DHX MEDIA TO SELL HALIFAX ANIMATION STUDIO TO FOCUS AND STREAMLINE ITS

first_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook HALIFAX – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), a global children’s content and brands company, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Halifax animation studio. The sale is part of the Company’s ongoing strategic shift to focus and streamline its production operations.“The sale will generate operating efficiencies by consolidating animation production, and aligns with our objectives of rationalizing costs, simplifying our organization and focusing resources,” said Michael Donovan, CEO and Executive Chairman, DHX Media.DHX Media is headquartered in Halifax. The sale does not include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which continues to be owned by DHX Media and produced in Halifax. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The sale is expected to close on or about December 31, 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, applicable third party consents and the execution of certain ancillary agreements.About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com. Advertisementlast_img read more

James Cameron shaken by tar sands visit

first_imgAPTN National NewsHe went from Tinseltown to the tar sands.Hollywood director James Cameron wrapped up his tour of Alberta’s massive oil mining projects Wednesday.After meeting with First Nations communities, the Avatar director had a message for Canadian and the world.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto reports.last_img

Googles AI personal assistant sparks concerns about future of communication

first_imgTORONTO – Aimee Morrison doesn’t look forward to the not-too-distant future when she might have to constantly doubt whether she’s speaking on the phone with robots powered by artificial intelligence, or reading emails composed by algorithms.Earlier this week, Google unveiled demos of new A.I. services that had the web abuzz, including Duplex, which would allow users to outsource the drudgery of booking appointments with businesses by phone to a virtual personal assistant.Google released recordings of calls it says were placed to businesses — including booking a restaurant reservation and a hair salon appointment — in which the employees answering the phone seemed to have no clue they were interacting with a robot.In calling about the restaurant reservation, Google’s A.I. was able to seamlessly handle a series of questions in a nearly minute-long conversation and was not flummoxed when told a booking wasn’t necessary since the eatery wouldn’t be busy. In both calls, the computerized voices occasionally dropped some “umms” and “mm-hmms” in the script to appear more life-like.“The Google Duplex technology is built to sound natural, to make the conversation experience comfortable. It’s important to us that users and businesses have a good experience with this service, and transparency is a key part of that. We want to be clear about the intent of the call so businesses understand the context. We’ll be experimenting with the right approach over the coming months,” Google wrote in a blog post about the technology, adding “it cannot carry out general conversations.”“I live in fear of a Google Duplex world where I have to make a hair appointment and the person on the other end treats me like a robot and is awful to me and how am I going to prove that I’m a human?” said Morrison, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo who studies technology’s impact on culture.“Is it going to make all of our conversations with each other deeply suspicious and mistrustful? Is it going to encourage rampant disrespect and awfulness as we learn that some human voices are not really human?”University of Toronto Prof. Gerald Penn called the execution of the Google demos “brilliant” but said that’s partly because the A.I. targeted an unsuspecting target. Someone who knew they could be talking to Google’s software would likely be able to outsmart it, added Penn, who studies natural language processing.“There are going to be some rigid boundaries as to what Duplex can do, and if you’re interested in tricking the system and determining if it’s a human on the line or not, you could certainly do that,” he said.The technology could eventually have a significant impact on the customer service industry, which would have to begin catering to robot callers, he added.“What’s going to happen to small retailers when a significant part of the phone calls they’re receiving are not from people? Because that could turn into a kind of negative spiral where they’re disincentivized to provide any kind of decent phone support, because they’re just talking to robots anyway.”Google also unveiled a feature for its Gmail service called Smart Compose, which provides users with suggested strings of text for emails. Beyond simply predicting the word the user is typing, the software tries to anticipate their whole thought and attempts to offer complete suggested sentences.“Because they’re running Gmail they get all the data, all the emails that people compose, and they can probably train a system to provide replies that would mimic how others have composed their emails before and provide that to users who can simply select some potential replies,” said Prof. Pascal Poupart of the University of Waterloo, who studies artificial intelligence and machine learning.“And the beauty of this system is whenever people are going to select something, that provides a feedback that Google can then use to further improve (the service) because it will know which types of replies are effective.”He found Smart Compose less controversial than Duplex, noting “it’s common already that very, very busy people will often have an assistant who replies to emails on their behalf.”“There’s already this kind of delegation happening and now the only difference is we’re delegating that to a machine,” he said.But Morrison is disturbed by the potential outcomes of the feature becoming popular.“Duplex is trying to make machines pass as humans and what the email assistant is trying to do is make humans sound more like machines. So they’re taking the human out of the conversation at both ends,” she said.“What those things have a tendency to do is really collapse the variety and joy of human conversation into a serious of stock phrases … and literally erase other ways of expressing yourself.”last_img read more

