first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Port Cities – Cape Breton, N.S.(@Port_Cities) Aquakultre, Haviah Mighty, Port Cities and smrtdeath Facebook Advertisement smrtdeath – Winnipeg, Man.(@sloppymakeout) Twitter For the first time, this year’s winners will be joined by the 2018 winner of CBC Music Searchlight competition, Aquakultre (@aquakultre).This year’s winners were selected by a super jury, including industry leaders Derrick Ross (President, Slaight Music), Erik Hoffman (President – Toronto, Live Nation), Gavin Brown (Producer, Golden Goes Platinum), Jordan Evans (Producer, Golden Child Recordings), Meg Symsyk, (Vice President, International Marketing & Management, Entertainment One) and Allan Reid (President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts).“We are excited to announce this diverse group of winners as the next generation of Canadian musical talent,” said Derrick Ross, President, Slaight Music. “We look forward to watching the growth of these talented artists and the opportunities the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class has in store.”“CARAS is extremely proud to be in its fourth year of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class and continue to support Canadian music through this valuable mentorship program,” said Allan Reid, President and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “It has been an incredible experience to see the success of graduates of the program in previous years and I look forward to seeing the development of the careers of this year’s group of artists.”The winning acts will receive an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week hosted by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music with industry leaders and Canadian artists. This will conclude with a music industry showcase night in Toronto. Additionally, the winners will receive a trip to the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ont., that includes transportation, hotel, complete access to JUNO Week events, and a performance slot at JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music; a two-day music festival during JUNO Week. One artist will be selected to perform in front of over 1,200 music industry elite at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards. The winners will be featured in exclusive content that will run, as well as receive studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios.Partners of the 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class are Slaight Music, and Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music.For photos of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners please click here.Website:, www.junoawards.caThe JUNO Awards: @TheJUNOAwardsSlaight Music: @SlaightMusicCanada’s Music Incubator: @CMincubatorAbout Allan Slaight JUNO Master ClassThe Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class is an initiative that provides the crucial tools to help the three winners develop their careers, build their own sustainable business and become “JUNO ready.” The Master Class includes a week-long customized artist development program co-developed with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music. This development program provides hands-on mentoring, networking, and collaboration opportunities.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on The 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit Allan SlaightA pioneer of rock and roll, Allan parlayed his entrepreneurial flair with his knowledge of radio to create Canada’s largest privately owned multi-media company, Standard Broadcasting Corporation Limited.Born in 1931, Allan hosted his own radio program, Spins and Needles, a late night jazz program, at age 16 at CHAB in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He moved to Edmonton in 1950, working his way up the ladder being appointed in 1956 as the National Sales Manager at CHED. There he came to the attention Allan Waters, owner of CHUM Radio in Toronto, who hired Allan to turn around the fortunes of his struggling station. Allan’s programming, promotions, and business acumen propelled CHUM into a household name. Allan left the station in 1966 to coordinate programming and sales of Radio Caroline, the infamous pirate radio station. He returned to Canada in 1967, to become the President and General Manager of Stephens and Towndrow.In 1970, Allan established Slaight Communications and acquired radio stations CFGM in Toronto and CFOX in Montreal. In 1977, Allan launched a new rock and roll radio station, CILQ-FM, known as Q107, in Toronto. In 1985, Slaight Communications sold CFGM and Q107, and purchased Standard Broadcasting Corporation Limited from Conrad Black. Under Allan’s leadership, Standard Broadcasting and Standard Radio grew from seven radio stations to a national network of over fifty. In 2007, the Slaight’s sold Standard Broadcasting to Astral Media.Radio was not Allan’s only passion. He served as a trustee of Women’s College Hospital (1978- 1982), a director of the United Way of Greater Toronto (1979-1987), director of the Shaw Festival (1982-1988), a governor