Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You have insights that you are dying to share with your dream clients. You know that these insights can make a difference for your clients. But guess who else has insights? That’s right; you’re clients have insights of their own.Many of your clients will not have been sitting around thoughtlessly running their businesses into the ground and waiting for you to rescue them. They’re not mindlessly pleased with the status quo. They might not need you to disrupt them with your big idea. In fact, they might have some wonderful insights of their own and may have already thought deeply about how they can breakthrough.If you ask, your clients will share with you their insights. They will share with you all the things that they’ve learned about their business. Their insights include what they believe will work and what they believe needs to change. And they may know a thing or two.It’s a wonderful thing to develop latent dissatisfaction. It’s important to help your clients discover their blind spots. They may not know that results they should expect or what they should really be capable of producing. But when they do know these things, and when they do have their own insights, they’re not be looking for disruption. They’re looking for a collaborative partner who can help them identify the options available to execute on their own insights. And, they may even want to hear what your insights might add to their own.On the catwalk that is sales methodologies and sales processes, it’s clear that insight is today’s supermodel. And with good reason; one of the biggest challenges sales organizations have is creating opportunities when the status quo has taken hold. But there are other seasons and other fashions. And it’s important to remember that you’re not the only one with insights.Your customers have insights of their own. If you’ll ask, and if you are open to listening, they’ll share them with you.QuestionsHow do you determine whether or not you need to provide a disruptive insight or discover if your client may have one of their own?Do you always need to develop latent dissatisfaction or do you sometimes find your clients are already dissatisfied and already in possession of a good idea of how they need to change?How do you enable your clients to share their insights with you so that you can collaborate with them around potential solutions?
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Advertisement(Photo Credits: Chelsea Daft)The recent words of Los Ticos boss Oscar Ramirez have gone viral after the 53-year-old admitted that he is unfamiliar with the name of Belgium and Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard.Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Belgium cruised towards victory against Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up match. The team that beat Egypt 3-0 last week, with a world-class Hazard pulling the strings was 2-1 up by halftime thanks to some exemplary finishes from Dries Mertens and Lukaku. Belgium then dominated the game, with Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Mertens being a source of major trouble to Costa Rican defense.Eden Hazard is surely one of the best players on this planet, but this is something which you should try explaining to Costa Rican boss Oscar Ramirez. Assessing his team’s defeat after the game Ramirez said that Belgium’s Number 10 aka Hazard was a major source of trouble for them but he is unfamiliar with his name.Costa Rica’s coach didn’t know who Eden Hazard was 😂 pic.twitter.com/9b6ATZI3mg— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 12, 2018Also Read: 10 Players That Are Set Are Likely To Set The Tournament AlightAdvertisement
Let us just put it out there, in the simplest of the words–women have breasts, and they wear bras to support them.It has been a constant struggle for women to hide their bra straps under broad-shoulder tops, or wear excruciatingly painful, skin-digging transparent straps with off-shoulder clothes, only because bra straps seem to bother people.With Alia Bhatt wearing a Dior gown, we recommend everyone to get comfortable with the idea of women wearing bras, and not hiding their proof anymore.Alia Bhatt made a winsome appearance at the GR8 Women Awards held in Dubai last night in an exquisite Christian Dior red strappy, pleated gown. She wore a bold-red lip shade and absolutely no accessories, because the stunning ensemble didn’t need any; the high bun she sported gave the look a rather classy appeal. Also Read: Alia Bhatt or Anushka Sharma? We can’t decide who looks better in these denim outfitsApart from how gorgeous she looked, there was something about her attire that blew us away. The red Christian Dior gown had its embedded bra straps visible, and it was deliberate.Slamming patriarchy in the face, the backless gown had the back bra-support strap showing too, with Christian Dior written all over.Alia’s attire is a reminder of how unfair it is for women to be told to hide their bra straps, when most of them have no issues with it showing. The beautiful gown was an example of progressive dressing, and we’ve never been so proud of Alia! advertisementAlso Read: What Parineeti Chopra wore is not something we’d want in our closets, everA man’s vest doesn’t cause any turbulence, but a woman’s bra strap has the potential to launch missiles of criticism, lewd comments and general looks of utter disrespect. So, thanks for a slap in their face, Alia.Kudos on starting a revolution, Alia. Now, let’s see how many others follow through.