West Highlands School Officially Opened in Amherst

first_imgStudents, staff and community members from Amherst celebrated the official opening of West Highlands School, today, June 8. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey was joined by students and representatives from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, the Town of Amherst and departments of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Education and Early Childhood Development. “For decades, Amherst’s students have received a strong start in school at West Highlands,” said Ms. Casey. “That strong start will continue at the new West Highlands School, a modern school built through collaboration with the school board and community.” The province invested $11.9 million with additional contributions from the Town of Amherst and local community for a larger gymnasium. The school also features a music room, visual arts room, Early Years Centre, SchoolsPlus area and sports field. The school serves students from grades Primary to 6. “A new school is always exciting, but I think this new school means a little more to us because we have moved from a facility that was over 100 years-old, to a state-of-the-art space,” said Kevin Mapplebeck, principal, West Highlands School. “This new school provides our students with boundless opportunities to learn and grow. We couldn’t be more excited.” To connect the new school with its historic predecessor, the bell from the old West Highlands Elementary School has been restored and is now in a prominent location in the lobby of the new school. “West Highlands School is a modern facility that’s very welcoming for students, staff and visitors alike,” said Trudy Thompson, chair of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. “West Highlands is home to our board’s first Early Years Centre and a SchoolsPlus site, two very important services for students and their families.”last_img

New Nursing Act Introduced

first_imgLegislation introduced today, March 15, will create the new Nova Scotia College of Nursing – a single regulatory body for the nursing profession in the province. Nursing is a self-regulated profession. Right now, there are two regulatory bodies – The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia and The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. The new act will see the two merge, a request from the profession itself. “Nurses provide essential and expert care in hospitals, family practices and communities across the province,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “A single College of Nursing will continue to regulate the profession and protect public interest, while being nimble to meet evolving health care needs.” The Nursing Act will bring together registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses. “The new Nursing Act is an innovative approach to nursing regulation in our province,” said Sue Smith, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia transition executive director and College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia CEO. “It enables nurses to work to their optimal scopes of practice, helps reduce red tape, and epitomizes the kind of collaboration among health professionals that is necessary for Nova Scotians, and the future of health care in this province.” The new Nursing Act will: More than 4,000 stakeholders provided feedback throughout the development of the Nursing Act. There are approximately 15,000 nurses licensed to practice in Nova Scotia. maintain existing nursing designations, scopes of practice, and entry-to-practice requirements enable the college to expand scopes of practice for individual licensed practical nurses and registered nurses, with additional education within the overall scope of nursing remove the requirement for nurse practitioners to establish a formal relationship with a physician before they can practice allow the regulator more flexibility to grant temporary and conditional licenses expand the power to impose fines as a disciplinary measure to include professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming enhance the requirement for the College to be more accountable and transparent to government, the public and nurseslast_img

Oceana To Host Third Annual Nautica Beach House Event

first_imgOceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, will host the 3rd Annual Nautica Oceana Beach House event leading up to World Oceans Day with leading global lifestyle brand and proud corporate sponsor, Nautica, and LA Confidential Magazine.Featuring a performance by Jordin Sparks, the event will be hosted by Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) and Reid Scott (Veep). Guests include Christina Milian, Kevin McHale (Glee), Ross Lynch and entire R5 Band, Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Angela Kinsey, Drake Bell, Scott Michael Foster (Once Upon A Time), Madchen Amick (Twin Peaks reboot), Jorja Fox (CSI), Jade Roper (The Bachelor), cast of Hulu’s East Los High, Katy Perry’s Left Shark from the 2015 Superbowl Halftime show and more.Nautica Oceana Beach House is receiving generous support from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Truvee and Stellina di Notte Prosecco.WHEN: Friday, May 8th, 2015WHERE: 
Marion Davies Guest HouseAnnenberg Community Beach House415 Pacific Coast HighwaySanta Monica, CA 90402last_img

