant, she went to talk to the bishop. He called in the priest, who admitted he fathered the child and he was told by the bishop to go on a two-week retreat.Since the 1980s, in a number of countries, nuns were refusing to travel alone with a priest in a car because of fear of harassment or even rape.Cover-upThe church hierarchy effectively suppressed Sr Maura O’Donohue’s report. Here are just two examples of the ways in which they did this:In 2001 Petronilla Samuriwo resigned her position as Editor of the Zimbabwe Bishops Conference newspaper ‘Catholic News’. She had published an account of Sr Maura O’Donohue’s Report. The bishops banned the sale of their own publication because it contained that report.In 2005, Regina Soares Jurkewicz, eight years a professor at the Theological Institute of the Catholic diocese of São Paulo, Brazil, was fired soon after she published the results of her doctoral research on sexual violence against women by Catholic clergy in Brazil.Her findings were in keeping with the findings of internal church reports from the 1990s, which documented the sexual exploitation and abuse of nuns and other adult women by Catholic priests in 23 countries on five continents.Second-class status continuesAt the 2018 Youth Synod, non-ordained men representing their religious orders were given votes; women representing much larger orders were given no votes.The Pontifical Biblical Commission (which included no women) in 1976 reported that there is nothing in scripture preventing the ordination of women. Yet Pope Francis has confirmed Pope John Paul II’s 1994 ban on the ordination of women priests saying the door is closed.No woman has been appointed to head any Vatican Department and the report from Pope Francis’ Commission for Women in the Diaconate has not been published.JustificationFor centuries the church hierarchy did not have to justify excluding women from all ordained ministries. Most in society accepted the ideology that women were inferior to men.But in the 21st century, we understand that view was wrong.Now the church hierarchy justifies not ordaining women by referring to the Last Supper and claims it was an ordination ceremony for the 12 (male) apostles.But would Jesus have excluded the women who supported him in his ministry?Women followed Jesus up to Jerusalem and they were at the Last Supper. They stood at the foot of the cross when the men ran away.Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles, was the first witness of the Resurrection.Time for changeAt the International Women’s Day Conference on 8 March 2018, the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese said:The Catholic Church has long since been a primary global carrier of the virus of misogyny. It has never sought a cure although a cure is freely available. Its name is equality. Colm Holmes Short URL Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women ‘Guided by the Holy Spirit we must come together and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old patriarchal model, which has broken down’, writes Colm Holmes. https://jrnl.ie/4502297 SENIOR CATHOLIC BISHOPS from all over the world gather in Rome this week for a four-day summit on clerical sexual abuse, which some say is the most serious crisis in the church since the Reformation.Child sexual abuse will rightly top of the agenda, but it’s also just this month that Pope Francis admitted that Catholic priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns and that that abuse is likely to still be happening.“I think it is still going on because it’s not something that just goes away like that,” said Pope Francis. He correctly identified that it is a cultural problem, the roots of which lie in “seeing women as second class”.That was a very honest admission by the pope – that women are seen as second class within the Catholic Church. They were viewed that way by society at large for many centuries – women were there to raise children but men were in charge.That has changed dramatically in the last 100 years, at least in western countries, with women getting the vote and almost all career paths being open to them.There is just one very notable exception – ministry within the Catholic Church remains closed, thus the church is now one of the few places where women are still second class.It is that second-class status that has allowed the cover-up of the fact that priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns.Abuse of nunsIn 1994, Sr Maura O’Donohue of the Irish Medical Missionary of Mary prepared a detailed report for the Vatican.O’Donohue visited nuns a large number of nuns in 22 countries including Ireland, the USA and Italy – as well as many African nations. She reacted with “shock and disbelief” at the magnitude of the problem she encountered, in terms of the sexual abuse of nuns.According to the National Catholic Reporter 16 March 2001, she found that: 14,899 Views center_img Feb 22nd 2019, 7:01 AM In the churches around Ireland, the large majority of the congregations are women.With the dramatic decline in the moral authority of our hierarchy, the way forward must be through sharing decision-making with all the faithful, men and women, married or single, regardless of their sexual orientation.Guided by the Holy Spirit, we must all come together in dialogue and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old clericalist and patriarchal model which has broken down.“In Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor male and female (Galatians 3:28).Colm Holmes is a longtime campaigner for the full equality of women in the Catholic Church and is a spokesperson for We Are Church Ireland.We Are Church Ireland campaigns for the reform of the Catholic church. Among other things they aim for the full participation of women in all ministries, celibacy to be optional and to create an inclusive church welcoming to all, especially LGBT Christians. 174 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Colm Holmes Friday 22 Feb 2019, 7:00 AMlast_img read more

