Mumbai: Government-run AAI said on Tuesday it plans to implement its Airport- Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) platform at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram by early next year amid the rapidly growing passenger and aircraft traffic at these aerodromes. Implemented as a pilot at the city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in 2015, developed in-house the A-CDM platform is a common information sharing platform for processing timely and accurate information for quick and precise decision making. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”A-CDM will be implemented atAhmedabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports by January 2020, considering the growth in passenger and aircraft movements,” the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said in a release. A-CDM solution takes into consideration aircraft’s expected time of arrivals, target off block times of departures, runway-in-use along with runway handling capacity and accordingly determines the aircraft arrival and departure sequence. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAs part of its efforts to market in-house solution to other private airport operators, AAI also held a meeting in Mumbai with its private-sector peers on sharing of information among stakeholders in bringing further efficiency and improvement in operations across congested airports, using the platform. “Keeping in line with facilitating air travel and air navigation services, senior officials of the AAI met private airport operators in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the usage of the A-CDM solution which helps improve the efficiency of airport operations at busy and congested airports,” the AAI said. According to AAI, all the A-CDM project activities such as software development, network design, hardware planning, live testing, implementation and software maintenance was completely done by in-house by the AAI team. The solution involves all stakeholders to achieve optimum utilisation of airspace, aircraft and airports, particularly the busy and congested ones, in the country. Apart from senior AAI officials, senior executives from private airports in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochin took part in the meeting, said the release.
The newspaper also said that Alles had a series of telephone conversations with the President from overseas. Fonseka lost the election and was later arrested over several alleged illegal weapons deals and he was then stripped of his ranks and other military accolades.Fonseka’s family has already petitioned the U.S. government to secure his release. Sarath Fonseka led the army during the successful final stages of the war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, which eventually ended with the defeat of the rebels after 30 years of war.However Fonseka fell out with the government after he decided to contest against Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election. Alles is currently overseas and once he returns to the island Fonseka’s release would be expedited, the newspaper said. Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarian Tiran Alles is to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a “special meeting” on securing the release of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, a local newspaper reported today.According to the Ceylon Today newspaper which is owned by Alles, a final decision on Fonseka’s release will be taken following that meeting.
Sri Lanka hopes its relationship with Pakistan will grow under newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan.Minister for Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga said he was proud that his close friend Imran Khan is going to be the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. He hoped that under the leadership of Imran Khan, Pakistan will flourish further and the relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will take a new height. Ranatunga was the chief guest on the occasion. The reception was attended by Commander Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral S.S. Ranasinghe, Officers of Sri Lanka tri-services, Diplomats, Officers of the High Commission of Pakistan, people from different spheres of life and representatives of media.While welcoming the guests, the Mission Commander, PMSS Kashmir, Captain Azhar Mahmood said the visit is a manifestation of the strong diplomatic and defense relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and aimed at further strengthening these existing bonds. He thanked the Sri Lankan authorities for warm welcome and hospitality extended to them during their stay. A reception was held on board the Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir” at the Port of Colombo. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Janbaz Khan, in his brief address, said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to maintain their traditionally close and mutually beneficial relations in all fields. He emphasized that with the continued commitment of the political leadership of both nations, the two countries have achieved development, progress and prosperity over the last 70 years through mutual cooperation.Khan added that it was a matter of pride that the reception held on PMSS “Kashmir” on 14th August, when Pakistan came into being. He welcomed the Captain and crew of PMSS Kashmir in the friendly waters of Sri Lanka on the ship’s maiden voyage.Later on, a cake commemorating Pakistan-Sri Lanka friendship was jointly cut by the Chief Guest, Commander Sri Lanka Navy, Acting High Commissioner, Commander of the ship and Defence Advisor of Pakistan. (Colombo Gazette)
