Interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars

first_imgOn rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de consulter la carte des interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars, date officielle du début de la saison de risque élevé de feu de forêt. Les gens doivent consulter le site Web novascotia.ca/BurnSafe/fr pour savoir dans quels comtés et quelles municipalités les feux de broussailles ou les feux de camp sont permis ou interdits. Les interdictions de brûlage sont en vigueur jusqu’au 15 octobre. « Bien que nous ayons reçu moins de neige que dans les années précédentes, l’hiver a été humide et froid. Il est donc difficile de prévoir la saison à venir, souligne Margaret Miller, ministre des Ressources naturelles. Les gens doivent respecter les interdictions de brûlage pour contribuer à réduire les risques de feux de forêt. » Depuis les cinq dernières années, en mars et en avril, les pompiers ont lutté contre 295 feux de forêt en Nouvelle-Écosse. La carte en ligne est mise à jour quotidiennement à 14 h et indique si les feux de broussailles et les feux de camp sont permis. La carte présente les interdictions quotidiennes pour les comtés et les municipalités. Il est important de ne pas oublier que les feux de toute sorte sont interdits entre 8 h et 14 h tous les jours. Si un comté apparaît en vert, les feux sont permis de 14 h à 8 h le lendemain. Si un comté apparaît en jaune, les feux sont permis de 19 h à 8 h le lendemain. Si un comté apparaît en rouge, les feux sont interdits. Les gens doivent également consulter les règlements de leur municipalité, puisqu’ils peuvent donner des directives différentes. Les renseignements sur les interdictions de brûlage sont également communiqués par message enregistré au numéro sans frais 1-855-564-2876 (BURN). La carte en ligne s’applique uniquement au brûlage de déchets domestiques. Pour le brûlage industriel, un permis du ministère des Ressources naturelles est toujours nécessaire.last_img read more

OVL partners to acquire 49 stake in Russias Vankor cluster oilfields

first_imgNew Delhi: A preliminary pact for a consortium of Indian companies led by ONGC Videsh (OVL) for acquiring about 49 per cent stake in Russia’s Vankor cluster oilfields may be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was in Moscow last week in preparation for the Prime Minister’s visit. Modi will be the chief guest at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok between September 4 and 6 and would also meet the Russian President for their annual summit. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalA host of agreements is expected to be signed during the visit and one of them could be on cooperation in oil and gas, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. This cooperation agreement may include Indian state-owned firms picking up 49 per cent stake in Vankor cluster oilfields, they said. Indian firms have been in dialogue with Russia since 2017 for a possible stake in the oilfields that will consolidate their presence in the energy-rich Arctic region. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostMid-way through the negotiations, Rosneft had offered to club five more fields in the same region to the three that were already on the table, the sources said. OVL, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), may hold 26 per cent stake in Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye and Lodochnoye fields — collectively known as Vankor cluster, while Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Oil India Ltd and Bharat PetroResources Ltd (a unit of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd or BPCL) would split the rest 23 per cent, they said. Rosneft, Russia’s national oil company that owns the fields, wants to retain a majority stake and is keen to sell only up to 49.9 per cent stake. Energy-hungry India is keen on sourcing one million barrels per day of oil and oil-equivalent gas from Russia and had identified Sakhalin-3 in the Far East, Vankor in East Siberia, and Terbs and Titov oilfields in Timan Pechora region as fields for potential collaboration. But for Vankor, it has so far not been successful in its attempts. OVL already has 20 per cent stake in Sakhalin-1 oil and gas field in Far East Russia, and in 2009 acquired Imperial Energy, which has fields in Siberia, for $2.1 billion. Russia is wooing Indian investments in its Far East region ahead of Modi’s Vladivostok visit to balance China’s expanding presence in the resource-rich region. OVL’s stake in Vankor cluster will be in proportion to 26 per cent stake in had bought in the main Vankor oilfield. OIL-IOC-BPRL have 23.9 per cent in the main Vankor field. Vankorneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft, is developing the Vankor oil and gas condensate field, situated in the northern part of Eastern Siberia. In 2013, Vankorneft was chosen as an operator on development of new fields of Vankor cluster — Suzunskoye, Tagulskoye and Lodochnoye fields, located close to the Vankor field. The reserves of Suzunskoye field exceed 56 million tonnes of oil and condensate, and 35 billion cubic metres of gas. In 2016, OVL first acquired 15 per cent stake in Russia’s second-biggest oilfield of Vankor for $1.268 billion and then bought another 11 per cent for $930 million. The 26 per cent stake would give OVL 7.31 million tonnes of oil. The consortium of OIL-IOC-BPRL acquired 23.9 per cent stake in the field at a cost of $2.02 billion, giving them 6.56 million tonnes of oil. Rosneft continues to hold the remaining 50.1 per cent shares of JSC Vankorneft. The field has recoverable reserves of 2.5 billion barrels. Besides, the OIL-IOC-BPRL consortium has taken another 29.9 per cent stake in a separate Taas-Yuryakh oilfield in East Siberia for $1.12 billion. The investments had taken the total outlay in Russia in that year to $5.46 billion. These investments will give India 15.18 million tonnes of oil equivalent. The investment made compares to $28.48 billion investment by Indian oil and gas companies overseas in the past 50 years, giving it about 10 million tonnes of oil equivalent. While Vankor produces about 442,000 barrels of oil per day (4 per cent of Russian crude oil production), Taas currently produces about 21,000 barrels per day of oil, and a peak of 1,00,000 bpd is expected by 2021.last_img read more

