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first_imgBest Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Pepsi-Cola, Shaw’s Foundation and Star Market Foundation, will take place June 2-3.More than 2,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International.Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback and Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Co-Chair, along with Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III. During the Challenge, Event Chair Ted English, Executive Chairman of Bob’s Discount Furniture, will help honor Retired CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management John Hailer with the Spirit of Friendship award for the incredible work he has done to promote Best Buddies’ mission of friendship and inclusion.“Best Buddies is a fantastic organization with a great message to spread, and I am so proud to support their work,” said Best Buddies Global Ambassador Tom Brady. “I hope my role as Honorary Co-Chair will continue to bring attention to the organization’s mission of friendship and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the world.”“We are delighted to be returning to Massachusetts for our 18th Annual Hyannis Port Challenge and we are thrilled that Tom Brady, Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III will join us as Honorary Chairmen of this event,” said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International. “We are also honored to have Pepsi-Cola, Shaw’s Foundation and Star Market Foundation as this year’s Presenting Sponsors. Their dedication to the Best Buddies mission of inclusion – along with that of all Challenge participants – has helped bring an even greater awareness to the infinite abilities people with intellectual and developmental disabilities possess.”Several New England Patriots players, past and present including Julian Edelman, James White, Dion Lewis, Jimmy Garoppollo, Chris Hogan, Rob Ninkovich, Scott Zolak, Christian Fauria, and Dan Koppen are expected to attend the Tom Brady Football Challenge at Harvard Stadium.Other celebrities, professional athletes and special guests expected to participate in the Challenge weekend, includes: Olympian and Best Buddies Global Ambassador Carl Lewis, Actors Olivia Culpo, Jason Lewis and Charlotte McKinney; Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough, Miss Teen USA 2016 Karlie Hay, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.Guests can expect to be entertained once again this year as Foxwoods Resort Casino returns to deliver adrenaline-pumping excitement during the Tom Brady Football Challenge halftime show. Foxwoods President and CEO Felix Rappaport and Chairman Rodney Butler of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will be joined by five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady to help announce the initial phase of a significant, unparalleled new development this summer at Foxwoods – at 60 miles per hour!Also returning this year is the Guy Cooking with Best Buddies Celebrity Chef Food and Wine Festival, presented by Pepsi-Cola, Shaw’s Foundation and Star Market Foundation. This culinary festival will feature over 30 chefs from top local restaurants providing delectable food tastings and a variety of complimentary wine and beer options, all for a great cause. Steve DiFillippo, founder of the renowned Davio’s Restaurant Group and inductee to the Massachusetts Restaurant Hall of Fame, and Chef Allen Campbell will serve as the Special Chef Vice-Chairs of the event.On Saturday, June 3, hundreds of cyclists, including professional cyclists George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde – will take the starting line at Santander Bank on Columbia Point in Dorchester for the picturesque 100-mile ride portion of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, from Boston to Hyannis Port. The Challenge is open to participants of all ages and abilities and is designed to showcase the Best Buddies mission in action. It also features alternative 50 and 20-mile cycling routes, as well as the Carl Lewis Challenge, a 5K run or walk.The Challenge will be capped off by a New England-style clambake and private concert by the legendary Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, which all participants and special guests are invited to attend.This year’s Challenge sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors Pepsi-Cola, The Official Beverage of the Best Buddies Challenges, and Shaw’s Foundation and Star Market Foundation; Hyannis Port Club Sponsors Bob’s Discount Furniture, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Greenberg Traurig, Hublot, Seyfarth Shaw, Santander Bank, The TJX Companies, Inc; Cape Club Sponsors Chobani, CVS Health, The GEO Group Foundation, John Hancock, Klingman & Associates, Natixis Global Asset Management; Craigville Beach Club Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BNY Mellon, Celebrity Cruises, Cold Stone Creamery, Cooking with Kids Foundation, Crescent Capital Group, Eaton Vance Management, Makarov Foundation, Mark Edward Partners, MidState Auto, Pilot Freight Services, RAI Services Company, Joe Shay, Jr., Teddie Peanut Butter, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Volvo, Wells Fargo, BMC, and Media Sponsors Boston Business Journal, CBS Radio/98.5 The Sports Hub, WHDH/Channel 7 and 90.9 WBUR.last_img read more