Gabonese President Ali Bongo to Finish Recovery in Morocco

Rabat – International media, including Jeune Afrique, reported that King Mohammed VI has “managed to convince” the family of the Gabonese president to transfer him to Morocco instead of London.Bongo was recently hospitalized in Saudi arabia. He spent nearly a month at King Faisal hospital in the Saudi capital following a stroke on October 24. His absence gave rise to several speculations.Some media even went as far as  announcing that Bongo may have died during hospitalization in the Saudi hospital. The president fell  ill in Saudi Arabia during his participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh last month.Read Also: Tangier Charms Gabonese President Ali BongoConcern over the president’s extended absence was such that, earlier this week, Gabon’s top court ruled that Gabon’s Vice-President,  Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou, could take over in the absence of his boss.The court authorized Moussavou to chair the Council of Ministers and handle urgent matters in the country.It remained to be seen whether Bongo’s family will change their heart to transfer the ill president to Morocco for recovery.Bongo visited Morocco for several times. King Mohammed VI and Ali Bongo maintain good relationship. In 2017, the Gabonese president shared a picture of him and King Mohammed VI as teenagers, demonstrating the long-standing friendship between them.Local news outlets also said that King Mohammed VI  paid Odimba a private visit in December 2017. read more

EU commission urges legal action against Italy over debt

BRUSSELS — The European Commission is recommending that legal action be taken against the Italy because it failed to respect EU debt rules last year and looks like doing so in coming years, too.The commission made the recommendation Wednesday and EU member states must now assess the extent of any action against Italy. It could face billions of euros in fines.Italy’s public debt stood at over 132% of GDP in 2018, far above the EU’s 60% limit.The country only won EU approval for its 2019 budget plan after agreeing to reduce the deficit to acceptable levels.The action comes at a time of rising tensions between Brussels and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, who has been emboldened by his right-wing League party’s strong gains in last month’s EU elections.The Associated Press

Security Council debates measures to protect civilians in armed conflict

Speaking at the outset of the Council’s meeting, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the question is among the most urgent, and most important, for the Council and for the UN as a whole in addressing the effects of fighting around the world.”Civilians account for the vast majority of victims of armed conflicts today,” he noted. “Millions of them are directly targeted, displaced from their homes, subject to appalling human rights abuses, and denied assistance in times of war.”The Secretary-General stressed that strengthening the protection of civilians is a key to achieving a sustainable peace. “The question is whether we show the will and the determination to make protection an inescapable duty for all parties in conflicts,” he told the meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Carolina Barco of Colombia, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency. Noting that today is Human Rights Day, the Secretary-General also emphasized the “unambiguous linkage” between improving the security of the individual person and securing and sustaining peace and preventing violent conflict, calling for practical measures and a clear path from policy to implementation. “We need to move forward and develop a more systematic approach to this issue,” he said, urging a solid structure through which analysis and policy, and an awareness of best practices, can be translated immediately into action that makes a difference in people’s lives.”The protection of civilians does not stop with a ceasefire, but must continue in the immediate post-conflict phase,” the Secretary-General said. “Ensuring that they receive needed humanitarian assistance, ending and reversing forced displacement, tackling the scourge of landmines and small arms, and beginning processes of justice and reconciliation: these are not only worthy efforts in themselves, but they are also the building blocks for peace and recovery.”In his statement to the Council, Kenzo Oshima, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, noted that the world body had been raising awareness of the vulnerability of civilians in armed conflict as a number of long-standing conflicts had been making progress toward peace. The establishment of the culture of protection, however, was still a distant goal, as civilians remained the main victims of current conflicts.The Council’s “aide-memoire” of last March was a centrepiece of a new strategy for civilian protection, Mr. Oshima said, and had already proved useful in Sierra Leone and the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What ultimately mattered, however, was the implementation of the recommendations made in such conferences and reports. Such momentum must be matched with action, he stressed. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State picked as favorites to win Big Ten