Judge ReProsecutes PJDs Hamieddine as Accomplice in a 1993 Murder

Rabat – An investigating judge at the Fez Court of Appeals brought a prosecution case on Friday against Abdelali Hamieddine, the regional secretary of the PJD of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, for being an accomplice in the murder of Mohamed Ait Ljid Benaissa, a leftist student.The case goes back to February 1993 when a group of masked people reportedly beat Benaissa using sharp objects as he was leaving Dar El Mehraz University in Fez.Benaissa was then taken to a private hospital where medical staff found he had suffered a deep fracture in his head causing internal bleeding and death. In July 2017, the Ait Ljid Benaissa family filed a complaint “about facts of the murder.”Hamieddine’s lawyer, Abdessamad Idrissi, also a member of the PJD, immediately condemned the case on his Facebook page, calling it “political” and contrary to “principles of justice as internationally recognized.”“There some people who seek to destroy confidence in any possibility to have an independent judiciary based on law and conscience,” Idrissi wrote.Read Also: PJD Believes the Monarchy is an Essential Pillar of Morocco’s Political System: Head of GovernmentMoroccan Minister of State for Human Rights Mustapha Ramid found the investigating judge’s decision to prosecute Hamieddine “astonishing.”Hamieddine was previously prosecuted for the case in the 1990s. At the time, the criminal chamber acquitted Hamieddine of the accusation, which had been based on the grounds that he “contributed to a quarrel that led to the killing” of Ait Ljid, Ramid wrote on his Facebook page.The minister, who is also a leading member of PJD party, referred to “Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which explicitly states that no one may be again subject to trial or punishment for a crime for which he has already been convicted or acquitted in a final judgment in accordance with the law and criminal procedure of each country.”The PJD’s general secretariat held an extraordinary meeting on Monday night condemning the decision to prosecute Hamieddine, the party’s parliamentary councilor.The decision “constitutes a “serious violation of the rules of fair trial … and threatens the stability and sovereignty of judicial decisions and affects judicial security,” the party said in a statement after its Monday meeting.The PJD expressed its absolute solidarity with Hamieddine and announced they will form a committee led by Ramid to follow the case and provide support. read more

AP Cost of flood buyouts has been rising over past decade

MOSBY, Mo. — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture.Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He’s torn up water-buckled floorboards. And he put a picket fence against the front of his house to cover up a gap left when waters washed out part of the stone foundation.“I just don’t want to mess with it anymore. I’m 83 years old and I’m tired of it, and I just want to get out of it,” Sullivan said.Finally fed up, Sullivan and nearly half of the homeowners in Mosby signed up in 2016 for a program in which the government would buy and then demolish their properties rather than paying to rebuild them over and over. They’re still waiting for offers, joining thousands of others across the country in a slow-moving line to escape from flood-prone homes.Patience is wearing thin in Mosby, a town of fewer than 200 people with a core of lifelong residents and some younger newcomers drawn by the cheap prices of its modest wood-frame homes. Residents watched nervously this past week as high waters again threatened the town.“It really is frustrating, because here we are, we’re coming through a wet season. There’s a chance that we could possibly flood, and we’re still waiting,” said Jason Stooksbury, an alderman who oversees the town’s efforts to curb flooding. “It’s not a good situation, but what are you going to do — it’s the government process.”Over the past three decades, federal and local governments have poured more than $5 billion into buying tens of thousands of vulnerable properties across the country, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.The AP analysis shows those buyouts have been getting more expensive, with many of the costliest coming in the last decade after strong storms pounded heavily populated coastal states such as Texas, New York and New Jersey. This year’s record flooding in the Midwest could add even more buyouts to the queue.The purchases are happening as the climate changes. Along rivers and sea coasts, some homes that were once considered at little risk are now endangered due to water that is climbing higher and surging farther inland than historic patterns predicted.Regardless of the risks, the buyouts are voluntary. Homeowners can renew taxpayer-subsidized flood insurance policies indefinitely.With more extreme weather events, flooding “is going to become more and more of an issue, and there will be more and more properties that are at risk of total loss or near total loss,” said Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over FEMA. “Then the question is: Are we just going to keep selling them insurance and building in the same place?”DeFazio wants to expand and revamp a buyout process that he describes as inefficient and irrational. He’s backing a proposed pilot project that would give homeowners a break on their flood insurance premiums, as long as they agree in advance to a buyout that would turn their property into green space if their homes are substantially damaged by a flood.Buyout programs rely on federal money distributed through the states, but they generally are carried out by cities and counties that end up owning the properties.Most buyouts are initiated after disasters, but Congress has become more proactive. Appropriations for FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program — which funds buyouts and other precautions, such as elevating homes before disasters strike — have risen from $25 million in 2015 to $250 million this year.A recent study for the National Institute of Building Sciences found that society as a whole saves $7 in avoided costs for every $1 spent through federally funded grants to acquire or demolish flood-prone buildings. Yet it’s harder to gauge the benefits for the individuals who move.After Superstorm Sandy pummeled New Jersey and New York in 2012, Duke University graduate school student Devon McGhee researched what happened to hundreds of Staten Island homeowners who took buyouts. She found that all but two of the 323 homeowners she tracked relocated to areas with higher poverty levels. Three-quarters remained on Staten Island, and about one-fifth moved to homes that still were exposed to coastal flooding hazards.“When people take the buyouts, sometimes the money they are given on their home is not enough to buy a comparable home in a lower-risk area,” said McGhee, who now works as a coastal management specialist for an engineering and consulting firm.The prolonged buyout process also can take an emotional toll on people who are uprooted.“Maybe they find a home, and it’s a good home, but it’s not their home where their kids grew up and had birthday parties and that sort of thing. There are these losses that occur in that transition process that can have implications for years,” said Sherri Brokopp Binder, an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based consultant who researches disaster buyouts.Multiple layers of government bureaucracy can slow the buyout process. So can the typical hiccups that come with property sales.In Kingfisher, Oklahoma, officials are still working to complete a buyout prompted by Tropical Storm Erin in 2007, even as the city has found itself inundated by flood waters again this week.The city initiated a buyout in 2010, then received additional money to buy more homes about five years later. It’s purchased more than 80 so far, with about 10 more to go, said Annie Vest, a former Oklahoma state hazard mitigation officer who now works for an engineering firm administering Kingfisher’s grant.The process is just getting started in some Texas communities swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Officials in Liberty County, northeast of Houston, held a meeting with residents last month to discuss a $6.7 million HUD grant to buy out homes near the Trinity River. The county still must get appraisals of the homes, conduct asbestos inspections and take bids for a demolition contractor.Local officials hope to start taking buyout applications by the end of the year, said David Douglas, the Liberty County engineering administrator and flood plain manager.Formal discussions of a federally funded buyout likely are a long way off in Hamburg, Iowa, which was inundated in March by a breach of a Missouri River levee.But local officials aren’t waiting around. Mayor Cathy Crain said they are looking into the potential for a private developer to relocate some houses and to acquire higher land where new homes and businesses could be built.Relocating to higher ground isn’t likely in Mosby, unless residents are willing to go elsewhere. The entire core of the town is in a floodway, which means that new development is limited.Located just northeast of Kansas City, Mosby began as a railroad town in 1887 and expanded with coal mines in the early 20th century. At one time, it had a school, bank, grocery store and lumber yard. Those are gone now, and the trains merely pass by. In 2015, financial strains led the town to eliminate its small police force.Mosby experienced some of its worst flooding that same year, with three floods in less than six weeks. The next year, city officials began pursuing the buyouts, and more than 40 homeowners signed up. They’ve been in limbo ever since. Local officials sought nearly $3 million in funding, submitted a revised application, obtained property appraisals and conducted environmental reviews.Some residents have been scouting for new housing. Others are waiting to see the bids, which are expected this summer.Sullivan hopes to get $28,000 for his home. He would move near his sister in southeastern Missouri, but he’s getting impatient.“I’m just about ready to tell them, ‘Take it and shove it,’” he said.Sitting on the concrete porch of the white wooden house where she’s lived for the past 36 years, Tammy Kilgore explains that “everybody’s just really on edge and ready to leave.”“The floods, I’m tired of dealing with them, I really am,” she said. “I think they should have bought out this town a long time ago.”___Follow David A. Lieb at: http://twitter.com/DavidALieb .David A. Lieb, The Associated Press read more

