Report demonstrates securities settlement and clearing using blockchain

first_img Keywords Blockchain,  Clearing,  SettlementCompanies TMX Group Ltd., Bank of Canada Shorter settlement cycle would reduce risk: Moody’s fintech and blockchain icons on financial technology background monsitj/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Blockchain technology can be used to clear and settle securities trades, but more work is required to assess its potential benefits for the financial system overall, concludes a report published Monday by the Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, TMX Group Ltd., Accenture and R3.The report details the results of a research project involving the central bank, Payments Canada, and TMX, to explore the feasibility of a clearing and settlement system for securities that utilizes distributed ledger technology ( DLT, a.k.a. blockchain). Previous phases of the initiative, known as Project Jasper, examined using blockchain to clear and settle high-value interbank payments. James Langton Related news Now, after testing a blockchain-based network prototype to examine the interactions between the systems, they have concluded that blockchain can be used for a payment and securities settlement system. That conclusion follows a test, which found that the platform was able to was able to process transactions in a way that addresses “the privacy and scalability requirements of the Canadian system.”“We are pleased with the Phase III outcomes and the results achieved by bringing members of Canada’s financial market ecosystem, including TMX, financial institutions and the Bank of Canada,” says Andrew McCormack, CIO at Payments Canada, in a statement. “Our results demonstrate the need to continue to broaden the scope of Project Jasper and actively explore what opportunities, and challenges, DLT could offer in the integration of financial markets and for the Canadian economy.”The organizations note that further research is needed to test the idea of expanding a blockchain-based system to include multiple asset classes, different types of trades and participants. Indeed, the report says, “… while DLT still shows promise in terms of its ability to deliver efficiency improvements, a significant expansion of the scope of coverage of the ledger to include additional assets and the full trade and post-trade life cycle may be required to realize these benefits.”“DLT is a promising technology that has the potential to reduce costs for participants and open new opportunities. Phase III of Project Jasper gave us the opportunity to test the technology further, and work remains to be done to determine how it can be set up to maximize the benefits for the whole financial system,” says Scott Hendry, senior special director, financial technology,  Bank of Canada. Blockchain, digital assets face legal hurdles: SIFMA Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Negative 2021 outlook on exchange, clearing sector: Fitchlast_img read more

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Storm clouds to clear for Northern Australian small businesses

first_imgStorm clouds to clear for Northern Australian small businesses The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says insurance premiums will be more affordable for small businesses in Northern Australia, under a new Federal Government scheme to launch next year.Mr Billson welcomed plans for a reinsurance pool to be backed by a $10 billion Federal Government guarantee to cover cyclone and flood damage across Norther Australia from July 1, 2022.He says the scheme, which is broadly in line with a recommendation in ASBFEO’s Insurance Inquiry, will make a significant difference.“This is certainly a welcome step in the right direction when it comes to ensuring essential insurance coverage is accessible to small businesses,” Mr Billson says.“Our Insurance Inquiry revealed that small businesses have been crippled by rising insurance costs and some can’t get it at all.“A reinsurance pool will go some way to addressing this key barrier for small businesses in Northern Australia.”Mr Billson says he also recognises barriers still exist for SME insurance coverage in other parts of Australia. “In the course of our Insurance Inquiry, we spoke to over 800 small businesses – about 12% of those were from Northern Australia,” Mr Billson says.“That means there are still many small businesses out there experiencing difficulties with accessing necessary insurance coverage.“My office is ready and willing to work collaboratively with the government, relevant agencies and the insurance industry towards making essential insurance products affordable and accessible for small businesses across the country.“Ultimately insurance is a necessity for small businesses to operate, which is why it is vital these products are accessible so they are protected when things go wrong.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Bruce, business, Cyclone, Family, Federal, federal government, Government, industry, insurance, launch, Ombudsman, Small Business, stormlast_img read more

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Woodland High School’s Beaver Bots competes in state finals

