COPENHAGEN — The Norwegian Intelligence Service says GPS signal disruption as seen during major NATO drills in Norway last year “is of particular concern” for the military and “is also a threat to civil aviation in peacetime.”The intelligence agency said Monday in its annual report that the signal jamming “represents not only a new challenge” for NATO members, but saying Russia’s ability to projects its power “in peace, crisis and war will increase.”Norway and Finland have protested against the incident during NATO’s Trident Juncture drills between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7, with Oslo saying Russian forces on the Arctic Kola peninsula were behind the GPS interference. Moscow denies any involvement.The GPS jamming isn’t believed to have caused any accidents.The Associated Press read more

Whether formal or casual, wedding invitations these days are meant to set the tone for the celebration, reflecting the themes of the weddings themselves.Heavier, more expensive papers reflect fancy black-tie weddings. Simple textured invitations with interesting fonts reflect celebrations in a more contemporary style. And florals reveal more classically romantic events, experts say.DESTINATIONS“One of the biggest trends we’ve been seeing are printed envelope liners, particularly for destination weddings. So if you’re getting married on a beach, there are liners printed with seashells, or maybe light blue with waves,” says Rachel Sylvester, senior lifestyle editor for Real Simple magazine.Kyle Williams, lead merchant for wedding stationery at the Chicago-based, design-oriented Paper Source, which has 130 stores across the country, says, “Destination weddings are a huge trend now, and we’re responding with invitations that speak to various destinations, like beach scenes, or mountain vistas, or grapes and flowers for Napa Valley weddings.”ColoursNo matter what kind of celebration it is, couples are becoming more creative with colour, experts say.“You often see a color-on-colour approach to invitations, with a lot of couples pairing blush pink with orchid, for example. In addition to invitations, there’s an attraction to a range of colours reflected in things like bridesmaids dresses, which are increasingly in any array of related colours instead of all the same colour,” she says.FLORALS and GREENERY“Florals and greenery are really working right now. It’s really more about the execution. The trend started a few years ago with leaf motifs, and now we see it in lilacs, lavender and eucalyptus leaves,” Williams says.LUXE MATERIALS“When couples come in to look at invitations, paper quality is the first thing they look at,” Williams says, adding that thicker papers and fancy envelopes and liners are hot items.“If it’s a black-tie wedding, for example, it’s top-quality thick paper and envelopes with a bit of shimmer,” he adds.CRAFTYYou can design and print your own invitations, use a professional designer or stationer, or go with an in-between option, using online retailers like Shutterfly or Minted.If you decide to make your own, Sylvester recommends aiming for interesting calligraphy, or hiring a calligrapher to handwrite names and addresses beautifully for you.WEBSITESWebsites are a must now, experts agree, and can be mentioned on whatever type of invitation you choose.“Your website is a catch-all place for wedding information that is very detailed, and an important way of getting news about any last-minute event changes to your guests,” Sylvester says.“It’s poor form to include anything about your registration in your invitation,” she adds. “A wedding website is a more appropriate place to include a link to a registry, if you go that route.”It’s also a good place for links to maps and hotels, and a place to post photos after the event.ECO-FRIENDLY“All of our paper is mostly recycled, and that’s something people really expect now,” says Williams.“Plantable wedding invitations embedded with seeds are a great sustainable option, as is vegetable-based ink. And for those who want to go beyond paper, there are even rustic-looking invitations made of thin, laser-cut wood,” says Sylvester, of Real Simple.“E-cards are certainly less expensive and more environmentally friendly, but paper is by far more popular,” she says. “At the end of the day, aside from the photos, you have your dress and your invitation suite (invitations, R.S.V.P. cards and thank you notes) that encapsulate who you are and what the wedding was like, and will remain a memento for years to come.”Katherine Roth, The Associated Press read more

SEATTLE (AP) _ Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $663.2 million.On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had net income of 53 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 60 cents per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share.The coffee chain posted revenue of $6.31 billion in the period, which met Street forecasts.Starbucks expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.75 to $2.79 per share.Starbucks shares have climbed 20 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 17 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $77.11, a rise of 34 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on SBUX at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SBUXThe Associated Press read more

Dozens of CEOs are urging Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government to reinstate the basic income trial.The open letter is addressed to Premier Doug Ford and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.In it, CEOs and business owners tout the pilot project as a “business-friendly approach” to address financial concerns in a rapidly changing economy.The letter argues that automation, globalization and a shift to part-time work have created new challenges and concerns.It goes on to say that while being unable to escape poverty is not only inhumane, there’s also a cost for businesses.“Those who have the least, spend the most by share of income. Cash from a basic income will go right back into local businesses.”Among the signatories are Kobo Inc. CEO Michael Tamblyn, Steve Beauchesne from Beau’s craft brewery and Dionysios Synodinos of C4 Media.The three-year pilot project was put in place in 2016 by the Ontario Liberal government.Despite a campaign promise to keep it running, the Ford government pulled the plug shortly after the election.Payments are scheduled to end by next March.“As business leaders, we see basic income as good economics and enlightened self-interest: it is a pro-growth, pro-business, pro-free-market economic stimulus that will grow the economy and create jobs,” the letter says.“If the Ford government truly believes that basic income will discourage work, then you should allow the pilot program to continue so can have data on your side. If however it encourages work, then this idea is one that all parties can build off.” read more

