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Seth Rogen Announces James Francos Bar Mitzvah

first_imgSeth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity (HFC) today announced the theme of the fourth annual Hilarity for Charity Variety Show: James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah!HFC is a movement led by the couple to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation.This year’s HFC Variety Show will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The flagship Los Angeles Variety Show is creating the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates through evenings filled with music and comedy. Each year, the HFC Variety Show has a new theme and this year the organization is excited to throw James Franco his Bar Mitzvah.“Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a Bar Mitzvah. We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure,” said Rogen. “And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event. You don’t want to miss it.”Miller Rogen, whose mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 55, said, “Five million Americans are currently living with the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., yet it is the least funded and the only one with no treatment whatsoever.” She continued, “I hope we’re able to capture the attention of more young people, and get the disease the type of funding it deserves.”Past shows have drawn some of Hollywood’s biggest names with performances and appearances by Paul Rudd, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruno Mars, Jack Black, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Kroll and many more! In 2014 the Prom Night themed Variety Show raised nearly $1 million. The lineup for this year’s Variety Show will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 11, 2015 at hilarityforcharity.org.last_img read more

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New Highway to Link Beni Mellal to FezMeknes and Errachidia

Rabat – The Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics has launched a tentative offer for the construction of a highway linking Beni Mellal to Fez-Meknes and Errachidia.In its February 20th issue, the weekly La Vie Eco announced a new highway that will connect Beni Mellal to Fez-Meknes.In order to open up the southeastern provinces and central-east to the rest of the Kingdom, the minister decided to link the province of Errachidia to the highway connecting Beni Mellal with Fes-Meknes. Three new highways will operate this year, namely Rabat highway (41 km), Berrechid-Beni Mellal highway and El Jadida-Safi highway.According to “Autoroutes du Maroc” (ADM), Morocco’s Highways, the Moroccan network has now reached 1,800 km., 1,511 of which are in operation, and the rest will have been completed by 2016. read more

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UNICEF urges big boost in services to prevent mothertochild HIV transmission

The number of children becoming HIV positive every year – some 600,000 – could be more than halved if infected pregnant women received comprehensive services including anti-retroviral drugs, but less than 10 per cent are now getting them, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. “Hundreds of thousands of children are needlessly born with HIV every year, and many of them die in the first year of life. Yet effective interventions exist,” UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman said on the eve of World AIDS Day. “We can dramatically reduce the number of children infected by HIV by providing these services to mothers.”Together with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, UNICEF called for far greater access to preventive services. Key allies in the battle are meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, this week at the High Level Global Partner Forum to jump start efforts toward achieving the global target of 80 per cent of pregnant women in need of services receiving them by 2010.At the current rate this target, set by the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in 2001, will not be met, hampering efforts toward achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halting and reversing HIV/AIDS by 2015.The Forum brings together 140 experts from international organizations and delegations from 27 countries to share best practices and define future directions for accelerating expansion of coverage in countries that most need it.It will share the latest science on the effectiveness of different delivery approaches, the efficacy of anti-retroviral drugs in reducing the transmission of HIV and the feasibility of providing long-term anti-retroviral treatment to keep mothers healthy. The biggest challenges to expanding Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programmes in most of the worst affected countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are weak health systems and a shortage of health care workers and supplies. Communities also have not been adequately involved in supporting programme implementation.Although funding for AIDS from donor governments has increased significantly in recent years, children have yet to receive their fair share. One key recommendation to donor governments will be to earmark AIDS funding specifically for programmes aimed at children. Also today, WHO praised Lesotho’s plans to offer confidential and voluntary testing to everybody in an effort to dramatically increase access to treatment and prevention in the small southern African kingdom, where one in three adults is HIV-positive, one of the highest infection rates in the world. “Lesotho’s initiative is an excellent example of this global trend towards expanding and integrating prevention and treatment efforts,” Jim Yong Kim, Director of WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department said, citing the growing availability of affordable treatment in developing countries in gradually transforming the fight against AIDS.“Many nations, like Lesotho, are now empowered to develop exciting, bold programmes that directly confront the epidemic. The impact on prevention will be tangible as more communities break the silence surrounding the disease and begin to speak openly about the impact of HIV/AIDS on their lives.”Dr. Kim noted that moving towards universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and rolling back the epidemic will require developing and implementing increasingly innovative approaches.“Current prevention, treatment and care efforts are too episodic, ad hoc, and lack the intensity, pace and rhythm needed to make an impact,” he said. “But if we harness our efforts and employ innovative approaches as these nations are doing, there is no reason that we cannot turn back the tide of this epidemic.” read more

