Black Ops PS3 refund petition has over 8800 signatures

first_imgDeveloper Treyarch really messed up when it released Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3. While Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the new game, PS3 owners had to put up with a number of issues, including:lower resolutionframe rate issuesdisconnects for no reasongame soft and hard freezesonline laggenerally buggy softwareno split screen sign in for individual accountsWhile some of those issues can be fixed with a patch, it’s unlikely things like the lower resolution will be. This lead to a petition being started by PS3 Black Ops owners requiring that Activision issue a full refund for the game.Five weeks after the petition went live and it has had more than 8,800 signatures, showing just how bad this problem is. If it had been a few minor problems the petition would never have made the news.Treyarch has posted on the Black Ops forums stating that patches and “many more” updates are coming for the PS3. Currently the team is working on online freezing issues, party reliability, and trying to figure out an “infinite loading screen” issue that has appeared.It’s clear from the sheer number of gamers signing the petition that the work to resolve such big problems has come too late. You have to wonder who decided to ship the PS3 game in such a poor state?Read more at DestructoidMatthew’s OpinionI doubt it was Treyarch that made the final decision to ship the game. Pressure from Activision, and possibly Sony, for a simultaneous release with the 360 version would have made the delivery date unmovable for the development team.In the end, they ran out of time, and the more complicated architecture of the PS3 got the better of them. Where Treyarch has failed since is not delivering the patches needed to make the game on a par with the 360 version, or even playable online it seems. Five weeks and still problems remain is unacceptable, but so is shipping a broken game in the first place.Depending on where you live, you can take the game back to the store you bought it from for a refund within the set return period offered. The issue comes from the promise of fixes making gamers decide to hold on to the game longer than that period because they really want to play it.Should Activision accept 8,800 refunds? If they can’t make the game as playable and reliable as the 360 version, then yes it should.last_img read more

Greek government appoints committee to oversee the Islamic mosque of Athens

first_imgAs the first official mosque of Athens is approaching completion, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs appointed a seven-member administrative committee which will oversee its operation. The board is chaired by Constantinos Pittadakis, a senior official from the ministry’s general secretariat of religious affairs. The other six members are: Stamatina Mourelatou (deputy chairperson), an official from the ministry of finance; Nelly Papachela, City of Athens’ deputy mayor; Ioannis Vakoundouzis, City of Athens’ head of administration; Stephanos Vazakas, High Court attorney; Ehab El Sayed and Ghulam Murtaza, representatives of Athens’ Muslim communities.The 1000-square metre mosque is located on a former naval base in Votanikos, west of central Athens; with development costs of €887,000 funded by the Program of Public Investments. After failing to meet an April deadline, it is now expected to be completed by the end of the year. Once completed, it will include two rooms for worship, one for men and one for women (respective capacity is 300 and 50 people), restrooms and locker rooms, administration offices for the Imam and Muezzins, as well as a fountain, as dictated by islamic tradition, but no minaret. “The desire of the City of Athens is that the mosque operates properly,” Papachela told Kathimerini. “We want the exercise of religious duties to be conducted calmly and for there to be no problems,” she said, adding that municipal authorities were determined “to defy any fears” that citizens may have. The mosque construction has been an issue of debate since 1890 and has been included in every peace treaty that Greece has signed since becoming a sovereign state, after the Rebellion and the subsequent fall of the Ottoman Empire. This last chapter of the saga began when Athens prepared to host the 2004 Olympics, but development has been delayed due to objections of some members of the Orthodox clergy and political groups of the far-right. When it is finally completed, following years of delays and objections by Orthodox clerics and right-wing groups, it will be the first official place of worship for Muslims in Athens, currently one of the few capitals in Europe, along with Lubljana and Bucharest, to not have a mosque. At least 40,000 people of Muslim faith are currently residing in Athens and having a place to worship is part of their constitutional rights; the European Court of Human Rights has often ruled against Greece for such violations in the past. Apart from catering for a basic human right, the Mosque will effectively put an end to the 50 illegal places of Islamic worship currently functioning in Athens, and potentially being used for indoctrination by extremists. “Obviously, when something starts working according to law, it effectively puts the illegal out of work”, said the Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, in a television interview. Promising to take measures against the illegal mosques once the official one is open to the public, the minister said that “people should not be afraid of places that follow the rules, which is why it is important that we have rules”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Séisme aux Moluques la série noire continue en Indonésie

