Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the condition of a seven-year-old boy who was assaulted brutally by his mother’s partner last week was “very critical”. The boy was left with a cracked skull after he was hit with a stick allegedly by his mother’s partner when the Class II student was trying to protect his younger brother from being beaten up. The incident occurred in Thodupuzha area of Iduki district last Wednesday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Speaking to reporters after visiting the boy, who is being treated at a private medical college hospital at nearby Kolenchery, Vijayan said the boy was “very critical” and was fully on ventilator support. The chief minister held discussions with the medical team at the hospital on the boy’s health and the treatment given to him. He had also directed the hospital authorities to ensure all possible expert treatment to the boy. The government has constituted a medical board to monitor the boy’s health and is bearing the expenses of the child’s treatment. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Vijayan had also sought an immediate report from the Idukki district authorities on the incident. The accused, Arun Anand, 36, started kicking and beating the victim’s four-year-old brother as a punishment for bed-wetting at 3 am. When the seven-year-old tried to protect his younger brother, Anan allegedly hurled the child on the ground, smashed his head against a wardrobe and used a walking stick to beat him up. The boy suffered skull fracture, internal bleeding and lung injury, besides cuts and bruises all over his body. His brother also sustained injuries all over his body. Anand has been arrested and booked for attempt to murder. The woman’s husband died 10 months ago, after which the Anand began staying with them.
Belgium has become the 28th country to accede to a treaty covering the transnational sale of goods, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced today.The Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, which was originally adopted in 1974, will enter into force for Belgium on 1 March 2009 after it deposited its instrument of accession.The pact sets out uniform rules governing the length of time within which legal proceedings arising from an international sales contract must be started. In 1980 it was amended to be in harmony with the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).The Vienna-based UNCITRAL works to remove obstacles to international trade by progressively modernizing and harmonizing trade law. 6 August 2008Belgium has become the 28th country to accede to a treaty covering the transnational sale of goods, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) announced today.
The Criminal Court has sentenced four people to death – three Indian men and a Sri Lankan woman – for drug trafficking.The three were caught in a case related to heroin smuggling, the Kuwait Times reported. The court found the four, including three men from Kerala guilty of possessing and selling the narcotic in the country. A case against them was registered in April 2015 following the bust at Kuwait International Airport. All four sentenced may appeal the verdicts within 30 days and the Appeal Court will review the sentences. Customs caught one of the smugglers at the airport bringing in the heroin. He later gave the names of the other defendants who were arrested in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh.
“Violence continues in a number of locations, including Abidjan and Guiglo,” Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. He added that the situation has calmed somewhat in San Pedro and Daloa, but last night Bangladeshi Battalion elements in Guiglo were forced to open fire to repel attackers trying to overrun the UN compound. “A number of attackers were killed and others wounded. UN forces are exercising maximum restraint in dealing with these attacks. Non-lethal methods are being used to disperse crowds and deter attacks,” he stressed.The hate messages are “unacceptable and must cease immediately,” Mr. Dujarric said.On the diplomatic front, Secretary-General Kofi Annan spoke by telephone with President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d’Ivoire and with President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, the current chair of the African Union (AU), according to the spokesman. Mr Obasanjo was expected to meet key national leaders in Côte d’Ivoire, including Mr. Gbagbo and new Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny, as well as the head of the peacekeeping UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Pierre Schori. The Secretary-General hoped that President Obasanjo would be able to defuse tensions during these discussions. “It is urgent that the parties stay the course in the interest of the people of Côte d’Ivoire and the region,” Mr. Dujarric said.Yesterday, the Security Council was briefed in closed session by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, who said the violence appeared orchestrated and called on all parties who had agreed to the peace arrangements to stick to their pledges.