Ohio State then-redshirt junior Linnae Harper takes the ball up the court against Purdue in a Big Ten tournament semifinal game in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerOhio State will enter the 2017-18 women’s basketball season as the favorite in the Big Ten. The conference’s coaches and media picked the Buckeyes to finish first in the conference Monday afternoon. The media unanimously selected Ohio State as the No. 1 team in the Big Ten.Maryland and Michigan were selected to finish second and third, respectively, by Big Ten coaches. The teams tied for second in the media’s preseason rankings. The Buckeyes finished as Big Ten regular season co-champion last season as they finished 15-1 in the conference, losing just once to Michigan State. Overall, Ohio State was 28-7 and was eliminated by Notre Dame in the Sweet 16. Ohio State is led by senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, and redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga, who averaged a double-double last season. Both players were honored as preseason All-Big Ten selections.Ohio State’s season tips of at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. John Arena. read more

Defense special teams carry Buckeyes to victory

No offense, no problem.Ohio State’s (5-1, 3-0) defense and special teams fueled a 31-13 win over previously unbeaten Wisconsin (5-1, 2-1) Saturday at The Horseshoe.Three of the Buckeyes’ four touchdowns were non-offensive.“When you get two defensive touchdowns and then a kickoff return touchdown, that’s more than you could ever wish for,” coach Jim Tressel said.Senior safety Kurt Coleman returned from a one-game suspension and returned an 89-yard interception for a touchdown to give OSU a 7-0 lead. “I don’t want to take much of the credit for it,” Coleman said. “It was the whole defense that really helped me out with that pick. But it’s definitely a great feeling for me to come back after a week off and really help this team out as much as I can.”After intercepting quarterback Terrelle Pryor, the Badgers faked a field goal and rushed for a 12-yard touchdown to tie the game.That score was the only touchdown Wisconsin managed on offense, even though they possessed the football for nearly 43 of the 60 minutes. The Badgers certainly had opportunities, as they ran 89 plays to OSU’s 40.Buckeye coaches “always preach to the defense that we have to be ready to go 60-plus minutes, and more if we have to,” Coleman said. “At the same time, we definitely were looking for a few breaks out there, but we know that we’ve got to be ready for anything at any moment.”Still, the Buckeye defense never really tired, ceding just a pair of field goals after the trick-play touchdown.OSU’s defensive line “got pressure on their quarterback the entire game, and you could tell that he was rattled,” senior linebacker Austin Spitler said. “We did a good job of rotating and keeping players fresh, so we were able to wear them down.”For the brief time the Buckeye offense spent on the field during the first half, it struggled. Pryor led the group to just one first down before an 88-yard touchdown drive gave OSU a 14-10 halftime lead.Pryor connected with sophomore receiver DeVier Posey for a 32-yard score.“We knew we needed to get a touchdown when the score was 10-7,” Posey said. “Coach told us that we were going to get a touchdown, so we pulled together as an offense and got it done.”Wisconsin started the second half with the ball, but only until safety Jermale Hines returned an interception 32 yards for another touchdown, padding OSU’s lead to 11.“We strive to score a defensive touchdown every week,” senior safety Anderson Russell said. “So it was huge to get two.”Following a Wisconsin field goal, senior receiver Ray Small returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards to push the Buckeyes’ advantage to 28-13.“It was almost like he was shot out of a gun,” Tressel said. “I saw him take that thing and he downshifted and he was gone.”Despite such a significant advantage in time of possession, Wisconsin never found a rhythm on offense. Sophomore running back John Clay, who entered the game fourth in the nation in rushing, was limited to 59 yards on 20 carries.“It came down to stopping the run first,” defensive lineman Cameron Heyward said. “Clay is a great back. And after that, we have to get pressure.”OSU’s defense placed constant pressure on Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien, sacking him six times.“We just basically attacked,” Heyward said. “We just had so many guys that we could rotate in and out, that we just kept getting off the ball.”Overall, just about every offensive statistic favored Wisconsin. The Badgers recorded 22 first downs to OSU’s eight, and Wisconsin doubled the Buckeyes’ total yardage output, 368 to 184.Even so, OSU’s trio of touchdown returns were too much for Wisconsin to overcome.“Anytime you give Ohio State points without their offense being on the field, you’re going to have problems,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said. “I’m glad to be heading back home to Wisconsin.”The victory gives OSU sole possession of first place in the Big Ten, with a 3-0 conference record. Iowa, the only other team with an unblemished league record, sits at 2-0.The Buckeyes travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to take on Purdue Saturday at noon. read more