first_imgSéisme aux Moluques : la série noire continue en IndonésieDes responsables indonésiens ont indiqué qu’un séisme s’est produit aujourd’hui dans l’archipel des Moluques, dans l’est du pays, sans qu’aucun blessé n’ait encore été signalé. Selon les autorités indonésiennes, un séisme de magnitude 6,1 s’est produit aujourd’hui dans l’archipel des Moluques (Indonésie orientale). Aucune alerte au tsunami n’a toutefois été émise. Le pays connaît, depuis la fin du mois d’octobre, une vague de catastrophes naturelles, souvent meurtrières.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueLe 25 octobre, dans l’archipel des Mentawaï, à l’ouest du pays, un tremblement de terre sous-marin, de magnitude 7,7, avait provoqué un tsunami tuant plus de 400 personnes.Le lendemain, sur l’île de Java, survenait la première d’une série d’éruptions du volcan Merapi, qui ont fait à ce jour près de 200 victimes – 138 morts et plusieurs centaines de blessés entre le 26 octobre et le 6 novembre (voir notre article). L’élargissement du périmètre de sécurité de 10 à 15, puis 20 kilomètres, n’a pas suffi à protéger les habitants des pentes fertiles de la “montagne de feu” (Merapi en javanais) des nuées ardentes, des coulées de lave à 500 °C, dévalant les pentes à 250 kilomètres par heure.Le 12 novembre 2010 à 16:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Intel va équiper un smartphone conçu par Orange

first_imgIntel va équiper un smartphone conçu par OrangeIntel continue sa récente percée dans le monde des processeurs mobiles en équipant prochainement un smartphone conçu par l’opérateur Orange.Si le marché des processeurs mobiles est largement dominé par Qualcomm ou Texas Instruments, Intel tente aujourd’hui une percée avec la conception de puces Atom taillés pour une utilisation dans un mobile. A l’occasion du Mobile World Congress 2012, le fabricant de processeurs a indiqué que son composant intégrera un smartphone développé en interne non pas par un constructeur classique mais par l’opérateur Orange.On en sait peu sur l’avancement du projet, mis à part son nom de code, “Santa Clara”. Cette appellation est également la ville d’origine d’Intel et le lieu actuel de ses quartiers généraux. On imagine donc une collaboration poussée entre les deux acteurs. Ce sera la puce Atom Z2460 qui équipera le futur téléphone indique Business Mobile. Orange annonce de son côté un écran de 4,03 pouces, 16 GB de mémoire et un poids de 117 grammes ainsi qu’un accès privilégié aux services tels que Orange TV, Dailymotion et Deezer, pour le territoire français tout du moins. L’environnement utilisé à sa sortie sera Android 2.3.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’objectif pour Orange avec ce mobile en nom propre est de proposer à ses clients un mobile d’entrée-de-gamme, où l’opérateur pourra casser les prix et contrôler son écosystème et y proposer ses services multimédia. Pour Intel, un tel partenariat avec Orange est profitable pour l’adoption de ses composants puisque l’opérateur vend chaque année près de 30 millions de téléphones dont la moitié sont des smartphones.Le “Orange Santa Clara” sera disponible dans le courant du deuxième trimestre 2012, un peu avant l’été à un prix encore non communiqué. Le 28 février 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Republican lawmaker posts info on supporters of plan to ban assault weapon