Building on its strong Chinese presence, Industrea has signed a A$2.5 million contract to supply an AMT directional drilling and methane gas drainage system, associated training and equipment to Jincheng’s Sihe coal mine in Shanxi Province. The mine is an existing AMT and Wadam customer already running four gas drainage systems. The new contract follows recent Chinese contract wins for China Shenhua Energy (A$20 million), Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal ($6.2 million) and Shanxi Asian American Daning Energy (A$2 million). The state-of-the-art directional drilling system will be built in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, for supply to Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group.Industrea Managing Director and CEO, Robin Levison, said Industrea had now won around A$110 million of new contracts in the 2009/10 financial year, predominantly to the Chinese underground coal mining industry. “Our world class directional drilling technology allows our customer to safely remove gas at high volumes from a coal seam,” Levison said.“We are now moving into the next phase of our Chinese growth strategy with the development of recurring revenue streams from not only new equipment sales, but also from training, maintenance, spare parts and support services, which are an increasingly important aspect of winning and maintaining customer loyalty. To facilitate this revenue growth, Industrea has established a new product support centre in China capable of supplying a range of equipment spares across our key product ranges, alongside offering the required technical expertise in meeting the servicing and maintenance needs of our customers in the region.”Levison said Industrea had recently achieved registration of subsidiary Industrea Wadam (Beijing) Technical Services as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise in China, with new office premises leased in Beijing. To enhance the existing Chinese senior management capability, the new entity has appointed an Operations Manager to streamline supply chain management, while a new Chief Accountant has been hired to ensure seamless integration with the group’s financial reporting requirements in Australia. “These new managerial appointments in China, along with the enterprise registration, are important milestones in building our infrastructure and capabilities in the growing Chinese market,” Levison said.China is forecast to nearly triple coal-fired generating capacity by 2030 from the 2006 level, with substantial investment anticipated in both coal mining and coal transportation infrastructure, according to the US Department of Labour’s Energy Information Administration. “Industrea is ideally placed to benefit from the growth in China’s coal industry, and our mining productivity and safety-boosting equipment is set for strong sales growth as we expand our position in the world’s biggest and fastest-growing market for commodities,” Levison said.
I had him on my bench! WE ARE HEADING into another weekend, which for many people means one thing.Football.The season has well and truly started, which is great for people who love the game. For those who don’t, it’s a nightmare.Here are 8 of the worst things about football season for people who aren’t into football.The hours and hours of actual footballThere is just so much of it. So very much of it. For months and months on end.The sound of itThe roar of the crowd might be atmospheric for those watching the match, but for the rest of us it’s just noise.Horrible, pervasive noise.The agonising over imaginary teamsWhatever about the real matches, the fantasy football stuff can be particularly hard to take.Every week you watch people you know to be intelligent beings agonise over who they’ll choose for an imaginary team in an imaginary league without even an imaginary prize for the winner.They moan and groan at the results of matches which mean nothing simply because one of the players on their imaginary team didn’t get them any points for the imaginary league.It’s a curse.The lengthy discussion of said imaginary teamsAside from the actual construction of the fantasy football team, there is the fantasy football chat.It’s NEVER ENDING.Who’s your captain? I only took him out last week!WHO CARES?Match of the DayAfter the hours and hours of actual matches, there is of course the television programme which includes highlights of said matches.Match of the Day 2Oh, and the other one.The appsThe advent of smartphones and football apps (here’s looking at you TheScore.ie) means an update on the matches is never far away.Managed to get your football loving friend away from the actual game on telly? Well done! But expect them to check their phone every 20 minutes (at least).The never ending conversationThis is probably the worst part. Obviously, all of the above is an irritant, but you want your friends and loved ones to be happy, and if that’s what makes them happy, so be it.However, the constant conversation can not be forgiven. How many of us have found ourselves suddenly in the middle of a football chat because some members of the conversation group have decided that’s what they want to talk about despite the fact that several people can’t get involved? It’s just rude.As for the poor men among us who aren’t into football? They spend their lives fending off football chat as the first port of call for conversation with a stranger.What say you? Do you recognise these experiences? Are you a football fan who does not indulge in the above behaviours? Tell us in the comments.Should ‘The Ballad of Lidl and Aldi’ be the new Irish national anthem?>The story of Arthur’s Day, in tweets>
IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Only the Lonely Judith Shulevitz poses the question ‘is loneliness lethal?’ in her essay for the New Republic, which explores how loneliness can ravage our body and brain. Helpfully, the Awl has put together a list of songs about loneliness to accompany you as you’re reading, which might take the edge off somewhat… (New Republic) (Approx 25 minutes reading time – 5111 words)Just as we once knew that infectious diseases killed, but didn’t know that germs spread them, we’ve known intuitively that loneliness hastens death, but haven’t been able to explain how. Psychobiologists can now show that loneliness sends misleading hormonal signals, rejiggers the molecules on genes that govern behavior, and wrenches a slew of other systems out of whack.2. Love and madnessNed Zeman looks in Outside magazine at what happened to John Felix Bender and his partner Ann, a rich American couple who built a mansion and wildlife reserve in the jungles of Costa Rica. Instead of experiencing paradise, things begin to unravel. Did John take his own life, or was his wife involved in his death? And what happened to turn their dream into a nightmare? (Outside Magazine) (Approx 41 minutes reading time – 8338 words)Paranoia took hold. When John wasn’t searching for cures to what ailed Ann, he was fortifying the home and buying weapons. At one point, they again fled the country, this time to New Zealand for three and a half months. Again they were advised to cut their losses and move somewhere else. But no. “We chose Costa Rica,” Ann says. “We were in love.”3. I, RobotLuke Darby introduces us to Lyndon Baty, a young teen who loves sports, is a fast talker, would love to play in the NBA… and has a genetic disorder, polycystic kidney disease. Because he can’t attend high school due to dialysis, he sends a robot instead. Here’s how the bot ensures that this bright young boy doesn’t lose contact with the world. (Dallas Observer) (Approx 20mins minutes reading time – 4097 words)Lyndon’s wisecracking and attention-loving nature didn’t just make it easier for people to interact with him; it’s what’s kept him engaged. When Mr Moeller had to chew out two girls for picking on Lyndon via the robot — taping paper over the camera eye, picking it up from behind and turning it around with Lyndon unable to see the culprits — their response was: “We’d be picking on Lyndon the same if he was here.” 4. PistoriusMark Seal delves into the Oscar Pistorius murder case – what really happened the night that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot? When a hero becomes a suspect, things are irreparably changed. (Vanity Fair) (Approx 40 minutes reading time – 8028 words)[Detective Hilton] Botha is proud of his record. “I try to investigate every case as if it were one of my own who was murdered,” he told me. A veteran of countless homicide investigations, he said he had immediately seen the Pistorius case as a simple one. A woman is killed by her husband, her boyfriend, or her same-sex partner. It happens every eight hours in South Africa, where “intimate femicide” is the country’s leading cause of violent deaths of women.5. End of WordsIris Mansour meets Dakhil Shooshtary, who is trying to keep the language of Mandeism alive, as the number of speakers dwindles steadily. “It’s tough… I feel lonely,” he tells her. The language is thought to be similar to Babylonian Hebrew, but with few of its speakers under the age of thirty, it could soon disappear from the world. Shooshtary is just one of the interesting characters clinging on to dying languages who Mansour speaks to in this fascinating piece. (Project Wordsworth) (Approx 14 minutes reading time – 2856 words)Some languages die brutally and suddenly, others fade gradually and slowly. All language deaths are