Donald Trump comes through for Alberta again with a presidential permit for

CALGARY — The U.S. State Department has issued a presidential permit allowing Enbridge Inc. to ship more oil on its Line 67 pipeline after a five-year review.Enbridge says it welcomes the news, which will allow it to ramp up the flow on the line — also know as Alberta Clipper — to as much as 890,000 barrels per day from the 450,000 capacity of the old permit issued when the pipeline was completed in 2009.Since finishing the line from Hardisty, Alta. to Superior, Wis., Enbridge has added enough pumping power along the 1,600-kilometre pipeline to increase the capacity to about 800,000 barrels, but needed a new permit to increase the shipping volume across the border.In the meantime, the company has been diverting oil to its under-used Line 3 to cross the five kilometre stretch across the border needing the permit before pumping it back into Line 67, meaning the new permit will simplify operations, but not immediately increase Enbridge’s shipping capacity.A coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups unsuccessfully tried to challenge the increase, as well as Enbridge’s work-around, looking to block any increase of oilsands production because of its higher environmental impact.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said in a statement that the permit means a good day for the industry, and the province’s ability to continue supplying oil to its biggest customer.This was the second pipeline approved by U.S. President Donald Trump. In March, Trump, flanked by TransCanada Corp. president and CEO Russ Girling in the Oval Office, issued a presidential permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, more than eight years after the 830,000 barrels-per-day oil pipeline between Alberta and the U.S. Gulf Coast was first proposed.The Canadian Press With files from Financial Post Staff read more

Brinks Canada Unifor sign tentative agreement

TORONTO — A tentative agreement has been reached between Brink’s Canada Ltd., and Unifor, to avert a strike that was due to begin Thursday.The agreements covers about 800 Brink’s workers in Ontario and another 260 in British Columbia.Unifor says details of the tentative deal will be released after ratification votes are cast in the coming days.Union spokeswoman Kathleen O’Keefe earlier said the key issue at the bargaining table was how many people are in the armoured vehicle.She said in most cases, there are only two people in the truck and the union wants that increased to three.Other issues included wages, overtime pay, pensions and benefits. The union says it is recommending that its members approve the deal.“Bargaining teams representing British Columbia, the Ottawa region, and the remainder of Ontario worked very hard together,” said Unifor president Jerry Dias in a statement.“I congratulate them on obtaining a fair deal that includes a break-through in reaching a common expiry date in three bargaining regions for the first time.” read more

Signet and Palo Alto Networks rise while Mallinckrodt slumps

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:Palo Alto Networks Inc., up $11.56 to $212.05The cybersecurity company beat Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter forecasts and will buy Zingbox for $75 million.Signet Jewelers Ltd., up $2.96 to $13.97The jewelry company behind retailers Kay and Zales handily beat Wall Street’s fiscal second quarter forecasts.G-III Apparel Group Ltd., up $5 to $23.84The clothing and accessories maker behind DKNY and Wilson’s Leather beat Wall Street’s fiscal second quarter profit forecasts.Mallinckrodt PLC, down $1 to $1.59The drug developer hired restructuring firms and is considering bankruptcy, according to media reports, as it faces lawsuits over opioid addiction.Meredith Corp., down $10.14 to $33.68The media company that also publishes Better Homes & Gardens gave investors weak profit guidance for the year.AeroVironment Inc., up $2.57 to $55.33The maker of unmanned aircrafts blew away Wall Street’s fiscal first quarter profit forecasts.Cloudera Inc., up $1.07 to $8.28The cloud computing company handily beat Wall Street’s second quarter forecasts on a surge in subscription revenue.At Home Group Inc., down 39 cents to $6.52The home decor retailer trimmed its sales forecast for the year after revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations during the fiscal second quarter.The Associated Press read more

