While Ottawas books are in the black Aboriginal Affairs is in the

first_imgBy Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsCanada’s books are good according the Finance Minister Joe Oliver.Oliver released his fall economic update today at the Canadian Club of Toronto.The finance minister began in a familiar vein by describing the global economy as fragile and sputtering, but he said Canada is on the right track.  He said the government is projecting a 1.9 billion dollar surplus for next year.“Our government is taking steps to put more money back into the pockets of Canadian families. We will continue to take the action necessary to secure prosperity for this generation and the next.”But Jean Crowder, NDP MP and Aboriginal Affairs critic, says while it sounds great that the government’s financial books are nearing the black, a report shows the department of Aboriginal Affairs is in the red and First Nations students are suffering because of it.According to a department performance report for 2013-14, Aboriginal Affairs held back tens of millions of dollars in First Nation education. The public document shows that Aboriginal Affairs planned to spend $300,465,700 on education facilities across the country but only paid out $242,389,389 leaving more than $86-million behind.The result of this money being spent elsewhere or not at all is clear, says Crowder, “First Nation kids on-reserve are lagging far behind provincial standards when it comes to numeracy and literacy skills.”According to the report released last week, male First Nation students in Ontario scored only 21% in literacy skills. Numeracy skills were even worse at 18%. What isn’t clear is how many First Nation students were tested or what grades they were in. Aboriginal Affairs did not address the dismal literacy and numeracy rates when asked by APTN.Literacy, Atlantic: M: 65% F: 70%Numeracy, Atlantic: M: 16% F: 54%Literacy, Ontario: M: 21% F: 32%Numeracy, Ontario: M: 18% F: 20%Literacy, Manitoba: M: 53% F: 65%Numeracy, Manitoba: M: 59% F: 50%Literacy, Alberta: M: 28% F: 36%Numeracy, Alberta: M: 21% F: 19%“This is the first year in which data for students ordinarily resident on-reserve was provided for every province through the First Nations Student Success Program,” the report states. “The numeracy and literacy rates presented in the above table will provide a baseline to which future results will be compared.”According to the authors, “the academic outcomes of First Nation students ordinarily resident on reserve require improvement to ensure an increase in graduation rates and to provide them with the opportunity to acquire the skills that they need to further their goals, enter the labour market and be full participants in a strong Canadian economy.”None of this is shocking says child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock.  Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, has been in a 7 year long fight at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in a case that alleges the Federal Government underfunds First Nations Child Welfare.“When you know better for children you’re supposed to do better,” said Blackstock. “In this case, the federal government knows it profoundly under-funds First Nations schools and education and is not doing better.  It is unconscionable that the Federal Government boasts about a surplus budget while turning its back on children in Canada who want to learn so they can get the job of their dreams.”Crowder says if Blackstock wins the complaint at the Tribunal, it could impact issues like education. She says what’s at stake is the future for First Nations children, yet the government refuses to provide equal funding.“The government doesn’t acknowledge the underfunding in First Nations Education,” said Crowder. “And it doesn’t acknowledge that it doesn’t need the Education Act in order to increase spending for First Nations Education and it certainly isn’t working with First Nations in terms of addressing the inequities in the system.”Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt’s office did not respond directly to APTN’s questions about the report. Instead, a spokesperons in his office sent this statement.“Our Government has made improving the quality of life and creating economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Communities its priority. We are achieving this goal while treating taxpayer’s money with the utmost respect.Surplus in the near future:After 2015-16, Ottawa is forecasting a surplus of $4.3 billion in 2016-17; $5.1 billion in 2017-18; $6.8 billion in 2018-19 and $13.1 billion in 2019-20.Not surprisingly, the Harper government’s fall fiscal update is getting slammed by the opposition.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau calls it unfair because the Conservatives are choosing to spend the budget surplus on tax breaks like income splitting, which he says benefit only 15 per cent of Canadians, including the wealthiest.N-D-P leader Tom Mulcair is accusing the government of taking from the poor to give to the rich.@APTNAfrancisafrancis@aptn.ca-with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Suncor warns forced provincial oil cutbacks pose safety operational risks

