Court reportedly extends detention for Nissan exchair Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese news report says former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11.Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for two decades saving the Japanese automaker from near bankruptcy, was arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of falsifying financial reports.He also faces a breach of trust allegation, for which his detention had been approved previously through Jan. 1.Kyodo News said the Tokyo District Court approved prosecutors’ request for a 10-day extension on Monday.The court was not immediately available for comment. Much of the nation’s government offices are shut down for the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s holidays.Ghosn has been charged in the first set of allegations, about under-reporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Champika exposes secret LTTERajapaksa deal

At a media briefing this week Rajapaksa had denied allegations he gave the LTTE money and insisted that if he did he would not have looked to defeat them militarily. Ranawaka claimed that Basil Rajapakse agreed immediately to provide the said amount of money and on a later day Basil Rajapakse came with a number of large travelling bags to meet Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office to seal the deal.The JHU has already filed a complaint with the police claiming the LTTE was given money through the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) which was established by Rajapaksa following the 2004 tsunami. (Colombo Gazette) The Government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had allegedly given the LTTE over Rs. 169 million to win their support at the 2005 Presidential election.Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said that he has all the evidence, including documents, to back the allegations. However Ranawaka revealed the names of LTTE members who a businessman had met on behalf of Rajapaksa to seal the deals in the guise of tsunami relief. He also claimed that during discussions Basil Rajapakse had with one LTTE negotiator identified as Emil Kanthan at the businessman’s office, Basil Rajapakse had told Emil Kanthan that “What Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse wants is a boycott of voting in the North, and the PM wants to know what the LTTE would like to have in return.”In reply at a later date Emil Kanthanhad said that the LTTE wants to purchase some boats and requested for a sum of Rs. 180 million from Basil Rajapakse. read more

World Court to rule on Israeli wall in two weeks

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) today announced plans to rule in two weeks on a case concerning the legality of Israel’s construction of a wall in the occupied Palestinian territory.The Court was asked to render its advisory opinion on the matter by the General Assembly, which in late 2003 adopted a measure requesting the ICJ to examine “the legal consequences arising from the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in and around East Jerusalem.”The Court was also asked to consider the rules and principles of international law, including the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention as well as relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions.During three days of public hearings in February, oral statements were made by Palestine, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and over a dozen countries. In addition, the UN, 44 of its Member States, Palestine, the League of Arab States and the OIC have filed written statements with the Court. read more

