19 November 2010A global initiative to protect children from abuse and violence has received the support of the United Nations envoy dealing with the issue, who stressed that much more needs to be done to safeguard millions of young people around the world. In a message delivered in Geneva on the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Marta Santos Pais expressed support for adopting 19 November as a World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children.“Violence against children remains hidden and socially accepted, and it has a serious and lifelong impact on the lives of children, compromising their physical and emotional health, development and education,” said Ms. Pais, who is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.“This anniversary reminds us that much more need to be done and prevention is crucial in protecting children from violence in all its forms.”She said that violence and abuse remain difficult to survey because of their sensitive nature, despite existing international standards. The Special Representative highlighted three critical goals which she will be pursuing, which are the development of national comprehensive strategies against violence worldwide, a global legal ban on violence against children, and the promotion of a national data collection system and research agenda.In spite of the challenges, Ms. Pais also noted some positive developments, including the fact that various countries have built significant legal prohibitions on violence against children.“At present, 29 countries have a comprehensive and explicit legal ban on all forms of violence against children,” she said. “Several countries have reinforced their legislation to address specific forms of violence and to protect children from ill treatment and abuse in schools, from child trafficking and sexual exploitation, as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage.”
The President’s office said that Gayoom made a courtesy call on President Rajapaksa and further details including what both sides discussed were not released. Ghafoor said that the government was misleading the international community by claiming it was going for an early election in July 2013. Just this week the opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said there were concerns the current Maldives administration is attempting to bring Gayoom back to power. MDP international affairs spokesman Hamid Abdul Ghafoor told the Colombo Gazette that it seems Maldives President Mohammad Waheed is being used by Gayoom.“In some Arab countries the people took to the streets and protested to remove who they felt were dictators. In our country Gayoom, who was seen as a dictator, was removed through a democratic election in 2008. But there is clearly an attempt now by Waheed to help Gayoom come back as President,” Ghafoor said. Ghafoor claimed that even at a state banquet for visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Maldives this week Gayoom was at the table as a special guest.“Gayoom’s daughter is also in the Maldives government so we have no doubt there is an attempt to reinstate Gayoom through the next Presidential election,” Ghafoor said.Meanwhile the MDP is also against Presidential elections being held in July 2013 and not this year. Maldives President Mohammad Waheed had announced on Wednesday that Presidential elections will be held in the Maldives in July 2013, the earliest date permitted under the Constitution.The Presidential elections were earlier slated for November 2013 but Waheed had said in a statement that the successful holding of parliamentary by-elections on 14th April showed that elections can be held earlier. (Colombo Gazette) Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has had talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo.The President’s office said that the talks took place last evening and External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris as well as President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga were among those who attended the talks.
PARIS — French airline Aigle Azur says all its flights are cancelled starting Saturday due to financial trouble.The company said on its website that its “financial situation and the resulting operational difficulties do not allow us to ensure flights” after Friday.Junior Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said on RTL radio the cancellations mean several thousand passengers will remain blocked outside France on their way back from summer vacation.Djebbari said the French government is helping the company, which filed for bankruptcy protection this week, to find new investors.Aigle Azur, which employs 1,150 people, mostly operates flights between France and Algeria. It also had operated routes to Brazil, China, Russia and other countries in recent years.Chinese conglomerate HNA Groups is the company’s largest shareholder, with a 49% stake.The Associated Press
“He saw him running for around 40 yards, sprinting at times. He said he was on his own and he wasn’t looking back.”The playing fields back lead to the River Hull, which runs into the Humber around three miles downstream.Miss Squire, who was studying philosophy and religion was last seen late on Thursday night sat on a bench close to her home on Wellesley Avenue.She had earlier been refused entry from a nightclub in the city centre for being drunk and had travelled home in a taxi.Instead of going indoors once she arrived home, she walked to the junction of Beverley Road and Haworth Street where she sat down on a bench.She was last seen on CCTV at around 11.40pm but is thought to have still been at the same spot until shortly after midnight. Speaking to the Telegraph, the witnesses father, whose house overlooks the fields, said: “My son heard the screaming – he heard about