first_imgA sports tournament of a different kind has been organised in Odisha’s Berhampur to promote traditional rural games for girls.Due to urbanisation, these rural community games have been losing their sheen. So the Madhumaya Panigrahy Foundation (MPF) has organised this tournament in Berhampur, where around 400 girls are competing in six different events.According to Hrushikesh Panigrahy of the MPF, their aim is to select around 20 girls. The selected girls would be trained to perform a dance ballet related to the ‘Kumar Purnima’ festival of the State. The steps and movements of rural games would be made an integral part of the dance ballet. The first ballet performance would be held in Berhampur during the ‘Kumar Punei Janha Lo’ cultural programme of the foundation on the day of ‘Kumar Purnima’ on October 5. The troupe will also perform in different parts of the State and outside to popularise the dying rural games, said Mr. Panigrahy.The girls took part in six traditional rural games. They were Thia Puchi, Basa Puchi, Hulahuli, Khapara Dian, Kaudi Khela and Sankhanada or blowing of conch shells. According to Prafulla Jagannath Padhy, a veteran sportsman and chief organiser of the tournament, most of the rural games were aimed at enhancing the strength and stamina of women folk who were earlier confined to the interior of their homes.Full-moon-lit skyBoth types of Puchi are linked to the Kumar Purnima festivities in rural areas where girls used to play it under the full-moon-lit sky. Thia Puchi is performed in a standing position and Basa Puchi is played in a squatting position. They strengthen the whole body, especially thighs and feet. Khapara Dian is a team sport where participants have to perform various tasks while jumping on one leg on a special court. Kaudi Khela is a traditional board game of rural Odisha and Hulahuli is a typical sound made by vibrating the tongue during every auspicious happening in any Odia household. “Our aim was to keep alive these rich traditions of Odisha among the new generation girls,” said Mr. Padhi.Brij Bhusan Mohanty, veteran boxing coach and first Dronacharya award winner of Odisha, was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the tournament on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgAustralia took firm control of the day-night third Test on Saturday when they reduced South Africa to 194/6 at the close on day three, only 70 runs ahead of their hosts.Desperate for a consolation victory to avoid a first 3-0 series sweep on home soil, Australia’s tail boosted their first- innings tally to 383 before the bowlers took over. (SCORECARD)Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla departed before tea and JP Duminy, captain Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma and Kyle Abbott followed under the lights in the night session.Opener Stephen Cook was the one top-order batsman left standing after hitting 81 off 199 balls and will return to the crease on day four with Quinton de Kock, who had yet to score.Paceman Mitchell Starc, who earlier completed his seventh test half century, removed Elgar for a duck with the fifth ball of the innings before taking the key wicket of Du Plessis for 12 courtesy of a brilliant catch by Peter Handscomb.The home side celebrated with the debutant as if they had won the match, an indication of the importance they placed on the wicket of Du Plessis, who contributed an unbeaten 118 to South Africa’s first innings 259/9 declared.Amla has been a less influential figure on this tour and, having been dropped on 13, lost his wicket to Josh Hazlewood for the fifth time in the series when he nicked behind for 45.Australia had resumed on 307/6 after enjoying their best day of batting in the series on Friday.Usman Khawaja’s match-changing innings ended when he was trapped lbw by Vernon Philander for 145 while Starc was caught and bowled by Kagiso Rabada for 53 to trigger the end of the innings.advertisementAfter the string of batting collapses that contributed to humiliating defeats in Perth and Hobart, however, the hosts will have been pleased that their last four wickets were worth 100 runs.Following Elgar’s early departure off an outside edge, which Australia skipper Steve Smith took with a fine low catch in the cordon, Cook was even more circumspect as partners came and went at the other end.The 33-year-old took 117 balls to reach his second Test half century and was 19 runs away from his second Test hundred at the close of play.Duminy (26) took the tourists past Australia’s tally with two runs to third man but lost patience at the pace of scoring and tried to play across a Nathan Lyon delivery only to miss the ball completely and watch it take out his off-stump.Bavuma made 21 before giving Lyon his second wicket shortly before stumps, the batsman attempting a sweep but getting an edge which looped off his arm for Smith to catch.Lyon was getting serious turn by now and still had time to remove nightwatchman Abbott lbw for a duck to give the off-spinner figures of 3/48 and pin the South Africans firmly to the ropes.last_img read more

first_imgHosts Russia will aim to cause another upset as they take on Croatia in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final tie in Sochi on Saturday.Most of the Russia’s supporters believe that their last 16 win against Spain as a minor miracle as the hosts had just 25 per cent of the ball, but soaked up the Spanish pressure to win on penalties.Croatia will present a similar challenge to the Spanish, with a tidy passing midfield, but the Croatians are more direct and Russia will have to defend as well as they did against Spain and maybe even better.The return of Alan Dzagoev should give them a bit more creativity in the middle of the pitch.While their defence has looked shaky on occasions, Russia has genuine quality in attack. Spain will be wary of the threat posed by Artem Dzyuba, Denis Cheryshev, and Aleksandr Golovin.