Kangana Ranaut vs Journalist Media wants Ekta Kapoor and team to apologise

first_imgWhat started out as just another day for the Judgemental Hai Kya team, who were all set for their song launch event, turned into something that no one had expected. A video of Kangana Ranaut and a senior journalist from PTI engaging into a war-of-words after Kangana accused him of launching a smear campaign against her, has now gone viral.”Justin, tum toh humare dushman ban gaye ho yaar….badi gandi batein likhte ho. Tum kitna ganda sochte ho! Tum itni gandi soch rakhte ho. You are bashing my film Manikarnika. Have I made a mistake in making that film? You are calling me a jingoistic woman who is making a film on nationalism. Is it a mistake to make such a film?” Kangana fired at the journalist, even before he could ask his question to the actress.The journalist hit back at Kangana by saying, “This is not the right way to intimidate a journalist just because you are at such a powerful position.”Many well-known media persons and senior journalists have also condemned Kangana’s behaviour and come out in the support of the journalist, saying that the actress should be banned.  Though there is also another section, which has supported Kangana and accused the journalist of writing only negative stories about her.While Ekta Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao apologised to the journalist and few others who had come out in his support, Kangana’s statement has irked many. Few sections of the media are also contemplating a ban on the actress until Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut officially apologise to the whole community, reported Deccan Chronicle.last_img read more

What are the other cases against Chidambaram

first_img INX media case: Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate Close In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance.IANSFormer Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here’s a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:INX Media Case The case in which the former Finance Minister has been arrested involves alleged kickbacks received by his son Karti Chidambaram in exchange for allowing INX Media, a television company, to receive Rs 305 crore as foreign funds in 2007. Delhi High Court’s Justice Sunil Gaur said that his being a Member of Parliament doesn’t affect the case. He has been questioned many times in relation to this case. ED argued that the companies where money was transferred to were controlled by his son.In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance.Aircel Maxis Deal The case pertains to alleged irregularities while granting of FIPB approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The father-son are suspect in this case as well.Both the CBI and ED are probing the case from different angles. The CBI is examining how Chidambaram, while he was Finance Minister in 2006, granted FIPB approval to a foreign firm, while the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was only allowed or empowered to do it. The Enforcement Directorate is probing money laundering in the Aircel-Maxis case. In the case, the Chidambaram’s have been grilled by the agency. Their anticipatory bail is pending.The Aircel-Maxis deal is worth Rs 3,500 crore. Many officers in civilian dress were keeping a watch on Chidambaram’s house since early hours on Tuesday.IANSAir India Purchase If Aircel-Maxis deal and INX Media deals weren’t enough, the former Finance Minister is also embroiled in the Air India purchase case. The ED has summoned him for questioning on August 23. The case pertains to alleged wrongdoing in the purchase of 111 aircraft for Air India when he was Finance Minister in the UPA government.As many as 42 Airbus and 24 Boeing aircraft were slated to be purchased but had ended up in the purchase of 111 aircraft. Chidambaram will be questioned to explain the jump in a number of purchase. Chidambaram chaired the empowered group of ministers which finalised the decision to purchase the aircraft in 2009. According to the FIR, private entities were favoured.The senior Congress leader is also under the agencies in the aviation scam, involving the sharing of profitable routes with foreign airlines.Black Money Case Last November, the Madras High Court quashed the sanction orders issued by the Income Tax department to prosecute Chidambaram, his wife Nalini, son Karti and daughter-in-law Srinidhi Karti Chidambaram under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.The Madras High Court order has been challenged in the Supreme Court where it is pending.Tamil Nadu land grab case The CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry into allegations that a hotel in Tamil Nadu was grabbed by a relative of Chidambaram in collusion with officials of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).Ishrat Jahan affidavit case A complaint against Chidambaram is also pending with Delhi Police relating to the alleged manipulation of an affidavit in connection with the Ishrat Jahan case when he was Union Home Minister.Meanwhile, Chidambaram’s wife Nalini has also been charge-sheeted by the CBI in the Saradha chit-fund scam for allegedly accepting a bribe to the tune of Rs 1.4 crore.She had been granted interim protection from arrest by the Calcutta High Court in January this year.last_img read more

