FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2008 file photo, actor and comedian Norm MacDonald is shown at the “Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Canadian comedy star Norm Macdonald is getting a talk show on Netflix.The streaming service says it’s ordered 10 episodes of Norm Macdonald Has a Show.The program will feature one celebrity guest per episode, with the Quebec native as host and Adam Eget as his sidekick. Advertisement The two are also co-hosts of the podcast Norm Macdonald Live.Macdonald, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, will also be an executive producer and co-showrunner. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: David Letterman, who also has a Netflix talk show, will be the location scout.Norm Macdonald Has a Show is produced under Macdonald’s Anchor Spud Productions, along with Pygmy Wolf Productions in association with Lionsgate Television.“The show will deliver great and unexpected conversation, jokes and a behind-the-scenes look at Norm’s world,” Netflix said Friday in a statement.
VICTORIA — Finance Minister Carole James says British Columbia’s economic growth remains “strong and stable” and the budget is on track to record a surplus in the 2018-19 fiscal year.James says the operating debt, which builds up when tax or other revenue misses spending pledges made in a budget, has been reduced to zero for the first time in four decades.She says the province’s second quarter results for this fiscal year show a projected surplus of $1.35 billion.The Finance Ministry forecasts GDP growth of 2.2 per cent this year, while the value of all goods and services produced by the province is forecast to climb by 1.8 per cent in 2019.James says risks facing the province include a $250-million drop in Crown corporation earnings, mainly due to losses at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, as well as a slowing down of the housing market.To offset those risks, she says a fund that covers potentially volatile revenue changes has been increased by $600 million.“That additional prudence is very critical … to help mitigate any kind of provincial revenue impacts,” she told a news conference at the legislature on Monday.James says RBC and other analysts remain positive about economic growth in B.C., forecasting the province will remain a leader in Canada this year and next, even before the benefits of a liquefied natural gas development in Kitimat are added to projections over the next several months.“Private forecasters expect that B.C.’s economic growth will be strong. In fact, they are predicting that we are going to lead the provincial rankings in 2019,” she said.The 2019-20 budget will be released Feb. 19, along with the third quarterly report.The Canadian Press
LOS ANGELES — An ex-executive at dating site Tinder has sued the company and says she was sexually assaulted by its former CEO.The lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court said Rosette Pambakian was fired from her job as marketing vice-president after complaining about the alleged 2016 incident.Pambakian says former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt made a lewd overture to her at a company party at a hotel and later groped and kissed her without consent in front of two witnesses.Pambakian’s lawyers say the company owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, which is controlled by media mogul Barry Diller, conducted a sham investigation that concluded the behaviour was “consensual cuddling.”IAC representatives did not immediately comment. The company previously said a related lawsuit that included the allegations was meritless.The Associated Press
Calling security in Afghanistan an ongoing “cause for concern,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan has advocated a limited expansion of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) currently deployed in Kabul, according to a report released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York. In a report to the General Assembly and Security Council describing the implementation of the Bonn Agreement now guiding Afghanistan’s political transition, the Secretary-General enumerates the many challenges that remain for the country and the international community. Concerning security, he notes that the Taliban have not formally given up. “They may have been significantly weakened, with those left being effectively contained by the anti-terrorist coalition headed by the United States,” he observes, “But they are still present, along with remnants of Al-Qaida.” These pariah groups are not the only elements causing instability in Afghanistan, according to the report. “The presence of armed factions that nominally support the process continues to pose a threat to the consolidation of peace and civil government in the country,” Mr. Annan notes. The Secretary-General cautions that in the absence of functioning Afghan security forces and an expansion of the ISAF, Afghanistan will stay hostage to this prevailing insecurity. “Lack of tangible improvement in the security situation could seriously undermine the political and reconstruction efforts,” he warns. Against this difficult background, the Secretary-General hails the Afghan people for successfully convening their Loya Jirga grand council, which, despite some imperfections, accomplished its central tasks of electing the country’s Head of State and setting up a Transitional Authority. “These moments provided hope that the first tentative steps in the process of national reconciliation and unity have now been taken,” Mr. Annan says. If the peace process is to succeed, humanitarian and recovery activities must continue alongside these critical political steps, the report states. But a slowdown in donor disbursements “has caused potentially serious disruptions to programmes addressing the most urgent needs around the country the Secretary-General said.” Of even greater concern, he adds, “is the lack of funding available to the Government to fund its basic services and extend its presence beyond Kabul.