PRRD to open Potable Water Stations in Electoral Area B

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be opening up new Potable Water Stations for Electoral Area B.According to Regional District Communications Coordinator, Kristen Danczak, the District has set up five new stations for the communities of Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie.Danczak says, once registered for a Flowpoint account with the District, users will be able to access the Stations using their individual access codes and pin number. “The Peace River Regional District will have five potable water stations opening in Electoral Area B located in Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie. Each potable water station includes truck and bottle fills that users will be able to access using their individual access codes and pin number that they get after registering for a Flowpoint account.”Users can register for a Flowpoint account at Regional District says the Buick, Prespatou, and Feye Spring Stations are now open while construction is still underway at the Boundary and Rose Prairie stations.The purpose of the Stations is to protect water sources for the future and provide potable water closer to home for many residents.Residents strongly supported the provision and protection of our water through the referendum in 2017.For more information, you can visit the Regional District’s website.last_img read more

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Activists 5 killed in protests against Sudans president

first_imgCairo: Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last twenty-four hours. Saturday witnessed one of the largest turnouts in more than three months of protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, a spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, told The Associated Press on Sunday that four people were killed in the capital city of Khartoum when security forces tried to disperse crowds approaching the military’s headquarters. Abdel-Jaleel says another protester was killed in the neighbouring city of Omdurman. The state-run SUNA news agency has quoted police spokesman General Hashim Abdel-Rahim as saying that one person was killed “during disturbances in Omdurman.”last_img read more

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Amid deadlock in UN disarmament forum Ban suggests way forward

27 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum remains deadlocked and suggested ways to break the stalemate, including the appointment of a panel of eminent persons, the creation of an ad hoc committee of the General Assembly or a United Nations conference. “We meet in the midst of a growing crisis of confidence,” said Mr. Ban, addressing the General Assembly’s follow-up gathering on last year’s high-level meeting on the Conference on Disarmament and Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations.“For too long the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery, in particular the Conference on Disarmament (CD), has failed us,” he said.Established in 1979 as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community, the CD primarily focuses on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament, prevention of nuclear war, and prevention of an arms race in outer space, among other things.“If differences persist, we could consider the appointment of a high-level panel of eminent persons, as I have suggested. Alternatively, States could conduct negotiations in an ad hoc committee of the General Assembly or a UN conference,” said the Secretary-General.He stressed that the international community must never abandon multilateralism, saying that in addressing disarmament, the goal is not to advance the preferences of the few, but the common interests of all.“If the CD remains deadlocked, the General Assembly has a responsibility to step in. As I have said before, the CD should not be held perpetually hostage by one or two members. Concerns should be addressed through negotiations.“The world expects progress. Let us defer no longer. Let us put an end to this long cycle of stagnation,” he added.General Assembly President Joseph Deiss called for greater political will to break the deadlock in the CD.“It is important that we try to break the current deadlock and to keep an integrated approach to disarmament and non-proliferation,” said Mr. Deiss.The General Assembly meeting in New York coincided with the 23rd UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Matsumoto, Japan, where the head of the UN nuclear agency stressed that all States must comply with their obligations under the international nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty.He named Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Syria as countries that are not in full compliance.“My approach to nuclear verification since taking up office in December 2009 has been very straightforward – all safeguards agreements between Member States and the Agency, and other relevant obligations such as UN Security Council resolutions, should be implemented fully,” said Yukiya Amano, Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).“Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation to enable the agency to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,” Mr. Amano said in his keynote address to the three-day conference.He urged Iran to move towards the full implementation of all relevant obligations to build international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.“The nuclear programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remains a matter of serious concern,” said Mr. Amano. “As you may know, since April 2009 the agency has not been able to implement any safeguards measures in that country.“Last year’s reports about the construction of a new uranium enrichment facility and a light water reactor in the DPRK are deeply troubling,” he told the conference, hosted by the Japanese Government, the city of Matsumoto and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific.He called upon the DPRK to fully implement all of the relevant resolutions of the IAEA General Conference and the Security Council.On Syria, Mr. Amano stated that the IAEA had come to the to the conclusion that it is “very likely” that a building destroyed at the Dair Alzour site in 2007 was a nuclear reactor which should have been declared to the agency.“Following my latest report on this subject, the IAEA Board of Governors last month adopted a resolution finding Syria to be in non-compliance with its safeguards obligations. I continue to engage with Syria to resolve related outstanding issues,” he added.Mr. Amano said IAEA continues to support the creation of new nuclear weapons-free zones and to help in their implementation. He said he was consulting with IAEA Member States on the possibility of convening a forum on the relevance of existing nuclear weapon-free zones and to consider establishing such a zone in the Middle East.He said IAEA was also committed to making nuclear techniques available in areas such as health care and nutrition, food security, the environment and water resource management.“I made the issue of cancer in developing countries a high priority for my first year in office because I wanted to ensure that these countries derive maximum benefit from the IAEA’s expertise in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy,” he said. This year, the agency has placed special emphasis on nuclear techniques for water resources management, he added. read more