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Forced Alberta government crude oil production cuts next year will result in “unintended consequences” that could include increased safety hazards for its employees, Suncor Energy Inc. warned Friday.Despite the curtailments that begin Jan. 1, Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas company forecasts its production will grow by 10 percent in 2019 on a stand-pat capital budget of between $4.9 billion and $5.6 billion.The issue has opened rifts in the Calgary-based oilpatch with companies like Suncor, Imperial Oil Ltd. and Husky Energy Inc. opposed to curtailments which are supported by bitumen-weighted producers like Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Mike McKinnon, spokesman for Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd, said the province’s decision to curtail production was a difficult but necessary one to prevent job losses in the industry.“We take concerns about safety and long-term resource stability very seriously, and have been engaged with Suncor and other companies on a daily basis to understand these challenges,” he said in an email.He said the province is working with companies on how much they must cut through an AER review panel and has made temporary adjustments to curtailment thresholds for companies facing higher reductions.Suncor said the cutbacks will result in higher operating costs per barrel, could affect the supply of crude oil to Alberta upgraders and refineries, may raise issues with its contracted pipeline commitments and could cause problems with the in-house consumption of diesel produced at its oilsands mines.The company said it expects average upstream production of 780,000 to 820,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, up from about 730,000 boe/d in 2018.Suncor’s guidance matched analyst projections, with researchers at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. saying in a note it is “the ‘just right’ bowl of porridge for an uncertain outlook.” In an email, Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal wouldn’t reveal the company’s cutback number for competitive reasons.But she said it fails to properly consider the uneven historic and recent performance of Syncrude (the oilsands mine and upgrader in which Suncor has a 58 percent interest) and gives only partial consideration for the fact that Suncor’s new 194,000-bpd Fort Hills oilsands mine did not have a full year of production in 2018.Throttling back production during the coldest months of the year, when it typically operates full out without stopping for maintenance, could increase risks to safety and reliability, the company warned.“Suncor will not put the safety of our employees and contractors at risk,” it stated.center_img The cuts announced by Premier Rachel Notley earlier this month are intended to bring industry output in line with pipeline capacity to drain trapped oil from the western Canadian market and reduce resulting steep discounts for crude oil.Suncor says it is largely insulated from low local prices by its Canadian upgrading and refining assets and firm pipeline contracts.“In the short term, the government of Alberta action has resulted in winners and losers in the market, shutting invaluable upgrading throughput and has made transporting crude oil out of the province by rail uneconomic,” Calgary-based Suncor said in a news release.It added it is co-operating with the government and the Alberta Energy Regulator and “working hard” to minimize associated contractor layoffs.The province said it will order the suspension of 325,000 barrels per day or about 8.7 percent of overall oil production for about the first three months of 2019 before reducing the cuts for the rest of the year. The cuts only affect producers with more than 10,000 bpd of output, limiting curtailments to about 25 companies, mainly in the oilsands.Suncor said it will suffer from a “disproportionate allocation” of production cuts, adding its budget assumes the curtailments will be in place for three months before falling to 30 percent of initial levels for the remainder of 2019.last_img read more

Cable companies report modest increase in revenue subscribers CRTC

GATINEAU, Que. — Cable companies reported modest growth in revenues and subscribers over the past year, while satellite companies saw a decline in both categories, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Tuesday.The CRTC says the number of Canadian households subscribing to basic television service offered by cable companies increased by two per cent to reach 8.7 million for the year ended Aug. 31, 2012.At the same time, Canadian households subscribing to a satellite company’s basic television service decreased by 1.8% to 2.8 million.The combined revenues for both cable and satellite companies increased by 4.2%, to $14.1-billion in 2012 from $13.5-billion in 2011.Cable companies reported revenues of $11.6-billion in 2012, which were from basic and non-basic television services as well as Internet and telephone services. That represented an increase of 5.7% from $11-billion in revenues in 2011.Revenues for satellite companies decreased by two per cent from $2.55-billion in 2011 to $2.5-billion in 2012.The CRTC says cable and satellite companies employed 2,098 people and paid $188.9-million in salaries, both of which were lower than the previous year. In 2011, they had 2,478 employees and paid $222.1-million in salaries. read more