George RR Martins Wild Cards coming to TV

first_imgGeorge R.R. Martin has revealed (via his livejournal– never change, George) that Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to adapt Wild Cards for television. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal, and they have produced such shows as Mr. Robot, Colony, and 12 Monkeys, meaning that this is the closest the long-running series has ever gotten to a film or TV adaptation.Many Game of Thrones fans will now be asking- what the hell is Wild Cards?Put simply, it’s the longest-running George R.R. Martin series, an anthology he’s been editing for four decades. The first volume was published in 1986 and was nominated for a Hugo Award, only losing to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen (hey, if you have to lose…)Following a similar theme as Watchmen, the story presents an alternate history of our world that diverted from ours on September 15, 1946. On that day an alien illness known as the Wild Card virus was released in Manhattan and spread over the entire Earth. Anyone who was infected didn’t have a good chance at making it, as 90% died horribly (drawing a Black Queen, in the terms of the series), while a further 9% were known as Jokers and mutated into horrible shapes or gained minor powers. The 1%, or Aces, became blessed with amazing powers of all types, and superheroes roamed the world.While Martin works as editor on the anthology 30 writers have worked on the series, which is why it’s so hard to pin down. Besides the 22 (!) books in the series there have been numerous comics, role-playing games, and audiobooks released. Book number 23 (High Stakes) is scheduled for release later this month, and there are three more in the works.So you’d think that it would be a little more well known, but it’s certainly never achieved the success of Game of Thrones, or the consistency.This isn’t the first time Wild Cards has been optioned. The most recent time was when SyFy Films acquired the film rights to it in October of 2011, but nothing ever came of it.Martin will not be working on the series himself, as he has a little book to write as well as an exclusive development deal with HBO. But he states that he has the utmost belief that it’s in good hands, those of his assistant editor and television writer/producer Melinda M. Snodgrass, as well as Gregory Noveck of SyFy Films.“I have every confidence in Melinda Snodgrass and Gregory Noveck,” said Martin. “They know and love the Wild Cards universe almost as well as I do, and I think they will do a terrific job. Wish them luck.” As history shows an option doesn’t mean the show is definitely happening. Still, with audiences that will inevitably be hungry for more George R.R. Martin properties after Game of Thrones comes to an end in a couple of years, it’s hard to see anyone passing this up.last_img read more

Scientists use AI cobweb analysis to determine spider species

first_img Explore further Spider web samples of the four species: (a) Allocyclosa; (b) Anapisona simoni; (c) Micrathena duodimspinosa; (d) Zosis geniculata. Credit: Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 40, Issue 10 Joshua Tree spider species named for U2’s Bono (Phys.org) —The identification of spider species based on pattern recognition of their cobwebs has been shown to be quite possible and successful. The paper, “Spider specie identification and verification based on pattern recognition of it cobweb,” was published in Expert Systems and Applications and the paper’s research was also recently discussed in New Scientist. A team came up with an AI cobweb recognition system through the use of special software for analyzing images supplied by a spider expert. More specifically the team used images from William Eberhard of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Costa Rica. Citation: Scientists use AI cobweb analysis to determine spider species (2013, March 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-scientists-ai-cobweb-analysis-spider.html Carlos Travieso at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain and colleagues applied their pattern recognition techniques on the pictures until they were confident they had a reliable means of identifying which species spun which type of web. According to New Scientist, they were able to achieve “astonishing” accuracy in species recognition, hitting 99.6 per cent, Their method involved principal component analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), Wavelet Transform (DWT) and discriminative common vectors such as features extractors, according to the study. Interestingly, PCA provided the best performance, reaching a 99.65% ± 0.21 of success rate in identification mode and 99.98% ± 0.04 of the area under Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve in verification mode; the best combination of features extractors was PCA, DCT, DWT and ICA, which achieved a 99.96% ± 0.16 of success rate in identification mode and perfect verification. The value of their research tool extends from a way of measuring spider species to understanding and measuring biodiversity. In a previous discussion on spider classification last year, Travieso and colleagues noted the great effort under way in the scientific community to study biodiversity on the planet, yet spiders were one of most unattended groups in biology. They said the arachnids are not only plentiful but they are also ecologically crucial in almost every terrestrial and semi-terrestrial habitat. Spider webs, meanwhile, carry an incredible amount of information, they added, which can be used for the automatic classification of spider species. The researchers are now aiming to count other species of animals and insects. © 2013 Phys.org More information: Spider specie identification and verification based on pattern recognition of it cobweb, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 40, Issue 10, August 2013, Pages 4213–4225. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2013.01.024AbstractBiodiversity conservation is a global priority where the study of every type of living form is a fundamental task. Inside the huge number of the planet species, spiders play an important role in almost every habitat. This paper presents a comprehensive study on the reliability of the most used features extractors to face the problem of spider specie recognition by using their cobwebs, both in identification and verification modes. We have applied a preprocessing to the cobwebs images in order to obtain only the valid information and compute the optimal size to reach the highest performance. We have used the principal component analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), Wavelet Transform (DWT) and discriminative common vectors as features extractors, and proposed the fusion of several of them to improve the system’s performance. Finally, we have used the Least Square Vector Support Machine with radial basis function as a classifier. We have implemented K-Fold and Hold-Out cross-validation techniques in order to obtain reliable results. PCA provided the best performance, reaching a 99.65% ± 0.21 of success rate in identification mode and 99.98% ± 0.04 of the area under de Reveicer Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve in verification mode. The best combination of features extractors was PCA, DCT, DWT and ICA, which achieved a 99.96% ± 0.16 of success rate in identification mode and perfect verification.via Newscientist This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Dont run away from fixing responsibility Shatrughan tells BJP

