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Over 200 applications received for Iraqi governorate election slots – UN missionOver 200 applications received for Iraqi governorate election slots – UN mission

21 February 2008More than 200 applications have been received for the eight remaining directorships of Iraq’s governorate election offices (GEOs), the United Nations assistance mission for that country (UNAMI) announced today in Baghdad. The number of applications received “proves that Iraqis are ready to participate in the selection process and in determining their own future,” Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative in Iraq, said at a press conference. To date, according to UNAMI, 224 applications had been submitted for positions in the seven governorates of Basra, Diala, Karbala, Najaf, Nenawa, Wassit and Baghdad, where there are two offices, to help implement legislation calling for governorate elections before 1 October. The mission added that 22 women had submitted applications for the posts, which must be received before the deadline of 28 February.Concerns had been raised by the UN and many political leaders in Iraq about the way in which the previous selection of 11 of Iraq’s 19 governorate election office directors were conducted in September 2007, and the mission last week urged an improved selection process.“The applications process for these positions is an initial step towards transparent and professional selection of the remaining eight governorate electoral offices directors,” Mr. Mistura said. read more

Collins expected to plead guilty in insider trading caseCollins expected to plead guilty in insider trading case

NEW YORK — Court records say a Republican congressman from western New York is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case accusing him of insider trading.A federal judge in Manhattan has scheduled a hearing Tuesday afternoon for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins to enter a guilty plea in a case initially brought last year.A similar hearing has been scheduled Wednesday for Collins’ son.The congressman is accused of illegally leaking confidential information about a biopharmaceutical company to his son and the father of his son’s fiancée.Prosecutors say the tip allowed them to avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.Collins’ attorney didn’t immediately respond to messages Monday.The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined comment.The court filing didn’t specify which charges Collins would plead guilty to.The Associated Press read more

Iraq security concerns interrupt UN refugee agencys return convoys from IranIraq security concerns interrupt UN refugee agencys return convoys from Iran

According to reports from Iraq’s second city of Basra, local transporters are refusing to carry passengers beyond the city due to a fear of illegal checkpoints along the roads, hijackings and other security issues, UNHCR spokesman Peter Kessler said. UNHCR’s transit centre in Basra cannot accommodate large groups of people, so the agency has opted to delay a convoy from Iran that was returning today with 208 refugees formerly residing in Shiraz, he added. The group was stopped just inside the Iranian border, where it will wait until the situation has stabilized and transport beyond Basra is readily available. “UNHCR does not promote return to Iraq, but only facilitates the voluntary repatriation of those refugees who insist on going back,” Mr. Kessler said at a press briefing in Geneva. Some 10,000 people have gone back from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon since last July with the help of UNHCR-facilitated repatriation convoys. Mr. Kessler said many of UNHCR’s partners are increasingly concerned about the security situation and unease in the south. “Despite the enormous humanitarian needs, agencies are increasingly working to keep their profiles as discreet as possible,” he said. “This is seriously affecting the amounts of assistance that can be provided to returnees, non-Iraqi refugees and displaced persons residing in the region.” read more

UN rights expert welcomes steps taken to combat torture in Ghana butUN rights expert welcomes steps taken to combat torture in Ghana but