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Braves agree to terms with Jonny Venters

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with left-hander Jonny Venters on a non-guaranteed contract worth $2.25 million Friday.The 33-year-old reliever, who’s had three Tommy John surgeries, won the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award after appearing in 50 games this season for Tampa Bay and Atlanta. He had a 3.67 ERA. Venters will earn $1 million more than he did last season.Before this past season, Venters last pitched in the majors in 2012 in the NL wild-card game.He made his season debut on April 25 with the rays, making his first start since 2012. The Braves acquired him on July 26 from Tampa Bay in exchange for an international signing slot. He was 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 28 games for the Braves.He was originally drafted by the Braves in 2003 in the 30th round. He appeared in 230 games with Atlanta from 2010-2012.The Associated Press read more

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BTI Mine Runner gaining traction underground

first_imgBreaker Technology Inc (BTI) says its Mine Runner is gaining popularity as mines look to increase their utility truck’s life cycle and payload, while decreasing operating costs. With a 6,000 lb payload capacity, the Mine Runner currently offers of the largest payloads for underground utility trucks on the market today. It operates on BTI’s patent pending hydraulic wheel drive system, making operation of the Mine Runner more economical and efficient than a mechanical powertrain.“The ever increasing payload requirements and tramming distances have exceeded the capabilities of the typically repurposed highway 4×4-style truck. Unlike many over the road type vehicles being modified for use underground, the Mine Runner is purpose designed and built for the underground environment,” says  Andy Jackson, BTI Product Specialist, Mobile Equipment Systems. From mechanic’s truck to personnel carrier, crane truck to scissor lift, the Mine Runner is available in eight different models, configured for optimal use in different types of underground mining operation.last_img read more

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PopCap makes Peggle for Android free today only

first_imgPeggle is one of PopCap‘s most popular games, and today you can get it for free if you’re an Android user. PopCap has been working through its catalog and launching their most popular games on Android. To celebrate, each title is made available for free for a day. Today, Peggle is that free game.Peggle is a puzzle game that challenges you to bounce balls over pegs to clear them from the map. It may sound simple, but the reality is anything but, especially when you’re tasked with busting specific pegs from the board or handling multiple balls at the same time. The game has been widely acclaimed, and now you can snag a copy for free, if you have an Android phone.To take advantage of the promo, you’ll need to download it from the Amazon App Store, which means that only Android owners that can access the store (largely North American users) can get the app for free unless there’s a way around it.Peggle was one of the big titles that PopCap said they would bring to Android first, even though they noted earlier in the year that developing for Android was a “struggle” and was certainly more challenging than developing for iOS. Regardless, the game developer seems to be making steady progress on Android ports of their games. Peggle is just the most recent free promotion, earlier this year the company let Android users have Chuzzle and Plants vs. Zombies for free.The Peggle launch is an Amazon App Store exclusive, and as a result it’s only free today. Tomorrow the price goes back up to $2.99. If you don’t have access to the Amazon App Store or live in a location where it’s not available, don’t worry: The developers have committed to bringing their catalog to the Android Market proper in the near future.Read more at Amazon, via Neowinlast_img read more

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Dublinborn woman among five victims of helicopter crash in Welsh mountains