Energy sector helps boost Toronto stock market loonie steady

first_imgStrength in the energy sector, boosted by rising oil prices, helped lift Canada’s main stock index Tuesday while the Canadian dollar was largely unchanged.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 26.97 points to 15,616.36 as the May crude contract rose 2.7 per cent.The rise in oil prices came from expectations of a shrinking supply glut as well as from the potential shift in U.S. policies towards Iran, said Craig Jerusalim, portfolio manager at CIBC Global Asset Management.“There were comments coming out of OPEC with rising demand and flat OPEC production that that supply glut was getting narrowed faster than expected. So as long as OPEC doesn’t change their policy, that glut should continue to narrow and be supportive for energy prices.”The gains were, however, mixed for energy companies, with exploration and production companies generally climbing while Canada’s biggest pipeline companies Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. continued to decline after a U.S. taxation ruling last week, said Jerusalim.Declines on materials and base metals also weighed on the TSX as First Quantum Materials Ltd. dropped 12.37 per cent to $18 after being hit with $10 billion in duties, penalties and interest from the Zambian government.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 116.36 points to 24,727.27. The S&P 500 index was up 4.02 points to 2,716.94 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 20.06 points to 7,364.30.Facebook continued to decline in the U.S. as it faces scrutiny over data privacy, a contrast to gains for Shopify in Canada that was up 5.21 per cent after announcing an expansion of its “shopping on Instagram” feature internationally, said Jerusalim.“Really we’re seeing two different stories on technology north and south of the border. South of the border, it’s really all about watching privacy and personal data issues.”The Canadian dollar closed at 76.47, up 0.01 of a US cent, largely unchanged ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve rate guidance Wednesday.The May crude contract was up US$1.41 to US$63.54 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up three cents to US$2.68 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$5.90 to US$1,311.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was down four cents to US$3.04 a pound.last_img

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledons Third Round

Don’t look now, but Venus Williams is playing some good tennis. Serena’s big sister advanced to the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday after an uneven start.Big Sis beat Japan’s Kurumi Nara  7-6 (4), 6-1 to reach the third round of a major for only the second time in her last 10 Grand Slam tournaments.The 30th-seeded Williams won six straight points in the tiebreaker and ran off six straight games in the second set to beat 41st-ranked Nara on Court 3 at the All England Club.“In the tiebreaker, that’s when it comes down to who’s going to be more consistent and more aggressive,” Williams said. “In the beginning she was, but, thankfully, I was able to turn it around.”Williams’ next opponent could be 2011 champion Petra Kvitova,  the sixth-seeded Czech left-hander who was playing Mona Barthel later Wednesday.“I think we both play similar games, really go for it,” Williams said of Kvitova. “She’s one of the kind of players who can get kind of hot against me.”Williams, winner of seven Grand Slam titles, lost in the first round in her last appearance at Wimbledon in 2012. The only other time she has made it past the second round in her last 10 Grand Slams was at the 2013 Australian Open. She hasn’t reached the fourth round at a major since Wimbledon in 2011.The 6-foot-1 (1.85 meters) Williams towered over Nara, the shortest player in the women’s top 100 at 5-foot-1 (1.55 meters).The American served seven aces and had 43 winners. Nara had only five unforced errors, but just 16 winners.Nara took a medical timeout at the end of the first set and received treatment from the trainer on her upper left leg during the second set.Williams was several minutes late in arriving on court, and also left the court after the warm-up. She looked sluggish at the start, falling behind 3-0. She then won five straight games, but was broken serving for the set at 5-4.Nara raced to a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker, but Williams won the rest of the points. Williams was broken in the opening game of the second set, then won the next six.Also advancing was second-seeded Australian Open champion Li Na, who beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-2, 6-2.The second-seeded Li had two early service breaks and was also broken once on her service early in the second set, but took control at 4-2 and then broke the Austrian player a third time in the set.Serving for the match, Li clinched the win with consecutive forehands to the open court and then a cross-court backhand volley.Meusburger had only four winners in the match, compared to 33 for Li.Li, also the 2011 French Open champion, reached last year’s quarterfinals here.

