BC on right road with tougher ridehailing driver rules says expert

first_imgVICTORIA — The British Columbia government’s firm position on tougher driver’s licence requirements for ride-hailing is a move in the right direction, given the experiences from other jurisdictions, a transportation expert says.“I would applaud the B.C. government for standing up, because most other governments have basically stood down,” said Garland Chow, an emeritus associate professor at the University of B.C.’s Sauder School of Business.The B.C. Transportation Ministry updated safety, insurance and penalty rules and regulations this month and set Sept. 3 as the date ride-hail companies can apply to enter the market. Rules covering fares drivers can charge, vehicle boundary zones and the numbers of ride-hail vehicles allowed on the roads are due to come this summer, the ministry said.Chow said other jurisdictions have had push back from the large ride-hailing companies over licence restrictions and safety concerns, but B.C. has the opportunity to get it right before the service takes to the streets.The provincial government is holding firm that ride-hailing drivers have a Class 4 licence, like those held by taxi, limousine, ambulance and other commercial vehicle drivers, as opposed to the Class 5 licence, held by most B.C. drivers.Chow, who testified last January before the all-party legislative standing committee that produced proposed ride-hailing regulations, said he agrees with the licence requirement, for now. He noted the regulations allow for a review of the requirement after two years.But both Uber and Lyft have said the requirement could be a deal-breaker for them in the province.Lyft Canada spokesman Aaron Zifkin said in a statement the company remains concerned.“Requiring commercial Class 4 licences for drivers will not improve safety, but will increase wait times and benefit the taxi industry,” said Zifkin. “Lyft does not currently operate ride sharing in any jurisdiction that requires drivers to change their driver’s licence to a commercial driver’s licence.”Uber Canada said in a statement last week that Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec do not require ride-hail drivers to hold a Class 4 licence or equivalent. It said there is no evidence that such a licence provides more safety than a standard licence.Chow, who’s an economist with a statistics background, disagrees.He has reviewed recent accident comparison data from the Insurance Corporation of B.C. that shows from 2012 to 2016 the accident rate for those driving commercial vehicles with the Class 4 licence is 13 per cent lower than Class 5 drivers.The insurance corporation said in a statement that when the mileage difference between Class 4 and Class 5 drivers is factored in, one would reasonably expect that the Class 4 crash rate would be even lower.Chow agreed that the accident difference could be dramatic for Class 5 drivers if road time is added to the equation.“It would not be 13 per cent, it would be more like 40 to 45 per cent more accidents,” said Chow. “That’s super significant.”Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said in a statement the requirement adds an extra level of safety for passengers, which is an issue the government continues to feel strongly about.Class 4 drivers must be at least 19 years old, have at least two years of non-learner driver experience, have fewer than four penalty point incidents in the last two years and could be excluded over certain medical issues.“We are not the only jurisdiction that requires taxi drivers or drivers of commercial ride-hailing vehicles to hold a commercial class of driver’s licence: Alberta has this same requirement, New York City has an equivalent, and ride-hailing companies are complying,” said Trevena.Chow said the other factor in the market is B.C.’s public auto insurer, which is floundering financially and has to set the insurance rates for these vehicles.  “If Class 5 licensees, indeed, have more accidents and all of the sudden a whole bunch of Class 5 people now go into the commercial world of driving other people, you’re increasing the probability of a more costly accident because for sure that other vehicle is going to have people in it.”The government has said the insurance corporation will have its product ready for the launch of ride-hailing in September. It will be a blanket, per kilometre insurance that applies when a driver is providing ride-hailing, with the driver’s own basic insurance applying in all other instances.Chow expects Uber and Lyft to continue to push to have the Class 4 licence requirement dropped in what he said would be an extended staring contest between the government and the companies.“This is no different that me going to buy a house and I’m saying, ‘there’s no way I’m going to buy this house for more than this amount of money, period,’ ” he said. “Yet I know I’m ready to negotiate a bit because I really want this house. It may be that this is part of negotiating gamesmanship.”Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Celebrities Help Close Invictus Games