first_imgA Republican lawmaker from Keizer is encouraging gun rights supporters to personally contact three Portland clergy leading an initiative campaign to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in Oregon.“Should anyone want to make a phone call or send a note….” Rep. Bill Post wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning, above a photo of the phone numbers and home addresses of the three chief petitioners for the initiative displayed in a state database. “Feel free to right click and save the picture then share everywhere.”Post, who described the initiative as a “gun confiscation ballot measure,” declined to say why he felt it necessary to post the information to a Facebook group called The Heirs of Patrick Henry, Northwest. “Knowledge is power,” Post said in a phone call Thursday afternoon. He said he had called the petitioners and left voicemails about the initiative, but declined to share his message, saying it was “between me and them.”One of the petitioners, Rabbi Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel, said he was wondering why he received “quite a number of calls on my cell phone.” The people he spoke with were mostly polite and “certainly shared their views” on the firearms proposal, Cahana said. Comments that arrived via email and Facebook were “not so polite.”Cahana and the two other petitioners, Rev. Alcena Boozer of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church and Pastor W. J. Mark Knutson of Augustana Lutheran Church, filed the initiative this week and must collect more than 88,000 signatures by July 6 to get it on the ballot for the November election.last_img read more

49ers deny Seahawks playoffclinching victory with 2623 OT win

first_imgSANTA CLARA, Calif. — As if the San Francisco 49ers needed any reminder about how Seattle has dominated this once fierce NFC West rivalry of late, Kyle Shanahan and his coaching staff spent the night before the game reminding the players with highlights from the Seahawks’ 27-point blowout just two weeks ago.Message delivered.Robbie Gould kicked a 36-yard field goal with 3:06 left in overtime after San Francisco’s defense delivered three straight stops against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to help the 49ers snap a 10-game losing streak against Seattle with a 26-23 victory on Sunday.“It (emotionally) touched a part of guys that needs to be touched sometimes,” said cornerback Richard Sherman, who was on the winning side of nine of those games with Seattle before joining the 49ers this season.“Sometimes you need to touch guys’ pride. You need to have some pride. You’re a grown man. They went out there and embarrassed you. How are you going to respond? We responded today.”Nick Mullens threw for 275 yards and a touchdown to help the 49ers (4-10) win consecutive games for the first time this season. Richie James Jr. returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown and Gould kicked four field goals to give San Francisco its first win in the rivalry since 2013 when Jim Harbaugh was still coach.last_img read more

Mount Hood climber injured by falling ice chunk

first_imgAn Oregon woman climbing on Mount Hood has been brought down off the mountain after a giant ice chunk hit her, causing her to fall about 300 feet.Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Strovink says 30-year-old Meredith Jaques of Hood River is reported to have suffered head, neck and back injuries. She was brought down by toboggan late Thursday afternoon to Timberline Lodge and sent on to a Hood River hospital.Witnesses said three other climbers suffered minor injuries when the 20 feet by 40 feet ice chunk broke loose.last_img read more

Poll 52 believe a broad range of benefits is best for a

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: Around half (52%) of Employee Benefits readers believe that offering a broad range of benefits is the best way to tailor reward for a multigenerational workforce.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 71 responses, also found that 38% of readers think that providing flexible or agile working opportunities is the most effective way to tailor benefits for a multigenerational employee base, while 6% feel that a health and wellbeing focus is the best way to accommodate staff across different age ranges.Comparatively, 3% state that introducing a diversity and inclusion programme is the preferred method for tailoring benefits and reward, and 1% do not know how they would personalise benefits for this type of workforce.The Benefits and trends survey 2019, published by Aon in June 2019, found that 50% of 200 employer respondents do not think their benefits offering is meeting the needs of all the generations within their workforce; a further 89% feel they will need to change their reward package to suit future generations entering the workforce.Would your organisation offer life leave to boost employee work-life balance? Vote in our latest poll today…last_img read more

Girdwood Hand Tram Hike Remains Closed Until Further Notice

first_imgIt’s unclear at this time how long the tram will remain closed. The Whittier Police Department is investigating and interviewing witnesses from the most recent incident. Within an 8-week span two major accidents occurred on the tram prompting it’s closure. On June 8, an Anchorage man died after falling from the tram, and then on August 3, a man was critically injured after falling from the tram. Instructions for safe tram operation are posted at kiosks on both sides of the tram. Anyone intending to use the hand tram after the investigation is complete should review and follow the posted safety information. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Hand Tram Hike is still closed as of Friday, Aug. 9; the city says it will stay closed until an investigation is finished and it’s determined if any safety improvements are needed and what they are.last_img read more