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMario Fernandes, Sergei Ignashevich, Fyodor Kudryashov and Ilya Kutepov are expected to feature in defence.Meanwhile, Croatia will be targeting the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998 — when they made their debut as an independent nation on football’s biggest stage.In 1998, Croatia finished third in the World Cup with a team considered to be their best-ever side. If they win against Russia, this Croatian team will join them in the history books.In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia have arguably the best midfield in Russia and Mario Mandzukic and Ante Rebic mean they will be more forceful in attack than the Russians. Rakitic and Rakitic have also been protecting defenders Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida.advertisementWorld Cup 2018: Russia to mint half-rouble coin if hosts reach semi-finalsRebic, along with Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic may feature ahead of the midfield duo of Modric and Rakitic. Mario Mandzukic will lead Croatia’s attack. In case, Croatia go with three-man midfield, one of Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic may get a place.Until their dramatic penalty shootout win against Denmark in the last round, the Croatians hadn’t progressed past the last 16 since 2008. They will believe now they that can equal the ‘Class of 98’.Zlatko Dalic’s side showed what they got by dismantling Lionel Messi’s Argentina 3-0 during the group phase.”We have shown in this World Cup that we have the right to hope for big things. We are playing really well and we have such players that we certainly should believe can go to the very end,” defender Domagoj Vida said.Croatia will pin their hopes on Real Madrid star Modric who has possibly been the best midfielder at the tournament.Sixteen of Dalic’s squad play in Europe’s big five leagues, with Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic the hero against Denmark when he saved three penalties.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) As many as 32 athletes aged between 16 and 22 years attended the first edition of the IOC Athletes Career Programme Workshop, organised by the Indian Olympic Association here on Sunday. The workshop, organised for the first time in India, was held with support from International Olympic Committee, the IOC Athletes Commission and the Adecco Group. The workshop aimed at providing young elite athletes with the resources and training required to overcome the challenges of handling dual career and transition when their sporting career is nearing an end. The workshop helped young athletes in understanding how skills of an athlete can be transferred to increase excellence in an academic or workplace environment, while providing opportunities to develop new skills. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said, “Competitive sport is more challenging now and the requirements of athlete support should also change with time. ACP is a well-designed programme that helps athletes in their journey to be equally successful in both in sports and career. “IOA would be organizing ACP workshops in various cities across India and introducing more such initiatives in the coming year.” The workshop was conducted by IOC’s ACP Educators and former Olympians Anjali Bhagwat and Jovina Choo. At the end of the workshop, President of Asian Tennis Federation and Vice President of International Tennis Federation, Anil Khanna gave certificates to the young athletes and applauded the efforts of IOA. 2018 Youth Olympic Games Hockey 5s silver medallist Vivek Sagar Prasad said, “The ACP educators have helped us athletes decode the confusion in choosing between sports and education, life skills, networking, prioritisation.” PTI PDS PDSPDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgUnseeded Elise Mertens came from a set and a break down to beat Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final and capture the biggest title of her career on Saturday.Halep led 6-3, 2-0, then lost a service game for a third time to see the second set back on serve. Mertens continued to pressure, missing two more break chances in the seventh game but finally breaking – to love – in the ninth. The set was the first Mertens took from Halep in three matchups.Mertens broke again to start the third set, Halep leveled at 2-2, but Mertens finished stronger and won her fifth career title.@elise_mertens #QTO2019 (@WTA) February 16, 2019The Belgian beat two other top-10 players this week, Kiki Bertens and Angelique Kerber.Has it sunk in yet, @elise_mertens? #QTO2019 (@WTA) February 16, 2019A great week for @Simona_Halep…and some words for her fans in Romanian #QTO2019 (@WTA) February 16, 2019Halep’s first final appearance since August guaranteed she will rise one spot to No. 2 in the rankings on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgAudi e-tron previewed in India, expected to priced around Rs 1.15 croreAudi e-tron boasts of features like octagonal grille, Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, LED taillights, 20-inch five Arm dynamic design contrast grey wheels and exterior virtual mirrors.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 11:16 IST Audi e-tron SUV can make 0-100 kmph in 6.6 seconds.HIGHLIGHTSAudi e-tron is powered by two electric motors.The combined power output is 360 hp.The SUV will be available in India as a CBU unit.Audi has previewed its electrically-powered SUV e-tron in India. While the official unveil of Audi e-tron is set to take place on July 12, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is expected to be launched in the country by late 2019.Audi e-tron is powered by two electric motors. The one at the front makes 170 hp. The rear unit produces 190 hp. While the combined power output is 360 hp, the torque figure stands at 561 Nm. In boost mode, the power output jumps to 408 hp, with the torque figure rising to 664 Nm. The 5-seater SUV comes with a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery and two-stage planetary gearbox with single gear.The luxury carmaker claims a top-speed 200 kmph for e-tron. The electrically-powered SUV can make 0-100 kmph in 6.6 seconds. In boost mode, it takes only 5.7 seconds to reach 100 kmph from a standstill. The vehicle gets a 660-litre boot. There is 60 litres of space under the hood as well.Audi e-tron boasts of features like octagonal grille, Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, LED taillights, 20-inch five Arm dynamic design contrast grey wheels and exterior virtual mirrors. Other features include four-zone air conditioner, phone box with wireless charging, virtual cockpit, MMI navigation with MMI Touch, B&O sound system, panoramic sunroof, surround view camera and smartphone interface.The electrically-powered SUV will be available in India as a CBU (Completely Built Up) unit. The price is expected to hover around Rs 1.15 crore (ex-showroom, India).ALSO READ | MG Hector: 5 reasons why new premium SUV may beat Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Hyundai CretaALSO READ | Jaguar Land Rover India hands over specially prepared Discovery Sport to NGO for relief operationsALSO READ | MG Hector: Engine, mileage, dimensions, other technical specifications explainedadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Audi e-tronFollow AudiFollow e-tron Nextlast_img read more