first_img Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 8:21 PM By Sean Murray The Snowdonia mountain range is making the recovery operation difficult. Dublin-born woman among five victims of helicopter crash in Welsh mountains The bodies have yet to be recovered or formally identified. 43 Comments 131,031 Views Image: Peter Byrne/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3315009 Updated 7.56pm THE RECOVERY OPERATION following the helicopter crash in Wales that killed five people may have to be suspended overnight due to worsening weather conditions.The wreckage of the helicopter was found this morning with all of the victims being members of the same extended family.Two of those on board have been named locally as Kevin and Ruth Burke from Hulcote, near Milton Keynes.Ruth Burke is originally from Dublin and the downed helicopter was crossing the Irish Sea en route to Dublin when the crash occurred.Rescue efforts had got underway yesterday after radio contact was lost with the privately-owned helicopter. It had set off from Milton Keynes in England to travel to Dublin via Caernarfon Bay in Wales.The aerial search was hampered by poor visibility, and the search turned inland this morning in the Snowdonia region of north-west Wales.Mountain rescue teams located the wreckage of the helicopter in the Rhinog Mountains. Mar 30th 2017, 8:21 PM Share201 Tweet Email1 The Snowdonia mountain range is making the recovery operation difficult. Image: Peter Byrne/PA Images An RAF mountain rescue service vehicle on a road near Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia. Source: Peter ByrneSpecialist teams are now participating in the recovery of the bodies but the delicate operation is being hampered by poor weather conditions and difficult terrain.“Owing to the nature and remoteness of the terrain, the poor weather conditions and the absolute need carry out this delicate task with sensitivity and dignity this may take some time,” said Superintendent Gareth Evans of North Wales Police.Their recovery is not just important to their families, but also the investigation as it may help identify any contributory factors.Police have also said that the bodies are yet to be formally identified.The site of the crash is not accessible by vehicles and the local community is being asked to stay away from the area.A temporary exclusion zone over the crash site has been put in place that extends to a height of 5,500 feet above sea level and to a radius of five nautical miles.“In short,  we are advising to keep away from the immediate area so together with the Air Accident Investigation Branch we can gather all the evidence to help establish how this tragic event occurred,” said Evans.The original search for the helicopter had focused on an area of the Irish Sea because its last known position was believed ‘over sea’ in the Caernarfon Bay area.Anyone in the local North Wales area who spotted the aircraft flying over the Snowdonia region is being asked to contact police.“This is a very difficult, challenging and hazardous operation but I’d like to reassure the families of the deceased and local communities that, together with the AAIB and our Mountain Rescue Teams, and weather permitting,  we will continue to work as long as it takes until they are all recovered,” Evans added.- With reporting by Rónán Duffy  Read: Helicopter destined for Dublin goes missing over the Irish Sea Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Property sales in Greece spiking after stagnation

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek property transactions spiked in the second half of 2018.The Independent Authority for Public Revenue data showing a 50.5 per cent annual growth rate in property transaction levy takings in July 2018.A two-month freeze in August and September, was followed by revenue takings at 70.64 per cent in October and 62.5 per cent in November.The yield brought 308 million euros to state coffers as a result of the Greek  property transaction levy (32.2 per cent increase from the same period in 2017).The increase was due to motivated sellers interested in putting their homes on the market following an expected increase in objective values from 1 January, 2019. Owners rushed to get rid of property or pass on assets to their children as a way of paying lower taxes. It is also linked to growth in the short-term rental sector.Real estate agents said that there were more than 25,000 property transactions in 2018 – a figure that had not been seen since before the economic crisis.The trend is set to continue in 2019 as there is talk of further revisions to objective value as a result of the government promising creditors that it would lessen the gap between taxable rates and market prices and attain full alignment of these in 2020.last_img read more

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MSI DC100 le PC de bureau qui se veut netbook

first_imgMSI DC100: le PC de bureau qui se veut netbookMSI propose le DC100, une machine de bureau lorgnant du côté du netbook par sa taille réduite mais qui ne néglige pas les performances.MSI investit dans une nouvelle catégorie de machines: les “NetTops”. Soit le croisement entre la légèreté et la mobilité d’un netbook et les performances et la stabilité d’un desktop, ou machines de bureau. Et le DC100 s’inscrit parfaitement dans cette ligne de produits clairement destinée aux PME, selon iTespresso.À lire aussiLes atouts de la collection été 2012 de SamsungIl se présente comme une petite boîte blanche, très épurée et disposée sur un socle. Sa taille de 20 centimètres sur 15 le rend aussi gros qu’une box ADSL ou un décodeur. C’est dire le gain de place par rapport à la traditionnelle tour de bureau. Seul son poids lourd de 830 grammes trahit sa vraie nature.Contrairement aux netbooks, cette machine délaisse les processeurs Intel Atom un peu vieillissants contre la nouvelle gamme de chez AMD, le E-450. Ce composant est double-cœur, et cadencé à 1,65 GHz, ce qui en fait une machine de bureautique très correcte, sans pouvoir briller sur des taches plus gourmandes en ressources, comme la retouche photo. Mais la liste de ces spécifications ne le destine pas à être une machine de puissance mais de productivité. Il comprend un disque dur 2,5 pouces à 5400 tours/minute de 320 Go, 2 Go de mémoire vive DDR3, des connectivités Wi-Fi N et Ethernet, six ports USB 2.0, un lecteur de carte SD et une sortie HDMI.Le modèle est dès à présent disponible au prix de 329 euros et livré en standard avec Windows 7. Une tarification qui pourra séduire les directeurs d’entreprise ayant besoin de renouveler leur parc sans se ruiner. Le 19 novembre 2011 à 09:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Alphaslot unveils casino blockchain technology

