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The Importance Of Arrt Continuing Education

The Importance Of Arrt Continuing Education


There is more to being a professional today than simply doing your job to the best of your ability. You need to be ready and able to keep up with the changes in the industry which include the technological advances that continue driving it forward. These advances along with shifts in the healthcare system will easily demand that professionals pursue continuing education and keep current with the latest developments. This allows you to remain competent and most importantly, allows you to remain employed.

Continuing Education Since 1995

ARRT continuing education has been a requirement since 1995, with technologists’ CE records being audited in 1997. Those who are audited will need to provide immediate proof that they have earned 24 CE credits within the allotted time if they wish to continue practicing. Naturally, this is a potentially hazardous profession and with that being the case patients and hospital administrators want only the best operating their equipment.

What is a Continuing Education?

The system will define ARRT continuing education as one that is: “planned, organized and administered to enhance the knowledge and skills underlying the professional performance that the technologist uses to provide services to patients, the public or the medical profession. To qualify as a CE activity, it must provide sufficient depth and scope of a subject area.”

To that end, it is crucial that you receive your continuing education from a reliable source and one that is approved by your organization. By keeping your skills sharp, and by ensuring that you continue being vigilant, you will not only keep your job; but you will also continue to be the best at what you do.

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Oakland, California record release party catches fire

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A fire broke out at a record release party in Oakland, California late on Friday night. Nine were confirmed dead the following morning with the death toll rising to 24 the next day.

The warehouse, known as Ghost Ship, was hosting a party for the release of the newest album by Joel “Golden Donna” Shanahan. It is in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, a mix of commercial and residential buildings nestled together. The structure is one block away from Fire Station No. 13 and at least 55 firefighters spent four hours containing and stopping the fire which began at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Firefighters and police cordoned off the block to spectators. The two-story, mixed-use structure also housed the artist collective Satya Yuga who hosted the show and is being searched by firefighters. Out of approximately 50 attendees, at least 25 were declared missing. Shanahan was among the survivors.

Efforts to rescue partygoers were compounded by the roof caving in during the inferno as well as the stacks of furniture, art pieces, and supplies which turned into obstacles for first responders.

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf:


Last night’s fire was an immense tragedy. I am grateful to our first responders for their efforts to deal with this deadly fire. Our focus right now is on the victims and their families and ensuring that we have a full accounting for everyone who was impacted by this tragedy. We are fully committed to sharing as much information as we can as quickly as possible.

The structure is owned by Chor N. Ng, who is also the proprietor of several other buildings in the East Bay. On November 13 Ng was cited by the city for having stacks of garbage in and around the warehouse. Most fatalities were reported to have occurred in the upstairs portion of the building where escape was hampered by unstable stairs and miscellaneous art pieces lying in the way. The building lacked any smoke detectors and sprinklers; fire extinguishers were found outside of the premises.

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Wikinews attends 2018 Bangalore ComicCon

Thursday, November 29, 2018

On November 17 and November 18, Wikinews attended the 2018 Bangalore Comicbook Convention, in Karnataka, India. Beginning on Saturday morning, the ComicCon continued till Sunday. Organised by ComicCon India, who organised Comic Con in Hyderabad in October, this event was held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation (KTPO)’s convention hall. Wikinews spoke to convention’s international guests Ryan O’Sullivan, Dan Watters, and Vanesa Del Ray.

UK-based freelancer comicbook writer Ryan O’Sullivan, who has worked for Image Comics and Vault Comics, and wrote video game comics including Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000, and Dark Souls, was one of the guests attending ComicCon. Along with him, London-based freelance comic book writer Dan Watters was also one of the attendants. Watters has worked with Image Comics on Limbo, as well as Lucifer for Vertigo Comics. Watters has also written comics for Assassin’s Creed, Wolfenstein and Deep Roots. Cuban comic book artist Vanesa Del Rey was also one of the guest attendants, who has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Daredevil Annual, and Spider-Women Alpha for Marvel Comics; and Redlands for Image Comics.

The convention started at 11 AM. Crossing between the genres of science fiction, horror, anime, fantasy and comics, the event sprawled throughout all corners of the facility. Marvel Zone, Amazon Video zone, AXN Live RED Special Session, Warner Bros’ Aquaman and Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald experience, and Sony Pix zone attracted large number of audience.

On day two, Sumit Kumar, creator of Chin Chin, inspired by Chacha Chaudhary and Tintin, had a panel in the afternoon.

At 1:30 PM, there was a video presentation by Yali Dream Creations. The video was about The Village. Yali Dream Creations’ Shamik Das Gupta said the story of their comic The Village is “supernatural, social, horror”. Later, there was another presentation about their other comic, Rakshak ((hi))Hindi language: ?Protector — A Hero Among Us, about a masked vigilante in India. The first part of the four-part comic was released in 2016’s Delhi ComicCon, Gupta said. Gupta also added “Delhi gang rape story pushed me”. The session ended around 1:45 PM.

