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first_img NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 NASA’s Curiosity rover just took an epic selfie on Mars, and it’s ready to explore other areas of the Red Planet.On Monday, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) post shared Curiosity’s picture. The image, which was captured on Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge on Jan. 15, is the last selfie the rover took in this area. The twisted ridge has been Curiosity’s home for over a year, where it provided scientists with new samples of Mars’ surface. Thank you, next@MarsCuriosity snapped another selfie and is roving to a new location on #Mars after drilling on Vera Rubin Ridge for over a year: https://t.co/eSGWfGpEXq pic.twitter.com/Rr7fplwkkZ— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) January 28, 2019On Dec. 15, Curiosity drilled its 19th sample at a space on the Vera Rubin Ridge dubbed Rock Hall. A month later, the rover used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, which is located on the end of its automated arm, to take 57 photos that were put together into the cool selfie.NASA’s JPL pointed out that the “Rock Hall’ drill hole is located on the lower left of the rover, and that the area was dusty due to a regional dust storm on Mars.Curiosity, which has explored the ridge since fall 2017, is ready for its next move: The rover is now traveling into the “clay bearing unit,” a space that’s located in a trough slightly south of the Vera Rubin Ridge. When it gets there, it will check out the unit’s clay minerals, which might provide key details on Mars’ ancient lakes.More on Geek.com:Meet the People Who Plan to Colonize Mars in 2032Elon Musk Tweet Hints AI Could Be the First ‘Resident’ of MarsMars’ Mile-Deep Ice Crater Is an Extraterrestrial Winter Wonderlandcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgSaturday afternoon around 3:30 the skies got dark as a brief, heavy rain shower moved through Salmon Creek. I was watching the rain on my deck and torrents running off rooftops. I bet even the frogs ran for cover on that one, but at least it washed the spiders out of the downspout.Then the sun came out. And so it goes with April, the month of sometimes intense shower activity. The main cold front Saturday morning brought little in the way of rain, generally a tenth of an inch or less here in the city and suburbs. It was those April showers that doubled or tripled that amount.But that was Saturday. Today, Easter Sunday promises sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures for the family gatherings. I wish I could take all the credit for the break in the weather pattern today.Looking ahead for the week, we see more April showers and cooler afternoons. The nights will not be as cold as Friday and Saturday, when they were in the 30s. I didn’t experience any frost, but I had a couple of reports in the far outlying areas of scattered frost on the rooftops Friday morning. My coldest here in Salmon Creek was 34 degrees Friday, plenty enough to see my breath out the door.Happy Easter!Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE 75 of employers have had pensions communications in the last year

first_img $60 at Best Buy Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tags TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sprint $999 See it Boost Mobile Comments $999 Tags Rylo Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Share your voice Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See at Amazon The Cheapskate $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. null JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read the Rylo camera preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See at Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 0 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It $520 at HP $59 at eBay Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $6 at Tidal Ja Rule is free from a class-action lawsuit. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images A federal court on Wednesday dismissed a class-action lawsuit against rapper Ja Rule that alleged he falsely promoted the doomed Fyre Festival. The rapper was a founder of the 2017 event, which promised a luxury experience but turned out to be a disaster. The suit was filed by festival attendees against both Ja Rule (whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins) and Fyre Festival Chief Marketing Officer Grant Margolin. It alleges that the men made false claims on social media about the festival’s amenities, performances and food. But a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Ja Rule and Margolin didn’t know the event would be a disaster.”Atkins and Margolin were participants in organizing or promoting a large-scale event,” the judge wrote. “There is no assertion that the Festival when first conceived or introduced to the public was intended not to go forward or that defendants intended not to perform by organizing the advertised amenities and accommodation.”The court also ruled that the complaint didn’t specify when statements promoting the event were made or allege they were false at the time.   “The Court agrees that the subjective qualifiers of ‘FOMO-inducing’ and ‘Coachella x1000’ are too ‘exaggerated, blustering, and boasting’ for a reasonable consumer to rely on,” the judge ruled, discussing Ja Rule’s tweets, which reference “fear of missing out” and the annual Coachella music festival. Fyre Festival creator Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison last year for wire fraud charges. Ja Rule has denied accountability for the festival. Earlier this year, Netflix and Hulu released competing documentaries about the debacle.  Turo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview $210 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review See It Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Culture,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. 7 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Google Home Hub review Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Amazonlast_img read more

Muslims must play key role in protecting nations integrity

first_imgKadapa: Eid al-Adha, which is popularly known as Bakrid, has been performed in a spiritual manner across the district on Monday. Muslims in large numbers have offered special prayers at the Mosques since morning. Addressing the gathering after performing prayers at mamilla palle Halima Sadia grounds, Deputy Chief Minister Amzadh Basha said Eid-al-Adha is meant to sacrifice. While wishing India to be in the top position in all fronts irrespective of religion, the deputy chief minister has called upon the Muslims to play a crucial role by sacrificing their lives in protecting the integrity of the nation. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us The deputy chief minister has wished for timely rains and farmers to secure rich yielding in cultivation. He said that the government is keen on improving the living standards of Muslims by introducing various welfare schemes. He said that state is witnessing rampant development in all fronts under the guidance of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Religious leaders and elders were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Vishwa Hindu Parishad seeks stringent cow slaughter laws

first_imgKoti: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) national secretary and pramukh of national Goraksha, Khem Chand Sharma demanded more effective implementation of cow slaughter laws in India. He was speaking at a programme organised at VHP office here on Wednesday.Expressing his anguish at killing of large number of cows in Telugu states, he said that it was unfortunate that cows were being killed despite cow slaughter laws. He expressed his concern over decrease in number of cow varieties from 64 earlier to 32 now. He emphasised the need for protecting local varieties of cows as they were on the verge of extinction. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Khem Chand demanded that both the Telugu State governments implement effective cow slaughter laws. He urged unemployed youth to take up organic farming and focus on manufacture of organic products. Among those who were present were president of All India Goraksha, Jusraj, Goraksha representatives Yadagiri Rao, Venkanna, Tirupathi and others.last_img read more

McHenry Named to Preseason AllACC Squad Cards Tabbed Third