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! How did this (almost) happen? (USATSI)1. What did you do during the bye weekend?Porter: I tiled my kitchen and it was immeasurably more exciting than watching OSU’s offense.Dave: went to NYC with Mrs. OKC Dave. We saw a play starring Bradley Cooper…he came out in his boxers to open the play, and now I know what my wife feels like when my eyes are glued to the action during an OSU game. Carson: Played golf here and it ate me for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Southwell: Went to OSU’s Salsa Ball and went full Victor Cruz.Nolo: I was a Mountaineer for the day! Andre Sexton who is now a grad assistant for WVU was back in Austin so he gave me a shirt and ticket to the game. It didn’t work out well.Boone: Watching the Texas game like:Amilian: Enjoyed WAR in between poopy diapers with football on mute, all while getting less confident in OSU’s chances to become bowl eligible.Shepherd: I spent time with friends/family and didn’t watch a lick of football. Needed a break, you know?2. Who is your vote for best athlete in OSU football history?Porter: I done messed up.Dave: Sanders. I mean I know Dez does some amazing stuff, but you couldn’t take your eyes off of #20 in Detroit.Carson: Barry was the better football player. But God given athleticism? Dez, every day. Humans his size aren’t supposed to move like this:Southwell:Is this a question?Boone: Justin Blackmon. He was a freak.Nolan: Barry Sanders. Barry is one of those guys like Bo Jackson where you could pretty much tell me any athletic story about them and I’d believe it.Amilian: I’m irrational about Dez’s athletic ability. He’s the true Freak. Dez.Shepherd: Easy one. Garth Brooks.3. The last time OSU beat Texas in Stillwater (1997) I was ____________.Porter: Trying to come up with a clever AIM name.Dave: Taking the ACT but I do remember RW doing this to the Longhorns in that game.Carson: Grooving to this at a middle school dance.Southwell: In little league.Boone: Playing tee-ball.Nolo: Hmmm…5th grade… Watching Titanic, wearing JNCO’s, and listening to these guys…Amilian: There.Shepherd: Averaging approximately 0.6 ppg as the third string power forward for the Maple Eagles.4. Charlie Strong is better than/worse than/about what you thought he would be?Porter: I think he’s a little better. He’s turned a house-cleaning year into a probably bowl eligible team. That’s basically what Gundy did in 2005…but better.Dave: I’ll answer this late Saturday night.Carson: About what I thought. He’s a damn good coach. His defenses will be downright scary when he gets his own players.Southwell: Worse than. I thought he would do more with that talent than what he’s done so far. I’m sure he’ll get there eventually, though.Boone: About what I expected. Even a major program like Texas can’t be completely turned around in one season. It’s a process. Texas will be really, really good in the next few years.Nolo: Worse than so far, but he’s trending upward. I think it’s a tough task to get buy-in from 100 players you didn’t recruit, but he’s starting to turn the corner.Amilian: Worse than I thought but he’s going to turn Texas around rather quickly. There seemed to be quite a bit of negativity surrounding the hire. I always thought he was a great choice for Texas.Shepherd: About what I thought he’d be. Texas has been a disaster lately and he couldn’t be expected to fix it in year one. All the dismissals were surprising, though. 5. Do we have an explanation as to how we stayed within six (!) of Florida State?Porter: FSU might have still been hungover from January.Dave: “JW Walsh leadership gamer” has 9x as many hits as when you substitute Daxx’s name.Carson: Jameis forgot his contacts.Southwell: JW, confidence, healthy players.Boone: Gundy is pretty good when he has time to prepare. But I really have no idea. Having a mobile quarterback helped.Nolo:Amilian:Shepherd: Witch craft. Pure, unaltered witch craft.6. Baylor or TCU for the playoff as of right now?Porter: I’ve gone back and forth but I think I’ve landed on TCU. Their blind resume is better and as someone who lived through barely survived the calendar year 2011, I’m a fan of blind resumes.Dave: Heart says TCU, head says Baylor.Carson: TCU. We’ve seen this situation before (‘00 FSU-Miami, ‘08 OU-Texas). I’m usually in favor of head-to-head, but TCU’s resume is better.Southwell: TCU. I think the selection committee will take into account TCU’s last-second field goal loss to Baylor on the road after a controversial call.Boone: Depending on what takes place in the SEC this weekend, I think there is a chance they both get in. But I think TCU would get the nod over Baylor.Amilian: I’m going to say TCU. I think the committee might make an example out of Baylor’s non-conference scheduling.Shepherd: TCU. I’ve been blown