Bus driver freed of Nismes fatal accident charge

By Shemuel FanfairThe minibus driver who was accused of being at fault for causing the death of motorcyclist, Timothy Emanuel Assing, at the Nismes Public Road last year was earlier today (Thursday) freed of the offence.Deceased: Timothy AssingFor the last several months, former accused Nazeer Mohamed has been appearing at the Wales Magistrate Court on the police account that during an early morning collision on August 7, 2016, between his minibus and a motorcycle, Assing was killed. Assing’s pillon rider, Shellon Glasgow had also been injured in the accident.Reports had indicated that the minibus had been travelling south on the eastern carriageway of the Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara, while Assing was travelling north on the motorcycle, in the company of his pillion rider, Glasgow. Back then, it was also alleged that Assing, a former Old Road, La Grange resident, was blinded by the headlights of the oncoming minibus and veered into its path on the eastern carriageway. This had resulted in the head-on collision which caused the minibus to end up in the trench on the eastern side of the public road.Assing and Glasgow had been rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where Assing had died whilst being transported to the medical facility.Glasgow received treatment for injuries to her mouth. Mohamed’s case was initially presided over by Senior Magistrate Clive Nurse, who was recently installed as resident Magistrate in Linden.Thursday’s decision was handed down by West Demerara Magistrate Rushell Liverpool. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOne dead, another injured in early morning accident at NismesAugust 8, 2016In “latest news”Nismes fatal accident: Cops detain bus driverSeptember 28, 2016In “Crime”Police seeking biker in fatal hit-and-run accidentJanuary 29, 2019In “Crime” read more

HSV Hamburg signs Alexandru Simicu from HCM Constanta

HSV Hamburg found a person that will take over Domagoj Duvnjak’s number four in the team, who left for THW Kiel. The newest signing is 25-year old Alexandru Viorel-Simicu from HCM Constanta, who’s playing on the left back position. He has been voted Romanian player of the Year 2013, and won last year the Romanian championship with HCM Constanta, and the transfer to the world’s strongest league is the real test now for the Romanian left back. ← Previous Story Aljosa Cudic to Slask Wroclaw Next Story → Mijailo Marsenic to RK Metalurg! alexandru simicuhandballHCM ConstantaHSV HamburgHSV Handball

Eosinopteryx un dinosaure à plumes bien plus ancien que les autres

first_imgEosinopteryx, un dinosaure à plumes bien plus ancien que les autresDécrite dans Nature Communications par une équipe internationale, une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure à plumes, Eosinopteryx, dont les restes fossiles ont été découverts en Chine, remettrait en cause les théories actuelles sur l’origine de l’aptitude au vol.Avec 30 centimètres de longueur seulement, Eosinopteryx , une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure dont le fossile a été retrouvé dans le nord-est de la Chine, n’a guère de quoi exciter l’imagination. Il est cependant d’une grande importance aux yeux des paléontologues de l’Université de Southampton (Royaume-Uni) et de leurs collègues chinois et belges.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, ce spécimen est doté de plumes mais remonte au Jurassique qui s’étend de – 200 à – 145 millions d’années. Il est ainsi bien antérieur à la plupart des dinosaures théropodes à plumes connus à ce jour, qui, eux, vivaient au Crétacé ancien, soit vers -130 millions d’années, et dont certains sont généralement considérés comme les ancêtres des oiseaux. D’après les chercheurs, la structure osseuse de Eosinopteryx est propre à limiter sa capacité à battre des ailes et l’envergure réduite de celles-ci ne lui permettaient probablement guère de voler efficacement. En revanche, la forme de ses doigts de pieds, la faible couverture de plumes de sa queue et de ses pattes devaient en faire un bon marcheur et coureur. N’importe : “cette découverte jette un doute supplémentaire sur la théorie selon laquelle le célèbre fossile Archaeopteryx – le ‘premier oiseau’, comme il est parfois appelé – a été déterminant dans l’évolution des oiseaux modernes. (…) Nos résultats suggèrent que l’origine du vol est beaucoup plus complexe qu’on ne le pensait”, a déclaré le Dr Dyke, un des auteurs de l’étude.Le 27 janvier 2013 à 09:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