first_imgPitt’s four representatives led all ACC squads. Senior right side hitter Nika Markovic, senior middle blocker Layne Van Buskirk, redshirt senior outside hitter Stephanie Williams and junior outside hitter Kayla Lund received the honor. University of Louisville senior outside hitter Melanie McHenry headlines the list of Preseason All-ACC volleyball stars and the Cardinals have been chosen third in the preseason poll of the ACC coaches. 2019 ACC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll Pitt (195 points, 13 First-Place Votes) Florida State (174, 2 First-Place Votes) Louisville (167) Notre Dame (164) North Carolina (120) Syracuse (118) Duke (113) Clemson (105) NC State (101) Miami (90) Georgia Tech (86) Boston College (52) Virginia Tech (39) Virginia (33) Wake Forest (18) Three student-athletes from Notre Dame made the team, with sophomore right side hitter Sydney Bent and sophomore outside hitter Charley Niego, in addition to sophomore setter Zoe Nunez. Clemson and Florida State each had two representatives, and Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, NC State, Syracuse and Virginia had one each. Story Links Fifteen of the 18 honorees on the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team earned 2018 All-ACC nods, with eight earning first team designations and two earning annual awards. The 2019 season begins on Friday, Aug. 30, with 14 league teams in action. The 2019 ACC volleyball champion will be determined by the final regular season standings, with that team receiving an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. Pitt has been picked to win its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball title in a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches. The two-time reigning ACC Champion Panthers received 13 first-place votes and 195 points, as coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Florida State received two first-place votes and 174 points. Louisville (167 points), Notre Dame (164) and North Carolina (120) were slated third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Syracuse was picked sixth with 118 points, followed by Duke (113), Clemson (105), NC State (101) and Miami with 90. Georgia Tech (86 points), Boston College (52), Virginia Tech (39), Virginia (33) and Wake Forest (18) round out the league. 2019 ACC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference TeamBrooke Bailey, OH, R-Jr., ClemsonKaylin Korte, OH, R-Jr., ClemsonPayton Schwantz, OH, Jr., DukePayton Caffrey, OH, Sr., Florida StateTaryn Knuth, MB, Jr., Florida StateMikaila Dowd, OH, So., Georgia TechMelanie McHenry, OH, Sr., LouisvilleElizaveta Lukianova, OH, R-Jr., MiamiMelissa Evans, OPP, Jr., NC StateSydney Bent, RS, So., Notre DameCharley Niego, OH, So., Notre DameZoe Nunez, S, So., Notre DameKayla Lund, OH, Jr., PittNika Markovic, RS, Sr., PittLayne Van Buskirk, MB, Sr., PittStephanie Williams, OH, R-Sr., PittPolina Shemanova, OH, So., SyracuseSarah Billiard, OH/RS, Jr., Virginia Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target In case you didn’t know, Monster Hunter: World is huge. As in, Capcom’s best-selling game ever huge. There are many reasons to love MHW, but one of our favorite things is the cameos! We’ve already seen Street Fighter’s Ryu and Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy appear in the game. Even Devil May Cry’s Dante will soon join the monster-slaying party. Capcom seems to want as many cameo characters as possible and we’re okay with that.Since we’re likely to have more characters cross over to Monster Hunter: World, we thought it’d be fun to create a wish-list of who we’d like to see. Aside from choosing characters who use weapons and slay monsters in their own games, we pretty much let our imaginations go wild with this one. Check out our picks, and please feel free to leave us your suggestions in the comments. Anyway, let’s get started!Strider HiryuStrider already appeared in Monster Hunter: Generations so having him in Monster Hunter: World makes total sense. Strider’s fighting style was a variant on Dual Blades in Generations and it’s a smart move to retain that in MHW. Strider is a close-range fighter, after all. Given his speed, Strider can overwhelm monsters with a flurry of quick attacks. The fact he can jump off walls (in this case, trees and other environmental objects) will make him even more fun to play as.Ryu HayabusaWe haven’t seen a new Ninja Gaiden game in forever so it’d be great to have Ryu Hayabusa make his current-gen debut in Monster Hunter: World. Hayabusa is a weapons master which means he doesn’t have to be confined to being a sword user. Like Strider, Hayabusa can also use the environment to help him kill monsters. Toss in Hayabusa’s super moves, and he’d be a force to be reckoned with.KratosSince Monster Hunter: World already has Aloy, why not introduce another PlayStation character? In this case, the one and only Kratos. The former god of war is in the business of taking down giant beasts so he’s a natural for MHW. There are no weapons like Kratos’ Blades of Chaos in Monster Hunter: World. Thankfully, Kratos from the upcoming God of War uses an axe; which is a perfect weapon for MHW. A Switch Axe or Charge Blade should suit Kratos.BayonettaIf you’re going to have Dante in the game, you need to have Bayonetta. Bayonetta is all about style and grace. With that being the case, the Longsword is for her. It would be awesome if players could use her demon abilities against monsters. Imagine using her demon hair attack against some of the creatures! This could make her somewhat overpowered, but that’s something for the developers to worry about. We just want Bayonetta in the game!Lara CroftLara Croft is hot stuff now thanks to a movie and the announcement of a new Tomb Raider game. This makes it an ideal time to have her appear in Monster Hunter: World. Lara isn’t much of a melee fighter, but she’d kick serious ass with any of the game’s ranged weapons. Having Lara take out an Anjanath with the Light Bowgun would certainly bring back memories of the first Tomb Raider where she faced off against an angry T-Rex.KilikTo be honest, most characters in the Soul Calibur franchise would fit nicely in Monster Hunter: World. However, we’re going to go with Kilik on this one since he is a staff user. This makes him a perfect for the Insect Glaive. Beating monsters in the face with the glaive would be a blast, as would leaping above them to deal additional damage. Kilik also kind of looks like a Monster Hunter character so he definitely wouldn’t be out of place while hanging out in Astera.Geralt of RiviaThis selection is easy considering how Geralt is a literal monster hunter. Sword and Shield, Longsword, Bow and Arrow, Geralt will bring the pain no matter what weapon he uses. Like Bayonetta, Geralt’s magic-based attacks might overwhelm most monsters. But I suppose that’s the whole point of even having him in the game. This cameo is practically screaming to happen.Bayek of SiwaBayek from Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a complete badass and he needs to be in more games. Like many characters on this list, Bayek is proficient with a large number of weapons. Seeing him with an Insect Glaive, a Switch Axe, or Longsword wouldn’t be out of character. With that said, I can see him maining a Sword and Shield since those are his primary weapons in Origins. Also, Bayek does fight against giant gods in his game’s DLC, so he should be fine going up against any massive monster.Hunter (Bloodborne)Bloodborne has gotten a new lease on life thanks to being a free PlayStation Plus game this month. Since that’s the case, why not toss in that game’s Hunter? The Hunter specializes in fighting all manner of giant monsters. On top of that, most of the weapons he uses have different forms. This makes the Charge Blade or Switch Axe ideal weapons. Monster Hunter: World even has an outfit that looks almost identical to the Hunter (the Giros armor). I suppose you can just wear that armor set and use a Charge Blade, but why pretend when this could be official?Cloud StrifeI can’t be the only person who thought of Cloud Strife when they saw the Buster Sword in Monster Hunter: World. He is, after all, the most famous Buster Sword user in video games. As funny as it would be to have the polygonal Cloud from the original Final Fantasy VII, it’d be better to get the cool looking Cloud from the Dissidia games. Now that I think about it, you could have other Final Fantasy characters like Squall as a Gunlance user too. But Squall is annoying, so we’ll stick with Cloud. Everyone likes him.LinkYou didn’t think we’d forget about our boy Link, did you? Back before Monster Hunter even existed, Link was out there slaying the biggest, baddest monsters around. Link can slay creatures like Rathalos, Diablos, and Nergigante without breaking a sweat. As for what weapon Link would main, it would definitely be the Sword and Shield. Seeing the Master Sword and Hylian Shield in Monster Hunter would be a sight to behold. However, Link can whip butt with any weapon you give him. If Monster Hunter: World ever comes to Switch, this is a cameo that needs to happen. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img ‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its RootsHands-On: ‘Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’ Beta Left Us Hung… last_img read more