first_imgzoom The cruises segment was one of the growth drivers for Germany-based TUI Group in 2017, which was another positive year for the group. Despite a challenging market environment, TUI increased its underlying EBITA by 12 percent to EUR* 1.1 billion from EUR 1 billion seen in 2016.In addition, the group delivered turnover growth of 11.7 percent. The turnover rose to EUR 19.2 billion in 2017 from EUR 17.2 billion recorded in 2016.“For the third consecutive year, we have delivered double-digit growth in our operating result. More than half of our earnings are delivered by TUI’s hotel and cruise companies. Our successful strategic realignment is also clearly reflected in our set of results. Thanks to the strong growth of our hotel and cruise brands, TUI now delivers stronger margins and is less seasonal,” Fritz Joussen, TUI CEO, said at the presentation of the results for financial year 2017 – October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017 – in London.“Our business profile is now much more evenly structured across the entire year. The clear focus on investments in high-margin hotels and ships was the core of the strategy for the new TUI following the merger in 2014,” Joussen added.Since the first half of financial year 2017, the cruises segment has comprised the results of all three cruise companies – TUI Cruises, Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises) and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. In the period under review, the segment delivered a 33.9 percent growth in underlying EBITDA, which increased to EUR 255.6 million from EUR 190.9 million.In June 2017, Mein Schiff 6 joined TUI Cruises’ fleet and in 2018, the new Mein Schiff 1 will be launched.Additionally, the Marella Cruises’ fleet has continued with its modernization – in the period under review, it launched Marella Discovery 2.As explained, the fleet operated by TUI’s subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will also be expanded and modernized in the medium term. In calendar year 2019, the newbuilds Hanseatic nature and Hanseatic inspiration will join the fleet.*  EUR 1 equals USD 1.17 as of December 13.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The state Power department is mulling the idea of bringing down power tariff in the state by making six coal blocks operational by the end of this year.”The Coal ministry has divided the coal blocks among the states and we have been allotted six blocks. We have already made two of these blocks operational. Another two will be made operational soon. Once we start extraction from them, we can reduce the import of coal to a minimum or zero. Then there is a possibility of reducing the power tariff,” said Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, state Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources minister. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe six coal blocks allotted to West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) are Barjora-1, Gangaram Chak, Gangaram Chak Bhaduria, Kasta, Panchwara in Pakur, Jharkhand and Trans Damodar in Birbhum which is under Durgapur Projects Limited. All these coal blocks have a reserve of 456.50 metric tonnes. The process of making the coal blocks operational is time-consuming as clearance from the Union Forest and Environment ministry takes time. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to a senior official of the Power department, the Electricity Regulatory Commission, while fixing the power tariff takes into account the price of coal, price of crude oil, freight charges, cess on coal, establishment and project cost in deciding power tariff. “So, once we can produce our own coal and cut down dependency on Coal India, we can bring down the tariff,” he said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after a recent meeting with ministers at Nabanna, had said that the state was facing coal shortage as Coal India has been sending less coal to Bengal. “We face no difficulty if they send 12 to 14 rakes a month but recently they are sending eight rakes. But we have been able to overcome this shortfall with two of our coal blocks getting operationalised,” the official said. The Union government has allotted Deocha Pachami — the world’s second-largest coal block, with an estimated reserve of 2.1 billion tonnes to the WBPDCL, but extraction from it will take time mainly due to a thick layer of overburden (an outer surface covering the coal seams).last_img read more

first_imgThe buyer is a joint venture company indirectly owned by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and Manulife Financial Corp.Calgary-based AltaGas says the sale is part of a larger funding strategy related to a previously announced acquisition. CALGARY, A.B. – AltaGas Ltd. says it has an agreement to sell 35 percent of its interest in a B.C. hydroelectric operation for $922 million but will remain the majority owner of the power generation facilities.Located in Tahltan First Nation territory, the Facilities are comprised of the 195-megawatt Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility which achieved commercial operation in October 2014, the 16-megawatt Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility, and the 66-megawatt McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility.AltaGas says the facilities had a total capital cost of approximately $1 billion, and are underpinned by three separate 60-year, fully indexed electricity purchase agreements with BC Hydro.last_img read more

The four Indians were in Sri Lanka on tourist visas and were arrested for doing business, which was a violating of the visa regulations.Aged between 22 and 40, the Indian tourists had in their possession medical drugs and oil at the time they were arrested by the Kalmunai police. The Kalmunai police are conducting further investigations. (Colombo Gazette) Four Indians were arrested in Kalmunai for violating local visa laws, the police media unit said today.The police said that the Indians had been doing business in the Kalmunai town at the time they were arrested.