Med Plus program equals success for Brock grad

Five thousand kilometres from home, Katie Cheliak waited for the news she had worked so hard to achieve.Earlier this spring, the 21-year-old Medical Sciences student sat alone in a quiet room in rural Ecuador and opened the e-mail that would change her life — she had been accepted to medical school.Cheliak’s journey to this pivotal moment started years earlier. By the time she finished high school, she knew she wanted a career in health care, which led her to Brock to take Medical Sciences and participate in the University’s unique Med Plus program.Med Plus is a co-curricular program that includes job shadowing, networking opportunities with health-care professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects for experiential learning. Since the program’s inception 18 years ago, hundreds of participants have gone on to pursue careers in the health-care field.Cheliak is quick to say Med Plus was a big reason for choosing Brock. “It’s super unique,” she said, “and it gives you the chance to get great hands-on experience. Later on it also helped with applications and interview prep for med school.”She has participated in many Med Plus activities while at Brock, but the trip to Ecuador, through the Solidarity Experiences Abroad program, had a particularly profound impact.Cheliak and her colleagues were able to put their skills to the test as they volunteered in various parts of the South American country, measuring patients’ blood pressure, height, weight and blood glucose, as well as helping with fluoride campaigns.Besides assisting local physicians, the Brock students also soaked up some key lessons for their future careers.“Being able to get a glimpse into ruling in or out certain things, to determine what the problem with the patient was, and how to treat it, was awesome,” said Cheliak.But the timing of the trip meant that Cheliak, and teammates Kelli Turner and Shabana Jamani, had to learn about their hoped-for medical school acceptance while they were far from home, and in the midst of a busy schedule.Even though the results came out in the morning of one of their volunteer days, the trio decided to wait until the evening to find out the important news, so as not to interfere with their work.“We worked all day in a rural community, and when we got back to our retreat house we separated and found a quiet room. I opened up my phone, saw the email and freaked out a bit. Then I called my parents to share the exciting news,” said Cheliak.All three had been accepted to medical school — in Cheliak’s case, the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. That night, the whole group joined together in the festivities.“All of our rooms faced onto one hallway, and everyone came out to celebrate with us,” she said.Katrina Volpini, Brock’s Med Plus Consultant, described the excitement of being with the students far from home when they received the news.“It was incredible to see our students achieve their goal,” said Volpini.  “We have been working alongside all of them as they went through the interview process in the last few months. It was even more fun to hear the news with them in such a far-away place, and to see them immediately begin to take the next steps in their careers.”Med Plus graduates consistently gain admission to further education programs in the health-care field, including medical school, master’s programs, physical therapy, midwifery and occupational therapy. In 2017, 100 per cent of Med Plus’ graduating students who applied, as well as several first- and third-year students, were accepted into further education programs.Upon receiving the news that she had been accepted, Cheliak had a lot of new emotions to consider, but the Ecuadorian doctors she was working with offered lots of helpful advice.Being overseas to receive the news may have been a sign of things to come for Cheliak, who is now considering pursuing opportunities in international medical work.But for now, she’s focused on the next stage in her life’s journey and can’t wait to get started in the fall.“This is my passion and I am happy to do what I want to do in the future,” she said. “I am confident in the path I have chosen and thankful to Med Plus for helping me to get there.” read more

Ohio State field hockey tops Miami OH with 21 win in overtime

OSU junior forward/midfield Maddy Humphrey (23) protects the ball from California sophomore midfield/back Mara Gutierrez (24) and redshirt junior back Michaela Swensen (18) during a field hockey game on Oct. 25, 2015, at Buckeye Varsity Field. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State field hockey freshman midfielder Adelaide Penzone said she was scared out of her mind as she joined her teammates on the field in overtime against the Miami University Redhawks on Sunday. Little did she know that the period would end in roughly three minutes with her scoring the winning goal for the Buckeyes, securing a 2-1 victory.Sunday’s matchup was truly a battle between both teams. Miami outshot the Buckeyes 8-5 in the first half, but Ohio State junior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro kept the Redhawks off the board with two saves. Both the Redhawks (3-4) and the Buckeyes (3-3) emerged from the first half scoreless.As the Scarlet and Gray took to the field in the second half, OSU head coach Anne Wilkinson said that she saw the Buckeyes put their overall fitness and commitment to each other to work, aspects that the team has progressively been improving upon over the last two weeks.“Our communication went up 100 percent from the first half to the second half,” Coach Wilkinson said. “They really were able to move and they covered for each other really well. They were patient and really trusting of their own teammates to finish the play.”Miami’s Paula Portugal scored the first goal of the game nine minutes into the second half. OSU junior forward Maddy Humphrey was quick to even out the score around seven minutes later, with the help of an assist from redshirt junior midfielder Maggie Reddecliff.At the end of regulation, Miami had two penalty corners but was unable to convert, forcing the game to overtime. Miami threatened with a scoring chance early, but Tamburro was able to slam the opportunity and keep the clock running.Ohio State charged up the field, where senior forward Brooke Hiltz hit the ball from the left corner setting up Penzone for the game-winner, bringing the Buckeyes their third straight win.Penzone, who is described by Coach Wilkinson as “a Buckeye through and through,” was nearly at a loss for words after scoring her third career goal and her second game-winning goal.“It’s shocking, like it hasn’t happened really,” Penzone said. “I didn’t expect to be where I am.”The Buckeyes’ next game is set for Friday, Sept. 16 as they host their first Big Ten competition against No. 17 Northwestern (4-2). read more