away by the Horned Frogs, and believe they’re a more complete team. Want to see them make it.7. Which basketball player are you most excited to watch this season?Porter: Clip.Dave: Nash.Carson: Anthony Hickey. I hope and dream Les Miles and Travis Ford interacted:Les: “He has two years left.” (Holding up one finger)Ford: “Yes! We’ll take him!”Southwell: Cobbins.Boone: If you ask me this a week ago, I say Anthony Hickey. But after Travis’ comments yesterday, I am excited to see the second coming of Mason Cox — Mitch Solomon.Nolo: Nash. He’s been a role player to this point but now he’s a senior. This is his team. I’m excited to see what he can do.Amilian: Nash. I’m hoping we see the level we have known he has but hasn’t hit yet.Shepherd: Phillip Forte III. I’ve got an affinity for the longball and he should get his fill this season.8. What kind of season are we about to get from Le’Bryan?Porter: I think he’s going to be in the conversation for Big 12 Player of the Year. I feel like he’s gotten sort of a bad rap for his first three years (sometimes deservedly so) but he’s a monster and I think he’s going to show it.Dave: 1st-team all Big 12. It will change how people remember him as a player at OSU, much like Byron’s senior year did for him.Carson: A Marshall Moses-ian senior season. Foul trouble was the only thing stopping Moses by his senior year. (He was a load. Avg: 14 pts., 7 rebs.)Southwell: LeBron James + Kobe Bryant + Steve Nash = Le’Bryan Nash.Boone: 1st team All Big-12.Nolo: I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get first team All-Big 12.Amilian: Whether the stats are all there or not, I expect him to be embraced by the fan base for his effort as much as anyone in recent years. I think the stats will be there though, perhaps averaging somewhere around 16 and 8.Shepherd: What we expected when he showed up. He’s taken a lot of flak over the years, but this is when he lives up to his billing. Great season on the way.
The Duchess of Cambridge spent a fun evening with a group of Beaver Scouts – and learnt to eat a chocolate bar while wearing a boxing glove.The Duchess of Cambridge dons a blindfold during a session to teach children what it is like to live with a disabilityCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org Her Royal Highness, who is an occasional volunteer with the Scout Association, was reduced to giggles as she joined the youngsters who were having a practical lesson in living with a disability. And she even donned a blindfold and tried to decorate a cupcake with icing while being helped by one of the scouts.The Duchess had travelled to the Old Ford Primary School in London’s East End to act as an assistant at the weekly evening meeting of the 23rd Popular Beaver Scout Colony. Her Royal Highness had come to help 20 six to eight-year-old beavers earn their disability awareness badges and clearly enjoyed the experience of trying to eat a chocolate bar while wearing a boxing glove on her right hand. She laughed as she first tried to pick up the sweet treat before cutting it up with a fork and when she succeeded put the morsel in her mouth. Her Royal Highness helped Fynley Gooch, seven, as he tried to decorate a cupcake while blind folded. She guided his hand as he squeezed a tube of icing on to the cake and then he did the same for her when she used her scarf to cover her eyes. The Duchess later joined a table where some children were learning the sign language for the Beaver pledge “I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful and to love my world”.She copied a little boy next to her and clasped her hands to her chest as he worked his way through the words.Double world Paratriathlon champion Steve Judge, whose legs were badly crushed in 2002, spoke to the children about living with a disability.Her Royal Highness’s visit was in support of the Scout Association’s new landmark campaign, Better Prepared.Better Prepared will see The Scout Association working with local communities to open new Scout groups in 200 areas around the country where Scouting can have the biggest impact. The aim is to ensure that even more children have the chance to experience fun and adventure through Scouting, while developing skills that will help change their lives.Before leaving The Duchess of Cambridge presented disability badges to the children.Beaver Scout leader Carlos Lopez-Plandolit said of The Duchess’s visit: “It was really good, it was amazing, she’s naturally gifted with children – I think she had a great time.“I think the kids were really spontaneous, as kids are, and they helped her be part of the evening.”Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org
Northern politician Gajen Ponnambalam also spoke at the discussion as did several NGOs and Permanent Representatives of foreign Governments. (Colombo Gazette) A group of Tamil politicians attending the discussion on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva today, called on the Council to push for justice for the victims of the war.Tamil National Alliance members Suresh Premachandran, Anandi Saseetharan and M.K. Sivajilingham expressed disappointment with the efforts of the new Government in addressing accountability.