first_imgLast week, thousands joined almost 500 servicemen and women from around the world to celebrate the conclusion of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, during an electrifying Closing Ceremony.Celebrities, dignitaries, and musical guests joined the competitors and their family and friends at Champion Stadium. For many competitors, the Closing Ceremony was the culmination of years of training and intense dedication to their recovery.The ceremony was also the final opportunity to cheer on the men and women who have exemplified the true meaning of Invictus. To start, each team paraded across the stage for the Medallion Ceremony.The medallions, which were given to each competitor by the Invictus Games Foundation, were distributed by Prince Harry; Ken Fisher, Chairman of Invictus Games Orlando 2016; Dr. Jill Biden and Chairman of the Invictus Games Foundation, Sir Keith Mills. Competitors smiled from ear to ear, beaming with excitement as they took a lasting photograph with both Prince Harry and Dr. Jill Biden.To celebrate four days of competition, world renowned musical artists took the stage to tell their Invictus stories through music. Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of hit show, The Voice, performed Adele’s, “Set Fire to the Rain,” and accompanied by a gospel choir, sang “Somebody to Love.” Following Smith’s performance, the first nationally recognized wounded warrior band, Vetted, performed “No Man Left Behind.” American Idol Season 11 winner, Phillip Philips performed, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” among other songs.In a touching tribute, actor Wilmer Valderrama presented the Jaguar Award for “Exceptional performance” to Sarah Rudder from the U.S. team for displaying true determination and grit from start to finish. WWE superstar John Cena then joined the stage to present the Land Rover “Above and Beyond” award to the Sitting Volleyball team from Georgia, who won a Bronze medal in the competition. The team was honored for their inspiring example of the Invictus spirit, as not only competitors but also as teammates. Following, international popstar Rachel Platten gave an inspiring performance.Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden graced Champion Stadium to discuss her efforts to raise awareness about the sacrifices made by military families and to encourage 2016 competitors to never lose their Invictus spirit.“All of you have the world behind you, and you are not alone,” said Dr. Biden.Following Dr. Biden’s moving remarks, U.S. Team Captain, Will Reynolds, received a standing ovation as he took the stage to reflect on his Invictus Games journey, encouraging millions to uncover their Invictus story.“Our stories will memorialize all of our fortitude to come,” said Reynolds. “However, it does not stop here. We must continue telling our stories so others can also have this life-changing experience.”On Sunday, May 8, 2016 during the Opening Ceremony, the U.S. Air Force Color Guard raised the Invictus Games Flag next to the flag of the United States. During the 2016 Invictus Games, the Invictus Games Flag served as a reminder that the servicemen and women competing in the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 are and remain unconquered. As the U.S. Air Force Color Guard lowered the flag during the Closing Ceremony, U.S. Captain Will Reynolds, Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Chairman, Ken Fisher and CEO, Vicky Gosling passed the flag to Canadian Team Captain, Bruno Guevremont and CEO of Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Michael Burns. Understanding the competitors would soon meet again in 2017, the crowd roared with applause as almost 500 men and women closed this chapter of their Invictus journey to prepare for a new chapter in Toronto.Following the passing of the Invictus Games Flag, Prince Harry took the stage to resounding applause.“The competition has been fierce with performances of the highest international standard across a number of events,” said Prince Harry. “But what inspired me, was the courage to make it to the starting line, to take to the field or to dive into that pool, motivated by the goal of giving your all – medal or no medal. You showed your families, your friends and yourselves, just how far you’ve come, regardless of the result.”To bring the Ceremony to a close, artists Rascal Flatts and Flo Rida took the stage and gave stellar performances, which included Rascal Flatt’s hit single, “Life Is a Highway,” and international hip-hop sensation Flo Rida’s “My House.” The finale of the show included the explosive colors of a spectacular fireworks show while a video set to Rachel Platten’s, “Fight Song” played. “Fight Song” has become an anthem for this year’s competitors and their families.Fans can see highlights from the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 here.The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Opening and Closing Ceremonies were produced by continuumLIVE and Donaldson Creative with Christopher Laue and Sara Donaldson jointly performing the roles of Executive Producer and Creative Director.last_img read more

Cong decides not to field candidates in 5 seats

first_imgKolkata: The Congress has decided not to field candidates in five seats — Bishunupur, Diamond Harbour, Asansol, Bolpur and Tamluk— as a “goodwill gesture.”The Left Front did not field candidates in four seats from where Congress nominees had been elected in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Holding the Left Front responsible for the failure to ink an electoral alliance, veteran Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya said: “We wanted a complete alliance. Discussions were on with the Left Front. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We want to defeat the Trinamool Congress and the BJP and for this total alliance was necessary. “Why did the Left field candidate in the seats where Congress candidates had got more votes. We believe in political courtesy.” Left Front chairman Biman Bose had said on Tuesday that the party would field candidates in four seats from where Congress candidates had won in 2014 polls if the party did not respond. Political experts said in view of the alliance there would be triangular fight in the nine seats, four seats from where Congress candidates had won in 2014 polls and five seats where Congress did not field any candidate. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHowever, in Raigunj and Murshidabad the Congress will fight against CPI(M) candidates Mohammad Selim and Bodrudojja Khan. Selim had won by 1,634 votes only. He got 3.17 lakh votes while Deepa Das Munshi got 3.15 lakh votes in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The first ever electoral alliance between the Congress and the CPI(M) which was formed in 2016 before the Assembly election did not go well. The Left Front had managed to get only 32 seats of which CPI(M) got 26 seats while RSP, Forward Bloc and CPI got three, two and one seat, respectively. Political experts said the alliance between the Congress and the CPI(M) was not likely to work in 2014 as for hardcore Congress supporters voting for CPI(M) was “impossible” and the same logic applies to hardcore CPI(M) supporters also. It is a political compulsion of both the parties to stay together as the organisation of both the Congress and the CPI(M) has become very weak over the years. Even CPI(M) leaders admitted that it would not be possible for the party to man all the polling stations. There are 77,000 odd polling stations in Bengal. The political experts felt that alliance or no alliance Trinamool Congress would be benefitted in the ensuing election.last_img read more

OHCHR delegation meets civil society stakeholders in Laayoune

Laayoune – A delegation of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR) held, on Tuesday in Laayoune, meetings with civil society actors to get informed about human rights protection mechanisms in Morocco.The delegation also held a meeting with the Regional Human Rights Committee in Laayoune-Es Smara, on the body’s activities and experience in the human rights field.In a statement to the press, chairman of the said Committee Mohamed Salem Cherkaoui said that this meeting was marked by a presentation on the Committee’s human rights measures and mechanisms locally. Emphasis was also laid on Morocco’s recent actions in strengthening the rule of law, mainly the government’s prompt decision to interact with  complaints lodged with the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH). read more

