MVMC Adds Digital Imaging X-Ray

first_imgJune 6, 2008, Londonderry, VT Mountain Valley Medical Clinic now offers state of the art digital imaging X-ray services, increasing the speed with which the Clinic can diagnose patients, recommend treatment, and begin the healing process. The new system offers increased flexibility and improved workflow which results in our ability to deliver high quality healthcare.The Clinic’s new digital imaging X-ray system still takes images like a traditional X-ray, but rather than printing on film, it saves the image to an attached computer digitally similar to a digital camera. That image can then be sent electronically to the radiologist, or any specialist of the patients choice, for review.In addition to being faster and more efficient, the new system is also more environmentally friendly — it eliminates the film, the chemicals, and their disposal that were required previously. And now with electronic transmission, MVMC no longer is dependant on courier services to transport films.According to Linda McGrath, RT, the Clinic’s radiologist of 16 years, “This is the most exciting, most interesting advance in radiography technology in years. It allows me to better serve my patients and dramatically improve the path to recovery from a couple days to minutes for radiologist interpretation of images.”The Clinic has been able to install this new Konica Minolta system thanks to the generous support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals who are committed to helping us improve our ability to provide the best medical care possible.The Mountain Valley Medical Clinic has proudly served the communities of Manchester, Dorset, Landgrove, Londonderry, South Londonderry, Peru, Weston, Windham, Winhall, and Jamaica since 1976. The clinic is a community-based, non-profit, full-service facility providing complete health care for the whole family, emergency care, state of the art digital imaging x-ray, on-site lab, bone density, and physical therapy services. The clinic, located at 38 Route 11, Londonderry, VT, can be reached for appointments and emergency care Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, at 824-6901 or www.ourclinic.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Retargeting for credit unions: How to keep your potential members engaged

first_imgDid you know that only 2 percent of visitors to most websites convert to a purchase of a product or service on the first visit? Whether they’re not yet ready to buy or enroll, or want to continue their search, the remaining 98% are bound to click away from your website, and we all know the old adage—“out of sight, out of mind.” But what if you could keep your institution’s messaging at the forefront of bounced traffic, serving up branded messaging appropriate to your audiences specific needs based on the things you already know they’re searching for?Retargeting, also known as remarketing, seeks out people that have already been actively searching for products or service lines like yours and shows them related ads. Say a potential member is searching for home loan options. Perhaps she visits your credit union’s website during her search, but moves on from it before filling out an application or contacting your representatives. The next day, she would be shown an ad for your credit union’s home loan rate offers, even while searching for unrelated content. With geotargeting, these ads can even be tailored to address her location and offers exclusively available in her area.With that in mind, here are some ways your credit union can employ efficient retargeting strategies to achieve measurable results. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Five trends for credit unions to consider in 2020 and 2021

first_imgAt TransUnion, we’ve certainly seen trended credit data emerge as a priority from our partners over the last year. At the conference, we observed a marked uptick in questions about trended scores from many credit unions. The number of credit unions indicating they are using or will use these scores in indirect lending is an important new development. As credit unions face new competition and new challenges as they work to grow lending in 2021, it was clear that credit unions are using trended credit data rather than traditional, point-in-time credit scores to meet their needs. This post is currently collecting data… As we prepare to close 2020 and begin to plan for 2021, credit unions are considering strategies and solutions.  Each year in November, lenders from credit unions across the country gather at the CUNA Lending Council Conference to discuss trends, network and have some fun. TransUnion proudly supports the CUNA Lending Council as an event sponsor, and it’s personally one of my favorite events of the year. In the current environment, we attended three days of virtual sessions and several themes emerged.Here are the five trends we identified with important implications for credit unions. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img 1. Adoption of trended credit scores ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition Gets Rs. 10,000 Price Cut in India

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition comes with 128GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 5G (select markets), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Samsung is also offering no-cost EMI options starting from Rs. 12,999.83, 10 percent instant cashback of up to Rs. 1,500 on HDFC Bank credit/ debit card EMIs. Customers can also get flat Rs. 200 cashback via Airtel Money/ Payments Bank on a minimum transaction of Rs. 2,000.Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition specificationsSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition runs on Android 10 with One UI on top. It features a 6.7-inch QHD (1,440×3,200 pixels) Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 990 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM.For photography, the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a depth sensor as well. At the front, you get a 10-megapixel selfie shooter housed inside the hole-punch cutout.- Advertisement – Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition has received a price cut in India and now costs Rs. 77,999. The new price is live on the official Samsung India website. The BTS Edition of the Galaxy S20+ was launched in June alongside the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition. This variant has been inspired by the South Korean pop sensation and comes with a purple-coloured back panel. Specifications of this variant remain the same as the regular Galaxy S20+ with the only difference being a logo of the boy band on the rear panel and some preloaded BTS-inspired themes.Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition price cut in IndiaSamsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition was launched at MRP Rs. 87,999 for the lone 128GB storage model in India and is now listed for MRP Rs. 77,999 on the Samsung India website. The price has been cut by Rs. 10,000 and we have reached out to Samsung to confirm if this is permanent.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sweden extradites Chinese ‘multi-million-dollar money launderer’ to US