first_imgActor and BJP’s Lok Sabha member Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday said that the party should not run away from fixing responsibility in the Bihar debacle and warned party leaders not to treat him like a Rajya Sabha member with no support base.”…now that the (Bihar assembly elections) verdict is out and we’re saddened by this humiliating defeat, we should not run away from fixing responsibility,” Sinha tweeted.The Bollywood veteran’s comment came after the BJP old guard, including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, on Tuesday demanded a thorough review of the debacle and said it cannott be done by those who were responsible (for the electoral defeat). Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damSinha, a former union minister, also warned party leaders not to treat him like a Rajya Sabha member, and reminded them that he has a support base.”I am not a Rajya Sabha MP. I’ve come through the support of the masses and (have) won two Lok Sabha elections with record margins. I have a support base,” he said.Sinha said despite his sincerity, efforts and intentions, he was kept away from campaigning in the Bihar assembly elections.”My friends, voters and supporters were let down,” he said.Sinha said he never wanted to be the chief minister of Bihar, but insisted the election results would have been different if he was allowed to campaign in the state.He reiterated he had not worked against the BJP in any way. There have been rumours that the party might take disciplinary action against him for alleged “anti-party” activities.last_img read more

Governor Partha hold meet with seven Bengal universities

first_imgKolkata: Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, in presence of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, held a meeting with seven universities of the state at Raj Bhavan on Thursday afternoon.The Governor, who also happens to be the Chancellor of all the state universities, advised dealing with the students in a compassionate manner and stressed on filling up the vacant posts of teachers for maintaining the academic standards. V-Cs of Calcutta, Jadavpur, Rabindra Bharati, Presidency, Kalyani, Burdwan and West Bengal State Universities attended the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a source in the Governor House, some Vice-Chancellors pointed out their difficulties in appointing Assistant Professors (AF) in their institutions. “In a number of instances, when we have gone for appointment of AFs, we have found a section of teachers alleging favouritism on the part of the university authorities. This is a serious problem in appointment of teachers,” a Vice-Chancellor had pointed out. V-Cs of Calcutta University and Burdwan University made a powerpoint presentation before the Governor, to highlight some new measures that they have taken for academic excellence. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Governor and the Education minister had differences in opinion when the matter of student admission came up in the discussion. It has been learnt from reliable sources that the Governor expressed his discontent over the violence in some colleges over student admission and blamed the role of student unions and student elections for the same. “There was a time when the Uttar Pradesh government had set a precedence by doing away with student voting. But you will not do similar things here,” the Governor had told Chatterjee during the interaction. Chatterjee retorted strongly by saying that the state has gone for student councils and unions have already become non-existent. The minister expressed his discontent over the role of Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia, in dealing with the issue of handing over Hindu Hostel to its students. The Governor also raised questions, expressing his opinion that the issue of student agitation that has been continuing over a month, could have been solved through talks with the students.last_img read more