of York University (1986-1987), and a director of the Festival of Festival (1989-1993).An inductee into the Broadcast Hall of Fame (1997), the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Ryerson Polytechnic University (2000), appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (2001), the recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (2005) for his contribution to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, Allan has also maintained a lifelong interest in conjuring.About Slaight MusicSlaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers.About Canada’s Music IncubatorCanada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a national not-for-profit organization based in Toronto specializing in customized professional development and ongoing mentorship for artists and artist managers. CMI’s mission is to empower creative entrepreneurs, across all genres, in the development of sustainable careers and businesses, which meet their definitions of success. CMI also curates live events for partner organizations, which provide paid performance opportunities for artists, and works with industry partners, community organizations and all levels of government to support music sector infrastructure development. Since 2012, CMI has delivered over 5,000 hours of in-house and custom third-party professional development programs and actively mentors hundreds of artists and managers across Canada. TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) andSlaight Music today announced the winners of this year’s Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class: Haviah Mighty, Port Cities and smrtdeath. The winners, selected by a “super jury” of music industry leaders, will receive support from Canada’s premier artist development program allowing them to transform their careers with crucial tools and invaluable experiences.2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners: Login/Register With: Haviah Mighty – Brampton, Ont.(@HaviahMighty)last_img read more

Our projections surmise that it will ultimately take about 44 victories to earn a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. In order to reach that win total, the Lakers would need to finish 14-6 against the NBA’s 10th-toughest remaining schedule — one that has 10 home games and 10 road ones. They still have to play the Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics, Bucks again, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder, among others.By contrast, the indestructible Spurs need to go only 10-9 to finish with 44 wins. They have an easier-than-average slate the rest of the way, with 11 of their last 19 games in San Antonio. The Clippers have it even better, needing a 9-9 finish to get to 44 victories, with 12 of their last 18 contests at home. (The young, fun Sacramento Kings are positioned in about the same spot as the Lakers in the standings, needing a 13-7 finish to reach 44 wins. But their remaining schedule is the third-easiest in the NBA, giving them some hope in an uphill battle.)James has faced late-season pressure to lift his team out of the doldrums each of the past few seasons. But this scenario with the Lakers stands apart, both because of how much time he missed with injury (one that now looks as if it will cost the team a playoff spot), and because of how the young supporting cast struggled to hold the rope during his absence, going 6-11. It’s one thing to coast into the postseason, the way James’s Miami and Cleveland clubs often did. But James himself hasn’t missed the playoffs in 14 years, not since the 2004-05 season.If there’s a bright side, it’s that the Lakers finally look engaged. They held Antetokounmpo to just 16 points, one of his lowest-scoring outputs in a dominant season. Youngster Brandon Ingram has showcased his scoring ability lately and was unstoppable Friday, finishing with 31 points.But the time to celebrate moral victories for this team has run out, unfortunately. A sixth-straight season of missing the playoffs — especially now, after adding one of the league’s all-time greats — would be disastrous. And after Friday’s loss, the Lakers are staring directly at that possibility. But a number of realities are setting in now. The Lakers are 4 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the seventh seed and 3.5 games back of the San Antonio Spurs, who own the head-to-head tiebreaker (meaning their lead is more like 4 games, since the Lakers would miss out on the postseason if they were to finish with the same record as San Antonio). Perhaps the most disheartening thing, aside from having a lot of ground to make up, is the fact that the other teams vying for the last two spots have much easier remaining schedules. UPDATE (March 3, 2019, 9:52 a.m.): The Lakers lost to the Suns on Saturday night, and have now hit a new low point, with only an 8 percent chance of making the playoffs. Barring a miracle turnaround, expect more new low points to come. On the one hand, the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night wasn’t the most surprising thing. After all, the Bucks — who staged a late run to earn the victory in Los Angeles — own the NBA’s best record and have a leading MVP candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo.On the other hand, the Lakers surrendering a 15-2 run — and the lead — over the final three minutes of play may have put the team’s back against the wall in an entirely new way.With the defeat, LeBron James and the Lakers find themselves staring at just a 14 percent playoff probability in FiveThirtyEight’s NBA projection model, the lowest mark they’ve had all season, and a damning scenario given that there are only 20 games left in the campaign. That 14 percent figure is an enormous drop-off from even a week ago, when the club held 25 percent odds to get in. (Three weeks ago, the Lakers’ number was 41 percent.) read more