EU is poised to restrict passportfree travel

by Derek Gatopoulos And Raf Casert, The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2016 5:25 am MDT Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel In this Feb. 5, 2016 photo, French riot police officers patrol in the migrant camp in Calais, north of France. Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and other migrant haunts in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums in hopes of sneaking into Britain but also deepening concerns Calais is becoming a tinderbox fueled with anti-migrant rage and a breeding ground for nationalists. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) BRUSSELS – European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece’s troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press.The switch would reverse a decades-old trend of expanding passport-free travel in Europe.Since 1995, people have been able to cross borders among Schengen Area member countries without document checks. Each of the current 26 countries in the Schengen Area is allowed to unilaterally put up border controls for a maximum of six months, but that time limit can be extended for up to two years if a member is found to be failing to protect its borders.The documents show that EU policy makers are preparing to make unprecedented use of an emergency provision by declaring that Greece is failing to sufficiently protect it border. Some 2,000 people are still arriving daily on Greek islands in smugglers’ boats from Turkey, most of them keen to move deeper into Europe to wealthier countries like Germany and Sweden.A European official showed the documents to the AP on condition of anonymity because the documents are confidential. Greek government officials declined to comment on the content of documents not made public.In Brussels on Friday, EU nations acknowledged that the overall functioning of Schengen “is at serious risk” and said Greece must make further efforts to address “serious deficiencies” within the next three months.European inspectors visited Greek border sites in November and gave Athens until early May to upgrade the border management on its islands. Two draft assessments forwarded to the Greek government in early January indicated Athens was making progress, although they noted “important shortcomings” in handling migrant flows.But with asylum-seekers still coming at a pace ten times that of January 2015, European countries are reluctant to dismantle their emergency border controls. And if they keep them in place without authorization, EU officials fear the entire concept of the open-travel zone could be brought down.A summary written by an official in the EU’s Dutch presidency for a meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers last month showed they decided that declaring Greece to have failed in its upgrade was “the only way” for Europe to extend the time for border checks. The official said they agreed to invoke the two-year rule under Article 26 of the open-travel agreement.“With no decrease in migratory pressure and time running out, our ministers agreed … that the only way to continue beyond the maximum time limit during which these border controls may be carried out is to adopt a (European) Council recommendation under Article 26 of the Schengen Border Code,” the official wrote in an email seen by the AP.The assessments of Greece became notably more negative.In a Jan. 27 report seen by the AP, marked “restricted,” the EU Commission cited “serious deficiencies in the carrying out of external border controls,” adding that “Greece is seriously neglecting its obligations.”In Friday’s statement too, the EU told Greece “that given the scale of the situation, further efforts are needed.”The EU wants Athens to improve screening and disembarkation procedures for those arriving by boat, and to increase its capacity to document and house asylum-seekers and build detention facilities for those facing deportation.Greece says it has already addressed many of the European concerns. It has promised to complete new screening centres on four Greek islands and build two new transit camps within the next week, with the help of the country’s armed forces.With a sense of compromise, Friday’s EU statement acknowledged the vast challenge facing Greece, saying “the very large number of arrivals is such that the external border controls of any member state would be placed under severe pressure.”But it stressed, first and foremost, that the concept of Schengen needed to be preserved. “The difficulties faced by Greece have an impact on the EU as a whole, and have to be resolved collectively.”So far, six Schengen members have imposed border checks, and many of those would have to dismantle them starting in mid-May under Schengen rules. Germany has until May 13, and has made clear that it does not want to relinquish the checks. The other countries are France, Austria, Denmark, and Norway.___Gatopoulos reported from Athens. read more