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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more We don’t want to underestimate the impact that the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) has had on outpatient and imaging centers, but the bigger story is that the DRA is just one component in an ongoing campaign by Medicare and other payers to try to control the burgeoning growth of imaging services. What is most notable is how other players in the imaging value chain are profiting from these imposed constraints. The DRA and other measures, including recommendations from the recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report and the payers’ utilization of Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) companies to “o.k.” a radiologists order are transforming the landscape of imaging in healthcare, not to mention the authority of the physicians. To get a clearer picture of how medical imaging’s new scenery is shaping up, Imaging Technology News (ITN) spoke with analyst Scott B. Clay, senior principal, Center for Health Innovation, Noblis.How has the DRA so far transformed the landscape of imaging in healthcare?Scott Clay (SC): The hardest hit by the DRA are physicians in-office practices and local independent imaging centers. The independent imaging centers’ revenue base focuses on CT and MRI, which are the modalities most severely impacted by the DRA.We are seeing a general belt tightening and a reduced cost base and capital spending around the industry. There is a ripple effect, and one of the downstream impacts is a slowdown in purchasing new equipment. GE, Siemens and other providers have seen a reduction in new equipment sales as they go toward refurbished machines.There has also been a slowdown in the number of new entrants in the market, making imaging centers less attractive investment opportunities. ITN: So is anyone profiting from the DRA?As a result, we have seen more consolidation in the industry. The big national providers have touted this as a positive impact of the DRA because they have been able to weather the storm better and pick up smaller imaging providers at a lower cost.The largest providers, Alliance Imaging and Ardent, have been on an aggressive acquisition track over the past year. Ardent listed 12 acquisitions with 40 imaging centers in the last year. Although national players have seen revenue cuts and had a negative revenue impact, they are more diversified so it’s not as painful for them. With the smaller providers, disadvantages include a less flexible cost structure and inability to spread their costs and gain economies of scale and have more fixed costs. Also they don’t have diversified revenue.When you look at national providers like Alliance Imaging, 80 percent of their business is wholesale revenue, and that is where they actually have mobile units that they contract out to hospitals. So 80 percent of their revenue was totally unaffected, and of the 20 percent that was retail, only a portion of that was Medicare. So because of their diversified revenue base, they were less impacted.ITN: Has the DRA in any way benefited hospitals? SC: Yes and no. We have not seen increased profitability in the hospitals, but we have seen less of a negative impact in hospitals. Because the DRA is targeted to non-hospital reimbursement, it is viewed as an opportunity for hospitals. We thought it would lead to joint ventures with hospitals or hospitals picking up providers, and I think we have seen some of that. However, the hospitals did endure the negative impact that the providers and physician fee schedule had from the DRA. Hospitals have also experienced their own revenue constraints for imaging and other outpatient services. The main provision of the DRA was to limit the technical component of reimbursement for centers that were reimbursed under Medicare the reimbursement fee schedule to the lower of the Medicare reimbursement fee schedule or the hospital outpatient perspective payment system. Hospitals continued to be paid on the hospital outpatient perspective payment system regardless of what the physician fee schedule was. The DRA in that respect did not target hospital payment. If a hospital is going to do a joint venture with an imaging center or work with physicians to develop an imaging center, one of the considerations is what payment system should it be classified under within the two different payment systems – the Medicare physician fee schedule or the hospital outpatient perspective payment. You have to weigh the relative payment rate of those two systems against the constraints that you have working under those payment systems. For example, if you want to bill as a hospital outpatient service, it has to qualify under the regulations for that. It eliminates your ability to do a true equity joint venture with physicians.ITN: What are other steps the federal government is taking to curb imaging costs?SC: The DRA is just one of the initiatives that the federal government has taken to limit the growth of the burgeoning cost of imaging.From Medicare or the federal government standpoint, they see imaging growing faster than any other component of healthcare. The DRA is one effort to try to impact that.Just last month the Government Accountability Office (GAO) came out with a report that recommends to CMS to consider additional management practices to limit growth. The June GAO report said that imaging payments to physicians (on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) “more than doubled” or increased by over 100 percent between 2000 and 2006. According to that report, imaging payments to physician office settings (excluding hospitals and IDTFs) increased from $4B to $9B between 2000 and 2006 – roughly 125 percent. (All of these numbers reference imaging payments only, not overall payments to physicians.)Imaging grew by 50 percent between 2000-2006 and of that 58 percent came from physician offices. Medicare payments to physician offices grew too. The real growth in imaging is coming from physician offices. So Medicare is looking for different ways to impact that growth. You can call it “DRA 2.” What they’re recommending is to institute measures for preauthorization.For example, the recently proposed 2009 Medicare physician fee schedule rules suggest a physician in-office imaging would have to qualify for an IDTF (independent diagnostic testing facility). They did away with the 10.6 percent reduction, but this is a different provision of that rule. This is specifically for imaging itself. If you are a physician with a CT scanner in your office, today you don’t have to meet the criteria an IDTF has to meet. The criteria include a physician that qualifies to conduct that exam – this means a radiologist.The bigger story is there is there is a continuing march by Medicare and other payers to try to control the burgeoning growth of imaging services. ITN: Will this force manufacturers to lower their prices on capital equipment? SC: When you have a maturing of the market, there is pressure on price and consolidation of providers, who will ultimately have more clout.ITN: How will consolidation affect the value proposition for imaging as a service?SC: Consolidation is a clear trend. What’s happening to imaging is there is a higher volume of imaging with lower profitability for the service. What happens in those circumstances is you can’t afford be a single-site provider. However, if you are a multisite, sophisticated provider with a sufficient capital base, IT and good benchmarking on operations and strong marketing capabilities, then you will be able to succeed in that environment.Recently, Novant Health (a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system serving North and South Carolina) acquired Medquest (a for-profit