six or seven screams – and he went to look out of the window.”He said it sounded like he was moving. It was intermittent.”He went on: “The man he saw wasn’t dressed for a night out. He wasn’t dressed for the weather. Police investigating the disappearance of student Libby Squire are examining CCTV footage which may show her getting into a car close to where she was last seen.The film, which was captured on the night of Thursday January 31, around the time Miss Squire went missing, shows a motorist parked up at the side of the road, just yards from where she was sitting on a bench.After several minutes the driver, who appears to be sat rolling a cigarette, moves away from the car, before returning when another person is seen getting into the passenger side.It is hoped the footage can help unlock the mystery of what happened to the 21-year-old Hull University student, who disappeared following a night out with friends. Father of two, Pawel Relowicz, was arrested on suspicion of abduction on almost a week after Miss Squire went missing.According to Mr Relowicz’s sister, the 24-year-old, who has a three month old baby son, had stopped to help a woman he spotted at the side of the road in some distress. Libby Squire disappeared following a night out in Hull Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said: “There have been 100s of hours of CCTV footage viewed as part of our investigation into the disappearance of Libby Squire.“There are various lines of enquiry we have investigated and are following up in connection to CCTV footage. A silver Vauxhall call was removed by police in Raglan Street, Hull On Friday police were given more time to continue questioning a butcher in connection with the disappearance. Libby Squire has been missing for more than a weekCredit:PA She told the Telegraph that he had offered her a lift home but then pushed her away when she attempted made a move towards him.Following Mr Relowicz’s arrest, detectives towed away his silver Vauxhall Astra car.They were also seen removing computer equipment from the smart terraced house where he has lived for more than year.Police have also stepped up the search of an area around the Oak Road playing fields, where a witness described hearing a woman screaming and a man running away late last Thursday night. Pawel Relowicz remains in police custody “Our priority remains to find Libby and support her family during this incredibly distressing time. We continue to keep an open mind and would ask anyone who believes they have information that could assist with the investigation to please make contact with police.” 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.
The study of more than 2,000 GPs and community NHS staff found they are under growing pressure to prescribe the drugs, even though they can only be authorised by hospital specialists. Such drugs became legal on prescription last November, when health officials warned that they will only be prescribed for a “very small number of patients”. The survey by Cogora, the healthcare magazine publishers, found the majority… Family doctors are seeing increasing numbers of patients asking if they can obtain medical cannabis, new research reveals. Six in 10 GP partners and one in three nurses working in primary care said they have seen an increase in patients asking about medicines which contain cannabis.
Sedgman has been awarded a A$59.8 million EPC contract as Main Integrating Contractor for the filtration plant at Alcoa of Australia Ltd’s (Alcoa) Kwinana alumina refinery in Western Australia. When complete the plant will produce lower moisture content bauxite residue from the refinery. This will permit ongoing residue storage within the existing storage area, deferring the need to construct new drying areas. Sedgman’s scope of work includes design, procurement, delivery, construction, integration and commissioning of the filtration plant and the associated process infrastructure.Sedgman Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Peter Watson said it was exciting to be working with a blue chip client like Alcoa following a competitive tender and front end engineering design (FEED) process. “We have been working closely with Alcoa over the last few months to understand and refine the design and delivery model to meet the requirements of this project.“Sedgman has extensive experience with the filtration process being used at Kwinana gained from our 35 year history of designing, building and operating minerals processing plants across the coal and metalliferous sectors.”Detailed design has commenced on the project with completion scheduled for April 2016.Kwinana refinery is located 22 km south of Perth and is part of the Kwinana Industrial area, Western Australia’s premier industrial estate. It is also part of the Fremantle outer harbour with more than 120 ships berthing at the jetty. The Kwinana jetty imports approximately 12 ships of caustic soda for use at the Kwinana and Pinjarra refineries and exports approximately 115 ships of alumina each year.Kwinana, the first of Alcoa’s three Western Australian alumina refineries, was officially opened in July 1963. Production began three months later. The first shipment of alumina left the Kwinana port aboard the ‘Lake Sorrel’ on 22 February 1964, bound for the Point Henry aluminium smelter. In March the same year, the first export shipment was despatched to Japan.Kwinana Refinery enjoyed spectacular growth in its first decade of operation. By 1973, the original one-unit, 200,000 t plant expanded to a six-unit, 1.5 Mt operation. Over the years, the plant has been upgraded and improved and now produces 2 Mt/y from five-units.Although 50 years old Kwinana refinery continues to make a considerable contribution to Alcoa’s international alumina operations, and the Western Australian economy.
