Ottawa parkway becomes backdrop of movie scene

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: His Master’s Voice is about a man from Hungary who travels to the United States to meet his father who left the Eastern European country years ago and went to work at NASA.“Our main plot is their relationship, how they’ve tried to build a relationship and whether they can manage this or not,” said producer Ferenc Pusztai. “Our sub-plot is a kind of science fiction story. It’s about the research group and what did they look for, because their job was listening to the noise, or sound from space and whether there’s a message in it… Is there something that is understandable or transferable, or just a random noise. For a long time they believed it was a random noise, but his father figured out one day that there is a message.” The Sir Georges Etienne Cartier Parkway was transformed into a movie set Wednesday.The film His Master’s Voice, a co-production between a filming company in Ottawa and Hungary, is being shot in the nation’s capital.In the scene filmed Wednesday, characters are riding in a car, which for filming purposes was towed up the roadway. Stunt drivers were on hand to execute a near collision with a chicken delivery truck. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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European Union Pleased by Fisheries Agreement with Morocco

Rabat – The EU fisheries agreement with Morocco is bearing fruit. According to recent report by the European Executive, 75 percent of the socio-economic impacts of this agreement are mainly to the benefit of the Moroccan southern regions.The European Union (EU) is “pleased” with the socio-economic benefits of its fisheries agreement with Morocco, reads a report prepared by the Directorate of Maritime Affairs to the European executive.Recently submitted to the EU Council and the European Parliament, the evaluating report on the Protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Morocco considers that the agreement has proved “effective in achieving its objective of sustainability of exploitation.” According to the report, the fisheries agreement has also achieved its objective of supporting the sustainable development of the sector, mainly due to the implementation of Halieutis strategy projects and the signing of nearly 1,000 boarding contracts with Moroccan sailors with European fishing vessels.The document also notes that the implementation of the sectoral support of the fisheries agreement is proceeding at “a very satisfactory pace,” recalling that the regions of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and Laayoune-Boujour-Sakia El Hamra account for 66 percent of the total budget at approximately USD 37 million.According to the report, the first estimates of the socio-economic benefits of this agreement already show the creation of 180 direct jobs and the improvement of the working conditions of about 59,000 people working in the sector or its related activities, stating that 75 percent of the socio-economic impacts are for the benefit of the Moroccan southern provinces.As regards the economic benefits for the EU, the report mentions a good return on investment for the Union, which means that every euro invested is estimated to support the creation of EUR 2.78 of total added value for the European fisheries sector, compared to EUR 0.65 in 2010.The European Assessment Report further notes that the agreement is relevant to the needs of the EU in that it complements a network of agreements covering the range of small pelagic species in Africa as well as the existing tuna agreements, while meeting the fishing needs of the operators.The document also stresses the coherence of the agreement with other EU initiatives in that it ensures complementarity between sectoral support and the “Succeeding the Advanced Status” program.The EU’s reports also recommended the renewal of this agreement, which will expire in July 2018, as “an instrument of in-depth cooperation with Morocco, strongly involved in South-South partnership” and to enable “the achievement of its actions in favor of the sustainability of stocks within regional fisheries organizations.”During his last visit to the kingdom on the occasion of his participation in Halieutis, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs, and Fisheries had stressed the EU’s willingness to maintain its cooperation with Morocco in this area and give it new momentum.The current fisheries agreement between Morocco and the EU entered into force in 2014 for a period of four years. It gives European vessels access to the kingdom’s Atlantic fishing zone in exchange for a financial contribution of EUR 30 million per year, financed by the EU and a contribution by shipowners of EUR 10 million.The first fisheries agreement between Morocco and the EU dates back to 1988. read more

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TSX down as telecoms and golds fall