“I welcome the steps taken by the Government of Ghana in its fight against torture and other ill-treatment in the country, but much remains to be done,” UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez said in a press release at the end of a four-day follow-up visit to the country.According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), he assessed critical issues in the criminal justice system, including conditions of detention, as well as mental health-care practices, in particular the treatment and living conditions of persons held in psychiatric hospitals and prayer camps.“I am concerned that instances of torture and ill-treatment continue to occur with some frequency during the apprehension, arrest, and interrogation stages by police and intelligence services,” he said. “I received troubling reports of forced confessions, despite the existence of legal guarantees intended to protect persons upon arrest and in police custody.”He added that of particular concern is the lacking sense of due diligence and urgency by oversight mechanisms such as the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice – as well as courts and prosecutors – to tackle the issue with “prompt, impartial, and effective investigations into all allegations of mistreatment.”Mr. Méndez said that without proper complaint mechanisms and public awareness campaigns, “no real change is possible.”“The right to counsel also needs to be made truly effective in all criminal cases by the expansion and effective implementation of the Legal Aid Scheme or the establishment of a Public Defenders’ Office,” the expert also stressed.Meanwhile, the Special Rapporteur noted no significant improvements with regard to the still severe overcrowding in some detention centres, inadequate nutrition, a shortage of water, poor sanitation and health-care, and a lack of medicines, despite positive steps taken by the Government to accelerate the management of cases.“I am encouraged by the projects and measures being implemented by the Government,” he said. “In particular, the ‘Justice for All’ programme with its travelling court has been able to partially clear up the backlog of remand cases in various regions. I welcome the establishment of a high court on the premises of Nsawam Medium Security Prison as a pilot project that aims to speed up appeals, thereby reducing the number of detainees.”In addition, he said a further step forward are the new guidelines on sentencing, which despite not being binding on judges will, if implemented across all regions, contribute to a more consistent approach to sentencing and more reasonable use of discretion by judges. “The introduction of statutory provisions for non-custodial measures would also assist in reducing overcrowding in prisons and facilitate the reintegration into society,” Mr Méndez stated. “I call upon Ghana to swiftly ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture to ensure regular monitoring of places of detention, which is essential to guaranteeing the rights of inmates.”On the issue of mental health care, the Special Rapporteur noted that while current practices were similar to those observed during his last visit, progress is being made in the implementation of the Mental Health Act and associated programmes established by its managing Mental Health Authority.“Initial steps have been taken to decentralize mental health care. Setting up visiting committees in the regions needs to be followed up by the passage of the Act’s Legislative Instrument, sufficient allocation of funds to its programmes, and actual changes of treatment and living conditions of mentally ill patients on the ground,” he urged.Mr Méndez also stressed that private institutions treating mentally ill patients, such as prayer camps, must also be regulated and monitored by these programmes. “I saw patients chained onto walls and forced to fast in a prayer camp,” the rights expert said. “These practices are frankly unacceptable and constitute torture, and the State of Ghana can no longer close its eyes to these practices.”In the understanding that these are cultural practices and that families approach prayer camps voluntarily, the expert said he agrees with the State’s approach to use persuasion and engagement to monitor and enforce existing law and regulation and to obtain cooperation under the guidance and supervision of science-based, appropriately trained mental health professionals. “The reference to culture and tradition cannot be invoked to justify harmful practices to individuals,” he warned.Independent experts, or Special Rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.The Special Rapporteur will present a follow-up report to the Human Rights Council in March 2016. read more

Ohio State womens rowing team sets sights on fourpeatOhio State womens rowing team sets sights on fourpeat

The Ohio State women’s rowing team competes on May 30, 2015 at the NCAA qualifying round in Gold River, Calif. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAs the Ohio State rowing team looks ahead to going after an unprecedented fourth straight national championship in 2016, the squad is working hard to prepare itself and stay focused on the season ahead.“It’s kind of an indescribable feeling because at the end, you all realize how much work you all put in for this moment,” junior MaryClare Stannard said.The team captured its third consecutive championship last year, becoming the first in NCAA history to do so.“When we won, I was just so happy for everyone in the boat and on the the team,” junior Casey Schaffer said.There is a lot of buzz surrounding the team and the possibility of repeating yet again, and everyone involved in the program knows it.“We try to stay humble, and we gotta make sure there’s no cutting corners,” Stannard said.Assistant coaches Madeline Davis and Anna Goodale take a similar viewpoint in focusing on the now.“I tell them ‘one stroke at a time,’ because you will not get better if you skip over and not pay attention to what’s right in front of you,” Goodale said.Davis added that the team’s main focus has to be improving, even after reaching the pinnacle three years in a row.“At every opportunity you have to take a step forward, take it,” Davis said.Both Davis and Goodale have professional experience in rowing, having competed on the U.S. women’s national team.Goodale, the newest addition to the coaching staff, was a member of the women’s eight team that won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.The women’s eight team, which is a team in rowing that has eight members in the boat, with four oars on either side for propulsion and a rudder manned by a coxswain, is the group which took home the individual championship for OSU.The team works hard to keep focused through a culture of camaraderie.“We are honestly a family,” Schaffer said. “I’ve never been a part of such an empowering group of young female athletes.”Stannard agreed that it is a very close-knit group.“We feed off of each other as teammates,” Stannard said. “We can’t do it without each other.”The 2016 schedule has yet to be released, but the season is set to begin in late March. read more