first_imgThe Institute of Mining Engineering I of RWTH Aachen University has released the preliminary program schedule of SDIMI 2011 and it is now online at The event will be held in Aachen, Germany, June 14-17, 2011. As the mining industry worldwide recovers from the economic crisis, the question of how the industry will meet the demands of the triple bottom line are in focus more than ever. Thus, the challenges and the opportunities for the stakeholders in the process of Sustainable Development gain an ever increasing importance in our society. Given the necessity of an economic and resource efficient raw materials extraction on the one hand and its impacts on society and environment on the other hand, the Fifth International Conference “Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry” (SDIMI) within the scope of the conference series “Aachen International Mining Symposia” (AIMS) will deal with the latest developments in this area and show the road ahead.Organised by the Institute of Mining Engineering I, RWTH Aachen University, in co-operation with the Virginia Tech University and the Technical University of Crete, the SDIMI 2011 conference is sponsored by RWE Power, Minova CarboTech, Hilti and Sandvik Mining and Construction Central Europe.About 100 presentations will be the showcase of a unique combination of hands-on industrial experience, institutional aspects and research developments in the field of Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry. High-ranking representatives and experts from international companies, governmental institutions, geological services and research institutions from Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Japan and the US will present their experience and points of view to more than 350 participants.As a novelty in the SDIMI conference series, at a special session Young Researchers will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the latest research results and conclusive opinions on the issue of Sustainable Development.Against the background of the imperial city of Aachen, both the exhibition at the conference venue and the Dinner Party in the historical Aula Carolina will offer ample opportunity to get in contact to make new contacts and renew old ones.For any questions please contact the symposium secretariat at or at +49-241-80 95673.last_img read more

first_imgThe organisers are calling for papers for the 21st International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2012), which is due to be held in New Dellhi, India from November 28-30, 2012.  Receipt of abstracts (with a one 1 page limit) are welcome by June 30, 2012 with notifications of paper acceptance being given by July 16, 2012/ The deadline for camera-ready manuscripts is September 15, 2012. For further information, please contact Dr Raj Singhal ( or the conference organisers, The Reading Matrix, email: The major themes that will be covered at the event include: Economic and technical feasibility studies, reserve estimation, mine development case studiesDesign, planning and optimisation of surface and underground mines including transition from surface to underground miningDrilling, blasting, tunneling and excavation engineeringNew and innovative materials handling equipmentMining equipment selection, automation and information technologyMaintenance and production management for mines and mining systemsMining: health, safety and environmentCase studies from coal and metal minesRock mechanics and geotechnical applicationsResearch and development to improve health, safety & productivity in mineslast_img read more

first_img EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.iebrings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #STALEMATE: A US federal judge has issued a temporary nationwide block on Donald Trump’s travel ban.2. #HEALTH: The cost of an overnight stay in an Irish hospital has been increased from€75 to €80, the Irish Independent reports – though this move was never announced by the department.3. #THE EIGHTH: The third sitting of the Citizens’ Assembly will start later this morning to discuss Ireland’s restrictions on abortion.4. #SMOKING: Scientists have issued a warning about what they call “third-hand” smoke – the sticky residue from tobacco that clings to walls and furniture.5. #OVERSPEND: The contract to build the new children’s hospital in Dublin has been awarded at €300 million