first_imgWoodland High School’s Beaver Bots competes in state finalsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, January 30, 2020in: Community News, Youthshare 0 The Beaver Bots, the school’s FIRST robotics team, won an Inspire AwardWOODLAND — Woodland High School’s robotics team, the Beaver Bots, won an Inspire Award and qualified to compete in the state finals on Sun., Jan. 26. The Beaver Bots are one of 140 teams at high schools across Washington state taking part in the For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition. The Beaver Bots' Inspire Award qualified them to participate in the State Finals. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsThe Beaver Bots’ Inspire Award qualified them to participate in the State Finals. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsElizabeth Talvitie and Stephanie Marshall, both science teachers at the high school, serve as team coaches. Talvitie volunteered to coach the team three years ago as it would be the only extracurricular Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) extracurricular club currently offered at the high school.However, when Talvitie volunteered, she had no prior experience with robotics or computer programming. “I’m a big fan of LEGO and although that’s not part of the high school level robotics competition, I was very interested in robotics and being part of the only STEM club offered at the high school,” she said. “Steve Rippl, the district’s IT director, was instrumental that first year helping get the club off the ground by teaching us how to code.”Now, the students manage all of the team’s responsibilities. “My role now is to serve as a facilitator and to ensure everyone tracks their work, a key task in the competition,” said Talvitie. “Our students have learned so much that they handle all of the other elements – building, programming, and project management.”FIRST kicks off each year-long season with a different theme including detailed tasks and a list of specifications what parts teams can use to build their robots. This season’s theme was called Skystone. In a timed match of 2 and ½ minutes, teams had to program their robots to travel autonomously from a starting point to pick up building materials, blocks called “stones,” and then transport the blocks to a building area. Once in the building area, two human operators controlled a second robot to construct a building. Elements from the task such as number of blocks moved, building height, successful autonomous travel, and more, are assigned points with the highest-scoring team winning the match.Teamwork and effective communication between the three subgroups are essential for the team's success. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsTeamwork and effective communication between the three subgroups are essential for the team’s success. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsOnce the team divides itself into the three groups – builders, programmers, and project managers – they start each season by brainstorming ideas for the robot and drafting starting designs using the specifications provided by the FIRST League’s organizers. Communication and teamwork between each of the three groups leads to the success of the team as a whole. “While it can be hard to get everyone to agree, everyone’s really supportive of one another,” said Adelia Menn, a junior who’s been involved in Woodland Public Schools’ robotics programs since the eighth grade. “I think it’s nice how everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and we work as a team to help one another out.”Following the initial planning stages, the builders create the robot, making modifications as needed along the way. The programmers use a graphical programming language along with additional code to program all of the different elements of the robot which may include a variety of engines and moving pieces such as arms, claws, or legs. Programmers must also create artificial intelligence for the robot to allow it to move autonomously without human interaction for part of the competition.The project managers create and maintain the Engineering Notebook which includes compiling all of the building plans, tracking any design changes, and maintaining the team’s budget along with ordering parts and documenting receipts. The Engineering Notebook is judged during the competition with judges scrutinizing the notebook for the current project as well as an included plan for how to keep the club going in the future. Programmers, builders, and project managers work closely together to create, program, and document a successful robot. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsProgrammers, builders, and project managers work closely together to create, program, and document a successful robot. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsAt each competition, the concept of teamwork broadens beyond a single team, as teams form alliances with a second, different team for each of five matches. For each match, two alliances, a total of four teams per match, compete against each other, however, since alliances change with each match, teams that partner in one match might be competitors in the next. “The focus on changing teamwork creates a dynamic where teams are constantly analyzing all of the teams’ robots to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each,” explained Talvitie. “During a match, all 15 team members from both teams in an alliance work together to make sure their robots work together to complete the task successfully.”This year, the Beaver Bots won an Inspire Award for their work on their Engineering Notebook with judges focusing on their plan for the future, in particular, and also won third place for their robot design in interleague competition.“The judges were impressed with how organized our team was, particularly with the team’s sustainability plan to keep the program going,” said Talvitie. “The team really wowed the judges.” Since the robotics club needs new kits, specific parts, and entry fees each year, a plan for sustaining the club both economically as well as attracting new members is instrumental for the club’s future success. Woodland High School's FIRST Robotics Team, the Beaver Bots. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsWoodland High School’s FIRST Robotics Team, the Beaver Bots. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools“As a team, we have to create a sustainable business model including ways to generate funds for our team each year as well as plans for outreach to recruit new teammates,” explained Ruby Heidgerken, a junior who has been participating with Woodland Public Schools’ robotics programs since seventh grade. “The robotics team needs a lot of funds so developing partnerships with local businesses and thinking of fundraiser ideas is key to a successful ongoing program.”In addition to participating as a project manager for the Beaver Bots, Heidgerken also plays for Woodland High School’s volleyball team, but she’s not the only robotics teammate who’s also a student athlete, far from it, in fact. “Half of our robotics team is made up of student athletes,” she said. “In addition, half our team is girls which makes the robotics team incredibly diverse.” Juggling multiple extracurricular activities can be challenging, but for Heidgerken, timing was everything this season. “The robotics team had a lot of turnover for project managers this season since maintaining the Engineering Notebook can be quite time-consuming,” she said. “Fortunately, the volleyball season ended right when the needs of the robotics team ramped up.”By starting with the Woodland Middle School robotics club, Heidgerken discovered a love for science at a young age, specifically astrophysics, a field she intends to major in at college. “I’m currently in the Western Aerospace Scholars program with the Museum of Flight; I just find everything about space and the field of astrophysics so interesting,” she said. “My goal school is Harvard because they have the leading program, however I’m also looking at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Washington.” Heidgerken encourages students – both classmates at a high school but also those in middle school and younger – to get involved with computer programming as early as possible. “Learning coding is huge when you’re young because so many industries depend on it,” she said. “One of the reasons for the outreach program is to teach people about STEM and how vital it is to prepare for life after high school.” For community members interested in learning how to support the Beaver Bots, you can contact the team at their email address: [email protected] The Robotics Club and STEM classes offered at Woodland High School are just a few of the many programs and activities funded by local levy dollars and the Woodland community’s ongoing support of their schools.Information provided by Woodland Public Schools.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyWoodlandshare 0 Previous : Battle Ground High School AFJROTC cadets awarded aviation scholarships Next : Youth, veterans and active military waterfowl hunting opportunity Sat., Feb. 1AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Your student government: Get to know the 2017 candidates

first_img Published: Oct. 17, 2017 If you goWho: StudentsWhat: Rep-at-Large Candidates Town HallWhen: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.Where: University Memorial Center, room 235 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Get to know your CU Student Government (CUSG) candidates at the town hall this Wednesday, Oct. 18. There will be a brief meet-and greet for students to talk one-on-one with the fall 2017 candidates. There also will be opportunity to ask panel questions, so don’t be afraid to voice opinions or concerns about your student groups!Free food will be provided, and there will be a raffle for CUSG swag, including fidget spinners, pop-sockets, T-shirts and more. Come meet the people avid to represent you! Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

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5 documents to work on this summer for your academic job search

first_imgThe academic hiring season is fast approaching. While some job calls go out as early as August, there are some late-hire tenure track job postings now for the fall 2021 semester. As you prepare for your academic job search, here are five crucial documents you can begin to draft.1. Your CVMake sure your CV is up-to-date and well-organized according to the academic triad of research, teaching and service. It should be structured to emphasize research and the  qualifications that make you an excellent candidate for faculty or postdoc positions in your field.2. Your job letterWrite a basic job letter draft, including the appropriate information about your research trajectory and your teaching experience. You will need to write an additional paragraph to tailor your letter for each job you apply to, and work to frame your research and teaching history according to the needs of each specific department. However, if you write the basic elements now you will have a draft that needs only edits, saving you time and energy later.3. Your research statementRemember that your research statement is an explanation of your research past, present and future. Work on a detailed research plan for your next project and make sure that you can articulate it for the committee. Your research statement shows that you have engaged in productive, quality research in the past and that you have a well-developed, detailed plan for your next research endeavor, including plans for publication and