Deputy Commonwealth chief here

In his last two official visits to Sri Lanka in September 2012 and February this year – also in preparation for CHOGM – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma committed to providing technical assistance to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. This, he said, would strengthen the Commission’s capacity to investigate human rights abuses, which would contribute to further enhancing the independence, authority and effectiveness of the Commission in compliance with the Paris Principles.While in Colombo, Deputy Secretary-General Masire-Mwamba will also meet with Judge Priyantha Perera, the Commonwealth Secretariat said. (Colombo Gazette) Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba is in Sri Lanka to review arrangements for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place this November, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.Masire-Mwamba will meet with External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris, and members of the CHOGM 2013 Task Force in Colombo. Participants include the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Judge Priyantha Perera, commissioners and staff of the Commission, including the Commission’s ten regional coordinators. Taking place in parallel with the Deputy Secretary-General’s visit is a Commonwealth Secretariat-organised capacity development workshop for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on conducting national inquiries in compliance with international standards. read more

Resident loses over 16000 in vehicle scam

A Norfolk County resident has lost over $16,000 after transferring money to someone they believed was selling them a vehicle.Police were contacted Friday by a resident reporting a fraud.Norfolk OPP say the resident located an advertisement for the vehicle online. Communication with the seller was established and a price was negotiated.The victim then transferred over $16,000 to the seller, expecting the vehicle to arrive a few days later. The vehicle did not arrive and no further contact was made on behalf of the seller.OPP are warning Norfolk County residents to be safe when shopping online, and to make sure the seller actually has the product before handing over any money.“The OPP Norfolk County detachment continues to receive reports from residents stating they have been or attempted to be defrauded,” said Inspector Joseph Varga. “Don’t be a victim. Fraud is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that will only stop when the scammers stop getting money, banking information or personal information,” read more

Security Council lifts arms embargo against Yugoslavia

Imposing the measures in March 1998 with the adoption of Resolution 1160, the Council said it would “reconsider the prohibitions” against arms sales to Yugoslavia if the Belgrade Government began a substantive dialogue with the leadership of the Kosovar Albanian community, withdrew the special police units and stopped the activities of security forces against civilians. The resolution also required Yugoslavia to allow humanitarian groups and diplomatic representatives access to Kosovo; accept a mission by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that would include a new and specific mandate for addressing the problems in Kosovo; and facilitate a mission to Kosovo by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights before the restrictions would be lifted. On 6 September, Secretary-General Kofi Annan had sent a letter to the Council confirming Yugoslavia’s compliance with the provisions of its 1998 resolution, and suggesting that the Security Council reconsider the sanctions. “I applaud the Council for taking prompt action,” Mr. Annan told the press today in New York in reaction to the Council action. read more

Too much talk too few catches for Vikings receiver Thielen

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was so revved up about some potential Patriots skullduggery during the fourth quarter that an official had to hold him back from New England coach Bill Belichick on the sideline.But after the game, Thielen walked back his behaviour and took responsibility for the kerfuffle, which ended with Belichick shouting some nasty words at him as he was steered away by down judge Jerod Phillips.“I’ve got to keep my cool,” Thielen said in the Minnesota locker room after the 24-10 loss to the Patriots. “I’ve got a lot of respect for him and what he’s done. I can’t lose it like that, but I just thought it was interesting timing for a guy to go down where there was a close play that could have been reviewed.”At issue: Whether New England safety Patrick Chung faked an injury to give his coaches more time to see whether a fourth-down spot should be reviewed. Belichick did throw the challenge flag, but the spot and call of a first down was held up on review.“I just thought the play was cheap. I let the emotions get the best of me,” Thielen said. “It’s not cheating. There’s no rule against it.”Belichick’s only comment on the interaction was when he was asked whether the interaction was just a couple of guys exchanging holiday greetings. “Yeah, pretty much,” he said.Cornerback Devin McCourty said the team sees Belichick’s emotional side in practice every day. He said the star of the exchange was linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who got between their coach and the opposing player.“He jumped in Thielen’s face,” McCourty said. “I love when we get in games like this, when it’s going back and forth. I’ve talked to Thielen a bunch of times off the field, great guy. But everybody’s out there battling.”Thielen said there are no hard feelings on his end.And if Belichick decides to hold a grudge that’s not going to worry him, either.“He can think what he wants about me, and it doesn’t really change how I’m going to play the game,” Thielen said. “He can hate me all he wants. I’m still going to be the same person I am and try to go out and do my best.”The bigger problem for the Vikings (6-5-1) was Thielen’s production.The team’s No. 1 receiver, who averaged more than eight catches and 100 yards in the first 11 games this season, had five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as the Patriots (9-3) double-teamed him for much of the day.Kirk Cousins completed 32 of 44 passes to eight different receivers, many of them on dump-offs that resulted in just 201 yards passing.“It really was what they were giving us,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “Those are tough situations there. I have some thoughts on things, but I’m not going to share them.”The defeat prevented Minnesota from gaining ground on the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears, who lost 30-27 to the New York Giants earlier Sunday. Pending the outcome of Washington’s game against Philadelphia on Monday night, the Vikings are a half-game out of playoff position.“I feel fine about my team,” Zimmer said. “I think we continue to learn a lot about ourselves. I think we got a good football team, we just got to play better than we did tonight. This one game won’t define us. We’ve got four games left. The season is still in front of us, whatever we want to do.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJimmy Golen, The Associated Press read more