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Latest on Alaska’s individual health care market (all times local):3:55 p.m.An official with health insurer Moda says the company’s plans to again offer individual plans in Alaska is an extension of its commitment to the health care market in the state.Jason Gootee says the company sees Alaska’s individual marketplace as having stabilized since its exit at the end of 2016.The state says Moda Assurance Co. will join Premera in offering individual plans on the federally facilitated marketplace next year.Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier said Moda had continued to offer small group plans and expressed interest in returning to the individual market when it could.She also said an agreement between Moda and Delta Dental of California negated any financial concerns the division may have had with Moda’s return.___1:30 p.m.The state says a second company will offer health insurance plans on Alaska’s individual marketplace next year.Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier says Moda Assurance Co. will join Premera in offering plans through the federally-facilitated marketplace.Moda was suspended briefly in 2016 from offering health insurance policies in Alaska over concerns with its financial condition. Moda left the Alaska individual marketplace beginning in 2017.Wing-Heier says an agreement between Moda and Delta Dental of California negated any financial concerns the division may have had with Moda’s return. Delta Dental in February said it was investing $152 million for a 49.5 per cent stake in Moda.Messages were left with a Moda spokesman Monday.Wing-Heier says about 16,600 Alaskans are enrolled in the individual market through the exchange.The Associated Press read more

first_img Laptops Computers Desktops Share your voice Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Nvidia Tags Nvidia announced at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference that it would be bringing DirectX ray tracing (DXR) support to its older Pascal-based graphics cards, so it’s time to buckle in: The drivers are now ready for download. But you may not find the tradeoff between performance and the potentially enhanced quality worth it.The Pascal-generation GTX cards supported include: Titan XP Titan X GTX 1080 TI GTX 1080 GTX 1070 TI GTX 1070 GTX 1060 6GB The Volta-based Titan V and Turing-based GTX 1660 and 1660 TI are also supported. You’ll be able to get the Game Ready driver via GeForce Experience or on, along with some new whizzy demos.The new generation of RTX GPUs based on Nvidia’s Turing architecture arrived last summer, bringing two headline features: processing cores devoted to ray tracing (RT cores) — the same kind of rendering that’s used in almost every 3D animation — and Tensor cores for accelerating the neural network processing which underlies DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling), Nvidia’s new AI-based scaling algorithms which more realistically simulate detail when the graphics processing load starts to punish performance.A less glamorous advance is the concurrent floating-point execution pipeline, which improves overall performance with parallel processing for the myriad calculations which underlie rendering.Ray tracing can make games look better, providing more realistic reflections and shadows, with a lot less work for the developers: The less manual tuning for individual scenes they have to do the more they’ll be able to concentrate on improving the overall visual quality of the game. 0 2:12 17 Photos The DXR programming interface makes ray tracing easily scalable for developers. In other words, they can define rules which determine how to prioritize rendering tasks like reflections and shadows and to what level of accuracy. DXR then applies those rules based on how powerful your hardware is.By opening DXR to the vast installed base of older GTX cards, developers have a lot more incentive to incorporate ray tracing into their games, without any extra work, than they have for the small number of pricey RTX GPUs in laptops and desktops.But here’s where the technical nonsense matters. Pascal-based cards, because they have no RT cores, are really not up to the processing challenges of full-on ray tracing, so DXR will dumb down the effects to fit within the capabilities of the card. And even then you’ll still be taking a performance hit — for effects that may be so subtle as to not be worth it.And it seems like the more noticeable the effect, the more processing it tends to require, with reflections (we like the shiny shiny) and global illumination (which can simulate the changing light over the course of a day, for example), being the most demanding.The newer priced-to-sell Turing-based GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti don’t have any RT cores either. What they do have is the improved floating-point performance. So they’ll still take a performance hit in exchange for slightly better realism, just not as much as some of the older cards.While ultimately I think ray tracing will become common — it always takes some time for new hardware technologies to ramp up and prices to come down — it’s possible that opening it up to cards that can’t do it justice may backfire. Though Nvidia’s working hard to manage expectations, I think the exercise will leave a lot of gamers with an “is that all there is?” letdown rather than a “this is so worth plonking down $350 to upgrade to RTX!” attitude. We’ll have to wait and see what actual gaming reveals. The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 See the first Nvidia RTX gaming laptops in actionlast_img read more

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.comWhere Does Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Land on This List?Forbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Acer’s had a strong year in gaming, because it made bold design choices and offered good options at every price. Its massive Predator 21 X wowed everyone who saw the machine’s curved screen, and the company won applause for combining graphics power and affordability in the Predator Helios 300. And while Acer’s higher-end laptops offered solid software, the brand’s more-affordable machines were laden with bloatware.The company could earn a lot more points in the future by making its touchpads more comfortable and covering both directions (not just one) of shipping for repairs. Why MSI Is the Best Gaming Laptop Brand of 2018Finding the perfect gaming laptop is tough, which is why we’ve evaluated every major brand on everything from reviews and configurations to innovation and warranty. Here’s why MSI beat out juggernauts like Alienware, Razer and HP.Check out our complete coverage: 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:4501:45Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  Reviews (29/40)We reviewed six Acer gaming notebooks in our review period, and their average score was 3.6. The brand earned one Editors’ Choice award, for the 15-inch Acer Predator Helios 300. That laptop comes GTX 1060 graphics for a budget price, as well as a two-year warranty and easy upgradability.Also of note was the 4-star Acer Predator 21X — a massive, $9,000 machine with eye tracking, powerful graphics, a mechanical keyboard and a curved display — as well as the 17-inch Helios, which was easily upgradable but suffered from an uncomfortable