America’s National Mining Association (NMA) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration have issued a joint statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) announcement that it has voted to adopt amendments to modernise the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants, and related guidance, under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO: “The SEC’s action is an important step forward in modernising the government’s treatment of the US mining industry. The changes outlined in the new rule level the playing field, modernising regulations first conceived in the 1930s and aligning the US approach with international standards, allowing disclosure of mineral resources in addition to reserves and the utilisation of forward-looking market forecasts and prices. Domestic mining is already disadvantaged when compared with global competition. When it comes to permitting, other countries achieve in two to three years what takes 10 years in the US, providing investors little certainty. This action is a step in the right direction to return US mining to global competitiveness.”David Kanagy, SME Executive Director: “I am pleased with the joint work of SME and NMA on this important SEC disclosure requirement. The issuance of this new SEC rule is a long time coming. It was made possible through the efforts of many organisations and individuals dedicated to making a positive change. Much of the CRIRSCO reporting requirements adopted in the new SEC rule give the US mining industry much better competitive positioning with other international reporting requirements.”Diagram courtesy of CRIRSCO.
Here’s everything we know about the ‘secret serum’ used to treat an American with Ebola > Meanwhile, Spanish authorities are preparing to evacuate a Spanish missionary who has been diagnosed with the highly contagious disease.The Spanish government said today that it will send an air force plane to Liberia to evacuate a 75-year-old Catholic priest for treatment back in Spain. However, Spain’s health ministry said earlier today that no decision had been made on where the priest would be treated.The US recently brought two Americans who were infected with Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia back to the US for quarantined treatment under the supervision of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The organisation has stressed that bringing the two patients into the US does not pose any threat to public health in America:- Additional reporting by the AFPRead: World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola >Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus? > NIGERIAN HEALTH OFFICIALS today confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos and a second death from the virus.The latest confirmation beings the total number of Ebola cases in Nigeria to seven.Since the latest outbreak of the disease in March, almost 900 people have died and over 1,600 people have been infected in West Africa.Health minister Onyebuchi Chukw said that “all the Nigerians diagnosed with EBV were primary contacts” of Patrick Sawyer, who worked for Liberia’s finance ministry and recently died from the disease.Sawyer contracted the disease from his sister, who he cared for during her illness, before travelling to Nigeria for work. He died in quarantine on 25 July and medical staff who had contact with him have been either quarantined or placed under medical supervision. Source: WHO/Twitter There is no evidence base that #homeopathy can cure #Ebola. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care http://t.co/itpATExjBk— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 31, 2014 There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola, but the latest outbreak has increased pressure to develop a treatment or a vaccination. The World Health Organisation has emphasised that homeopathy cannot cure the viral disease, which first appeared in the 1970s and has a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
Grâce aux Aras, le parc écologique de Xcaret entre au Guinness World RecordsJeudi 25 avril, le parc écologique de Xcaret près de Cancùn au Mexique a battu non sans fierté le record de reproduction de Ara Rouge, une espèce pourtant en voie d’extinction. Le Guinness World Records s’est rendu sur place pour enregistrer l’exploit. C’est un record pour le Guinness World Records mais également pour la conservation des espèces. Jeudi 25 avril, le parc Xcaret situé sur la Riviera Maya (près de Cancùn) a enregistré le record de reproduction de son perroquet le Ara Rouge. Avec 6 naissances en 1994, le chiffre s’élève en 2012 à 132. Le directeur du parc, Miguel Quintana précise que leur prochain objectif sera de parvenir à 500 autres naissances en un an. Une idée ambitieuse pour un oiseau qui ne se reproduit qu’une fois par an au mois de mars dans les forêts du Mexique. On compte entre 2 et 4 œufs par portée.Une espèce en dangerÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Kimberly Patrick, la directrice