by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2014 5:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) gave the green light Monday to a $300-million equipment upgrade at its refinery in Lima, Ohio, so it can process heavy crude from Western Canada.The project will allow the refinery to process up to 40,000 barrels per day of heavy crude, starting in 2017.Less than a month ago, Husky announced it was going ahead with two Saskatchewan heavy oil projects with total output of 20,000 barrels per day — part of a plan to boost thermal oil production to 55,000 barrels per day in 2016.Meanwhile, the first phase of its 60,000-barrel-per-day Sunrise oilsands project is scheduled to start up later this year.Heavy oil produced in Western Canada tends to trade at a discount to light oil because of its lower quality and distance to market.That’s affected the bottom lines of producers, who get a lower price for their crude. But it’s been helpful for refiners, which get a cheaper feedstock.Integrated companies like Husky that both produce and refine crude are buffered somewhat against volatile swings in commodity prices.The refinery will maintain its ability to refine light crude oil, meaning it will have the flexibility to respond to shifting market conditions, Husky said.Engineering work on the project is already started and the equipment upgrades are expected to be done in late 2015 and late 2016.Husky, controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, is involved in oilsands and offshore production, refining and retailing. Husky Energy OKs $300-million project so Ohio refinery can process heavy crude
Addressing billions of illicit financial outflows from Africa is imperative as the continent needs domestic resources for its development, said the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, who chairs a United Nations panel on the issue, urging the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and partner institutions to relevant elaborate action plans.In a special briefing to the Council, Mr. Mbeki, Chair of the UN Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, said the issue of illicit financial flow came up during the discourse on how to mobilize domestic resources in the context of the newly-adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The panel was established at the 4th meeting of the Joint African Union Commission – UN-ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in 2011.“There is now a universal consensus that illicit financial flow is a challenge requiring global action,” he said.Issues related to illicit financial flows, such as taxation, corruption, the function of the corporate sector, and recovery of stolen assets have been identified, he said, urging ECOSOC to elaborate action plans and practical steps to be taken to address those challenges. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015, provided a positive climate to address illicit financial flows, he said, adding that the indicators for measuring implementation of the development goals, including that for illicit financial flow, must be developed.African countries are not simply asking others to rectify the situation, but are firmly committed to addressing the issue from within, he said. To do that, institutional capacity must be bolstered. At an AU Summit last year, African leaders decided to prepare annual reports on implementation, he said, calling for the establishment of a coordinating mechanism between AU and ECOSOC. ECOSOC President Oh Joon said that implementing the transformative agenda for sustainable development will present formidable challenges. These challenges will be no doubt steepest for Africa, he said.“Stemming illicit financial flows from Africa is both an African and international challenge,” he said. “The call made by the High-Level Panel for engagement with partner institutions to elaborate a global governance framework to address this problem, therefore deserves our full attention.”Other members of the High-level Panel also delivered presentations, followed by a question and answer session between Member States and Mr. Mbeki. Interventions were made by South Africa, Sweden, Italy, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Peru, Benin, Botswana, and Gambia.
May% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change Van and truck market up 10% in May with 25,327 registrations, rolling year up 3.7% to 294,653.Truck registrations up 31.5% at 4,024 in the month, rolling year up 24.5% to 47,389.Van registrations up 6.7% to 21,303 units in May, rolling year up 0.4% to 247,264. Vans21,3036.7%97,499-11.7%247,2640.4% Total25,32710.0%117,718-6.7%294,6533.7% “The truck market continued its strong progress, up 31.5% this month and there was a welcome return to growth for the van market, its first rise of 2012,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “It’s too early to know if the change in fortunes for the van market is a sign of things to come, but coupled with the strong truck performance, it is a welcome signal of increased confidence across the commercial vehicle sector.”Van volumes rose 6.7% in May, the first year on year growth of 2012. For the five months to May, registrations were down by 11.7%. The focus of growth was vans to 2t, with total registrations up 11.6% on last May, but still 21.9% down over the five months; they typically comprise less than 20% of all van registrations.Yet again, truck registration growth was robust; the 20th consecutive month of growth. The recent growth trend in 2-axle rigid volumes remains firm, with notably strong rises in the 3.5 to 6t category. Artic volumes have fallen for four consecutive months to May 2012, now at an annual level around 18,000 units.Click through to download the full SMMT new van and truck news release and data tables for May 2012.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011 Trucks4,02431.5%20,21928.2%47,38924.5%
OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith has been fired from the university after his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order, according to a press release sent out by a university spokesman Monday.“Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has announced the termination of wide receiver’s coach Zach Smith. Coaching staff adjustments will be announced at a later date,” the team said in the release.According to a report made by former ESPN writer Brett McMurphy, a domestic violence civil protection order was filed against the assistant coach by his ex-wife Courtney Smith on July 20. In 2009, Smith, who was an assistant coach at the University of Florida at the time, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida for the aggravated battery of a pregnant female. The police report states that Smith, “grabbed the victim by her t-shirt, picked her up and threw her into a bedroom wall.” Smith appeared in Delaware County Municipal on July 18 for criminal trespassing and is scheduled to appear again in court on for the final pre-trial on Aug. 22. Smith was in his seventh season as the wide receivers coach and was also Ohio State’s recruiting coordinator. He also spent five years under head coach Urban Meyer at Florida as a graduate assistant and a quality control assistant. Smith is the grandson of former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce.