touchpad.AdvertisementWhile the Predator Triton 700 was innovative and looked good, it brought subpar battery life and had an awkward touchpad above the keyboard.Design (19/20)Did you ever think you would see a laptop with a 21-inch curved display and a mechanical keyboard? How about one with a maintenance panel adorned with killer artwork and a peekaboo panel so you can check out the system interior? You get all that and more with the Acer Predator 21 X, whose black, gray and blue color scheme was a welcome shock to the system.The Predator Triton 700 brought the same shock and awe in a ridiculous slim chassis, although turning that top-mounted clear panel into a touchpad was a hot misstep. No, seriously, the panel got so hot during regular usage, it would burn your finger.The rest of Acer’s gaming laptops are your typical systems, decked out in black with red accents with pronounced angles. However, while notebooks like the 15-inch Predator Helios 300 and Nitro 5 offer aluminum lids for a premium look, others like the 17-inch Predator Helios 300 are made entirely of plastic. Still, Acer is one of the only companies to offer a convertible gaming system with the Nitro 5 Spin, even if it can only handle rudimentary settings.Display (12/15)Despite a few black sheep, the members of Acer’s family of displays are mostly very bright and vivid, averaging 114 percent of the sRGB color gamut and 295 nits of brightness. The Acer Predator 21 X ($8,999) will put a hole in your bank account, but you will get a stunning, curved display covering 172 percent of the sRGB gamut and 332 nits of brightness. More reasonably priced is the 17-inch Helios ($1,357), which has the brightest display we’ve seen during our review period, presenting a vibrant 373 nits.Some disappointing entries include the 15-inch Acer Predator Helios 300 and Acer Nitro 5, which feature incredibly dull panels.Innovation (9/10)Acer gets props for delivering one thing none of its competitors could: a $9,000 behemoth that sports a 21-inch curved screen, dual graphics cards, built-in eye tracking and a mechanical keyboard. Sure, the Acer Predator 21 X isn’t the most practical gaming laptop on the market, but hats off to Acer for pushing the boundaries of just how much tech you can cram into a “portable” system.Acer also made strides with its more standard (but still very premium) Predator Triton 700, with its impossibly slim design, uniquely cornered edges, Aeroblade3D fans for better cooling, and booming TrueHarmony speakers. And on the more affordable end, Acer delivered the convertible Nitro 5 Spin and the upgradable Predator Helios 300, bringing impressive innovation to all price ranges.Software (7/10)PredatorSense is the centerpiece of the Acer gaming experience. It’s available on many of Acer’s gaming laptops, including the Predator Helios 300. There, you’ll monitor and control clock speed, keep tabs on CPU and GPU temperature, and enable graphics-card overclocking with a single click.If your laptop supports it, and the Acer Predator 21 X does, PredatorSense is also where you’ll customize your keyboard’s backlighting. Incredibly granular controls allow you to program each of the keys to flash one of the available 16.7 million colors, and there are 11 available visual effects, each with adjustable speeds.MORE: Best Acer LaptopsOn top of everything else, Acer’s $8,999 laptop gets you Tobii eye-tracking and Nvidia G-Sync technology for keeping your screen in harmony with your gameplay.DustDefender will run your laptop’s fans in reverse to prevent dust buildup.The $1,999 Predator Triton 700 includes Killer Diagnostics for checking network speed and Killer Control Center, an app for adjusting network bandwidth that lets you prioritize applications to get the most of your speed. Acer also throws in a free six-month license of XSplit Gamecaster, a gameplay-streaming and -recording utility.Acer isn’t as generous with software on its lower-end machines, as the Nitro 5 Spin is outfitted with only Nvidia GeForce Experience (which is also available as a free download) and ShadowPlay (a free streaming service). The Nitro 5 includes only GeForce Experience.Configurations and Warranty (3/5)Acer covers every niche of portable gaming — and we literally mean every niche, because few brands simultaneously offer something as svelte as the Predator Triton 700 and as ridiculous as the dual 1080 GPU-toting $8,999 Predator 21X. There’s also the streamlined Nitro 5, the more mature-looking Aspire V Nitro and the very reasonably-priced, GTX 1060-equipped Helios 300. We still wish Acer had an answer for gamers who want something smaller than 13 inches, though.MORE: The Best Gaming LaptopsIf you need to send your Acer machine in for service, you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket for inbound shipping — unless you spring for accidental damage protection. That’s pretty frustrating, especially considering Acer sells some pretty pricey systems. The factory warranty lasts one year, and you can open your laptop up and swap out RAM and storage without fear of voiding it.Scorecard & WinnersAcerAlienwareAorus / GigabyteAsusDellHPLenovoMSIOriginRazerlast_img read more

first_img The latest version of Dell’s flagship laptop comes in an attractive rose gold and white color scheme and is a bit thinner than its predecessor, the still-for-sale XPS 13 9360. Because Dell shaved 0.14 inches off of the thickness and 0.13 pounds off the weight, the XPS 13 9370 has smaller battery and three hours less endurance. However, this sleek and sexy ultrabook still lasts nearly 12 hours on a charge and offers stronger performance and a more attractive screen than the 9360. You can also get the Dell XPS 13 9370 with an eye-popping 4K display.Pros: Attractive design; Colorful display; Strong sustained performance; Very lightCons: No USB Type-A port; Webcam looks up your noseKey Specs: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K display; Up to Core i7-8550U CPU; 2.65 pounds No matter how stacked their specs are, even the best laptops are useless if they can’t hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test 2.0, which involves continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, we’ve identified the laptops with the best battery life on the market. We’re talking more than 9 hours of endurance, which should more than suffice for that cross-country flight, a long day of meetings or multiple, back-to-back classes.Laptops with the best battery life can fall within the sub-$500 range and other pricey ones will often go on sale, like the HP Spectre x360 for $949 ($200 off). We recently pit the Dell XPS 13 and the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 against each other, and did the same for the Surface Laptop 2 and HP Spectre x360, which are all solid ultrabooks. We recently reviewed the HP Envy 13, which didn’t make the cut on battery life, but it’s worth mentioning because it survived a solid 11:11.Note that, in February 2018, we switched from Laptop Battery Test 1.0, which surfed the web at a lower, 100 nits of brightness, so scores have gone down to reflect the more aggressive (and realistic) test.Here are the laptops with the best battery life: Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: Find the Right Rig ✖ Between its sleek aluminum chassis, ridiculously gorgeous 15.6-inch display and powerful performance, it’s practically a miracle that the Dell XPS 15 has long battery life. This baby lasted a solid 11 hours and 53 minutes, and while that’s not the best of the best, its other qualities easily make it one of the best overall laptops on this list. And with its GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU, you can run games like Hitman (Ultra, 1080p) at 60 frames per second.Pros: Strong overall and graphics performance; Excellent battery life; Bright, vibrant screen; Runs cool; Attractive, if dated, designCons: Awkwardly placed webcamKey Specs: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display; Up to Intel Core i7-8750H CPU; 4.2 pounds Lenovo Yoga C63012:14$759 Which Graphics Card Do You Need? Which Laptop Features Are Worth the Money? Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019)12:22$899 Which CPU is Right For You? From $999.00 The 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts a ridiculously fast SSD, a vibrant display and strong performance packed into a gorgeous aluminum design. And with a Core i7 CPU, the 15-inch MacBook Pro could last as long as 11 hours and 57 minutes on a charge. That’s more than enough time to enjoy the perks of macOS as well as the MacBook’s solid speakers and improved keyboard.Pros: Insanely speedy general performance; Fastest SSD we’ve tested; Comparatively thin and light design; Vivid, sharp display; Improved keyboard; Strong sound; Long battery lifeCons: Exorbitant price; Warm underside; No USB Type-A portsKey Specs: 15.4-inch, 2880 x 1800 display; Up to Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU; 4 pounds Let me introduce you to one of the best Dell Latitudes around: The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 — a beast of a business laptop that can last 13 hours and 8 minutes on a single charge. That battery is packed into a super sleek design, measuring just 0.6 inches thick, alongside a strong Core i7 processor. One of the coolest features that the Latitude 7400 boasts is its proximity sign-in function, so you can sign into your computer just by walking up to it.Pros: Sleek, modern design; Strong performance; 13+ hours of battery life; Proximity sign-in feature works wellCons: Display could be brighter; Poor speakers;Key Specs: 14-inch, 1920 x 1280 display; Up to Intel Core i7-8665U CPU; 3 pounds Should I Buy a Chromebook? 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All of those business friendly qualities are paired with a battery that can last 11 hours and 29 minutes.Pros: Fast performance; Long-lasting battery life; Built-in camera coverCons: Dim displayKey Specs: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 display; Up to Intel Core i7-8650U CPU; 3 pounds Dell XPS 13 9370 (11:59) Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck Dell XPS 13 (2018) deals?54 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,728.99US$979ViewUS$999.99ViewUS$1,599US$1,129.99ViewUS$1,175.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Locks Guide: Do You Need One? The Best Time to Buy a Laptop Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? 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To top off its design, its 13.3-inch, 1080p display blasted us with 150 percent of the sRGB color gamut, and the keyboard comforted us with a tactile 1.4 millimeters of travel. Not to mention that its battery lasted an epic 12 hours and 7 minutes on our tests.Pros: Luxurious design; Outstanding battery life; Thin and lightweight; Vivid 1080p display; Class-leading keyboard; Powerful speakersCons: Display could be brighter; Bezels are a bit thick; BloatwareKey Specs: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display; Up to Intel Core i7-8565U CPU; 2.8 pounds Rami Tabari, How to Configure Your Laptop: Specs That Matter Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (11:29) Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro11:57$2,229 Lenovo From $899.00 Bestbuy Between the HP Envy x2’s built-in 4G LTE and its 14 hours and 22 minutes of battery life, you can easily go on long trips without worrying about charging your notebook. Its included HP Digital Pen felt natural and smooth to use, and the Envy’s attached pen holster makes it convenient to use on the go. On top of being extremely portable, the HP Envy x2 offers a solid detachable keyboard and an incredibly bright display.Pros: Amazing battery life; 4G built in; Comfortable keyboard; Beautiful display; Runs coolCons: Sluggish performance; Doesn’t run some Windows appsKey Specs: 12.3-inch, 1920 x 1280 display; Up to Qualcomm 835 CPU; 2.7 pounds Lenovo ThinkPad T48017:19$863 Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro Lenovo Yoga C630 (12:14) Next Article »» Dell Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review » The Lenovo ThinkPad T480 was the last one standing among an army of laptops, with a battery life of 17 hours and 19 minutes. Along with its spectacular battery life, you get a great keyboard and solid performance packed into a military durable chassis that can withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, dust and vibrations. 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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A 14-year-old boy in the United Kingdom was banned from performing in drag at his school’s talent show. GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : A 14-year-old boy from the UK was banned from performing in drag at his school’s talent showcenter_img The talent show was set for a Tuesday. On Monday, Lewis was pulled out of class and told he could not participate.‘They claim it’s because it is illegal – but I think the real reason is they don’t accept me for who I am,’ Lewis told The Daily Mail.‘I’m heartbroken and confused. After all the effort I have put into it, it has knocked my confidence a lot.’With the help of drag performance, Natalie saw her introverted son come out of his shell.‘There’s no law over impersonating a female and doing a dance. We can’t find anything anywhere that says that, and anyway it’s a school talent show, not a competition,’ Natalie said.‘His act for the talent show was dressing as a lady and dancing. There is no swearing, no raunchy behaviour, nothing over the top.’‘The school is very multicultural and I think the school thinks some of the parents won’t like it. But people should be able to do what they want to do and be who they want to be.’‘They have really knocked his confidence. They have knocked his confidence to zero.’Anything else?Many children under the age of 18 have been inspired by drag. For instance, 10-year-old Desmond Napoles has received global fame for the viral videos of him in drag. In fact, Napoles announced earlier this year that he’s starting his own drag house especially for kids.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) What happened?The boy, Lewis Bailey, was distraught after he was told he could not compete after practicing his lip-sync and dance for weeks.His mother, 37-year-old Natalie, was allegedly told by the school that it is illegal for people under the age of 18 to take part in drag competitions.Lewis said he was ‘not being accepted for who [he is].’ He was inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race and was ‘heartbroken and confused’ at his school’s decision.The principal’s decisionThe principal of Castle High School and Visual Arts College in Dudley, West Midlands stood by the school’s decision. According to the principal, the decision was an issue of ‘age appropriateness.’‘Castle is an inclusive school that celebrates diversity,’ principal Michelle King told The Daily Mail.‘With regard to the performance of our student Lewis Bailey at the end-of-term talent show; we made the decision that it was not age appropriate for either the learner and for the intended audience, his peer group, for Lewis to appear as a drag act.’‘We understood Lewis wanted to appear in the style of RuPaul, whose style of performance is characterised by strong language and sexual innuendo.’The banned actLewis’ performance was to include a medley of tracks by RuPaul, Little Mix, and Ariana Grande. He planned to wear a long silver wig, a floral get-up purchased on eBay, and a pair of heels his grandmother had gifted him.last_img read more