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Load More Alphaslot is a distributed blockchain-based computing platform and ecosystem that supports industrial-scale gaming applications by connecting multiple blockchains using tokenization as a means of linking gaming verticals.Introducing the company’s potentially revolutionary technology, which provides a tokenized platform to an ecosystem that brings together land-based casinos, online gaming, mobile gaming operators and more, Chan – who is also the CEO of slot machine innovator TGG – said, “We are going to utilize blockchain technologies integrating eSports and social gaming elements into the casino gaming floors together.“We are all from the first company in Asia bringing skill games to the world.”Chan stated that money spent on casino floors by visitors is globally decaying. But according to the Alphaslot head, the company’s ecosystem of users “will lead to an explosion in transaction values, substantially increasing the size of the gaming market.”He added that Alphaslot’s platform makes it possible “to reach new customers, not just the casino customers – we are able to reach casual gamers, we are able to reach hard-core gamers, we are able to reach digital assets collectors as well as tourists.”Alphaslot’s Sora Summit 2018 presentation included a live test of the system run by Joseph Chan, CIO of the company.Sora Summit 2018 is running in Macau from 13 and 14 November with the goal of fostering knowledge and “collaboration between leaders and communities in the blockchain industry with an emphasis on Asia’s blockchain ecosystem.” Blockchain gaming innovator Alphaslot has unveiled its new tokenized social gaming platform which it it hopes will integrate eSports and mobile gaming with land-based casino floors.“Blockchain is changing the entertainment industry as we speak,” said Alphaslot CEO Raymond Chan during a presentation at Sora Summit 2018, held at Macau Tower on Tuesday afternoon. RelatedPosts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive teamlast_img read more

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Apple support phishing scams are getting really good

first_img Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Rylo The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See It Chris Monroe/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See All CNET may get a commission from retail offers. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags Mobile Security TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Sprint Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Turo $6 at Tidal $60 at Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Amazon • The Cheapskate $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 $59 at eBay Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 5 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.center_img What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read the AirPods review 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Apple,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it Read the Rylo camera preview reading • ‘Apple support’ phishing scams are getting really good Turo Angela Lang/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It Boost Mobile Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice See at Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice You know those voice mails you get claiming to be from “Windows support”? It looks like scammers are upping their game with convincing phishing calls claiming to be from Apple, security expert Brian Krebs said in a report Thursday.  The scam starts an automated call showing Apple’s logo, address and legitimate Apple phone number that warns the user to return the call because of a data breach, according to the security website. The message then gives a 1-866 number to call back. That number is “a known phishing source,” the security analyst said. Screenshot of the spoofed Apple support number.  screenshot by CNET “The exploit is unique because it allows callers to masquerade as other callers essentially by polluting search results with junk information that makes one number look like the contact number for a real company,” Krebs wrote on his blog. “The number … to call is a known phishing source. Remember: If anyone calls you claiming that your computer is broken they are most probably lying.”Apple didn’t immediately provide a comment on the report. On its website, the company offers advice on how to deal with different scams, including phone calls. “If you get an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from Apple, hang up and contact us directly,” the company says.We’ll repeat what we’ve said before. The IRS will never call you for money. Microsoft and Apple customer support won’t call you about a widespread data breach. AT&T and Verizon won’t tell you to re-enter your ID and account info to restart your account. If you aren’t sure, go to the company’s website and call the number listed there — not the one the voice mail told you to call. First published Jan. 4, 3:39 p.m. PT.Update, 4:52 p.m.: Adds info from Apple’s website. Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple Comments $299 at Amazon Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read Google Home Hub review $155 at Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itlast_img read more

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Tribal leaders allege misuse of TRICOR funds in Tirupati