In one case reported on May 7, a gang of up to eight people on mopeds broke a tourist’s leg as they tried to steal his watch on upmarket Park Lane.Just one day later, residents in Battersea complained that moped gangs armed with machetes were terrorising them and claimed that police have failed to tackle the threat. “The police don’t chase them so it’s almost a licence to commit crime,” one resident said.Among those targeted is former politician George Osborne, who revealed last week he had been the subject of an unsuccessful mugging. Similar crimes have taken place in Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester.Figures from the end of last year found crime involving the vehicles had risen by 600 per cent over two years, while yesterday Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Ryan said there had been 11,389 offences reports in London alone in the last 12 months. Some of these young people have been arrested 60, 70, 80 timesDetective Chief Superintendent Stuart Ryan It is feared criminals may be taking advantage of the Metropolitan Police’s pursuit policy, which was updated in 2015 following the death of an 18-year-old moped rider. “But in general terms, people intent on using vehicles to commit crime on London’s roads must realise their actions will attract a proportionate response from London’s police officers.” It states that drivers can only mount pursuits in rare cases, such as if a rider is involved in a serious offence or if there is a “significant” risk to life, property or national security.Other reports have suggested that criminals are deliberately removing their helmets in a bid to try and get police to stop chasing them because it makes the pursuit more unsafe.In a message made public in error last year, a member of the force’s staff claimed riders were “pretty much impossible to stop” as they remove their helmets and can go through pedestrian barriers.Meanwhile, DCS Ryan admitted teenagers are being arrested dozens of times but do not face any “substantive” punishment.“Some of these young people have been arrested 60, 70, 80 times,” he told the Sun on Sunday. “They keep committing offences, you arrest them and put them in front of the court, the court won’t do anything substantive with them. It is a cycle.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The force is currently tackling the crime in Operation Venice.Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett, the force lead on police pursuits, said they take “full regard of national guidelines”.He said: “The Metropolitan Police Service is clear that pursuit tactics are necessary to apprehend criminals and are an option available to only the most highly trained police drivers.“They are trained to assess the level of risk to the people being pursued, as well as the officers themselves and the wider public… The safety of people directly and indirectly involved in a pursuit incident is paramount and additional safeguards are in place when the vehicle being pursued is a moped or motorcycle. Moped muggings have dramatically increased in the last 12 months, it has emerged amid fears police officers are no longer chasing suspects.More than 11,300 offences have been reported in the capital in the last year, according to one detective, while teenage thieves are being arrested up to 80 times but not sent to jail.Despite the surge, officers are still being told they must wait for a police helicopter to mount a pursuit unless there are exceptional circumstances.The figures come after a spate of muggings in central London, with riders using weapons such as machetes and hammers to intimidate and injure their victims as they try and snatch their mobile phones. Often, the mopeds are stolen.