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first_img News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Visage Imaging Inc. has new clinical applications and tools for 2D, 3D, and 4D visualization and post processing designed to offer more cost-effective real-time medical image data processing with integrated enterprise 3D visualization.The new applications and tools are fully integrated within the Visage CS Thin Client/Server platform, which is designed to satisfy diagnostic imaging needs in a complex healthcare environment by offering anytime, anywhere access to images from multiple modalities to virtually any number of concurrent users.The company’s latest software release targets new clinical applications such as CT and MR angiography, cardiac analysis, perfusion analysis and oncology. The company says Visage Thin Client solution offers an advantage over the traditional PACS/workstation combination, which requires imaging facilities to purchase, install, maintain and update each workstation individually, and fails to provide the same level of processing capability from workstation to workstation. With the Visage Imaging solution, imaging centers can purchase and maintain one server-based system without worrying about the cost and upkeep of multiple workstations. The server system also can be scaled to grow as imaging demands increase.The Visage Thin Client solution is recognized for its performance in processing and viewing large volumes of imaging information and for managing thin-slice data, as well as for its unique combination of diagnostic reading performance. Visage Imaging provides integrated clinical applications, and a clear commitment to add even more fully integrated tools and applications over time. While the Visage CS solution has a strong focus on radiology, it also goes one step further to provide surgeons, neurologists, and other referring physicians efficient access to original 3D data, enabling them to perform their own reformations and post processing. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | October 26, 2008 Visage Imaging Showcases New Thin-Client Technology Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more center_img Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

Western Digital RISCV SweRV Core is now on GitHub

first_imgLast week, Western Digital made Verilog sources for its open source RISC-V core publically available on GitHub under Apache 2.0. What is SweRV Core? ‘SweRV Core’ was made by Western Digital for internal use which they decided to contribute to the open source community. The SweRV Core is a 32-bit, nine stage pipeline core which is two-way superscalar. It is small in size and has a simulation performance of up to 4.9 CoreMarks/Mhz. SweRV Core comes supports data-intensive applications like storage controllers, industrial IoT devices, real-time analytics in surveillance systems etc., Running on a 28mm CMOS battery, the power-efficient design has clock speeds up to 1.8Ghz. This core will be seen in future and upcoming WD products. Martin Fink, CTO of Western Digital, says to the Business Wire: “As Big Data and Fast Data continues to proliferate, purpose-built technologies are essential for unlocking the true value of data across today’s wide-ranging data-centric applications. Our SweRV Core and the new cache coherency fabric initiative demonstrate the significant possibilities that can be realized by bringing data closer to processing power.” What do you need for SweRV Core? Verilator 3.926 or newer Espresso needs to be installed if you want to add or remove instructions To start using it, Core clone the GitHub repo, setup RV_ROOT pointing to the path of your system, and run make with tools/Makefile. Last year Western Digital had also open-sourced SweRV Instruction Set Simulator (ISS). It is a program for designers to simulate code on SweRV core. Optionally, you can determine your config before running make. To get started, you can check out the GitHub repository. Read next The Linux and RISC-V foundations team up to drive open source development and adoption of RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) A libre GPU effort based on RISC-V, Rust, LLVM and Vulkan by the developer of an earth-friendly computer LLVM officially migrating to GitHub from Apache SVNlast_img read more

Mortgage Rates See First Increase in 2012

first_img Share January 26, 2012 416 Views in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Debt Crisis European Union Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Treasury Yields 2012-01-26 Ryan Schuettecenter_img Mortgage Rates See First Increase in 2012 Interest rates for mortgage loans went up for the first time in several months this week but remain near historic lows.[IMAGE]Finance Web site “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ and mortgage giant “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ reported modest increases for mortgage rates across the board.Freddie Mac found the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rising from an all-time low of 3.88 percent last week to 3.98 percent this week, far below 4.80 percent seen for the loan at the same [COLUMN_BREAK]time last year. Bankrate.com posted a similar increase from 4.18 percent last week to 4.25 percent this week.The finance Web site said that the 15-year loan rose from 3.39 percent last week to 3.45 percent, while Freddie posted 3.24 percent for the product this week, up from 3.17 percent.Bankrate.com said in a statement that the increase for the 30-year loan signaled a two-month break from steady declines for mortgage rates seen over the last several months.Debt crises in eurozone nations helped drive investors to U.S. Treasury debt in recent months, widening Treasury yields and keeping mortgage rates at all-time lows.The Web site added that the “”Federal Reserve’s””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ “”decision””:https://themreport.com/articles/fomc-to-maintain-low-interest-rates-until-2014-2012-01-25 Wednesday to keep interest rates between 0 percent and .25 percent “”is likely to unwind the modest increase of the past week.””For Freddie, 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) hovered around 2.85 percent this week, up from 2.82 percent last week, while rates for the 1-year ARM stayed the same at 2.74 percent.Bankrate.com found rates for 5-year and 1-year ARMs ticking up from 3.06 percent last week to 3.09 percent this week.last_img read more