diagnostic imaging company) with 92 imaging centers. So a hospital bought an imaging company with 92 imaging centers. Still, we are going to see restraints on hospital reimbursements, and there will continue to be pressure on imaging since it’s such a rapidly growing service.Private payers have been active in controlling costs. The value proposition for the Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) is they can reduce expenses more than they charge for their service. Does that improve overall access and quality of care? RBM’s are managing by excluding services. What this industry is struggling with is an educational component directed at congress and to others. What the government is doing here is looking at silos, and only sees that imaging is growing faster. But they can’t correlate imaging for early diagnosis and prevention to avoid in-hospital expenses. This presents an opportunity for the industry to develop better measurement and educate the federal government and payers.ITN: As imaging exams become the standard-of-care for diagnostics and treatment planning, could large volumes of imaging counter the reimbursement losses?SC: The volume of imaging is projected to be strong, however, not as strong as before. MRI was growing at double-digit rates between 2000-2003 there were growth rates MRI at 12-15 percent. Now it is five percent growth. The growth rates for that modality have really dropped off.PET represents a smaller slice of imaging. It is now a rapid growth modality. It is also one of the modalities that the payers have targeted because they are concerned about the rise in cost from their standpoint. So volume growth for imaging is projected to be strong, and while not as profitable, it is still a good business for some.ITN: What do you predict the market will look like in five years?SC: In five years, I see a continuation of the current trend. The writing on the wall from the government is this – they don’t like the growth in spending for ancillary services in physician offices and they have been more hands-off with the hospitals. They view hospitals and imaging as being a cash cow to support the ER and trauma services. The hospitals need these types of services to offset that kind of care.There will be more consolidation toward larger imaging companies and a slowdown in the trend of providing imaging services away from the hospitals. 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first_img Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… 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 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. 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 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more center_img Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Feature | October 18, 2013 | Dave Fornell Lower Dose is a Key Selling Point for X-ray Vascular Imaging This article appeared as an introduction to a comparison chart on angiography systems 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 The Siemens Artis Q.zen.There were three key trends in X-ray vascular imaging systems made evident from new products showcased at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in late 2012 and new FDA approvals in 2013. These include new hardware and software to lower ionizing radiation doses and improve image quality, better dose tracking software, and enhanced maneuverability for improved patient access and use in the growing hybrid OR market. As interventional procedures become more complex, imaging times have increased, raising concerns that are now being addressed by vendors.New Angiography SystemsSiemens unveiled two new angiography systems at RSNA. The Artis Q and Artis Q.zen incorporate a new flat emitter X-ray tube, detector and imaging software to reduce dose significantly while improving image quality. The new X-ray tube is intended to visualize small vessels up to 70 percent better than conventional X-ray tube technology. The Artis Q.zen combines this innovative X-ray source with a new detector technology designed to support interventional imaging in ultra-low dose ranges as low as half the standard levels. The second generation of Siemens’ flat emitter technology replaced the coiled filaments used in conventional X-ray tubes to emit electrons. Flat emitters enable smaller quadratic focal spots that lead to improved visibility of small vessels.Instead of detectors based on amorphous silicon, a new crystalline silicon structure of the Artis Q.zen detector is designed to be homogenous, allowing for more effective amplification of the signal, greatly reducing the electronic noise.Other new 3-D applications are designed to image the smallest structures inside the head. Their high spatial resolution is crucial for imaging intracranial stents or other miniscule structures such as the cochlea in the inner ear. Moving organs including the lungs can be imaged in 3-D in less than three seconds, reducing motion artifacts and the required amount of contrast media.Philips Healthcare gained FDA 510(k) clearance in July for its AlluraClarity system. It incorporates new ClarityIQ technology to provide high-quality imaging for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients of all sizes. The ClarityIQ technology will also be available as an upgrade for the majority of Philips’ installed base of monoplane and biplane interventional X-ray systems.GE Healthcare introduced its revolutionary Discovery IGS 730 system in 2012. The laser-guided system captures the advantages of both floor- and ceiling-mounted systems without the limitations of either. It uses the same digital flat-panel detector technology as GE Innova interventional imaging systems. However, instead of being fixed in position, the imaging device is on a mobile gantry that can be moved anywhere in the room like a mobile C-arm, but offers precision imaging and features of a fixed system. At the touch of a button, clinicians can move the system to the table for imaging various anatomies and then move it aside and park it, allowing room to optimally position physicians, nurses, technologists, anesthesiologists and other personnel for surgery, with unobstructed access to the patient. The unique gantry comes with a new wide-bore design, which allows for steep angles and ease in 3-D acquisition, especially for large patients. Shimadzu introduced the Trinias C12 and F12 systems during RSNA. Both use the company’s newest 12-inch flat panel detector and feature technology to reduce patient dose and increase fluoroscopic image quality. The systems offer easy operation with quick response time. Toshiba introduced more ergonomic features for its systems at RSNA. The Infinix-i five-axis system’s WorkRite technology feature ensures the interventionalist is in an optimal ergonomic orientation during any procedure. This helps prevent fatigue and injury that can occur when ergonomics are compromised. Toshiba also introduced Spot Fluoroscopy for its Infinix-i systems. Clinicians can observe a target region of anatomy using Spot Fluoro’s live fluoroscopy while viewing the last image hold (LIH) surrounding area. Spot Fluoroscopy is like having an adjustable spotlight over the reference LIH image, helping to reduce dose exposure and allowing the clinician to view the critical region of interest and surrounding area at the same time. Radiation Dose MonitoringAs interventional procedures become more complex, radiation dose from angiography is becoming an increasing issue. This past year, Toshiba and GE Healthcare introduced new features to track and visualize patient dose. Toshiba’s dose tracking software for its Infinix-i angiography system can be displayed on a screen in the cath lab to show the approximate radiation dose that has been delivered cumulatively to specific areas on a patient. It takes into consideration the amount of time, power setting used and orientation of the C-arm to show a color-coded map of radiation delivery projected onto a human figure. GE released a similar software for its angiography systems.Siemens expanded its solutions portfolio in 2012 by offering the RaySafe i2 personal dosimetry system as an accessory for all Siemens Artis zee angiography systems. It enables real-time information regarding clinician radiation exposure, enabling clinicians to take immediate steps to minimize exposure and establish a high-functioning radiation safety culture within the hospital. It uses a real-time display, personal dosimeters and dose management software.In January, Philips and Unfors RaySafe signed a joint