painful, especially to the last speakers like Dakhil, who bear witness at their funerals. Few can be brought back from extinction. If nobody uses their songs, metaphors and lullabies, these languages can only exist frozen as mp3 recordings and notes in a linguist’s shorthand.6. Not just a girlAdam Doster introduces us to Jackie Mitchell, the 17-year-old baseball wunderkind who struck out two of the sport’s most talented players, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The man who discovers Mitchell’s long-forgotten story at first thinks it a hoax, and sets out to discover the truth about this plucky teen girl. (Daily Beast) (Approx 13 minutes reading time – 2747 words)Flipping through the pages, Wallace wondered how he’d never heard about Mitchell before, and why her triumphant outing wasn’t one of those canonical anecdotes fans of America’s most nostalgic game commit to memory. Eventually, a second thought entered his mind: Is there any way in hell this story could be true?… AND A CLASSIC READ FROM THE ARCHIVES…In 1999, Jr Moehringer won a Pulitzer prize for his look at a small Alabama town that has seen its occupants, the descendents of slaves, spend 180 years separated from their white neighbours. But with a ferry due to be brought to the area, the locals are grappling with their feelings about the changes that may come down the river. (Los Angeles Times) (Approx 51 minutes reading time – 10,284 words)Gee’s Bend is where the Civil War came and went, but the slaves stayed, and their children stayed, and their grandchildren stayed, and their great-grandchildren, and so on, until today, Mary Lee and 700 of her kin cling to this bulb of bottom land their ancestors were chained to. They bear the surnames of the last slaveholders to live here. They grow corn near the slaveholders’ headstones. They come and go amid the ghosts and dust devils that dance on the site of the old Big House.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie >
A EUROPE-WIDE STUDY has found that the majority of people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places.More than half of Irish people (54%) said that they believed it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland – slightly higher than the EU average.A total of 40% of people said it was not likely that patients could be harmed in hospital – an increase of three percentage points on the last time the study was carried out in 2009.People who think it is likely that patients could be harmed were most likely to be aged over 55 and to be on low incomes.The massive study found that Irish people were among the most likely in Europe to believe that they are entitled to an apology from a doctor if harm is caused to them while in hospital, with 46% of people agreeing with the statement. In comparison, the vast majority of people in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands said they were entitled to a formal acknowledgement that harm had been caused instead.Ireland also differed significantly from other countries when people were asked what the most important factor was for high quality healthcare. Cleanliness was the single biggest factor for Irish respondents, with 37% of people singling it out, putting Ireland behind only the UK and Malta in choosing it.However, while more than one third of people in four countries said respect for a patient’s dignity was hugely important, just 15 per cent of people in Ireland thought so – the lowest percentage across all the EU countries.Ireland also had one of the highest rates of written consent in the EU, with 82%of respondents always asked to give their consent for surgery, compared to just 16% in Sweden, for example.Ireland had the second-highest rate of people who said they or their family member were given information on healthcare-related infections.The special European Commission report into patient safety and quality of care, which was published yesterday, spoke to 27,919 people across the EU about their experiences in hospitals.It has been estimated that between 8 and 12 per cent of patients admitted to hospital in the EU have some kind of bad experience while they are being treated, ranging from medical errors to picking up an infection.Read: Ombudsman to investigate how hospitals handle complaints >