Huawei CFO may face formal extradition to the US says report

first_img Huawei Donald Trump 0 Tags Tech Industry Politics Post a comment Share your voice The US is reportedly preparing to seek the extradition of Huawei’s chief financial officer from Canada. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US will formally request the extradition of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada, according to a Monday report.Canada’s ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, discussed the impending request with the Toronto-based Globe and Mail but didn’t say when it’ll happen. The Canadian Department of Justice said in an email that it hasn’t received an extradition request from the US, and noted that the deadline for filing is Jan. 30 — 60 days after Meng’s Dec. 1 arrest. It’ll then have another 30 days to decide whether or not to proceed.China reportedly demanded that the US drop its request, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying saying Canada’s extradition treaty with the US infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens.”Meng is both an executive of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei. She was arrested in Vancouver at US request over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. She was released on bail last month and has a Feb. 6 court date in Vancouver.Ren Zhengfei made his first public statements to foreign media since 2015 last week to deny allegations that his company had a role in Chinese spying. He also used the opportunity to praise President Donald Trump, who was apparently unaware of the plan to arrest Meng.Tensions between Canada and China have grown since the arrest, with China reportedly warning last week of repercussions if the Canadian government banned Huawei from supplying technology for the country’s 5G rollout.China also detained two Canadians — diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor — in the days following Meng’s arrest, and a Chinese court sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case. Huawei Chairman Liang Hua spoke out against the extradition request at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We are following this issue closely but haven’t had direct contact with the authorities,” Liang said during a speech. “We will call for a quick conclusion for Ms. Meng so that Ms. Meng can have her personal freedom.”During the same speech, Liang vaguely warned that the company may avoid doing business western countries in the future. Specifically Huawei suggested it would take its technology to “countries where we are welcomed,” rather than struggle with regulatory restriction. It’s an odd statement, but it can be seen as a vague threat to companies looking to move into 5G. Huawei echoed Liang’s comments in an emailed statement.”We are aware of the report in question and are closely monitoring the situation,” it wrote.”Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including export control and sanction laws of the UN, US, and EU. We have every confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach a just conclusion.”Like many other telecom equipment suppliers, Huawei contributes some of its intellectual property to the global standard for 5G wireless technology. As such, the company holds a lot of influence on what 5G looks like and has developed a number of patents for the technology. Huawei packing up and sticking to only a select number of countries could mean some companies would lose access to its technology. That could also hurt countries that have traditionally worked with Huawei, but are considering banning the company from future projects due to security concerns. But it’s unclear how big of an impact that would have on countries like the US, which have long banned Huawei from its networks. Last summer, Huawei overtook Apple to become the world’s No. 2 phone seller (behind Samsung), despite many of its devices being unavailable in the US.  The US government and its contractors are also restricted from buying certain telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from Huawei and a handful of other Chinese communications companies. The US Justice Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published Jan. 22, 7:03 a.m. PT.Updated, 11:29 a.m. PT: Adds more background on Huawei.Updated 3:22 p.m. PT: Added comments from Huawei chairman.Updated Jan. read more