first_imgAn early draft of a new report from America’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) urges the federal government to ramp up funding to support the development and deployment of technologies that can help transform coal into liquid transportation fuels. The report, Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass, concluded that the abundance of coal and biomass in the US make both of them “attractive candidates to provide non-oil-based liquid fuels for the US transportation system.”“Alternative liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass have the potential to play an important role on helping the US to address issues of energy security, supply diversification and greenhouse gas emissions,” NAS said.Ultimately, the report predicts that coal-to-liquid (CTL) plants could replace up to 3 million barrels of gasoline equivalent per day by 2035. The U.S. currently consumes some 20 million barrels of oil per day, relying on imported oil for 12 million barrels.Using a biomass feedstock, the report concluded that CTL fuels can emit fewer greenhouse gas life-cycle emissions than conventional gasoline, with further reductions possible by capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions.To help expedite domestic CTL production the report calls on the federal government to partner with industry to launch an “aggressive program” to build three to five commercial scale CTL demonstration plants.More information on CTL fuels is available at www.futurecoalfuels.org.last_img read more

first_img 24,038 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 1:28 PM https://jrnl.ie/4510199 No Comments Share51 Tweet Email Man (40s) charged after cocaine and cannabis worth over €716,000 seized Three locations on the northside of Cork and north county Cork were searched by gardaí yesterday. By Hayley Halpin Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Updated Feb 24th 2019, 1:28 PM A MAN HAS been charged following the seizure of cocaine and cannabis worth over €716,000.As part of ongoing operations by the Cork Regional Drugs Unit targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs, three locations on the northside of Cork and north county Cork were searched yesterday. As a result of the searches, cocaine, cannabis herb and cannabis resin with an estimated street value of over €716,000 were seized. A man in his 40s was arrested in connection with the investigation.He is currently detained at Mallow Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. The man has now been charged in connection with the seizure. He is due to appear before a special sitting of Mallow District Court today at 1.30pm. Investigations are ongoing.  Short URL Feb 24th 2019, 7:23 AM last_img read more

first_imgThe Greek Orthodox Youth of Australia (GOYA) are holding a pizza and sign-on night, where junior members can join. The juniors, aged under 17 years of age, will be invited to youth events put on by the Greek Orthodox Community of St George to encourage our young Hellenes to keep the Greek culture and traditions alive. The pizza and sign-on night will take place on Saturday 25 February at the Greek Orthodox Church St George, Respite Centre. $5 will get you entry and pizza and drinks on the night. For tickets and information, contact Mareegoula at the Greek Community of St George on (07) 3844 3669. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Many of us dashed between the raindrops once again Monday as another cold trough of low pressure dominated the weather. The good news was that the rain was light, just measurable as of 4 p.m. The bad news was as of 4 p.m. the high temperature was only 54 degrees, some ten degrees below average. We see more rain today before the big warm up.Yes, believe it or not, Wednesday and Thursday will be the highlights of this year’s weather so far. It looks like winds will line up to bring us highs in the 80s. Then more moisture moves inland later on Thursday, probably starting a few thunderstorms.The bottom drops out again Friday and Saturday with temperatures well below seasonal highs. Hopefully, this is just a two-day plunge and Sunday and next week rebound.Looking back at April, we see 4.25 inches of rain fell in the bucket at Pearson Field. That is 1.24 inches above average. And it was yet another cool month with the average mean temperature at 51.2 degrees, nearly one degree below normal. November was the last month with above average temperaturesThe National Weather Service has slated today through Thursday as Pacific Northwest Severe Weather Awareness Campaign. The types of weather mentioned include thunderstorms with lightning. For more information, go to their web site at https://tinyurl.com/lcw8fx7.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Isco rose to the defence of under-fire manager Julen Lopetegui by claiming that the responsibility of the team’s displays lies with the playersThe pressure is at an all-time high for Lopetegui in his four-month reign in charge of Real following Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat to the lowly Levante.The former Spain boss is being widely tipped to be dismissed from his post before Sunday’s El Clasico game with Barcelona.But Lopetegui stated his intention to fight on earlier today and Isco revealed that both himself and the entire squad are behind their manager.“I do not believe that the press has the power to sack a Madrid coach,” said Isco ahead of Real’s Champions League game with Viktoria Plzen, on Sport.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“The controversy that you want to create in the dressing room is not there. We trust in the staff that we have and in what we have done.“The boss has all our confidence. It would be crazy [to sack him]. You have to let him work.“If you sack the coach you have to sack us all because we are the ones on the field – this is something for everyone, not just the coach.“Historically, people who criticise us come back later with their tail between their legs once we win Champions League.”last_img read more