BC vacuumcleaner company penalized for pressuring seniors to buy

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 27, 2015 12:30 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. vacuum-cleaner company penalized for pressuring seniors to buy VICTORIA – The watchdog for British Columbia’s consumers has penalized a door-to-door vacuum-cleaner and air-filtration company for taking advantage of seniors.Consumer Protection B.C. has ordered Advanced Air Supply to refund customers more than $5,100, and pay $4,100 in penalties and partial inspection costs.The watchdog says the company and sole director Jacob Douglass represented used products as new, took advantage and failed to refund seniors, and used contracts that didn’t contain legally required information.It says the company also used questionable tactics, such as surveys and prize incentives, to access the homes of customers.Consumer protection spokeswoman Tatiana Chabeaux-Smith says the business subjected seniors to lengthy and high-pressure sales presentations.The watchdog is a non-profit corporation that operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Justice and regulates and licenses industries ranging from debt collection to telemarketing to funeral services. read more

Ohio State Michael Nodianos is no longer a student at The Ohio

Michael Nodianos is no longer an official Buckeye.The Steubenville High School graduate with a role in a video at the heart of an alleged rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, is “no longer a student at The Ohio State University,” according to the school’s Facebook and Twitter pages Monday.OSU spokeswoman Gayle Saunders confirmed to The Lantern Nodianos was no longer enrolled, but would not disclose the terms of his leave, citing Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.OSU released a statement Friday that said “the student in question was in attendance only through Dec. 12,” the last day of the university’s final examinations. Saunders reiterated that statement to The Lantern Sunday, as well.“Find People,” the school’s faculty, staff and student directory, showed Thursday that Nodianos was a student in electrical and computer engineering.Nodianos, who has not been charged criminally, did not respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.Nodianos’ involvement in the Steubenville case, a town of about 18,000 along the Ohio River, has pulled OSU into a situation that’s increasingly garnered national attention in recent weeks.The video taken from an August night of back-to-school parties where, allegedly, 16-year-old Steubenville High School football players Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays raped a 16-year-old girl, shows him talking and laughing about the alleged rape for more than 12 minutes.Some found the video so offensive that it prompted a Facebook group titled, “OSU expel Michael Nodianos ‘Rape Crew’ member,” which amassed about 3,000 “likes” by Monday evening.The video itself, which can be found on YouTube under various names, shows Nodianos, wearing an OSU T-shirt, talking and laughing about the alleged incident.Nodianos makes several analogies that the alleged victim was “deader than” or was “raped harder than” as most voices off-camera laugh at his comments. Some rebuke him for his choice of words.Nodianos is reportedly being represented by Dennis McNamara. The attorney, according to multiple sources, held a press conference with members of the media in Steubenville Monday. He did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, McNamara said, “there was no excuse or justification” for Nodianos’ comments.The Plain Dealer wrote that Nodianos attended OSU on an academic scholarship.McNamara, according to the paper, said his client was interviewed by Steubenville police not long after the incident and that he was elsewhere at the time of the alleged assault.McNamara told reporters, according to the Plain Dealer, that Nodianos was “ashamed and embarrassed” at his actions in the video.It appears, though, some OSU students are confused as to whether or not Nodianos left on his own terms. While there is no confirmation that the university kicked Nodianos out, some students seemed to carry that impression.Samantha Arrowsmith, a second-year in psychology, applauded Nodianos’ departure from the university, but was also under the impression that the Steubenville High School graduate was forced out.“The kid that got kicked out of Ohio State, I’m happy about that … I wouldn’t want someone here that was like that,” she said.There is, however, no known evidence to suggest that Nodianos was expelled by OSU nor is there any formal indication that he will be charged with criminally.“I wasn’t aware that a student here had been involved at all … If he hasn’t officially been arrested or charged with anything, it might be a little premature for them to permanently expel because I guess, innocent until charged or proven guilty,” said Nathan Cotton, a first-year in public affairs.According to The New York Times, Richmond and Mays are under house arrest and awaiting a trial that has been set for Feb. 13.Dan Hope contributed to this story. read more