DENMARK 2015 Ruthless Montenegro and host team book eightfinals spots

DenmarkDenmark 2015mONTENEGRO Denmark and Motenegro are qualified for the eight-finals from Preliminary Group A in Herning at Women’s World Championship 2015. Danish team outplayed Serbia in the second-half on the wings of home fans in sold-out „JUSK BANK“ arena, which witnessed superb defense by Danish girls in the last 20 minutes of the match – 29:20 (13:12).The Serbian girls showed nice performance in the first half with Kristina Liščević (five goals) in the main role, but that was stopped by Danes after half-time break. Poulsen between the posts led the home team who received only four goals in the last 22 minutes to secure spot at knock-out stage.At the end, Line Jorgensen netted seven for the winning squad as the top scorer at the match.Most impressive performance of the day going to Montenegro. Classy style which reminds of the best matches of ŽRK Budućnost in EHF Champions League, played Katarina Bulatović and her team-mates. Montenegro trashed Hungary 32:15 (17:9). Defensive line of Dragan Adzić team was just perfect. Hungarians were in the match until 4:4, but that was the end of hopes of Nemeth girls tonight.Strong defense, easy goals, a lot of ideas in attack, all were on the highest level. Bulatović, Raičević (ex Knežević) and Radičević  (scored 6 goals each)made 12:4 series to bring their team to 19:9 (from 7:5), but that was just a beginning. Hungary netted only six goals for the whole second half (two from 7-meter shots by Anita Gorbicz). It was a great happiness for Balkan fans to see the team like Hungary on -17. The man of the match was goalie Sonja Barjaktarović with 14 saves.Japan easily past Tunisia 31:21 in the opener of the Day 4 in Herning. That means Japanese girls will fight for the eight-final spot against Serbia on Wednesday, 18.30 hrs.STANDINGS:Denmark 6Montenegro 5Hungary 4Japan 2Serbia 1Tunisia 0PHOTO CREDIT: Jan Christensen, DHF.DK, 22nd IHF Women’s World Championship 2015 ← Previous Story Denmark 2015: Korea’s first victory was a bulky one! Next Story → Denmark 2015: France qualified and in the hunt for the top of the group read more

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_img Source: Shutterstock/S_PhotoEVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #MOUNTJOY: was given exclusive access to the Dublin prison.2. #SKY HIGH RENTS: Dublin rents are now €380 higher a month than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger.3. #M8 CLOSED: The southern motorway is closed in both directions this morning following two separate collisions.4. #SOUTHAMPTON: Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a six-week-old baby in the English city.5. #DONEGAL TUESDAY: Gardaí have advised students to be ‘streetwise’ ahead of the unofficial event.6. #FATWA: The Islamic Centre of Ireland has issued a fatwa against female genital mutilation.7. #COURTS: The parents of a boy who missed 243 days of school in three years have failed to turn up for court.8. #FOOT IN MOUTH: US journalist Katie Couric has apologised for saying that the Dutch excel at the Winter Olympics as skating is an ‘important mode of transport’.9. #BARNABY JOYCE: The married Australian deputy prime minister is under fire for reportedly giving his pregnant girlfriend a series of government jobs. Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 9:00 AM By Cianan Brennan 1 Comment Short URL The 9 at 9: Tuesday UK teens arrested on suspicion of murder of baby, and Dublin rents €380 higher than peak of Celtic Tiger – it’s the 9 at 9. Feb 13th 2018, 7:59 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11,124 Views Share3 Tweet Email last_img read more

Portland police arrest 3 in May Day protest deemed a riot

first_imgPORTLAND — Demonstrators threw smoke bombs, Molotov cocktails and other items at police Monday in Portland, Oregon, during May Day protests and storefront windows were broken during rowdy protests in Olympia.Portland police arrested more than two dozen people near Pioneer Square after a protest permit had been cancelled “due to actions of anarchists.” Police say the anarchists destroyed a police car, set several fires in the street, damaged storefront windows and attacked police.No injuries were immediately reported.In Olympia police say they took at least eight people into custody after several officers were injured by black-clad protesters throwing rocks and smashing windows. Police in Washington’s capital city had ordered a group of protesters to disperse Monday evening, saying “the group is not friendly” and “this is a riot.”Police described the group as “members of a mob” wearing masks and said they were firing rocks from sling shots as well as throwing bottles and using pepper spray. Police said they had deployed crowd control devices.In Seattle hundreds of people chanting “Stand up, fight back,” marched through downtown to support immigrants and workers on May Day. Seattle police arrested at least five people, including 26-year-old man for reportedly throwing a rock as a group of Trump supporters met up with other May Day protesters in Westlake Park.last_img read more