first_imgwww.bigmarketresearch.com has added of the ‘Surgical Mask Market’ The report focuses on global major leading players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification.The India Surgical Mask Market was valued at $58 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $95 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.1% from 2018 to 2025. Surgical masks are made using synthetic material, such as polypropylene fabric or disposable linen. They are commonly used in surgical procedures, serving as a barrier to microorganisms and help prevent cross-contamination.The key factors that boost the growth of the India surgical mask market include rapid developments in nonwovens production technology, increase in focus toward preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and improvement in healthcare infrastructure & services. In addition, surge in disposable income, rise in health awareness, and significant increase in geriatric population supplement the market growth. However, increase in popularity of less invasive surgeries impede the growth of this market. Conversely, innovations in nanotechnology and its increased use in medical nonwoven disposables production are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for market expansion in the near future.Based on product, the India surgical mask market is categorized into basic surgical mask, anti-fog surgical mask, fluid/splash-resistant surgical mask, N95 mask, and others. The basic surgical mask segment was the highest contributor to the market in 2017, and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. However, the anti-fog surgical mask segment is expected to register higher growth rate from 2018 to 2025, owing to rise in aging population and innovation with respect to product development. Based on distribution channel, the India surgical mask market is divided into hospitals & clinics, drug stores, and online stores. Drug stores was the most dominant channel for the distribution of surgical masks and has the largest market share in the India surgical mask market followed by online stores.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2857637?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSKey Market Benefits Surgical Mask Market:The study provides an in-depth analysis of the India surgical mask market along with the current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.The report presents a quantitative analysis of the market from 2018 to 2025 to enable stakeholders to capitalize on the prevailing market opportunities.An extensive analysis of the market based on application assists in understanding the trends in the industry.The key market players along with their strategies are thoroughly analyzed to understand the competitive outlook of the industry.Surgical Mask Key Market Segments:By ProductBasic Surgical MaskAnti-fog Surgical MaskFluid/Splash Resistant Surgical MaskN95 MaskOthersBy Distribution ChannelHospitals & ClinicDrug StoreOnline StoreThe list of key players operating in this market includes:3M CompanyCartel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.Kwalitex Healthcare Private LimitedMagnum Health and Safety Private LimitedMediblue Health Care Private LimitedMedline Industries Inc.Plasti Surge Industries Pvt. Ltd.Premium Health Care Disposables Private LimitedThea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd.Venus Safety and Health Pvt. Ltd.Z Plus DisposableThe other players included in the value chain analysis (and not included in the report) include:Salus Technologies Pvt. Ltd.Good health Inc.Shree Medicare ProductsGaurav Sanjivani TechnicalsJullundur EnterprisesNeelkanth Healthcare (P) Ltd.Masmed Medical DevicesAcquire Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2857637?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

first_imgSource – Telegraph Scientists are increasingly viewing the Moon as an important stepping stone in a manned mission to Mars.In January, the European Space Agency announced plans to build a 3D printed lunar village by 2030 made from Moon rock.From there missions would set out to mine water, metals and minerals needed to help refuel spacecraft on their way further out into the solar system.Dr. Paul Spudis of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston believes that the first step will be to send robotic probes to the Moon to search for water and supplies before building a base and then slowly venturing further afield.“The current belief that we are on our way to Mars is simply mistaken,” he said.“One of the big surprises of the last ten years was to find that water appears in large quantities on the Moon.“.“We want to start using robots not just to explore but to do practical work like prospecting for water. You can operate machinery on the Moon fairly easily because there is only a three-second communication delay with Earth.”“We need to set up this system of a base on the Moon where people can go not just to visit but live there permanently.”last_img read more

first_img Siemens’ Artis pheno demonstrates greater agility than 8-year-old Artis zeego thanks to elimination of ceiling cables. Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical specialties, located in west suburban Chicago. Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 09, 2015 Agfa HealthCare and Hitachi Medical Systems America Partner in U.S. Market Agfa HealthCare announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Hitachi Medical Systems America… read more AHRA Regulatory Update 2 CR to DRSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -5:09 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Computed Radiography (CR) | April 12, 2018 Carestream Installs Diagnostic Imaging System Near Mount Everest Base Camp Capital Enterprises, a Carestream distributor, transported and installed a Carestream Vita Flex CR System that provides… read more Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 03, 2018 VIDEO: AHRA Regulatory Update Part 2: CR to DR Transition Sheila Sferrella, president of Regents Health Resources and Bill Finerfrock, president of Capitol Associates, discuss read more Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Remote Viewing Systems | September 28, 2015 White Paper: DRX Plus Detectors: Going from Good to Great The company that introduced the world’s first wireless, cassette-sized DR detector does it again. read more Local porters carried the Carestream Vita Flex CR system on their backs for 30 kilometers to Kunde Hospital ICRco’s iCR2600 Dual computed radiography system and film scanner has been designed to be used in general radiology, orthopedics, dental and pediatric applications as well as complement existing centralized CR installations. Its up to 90 plates per hour throughput makes it ideal for medium to high volume environments. The iCR2600 Dual is the only CR solution in the world that also enables archiving of old Film Exams to achieve an uncompromised digital imaging environment. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Contentcenter_img News | Interventional Radiology | August 03, 2017 Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i 4-D Cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging for fast and… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Computed Radiography (CR) | November 01, 2016 | Sponsored by Fujifilm Decoding the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcement of the Consolidated… read more Technology | October 15, 2008 iCR2600 Plays Dual Role as CR Plus Film Scanner Technology | Computed Radiography (CR) | September 01, 2015 Konica Minolta Launches Sigma II CS-7s CR System Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the new Sigma II CS-7s computed radiography (CR) system, designed to deliver… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 08, 2017 | By Ryan Garland, MHA, BS, RT (R) An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrade Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical… read more Technology | Radiology Imaging | July 09, 2015 Agfa Introduces FreeView Technology With Telescopic Column for Mobile DR System Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic… read more Feature | RSNA 2016 | February 01, 2017 | By Greg Freiherr RSNA 2016 Predicts the Future of Value Imaging There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding medical practice in this country. But, if the Radiological Society of… read more The FDR Go’s user-friendly platform helps to make the technologist’s job easier and improves the patient’s experience.last_img read more