first_imgTirupati: Several tribal leaders have disappointed when they could not get an opportunity to explain the serious problems at the meeting convened in Tirupati on occasion of World Adivasi Day on Friday. A meeting was organised by District Tribal Welfare department was ended much to the disappointment of those attended it as it was confined to the brief messages of District Collector N Bharat Gupta and TUDA Chairman Chevireddi Bhaskar Reddy and the Tribals were denied the opportunity to speak citing time constraint. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us Soon after Collector and TUDA Chairman left the venue for some other meeting, a few angry youngsters have entered into argument with the District Tribal Welfare Officer finding fault with the organisation of the meeting. When The Hans India asked about their grievances, they said that several issues were listed out by them after discussions but could not get an opportunity to present them before the Collector. They stated that there were many well educated tribals without jobs, who can be accommodated in various societies. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us All 13 ST hostels in the district were surrounded by problems like lack of proper buildings, staff and facilities. Several irregularities have taken place during the last five years on which the government should order an enquiry, they demanded. Also, the previous government has converted several welfare hostels into residential schools. Due to this several posts were created which have been filled without going by the roster points. One leader angrily said that, The AP ST Cooperative Finance Corporation Limited (TRICOR) was having thousands of crores of rupees in it which were being misused by some selfish leaders on which the government should act tough. Advertise With Us “On the occasion of Adivasi Day, the government has to distribute cheques to the beneficiaries of various schemes, but the officials have completely ignored it. A sum of about Rs 75 lakh worth cheques have to be distributed which the officials were saying that they will be given later. Is it proper for them? he asked. The leaders have also demanded upgradation of ST High School at Renigunta Airport into Residential Junior College so that boys can continue their education there itself as girls have a similar one at Srikalahasti. Another leader felt that there were 40,000 tribal families in Chittoor district for which SC, ST sub plan funds were not reaching properly especially at ground level. The officials should identify the leaders at every stage and coordinate with them for better results. The leaders also demanded one berth for Tribals in the trust boards of Srikalahasti, Kanipakam and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Earlier, the District Collector told the tribals that they will concentrate on the utilisation of SC, ST sub plan funds and will allot them for health and education aspects in tribal areas to be followed by allocations for infrastructure development. Focus will also be laid on burial grounds in tribal areas. TUDA Chairman Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy has assured that the TUDA will provide the required furniture and air-conditioners for Girijan Bhavan in two weeks and the government has been giving top priority to Girijan welfare.last_img read more

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Mysterious material discovered on moon perplexes scientists Where did it come from

first_imgOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty ImagesA new study report published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has talked about the discovery of a mysterious material on the largest crater on the moon. Even though researchers are not sure about the origin of this material, some experts speculate that the mysterious mass could contain metal fragments from an asteroid that crashed on the lunar surface.Researchers also revealed that this asteroid crash might have created the crater on the lunar surface known as the Lunar South Pole-Aitken basin. In the study report titled ‘Deep Structure of the Lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin’, researchers revealed that the crater is as wide as 2,000km. Even though this crater is so mammoth, humans cannot watch it from the earth, as it is located on the far side of the moon. It should be noted that the circumference of the moon itself is 11,000km, and it indicates the gigantic width of this crater.”Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground. That’s roughly how much-unexpected mass we detected,” said Dr. Peter James, assistant professor of planetary geophysics at Baylor University, and the lead author of the study in a recently issued statement.Experts believe that the Lunar South Pole-Aitken basin is one of the oldest asteroid impact craters in the solar system which is approximately 4 billion years old.”When we combined that with lunar topography data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we discovered the unexpectedly large amount of mass hundreds of miles underneath the South Pole-Aitken basin. One of the explanations of this extra mass is that the metal from the asteroid that formed this crater is still embedded in the Moon’s mantle,” added James.The researcher also added that this mysterious metal is weighing down the basin floor by more than half a mile. As per James, this basin is one of the most effective natural laboratories to study catastrophic events that played a crucial role in shaping planets and their moons.A few days back, scientists had discovered mysterious flashes on the lunar surface. Some of these flashes were quite short, while some others lasted long on earth’s natural satellite. After making this discovery, some scientists suggested that minor meteor impacts on the lunar surface are causing these strange flashes. Some other experts argued that these short flashes might be due to the reaction of electrically charged particles with the solar wind.last_img read more

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Joy predicts AL win in all 3 city polls