obtaining funding for this research.4. Your teaching statementYour teaching statement should begin by making a claim about the good that can be brought about by education in your field. It can then go on to explain, with real-life examples, the pedagogical methods you use to achieve that good. Your statement should offer quantitative proof that you have done so, and then finish with a strong conclusion about the value of education in your field.The teaching statement will need to be tailored to the specific population and pedagogical concerns of the department to which you are applying, but you can save time by writing the methods, examples and quantitative proof sections now.5. Your diversity statementYour diversity statement will explain your values and goals around diversity and equity of access to education. It will share how you exemplify those values and achieve those goals in your research, your teaching and your service. The diversity statement is highly individual—for example, a diversity statement for an institution focused predominantly on teaching and serving a population comprising mainly first-in-family Spanish-speaking students might look very different from one intended for an R1 institution with a majority-white student body. It will be helpful to draft a basic diversity statement now that contains information about your diversity and equity efforts to date, and establishes your personal values and goals.Preparing now for the academic hiring cycle will take some of the pressure off later. Starting to draft your documents in advance allows you time to polish them well before they’re needed. Once the postings in your field go out, you can then devote your time and effort to researching your target institutions and tailoring your documents. Review our CV guide and Academic Statements guide to learn more.Career Services is here to helpFor more tips, plan to attend the upcoming Academic Job Search Seminar Series for graduate students. Beginning June 1, this eight-week session will lay out the basics of a non-academic job search.You can also meet with a graduate career development advisor. Virtual office hours over the summer begin on June 3 and occur weekly on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Learn more about getting started with Career Services. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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PR%F Awards 2020 Announces New Partners, New Dates & More Categories

first_imgHome Industry News Releases PR%F Awards 2020 Announces New Partners, New Dates & More CategoriesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPR%F Awards 2020 Announces New Partners, New Dates & More CategoriesBy Press Release – August 17, 2020 217 0 Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 17Next articleNenow Family Wines Announces Paso Robles Tasting Room Grand Opening Press Release Pinterest Linkedin TAGSConstellation CateringDelta Sky ClubsFood & Beverage MagazineGreen Valley Ranch ResortOpulent Wines & SpiritsThe PR%F Awards Advertisement(LAS VEGAS – August 17, 2020) – The PR%F Awards, an international & domestic spirits, wine & beverage competition has moved its dates to December 1 & 2, 2020. Designed to award accolades to many emerging beverage brands & established favorites, the PR%F Awards platform brings visibility to its spirits brands with a “buyers only” judging platform and partnership with F&B’s leading industry & lifestyles publication, Food and Beverage Magazine.The PR%F Awards private judging competition will take place December 1 & 2, 2020 at Green Valley Ranch Resort (www.greenvalleyranch.com) with a prestigious panel of experts, regarded as top of their trade in the spirits & wine industries. Each judge plays a key role as top decision-maker for distribution, retail and purchasing.PR%F Awards 2020 has extended its beverage collection of categories to include an array of wines and sparkling wines, New World whiskey, spirited and non spirited seltzers and ciders, frozen concoctions, coffee liquors and many more beverage categories. To enter the PR%F Awards 2020, visit www.proofawards.com“We are pleased to announce the annual PR%F Awards 2020 competition is set for December 1 & 2 in Las Vegas. During this pandemic with industry closures and upheaval, the beverage industry remains steadfast and consistent. Our entrants deserve to win accolades and be recognized for their innovative brands so we moved the date to calmer waters,” said Michele Tell, Executive Director of PR%F Awards.“More than 30 judges – all buyers from across the US will prepare to merit spirits, wine and beverages from across the globe with our competition with our coveted 100-point PR%F Awards proprietary judging system,” she said.The sequestered and private judging process will host a double-blind tasting for the preliminary rounds (bronze, silver, gold, double-gold, and The Century Award) all the way to the final sweepstakes round which determines our top winners in each main category. All 100-point perfect scoring brands will become an honored recipient of the PR%F Century Award and will join the established PR%F Award’s Family of Century Award-Perfect Scores from 2019 – Hardy Legend 1863; Michel Couvreur Candid; Galliano Aperitivo; Anna’s Kitchen Shrub Apple-Cider-Ginger; and Anna’s Kitchen Shrub Cranberry-Mint.PR%F Awards Design Distinction will be held simultaneously – on its own awards platform – featuring artists and creative/marketing expert judges to award the most creative, powerful labels, packaging and point-of-sale creative for the beverage industry.