GoT Arya Stark dies in spoiler episode Maisie Williams slip of tongue

first_imgReutersEverything was going as planned inside NBC’s Studio 6-B, the audience was having a great time, the cameras had enough juice in their batteries, even Maisie Williams and Jimmy Fallon were having a good chat.As Arya Stark went on talking about her experience and moments from the sets of Game of Thrones, Jimmy constantly kept on teasing her to reveal some spoilers from the upcoming season of the hit HBO show.Maisie Williams finally gave in to Jimmy Fallon’s persuasion and since the folks at HBO had already warned the actors not to divulge anything, Maisie recalled how everyone was emotional when the shooting ended. But out of nowhere, Maisie accidentally revealed that Arya Stark would be dying in the second episode.On hearing Maisie Williams say that loud, there was a pin-drop silence inside Studio 6-B. The audience was in shock, even Jimmy Fallon could not believe his ears that Maisie Williams, who has not, for the past 10 years, revealed anything about the previous seasons just let slip a spoiler for one of the most important characters on the show.Though Jimmy did try to manage the situation by assuring Maisie they will edit that part out, Maisie could not stay calm. Her hand was shaking, her finger could clearly be seen shivering with fear, as she said, “They are gonna tweet.” Jimmy tried his best and started to shoot again but, Maisie was already terrified by the trouble that she had caused.She left the interview in the middle, leaving Jimmy all by himself, stunned without any idea what to do next. The audience can be heard trying to assure Maisie, that they will not post any spoilers or updates but, all those efforts were in vain as Maisie could not be found. She had left but did she leave the building?Jimmy decided to go check on her, so he pulled the blue curtains that lead backstage and from there Maisie came out shouting, ‘April Fools’!Guess, for a time we were really disappointed that Maisie would reveal such an important plot, but thank God, she did not reveal anything.last_img

Sri Reddy makes sensational allegations against actor Vishal

first_imgSri Reddy, Vishal Krishna ReddyInstagram/TwitterActress Sri Reddy is back in news with sensational allegations against actor Vishal Reddy. She says that he had sex with many girls in his caravan and she knows the person who provides girls to him.Along with his team – Pandavar Ani, Vishal filed the nominations for the elections of Nadigar Sangam on Saturday. The actor is contesting for the post of general secretary of the South India Artists Association (SIAA). A day before his nomination, Sri Reddy launched an attack on him and called him a fraud.In her Facebook post, the controversial actress claimed that she has all the details of Vishal’s fraud activities. Sri Reddy wrote on June 14, “Mr.vishal reddy how fraud you are I have all details?? E matram chaaluna inka konchem venumaaa??eppidi??”A day later, Sri Reddy intensified her attack on Vishal on Facebook. In a series of post, she wrote on June 15, “Vishal what is your dic. size..to each nd every girl u used to show,nd u used to praise of ur di.. size..how big it is can I see?? African size nd giant size.. I came to know,with that u cheated many girls I know vishal.. If u hv guts,if u didn’t cheat any girl prove that u dn hv a big size..black ducky (sic).”Sri Reddy also requested people in the industry not to vote for Vishal. “Who are voting to vishal,purinjuko he is a big fraud..puriyadha??trust me I am not saying lies my mother swear, my career Swear..” Sri Reddy wrote on June 15, adding, “Vishal not a good human being he acts in public simply..why I kept my self means I just wanted to say before elections..so every one get protected..”Continuing her tirade, Sri Reddy said she is not bothered about her career being spoiled by Vishal. The actress wrote, “If u smash my career I am ready,wl u kill me I am ready..still i say u r a cheat nd fraud vishal.. Wt out taking sexual commitment he wl nt work.any lady gives commitment they wl get good career through him.he wl praise on stage.”Sri Reddy also alleged that Vishal had paid sex with many girls in his vanity van and she knows about the person who provides girls. Here are her comments posted on Facebook on June 15 and 17.Fukc..What wl happen in vishal’s caravan??u go for payed sex,I know who wl provides girls to u..Swear on your family and say you didn’t do all this mess with many girls..sharati babu daughter also a victim..I know 3 of your victims..I am a real roaring lion u can’t compare your self with me..please be real vishal,it’s a small life..If I get any problem any where,u wl definitely see my kaali maatha avatharam which wl destroy everything..Punish cruelly your sons who are playing with girls..happy father’s dayDont vote for VishalI want to see vishal ‘s di..k right now..he showed to many but I didn’t see that anaconda..you cheap cheat..last_img

Khaleda lands in jail

first_imgTwo rooms on the ground floor of the three-storey Kids Day Care Centre building have been provided for the accomodation of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia landed in jail on Thursday after a court sentenced her to five-year imprisonment in a graft case.Amidst heightened security measures, the former prime minister was taken to Nazimuddin Road jail around 3:00pm straight from the trial court set up in capital’s Bakhshibazar.Read More: Khaleda awarded 5-yr imprisonmentA special judge court earlier in the day convicted former prime minister Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.The makeshift court has sentenced Khaleda to five years and the others to ten years in jail.Read More: Verdict result of Hasina’s vengeance: BNPOfficials in the jail said the authorities have allocated two rooms on the ground-floor of a three-storey building of the old central jail for Khaleda. The rooms were used as day care centre of the children of the accused in the past.Khaleda has meanwhile written to the jail authorities so she can keep her personal aide Fatema with her in jail, but the authorities are yet to give its decision in this regard.Read More: Khaleda’s election fate depends on SC, EC: Law ministerSecurity measures have been beefed up in and around the old jail with new close-circuit television cameras set up around the jail.last_img

Bowl within the rules Murali urges bowlers

first_imgThe 42-year-old joined the debate whether the process adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions will diminish the art of spin bowling, a craft which fetched him 800 wickets in Tests and 534 in one-dayers — both records.In July the ICC launched a crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions, suspending Sri Lanka’s Sachitra Senanayake, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Pakistan’s high profile bowler Saeed Ajmal. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaZimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya and the Bangladeshi duo of Sohag Gazi and Al-Amin Hossan were also reported for suspect actions last month.Apart from paceman Hossain, all other bowlers are off-spinners and some of them bowl the controversial ‘doosra,’ a delivery which turns the other way compared to the normal off-breaks.Under ICC rules — implemented in 2006 after controversy over Muralitharan’s doosra — bowlers are allowed to straighten their arms by 15 degree, established as the point at which any straightening will become visible to the naked eye. But both Ajmal and Senanayake went close to 43 degrees during their assessments in a bio-mechanic lab and need remedial work to get clearance. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriMuralitharan stressed that bowlers should follow the rules. ‘The law was set long time ago,’ Muralitharan told the media. ‘It says 15 degrees (is allowed). If the law has said that any bowler is suspect, umpires can’t call him but they can report him and bowlers have to go for a reviewing test.‘The law was already there when I was playing so you have to go and test and see. If you come under 15 you are legal if you go over that you have to work on your action that is the basic need.last_img

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more A National Cancer Institute study published in 2009 projected that CT scans would cause 29,000 excess cancer cases and 14,500 (or 50 percent) excess deaths over the lifetime of those exposed. Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Visitors to GlobalMed’s booth (#1909) at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24-27, 2014, can participate in a live demonstration of CapSure Cloud. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos read more

Mirada Medical BTG Collaborate on Dosimetry Software for Radioembolization Therapy

first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more October 29, 2015 — Mirada Medical Ltd, a medical imaging software company, and BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, announced a collaboration to develop dosimetry software solutions to optimize radioembolization therapy with TheraSphere.Both companies are working together to provide a more personalized approach to radioembolization for liver cancer patients through easy-to-use and bespoke software that helps physicians plan the delivery of a specific radiation dose based on an individual patient’s need. Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet, Mirada Medical managing director commented “Our goal is to provide intuitive software that facilitates the clinician’s use of multimodal images to plan radioembolization therapy with the ultimate aim of leading to better patient outcomes. The collaboration with BTG leverages our image processing expertise and highlights the importance of imaging for planning treatments.”The companies plan to make the software available in 2016.For more information: www.mirada-medical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.center_img 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | October 29, 2015 Mirada Medical, BTG Collaborate on Dosimetry Software for Radioembolization Therapy Software will provide a more personalized approach to radioembolization for liver cancer patients News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is read more

San José bans genetically modified foods

first_imgIn a unanimous vote Tuesday the Municipal Council of San José passed a motion banning transgenic food from the canton. The new measure prohibits the sale, consumption and growth of genetically modified food within the municipality.The municipality’s decision comes less than a month following the decision from Costa Rica’s National Biosecurity Technical Commission to allow multinational company Monsanto to grow genetically modified corn in the country.Citizen Action Party leader Daguer Hernández introduced the measure last week and expressed his hope that other municipalities will pass similar motions.“These motions show at the Municipal Council level that everyone agrees this should be the national position,” Hernández told members of the press on Tuesday. “This motion declares us free of the consumption and growth of GMOs and shows our support for other cantons who have passed the measure.”Currently 26 municipal governments across the country have adopted the ban. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang reaches first fundraising goal

first_img“Success! We have just crushed our Kickstarter goal! Thanks to all who are supporting us.”That’s the message Tico astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz posted Monday night on social networks to announce he had reached the first fundraising goal to help produce a documentary on the plasma engine developed by his company Ad Astra Rockets.On July 9, Chang launched a campaign via Kickstarter.com with the goal of raising $46,000 to produce a short documentary video. The video will explain how the plasma rocket engine he designed and built, called VASIMR (Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket), will work.The goal was reached “due to a large number of inquiries we received on the project,” Chang said on a video posted on the fundraising page.The documentary will use advanced graphic animation to explain VASIMR.Projects seeking funding through Kickstarter campaigns must reach a minimum amount by a set deadline.Ad Astra set its deadline for Aug. 12, and as of Tuesday morning, the fundraising had received pledges totaling some $54,000.The Tico company now will aim for $60,000, which will allow Chang to produce extra copies of the documentary to be distributed to scientists and universities around the world. If the campaign reaches $100,000, Chang said he would produce a longer version of the documentary.Franklin Chang Díaz was inducted into the NASA Hall of Fame in 2012 as one of the astronauts with the most space missions, totaling seven from 1986-2002. He accumulated 66 days off planet Earth.In 1986, he became the first Latin American astronaut, and he retired from NASA in 2005 to pursue his dream of starting his own company to develop the plasma engine. Facebook Comments Related posts:Tico astronaut Franklin Chang raises online funds for upcoming documentary film Tico astronaut Franklin Chang inducted into U.S. hall of fame Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015last_img

Partial packing list for rowboat crossing the Pacific

first_imgCHOSHI, Japan (AP) — Most of us have enough trouble remembering our train passes and car keys when we set out each day. Florida-born Sonya Baumstein had to pack everything she needed for an up-to-six-month solo journey across the Pacific by rowboat that she began Sunday. Some highlights of her provisions and equipment:___FOODMore than 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) of food in the form of 900 dehydrated meals, 180 drink supplements — the equivalent of 7,000 to 10,000 calories a day, plus olive oil to help control weight loss. Included: supplements, Kit Kats, plenty of peanut butter. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories ___WATERWater, water, everywhere, and with two desalinating machines — one solar-powered and one electric — Baumstein will be generating 30 liters (8 gallons) of water an hour. She is also carrying 60 liters (16 gallons) of spare water, just in case.___CLOTHINGPacked in 20 water-tight baggies. For temperatures from hot to cold.___EQUIPMENTSix oars. Three buckets and a unique system of devices to take seawater samples, measure temperature, depth and wind speed and also the boat’s GPS coordinates. An automated identification system will help pinpoint her location. A lifeboat, solar panels, flares and, of course, a life vest. Other safety equipment include a lifeboat and emergency medical supplies such as IVs, which Baumstein has practiced using on herself.___ENTERTAINMENTPodcasts, audiobooks, music, as rewards for hard days of rowing, she says.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How do cataracts affect your vision? Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 0 Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img

AKs wildlife extravaganza by Private Jet

first_imgEast Africa GameA&K’s wildlife extravaganza by Private JetFrom the playful lemur to the elusive Bengal tiger, the giant panda and the endangered mountain gorilla, the incredible diversity of wildlife contributes to the rich tapestry of life on Earth. For years Abercrombie & Kent’s experts around the globe have searched for the most rewarding and up-close wildlife encounters. Realising that the survival of many of these species is under increasing threat and that time is of the essence, A&K has designed a safari by private jet to make it possible to visit these animals in their dramatically-varied natural habitats on one remarkable journey.This one-off journey is an opportunity for no more than 50 privileged guests to encounter iconic – and often critically endangered – animals and spend time with leading conservation experts. Meet little-known species like Japan’s snow monkey and the tiny Philippine tarsier. Swim with massive whale sharks and go behind-the-scenes to feed orphaned orangutans. Learn from experts who have spent their lives studying these remarkable animals on an extraordinary journey that ends with a safari in East Africa, where the A&K story began, to search for the Big Five in Kenya’s Masai Mara.Private jet travel with Abercrombie & Kent invites guests to personalise their journey with a choice of Design Your Day activities, including active outdoor excursions, enriching cultural encounters and relaxing wellness experiences. In Rwanda, guests may choose to hike to Bisoke Volcano, visit Dian Fossey’s research centre, search for golden monkeys in the jungle or simply relax in camp with a massage. In India, choices include a tour of historic Ranthambore Fort, a cultural encounter in a local village, the chance to savour the complex spices of Indian cuisine during a private cooking lesson or be pampered at a world-class spa.A&K’s network of worldwide experts has worked together to design an itinerary filled with authentic, invitation-only events beyond the reach of any other travel company. Take on the role of an assistant panda keeper during a behind-the-scenes experience that includes feeding, visiting the panda nursery and being photographed with a cub. Learn about measures being taken around the world to protect endangered wildlife during eye-opening discussions with experts including a gorilla doctor, the founder of the Borneon Sunbear Conservation Centre and the president of the Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar.One of A&K’s most experienced Tour Directors orchestrates the journey from start to finish. On the ground, guests travel in small groups of no more than 16, each led by a Tour Manager, assisted by expert local guides who share their personal stories and lend insights well beyond any guidebook. A dedicated Photo Enrichment Coach helps guests make the most of every wildlife encounter, with tips and advice for capturing animals in their natural habitats. There is also an onboard physician who travels with the group throughout the journey.Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. These include not only the classic luxury of The Peninsula Tokyo and The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore, but also lesser-known gems such as the boutique Temple House in Chengdu, Angama Mara, perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Masai Mara; and an array of hand-selected luxury lodges in Rwanda, reserved exclusively for the A&K Private Jet.Meals throughout the journey are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day – they are a feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops. Attend an authentic Japanese kaiseki feast presided over by accomplished geisha; experience the full range of Filipino cuisine at a private culinary festival; and gather for a torchlit feast in an amphitheatre in Ranthambore. There are also several opportunities to sample cuisine at local restaurants — with A&K picking up the check.Travelling by private jet allows guests to experience far more than on a conventional itinerary — with greater comfort and ease. Onboard A&K’s privately-chartered Boeing 757 are 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, that open to fully lie-flat beds 6.5′ long (79” pitch).Guests enjoy a fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to first-class meal service. Completing the best-in-class in-flight experience is a dedicated cabin crew with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:7. Amenities onboard are designed to make guests feel at home, including noise-cancelling headphones and curated entertainment selected to complement the itinerary.Abercrombie & Kent is a pioneer of private jet travel, introducing the first Royal Air Tour in 1989. Today it is one of the most experienced read more

Thanda Safari the privately owned game reserve si

first_imgThanda Safari, the privately owned game reserve situated in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, is inviting guests to join their Rhino Monitoring Team for a half day’s insight and participation into the daily activities required to protect these species from poachers.As part of the reserve’s mission to serve as a responsible custodian of the environment, Thanda Safari’s Rhino Monitoring Team are tasked with overseeing the surveillance of both the white and black rhino and recording the data daily. Members of this team are not only guardians of these threatened species, but also play an intricate part in contributing towards the reserve’s ecological data.Departing by vehicle 15-20 minutes before sunrise, a time when these animals are still active, guests will be briefed by a Rhino Monitor and qualified Lead Trails Guide on the challenges around rhino monitoring as they look for tracks. Detailed explanations during the dawn drive will include how to track a rhino and record its ecology, their behaviour, feeding patterns and vegetation preferences as well as the ongoing threats faced by the species.Once rhino tracks have been found, the guide will lead guests into the bush on foot. Closed walking shoes, long trousers and neutral-coloured clothing must be worn (no white, cream, or bright colours). Identification signs on the rhino will be explained, with guests assisting to classify the rhino based on its ear notches and record its condition. They will also learn to observe wind direction and the activity will continue to be as interactive as possible depending on the tasks of the day and within the predetermined safety perimeters.Costing R1500 per person (about AU$150*) for the 3-4 hour activity, the not-for-profit fee is split to cover costs and directly be channelled back into conservation. R500 will go to hospitality to cover drinks and snacks, use of a dedicated vehicle and the guide’s salary, whilst the remaining R1000 will contribute directly towards veterinary bills, fencing, cameras and APU (Anti-Poaching Unit) salaries.last_img

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Please avoid the area if possible. if appropriate to protect the interest of US workers in the administration of our immigration system. Best of all, They are looking only at Modi to listen to their grievances,娱乐地图Colleen, Similarly,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. have long criticized Beijings policymakers of keeping the yuan artificially cheap to give Chinese exports an unfair advantage in global markets However for several years now the direction of the yuan has been generally the same: Steadily (though very slowly) the yuan has gotten stronger against the dollar The progress has been so consistent that many in financial markets assumed that it would continue to get stronger indefinitely (MORE: Global Investors Got High on Emerging Markets: Now for the Comedown) Well as weve all learned by now nothing in the world economy is a certainty In recent days the yuan has shocked global investors by suddenly reversing course The yuan declined against the dollar by about 1% not much in the world of currency trading but an unusually sharp change for the yuan the trading of which is restricted by the government The move has prompted all sorts of debate about whats afoot Some speculate that the central bank has engineered the reversal as a prelude to currency reform Analysts are expecting regulators to allow the yuan to trade greater volatility Currently the yuan is permitted to move only 1% from its opening value each day; the expectation is that will be liberalized to 2% The step could be part of Chinas longer-term and often-pledged goal of making the yuans trading and valuation more market-oriented That in turn would transform the yuan into a real rival to the US dollar in global trade and finance There is also some talk however that China is purposely pushing the yuan down in value to give its exports a bit of a lift amid the nations decelerating growth If that proves true and the depreciation continues the currency could again become a source of dispute and tension between Beijing and Washington Personally the weakening of the yuan is not that much of a shock Currencies shift in value based on many factors but they often also reflect where an economy is going and Chinas economy is heading down Growth in 2014 is expected to be sluggish (by Chinese standards) once again The IMF expects GDP to expand by 75% down from 77% last year though other forecasters predict an even sharper slowdown With the central bank constraining credit to curtail debt and risky "shadow banking" it is hard to see the economy improving in coming months Exports and foreign direct investment have been expanding but not dramatically so The countrys external surplus is also shrinking relative to the size of the economy In 2007 the current account surplus was more than 10% of GDP; this year the IMF expects it to clock in under 27% My point is that the Chinese economy is not what is used to be and the assumptions weve made whether about its growth rates its competitiveness or in this case its currency cant remain the same either For its part the central bank according to a statement claimed that the shift in the yuan was no more than a reflection of market forces That may not be entirely true the way the yuan is valued gives policymakers tremendous influence over its direction But even in the case of China not everything always goes up MORE: Chinas Quest to Take On the US Dollar Has a Long Way to Go Contact us at editors@timecom NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) may cost $800 million to $1 billion more than anticipated ScienceInsider can reveal The cost overrun could delay the planned 2014 launch of the complex spacecraft for as long as 3 years say space scientists and congressional sources familiar with a report soon to be released by Senator read more