des records mondiaux a salué le fait qu’il s’agisse pour la première fois d’un record concernant un programme de protection des espèces. En effet, le Ara Rouge a vu sa population fortement diminuer ces dernières années, victime de sa commercialisation comme oiseau de cage, du trafic illégal, ou encore de la destruction de son habitat. L’année dernière en effet, l’agence Interpol avait procédé à une importante saisie entre avril et juin d’animaux à destination de l’Europe dont des milliers d’oiseaux. Un oiseau tolérant Le Ara rouge est une espèce “facile à vivre” et s’étend sur un large territoire. Végétarien, il établit son foyer où il le peut dans les forêts tropicales d’Amérique du Sud jusqu’à 500 mètres d’altitude. Oiseau très sociable, il recherche la compagnie des autres ou tout simplement de son partenaire. On trouve deux autres sous-espèces de Ara dont le Ara Macao au Brésil ou encore le Cyanoptera en Amérique centrale.Le désormais célèbre Guinness World Records se tourne vers des considérations plus environnementales profitant de sa renommée pour sensibiliser le monde. Quant aux Aras Rouges du parc de Xcaret qui peuvent vivre jusqu’à 80 ans, ils ont aujourd’hui tout le temps de se reproduire. Le 26 avril 2013 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook WhatsApp WWE has posted a video (above) featuring Jeff Jarrett, Chris Parks (Abyss), Sonjay Dutt, Shawn Daivari and Shane Helms talking about their new backstage roles in WWE.All five recently started new positions as producers with the company.Jarrett, Parks and Dutt all worked very closely together at one point in TNA, while Helms left a backstage agent role with Impact Wrestling back in 2017. Jeff Jarrett and GFE file second lawsuit over Impact deleting 16 hours of GFW footage Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New producer starts with WWE last night, NXT stars talk about making RAW debut Pinterest Twitter Anthem argues Jeff Jarrett and GFE have failed to show claim of copyright infringement Google+
As President George W. Bush departs for the Group of 8 summit of industrialized countries meeting this week in France, the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group with 25 state affiliates representing 26,000 dues-paying members throughout the U.S. soybean production belt, urged the Bush Administration to continue pressing European leaders to institute science-based approval processes for agricultural biotechnology.”ASA strongly supports the U.S. Trade Representative and the Bush Administration in the U.S. WTO action against the European Union because the EU’s actions and proposals are highly discriminatory and commercially unfeasible,” said ASA President Dwain Ford, a soybean producer from Kinmundy, Ill. “Half the value of the U.S. soybean crop is exported to global markets that were built over the past 50 years as a result of ASA’s international marketing efforts and the diligence of the U.S. government to promote fair trade.”Earlier this month, the United States filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the European Union’s (EU) illegal five-year moratorium on approval of food and feed products enhanced through biotechnology.”This WTO action by the United States is not directed against our EU-based soybean customers, but it could in fact serve to help them,” Ford said. “Since the advent of crop biotechnology, ASA has maintained a close and continuous dialog with U.S. soybean buyers in the EU and around the world. These buyers have told us that they understand the benefits and safety of biotech-enhanced soybeans.ASA employs more than 80 international staff and consultants who work in 10 overseas marketing offices, including an office located in Brussels, Belgium. Some EU buyers have expressed to ASA their disappointment at the unwillingness of some EU officials to take a leadership role in supporting science-based regulations. Countries that have adopted clear, science-based regulatory systems for approvals and labeling of biotech products are generally those with the highest level of consumer acceptance of the technology.”The United States has been patient long enough,” Ford said. “Now it is time to take a stand against the EU’s deliberate attempts to deny U.S. farmers access to markets in Europe. The U.S. WTO action is directed at the failure of European governments to live up to their trade obligations.”ASA advocates that decisions regarding approval of products of agricultural biotechnology must be based on objective risk analyses, not political pressures, and must be consistent with the requirements in the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).”U.S. soybean producers, biotechnology providers and the United States government exhausted all other possibilities to settle this matter with the EU before taking this WTO action,” Ford said. “Now it is in the court of world opinion whether the future of food safety will be determined by the agendas of special interest groups or by a science-based regulatory approvals process.”
