Stop wasting your time recreating assets in Adobe After Effects. In this video tutorial, we’ll cover some tips for working with presets.Animation presets allow After Effects users to quickly bring an element to life with a simple double-click. They’re especially useful when you need to create many similar-looking graphics. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to apply existing animation presets, customize them, and then save out your own. I’ll use this method to quickly create custom lower thirds. Apply Existing PresetsOpening up the Window > Effects & Presets panel will reveal a number of tools, with the Animation Presets folder right at the top. After Effects has presets to help you create backgrounds, behaviors, transitions, shapes, sound effects, and a host of other options. As I mentioned before, in this example, I’m going to create a few simple lower third graphics promoting social media handles. Each graphic will consist of a text layer and a logo. For the first step, I’ll position a Twitter logo and a text element in the lower third of the screen. Once it’s in position, I’ll go to Animation Presets > Text > Animate In and apply the Fade Up Character preset to the text layer. It’s important to understand that animations will begin wherever your playhead is when you apply the preset. For the logo, I’ll go to Animation Presets > Transitions – Wipes and select the Linear Wipe preset.Customize the AnimationsThe animations are now in place, but I’m not entirely happy with how they look. With both layers selected, I’ll press the U shortcut key to view all of the properties with a keyframe applied. The text layer is using an animator to bring the transition to life, while the logo is using an effect. To smooth out the transitions I’ll add some Easy Ease and then adjust the corresponding speed graph of each layer using the Graph Editor. Finally I’ll retime the animations by speeding them up to around one second. To make both layers animate out just how they animated in, I’ll copy the intro keyframes and then paste them at the end. I can quickly flip the keyframes around by grabbing each set and selecting Animation > Keyframe Assistant > Time-Reverse Keyframes. Now each layer will animate out just as it animated in. Once I’m happy with the animations, it’s time to create some presets of my own.Save New PresetsCreating a preset will allow me to save all of the property configurations and animations of a specific layer to reuse it later. For the Twitter logo, I’ll select both the Effects and Transform property groups and go to Animation > Save Animation Preset. For the the text, I’ll grab both the Text and Transform property groups and then repeat the same step as before. Once saved, both presets will now show up in a new User Presets folder. Now I can quickly create another lower third using these new presets. I’ll create a new comp and bring in a YouTube logo icon. Applying the new preset will automatically resize the logo, situate it in the lower third of the screen, and apply both the fade-in and -out animations. It’s important to note that the transform properties are working perfectly on the YouTube logo because it’s the exact same size as the Twitter logo. For the text graphic, all I need to do is simply double-click the preset. This will automatically create a new text layer and apply the corresponding attributes, including the font and character properties.As you can see, animation presets can not only kickstart your creative process, they can also drastically speed up your workflow.Cover image via guteksk7.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Creativity and Innovation” by Ulas Pakkan“Chillhop Tripping” by Mattijs Muller“Mellow Mallets” by Origami Pigeon“Lo Fi Waves” by Origami Pigeon“Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (1st Movement)” by Wilfred Symphony OrchestraLooking for more After Effects tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: How to Create Karaoke Graphics in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Create a Callout Graphic in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Create Anime Speed Lines in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Fine-Tune Keyframes in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Morph Graphics Using Adobe After Effects
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Let’s say you and your competitors both sell the same thing to your customers. You both buy the same raw materials to develop your product. You both pay $100 for those raw materials. You sell your product for $150, and your competitor sells theirs for $130. Your higher price is enough to cause some buyers to buy from your competitor. All things being equal, they’re right to pay the lower price.But all things are not equal. The product that you sell is superior to your competitor’s. You invest more to develop the final product, it is of far superior quality, it lasts longer, and your customers don’t have to buy it as frequently. More still, your sales team is out teaching your customers how to get even more out of the product and saving them money. Your competitor has a lower price, but you have a lower cost. Why? because you create greater value.But you lose a significant amount of deals to your competitor. Some prospects don’t understand how paying more can cost them less. You are faced with a choice. You can either more effectively sell the value you create, or you can eliminate price as an objection. It’s easier to lower your price than it is to sell better.You match the $130. Now you have less profit to support your sales model, and you can no longer spend time teaching your clients how to save money. You also have less money to develop the product the way you had been, and so you and your competitor are now equal.But every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Your competitor was selling lowest price. That was their business strategy. So they lower their price to $120, taking back the price advantage on which they were competing. Your customers still demand the same level of service and support, and you don’t understand how your competitor can deliver anything of value at that price. But now you’ve given up competing on the greater value you create, so you match the $120, imagining there is no way your competitor can lower their price again. But you are wrong. They lower their price to $110.This is how sales organizations, salespeople, and whole industries are commoditized. If you have chosen low price as your strategy, then you need to compete by eliminating costs and providing the lowest price in all cases. But if you have decided to sell the additional value you create, the value that makes you different, then you need to focus on selling more effectively.Reducing your price to increase your revenue is one way to go about increased sales. But that choice comes with reduced margins. You may indeed end up increasing your sales and selling more while building a far less profitable, and less valuable business. And you might also build a business that doesn’t make a difference in the end.
Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take all necessary steps to ensure that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is rolled out in the State along with the rest of the country on July 1 and warned that failure to do so would adversely affect its consumers as well as businesses.After the passage of an ordinance last week by the Kerala government to enable the new indirect tax system, Jammu and Kashmir remains the only State that is yet to pass the State GST law and is unlikely to implement GST from July 1. In a letter to Ms. Mufti, the Finance Minister implored her to send the State’s concurrence on the Constitutional amendments enabling the GST regime for the order of the President, ‘with any modifications as considered necessary’.
Mystery shrouds the death of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, who apparently died of a shot from his own service weapon. The body of 25-year old Arvind Kumar, his hands and feet tied with a rope, was found near a border outpost on Thursday under the Sahebganj police station of Dinhata Block of Cooch Behar district. Almost three days later, it is still not clear who is behind the death. “There is nothing conclusive so far, but we have some crucial evidence and we are working on them,” Bholanath Pandey, Superintendent of Police, Cooch Behar, told The Hindu.Besides the service weapon, a few other sharp weapons were recovered from the spot. Investigators are looking at the possibility of smugglers being behind the incident. West Bengal shares over a 2,216 km border with Bangladesh and three frontiers of the BSF— the South Bengal frontier, North Bengal Frontier and Guwahati Frontier — guard the border. Smuggling of cattle and fake Indian currency notes is common along the border. In the South Bengal frontier alone, five personnel have been killed by cattle smugglers and about 150 injured since 2014.
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Mumbai: Popular singer Darshan Raval has come up with his new single “Dil mera blast”, and the singer believes the peppy number is apt for the festive mood. “After Hawa Banke, Dil mera blast is completely the opposite, it’s fast, peppy and ideal for this festive seasons. I hope people enjoy the track as much as we did while creating them,” he said. “Dil mera blast” is composed by Javed-Mohsin and the video is directed by Adil Shaikh. “The track is all about revelry, something that is synonymous with the festive season. It’s a song for the masses, shot with 300 dancers. This is a first for an independent track. This is also one of the few independent tracks aimed at masses. Mostly, such songs belong to romantic or the hip hop genre,” said the music composer duo. The song was released on Friday, on the YouTube channel of Indie Music Label.
In the latest incident, two Bosnian Muslim men were apprehended on Monday evening after a hand grenade was thrown at a Serb Orthodox Church in the Federation-controlled town of Sanski Most. One of them made a confession, spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The grenade attack was the third violent incident at a religious institution in recent days. It came on the heels of a mob rampage by Bosnian Serbs earlier yesterday at a sixteenth-century mosque in Banja Luka that was slated for reconstruction. Hundreds of hard-liners broke through a police cordon and surrounded the city’s Islamic community centre, where more than 200 individuals had sought shelter from the mob before being escorted out by local police.According to Mr. Eckhard, UN officials met today with Republika Srpska authorities in Banja Luka and with local court officials in Trebinje, where Bosnian Serbs demonstrated violently on Saturday at another mosque that is to be reconstructed. The UN expects that criminal charges will be filed later today against participants in Saturday’s violence, he said.Meanwhile, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed outrage over Monday’s violence in Banja Luka. “International and local officials see the reconstruction of mosques as a powerful symbol of ethnic reconciliation in Republika Srpska,” spokesman Kris Janowski said, noting that the area had suffered some of the most brutal “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. “The violent demonstration yesterday dealt a blow to the effort to reconcile Bosnia’s former foes,” he added.