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Elliot Spagat And Brian Skoloff, The Associated Press Posted Nov 12, 2014 10:34 pm MDT U.S. expected to expand strategy of drone patrol to Canadian border SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954-mile border more than doubled to surpass 18,000 and fencing multiplied nine times to 700 miles.Under the new approach, Predator Bs sweep remote mountains, canyons and rivers with a high-resolution video camera and return within three days for another video in the same spot, two officials with direct knowledge of the effort said on condition of anonymity because details have not been made public.The two videos are then overlaid for analysts who use sophisticated software to identify tiny changes — perhaps the tracks of a farmer or cows, perhaps those of immigrants who entered the country illegally or a drug-laden Hummer, they said.About 92 per cent of drone missions have shown no change in terrain, but the others raised enough questions to dispatch agents to determine if someone got away, sometimes by helicopter because the area is so remote. The agents look for any sign of human activity — footprints, broken twigs, trash.About 4 per cent of missions have been false alarms, like tracks of livestock or farmers, and about 2 per cent are inconclusive. The remaining 2 per cent offer evidence of illegal crossings from Mexico, which typically results in ground sensors being planted for closer monitoring.The government has operated about 10,000 drone flights under the strategy, known internally as “change detection,” since it began in March 2013. The flights currently cover about 900 miles, much of it in Texas, and are expected to expand to the Canadian border by the end of 2015.The purpose is to assign agents where illegal activity is highest, said R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, which operates nine unmanned aircraft across the country.“You have finite resources,” he said in an interview. “If you can look at some very rugged terrain (and) you can see there’s not traffic, whether it’s tire tracks or clothing being abandoned or anything else, you want to deploy your resources to where you have a greater risk, a greater threat.”If the video shows the terrain unchanged, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher calls it “proving the negative” — showing there isn’t anything illegal happening there and therefore no need for agents and fences.The strategy was launched without fanfare and expanded at a time when President Barack Obama prepares to issue an executive order by the end of this year to reduce deportations and enhance border security.Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, applauded the approach while saying that surveillance gaps still remain. “We can no longer focus only on static defences such as fences and fixed (camera) towers,” he said.Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who co-authored legislation last year to add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and 350 miles of fencing to the southwest border, said, “If there are better ways of ensuring the border is secure, I am certainly open to considering those options.”Border missions fly out of Sierra Vista, home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, or Corpus Christi, Texas. They patrol at altitudes between 19,000 at 28,000 feet and between 25 and 60 miles of the border.The first step is for Border Patrol sector chiefs to identify areas that are least likely to attract smugglers, typically far from towns and roads. Analysts scour the drone videos at operations centres in Grand Forks, North Dakota; Riverside, California; and Sierra Vista. After an initial survey, the drones return within a week for another sweep.Privacy advocates have raised concerns about drones since Customs and Border Protection introduced them in 2006, saying there is potential to monitor innocent people under no suspicion. Lothar Eckardt, the agency’s executive director of national air security operations, said law-abiding people shouldn’t worry and that cameras are unable to capture details like license plate numbers and faces on the ground.Eckardt looked on one September morning as a drone taxied down a runway in Sierra Vista, lifted off with a muffled buzz, and disappeared over a rocky mountain range into a blue Arizona sky. About a dozen computer screens line the wall of their trailer, showing the weather, maps and real-time images of the ground below.Eckardt said there is “no silver bullet” to border security but that using drones in highly remote areas is part of the overall effort. If there’s nothing there, he said, “Let’s not waste the manpower here. Let’s focus our efforts someplace else, where they’re needed.”___Spagat reported from San Diego.