development agreement for the next-generation DoseAware system that will offer seamless access and communication with the Philips Allura angiography systems. DoseAware provides instant, time-stamped feedback in the examination room so clinicians can immediately adjust working habits to decrease radiation exposure.Toshiba also has partnered with Unfors RaySafe to offer a new radiation dose monitoring and management tool for Infinix-i systems, released in July. It displays real-time dose exposure information, helping to make exams safer for all clinical staff. Each staff member is assigned a digital, real-time dosimeter, which is wirelessly connected to an in-room-mounted screen displaying radiation exposure. The RaySafe i2 system not only helps staff view radiation exposure level during procedures, it also archives dose exposure history for future analysis.Specializing Angiography Systems A new trend among vendors is a move to create special, customized systems used for a specific application, such as electrophysiology (EP) or hybrid surgical procedures. GE Healthcare adopted the name Image Guided Systems (IGS) to encompass angiography’s use as a tool to guide therapies. It now offers IGS packages with features for specific specialties. In May, Toshiba introduced a specifically tailored EP version of its Infinix-i. This package maximizes room utilization, improves workflow and enhances safety.   Comparison ChartThis article served as an introduction for a comparison chart on angiography imaging systems. The current version of the chart can be found by clicking on the “Comparison Charts” tab at the top of the screen.   News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… 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 more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img22nd December marked a win for U.S. government in terms of efficiency, accountability, and transparency of open data. Following the Senate vote held on 19th December, Congress passed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act (H.R. 4174, S. 2046). Title II of this package is the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, which requires all non-sensitive government data to be made available in open and machine-readable formats by default. The federal government possesses a huge amount of public data which should ideally be used to improve government services and promote private sector innovation. According to Data Coalition, “the open data proposal will mandate that federal agencies publish their information online, using machine-readable data formats”. What does the bill mandate? There are a number of practical things the bill will do, which should have real benefits for both citizens and federal organizations: Makes Federal data more accessible to the public, and requires all agencies to publish an inventory of all their “data assets” Encourages government organizations to use data to make decisions Ensuring better data governance by requiring Chief Data Officers in Federal agencies After some minor corrections made on Saturday, December 22nd, the Senate passed the resolution required to send the bill onwards to the president’s desk. There are two things which were amended in this act before passing it on to the president: The text was amended so that it only applied to CFO Act agencies, not the Federal Reserve or smaller agencies. There was acarve-out “for data that does not concern monetary policy,” which relates to the Federal Reserve, among others. Why is the open data proposal required? For many years, businesses, journalists, academics, civil society groups, and even other government agencies have relied on data that the federal government makes freely available in open formats online. However, while many federal government agencies publish open data, there has never been a law mandating the federal government to do so. The data available in a machine-readable format and catalogued online will help individuals, organizations, and other government offices to use it while preserving privacy and national security concerns. Open data has been an effective platform for innovation in the public sectors supporting significant economic value while increasing transparency, efficiency, and accountability in government operations. It has worked towards powering new tools and services to address some of the country’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Michele Jolin, CEO and co-founder of Results for America, said in a statement. “We commend Speaker Ryan, Senator Murray and their bipartisan colleagues in both chambers for advancing legislation that will help build evidence about the federally-funded practices, policies and programs that deliver the best outcomes. By ensuring that each federal agency has an evaluation officer, an evaluation policy and evidence-building plans, we can maximize the impact of public investments.” U.S Citizens also called this bill a big ‘milestone’ in the history of the country and accepted the news with vigor. You can read the entire backstory on what’s in the bill and how it was passed at E Pluribus Unum. Read Next Equifax data breach could have been “entirely preventable”, says House oversight and government reform committee staff report Consumer protection organizations submit a new data protection framework to the Senate Commerce Committee Furthering the Net Neutrality debate, GOP proposes the 21st Century Internet Actlast_img read more

first_imgAs part of the next phase of its five year transformation plan, the Qantas Group has announced it will divide its Qantas International and Domestic businesses as well as adjust its executive team to manage the “two distinct businesses”.Announced this morning, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said both Qantas International and Qantas Domestic will continue to operate under Mr Joyce, but will now also operate with individual chief executives and commercial functions.Current Qantas Frequent Flyer chief executive Simon Hickey will step into the role of heading Qantas International while Qantas Airlines Operations group executive Lyell Strambi will take the lead at Qantas Domestic.Executive changes were also unveiled for the airline’s subsidiary, Jetstar with Group chief executive Bruce Buchanan, who after nine years with the Qantas Group announced he will step down from the head role to explore new opportunities.Remaining for the next six months to assist with the transition, Mr Buchanan will be replaced by current group executive, strategy and technology Jayne Hrdlicka.Group CEO Mr Joyce said executive decisions and the airline division was essential as both “Qantas Domestic and Qantas International face very different situations”.“Qantas International, a great airline with a rich history, is loss-making and does not deliver sustainable returns,” Mr Joyce explained.“However, we are committed to turning it around through the five-year strategy we announced last year, based on flying to global gateways, deeper alliances, smart investment in product and disciplined capital management.”Other changes to management will see former Qantas new international strategy group executive Lesley Grant step into the role of Qantas Frequent Flyer chief executive while Jon Scriven will now stand as group executive, people and office chief executive, Brett Johnson has accepted the role of general counsel and Gareth Evans steps in as chief financial officer.Meanwhile, current group executive commercial and freight, Rob Gurney has announced his departure from the airline after almost 14 years with the company.“Operationally, it will be business as usual for Qantas customers and employees,” Mr Joyce added.“We will be carefully working through the details of the separation of Qantas International and Qantas Domestic over the next few months.”In what appears to be a busy week for the airline, Qantas announced yesterday it would cut up to 500 engineers as it consolidates its maintenance facilities across Australia. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Jetstar head Bruce Buchanan steps down as Qantas restructures businesslast_img read more