60 million for Umtiti to Manchester United

first_imgThe Barcelona defender has lately been pushing for a pay rise but with no success, which has led to many speculations for his future in the Catalan club.There have been many rumours that due to his dissatisfaction with his paycheck at Barcelona, Umtiti is currently looking for a new club to join and get the sought after pay rise. Manchester United have reportedly offered him a nine million euro after tax per season. This has led the defender to believe he could be getting the same salary at his current club.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…According to Sports Witness, ever since Umtiti has inquired about getting more money, he has not given Barca a single reason for this as he has been performing better in attack, than in defence.This could mean Barca are doing Manchester United a favour as Jose Mourinho has been looking for quite a while to upgrade the Red Devils defence and Umtiti might be the right guy for the job.last_img read more

Police search for missing Pembroke Pines man

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Pembroke Pines Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing from the South Florida State Hospital.Officials said 23-year-old Altorick Barosy went missing from the hospital, located at 800 East Cypress Drive, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday.Barosy is believed to have left the facility at around 8:30 p.m. after climbing out of a screened-in patio area.He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 152 pounds and has brown eyes.Barosy is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, has a low intellectual functionality and does not have a history of violence, police said.He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts and black sandals.Officials said he uses public transit and frequently visits Miami Gardens. If you have any information on Barosy’s whereabouts, call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200, or 954-437-1105.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 50.2225 rupees and the euro 65.5355 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (March 14, 2012) were 49.9030 rupees and 65.0885 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 78.6384 as against 78.1481 on the previous day (March 14, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 59.92 as against 59.9 the previous day.last_img

Teary celebration at Rohingya camps

first_imgThere was no feast, no new clothes for the children on the Eid day, Khadiza Khatun, a Rohingya woman living in Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia, lamented.Terming the Rohingyas helpless people on a foreign land, she said, “We want to go back to Myanmar.””Neither the government agencies nor the NGOs came to provide us any special meal on this special day. However we must appreciate that the people in Bangladesh gave us shelter,” Khadiza added.Still, Rohingya Muslims living in Kutupalong camp were seen celebrating Eid on Saturday. Some of them cooked food on their own. Some kids wore new clothes while others used old ones after washing them.Khadiza Khatun, a member of a middle class family at Bali Bazaar in Rakhine, Myanmar, invited 200-300 neighbours on the Eid day last year.Later the same year, she found herself at a refugee camp as more than one million Rohingyas fled Myanmar amid military atrocities.Even in such a desperate situation, the Rohingya children offered their Eid prayers in the refugee camp with excitement.Over four thousand Rohingya people have offered their Eid prayers at D-4 Morkod mosque in Kutupalong camp around 8:00am.They sought divine blessing for their return home where they can resume a peaceful and healthy life.Moulana Mohammad Ishaq, the Imam of the mosque, led the munajat when the Rohingya Muslims burst into tears.Hundreds of Rohingyas then gathered in D-4 area and chanted slogans saying ‘We don’t want to stay as refugees’, ‘we want our resources and civil rights back’, ‘we want to go back to Myanmar.’The Rohingyas offered their Eid prayers in more than 1,000 mosques in Ukhia, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Md Nikaruzzaman said.Some of them still looked happy as they joined the celebrations. There was no unpleasant incidents reported anywhere.The Rohingya children were seen having fun playing with one another. Adults in the D-4 and D-5 camps arranged Nagordola to entertain the kids.Mamtaz Begum was a housewife in Maungdoor Nakfura area of Myanmar. She made some semai for her children.“We cannot afford much. Last year I made bread and beef, which my children loved very much,” Mamtaz recalled.About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 2017 after the authorities launched a crackdown on them. With their arrival in Bangaldesh, their number crossed one million by this time as some were already staying in Cox’s Bazar.UN investigators who interviewed hundreds of escapees documented reports of mass killings, widespread rapes and horrifying accounts of babies being thrown into burning houses at the time.last_img read more