more than the original budget, The Irish Times reports.6. #GANGLAND: There are fears of an attack at an anniversary mass for Regency Hotel shooting victim David Byrne tomorrow, according to the Irish Daily Mirror.7. #COURTS: A 16-year-old boy pulled a bicycle helmet over a garda’s face before punching him in the head, a court heard.8. #CONCENTRATION CAMP: The personal details of 10,000 Auschwitz staff members have been published online.9. #BANK BRANCH: Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees. No Comments Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 8:55 AM 9,383 Views Share Tweet Email Image: poached egg image via Shutterstock Image: poached egg image via Shutterstock By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Saturday. Short URL Feb 4th 2017, 8:55 AM last_img read more

first_imgLa grotte Chauvet, bientôt au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco ?Samedi 21 janvier, le ministre français de la Culture a annoncé que la grotte Chauvet, en Ardèche, ornée de peintures préhistoriques, sera proposée cette année à l’Unesco pour figurer au Patrimoine mondial de l’Humanité. Avec plus de 400 peintures et gravures paléolithiques, la Grotte Chauvet, en Ardèche a été (re)découverte en 1994 par trois spéléologues qui en ont révélé les merveilles. D’après les spécialistes, elle aurait été occupée par l’Homme préhistorique à diverses périodes entre -32.000 et -24.500 ans, soit largement de temps pour que ces hommes y laissent des traces remarquables. À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?Aujourd’hui, la France a ainsi décidé de proposer la grotte à la prochaine réunion de l’Unesco (Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture), à Saint-Petersbourg, en juin 2012, en vue d’une éventuelle inscription au Patrimoine mondial de l’Humanité. La grotte rejoindrait ainsi les 936 autres biens jugés d’une qualité universelle exceptionnelle.  Bien conservée grâce à l’obstruction naturelle de son entrée et accessible uniquement aux chercheurs, la grotte Chauvet est interdite au public. Néanmoins, celui-ci pourra en admirer une reconstitution (actuellement en construction) à partir de 2014. Une mesure de protection qui permettra d’éviter aux œuvres pariétales qui l’ornent de subir le sort de celles de Lascaux (déjà inscrite, elle, sur la liste patrimoniale de l’Unesco), détériorées par plusieurs parasites amenés par les visiteurs.Le 23 janvier 2012 à 17:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgJapanese tourism and hospitality firm Kamori Kanko Co. Ltd says the existing infrastructure already in place at Rusutsu Village, including hotels, conference rooms and a popular ski resort, gives it “first mover” advantage in the race to win a regional Japan IR license.In a statement released over the weekend promoting the company’s IR attributes, Kamori Kanko President Hisatake Kamori described a potential Rusutsu IR, which would include a casino, as the perfect “test case” for the IR dynamic in Japan from a commercial, regulatory and social perspective. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team “The Rusutsu Resort team is pleased to see its careful investments in tourism over many years leveraged to benefit its home region of Hokkaido exponentially,” he said.Rusutsu Village currently boasts around 850 hotel rooms and 14 meetings and conference options with capacity for almost 2,500 guests, as well as offering three ski mountains with 35 courses in winter, four golf courses and a theme park.Kamori also pushed the ability for a Rusutsu IR to help assess any potential dangers associated with problem gambling, stating it would “put regulators in a position to prepare for what lies ahead with the larger scale resorts planned for the metropolitan region.“Commercially, important questions regarding gaming behavior and player spending patterns in Japan will be answered first in Rusutsu,” the company said. “The interaction between pachinko and IR gaming will play out in real time, and the impact of the sizable casino entrance fee being levied in Japan will be revealed.“And from a regulatory standpoint, the licensing procedure and other protocols that will be required for all IR’s in Japan will be tested first in the more modest setting of Rusutsu.”Kamori Kanko announced in early January its intention to pursue a Japan IR license.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A construction worker has been hospitalized after he fell from a crane ladder in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Tuesday evening.Officials said the crane operator was working at a construction site, located near Northwest Second Avenue and 25th Street.He was preparing to leave for the day and began climbing down the ladder when, officials said, he dropped about 10 feet onto a platform below.Coworkers heard his screams for help and called 911.Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene just after 6:30 p.m. and safely brought him down.The construction worker was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgCaitlin Sweeney, Alaska’s princess in the Cherry Blossom Festival (Photo by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media)This week on 49 Voices we’re going to Washington D.C. Caitlin Sweeney was there last week to be Alaska’s “princess” in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.Listen nowSWEENEY: It’s a cultural, professional development program where young women pretty much every state and territories come to D.C. for a week during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The age range in 19-24, so some people are still in college, some people are starting out their careers, so it really is learning about all these different opportunities and learning how to promote yourself. Especially empowering women, young women, in the workforce.There’s a spin of the wheel and all the states are on that wheel, and so if your state gets landed on or your territory gets landed on, you win a trip to Japan and you’re selected as the queen for the upcoming year. It definitely is a big commitment, but I think I would be so honored to represent the United States. It’s just, I think, one of the biggest honors.So, I’ve actually been involved within Senator Murkowski’s campaigns, Senator Sullivan’s campaigns. I was a Senate page and heard about it through that, and so… I love Alaska, I grew up there and really it’s an honor to be representing them.I grew up kinda in Barrow for a couple years, and we definitely go back every summer and we have a lot of family up there. But we get up to Barrow and, obviously, different whaling festivals.I’m in the hotel school at Cornell studying hospitality and business. Not too sure what I want to do yet, but definitely want to be returning to Alaska at some point. I could see myself living in Barrow. I’m actually going up there and working there this summer. I’m running a hospitality camp for Native kids within the village of Barrow and possibly oter villages. We’re not too sure yet. There is a hotel in Barrow, so we’re just trying to educate people about all the different jobs that are available within hospitality. Not only working at a hotel, but there’s customer services, there’s also restaurants and food. There’s just a lot of different things that I love and I’m interested in, and I hope I can inspire other kids to be interested in that as well and maybe think about it as a career path.last_img read more

first_imgHow to load SWF files on the desktop by Martin Brinkmann on July 16, 2019 in Internet – Last Update: July 16, 2019 – 13 commentsAdobe will retire Flash in late 2020 and all major browser makers announced that they would end support for Flash in 2020 in the browsers as well.Mozilla will set Flash to disabled in Firefox 69 by default, and Google made Flash usage in Chrome more annoying with the release of Chrome 76.Some web browsers, Pale Moon being one of them, will retain support for NPAPI plugins and thus Adobe Flash even after support ends officially.End of support has no effect on available Flash content on the Internet, at least not initially. Adobe Shockwave SWF files may be part of distributions or may have been downloaded from the Internet, and if you have Flash files on your system, you may want to continue using these files even after the retiring of Flash.SWF was a popular format for interactive tutorials and learning content in general, but also for gaming. SWF, which stands for Small Web File, is sometimes also called Shockwave Flash file.When you try to play the SWF file on your desktop PC, you may notice that it is not that easy anymore. Most web browsers disallow the dragging and dropping of such files into their interface for playback; those that allow it right now (in mid 2019) will stop allowing it once Flash support runs out.One example: when you drag a swf file onto the Chrome interface you get a download prompt and the Flash file is not played.Since web browsers will stop supporting Flash and SWF files anyway, it is necessary to look elsewhere to find a reliable option that will work after 2020. One of the better options is the freeware SWF File Player.SWF File PlayerSWF File Player is available on the project website. The program is freeware, and it requires the .NET Framework and Shockwave Flash Object.Just install the application on the Windows system to get started. The program displays a blank interface on start and you need to use File > Open to load SWF files. Both compressed and uncompressed SWF files are supported.SWF File Player parses the header of the file and fills out information on the screen. Hit the play button to start playback. If it is a game, you can start playing, and if is an app, you can start using it right away.Note that you may run into issues if a SWF file needs to download content from the Internet, as it depends on the availability of the server. It should work if the server is still up. Use F11 to toggle full screen mode.Gamers may also want to check out the Flash Games Preservation project Flashpoint as an alternative. The project collects Flash games from all over the Internet to preserve them; you may download a program from the project website to download and play these preserved Flash games directly in the program’s interface. The project limits the preservation to