More than 1,500 participants from Government, private sector, civil society and international organizations are meeting at a United Nations forum in Geneva this week to review and measure progress towards targets set almost a decade ago designed to help countries more effectively harness the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs).The WSIS Forum is an “international multi-stakeholder engagement” to meet the goals of the World Summit on the Information Society which met in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, according to the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the host and main organizer of the event.The Summit set out Action Plans in several key areas for ICT development, including ICT infrastructure and capacity building, cybersecurity and ICT applications in key areas such as e-Government, e-Learning, e-Health and e-Environment. “Ten years after the Geneva phase of WSIS, we are witnessing some of the most innovative developments in the ICT sector,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré told a press conference held today on the sidelines of the opening of the Forum.“Mobile phone subscriptions are reaching the 7 billion mark,” he noted. “In 2012, two and a half billion people used the Internet from one device or another. “The thrust now is to drive content through enhanced broadband access that will feed both rural communities and urban centres,” he continued. “It is now time to look at WSIS+10 and how we can continue the momentum for the future development of ICTs, which govern so many aspects of our day-to-day life.”During the Forum, high-level dialogues with Government ministers and representatives from business and civil society will examine issues such as women’s empowerment in the information society; smart climate change monitoring; ICT innovations and standards; cybersecurity; and youth and ICTs. Also on the agenda is ICTs and the so-called ‘post-2015 agenda’ – the global development agenda beyond 2015, the deadline for meeting the internationally agreed anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “Together we will address a range of issues within the global information society and we will reflect on how ICTs continue to shape the daily lives of individuals, businesses, communities and governments,” said Mr. Touré.Addressing today’s opening, the ITU chief said that this year’s WSIS Forum is a unique opportunity to “develop consensus on what is needed for the WSIS process in the future, to ensure that the bottom-up approach of the WSIS process is preserved and that the decisions concerning modalities also respect the real requirements of the use of ICTs for socio-economic development, while ensuring growth in the ICT ecosystem itself.”Also today, the ITU awarded prizes to 18 recipients in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the implementation of WSIS-related activities. The winners include the education ministries of Saudi Arabia, the Civil Service Commission of Kuwait, the University of La Punta in Argentina, and Child Helpline International from the Netherlands.
The inaugural Social Sciences Research Colloquium being held Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon will recognize the outstanding research achievements of faculty members.The event in Sankey Chamber will also give award recipients an opportunity to present their research to the University community. Charles Conteh, Political Science, and Larry Savage, Labour Studies, will receive Distinguished Researcher awards. Caitlin Mahy, Psychology and Danielle Sirianni Molnar, Child and Youth Studies, will receive Untenured Researcher of the Year awards.The two sets of awards recognize faculty members with consistent records of outstanding research achievements as reflected in the quality and quantity of refereed publications, grants awards and other research activities. The Distinguished Researcher award for tenured faculty considers accomplishments from the past five academic years. The Untenured Researcher of the Year award considers accomplishments within the previous academic year.Thursday’s event is open to everyone and light refreshments will be served.