“My proposals for the 2016-2017 programme budget are built on our progress,” Mr. Ban told delegates in the UN General Assembly’s Fifth Committee, which focuses on administrative and budgetary issues.“In formulating the proposal before you, I continued to challenge my senior managers to find new and better ways of delivering mandates more effectively and efficiently. I urged them to rethink our business practices and embrace innovative synergies,” he added.The UN chief explained that he had presented a budget outline level of $5.74 billion dollars to the General Assembly, which then invited him to prepare the proposed budget on the basis of a preliminary estimate of $5.56 billion. “I am now proposing a budget level of $5.57 billion, before recosting,” he announced. “This is 1.6 per cent – or $90.8 million – below the appropriation for the current biennium, and is $10.2 million – or 0.2 per cent – above the budget outline figure set by the General Assembly.”Mr. Ban explained that the increase of 0.2 per cent over the budget outline figure is mainly due to adjustments in light of recent General Assembly decisions on a new administrative online platform, called Umoja, which is currently been rolled out. He also indicated that the proposal reflects a net decrease of 56 posts [job positions] compared to the current budget, primarily related to the “freezing of posts.”The Secretary-General further underlined that with UN Member States adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda last July and the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September, in addition to commitments made to achieve a universal climate agreement in Paris in December, some costs haven’t been taken into account.“My budget proposals do not yet reflect any possible financial implications required for the Organization to support Member States in achieving these goals,” Mr. Ban explained. “We are working towards the most appropriate implementation framework for the UN system and the Secretariat. As we assess financial implications arising from this framework, I will present any cost estimates to the Assembly.”He recalled that with the end of his 10 year tenure as Secretary-General, half the executions for the budget period will have to be carried by his successor. “I have felt a sense of responsibility to make sure that my successor, whoever it may be, will be able to carry out his or her duties smoothly and with sufficient resources,” he said. “That is my commitment, and that spirt is reflected in this programme budget.”In conclusion, he called for collaboration to ensure that the United Nations “makes the best possible use of our resources in the service of humanity.”
Read more at Yanko Design Rechargeable batteries are beneficial in that you you can reuse them over and over again just by dropping them into a nearby charger for a few minutes or a few hours. But what if you are in a situation where a charger is unavailable or even broken? Now matter how good they are, rechargeable batteries lose their usefulness quickly unless you have a charging unit to power them back up.That is where the design team of Yeon Kyeong Hwang and Mieong Ho Kang come in. They both have a concept for a new rechargeable battery that not only can get a boost from normal charging stations, but these batteries have the added benefit that you can wind them in order to give them a needed charge.Not only would these batteries be useful if you didn’t want to carry chargers around with you all the time, these batteries could also be recharged in an emergency where you didn’t have a charger available. Pretty slick stuff. We hope this innovative battery duo finds a backer for their wind-up battery concept very soon.
Firefox 4 : une première version Bêta disponibleÉtats-Unis – La fondation Mozilla vient de publier la première version Bêta de Firefox 4. Le navigateur a subi un véritable lifting.Elle se faisait attendre et elle est arrivée avec un peu de retard. Mais la version Bêta de Firefox 4 est désormais disponible sur le web. La nouvelle mouture apporte son lot de nouveautés, dont un bouton de menu en haut de l’écran, qui permet de personnaliser le navigateur. Il offre, entre autres, la possibilité de placer les onglets où l’utilisateur le désire. Par ailleurs, sous Mac OS X, le gestionnaire anti-bugs des plugs-in fait ses débuts. Aussi, les boutons actualiser/arrêter ne font plus qu’un. Mozilla a également renforcé la sécurité de Firefox est les sites Web ne peuvent plus accéder aux historiques des internautes.Le 7 juillet 2010 à 13:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
Considering how weak has Bale’s performance been throughout the duration of this season, he was initially rumoured to be transferred to another club, which was then followed by speculations of his dissatisfaction at Madrid.Bale has exhibited inconsistency and this has led his club to consider a possible transfer of the Welshman with Manchester United and Tottenham being reportedly only a part of the interested clubs.However, Zidane recently shared he is not surprised by the fact that Bale is not among the happiest players in Real right now.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I understand that he is not in a good mood, that’s normal,” Zidane said, according to the Express.“Players want to play in every game. We know what a good player he is and what he has done.”“I have to take decisions but if he doesn’t play two games it doesn’t mean anything. I still think he’s an important player,” Zidane went on to add.