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East Timor Australia and Indonesia hold historic trilateral talks

UNTAET chief Sergio Vieira de Mello, who led the UN-East Timor delegation, took a low-key role during the talks, emphasizing instead that the territory’s leaders were the true regional partners of Australia and Indonesia. East Timor is scheduled to proclaim independence on 20 May.For his part, East Timor Chief Minister Marí Alkatiri stressed that the ties “between our three countries go far beyond geography. There is a strong emotional link between our three countries that surpasses economic or political or other quantifiable factors. It is that special ingredient in our relations that makes today’s meeting so important.”The three-hour meeting in Denpasar, Indonesia, started with an open agenda as the parties discussed the upcoming independence celebrations; economic development; cooperation on education and vocational training; refugees; the future of southwest Pacific relations; and cooperation on other maters of common interest such as security, smuggling and trafficking of people.Both Australia and Indonesia welcomed an East Timor proposal to have the three countries’ police services meet at a technical level very soon in Dili to discuss security issues. Australia also announced a $2 million contribution to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Special Fund for former East Timorese civil servants of the Indonesian Public Administration.Afterwards, Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda said the talks had been “very frank, cordial and fruitful” and that the ministers had agreed to continue the triangular consultations in the future. “They will contribute to intensify the relations we have with East Timor and Australia.”Foreign Minister Alexander Downer of Australian described the meeting as “a very substantial step forward in our relations and a commitment to regional stability and security.”“I believe this trilateral meeting is particularly historic,” Mr. Downer added. “I think it is almost an extraordinary thing that in 2002 we’re now the three of us getting together and working towards a successful future.”East Timor’s delegation also included Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs José Ramos-Horta and other senior members of the Second Transitional Government. read more

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Deputy UN chief highlights link between climate change and peace and security

“We usually say there is always a ‘Plan B’, but there is no ‘Planet B’. There is enough human-introduced carbon in the atmosphere to drive climate change for decades to come,” Mr. Eliasson told participants at the ministerial side event on climate change and its impact on foreign and security policy.“We have to mitigate our emissions and we have to adapt. And we have to act now to stop things getting worse,” he said at the meeting, held on the margins of the high-level debate of the General Assembly’s 67th session.Mr. Eliasson stressed that the only way to ensure energy, food and water security is to have a long-term strategy in place which allows countries to transition to sustainable, low-emission economies. He underlined the importance of establishing sustainable development goals as was agreed by countries during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) earlier this year.“This is an imperative, but it is also an opportunity – to drive economic dynamism and reduce poverty as well as address the causes of climate change – a win-win-win,” Mr. Eliasson said at the meeting, which was organized by Germany and Morocco, and added that the foundation for this change must be a legally binding climate change agreement by 2015.Public and private investment in clean technologies and partnerships among countries as well as civil society, governments and the private sector will also pay an important role, he added. “This is the route to addressing climate change and building resilience. Both are critical for sustainable development – and sustainable development is critical for peace and stability.” read more

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PIC Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa

first_imgYep, looks like a selfie and probably the first from a senior government minister.But is it?Photography experts * have told that it bears some hallmarks of being a selfie in that Gilmore’s left shoulder is higher than his right shoulder and the graininess of the photo would indicate it is one of those front-facing cameras.But we’re not sure, so let us know what you think in the comments.* We asked a few people in towers.WATCH: TDs try to figure out what ‘amazeballs’ meansPIC: The Taoiseach tried on Google Glasses today TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE is at the memorial service for the former South African president Nelson Mandela being held in Soweto this morning.Gilmore is attending the service with former workers at Dunnes Stores and has taken time out to do this with one of them:last_img read more