Motson’s final commentary before retirement will come from the Crystal Palace vs West Brom match on May 13th. Later that evening, he will be presented with a Special Award at the TV Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall.On hanging up his microphone for the last time, Motson said: “I’m truly humbled that the BBC is dedicating such a special evening to me. “I’ve been very lucky to have witnessed some incredibly special moments in football and I look forward to sitting down with my family, and many football fans in the country, to look back on the past 50 years.” The programme will include testimonies from his wife Annie and son Fred, as well as Gary Lineker, Ian Wright, two of his longest standing co-commentators Sir Trevor Brooking and Mark Lawrenson along with celebrity football fans Sir Elton John, Noel Gallagher and Sir Rod Stewart.A second programme, Motty Mastermind, will see Motson host a special edition of the quiz show, before Countdown to the Full Motty showcases the greatest moments of his career.Speaking of a special addition to Twitter, which will see a picture pop up when particular hashtags are used, the BBC said: “A special Twitter emoji will give fans a unique way to celebrate John’s remarkable career.” Gary Lineker will be among those paying tribute to John Motson After a 50-year career as one of Britain’s greatest broadcasters, John Motson will no doubt be sorely missed by generations of football fans.So what better way to honour his legacy, according to the BBC, than to create a bespoke Twitter emoji in his image?Motson’s retirement is to be marked on Twitter to make him “the first ever UK sport broadcaster to have their own bespoke Twitter emoji”, accompanying a special night of programmes to celebrate his long career.On May 19, BBC Two will dedicate an evening to Motson, who has informed the nation across 10 World Cup finals, 10 European Championships, 29 FA Cup Finals, 200 England internationals and more than 2000 football matches.Motty: The Man Behind The Sheepskin will take the broadcaster “on a poignant but fun-filled journey around the football grounds that have provided the backdrop for so many remarkable commentaries”, the BBC said. John MotsonCredit:Rex Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. If they elderly people receiving care, their routine may be decided for them and they may not be allowed to leave if the courts decide they lacks the capacity to make decisions themselves.George McNamara, director of policy and influencing at Independent Age said the figures are “deeply worrying”.“What should be a measure of last resort is increasingly becoming more commonplace,” he said.”Increasing numbers of older people, many of them extremely vulnerable, are being locked up, restrained or sedated. This leads us to seriously question how many are being wrongly deprived of their liberty. “Depriving someone of their liberty can be a very frightening experience, one that we should avoid wherever possible by providing the best quality of care, and better training and support to care home workers. Sadly, this is becoming more and more difficult due to the government’s continuing failure to address the crisis in social care.”Between October and December 2018, there were 1,052 DoL – a rise of two per cent on the same period in 2017. Following a Supreme Court decision in 2014, anyone under continuous supervision in either a hospital or a care home who would not be allowed to walk out of the door at their own free will must have such restrictions approved under DoL’s.The Family Court statistics also reveal that the number of DoL applications converted into orders rose 4 per cent from 2017 to last year.Between October and December the number rose by 16 per cent.Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK said that DoL’s should only be made when absolutely necessary and to safeguard people who lack the mental capacity to consent to care or treatment.She added: “Every older person has the right to good, dignified care, including those who lack mental capacity because of dementia or for other reasons. Care homes and hospitals are applying for hundreds more elderly people to be locked inside, new data shows.The figures, published today by the Ministry of Justice, reveal that there were 4,557 applications made by care homes and hospitals relating to Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) orders in 2018. This marked a 14 per cent increase on the previous year where there were 3,995 applications as charities warn that the increasing trend in applications are “deeply worrying”.DoL’s apply to people with dementia or Alzheimer’s and involves some degree of reducing their independence or free will.They fall under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which aims to ensure that any restriction of liberty is often in the person’s best interests. “We want a care system within which older people’s dignity and rights are upheld in a manner that is transparent and easy for everyone to understand.”