TMX Group profit lower, revenue higher than analysts expected TORONTO – TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X) is reporting slightly higher revenue but a lower profit in the fourth quarter than analysts were expecting.The owner of the Toronto and TSX Venture stock exchanges and Montreal derivatives market, among others, had net income of $41.1 million, or 76 cents per share.That compares with $41.4 million, or 77 cents per share, a year earlier.Adjusted earnings amounted to 93 cents per share, down three cents from the year-ago quarter and four cents lower than analyst estimates.Revenue was a bit higher than a year earlier to $182.7 million from $180.7 million.Analysts had expected revenue of $180.8 million and 97 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.The TMX board also declared a dividend of 40 cents per common share payable on March 6. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2015 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Apple jugé coupable de la violation de trois nouveaux brevetsUn tribunal américain a jugé Apple coupable de la violation de trois brevets de MobileMedia Ideas mais n’a pas encore fixé de peine. Les technologies en cause étaient utilisées sur les iPhone 3G, 3GS et 4. HTC et RIM sont poursuivis parallèlement pour les même faits.La guerre des brevets continue et la trêve n’est pas pour demain. Un tribunal américain a jugé mardi 11 décembre qu’Apple enfreignait trois brevets de MobileMedia Ideas, formé entre autres par Nokia et Sony. A la base la plainte portait sur 14 brevets et HTC et RIM sont également poursuivis pour les mêmes faits, mais dans des procédures séparées. Même si les sanctions n’ont pas encore été fixées, c’est un nouveau revers pour Apple dans une bataille où tellement de coups sont échangés qu’il est difficile de garder les scores.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les trois brevets en cause étaient utilisés pour les iPhone 3G, 3GS et 4. Comme le récapitule le Monde, “le premier brevet, de Sony, permet de contrôler l’état de la connexion du terminal lors d’un appel. Le second, de Nokia, concerne le rejet d’un appel et son renvoi vers la messagerie vocale. Le dernier, toujours de Nokia, décrit l’intégration d’un appareil photo dans un smartphone.” MobilerMedia Ideas détient 125 brevets différents et est accusé par la défense d’être un patent troll (troll des brevets en anglais). Ce terme désigne une entreprise qui est créée uniquement pour accumuler des brevets, parfois rétroactivement, bien qu’elle ne se livre pas elle-même à des activités de recherche. Ces brevets servent ensuite à lancer des poursuites judiciaires contre les concurrents de la maison mère du patent troll. L’argent gagné lors de ces procès est leur seule source de revenu.Le 16 décembre 2012 à 11:23 • Maxime Lambert
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – For the second day in a row, Miami Springs Middle School will have an increased police presence on campus.According to school board officials, another threat was made on Tuesday against the school from the same source as a previous threat made over the weekend.Detectives are working to track down the person responsible for making the threats.It’s the second threat since the weekend. Both were posted on Instagram.An increased police presence was on the school’s campus as a precaution.Miami-Dade Schools Police, along with the FBI are working to apprehend the source of the threatening messages.If you have any information on these school threats, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) while celebrating the Sensex index rising to over 30,000, in Mumbai, India April 26, 2017.Reuters fileHere are a few stocks that are likely to move in trades on Friday:Bharti Airtel: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has sent a notice to Bharti Airtel for failing to comply with tariff reporting requirements.Wipro: The software maker invests $2.02 million to acquire 20 percent stake in Avaamo Inc.Future Consumer: The consumer signed a 50:50 joint venture pact with Bin Ablan Group.SpiceJet: The airline will shift 22 domestic flights in seven sectors from Delhi Airport’s terminal 1 to terminal 2 from March 25.Yes Bank: The lender sold 1.12 crore shares or 2.17 percent stake in Fortis Healthcare on March 15.Jaiprakash Associates: Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Rare Enterprises bought 3 crore shares in the company at Rs 18.37 per share.Aurobindo Pharma: The drug maker gets U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval for HIV drug, Abacavir Sulfate solution.Adani Transmission: The company acquired 100 percent stake in Fatehgarh-Bhadla Transmission SPV from PFC Consulting.Bharat Financial Inclusion: The company completed third securitization transaction in fiscal 2018 for Rs 451 crore.Dilip Buildcon: National Highway Authority of India declared Dilip Buildcon as the lowest bidder for hybrid annuity model project worth Rs 1,004 crore in Madhya Pradesh.