NFL Week 7 Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

The Seattle Seahawks, No. 1 in our NFL Elo ratings since the start of the season, have relinquished that position after losing 30-23 at home against the Dallas Cowboys. The new Elo No. 1 probably won’t cause much controversy: It’s the Denver Broncos, who are also the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl and the top-rated team in ESPN’s panel of experts. But after that, there’s more disagreement. Should Dallas — now 5-1 and having won against Seattle head-to-head — rank ahead of the 3-2 Seahawks?The experts panel thinks so: It now has Dallas at No. 3 and Seattle at No. 5. But betting odds still prefer Seattle. The prices at Betfair imply Seattle has a 13 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl; Dallas is at 6 percent.Elo’s answer somewhat splits the difference. It still has the Seahawks ranked about 50 Elo points higher than Dallas, which translates to Seattle being 2-point favorites in a game played on a neutral field. The gap has closed: At the start of the season, Elo would have had the Seahawks favored by a touchdown in a neutral-site game. However, Elo ratings take past seasons into account. In the system’s estimation, Seattle’s accomplishments from last year still matter enough to outweigh what the Cowboys have done so far this year.But the Cowboys’ strong start does count for a lot. Because of it, they project to 11.5 wins on the season, as compared with 10 wins for Seattle. Dallas also plays in the easier division and otherwise has the easier schedule, having survived some of its tougher games.In fact, the Seahawks are at risk of missing the playoffs entirely. In part because San Francisco (No. 3 overall in the Elo ratings) and Arizona (No. 7) also play in the NFC West, Seattle made the postseason only 60 percent of the time in this week’s simulations. Dallas, conversely, made the playoffs 82 percent of the time. Seattle is more likely to win the Super Bowl conditional upon making the playoffs. But since Dallas is more likely to make the playoffs in the first place, the teams’ overall Super Bowl chances are about the same according to Elo: 9 percent for the Seahawks and 8 percent for the Cowboys.Here are the playoff odds for the those two, and the other 30 NFL teams:The AFC playoff picture has become surprisingly clear. The most likely teams to earn the conference’s six playoff slots are Denver (86 percent), Indianapolis (also 86 percent — there’s no one to beat them in the AFC South), New England (84 percent), San Diego (81 percent), Cincinnati (67 percent) and Baltimore (66 percent). Then there’s a big drop-off to the next tier of teams — led by Pittsburgh and Kansas City — none of whom is higher than 27 percent.The NFC’s playoff hunt is more crowded. The aforementioned Cowboys, at 82 percent, are the safest bet to make the postseason. But then there’s a glut of seven teams — San Francisco, Seattle, Arizona, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Detroit and Carolina — all between 53 percent and 65 percent. At least two of those teams won’t make it, unless they knock Dallas out.This leaves some perfectly decent football teams facing long odds. The Chicago Bears have just a 26 percent chance to make the playoffs. The New York Giants are at 13 percent (and that’s without accounting for the injury to Victor Cruz). New Orleans has a 30 percent chance of overtaking Carolina to win the NFC South, but in our simulations the Saints made the playoffs as a wild card team only 4 percent of the time.It isn’t very hard for a team with league-average talent like Chicago to back into a 10-6 or 9-7 record. However, the problem isn’t just the number of good teams in the league — the number of really bad ones is also causing issues. The Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers project to a combined record of just 18-62. That’s a lot of extra wins distributed to the other teams in the league. In our simulations, 9-7 teams are reaching the playoffs only 29 percent of the time — much lower than the historical average of 51 percent. Nor is a 10-6 record as safe as usual; those teams are missing the playoffs 25 percent of the time.Tie for the winWhat about a record of, say, 10-5-1? Both the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals now have a tie on their resumes, having drawn 37-37 last weekend in Cincinnati (this was the highest-scoring tie in NFL history, incidentally). This is the third tied game in as many seasons since the NFL changed its overtime rules before the 2012 season; two of those games would not have been ties under the previous rules.Fans and coaches seem to hate ties — but as soccer fans know, there are some circumstances when ties can play to the teams’ mutual advantage. The Panthers’ playoff odds increased to 64 percent from 59 percent after the tie. The Bengals’ were unaffected, remaining at 67 percent, despite the best competition in their division, the Ravens, having won.The geeky explanation for this is that teams in a strong position — both Cincinnati and Carolina were favorites to make the playoffs before the game — would prefer to avoid variance. Imagine your team starts its season 7-1; such teams make the playoffs 95 percent of the time. Would you take the option of drawing your eight remaining games — finishing the season with the awkward-looking record of 7-1-8 — instead of playing out the string? If your sole concern is making the playoffs, the math says you actually should. A 7-1-8 record is equivalent to a 11-5 record the way that the NFL scores these things, and 11-5 teams make the playoffs 98 percent of the time.Indeed, there are some oddball scenarios where teams would have an even stronger incentive to play for the tie. Say the Bills and the Patriots are tied atop the AFC East at 9-6 (with the Dolphins and Jets well behind) and playing the last game of the NFL season on Sunday night in Week 17. Let’s say they know a 10-5 or 9-6-1 record would be good enough to earn a wild card, while 9-7 would not be. A tie gets both teams in (one as division champion and one as the wild card) while any other result knocks the loser out. You think Bill Belichick wouldn’t find a way to win tie?Elo point spreadsThe Elo point spreads are recovering after an awful start. They went 8-5 against Vegas lines in Week 6 (sitting out two games where they exactly matched the Vegas spread) and are 41-43-3 on the year. Elo’s straight-up record of picking winners is 64-26-1 on the year (10-4-1 in Week 6) or a 71 percent winning percentage. That probably reflects some good luck; historically, Elo ratings have picked the right winner about 65 percent of the time. Either way, we don’t recommend that you actually place bets on these.One of the games we highlighted last week was Arizona against Washington; I thought it was hard to explain how Vegas had the Cardinals favored by only a field goal at home. Indeed, the line expanded to 5 points to 5.5 points by game time. The Cardinals covered the spread, although barely, on an interception return with 18 seconds left (Rashad Johnson should probably have kneeled the ball) to win by 10 points instead of 3.There are again some big discrepancies involving the Cardinals and the Redskins this week. Elo has Arizona favored by 9 points on the road against Oakland, while Vegas has the Cardinals as just 3.5-point favorites. And Vegas has Washington favored by 6 points at home against Tennessee, while Elo has the Titans as (very slight) outright favorites.In a game that may be of interest to people aside from degenerate gamblers, the Broncos will host the 49ers on Sunday night. Elo, despite having Denver at No. 1 overall, is not quite as high on the Broncos as betting markets (it has the Broncos with a 13 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl versus 19 percent for betting lines). So Elo would take San Francisco and the points. read more