FC Barcelona Lassa and Logrono La Rioja will play for the trophy of the King’s Cup 2018 in Madrid. Two teams won semi-final’s battles, but team from Logrono had much tougher opponent – BM Ademar Leon 21:20, which they beat with seven-meter save by Gurutz Aginagalde.The most experienced player on the court, Ademar’s left wing Juanin Garcia missed the shot to level result 10 seconds before the end.21 – Logroño La Rioja: Krupa (Gurutz Aginagalde); Muñoz (1), Montoro (1), Castro (5), Paredes, Ángel Fernández (1), Kusan (2), Sánchez-Migallón (1), Chiuffa (3, 1p), Garabaya, Kukic, Del Arco (4) y Garciandia (3)20 – Abanca Ademar de León: Biosca (1) (Cupara); Mario López (2), Vieyra (1), Carou, Piñeiro, Costoya (8),Juanín García (1p); S. Simonet (3), Vejin, Rodrigo Pérez, David Fernández, Jaime Fernández (2), Acacio Marques (2), Gonzalo Pérez y Pesic.FC Barcelona beat easily Puente Genil 36:27.36 – Barcelona Lassa: Pérez de Vargas (Ristovski); Aleix Gómez (4), Mem (2), Morros, Ariño (3), Sorhaindo (1), Raúl Entrerríos (1); Tomás (2), Andersson (2), Valero Rivera (9, 4p), N’Guessan (4), Syprzak (1), Borges (1), Dolenec (2) y Palmarsson (4).27 – Ángel Ximenez Avia Puente Genil: De Hita (Oliva); Cuenca (5), David Jiménez (2), Nacho Moya (2), Rudovic (7), Curro Muñoz, Moreira (4); Costa (2, 1p), Bujalance (1), Juanlu Moyano (2), Revin (1), Chispi (1). ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen and TSV Hannover Burgdorf for German Cup trophy! Next Story → PSG Handball win French Cup 2018 FC Barcelona LassaLogrono La Rioja
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Siddhant ChaturvediPR HandoutSiddhant Chaturvedi is creating an immense buzz by showing off his writing skills and now even Divine is praising him after looking at his writer avatar. The actor has never failed to impress us with his flair with poetry which instantly, takes us back to his widely loved on-screen character MC Sher, who won over our hearts with his talent.Recently he posted a picture on Instagram handle and he captioned it as, “I could never look away, till you made me smile. You called it “Blushing” and I smiled more.To this picture, Divine replied “Thanda le lo na yaar”. Not only divine but everyone is in awe after knowing about his skills and they believe that he is a perfect amalgamation of brains with supreme talent all across. Siddhant who is an outsider has shone brightly and this rapper boy has made his debut extremely memorable for everyone. Siddhant’s character was inspired by Naezy, who is an extremely famous underground rapper from Kurla and this young lad did total justice to it.He performed really well in his debut movie and he did justice to his character MC Sher. Since then fans are head over heels about his performance. This looks like an over-night’s success but it’s a result of a lot of hard work and persistence.As rightly, there are speculations that Zoya Akhtar will be signing a film with Siddhant in the lead and he will be playing the role of MC Sher. Fans cannot contain their excitement and we hope to see this actor-director duo again on screen.Rising to fame with Gully Boy, Siddhant Chaturvedi had also proven his talent in Excel Entertainment’s Inside Edge and soon, the actor will be returning to the franchise with Inside Edge 2. After receiving humongous appreciation for his character MC Sher, Siddhant Chaturvedi is flooded with film offers, however, the actor has admitted to choosing his scripts with great caution but continues to rule over the hearts of the audience with his breakthrough performances.
Leaders and activists of the Jatiya Oikya Front join the rally in Sylhet on Wednesday. Photo: Anis MahmudJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Wednesday said people will again become the country’s owners as the victory of their coalition is certain through a united movement.”We’ll again become the country’s owners and bring the country under our control, ensure people’s overall welfare and equality through a united movement,” he said, reports UNB.Speaking at a public rally at the city’s Registry Field, he further said, “I can assure you that our victory is certain through the unity of the Oikyafront.”Jatiya Oikya Front or National Unity Front arranged the rally to mobilise public support in favour of its seven-point demand, including holding the next election under a non-party administration.It was the first political programme of the new coalition that includes so far the BNP, Gano Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) and Nagorik Oakysince its formation on 13 October.Kamal said though the government talks about development, only a handful of people have been benefited. “The development of a few people is not the real development…we want the development of all. Let’s get united for the real development.”He reminded the people that the Bengalis had been successful whenever they got united in the past. “So, get united thinking about our victory, we’ll surely be the owner of state power, and we’ll take the country forward with our united efforts so that we can enjoy our all rights.”The rally activities started around 2pm with recitation from the holy Quran and holy Gita. Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury presided over the rally.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressed the rally as the main speaker.Before the start of the rally, the senior leaders of the Oikyafront visited the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R), Shah Paran (R) and the grave of general MAG Osmani, and offered fateha there on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.Several hundred leaders and activists of the party holding placards, banners and portraits of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman started thronging the rally venue since noon. They chanted various slogans demanding Khaleda’s release from jail.Huge law enforcers have been deployed in the city and around the rally venue to maintain law and order.The Oikya Front’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the election commission, release of all political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use electronic voting machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.After the Sylhet Rally, Oikya Front is scheduled to hold another such programme at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram city on 27 October.However, the coalition is yet to yet get permission for the rally.