first_imgSweden has extradited to the United States a Chinese national suspected of laundering millions of dollars in Henan Province, his Swedish lawyer said Tuesday, a year after Stockholm rejected Beijing’s extradition request.A former official of the Chinese state grain administration, Qiao Jianjun is wanted by Beijing under a sweeping government campaign against corruption for embezzling 200 million yuan ($29 million or 26 million euros).Qiao contests the accusations but his lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja told AFP Tuesday his client, who lived in the United States after leaving China in 2011, was extradited last Friday. His lawyer questioned how Sweden rejected China’s extradition request but accepted that of the United States.”In the US he is suspected of money laundering and the basis of that is that he is supposed to have committed crimes in China.”Now this will be tried in the US … and then they will hopefully demand better evidence than the Chinese authorities just saying these are illicit funds.”Qiao was detained in Sweden in June 2018 at China’s request.He was released on 19 June 2019 only to be again arrested a week later in another case, this time at US behest.According to court documents, Qiao started travelling between China and the US after gaining a visa in 2009.He decided to permanently leave China in 2011 after joining the “China Democracy Party” and entered the US with his family.Later he moved to Austria and on to Sweden in 2014 together with his new wife, an Austrian citizen.The Swedish government officially makes the final decision on extradition matters, but is obliged to follow Supreme Court rulings. Topics :center_img The US Department of Justice issued a statement saying, “As the director of a grain storehouse in Zhoukou City, Henan Province, China, from 1998 to 2011, Qiao allegedly laundered millions of dollars in proceeds related to fraudulent transactions through banks in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.”Part of the money was allegedly used to buy two properties near Los Angeles.The statement said a federal grand jury in 2014 first indicted Qiao, while a superseding indictment in December 2018 charges him with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and engaging in financial transactions in criminally derived property.Last July, Sweden’s top court rejected an extradition request from Beijing because of a “real risk” of persecution and the death penalty in China.last_img read more

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Five managers to run £1bn public pension sustainable equity mandate

first_imgThe £16bn (€18.7bn) West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) has appointed a panel of investment managers to run a global sustainable equity mandate that is expected to reach £1bn in the first year.WMPF worked on the “sustainable equity framework” and the manager procurement with the help of three other local government pension schemes (LGPS) in the LGPS Central asset pool.AGF, Baillie Gifford, Impax Asset Management, RBC Global Asset Management and WHEB Asset Management have been appointed under the framework, which is accessible to all nine schemes in LGPS Central.According to a statement from WMPF, total awards of £1bn across LGPS Central participating schemes are expected in the first year. WMPF plans to allocate £750m, according to a spokesperson. The mandate is to invest in companies “who demonstrate a forward-thinking approach to long term sustainable business”.The selected managers had shown “a blend of approaches to meet the investment requirements of the framework”, according to WMPF.Ian Brookfield, chair of WMPF, said: “We have a long history of engaging companies to protect and enhance fund assets; now we will actively target those who are alert to the changes on the horizon and align with our requirement for long term sustainable returns.“It’s great that we’ve been able to share this development across our investment pool, capturing the benefits more widely.”Michael Marshall, director of responsible investment and engagement at LGPS Central, claimed it was the largest allocation to actively managed sustainable equities in the UK.“This shows tremendous leadership by our partner funds, who continue to demonstrate that responsible investment is truly integrated into their investment strategies,” he said.Redington supported WMPF in the manager search along with LGPS Central.All of the appointed managers have committed to the LGPS cost transparency code.last_img read more