first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more This study found MRI is safe by itself, but the use of gadolinium contrast may be a factor involved with an array of issues that impact the fetus and young children after birth.  September 7, 2016 — In an analysis that included more than 1.4 million births, exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with nonexposure was not associated with increased risk of harm to the fetus or in early childhood. However, data suggests gadolinium contrast enhanced MRI scans at any time during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of a broad set of rheumatological, inflammatory or skin conditions and, possibly, for stillbirth or neonatal death, according to a study appearing in the Sept. 6, 2016, issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).Concern has been expressed about the safety of MRI exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy due to the heating of sensitive tissues by radiofrequency fields and exposure to the loud acoustic environment. When indicated, MRI’s diagnostic accuracy is improved with gadolinium, an intravenous contrast agent. Fetal safety of MRI during the first trimester of pregnancy or with gadolinium enhancement at any time of pregnancy is unknown. While MRI is generally thought to be safe for the fetus in the second or third trimesters of pregnancy, there were no prior controlled studies on its safety in the first trimester, when the fetus forms its major organs and body structures. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more To inform clinical guidelines for MRIs on pregnant women, Joel G. Ray, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC, of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, and colleagues used health data housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences to examine records of more than 1.4 million births in Ontario from 2003-2015. They compared women who had first-trimester MRIs with those who had not, and also followed their children up to age 4. In pregnancies that lasted a minimum of 21 gestational weeks, 1 in 250 had an MRI in pregnancy, including 1 in 1,200 in the first trimester and 1 in 3,000 with gadolinium contrast. Maternal MRI in the first trimester was not associated with a higher risk of stillbirth or neonatal death, congenital anomalies, neoplasm or hearing loss.”Having an MRI at the earliest stages of pregnancy does not seem to alter the development of the fetus,” Ray said.However, exposure to gadolinium-enhanced MRI at any gestation was not associated with a greater risk of congenital anomalies. Although a nephrogenic systemic fibrosis-like outcome was extremely rare, gadolinium-enhanced MRI was associated with an increased risk for a non-specific outcome of any rheumatological, inflammatory or infiltrative skin condition up to age 4 years, and for stillbirth or neonatal death, although there were just seven events in the gadolinium MRI group.”The current findings inform published recommendations about the safety of MRI in the first trimester of pregnancy,” the authors wrote. “Until further studies are done, these findings suggest that gadolinium contrast should be avoided during pregnancy.”Read the article “Gadolinium May Remain in Brain after Contrast MRI.” Even though the actual number of stillbirths was low (one in 50), and the outcome of a skin or rheumatological condition was very broadly defined, Ray said the results support clinical guidelines to avoid giving pregnant women gadolinium unless strongly indicated.The current study did not include specific information as to why the women received an MRI, or whether they knew they were pregnant at the time. But the study did track the specialty of the physician ordering the MRI: 44 percent were family physicians, suggesting the MRI may have been booked prior to a woman having conceived. The other common specialty was a neurologist or neurosurgeon, suggesting that some women were investigated for headaches or spinal disc issues.For more information http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1001/jama.2016.12126 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Watch the VIDEO “MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain.” News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems PreviousNext News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 07, 2016 MRIs During Pregnancy Are Safe, But Gadolinium Scans May Increase Risk to Fetus Study finds MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy were not associated with increased risk News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Gadolinium Safety Concern ArticlesGadolinium May Remain in Brain after Contrast MRIACR Manual on Contrast Media Addresses FDA Gadolinium Safety ConcernsStudy Finds No Association Between Gadolinium Contrast and Nervous System DisorderEven High Doses of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Doesn’t Cause NSFReference: 1. Joel G. Ray, Marian J. Vermeulen, Aditya Bharatha, et al. “Association Between MRI Exposure During Pregnancy and Fetal and Childhood Outcomes.” JAMA. 2016;316(9):952-961. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12126. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