Alberta preparing homeowner energy efficiency rebate program for this fall

EDMONTON – Alberta is preparing a rebate program to encourage homeowners to purchase energy-efficient appliances and help the province reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Environment Minister Robin Campbell said the program would cost up to $30 million in the first year. He wants to make the announcement in early October.“We are looking at incentives for residential homes. Looking at people replacing their furnaces, fridges, washer-dryers,” he said.“One of the holdups right now that we are still discussing is if we could make a big enough incentive for some people … (who) wanted to look at solar for their homes.”The money for the program would come from a fund that large industrial companies pay into when they can’t meet their greenhouse gas reduction targets.The government would pay part of the cost of energy efficient upgrades based on receipts submitted by homeowners, Campbell said.A similar program in Alberta that ran between 2009 and 2012 issued more than 173,000 rebates worth more than $52 million.The provincial government has been under pressure from conservation groups to take new measures to help reduce Alberta’s carbon footprint.The Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance issued a report in January that noted the province is the only jurisdiction in Canada or the United States that doesn’t offer homeowners and businesses financial incentives to become more energy efficient.The alliance followed up its report with the results of an Ipsos Reid survey it commissioned. The poll suggested 77 per cent of Albertans surveyed last month supported using money from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund to improve the energy efficiency of homes and commercial buildings.Jesse Row, the alliance’s executive director, said Campbell’s plan would be a good first step that could be expanded in the future. He said the $30 million would save consumers about $100 million over the life of the appliance upgrades.Such programs not only reduce energy consumption, Row said, they also encourage people to think about the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions.“Incentive programs have a history of both helping people take action and raising awareness around the issue,” Row said Thursday.“Just going out with information programs without incentives — people don’t pay as much attention.”The alliance includes the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, Suncor Energy (TSX:SU), Atco Gas (TSX:ACO.X), Shell Canada (TSX:SHC), the Pembina Institute, the Canada Green Building Council and other businesses and groups.Under Alberta law, large industrial greenhouse gas emitters must reduce their emissions intensity by 12 per cent below their 2004-2005 baseline intensity.Companies that can’t meet the requirement must either buy carbon credits from other Alberta-based organizations or pay $15 into the climate change fund for every tonne over the limit.Campbell said the government is considering increasing the $15 carbon price as it looks at updating its climate change strategy.“We are having a fiery robust discussion right now within our own government as to what that is going to look like,” he said. “I hope to have a seamless transition this fall.”Alberta has collected more than $400 million in the climate change fund since it was created in 2007. Since then, about $240 million has been spent on projects and research aimed at reducing CO2 emissions.The government’s original climate change plan announced in 2008 set a goal of reducing Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 megatonnes by 2020. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta preparing homeowner energy efficiency rebate program for this fall by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 12, 2014 11:13 am MDT read more

Open cordial and frank discussions held over future SomaliaUN relationship

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, welcomed top UN official Rosemary DiCarlo for talks, some four weeks after the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) took the decision to expel the UN’s most senior representative in the country, Nichoas Haysom, declaring him persona non grata.The Government accused the veteran South African official and former lawyer for Nelson Mandela, of interfering in the “internal affairs” of Somalia, exceeding his mandate as UN Special Envoy to the country, after he criticized Government treatment of a former Al-Shabaab leader, who was running for state-wide office.UN chief Antonio Guterres said he deeply regretted Somalia’s decision, expressing his “full confidence” in the Special Envoy, a stance which was backed by the UN Security Council.In a joint statement from the Government and UN Mission in the country, UNSOM, the top Somali leaders and Ms. DiCarlo committed to “strengthen the relationship” between the UN and the Government, and the three “discussed practical measures for the FGS and the United Nations to work more closely together for the benefit of all Somali people and to support Somalia’s state building and peacebuilding priorities.”Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo also held “a constructive dialogue with FGS Ministers and discussed how to enhance coordination between FGS ministries and the United Nations”,  commending the FGS’ comprehensive reform agenda and expressed the strong support of the United Nations for implementation of the milestones set out in the FGS’ roadmaps on Inclusive Politics, Security and Justice, Economic Recovery, and Social Development.”The Prime Minister underscored the Government’s “high regard for the work of the United Nations of which Somalia is a proud member, and emphasised Somalia’s commitment to its international obligations and membership.” He also emphasized the UN’s “critical role in Somalia and thanked the organisation for its contribution to Somalia’s path from conflict to stability and growth.”The President and Prime Minister also “reiterated their commitment to enhance the security and safety of UN personnel”, adding that they were looking forward to “deepening their long partnership” with the UN, “to enable Somalia to continue to make progress towards a peaceful and prosperous future.” read more