Stress And The Storm How Researchers Hope To Help Pregnant Women Dealing

first_imgPexelsSince Hurricane Harvey, the number of people along the Gulf Coast needing help with mental stress and trauma has soared.But that stress may not be limited to just the people that lived through the flood. Now, almost a year later, researchers are looking at how Harvey may have affected women who were pregnant during the storm and the generation of children who are just being born. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /04:00center_img Sarah Benazzouz and her twin girls have moved several times since Harvey flooded their house last August and now live in Sugar Land in her friend’s home. She and her kids keep their clothes in one room and sleep on a couch in the den.Before Harvey, Benazzouz and her kids lived in a house with her then-fiance, and just weeks before the storm Sarah finds out she’s pregnant. “Everything was like I would say close to perfect,” Benazzouz said. “No stress, no nothing.”On the day Harvey came to Houston, Sarah and the kids left town. As the storm progressed, her fiance sent pictures of the water rising to four feet inside the house.“I felt helpless,” Benazzouz said, “because there was nothing I could do whether I was there or not. I was scared.”After returning home, Benazzouz feels a pain in her stomach, and she rushes to the hospital. She learns her pregnancy is ectopic, and she’s bleeding internally.“The pregnancy almost killed me,” Benazzouz said. She goes into surgery, and as a result, loses the baby. Later, she returns home, not sure about anything.“The pressure that the flood put on us, and then on top of losing a child,” she said, “that’s kind of where the strain on my relationship began.”But a few weeks later, Sarah realizes that she’s pregnant again. However, this time she’s separated from her fiance, and she and her kids don’t have a consistent home. She’s stressed and scared, almost constantly. One day, she scrolls through Facebook and sees an ad for a research study. Researchers at the University of Houston are looking for people who were pregnant or became pregnant around the time of Harvey, and Sarah qualifies.“There has been lots of research to show us that there are links between stress and pregnancy and problematic outcomes,” said Dr. Johanna Bick, one of the researchers at UH.When you are pregnant, and you experience high levels of stress, the cortisol your body produces can end up affecting your baby’s brain, particularly in the areas of attention and emotional development, Bick explained.“Another question we are asking in this study is whether a simple easily accessible very brief exercise can be helpful for reducing some of the stress associated with Hurricane Harvey,” Bick said.The UH study is only in its first phase, but researchers hope to follow moms and their kids over the course of a few years. For now, they have moms simply journaling about their experiences.“Doing the study made me confront feelings that I had suppressed for a really long time,” said Sarah Benazzouz, explaining that the writing exercise helped her process the past few months. While writing did help her feel better about things, the study has yet to make any conclusions. Benazzouz says what would help the most right now would be to find stable housing, or to have her old home back. When it’s finally repaired, she says, she hopes to return. Share Listenlast_img read more

Irregular fasting can help in weight loss

first_imgAre you obese and worried about your excess weight? Take heart. New research suggests that with irregular fasting and a strictly controlled diet, you can lose more weight and improve your health too. The study showed that women who fasted intermittently as well as restricted their food improved their health more than those who only restricted their diet or only fasted intermittently. Obese women who followed a diet in which they ate 70 per cent of their required energy intake and fasted intermittently lost the most weight. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Continuously restricting their diet is the main way that obese women try to tackle their weight,” said lead author Amy Hutchison, from the University of Adelaide in Australia. “This study is adding to evidence that intermittent fasting, at least in the short term, may provide better outcomes than daily continuous diet restriction for health and potentially for weight loss,” added Leonie Heilbronn, Associate Professor at the varsity. By adhering to a strict pattern of intermittent fasting and dieting, obese women have achieved significant weight loss and improvements in their health such as decreased markers for heart disease, said the paper, published in the journal Obesity. For the study, the researchers involved nearly 100 women aged between 35 and 70 who were overweight or obese. They followed a typical Australian diet consisting of 35 per cent fat, 15 per cent protein and 50 per cent carbohydrate over 10 weeks.last_img read more