Nurse reveals she left the NHS after being charged £80 for parking

first_imgA judge has ruled that the employees, including nurses, doctors and admin staff, must pay the charges dating back to April 2016 after losing a legal fight with Indigo, the private operator that manages the car park at the University Hospital of Wales.One nurse reportedly owes £150,000 after the court ruled that £128 must be paid for each unpaid ticket, plus £26,000 in court fees. The nurse replied: “In my haste I did stop and buy a parking ticket, pinged in my registration number, accidentally missed a digit, contested it with no luck and [my fine] then went up to £80.”Q&A:  Do you have to pay car park fines?Mrs Plummer said she no longer works for the NHS because of how much money she was losing on parking tickets.This comes as NHS staff were left “broken” and face losing their homes after a court ordered them to pay thousands in parking fines racked up at a Cardiff hospital. “You also got a ticket as a patient – your mum was rushed into A&E in the ambulance and you got a fine for that?” My patient arrested, the usual thing, you’d  to stay there, it’s not a 9-5 job, you can’t leave, the nursing and midwifery council wouldn’t think fairly on you if you did up and go just to change your parking ticket or move your car.”In the end I had to pay £80 on top.”Susanna Reid said: “Unbelievable. So you stay over y our shift and over your parking time in order to save a patient’s life and you get a parking ticket which is outrageous.center_img A nurse has revealed she was charged £80 for parking, on top of parking fees already docked from her wages, because she stayed after her shift as her patient went into cardiac arrest.Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan described her tale as “extraordinary” and “outrageous” as the extent of parking fines which hit nurses across the UK is revealed.Sally Plummer told Good Morning Britain: “We would have a certain amount of money taken out of our wages which wasn’t a problem, we didn’t mind alongside other hospital staff paying for parking.”But you’re not guaranteed a parking space so therefore have to park in public parking spaces. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Man due in court after bag of drugs found in Carlow house

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 11:43 AM Short URL No Comments 11,237 Views A MAN IS due to appear before a special sitting of Carlow District Court today in relation to a drugs seizure in Carlow.Seven kilos of cannabis herb and 100 cannabis plants were discovered at a house at Borlum Wood, Green Road on Friday.Two men in their 50s and a man in his 30s, all Lithuanian nationals, were arrested at the scene.The two other men who were arrested have been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The man is due to appear in court at 4pm today.Read: Youth Defence to Citizens’ Assembly: ‘Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion’> http://jrnl.ie/3271718 Mar 5th 2017, 11:43 AM Man due in court after bag of drugs found in Carlow house The two other men who were arrested have been released without charge. Share30 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

New markets for Greek tourism

first_imgThanks to its improved image, Greece seems to be attracting an increasing number of visitors from emerging economies. Furthermore, tourism industry officials say that Brazilians, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians and Mexicans, among others, often spend more money than those from the so-called ‘traditional’ origin countries.Santorini is a case in point. Mayor Anastasios-Nikolaos Zorzos says the island has for years been a magnet for visitors from Asia throughout the year. The island expects about 20,000 Asian tourists this winter. Apart from the Chinese, Koreans also represent a growing clientele, reflected in the fact that a Korean film was partly shot on Santorini between July 22 and 25. Another film, Beijing Love Story, also shot on Santorini, opened at movie theatres in China on February this year.Athens is also a growing pole of attraction for visitors from emerging markets. Brazilians and Mexicans stop in the Greek capital while on cruise trips and stay up to three nights. They spend considerable sums on food and drinks in the hotels as well as on souvenirs. Brazilians and Mexicans also show a particular preference for trips that include the ‘classic tour’ of Mycenae, Epidaurus and Olympia. Most Latin American tourists are aged 50-plus. Indians usually travel with family as part of groups. They are demanding customers and prefer their own cuisine.A group of 29 Filipino travel agents were in Athens last week to be briefed and possibly to design tours for the Greek destination.Attracting visitors from Asia is seen as the biggest challenge for destinations around the world, including Greece. According to a study titled ‘Winning the Next Billion Asian Travellers – Starting with China’, carried out by Tripadvisor and Boston Consulting, more than 50 per cent of the increase in global tourism traffic up to 2030 will come from the Asia-Pacific region. A billion people are projected to have annual earnings of US$15,000 or more by then and the vast majority will come from China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.The Chinese are projected to make 1.7 billion trips in the intervening period and their spending is seen shooting up to US$1.8 trillion. They are distinct in that they prefer to travel in February, May and October, which are low-season months for many Western destinations.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Trump ready to ease rules on coalfired power plants