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first_imgSeattle, Washington—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineMore than twenty years after pioneering an entirely new style of small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, Seabourn plans to extend its repertoire of highly desirable cruising destinations to include, for the first time, Antarctica in 2013. Seabourn Quest, the newest ship in Seabourn’s award-winning fleet, will begin a series of four 21- to 24-day voyages sailing between Valparaíso, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina starting in November of 2013.“Seabourn is already renowned for our extensive portfolio of worldwide itineraries,” noted Seabourn’s president Richard Meadows. “Antarctica was the only continent that Seabourn did not feature in our itineraries. This expands our global reach to all seven continents and builds on our already impressive list of exotic destinations. Seabourn is very proud to be bringing our highly rated ultra-luxury cruise experience to Antarctica.”The all-suite ship will cruise the Chilean coast, including visits to Puerto Montt for the Chilean Lakes District, Castro on the huge island of Chiloé, and Puerto Chacabuco, from where guests can tour the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. Then the intimate ship will thread the glaciers, peaks and channels of the Chilean Fjords, culminating in a transit of the Beagle Channel and its spectacular Glacier Alley. Weather permitting, following a call at Ushuaia in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego, Seabourn Quest will cruise by Cape Horn bound for the Southern Ocean. Guests on board will experience five days in Antarctica, including scenic cruising of highlights such as the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, picturesque Paradise Bay and the Gerlache Strait. An experienced Antarctic expedition staff will ensure that guests enjoy the best of the numerous available sites for landings and cruising in smaller inflatable boats, based on real-time weather and wildlife reports during their Antarctic adventures. Scientists, naturalists and other lecturers in a number of disciplines will speak on board and accompany guests ashore to add insights to their once-in-a-lifetime experiences.During the South Atlantic portion of the voyage, guests will enjoy visits to Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, and Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, en route to or from Buenos Aires.A 24-day Holiday version will include two days exploring the sub-Antarctic wildlife Eden of South Georgia Island, renowned for its beauty and its vast, teeming rookeries of king penguins and other seabirds, as well as breeding elephant and fur seals.www.seabourn.comlast_img read more

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first_img TORONTO – Shania Twain has long been a darling of the Canadian Country Music Awards, but this year she’s taking the reins as host of the big event.The Timmins, Ont.-raised country singer has signed up to oversee the music industry celebration in Hamilton on Sept. 9.She’ll also accept the CCMA’s Generation Award for her contributions to the country music industry.The honour has been handed out only once before to American singer Taylor Swift, who showed up to accept the trophy in 2012.Twain has long been a favourite of the CCMAs, garnering her first nomination in the rising star category in 1993.A decade later she dominated the awards with her album “Up!” grabbing seven nominations in every major membership-voted category, including two for video of the year.While this year’s nominees won’t be announced until July 11, it’s possible that Twain could grab the spotlight as a leading nominee again.Her most recent album, “Now,” was released in September and marked her return to the studio after 15 years without a full-length release of new material.Twain is also set to embark on her first international album tour in as many years. She starts with dates in Vancouver on May 5 and 6 before swinging by most other major Canadian cities, the United states, Europe and Australia.The singer ignited some anger over the weekend after she claimed that she would’ve supported Donald Trump, if she was able to vote in the U.S. election.British newspaper the Guardian ran an interview where Twain said “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”After a quick backlash from some fans, she posted an apology on Twitter saying she regrets not answering with more context, and that she does “not hold any common moral beliefs with the current president.”She said the question caught her off guard, and that she is “passionately against discrimination of any kind.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 8:10 am PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Shania Twain performs at the opening night ceremony of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 28, 2017. Shania Twain is taking the reins as host of this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards. The Timmins, Ont.-raised country singer will oversee the big night in Hamilton on Sept. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision – Charles Sykes center_img Shania Twain to host Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamiltonlast_img read more

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