Sounds of clarinet and piano to fill MusicNoon stage

Pianist Gary Forbes.Clarinetist Zoltan Kalman and pianist Gary Forbes will combine their sounds for the next RBC Foundation Music@Noon Recital Series performance on Tuesday, Oct. 23.The show, which include works by composers Aaron Copland, Johannes Brahms and Luigi Bassi, is part of the free weekly concert series hosted by the Department of Music and generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation.Kalman performs as principal clarinetist for both the Niagara Symphony and Symphony Hamilton, and also acts as the conductor for the University Wind Ensemble at Brock University.Along with his work at Brock University as Staff Accompanist, Forbes is a freelance collaborative pianist, Director of Music at St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church and founder of the Reverberations Concert Series.Kalman and Forbes are among many talented musicians who will grace the Music@Noon stage throughout the academic year. Performances in the concert series take place most Tuesdays at noon in Cairns Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.For more information about upcoming performances please visit the Music@Noon web page. read more

OSU Michigan headed in opposite directions

Following Saturday’s 21-10 victory, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel dodged questions and comments from reporters about his 8-1 mark against Michigan, the best win percentage of any Buckeye coach against the Wolverines.“I was looking for 1-0. That’s as far as I look,” he said.When asked if his sparkling record in the rivalry amazed him, he modestly said, “Yeah, I guess so.”Tressel has always cautiously erred on the side of humility, but OSU’s domination over Michigan in the past decade has completely shifted the landscape of the rivalry.Neutral field?The atmosphere Saturday at The Big House epitomized the notion that the programs have been headed in opposite directions the last few years.A sea of scarlet was scattered throughout the Michigan Stadium crowd of 110,922, and by the fourth quarter, easily audible chants of “O-H-I-O” circled the stands.The fans in blue and gold had drowned out the Buckeye cheers for three quarters, but as the Wolverines folded on the field, the Michigan fans appeared defeated, as well.For a program rich with excellence and proud tradition, Michigan’s restless fans are finding it difficult to  adjust to a rebuilding project.RichRod on the hot seatAfter the loss to OSU, Michigan athletic director Bill Martin awarded coach Rich Rodriguez a vote of confidence, declaring that the second-year coach will return next season.Lloyd Carr received heat at the end of his tenure for struggling to beat OSU. But Rodriguez and the Wolverines need to focus on fending off the likes of Toledo, Purdue and Illinois before worrying about the Buckeyes.Michigan never expected to hit rock bottom with a 3-9 showing in 2008. But that should have given Ann Arbor a clear indication that the Wolverines were transitioning and in a rebuilding phase. Rodriguez was trying to fit Carr’s leftovers into his spread offense, and the results were deplorable. The Wolverines improved a bit this season, even though they relied heavily on freshmen and sophomores to run the spread attack.It goes without saying that another bowl-less season doesn’t live up to Michigan standards, and for that, Rodriguez deserves to be under fire. But he should get one more year to develop the players he recruited and see how his system fares when featuring the necessary components.Losing to a much more talented, in sync OSU squad shouldn’t be the final nail in Rodriguez’s coffin. But a proper burial must be planned in case Michigan falters for a third straight year in 2010.Bucks need DucksThe Civil War will determine Ohio State’s Rose Bowl opponent. Oregon State will travel to Eugene to face its in-state rival, Oregon, with the winner earning a ticket to Pasadena, Calif.The Ducks would give OSU a better punch (with or without running back LeGarrette Blount), and the Buckeyes need a defining victory in their bowl game. Beating Oregon could provide a stepping stone to next season.With victories over USC, California, Arizona and Utah, Oregon is more highly regarded than Oregon State. The Ducks have been ranked in the Top 15 for much of the season.The Beavers, on the other hand, wouldn’t offer as much of a marquee matchup. Although Oregon State kept it close in each game, the Beavers lost to Cincinnati, USC and Arizona in its three challenging contests. A win over a talented Oregon squad would seal a successful season for OSU and boost the Buckeyes’ big-game confidence heading into 2010. read more