Share CONGRESSMAN BETO O’ROURKE’S FACEBOOK PAGEU.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, drove across the country when an east coast snowstorm scrambled their flights back to Washington.With flights canceled up and down the eastern seaboard Tuesday, two Texas members of Congress went all Thelma and Louise across the state — the start of a cross-country road trip so they could castvotes at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.U.S. Reps. Will Hurd of Helotes, a Republican, and Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, a Democrat, faced weather-related flight cancelations, so they opted for a 24-hour drive across Texas and beyond.“Will and I wanted to beat the blizzard of 2017, so we jumped in a Chevy Impala in San Antonio,” O’Rourke said. “We’re driving across the country.”The pair decided to livestream what will be 1,600 miles of banter and heavy policy discussions that so far have covered veterans’ services, Medicaid, immigration and frustrations with the partisan apparatus in Washington.They spent Tuesday morning traveling up Interstate 35, with a plan to turn east at Dallas. Here is what we’ve learned: Hurd’s CIA handle: By far the coolest detail surfaced amid a conversation about preferred morning caffeine. Hurd prefers lattes, while O’Rourke takes his coffee black. And that was when Hurd revealed his handle while serving as an undercover CIA agent overseas: “Coffee Black.”They know good Mexican food: The day began with breakfast at Mi Tierra, a downtown San Antonio Mexican food restaurant. It is also a favorite of Bill and Hillary Clinton.They’re doppelgangers: Noting his 23rd district runs up into the outskirts of O’Rourke’s hometown, Hurd said he is frequently mistaken for his Democratic friend. “I’ve been confused for Beto O’Rourke many times in El Paso and in Washington, D.C.,” Hurd said. O’Rourke knows how to use the internet: O’Rourke mostly coordinates the livestream through his various accounts while Hurd fields media interviews, including a live phone interview with MSNBC. Last year, O’Rourke was the main point man who live streamed the House Democratic takeover of the chamber floor. They have stellar taste in music: Johnny Cash, John Denver and Willie Nelson made their road trip playlist. The force is with them: When asked from an online watcher, “Star Wars or Star Trek?” both men indicated their preference was with the Jedi. O’Rourke was careful, however, to show some geographic loyalty to his fellow El Pasoan, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.Neither man is happy with U.S. Rep. Steve King: Over the weekend, the Iowa Republican tweeted critical comments about foreigners and their children. O’Rourke called for a rebuke from the U.S. House of Representatives if King does not apologize. Hurd described the contributions of immigrants and said tone of King’s comments are “unhelpful” and “mean.”They are both potential statewide candidates…at least someday: During a stop on the University of Texas campus to see NBC’s Chuck Todd, the Meet the Press anchor asked both men when they might run statewide. Hurd demurred. “I think the connection is getting bad,” Hurd joked. “I’m focused on the 23rd district about getting re-elected there, and doing the work of those people.” O’Rourke, however, said his Senate intentions will soon be clear: “I’m really close to making an announcement.” He is all but certain to run for U.S. Senate, but is still relatively unknown both in Washington and Texas. He will need to raise his profile if he is to make headway in what would be an uphill climb against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Tribune provided this story.Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.