London Taxi Company creates 1000 new jobs with £250m investment

The London Taxi Company announced that it will invest £250 million to build a state-of-the-art new research, assembly and development facility for its next generation of ultra low emission taxis.This investment, from owner Geely, will create up to 1,000 new jobs in Coventry, including the introduction of an apprenticeship scheme, to prepare for the introduction of new electrification technology.The new facility will see production ramp up to 36,000 vehicles a year by 2018, a ten-fold increase on the company’s current capacity. The London Taxi Company also announced that these new vehicles, which start production in 2017, will be manufactured using a significantly increased proportion of components from the UK and European supply chain.Prime Minister David Cameron said, “Geely’s £250 million investment and the creation of up to 1,000 jobs is great news for Coventry and a vote of confidence in our long-term economic plan to back business, create jobs and secure the recovery. It means that more hardworking people will have the financial security that a job and regular pay-packet bring and demonstrates that the UK is open for business. The London Black Cab is iconic around the world and I am pleased that the next generation will have a state of the art production facility in the UK.”The London Taxi Company’s next generation of low emission Black Cabs has been developed to comply with new regulations for an Ultra Low Emission Zone in London, which will significantly reduce the level of emissions allowed from new taxis.The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, “The production of zero emission capable vehicles incorporating the latest state of the art technology is essential as we strive to create the greenest taxi fleet in the world for London. I warmly welcome Geely’s commitment to building this impressive new factory in Coventry, highlighting the UK’s position as a world leader in the development and manufacturing of ultra low emission technologies. The vehicles this facility produces will help transform London’s taxi fleet, boost jobs and growth in London and the West Midlands, and secure the long-term future of the taxi industry, whilst ensuring everyone who lives, work in or visits our city has the cleanest possible air to breathe.”Commenting on the new Ultra Low Emission Zone, Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The London ULEZ will play a key role in driving the market for ultra low emission vehicles in Europe’s leading mega city and set a precedent not only in the UK but around the world. SMMT supports this vision and wants to see London meet its air quality and climate change targets, while driving innovation and supporting jobs. We are pleased to see the Mayor has recognised that the latest diesel technology has a place in an Ultra Low Emissions Zone. It is only by encouraging motorists to invest in the latest, lowest emission technology, regardless of vehicle or fuel type, that the Mayor’s vision be fully realised.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Helper Adds Another Pair of Wins Remembers Frank Marquez Photo Gallery

Photos by Jeff Barrett Prior to Helper American Legion’s recent doubleheader against Westlake, there was a memorial hosted in front of the home crowd for Frank Marquez. Marquez, who passed away on Feb. 9, was a sports fanatic and a great supporter of local teams. The memorial before the games paid tribute to Marquez for his unwavering support throughout the years.Helper then went on to thump Westlake 11-1 in game one. The contest was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Zac Bradley threw all five innings and only gave up the one run on two hits. Rylan Hart scored three times and went 2-3. Cody Lowe also went 2-3 with three RIBs and a double. Anthony Jones knocked in three RBIs as well and Jordan Fossat went a perfect 2-2 in the rout.“We hit the ball really well [and recorded] nine hits,” said head coach Dakota Cisneros. “We found ways on the base paths to put some pressure on Westlake’s defense by stealing some bases and capitalizing on some hit and runs that worked in our favor.” Hart and Lowe each had one of those stolen bases. Cisneros continued, “We also played extremely well on defense with only one error and a couple double plays behind Zac.”Runs did not come as easily in game two, but Helper only needed one as Nathan Richens threw a complete game shutout. He gave up five hits and four walks but never let a run cross home plate. Lowe again went 2-3 with a stolen base but added a home run this time around. The blast gives Lowe five on the season.“[Cody is] seeing the ball really well for us and he is the anchor of our offense. [He and] Anthony are without a doubt our most consistent hitters right now. It’s almost a surprise when either one of them get out because of how well they are both hitting for us. I’ve been pleased with their production at the plate,” said Cisneros. Jones went 2-2 in the second leg with a double.Helper won 4-0 and improved its record to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in league play.“These were two more great wins for us back at home in front of our home crowd,” Cisneros said. “The memorial for Frank Marquez was great, and I’m glad we were able to pick up a couple of wins for our great fans in attendance.”Up next, Helper will travel to Timpanogos on Wednesday before returning home on Saturday against Lone Peak at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. “We are hoping to keep this hot streak rolling into this coming week,” concluded Cisneros. read more

Adams Westbrook lead Thunder to rout of Pistons

DETROIT — Steven Adams scored 21 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Detroit Pistons’ five-game winning streak with a 110-83 victory Monday night.Paul George added 17 points for the Thunder, who are 15-3 since losing their first four games.Blake Griffin led Detroit with 20 points, while Andre Drummond added 13.Detroit came into the game having won six straight at home, including the first five games on its current homestand, but fell six points short of its previous season low.The Thunder led 50-40 at halftime behind 14 points from Adams and 10 from Jeremi Grant. Griffin had 15 points for Detroit, which shot 34.7 per cent from the floor.Detroit’s offence continued to struggle in the second half without Reggie Bullock, who left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. The Thunder took a 71-51 lead midway through the third quarter and led by 28 at the end of the period. In the fourth, Oklahoma City led by as many as 35.Adams made his first seven field-goal attempts, along with five free throws, and forced Drummond and Zaza Pachulia to the bench with four fouls each. The Pistons finished the third quarter with Griffin at centre and 6-foot-7 Stanley Johnson at power forward.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City is 15-5 against the Pistons since leaving Seattle. … The Thunder, who came into the game with the league’s best defensive rating, are now 4-0 when holding their opponents under 90 points.Pistons: Detroit fell short of its first seven-game home winning streak since March 14-April 4, 2008. … Drummond went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line and has now missed 19 of his last 24 attempts.UP NEXTThunder: At the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDave Hogg, The Associated Press read more

Report Luke Fickell interviewed for Florida Atlantic head coaching position

Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell celebrates with junior cornerback Doran Grant (12) following an interception during a game against Purdue Nov. 2 at Ross-Ade Stadium. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell reportedly interviewed Tuesday for the vacant Florida Atlantic head coaching position, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.According to the report, FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun was in Columbus Tuesday morning to conduct the interview, but an FAU spokeswoman did not confirm that to The Lantern Tuesday afternoon.“Pat Chun, Florida Atlantic’s Director of Athletics has stated (publicly) that he will have no comment concerning the coaching vacancy until it is complete,” the spokeswoman said, in an email.The coaching position became available last week, after former Owl coach Carl Pelini resigned following allegations he was seen using illegal drugs.Fickell is set to earn $600,000 in 2013, the highest amount among current Buckeye assistants. He served as OSU interim head coach during the 2011 season, after former head coach Jim Tressel resigned in wake of Tattoo-gate, where several former Buckeyes were found to be receiving improper benefits.An OSU spokesman told The Lantern in an email he is “not aware of personnel plans for other schools.” read more

Injury does not prevent Ohio States Sam Jardine from skating on

Junior defenseman Sam Jardine (21) fights past a Miami (Ohio) defender during a game on Oct. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 5-1.Credit: Michael Griggs / For The LanternSam Jardine is scarred, not scared. Two seasons after a skate blade nearly cut his hand’s mobility, the Ohio State men’s hockey junior defenseman sees his surgical mark as an indication he’s in the right place.Jardine’s perspective was born after a game on Nov. 10, 2012, when the then-freshman defenseman dived to prevent a scoring chance.Whistled for holding, Jardine immediately broke procedure. Instead of skating to the penalty box, Jardine screamed and pointed to his arm, current-senior forward Tanner Fritz said.“I thought it was broken because the tendons were sliced,” Jardine said. “Then blood started coming and I knew I was in big trouble.”As he turned away from the net, Jardine hunched over and writhed in pain. In an attempt to hurdle Jardine, the opposing forward had landed on Jardine’s exposed left arm between his elbow guard and glove.The closest referee quickly grasped Jardine’s arm and within seconds, OSU’s then-trainer Chris Hite was over the boards with a towel wrapped around the cut, Jardine said.A routine penalty had become a medical emergency. Hite had to stop the bleeding to prevent Jardine from going into shock, he said.The 3-to-4-inch laceration had cut Jardine’s muscles, but stopped within a quarter of a millimeter of severing his radial nerve, Hite said.Had the radial nerve been disconnected, Jardine would have lost mobility in his left hand.“It never crossed my mind that it would be so bad that I wouldn’t be able to play hockey,” Jardine said. “That never became a reality until after the surgery.”From the time of the injury to the conclusion of his emergency surgery, Jardine stayed calm, Hite said, who is now a trainer at Hilliard Darby High School.“He handled it so well,” Hite said. “Not what you’d expect for a kid that had lost as much blood as he had.”The rest of the Buckeyes were rattled. With 14 minutes remaining in the game, the OSU bench was uneasy and struggled to maintain focus, Fritz said.Meanwhile, at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Jardine was undergoing surgery to repair his muscle tendons. The surgery marked the beginning of his rehabilitation process.Jardine, who had never missed a game with a hockey-related injury, was jettisoned to the sideline for nine weeks, he said.In order to desensitize his regenerating nerve, Jardine molded Play-Doh and moved his hand through bowls of rice for resistance, Hite said. “We had to pull the reigns on him,” Hite said. “Every day he wanted to do something more, he wanted to do something he wasn’t allowed to do.”For a player used to playing through injuries, the mini exercises weren’t making the cut. “They really wanted to baby the process. I didn’t really allow that to happen,” Jardine said. “I wanted to play (that) next weekend.”At one point, Jardine approached then-associate coach Steve Rohlik about rejoining the Buckeyes and playing with a cast. Rohlik, alongside assistant coach Joe Exter, nixed the idea. When Jardine returned to on-ice workouts, he started to realize benefits of his injury. He took the recovery time to improve his foot speed, pivoting and edges, he said.“That was pretty important toward my development,” Jardine said. “I felt like I was a stronger skater coming back than when I had first got injured.”The Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, native then began to realize a new appreciation for the game, he said. His experience helped him realize that one of the worst imaginable injuries was bearable.“The appreciation of being able to put the skates on every day and go out and compete I think is the one thing he garnered from this whole situation,” Rohlik said. Two seasons after his surgery, Jardine said he still experiences slight difficulty in the afflicted area. His injury has robbed him of full-range of motion and complete feeling in his left hand.“I’m very thankful and very blessed that I just have a scar now and a little bit of sensitivity issues,” Jardine said. “As far as the rest of it goes, I’m 100 percent.”On the OSU bench, trainer Jeff Deits is responsible for keeping Jardine and the rest of the Buckeyes healthy.The training staff undergoes annual emergency action training to ensure it’s prepared for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests and lacerations, Deits said. Members of the OSU men’s hockey team are also given cut-proof clothing to ensure their safety. While the NCAA does not mandate its athletes wear cut-proof socks and shirts, many Buckeyes, including Jardine, wear the gear.Jardine, who didn’t like the cut-proof shirts, wears protective socks on his forearms instead. It’s an innovation born of necessity.As he enters his third season with the Buckeyes, Jardine said he doesn’t notice the injury anymore. The sleeve hides the scar, and his performance — like his fearlessness — never waned. read more

Russia has ability to disrupt Britains internet access head of Armed Forces

first_imgHis warning comes amid a row over defence spending and sources have pointed out that the UK currently has had no submarine-hunting maritime patrol aircraft since 2010 while ships and submarines which could also protect the cables have fallen too. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said the Russian’s ‘modernised’ navy had the ability to disrupt the transcontinental cables and that the UK had to bolster its naval forces to counter the threat. Russia poses a threat to Britain’s internet access and trade because under-sea communication cables are vulnerable to the country’s navy, the head of the Armed Forces has warned.center_img The Chief of the Defence Staff gave the speech only days after a think tank said…last_img

Pregnant kidney transplant recipient thrives on defying expectations

first_imgLinda Rigert donated a kidney to her daughter Jennifer Browning. Rigert said the transplant surgery has made her life better because she pays closer attention to her own health. She wasn’t supposed to survive.Jennifer Browning grew up hearing those words.When she was 1 year old, Browning contracted E. coli. The infection caused her kidneys to fail, sparking the need for dialysis treatment.• Code your driver’s license, permit or ID card as a donor.• Sign up on the donor registry at Donate Life.• Request a paper form at 800-452-1369.After four months, the toddler’s kidneys began to function on their own again. But the scar tissue meant she would eventually need a kidney transplant.For the next 20 years, Browning led a normal, active life. She traveled, played sports, moved to Los Angeles.But by the time she was about 24 years old, Browning’s kidney function had declined to the point of needing a transplant.“I immediately raised my hand,” said Linda Rigert, Browning’s mother. “And I was a match.”Every 11 minutes a new name is added to the United Network for Organ Sharing waiting list.As of this month, more than 126,600 people in the U.S. are on the organ waiting list. More than 101,100 of those people are waiting for a kidney transplant.In Washington, nearly 2,000 people are on the organ waiting list.Source: United Network for Organ SharingBrowning and Rigert underwent surgery June 3, 1997.Prior to the surgery, Browning was in denial about her health. She didn’t think she was sick.But after the transplant, Browning changed her thinking.“I realized what it was like to be healthy,” she said.Her fingernails no longer had a blue tint. Her skin wasn’t itchy. She no longer needed to pull over to take a nap while driving to work.Browning jumped back into her life at full speed. Three weeks after surgery, she was back at work. Soon after that, she resumed her swimming routine.“It just seems like I didn’t miss a beat,” she said.In the years that followed, though, Browning came to the realization that while she was alive, she wasn’t really living. She had never pictured her life beyond the transplant. Once she reached post-transplant life, she was left wondering: “What now?”last_img read more

Swimmer dies after suffering cardiac arrest near Key Biscayne hotel

first_imgOfficials said it’s still unclear whether the victim had a heart attack in the water or whether he started drowning and went into cardiac arrest.Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.Officials have not yet released the victim’s name.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has died after, officials said, he suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming in the ocean behind a hotel in Key Biscayne, Saturday afternoon.According to Key Biscayne Fire Rescue, the victim was spotted floating in the water face down behind the Grand Bay Ritz-Carlton, located at 455 Grand Bay, just after 4 p.m.Officials said the 60-year-old man was out in the ocean when the swim took a dangerous turn.A witness who asked not to be identified or show his face on camera described the tense moments that followed. “He was out there floating, and people went to get him, pulled him onto the beach, and apparently he wasn’t breathing,” he said.Good Samaritans started CPR until rescue crews arrived. “They worked on him for approximately a half hour,” said the witness.The witness took a picture showing the crowd trying to save the swimmer’s life.Miami Fire Rescue crews were called in for backup. last_img read more

One dead and one missing in suspected boat accident

first_imgTroopers found the body of Holly Mayeda, age 25, in the Kuskokwim River near Napakiak on September 14, 2018. (Google Maps screen capture)One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.Search and rescue volunteers are dragging the river on the south end of the island across from Bethel, hoping to recover the body of 28-year-old Stacey Hoagland of Akiak. Hoagland is missing and is believed to have been involved in a recent boat accident.On Thursday evening, State Troopers found the body of Holly Mayeda, age 25, floating in the Kuskokwim River near Napakiak. There were no signs of foul play. The next day, troopers found a boat submerged on the south end of the island across from Bethel. Law enforcement believe that Mayeda and Hoagland were traveling in the boat together.Since Friday, multiple local search and rescue groups have been working together to recover Hoagland. Perry Barr is a Bethel Search and Rescue member who was involved with the recovery effort on Sunday.“We spent all day out there,” Barr told KYUK Monday morning. “Bethel Search and Rescue, Akiak Search and Rescue, Kasigluk Search and Rescue and others participated. So we had 15 plus boats out there, and they were all actively searching.”The volunteers are concentrating their search efforts where the submerged boat was discovered near the island across from Bethel.“The boat was found overturned; there was some debris that indicated that the boat didn’t float too far from where it had been discovered,” Barr said. “We figured that that would be a great place to start.”The searchers are using drag bars to comb the river bottom to look for Hoagland. It’s difficult, manual labor involving a heavy system of ropes, metal bars and lead hooks.On Monday afternoon, members of Bethel Search and Rescue are boating to Akiak to pick up a clothing sample that belonged to Hoagland. Bethel Search and Rescue Canine D.O.G. will use the scent to search for the missing man.last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 9, 2009 – Del Global Technologies Corp. won a large government tender in Mexico for Del’s Apollo DRF flat panel detector that produces full-field, high resolution imaging for a broad range of radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations. The Mexican Government plans to install six Apollo Systems for the Mexico City Government Health Services, four Digital Apollo Systems for the ISSSTE (Government Workers Health and Social Institute) and eight Del RAD Systems for the ISEM (Health Services for the State of Mexico). The Apollo units were manufactured by Villa Sistemi Medicali in Italy and were shipped to Mexico in December of 2008. Jasso says “the first units were installed in Mexico in January of 2009.Del’s product specifications, local service, expedient delivery times and comprehensive warranty were key factors in Mexico’s decision to award the tender. Local support services are to be provided by Del’s in-country dealer Suministro para Uso Médico y Hospitalario(SMH). For more information: www.delmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Related Content Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | February 09, 2009 Del Medical Wins DR Deal with Mexico Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read morelast_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | May 09, 2013 Healthcare Providers Give Cloud Vendors High Marks on Security Yet 66 percent of non-cloud users say security and control are still an issue with cloud adoption Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 Related Content News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more With an average satisfaction score of 4.5 out of 5 on security, cloud users feel safe. Non-cloud users though remain at bay-particularly with many questions still looming around the future of cloud computing in healthcare. The KLAS report titled Cloud Computing Perception 2013: The Hybrid Cloud in Healthcare looks at the evolution of the cloud in healthcare, provider concerns, as well as vendor performance.Given the near-perfect satisfaction scores that cloud-users gave to their vendors, 66 percent of non-users surveyed said security was definitely the main issue stopping them from moving forward with adoption. “The contrast in this report between cloud users and non-users is really telling.” said Erik Westerlind, research director and report author. “It really helps providers and vendors get a sense of the gaps that exist within current cloud offerings. Furthermore, providers will understand which vendors might be able to resolve their concerns.”The rated vendors in this report are Allscripts, Cerner, and Siemens. To learn more about the cloud computing vendors and findings in this study as well as related reports that will publish in 2013, check out the full report, Cloud Computing Perception 2013: The Hybrid Cloud in Healthcare. For more information: www.KLASresearch.com/KLASreports                                                                                                                         FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Samsung heir apologizes for MERS spread at Samsung hospital