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Greek Australian women top entrepreneurs list

first_imgFive Greek Australian women have been recognised in Startup Daily’s annual list of the Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in Australia under the age of 40.Released just in time for International Women’s Day, Greek Australian Jess Hatzis took out the top spot as one of the co-founders of Frank Body.The unique skin care range made from coffee not only has a revenue of over $20 million, but has been recognised for its impressive use of social media.Also selected was 30-year-old businesswoman Dimitra Markogiannaki, ranking at number 29. Born and raised in Athens, the entrepreneur ventured out to Australia six years ago to pursue her postgraduate studies at Melbourne University.While studying and with the motivation of those closest to her, Markogiannaki developed website WeTeachMe – a community-based platform for new and upcoming entrepreneurs looking for tips and advice on developing and promoting their businesses.After only a few years of hard work, she is now being recognised for her success in meeting a demand in the Australian business market. Although the list takes into consideration financial turnover and capital raised, the deciding panel also look a number of aspects including the influence the company holds socially and within its respective industry, its mission and current traction.Other Greek Australian women on the list were Brisbane-based Thessy Kouzoukas and Yiota Karalouka of online fashion sensation Sabo Skirt, ranked at number three; and Charlotte Petris from InvoiceBid ranked as the 50th female entrepreneur. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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TCI Premier Governor gives allclear after Hurricane Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 8th, 2017 – Providenciales – Governor Dr. John Freeman and Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson today released a joint statement officially giving the “all-clear” that Hurricane Irma is over for the Turks and Caicos islands.Hurricane Irma was still a category 5 hurricane when it passed over the islands of the Turks and Caicos on Thursday. After undergoing 27 hours of both tropical storm winds and hurricane forced winds ranging between 165mph to 180mph, the worst is now over.Hurricane Irma caused major flooding throughout the Turks and Caicos. Many homes were damaged, trees were uprooted, and roofs of businesses were also damaged. Fortunately there have been no reported deaths.Electricity and telephone poles were also struck down during the storm, which caused a loss of communication and electricity in many areas today. There were also damages to gas stations, flooding at the airport and at one point all systems were reportedly down in Grand Turk.Despite the effects of the hurricane, the Premier’s statement said, “We are committed together to the quickest possible recovery of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We are working already to that end. We are working to restore critical services in the islands. We have survived Irma, for which are give thanks.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Recommended for you August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

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Employee Benefits Live to explore inclusion mental health and communication

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2019, which will take place at the ExCeL London on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October, will play host to speakers on a wide range of topics, including mental health, building an inclusive culture and creating effective benefits communications.On the subject of diversity and inclusion, Marc McKenna-Coles, global diversity and inclusion manager and wellbeing champion, HR, at Lloyd’s and Asif Sadiq, head of diversity, inclusion and belonging at The Telegraph, will present a session titled ‘Strategies for ensuring inclusive workplaces and eliminating bullying and harassment’. This session, which will take place on Wednesday 2 October as part of the diversity and inclusion conference stream, will give delegates the opportunity to learn about Lloyd’s employer journey, as well as how to measure the effectiveness of their own strategies.As part of the same conference stream, David Bell, HR director, Central North West London at the NHS Trust, will speak on the subject, ‘Inclusive engagement for a diverse workforce: One size never fits all’. This session will discuss the challenges of improving financial wellbeing among diverse workforces.Also on Wednesday, the employee wellness conference stream will include a panel discussion titled ‘Placing mental health at the very centre of your wellbeing strategy’.Attendees will hear from Dr Richard Peters, chief medical officer at Network Rail, Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, Kate Rand, people and operations director at Beyond, and Susannah Robertson-Hart, occupational psychologist and SSR specialist, health, at the BBC.The panel will discuss topics such as the changing world of wellbeing, strategic approaches to managing mental health across an organisation and how to maintain momentum with mental wellbeing strategies long-term.On Tuesday 1 October, a panel discussion within the employee engagement conference stream will discuss effective communication strategies.Titled ‘Communication is a two-way street: Listen, respond, engage’, panelists include Alan Millbrow, head of wellbeing and recognition at Three UK, Georgina Reeves-Saad, employee engagement and experience lead, global HR, at The British Council, Julie Markey, people director at Ocado, and Magali Demierre, global head of employee experience at Philip Morris International.Delegates attending this session will have the chance to hear the panel discuss how to assess employee needs, communicate benefits, and drive engagement and strong business performance.Employee Benefits Live, Europe’s largest dedicated reward and benefits event, is now in its 21st year.For more information and to register for free…last_img read more

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Family escapes burning NW MiamiDade home pets rescued

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Northwest Miami-Dade family escaped to safety after a fire broke out inside their home.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, flames erupted inside the garage of the house, located in the area of Northwest 147th Street and Eighth Avenue, Sunday night.The family managed to exit without suffering any injuries.Firefighters were also able to save several cats and dogs inside the home.The fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10am-3pm: St. Thomas/Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue)Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2pm-7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