More than 300 participants at UNIQA 2016 International Goalkeepers Camp in SplitMore than 300 participants at UNIQA 2016 International Goalkeepers Camp in Split

The sixth UNIQA International Handball Goalkeeper’s Camp in Split, Croatia, was held between June 18 and 24 in beautiful atmosphere of Adriatic Coast. Like in the previous editions, the best place for handball goalkeepers was visited by more than 300 young goalies, coaches and other guests of the project from 32 countries in total.Every day work with the famous coaching names in the world of handball, but also some of the TOP goalkeepers of the last decade, was combined with summer relaxing activities. The grand finale of the whole project was happening at famous Split’s central street – Riva, near the sea, with a lot of social and sports activities:We knew that moving to city of Split will gave us a great development on all fields. Camp’s participants are more than satisfied with the city, but also everything what they had chance to learn during six days. We will try to give our best for them also next year and in years to come together with our sponsors ‘UNIQA osiguranje’, Grad Split, ‘Splitska banka’, ‘Last minute – renta a car’, ‘Galeb Omiš’, ‘Coca Cola’, ‘Molten’, ‘Studenac’, ‘Sport vision’, hotel ‘Dioklecijan’, ‘Zlatan Otok’, ‘Ožujsko pivo’, ‘Galaxy travel’ i clinic ‘Korak’, TZ Splitsko – dalmatinska Municipality, TZ Splita, Županija Splitsko – dalmatinska i PSK – says Camp’s director Mario Caljkusic.One of the biggest stars of sixth Camp (last five years was held in Makarska) was Mirko Alilovic, Croatian goalkeeper from TELEKOM Veszprem, who worked together with his team-mate Roland Mikler, but also team’s coach Haris Porobic. I am happy to help in promotion of handball, especially when we are working with the kids. A week is not enough to get every kind of knowledge, but it is enough to meet your idols, to work with them and to get a new impulse for your career – said Alilović.Coaching staff of the sixth UNIQA 2016 International Handball Goalkeepers’ Camp was impressive starting with two EHF Champions League winners from Vive Tauron Kielce and CSM Bucharest – Marin Šego and Jelena Grubišić, but also Mirko Alilović,  Roland Mikler (Veszprem), Nebojša Grahovac, coaches Haris Porobić, Mirko Bašić, Vladimir Vujović, Vlatko Đonović, Nenad Rogulj, Tomasz Błaszkiewicz,Vanja Radić, Karina Andersen Aas, Dino Špiranec, Duje Poljak.PHOTO BY Jouni Lappi / Kuvastamo Uniqa 2016 International Handball Goalkeepers Camp ← Previous Story Eduard Koksharov is new RK Vardar director! Next Story → Bergischer HC sign “Veszprem hero” Uros Vilovski read more

Day After Christmas Sale TargetDay After Christmas Sale Target

first_imgJBL OnStage Micro II $59.99 (Down from ($79.99)Acer Aspire AS5742Z-4601 $379.99 (Down from $499.99)Sentry Noise Canceling Headphones $15.98 (Down from $39.99)Powermat for Nintendo DS Lite $11.98 (Down from $29.99) Snowmageddon continues to ravage the East Coast, so I’m still stuck at the old airport. That’s good news for you, however–I’ve got aw bit more time on my hands to ferret out some sweet post-holiday savings on electronics. This time out, we’ve got some from Target, including deals on iPod docks, digital cameras, laptops, headphones, and more. Canon SD1300 IS $129 (Down from $179)last_img read more

Fewer than 1000 ASBOs were handed out last year whyFewer than 1000 ASBOs were handed out last year why