24000 child rapes in 6 months shocks Supreme Court

first_imgNew Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday took note, on its own, of the “alarming rise” in the number of rape incidents against children and said it will pass directions to ensure a “concerted” and “clear” national response against such acts. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it has decided to take “suo motu” (on its own) cognisance of various reports of news papers and portals on rising incidents of child rape. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, appointed senior advocate V Giri as amicus curiae (friend of the court) and asked him to assist it in framing guidelines on the kind of directions that can be issued to states on infrastructure and video-recording of the proceedings. It made clear that no third party except Giri and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta would be allowed to intervene in the matter saying that otherwise nothing can happen in such a matter. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The bench directed the apex court registry to register the case as a writ petition titled as “In-re Alarming Rise in The Number of Reported Child Rape Incidents” and posted it Monday for issuance of directions. The bench said it had asked the Registry to file a report on two aspects such as the total number of rape cases involving child registered across India since January 1 and the stage of investigation and the time taken to file a charge sheet as also the status of trials. Advertise With Us It had asked the Registry to collect details from all the states and high courts. Referring to the data on sexual crimes against children, it said that from January 1 to June 30 this year, 24,212 FIRs have been filed across India. Out of over 24,000 cases, 11,981 are still being probed by the police and in 12,231 cases, police have filed the charge sheet, it said. Trials have commenced in 6,449 cases only, it said, adding that they are yet to commence in 4,871 cases. Till now, the trial courts have decided only 911 cases, about 4 per cent of the total cases registered, it said.last_img read more

850 people available free medical camp

first_imgVisakhapatnam: A medical camp was conducted at Old K D Peta, Golugounda mandal on Sunday by Visteel Mahila Samiti, Ukkunagaram. A team of doctors from Gayatri Medical College, VSGH, Sri Sathya Saimobile Medical Unit examined about 850 visitors who availed the facility provided to them free of cost. Samiti president Sharada Rath, vice-president Jyotsna Das, secretary Mitu Chakravarti, among others supervised the camp, inaugurated by district president of Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation V R Nageswara Rao.Sets of saris and blankets were given away to the needy by the samiti members.last_img read more

Houston Rising Hopes To Help Recovery Efforts For Low Income Families

first_imgHouston Rising is a coalition of more than a dozen community based groups fighting for the city’s low income population. They hope that by joining forces they can be more successful in helping those less fortunate.On Saturday they held a public hearing at the Finnigan Park Community Center. Marvin Odum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recovery czar, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, along with other officials attended the hearing.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/18145621/Video-1.mp400:0000:0000:31Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The hearing’s topic was equity in recovery efforts. Brien Straw / Houston Public MediaJennifer Pena (right) isn’t confident. She cleans houses but lost 60 percent of her business because of Harvey.Jennifer Pena isn’t confident. She cleans houses but lost 60 percent of her business because of Harvey. She says FEMA denied her claim for reimbursement for furniture lost to the storm because they had no value prior to Harvey. She tries hard to overcome poverty but feels she’s getting no help.“When you’re poor you’re poor and you’ve just got to live with the circumstances and it shouldn’t be like that,” she says, unable to hold back tears.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/18150318/Video-2.mp400:0000:0006:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Retired Marine Ronald Eugene Magic agrees. He’s living off $735 a month he gets from the Marines. After three moves to find a dry place in Crosby to wait out the hurricane, he’s back in East Houston. “You cannot help somebody if you telling them, “Hey I’m gonna do this,” and you don’t,” Magic says.Brien Straw / Houston Public MediaMarvin Odum, the Mayor’s recovery czar, thinks this is the chance for those who feel overlooked.With low income housing already in short supply in Houston, available housing is much worse following Harvey. But Marvin Odum, the Mayor’s recovery czar, thinks this is the chance for those who feel overlooked, needed. Odum says, “In every respect this is an opportunity to do things better than they were before. Period.” Sharelast_img read more