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Report Houston Has 6th Lowest Cost Of Living Among Major US Cities

first_img Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaHouston skyline from southThe Council for Community and Economic Research produces a cost of living index that has Houston at 1.2 points below the national average – lower than Dallas and similar to Atlanta.But in the past, the gap used to be much wider.Patrick Jankowski, regional economist with the Greater Houston Partnership, which collected the data for the Houston area, said that’s because housing has become more expensive here.“The thing is, we’re seeing housing values flatten now with the soft economy,” he said. “And as housing values flatten, I expect to see this gap widen and Houston to return to being even more affordable than it is now.”But why exactly is Houston – the fourth largest city in the U.S. – so affordable?Jankowski said part of that is because we have a lot of space and as a result, cheap real estate.“Even grocery items, there’s a labor component in it, there’s a transportation component in it and there’s a real estate component in it,” he said. “And if the grocers are having to pay less on taxes and the wages are more competitive, that will eventually be passed on to lower prices on the shelves.”The cost of living report does not take into account how much residents earn and how much they pay in taxes.View Fullscreen 00:00 /01:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listenlast_img read more

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Network Meter for Windows

first_imgNetwork Meter for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on December 31, 2016 in Software – 21 commentsNetwork Meter is a free portable software program for devices running Microsoft Windows that displays network statistics in its interface.The program is designed as a basic tool to monitor network traffic. While it does offer a history function, it is not a full blown network monitor as it keeps to the basics.The program opens with a near-blank screen which can be quite confusing on first start. You need to select one of the available network adapters under the Monitor menu to start monitoring traffic.What you get afterwards is a representation of the network adapter’s current, max and total download and upload traffic.Additionally, session totals and a realtime graph are displayed on the screen as well.Network Meter 2.0The only other option provided on the screen is to switch from monitoring transfers to monitoring the adapter’s speed.The same current, max and total stats are provided when you switch the monitored metric.One interesting feature of Network Meter is the ability to display information of multiple adapters at the same time in its interface. Simply select two or more network adapters to get information of each in the same program window. Each network adapter is listed in its own little box in the program window then.The program offers a couple of basic options on top of that. You can display the adapter list at the top of the program window above the graphs, or set the window to be always on top.That’s about it though. There is no report function, no option to set off alarms when certain thresholds are reached, and no presentation of data in any meaningful way other than what is displayed right in the main program window.Network Meter is compatible with all recent and even not so recent versions of Windows. It should run on all client operating systems from Windows 2000 onwards. The program is free for personal and commercial use.Closing WordsNetwork Meter may not be the most sophisticated program out there, but what it does may be sufficient for certain tasks. Want to monitor the amount of traffic that flows through a network adapter? Network Meter can do that.Want to find out if an Internet connection gets maxed out regularly? The program can do that as well. It is portable, very lightweight, and does not get in your way at all while it is running.Now You: Do you use a network monitor?Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name Network MeterOperating System WindowsSoftware Category NetworkingLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more PowerChart ECG is also a major Cerner Cardiovascular offering that provides a unique and comprehensive ability to receive, manage, display and report on electocardiograms (ECGs) anywhere from within PowerChart and affiliated “nets.” This offering makes Cerner the first company to provide full capabilities for the ECG from within the electronic medical record. The PowerChart ECG Viewer component includes communication integration and clinical Worklist functionality that presents a consolidated view of ECG information, visually incorporating prior encounters, critical results and observations.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more November 5, 2013 — Cerner’s PowerChart cardiovascular solution unifies diagnostic cardiology activities, therapeutic interventions and follow-up regimens into a unified electronic health record (EHR) for the patient. This greatly simplifies workflow and enables cardiologists to see a consolidated view of clinical information from within Cerner’s EHR, PowerChart.Integrated with Cerner’s new viewer framework, Cerner SkyVue, which includes a gadget from TomTec, a world leader in advanced cardiac imaging applications, cardiologists are able to view current cardiovascular studies and reports with prior images and EHR information enabling evidence based diagnosing and treating of patients. Viewing capabilities integrated with industry leading tools including Merge Hemo and ASCEND structured reporting, PowerChart Cardiovascular truly provides an end-to-end solution. News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | November 05, 2013 Cerner Offers Consolidated Cardiac EHR/Imaging IT last_img read more