“Last year’s event featured our judges – all buyers from across the US, activating many of our brands with more than $2 million in sales,” said Michael S. Politz, publisher of Food and Beverage Magazine, the title partner for the competition.“Some of our amazing brands from PR%F Awards 2019 including 100-point perfect scoring Century Award Hardy Legend 1863, 100-point Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs and Silver Winner Damrak Gin was placed on all Delta Sky Club menus worldwide. To name a few: Dented Brick, Snowy River Cocktails, Third Eye Blind’s Stephen Jenkins’s Tequila Summer Gods, Cape Fear Gin, Just LeDoux It Whiskey and many more, found their way into distributors and on shelves across the country. We are committed to not only bringing visibility to emerging spirits in our beverage industry, we are also opening doors to put these brands onto shelves and into the hands of consumers,” said Politz.“Last year we saw an influx of tequila, flavored whiskeys and canned cocktails enter the PR%F Awards,” said Politz. “This year the trends not only point again to canned cocktails, whiskeys and tequila, but also Cachaca, Pisco, gluten-free spirits and Mezcal that should make a huge mark in the spirits world. We are also seeing an influx of flavored rums. It’s exciting to be on the forefront of tomorrow’s top sellers and the emerging sought-after SKUs in the spirits industry,” he said.The 2020 PR%F Awards is presented by Food & Beverage Magazine (12 million monthly readers noted by Amazon’s Alexa rating system, and noted as the most progressive resource in the F&B industry); the medal winners will be announced and showcased in several upcoming issues of Food & Beverage Magazine and the final special magazine edition in February 2021 as well as broadcasted on various New York and Los Angeles based podcasts featured on the Food & Beverage Podcast Network.About The PR%F AwardsThe PR%F Awards is the premiere spirits awards program held annually in Las Vegas. Corporate headquarters: 10845 Griffith Peak Drive, Floor 2, Las Vegas, Nev. 89135 www.proofawards.com 1-888-959-7260About Food & Beverage MagazineFood & Beverage Magazine is the premiere worldwide destination multi-platform medium for global restaurants and hospitality, ideas trends, and quality – 1930 Village Center Circle, Suite 3197, Las Vegas, Nev. 89134 www.fbmagazine.comAbout Delta Sky ClubsWhere fresh & healthy food, great amenities and the industry’s most innovative beverage program puts the pleasure back into travel. Relax in one of 54 airport locations and enjoy handcrafted cocktails, premium wines and craft beers. https://www.delta.com/us/en/delta-sky-club/overviewAbout Green Valley Ranch ResortThe AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning Green Valley Ranch Resort opened in 2001. It features almost 500 guest rooms and suites, a 30,000 square-foot resort spa and salon, and a 10-screen movie theater. The property’s restaurant collection includes Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis, Tides Seafood/Sushi Bar, Bottiglia Italian restaurant, Borracha Mexican restaurant, the Grand Café, Feast Buffet, Pizza Rock and several casual dining options. The property’s gaming includes bingo, race and sports book, table games and more than 2,100 slots/video poker machines. Other amenities include meeting and convention space, Kid’s Quest, a supervised childcare facility, and a stunning backyard pool area. Green Valley Ranch Resort is owned and operated by Stations Casinos. To learn more, please visit. www.greenvalleyranch.comAbout Food & Beverage Podcast NetworkFood and Beverage Magazine is expanding its universal multi-medium platform to include the new Food & Beverage Podcast Network featuring dozens of modern podcasts designed to give the discerning foodie a new group of “in your face restaurant & beverage gurus” to feast on. Current top shows include: “Drink Up with Richie T”; The Art Mann Podcast – world renowned expert in drunken travel; Rogues on the Road Matt “the science teacher turned distiller” & Rich the “Brit” discuss food, travel, booze and everything in between to name a few. www.fbpodcasts.comAbout Opulent Wines & SpiritsOpulent Wines & Spirits is a premiere distributor in Las Vegas, Nev. specializing in craft spirits, emerging brands, and all varietals of wine, RTD and more – located in the heart of Las Vegas at 4691 S. Valley View, Nev 89103. All spirits/wine entered in PR%F Awards must be sent to this location. www.opulentws.com (Deadline to receive entrants is Nov. 1, 2020.)The NEAT GlassIn 2002, a simple glass blowing mistake revealed an amazing concept which displays the true expressions of all spirits, launching a new scientific approach to drinking enjoyment and understanding. Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology (NEAT) is the best spirits glass available, significantly surpassing standard tulip and snifter glasses in aroma detection and identification. Flavor is 90% aroma, and NEAT removes nose-numbing ethanol to unmask and showcase all the character aromas hidden in tulips and snifters. NEAT is changing the way the world drinks through sensory science, physics and chemistry to deliver exactly what is in your glass without nose-numbing ethanol. Today the NEAT glass is the world’s leading judging glass, used in over 30 manor international spirits competitions. Over 120,000 spirits judged in NEAT, and over 30,000 medals awarded since 2012, makes NEAT the world’s official spirits judging glass. For more information visit: www.theneatglass.com.About Constellation CateringConstellation Catering is a progressive full-service spirits & wine catering & special events company in Southern Nevada and holds liquor and alcohol concession licenses in Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson and North Las Vegas. www.constellationcatering.comAdvertisement ReddIt Facebook Share Emaillast_img read more

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Digital Health: The Future: Telemedicine-Where do We Stand Today video conference organised

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” During discussions experts thanked the Govt for Guidelines on Telemedicine making it legal for the doctors in India while demanding the Regulatory Framework for Telemedicine for international patients as wellPHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Health Committee organised an interactive video conference of series on ‘Digital Health: The Future: Telemedicine-Where do We Stand Today’ on May 29, 2020.During the discussions with experts from hospitals, MCI, Industry, academia and the radiology and health insurance experts thanked the Govt for Guidelines on Telemedicine making it legal for the doctors in India while demanding the Regulatory Framework for Telemedicine for international patients as well. They also opined that with AI under supervision of the clinicians, telemedicine can extend health support to the rural patients and we could see 20-25 per cent of healthcare being provided through telemedicine.The panellists of the webinar were Dr N Subramanian, Chairman, Health Committee, PHDCCI & Director, Medical Services, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Aditya Berlia, Co-Founder & Pro Chancellor, Apeejay Satya University, Dr Hans Raj Baweja, Chairman, Ethics Committee, Medical Council of India, Dr Harsh Mahajan, Founder & Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging, Dr Puneet Girdhar, Sr Director & Spine Surgeon, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, SK Mehra, Managing Director & CEO, Health Insurance TPA of India.Dr Subramanian welcomed all the panellist and said that telemedicine plays a very important role in our lives to reach out to everyone and it is expanding and getting better every year. The risk of NCDs are so high for the treating doctors that the awareness and prevention is the only way to avoid complications where telemedicine and AI play a major role to make the data available and stratifying the risks. It can also manage the algorithms in treating patients with high risk demographics where the Government has the access to real time data and the changing patterns of the disease. Dr Subramanian advised young practitioners who are keen to adopt the telemedicine technology that it is very important to have certain amount of discipline and they should establish a relationship and trust with the patients especially for incase of telemedicine.Dr Mahajan while briefing about the tele-radiology said that the computing and internet availability improves exponentially the effectiveness of telemedicine as also reduces the cost drastically of healthcare delivery. He said we will be able to serve the underprivileged sections of the society and remote areas through telemedicine. He further said that with the advent of Corona, telemedicine has become the necessity where technology helped us a lot to fight this crisis. He also told that telemedicine and AI make work easier and it will become indispensable in coming years but it has to be under supervision of a clinician. Answering to one of the questions from audience, Dr Mahajan said that telemedicine is here to grow exponentially and serve the multiple purpose like diagnosis, training, education and serve the agenda of preventive measurement. He further added that apart from tele-radiology, telemedicine can be used in digital pathology, dermatology, ophthalmology and many other segments.Berlia said that the doctor to patient ratio in urban area is around 1:10,000 and in rural area it is worst at 1:30,00,00 and this is a worldwide scenario. COVID-19 has changed the patient and doctor psychology at large and 20-25 per cent medical system will move to telemedicine in coming years. He also said that COVID-19 has given a massive boost to telemedicine and there is an urgent intervention needed from the regulatory part as there is a problem with the data collection part. He further added that in the next one year there will be a tremendous use of telemedicine for quick follow-up consultations, consultations by patients who panic and second opinion consultations for referral patients and if we are able to do this then it is a phenomenal achievement.Dr Baweja said that there were lot of legal limitations we faced before COVID era as telemedicine is existing and practiced in other countries but never recognised in India. It’s only due to this Corona pandemic on March 25, 2020 the telemedicine guidelines were finalised which says that every doctor in India can go on telemedicine platform in India. Explaining the key points of telemedicine guidelines, like mandatory patient consent, mandatory patient identity as it is difficult to identify the patient in audio consultations, taking of history and entering all the details in the prescription, Dr Baweja said that it is mandatory for doctors also to introduce themselves at the time of consultation and only generic medicines should be prescribed.Dr Girdhar said that in the past everyone knew about telemedicine but due to legal limitations, patient psychology and other complications very few were using it and now with Coronavirus hitting even hospitals have come up with their individual telemedicine apps.Mehra said that there’s huge demand of telemedicine among doctors in coming years. He said this is the right time to