EYEWITNESS Picking the right leader…

…for the jobThe PPP elected their presidential candidate through a procedure they’ve had for exactly fifty years: having their 35-member Central Committee vote by secret ballot. Yet, from the squeals from some quarters you’d think General Secretary Jagdeo stuffed the ballot box like Burnham in 1973! No one could believe Irfaan Ali would trounce Anil Nandlall in a straight one-and-one faceoff.But he did after all the other three candidates dropped out. Some had figured that he could only squeak in if the vote was splintered …but here it was he came through 24-11! Fact is, the overriding majority of the PPP’s CC had to’ve felt Irfaan was the better candidate at this juncture of our history.And what’s this conjuncture? The PPP is a party that has explicitly defined itself as one dedicated to development to raise the standard of living of the poor in our massively underdeveloped Guyana.Secondly, that all parties agree that our model of development should be based on the free-market system and foreign direct investment should be encouraged to produce goods for the export market.And thirdly, with first oil scheduled for 2020, we finally will have the capital to build the infrastructure demanded to make an economy take off.The point of all this, is Guyana needs at its head a Chief Executive who understands the mechanics of combining those factors to produce growth with development rather than the PNC talkers we’ve had between 1964 and 1992 and from 2015. They’re releasing a lot of hot air into the atmosphere about Irfaan not being “lettered”. With all due respect what did the lettered lawyer Burnham, the dentist Jagan and the historian General Granger do for Guyana’s actual development?That’s not to say these gentlemen from Queen’s College didn’t WANT development – far from it. They slavered for development. But they didn’t have the background that cultivated the nous to pick sense from nonsense from the cornucopia of development models out there.Bharrat Jagdeo had the MOJO to save a devastated Guyana and set it on the virtuous path of growth. But Irfaan was allowed to go beyond that, standing on Jagdeo’s shoulders so to speak. Youthful as he is, he was given the opportunity to actually put his party’s and his ideas on a critical aspect of human development – Housing and Water – to the test and he came through with flying colours.And that’s what the members of the CC knew: what was needed to hit the ground running and get Guyana on a sustainable path of growth AT THIS JUNCTURE was someone with the specific skill set that Irfaan possesses. But it wasn’t just the CC who recognised that cometh the hour cometh the man. The people who spontaneously came out in their thousands in Irfaan’s native West Demerara knew, up close and personal, the measure of the man.Unlike some other leaders. He didn’t move to the bright lights of Georgetown when he became a Minister – but remained with them.For these and so many other reasons, Irfaan’s the man of the hour!…against the PNCOne of the peculiarities of Guyanese politics is that Burnham imprinted on it a compulsion to seize power by any means necessary. Including violence.As such, parties that oppose the PNC have to be prepared at all times for extreme PNC-inspired violence. Young Jagdeo was tested by the “mo fyaah, slow fyaah” strategy of PNC leader Desmond Hoyte. They never thought he would stand them down – which he did by 2008, when the last of the Buxton gang were eliminated.With oil raising the ante, the PPP must have leaders at its helm who won’t flinch from the tough decisions that have to be made soon.Irfaan has shown in his work that he’s not a pushover, but will stand up and be counted to do the right thing for his country –- whatever the forces arrayed against him.Irfaan is a young man who will stand up.…as co-pilotNext up for the PPP is to select a prime ministerial candidate. What absolutely must be avoided is to pick someone like Moses Nagamootoo.There’s only so much the Guyanese people can stomach!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAli promises to restore lost hope of GuyaneseMarch 4, 2019In “latest news”EYEWITNESS: New politics…January 24, 2019In “EYEWITNESS””Ali will deliver,” says PPP Chief Whip TeixeiraJanuary 22, 2019In “latest news” read more

Wisla TV Never easy in Kwidzyn – Ask Petar Pan

← Previous Story Montenegro lost Mehmedović until end of EHF EURO 2012! Next Story → Montenegro and Norway with the first match balls for semi-finals MMTS KwidzynOrlen Wisla Plock Polish vice-champion and current leader of the Championship, Orlen Wisla Plock had a serious challenge against MMTS Kwidzyn 36:32 (22:19). Always tricky away game in Kwidzyn, Lars Walter and his players survived, even in the last period of the match both teams came equal – 30:30. Here you can see VIDEO from, before and after this match. Another great work of Wisla TV staff…MMTS Kwidzyn – Orlen Wisła Płock 32:36 (19:22)MMTS:  Suchowicz, Szczecina – Pacześny, Klinger, Mroczkowski 1, Orzechowski 10, Peret 4, Sadowski, Adamuszek 8, Rosiak, Nogowski 3, Seroka, Łangowski, Daszek 6, Rombel.Orlen Wisła: Sego, Wichary – Eklemovic 4, Spanne 9, Wiśniewski 1, Kubisztal 2, Kavas 1, Ghionea 1, Twardo, Toromanovic 1, Syprzak 2, Paczkowski 1, Nanadić 9, Nikcevic 5, Ilyes.The top scorer was Petar Nenadić with 9 goals. If you want to know something more about Serbian “Petar Pan”, you can send a question to him until Wednesday 12. p.m. read more

4 trends that make mobile gaming lame

first_img 1 2 Mobile gaming has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, and caused a seismic shift in how people consume game content. You no longer have to spend big to have a compelling experience, but that doesn’t mean mobile games are without issues. In fact, there are a number of trends that do little to improve the experience, and can even make mobile gaming a lot more lame overall. Here are the four biggest culprits.Retro graphicsIt is possible to make a game with simple retro graphics that comes off like a love letter to the past. That’s not easy to do, and consequently, most games that come with old school 8-bit graphics end up feeling phoned in.It can be kind of fun to relive the glory days of the NES and big bulky arcade cabinets that ate quarters by the bucket, but there’s no reason a new experience needs to be limited to the visuals of 25 years ago. Unless a title is specifically referencing some cultural element or past game, retro graphics are almost always a mistake.Smartphones and tablets are powerful devices now, and can handle detailed 3D textures. The overwhelming majority of games with retro themes would be more engaging and interesting with advanced graphics. Making a simple side-scrolling platformer is fine, but plastering blocky 8-bit textures all over it doesn’t make it classic or artistic.Sword and Sworcery is an example of a game that uses retro visuals to great effect. Without the attention to detail and a little bit of heart, retro graphics are boring and often indicative of lazy design.Time-based check-in gamingWhat are you doing right now? Well, you were supposed to check in on your skyscraper/farm/medieval village an hour ago! Now things are going to fall apart, and it’s all your fault. Good thing your phone can notify you when it’s time to interrupt your life and play the game. Wait, what?Phones ride around in our pockets all the time, so that makes them a perfect vector to draw us in over the course of the day. Games like Tiny Tower (see also: retro graphics) have become increasingly popular over time. The premise is that you start an activity, then leave the game and come back later when it’s complete.This is actually terrible in two ways. First, the game can and will start pestering you with notifications if you fail to check-in. That corn isn’t going to harvest itself, and you’ve got the phone in your pocket. Why not just do it? Because the game isn’t the boss of you, that’s why!Games that have these mandatory wait times are usually free, but implement a ton of in-app purchases. In-app purchases aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but check-in games are carefully tuned to extract money from you over time. One game that’s particularly good at this is Real Racing 3, which requires you to repair your car frequently. You can swing back later when it’s done, or simply pay a few coins to get it done immediately. Tempting, right?All of this breaks up the gaming experience, and leaves you at the mercy of the unforgiving progression of time. These games also invade your life when you try to break away. It’s just bad, folks.Next page: Movie tie-ins and PC game experiences on phones…last_img read more