The abs keeps everybodys information private and confidential

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram For what is largely a routine procedure of everyday public administration, the census is causing a disproportionate amount of controversy. Most Australians have already received the letter providing them with a 12-digit code that enables them to go to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website (census.abs.gov.au) and complete the online census form. This is probably the most important change in this year’s census, compared to previous years. “We’ve seen society change and technology has advanced and there’s a community expectation that we use technology and give people this option to complete the census online,” says Victorian census director Annette Kelly. “We think this model will cater to everybody; there will be people who will prefer to do it online and we give them more options than ever before,” she adds, stating that anyone who wishes to complete a printed form can order one. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Ms Kelly confirms this year’s census is the next step in a transition to an online census that has been happening for some time now. “In 2011 and 2006, people got the paper form, but they could also do it online”, she says. “The big difference here is that most households will receive the letter instead of the paper form. On the back of the letter are instructions in Greek; for people who need language help there is information for the use of a translating and interpreting service, which is a very important option.”This is the first time that the online option is given priority. People can go to census.abs.gov.au and use their 12-digit code to complete their census form.ASSISTANCE TO THE TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED Language issues aside, the online census can be challenging for people who are not familiar with new technology, mostly the elderly. “We really encourage people to ask friends and family if they need help completing their census, and the online version makes it possible for family to provide assistance from another location,” says Ms Kelly, adding: “If you are still struggling and don’t have anyone to ask, a census field officer may be able to provide some support when they are visiting your area. Though this might not happen until after census night, there’s no need to worry. You won’t get into trouble if you can’t submit your form until after 9 August.“The Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria is also prepared to offer assistance to anyone who wants to go to the Greek Centre and ask for a volunteer to help complete the online census form. The other important thing to bear in mind is that the census has to be completed ‘in relation to’ Tuesday 9 of August, not have to be completed on that day.“You fill it in as if it was Tuesday the ninth,” explains Ms Kelly. “For most elderly people it wouldn’t matter if they filled it in two or three days before, or after. It’s in reference to that particular day, but as soon as you get your letter, it can be completed online. For instance, there is a question for people who work: ‘How did you travel to work on Tuesday the 9th August?’ So, you can answer in relation to that day but you can answer a couple of days after. Or, if you always go to work in the same way, driving, you fill it out earlier.” Having said that, she clarifies other concerns, regarding the whereabouts of people on that date. “You don’t have to complete the census if you’re out of the country on the night. If you’re travelling interstate and staying at a hotel, you’ll receive a form at the hotel; If you’re staying with family you’ll put your name in the census of that household,” she says. CHANGES IN CONTENT Apart from the procedure, there are other changes this year in terms of content. For instance, the question regarding religion has changed. “The option ‘no religion’ is now first,” says Ms Kelly, explaining that “the format of that question is consistent with the format of questions in the rest of the form. The other very important change in the census this time around is the part where people are asked where their parents were born. In previous censuses, the two options were ‘Australia’ and ‘overseas’; now, in this census form, you can specify the country that your parents were born in. This will provide a lot more information for ethnic communities to understand how large they are and what they look like.”Annette Kelly, the Victorian Census Director.PRIVACY CONCERNSFor some, this means that the government is trying to target specific migrant communities. It is one of the accusations that abound as the census date approaches, and many express concerns for ‘Big Brother’ like prying into people’s lives. The census itself is seen by some groups as a large-scale invasion of privacy, especially since this year, the ABS is keeping records of names and addresses.“We’ve always collected names and addresses in the census. This has been compulsory,” says Ms Kelly. “The difference is that this year the names and addresses will be retained for up to four years. But the very important thing is that these names and addresses will be separated and stripped off from all the census data, so the census data will be anonymised,” she adds. Then, why keep track at all? “The reason we’re doing it is that we look to use other government data to create more statistics. For example, if we want to be able to look at how education impacts on whether people end up in employment, what we can do is combine de-identified census with some form of education data to show what types of education can lead to jobs and higher employment, that sort of thing,” she says.Critics of this process note that census data are accessible to independent researchers.“The census data is available as statistics to anybody who wants to do research and make decisions,” confirms Ms Kelly. “but none of the data released has any information about an individual. No one can possibly identify anyone from those statistics”. In conclusion, the Victorian census director is adamant. “The ABS keeps everybody’s information private and confidential – and that’s by law. It cannot share people’s personal information; it never has or never will provide that information to any other government agency or organisation. The only thing that the ABS does is it creates statistics; the only thing that we release are numbers,” she points out.* To order a printed census form call 1300 214 531. For translating and interpreting services, call 131450. Those requiring further assistance can visit the Greek Centre and ask a volunteer to help complete the census form. Anyone interested should call (03) 9662-2722 or email info@greekcommunity.com.aulast_img read more