Kolkata: Remembering the day when Kolkata was bombed by the Japanese Air Force during World War II, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said that sufferings of two global wars should be a lesson for the next generations. Bombers of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) on December 20, 1942 had bombed the city and damaged its infrastructure. “On this day in 1942, during World War II, the Japanese Air Force bombed #Kolkata. Let the great suffering during the two World Wars be a lesson for the generations to come. Peace leads to prosperity,” Banerjee tweeted. During the World War II several cities around the globe were bombed and destroyed by the IJAAF.
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | June 18, 2009 FDA Clears Hologic’s R2 DigitalNow HD Software June 18, 2009 – Hologic Inc. has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its R2 DigitalNow HD software, an application designed to process digitized screen-film mammograms for comparison purposes. The product is now available worldwide.By collaborating with radiologists to understand the demands of reading digital mammograms, Hologic created the R2 DigitalNow HD software, which adapts each digitized film image to a selected contrast and tissue intensity that models a digital mammography system. It also embeds a series of look-up tables in the image that allow Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) mammography conformant workstations to draw out less evident regions of density within digitized films.The DigitalNow HD software is designed to enhance workflow by promoting consistency in the digital mammography reading environment. One of its capabilities is that it images already digitized by R2 DigitalNow software and stored in PACS can be routed to R2 DigitalNow HD and reprocessed, according to the company.For more information: www.hologic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more
Last week, the Neo4j community announced that the Neo4j Enterprise Edition will be available under a commercial license. The source code is available only for the Neo4j Community Edition. The Neo4j Community Edition will continue to be provided under an open source GPLv3 license. According to the Neo4j community, this new change won’t affect any Neo4j open source projects. Also, it won’t create an impact over customers, partners or OEM users operating under a Neo4j subscription license. The Neo4j Desktop users using Neo4j Enterprise Edition under free development license also won’t get affected. It doesn’t impact the members of Neo4j Startup program. The reason for choosing an open core licensing model The idea behind getting Neo4j Enterprise Edition under commercial license was to clarify and simplify the licensing model and remove ambiguity. Also, the community wanted to clear the confusion regarding what they sell and what they open source. Also, the community wanted to clarify about options they offer. The Enterprise Edition source and object code were initially available under multiple licenses. This led to multiple interpretations of these multiple licenses which ultimately created confusion in the open source community, in the buyers, and even in legal reviewers’ minds. According to the Neo4j blog, “ >99% of Neo4j Enterprise Edition code was written by individuals on Neo4j’s payroll – employed or contracted by Neo4j-the-company. As for the fractional Developers can use the Enterprise Edition for free by using the Neo4j Desktop for desktop-based development. Startups can benefit through the startup license offered by Neo4j, which is also available now to the startups with up to 20 employees.Data journalists, such as the ICIJ and NBC News can use the Enterprise Edition for free via the Data Journalism Accelerator Program. Neo4j also offers a free license to universities for teaching and learning. To know more about this news, check out Neo4j’s blog. Read Next Neo4j rewarded with $80M Series E, plans to expand company Why Neo4j is the most popular graph database Neo4j 3.4 aims to make connected data even more accessible
A team of researchers, namely, Ismail Akrout, Amal Feriani, and Mohamed Akrout, published a paper, titled ‘Hacking Google reCAPTCHA v3 using Reinforcement Learning’, last month. In the paper, researchers present a Reinforcement Learning (RL) method that can easily bypass Google reCAPTCHA v3. Google’s reCAPTCHA system is used for detection of bots from humans and is the most used defense mechanism. It’s used to protect the sites from automated agents and bots, attacks and spams. Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 makes use of machine learning to return a risk assessment score between 0.0 and 1.0. This score is used to characterize the trustability of the user. If a score is close to 1.0 then that means the user is human, if not, then it’s a bot. Method Used The problem has been formulated as a grid world in which the agents can learn the movement of the mouse and click on the reCAPTCHA button to receive a high score. The performance of the agent is studied on varying the cell size of the world. The paper shows that the performance drops when the agent takes big steps toward the goal. Finally, a divide and conquer strategy is used to defeat the reCAPTCHA system for any grid resolution. Researchers have produced a plausible formalization of the problem as a Markov Decision Process (MDP) that can be solved using advanced RL algorithms. Then, a new environment is introduced that simulates the user experience with websites that have reCAPTCHA system enabled. Finally, it is analyzed how RL agents learn or fail to defeat Google reCAPTCHA. In order to pass the reCAPTCHA test, a human user is required to move the mouse starting from an initial position then perform a sequence of steps until the user reaches the reCAPTCHA check-box and clicks on it. Based on how the interaction goes, the reCAPTCHA system rewards the user with a score. As shown in the figure, the point where the mouse is the starting point and goal is the position of reCAPTCHA. A grid is constructed where all the pixels between these two points is a possible position for the mouse. It is assumed in the paper that a normal user will not necessarily move the mouse pixel by pixel, hence, cell size is defined that refers to the number of pixels between these two consecutive positions. Agent’s mouse movement After this, a browser page will be opened at each episode with the user mouse at a random position. The agent then takes in a sequence of actions until it reaches the reCAPTCHA or the time limit. Once the episode is complete, the user will receive a feedback of the reCAPTCHA algorithm as any normal human user would. Results Researchers trained a Reinforce agent on a grid world of a specific size. The results presented in the paper are success rates across different 1000 runs. For the experiment to be successful, the agent would have to defeat the reCAPTCHA and obtain a score of 0.9. As per the results of the experiment, the discount factor achieved was 0.99, thereby, successfully defeating the reCAPTCHA. “Our proposed method achieves a success rate of 97.4% on a 100 × 100 grid and 96.7% on a 1000 × 1000 screen resolution”, states the researchers. For more information, check out the official research paper. Read Next Google researchers propose building service robots with reinforcement learning to help people with mobility impairment Facebook researchers show random methods without any training can outperform modern sentence embeddings models for sentence classification Researchers release unCaptcha2, a tool that uses Google’s speech-to-text API to bypass the reCAPTCHA audio challenge
Costa Rica welcomed some 2.4 million tourists during 2013, an increase of 3.6 percent compared to 2012, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) reported Thursday.The Central American country logged 2,427,941 international arrivals, according to a report from the state tourism agency.During the last four years of President Laura Chinchilla’s administration, which concludes on May 8, tourism has grown 15.6 percent.The ICT noted that the biggest growth in the number of travelers came from tourists flying to Costa Rica, which was up 4.2 percent.Costa Rica is especially popular with Gringos. Some 39 percent of tourists here are from the United States, while another 12.4 percent come from Europe. The remaining tourists are from other parts of Central America, South America and the rest of the word.The ICT did not release other information, like how much revenue tourism generated last year.In a statement released Thursday, the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR), an organization made up of private-sector business owners, said they were not satisfied with 3.6 percent growth.“We always consider any increase in the number of visitors as positive, but we can’t say we’re satisfied – it’s not enough,” CANATUR President Isabel Vargas said. “Costa Rica has the natural conditions and a tourist product to attract more travelers than those who are coming now.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Mexico said set to announce new capital airport opening in 2018 White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism There’s a real estate boom in Cuba, but for now, only Cubans can buy Numbers reveal Costa Rica’s stagnant position in adventure tourism market