Posted: January 15, 2018 January 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Inmate apprehended in Encinitas after escaping San Bernardino County Prison ENCINITAS (KUSI) — A 33-year-old inmate from San Diego who escaped from a San Bernardino County prison was apprehended Monday in Encinitas.Michael Martin Garrett was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies about 6:05 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Garrett had been unaccounted for Sunday night when guards conducted an evening inmate count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, said the CDCR’s Krissi Khokhobashvili.“An emergency search was immediately conducted, and Garrett was not found,” Khokhobashvili said. “Escape procedures were immediately activated, to include notification of local law enforcement and the activation of Office of Correctional Safety special agents to locate and apprehend Garrett.”Garrett was nabbed without incident outside a Vons grocery store at 453 Santa Fe Drive, according to the CDCR.Garrett had been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison in San Diego County Superior Court following convictions last year on charges of first-degree burglary, vehicle theft and evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, officials said. He was sent on Oct. 30 to the Chino prison, which houses about 3,400 minimum- and medium-security prisoners, and was due to be paroled in October 2019. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime, San Bernardino FacebookTwitter
Nagarkurnool: A five-year-old girl child was crushed to death under the wheels of a school bus in Urukondapet village of Urukonda mandal in Nagarkurnool district on Tuesday. According to eyewitnesses, Manogna (5), daughter of Makala Anil Kumar, was studying at Sri Venkata Balaramaiah Primary School in Urukonda. On Tuesday, she was waiting along with her friends to board the school bus in her village. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us While the bus approached the students, Manogna accidentally came under the front wheel of the bus and was cursed to death. The parents, relatives and villagers staged a protest alleging that Manogna was killed due to the driver’s negligence, and demanded justice. Kalwakurthy Circle inspector rushed to the village after learning about the accident and pacified the agitating villagers and promised severe punishment to the driver
Photo of Hazrat Shahjalal International AirportAll types of domestic and international flights at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport remained suspended since early hours of Friday due to heavy fog.The airport authorities said the flights came to a complete halt around 4:00am on Friday.Met office said moderate to thick fog may occur over Dhaka and its neighbourhood and at places over the country during mid-night till morning.The met office also said weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.It also said mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and the region of Sreemangal.It may continue and spread over adjacent areas, it added.
Obaidul Quader: File photoTraffic may be moving at a slow pace during this Eid season, but there are no traffic jams anywhere, according to road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. He said traffic movement was slow as fast-moving and slow-moving vehicles were moving together and many vehicles which did not use the highways regularly were now on the roads. He said road accidents were also an impediment.He admitted that the slow movement of traffic caused public suffering.The minister was speaking to journalists at 11:00 am Saturday morning after inspecting the Mahakhali bus terminal in the city. He also spoke to passengers who were waiting at the ticket counters. The passengers complained of inordinate delays in departure. Children suffered the most, they said.The minister went on say, “Large numbers of people are going home for Eid. There are no problems along the Chittagong and Sylhet highways. The problems are being faced by the north-bound vehicles along the Dhaka-Tangail highway. Vehicle movement is slow from Elenga to the Kadda intersection on the other side of Bangabandhu Bridge. There are some slow-moving vehicles on the highway. Also, vehicles not generally used on the highway are being used during Eid. Their engines stall and accidents occur. Until these vehicles are removed from the accidents spots, traffic speed is impeded.”Obaidul Quader said that this time the roads were not damaged. All the roads had been repaired.About sufferings at the ferry terminals, the minister said rains and the river current have delayed ferry crossing. This has caused problems at the south-western ferry terminals, he said.