Two complaints against online bank upheld over offensive use of word bullst

first_img By Stephen McDermott Sep 6th 2019, 6:11 AM Image: Shutterstock/Ascannio TWO COMPLAINTS AGAINST an online bank for using the word “bullshit” in an advertisement have been upheld by the advertising watchdog.The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) received the complaints about the German bank N26 which used the expletive as part of an outdoor advertising campaign.The text of the ad read: “N26 The first bank you’ll love. The Mobile Bank #nobullshit. Open your free bank account…”The advertisement was the subject of two complaints, after the complainants considered the reference to “bullshit” to be offensive and unnecessary.In response, N26 claimed that the addressee of their #nobullshit message was not the consumer of the advertising itself, but rather outdated banking systems.It said the campaign had been “very well received” by the public, saying it had evidence of this from social media activity from last summer.However, the bank also said that from now on, its advertisements would adhere to the requirements of the Code of Standards for Advertising and Marketing Communications in Ireland.They said that since last November, it had started a new #26reasons campaign in Ireland instead.In considering the complaints, the ASAI noted that the campaign in question had ended and that N26 were willing to adhere to the requirements of the ASAI Code.However, the authority’s complaints committee also noted that under the requirements of the Code, marketing communications should have a responsibility to consumers and society and should not use offensive or provocative copy or images to attract attention.The committee considered that the impact of words in an advertisement could be influenced by the media used, and did not consider that the use of word “bullshit” was acceptable for out-of-home advertising.The committee upheld the complaints under sections 3.3 and 3.20 of the Code, but said that because the advertisement was no longer running, no further action was required. Two complaints against online bank upheld over offensive use of word ‘bulls**t’ in ad campaign Complainants considered references to the word to be offensive and unnecessary. 17,992 Views https://jrnl.ie/4797402 Share1 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Ascannio 36 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 6 Sep 2019, 6:10 AM Short URLlast_img read more

Malvoyants des lunettes révolutionnaires dotées dune caméra intégrée

first_imgMalvoyants : des lunettes révolutionnaires dotées d’une caméra intégréeEssilor, le groupe international leader sur le marché des instruments visant à aider les malvoyants, vient de concevoir des lunettes dotées d’une caméra.On n’arrête pas le progrès : spécialisé dans la conception et l’innovation d’instruments destinés à corriger les défauts visuels physiologiques des malvoyants, Essilor a développé un nouveau système de rectification de l’image. Les prototypes fonctionnent : ces lunettes, munies d’une caméra intégrée, permettent la mise au point en temps réel de la réalité, et sa retranscription instantanée sur la rétine de son porteur, en fonction du handicap qu’il présente et de l’image qu’il se fait de la réalité.Fixée sur la monture au-dessus du nez, et reliée à un ordinateur qui traite les images en temps réel, la caméra est également connectée à un micro-écran qui projette les images modifiées sur la rétine en transparence avec l’image naturelle que la personne perçoit.Denis Cohen-Tannoudji, directeur de la recherche et du développement “innovation de rupture” d’Essilor, précise que “ces lunettes sont transparentes de façon à conserver la propriété ophtalmique du verre. Grâce à elles, le malvoyant bénéficie d’informations visuelles supplémentaires se superposant à ce qu’il peut encore voir.”Ce prototype permet aussi bien à la personne malvoyante de zoomer ou de diminuer son champ visuel, que d’adapter son niveau de luminosité ou de contrastes, et enfin d’accentuer les fréquences spatiales. But de la manipulation : mieux déceler les contours des objets, ou encore apprécier leur profondeur. Ces lunettes sont une véritable évolution, car elles permettent au porteur de coordonner les mouvements de la main à celui des yeux. “Mieux voir le monde”, le slogan d’Essilor, semble dans ces conditions tout à fait à propos. Le 4 février 2010 à 18:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Hasenhuttl not surpised by Redmonds form

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has attributed Nathan Redmond’s recent good form to the extra hard work the winger has been doing for the team.Hasenhuttl earned his first back-to-wins as manager on Saturday when Redmond opened the scoring in their 3-1 victory at Huddersfield.The Southampton boss lauded the contribution of Nathan Redmond, as he now has a goal and an assist in his last two appearances.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Before I came here he had one assist and no goal, but now in his last two games, he has one assist and one goal. This is what I expect from such a player,” Hasenhuttl told Sky Sports.“He has real quality, when he works like he did in the last two games it is not surprising that he will score more because he deserves to.“This is what I told him – at first work for the team and then you will get more chances. When he is in play he has real quality.”last_img read more

VA Inspector Generals Report Calls for More Transparency on Agency Hiring Vacancies

first_imgThe Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general has criticized the agency for disclosing inaccurate data in its publicly published staffing and vacancies numbers, Military.com reported Tuesday.A new report issued by the VA’s inspector general says that the department’s publicly disclosed data does not provide accurate numbers of staffing shortages, according to the report.Last year’s Mission Act, one of President Donald Trump’s high priority initiatives, mandated that the VA report the number of personnel vacancies and hirings on a public website. According to the VA OIG, the new requirement was intended to improve transparency for the department that has in recent years dealt with staffing struggles.The OIG’s report found that VA only publishes vacancy data on its website for the current quarter and omits hiring and attrition over time, offering a limited snapshot of agency openings.The report also found that vacancies are too broadly designated into “clinical” and “non-clinical” categories rather than into more defined fields such as “physicians” or “nurses.” Such definitions would help in identifying the types of professionals hired or that need recruitment, according to the IG report.The OIG noted that while VA did comply in creating a website to view current vacancies, the site’s snapshot data could have an impact future agency recruiting and hiring.OIG also noted that the website’s limitations, if “not corrected, may impact the transparency of the VA’s future staffing and vacancy reporting. VA should identify specific jobs or positions so that the public can better understand its staffing needs,” wrote Assistant Inspector General for General Audits and Evaluations Larry Reinkemeyer. ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Poor Air Quality Raising Health Concerns In Fairbanks

first_imgAreas of Fairbanks and North Pole suffered poor air quality this a week as cold stagnant air allowed smoke from wood burning and other combustion to accumulate. The situation is nothing new and the focus of state and local plan to clean up the air.  Fine particulate pollution is a known health hazard, and that’s confirmed in a locally produced report.Download Audiolast_img