There are few commercial 3D games engines with as reputation as good as Epic Games‘ Unreal Engine. It is the number one choice for developers wanting to bring their games to major consoles, and is what makes the Gears of War games possible.Now, somehow, Epic has managed to get Unreal Engine 3 running inside of the Flash Player. That means games running on the engine in your web browser, although good luck streaming all the data to texture those environments you see in the videos below.The feat was shown off during the Adobe MAX 2011 conference yesterday, and used a heavily modified version of Unreal Tournament 3 along with Flash 11. Epic promises 60fps 3D games with visuals that are “console-quality.” That doesn’t give the achievement enough credit, though. Epic says what is being shown off actually looks better than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.With the introduction of Flash support I believe Epic has managed to make Unreal Engine available on every non-Nintendo platform. It’s always been on PC and Mac, has been available for years on Sony and Microsoft consoles, and last year made the jump to iOS and Android. Now we have the web, and don’t forget Facebook, to round out the selection.Epic has also made it easy to start developing with Unreal as the engine is now free to download and use. You only start paying for it once you’re already making money selling games, and even then there’s a $50,000 buffer before the royalties kick in.Check out the videos below to see what how good future web games could look: Read more at Epic Games and the Unreal Engine Blog
Crèches : la qualité de l’air pointée du doigtFrance – Les résultats de l’étude sur la qualité de l’air pilotée par Chantal Jouanno viennent de tomber : l’air dans les lieux dédiés à la petite enfance contient des polluants.Dans le cadre du Grenelle de l’environnement, une série de mesures visant à améliorer le milieu de vie des tout-petits a été effectuée. Une campagne de grande envergure a ainsi permis, entre autres, de mesurer la qualité de l’air dans les structures d’accueil dédiées à la petite enfance.À lire aussiForêt amazonienne : le poumon vert de la planète est en train de prendre feu Et les résultats sont mitigés : sur les 160 établissements contrôlés, une centaine a une qualité d’air correcte, 29% en ont une excellente, et 8% présentent des taux de polluants supérieurs au seuil tolérable pour la santé des enfants. Le formaldéhyde et le benzène y sont présents en des concentrations pouvant irriter les voies respiratoires et provoquer des cancers sur le long terme.Le second temps de cette campagne, qui débutera en septembre 2010, permettra d’analyser d’autres structures tandis que des actions seront menées dans les établissements positifs aux toxiques.Le 4 août 2010 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain Rosie the Robot ain’t got nothing on Aeolus.Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the in-home android can pick up the toys, vacuum the floors, and deliver a cold beverage while you sit back and watch.Aeolus Robot (pronounced “ay-oh-lus”)—and its multifunctional arms—is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning; the bot can “recognize and adapt to changing environments,” according to the manufacturer.It also learns, navigates, and completes tasks, “fundamentally changing the way housework is done and freeing up valuable time in the busy lives of today’s families,” San Francisco-based Aeolus Robotics said.Plus, integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home make it easy to communicate with your electronic servant maid, which recognizes “thousands” of terms and, using built-in cameras, can identify faces, remember where it last saw items, and adapt to home layouts and routines.“The demo I saw [was] very limited and far from dynamic,” The Verge reported from CES 2018. “More choreography than AI.”There is plenty of time, though, for engineering tweaks and additional features. Still in development, Aeolus—described as “approximately the height and weight of a 12-year-old”—is expected to hit the ground running (er, rolling) by the end of 2018.Its creator, still mum on the final cost, tipped a price tag equivalent to sending a family of four on holiday. (When pushed for an answer, the company assured Verge reporter Paul Miller that it will come out to “less than $20,000.”)“It’s our mission to bring together the latest in robotics, AI, and machine learning in an affordable in-home robot,” CEO Alexander Huang said in a statement. “The Aeolus Robot makes the dream of having a home robot a reality and free up valuable time for you to do the things you want to do.”For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
The New York clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing committed a number of errors, including failing to get her consent for all the procedures performed, according to a federal report released Monday.The report, which did not refer to her by name, found that Yorkville Endoscopy inconsistently documented the amount of the sedative propofol Rivers received before the Aug. 28 procedures, that an ENT doctor without privileges to operate at the clinic performed procedures on Rivers, and that a clinic staffer took a cellphone picture of the comic while she was sedated.The “Fashion Police” star was rushed from Yorkville Endoscopy to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital after she stopped breathing. While the report said she was resuscitated at the clinic, she did not regain consciousness after arriving at the hospital, and daughter Melissa Rivers had her taken off life support Sept. 4.The Yorkville Endoscopy medical team failed to notice Rivers’ blood-oxygen level dropping below normal in the 15 minutes or so before resuscitation attempts began, the report said.Problems surrounded the clinic’s use of the sedative. According to the report, there was no evidence the clinic weighed Rivers before sedating her, a key step to determining how much sedative a patient should receive. And it’s unclear how much propofol Rivers got. A clinic record showed she received 300 milligrams of the drug, but an anesthesiologist told investigators that the amount had been incorrectly entered and that Rivers really got only 120 milligrams.