The second generator at the power plant broke down on Monday and the ministry had cautioned the public of possible power cuts in several areas. (Colombo Gazette) The fault in the second generator at the Norochcholai (Lakvijaya) coal power plant has been rectified and the power plant has been reconnected to the National grid, the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said.As a result, the Ministry says power interruptions will not be imposed.

The impact of HIV/AIDS which has already orphaned 14 million children worldwide, the worst forms of child labour that affect 180 million youngsters, and the “critical” need to empower women are central themes of the International Day of Families being celebrated throughout the United Nations system tomorrow.This year’s celebration carries special significance as 2004 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family.Progress has been made in instituting national programmes of action and integrating family perspectives in national legislation and policy, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a message noting that the well-being of families has become a central focus of all concerned with national development and poverty eradication.”Yet more needs to be done,” he declares. “On this International Day of Families, I urge governments, civil society and individuals to keep working for policies and programmes that recognize and support the contributions each family makes to its members, its community and its society.”The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) highlights the particular urgency for families affected by HIV/AIDS, whose toll of orphaned children is expected to exceed 25 million by 2010, and the vital role of women. “Increasingly, adolescent girls and grandmothers are becoming heads of households and they need increased support,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid says in her message.”There is a mountain of research to show that empowering women and ensuring women’s rights benefits families,” she adds. “When women are educated and healthy and can plan their families and earn an income, they put these resources to work for their families. The children are healthier and better educated, and the benefits are passed from one generation to the next. However, when girls are valued less than boys, kept out of school, or married as child brides, the family itself is threatened by the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and poor health that often ensues.”The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warns that children growing up without parental care are at grater risk of violence, exploitation, trafficking and discrimination.”Family is a child’s first line of protection,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy says. “Being deprived of parental support can be devastating. Without this essential buffer, children are immediately more vulnerable to abuse of their most basic rights.”She notes that some 246 million children work, with about 180 million engaged in the worst forms of child labour, and that ensuring that all children, especially girls and children without parental support, can attend school is one of UNICEF’s key missions. read more

A number of downside risks could reduce that projection even further, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs José Antonio Ocampo told the General Assembly Second Committee on economic and financial matters today.A decline in the housing market, for example, is a real threat in the United States and could have strong ripple effects. Since that country was suffering from large external deficits, a sharp fall in housing prices could trigger a disorderly adjustment of global imbalances, Mr. Ocampo said.The impact of oil prices on global growth remains uncertain, with recent increases due to stronger-than-expected growth in world demand, a tight capacity for oil production and refining, natural disasters and geopolitical concerns, he added. Though worries about supply shocks were likely to dominate market movements, higher oil prices had not resulted in major recessionary effects, unlike those of the 1970s and 1980s.But if supply disruptions were to happen, implications for the world economy would be greater and it is therefore crucial to increase investments to safeguard the world economy against such a disruption, Mr. Ocampo told the committee.Heightened volatility in oil prices and other primary commodities is also a vivid reminder for commodity-exporting developing countries that their economic growth was vulnerable to the vicissitudes of commodity prices.The longer widening global imbalances are allowed to develop, the higher the risk of a sudden and sharp disorderly adjustment, he noted. For instance, a US recession and devaluation of the dollar could in turn depress the world economy as a whole, with a particularly large impact on developing countries. As for the outlook for developing countries, Mr. Ocampo said an increasing income gap between them and the developed world – a “dual divergence” – could be seen alongside a “growth divergence” among the developing countries. He called the suspension of the UN World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of talks a major setback. The least developed countries are the most adversely affected by trends in global disparities, and as such, development partners, including other developing countries, should continue to increase their support through the contribution of official development assistance (ODA), debt reduction and the provision of market access.The Doha Round has been in limbo for months, partly over subsidies from wealthy nations to their agricultural industries, tariffs and quotas, which all shut poorer agricultural countries out of the market. read more