games, however.Now you: do you still use Flash?SummaryArticle NameHow to load SWF files on the desktopDescriptionFind out how to play Flash SWF files on your Windows desktop using free software; method does not require a web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — Streaming technology company Roku says they will continue to fight for their right to sell the device in Mexico after another judge upheld the ban on the streaming device.Roku, the device that allows consumers to stream content such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video, will take new legal actions in order to restore sales of its devices in Mexico.The announcement was made after a federal court in Mexico City determined that, although the ban to sell their devices in the country was inappropriate, it will be maintained.In a company statement, Roku said, “Despite the fact that Roku devices have always been and will continue to be legal in Mexico, the current prohibition harms consumers, the retail sector and the industry.“Due to this, we will double our efforts in search of new legal actions in order to restore the sales of the Roku devices in Mexico.”In 2017, Cablevisión , a subsidiary of Grupo Televisa, filed a civil suit against various individuals and companies Latamel Distribuidora and Compropago for theft — commercialization and reproduction of signals without authorization — of its content.The argument by Cablevisión was that Roku devices are being hacked to allow users to watch pirated channels.“Cablevision cannot allow the content that it licenses from domestic and foreign companies to be illegally used,” said spokeswoman Maria Eugenia Zuria. “We would also like Roku Inc to better supervise the use of its software so that it’s not used inappropriately.”The lawsuit was filed last May in a Mexico City court, where a judge issued the ban on imports and sales of the device as a precautionary measure. The ban was upheld again at the company’s latest legal setback in March to sell its devices in Mexico.“Those behind this legal ruling have stated that Roku devices facilitate piracy. Quite the contrary. Roku does not allow its platform to be used with piracy intentions and, in fact, consistently takes action against piracy through its software and tools as well as alliances with other partners in the piracy entertainment industry,” they explained.Roku said that it has allocated a large part of its resources to fight piracy in Mexico.When connected to televisions, Roku devices provide access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Starz and other services over the Internet which have become a major part of a consumer trend away from cable television.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. February 8, 2013 — While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the potential to change the way cardiac amyloidosis is diagnosed. According to first-of-its-kind research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) with 11-C PIB can positively visualize amyloid deposits in the heart. Currently there is no noninvasive test available for specific diagnosis.Cardiac amyloidosis is a deadly disorder caused by abnormal amyloid deposits in the heart tissue. Early diagnosis before structural change to the heart tissue has occurred is important for disease prognosis and for treatment monitoring. Currently echocardiography is the mainstay of imaging in cardiac amyloidosis; a cardiac biopsy is used to confirm diagnosis.“Imaging with 11-C PIB provides a non-invasive and specific means of showing distribution of amyloid in an organ. This gives a unique opportunity to follow and monitor therapy, as amyloid deposits in the heart should decrease with successful therapy,” said Gunnar Antoni, Ph.D., lead author of the study “In Vivo Visualization of Amyloid Deposits in the Heart with 11-C PIB and PET.”The study included 10 patients diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis and five healthy individuals. PET/computed tomography (CT) with 11C-PIB was used to visualize amyloid deposits in the heart and with 11C-acetate to measure myocardial blood flow.Uptake of 11-C PIB was measured 15-25 minutes after injection. Obvious uptake of 11-C PIB was noted in the left ventricle wall of all patients with cardiac amyloidosis, while no uptake was seen in the healthy volunteers. In half of the patients, 11-C PIB was also detected in the right ventricle wall, and nine of the patients had signs of reversible uptake, with a maximum concentration at 10-15 minutes after injection. Myocardial blood flow was significantly lower in patients with cardiac amyloidosis; however, no significant correlation between myocardial blood flow and 11-C PIB uptake was found.“This study emphasizes the strength of molecular imaging for detecting an underlying and significant molecular aberration in a disease that presents with unspecific symptoms and signs,” noted Antoni. “The potential for molecular imaging to provide valuable information for other diseases is of great value to the field of medicine.