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, according to a summary of the plan and several people familiar with the full proposal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly.The plan by the Environmental Protection Agency also would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades. That would reverse an Obama-era push to shift away from coal and toward less-polluting energy sources such as natural gas, wind and solar power.Combined with a planned rollback of car-mileage standards, the plan represents a significant retreat from Obama-era efforts to fight climate change. President Donald Trump has already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as he pushes to revive the coal industry.Trump also has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take steps to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, warning that impending retirements of “fuel-secure” power plants that rely on coal and nuclear power are harming the nation’s power grid and reducing its resilience.last_img read more

We dont know how to take advantage of Messi Tagliafico

first_imgThe Argentina national team left-back believes his country has the best player in the world, but they don’t know how to use him.At club level, Barcelona star Lionel Messi is simply one of the best, if not the best player in the whole world.But at the national team level, he has had trouble, not being able to lift any silverware with the senior squad.This has pushed him away from the team as he hasn’t played with them since they were eliminated by France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.But for defender Nicolas Tagliafico, the problem is his country doesn’t know how to take advantage of a player like Messi.“We have seen two glorious stages in our football with [Cesar Luis] Menotti and [Carlos] Bilardo, which are two different ways of understanding football,” Tagliafico was quoted by Goal.“We have not found out which is the best [style of play] for our time, or which one is the best to help Leo [Messi].”Top 5 players who can actually replace Messi and Ronaldo Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 After Pep Guardiola’s latest defense of Messi and Ronaldo, we need to start talking about the Top 5 players who can replace them.Replacing Messi and…“He’s the best player in the world and we do not know how to take advantage of him,” he added.“We have to find an idea or a coach that makes us understand the opportunity he represents and bring that order we need.”“It’s not the same to be in a club for 15 years knowing everything,” he tried to explain.“In the national team, either because of the change of president, coach or because of the passion we have that blinds us, we are not able to put together projects every year. That’s not easy.”“Leo did not have the luck to be crowned. He reached three finals, but we do not have the project that, for example, Barca does,” he concluded.Argentina will play two friendlies on March: the first against Venezuela on the 23rd, while three days later they will play against Morocco.last_img read more

MoveOnorg to petition Rep Herrera Beutler

first_imgMoveOn.org activists will hand U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler a petition on Thursday while they stage a rally outside her Officer’s Row office.The motive for the 1:30 p.m. gathering: To resist Republicans’ alleged assault on the middle class and American Dream, in Congress and in statehouses in Wisconsin and elsewhere, the group says.Activists say GOP leaders are preserving tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy while they slash billions of dollars in wages and benefits from schoolteachers, firefighters, nurses and other groups.At a scheduled meeting with Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, the group will present its “Defend the Dream” petition to oppose spending cuts in House Republicans’ budget plan.last_img read more

20 KGBV students fall ill after eating snacks MLA Patnam

first_imgKodangal: As many as 20 schoolgirls in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Balampet village under Doulatabad mandal in Vikarabad district took ill due to food poisoning on Sunday. The girl students soon after eating snacks provided by the school authorities reported stomachache and started vomiting. The school authorities shifted them to Doulatabad primary healthcare centre immediately. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The authorities said two out of 20 girls developed severe complications and they were administered glucose. The nurses at the primary health centre took care of the students. The duty doctor was, however, found absent. With the doctor being found absent, the two girls, whose conditions is stated to be critical, were shifted to Kodangal hospital for better treatment. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Soon after learning about the girls falling ill, Kodangal MLA Patnam Narender Reddy visited the KGBV and met the affected students. The MLA while enquiring with the concerned schoolteachers inspected the snacks the students and found that it was infested with insects. He immediately directed the District Education Officer Renuka to take action against the concerned schoolteachers. The DEO Renuka Devi issued demotion orders to Special Officer Ashalatha and in her place senior teacher Basamma was appointed. The MLA warned the teachers and the school authorities concerned that stern action would be taken against them if the same mistake was repeated.last_img read more