Développement durable le château de Versailles pourrait se chauffer au bois

first_imgDéveloppement durable : le château de Versailles pourrait se chauffer au boisS’étendant sur 67.000 mètres carrés, et comprenant près de 700 pièces, le château de Versailles est aussi majestueux qu’il est difficile à chauffer ! Afin de réduire sa consommation énergétique, la résidence royale visitée chaque année par trois millions de personnes, pourrait s’offrir un nouveau système de chauffage, et devenir un modèle de développement durable.La région Ile-de-France a annoncé le lancement d’une étude de faisabilité visant à déterminer si le Château de Versailles pourrait se doter d’une chaufferie au bois. L’enquête se penchera sur les 185.000 mètres carrés des 93 bâtiments chauffés du domaine, dont la consommation énergétique annuelle s’élèverait à quelque vingt millions de kilowattheures (KWh), rapporte Le Parisien. Les glacières de Trianon et ses serres, comme celles de Folichancourt, pourraient également passer à ce mode de chauffage économique et écologique.À lire aussiMonoxyde de carbone : attention aux intoxications durant l’hiverEn plus de réduire la facture énergétique du château, et de lutter ainsi contre le réchauffement climatique, l’installation d’une telle chaufferie permettrait de valoriser les ressources en bois du domaine, obtenues par la coupe et l’élagage des arbres du domaine dont le parc couvre 817 hectares, dont 300 de forêt.C’est au mois de juin prochain que seront rendues les conclusions de cet audit énergétique, lancé le 27 janvier.Le 8 février 2011 à 19:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Google Projet Glass le géant du web présentera les lunettes communicantes aux

first_imgGoogle Projet Glass : le géant du web présentera les lunettes communicantes aux développeurs fin janvier Google présentera son projet Google Glass, lunettes à réalité augmentée dont la sortie est prévue en 2014, à quelques développeurs à la fin du mois de janvier avec deux séances de test. Enfin du nouveau pour les Google Glasses : elles seront présentées à des développeurs, lors des “hackatons”, deux évènements de 48 heures qui auront lieu le 28 et 29 janvier prochain à San Francisco, puis le 1er et 2 février à New York. Selon le mail d’invitation envoyé aux développeurs par Google, les développeurs intéressés posséderont un modèle des Google Glasses.Seuls les développeurs ayant commandé une version bêta des lunettes sous le nom de code Glass Explorer pour la somme de 1.500 dollars auront le privilège d’y assister. En plus de pouvoir les tester, les développeurs pourront découvrir l’API de développement, la Mirror, dont le système de codage sera semblable aux services Web RESTful. Ils pourront donc créer des applications pour les Google Glasses. Un porte-parole de Google a déclaré à propos de l’évènement : “Nous avons hâte de découvrir ce que les développeurs vont faire avec Glass, mais nous n’avons pas plus de détails à communiquer pour le moment”.Des avancées pour le Project GlassPrésenté en juin dernier lors de conférence Google I/O, le Project Glass n’était qu’au stade de premier prototype. Son développement semble enfin s’accélérer, et les lunettes pourraient peut-être être disponible au grand public dès fin 2013. Elles sont équipées d’une caméra haute-résolution, d’un microphone, d’une surface tactile sur l’une des branches, de hauts-parleurs, de divers capteurs et d’une batterie rechargeable au lithium. En plus de permettre de prendre des photos et vidéos au format 4:3, elles pourront également se connecter sur Internet via Wifi ou se connecter à un smartphone. Cependant, peu d’informations ont été dévoilées concernant ce nouveau média utilisant la technologie de réalité augmentée, et qui pourrait bien, dans un futur proche, remplacer le smartphone. Le 17 janvier 2013 à 14:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New Carbon Capture Tech Makes Your Favorite Craft Breweries More EcoFriendly