“He extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved family of President Karimov, the Government and the people of Uzbekistan,” the spokesperson said in a statement today. “The Secretary-General pays tribute to the late President’s efforts to develop strong ties between Uzbekistan and the United Nations,” the spokesperson added, “as well as strengthen regional and global peace and security, through the promotion and entry into force in 2009 of the treaty to establish the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone.” According to media reports, the Uzbek leader died six days after he was taken to hospital with a suspected brain haemorrhage. He had been in power for 27 years.Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the Secretary-General reiterates the UN’s commitment to continue working closely with the Government and the people of Uzbekistan. read more

← Previous Story BiH champion RK Borac Banja Luka on verge of bankruptcy Next Story → Live stream available for Women’s 19 EHF EURO THW KielZvonimir Noka SerdarusicZvonimir Serdarusic Legendary THW Kiel coach Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic has been in Sarajevo during the Final weekend at Junior World Championship 2013.  Handbal person who wrote one of the best chapter of handball history in almost two decades on the “Zebras” bench, shared his impression from the last tournament of generation 1992 for Balkan-Handball.com:– Croatia has a few players, which are very interested for all the coaches. Every coach would like to see them in the squad. Much more than in Spanish squad, who isn’t the tallest and the most powerful one, but they were better in clash with Croatia. This small guy (Cacheda) destroyed them – commented Serdarusic semi-final match between Spain and Croatia. He added:– I spoke with a few coaches. All of them have the same opinion. They would choose five players from Croatia and two from Spain.  That means that Croatia has more quality, but Spain deserved to win.Serdarusic was ths special guest of Bosnian Handball Federation during last few days in Sarajevo:– I didn’t remember all the names, but I saw a few players who will be really good, for sure. I have seen some guys in Dutch team, which surprised me, also Swiss team surprised me. All the teams have one or two very talented players – said Noka.Serdarusic, who spent almost whole career in Germany didn’t have too much positive to say about French team, who beat Germans at TOP 16:– Typically for France, junior play as “A” squad. That is for me the ugliest handball, but they manage win Olympic Games or World Championship at the end. Here was the same. They have played the ugliest handball, tehnically and tactically poor, but they have good individuals and situation is the same in the last 15 years. Nothing has changed. It’s shame to watch what they playing, but tomorrow all the players will play in the first French League. Almost no one from German team will play in 1. Bundesliga. That’s the main difference.Serdarusic is out of handball since 2010, when he was Slovenian head-coach at Men’s EHF EURO 2010 in Austria. His health is good now…– I am ok, long time without handball. I wish to work again, but it’s better to seat at home than to take whatever. There were no interesting offer until now.Serdarusic was connected with HSV Handball…– I was in Hamburg when media wrote about that, but it wasn’t something specific.The reason for next trip in Kiel will be the last match of Marcus Ahlm…– Match will be played on August 15. Karabatic, Lovgren, Jacobsen, Peterson, all of them will be there. I will spend a few days in Kiel, then in Hamburg. After that I am coming back to Mostar – concluded Serdarusic for Balkan-Handball.com read more