first_imgSajeeb Wazed JoyICT adviser to the prime minister, Sajeeb Wazed Joy has predicted easy victory of the Awami League’s three mayor candidates in the upcoming civic polls in Rajshahi, Barishal, and Sylhet city corporations.“I can quite confidently say that in Barisal and Rajshahi Awami League will win by a landslide. In Sylhet, we are slightly ahead, but it is too close to call,’ Joy wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.Joy made the predictions, based on the results of an opinion survey conducted in the three city corporations recently by Research Development Center (RDC) this month.Joy said the results of the survey, that covered 1,241 registered voters in Barishal City Corporation, show AL’s mayoral aspirant Serniabat Sadik Abdullah may bag 44 per cent votes as against Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Mujibur Rahman Sarowar who may secure 13.1 per cent votes.The survey in Rajshahi, on 1,294 voters, said that AL’s Khairuzzaman Liton would get 58 per cent of votes compared to potential 16.4 of possible votes for BNP’s Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, said Joy, also son of premier Sheikh Hasina.According to him, the survey in Sylhet, conducted on 1,196 registered voters, predicted a tight contest as the AL’s Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran may get 33 per cent of votes while the BNP’s Ariful Haque Chowdhury 28.1 per cent.Joy is confident that results of the survey would turn into a reality as he said, “I have been conducting our opinion polls with RDC for the past five years. I have found their methods and results to be the most accurate.”Joy also called on the law enforcement and electoral officers to keep vigilance during the balloting.“I would, however, urge my party members, law enforcement and electoral officers to be vigilant for BNP attempts to seize polling centers and stuff ballots in an attempt to blame the Awami League.”last_img read more

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5 states of India go to polls

first_imgUttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves to the crowd during a joint election rally with the Congress party Vice president in Agra. Photo: AFPMillions of Indians began voting Saturday in regional elections seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party after his controversial move to ban all high-value notes last year.Five Indian states will elect new governments over the next five weeks in a multi-phased election, with voting kicking off in northern Punjab and coastal Goa in the west.Modi’s bold move to ban the notes that made up 86 percent of the currency was aimed at curbing widespread tax evasion, but has also dented growth and caused widespread pain to the millions of Indians who lack access to formal banking.His personal popularity has remained high well into his first term, but the elections are being seen as a test of its endurance.In a tweet Saturday morning, the Hindu-nationalist leader called on voters in the first phase to exercise their right to vote.“Urging people of Punjab and Goa to turnout in record numbers and vote in the Assembly elections,” he said.Residents were seen queueing outside polling booths across both states, where more than 40 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to elect a total of 157 legislators.Massive security arrangements were in place to ensure violence-free voting, with hundreds of thousands of security forces personnel on guard outside pollings stations.Modi’s party is likely to lose out in Punjab, where it has been in power alongside its regional alliance partner since 2007, but also where a turnaround for the centre-left opposition Congress Party is possible.Rahul Gandhi, the 44-year-old Nehru-Gandhi family scion who is seen as the party’s next head, has pulled out all the stops to revive its fortunes, facing criticism after a series of state election defeats.“It is the most important election for the Congress party which needs a victory on its own,” said Nistula Hebbar, political editor with The Hindu newspaper.“The erosion of its political support has been spectacular. More than anyone, Rahul Gandhi needs a standalone victory to silence critics both outside and within the party,” she added.Big testBut the biggest test for Modi will be in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh (UP), where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won big in the 2014 general election.The state is important because it sends the highest number of MPs to the upper house of the national parliament, where the BJP currently lacks a majority.The northern state of Uttarakhand and Manipur in the northeast will also elect new governments, with results for all five states due on 11 March.“The immediate conclusion that can be drawn for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is whether the larger politics behind demonetisation… has worked or not,” Kanchan Gupta, commissioning editor with ABP News, told AFP.“It would also be a reflection on whether in these two-and-a-half years, the national government has been able to perform with a credibility that overwhelms the performance of individual state governments.”Modi needs to win state elections to gain more seats in the nation’s upper house of parliament, which has blocked reforms seen as crucial to fuelling the economic growth it has promised voters.Most members of the upper house are indirectly elected by state legislatures.A stellar performance by Modi’s party in UP propelled him to national victory in 2014 and the state offers its best chance to take more seats in the upper house.“The BJP swept Uttar Pradesh with the largest chunk of MPs in 2014. A defeat here would signal that there has been erosion of support for Mr Modi,” said Hebbar.last_img read more

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Plasmonic pixels could be used to make nonfading paint