Malaysia Airlines welcomes Liverpool Football Club to the familyMalaysia Airlines welcomes Liverpool Football Club to the familyMalaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) today struck a deal with Liverpool Football club to become the Official Global Airline Partner. The deal brings together 2 major international brands: Malaysia Airlines and Liverpool FC, 18 League titles and 5 times champions of Europe.Under the partnership, Malaysia Airlines will be exclusively designated as the “Official Global Airline Partner of Liverpool Football Club” providing Malaysia Airlinesnumerous benefits including: LED and static board brand exposure at each home game at Anfield stadium, and exposure on the Liverpool FC website, publications and Facebook page, besides co-branding opportunities in merchandising rights and customer engagement via experiential experiences, such as pitch side access, in Liverpool with players and legends. The airline will also have access to players to be featured as ambassadors and in all related communication materials.Record winner of 8 League Cups, Liverpool FC is one of the best-supported clubs worldwide and allows Malaysia Airlines to reach an international audience of more than one billion. This is especially so in key markets such as China where Liverpool has around 40 million followers.Additionally, Malaysia Airlines will benefit from football clinics with Club International Academy coaches delivering coaching and coach education programmes both on and off the pitch. This enables the airline to provide exposure to young Malaysian players, providing them access to both the best coaching environment and coaching expertise possible, following the same curriculum that is delivered to Liverpool stars.Peter Bellew, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines said, “We are delighted to welcome Liverpool FC to the Malaysia Airlines family. Both brands have a long and illustrious history with similar cultures rooted around a sense of family. Liverpool FC is one of the most followed clubs in the world, including around 100 million in South East Asia and 40 million in China, our key markets. Additionally, the partnership will go a long way in increasing awareness of Malaysia, as a tourist destination, to a huge global audience”Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC said: “Liverpool and Malaysia have always shared a special passion for football; when we visited Malaysia on our pre-season tour in 2011 and 2015, the reception was incredible. The partnership is a reflection of this bond and we are very much looking forward to a bright future working with Malaysia Airlines.”Malaysia Airlines will be offering a special sale to celebrate the partnership announcement with flights from RM2,499 all-in return from Kuala Lumpur to London and GBP399 all-in return from London to Kuala Lumpur, both on Economy Class. The sale period for Malaysia starts now until 17 October 2016, for travel from 13 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.The sale will also be available in China to London, from CNY4,657 all-in return. Malaysia Airlines is looking forward to bringing our Asian fans closer to Liverpool FC with these irresistible deals via the airline’s daily and weekly flights between major Chinese cities and London These great fares come with 30kg complimentary checked-in baggage and meals.To enjoy this promotion, guests can book their tickets at Malaysia Airlines’ participating travel agents or visit Malaysia Airlines’ website Malaysia Airlinesbook flights hereSource = Malaysia Airlines
Insellerate, a developer of true mortgage CRM (customer relationship management) software, announced its continued plans for growth with the addition of Daniel Kimm as Director of Sales and Jaime Lee as Director of Marketing.Insellerate saw rapid growth during 2017 as the total number of users increased by 400 percent. With demand for Insellerate showing no signs of slowing, Kimm and Lee will help support the company’s next phase of growth.Both join Insellerate from Velocify, a management and sales acceleration platform recently acquired by Ellie Mae. Kimm brings more than 15 years’ experience as an executive and sales leader in rapid-growth technology companies, including LowerMyBills.com, LeadPoint, and Oversee.net. Lee has extensive experience building marketing strategies from the ground up at startups as well as enterprise organizations, including VMware, Inc., a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.“The mortgage sales process is dynamic and complex. The loan officer-borrower relationship is unlike any other and because of this, general CRM systems are inadequate, and simple marketing automation platforms are not enough” said Insellerate CEO and Founder Josh Friend. “Mortgage professionals are looking for ways to effectively manage their relationships with both borrowers and referral partners alike so that they can not only close more loans faster, but generate repeat business. That’s why we’ve built a mortgage-centric CRM.”The Insellerate platform was built by mortgage professionals who understand the needs of a highly regulated industry. The innovative solution supports the compliance requirements of banks as well as top financial institutions, while effectively managing the end-to-end loan process. Designed to support multiple touchpoints with borrowers and referral partners, Insellerate accelerates the sales process and creates an optimal customer experience that generates repeat business. Insellerate Hires New Directors of Sales & Marketing January 20, 2018 652 Views in Headlines, journal, News Company News Daniel Kimm Insellerate Jaime Lee 2018-01-20 David Wharton Share