Researchers discover the initial stages of the folding mechanism of membrane proteins © 2019 Science X Network Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society Explore further To induce spontaneous folding, the researchers added saltwater. They note that their molecule needed a nucleobase to form the macrocycle, but others, such as guanine or adenine, would work equally well. They next plan to work with the molecule they created to learn how to modify its self-assembly properties to create designer macrocycles in the future. They also note that their process demonstrates that folding molecules might have played a role in the beginning of life on Earth at an earlier stage than has been thought. Core part of the foldamer, showing five stacks of three phenyl rings connected by disulfide bonds. Credit: Bin Liu, University of Groningen Top view of the central cavity of the folded molecule. Credit: Bin Liu, University of Groningen In nature, there are a number of proteins that fold spontaneously to carry out various functions. But misfolding can lead to problems, such as the development of neurological diseases. Scientists have been interested in such folding not only because it might help in understanding human ailments, but because it might be relevant to understanding how life began on Earth. In this new effort, the researchers sought to replicate the folding seen in nature by building their own spontaneously folding molecules.The researchers report that they achieved their goal—they found a way to create a self-assembling, self-folding molecule called a macrocycle. More specifically, a 15mer macrocycle made up of 75 atoms. To achieve the folding, the molecule was formed in the shape of a ring. The researchers note that the end result (called a foldamer) had a hydrophilic surface and a hydrophobic core, which they note mirrors the structure of naturally occurring folding proteins. They further note that the foldamer was held together by hydrogen bonds, the interaction between ring stacking and a disulfide bridge. The molecule also had a third tiled structure made of stacks of rings. More information: Bin Liu et al. Complex Molecules that Fold like Proteins Can Emerge Spontaneously, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2018). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11698Press release Citation: Researchers make complex molecule that spontaneously folds like a protein (2019, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-complex-molecule-spontaneously-protein.html In biology, folded proteins are responsible for most advanced functions. These complex proteins are the result of evolution or design by scientists. Now, a team of scientists led by University of Groningen Professor of Systems Chemistry, Sijbren Otto, have discovered a new class of complex folding molecules that emerge spontaneously from simple building blocks. The results were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on 16 January.A team of researchers from the Netherlands, Italy and Poland has developed a way to make complex molecules that spontaneously fold like proteins. In their paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the group describes their approach to manipulating molecules in useful ways, what they discovered, and the ways they believe their results might be used. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 5 min read Register Now » Mobile technology trends are definitely something to be aware of. “Learning something new” comes in at #6 on the top 10 New Year’s resolutions made every year. That means there are quite a few people in the world who are open to change. When it comes to technology — especially mobile technology — if you are not open to learning something new every single day, you will easily find yourself on the shelf with the Commodore 64.If you are a small business owner, it’s a good idea that your New Year’s resolution should consist of not only learning something new in your niche but also learning what your competitors are doing with all the advances in technology that are on the horizon for the new year.One topic that should stay on your radar this year is mobile. And you should be asking yourself more precisely, “Since so much of my competition is on the verge of going mobile, how can mobile apps help me grow my small business? How can I adopt a mobile strategy in 2017?” The year 2017 stands to be a benchmark year for mobile, and there are several reasons why. Not only is new and exciting technology infiltrating the mobile development sector, but the cost of adopting a mobile app for small businesses will also actually be within reach. The affordable price alone should encourage you to make “learning how to use mobile marketing” your New Year’s resolution.Just look what mobile technology trends have to offer in 2017. (Scroll down for infographic.) 1. 