Of women and lotus flowers

first_img“I use different forms, symbols and motifs to express my inner feelings and perception of the world,” says Avala Harikumar as he stands beside one of his works at the Alliance Francaise. He indeed uses many symbols as is evident in the 22 works on display. An artist who evolved over the years, Harikumar now dabbles in graphic painting as well. As a child, he would walk along the streams near Kalahasti where he watched women pluck lotus flowers and take them home. In most of his works, the lotus figures prominently. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Women have a way with flowers and appreciate nature much more, he says. The images of childhood have stuck in my head and they come alive on canvas, he adds. All kinds of flowers, women and Lord Buddha who symbolizes enlightenment, love and kindness find a pride of place in his works. “Through my paintings I wish to ask my viewers to introspect each of them and find out their inner beauty and express their love,” says Hari. Titled Beauty of Wisdom, the show is on till August 23 at the Alliance Francaise. Timing: 10 am to 7 pm.last_img read more

Access Denied How Texas Denied Thousands Of Families Special Education

first_img Share Marie D. De JesúsJade Blouin, 16, covers her face while playing with her younger brother Zade on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2016. Blouin and her family moved to Pennsylvania to provide special education for her. She has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety. (Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle)Back in 2006, Marie LeMay was getting her daughter Jade ready for first grade in Round Rock, a suburb north of Austin.She still remembers Jade’s big dream.“Mommy, I’m going to be the smartest kid in school!” LeMay recounted.Jade remembers, too: “When I was younger, I wanted to be a superhero. I wanted to, like, save everybody and be the best out of everybody.”Instead by the end of first grade, Jade was at the bottom of her class. Her mom thought she needed extra help for her attention deficit disorder and other learning disabilities. She asked the school to test Jade for special education. They refused to evaluate her — year after year.  Turns out the Texas Education Agency was pressuring districts to limit how many kids received special ed– to just 8.5 percent of all children.LeMay and thousands of other parents had no clue until the Houston Chronicle investigated a tip. “I didn’t really believe that it was real when I first heard about it — It seemed so crazy,” said Brian Rosenthal, who uncovered the Texas’ target on special education while a reporter at the paper.News 88.7 teamed up with the Houston Chronicle to dig deep into why and who in Texas did this.Listen to the behinds-the-scene story on the latest episode of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.last_img read more

Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing

first_img Explore further Daley is a physicist in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Austria. He, along with Martin Boyd and Jun Ye at the University of Colorado, and Peter Zoller at Innsbruck, are proposing a quantum computing scheme that would make use of overlaying optical lattices to store information as well as perform computations. Much of this work was performed when the authors were guests at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and their ideas are shared in Physical Review Letters: “Quantum Computing with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms.”Electrons play a vital role in quantum computing with atoms, and when atoms are controlled with light, the electrons are also controlled. “That’s what makes alkali atoms nice to deal with,” says Daley. “They only have one valence electron, which makes the system really simple.” He then points out that alkaline earth metals offer an advantage over alkali atoms: “There are two electrons weakly bound. Even though the system is a little more complicated, there are some very nice properties.”Daley explains that it is possible to excite an electron to higher energy states in which they remain for a relatively long time. “The idea is to create two different traps using two different colors of light, one for atoms where the electron is excited and the other for atoms where it is not. This is possible because the atoms react to light, and go where the light is. Basically, we can make an array of bright spots of laser light – an optical lattice – where there is an atom in every bright spot.”In order to store information, Daley says, the spin of the nucleus is adjusted, also with laser light. “Atoms are initially stored in the lattice for the state where the electron is not excited. They can then be transferred to the state with an excited electron and transported to different parts of the system by moving the two different traps relative to each other. This can be used to perform computations with information stored on atoms in different parts of the lattice.”The paper Daley and his peers wrote expresses theory rather than describing the results of an experiment. However, it is possible that a demonstration might be possible fairly soon. “While this paper is theoretical,” he insists, “we build on techniques demonstrated in the laboratory, making use of technology that is currently applied to make atomic clocks.”Some of the details still need to be worked out, but Daley feels that it should be possible to build something workable to demonstrate the principle in the relatively near future. “We’ve taken our ideas of what can be done and matched them up with real numbers from experiments. This could lead to the first few steps and then be refined to make larger quantum computations.”“Our paper is a type of road map to set a course for what could be possible,” Daley continues. “We believe that with our technology it is likely that the first demonstrations are feasible on a timescale of two to three years.”More Information: Andrew Daley, Martin Boyd, Jun Ye and Peter Zoller. “Quantum Computing with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms,” Physical Review Letters (2008). Available online: link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v101/e170504. Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing? (2008, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-11-alkaline-earth-metals-quantum.htmlcenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — “There are a number of different proposals for quantum computing,” Andrew Daley tells PhysOrg.com. “These include solid state or semiconductor as well as atomic and molecular systems. We are considering atomic systems, and more specifically alkaline earth metals.” Quantum simulation could help flights run on timelast_img read more

Trial Confirms Effectiveness of HighDose Brachytherapy Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer

first_img Related Content 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… 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 | Brachytherapy Systems, Women’s Healthcare | October 04, 2017 Trial Confirms Effectiveness of High-Dose Brachytherapy, Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer Multicenter trial in seven countries confirms optimal radiation dosing schedule for localized disease and outlines expected outcomes for treatment teams in resource-constrained settings 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img October 4, 2017 — Findings from a new multicenter, international clinical trial confirm the effectiveness of high-dose brachytherapy or internal radiation therapy, for managing locally advanced cervical cancer. Tumor control was significantly better following four fractions of 7 Gray (Gy) each than following two, 9-Gy fractions of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, but neither overall survival nor severe treatment-related side effects differed between the treatment groups.Findings from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) trial were presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.“Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among women in the developing world, and 80 percent of these patients live in lower- or middle-income countries, such as the ones in our trial. It is essential that we have data applicable to these real-world settings,” said May Abdel-Wahab, M.D., Ph.D., FASTRO, a study co-author and director of the Division of Human Health at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.“Our trial demonstrates that combining pelvic radiation therapy with four fractions of 7 Gy HDR brachytherapy is effective for locally advanced cervical cancer. In addition, it gives physicians data-supported guidance from a large, randomized study on what to expect in terms of outcomes if a regimen of two, 9-Gy fractions is used in resource-constrained settings.”The prospective, randomized multicenter trial tested two approaches to delivering HDR brachytherapy with or without chemotherapy for patients with intermediate-stage cervical cancer. All patients were to receive 46 Gy of curative-intent pelvic external beam radiation therapy in 23 fractions. All patients also were to receive HDR brachytherapy in one of two dosing schedules. Half of the patients were randomized to receive four applications of 7 Gy each (4×7 Gy), while the other half were randomized to receive two applications of 9 Gy each (2×9 Gy). Additionally, half of the patients in each brachytherapy group were randomized to receive chemotherapy (cisplatin 40 mg/m2 in weeks 1-5), while the other half did not receive chemotherapy. The median follow-up for surviving patients was 48 months (range 1-84 months).A total of 601 patients with intermediate-stage cervical cancer were enrolled between September 2005 and May 2010. Patients in this international trial represented seven countries, including Mumbai (257 cases), Peru (147), South Africa (76), Brazil (53), Pakistan (31), Morocco (19) and Macedonia (18). The average patient age was 49 years (range 26-71). All patients had either stage IIB (73.2 percent) or stage IIIB (26.8 percent) disease, and no patients had contraindications for radiation therapy or chemotherapy.Overall survival at five years following treatment was 67.2 percent for all patients (95 percent CI = 62.7- 71.2 percent). The survival rate was higher for women with stage IIB disease (71 percent) than for stage IIIB disease (58 percent) (p = 0.03). Overall survival rates for patients who received pelvic radiation and 4×7 Gy HDR brachytherapy were 73.1 and 62.2 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively. Among patients in the 2×9 Gy HDR brachytherapy group, rates were 65.1 and 68.3 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively (p = 0.1 between the four arms).Among patients with stage IIB disease, neither brachytherapy dosing nor the addition of chemotherapy had a significant influence on the overall survival rate. Survival rates were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared between arms using the log-rank test.Five-year rates of locoregional control, or tumor control in the site and surrounding area of the primary tumor, favored the 4×7 Gy brachytherapy approach, with or without the addition of systemic therapy (p = 0.0007). Rates for patients who received pelvic radiation and 4×7 Gy brachytherapy were 88 and 89 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively, compared to control rates on the 2×9 Gy brachytherapy arm of 78 and 75 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively.Severe treatment-related side effects did not differ significantly between treatment arms. Actuarial rates of grade 3 or higher genitourinary side effects for patients who received pelvic radiation and 4×7 Gy brachytherapy were 5.9 and 7.3 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively; for the 2×9 Gy brachytherapy arm, they were 7.2 and 7.3 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively. Actuarial rates of grade 3 or higher gastrointestinal side effects for patients who received pelvic radiation and 4×7 Gy brachytherapy were 6 and 5.3 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively; for the 2×9 Gy brachytherapy arm, rates were 5.9 and 5.3 percent with and without chemotherapy, respectively.There was a modest positive effect of cisplatin on toxicity in the 2×9 Gy brachytherapy arm only (p = 0.066), but chemotherapy did not significantly influence overall survival, cancer-specific survival or tumor control in the cervix and surrounding region.“The findings that chemotherapy did not significantly affect survival or tumor control in this setting seem to be different than the results of the meta-analysis from the Chemoradiotherapy for Cervical Cancer Meta-Analysis Collaboration, which found six percent differences in local control due to the effect of chemotherapy,” explained Abdel-Wahab. “However, it is important to note that our study was not powered to detect differences in local control that are less than 10 percent. In other words, the results of the two studies are not mutually exclusive.”In addition to providing guidance for clinical teams treating women with cervical cancer, the study also demonstrates the feasibility of conducting global clinical trials, including trials in lower- and middle- income countries where resources for research tend to be more restricted.For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 last_img read more

RaySearch Releases Version 2B of RayCare Oncology Information System

first_imgTechnology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018 RaySearch Releases Version 2B of RayCare Oncology Information System New features include task-based offline image review, support for financial information 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 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 | 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 | 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | 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 MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 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 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 October 4, 2018 — RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is designed to support the workflow in a modern oncology center, connecting the different oncology disciplines, boosting efficiency and ensuring optimal use of resources.RayCare is developing rapidly with clinical input from some of the leading cancer centers worldwide, and this is the second of three releases during 2018.The first clinical version of RayCare was released in December 2017, and Iridium Cancer Network in Belgium started using it clinically after only two months. Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Nashville has been using RayCare together with RayStation to manage their patients since opening of the center in July this year.RayCare 2B introduces new features and usability improvements throughout the system, including a feature to support a full treatment delivery and management workflow and task-based offline image review. Other care administration features include support for financial information, such as insurance information and authorization management, and support for managing external contacts, referring clinicians and other external entities.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 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 last_img read more