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K. described Hammond’s comments as “mean-spirited” and “shameful” “Rather than throwing up the drawbridge and talking about how Europe can ‘protect’ itself from migrants Mr Hammond should be working with our EU partners to ensure that people don’t drown in the Mediterranean or get crushed beneath lorries at Calais” he told the BBC Contact us at editors@timecomIn some ways Americans today are healthier than they were in 1990 when the United Health Foundation first published America’s Health Rankings an annual state-by-state assessment of our nation’s health Cardiovascular and cancer deaths are down and the smoking rate has decreased 36% Plus life expectancy is at an all-time high787 years “But although we’re living longer we’re also living sicker with preventable illness at an alarming level” says Reed Tuckson MD external senior medical advisor to United Health Foundation The number-one reason: Obesity “Since 1990 the obesity rate went from 116% to 294% a 153% increase” Dr Tuckson says 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drinking High prevalence of obesity High occupational fatalities rate 8 Colorado 2013 Rank: 8 Change: None Colorado is known for its outdoor activitieshiking skiing bikingso it should come as no surprise that the state has the lowest rates for obesity and diabetes in the United States It ranks eighth for the second year in a row Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High prevalence of low birth weight Large disparity in health status by education level 7 New Hampshire 2013 Rank: 5 Change: -2 New Hampshire comes in at number seven and is just one of several New England states to rank in the top 10 for 2014 New Hampshire residents are more active than most Americans enjoy a low rate of infectious disease and have a low infant mortality rate There is also high immunization coverage among teens Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High rate of drug deaths Low per capita public health funding 6 Minnesota 2013 Rank: 3 Change: -3 Minnesota is known for its bitterly cold winters but that doesn’t stop residents of this snowy state from keeping active which also helps the state have one of the lowest obesity and diabetes rates in the nation Minnesota also has a low rate of drug deaths Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High incidence of pertussis Low per capita health funding HEALTHCOM: 14 Fad Diets You Shouldn’t Try 5 Utah 2013 Rank: 6 Change: +1 Fewer people smoke in Utah than in any other state Utah also has the second-lowest diabetes rate the fourth-lowest obesity rate a low percentage of children in poverty and a low rate of preventable hospitalizations Challenges: High rate of drug deaths Low immunization coverage among teens Limited availability of primary care physicians 4 Connecticut 2013 Rank: 7 Change: +3 Connecticut the 4th-healthiest state in the US this year has a low prevalence of smoking high immunization coverage among children and a low occupational fatalities rate Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High rate of preventable hospitalizations Large disparity in health status by education level HEALTHCOM: 15 Ways Smoking Ruins Your Looks 3 Massachusetts 2013 Rank: 4 Change: +1 Massachusetts is the third-healthiest state in the nation in 2014 In the past two years drug deaths have decreased by 9% and the rate of physical inactivity has decreased 11% Massachusetts also has more residents with health insurance than any other state Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High rate of preventable hospitalizations Large disparity in health status by education level 2 Vermont 2013 Rank: 2 Change: None The runner-upand the healthiest state in the continental USis Vermont Vermont has the highest high school graduation rate in the country a low percentage of children in poverty and a low violent crime rate In the last year binge drinking has decreased 11% (though it’s still a challenge) and in the last two years smoking has declined by 13% Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking Low immunization coverage among children Large disparity in health status by education level 1 Hawaii 2013 Rank: 1 Change: None For the second year in a row Hawaii earns the honor of healthiest state in America Relatively few people in the Aloha State are obese the cancer rate is low and the state has the lowest rate of preventable hospitalizations in the country Smoking has decreased by 21% in the last two years and binge drinking has declined by 15% Challenges: High prevalence of binge drinking High incidence of infectious disease Low immunization coverage among children HEALTHCOM: 27 Mistakes Healthy People Make The 10 Least Healthy States 41 Indiana 2013 Rank: 41 Change: None With 318% of adults obese 283% of adults never exercising and a huge air pollution problem Indiana comes in at number 41 Strengths: Low incidence of infectious disease Low percentage of children in poverty High immunization coverage among teens 42 South Carolina 2013 Rank: 43 Change: +1 Coming in at 42 South Carolina is struggling to keep its children healthy: it has a low rate of high school graduation high prevalence of low birth weight and ranks in the bottom half of the states for the immunization of children It also has high rates of obesity diabetes and physical inactivity Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Low incidence of pertussis Low rate of preventable hospitalizations HEALTHCOM: Could You Have Type 2 10 Diabetes Symptoms The 10 Least Healthy States 43 Alabama 2013 Rank: 47 Change: +4 Ranking 43rd overall Alabama has the highest diabetes rate in the nation at 138% of adultsa 17% increase over the last two years The state also has a high prevalence of low birth weight and a limited availability of dentists Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking High immunization coverage among children Small disparity in health status by education level 44 West Virginia 2013 Rank: 46 Change: +2 With 273% of the adult population lighting up West Virginia has the highest prevalence of smoking in America It also has more drug deaths than any other state as well as the second-highest obesity rate Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Low incidence of infectious disease High per capita health funding 45 Tennessee 2013 Rank: 42 Change: -3 Tennessee ranks 50th for violent crime 49th for physical inactivity 47th for obesity and 45th overall Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Low incidence of pertussis Ready availability of primary care physicians 46 Oklahoma 2013 Rank: 44 Change: -2 Ranking 46th the Sooner State has a high prevalence of physical inactivity low immunization coverage among children and a limited availability of primary care physicians Since 1990 violent crime has increased 12% while the nationwide rate dropped 37% during the same time period Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Low incidence of pertussis Low prevalence of low birth weight 47 Kentucky 2013 Rank: 45 Change: -2 While lots of people in Kentucky smoke very few of them exercise a combination that lands the Bluegrass State at number 47 Kentucky also suffers from a high percentage of children in poverty and a high rate of preventable hospitalizations Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Low violent crime rate High immunization coverage among children HEALTHCOM: 20 Filling Foods That Help You Lose Weight 48 Louisiana 2013 Rank: 48 Change: None Louisiana ranks 48th in 2014 thanks to its high incidence of infectious disease high prevalence of low birth weight and high rate of preventable hospitalizations Strengths: Low incidence of pertussis High immunization coverage among teens Small disparity in health status by education level 49 Arkansas 2013 Rank: 49 Change: None Coming in second to lastsame as in 2013Arkansas has a high incidence of infectious disease a limited availability of dentists and low immunization coverage among children Additionally obesity has increased 12% over the last two years Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking High per capita public health funding Small disparity in health status by education level 50 Mississippi 2013 Rank: 50 Change: None For the third year in a row the least-healthy state in the US is Mississippi Mississippi ranks last on six measures: physical inactivity rate of infectious disease low birthweight infant mortality cardiovascular deaths and premature deaths Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking High immunization coverage among children Small disparity in health status by education level This article originally appeared on Healthcom Contact us at editors@timecom "I think what Google and what others are doing Korea head coach Sarah Murray talks to the joint Korean ice hockey team during their match against Switzerland on 10 February banking20 against the US dollar in early trade today on month-end dollar demand from importers