Tribals take out mammoth rally against India Citizenship Bill

first_img.Several tribal parties led by the Congress held a joint rally near Agartala of Tripura in India on Wednesday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.First the community then the party, was what the rallyists gathered at Khumulwng without flags, banners and festoons said as they demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Bill.The unprecedented huge rally took place a day after 11 parties of the Northeast held a convention in Guwahati on the same issue.Raising slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre, the tribal agitators burnt the effigies of prime minister Narendra Modi.Led by Congress secretary in-charge of Sikkim Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debburman participants in the rally held 20 km from here — the headquarters of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council — unitedly planned to obstruct the passing of the Bill into an Act.On 8 January, amid strong opposition by various political parties, including the Congress, Left and Trinamool Congress, the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill but it is yet to be approved by the Rajya Sabha.Congress’ Debburman said irrespective of party affiliations all the tribal parties and NGOs would unitedly fight against the Centre’s decision.Former legislator Rajeshwar Debbarma, who on Tuesday resigned from the BJP, former militant outfit All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) supremo Ranjit Debbarma and a large number of surrendered militants took part in the rally.They strongly demanded the withdrawal of the Bill which seeks to grant citizenship to migrants from six non-Muslim minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.According to the agitators, it would jeopardise the demography of the indigenous people of the Northeast, comprising of eight states.Tripura’s oldest tribal party INPT (Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura) general secretary Jagadhish Debbarma said the gathering of the activists and supporters of at least six tribal parties, have resolved to intensify their agitation if the Centre did not withdraw the Bill at once.”With the amendment of the Citizenship Act, the Indian government not only jeopardises the demography of the indigenous people of the Northeast, but will also make the non-Muslim minorities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries insecure,” said Pradyot Debburman, a scion of Tripura’s erstwhile royal family.”We have formed a new body — Committee for Movement Against Citizenship Amendment Bill — to continue the agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.”First community then the party, that’s why we have gathered at Khumulwng without our flags, banners and festoons,” Jagadhish Debbarma told the media.The INPT leader claimed that a large number of activists and supporters of the IPFT (Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura), partner of the ruling BJP in Tripura also attended the unprecedented gathering on Wednesday.On Tuesday, 11 parties from seven states, excluding Sikkim, participated in a two-day convention. Its convener was Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma.They unanimously decided to send a delegation to meet Modi and president Ram Nath Kovind seeking the scrapping of the Bill.Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, who earlier in Aizawl threatened to sever relations with the BJP-led anti-Congress alliance Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) if the Centre did not withdraw the Bill, also attended the Guwahati convention.last_img read more

Skype for PS Vita released oneups Windows Phone version

first_imgJust days after Windows Phone users got their hands on a non-beta Skype app, it has arrived for PS Vita owners, too. And in what must come as an unpleasant shock to the WinPho crowd, Skype for the PS Vita can actually run in the background.Yes, you can play Lego Batman 2 and Skype will camp out quietly and listen for incoming calls and messages. If someone rings while you’re beating bad guys into bricks, an alert pop-up appears in the corner of your screen and you can tap the PS button to answer. Skype for PS Vita also lets you make voice calls to any standard phone — as long as you’re a subscriber or have Skype credit in your account to cover it, of course.Both the front and rear cameras are supported, too, so you can flip the view around and take your friends on a virtual tour of your new apartment just like Fatal1ty does in the official demo video.You’d think that the new Skype app for Windows Phone would be at least as full-featured since Microsoft owns the company now. Did Sony really do a better job of implementing multitasking support than Microsoft did? Or was it just easier for the Skype team to tap into the Vita’s backgrounding features? Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that Microsoft’s own full-featured mobile OS isn’t even on par with the one offered on a competitor’s portable gaming platform.But hey, at last your Vita-toting friends will soon be able to talk to you from the comfort of your couch — once Skype for the Xbox 360 arrives.More at Skypelast_img read more