first_imgL’Europe finance un projet de recherche contre les épidémiesLa Commission européenne a décidé de débloquer 12 millions d’euros pour financer la recherche contre les épidémies imprévisibles. Sur cette somme, plus de 2 millions d’euros seront utilisés pour comprendre le fonctionnement de la bactérie Eceh, récemment responsable de la mort de 51 personnes en Europe.Alors que l’épidémie d’E.coli entéro-hémorragique a été déclarée officiellement terminée le 26 juillet dernier, c’est une bonne nouvelle qu’a annoncé mardi la Commission européenne. Face au bilan de ces derniers mois, celle-ci a décidé de débloquer près de 12 millions d’euros pour aider à financer la recherche contre les épidémies imprévisibles, telles que celle causée en Europe par la bactérie Eceh. Justement, sur cette somme, plus de 2 millions d’euros devraient être ainsi consacrés à l’étude de cet agent pathogène, responsable depuis mai dernier de la mort de 51 personnes en Europe, précisément 50 en Allemagne et une en Suède.À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?C’est un consortium international baptisé Antigone, pour ANTIcipating the Global Onset of Novel Epidemics, qui sera en charge des recherches qui débuteront dès cet automne pour tenter de comprendre et de maîtriser le fonctionnement de cette bactérie ainsi que d’autres agents pathogènes pour l’homme. Formé de 14 partenaires basés dans 7 pays différents, Antigone étudiera alors également les méthodes potentielles pour faire face à ces bactéries virulentes. Cité par l’AFP, la Commission européenne précise qu’elle espère ainsi “prévenir de futures épidémies et réagir à de nouvelles intoxications.”Le 10 août 2011 à 12:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgDell : abandon provisoire des smartphones ?Ses derniers smartphones n’ayant pas rencontré le succès escompté, Dell aurait décidé d’abandonner temporairement la commercialisation de ses terminaux Windows Phone et Android. La firme américaine pourrait attendre la sortie de Windows 8 pour lancer de nouveaux mobiles.Son dernier smartphone, le Venue Pro (photo ci contre), n’ayant pas rencontré le succès commercial espéré, Dell envisagerait de se retirer de la téléphonie mobile, du moins pour un temps. La firme aurait prévu d’attendre le lancement de Windows 8 pour commercialiser de nouveaux smartphones. Cette sortie n’est pourtant pas attendue avant la fin de l’année prochaine.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Le troisième plus grand constructeur d’ordinateurs du monde aurait également l’intention de cesser la vente de ses terminaux sous Android, l’OS mobile de Google. Alors que Dell prévoyait de sortir plusieurs modèles cette année, dont un sous Android Ice Cream Sandwich, un seul nouveau terminal devrait finalement être commercialisé, et ce exclusivement au Japon.Pour l’heure, cette information n’est qu’une rumeur, certes très relayée. Mais un abandon provisoire de la section mobilité de Dell semble crédible au moment où HP a décidé d’arrêter le développement de WebOs, et des terminaux fonctionnant avec.Le 10 octobre 2011 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgWhile studying at Hope College in Michigan, Amy Russell took a job working at a juvenile detention center that sent her on a path that lead to Clark County.“Every kid that went through the juvenile detention center had been abused,” Russell said. “So I thought, I need to go upriver a little bit to figure out what’s going on.”That trip upriver included stints as a counselor, forensic interviewer, attorney, child advocate and consultant. In January, she added one more title: executive director of the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center, a county agency that uses a multidisciplinary staff and approach to investigate and help prosecute felony-level cases of child abuse while providing support services for victims.Russell took over at the center after its previous director, Mary Blanchette, was ousted from the position amid accusations of mistreatment by staff. Russell, 48, will oversee a staff of five and coordinate efforts with 20 other individuals working in law enforcement, social work, prosecution and others. She’ll receive a salary of $110,000 and manage a budget of about $1 million.Scott Jackson, Clark County chief deputy prosecuting attorney, said that the county received roughly 40 applicants for the position. He said Russell, who he described as warm and straightforward, made the cut because she’s worked in most of the disciplines the center interfaces with, has managed two similar centers and has authored a forensic interviewing protocol that he said has been adopted by 20 states and is used in Japan and Colombia.last_img read more