and banks which details government requests for user data where the company is legally able to do so [Google: Official Blog] Contact us at editors@time 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the WAP sea surface freezes over, "(Yanez was) stopping a motorist driving his family home from shopping . (Castile was) cooperative He hands over his insurance card He’s calm"Everything was going fine Noble testified until Castile "politely" told Yanez he had a firearm on him That’s when Noble said things quickly escalatedThe former California police officer and frequent consultant on police use-of-force cases offered his opinion on behalf of prosecutors in Ramsey County District Court The defense questioned his credentials at length and forcefully challenged his assessment of the caseRegardless of whether Yanez subjectively felt his life was in danger at that moment Noble told the jury a reasonable officer under the same circumstances would have reached a different conclusion"Simply (seeing someone) reaching down to his side without seeing a gun is no basis (to shoot somebody)" Noble testifiedYanez’s attorneys say the officer saw Castile reaching for his gun despite being ordered not to when Yanez in fear for his life opened fire into Castile’s car fatally wounding himThe incident took place shortly after 9 pm in Falcon Heights last summer After spotting Castile’s Oldsmobile pass his squad car Yanez communicated via radio to his police partner that he’d just spotted a driver who looked like a suspect in a recent armed robbery in the area He added that Castile had a broken taillight giving Yanez legal reason to make the stop and probe furtherAfter approaching the driver’s side window Yanez asked Castile for his license and proof of insurance Castile handed over his insurance card and proceeded to tell the officer that he had a firearm on him Castile had a permit to carry it but he hadn’t communicated that to Yanez before he was shot The state maintains Castile was reaching for his wallet which contained his licence when Yanez recklessly shot him Noble was hired by the Ramsey County attorney’s office at $295 an hour to review the roughly 1000 pages of police reports and other investigative materials generated on the shooting before ultimately offering his analysisThe county attorney’s office relied on his findings in explaining its decision to charge Yanez with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm for his conduct for endangering the lives of two other passengers in the car Castile’s girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughterYanez has pleaded not guilty to the chargesOf the roughly 130 cases Noble has consulted on nationwide since his retirement from the Irvine Police Department in 2012 Noble told prosecuting attorney Jeffrey Paulsen he tends to find officers’ use of force justified about 50 percent of the time Only a handful of the cases he’s consulted on have been criminal; the rest have been civilNoble told the jury that he bases his analysis on police use-of-force incidents on factors outlined in the US Supreme Court case Graham v Connor Those include the severity of the crime involved whether the suspect in the case poses an imminent threat and whether the suspect is attempting to flee or evade arrestIn his judgement Noble said Yanez had no reason to believe Castile was a suspect in the recent armed robbery That perspective was supported by statements Yanez made indicating the only physical characteristics he was aware of at the time of the traffic stop that tied Castile to the robbery were Castile’s race and "wide-set nose" Noble saidAuthorities later determined Castile had not been involved in the robberyNoble further said Castile was buckled into his seat belt at the time of the traffic stop and made no attempt to resist or flee during his interactions with YanezHe went on to say that if Yanez had felt threatened by Castile’s hand movements after the 32-year-old black man disclosed he had a firearm Yanez who is Latino should have followed proper police protocolIn those instances Noble said officers are trained to tell armed motorists to keep their hands in clear sight"You would say ‘Stop’ ‘Freeze’ ‘Put your hands on the steering wheel The gun is not going to go off by itself (That’s why) you want to see the hands" Noble saidBy contrast Noble described Yanez’s commands of "Don’t reach for it" and "Don’t pull it out" which he was heard saying on squad car dashboard-camera video of the shooting as ambiguousHe added that Yanez also could have opted to step to his right which would require an armed seat-belt restrained driver to shift around in his seat if he wanted to fire at the officerLast Noble testified that in instances when officers see a gun they typically alert other police He noted that Yanez never told his police partner at the traffic stop Joseph Kauser about a gun or mentioned its whereabouts to officers who responded to the scene after the shooting"I’d really expect him to tell the officers if there is a gun present" Noble said "Their safety is at risk"Kauser testified earlier that he didn’t think Yanez had time to tell him during the rapidly evolving situationDefense attorney Thomas Kelly cross-examined Noble at length on Wednesday afternoon He pointed out that Noble had only served as an expert on three other criminal cases and that he is most often called upon to assess whether a victim’s civil rights have been violated He added that such consulting work is not a science and that Noble only reviewed paperwork in this shooting and never actually talked to involved officersKelly got Noble to admit on the stand that while he may be familiar with police training in general he didn’t know what Yanez’s specific training on use of force had entailed"I am not familiar with his training no" Noble saidKelly also highlighted that Noble based his opinion that the shooting had been unreasonable on the assumption that Yanez never saw Castile reach for his gun when Yanez maintains that he didNoble countered that Yanez used "qualifiers" to talk about what he saw Castile reach for that night such as "a dark object" or something that required Castile to form a "wide grip"He also said Yanez’s initial statement at the scene was "I don’t know where the gun was""If you saw the gun you’d know where it’s at" Noble said prompting more back-and-forth with Kelly"If (the gun) was produced and you didn’t know where the gun came from you might use that expression ‘I don’t know where the gun was’" Kelly said in explanation of Yanez’s initial statementKelly added that Yanez had clearly expressed in multiple statements that he saw Castile reaching for a gun when the officer decided to shoot"I disagree with you" Noble saidNoble also told Kelly during cross-examination that he didn’t think Castile had been negligent during the stop despite evidence of marijuana use later found in his system Castile never displayed any indication of being "impaired" while driving or during his interactions with Yanez Noble saidThe defense maintains that Castile was high at the time of the incident and was therefore culpable in his deathIn addition to THC found in his system a crime lab supervisor with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testified Wednesday that she found 6 grams of marijuana in a bag in a mason jar inside Castile’s car The jar’s lid was offCastile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds previously testified that she and Castile regularly smoked marijuanaA clinical toxicologist also paid to testify for the state said Wednesday that it’s not possible to use THC levels from a post-mortem blood sample to ascertain when someone last used marijuana because of how the chemical disperses throughout the body after deathShe did indicate under cross-examination that the levels found were "high"Kelly’s last question for Noble ended testimony for the day Wednesday"So is it your claim that Officer Yanez shot Philando Castile for no reason" Kelly asked him"It’s my opinion (that) his decision to shoot was objectively unreasonable" Noble repliedThe state may rest its case Thursday morning turning the trial’s proceedings over to the defenseYanez’s attorneys indicated in the past that they could call several witnesses to testify on Yanez’s behalf including local police officers and other experts on police use of force and toxicology They also told jurors that Yanez is likely to take the standFormer presidential spokesman Reuben Abatin has called for the relocation of Akure airport Abati stated this in reaction to cows invasion