first_img Short URL Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland IN 2007, ASBOs (Anti Social Behaviour Orders) came into effect.Hailed by then-Justice Minister Michael McDowell as a protection for “the little old lady in the gable house at the end of the road whose life is being made miserable by a group of youths”, ASBOs were largely based on a similar scheme in the UK, which has since been scrapped.An ASBO is a civil order made against a person who is shown to have engaged in some type of the anti-social behaviour. In Britain they were introduced under the government of Tony Blair in the late 90s as a way in which to address minor yet significant incidents that would not ordinarily see criminal prosecutions.In Ireland, there were fewer than 1,000 used in 2017. Despite those figures, the Department of Justice says that the measures are part of a “comprehensive legal framework” aimed at fighting anti-social behaviour.Asked about ASBOs, in a statement the Department said:“An Garda Síochána is committed to tackling public disorder and anti-social behaviour by working with communities to reduce this type of behaviour and enhance community safety. The gardaí approach includes a strong focus on quality of life issues and collaboration with local authorities, businesses (in particular the night time economy) and other stakeholders to help address the causes of anti-social behaviour.“It should be borne in mind that in this jurisdiction, anti-social behaviour orders are merely one strand available to Gardaí in tackling this form of offending behaviour. For instance, it is widely acknowledged that the use of ASBOs is only suitable in certain circumstances, for certain offenders and for certain categories of offences.“An Garda Síochána currently employs a wide range of operational measures aimed at tackling public-order offences and anti-social behaviour. These measures are underpinned by a comprehensive legal framework. There is a range of strong legislative provisions available to An Garda Síochána to combat anti-social behaviour, including provisions under the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Acts, the Criminal Damage Act and the Intoxicating Liquor Acts and the Criminal Justice Act 2006.”Cllr John Leahy, the leader of the Renua party, wants more of the orders handed out. In fact, he wants them “served as swiftly and easily as a clamp or a parking ticket”.CriteriaASBOs typically lay down certain terms and conditions. For example if your neighbour is playing loud music and an ASBO is issued they would be prohibited from doing so again. Breaching the terms of an ASBO could lead to a criminal prosecution.If one is imposed by a District Court, you are restricted from doing anything specified in the order and it lasts for two years unless a shorter period is stated in the order.If the order is not complied with, then it is a criminal offence with a fine of up to €3,000 or imprisonment for up to six months.Why aren’t they used more?The truth is that there is no one answer to that question.Fianna Fáil TD John Lahart alluded to one possible answer when talking about ASBOs in the Dáil last month.“I am aware from my own constituency that community gardaí are the key to addressing anti-social behaviour. In 2010, there were almost 1,200 community gardaí in the State. Last year, there were 691.”For some in law enforcement, the low use of ASBOs comes down to one thing – the use of other methods including arrests.“To be honest, if I want to give someone an ASBO it’s more hassle than it’s worth,” says one Garda source.“The application has to go through a Superintendent who has to go to the District Court to get the order issued. That’s not really time me or the Super has.”However, many gardaí are happy that ASBOs are a tool at their disposal, even if they are not used all that much.And they are here to stay, it would seem. Speaking in the Dáil earlier this week, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said the issue was “under constant review” but did not say that the regime would be changed. Fewer than 1,000 ASBOs were handed out last year – why? Renua’s John Leahy wants the orders handed out like parking tickets. Jun 23rd 2018, 4:01 PM Labour Youth during a 2005 protest in Dublin where they called for the Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) to be postponed. Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland By Paul Hosford 11,490 Views center_img Share44 Tweet Email Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 4:00 PM 19 Comments Labour Youth during a 2005 protest in Dublin where they called for the Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) to be postponed. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry speaks with TMZ about Hulk HogansWWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry speaks with TMZ about Hulk Hogans

first_img WhatsApp WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso arrested on DUI charge Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida Google+ Pinterest WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter In the video seen above, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recently spoke with TMZ about Hulk Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame following a three-year suspension for racially insensitive comments this past weekend.Henry said that its a teachable comment for people to forgive and that Hogan sincerely wants to change, after seeing that people look differently at him now.Henry noted that there is still a 50/50 split among the African-American wrestlers on their feelings towards Hogan’s reinstatement.Henry finally said that Hogan should look into helping out organizations that assist urban communities to be part of the solution and not the problem. WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return)last_img read more

Department of Maritime to host STCW95 Basic Safety TrainingDepartment of Maritime to host STCW95 Basic Safety Training