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greeks were hit with the biggest increase in taxation and social security contribution deductions from salaries and pensions among European Union (EU) member states in the 2001-12 period, according to a European Commission report on the European labor market. Greece is also the only country in the EU that has seen a reduction in nominal salaries in all of the last three years, with civil servants taking a bigger reduction than their private sector counterparts in the period from 2010 to 2012. Furthermore, it has posted the biggest annual reduction last year, amounting to 8.3 percent, while the average eurozone salary climbed 1.3 percent compared with the year before. European Commission data showed that the total tax on salaries in Greece grew by 7.2 percent in 2012 compared with 2001, most of which came from the 6.4 percent increase in income tax. Both increases were by far the highest in the eurozone. Social security contributions from both employers and employees rose by 0.4 percent in the 2001-12 period. All of the tax reductions of the previous decade have evaporated in the last couple of years, with citizens being burdened with even more tax obligations. Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed that total deductions from salaries for taxes and contributions grew from 39.1 percent in 2000 to 41.9 percent last year. Labor productivity posted a steady reduction from 2008, when the Greek recession started, to 2011, but last year it showed a 2.1 percent rebound from the year before, according to the European Commission report.Source: ekathimerini
Quick d’Avignon : il n’y aurait pas eu de dysfonctionnementL’adolescent de 14 ans, décédé après avoir dîné la veille dans un Quick d’Avignon, serait mort des suites d’une gastro-entérite. Il n’y aurait donc pas eu de “dysfonctionnement” dans la chaîne de restauration rapide.C’est un spécialiste des maladies infectieuses et tropicales qui l’affirme. Cité par 20minutes.fr, Bertrand Issartel, qui s’est penché sur le cas de l’adolescent mort après avoir mangé dans un restaurant Quick d’Avignon, écarte tout “dysfonctionnement” dans la chaîne de fast-food. Dans un pré-rapport commandé par Quick et publié hier soir sur son site Internet, l’expert note que “les troubles digestifs et les céphalées qu’auraient présentés le jeune adolescent sont compatibles avec une gastro-entérite”. Il ajoute même que les prélèvements sur les steaks “n’ont pas mis en évidence de titre significatif de staphylocoque à coagulase positive et de Bacillus cereus”. Cependant, il ne précise pas les causes exactes du décès. Le jeune homme était déjà fragilisé, selon Bertrand Issartel, car les décès de ce type sont exceptionnels. A la fin de la semaine dernière, le parquet d’Avignon a indiqué que l’adolescent était probablement mort des suites d’une intoxication alimentaire. Mais il n’a pas établi de lien avec le repas pris la veille au Quick. L’établissement ne rouvrira pas ses portes “tant que tous les résultats des analyses en cours ne seront pas connus”, relaye 20minutes.fr.Le 31 janvier 2011 à 11:53 • Emmanuel Perrin
BOISE, Idaho — A new study of Western forest fires confirms what is already apparent — wildfire seasons are getting longer and more destructive.But researchers with the University of Idaho and Columbia University also say humans are to blame.The study made public Monday says human-caused global warming contributed an additional 16,000 square miles of burned forests from 1984 to 2015.Researchers say the 16,000 square miles represent half of the forest areas that burned over the last three decades.“We’re no longer waiting for human-caused climate change to leave its fingerprint on wildfire across the western U.S.,” John Abatzoglou, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of geography at the University of Idaho, said in a statement. “It’s already here.”The authors of the study, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, say it’s the first to try to quantify how much human-caused climate change has increased wildfires in Western forests. Some other factors that had to be considered as contributing to the increase, the report said, included a legacy of fire suppression in the West, natural climate variability, and human settlement.The study found that longer and hotter dry spells are causing Western forests to dry out and become more susceptible to wildfires.Specifically, researchers said, spring and summer temperatures have warmed by 2 to 2.5 degrees since 1950. Researchers said that warming accounts for 55 percent of what they call “fuel aridity” from 1979 to 2015. The study attributed the other 45 percent to natural climate variations.The study found that since 2000 there’s been a 75 percent increase in forested lands with elevated aridity and nine more days each year with dry forests especially susceptible to wildfires.“Anthropogenic climate change has emerged as a driver of increased forest fire activity,” the report says.Park Williams of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and a co-author of the study, said the report provides a better understanding of the effects human-caused global warming has on Western forests.