Bengal IPS ranks see Bengal IPS ranks see another reshuffle

first_imgKolkata: Following Thursday’s reshuffle order of seven IPS officers, another order bearing reshuffle notice of six IPS officers was published on Friday. In Friday’s order, the earlier posting of Kunal Aggarwal as Special Superintendent (SS), CID Headquarters at Durgapur, was cancelled. On cancellation of his earlier order, Aggarwal has been posted as SS, CID, West Bengal.In Friday’s order, Superintendent of Police (SP), Jhargram, Rathod Amit Kumar Bharat has been posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone I (North) in the Howrah Police Commissionerate. The SP of Baruipur Police District, Arijit Sinha, has been made the new SP of Jhargram. The DCP (headquarters) of Howrah Police Commissionerate Ranendranath Banerjee has been posted as DCP, Zone I, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, whereas Sukhendu Hira from Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate has been posted as DCP (Headquarters) of Howrah Police Commissionerate. Apart from these, DCP (Headquarters) II of Kolkata Police, Ajay Prasad, has been posted as SP, Baruipur Police District.last_img read more

BLOG Clinical Demands in Rural America Call for Advanced Imaging

first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate 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 Sponsored Content | Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Advanced Visualization| July 19, 2019 BLOG: Clinical Demands in Rural America Call for Advanced Imaging Differing Selection CriteriaWhereas rural health systems often struggle to obtain the technologies to serve their patients, urban ones may offer many such technologies. The needs of rural providers are both simpler and more challenging than those of urban centers, as rural providers must find systems that can handle all patients who come to them. With their oval bores, the 1.5T scanners at Star Valley Medical Center and West Feliciana Hospital exemplify this — designed to deliver quality MR images regardless of the patient.For rural providers, therefore, success in meeting imaging needs may depend on finding the common denominator rather than the uncommon. Related content:Rural Imaging Requires Affordable And Versatile Equipment​Rural Imaging Requires Affordable And Versatile Equipment Health Disparities Affect Millions in Rural U.S. CommunitiesAbout Rural Health in America  Rural America does not show up in any atlas but, geographically, it accounts for 80 percent of the United States’ land mass, according to the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. About 62 million people live there, all of whom have the same clinical needs as those who live in big cities. Meeting their needs, however, can be very hard, especially when it comes to high-tech imaging.Rural health centers typically struggle with the double whammy of tight budgets and limited resources. Often these centers have trouble affording the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners that are common in big cities. That’s why some rural facilities opt for workarounds. One is to contract with mobile providers.One mobile MRI provider visits Republic County Hospital of Belleville, Kansas, twice a week. But that may not go on for long. The 25-bed critical assess hospital is considering the installation of an MRI scanner on site, according to David-Paul Cavazos, CEO of Republic County Hospital.Part of the Great Plains Health Alliance, the Republic County Hospital is bookended by more than a dozen MR scanners in Salina, Kansas, and Lincoln, Nebraska. But to take advantage of them, patients must drive more than an hour or nearly two hours, respectively.“Agriculture is a big employer around here,” Cavazos said. “It’s not easy to just walk away from farm work.”Traveling long distances can be difficult for rural residents. Patients of Star Valley Medical Center faced this challenge.The medical center they depended on — a 22-bed, critical access hospital in Afton, Wyoming — used a mobile MR unit until their needs exceeded the capacity of the service. With its mobile unit booked well in advance, patients who urgently needed a scan had trouble getting scheduled. The backlog was also leading some patients to drive 70 miles to Jackson Hole for their MRIs. 