2017 will be the year of small businesses developing mobile apps.With major brands like Subway, Dominos, 7-11, Starbucks and so many others seeing success with consumer-facing mobile apps, it only makes sense that small businesses will follow suit. In fact, it is said that more than 50 percent of small businesses will be looking to create a mobile app in 2017.2. It’s all about location based services (LBS) in 2017.The year 2016 broke some impressive grounds for location-based app services, and 2017 will certainly take these new discoveries to new levels. Location based services will allow business to offer customers real-time deals based on their location alone.3. Augmented Reality and utility apps make a great couple.Augmented reality apps are thought by many to be gimmicky, but as they start to integrate with utility apps, they are quickly becoming some of the most actively engaging apps out there today. The best part? Their benefits to business can help to boost the customer engagement that millennial customers desire.4. Android Instant Apps will begin to emerge.Instant apps are the solution to abandoned apps. Google’s new technology will allow apps to run instantly when they are needed—no downloading, no installing. Simply search, have your app turn up and do its job, then move on. Instant apps are the perfect solution for a quick mobile experience.5. Artificial Intelligence has officially gone mobile. More and more developers are starting to embed AI into their apps. This technology could be groundbreaking for the educational industry. Apps that can teach kids to learn based on how they learn could easily skyrocket test scores across the globe. The same can be said for mobile commerce—apps that shop for you based on what you like. Imagine your personal tutor and personal shopper, right on your phone.6. IoT apps continue to spread across industries unopposed. As more and more gadgets, household necessities, and “things” continue to connect to the internet, more and more apps are needed to control them remotely. IoT in 2017 will contribute substantially to mobile’s success.7. Mobile security is a top priority for developers. As mobile phones continue to evolve into purses and wallets, security is without a doubt a major concern—rightfully so. Developers have put security in 2017 at the top of their priority list.8. App revenues expected to soar to $77 billion in 2017. The numbers for mobile speak for themselves. It’s predicted that in 2017, there will be 268 million mobile apps downloaded, and those downloads will translate to $77 billion dollars in revenue for businesses. Keep in mind; that revenue is not just generated strictly by the app’s download. You have to remember that apps are marketing tools, and that means that the revenue is coming not as a result of what the app does but how the app helps to market your business and what it does.Business with the strongest mobile strategy understand that apps have a purpose that is three-fold: Increasing sales through mobile Improving customer engagement Increasing customer loyaltyWhen you can see these three potential allies for growth, your business is sure to benefit from mobile technology.ConclusionA new year is always an exciting time for businesses. They get to look back at the prior year and decide what went well and what needs to be changed.If you are looking to make some changes to grow your business in 2017, you cannot afford to overlook developing a mobile app. When over 50% of your competitors are doing so, you have no choice but to get on board.Even if you cannot fully understand what mobile has to offer in 2017, you should make it your New Year’s resolution to learn. Remember, learning new things ranks at #6 on the top 10 New Year’s resolutions. So, you won’t be only looking to try something new. This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 29, 2017
Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Related Content Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Technology | December 17, 2012 Agfa’s DX-D 400 Offers Economical Solution for Digital Radiography Applications December 17, 2012 — Agfa HealthCare announced the U.S. availability of its DX-D 400, a floor-mounted X-ray suite and the newest member of the company’s imaging portfolio. The DX-D 400 is both compact and versatile and can be configured to meet specific workflow needs or budget constraints. Combined with either the latest computed radiography (CR) technology or with a cassette-sized DX-D detector and the NX workstation, the DX-D 400 offers state-of-the-art imaging technology at an affordable cost – without compromising functionality, performance or image quality. It is ideal for imaging centers and private practices as well as hospitals that are interested in replacing or adding digital X-ray technology.Scalable solution to meet individual workflows and budgetary needsThe DX-D 400 is a scalable solution offering options for tube capacity and generator size. It may be ordered with or without DR capability, allowing facilities to configure the X-ray room to meet their individual workflow and budgetary needs. Whether in combination with Agfa HealthCare CR or DX-D direct radiology (DR) detectors, DX-D 400 produces consistently clear, sharp images with multi-scale contrast detail enhancement provided by MUSICA2 software.Complete with MUSICA2 image processing software“With its ability to be scaled and configured to meet a wide variety of radiographic applications, we’re confident that facilities of all sizes will find the DX-D 400 to be a high-quality, cost-effective solution for their needs,” said Greg Cefalo, U.S. Imaging Business Unit manager, Agfa HealthCare. “The availability for sale of the DX-D 400 complements Agfa HealthCare’s CR and DR portfolio, including the new CR 10-X tabletop CR solution, which also features MUSICA2 image processing software.”DX-D 400 rooms may also be used with a facility’s current CR products. For excellent image quality and connectivity with radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), Agfa HealthCare offers the NX multimodality workstation with MUSICA2 for both CR and DR systems.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.