Morning Press Is Clark County addicted to growth Best piece of pie

first_imgWill the mild weather continue? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the long holiday weekend:Is Clark County addicted to growth?David McDonald remembers when it took 20 to 25 minutes in 1990 to drive from the Northeast 179th Street-Interstate 5 interchange to his downtown Portland office.“You can’t even get to the I-5 Bridge from my house in 20 minutes now,” he said. “And I leave at 5:30 in the morning.”McDonald, a Portland attorney who practices criminal law and lives in the Ridgefield area, has been a vocal critic of the way Clark County has grown and changed.“It just seems the residential developers, the building industry, over the course of the last three decades have generated a disproportionate amount of growth and have consumed a great portion of land that could otherwise go to economic development,” he said.Read more about growth in the county.State looks to improve 500 and Fourth Plain, Clark County’s busiest intersectionClark County’s highest-volume intersection is getting some planning attention, but no immediate construction dollars to ease chronic congestion.last_img read more

Emery hopes Pochettino rejects Manchester United job

first_imgTottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly linked to Manchester United following Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Tuesday.Unai Emery – Arsenal’s manager – talked about his Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, saying he seems happy at his current club, and that he should reject offers from other teams. Emery says Tottenham improved under Pochettino, and that he wants the Spurs to remain a competitive squad, for Arsenal’s sake.“I think he’s very happy at Tottenham,” Emery told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“I think he’s coaching a very big team with very big players, and now they are in the Champions League – they are also in a better position in the Premier League than Manchester United.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I think his performance at Tottenham is very big.“I don’t know if he’s thinking to change for another club, but I am looking at him with a very big commitment to Tottenham, and he’s creating a good performance, a good idea at Tottenham. Tottenham improved a lot with him.“Their level now is very big. They have very good players, the coach is working very well, they are winning a lot of matches.“When they are on the ball they are a very organized team, movement, they like a lot to be in possession, progress with the passes, with quality, are physically very hard, and have attacking players with very big performances now.”last_img read more

Australias Tabcorp pays AU71 million to exit failed UK sportsbook Sun Bets

first_imgAustralian wagering giant Tabcorp Holdings Limited has executed an agreement to exit its UK sportsbook Sun Bets following discussions with partner News UK.Sun Bets will cease trading in the coming days with Tabcorp to make a payment to News UK of around AU$71 million to exit the agreement, originally planned to run for 10 years through to 2026. Launched in August 2016, Sun Bets has lost more than AU$135 million in less than two years. Load More Tabcorp cleared as Australian Federal Police close investigation into Cambodia sports betting bribery claims RelatedPosts Kiron Interactive goes live with 2018 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 25 – David Attenborough “The performance of Sun Bets has been below expectations and we do not expect a material improvement over the next 18 months,” said Tabcorp Managing Director and CEO David Attenborough. “As such, we have reached an agreement with News UK to exit the agreement.“While we didn’t get it right, we have taken valuable learnings from the Sun Bets start-up process and operations which will inform our approach across our portfolio. I would like to acknowledge the Sun Bets team for their efforts in building the business from start-up phase.“We continue to have a strong relationship with News Corporation.”Tabcorp expects to record a significant item of approximately AU$91 million after tax in respect of Sun Bets in its financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2018, up from AU$52 million in the 1H18 financial statements. The amount includes the exit payment to News UK.last_img read more