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen has been rated the number one destination in Mexico and 15th in the world by Trip Advisor travelers.According to the 2018 Traveler’s Choice, the seaside city in the heart of Riviera Maya has been rated as the number one destination in the country.“Playa del Carmen is one of the top diving destinations in the world, thanks to vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns. On dry land, Playa is a hipper and more modern version of the fishing village it once was. Spend some quality time on the golf course or wave hello to the playful spider monkeys at The Jungle Place sanctuary. Explore the ancient ruins of the Coba Mayan Village, or get in some quality people-watching as you shop and stroll along 5th Avenue.”This year, the city of Playa del Carmen has also been rated as the 15th best destination in the world out the Top 25 cities. The list includes over 700 attraction ideas in their “things to do” list for Playa del Carmen including Coba Maya Traditions, Cenote Chaak Tun and Aventuras Mayas.The only other two destinations in Latin America that made the Top 25 list were Cuzco, Peru in 23rd  and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who took last place.Paris scooped up the number one spot as the best destination globally followed by London, Rome and Bali.Earlier this year, Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres off the mainland of Cancun was voted 10 of 25 most beautiful beaches in the world by Trip Advisor travelers.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAfter their announcement, Sindicato de Taxistas released a statement saying Uber is only trying to create difficulties. “We are not going to allow the rights of organized workers, their sources of employment and their patrimony to be trampled on, so we will be prepared to take strong actions in favor of the taxi driver family,” they said. “For now, our priority is to provide citizens and tourists with access to the platform and our support partners to comply with the requirements of the regulation to offer five-star travel,” he added. “Our return is legitimate and responds to the interest of almost the entire population. We reiterate our openness to dialogue with authorities to advance in the necessary procedures, “concluded the director. Cancun, Q.R. — Uber says that they will resume operations in Cancun as of June 6. The company made the announcement after being suspended of services for more than a year. Earlier this week, 12 taxi Cancun drivers were arrested for their alleged involvement in drugs, weapons and extortion. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)center_img “Currently there is a ruling by a federal judge in which he ordered the Mobility Institute to allow Uber Mexico to operate and carry out its commercial activity in the State of Quintana Roo. Derived from the above, the company submitted its application for registration as ERT before the Mobility Institute, which has not been resolved,” added the Uber spokesman. “Starting Thursday June 6, Uber will restart its operations in Cancun offering more than 500,000 citizens of Cancun a reliable and accessible additional mobility option for their transfers at the touch of a button,” said Saúl Crespo, Communication Manager for Uber México. He said that with their return, the company becomes an ally of Quintana Roo to facilitate additional opportunities for self-employment and entrepreneurship.last_img read more

first_img October 3, 2013 — Smarter study comparisons, new modality activity/cost management reports and an enhanced interface comprise NovaRad’s NovaRIS/NovaPACS combined radiology system upgrades.The smarter study comparison functionality automatically opens related comparison studies for an open study. The modality activity/cost management report enables easier tracking of modality, productivity and profitability.Additional updates in this latest version:Consulting physician field in diagnostic reportsEasy restoration of deleted studies up to 90 days after deletionEnhanced, comprehensive integration with third-party long-term archivesThe combined radiology information system (RIS)/picture archiving communication system (PACS) is web-based and runs on the same open source platform to ensure seamless integration and help speed installation. The combined system is also available in Spanish and through an application service provider (ASP) model.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 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… 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 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 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 | 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 Related Content News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | October 03, 2013 NovaRad Releases NovaRIS, NovaPACS 8 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 last_img read more

first_imgInteleOne Improves Care, Streamlines WorkflowThe decision to deploy InteleOne at CCMC’s hospitals and other patient facilities was motivated by two goals. “Our primary goal was to improve patient care,” Poole said. “A secondary goal was to improve our workflow.”Those goals have been easily achieved. “I can be sitting in Hartford, reading a study from someone in Westfield, who has a comparison study from Holyoke,” explained Poole. “In one location I am able to review all that information, instantly.” Before InteleOne, this would not have been possible. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… 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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 The largest and busiest children’s Primary Care Center between New York and Boston, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) has 2,200 employees and a medical staff of nearly 1,100 across two hospitals, five specialty care centers, and 10 practices. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Universal Diagnostic Platform Delivers High Value to All StakeholdersWith InteleOne’s common viewer and universal worklist, radiologists can identify cases relevant to them, access all necessary patient data, collaborate with colleagues and generate reports — all with more efficiency and better accuracy. “InteleOne enables you to read more studies,” said Poole. “My productivity has increased significantly.”InteleOne delivers high value to all the stakeholders in a patient’s care. “The value is in better and more accurate interpretations, the value is in more satisfied referring clinicians, the value is in being able to optimize a schedule that is more convenient and productive for the radiologists,” Poole said. Single Diagnostic Environment Delivers Big ImpactDelivering premium care to little patients is the big priority at CCMC. The center’s radiology services are provided by Jefferson Radiology, the largest radiology private practice group in Connecticut. Jefferson Radiology depends on InteleOne from Intelerad Medical Systems, a distributed, enterprise solution for streamlining medical imaging workflows.InteleOne unifies disparate PACS, HIS and RIS, providing a single, highly productive diagnostic environment with one consolidated worklist and patient view. It offers comprehensive access to studies – including priors – regardless of location.With InteleOne, Jefferson’s radiologists are more productive, providing interpretations with increased accuracy in less time. “InteleOne allows an improved workflow, and more importantly, it allows for greater access to relevant prior clinical information so that we can provide the best care,” said Jefferson Radiology’s Stephen Poole, M.D., who serves as head of pediatric imaging for CCMC. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more center_img Instant Messaging Features Enable Easy Collaboration, Better CareIn patient care, life-saving decisions can depend on timely responses. However, radiologists often work in locations deep within a hospital and/or next to a MRI machine, where cellphone use may be impossible or unreliable.The instant messaging features of InteleOne remove these obstacles, streamlining communication and creating collaboration opportunities. By removing the need to locate colleagues and identify means to contact them, InteleOne enables instant consultation, leading to the highest quality interpretations. “We can always get connection through InteleOne and it is very easy to collaborate,” said Poole. Comprehensive Access to Priors Increases Quality, Reduces CostEasy access to prior studies is a key benefit of using InteleOne. “Before InteleOne, searching for prior exams was a cumbersome and time-consuming process,” said Poole. “Now, all of the exams associated with a patient are automatically retrieved and displayed in InteleOne.”With effortless, comprehensive access to prior exams, radiologists can deliver a more accurate and thorough interpretation, in a more timely manner. Furthermore, unnecessary studies are eliminated, saving significant time and money. 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Sponsored Content | Case Study | September 19, 2017 InteleOne Provides Big Benefits for Little Patients at Children’s Hospital Intelerad’s unified diagnostic platform empowers radiologists with instant subspecialty consultation, seamless access to priors and improved collaboration Subspecialist Routing Facilitates Better AccuracyWith advanced workflow features, InteleOne makes it easy to route cases to the most qualified subspecialist on Jefferson Radiology’s staff. Thus, studies that need subspecial interpretation are completed just as quickly as any other, thanks to InteleOne. “We don’t have to wait until a neuroradiologist is in the hospital tomorrow,” said Poole. “There are always three neuro-radiologists available, today.” The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 Strong Relationship with Intelerad Inspires ConfidencePoole, Jefferson Radiology and CCMC administrators are extremely happy with the decision to deploy InteleOne. A strong business relationship with Intelerad and an appreciation of the company’s business practices contribute to very high levels of satisfaction with the solution and company.“The availability of Intelerad is key,” said Poole. “The ability to make suggestions and work collaboratively with a vendor is very important to us. Intelerad personnel are fantastically accommodating, always available and highly communicative.”For more information: www.intelerad.comCase study provided by Intelerad FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Contentlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSilversea has announced that renowned primatologist Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas will join two Silver Discoverer voyages in 2019 as a guest lecturer. Internationally recognised for her studies and work with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, she is considered the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan.“It was a great honour to have Dr Galdikas join our guests in 2016 and 2017 to talk about her work in Borneo and personally guide them on their visit to her world-famous Camp Leakey and Orangutan Care Centre,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s senior vice president of strategic development for expeditions and experiences.  “We’re excited that she will be returning next year to provide additional opportunities for conservation-minded travellers to explore Indonesia and help contribute to the efforts to protect the region’s endangered wildlife.”A duo of expedition cruises with departures on 24 June 2019 (Darwin to Bali) and 9 July 2019 (Bali to Singapore) will explore the exotic islands of Indonesia, with an overnight stay in the port of Kumai, gateway to Tanjung Puting National Park and its legendary Camp Leakey. Operated by Dr Galdikas’ non-profit Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), Camp Leakey is the site of the anthropologist’s pioneering research in the wild.  Silversea is the only cruise company partnering with Camp Leakey to offer its guests such exceptional wildlife-focused experiences.For each guest on these special voyages of Silver Discoverer, Silversea Expeditions will donate $100 to the non-profit Orangutan Foundation International.“Working to ensure the survival of these great apes, as well as their precious forest habitat, is my lifelong mission,” said Galdikas. “I welcome a partner like Silversea whose guests seek to discover our planet’s authentic beauty in places like Camp Leakey, where they can make a difference to help protect its future.”During an enriching onboard presentation, Dr Galdikas will share insights from her many years devoted to the study, care and preservation of endangered orangutans. Additionally, she will lead a private tour to Camp Leakey, where guests can experience close-up encounters with these amazing animals. Immersed in magnificent tropical scenery, guests may also spot proboscis monkeys, gibbons and macaques, as well as birds from more than 200 species.In the company of Dr Galdikas, Silversea guests will also be granted rare access to the OFI’s Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine facility located in the village of Pasir Panjang. The rehabilitation centre is home to numerous orphaned, sick or injured orangutans, and is normally closed to the public.Throughout her life, Dr Galdikas has fought tirelessly for orangutan conservation. After meeting with Kenyan anthropologist Dr Louis Leakey in 1969, she expressed her desire to study the orangutan in the wild. It took three years for Dr Leakey to secure the funding and support for Dr Galdikas to begin her research. To honour her mentor, she named her first camp after him. Among her many awards, Dr Galdikas was the first non-Indonesian born person to receive the prestigious Kalpataru award, the highest honour given by Indonesia for outstanding environmental leadership.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more