Watch Wendy house completely destroyed by fire in Khwaja Street

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A Wendy house was completely destroyed in a fire last night (June 4) in Khwaja Street.The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.First to respond to the scene were neighbours in the area when they saw smoke in the sky. They believe that a candle started the fire.The residents, with the help of neighbours, started putting out the fire with a hose pipe and buckets of water.Public Safety officers and the Fire Department also responded to the scene.Firefighters put out the blaze in a matter of minutes.Also read: Breaking News: Fire breaks out at Ingula Pumped Storage SchemeAlso read: Watch: Old Aloes building in Ladysmith destroyed in fire Also read: 3 shacks completely destroyed in fire in Marula DriveA large crowd gathered around the yard where the fire erupted to see what was going on.No one was injured in the fire.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more Related Content Technology | May 01, 2014 Nuance Unveils PowerShare Network, a Cloud-based Imaging and Report Exchange News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more May 1, 2014 — Nuance Communications announced the immediate availability of the Nuance PowerShare network, the industry’s largest cloud-based network for securely connecting physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others to share essential medical images and reports as simply as people exchange information using social networks. The PowerShare network promotes fully informed and connected physicians and patients who instantly view, share and collaborate while addressing patients’ healthcare needs.“Organizations are being tasked to communicate efficiently both in and out of their networks to provide clinical insight to physicians beyond one person or office to a much broader team involved in the continuum of care,” said Keith Dreyer, D.O., Ph.D., FACR, vice chairman of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) IT and Informatics Committee. “The Nuance PowerShare network bridges the information sharing challenge physicians face today with a network that supports things we’ve dreamed of doing for years,” he added.Fully Connected Patients & PhysiciansThe Nuance PowerShare network is already used by more than 1,900 provider organizations for sharing images via the cloud. It eliminates the costly and insecure process of managing images on CDs and removes silos of information in healthcare that inhibit providers from optimizing the efficiency and quality of care they provide. Anyone can join the network regardless of systems in place to instantly view and manage images needed to consult, diagnose or treat patients, enabling physicians to more seamlessly evaluate and deliver care for patients who transition between facilities or areas of care. “The challenge of sharing images with interpretive reports is something we’ve heard about consistently from our customers and EHR (electronic health record) partners and we know the PowerShare network will overcome this major obstacle, helping physicians treat patients more efficiently and effectively,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president of marketing and strategy, Nuance Communications. “This nationwide network, one that is fully integrated into the EHR workflow and already connected to half of all clinicians producing diagnostic information, is a groundbreaking solution that delivers immediate benefits to our healthcare system.”“Integrated image and report sharing helps us deliver quality care and drive down costs especially when patients transfer from one facility to another. Whether at their desktop or on their mobile device, our physicians can see the study that was done along with the interpretive report, which provides the information they need to treat the patient and avoid duplicate testing,” said Debbie Gash, vice president and CIO, St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Mo. “By integrating this with our EHR, PowerShare enables physicians to manage inbound imaging through one point of access and login through our EHR. Physicians in our 11 hospitals and 100-mile radius referral network see this cutting-edge technology as a way to deliver the highest level of patient care,” she added.For more information: www.nuance.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham has remained absent from training camp while he deals with the fallout from a DUI arrest that occurred in Georgia in June. The 36-year-old Abraham, who tallied 11.5 sacks last year and is the NFL’s active leader with 133.5 career sacks, released a statement Friday through the team: “First, I want to apologize to my family and friends, the Cardinals organization, my teammates and the fans for letting them down. I understand the significance of my actions and right now I am taking the necessary steps to handle my personal business. I am very thankful for the support from my family, friends and especially the Cardinals organization during this time in my life. I am looking forward to being back with my teammates in the near future.” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Friday that he expects Abraham to return “soon,” such as in five or six days. – / 16 Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more