Lawmakers Sticking to New Budget Caps Thornberry Says

first_imgDefense appropriators can be expected to adhere closely to the funding levels set out in the defense authorization bill in crafting the fiscal 2018 spending bill, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee also said that DOD should not anticipate any additional funds in FY 2018 and 2019 beyond the higher topline figures agreed to as part of last month’s budget deal, reports CQ. “I believe there is an absolute commitment to sticking to the budget agreement: 700 [billion dollars] this year, 716 [billion dollars] next year, which means no lower, no higher,” Thornberry said. “So the idea that, if there are deficiencies [for a particular account], you just add to the topline, I don’t think that will happen.”The budget agreement allocates a total of $700 billion for national defense programs in FY 2018 and $716 billion in FY 2019. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Complete toilets construction before July 31 Collector Rajiv

first_imgAsifabad: Strict action will be taken against those. who neglect construction of toilets, warned District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu.Addressing a review meeting with MPDOs and Panchayat Raj secretaries at the Collector’s conference hall in Asifabad on Tuesday, the Collector said the construction of toilets has been going on for years and not yet completed. He asked the panchayat raj secretaries to notify him if the officials are not doing their duty. Stating that if the district is not made open defecation free (ODF) by July 31 this year, strict action will be taken against the authorities, who failed to complete the construction. Also Read – Call to sensitize SC, ST laws in Hanamkonda Advertise With Us The Collector directed the panchayat raj secretaries to ensure timely completion of construction of toilets in their villages. Panchayat raj secretaries and field assistants should push their daily target of ODF. MPDOs were ordered to bring to his notice about those, who are absent from duty and also those, who are on leave. They were strictly told to complete the constructions of toilets by the end of July without any pending works. Panchayat raj secretaries were directed to enter the bank details of Aasara beneficiaries on the Aasara website within 10 days. RDO Venkata Shailesh, APD Venkat, Ramakrishna, Swachh Bharat Prerak Sai and others were present at the review meeting.last_img read more

Suspect Wounded SUV Stopped After Shooting At NSA Gate

first_img Share Twitter via @NBCNewsSecurity incident being investigated after reports of shooting outside National Security AgencyOne person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade.Images from local news outlets showed authorities surrounding two handcuffed people after a black SUV ran into a barrier outside the Maryland base. Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed that one person was wounded in the shooting and was taken to a hospital.“NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA’s security vehicle entry gates. The situation is under control and there’s no ongoing security or safety threat,” an NSA statement said.President Donald Trump has been “briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade,” and the White House offered thoughts and prayers with those who have been affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.The FBI said it was sending people to the scene.An image taken from a WRC-TV helicopter shows the police and fire department response outside the facility. WRC said bullet holes could be seen in the vehicle’s front window, and air bags were deployed. Blood-stained material could be seen on the ground.After the shooting, authorities closed a major highway in both directions, causing major backups throughout the area during rush hour.Despite prominent highway signs, drivers occasionally take the wrong exit and end up at the tightly secured gates. Most motorists then carefully follow the orders of heavily armed federal officers and turn around without getting into more trouble.But in early 2015, two people were shot at by NSA police when they disobeyed orders outside the heavily secured campus. One driver died at the scene after NSA police opened fire on a stolen sports utility vehicle. Authorities later said they had stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a party at a motel.last_img read more