start and set some protocols and regulations, which will also help in the expansion of the telemedicine. He said this concept will certainly help the senior citizens, where they require general consultation or normal follow up for the medicine. Mehra also explained about the existing insurance policies and the important aspects of telemedicine consultation coverage in the insurance.While moderating the session Dr Deep Goel, Senior Director, Dr BL Kapur Memorial Hospital said that mother earth is under repair and social distancing will be the new normal in coming times.Vivek Seigell, Principal Director Health, PHD Chamber who moderated the session with Dr Goel said that the recommendations and details of the discussions held will be sent to NITI Aayog as policy inputs on various aspects of telemedicine especially for the consulting for international patients.Dr Subramanian gave the Vote of Thanks and the webinar was attended by more than 100 delegates. 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Major season not a good one for GOLF

first_imgAs a golf fan, you might not care one bit if the professional game grows beyond its already sizable circle. That’s cool. And if you’re one of those golf fans who is happy to simply enjoy the professional game, then 2016 was a magical major champion season. We had great winners. We had drama. We had a duel for the ages. It has been great for golf. But — and here’s where we probably differ — I don’t think it’s been as great for GOLF, all capital letters. What’s the difference between golf and GOLF? I guess I’d put it this way: It’s the difference between the Stanley Cup and the NHL regular season. It’s the difference between the Kentucky Derby and every other horse race. It’s the difference between the Indy 500 and other open-wheel races. Golf is a great sport. GOLF is a cultural phenomenon. Yes, there are a few times in the game’s history when GOLF transcends its usual place in the American landscape and becomes something bigger. This happened for a time in the 1950s after Ben Hogan survived a horrible car crash and then came back to win the U.S. Open (and, a short while later, three majors in one year). They made a movie about that, threw a ticker tape parade for him, all that stuff. GOLF became cool in the 1960s because Arnold Palmer was cool, the way he smoked his cigarettes and lashed at the ball and charged from behind at the finish. GOLF was titanic when Jack Nicklaus dueled with Palmer and Lee Trevino and Tom Watson. And, of course, Tiger Woods took GOLF to unprecedented heights, unheard of ratings, impossibly high purses and all that. Tiger’s chase of “greatest player ever” masked his overwhelming accomplishment of becoming the most famous player ever. He made golf as important to sports fans as just about any other sport. It seemed to me going into this major championship season that there was a chance for golf to once again skyrocket into America’s imagination. And, as great as 2016 was, I don’t think that happened. Don’t misunderstand: It was fantastic for golf fans. At the Masters, we watched Jordan Spieth’s first encounter with doubt and uncertainty. He collapsed down the stretch, and a fine English player, Danny Willett, played brilliantly and took the green jacket. At the U.S. Open, we watched Dustin Johnson — a massive and star-crossed talent who can do things that no other player can — finally put it together and win even as the USGA clumsily mishandled a penalty ruling. Photo gallery: Best moments from the 2016 major season At The Open, we had perhaps the greatest duel in golf history — certainly right there with the Watson-Nicklaus Duel in the Sun at Turnberry in 1977 — as the superb Henrik Stenson somehow out-birdied Phil Mickelson while they both left the rest of the world far behind. And finally, at a weather-flattened PGA Championship, a game Texan with the plain name of Jimmy Walker held off the world’s No. 1 player, Jason Day, to win his first major championship. All four of the champions, in fact, were excellent pros and first-time major winners. But GOLF, the grand version of the game, is driven by superstars. And some of us came into this year with the hope, even the expectation, of having more than one superstar drive the sport on to the front pages and magazine covers and lead stories on TV. As the year began, the top three players in the world were: 1. Spieth: Magical putter; winner of two major championships and the FedEx Cup in 2015; likable Texan, who doesn’t only play well, he serves as he own analyst on the course. 2. Day: Friendly Australian; record setter for lowest major championship score at the PGA Championship; inspiring story who overcame various troubles and built a near-flawless game. 3. Rory McIlroy: Powerful Irishman; perfect swing; probably has the highest ceiling of any player in the world — at his best, he might be unbeatable. You couldn’t get three more perfect candidates to have a shootout for golf’s top billing. They are friendly with each other, but there’s an obvious rivalry between them. They have very different styles and games. They all have charisma. No one player can ever be Tiger, but together the three have a chance to give us a tension and sense of surprise that The Woods Era could not provide. This was a chance for something great. And that just didn’t materialize. Spieth, after his meltdown at Augusta, wasn’t a factor in any of the other majors. Day certainly has had a good year — winning The Players Championship and WGC-Match Play and finishing second at the PGA — but he returned to his close-but-not-quite ways in the majors. And McIlroy was all over the place, finishing