News | August 09, 2010 Researchers Say New Protocol May Lower CT Dose by Nearly 50 Percent August 9, 2010 – Researchers at Mayo Clinic are working to reduce radiation dosages used to acquire perfusion and other CT images. The As Low As Reasonably Achievable, or ALARA, principle has always guided Mayo Clinic’s approach to the dosages of radiation used to acquire CT images. Dr. McCollough’s team has been experimenting with a newly created image-processing algorithm that produces high-quality perfusion CTs with up to 20 times less the radiation used under existing protocols. “We believe in the clinical value of perfusion CT, and though there is no documented risk of injury at the currently prescribed radiation levels, we are trying to lower the dose for the benefit of patients,” said Cynthia McCollough, diagnostic radiologist, Mayo Clinic.Depending on the diagnostic application, a perfusion CT exam takes about 30 seconds to scan the tissue multiple times after iodine has been injected. This technique detects changes in blood volume and flow that reveal injuries to vessels or a tumor’s response to treatment. Information from each consecutive scan is then digitally cross-referenced with other images taken during the exam to improve image quality and reduce distortions.McCollough, Ph.D., and her group of researchers presented their findings related to CT dose reduction at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on July 20 in Philadelphia. The presentation was entitled “20-Fold Dose Reduction Using a Gradient Adaptive Bilateral Filter: Demonstration Using in Vivo Animal Perfusion CT.”Thus far, the new perfusion CT algorithms have proved effective in animal models, and Dr. McCollough’s team has begun looking at ways to introduce the methodologies into clinical practice.“When we use very low doses of radiation to acquire a CT, image graininess can significantly decrease the value of the exam,” says the study’s first author, Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo, Mayo Clinic. “With this new algorithm, we are able to maintain the image quality by cross-referencing it with other images collected during the exam.”In related efforts, a team of radiologists and physicists have recently implemented a new routine head CT protocol that cuts radiation dose by nearly 50 percent. While the American College of Radiology allows its accredited facilities to use head CT doses up to approximately 75 mGy, Mayo Clinic’s newly introduced patient protocol uses a dose of only 38 mGy. This dose reduction is particularly significant as head CT exams are one of the most commonly performed CT procedures.When asked how the new head CT protocol is changing clinical practice, neuroradiologist David DeLone, M.D., Mayo Clinic, says, “patients aren’t aware that anything has changed, and as radiologists looking at a study, we don’t know anything has changed. Yet, we are obtaining high-quality images, more consistently and in shorter times, while exposing patients to about half of the radiation dose. 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Pending Home Sales Dip by 1.3% in July August 29, 2011 467 Views Agents & Brokers Home Prices Home Sales Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing Service Providers 2011-08-29 Ryan Schuette in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Fewer homebuyers signed contracts for home purchases over July, casting the housing recovery as one still in flux for pending home sales. The “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) released an index Monday that found signed contracts falling off from June, with a 1.3-percent decline from 90.9 recorded that month.[IMAGE]NAR reported the information it found in the “”Pending Home Sales Index””:http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2011/08/phs_july, a monthly listing of signed contracts, which it compiles by pooling information for contracts that have not closed. According to the index, overall signed contracts dipped to 89.7 in July, remaining 14.4 percent over a weak 78.4 recorded by the index for the same month last year.Regionally, only the West showed signs of health, with pending home sales going up 3.6 percent to crest at 110.8 over July. The other regions reflected declines in contracts for new homes, with figures for New England falling by 2 percent to hit 67.5 over the month, still 9.7 percent above figures recorded last year. The Rust Belt fared marginally better, finding that contracts opened by Midwesterners dipped by 0.8 percent to 79.1, still remaining 18.8 percent above data from last year. Pending home sales in the South failed to rise again, with contracts slipping by 4.8 percent to hit 94.4, still 9.5 percent more than figures reported last year.