first_imgViable Alternatives?At the Whitney, the group Decolonize This Place has led the demonstrations against Kanders. I have not always agreed with the targets of Decolonize’s museum protests (I find scholar Chika Okeke-Agulu’s criticisms of their decision to picket the Brooklyn Museum for hiring a white curator to work on its African art collection convincing). But, in general, they draw together many activists whom I admire, and raise vital issues.In their literature, Decolonize does have a systematic take on the problems of museum funding that goes well beyond Kanders—a fact that may or may not help get rid of him, since framing their grievance as being around problematic wealth itself rather than specific crimes makes it clear in advance that the museum cannot win by disassociating itself from a single implicated funder.In fliers passed out during their nine weeks of protest leading up to the Whitney Biennial, Decolonize called for the museum to be reimagined as an institution “run by and for workers and their communities as a cooperative platform rather than a money-laundering operation for the ultra-wealthy.”“The Rat: Man’s Invited Affliction” at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, November 16, 1969. Image: Smithsonian Institution Archives Image.The idea of the museum as an experimental co-op fires the imagination. This would be something perhaps more in the “community museum” tradition, exemplified by the original Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, DC, growing out of Civil Rights ferment and curated with community collaboration. (Its 1969 show called “The Rat” drew together information about the number-one neighborhood pest, calling attention to a problem and giving practical information on “how NOT to create rat habitat!”)Such a transformed museum would not be anything like the museum as we think of it today. It would likely have no high-profile touring shows or pricey permanent collections; it might not draw the tourist bucks the Whitney does today, or serve the same number of visitors; it might not have the same kind of research facilities or educational programs. It certainly would not have the same galas, dripping with luxury and glamor.I’m actually willing to give a lot of that stuff up. New York’s art scene is over-centralized in mega-institutions. A more responsive art scene would focus on a greater variety of diverse local institutions—probably the kinds of local institutions that don’t require the kinds of mega-investments that tie them to mega-donors. Thoroughly Modern MedicisKeeping track of all the scandals around museum patronage in the United States in the last few years is no easy feat. There are scandals over real estate money, prison money, oil money, funding by climate change deniers, funding by supporters of far-right causes in general, Koch Brothers funding, and more.And as they multiply, the scandals begin, more and more, to become less about individuals and more about the system. Sometimes voiced out loud but mainly behind the scenes, the question for museums is: Where will the money come from?Supportive observers, meanwhile, are asking the question: Can we win? What are the odds here? Given the sheer number of crises and scandals and potential places to volunteer your time, it’s logical that even the most politically engaged might ask questions about the time and resources and strain on relationships that a campaign will take, compared to the potential symbolic value.Determined protest can shame individual donors into leaving museum boards if staying becomes really, really bad PR for them. The ice seems to have been broken, as a variety of museums and other institutions recently announced that they would no longer accept Sackler money.Protestors at the Guggenheim Museum stage a “die-in” to protest Sackler funding. Photo: Caroline Goldstein.But it’s worth being sober about the fact that there is a difference between the struggle around the Sacklers, who are being sued simultaneously by more than a thousand cities and counties for their role in one of the worst public health crises in history, and the struggle around the patronage of the Whitney Museum by Warren Kanders, who became a target of protest after tear gas made by his company, Safariland, was used at the US-Mexico border.Let’s be clear: Kanders makes money from products that have inflicted crippling pain on little kids fleeing poverty and violence. That is enraging.Yet, today, if you Google “Sackler” you will find hundreds of stories about the family’s misdeeds—so public and pervasive that even a perfectly innocent man named David Sackler in New Jersey has been targeted by protesters—with a few about the museum protests mixed in. But if you Google “Safariland,” you will get only stories about the museum protests, primarily from the hot house of the art media, plus corporate PR about the company’s affairs.In the wake of the wrenching images of attacks on refugees at the border in November 2018, activists facing a government set on its pitiless agenda looked for symbolic avenues to press, and found one in shaming the maker of the tear gas used. Now, however, the campaign against Kanders at the Whitney is in the position of keeping alive an issue that has waned from the broader conscience in the scandal-of-the-moment theater of contemporary politics (though, of course, fresh attention could explode at any moment).Activists stage a protest in the lobby of the Whitney Museum of American Art to protest and demand the removal of the museum’s board of directors Vice Chairman Warren B. Kanders. Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images.Without the kind of wider pressure of the Sackler case, I don’t think museum higher-ups are close to budging. They very well know that opening that particular can of worms would lead to questions that would inevitably undermine the entire, precariously balanced structure of arts funding in the United States.Just to give a sense of how little potential negative symbolism matters compared to the structural realities of art patronage: Kathy Fuld remains a fixture of the MoMA board to this day. She is most famous for going on $10,000 shopping sprees while her husband, Dick Fuld, crashed the world economy as CEO of Lehman Brothers. In 2009, she “purchased” a $13 million house from her husband for $100 in what was widely seen as a brazen asset-hiding deal—even as Lehman’s chaotic bankruptcy and the shady mortgage market that it had enabled caused hundreds of thousands of people to lose their own homes in the foreclosure crisis, touching off a world-historic economic disaster whose effects have shredded the social fabric.Even the new, beloved National Museum of African American History and Culture, a government-run branch of the Smithsonian Institution, opened boasting copious private support. In addition to funding from firms like Boeing and Walmart, this included $10 million from David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group—a company that was in the news for a blip last year when comedian Hasan Minhaj connected the dots to show how it profits from components for the Typhoon fighter jets used by Saudi Arabia in its butchery in Yemen. Baked Into the BoomHow did we arrive at this parlous point? Concerns over ethical funding aren’t new in the US: Hans Haacke’s On Social Grease is from 1975! That work, a classic of institutional critique, presented itself as a series of ceremonial plaques, inscribed with quotes from businessmen and corporate types on the good PR value of arts patronage.Since that date, bipartisan neoliberalism in the United States has led to tremendous increases in social polarization, precarity, and just general anger at the unfairness of the country’s economic and political life. Supporting art has been seen as an unqualified good, more or less. But particularly in the period since the 2008 financial crisis, its ability to play that role has dimmed as the ugliness of the system is ever more plainly exposed.Installation view of Andrea Fraser’s 2016 on view at SITE Santa Fe, documenting the political contributions of board members of US museums.Looking in from outside, maybe you wouldn’t get a sense of crisis at the country’s big art institutions themselves. In fact, a few years ago, the Art Newspaper released a study showing that, in the period from 2007 to 2014, the United States dwarfed all other countries in terms of museum construction and expansion. In that Great Recession period, US institutions spent close to $5 billion—as much as the 37 other countries in the study combined.What accounts for that leading position? The interaction of two factors:1) The post-financial crisis period has been a great time for private wealth, with inequality soaring.2) The US art system, in comparisons to its peers, is exceptionally linked to private wealth.Donations from private sources are the biggest source of support for US museums—far bigger than admission fees. In an age when, across the world, the balance has tipped towards the ultra-wealthy, the arts system that most directly courts that wealth wins. The US in particular is heliotropically oriented towards it—a fact symbolized by all those donor names plastered on those new museum walls, and stairways, and fountains created in the last decade.And while this is sometimes framed as a matter of “public” versus “private” funding, it’s also important to note that a good chunk of the total already comes out of the public coffers anyway, because charitable donations are encouraged in the form of tax breaks, amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars of foregone tax revenue. As the NEA frankly stated in a report, the tax break is “the most significant form of arts support in the United States”—far larger than direct government support, unlike in most European countries. In the popular imagination, calling someone a “modern Medici” is a synonym for “visionary patron of the arts.” That association itself shows how much good PR art patronage buys you.You don’t think “the Pope’s banker.” You don’t think “hated oligarch.”By the late 15th century, the Medici banking empire had amassed so much power that they and their cronies essentially ruled formerly republican Florence. Amid broader political chaos on the Italian peninsula, when Lorenzo the Magnificent was succeeded by his talentless and unlikable son Piero, the Medici capture of power became so unbearable that a movement arose to cleanse Florence, led by crusading populist friar Girolamo Savonarola.By that time, Medici rule had fixed the association of artistic ostentation with injustice in the public mind. So when the family was exiled and Savonarola declared a more broadly enfranchised government in 1494, art was caught in the fallout. Savonarola would preach the need for a “Great Renovation,” a return to the austere truths of the Gospels. Art, books, and cosmetics alike were torched in his “Bonfire of the Vanities,” on Shrove Tuesday, 1497.The inequities of Medici rule had made Savonarola’s message of the need to purge the city of corruption so convincing that even numerous artists—including Botticelli, who had made his name via Medici patronage with paintings that gave sensual life to pagan antiquity—signed up for his moral crusade. Legend has it that a number of Botticelli’s paintings were sent to the flames.This story about the ur-patrons of the European tradition is worth remembering as scandals about art patronage pile up today. It is easy to say, “oh, art has always been supported by dubious wealth.” But it has to be remembered that when injustice accumulates and society starts to come apart, history tells us that the system will break, and art will not be spared.center_img The Public OptionNevertheless, even in such a scenario, the question of where the money comes from remains—particularly at a moment when museum workers across the country have already been increasingly protesting being scandalously underpaid. Without being able to answer this question for myself, I find it hard to imagine a movement that actually grows, as each successful protest against a donor only increases the power of remaining donors in the overall funding equation.The more systematic the critique of private funding becomes, the more the answer will also have to be systemic. In addition to representing a stand against war profiteers or peddlers of addiction, saying that museums should aim to free themselves of tainted money has also to be about advocating for a different arts funding regime that directly redistributes wealth to pay for art, instead of leaving it to noblesse oblige.Incidentally, that solution also solves the nagging problem that demanding that unsavory people stop funding museums has the unwanted side effect of freeing their money to go to more unsavory causes.I know there are questions about what a reshaped art system might best look like, or what kind of movement you’d need to put together to make it happen. There are questions about whether it is swimming against the tide of history. Eroded by austerity, European museums have actually, as the New York Times put it, been nudging towards “the American way of giving” for some time. Maybe the increasingly insistent protests over “toxic philanthropy” and “reputation washing,” and how they are adding up to undermine US museums’ mission, serve a double purpose as a cautionary tale on the international stage.But this is a case where advocating for what seems radical is actually the most reasonable. If we don’t find some way to course correct and redistribute both wealth and power, the pressures on art are only going to increase, because a bigoted nationalism is ascendant, the police state is expanding, “deaths of despair” are on the rise, the environment is coming apart—and some of the same names on the museum walls are stamped all over these things too. If that trajectory runs its course, history suggests that the choice between Team Medici and Team Savonarola—between overlooking the dark side of patronage or deciding that art as a whole is mere decadence—is only going to be posed more and more starkly.Follow artnet News on Facebook: Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.last_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Nomasonto Ndlovu In an age of increased social responsibility in the corporate sector, more and more destinations are looking to offer MICE planners tangible value-adds, and South Africa is ready with an imperative that goes beyond profit.South African President Jacob Zuma made reference to business tourism as a major jobs driver in his state of the nation address earlier this month.“16 tourists create one job in our country,” he said.Industry experts have thus noted that socio-economic impacts from hosting events in South Africa must be considered at all levels.Speaking to visiting media, South African Business Tourism global manager Nomasanto Ndlovu made the connection between winning event bids and social responsibility plain, “Our mandate is bigger than making money”. “I’m here because I want to create jobs and make lives better.” Throughout Meetings Africa 2011, the importance placed on sustainability and social responsibility underpinned South Africa’s offering as a unique business tourism destination.Carpets in the Exhibition Hall of Sandton Convention Centre will be removed and laid in the homes of the underprivileged, tours to townships and community projects proved popular with visitors.The payback is two-fold, said Ms Ndlovu.“Africa only has 3-5 percent of the market share of association bid wins so it is crucial for us to look towards sustainability and best consumer practice.”According to recent International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) report, in 2009, South Africa ranked 34th globally and first in Africa in terms of the number of meetings hosted.Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said, “Tourists vote with their feet”. “From the numbers we’ve got it’s clear that we are growing by leaps and bounds.”Europe is currently the biggest source market for business events to South Africa, although strong interest for incentive groups has come from the Asia Pacific markets.last_img read more