Community Leaders Death Ripples Across City

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROBaltimore is on pace to break three hundred homicides for a fifth consecutive year.But, the execution style slaying last week of Gerald Brown II, a local basketball legend and community leader reveals how a single death radiates pain throughout the community in unexpected ways.The alleged murder of Gerald Brown, a local basketball legend and community leader, has sent shockwaves through communities besieged by violence. (Courtesy Photo)Brandi Proctor, a reporter for Fox 45 News, bereaved by the death of her cousin Brown gathered with friends at Mo’s Seafood near Harbor East to toast him shortly after he was gunned down in Northwest Baltimore on June 7.   But, it was in that moment she found affirmation his untimely passing would be felt far beyond the family and friends mourning his loss.“We raised our glasses and said his name,” she recounted to the AFRO.  “And the bartender overheard us and said she was crying yesterday when they heard the news, they all knew and loved him.”Proctor’s  is just one of many stories told to the AFRO about Brown as the city reels from the death of the former college basketball star (Loyola University Maryland), Instagram impresario, and father of two.  It is a story that not only reveals the seemingly low threshold for violence in the city, but how a single murder touches dozens of lives.Friends described Brown as ebullient, joyous, with a sharp wit and a strong sense of irony.  He was an involved father, who encouraged his son to follow in his footsteps on the basketball court.Videos posted on social media show him dancing in shorts after a mid-winter snowstorm. They also depict Brown leading a protest during the 2015 Uprising after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.But, just as much as he was beloved in the city, his killers exhibited a level of ruthlessness that speaks to the city’s destructive and vengeful pathos.Witnesses who spoke to the AFRO on the condition their identity would not be revealed said that Brown had just left a barbershop on Ayrdale Ave. when a car approached.   The driver chased Brown as he ran down the street, striking him near the 3700 blk. of W. Forest Park Ave.  The gunman then got out of the car and shot him in the head.Police did not respond to emails seeking comment on the case. The motive for the execution style slaying is still unclear.To lessen the pain for both Brown’s loved ones and the community where the killing occurred, the barbershop’s owner Sean Weston plans to hold a Father’s Day block gathering to honor him on June 16.“It’s a Father’s Day celebration in remembrance,” Weston said.  “We want to honor his memory because it happened in our community.”Weston hopes the gesture will help the community heal.  “We want people to know that we care.”Funeral arrangements for Brown had not been announced at press time.last_img read more

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first_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 | 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 Related Content May 5, 2015 — Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida, treated its first four proton therapy patients at the end of April, becoming the first private, physician-owned practice to offer this advanced form of radiation therapy. Within the first week of operation with the new system — a Mevion S250 — eight patients began proton therapy, with cancers affecting the parotid (salivary gland), prostate, tongue and base of the skull.Before the introduction of the Mevion S250, proton therapy systems were the size of a football field and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate, thus limiting patient access. Mevion’s proton therapy system is installed into a single room with a footprint similar to a conventional radiation therapy unit, allowing it to be integrated with any size cancer facility. In addition, the Mevion system features greatly decreased capital and operating costs and is more environmentally friendly – using as much as 90 percent less energy than traditional systems.Proton therapy targets cancer cells more precisely than traditional photon radiation treatment and results in less damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs. Because of these attributes, it is ideal for treating pediatric patients and adult patients with cancers in sensitive locations, such as near the brain, spine, heart and lungs.“We are a full-service cancer center, offering a complement of treatment options – allowing us to choose the modality that is most appropriate for each patient,” said Scot Ackerman, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of Ackerman Cancer Center. “Proton therapy is an important radiation oncology treatment and one that our patients deserve to be able to access as we help them fight their cancers.”Ackerman Cancer Center’s system is the second clinically operational Mevion S250, with the other located at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. One-year clinical results indicate it took less than 11 months to complete treatment of its first 100 patients – the fastest per room ramp-up of any proton therapy system. Additionally, the system demonstrated efficient treatment time identical to X-ray therapy, the ability to treat a diverse and complex array of cancers and operational uptime reaching 97 percent.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 Feature | May 05, 2015 World’s First Physician-Owned Proton Therapy Center Treats First Patient Jacksonville, Florida facility employs Mevion single-room proton therapy system 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 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 more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 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 last_img read more

GitHub launches draft pull requests

first_imgYesterday, GitHub launched a new feature named draft pull requests, which allows users to start a pull request before they are done implementing all the code changes. Users can start a conversation with their collaborators once the code is ready. If a user ends up closing the pull request for some reason or is refactoring the code entirely, the pull request would work in collaboration. Also, if a user wants to signal a pull request to be the start of the conversation and the code isn’t ready, users can still let the people check it out locally and get feedback. The draft pull requests feature can tag users if they are still working on a PR and notify the team once it’s ready. This feature will also help the pull requests that are prematurely closed, or for times when users start working on a new feature and forget to send a PR. When a user opens a pull request, a drop-down arrow appears next to the ‘Create pull request’ button. Users can toggle the drop-down arrow for creating a draft. A draft pull request is differently styled for indicating that it is in a draft state. Users can change the status to ‘Ready for review’ near the bottom of the pull request for removing the draft state and allow merging according to the project’s settings. In case a user has ‘CODEOWNERS file’ in their repository, a draft pull request will suppress notifications to those reviewers until it is marked as ready for review. Users have given mixed reviews to this news. According to a few users, this new feature will save up a lot of time. One of the users said, “It saves a lot of wasted effort by exploring the problem domain collaboratively before development begins.” While according to a few others this idea is not much effective. Another comment reads, “Someone suggested this on my team. I personally don’t like the idea because these policies often times lead to bureaucracy and then nothing getting released. It is not that I am against thinking ahead but if I have to in details explain everything I do, then more time is spent documenting than actually creating which is the part I enjoy.” To know more about this news, check out GitHub official post. Read Next Western Digital RISC-V SweRV Core is now on GitHub GitHub Octoverse: top machine learning packages, languages, and projects of 2018 Github wants to improve Open Source sustainability; invites maintainers to talk about their OSS challengeslast_img read more

Police bust hydroponic pot grow in Escazú church

first_imgVirgin Mary, meet Mary Jane. Police discovered hundreds of marijuana plants Sunday night inside an evangelical temple in the upscale neighborhood of Escazú.Police officers were responding to a robbery complaint when they reportedly caught a strong whiff of marijuana coming from inside a nearby church, according to the Public Security Ministry (MSP).The MSP did not release the name of the church.Inside police discovered a hydroponic marijuana operation with 226 plants ranging in height from 12 centimeters to 155 centimeters. Along with the plants, police found 8 kilograms of loose, processed marijuana.There was no one in the building at the time of the raid, according to police, and no arrests had been made as of Monday morning.The MSP didn’t speculate on whether the marijuana might have some spiritual significance, but the discovery of a small .38 Special revolver by police doesn’t bode well for the religious freedom angle.MSP spokesman Nicolás Aguilar told The Tico Times that the church was an active place of worship. He said authorities were investigating how long the marijuana grow had been operating.During 2014, Drug Control Police seized seven metric tons of marijuana across Costa Rica. The now empty hydroponic marijuana growing laboratory discovered in an evangelical church Sunday, March 8, 2015. (Courtesy Public Security Ministry) Facebook Comments Related posts:US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really. Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister Police arrest 4 suspects with fake police gear after dramatic chase, shootout Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operationlast_img read more

Morocco Half of attacks on women by their husband

first_img“Despite all efforts, violence against women is still widespread,” she said at the opening of a regional conference on the subject. “Violence against wives represents 50 percent of all attacks against women.”According to statistics from her ministry, 6 million women in Morocco are victims of violence, roughly one in three.In March, the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry the man she said had raped her made international headlines and threw a harsh spotlight on Morocco’s penal code. Amina al-Filali took poison after several months of what her parents described as an abusive marriage to a man they said had raped her in the woods.Hakkaoui, a member of a moderate Islamist party that dominated the country’s election in November, has been criticized for not doing enough to protect women, including changing the law allowing rapists to be exonerated if they marry their victim.While the official marriage age is 18, judges can approve much younger unions, which are common in rural areas that are poor and deeply traditional.Morocco updated its family code in 2004 to improve the situation of women, but activists say more still needs to be done. Sponsored Stories Associated PressRABAT, Morocco (AP) – Half of the violence against women in Morocco comes from their own husbands, a situation that needs to change, a minister from the North African nation said Monday.Social Development Minister Bassima Hakkaoui, the sole female minister in this country of 33 million people, said she would try to push forward a law protecting women that has been stuck in parliament for eight years. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Khadija Ryadi, president of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, expressed doubts about Hakkaoui’s commitment to finally passing the law protecting women.“This law has been stuck since 2004 and Bassima Hakkaoui is the third minister speaking about it _ I don’t understand the delay,” Ryadi said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more