of Akure airport runway on Saturday hindering flight operations The former spokesman blamed those that built the airport for herdsmen and their cattle calling for relocation According to him relocation of the airport would show a sense of accommodation of Fulani herdsmen On his Twitter page he wrote “The State of the nation: Whoever built that airport should have avoided the cattle route “Relocate the airport to show we are accommodating” Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose had earlier applauded Air peace pilot for saving lives of passengers following the incident Paul that the officer’s use of deadly force on July 6 was "unreasonable" and "excessive “Collusion” Zuckerberg wrote God has been able to use him to bring peace to the Ababene and Iyamitet communities" she said "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her" Obama said as the audience roared with laughter He paused briefly before continuing "She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they looked like who they loved They wanted some respect" The 71-year-old singer later performed twice CBS reports singing "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and "Amazing Grace" The tribute and performances were a part of a star-studded White House Women of Soul concert honoring an array of singers during Women’s History Month The event featured performances by Janelle Monae Patti LaBelle Ariana Grande and Melissa Etheridge The full concert will air on PBS on April 7 [CBS News] Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecomIDEAS Sarah Begley is a staff writer for TIME Throughout history college has served not only as preparation for professional life but also as a period of intense personal growth It’s often the first time away from home and family and into a wider swath of society There is exploration self-doubt triumph drama friendship and romance What could serve as better fodder for a novelist These 18 novels imagine different stories about the college experience from F Scott Fitzgerald’s Princeton in the 1910s to Rainbow Rowell’s University of NebraskaLincoln in the 2010s Comic or tragic heavy on satire or social commentary each of these books offers plenty to reflect on for students preparing to matriculate Penguin Press The Idiot Elif Batuman (2017) As a freshman at Harvard in 1995 Selin falls in love with an older classmate and with the art of email-writing Like many college students she learns that her fascination with someone else says as much about herself as it does about the object of her desire Rupa Publishers Five Point Someone Chetan Bhagat (2004) A bestseller in India this novel captures the stresses of life at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi where three friends get off to a rocky academic start and struggle to boost their social standing in a setting where GPAs are everything Riverhead The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz (2007) Though the plot of this Pulitzer Prize-winner ranges blending Dominican history with elements of sci-fi and fantasy some of the most affecting scenes take place while its protagonist Oscar de León and narrator Yunior de Las Casas are students and roommates at Rutgers University Vintage The Rules of Attraction Bret Easton Ellis (1987) Before he wrote American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis applied his dark sense of humor to a story about love triangles at an elite northeastern institution the fictional Camden College (a stand-in for Bennington where Ellis went to school) The students here concern themselves less with academics and more with who to take home after Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour or The Dressed To Get Screwed Party Penguin Classics Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me Richard Fariña (1966) This psychedelic bildungsroman centers on Gnossus Pappadopoulis through his partying and political activity at Mentor University (a stand-in for Cornell) After a trip to a Cuba in revolt Gnossos brings the spirit of rebellion back to campus Penguin Classics This Side of Paradise F Scott Fitzgerald (1920) Amory Blaine experiences life at Princeton pre-World War I just as Fitzgerald did himself Though he starts out as a “Romantic Egotist” Amory’s experiences leave him far less confident in romance and in himself than he was when he left his Midwestern hometown Mariner Books The Gate of Angels Penelope Fitzgerald (1990) Set at a fictional Cambridge college in 1912 this Man Booker Prize finalist centers on a student Fred and a nurse Daisy who fall in love after a bicycle accident As it becomes increasingly apparent that they move in different milieus Fred faces difficult decisions about the relationship Little Brown and Co The Art of Fielding Chad Harbach (2011) Shortstop Henry Skrimshander is the star of the fictional Westish College’s Division III baseball team but his dreams of playing for the Major League collapse Just as he loses his mojo his web of connections at the college are thrown into various states of drama William Morrow Welcome to Braggsville T Geronimo Johnson (2015) In this social satire four Berkeley students ditch the campus to visit one kid’s hometown in Georgia where citizens annually reenact the Civil War Equipped with their collegiate political learnings they decide to stage a protest but it goes horribly wrong WW Norton & Co The Collective Don Lee (2012) After his friend Joshua Yoon commits suicide Eric Cho reflects on their experiences at Macalester College in the late ’80s where they and another friend faced racism on the Saint Paul campus The three eventually go on to form an Asian American Artists Collective that leads to more racially-charged controversy HarperCollins Ill Take You There Joyce Carol Oates (2002) A young woman leaves behind her bleak childhood for 1960s Syracuse But the narrator of Oates’s novel remains a cypher throughout her personality a blank alongside the women in her sorority house and eventually her first boyfriend Harper Perennial Blue Angel Francine Prose (2000) Set at the fictional Euston College in Vermont this novel tackles the controversial subject of student-professor relationships Prose examines what happens when a has-been novelist falls for his promising young student satirizing bad writers bad teachers and changing campus mores along the way St Martin’s Griffin Fangirl Rainbow Rowell (2013) Freshman year at the University of NebraskaLincoln brings many challenges for Cath: her twin sister Wren won’t live with her she struggles to make new friends on an intimidating campus and her writing professor is against fan fiction her favorite activity Anchor Moo Jane Smiley (1995) A Midwestern agricultural college informally known as Moo U is home to countless schemes suspicions and scandals with a department chair plotting murder the student body facing off with a bombastic governor and a student harboring an enormous hog underneath a school building Penguin Books On Beauty Zadie Smith (2005) A family with ties to the Harvard-esque Wellington College feels itself torn apart by personal and academic disagreements Disgusted by his father’s infidelity one son decamps for England and the warm welcome of his dad’s scholarly nemesis Knopf The Secret History Donna Tartt (1992) At the fictional Vermont Hampden College (another stand-in for Bennington Tartt’s alma mater where she was friends with Ellis) six classics students form a tight-knit group whose exclusivity and bizarre dynamic grow more mysterious By graduation day one of them has been murdered Little Brown and Company Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh (1945) Charles Ryder an undergraduate at Oxford in the 1920s befriends another student named Lord Sebastian Flyte and immediately becomes enchanted by the aristocratic Catholic strata Sebastian and his family inhabit one quite different from his own Picador I Am Charlotte Simmons Tom Wolfe (2004) When she enrolls at the fictional Dupont University fresh-faced and prepared for academic success Charlotte is surprised to see how much her classmates value their social lives over their school work She finds herself joining in and losing touch with the girl she was when she arrived Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors Indeed and not in the way that is typically thought Here’s a rundown of everything we know about the Super NES Classic so far99 leading C-SPAN to broadcast a continuous feed of the comings and goings He has headed Rockefeller since 2003 acting chairman 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