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Swiss pension funds expected to confront high equity market volatility

first_imgFunding ratios for Swiss pension funds improved at the end of June to 107.9% from 105.4% in April. Strong market corrections triggered by the coronavirus crisis from mid-February had set off a slight decrease in the funding ratios.The funding ratio of Swiss Pensionskassen bounced back to 103% in April after declining to 99.8% for a short time at the end of March, according to a Complementa report.The positive performance, particularly of equity markets, led to an uptick, but still remains below 111.6% as recorded at the end of 2019, Hüsler said.He added: “In the long term, the risks of persistently low interest rate remain, in the short to medium term there is a risk of increased volatility on the stock markets, and the coronavirus crisis can increasingly lead to arrears in contribution payments and also to bankruptcies of affiliated employers.”OAK warned that pension funds are under stress caused particularly by a low interest rate environment coupled with the “unrealistically high” minimum conversion rate in the second pillar.The share of underfunded pension funds was 10.2%, or 101 schemes at the end of June, meaning that 10.2% of these schemes’ obligations are not fully covered. This numebr was down from 25.4% in April, but higher than 1.1% at the end of 2019.The supervisory body said that underfunding would likely rise by the end of this year as losses are expected for the main asset classes.“The financial situation of pension funds was very good at the end of 2019, only a small number was underfunded – this value is expected to increase,” Hüsler said.In the medium term, schemes will be able to mitigate at least the negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis due to the positive funding ratio they had before the pandemic started, OAK said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Swiss pension funds should expect to encounter phases of high volatility in equity markets, Manfred Hüsler, the director of the federal pensions regulator Oberaufsichtskommission (OAK BV), told IPE.“With their long-term obligations, pension funds must be able, however, to cope with sometimes very high volatility in stock markets,” he said.Adjusting or changing long-term investment strategies is rather unusual – for pension funds – as a consequence of a short-term event, Hüsler said, adding that long-term investment strategies usually take potential crisis scenarios into account.OAK BV has published an update on the financial situation of Swiss pension funds for the first half of 2020 by analysing the data of 1,342 funds with total assets worth CHF762bn (€701bn).last_img read more

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S. Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

first_imgUnder the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. SEOUL – South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak. Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. AFPcenter_img Previously, teenagers aged 13 or older were held to be legally capable of consenting to sex, resulting in controversial cases and critics saying that sex offenders were escaping without punishment due to the low benchmark. (AFP)last_img read more

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Governor signs Sunday alcohol sales into law

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — For the first time since the 1930’s Hoosiers can purchase alcohol on Sunday. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the measure into law on Wednesday.Senate Bill 1 allows the sale of alcohol on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Residents can purchase wine, beer and alcohol at outlets that elect to be open beginning Sunday, March 4.“Now when you do your shopping on Sunday,” Holcomb said, “all the aisles will be open to you if you want to make a pit stop before the tailgate.”last_img read more

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Adkins picks up first win

first_img It took just 74 seconds for the first chance of note, with Ruiz destined to slot home until he met the fine reactions of Alex McCarthy. A hint of sloppiness was detected, though, when in the 12th minute Riise went to clear the ball but only managed to kick Robson-Kanu. Referee Neil Swarbrick pointed to the spot after adjudging the challenge to be in the box, with the Wales international dusting himself off to send Schwarzer the wrong way. Reading went further ahead just after the hour mark. Garath McCleary had acres of space on the left and his blocked shot fell kindly for Robson-Kanu, who cut in curled past Schwarzer. The visiting support chanted ‘2-0 to the Championship’ but were soon hushed, with Ruiz played a one-two with Hugo Rodallega before directing through McCarthy’s legs. The 70th-minute goal kicked off a dramatic end to the game, with Reading regaining their two-goal advantage five minutes later. Le Fondre, only just on as a substitute, latched onto a lofted Karacan ball and continued to round Schwarzer to slot home. Fulham were not finished, though. Ruiz netted his second of the afternoon by heading home just two minutes later, before Rodallega clattered the crossbar after connecting with a Dimitar Berbatov cross. Reading were on the backfoot but their nerves were settled when Karacan met a loose ball on the edge of the box to fire home the visitors’ fourth of the afternoon. Nigel Adkins has celebrated his first win as Reading manager as the relegated club halted their abysmal run with a 4-2 victory at Fulham. Hal Robson-Kanu’s performance in west London was a particular highlight, starting off by slotting home a 12th-minute penalty after being fouled by John Arne Riise. The Wales international deservedly doubled the Berkshire club’s advantage in the second half, driving past Mark Schwarzer after a spell of sustained pressure. Bryan Ruiz pulled one back for out-of-sorts Fulham with 20 minutes remaining, only for Reading to regain their two-goal cushion moments through substitute Adam Le Fondre. Ruiz headed home his second of the afternoon and Jem Karacan’s struck seven minutes from time to hand Reading their first win since February 2. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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