Source = British Airways MarrakechBritish Airways launches new route from Heathrow to MarrakechBustling souks, desert landscapes and striking sunsets are set to get even closer this winter as British Airways launches a new direct service to Marrakech from Heathrow.The airline has announced it will be adding a new four-per-week service from Terminal 5 to the Moroccan holiday hotspot from October 28, 2018.During the winter season customers will be able to fly direct from British Airways’ London-hub, with services taking off on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; offering holidaymakers the perfect excuse to escape for a sunshine weekend break.The airline already flies from Gatwick to Marrakech eight times a week with a number of different flight times allowing customers to choose a travel time that suits them best.Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “Marrakech adds another exciting destination to our leisure network at Heathrow and is a fantastic starting point to explore Morocco; from trekking in the Atlas Mountains to discovering the amazing deserts and beaches and soaking up the atmosphere of the many medinas. Marrakech is one of the key tourism destinations in north Africa, so we’re excited to serve it from two of our London airports.”Return fares start from £132 in Euro Traveller and £332 in Club Europe, and customers can choose to cut the cost of flights by using Avios part payment. They can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin while still collecting Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.The airline is also increasing the number of flights it operates to other firm-favourite city break destinations from Heathrow this winter, with more flights to Prague (27 to 34 per week), Budapest (20 to 23 per week) and Barcelona (46 to 53 per week), as well as increasing the frequency to winter sun destinations such as Gibraltar (9 to 13 per week), Larnaca (7 to 10 per week) and Malaga (4 to 6 per week).British Airways recently added Nashville to its long-haul network from Heathrow and travellers wanting to head further afield this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of a direct service from Terminal 5.From October 29 holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden Mile, explore the lush green garden province and enjoy golden sun kissed beaches with three direct flights a week to the spectacular South African cityThese new routes come as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.For those looking to soak up the souks, British Airways Holidays has the following packages on offer:British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 3* Le Caspien Hotel, from £279 per person, travelling June 1 – June 17. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. Book by June 04. For reservations visit ba.com/marrakech or call 0344 493 0125.British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 5* Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, from£709 per person, travelling June 1 – June 14. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. Book by June 04. For reservations visit ba.com/marrakech or call 0344 493 0125.
About 3,000 people in Cyprus are affected by the collapse of the British airline Monarch, airport operator Hermes announced on Monday.According to Hermes, Monarch operated a total of 18 weekly flights to and from Larnaca and Paphos, while by the end of the year there were about 30,000 seats available on these flights.“All appropriate actions by the competent bodies are in progress, aiming at the smooth return of the passengers trapped in Cyprus who will travel with British airlines,” an announcement said.Arrangements have been made for those due to leave the island on Monday while details for others holidaying on the island will be announced later.Tourists currently staying in Cyprus have been reassured, up to a point.Two flights were due to depart from Larnaca airport on Monday evening. One of them, operated by Titan Airways to Luton, was scheduled for 10pm but was later pushed to 11.30pm, according to Hermes airports departures information. The arrival airport was also changed from Luton to Stansted. Transport back to Luton was expected to be provided.The other one, to Birmingham, will be three hours late. The departure time has been changed from 9.45pm to 0.55am. This flight is now operated by British Airways.Passengers facing uncertainty were not all unhappy with the situation.“Well we flew to Cyprus with Monarch,” Jackie Fielding posted on Facebook. “Government have said they will get us back around the same time we are due to come home but may be to a different airport and may be some time changes may even have to stay an extra night. No point worrying about it though were just going to enjoy the rest of the time we have here.”“Whohooo stuck in cyprus with monarch lol running out of undies damn more sunshine!!” commented another traveller Paula Thomas.Those who are already in Cyprus and due to travel back to the UK by October 15 have been informed they will be taken home at the end of their holiday at no extra costs.Persons who have booked a holiday to Cyprus are not so lucky. Graeme Spencer is one of them. “Is there a train to Cyprus? Monarch’s just messed up my travel plans!” he asked online.Depending on where and when they have booked their flights, some will get their money back, but others who are not covered by the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Atol) – the UK Civil Aviation Authority scheme to give financial protection to people who have purchased package holidays and flights from a member tour operator – will have to pay for an additional flight if they want to come to Cyprus on holiday as planned.Monarch stopped being covered by Atol on December 14, 2016, so those who booked with them directly afterwards are not covered. These passengers are advised to contact their card issuer, insurer or PayPal for advice on how to claim a refund.The UK authorities said they will still make alternative travel arrangements for those travelling from Cyprus on October 16 and after for those who are covered by Atol on an individual basis, but the others, the majority of travellers, will have to arrange their own way back to the UK.From Larnaca, Monarch used to operate flights to and from Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham and Leeds and from Paphos, to and from Gatwick and Birmingham. All these destinations can be reached with other airlines from Cyprus.Those looking for Monarch airline online are redirected to this page of the civil aviation authority giving information for travellers http://caa.co.uk/home/Information on Cyprus flights is being constantly updated by Hermes on the operator’s website http://www.hermesairports.comYou May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola