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Three killed by neighbour through electrocution

first_imgKolkata: Three persons were electrocuted by their neighbour at Maheshtala in South 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. The accused suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship with one of the family members of his neighbour.The accused, identified as Rabiul Mistry, was beaten up by local residents before he was handed over to police. According to sources, Mistry is a mason by profession and belongs to Murshidabad. He lived in a rented room at Boga Noapara in Maheshtala since the past few years with his wife Farida Bibi. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersLocal residents said Mistry and Bibi didn’t share a healthy relationship. Almost every day, they got into altercations over family matters. Mistry believed that Bibi had an illicit affair with one of the family members of his neighbour. A few days ago, Bibi left Mistry’s home. He got furious and suspected that she left home to flee with an illicit lover. On Wednesday night, he placed live electric wires in front of several doors in his neighbour’s house as he suspected that his wife had an affair with one of the family members of his neighbour. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAround 3 am, on Thursday, Mistry set some objects on fire in front of his door and started shouting. Hearing him scream, a few members of his neighbour’s family rushed out of their rooms and came in contact with the live electric wires. He fled the spot when he saw that nine people had come in contact with live electric wires. All of them were rushed to a local hospital but three of them were declared dead on arrival by the doctors. After a few hours, some guests at a marriage saw Mistry running barefoot. They questioned him why he was running. In the meantime, some of the residents from Boga Noapara, who were following Mistry, reached the spot and narrated the whole incident to the people who were questioning him. Later, Mistry was beaten up and later handed over to the Mahestala police station. He has been admitted to the Vidyasagar State General Hospital in a critical condition.last_img read more

Canadas Top Ten Student Shorts Programme

first_imgTen emerging Canadian filmmakers prove that they are talents to watch, with shorts that feature playful animation, delicately captured documentary, and dramatic coming-of-age stories.Feathers – Director Sarah KieleyThe Land of Nod – Director Ivan Ramin RadnikMy Invisible Mother – Director Pascal HuynhNothing Grows Here – Director Lauren BelangerBumby the Barely-Witch – Director Jessica TaiCeci n’est pas une animation – Director Federico KempkeSAARI – Director Ella MikkolaDrifter – Director Olivia LindgrenLes Beiges – Director Étienne LacelleBoys Will Be – Director Teryl BrouilletteStudent Short Film Prizes will be announced following the screening. Filmmakers in attendance Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Programmed by Lisa HallerStudent Shorts supported by: William F. White International Inc., Technicolor, Directors Guild of Canada.FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  CLICK HERE Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

NDP continue to press Ontario Liberals on why agency allowed to develop

first_img(Above: Premier Kathleen Wynne and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman in 2015 announcing the province will add more trips from Barrie to Toronto.)Kenneth Jackson APTN National NewsThe Ontario NDP continued to pressure the government of Premier Kathleen Wynne Wednesday on why it allowed a provincially-owned transit agency to build a commuter train station on a rare Huron-Wendat burial ground in Barrie, Ont.The NDP is also calling for an official probe into what happened.“The government broke their own law,” said NDP MPP and Aboriginal Affairs critic France Gelinas during Question Period at Queen’s Park Wednesday. “There should be consequences to that. Why was this government so negligent in their actions and when will they hold the people to account?“And, more importantly, when will they fix this wrong?”In 2010, GO Transit, a public transportation agency of the Ontario government, began bulldozing through a 3.5-hectare site that would become its new Allandale train station in Barrie, Ont., about an hour north of Toronto.The station, opened in 2012, sits on a well-documented burial ground — and archaeologists had warned that the Ontario government shouldn’t break ground until someone checked for burials.APTN learned that seven archeological reports done on the site since 2000 cautioned against development without first investigating what was in the ground below.The only one that didn’t was commissioned by GO Transit in 2004.That report was done by New Directions Archaeology; owner Philip Woodley has recently admitted he wrongly determined the site held no archaeological importance.But that report isn’t one of reports the Wynne government says it’s currently reviewing in addressing what went wrong.This photo was taken in 2011 and shows work underway on the GO station.Since APTN first approached the Wynne government in February, spokespeople have repeated that they’re reviewing two reports by AMICK Consultants.Those reports were completed in 2012 and 2013 — after the GO station was already completed – and have nothing to do with the construction of the GO station.They involve fragmented human bone found in a crawl space of an old building on the site in 2011.Over the next year more human bones were found.In total, the earth revealed over 900 bone fragments, including part of a human jaw with teeth still attached and shovel-shaped incisors, a known trait of Indigenous people.AMICK Consultants found the remains less than 200 metres from where GO was digging on the site.“(The government is) being deceptive. They delayed review of the reports, not us. They should have been cleared years ago,” said Mike Henry, owner of AMICK. “They can drag this out forever.”Henry explained the revisions are “minor” and basically clerical.The government has had the AMICK reports for several years and they sat, untouched, until APTN started asking questions about what happened on the Allandale site.“We will not be accepting the final archaeological report(s) until we are convinced that all of the content meets the highest archaeological standards and they’ve all been complied with in Ontario,” said David Orazietti, Minister of Government and Consumer Services during Question Period at Queen’s Park.APTN has been trying to find out why Metrolinx, which operates GO Transit, was cleared to bulldoze through the site in Barrie and build the station with a deep underground pedestrian walkway beginning in 2010.APTN wanted to know why the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) signed off on the New Directions report despite knowing and agreeing with recommendations from previous reports in 2001 that determined the site needed further assessment.But there is other reports the government knows of too, that do connect to the GO development.One was completed in summer 2010 and concluded the area needed to be stripped and searched for burials before any development could take place.And MTCS had written to the City of Barrie way back in 1996, after Barrie acquired the burial ground lands from CN Rail. The ministry warned Barrie that the site contained items of archaeological importance and the city was obliged to follow strict rules before development.All of these are not being reviewed by the government and should be said Gelanis.“But instead of taking these reports into account, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport looked at the one report that said, ‘Go ahead and dig.’ They ignored all of the others,” said Gelinas.“They ignored their own work. They ignored their own letter that they wrote to the city of Barrie saying that this site needs a further archaeological work because of the artifacts on-site.”To make matters worse, Woodley, who said he feels terrible about his mistake, told APTN the ministry never alerted him to previous reports done on the site as it was supposed to.Woodley said he never seen historical documents that show a large ossuary was found in 1846 with between 200-300 bodies. Two smaller ossuaries were discovered later that century. There are other documented burials on the site, as well.Woodley believed the ground was simply too disturbed after years of operating as a rail yard from about 1850s to 1990s.However, when the rail yard was built the entire site was capped with dirt fill that protected the natural soil below.It proved effective.In 2001 the former AFBY Archaeological and Heritage Consultants found what they determined to be rare a Huron-Wendat village, including thousands of pieces of ceramics and tools. Only a handful that old had been known to exist.AFBY didn’t find the ossuaries, but staff were convinced the site needed further assessment if it was ever to be developed, particularly the areas where they didn’t test.AFBY left much of the site untouched, including what is now the Allandale GO station.Metrolinx claims no human remains were found during construction, but several archaeologists believe if Huron-Wendat ossuaries still exist, then they would likely be in the area of the GO tracks.There are laws protecting archaeological sites under the Ontario Heritage Act enforced by the culture ministry – destroying one without proper clearance comes with fines of up to $1 million.There’s another set of fines and possible jail sentence of two years for purposely destroying a burial ground under the province’s Cemeteries Act.“We have strict laws in Ontario to protect these sites. They carry severe penalties: millions of dollars and jail terms,” Gelinas told Wynne in the legislature Wednesday. “What is the Premier going to do to hold to account the people who have done wrong and allowed the desecration of this historical First Nations site?”Culture Minister Michael Coteau fielded the question.“When we find human remains or any heritage-significant pieces through the archaeological process, it automatically goes to the third phase. We’re currently in that phase right now, and it’s a little bit too early to say what the next step is,” Coteau said. “But we will make sure that this file is handled in a very respectful way.”He didn’t say why no one in the government had touched the file for over two years.Barrie’s Mayor Jeff Lehman reached out to the Huron-Wendat soon after APTN first broke the story March 9. Lehman is meeting with Grand Chief Konrad Sioui April 5 in Wendake, Que, where many Huron-Wendat live after being forced out of the Simcoe Country in the mid-1600s. APTN also reported Barrie has tried three times to develop condos on the site, which is contaminated, since 2008.Sioui has also called for an investigation.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

Darfur UN humanitarian chief meets Sudanese officials at start of mission

John Holmes, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, met Sudan’s Foreign Minister Lam Akol, Humanitarian Affairs Minister Kosti Manibe and National Security Minister Salah Gosh in the capital, Khartoum, on the first working day of his trip.He also met with representatives of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Sudan, according to a statement released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Darfur, which has been beset by brutal killings, rapes and other human rights abuses for four years, is the scene of the world’s largest humanitarian assistance programme. But in the past 10 months the number of attacks targeting aid workers has increased and bureaucratic obstacles involving visas, travel permits and customs restrictions have become more frequent.Mr. Holmes said in the statement that until there is peace in Darfur, all sides to the conflict must do their utmost to ensure that the relief effort proceeds unimpeded.“I am sure we can resolve these problems in the spirit of constructive partnership,” he said. “We have had some useful discussions about the humanitarian situation in Darfur and I’m looking forward to going to the field and assessing the situation myself.”More than 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes since Government forces and allied Janjaweed militias began fighting rebel forces in 2003, and the conflict has continued despite the signing of a peace deal by the Government and some of the rebel forces last May. At least 200,000 people have been killed.Last month the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) named a Sudanese Government minister and a militia commander as the first suspects he wants tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.Luis Moreno-Ocampo has concluded there are reasonable grounds to try Ahmad Muhammad Harun, former Sudanese Minister of State for the Interior, and Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb, for having “jointly committed crimes against the civilian population in Darfur.”Mr. Holmes is expected to travel tomorrow to Juba in southern Sudan, where he will meet with Salva Kiir, the First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan, and Riek Machar, Vice President of the Government of Southern Sudan.He will then return to Khartoum briefly before heading on to the Darfur region on Saturday and Sunday to visit several field locations. Later he will travel to Chad and the CAR.Mr. Holmes’ mission is taking place as Jan Eliasson, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur, undertakes a separate trip to Asmara, the Eritrean capital, to discuss how to best coordinate Eritrean mediation efforts in Darfur with those of the UN and the African Union (AU).Earlier this week Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Affairs Jean-Marie Guéhenno warned journalists that there is still “a long way to go” before the UN and Sudanese Government can resolve their differences over the proposed deployment of a hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force.Mr. Guéhenno told a Security Council meeting that the latest written response from Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al Bashir to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s letter detailing the planned force indicated there may be “fundamental strategic differences” over Darfur.“We still have, unfortunately, a long way to go because there may be some fundamental misunderstandings on what are the expectations of the Government of Sudan and what is on offer,” he told journalists. 22 March 2007The United Nations humanitarian chief held talks today with senior Sudanese Government ministers on the first day of his two-week, three-country mission to tackle the crisis in the war-wracked Darfur region and its threat to neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR). read more

UN Libya mission calls for restraint after latest violence in Benghazi

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)today expressed “deep concern” regarding the outbreak of violence in Benghazi that claimed the lives of many people and left many others injured.“UNSMIL calls on all concerned to exercise maximum restraint and reiterates the necessity of resolving disagreements peacefully through dialogue and in a democratic spirit,” the Mission said in a statement.According to media reports, some 20 people were killed and nearly 80 wounded yesterday when a militia in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, opened fire on a group of protesters.UNSMIL appealed to all Libyans to reject violence in all its forms and all acts of retaliation. “The Mission calls on all Libyans to support national efforts to ensure security and stability throughout Libya,” UNSMIL said in its statement.UNSMIL also conveyed condolences to the families of the deceased and wished those injured a speedy recovery. read more

New UN food safety standards include cap on levels of lead in

In a briefing note to the media, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today that no more than 0.01 mg per kg of lead should be permitted in infant formula and no more than 0.2 mg per kg of arsenic should be permitted in rice. The decision comes from the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the UN food safety standards body jointly run by FAO and WHO, which sets standards to promote safer and more nutritious food for customers worldwide. Codex standards serve in many cases as a basis for national legislation, and provide the food safety benchmarks for international food trade. The Commission’s annual meeting this week was attended by representatives from 170 countries and the European Union, as well as 30 international governmental and non-governmental organizations. The countries agreed that infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead, suffering profound and permanent adverse health effects, particularly to the brain and nervous system. Often found in the environment, lead can end up in ingredients that are used in the production of infant formula. Levels can be controlled and monitored by sourcing raw materials from areas where lead is less present. As well, long-term exposure to arsenic can cause cancer and skin lesions, and has been associated with developmental effects, heart disease and diabetes. Ingested arsenic can also severely damage the nervous system and brain. Like lead, arsenic is found in the environment and is naturally present at high levels in the groundwater and soil in parts of the world. The danger is that it can enter the food chain by being absorbed into crops from water and soil. Even more alarming is that rice, a major staple food for millions of people, absorbs arsenic more than other crops. This is particularly concerning in Asian countries, where paddy fields are irrigated with groundwater containing arsenic-rich sediments pumped from shallow tube wells. Improved irrigation and agricultural practices can help reduce contamination. Another method is to grow crops in raised beds instead of flooded fields. On veterinary drugs, the Commission recommended that their use should be restricted in food-producing animals in order to prevent residual amounts of the drugs remaining in meat, milk, eggs or honey. Countries also agreed on maximum levels of pesticide residues and additives in foods as well as maximum levels of contaminants, including toxins called fumonisins that are produced by mould growing on maize. read more

Crimes Tribunal sends Jamaat leader Hamidur to jail

first_imgHamidur Rahman Azad. File PhotoInternational Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (ICT,B) sent the central assistant secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Hamidur Rahaman Azad, also a former MP, to jail after he surrendered before it on Wednesday.A three-member bench led by judge Md Shahinur Islam passed the order after rejecting his bail application.Earlier on 9 June in 2013, the Crimes Tribunal sentenced Hamidur Rahaman for three months jail on charge of contempt of court as he delivered speech criticising the tribunal and its judgments during a public rally at Shapla Chattar in the capital on 4 February of the same year.Hamidur remained absconding since then.Advocate Abdus Subhan Tarafdar and Abdus Sattar Palowan were on the side of Hamidur while Advocate Ziad Al Malum stood as prosecutor.Hamidur Rahman Azad was elected to parliament in 2008 from Cox’s Bazar-2 as a Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami candidate.He served in the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Water Resources.last_img read more

Greenery may prevent mental disorders Study

first_imgChildren who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 per cent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life, according to a study which emphasised the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future. An increasing share of the world’s population now lives in cities and World Health Organisation estimates that more than 450 millions of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder. Based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have mapped the presence of green space around the childhood homes of almost one million Danes and compared this data with the risk of developing one of 16 different mental disorders later in life. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study, published in the Journal PNAS, shows that children surrounded by the high amounts of green space in childhood have up to a 55 per cent lower risk of developing a mental disorder. “With our dataset, we show that the risk of developing a mental disorder decreases incrementally the longer you have been surrounded by green space from birth and up to the age of 10. Green space throughout childhood is therefore extremely important,” Kristine Engemann from Aarhus University. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAs the researchers adjusted for other known risk factors of developing a mental disorder, they see their findings as a robust indication of a close relationship between green space, urban life, and mental disorders. “There is increasing evidence that the natural environment plays a larger role for mental health than previously thought. Our study is important in giving us a better understanding of its importance across the broader population,” Engemann further added.last_img read more

We Asked Whether Schools Should Stop Teaching With Paper and Pens And

first_img Listen Now 5 min read May 22, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Earlier this week, on the heels of a Microsoft executive calling for classrooms to update their tools and transition from teaching with pens and paper to newer technologies, we posed this question to our readers on Facebook: Do pens and paper still have a place in the modern classroom?The responses flooded in. To date, we’ve received nearly 400 comments on Facebook alone, many of them both passionate and articulate.Here, we’ve rounded up a few popular reactions.Many of you highlighted the important differences between the act of handwriting and the act of typing.”Writing (esp. in cursive!) triggers creativity in a way that tapping/clicking just can’t.””Writing things down improves ones retention. Technology is important, but having a great memory trumps being technologically savvy.”Related: For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand”Pressing a key isn’t the same as the tactile experience of writing the letter. Using different mediums such as chalk, pencil, markers, crayons, etc. reinforces the forms, stimulates the brain in different ways, and most importantly, it helps develop fine motor skills.”There were also some concerns that technology is too unreliable/too complicated to replace pens and paper entirely.”Technology is great, but as others have pointed out, technology can fail. Therefore, I seriously hope that clicking does not replace writing in schools!””Education with technology is only effective if people know how to use it. I worked on one research project where we audited poorly performing schools. Many were trying to use technology in the form of tablets. However, the tablets were either not used or teachers shared with me how valuable class time was lost trying to get technology running. In many cases the teachers had to set up each tablet themselves…imagine updating and downloading programs for every tablet in your classroom!”Many readers suggested that instead of eliminating pen and paper, teachers should instead implement a hybrid model where traditional tools are used as a compliment to newer technologies.”Technology shouldn’t be neglected entirely. There is a benefit to tablets and [other] environmentally friendly ways of note taking. But that should be used in conjunction with classic pen and paper, especially in primary grade levels.”Related: This Handy Robot Holds a Pen and Writes Exactly Like You Do”Why throw baby out with the bathwater? Yes it’s great to go digital but pen and paper is another tool too — just as technology is a tool. And we choose which tool we want to use.”Although a few people did feel that pens and paper are indeed outdated tools for the modern classroom.”You can still learn to write with a stylus. Technology is the future and I see [the elimination of pens and paper] happening eventually. It’s no different than you relying on the post office to deliver your mail instead of riding a horse to its destination and delivering yourself!””Who says the future we will even need the written word. Written language is thousands of years old but our technology is decades old. It is far rapidly evolving than our language ever did and is defining how we communicate. Technology will make writing obsolete, not communicating.””Writing should become more of an art form, like calligraphy. Those who choose to want to learn it can, but not everyone is forced to. I have barely written in the 10 years since I graduated college.”Finally: What if there’s a cyberattack/any other sort of apocalyptic event?”Universe forbid electricity goes out for a while or a cyberattack on America…then out future will be in the hands of people who haven’t even been formally taught how to write? #nothanks”Related: What Your Handwriting May Reveal About Your Confidence, Creativity and Health (Infographic)”Signing your name or being able to write is something you take for granted because we forget how hard it is/was to learn that skill. Imagine what it would look like in 10 to 20 years if people lose the ability to write. Imagine a foreign country hacks your power generator and cripples your region or nuclear war destroys society completely and all electronic knowledge is lost and you can no longer write.”(But in that case, maybe writing isn’t our biggest concern anyway)”If America’s power goes out long enough to completely abandon electronic messaging, mass starvation will set in before handwriting becomes a necessity. All the handwriting skills in the world won’t be able to revive the electric-powered gas pumps that fuel our food delivery trucks.”(Or is it?)”Say your scenario of food distribution occurred with no technology due to say some form of terrorism….wouldn’t it be important, no clife altering, for American truck drivers, food distribution center workers and relief aid to write out delivery, packaging and storing instructions.”Have a comment about one of these comments? Tell us in the comments below! 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first_img 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 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 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 News | June 19, 2009 ASTRO to Honor Drs. Lawrence, Shipley with Gold Medal at November Meeting William Shipley, M.D., FASTROJune 19, 2009 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO, and William Shipley, M.D., FASTRO, as its 2009 Gold Medal recipients, the highest honor that ASTRO bestows. Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Shipley will be presented with their awards at the Gold Medal Ceremony being held November 3, 2009, at 10:45 a.m. during ASTRO’s 51st Annual Meeting in Chicago.”Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Shipley have been outstanding contributors to the Society and to the field of radiation oncology as a whole,” said Patricia Eifel, M.D., FASTRO, ASTRO chairman. “It is an honor and a personal pleasure for me to be able to present them with the Gold Medal this year in recognition of their distinguished careers and dedication to the specialty.” Dr. Lawrence is an Isadore Lampe professor of radiation oncology, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and a professor in the Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. On a national level, Dr. Lawrence is the chair of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Councilors and a member of the Institute of Medicine. He is also the editor of Translational Oncology, an editor of The Cancer Journal: Journal of the Principles and Practice of Oncology, and the associate editor of Seminars in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Lawrence is an ASTRO past president and former chairman of the Board, and a past member of the ASCO board of directors. He was also named by the ASTRO Board of Directors as one of the first general co-chairs of the of the Radiation Oncology Institute’s Vision of Value fundraising campaign, which will raise money to help develop innovative ways of enhancing the profile of radiation oncology in the world cancer community and prepare the specialty for the future. His interests in the laboratory are focused on chemotherapeutic and molecularly targeted radiosensitizers, and his clinical research combines these laboratory studies with conformal radiation guided by metabolic and functional imaging for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and central nervous system malignancies. Dr. Shipley is chair of the genitourinary oncology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Andres Soriano professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. Dr. Shipley is very active in medical societies both in the United States and abroad and has held committee appointments with several of these organizations, including the International Congress of Radiation Oncology, the International Society of Radiation Oncology, the National Bladder Cancer Group and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, among many others. Dr. Shipley has authored and co-authored over 160 medical reports, three text books on genitourinary oncology and more than 140 book chapters. He was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1988 and an ASTRO Fellow in 2006. Dr. Shipley has been actively involved with ASTRO’s International Education Subcommittee since 2003, and in 2006, organized the first ASTRO-led international scientific and educational meeting in the Philippines, which was designed to help strengthen ASTRO’s involvement in radiation oncology abroad and collaborate with related specialty societies in other countries. ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy. For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 William Shipley, M.D., FASTRO Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO 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 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 center_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. PreviousNext 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 Related Content 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 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.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

German defense chief under fire over drone program

first_imgGermany is also contributing around 500 million euros ($650 million) to a NATO drone program that will be based on a newer version of the Global Hawk, although it is not yet known how and whether it will gain approval for use in European airspace.De Maiziere last year still lobbied parliament’s budget committee to free the funds for the NATO project, even though his ministry already knew about the problems with the Euro Hawk.“The minister wasn’t informed, but he also hadn’t asked, even though he promoted the NATO drone project,” said center-left opposition lawmaker Carsten Schneider. “Mr. de Maiziere must accept the political responsibility and step down,” he added.___Follow Juergen Baetz on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jbaetz (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Unlike the U.S., Germany’s military has only a handful of large unmanned surveillance drones so far _ all leased from Israel.Despite the fact the development of its own surveillance drones has long been considered one of Germany’s strategically most important defense projects, de Maiziere said his deputies only informed him last month about the problems.“The procedure shows significant shortcomings. We have to draw consequences from that,” he told reporters in Berlin. “That was not good.”De Maiziere said that from now on he will strengthen oversight and receive regular status reports on all armament projects to detect problems early on. The reports “shall not only state wishes and intentions but problems and possible solutions,” he added.He also announced the creation of a new department to streamline the process seeking approval for the European airpace for all military aircraft.De Maiziere was questioned for several hours by two parliamentary committees, but the opposition remained unimpressed, saying he was simply blaming predecessors or subordinates for the mistakes.“The minister’s show was an insurmountable display of self-righteousness,” lawmaker Hans-Peter Bartels of the opposition Social Democrats said. “We still have important questions in many areas,” he added. De Maiziere said he was “quite angry” about his deputies’ failure to inform him early on that the drones couldn’t be approved for use in Europe’s airspace without significant extra costs. He said he wouldn’t rule out “consequences for some personnel” once the matter is fully investigated.Germany purchased one prototype of the U.S.-made Global Hawk surveillance drone years ago to modify to its specifications, but last month scrapped plans to buy four more from Northrop Grumman at an additional cost of 1.4 billion euros ($1.83 billion). The defense ministry says securing approval for their use in European airspace would have cost another 600 million euros ($784 million), a claim Northrop Grumman and European partner EADS rejects.Aviation authorities have warned that Germany’s so-called Euro Hawk drones, among other shortcomings, lack an automatic system that would avoid crashes with other aircraft in Europe’s busy airspace _ a standard technology for civilian planes. The drone’s wingspan is larger than that of a Boeing 737.Germany wants the drones to use in support of military deployments, such as in Afghanistan, but has said it also needs the ability to fly them back to the country for servicing and testing. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s defense minister on Wednesday admitted mistakes were made in the handling of a program to develop unmanned surveillance drones and announced tougher oversight procedures for all armament projects.Opposition parties say Thomas de Maiziere wasted public funds by canceling the botched 600 million euro ($800 million) program too late, but he rejected calls for his resignation.For Chancellor Angela Merkel, the controversy engulfing one of her staunchest allies and most popular Cabinet ministers is a major embarrassment only three months before national elections. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

loanDepot to Host Job Fair

first_imgloanDepot to Host Job Fair in Origination, Servicing Share “”loanDepot.com LLC””:http://www.loandepot.com/, one of the country’s largest independent mortgage lenders, announced it is holding a job fair and open house at its corporate headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]The fair, scheduled for Wednesday, December 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is open to all mortgage and other professionals wanting to learn about career opportunities at loanDepot.Attendees will have the opportunity to learn all about the company and its history, as well as the number of open positions loanDepot has in sales, processing, underwriting, funding, operations, accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, technology, and legal. Company executives, including CEO and founder Anthony Hsieh, will be on hand to meet attendees. On-site interviews will be held for interested candidates.The event will also feature a charity toy drive for “”Operation Santa Claus””:http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Social%20Services%20Agency/Be%20A%20Volunteer/Operation%20Santa%20Claus. Attendees and employees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be given to needy children in foster care and in group homes and to other disadvantaged children in difficult situations.Interested parties can contact loanDepot at 888.337.6888 or at jobfair@loandepot.com.center_img December 18, 2012 434 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-12-18 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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first_img – / 22 To stay off that sheet, the former two-time All-CAA member revealed that he simply needs to bring the same attitude to work all the time.“You have to be ready every day,” said Watford. “You have to bring it every day. You have to keep getting better, because there is always more to know and more to learn and gain.“I have to do the right thing. You got to know the defense and know the offense. You have to show up every day, compete, keep fighting and at the end of the day it will take care of itself.” TEMPE, Ariz. — Earl Watford patiently took in his rookie season from the sidelines.He sat diligently through film sessions. He sought out guidance from veteran linemen and coaches. And most of all, he never complained about his role, or lack thereof. Unlike the other highly-touted guard drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, No. 7 overall pick Jonathan Cooper, Watford’s absence from meaningful competition wasn’t due to a season-ending injury. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Although the incumbent, Fanaika, has a year of experience under his belt as a starter, his challenger is more than confident that his time to play in the league should begin now.“I am ready,” said Watford. “Every day I have to build on what I know and keep building and just keep getting better. I’m trying to put myself in a position where I can be the starter. “I’m trying to earn it, because you don’t get handed anything — whether you’re drafted or not. They’re just trying to put the best players out there that can help them win a Super Bowl.” In terms of familiarity, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians candidly noted that the latter, Fanaika, certainly has the benefit of the doubt with the coaching staff.However, Arians said he plans to evaluate Watford in much the same vein as unproven right tackle Bobby Massie.“It’s consistency,” said Arians. “You can play physical, but you can’t make mental errors. You see all the gaps, blitzes and stunts. That’s where your eyes are supposed to be all the time. “It’s about making no mental errors and staying off the sheet.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   In the fourth-round selection’s case, he simply wasn’t ready for the responsibility.“For me, it was a process on the field,” said Watford, who started 36 of the 47 games he played at James Madison. “Not that I didn’t know it, but it just kind of takes time and experience [to play]. You have to get repetitions and learn from all the guys around you. “It sucked not playing last year, but at the same time I got to see and I got to learn more. I take it as a plus for myself.”What he saw was a right guard in Paul Fanaika, who day in and day out fought to hold down his starting spot for all 16 games.While the former Arizona State standout was by no means a proven vet before the 2013 campaign, Watford admitted that he gravitated toward Fanaika for off-field mentoring.“He’s definitely given me advice,” said Watford. “He’s been helpful all the way through, whether he sees something I’m doing or I see something he’s doing, that’s just the relationship we have.”It’s a relationship that may be taking on a bit of twist this offseason. As is the case with the Cardinals’ right tackle position, the competition for the starting right guard spot is very much up for grabs. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Conventional wisdom says that when your quarterback has just fumbled twice leading to two touchdowns by the opponent and is rattled, you may want to run the ball a little, take some of the pressure off of him and get him settled. But that’s not how Bruce Arians works.On the first play after the two turnovers from their own 17-yard line, Palmer goes to Larry Fitzgerald for a 15-yard gain. That was followed by an incomplete pass and a 6-yard pass to Fitz. Then came a run by Chris Johnson for six yards. After that pass, pass, pass, pass, pass — ending with the 14-yard touchdown to Jermaine Gresham that gave Arizona the lead back and quieted that Seattle crowd.The drive: 10 plays, 83 yards. Of those 10 plays, nine were passes, one was a run.Wow.Arians thought the only way to get the lead back was to do what Palmer does best –- throw the ball. There was no hesitation from Arians nor any need to run the ball and take the pressure off of his quarterback. There was no need to waste time getting Palmer settled and relaxed. Nope. Arians just went right back to the gunslinger mentality.The belief Arians had in Palmer amid some adversity was priceless. He never allowed his quarterback to let doubt settle in. And Palmer rewarded his coach with a drive that will be remembered in the desert for a long time. There may not have been a play of the game necessarily. But there was a drive of the game — and that one was it. – / 42center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) It’s Tuesday. We have had some time to reflect on the Cardinals’ huge road win Sunday night over Seattle. So many things stood out — from Jaron Brown’s heroics, to the draw play to Andre Ellington that sealed the deal to the Drew Stanton “African Anteater” dance.But the one thing I keep going back to is the drive. You know, the drive that followed the two crucial turnovers by Carson Palmer on sacks in which Seattle defenders (K.J. Wright and Cliff Avril) came in uncontested and turned a 25-17 Cardinals’ lead into a 29-25 deficit.last_img read more

TENNIS RETURNS TO WORLDS MOST FAMOUS ARENA MONDAY

first_imgTENNIS RETURNS TO WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.New York, NY- January 9, 2008 — The world’s top ranked male tennis player, Roger Federer, will take on the most decorated Grand Slam player ever, Pete Sampras in the NetJets Showdown presented in association with The Marquis Jet Card and Men’s Vogue magazine at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 10.“I have always wanted to play a match in Madison Square Garden,” said Federer. “To have a chance to take on Pete once again at the NetJets Showdown is very exciting.”“I am extremely excited to compete against Roger in the United States,” said Sampras. “And to have it take place in New York at The Garden will make it an extra special night.”The NetJets Showdown is a StarGames production in association with eight-time Grand Slam Champion Ivan Lendl and Madison Square Garden. This match will mark the first time since 2000 that tennis will be played at the World’s Most Famous Arena.“Madison Square Garden is the worlds’ greatest stage, every top performer in every profession has performed here,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, MSG Sports. “We are excited to have Pete and Roger perform on this great stage in front of the greatest fans.”“NetJets is proud to sponsor this match where two of the greatest tennis players of all time will face off,” said NetJets Chairman and CEO Richard T. Santulli. “It was a natural fit for us. Pete and Roger are both NetJets owners and great friends, it is an historic occasion and it’s at the Garden.”Both champions fly with NetJets. Pete Sampras has been a NetJets Owner since 1996 and Roger Federer since 2004.Limited VIP tickets priced at $1,000.00 and additional tickets listed at $500.00, $250.00, $125.00, $75.00 and $50.00 will officially go on sale Thursday, January 10 at 12 noon and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.Roger Federer vs. Pete SamprasFederer and Sampras, arguably the two best tennis players of all-time, crossed paths only once while active members of the men’s professional tour – it was the young up-and-coming Federer who beat the veteran Sampras in a fourth round match at Wimbledon in 2001.Sampras, who began his professional career at the age of 16 in 1988, currently holds the most Grand Slam singles titles (14), the most Wimbledon titles (7), two Australian Open titles, five US Open singles titles, and also the record for the most number of weeks as World No. 1 with a total of 286 weeks.After his victory over Andre Agassi in the 2002 U.S. Open, where he captured his record 14th Grand Slam, Sampras retired from the pro tour. Sampras walked away with a total of 64 singles titles and a World No. 1 ranking, which he held for a record six consecutive years from 1993 – 1998. Sampras was just recently inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Roger Federer, a Swiss born 26 year-old, is currently the No. 1 player in the world and is quickly approaching the numerous records that Sampras currently holds. Federer has held the No. 1 ranking since February 2, 2004 and has won 12 Grand Slam Titles (second only to Sampras), three Tennis Masters Cup titles, and 14 ATP Masters Series titles. He has appeared in eleven consecutive Grand Slam singles finals and is the only male player to play in the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in two consecutive years.Federer is also the only player to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in four consecutive years beginning back in 2004 and the only person to win three Grand Slam titles in a calendar year a record three times (2004, 2006 and 2007).The NetJets Showdown in association with The Marquis Jet Card and Men’s Vogue magazine at Madison Square Garden will be the first time Federer and Sampras have ever faced each other in the United States. Additionally, this will mark Federer’s first time playing in Madison Square Garden and only the second time for Sampras. Sampras last played at The Garden on Dec. 20, 1996 in the Nike Cup.MSG Sports Properties is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; fuse, the music television network; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.Roger Federer vs. Pete SamprasStarGames, LLC (www.stargamesinc.com) is a full service sports marketing and production company based outside of Boston, MA. Now in its 14th year, StarGames produces programming for television, broadband and DVD home distribution. 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