Survey School Violence Tops Social Concerns for Teen Voters

first_img Share Leya MohsinJunior at Rice Meredith McCain discusses policies and voting with fellow Houston area students. McCain helped organize the inaugural Houston Youth Voters Conference, held at Rice University earlier this fall.In an era of school violence and partisan politics, a new national survey shows that school shootings and gun laws top the list of social concerns for likely teen voters.In September, about two months before the midterm elections, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Education Week Research Center asked over 1,300 18- and 19-year-olds for their thoughts on the election.Just over 60 percent of them said they plan to vote this November, a response higher than polls from previous elections. This group said their top social concern was school shootings, like the ones in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Their number two concern: guns and gun control. Those are very different issues than those for the general population, which ranks dissatisfaction with government and immigration as top concerns.Among economic concerns, likely first-time voters said that the high cost of living and inflation worried them the most, followed by the economy in general and the gap between rich and poor.The national survey found these possible teenage voters were more likely to be liberal and less likely to identify as moderate. Conservatives in the survey were roughly equally likely to vote or not.last_img read more

Blind students in DU to get smart canes and DAISY players

first_imgVisually-challenged students of Delhi University will soon be getting ‘mobility and accessibility’ kits, including DAISY players and smart canes to help them move around with ease on campus.“DU has joined hands with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to provide mobility and accessibility kits to the varsity’s visually-challenged students enrolled,” said Anil Aneja, Officer on Special Duty at DU’s Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC).“The kit will consist of smart canes and DAISY players. While the smart canes will help the students have hassle-free mobility on campus, the DAISY players will make their studies easier,” he said. DU has roped in the services of the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun, for working on the kits. “While funds for the initiative have been provided by the ministry, the contents of the kit have been developed by NIVH. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThere is also a plan to include special tablets designed for the visually-challenged in the kits, but that will be worked out in the second phase,” Aneja said. The cost of each kit is estimated to be around Rs 11,000.While the canes will be able to give vibration warnings to the students whenever there is any obstruction within a certain range, the DAISY player, which is a book-reading machine, will be able to help them in comfortably going through texts. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrested“Though the distribution of these kits will begin by the end of this month, from the coming session, we plan that the kits are handed over to the students during the freshers’ orientation programme,” added Aneja.The students will not be bound to return the kits to the varsity when they pass out, he said.DU had earlier also installed a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its- kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology installed last year is known as ‘Inclusive Print Access Project’ and is a combination of softwares which have been imported from abroad to suit the needs of the visually-challenged students.The DU Equal Opportunity Cell was established in 2006 to address the needs and issues related to physically-challenged, SC/ST, OBC and minority students.DU allows for a 5 per cent relaxation in eligibility criteria with respect to differently-abled students.A Braille library and an Audio Book Resource Centre are among the facilities introduced by the university for its differently-abled students.last_img read more

VIDEO New England DC Matt Patricia didnt have great answers when asked

first_imgAs New England licks it’s wounds from their Super Bowl loss to Philly, one of the most dumbfounding subplots from New England was the unexpected decision to sit cornerback, and Super Bowl XLIX hero, Malcolm Butler.After the game, New England Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia was asked nine times about the decision to sit Butler, and he didn’t have great answers. The future Lions head coach fell back on Patriot-speak about putting players in positions to succeed and personnel for specific defensive packages, but shed no light on the bizarre decision to sit a player who started 17 of 18 games during the season.It’s only a matter of time before the real story comes out and sheds more light on the Pats locker room division before the game. It’s probably not going to be pretty.last_img read more