The texts also show the two discussing US President Donald Trump’s legal strategy and response to the investigation, as well as alleged conspiracies against the far right and the Trump family. “The establishment feels like they have to kill Trump,” Manafort sent on Aug. 11. “They will go after Jarad [sic] and the family next.” The texts also hint at speaking about things in person rather than texting them, and show Manafort congratulating Hannity on his news coverage of politics. On Friday afternoon, Hannity tweeted that people who watch his TV show or listen to his radio show would already know his views on the Mueller investigation and report. A word cloud of the most frequently used words in the Mueller report. Made with wordclouds.com Private text messages between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former chairman of the Trump 2016 campaign Paul Manafort have been unsealed by a federal court and were posted online Friday. The 55 pages of texts show the two discussing the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, with Hannity offering guidance and support. “If you just ever want to talk, grab dinner, vent, strategize — whatever, I am here,” he texted on Aug. 9, 2017. “Mueller is trying to intimidate me. The raid is just one example. I won’t let him succeed but it is very lonely fighting this fight … Except for you and a few others, our side is not engaged,” Manafort sent on Aug. 10, 2017. “Thank you for your help.” “Call me, text me, email me. Let’s eat talk and anything I can do to help,” Hannity responded on Aug. 11, 2017. Manafort is now in prison, and Mueller’s report was published earlier this year. Mueller report update: What the special counsel said and how to read the doc for free The Mueller report by the numbers My view of the Special Counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 21, 2019 Politics Culture Mobile The Mueller Report Tags Legal Donald Trump
A picture taken on 20 October 2017 in Mogadishu shows destroyed cars on the scene of a massive truck bomb attack in which at least 258 people were killed and 228 injured on 14 October 14 in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. Photo: AFPSomalia’s deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.A truck packed with explosives blew up in Hodan on 14 October, destroying some 20 buildings in the bustling commercial district, leaving scores of victims burned beyond recognition.Several experts told AFP the truck was probably carrying at least 500 kilos (1,100 pounds) of explosives.“The latest number of casualties 642 (358 dead, 228 injured, 56 missing). 122 injured ppl flown to Turkey, Sudan & Kenya,” Somali information minister Abdirahman Osman tweeted.The figures mark a sharp increase in the toll, which earlier this week was put at 276 dead and 300 wounded.The attack has overwhelmed Somalia’s fragile health system, and allies from the US, Qatar, Turkey and Kenya have sent planeloads of medical supplies as well as doctors, with all except the US also evacuating some of the wounded.Death tolls are notoriously difficult to establish in Mogadishu, with families often quickly taking victims away to be buried.There has been no immediate claim of responsibility, but Al-Shabaab, a militant group aligned with Al-Qaeda, carries out regular suicide bombings in Mogadishu in its bid to overthrow Somalia’s internationally-backed government.The group has a history of not claiming attacks whose scale provokes massive public outrage.Already more than 100 unidentified people have been buried who were burned beyond recognition.While the rapid burial is partly due to Islamic culture, the Somali government also has no proper morgue nor the capability to carry out forensic tests to identify the victims.Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed Wednesday to step up the war against Al-Shabaab, saying that the attack showed “that we have not done enough to stop Shabaab.”“If we don’t respond to this now, the time will surely come when pieces of flesh from all of us are being picked up off the ground. We need to stand up together and fight Al-Shabaab who continue massacring our people,” he said.However it was unclear what Farmajo—who came into office eight months ago also vowing to eliminate Al-Shabaab—planned to do to stop the militants from carrying out such attacks.The previous most deadly attack in Somalia killed 82 people and injured 120 in October 2011.
Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. 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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with 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 News | January 14, 2010 Cardiac Imaging Benefit Management Offers Alternative to Cuts Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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But they will not be easy. read more January 14, 2009 – Implementing a cardiac imaging benefit management program like those used in the private sector could help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) avoid reimbursement cuts that may drive cardiologists and other specialty physicians out of business. The use of cardiac imaging management would limit spending by ensuring the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging tests, which represent a major cost center for CMS. Under the 2010 CMS Physician Fee Schedule, reimbursement for cardiology services – including in-office diagnostic testing – will be cut by up to 40 percent. According to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other industry groups, which have filed suit against the CMS, the changes will limit access to life-saving testing and services currently available in cardiology practices and force many patients to seek outpatient care at hospital facilities where costs are up to five times higher. “At a time when the demand for cardiology services is projected to grow by 60 percent over the next two decades, the proposed cuts have the potential to limit access to critical diagnostic testing for many seniors – especially those in rural and inner-city areas,” said Curt Thorne, CEO of MedSolutions, a provider of medical cost management services. “Instead of paying doctors less to perform these tests, CMS should consider front-end measures – such as cardiac imaging management – to ensure the patient is getting the right test in the first place.” MedSolutions’ Outcomes-Focused Cardiac Imaging (OFCI) program uses evidence-based guidelines and trained medical professionals to ensure patients receive the right test at the right time, thereby increasing the accuracy of diagnosis and timeliness of treatment. Increased focus on appropriate utilization is important as Medicare spending on imaging continues to grow at an alarming rate, topping $14 billion annually.(1) Cardiac imaging, including procedures performed in physician offices, is also seeing significant growth. According to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission report, spending on cardiac imaging is increasing at nearly double the rate of other medical procedures.(2) The American Heart Association estimates the overall cost of heart disease to reach $503 billion in 2010(3); an increase of $54.5 billion since 2008(4) and $27.7 billion since 2009(5). MedSolutions works with payors to improve quality and control unnecessary cost and risk associated with cardiology testing and treatment. The MedSolutions’ OFCI program covers tests not included in traditional radiology benefits management, including: nuclear cardiac/SPECT, EBCT/calcium scoring, transthoracic echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram, and diagnostic left-heart catheterization studies. Using evidence-based guidelines and predictive intelligence, the company’s cardiology program ensures that cardiac imaging requests meet standards set forth by organizations such as the American College of Cardiology while delivering savings of 30 percent in Medicare. “While the CMS should be commended for its cost-cutting efforts, limiting the ability of physicians to offer these life-saving tests to patients is not the answer,” said Thorne. “Instead, we urge the CMS to evaluate the role Cardiac Imaging Management could play in preventing wasteful, and potentially harmful, overutilization that translates to billions in unnecessary expenditures each year.” References: (1) Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, June 2008 (2) MEDPAC Analysis of Medicare Claims Data http://www.medpac.gov/publications/congressional_testimony/031705_Testim…, March 17, 2005. ) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2010 Update. 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1 2 3 4 5 6Next Credit: Vegas Golden KnightsLAS VEGAS — Everyone knows that Las Vegas is the place to go for casinos and shows. But over the years Las Vegas has been adding more family-friendly and group-oriented attractions and adventures, for visitors who want to experience the city beyond the flashing lights and ringing bells of the casino floor.Here’s a list of six attractions and adventures that Travelweek – in town for a press trip with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority – rates as the top can’t-miss attractions in Las Vegas. Some of them are relatively new. Others have been around for a while.T-Mobile Arena1. The Good Old Hockey GameAs most Canadians know, Las Vegas just received its own NHL hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights. The team was drafted in June 2017 and will play its first game in Las Vegas on Oct. 10, 2017. More importantly, all the other NHL teams will be playing against the Golden Knights at some point during the NHL season. Hockey fans will be able to plan their trips to Las Vegas around the hockey schedule to see their favourite NHL teams. The hockey team will be playing its games at T-Mobile Arena, adjacent to the Strip and a short walk or taxi ride from MGM Grand Las Vegas and New York-New York Hotel & Casino. It is also located adjacent to The Park and Park Theater area. The Park offers outdoor dining and entertaining ideal for a pre- or post-game meal and a pre-game warmup, including Beerhaus at The Park, with an imaginative menu of sports bar food and over 50 locally produced and international beers. Tags: Las Vegas Posted by Travelweek Group Tuesday, July 18, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Beyond the casinos: 6 new ways to experience Las Vegas