first_img Top Stories SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir of the Samsung business empire bowed deep in apology Tuesday as criticism mounted over a Samsung hospital’s role in spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea.Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologized to MERS victims and patients in his first public speech since taking over the Samsung Foundation last month. He succeeded his ailing father in leading the charity foundation that owns Samsung Medical Center. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Out of 175 MERS patients in South Korea, 85 were patients, relatives, staff or visitors at the Samsung hospital in Seoul. One of the MERS patients was a Samsung contract worker who was not quarantined and continued to work at the hospital until confirmed to have the disease.Samsung Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in South Korea, draws patients from around the country. The hospital stopped receiving patients last week.“Our Samsung Medical Center could not stop the infection and the spread of MERS, causing so much pain and worry for the public,” Lee said in a rare public speech that was televised nationwide on his 47th birthday. “I bow my head to apologize.”The MERS outbreak has killed 27 people since May.In an editorial last week, South Korea’s largest daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo called for an investigation into possible ties between authorities and Samsung Medical Center, asking why health officials did not step in early to oversee the hospital’s response to the disease.The spread of MERS through Samsung Medical Center is a major embarrassment for Lee who is expected to inherit South Korea’s largest business group from his father. Market watchers believe that Lee, vice chairman at Samsung Electronics Co. but not on the company’s board, has yet to prove his ability to lead a conglomerate that does business in consumer electronics, shipbuilding, insurance, construction and amusement parks.His father Lee Kun-hee, 73, chairman at Samsung Electronics Co., has been hospitalized at Samsung Medical Center since suffering a heart attack in May last year.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img Parents, stop beating yourself up New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Lee Jae-yong, vice president of Samsung Electronics Co., bows in apology during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Lee apologized to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) victims and patients as criticism mounts on Samsung Medical Center for its role in spreading the MERS. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

Repoll for Three Assembly Five Lok Sabha Seats in Andhra Pradesh on

first_imgAmaravathi: Re-poll would be conducted Monday in five polling booths for three Assembly and five Lok Sabha segments in three districts of Andhra Pradesh.Elections were held simultaneously for Lok Sabha and assembly in the state April 11. Based on the reports by the respective returning officers and observers, the ECI had Wednesday last issued an order directing that re-polling be held in five polling booths in Guntur, Prakasam and SPS Nellore districts.The re-poll was ordered in the wake of technical glitches in the electronic voting machines in the polling booths.It would be held from 7 am to 6 pm in these polling booths, state chief electoral officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi told reporters here Sunday.”We have given clear instructions to the respective returning officers and other staff on conducting the re-poll in a foolproof manner. A deputy superintendent of police will supervise the security arrangements at each polling booth,” Dwivedi added.Additional EVMs have been kept in reserve while engineers from BHEL have been deployed at each polling booth to attend to any technical issue. Counting of votes would be held May 23. andhra pradesh assembly election 2019andhra-pradesh-lok-sabha-elections-2019ECLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 5, 2019, 9:18 PM ISTlast_img read more