first_imgColor mixing test pattern of in-focus and out-of-focus images showing the saturation and brightness control of the plasmonic pixel design algorithm. Credit: James et al. ©2016 American Chemical Society The new plasmonic pixel images are made of arrays of aluminum nanoantennas that each produce a specific color by selectively absorbing or reflecting different wavelengths of light. The length of the nanoantenna determines its color, while the gap between each nanoantenna and the substrate determines its color saturation. Another unique characteristic of the plasmonic-pixel-based image is that it is polarization-tunable. By changing the polarization, or the direction in which the light waves oscillate, the color can essentially be switched “on and off.” This makes it possible to easily fabricate either color or grayscale images. The researchers plan to make further improvements to the plasmonic pixel concept in the future.”The immediate goals are further refining the algorithm to increase the color gamut and saturation, and to investigate the scaled-up fabrication of large-area plasmonic pixel devices with nano-imprint lithography,” James said. 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. (a) A 1.5-cm-long image produced by plasmonic pixels. This photograph was taken in 1975 by Mervyn Bishop of Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pouring sand into the hand of the leader of the Gurindji communities, Vincent Lingiari, symbolically handing the Wave Hill station back to the Gurindji people. (b) Image taken with polarizer aligned to x-axis. (c) Image taken with polarizer aligned to y-axis. Credit: the Art Gallery of New South Wales More information: Timothy D. James et al. “The Plasmonic Pixel: Large Area, Wide Gamut Color Reproduction Using Aluminum Nanostructures.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01250 Journal information: Nano Letters Aluminum nanoparticles could improve electronic displays Citation: Plasmonic pixels could be used to make non-fading paint (2016, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-plasmonic-pixels-non-fading.html © 2016 Phys.org In a new paper published in Nano Letters, Timothy D. James, Paul Mulvaney, and Ann Roberts at The University of Melbourne have demonstrated a new plasmonic pixel design that addresses several of the critical problems facing plasmonic color images, including a limited number of colors, small image size, and difficulty in creating accurate colors without using complex color-mapping algorithms. The new plasmonic pixel design uses an algorithm that can produce nearly 2000 different colors and shades and achieve a resolution that exceeds the resolution limit of the human eye. To demonstrate, the researchers fabricated a 1.5-cm-long image (which is relatively large compared to previous plasmonic images), and showed that colors could be accurately reproduced using a straightforward color-mapping algorithm. Although other areas of plasmonics research may have potential applications as displays for phones and TVs, this plasmonic pixel produces a static image, where the color and structure are set at the time of fabrication and can’t be altered.”The potential applications for the plasmonic pixel (and other color-producing nanostructures in this research space) would be as an industrial paint on cars, buildings, advertising billboards, etc., as the plasmonic pixels will never fade,” James told Phys.org. “With the ability to print at resolutions greater than conventional pigment-based processes, the plasmonic pixels may also have applications in security-based devices for use on high-value product packaging, medicines, etc.” As the researchers explain in their paper, printed images are just one application of plasmonics research. Other plasmonic structures are already being used in sensors, light sources, and photovoltaics. All of these applications are based on the same general concept of plasmons, which are basically large masses of electrons that move together under an applied electric field. The most common plasmonic materials are gold and silver, but aluminum is the more practical candidate for large-scale applications because of its natural abundance and low cost. (Phys.org)—Researchers are developing a technology that could one day make paint and color packaging labels that never fade. The color is produced by a type of nanostructure called a “plasmonic pixel.” These pixels are made of aluminum nanoantennas, and when the free electrons in the metal collectively vibrate at specific frequencies, they produce a specific color. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Microsoft Photos for Windows 10 update brings edit draw and interface enhancements