Register Now » The much-anticipated linkup of LinkedIn on the New York Stock Exchange took place this morning, with the business-focused social network making its debut under the LNKD symbol. Based in Mountain View, Calif., LinkedIn operates the largest online professional networking service on the planet with more than 100 million members in more than 200 countries and territories.LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) priced its initial public offering of 7.8 million shares at $45 a share, which gives the company a valuation of approximately $4 billion, or nearly 17 times its net revenues of $243 million for 2010. As of press time, the company’s now publicly-traded stock surged to an astounding $88.17 per share. It had traded as high as $92.99. Not bad for a business that got its start nine years ago in co-founder Reid Hoffman’s living room. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 19, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global min read In case you’re wondering how exactly LinkedIn makes money: The company draws most of its income from selling recruiting and marketing services to businesses as well as premium services that are paid for by subscribers.Nearly 2 billion people searched its platform last year when the company had roughly 500 employees around the globe, according to LinkedIn. At the beginning of 2011, the employee base doubled to 1,000 employees. And, as of January of this year, the company counts executives from all Fortune 500 companies as subscribers, and it claims its hiring solutions were used by 73 of the Fortune 100 companies as of March of this year.Without a doubt, LinkedIn’s status as the newest NYSE member is being watched very closely by other high-profile social media-related companies who are themselves rumored to be contemplating a dive into IPO waters, including Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter.In its 142-page registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, LinkedIn lists some of the advantages of investing with the company, saying the company’s offerings already transforms the way people work by connecting talent with opportunity on a giant scale. It claims its mission is to increase viral member growth beyond the existing 100 million members and serve as the professional profile of record online.As for potential risks of the enterprise, LinkedIn’s statement admits that the company has a “short operating history in a new and unproven market,” and if security is compromised, members and customers may opt out of the service. In addition, the company said it doesn’t expect to be profitable any time soon. And it fully expects to face increasing competition from online professional networks in the future.LinkedIn also said it expects that its 7.8 million-share offering will generate roughly $146 million, which would be used for general corporate purposes such as working capital, sales and marketing activities. The company said it also might use a portion of the net proceeds to invest in or acquire technologies, solutions or businesses that can complement the goal of boosting its online professional network enterprise.Would you snap up shares in LinkedIn? Tell us why or why not in the comments section below.
Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. The combined entity will have 325 radiologists serving nearly 2,700 healthcare facilities across all 50 states and reading approximately 6 million studies annually. Additionally, more than 75 percent of the affiliated radiologists will be fellowship-trained subspecialists.Upon the completion of the transaction, Rob Kill will continue to serve as president and CEO of the combined organization. Dave Engert will remain as a board advisor following the close of the transaction. The remainder of the leadership team will be drawn from the management teams of both companies. NightHawk’s board of directors unanimously approved the agreement and recommends that stockholders vote in favor of the transaction. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of NightHawk’s stockholders. In connection with proposed transaction, NightHawk will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a preliminary proxy statement and mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction to NightHawk’s stockholders.For more information: nighthawkrad.net or vrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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September 28, 2010 – Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a national radiology practice and leader in the development of radiologist workflow technology, and NightHawk Radiology, a leading provider of radiology solutions to radiology groups across the United States, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which vRad will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of NightHawk Radiology Holdings Inc. for $6.50 per share in cash. The offer price represents a premium of 100 percent over NightHawk’s last closing stock price of $3.25 per share. The transaction is valued at approximately $170 million. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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CP: …And before long you were building a collection of bass guitars from players you admired — a Hofner violin bass from Paul McCartney and 1964 Rickenbacker from Chris Squire of Yes. How did you find all these guitars?Lee: I scoured the world for vintage stores and tried to meet collectors. Most of the best stuff is in private hands anyway, so you have to meet collectors if you really want to get into some buried treasure. You start chit-chatting, get friendly and suddenly you have new pals. One thing leads to another through social interaction. And you make sure you have your spies at these trade shows to call you if something comes along. It’s the search for the Holy Grail over and over again. Really this book is about more than just the electric bass and its history, it’s about that collector’s gene people have. CP: Peart has talked about his chronic tendonitis and shoulder problems, but why didn’t Rush simply tell fans that last tour would be the finale?Lee: I don’t think in our heart of hearts we believed it was the end — even though it did turn out to be the end. Maybe we would’ve served our fans better if we had just accepted the reality that yeah, this is going to be our last tour, and tell everybody. But they sort of had that sense and they came out because of it anyway. I wasn’t really interested in capitalizing on someting that may not be true, so it seemed to me much hipper to just to go out and play. Rush lead vocalist Geddy Lee is seen in London, U.K., in a 2017 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Richard Sibbald, *MANDATORY CREDIT* — This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Press by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2018 8:59 am PDT CP: Some might be surprised to learn you weren’t always collecting bass guitars. Since this is a relatively new hobby, can you explain how it came about?Lee: This is very common with musicians — most are focused on creating a sound for themselves, so the instruments they choose (are ones) that can get them their sound. In my life, I focused very specifically on those tools I needed. Collecting is a whole other mania. Collecting is about history. It’s about the importance the instrument had in the context of the year. I didn’t become a mental case for collecting instruments until that fateful day about eight years ago. TORONTO — Geddy Lee was already an avid baseball collector and travelled wine aficionado before he began hoarding artifacts of a new obsession — bass guitars.It started less than a decade ago with one Fender bass, which led to buying another, and before long the member of prog-rock legends Rush was filling rooms of his homes with his new passion.Now with more than 250 guitars in his collection, Lee is showing them off in “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,” a glossy 400-page collection of historical reflections, in-depth interviews and photographs shot inside the rocker’s Toronto home.It’s a grand project paying tribute to his favourite instrument, and one that’s fitting for a musician known for making sprawling album tracks out of fantastical concepts.Vintage bass guitars only came into the picture as Rush wound down over the past decade. After starting a “modest collection,” he began to learn more about the instrument and discovered a lack of “definitive” books on its history.“It seemed like there was an injustice here,” he said. “Bass guitars needed to be as well-represented as electric guitars are. I felt a bit of a mission to do that.”Lee interviewed fellow bass players, including Adam Clayton of U2, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and whittled down an estimated 30,000 images to a roughly a thousand that were suitable for his book.He spoke to The Canadian Press about how a collection turned into an obsession, why he’s prone to hoarding treasures, and whether he will reunite on stage with his fellow Rush band mates. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CP: Since you collect baseballs and vintage wines as well, do you prefer one collection over another at this point? Ultimately you need to consume that wine.Lee: My wife is much happier with me collecting things that don’t get drunk. She thinks that’s a better use of my resources. It depends on how much you value memory and hedonistic pleasure versus articles that survive the test of time. The basses and my baseballs will survive much better than a great bottle of ’53 Margaux. CP: At that point did you realize you were about to embark on collecting hundreds of bass guitars?Lee: Maybe I don’t know myself well enough, but I didn’t think so. I said to my tech guy Skully (born Pa John McIntosh), ‘This is cool to have an instrument from my birth year.’ That comes from being a wine geek. Wine geeks love to collect vintages from their birth year, even if they’re crappy vintages. When I started out with this, (I thought,) yeah it would be cool to have a bass from my birth year. The Fender bass was the first commercially produced electric bass, so it seemed like an interesting place to start. CP: What’s the ultimate goal for your bass guitar collection?Lee: I don’t know. It would be nice if there could be a place that the collection (was) kept in tact, especially in Canada because we don’t have anything like that in here. There is the National Music Centre in Calgary, which is great. So you never know. Q&A: Geddy Lee considers if Rush would reunite, reflects on his obsession with bass guitars CP: Speaking of the future, it seems like Rush quietly hung up their instruments after the 2015 tour. But has the band officially retired at this point?Lee: (Drummer) Neil Peart is retired. I’m still here. Alex (Lifeson, the band’s guitarist) is still here. Will we perform as Neil, Alex and Geddy on tour ever? Probably not. Will we record together? Probably not. Will Alex and I make music on our own, or individually, one day? Probably.
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