After Yali Dream Creations, there was a comic launch by Rahil Mohin. Mohin had previously launched Sufi Comics in 2008, The Wise Fool of Baghdad and two comics about Persian poet Rumi and now Blame it on Rahil. While he was on the panel, he was sketching cartoon, while the host was asking questions that Mohin had prepared, focused on the 90s cartoon themes. The questions were “[What was the] breed of Courage the Cowardly Dog?”, “Catchphrase of Flintstone”, and “Arch nemesis of Dexter”. His session finished by 2 PM.

At 2 PM, there was a session with AXN, and questions about AXN shows. Musician Shrey also played scores of various AXN shows on guitar, which audience had to guess. At 2:30 PM, there was a session with Cuban comic artist Vanesa Del Rey. She said it was her first convention in India, and said, “It is like any major convention in the US”. This year, Vanesa Del Rey was nominated for an Eisner Award. During the discussion, she said she wanted to do sci-fi epic,romance, mystery and thriller comics in future. Regarding romance genre in comics, she said it is “something worth exploring”. And regarding her career choice, she said her grandmother was an artist and her “family was very supportive”.

Later, there was a session with Sony PIX, with Minions appearing on the stage.

The event finished around 8 PM.

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A Review Of Grants For College Students

A Review Of Grants For College Students

Maybe you have applied to some universities, but have you checked for available scholarships and grants? This is what you should evaluate and take into consideration when you are applying to a university. Of course, all you want at the moment is to get that absolute freedom and time on your own, but don’t forget that someone has to pay for that. Going to college is quite expensive and most people cannot afford to pay for it all. There is hope though, in the form of grants for college students. Even if your financial situation is not very good, there are more than a few solutions… just get your laptop.

Have you though about ways to find money for your or your child’s tuition? Robbing a bank or knocking over the local mall is not a good idea. Probably you haven’t thought about that before. Then you should start thinking and find a way to pay for college. You can get financial help without the burden of payback. Just try to find the best scholarships and grants for college students. You should not give up searching for free money even if you haven’t succeeded to get a scholarship after high school. Full time student employment is always an option but you should better check all the other possibilities first.

What I did before I headed off to a university was to carefully examine all the students loans and grants for college students. I got online and checked the FAFSFA.com. This site offers free applications which you can fill out in order to ask for financial aid. I found many different loans and grants available. I suppose you are aware of the fact that grants are money you should not pay back. This is such a fantastic solution to your financial difficulties.

Usually each state has some money for grants for potential college students, apart from that federal grants are also available. All you have to do is to fill out some applications and acquire financial aid. You shouldn’t neglect free money. This is the easiest way to make the university payments. Getting online is the first step to finding financial aid such as grants for college students. Search for all the free money you can get from the state or the university you are admitted to. This is the best you can do unless you want to spend all your free time having a full time job while you are in college.

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007

What would you tell your grandchildren about 2007 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 year’s time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2007, what would the question be? The year that you first signed on to Facebook? The year Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse fell apart? The year author Kurt Vonnegut or mime Marcel Marceau died, both at 84?

Let’s take a look at some of the international stories of 2007. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in bold.

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Canada’s Trinity—Spadina (Ward 19) city council candidates speak

Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Trinity—Spadina (Ward 19). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Nick Boragina, Joe Pantalone (incumbent), George Sawision, and Hïmy Syed.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft has discovered evidence for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft’s direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

Data from Cassini’s cosmic dust analyzer show the grains expelled from fissures, known as tiger stripes, are relatively small and usually low in salt far away from the moon. Closer to the moon’s surface, Cassini found that relatively large grains rich with sodium and potassium dominate the plumes. The salt-rich particles have an “ocean-like” composition and indicate that most, if not all, of the expelled ice and water vapor comes from the evaporation of liquid salt-water. When water freezes, the salt is squeezed out, leaving pure water ice behind.

Cassini’s ultraviolet imaging spectrograph also recently obtained complementary results that support the presence of a subsurface ocean. A team of Cassini researchers led by Candice Hansen of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, measured gas shooting out of distinct jets originating in the moon’s south polar region at five to eight times the speed of sound, several times faster than previously measured. These observations of distinct jets, from a 2010 flyby, are consistent with results showing a difference in composition of ice grains close to the moon’s surface and those that made it out to the E ring, the outermost ring that gets its material primarily from Enceladean jets. If the plumes emanated from ice, they should have very little salt in them.

“There currently is no plausible way to produce a steady outflow of salt-rich grains from solid ice across all the tiger stripes other than salt water under Enceladus’s icy surface,” said Frank Postberg, a Cassini team scientist at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

The data suggests a layer of water between the moon’s rocky core and its icy mantle, possibly as deep as about 50 miles (80 kilometers) beneath the surface. As this water washes against the rocks, it dissolves salt compounds and rises through fractures in the overlying ice to form reserves nearer the surface. If the outermost layer cracks open, the decrease in pressure from these reserves to space causes a plume to shoot out. Roughly 400 pounds (200 kilograms) of water vapor is lost every second in the plumes, with smaller amounts being lost as ice grains. The team calculates the water reserves must have large evaporating surfaces, or they would freeze easily and stop the plumes.