first_imgMicrosoft Photos for Windows 10 update brings edit, draw and interface enhancements by Martin Brinkmann on December 14, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 5 commentsMicrosoft released an update for the built-in Photos application for Windows 10 yesterday that brings editing, drawing, and interface enhancements.The Photos app for Windows 10 is a basic photo viewer and editor. Like many other apps that ship with Windows, it is sufficient for basic tasks but neither feature-rich nor super fast when it comes to opening and displaying photos.Third-party image viewers — FastStone Image Viewer, Honeyview, Fast Picture Viewer or XnView — are better suited when it comes to browsing images.The Photos application has been released yesterday for Microsoft’s Xbox One as well.Microsoft Photos for Windows 10You get a short “What’s new in Photos” prompt the next time you open the Photos app on Windows 10 after it has been updated.This prompt highlights the three new features of Photos, namely new theme options, drawing on photos, and better editing options.Dark and light themeThe new version of Photos ships with options to switch between a dark and light theme.If you have used Photos before, you know that it uses a light theme by default. You may switch that to dark by opening the Settings, and enabling the option there.You may notice as well that the interface has changed in another way. The navigation bar is now displayed horizontally instead of at the side.New Editing filtersIf you like to edit your images using Photos, you may notice an improved layout of the editing interface as well.Common operations such as crop are now focused in the edit window, while others have been moved to the enhance or adjust areas.Microsoft added a whole bunch of new filters to the Photos app that you can apply with a single click or tap.DrawingDrawing has been a focus on Windows 10, and drawing capabilities of the Photos app add to that.You can draw using the mouse, a stylus pen or touch to draw on images.  The feature supports three different pen types, an eraser, and the usual sharing options to services like Facebook.You may create animations when drawing on photos.One interesting drawing option is the ability to draw on videos, and not just on images.You can also draw on videos, and the ink will play back at the right places when others view it. Use the pen to mark up the peewee league football video just like the pros. Or give stage direction for the school play. Or just add funny comments, thought bubbles and moustaches to lighten up a goofy video.Closing WordsIf you use Photos as a basic image viewer, then you may not  benefit much from the new capabilities that the update introduced.While you may like the restructured interface, or the dark theme option, there is little else that changed that improves image viewing.The new editing and drawing options add to the app, even though some of the options may be better suited for the new Paint 3D application in my opinion as you get some overlapping features now.Now You: Which image viewer do you use predominantly?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Photos for Windows 10 update brings edit, draw and interface enhancementsDescriptionMicrosoft released an update for the built-in Photos application for Windows 10 yesterday that brings editing, drawing, and interface enhancements.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  September 14, 2012 — Biodex Medical Systems Inc. has announced the availability of a new C-arm tabletop design for Surgical C-Arm Tables – 840, 846 and Pain Management C-Arm Table – 870. These tables are now offered with the option of two styles of tabletop to choose from. The new rectangular tabletop design offers additional space to allow for even image quality for long leg runoff studies. The classic contoured tabletop design allows C-arm positioning for the closest possible patient access, achieving optimum image resolution.Biodex serves the medical imaging market with an offering of tables and accessories to accommodate a broad range of needs from urologic and cardiovascular procedures to pain management and ion implantation. All Biodex C-arm tables are designed for function – ease of use, complete access with reduced radiation exposure and patient comfort.With six models to choose from, these tables are built to last, provide exceptional performance, superior ergonomics and can be operated by both AC and battery power.For more information: www.biodex.com/c-arm FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more News | September 14, 2012 Biodex Introduces New C-Arm Tabletop Design Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more last_img read more

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Top 10 Articles of 2015

first_img ITN relies on its readers for input as to what trends and topics you are interested in and are affecting your business. We continuously monitor what the audience is viewing online at itnonline.com, and also through social media channels and face-to-face conversations out in the field.This year, topics on radiology trends and imaging dominated the list. ITN’s mission is to serve as a time-saving, go-to source for information on the latest in imaging technology and help readers keep up-to-date on trends in the market. This year’s list is a reflection of that goal, and what readers considered important this past year.1. Changing the Culture in RadiologyHeightened awareness of dose monitoring is needed for physicians and clinicians. 2. FDA Issues Class 1 Recall for GE Healthcare MRI Systems The recall included all superconducting magnets from 1985 through 2015.3. New Advances in PET/CT TechnologyThis article appeared as an introduction to a comparison chart on PET/CT systems in theMay 2015 issue. 4. Controversies in Breast Cancer ScreeningA look into the controversial and confusing studies that currently dictate the standards for breast cancer screening.5. Radiologists, I Feel Your StrainDespite increasing radiology workloads in recent years, remarkably, there has been a dearth of research into the effects of eye fatigue on radiologists … just as there has been little attention paid to alleviating this strain. 6. Webinar: Zero Footprint Viewer — EMR, VNA and Referring Clinicians This webinar, sponsored by GE Healthcare, featured zero-footprint (ZFP) viewers, which provide imaging tools from wherever there is Internet connectivity. 7. 3-D Tomosynthesis: Where Are We Now?As the DBT market continues to grow, so does the demand for breakthrough.8. Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyWhether given alone or in combination, TRT and radioimmunotherapy will have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with cancer in the future.9. Spectral Imaging Brings New Light to CTThe ability to perform image acquisition and processing at multiple energy levels is improving visualization for computed tomography and enhancing patient care.10. FDA Updates Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicinefor the next decade. Comparison charts continue to top the list, as well. The topics most important to you in 2015 included:CT Systems    MRI SystemsDR Systems    PET/CT SystemsMobile C-arms    PACS SystemsAngiography SystemsUltrasound Systems Digital Mammography SystemsAdvanced VisualizationLet us know what you want to hear about in 2016 — what topics need to be addressed so this industry can continue to move forward? We’d love to hear from you. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | February 03, 2016 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Top 10 Articles of 2015 last_img read more

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