first_imgMelbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) recently announced a strategic partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), marking the occasion with the launch of the “2016 PCMA Citywide Auction of Melbourne” – a unique opportunity for conference organisers to bid to win an event package at MCEC to the value of USD$350,000.In what promises to be an important and exciting partnership, Melbourne is the first destination outside of North America to offer this unique opportunity.PCMA and MCB will work collaboratively over the next three years to showcase Melbourne as a leading destination for business events in the Asia Pacific region.Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO emphasised the significance of PMCA offering its first Citywide Auction in seven years outside of the US.“The Citywide Auction of Melbourne, Australia will prove to be a rare and unique opportunity for any global events professional,” Ms Sexton said.“Melbourne is Australia’s most creative, exciting and intellectual city, renowned for world-class dining and culture as well as for research, education, innovation and knowledge – making it the perfect conference destination.”MCB Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger said the initiative is a great opportunity for conference organisers to stage an event at a great price, while enjoying Melbourne’s vibrant cultural scene.“What we offer in Melbourne is unique and unparalleled in the Asia Pacific region and this strategic partnership with PCMA offers global exposure, while assisting us to showcase our city to North American and European markets,” Ms Bolinger said.“Melbourne is celebrated as a knowledge and innovation capital, but what sets it apart is our ‘Team Melbourne’ philosophy – how we bring together the city as one to drive successful outcomes for conferences and events,” Ms Bolinger added.MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King attributed the venue’s success and ability to host over 1,000 events each year to itsmature, creative and experienced business model.“At MCEC we have an unwavering commitment to always work with our customers to ensure that we plan and deliver world-class events while creating life-long, memorable experiences for attendees,” Mr King said.“MCEC is a full package venue, with an in-house technology offering as well as a food and beverage package created on-site in the largest kitchen in the Southern Hemisphere. I encourage you all to take advantage of this special opportunity and place a bid in the auction,” Mr King added.The 2016 PCMA Citywide Auction of Melbourne opened on January 11, 2016 during PCMA Convening Leaders in Vancouver and will close November 30, 2016 at 5pm CST. Learn more & place a bidSource = Melbourne Convention Bureaulast_img read more