The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday as telecom stocks dropped sharply amid a report of a potential new player in the Canadian wireless sector and pressure on gold miners as bullion prices retreated to three-year lows.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 32.92 points to 11,972.5.The telecom sector led decliners, down almost five per cent after reports said Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has made an initial offer for Wind Mobile and is starting talks with Mobilicity, two of Canada’s smaller wireless network operators.The reports suggest Verizon’s initial offer for Wind is worth about $700 million.The potential for competition from a big American telecom punished the big Canadian telecoms, although most were off early lows. Telus Corp. (TSX:T) dropped $2.03 or 6.08 per cent to $31.34, Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) fell $3.63 or 7.9 per cent to $42.26, while BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) gave back $1.99 or 4.59 per cent to $41.33.The Canadian dollar was up 0.32 of a cent to 95.48 cents US as the U.S. dollar weakened following the release of data showing U.S. growth in the first quarter wasn’t as robust as previously thought.The loonie has been hit with a series of losses recently because of a U.S. dollar that has strengthened on indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set to ease up on its bond purchase program.U.S. markets also advanced as the Dow Jones industrial futures gained 115.72 points to 14,876.03 as the U.S. Commerce Department said it now estimates U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of only 1.8 per cent. That is down sharply from the previous reading of 2.4 per cent but still stronger than in the fourth quarter.The steep revision was mostly because consumers spent less, suggesting higher taxes are having a deeper impact on economic growth. However, analysts thought that performance should improve later in the year.“Beyond mid-year, we expect the restraining effect from fiscal policy to wane, allowing growth to strengthen closer to three per cent over the final two quarters of this year,” said RBC assistant chief economist Paul Ferley. “Growth at this pace offers the prospect of putting sustained downward pressure on the unemployment rate. Such is consistent with the Fed starting to reduce its asset purchases in the final quarter of this year and ceasing these purchases altogether by mid-2014.”The Nasdaq was up 22.93 points to 3,370.82 while the S&P 500 index advanced 11.75 points to 1,599.78.Both Toronto and New York indexes registered triple-digit gains Tuesday on strong U.S. economic data and comments by China’s central bank that eased fears of a credit crunch in the world’s second-biggest economy.China’s central bank caused a global rout in markets on Monday after it moved to curb so-called shadow banking — unregulated lending to companies starved of credit by traditional banks. Investors worried that would cause an increase in borrowing rates for companies, hurting business.On Tuesday, the central bank issued a statement saying it would act to keep credit markets functioning, if needed.On the TSX, the gold sector was also down about five per cent as speculation over what the Fed will do in tapering its US$85 billion a month in bond purchases continued to pummel gold prices. The August contract fell $38.70 to US$1,236.40 an ounce after earlier falling to a three-year low of US$1,223.20. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) fell 88 cents to C$16.03.Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said last week that the pace of bond buying could slow later this year as long as economic data shows continued improvement. A string of solid economic data released Tuesday on manufacturing, housing and consumer sentiment has further reinforced the view that the central bank is ready to act and could wind up the program by next year.The TSX gold sector is by far the worst performer on the Toronto market, down 46 per cent so far this year. Share prices in gold miners were already feeling pressure as bottom lines were hit by rising costs. But gold prices have deteriorated steadily this year as the precious metal loses its appeal as a hedge against inflation and deteriorating currencies.Transport giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) also dragged the TSX lower after the company announced that the first flight of its new CSeries jet has been delayed by a month to the end of July. Its shares fell 19 cents to $4.48.Other commodities were lower with the energy sector little changed as the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange off two cents to US$95.30 a barrel.The base metals sector was up 0.22 per cent with July copper down one cent at US$3.06 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 28 cents to $22.22.The consumer staples sector was the strongest component, up one per cent as grocer Loblaw Cos. (TSX:L) rose 77 cents to $47.54.Bank stocks were also supportive with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) ahead 59 cents to $60.74.European bourses were also higher with London’s FTSE 100 index up one per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX gained 1.74 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 advanced 1.98 per cent. read more

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Kennecott Utah Copper top earning mine in Rio Tinto Group

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC), producer of about 13% of America’s copper needs, is once again the Rio Tinto mine with the highest net earnings. KUC demonstrated strong performance in 2007 with net earnings of $1.6 billion. KUC’s 2007 production of refined copper rose to 292,800 t, exceeding 2006 levels of 240,200, a 22% increase. Gold reached 523,000 oz in 2007, surpassing the previous record level of 488,000 oz set in 2002, a 7% increase. Silver reached 4,364,700 oz in 2007, surpassing the previous record of 4,151,700 oz set in 2006, a 5% increase.   “We have shown our ability to be a top contributor for Rio Tinto, and I believe we have the people and resources to maintain strong long-term production.” said Andrew Harding, President, Kennecott Utah Copper.  “I am proud of the KUC employees and our operation.”Because it is a long life, low-cost operation, KUC continues to be one of Rio Tinto’s most profitable and productive assets.  KUC has one of the lowest cost profiles in the copper industry due to the presence of molybdenum, gold and silver in the orebody. These metals create significant value as co-products to copper. Additionally, at 105 years old, the Bingham Canyon mine continues to present future growth options. Potential open pit expansions and underground operations could extend the life of the Bingham Canyon Mine to 2036.  KUC is currently conducting a prefeasibility study to evaluate future growth options.KUC has also identified a worldclass molybdenum deposit within the Bingham Canyon mine. Molybdenum has been a major contributor to KUC’s profitability in recent years and will continue to do so in the future. KUC invested $82 million on an improvement project in 2004 to expand and modernise the bulk flotation process at KUC’s Copperton Concentrator. During the bulk flotation process, copper, gold, silver and molybdenum are released from the ore and made into concentrate. By improving concentrate quality and enhancing the production process, KUC is able to bring forward refined copper production planned for 2010 into 2008 and 2009.  Additionally, KUC will improve copper, molybdenum, silver and gold recovery.  The bulk flotation modernisation will be completed during second quarter, 2008. KUC’s operations and personnel continue to be valuable resources for some of Rio Tinto’s future undeveloped copper resources. KUC’s extensive experience in employing best practice in workplace safety, environmental stewardship, community engagement and in its daily mining, concentrating, smelting and refining operations have been shared with Rio Tinto personnel involved in the future development of, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, Resolution in Arizona, and La Granja in Peru.last_img read more

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Unclasped Discovering contemporary Greek jewellery

first_imgTwenty-two emerging and established artists of Greek descent are showcasing their work at the Hellenic Museum in an exhibition entitled ‘Unclasped’. Curator and jewellery designer Nicole Polentas brought together the creations of talented contemporary artists currently working in Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Cyprus and Australia.“This was an idea that has been floating in my head for quite some time now,” Dr Polentas says.“Finishing my PhD meant that I could realise this project, which aims to provide a platform to explore the connections between the manufacture and the act of wearing jewellery.”The works encompass a wide variety of contemporary jewellery-making techniques and mediums; expressing the diverse nature of modern jewellery practice within the Hellenic diaspora.Dr Polentas explained to Neos Kosmos that choosing the right artists has been a long, hard process which lasted four months, full-time. “We had to take into consideration each artist’s style in order for the exhibition to be cohesive and for the objects to ‘flow’ together.“In the future I would like to progress in bringing even more artists from around the world.”Nicole met most of the exhibiting artists and jewellers while studying and attending workshops in Athens. The rest she found through ongoing research and networking during her six years of research trips to Greece. “I think the main connector bringing ‘Unclasped’ together is our common connection and our radical approach. Being Greek and creating contemporary jewellery manifesting our identity, our place, our history.“Conceptually, however, I wanted to focus on the particular practices and different techniques each artist is engaging with, and the aspects they are exploring.”The aesthetic outcome tends to be rather diverse stylistically, yet reflects the overall idea of contemporary jewellery Dr Polentas herself is practicing. “I am grateful this collaboration with the Hellenic Museum came to fruition.”Exhibiting jewellers: Aggelika Diplari, Akis Goumas, Anastasia Kandaraki, Artemis Valsamaki, Christina Karakalpaki, Constantinos Kyriacou, Danae Natsis, Demitra Thomloudis, Dimitris Nikolaidis, Efharis Alepedis, Erato Kouloubi, George Giannoutsos, Ismini Pachi, Liana Pattihis, Mala Siamptani, Maria Tsimpiskaki, Nicole Polentas, Niki Stylianou, Poly Nikolopoulou, Vicky Kanellopoulos, Vivi Touloumidi and Zeta Tsermou.‘Unclasped’ is being presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2016. The exhibition opened to the public last Saturday and will continue until 3 April (from Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 am-4.00 pm). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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SixteenMember Senate Convenes for First Official Sitting

first_imgPhoto Caption: President of the Senate, the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith (left).  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 8, 2017 – Nassau – At the Official Opening of Parliament, May 24, 2017 the Senate convened its first sitting during which members took the Oath of Allegiance administered by Chief Clerk, Ms. Christine Brown.   The Senate comprises 16 members – 12 of them of the Free National Movement and four of the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party.  The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith serves as President of the Senate; and the Hon. Dr. Mildred Hall, as Vice-President.  Senators representing the Free National Movement are: Hon. Carl Bethel, QC, who also serves as Leader of Government Business in the Senate; Hon. James Kwasi Thompson; Hon. Dion Foulkes; Hon. Juanianne Dorsett; Hon. Dwight Sawyer; Hon. Dr. Jasmine Dareus; Hon. Ranard Henfield; Hon. Jamal Moss; Hon. Sharon Ferguson-Knowles; and Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson. Senators representing the Progressive Liberal Party are: Hon. Frederick Mitchell, Leader of Opposition Business; Hon. Clay Sweeting; Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; and Hon. Jobeth Coleby Davis. Subsequent to official business of its first sitting, the Senate adjourned to its next meeting.Release: BISlast_img read more

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HAITI First Ladies Mrs Moise and Mrs Minnis Have Meeting and Exchange

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Haiti, February 27, 2018 – Port-au-Prince – Wife of the President of the Republic of Haiti, Mrs. Martine Moise (right), and wife of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Mrs. Patricia Minnis held a formal meeting on Monday at the Marriott in Port-au-Prince.  Following the meeting, the First Ladies exchanged gifts.Mrs. Minnis traveled to Haiti to accompany Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which began at the Marriott on Monday morning, February 26, 2018.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Employee Benefits Connect 2019 to provide insight into the future of reward

first_imgEmployee Benefits Connect, which returns on 27 February 2019, is now open for registration.The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the future of reward and discover the latest innovations hitting the HR and benefits market.Taking place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Employee Benefits Connect 2019 will enable delegates to learn and gain insight from leading providers, network with industry peers and share best practice.Xexec is the headline sponsor for this one-day event, which will cover a wide range of topics, including health and wellbeing, employee engagement, recognition strategies, mental health and workplace culture, among others.Kavitha Sivasubramaniam, editor at Employee Benefits, said: “This year’s event is going to include far-reaching subjects, being discussed by compelling industry experts.“Employee Benefits Connect 2019 will be a fantastic opportunity for thought leaders, market shapers and HR professionals to come together and consider the many different factors influencing the future of work, benefits and reward.”Find out more and register your interest for Employee Benefits Connect 2019.last_img read more

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People on the Move 122209

first_imgFormer Best Life deputy editor Jack Otter was appointed executive editor of CBS MoneyWatch.com, reporting to editor-in-chief Eric Shurenberg. Rodale shuttered Best Life in March.Complex Media named Edgar Hernandez national sales director. Hernandez, who previously served as an account director at Complex, most recently served as associate publisher of Vibe.Hearst’s Food Network Magazine announced a number of personnel changes: ex-Glamour executive managing editor Maria Baugh was named managing editor; Amy Santoriello and Adam Roth were appointed integrated marketing managers; and Kelsey Stokes was named marketing coordinator.San Diego-based Competitor magazine said popular runner John “the Penguin” Bingham will join its editorial team. Bingham will write a monthly feature story called “The Penguin Chronicles,” beginning in March. About a month after acquiring Governing from Florida’s Times Publishing Company, Sacramento, California-based e.Republic has named Tod Newcombe editor of the monthly magazine and its accompanying Web site. Newcombe served as founding editor of e.Republic’s Public CIO magazine. Steve Towns, editor of Government Technology, will serve as interim editor of Public CIO.Las Vegas Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly publisher Greenspun Media Group named Bryan Allison COO, effectively replacing CEO Michael Carr, who left the company earlier this year. Previously, Allison served as vice president of Greenspun’s Vegas.com.Harvard Business Review named Justin Fox to the newly created position of editorial director. Previously, Fox served as an editor-at-large and business/economics columnist at Time. last_img read more

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Social forestry farmers statelevel meet on Aug 13 in Ongole

first_imgOngole: The Andhra Pradesh Social Forestry Farmers Association announced that they are organising a state-level meeting at Ranga Bhavan in Ongole on August 13 to discuss for the solution of problems being faced by the subabul, eucalyptus and casuarinas farmers from the nine districts in the state. The association general secretary V Hanuma Reddy asked the farmers from all over the state to participate in the meeting and make it a grand success. Speaking to the media, Hanuma Reddy said that the social forestry farmers are losing about Rs 1,700 per ton for jamail and Rs 1,000 per ton for subabul for the last four years due to failure in the implementation of government orders at the ground level. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us On the other side, due to the scanty rainfall, the trees are not grown as per the expectation and burnt due to the heat wave in some places, he explained. The association demanded that the government should provide a compensation of Rs 25,000 per acre and impose a tax on the import of paper pulp from foreign countries. They demanded that the government should control the illegal transport of the wood and see the market committees purchase the wood from the farmers at the assured prices. The district social forestry farmers association president K Veerareddy, secretary TV Seshaiah, Raitu Sangham leader U Prakasa Rao also participated in the meeting.last_img read more

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Russia shopping mall fire toll rises to 53

first_imgStill photo taken from video provided by Russian Emergencies Ministry shows a site of a fire at a shopping mall in Kemerovo, Russia on 25 March 2018. ReutersAt least 53 people were killed by a fire in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday.The fire, one of the deadliest in Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, swept through the upper floors of the mall where a cinema complex and children’s’ play area were located.Russian emergency services said the fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, had now been extinguished but that rescuers were struggling to reach the upper floors because the roof of the building had collapsed.More than a dozen people were still unaccounted for. People posted appeals on social media seeking news of their relatives or friends, and authorities set up a centre in a school near the mall to deal with inquiries from people seeking missing family members.Video footage from inside the mall after the fire broke out showed a group of people in a smoke-filled staircase trying to smash a fire exit door, which was jammed.Russian state investigators said four people had been detained over the fire, including the owners and leasers of outlets inside the shopping mall. The Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said it was trying to bring in the mall’s principal owner for questioning.last_img read more

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Fans Emotional After Villanova Wins The NCAA Championship

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:28 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Gail DelaughterFans capture the moment as Villanova wins the 2016 NCAA Championship.It could have gone either way in the final seconds. And Villanova alumni Liz McMunigal says the taste of victory was oh so close.“I was so nervous,” says McMunigal. “I could not believe the game came down to a tie score and they won on a buzzer beater.”So what was it that propelled the Wildcats to victory?  McMunigal says they truly know how to play as a team.“You could see that with the points scored by every player tonight,” adds McMunigal. “There was no one dominating player. All of them had a fabulous night.”Matt Biasella is another Villanova alum. He credits the win to lots of grit.“They played with heart,” says Biasella. “They overcome adversity and they persevere in tough situations. Very, very proud of Villanova University and its basketball team.”But not all of the more than 74,000 fans who turned the home of the Texans into a basketball arena could go home a winner. And it was the University of North Carolina fans who left NRG Stadium stunned by the dramatic end to the championship game.Tanner Steffan is a UNC fan. He says his team gave it their best shot.“It was a blast to watch,” says Steffan. “They battle all the time. I guess their size helps with the rebounds but I guess Villanova got the best of them tonight at the last second.”And fellow Tarheel Melanie Herauf says she enjoyed her time in the Bayou City.“I guess it was a great weekend overall,” says Herauf. “So what can you do?”What you can do is look forward to next year’s Final Four, which will be in the desert in Phoenix.last_img read more

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5 Ways to Communicate Better With Software Developers

first_img5. Click-through prototypes with links: Click-through prototypes are clickable wireframes that allow users to interact with the screens. The first step is to create a wireframe for each of your pages. Then, you can connect the pages using the links feature that most wireframe tools provide.Prototypes bring the screens to life, helping you see and understand the problem you are trying to solve and uncover any potential usability issues.Related: 5 Things That Belong on the Front Page of Your Website Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. It’s important to define these situational use cases for developers because they probably won’t be familiar with the inner workings of your business.Related: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals As an entrepreneur, you should use flowcharts to visually communicate your desired processes and user flows to developers. When you discuss flowcharts with your developers, you can identify flaws, bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the flow or process.As a guide for creating your own flowcharts, you can reference a sample I created for our development team for the TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs event registration.3. Business use cases: These explain how you should deal with specific situations. For example, if you have a web application with an event registration system, you might want to define how a user purchases a ticket, how a payment is processed and how refunds are issued.For making refunds on canceled registrations, business use cases could include the following: Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img 4. Wireframe with annotations and interaction flow: A wireframe is a visual guide that represents the blueprint of a web page and shows what it does. A wireframe usually contains the layout of the content, page elements and website navigation system and shows how they work together. Annotations are symbols used to add notes and details for developers about specific features and interactions.As a guide, you can reference a sample wireframe I created for our development team for the TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs upcoming events page.You can draw wireframe layouts using PowerPoint or more sophisticated layout tools such as Balsamiq or Omnigraffle ($79 to $199 for a license). If you need help, you can hire a wireframe expert, also known as a user experience designer, to guide you through this process. October 31, 2012 Most entrepreneurs excel at communicating their business vision, but when it comes to websites and mobile apps, they sometimes lack the background to explain the finer details of what they are seeking.If entrepreneurs simply let a product developer take the reins, they may be surprised and even frustrated when the end result is inconsistent with the vision. To minimize misunderstanding and save time and money, entrepreneurs should learn how to sketch board, wireframe and prototype their ideas, web pages and the screens of their application.If this all sounds too technical, don’t worry. Below are tools and tips that can help improve communication between you and your software engineer:1. Sketch boards and storyboards: Sketch boarding is a simple technique that doesn’t require any technology. Using a pen and paper, you should think through the specific parts of the user interface and draw a sketch for each of your application screens. You want to create a lot of quick sketches without worrying about how they look, discuss them and your ideas with your team, and pick the best solution.Next, develop what’s called the “user flow.” This refers to how your user will navigate through and interact with all the screens and pages in your application. You can use tools such as templates and special markers when sketching out the user experience.The sketches you create are also known as a storyboard, and the important thing with storyboards is to find the most optimal path for the user to accomplish a task. Because it’s easy to shuffle sketches around, you can explore many possible solutions within minutes.Related: 10 Must-Know Tech Terms, Translated2. Flowcharts: In a flowchart, you use pre-defined symbols to represent each step of the process. The symbols are linked together with arrows showing the process flow direction.The most common flow chart symbols are: If the user cancels within 30 days of the event start date, refund 100 percent of the registration fee. If the user cancels within 15 days of the event start date, refund 50 percent of the registration fee. If the user cancels within seven days of the event start date, don’t issue any refund. 4 min readlast_img read more

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Saturday ACC 2019 How Machine Learning Empowers Echo Users Today

first_img WVU cardiology chief Partho Sengupta, M.D., describes at ACC 2019 how artificial intelligence already helps cardiologists in echocardiography. Photo by Greg Freiherr Predictive Analytics Changing Cardiology“We already use some calculators in cardiology for estimating risk, but in the very near future, it will be even more precise and more individualized,” Sengupta said. “My take is that within the next couple of years you will see a total transformation of predictive analytics.”Echo machines might forecast that a particular patient has “a 90 percent probability of having a heart failure admission in the next three days,” he said. Such predictions would allow clinicians to focus on high-risk patients.In the more distant future, ML algorithms may automatically recognize clinical disorders, Sengupta said. But physicians will likely be given the option whether to accept these algorithms’ conclusions. Although embedded in the workflow of the echo system, ready to be executed, their conclusions will be “suggestions that physicians will have the ability to override, if they don’t agree with them,” Sengupta said.While speculative, this view of the future is an extension of what can already be done and what will soon be possible. Greg FreiherrMachine learning is already having an enormous impact on cardiology, automatically calculating measurements in echocardiograpy. And machine learning, which is part of artificial intelligence (AI), is just getting started.“Machine learning (ML) is completely changing the landscape of echocardiography as we speak,” Partho P. Sengupta, M.D., told Imaging Technology News/Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (ITN/DAIC), before his presentation at an American College of Cardiology (ACC) session on the current and future applications of machine learning in echocardiography. “It has already been embedded in systems. It works seamlessly in the background without even people knowing about its existence. People just do their work and it takes care of interpretation.”Sengupta, chief of the cardiology at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W. Va., is widely recognized as an expert in echocardiography. Before joining WVU, he directed interventional echocardiography and cardiac ultrasound research at the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.ML algorithms, also referred to as smart algorithms due to the AI on which they are based, are already having a major impact on the practice of cardiology, he said in the scientific session Saturday, March 16 at #ACC19, the 2019 annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.“Machine learning algorithms are being integrated into the routine workflow of these systems,” he said. “So they are already here.” How Machine Learning Improves Echo Embedded in modern echo systems, today’s smart algorithms make data interpretation more efficient, thereby improving the ability of physicians to diagnose rare conditions and problems, Sengupta said. Cardiac diagnostics often begin with echocardiography, he noted.  In recent years, echo has evolved to deliver imagery in multiple dimensions (e.g., 3-D and 4-D) and from smaller packages, epitomized by smart phone. Machine learning is the IT expression of this development.Sengupta and colleagues concluded in a 2016 paper that machine-learning (ML)  algorithms may help standardize assessments and support the quality of interpretations.  Although “everybody benefits,” he said, from the availability of these algorithms, novice readers with limited experience have the most to gain.“It takes away the knowledge burden required to diagnose a condition,” Sengupta said, noting that ML algorithms provide decision support “as good as a very senior physician.”These algorithms may automatically calculate measurements such as ejection fraction. Some may even hint at the underlying anomaly. In the future, machine learning algorithms may be able to make calculations that indicate heart failure, stroke and atrial fibrillation – possibly with percentages indicating future risks, based on the patient’s phenotype, he said. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related content:A 40,000 Foot View of Trends in CardiologyApplications for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular ImagingMachine Learning Approaches in Cardiovascular ImagingTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence (Video report published January 2019) PODCAST: Shortcomings of CTA in CardiologyPODCAST: How Technology Is Changing CardiologyACC.19 Future Hub Hosts “Shark Tank” of Emerging Technologies In Cardiology FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more PreviousNext News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Saturday ACC 2019: How Machine Learning Empowers Echo Users Today Future Apps in Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Cardiology Landscape 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 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Greg Freiherr Related Content Greg Freiherr is a contributing editor to Imaging Technology News (ITN). 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first_imgSearch and rescue teams from all emergency services search the scene of an explosion and fire where four people are still missing at in Bosley, Cheshire northern England Saturday July 18, 2015. The explosion took place at the wood treatment plant on Friday (Chris Neil/Sunday Telegraph/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Paul Hancock, chief fire officer for the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, says the longer the four remain missing, the more “it is looking more like a recovery than a rescue operation.”Silos were being doused with water to cool down and thermal imaging cameras were looking for temperature “hot spots.”The cause of the blaze is under investigation.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   LONDON (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams have entered the smoldering rubble of a wood mill in northwest England, trying to find four people who are missing after a massive explosion.The four — three men and a woman — are believed to have been at the industrial site when an explosion Friday ripped through the mill in the village of Bosley, in Cheshire. Firefighters with a sniffer dog entered the site Saturday. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

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