Large Study Finds No Evidence for AgeBased Mammography CutOff

first_img 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 November 28, 2016 — In the largest-ever study on screening mammography outcomes, researchers found that there is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago. This research adds support for guidelines that encourage screening decisions based on individual patients and their health status.Mammography is the standard imaging exam for breast cancer screening. Guidelines on what age to stop breast cancer screening have been a source of controversy and confusion in recent years. In 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines that stated there was not enough evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening mammography in women aged 75 years or older.”All prior randomized, controlled trials excluded women older than 75, limiting available data to small observational studies,” said Cindy S. Lee, M.D., assistant professor in residence at the University of California, San Francisco. “There has been a lot of controversy, debate and conversation regarding the different breast cancer screening guidelines, even among major national organizations, over the past few years.”Using data from the National Mammography Database, Lee and her research team analyzed data from more than 5.6 million screening mammograms performed over a seven-year period between January 2008 and December 2014 in 150 facilities across 31 states in the United States. The research team looked at patient demographics, screening mammography results and biopsy results. Data from more than 2.5 million women over age 40 were sorted into patient groups by age in five-year intervals (40-44, 45-49, etc.).Four standard performance metrics were calculated to evaluate the performance of screening mammography for each age group: cancer detection rate, recall rate, positive predictive value for biopsy recommended (PPV2) and biopsy performed (PPV3). Recall rate is the percentage of patients called back for follow-up testing after a screening exam. Positive predictive value reflects the percentage of cancers found among exams for which biopsy was recommended or performed. Ideal screening performances would have a higher cancer detection rate, PPV2 and PPV3, and a low recall rate.Overall, researchers found mean cancer detection rate of 3.74 per 1,000 patients, recall rate of 10 percent, PPV2 of 20 percent and PPV3 of 29 percent. Based on increasing age from 40 to 90 years old, these performance metrics demonstrated a gradual upward trend for cancer detection rate, PPV2 and PPV3, but a downward trend in recall rate.”The continuing increase of cancer detection rate and positive predictive values in women between the ages of 75 and 90 does not provide evidence for age-based mammography cessation,” Lee said.The findings lend support to the argument that the decision whether or not to stop screening should be informed by an individual’s personal health history and preferences.”We know that the risk of breast cancer increases with age,” Lee said. “With the uncertainty and controversy about what age to stop breast cancer screening, we want to address this gap in knowledge using a large national database.”For more information: www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more 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 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. 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 | 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 | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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 News | Mammography | November 28, 2016 Large Study Finds No Evidence for Age-Based Mammography Cut-Off Data analysis of more than 5 million mammograms reveals continued increase in cancer detection rate, positive predictive value of mammography for women ages 75-90 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

Forecast Prices to Rise in Most Top50 Metros in Second Half of

first_img in Data Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-07-02 Krista Franks Brock July 2, 2013 425 Views Forty-five of the top 50 metropolitan markets will experience yearly price increases during the second half of the year, according to “”Clear Capital’s Home Data Index Market Report””:http://clearcapital.com/company/MarketReport.cfm?month=July&year=2013 released Tuesday. [IMAGE]This widespread forecast of price increases “”speaks to this move toward a more balanced, broad-based recovery,”” said Alex Villacorta, VP of research and analytics at Clear Capital. Bakersfield, California, is expected to lead national price gains with a 5.2 percent price increase through the end of this year. Las Vegas comes in as a close second in Clear Capital’s forecast with a projected price growth of 5 percent. Las Vegas posted the highest quarterly price gain in the second quarter–an increase of 4.4 percent. The Bakersfield metro posted a notable jump from 29th place in Clear Capital’s first-quarter report to first place in the second quarter report. [COLUMN_BREAK]””This leap is an example of the fundamentals driving the overall recovery, Clear Capital said, adding also that Bakersfield “”serves as a reminder that the recovery continues to unfold market by market.”” After, Bakersfield and Las Vegas, the top five metros for projected price gains through the end of the year are rounded out by Chicago; Sacramento, California; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with gains of 4.9 percent, 4.8 percent, and 4.4 percent, respectively. Clear Capital expects the Cleveland metro to fare the worst for the remainder of the year with a 2.2 percent price decline. Raleigh, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Denver, Colorado, are the only other metros out of the top 50 with anticipated price depreciations over the remainder of the year, according to Clear Capital. However, the analytics firm expects price decreases of less than 0.5 percent in each. “”At the metro level, we saw some subtle, yet notable trends unfold in June,”” Villacorta said. “”While price trends continued to diverge at the micro market level, they are for the most part positive. At a national level, Clear Capital revised its 2.6 percent projected price gain over the year this year up to 6 percent. While lower than the current yearly gain of 8.6 percent, this forecast is still greater than historical norms, which rank between 4 and 5 percent. While it is notable that some markets are experiencing double-digit gains, “”[s]eeing the bulk of major metros move into positive territory is truly good news, even if their gains are still in the single digits,”” Villacorta said.center_img Forecast: Prices to Rise in Most Top-50 Metros in Second Half of 2013 Sharelast_img read more

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