first_imgThorngrove ManorStar Ratings Australia releases results of their annual Gold ListStaying in the country’s best accommodation, as ranked by travellers, doesn’t have to break the bank with Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Accommodation revealing the best star rated accommodation in Australia can be yours for a little over $100 per night.Small regional hotels are amongst the winners in the Gold List this year with The Bronte Boutique Hotel in Morpeth NSW earning the number one spot in the hotel accommodation category. This 4 Star Rated, recently refurbished accommodation features beautifully appointed rooms and with prices starting at $139 per night, proves a luxury hotel stay can be affordable. Another regional hotel, Ibis Style Harrington placed second in the hotel category, followed closely by Avenue Hotel Canberra.The annual Gold List of Australian Accommodation compiles reviews of Star Rated properties from hundreds of websites to find the best accommodation as rated by travellers.Michael Reed, CEO, of Star Ratings Australia explained, “the Gold List includes six categories of accommodation: hotels, hosted accommodation, self-catering, motels, caravan-holiday parks and serviced apartments. The winners are listed nationally as well as by state, capital city and region to allow travellers to find the best accommodation, anywhere in the country.Australia’s overall top-rated accommodation also proved to be an affordable option. At a weekly seasonal tariff starting from $720 the 4.5 Star Rated, A Mollymook Beach Waterfront, on the NSW South Coast, took out the Gold List for its luxury self-catering accommodation overlooking the beach. With a perfect 10 score, it proves guests can enjoy an exceptional experience, without a hefty price tag.If a luxury stay with something a little bit out of the ordinary is more your style, South Australia’s Thorngrove Manor made the list for the second consecutive year. Listed as a Small Luxury Hotel of the World since 1995, this quirky hotel resembles a castle, with prices starting at a princely sum of $920 per night.Mr Reed explained “this year the Gold List features accommodation from across the country from small B&Bs, affordable self-catering accommodation and 5 Star luxury hotels, which means whatever your needs, travellers can enjoy some of the best accommodation in the country.”To give you a taste of Australia’s best of the best, the top three independently Star Rated, national Gold List winners in each category are listed below.HotelsThe Bronte Boutique Hotel, Morpeth NSW, 4 StarIbis Styles Harrington, Harrington NSW, 4 StarAvenue Hotel Canberra, Braddon ACT, 5 StarServiced ApartmentsBeaches International, Forster NSW, 4.5 StarSunraysia Resort, Mildura VIC, 4 StarPavillions on 1770, Agnes Water QLD, 4.5 StarSelf-cateringA Mollymook Beach Waterfront, Mollymook NSW, 4.5 StarBirchgrove in Daylesford, Daylesford VIC, 4 StarClover Cottage Country Retreat, Manjimup WA, 4 StarMotelsShangri-La Gardens, Wynnum West QLD, 4 StarMotel on A’Beckett, Inverloch VIC, 4 StarTuckerbox Motor Inn, South Gundagai NSW, 4 StarCaravan-Holiday ParksCeduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park, Ceduna SA, 4 StarClarence Head Caravan Park Iluka, Iluka NSW, 3.5 StarOpal Caravan Park, Lightning Ridge NSW, 4 StarHosted AccommodationAnne’s Waterfront Haven Bed & Breakfast, Corlette NSW, 4.5 StarBli Bli House Luxury Accommodation, Diddillibah QLD, 5 StarThorngrove Manor, Crafers SA, 5 Star Star Ratings Australiafor more information, visitSource = Star Ratings Australialast_img read more