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News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Surveys Indicate Clinical NeedsAfter surveying patients and physicians about what they expected from MRI services at the hospital, administrators at Star Medical Center decided to purchase an MRI scanner, choosing one that meets the broadest needs of the patient population.Serving patients since 1970, West Feliciana Hospital in St. Francisville, LA., installed an MRI scanner, which  — similarly — took over from a once-a-week mobile service. The stationary system was acquired after a survey strongly indicated that hospital physicians wanted an MRI scanner on-site.Although some patients were opting to trek 40 miles to Baton Rouge for MRIs, overall patient demand for MRI was low. But there was potential for growth.center_img Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a series on Rural Healthcare in America. The first blog, Rural Imaging Requires Affordable And Versatile Equipment​, can be found here. 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first_imgRelated posts:RECOPE opposes referendum that could break its fuel market monopoly Two requests to lower fuel prices await Sala IV ruling Motorists get cheaper fuel prices starting this week Gas prices in Costa Rica to drop this week The second hike in fuel prices this year could take effect before the end of this week, and a third one is already awaiting approval.The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) last Friday approved increases between ₡14-28 in the per-liter prices of Super and Plus gasoline and in Diesel.At midnight of the day new prices are published in the official newspaper La Gaceta a liter of Super gasoline will go from ₡592 to ₡619 ($1.05-1.10). One of Plus gasoline from ₡562 to ₡ 590 ($1-1.05) and one of Diesel from ₡475 to ₡489 ($0.84-0.87).New prices mean that, for example, filling out a 45-liter tank with Super gasoline will go from ₡26,640 to ₡27,855 ($47.34-49.50). With Plus gasoline will go from ₡25,290 to ₡26,550 ($44.95-47.18) and with Diesel from ₡21,375 to ₡22,005 ($38-39.10).The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) requested the price change last Jan. 13, arguing increases in international prices of oil products.The first price change of this year came into effect on Jan. 6. At the time the per-liter price of Plus gasoline went up by ₡37, Super gasoline by ₡30 and Diesel ₡48.More hikes comingARESEP last week reported that it is currently evaluating a third price setting requested by RECOPE and that it will issue a ruling in coming days.The refinery requested increases of ₡7.78 in the per-liter price of Super gasoline, of ₡7.47 for Plus gasoline and ₡5,06 more for one of Diesel. RECOPE this time based its petition on increased operating costs expected for this year.Among others, RECOPE needs more funds to pay mandatory extra-salary benefits granted to its 1,742 employees in collective bargaining agreements.But prices could go even higher. RECOPE could file another price-setting request as soon as next week as the law autorizes the agency to file new price requests during the first two weeks each month, based on variations in international prices of oil.RECOPE officials still have yet to confirm whether they will file a petition for new prices.Public demonstrationThe hikes in fuel prices led citizen group “Ya no más RECOPE” (No more RECOPE) to call for a public demonstration to request the opening of the fuel distribution market in the country.The group’s Facebook profile is calling on the population to gather at La Sabana Park, west of downtown San José, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. From there, demonstrators will march through Paseo Colón, the capital’s 2nd Avenue and will end at Plaza de la Democracia in front of the National Museum.Messages say attendants will march to protest against RECOPE and ARESEP’s constant abuses.Others say they will protest against the administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís for failing to invest the funds from the country’s disproportionate taxes in improvements to the country’s roads. ReferendumThe Ya no más RECOPE group also confirmed that the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Tuesday granted them authorization to collect signatures across the country to request for a national referendum on RECOPE’s monopoly.The referendum would ask the population to weigh in on whether they want to open the fuel distribution market here.In order to get the TSE’s approval for a referendum the group will have nine months to collect just over 165,000 signatures, representing 5 percent of registered voters.The TSE in coming days will deliver the group with the approved template for the form they will use to collect the signatures. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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