Rick Sasso – MSC Cruises and Bill Johnson – Port MiamiMSC Cruises has affirmed their commitment to the North American market in an announcement at Cruise3Sixty this week that will see new build MSC Divina home ported in Miami from the end of November 2013 until May 2014.Dubbed ‘Diva Watch’, MSC president & CEO Rick Sasso promises that there will be more ships in North America and told media at the Fort Lauderdale conference that the move is the next phase for what he believes is the “fastest growing cruise brand in the history of cruising.””MSC Cruises will be much more visible and much more seen when we bring this Diva to Miami,” Mr Sasso said.Having received tenders from several cruise ports in North America, Mr Sasso remarked that Port Miami was the most suitable on a variety of factors including security, safety, location to airport and their ability to offer weekend availability.“We’ve always looked at MSC as a partner in our state of Florida…but this is a dream come true,” Port Miami port director Bill Johnson said. Mr Sasso believes that it is the quality and level of pampering offered by MSC that will separate Divina from other ships sailing out of Miami and expects 20 per cent of her passengers to remain international. Hinting that another ship will home port in North America soon after MSC Divina, Mr Sasso also hinted at a deployment to Australia.“We will be coming to Australia. I can’t tell you when but it will definitely happen,” Mr Sasso told e-Travel Blackboard exclusively. “Lynne Clarke and the team down there are doing a great job and it is definitely on the cards.”e-Travel Blackboard flights to Cruise3Sixty proudly sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/21f1e/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.etbtravelnews.global/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=222&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=af663c61″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
Turkish Cypriot conscientious objector Halil Karapasiaoglou, 33, was arrested and taken to prison in the north on Tuesday after refusing to pay a fine imposed earlier in January by a military court.A solidarity protest has been announced outside the central prisons in the north at 5pm, when Karapasiaoglou is expected to be transferred to the prison.Karapasiaoglou was led before the military court on 3 January for refusing to report for reserve army duty for the past four years for ideological reasons, landing him with four open cases for which he was found guilty and was refused recognition as a conscientious objector.The court ordered the payment of a fine of £2,000 Turkish Lira – around €300 – and a prison sentence of 20 days should Karapasiaoglou fail to pay the fine by January 14.An appeal was later filed by Karapasiaoglou’s lawyer, Oncel Polili, who claimed that the decision by the military court violates articles 5 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the fair trial principle.On Thursday, Karapasiaoglou had sat an exam at the Eastern Mediterranean University Famagusta where he is a student, and then waited for his arrest in his home in Nicosia, in the company and support of friends and family.According to Turkish Cypriot media, Karapasiaoglou had received a call from police that he would be arrested at 11am, to which he replied “I will not resist, come on over.”Prior to his arrest, Karapasiaoglou was transferred to the general hospital for medical examination before serving his 20-day sentence.A representative of the Conscientious Objection Initiative, Murat Kanatli, told gathered reporters after Karapasiaoglou’s arrest that Halil is a hostage of Turkey, citing a “wound to democracy.”Last week, the Turkish Cypriot coalition submitted a controversial draft law recognising conscientious objection to the ‘assembly’, which is to be discussed in 20 days and voted on.If approved it will enable conscientious objectors to do alternative civilian service in the army or a public institution.Referring to the bill, Kanatli said that should it fail to pass, many more will face the same treatment as Karapasiaoglou.Earlier in the month, Karapasiaoglou said that “if tomorrow there is a war, we, as anti-militarists, will not fight,” adding that “our grandfathers and fathers had fought in the past, we will not make the same mistake. Our duty towards our country is peace.”You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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