00:00 /00:42 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X CAMPAIGN PHOTOSGeorge P. Bush, left, and Jerry Patterson.Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a Republican, is endorsing a Democrat for his old job. That’s after he waged an unsuccessful campaign to wrest the GOP nomination from incumbent Commissioner George P. Bush.Patterson has been a Republican for more than 30 years, heading the General Land Office (GLO) from 2003 to 2015. So why is he backing Democratic attorney Miguel Suazo over Bush?“Well, I mean, it’s pretty simple,” Patterson says. “My loyalty to my state and my loyalty to The Alamo trumps any loyalty to my party.”Patterson made Bush’s alleged mismanagement of The Alamo a key issue in his primary challenge to Bush. He also blames Bush for delays in rolling out the GLO’s home repair program after Harvey. “And that was a decision made solely to be a fiscal conservative and look good in the next election,” Patterson says. “To me that’s unsatisfactory.”Bush’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Share
The literary scene has been quiet for some time now, but as the heat of summer gradually recedes, quite a few literary festivals and gatherings are on the cards. With such crowd-pulling platforms for publicity and launch of new books scheduled in the coming months, many works of interest by headline authors will soon hit the stores. The past two months had witnessed a significant number of fiction releases, but in September, non-fiction rules the roost. The only promising fiction title for the month marks the return of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winning author Nayantara Sahgal.Here are the five books that we can’t wait to read this September:1. “When the Moon Shines by Day” by Nayantara Sahgal India has changed. Rehana finds her father’s books on medieval history have “disappeared” from bookstores and libraries. Her young domestic help, Abdul, discovers it is safer to be called Morari Lal in the street, but there is no such protection from vigilante fury for his Dalit friend, Suraj. Kamlesh, a diplomat and writer, comes up against official wrath for his anti-war views. A bomb goes off at Cyrus Batliwala’s gallery on the opening day of an art show.Presiding over this new world is the Director of Cultural Transformation, whose smiling affability masks a relentless agenda to create a Hindu master race. In this atmosphere, Rehana and her three book-club friends, Nandini, Aruna and Lily, meet every week to discuss a book one of them has chosen – their oasis of peace amidst the harshness of reality – even as Rehana’s German friend, Franz Rohner, haunted by his country’s Nazi past, warns her of what is to come. All revolutions, he wryly observes, follow the same path.But is India about to prove him wrong? 2. “The Indian Spirit: The Untold Story of Alcohol in India” by Magandeep Singh Drinking has been as old as eating and it has been an important part of Indian culture. The book is a treasure trove for those who have the palate to enjoy their drink and curiosity to know where it came from. It also tells you about the right way to order and enjoy your drink. It delves into history to trace the earliest instances of drinking in India. The author’s brilliant research also notes the manner in which drinking is mentioned in classical Indian literature and its recognition in our culture. Captured in the book are fascinating stories about alcohol, the etiquette of drinking and tasting notes on different spirits and brews. 3. “The Parrots of Desire: 3,000 Years of Indian Erotica” by Amrita NarayananThe erotic tradition in India is thousands of years old. In “The Parrots of Desire”, the modern reader, to whom the anthology is dedicated, will find a wealth of Indian erotic writing – beyond the famously unbridled passages of the Kama Sutra and Koka Shastra. There is, for instance, the extract “Why does sex exist?”, recreated from the 3,000-year-old Rig Veda; the work of the Tamil Sangam poets, whose contemporary finesse belies their antiquity; Bhakti poets Antal and Mahadeviyakka, who describe women’s fantasies of men; short stories by Kamala Das that have been out of print for decades; excerpts from the work of contemporary writers like Mridula Garg and Ginu Kamani, and much more.4. “Husain: Portrait of an Artist” by Ila PalSix years after first seeing him on a rainy day outside Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery, Ila Pal met the star painter for the first time in 1961. It was the beginning of a long and enriching association between an eager student of art and M.F. Husain – a journey that lasted 50 years. This book is a product of that intimate relationship.Filled with anecdotes about his charisma, his sharp wit, his sense of wonder about the world at large and his insatiable hunger for love, this warm and personalised biography traces his evolution through his many avatars. It also delves into the artist’s exile from his homeland at the fag end of his life, exploring the question of creative licence in a climate where people’s sentiments are easily hurt and where censorship rules the roost like never before.5. “Barefoot To Boots” by Novy KapadiaFew football-crazy fans today may be aware that India was once called the “Brazil of Asia”. Or that the rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan is ranked among the top 50 club rivalries in the world. This is the only book on Indian football that provides a comprehensive view of clubs and players outside of Calcutta (Kolkata) – in Hyderabad and Bangalore, as also in Kerala, Punjab, Goa and the northeast. It describes major international tournaments where India performed brilliantly.