top 10 at two majors (though not really in contention for either) and missing the cut in the other two. So that just didn’t come together. Of course, golf fans will tell you, that’s no surprise. Golf is a game of disappointment. Day had an amazing year, even if he didn’t win any majors. Spieth won twice this year and led for all but the last nine holes at the Masters. McIlroy won in Dubai. It’s not fair to expect those guys to just compete at every major championship. And it isn’t fair. But this is how Woods spoiled us and lifted GOLF to such great heights. He brought his game week after week after week. He didn’t miss major championship cuts (or, really, any cuts). He didn’t blow leads in the fourth round. He didn’t miss the putts that win and lose championships. There was never even the slightest doubt who the No. 1 player in the world was, and this made golf fascinating to people like my mother who would not even know which end of the golf club with which to hit. He gave order to the game — you could root for him or against him and it was just as fun. Now, who is No. 1 in the world? The rankings say it’s Day. He’s had the best year, but without a major championship the year is incomplete. Johnson moved up to No. 2 in the world, and he certainly could become that big star that draws people to golf — he’s a thrilling player, there’s the Gretzky connection, etc. — but he has proven to be unreliable for various reasons, and he just had a stink bomb of a PGA Championship. Spieth? McIlroy? Rickie Fowler? The ageless Mickelson? Tiger himself? How about Beef? There’s a lot of excitement in all that, and if you’re a golf fan, these are good times. But if you’re not a golf fan, I suspect 2016 didn’t change your mind. 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Donegal County Councillor charged with drink driving

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Donegal County Councillor charged with drink driving RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 12, 2017 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twittercenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford A Donegal County Councillor has been charged with drink driving, six months after being given a motoring ban for a similar type offence.Councillor Ciaran Brogan’s case was mentioned at Mondays sitting of Letterkenny District Court.He has been charged with drink driving at Treanbeg, Trentagh in the early hours of April 1st.It’s alleged his reading when stopped by a garda patrol unit was 70 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath.The matter was adjourned until June 12th. Previous articleThe Forest is Heading for The TownNext articleCouncil urges road users to stay safe on the roads this Easter News Highland Facebook Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Husband charged in 1982 ax killing of wife; chief calls it one of ‘worst outcomes of domestic violence’

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Decades after a young mom was found dead in her upstate New York home with an ax in her head, her husband was arrested for second-degree murder.Brighton Police Department Chief Charles David Catholdi called the crime “one of the worst outcomes of domestic violence this agency has investigated.”On the evening of Feb. 19, 1982, police responded to a 911 call from a neighbor. Officers were led to the home of James and Cathleen Krauseneck in the Rochester area, where 29-year-old Cathleen Krauseneck was found with a blow to her head from an ax, according to officials.The crime was initially reported as a burglary, authorities said. The Krausenecks’ 3-year-old daughter was home when her mother died, Catholdi said at a news conference Tuesday.Police did not elaborate on what led to James Krauseneck’s arrest decades later, but did say a “fresh look” with help from the FBI began in 2015.Catholdi stressed there’s no single piece of evidence that points to James Krauseneck, but investigators are looking at the totality of circumstances and the timeline.DNA, fingerprints and the lack there of “can speak volumes,” Catholdi said.Catholdi also said investigators reexamined the timeline which he said proves James Krauseneck “was in the home at the time of the homicide.”An indictment was unsealed Friday. Krauseneck surrendered the same day and was charged with second-degree murder by way of a grand jury indictment, authorities said.Defense attorney Michael Wolford in a statement Friday called the indictment a mistake.“Jim’s innocence was clear 37 years ago; it’s clear today,” he said. “At the end of the case, I have no doubt Jim will be vindicated.”Wolford said the Krausenecks’ daughter, who was home at the time of the alleged crime, “has never doubted her father’s innocence.”“For the last 37 years, Jim has continued to contribute to society. At the time of his wife’s murder, Jim was an economist at Kodak Company and then afterward, had a successful career and retired as vice-president of a Fortune 500 company,” Wolford said. Jim has cooperated in the investigation of his wife’s murder, repeatedly giving statements to the police, consenting to the search of his home and his car. It wasn’t until I became involved and it became evident that he was being targeted, that I placed some reasonable conditions on any further interrogation.”Krauseneck was 30 years old at the time of the alleged crime. Now 67 and living in Arizona, he was arraigned on Friday and released on $100,000 bail, Catholdi said.The trial is scheduled to begin on June 2, prosecutors said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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