“We imagine that between the ice and the ice core there is an ocean of depth and this is somehow connected to the surface reservoir,” added Postberg.

The Cassini mission discovered Enceladus’ water-vapor and ice jets in 2005. In 2009, scientists working with the cosmic dust analyzer examined some sodium salts found in ice grains of Saturn’s E ring but the link to subsurface salt water was not definitive. The new paper analyzes three Enceladus flybys in 2008 and 2009 with the same instrument, focusing on the composition of freshly ejected plume grains. In 2008, Cassini discovered a high “density of volatile gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as organic materials, some 20 times denser than expected” in geysers erupting from the moon. The icy particles hit the detector target at speeds between 15,000 and 39,000 MPH (23,000 and 63,000 KPH), vaporizing instantly. Electrical fields inside the cosmic dust analyzer separated the various constituents of the impact cloud.

“Enceladus has got warmth, water and organic chemicals, some of the essential building blocks needed for life,” said Dennis Matson in 2008, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

“This finding is a crucial new piece of evidence showing that environmental conditions favorable to the emergence of life can be sustained on icy bodies orbiting gas giant planets,” said Nicolas Altobelli, the European Space Agency’s project scientist for Cassini.

“If there is water in such an unexpected place, it leaves possibility for the rest of the universe,” said Postberg.

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make In Their New Businesses And How You Can Avoid Them

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make In Their New Businesses And How You Can Avoid Them

Submitted by: Charrissa D. Cawley

Starting down the real estate investing road can be a perilous journey, full of pitfalls and the ever-present potential for making a devastating financial decision that could cost you potential profits, lost time, and could possibly rob you of the real estate investing dream. Here are five of the biggest mistakes that real estate investors make when first getting started and how you can avoid making them.

1. Treating real estate investing as a hobby.

Real estate investing is a business and it has the potential to forever change your life. However, failing to treat it like a business can have devastating financial consequences for many years to come. One key consideration that you have to constantly be aware of is that real estate is a paperwork-intensive undertaking. When you’re purchasing property it’s imperative that you remember that dates are of critical importance. While missing a doctor’s appointment might yield a lecture from an irritated receptionist, missing a critical date in a real estate transaction could cost you thousands, especially if you fail to get a key document to the IRS on-time.

2. Not investing in an adequate real estate education.

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An adequate real estate education is just as important to your future success as a proper legal education is to an aspiring attorney. If you cut corners or opt to “wing it” you’ll very quickly discover that your lack of knowledge can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost profits or missed opportunities. While it might be tempting to cut corners, resist the temptation to get as deeply into the game as you can without first investing in a comprehensive education. There’s a direct — and proportional — relationship between what you invest in learning how to invest in real estate and how much you can earn and in what time frame.

3. Not having multiple financing sources available.

While you can reach your real estate investing dreams without cash or credit, you do get where you’re going much more quickly when you have multiple options available to you. Bank financing is the preferred method of financing your real estate deals, but you could very well find situations that lend themselves very well to having other sources of cash available to you. This means that private money and hard money sources could be handy resources for your investing activities depending upon the situation. Maybe time is of the essence and you have to have cash in hand within 10 days or an explosively lucrative real estate investment will fall apart. In this situation, traditional bank financing won’t usually work, but if you’ve lined up private money, you’ll have the ability to take advantage of that really hot investment opportunity that just might change your life.

4. Failing to understand the importance and role of credit.

Many Americans treat their personal financial situations with the respect that they might give to a used car salesman or a telemarketer. This is unfortunate because a good credit score can mean a lower interest rate, better financing terms — and much higher profits. The cost of borrowed money is directly tied to your credit score and that score is determined by the way you handle your financial transactions. By understanding the importance and the proper role of credit to your success you can directly impact how successful you will be in the world of real estate investing.

5. Failing to Plan for Financial Success.

Too many real estate investors handle their investing careers with much less seriousness than they should — and it comes back to haunt them in the form of huge tax bills. While you can sell a property for a huge profit, in many cases there is a better way to unload a property. Instead of simply selling a property and paying a huge tax bill, it’s possible to indefinitely defer any taxes due by taking advantage of pro-investor strategies such as the 1031 exchange. Plan to succeed financially, but also look at the ramifications of what each decision could have on your bottom line.

Over the course of a long real estate investing career, these mistakes can cost you many thousands of dollars. While nobody sets out to spend more than necessary by making boneheaded mistakes, every investor eventually makes some. Avoid some of these pitfalls and your investing portfolio could be much thicker and you could be much happier.

Plan well and maximize your profitability. Not only is it a good idea, it’s just smarter to keep as much cash as you can in your bank account where it can do you some good.

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