Kolkata: Actor and newly-elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan’s was pulled in a controversy on Saturday after a Muslim cleric criticised her for marrying a Jain businessman and wearing a sindoor (vermilion) and bangles. Nusrat Jahan sporting bangles and sindoor while taking oath as Lok Sabha member became a matter of controversy when a Muslim cleric criticised her for marrying a person outside her religion and termed the practice as un-Islamic. “Islam says a Muslim can marry only a Muslim. I have got to know that Nusrat is a film actor and people in the cinema do not care about religious practices. They do what they have to,” said Mufti Asad Quasmi of Madrasa Jamia Sheikh-ul-Hind. He also questioned the parliamentarian’s decision to marry a man belonging to Jainism. However, Nusrat Jahan gave an apt response saying she represents an inclusive India. Taking it to Twitter, the first time parliamentarian who has recently got married, Nusrat Jahan said, “I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion.”(With inputs from DNA)
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Optima MR360 AdvanceApril 1, 2013 — Two new 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from GE Healthcare, the Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire, have recently received 510(k) clearance. Redesigned with new enclosures symbolizing GE’s Humanizing MR strategy, both systems are engineered to address the demand for increased performance and reduced total cost of ownership for the facility, while providing a comfortable experience for the patient.“Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the image quality, especially the quality of abdomen and pelvis images, which are excellent when compared to 3.0T,” said Tamotsu Nomura, chief technologist at Ishikawa Hospital in Osaka, Japan. Nomura owns the first Optima MR360 Advance in the country.Gloger of Verbundklinikum Landkreis Ansbach Klinik, Rothenburg, who owns the first system in Germany said, “After a smooth and fast installation, my radiographers learned very quickly how to scan, including those with minimal MR experience.”The Optima MR360 Advance is designed to deliver a comfortable patient experience and advanced performance. This system offers a newly-designed Express suite of coils with 16 channel head and neck array, anterior array, and flex coils that enable faster workflow. Additionally, the Optima MR360 Advance is available with 18 new clinical applications including the Needle Free suite that strives to reduce the need for biopsy, contrast and sedation. The Optima MR360 Advance also features the OpTix RF, which offers analog to digital signal inside the scan room to minimize noise and signal degradation, resulting in high-quality clinical images.The Brivo MR355 Inspire is designed to be an easy-to-use 1.5T MR system. This system also features OpTix RF as well as READY Interface, which offers simplified control of the scan parameters that may allow for greater consistency from technologist to technologist and ultimately from patient to patient. The Brivo MR355 Inspire system is engineered to combine the diagnostic benefits of high-performance MR technology with a low total cost of ownership.Both the Optima MR360 and the Brivo MR355 are ecomagination certified and are engineered to drive low operating costs by using eco-friendly technologies like efficient gradients, water-cooling systems, super capacitors and power distribution units.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com Technology | April 01, 2013 GE Healthcare Unveils New 1.5T MR Technology With Enhanced Performance Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire are designed to enhance performance and patient experience, all at a low total cost of ownership News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. 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