first_imgAwareness around the Cook Islands online continues to grow as the Cook Islands Tourism Facebook passed 500,000 likes last month (up from 306,960 in Jan 18).CI Tourism’s Instagram page has over 67,500 followers (up from 49,625 in Jan 18).“We run awareness campaigns (adverts on Facebook and Instagram) targeted at consumers in our key and emerging markets who (according to their interests and activity) love what our destination has to offer. We have created a quality, engaged audience that can be targeted for product and sales campaigns.” – CI Tourism Digital teamThe post Cook Island Tourism celebrates digital milestones appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

first_imgAfter a disappointing 8-5 season, including a 5-4 mark in Big Ten play and bowl loss to South Carolina, Jim Harbaugh made a number of staff changes, added some quality coaches to the staff, and also asked his players one important question to get immediate feedback during a team meeting to help accelerate their improvement before the start of the 2018 season.According to 247, Harbaugh asked players in that team meeting “How do we as coaches get better?” He then took things one step further in asking what he could do personally. Those simple, powerful questions went a long way with players, allowing them to open up and share their thoughts and feelings honestly.Harbaugh took the feedback to heart, and the result has been a more personable leader of the Wolverines, who can now be seen around the facility giving the occasional hug, according to the article.This excerpt from the 247 piece talks about the change that has been seen in Harbaugh from running back Karan Higdon, and what it’s done for the players and team culture.  “He’s been more personal with the guys and more approachable. And that’s definitely been helping. Coach is a football guru and he’s been so focused on the game. Taking a step back from that and continuing to build stronger relationships with the players has changed our culture. Changed our atmosphere around the facility. And it’s been great.“We’re just more personal. He wants a hug sometimes. Sometimes you’ve got to give him a hug. The guy wants a hug.”Along with the personality change in Harbaugh, the feeback prompted changes in what the program is fueling players with food-wise, as well as some changes in the weight room centered on competition.So often as coaches we get stuck in a routine of who we are, and don’t seek the counsel of the players on our roster of what they need from us to help them maximize their potential. The move by Harbaugh has surely fueled some changes for the Wolverines.It’s an approach we can all learn something from.Head here to read more, including whether players would rather be called “a dude” by defensive coordinator Don Brown, or get a hug from the new, more personable version of Harbaugh – spoiler alert, it’s not even a contest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

first_imgEntz’s has run NDSU’s defense since Klieman ascended to the head coaching role, and worked previously under Klieman as Northern Iowa’s defensive line coach in 2010. A multi-year FCS Coordinator of the Year finalist (including 2018), Entz has produced a litany of top-ranked defenses while serving as Klieman’s shotgun rider for the past half decade.Polasek spent a decade in the NDSU program under Bohl and Klieman. He arrived in 2006 as running backs coach, added special teams coordinator duties in 2010. Polasek joined Northern Illinois’ staff for one season, then returned to serve as offensive coordinator in 2014 when Klieman got the head job, calling plays for Klieman for three seasons until he left to become Iowa’s offensive line coach ahead of the 2017 season.Vigen is a North Dakota State graduate who served as his alma mater’s offensive coordinator from 2009-13 before following Bohl to Wyoming, where he has remained since 2014. Also Wyoming’s quarterbacks coach, Vigen added an associate head coach title ahead of the 2017 season.Other candidates could emerge as the process develops, but that’s where sources tell us North Dakota State is looking at the outset.The Bison host rival South Dakota State in the FCS semifinals on Friday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2). A win there would send North Dakota State to the FCS National Championship — their seventh in eight years — on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas.As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.Update> Pete Thamel reports Entz is getting the job.North Dakota State expected to promote defensive coordinator Matt Entz to head coach, sources tell @YahooSports.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 13, 2018 Never has the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” been more applicable than the impending North Dakota State head coaching search.With Chris Klieman on his way out the door to Kansas State (hopefully after adding another ring to the collection), North Dakota State is on a run that makes Nick Saban’s tenure at Alabama look hot-seat worthy. Dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, the Bison are 110-8 overall, 58-6 in Missouri Valley play, 67-5 in the Fargodome and an insane 28-1 in the FCS playoffs with six national championships and perhaps a seventh on the way.Klieman was promoted from within after Craig Bohl left for Wyoming at the conclusion of the Bison’s 2013 national title run, and sources indicated North Dakota State is looking to keep it in the family in searching for Klieman’s successor.Three candidates that have been mentioned to sources are North Dakota State defensive coordinator Matt Entz, Iowa offensive line coach Tim Polasek and Wyoming offensive coordinator Brent Vigen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more