first_img Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #MaritimeSafetyTraining Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 18, 2017 – The Department of Maritime (MD), in collaboration with Sea School International, will be hosting the annual STCW/95 Basic Safety Training for local captains and skippers wishing to obtain a Boat masters License.  This licence is the legal document required by a person who wishes to participate in the water sports business as a local captain, or anyone who wishes to be the captain of a small commercial vessel.  The holder of a local Boat masters license will be permitted to operate a small commercial vessel up to twenty-four (24) meters in length or up to one hundred and fifty (150) gross tons and a pleasure vessel under four hundred gross tonnes.The training will be held in Providenciales at the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources, Lower Bight Road for a three day period, commencing January 23rd through to 26th 2017.The three-day training will include:* Basic Fire Fighting;* Personal Survival Techniques;* Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities;* First Aid/CPR* RefresherFees for the course for ‘First Time’ attendees will be $630 per participant for the three days. A refresher course, for individuals whose 5 year course certificate has expired, will cost $355.  For further information please contact the Maritime Department Providenciales at 338 -4171/4179 or the Maritime Office, Grand Turk at 649-338-3173.   Re-sits, are being asked to register on/or before 23rd January, 2017.*All interested persons are asked to walk with one form of Identification upon registration. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MaritimeSafetyTraining#MagneticNewsMedialast_img read more

Gorge commission preps funding pitchGorge commission preps funding pitch

first_imgIt takes an optimist to do Darren Nichols’ job. Fortunately, the executive director of the Columbia River Gorge Commission more than fits that description.“I have to be an optimist,” Nichols said. “Things are looking better every day.”As the commission prepares to make its two-year funding pitch to state lawmakers in both Washington and Oregon, agency leaders are hoping for an increase in an era of perennially tight budgets. They’re hoping to re-energize an effort to collect detailed data on the area and its health. They’re looking to strengthen connections with communities and players within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.“The bottom line is, we need a significant increase in the investment of the two states to really harness the potential of this region,” Nichols said.The Gorge commission, hobbled by budget cuts in recent years, now operates on an annual budget of slightly more than $800,000, with just five full-time employees. One of its biggest priorities, the Vital Signs Indicators project, has largely stalled, with only squeezed resources to devote to it. Cuts have also stretched an agency whose charge is to coordinate policy and land-use planning among four Columbia Basin tribes, six counties and the communities within them. A big part of that is maintaining regular contact and relationships with those parties, Nichols said.The commission’s current financial situation simply hasn’t allowed that, he said.“It’s not even close,” Nichols said. “We can’t even keep up with day-to-day obligations.”The commission, which is funded equally by the Washington and Oregon legislatures, has asked for a budget that would bring its biennium total to $2.6 million, Nichols said, or about $1.3 million per year. That would bring the agency closer to its pre-recession levels, allow it to restore some core functions and look ahead to the future, he said.last_img read more

Court of Appeal rules against Nottingham City Council in pay progression caseCourt of Appeal rules against Nottingham City Council in pay progression case

first_imgThe Court of Appeal has ruled that Nottingham City Council was in breach of contract for failing to award employees incremental pay progression increases.In the case, Abrahall and Others v Nottingham City Council and Anr, Nottingham City Council employees, who either worked directly for the council or were transferred to a council-owned organisation under a Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment (Tupe)) arrangement, claimed that Nottingham City Council failed to pay incremental pay rises associated with contractual pay progression within set salary bands.The changes to employees’ pay provision followed the implementation of a single status arrangement, a national pay framework for local authority employees. This replaced the previous pay system, which used a band of points on a pay column, in November 2010. Following the introduction of the single status, Nottingham City Council announced that it was freezing incremental pay progression for two years, preventing employees moving up their pay band. It implemented a further freeze on pay progression in 2013.The claimants argued that the pay freezes constituted the unlawful deduction of wages, because they had a contractual right to pay progression. However, Nottingham City Council contended that, under single status, there is no contractual obligation to pay progression.A booklet sent to employees in April 2010, prior to the collective agreement and implementation of single status, outlined the incremental pay progression system previously in use, in which employees gained a pay band point for every year of service. This is despite the fact that there was no explicit reference to pay progression in the provided contract. However, in a later version of the booklet, the reference to pay progression was removed.The Employment Tribunal (ET) ruled in favour of the employees in August 2015; however, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) allowed Nottingham City Council to appeal the decision in May 2016. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and ruled that all employees are entitled to arrears of pay, equivalent to what they would have earned if pay progression had been operated in each of the years in which it was frozen.Lord Justice Underhill, who ruled over the case, said: “It is necessarily inherent in the use of a structure where each grade covers several pay points that employees will expect to progress up the grade at regular, in practice annual, intervals: otherwise what would be the point of it?“I would hold that the claimants in all three groups enjoyed, at the point of the implementation of the freeze, a contractual right to pay progression, and accordingly that the withholding of the applicable increments with effect from 1 April 2011 was a breach of contract.”A spokesman at Nottingham City Council said: “We are extremely disappointed with the Court of Appeal’s decision in relation to the historical freeze on incremental pay rises in connection with the council’s former employment contracts. This could result in a major additional cost at a time when our budget is under huge pressure as a result of government cuts.“The freeze on incremental pay rises was introduced in 2011 as part of the £232m of savings the council had to make, with its main government grant cut by two-thirds. The decision to freeze these pay rises was taken to avoid cuts to jobs and services wherever possible and has saved the equivalent of around 1,000 full time jobs. Had it not been introduced, further significant cuts to services and job losses would have been unavoidable.“We will review the detail of the decision to assess the full financial implications for the council. As these could be significant, we are planning to lodge a further appeal.”Dave Prentis, general secretary at trade union Unison, which helped the claimants’ case, added: “The judges have found unanimously in favour of the council employees. Nottingham City Council was completely in the wrong to try and prevent its staff from getting the pay rises they were due.“In any organisation, where salary scales are linked to jobs, employees’ contracts of employment state that each year, as they gain more experience and move up a point, their wages should increase.“While there’s much sympathy for cash-stripped councils struggling to provide services for local communities, while the government is slashing their funding, Nottingham shouldn’t have been making its employees pay the price. Now staff can look forward to receiving all the cash they are owed.”Claire Horne, employment rights solicitor at Thompsons, who represented the claimants, said: “This represents a significant win for those employees who were at the receiving end of austerity measures for a number of years.”last_img read more