first_imgStay on target Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer When someone comes up with a way to turn something bad into something good, that’s a reason to get excited. Especially when the good thing is beer, and the bad thing is excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.As many of you probably know, carbon dioxide is naturally produced during the brewing process. During fermentation, sugars are converted into alcohol and CO2. At larger breweries, it’s become common to install recovery equipment. Coors, for example, captures around 300 million pounds of CO2 every year.For smaller craft brewing operations, however, that equipment can be prohibitively expensive. Enter the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A couple of years ago, they came up with new technology that will help craft brewers reclaim CO2 at a much more reasonable cost — as much as 75% less.The Lab’s solution: tiny capsules with a permeable outer shell that contains a sodium carbonate solution. The solution reacts with carbon dioxide and traps it inside. Later, the stored CO2 can be released simply by adding a little heat.Roger Aines, one of the LLNL researchers, said: “We think the microcapsule technology provides a new way to make carbon capture efficient with fewer environmental issues.” He added that “a huge improvement regarding environmental impacts because we can use simple baking soda — present in every kitchen — as the active chemical.”Earlier this year, the Lab talked about the system in a YouTube video:Reducing environmental impact isn’t the only reason a craft brewery might want to adopt LLNL’s microcapsule capture system. Breweries produce much more carbon dioxide than they need to create the right level of fizziness. That excess can be packaged and sold. Turning waste into a revenue stream? That’s a definite bonus.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Kasper Schmeichel pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

first_imgIn a special match programme, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has paid a heartfelt tribute to late club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Leicester City club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others lost their lives after a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on October 27.Schmeichel witnessed the crash and the goalkeeper wrote a tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of their home game against Burnley on Saturday.“I was on the side of the pitch standing, chatting with some of those closest to him that night and waved him off as he took off like I nearly always used to do after home games,” wrote Schmeichel, via Sky Sports.“What happened next will stay with me forever. It has replayed through my head every minute since wishing there was something more I could have done.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I stood for a long time at the police cordon at the back of the car park on the night of the 27th and again the next morning. Tears streaming down my face.“He made me feel 10 feet tall when I was in his company. He gave me a feeling of safety and no matter what was going on, everything was going to be okay.“I really didn’t want to leave, I couldn’t! I wanted to be near him. It seems so wrong that this was how such a great life was ended.“I will remember him laughing. He was always smiling and thinking about the positives. He was an amazing man, he had electricity.”last_img read more

Robbery suspect hits two more banks

first_imgA man believed to have robbed two banks this month, apparently struck two more Thursday.The latest took place at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Independent Bank branch at 4500 N.E. St. Johns Blvd.He allegedly robbed a Chase Bank branch, 7515 E. Mill Plain Blvd., at about 1:45 p.m.At each bank, the man has shown a note, but no weapon.During Thursday’s robberies, the man was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and jeans, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. The alleged robber is believed to be in his early 20s, 5-feet 6-inches tall, with dark hair. The sweatshirt appeared to be new, and had black lettering, though what it says wasn’t immediately known.Police searched for the man following the Chase incident at Highlands Apartments, 7401 Delaware Lane. At about 2:45 p.m., a police officer was heard shouting, “We got nothing.”Then he hit again.Police are searching for the man now in Portland’s Jantzen Beach area.The robberies matched descriptions of other recent heists, including one Wednesday at First Independent Bank, 6501 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.The other similar robbery occurred Oct. 2 at another Chase Bank branch in Vancouver. In that case, a man with the same general description entered the bank at 11:52 a.m. and presented a demand note indicating he was heavily armed, had a bomb and wanted cash.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Lindsay Donahue Receives Springfield College Distinguished Senior Award

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — Springfield College Senior Lindsay Donahue, of Wilmington, earned the Springfield College Biology and Chemistry Department’s Distinguished Senior Award.Donahue received the honor at the recent Springfield College Academic Awards held on campus. The Distinguished Senior Awards are presented annually to graduating students who have performed consistently well in the classroom. The award recipients are chosen by their respective peers in their individual department.About Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.Chair of Department of Biology/Chemistry Julie Smist and Lindsay Donahue(NOTE: The above announcement is from Springfield College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Lindsay Donahue Graduates From Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Google search Easter egg offers a bang for 4th of July

first_img Tags Post a comment Our favorite Google Doodles through the years 49 Photos Share your voice Psst, check out what happens when you Google “fireworks.” Google The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and Google has a surprise for users of its search engine that query words related to Independence Day. Queries for terms such as “fireworks,” “fireworks near me,” or “Fourth of July” will set off a flurry of brightly colored fireworks on the search results page. Searches for related Spanish terms, such as “cuatro de julio” or “fuegos artificiales” offer the same mini-show.This isn’t the first time Google has planted an Easter egg in its search results. In April, in the run-up to the release of the movie Avengers: Endgame, a simple Google query for Thanos, the supervillain who snapped away half the universe in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, would instantly turn search results to dust.Google has also traditionally marked June as Gay and Lesbian Pride month by adding a rainbow to the right side of the search bar when users search for “gay,” “lesbian,” “transgender,” or related terms. This year’s return on those search terms generated a graphic depicting Pride celebrations around the world.For more challenging results, search on Google for “askew,” “anagram” or “do a barrel roll.” (Pro tip: Keep the Dramamine handy for the last one.) 0 Online Internet Services Googlelast_img read more