[COLUMN_BREAK]In a statement, Lawrence Yun, chief economist with NAR, described sales activity as underperforming by normal standards.””The market can easily move into a healthy expansion if mortgage underwriting standards return to normalcy,”” he said. “”We also need to be mindful that not all sales contracts are leading to closed existing-home sales. Other market frictions need to be addressed, such as assuring that proper comparables are used in appraisal valuations, and streamlining the short sales process.””Yun added that “”contract activity over the past three months is fairly comparable to the first three months of the year, and well above the low seen in April. The underlying factors for improving sales are developing, such as rising rents, record high affordability conditions and investors buying real estate as a future inflation hedge.””It is now a question of lending standards and consumers having the necessary confidence to enter the market,”” he said.Speaking to _MReport_ for a past story, Walter Molony, a spokesperson with NAR, underscored the role played by wobbly appraisals and still-tight underwriting standards in cancelled contracts.””It’s hard to imagine a better time affordability-wise,”” he said, referencing still-low purchases, home prices, and mortgage rates. “”The big monkey wrench is tight credit. Lenders have only been willing to lend to creditworthy buyers.””Molony cited a NAR report that found 16 percent of all contracts failing somewhere between the initial signature and closing. He attributed the hard path for contracts to “”mortgages [falling] apart in the underwriting process when appraisals come back less.””””_Bloomberg News_””:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-29/pending-sales-of-previously-owned-u-s-homes-dropped-in-july.html quotes Ian Shepherdson, a chief U.S. economist with New York-based “”High Frequency Economics””:http://hifreqecon.com/contact.html, as publishing a note that said he felt concerned about “”the chaos in the stock markets,”” which “”might have persuaded a greater proportion of buyers to walk away after signing contracts.”” Share
Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Treasury Yields Underwriting Standards Zillow 2011-11-22 Ryan Schuette Thirty-Year Loan Falls Lowest in Seven Weeks: Zillow November 22, 2011 427 Views in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing With the global economy overshadowed by debt crises, fleeing investors keep mortgage rates at record lows, as “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/ reaffirmed Tuesday.[IMAGE]The real estate Web site polled its online audience, reporting that the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 3.8 percent, the lowest rate in seven weeks.””Continued instability in Europe in addition to the uncertainty caused by the ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôsuper committee’s’ failure to reach an agreement on a deficit reduction plan has pushed the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate down this week,”” Erin Lantz, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, said in a statement. [COLUMN_BREAK]A dearth for the 30-year fixed-rate loan reflects a fall by 10 basis points, down from 3.9 percent last week. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage likewise hovered around 3.16 percent, with rates for the 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgage reaching 2.57 percent.Among states, mortgages fell by five basis points to crest at 3.86 percent in California, down from 3.91 percent last week.Colorado and Florida tied this week with mortgage rates in both states falling to 3.77 percent, down from 3.88 percent and 3.82 percent, respectively.Mortgage rates in Illinois fell to 3.84 percent from 3.9 percent, reflecting a 6 basis-point plunge for the state.New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington saw the steepest fall in their mortgage rates, with numbers falling to 3.79 percent from 3.91 percent, 3.76 percent from 3.89 percent, and 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent, respectively.Zillow listed New York as one state that saw a marginal increase in its mortgage rates, with numbers climbing from 3.93 percent from 3.87 percent.””Mortgage rates will continue to stay historically low through Thanksgiving week,”” she added. Share
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