GITAM inks MoU with German University in VisakhapatnamGITAM inks MoU with German University in Visakhapatnam

first_imgVisakhapatnam: To promote mutual cooperation in teaching and research projects, GITAM Deemed to be University has signed MoU with Germany-based University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg here on Saturday. GITAM Deemed to be University Registrar Prof KVGD Balaji and University of Applied Sciences Prof Dr Ing Andreas Wehrenpfenning exchanged the MoU documents in the presence of GITAM VC Prof K Sivarama Krishna, Pro-VC Prof K Sivaprasad and GITAM joint secretary M Bharadwaj at GITAM Campus. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us As part of MoU both the organisations decided to cooperate towards the internationalisation of higher education in education and research by way of organising joint research projects, conferences, cultural programs, exchange of faculty and students. Addressing the gathering, GITAM VC Prof K Sivaramakrishna informed that the engineering students were showing more interest to continue their studies in Germany and the university was also offering special courses on German language. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us He said that international academic relations would improve the teaching and research standards. He mentioned that the university was establishing strong linkages with internationally reputed institutions to face the global challenges. University of Applied Sciences Prof Andreas Wehrenspfenning informed that they were offering innovative programmes and mentioned that his university was offering 33 bachelor and master degrees through 25 faculties.last_img read more

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first_img June 10, 2011 – An exam turnaround time (TAT) management feature has been debuted for Opal-RAD PACS. Designed to streamline the workflow of teleradiology practices, Viztek’s PACS feature prioritizes exams based on a client’s contracted time to perform study reading. The feature uses a color-based system to notify radiologists of the remaining time before a scheduled reading must be completed. After users input reading time parameters for each facility, worklist population and priority level is fully automatic.Using the feature, studies are assigned a green, yellow or red label for normal, medium or rush reading timeframes respectively. Green depicts the most amount of time allotted to read a study; as unread exams age the color transitions to yellow and red – yellow is a medium amount of time, and a red label means there is the least amount of time given to read a study.An integrated dashboard displays the unread studies in each category. Studies that are near the allotted reading time and flagged red are forced to the top of all integrated worklists for radiologists to prioritize. Other dashboard indicators provide real-time statistics for the number of unread studies at each TAT level. The new Opal-RAD PACS TAT feature is one of the many features that make the application an ideal choice for teleradiology groups. Robb Kolb, EVP of The Radiology Group (TRG), offered key input for the development of the new Opal-RAD feature. TRG reads for dozens of sites nationwide ranging from Urgent Care to full hospital radiology service coverage. TAT Management allows TRG to meet and exceed customer expectations, while ensuring a competitive rate schedule.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | June 10, 2011 Viztek Debuts Turnaround Time Tracking Feature for Opal-RAD PACS 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 last_img read more