Lakshmis NTR craze AP viewers travel to Telangana and Karnataka to watch

first_img@RGVzoomin Dear RGV I’m from Vijayawada #LakshmisNTR release is tomorrow but no bookings in multiplex cinema like PvP, shopper stop, capital cinemas trendset mall ..but why…? Please do something….I need to go to movie to know the truth Please help Andhra People make Piracyyyy please send the following linksss please make andhra proud…..!!!!By Telangana Fanssss….#LakshmisNTR Paul Oommen‏ @Paul_Oommen I came from Vijayawada to Hyderabad just to watch #LakshmisNTR in my favourite @manjeramall ✊ All love from Real TDP fans Rohit Matta‏ @rohitmcc Manik Jaikar‏ @RamNani97 Deepak‏ @Deepak07176487 #RGV sir with due respect and love towards #LakshmisNTR we people traveled for 100KM from Vijayawada to kodada… I’m just shocked to see 100’s of Vijayawada NTR and #Rgv fans banging the Asian Asian Srinivasa Theatre KoDada. Am proper of Nandyal, kurnool(Dt). Started to Hyderabad to watch #LakshmisNTR.center_img Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterThe craze and curiosity for Ram Gopal Varma aka RGV’s Lakshmi’s NTR have forced some viewers from Andhra Pradesh to travel to Telangana, Karnataka and other states to watch it.Lakshmi’s NTR is a biographical movie on the life of former united Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao. The controversial subject featured in its promos had generated a lot of hype for the film. Many viewers in Andhra Pradesh were eager to watch it. But the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) got its release banned in the state in the last minutes, claiming that it affect voters in the assembly elections.The High Court had issued the order to Ram Gopal Varma on Thursday evening to stop the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in Andhra Pradesh till the elections are over. The distributors and exhibitors, who were apparently aware of the TDP’s petition on the film, had not opened advance booking before its release. The upset viewers from AP kept requesting the director on Twitter to immediately open bookings.Krishna..‏ @Krishna41529656 Manik Jaikar‏ @RamNani97 #LakshmisNTR Buses from AP to Hyderabad are all full, weekend ki friends Vizag vaste no return ticket to Hyderabad and bangalore What is this stupidity oka movie kosam people are travelling inter state!! It’s like people going to Yanam for Liquor during liquor ban!! @RGVzoomin Akbar‏ @akbarshaik_hyd Was in Vijayawada untill noon today. Was disappointed that #LakshmisNTR was not released in #AndhraPradesh. Reached #Hyderabad this evening. Chose a local theater to enjoy the mass crowd, as I watch the movie. First half done..! Let’s see how it goes. #LakshmisNTRReviewHowever, this sudden plans of some viewers travel to Hyderabad and Bangalore has created a problem for the regular commuters, who are struggling to find bus tickets. A few of them shared their issue on Twitter.Ravi Pedapati‏ @RaviPedapati Sir #LakshmisNTR will it be releasing in Vijayawada? I’m trying for Advance Bookings since Morning but no big theatres are showing up. Please helpWhen the fans got to know that Lakshmi’s NTR would not hit the screens till April 15, they decided to travel to other states to watch it. Some viewers from Vijayawada and Kurnool enjoyed the film in Hyderabad on its opening day. Later, they took to Twitter to share their excitement with Ram Gopal Varma.Sreeharsha‏ @SreeharshaKarre @RGVzoomin Travelled from Vijayawada to Hyderabad just to watch #LakshmisNTR look at the timing it’s 4.20pm..wow knowing about a 420s true character at 4.20 pm really great coincidence…Now don’t ask who is 420 here RGV mama knows itlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more September 8, 2008 – The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) has launched an interactive job board for medical imaging informatics called the SIIM Career Center (http://careers.siimweb.org), which is open to both members and non-members.The SIIM Career Center is a recruitment resource for PACS administrators and other imaging informatics professionals, offering individual and institutional members, and the imaging industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. Both members and non-members can use the SIIM Career Center to reach qualified candidates. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria and create an online resume agent to email qualified candidates daily. The site also generates online reports that provide job activity statistics.Institutional members of SIIM will receive significant discounts on job postings to the Career Center. For job seekers, the SIIM Career Center is a free service that provides access to employers and jobs in the medical imaging informatics industry. In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review if they choose. Job seekers can also create a search agent to provide email notifications of jobs that match their criteria.For more information: www.siimweb.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | September 07, 2008 SIIM Launches Online Career Center with PACS, IT Jobs News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more last_img read more

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first_img 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 Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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SharePlan is an advanced treatment planning solution that enables transfer of treatment plans between TomoTherapy Hi•Art systems and conventional linear accelerators. The product uses reportedly highly sophisticated algorithms to automatically generate a selection of deliverable high-quality IMRT plans based on an existing Hi•Art plan. This time-saving concept is reportedly an important tool for optimizing patient benefit and throughput at clinics that are introducing a Hi-Art system into an environment with existing conventional linear accelerators.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com, www.TomoTherapy.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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.  Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 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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Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Technology | January 28, 2009 FDA Clears Software Co-Developed by TomoTherapy, RaySearch Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read morelast_img read more