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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first_img by Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 29, 2018 1:20 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 at 3:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – A group of black janitors who were fired after they claimed they were victims of racial discrimination have found new jobs, but supporters continue to draw attention to their situation.Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett performed at a rally outside the Founders Square office building Thursday, capping a week of pickets protesting the treatment of the black cleaners.He said he was inspired by speakers at a rally at the downtown building on Monday and decided to write a song with his father, Bill, and community leader Lynn Jones to support the janitors.“This is an issue I can lend my voice to and sing,’” Plaskett said in an interview. “We’re just trying to make some noise and make the world a more equitable and fair place.”The janitors announced plans to file a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission last week.They accused the building’s property manager, Armour Group, and an incoming contractor, Deep Down Cleaning Services, of racial discrimination. They said one white cleaner was offered a job by the new contractor while the workers of African descent were all set to lose their jobs at the end of the month.Yet Rich Abbass, one of the owners of Deep Down Cleaning, called the allegation of racism “totally ridiculous.”“This is just crazy,” he said. “People are jumping to conclusions and it’s the furthest thing from the truth.”The company has taken over cleaning contracts in the city for 20 years, Abbass said, noting that it hires its own cleaners while the outgoing contractor finds new placements for its cleaners.Deep Down Cleaning decided to hire the building’s day porter — who is white — but opted not to hire the cleaning crew, said Abbass.“We had no idea the cleaners were black or the day porter was white,” Abbass said. “We just had a lot of positive feedback about the day porter, he’s well liked at the building, so we offered him a job.”Abbass added that one of the company’s owners is black, and about half the staff have ethnic backgrounds.Meanwhile, the union representing the janitors said Armour Group immediately fired and banned the janitors from the downtown building upon learning of the plan to file a complaint with the human rights commission.The janitors have all since found new jobs at other buildings in the city through their company, GDI Services.Still, the workers and their supporters have picketed outside the Founders Square building twice a day this week, chanting “justice for janitors” and waving placards that said Black Workers Matter.Darius Mirshahi, an organizer with the Service Employees International Union Local 2, said just because the janitors have found new jobs doesn’t “let Armour Group off the hook.”He said the workers are now adding what they call Armour Group’s “retaliation” against the workers to their human rights complaint.But Armour Group, the property manager of the historic Hollis Street building, said it honoured its obligation to pay for cleaning services until the end of the month.The company said it issued a Property Protection Act notice — essentially banning the janitors from the building — out of concerns the media attention could compromise “the maintenance of a safe and respectful workplace for all, including our tenants.”Armour Group added that it terminated its contract with the cleaning contractor over poor cleaning services.“We were disappointed by our experience with GDI and our supplier relationship,” the Armour Group said in an emailed statement Thursday.“Based on their performance and their responsiveness, and our tenant feedback, we ended the contract,” the company said. “We would have anticipated they would take better care of their employees.”Robert Wright, a social worker and sociologist based in Founders Square, questioned the practice of contracting out building services.“I have good feelings towards the Armour Group as a company, but it’s the practice of subcontracting and then turning a blind eye to whatever happens in your building and to the people that work here that I object to,” he said. “I think it’s important for people who work in buildings like this to not take for granted the people who service them on a daily basis in some of the most humble roles.”Wright said tenants — including the province of Nova Scotia, a major tenant in the building just steps from the provincial legislature — should not allow themselves to be “passive bystanders when these kinds of injustices happen … because if we do then we’re complicit in the injustice.” Fired black janitors get new jobs, song of support from Joel Plaskettcenter_img Joel Plaskett, right, and his father Bill Plaskett perform with community activist Lynn Jones in Halifax on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in support of seven black janitorial workers who were set to lose their jobs at the end of the month when their cleaning contract ends and a new contractor takes over. 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