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Linux is reverting the STIBP support due to major slowdowns in Linux

first_imgLinux 4.20 has shown major performance issues and the reason behind this regression was Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors (STIBP), as shared by Phoronix yesterday. This support is being reverted from the upcoming releases  Linux 4.19.4 and 4.14.83 kernel points. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux kernel, was also surprised with the performance hit on Linux 4.20 as a result of STIBP introduction. He posted to the kernel mailing list that the performance impact was not communicated before the patches were merged and believes that this should not be enabled by default: “This was marked for stable, and honestly, nowhere in the discussion did I see any mention of just *how* bad the performance impact of this was. When performance goes down by 50% on some loads, people need to start asking themselves whether it was worth it. It’s apparently better to just disable SMT entirely, which is what security-conscious people do anyway. So why do that STIBP slow-down by default when the people who *really* care already disabled SMT? I think we should use the same logic as for L1TF: we default to something that doesn’t kill performance. Warn once about it, and let the crazy people say “I’d rather take a 50% performance hit than worry about a theoretical issue”.“ The tests done by Michael Larabel also revealed that Linux 4.20 is facing significant performance issues in many workloads, more than some of the earlier Spectre and Meltdown mitigations. This has measurably affected  PHP, Python, Java, and many other workloads and even the gaming performance to some extent. The STIBP support for cross-hyperthread Spectre V2 mitigation was backported to the Linux 4.14 and 4.19 LTS series, which is now being reverted. You can find the reverts in Greg Kroah-Hartman’s linux-stable-rc tree: Source: Phoronix On current Linux 4.20 Git, STIBP still remains in place and a better approach to handle performance issues is being reviewed. Michael Larabel expects that the new patch series will be ready for merging prior to the shipping of Linux 4.20, which is approximately one month’s time. To know more, check out Michael Larabel’s post on Phoronix: Linux Stable Updates Are Dropping The Performance-Pounding STIBP. Read Next Linux 4.20 kernel slower than its previous stable releases, Spectre flaw to be blamed, according to Phoronix Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta; deprecates Btrfs filesystem Soon, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) won’t support KDElast_img read more

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Carnival Corp thanks its travel agent partners for a record year in

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises Travelweek Group Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Posted bycenter_img Carnival Corp. thanks its travel agent partners for a record year in 2016 MIAMI — Carnival Corp. says its forward bookings for the first nine months of 2017 are “well ahead” of 2016, at considerably higher prices. Booking volumes and yields picked up in September 2016 and have been trending upward ever since, says the cruise company.“We enjoyed strong momentum in booking patterns throughout 2016 and therefore are in a stronger booked position entering the new year at higher prices as a result of our ongoing efforts to increase consideration and demand for our brands,” says Carnival Corporation & plc President and CEO Arnold Donald.Based on current booking trends, the company expects full year 2017 net revenue yields to be up 2.5% compared to the prior year.“We are anticipating another solid year of operational improvement in 2017,” added Donald, despite the “unusual and significant impact of fuel and currency working against us” simultaneously.Carnival Corp. had the most profitable year in its history as well as record fourth quarter earnings, according to the company’s Q4 and full-year results. Net income for the year was US$2.8 billion, compared to $1.8 billion in 2015. Revenues for the year were $16.4 billion, up $0.7 billion from 2015.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growth“This continued strong performance is a credit to the outstanding contributions of our 120,000 employees worldwide who work every day to exceed our guests’ expectations and our thousands of travel agent partners around the globe whose support is crucial to our success,” said Donald.Highlights during the fourth quarter included the debut of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. Holland America’s Koningsdam also made its North American debut in November while Seabourn took delivery of Seabourn Encore. Carnival Corporation also signed a memorandum of agreement with Meyer Werft for three new 180,000-ton cruise ships. Two of the ships are for Carnival Cruise Line and are scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2022. The third ship is designated for P&O Cruises (UK) and is scheduled for delivery in 2020. Sharelast_img read more

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DMS build connections

first_img“After seven years of attending the DMS workshop, it never ceases to amaze me how productive the day is for my business,” Eventsource Dubai award winner, Kevin Buckley said. Destination Marketing Services (DMS) has connected up a record number of conference partners and destination management companies.  The DMS Annual Workshop, which was held 13 February at the Sydney Opera House, gathered planners and destination management companies to discuss current market trends and business climate.  “It’s a one-stop ‘world comes to us’ opportunity that allows me to make personal contacts, discover destinations, ignite ideas, and get the ball rolling on quotes and proposals for upcoming projects.” Source = ETB News, T.N.last_img read more

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