Dhaka seeks concrete UN steps for sending back Rohingyas

first_imgMahmood Ali. Photo: UNBBangladesh expects concrete steps through the UN Security Council so that the ‘forcibly displaced people from Myanmar’ in Bangladesh can go back to their homeland smoothly and without any fear.”…we expect such steps through which they (Rohingyas) will return to their homeland smoothly,” foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters on Wednesday.He said the countries which are not members of the UNSC can also give their speeches in the open debate of the UNSC on Thursday.”Bangladesh will also place its remarks (through envoy) in the debate,” he said.The UN Security Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomatic sources said.Earlier, the foreign minister briefed the nine diplomats stationed in Dhaka representing the countries which are members of the UN Security Council over Rohingya issue at the state guesthouse.The council is composed of 15 Members with five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States– and 10 non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term date).Apart from the five permanent members, diplomats of Japan, Italy, Sweden and Egypt attended the briefing.State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque were also present.The foreign minister said all the countries have sympathy and support for Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue. “Bangladesh wants a peaceful solution. We don’t want to get involved in any conflict,” Ali said.He said the five-point proposal made by prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the UNGA will be the base of Bangladesh’s voice in the open UNSC debate on Thursday with further elaboration.The foreign minister also said the state counsellor’s office of Myanmar is sending their minister who wants to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina.”You know the prime minister is now in the USA,” he said indicating that Bangladesh wants to wait until the PM’s return.India, China and the United States are ‘strongly with Bangladesh’ over Rohingya issue and Myanmar is now ‘absolutely cornered’ amid mounting international pressure on the Southeast Asian country, says a government source.Bangladesh, at this point, is expecting a ‘concrete steps’ through UNSC resolution to resolve the crisis as ‘forcibly displaced people from Myanmar’ continued flooding Bangladesh as the current figure of new arrivals stand at 449,000.”We’re working behind the scene. There’re signs. We want to keep up the momentum (in diplomacy) but we need more time to take the momentum to the next stage to have concrete outcomes,” the highly placed source told UNB on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgGOG.com has been the savior of classic games over recent years, but it has been limited to offering those titles to gamers running Windows. As of today, that’s no longer the case as Mac compatibility is being introduced.To begin with only 50 games are being offered to Mac owners from GOG’s giant database, however, GOG promises that this is just the beginning and the catalog is set to grow steadily. Just like with the Windows-compatible games, we can expect an ongoing trickle of titles being announced for Mac.As of now, there’s a number of key games supporting Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer. Those titles include:Crusader: No RemorseLittle Big AdventurePostal Classic and UncutSimcity 2000SyndicateThe Witcher: Enhanced EditionThe Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsTheme HospitalWing CommanderUltima seriesAnd to help kick things off GOG is putting six Mac-compatible games on sale for the next week at 50% off. They include:Crusader: No RemorseLittle Big AdventurePostal Classic and UncutSimcity 2000The Witcher: Enhanced EditionTheme HospitalThe Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is also on offer for the next 48 hours seeing as it only just got Mac compatibility, too. You can pick it up for $29.99, a saving of $10.If that wasn’t enough of an incentive for Mac owners to sign up for an account, GOG is also boasting that 28 of those first 50 compatible games are available on Mac OS X for the first time.Read more at GOGlast_img read more

Rifle Factory Ishapore case Another arrest by STF from Bihar

first_imgKolkata: Police arrested another person on Sunday in connection with the smuggling of firearms from Rifle Factory Ishapore to the Maoists. Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) conducted a raid in Bihar and arrested him. This is the seventh arrest in connection with the case. A police officer said 35-year-old Rajesh Kumar, alias Munna, was arrested from Nalanda in Bihar on Sunday. He was produced before Bihar Sharif Court. He will be brought to Kolkata in transit remand and will be produced before the Bankshall Court on Monday. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsInvestigation revealed that he was a close associate of Ajay Pandey, alias Pandit, who was one of the main persons of the racket that used to smuggle firearms to the Maoists. The police had earlier arrested six persons including two from Bihar and four residents of Ishapore in North 24-Parganas. Two of the residents of Ishapore were also employees of the rifle factory. Pandit hails from Bihar. It may be recalled that a team comprising senior officers of the city police’s STF went to Bihar a few days ago after getting information that Pandit had some close aides who used to supply firearms also to the insurgent groups in the North East. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedActing on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid and arrested Rajesh, who is a resident of Bihar Sharif’s Ramchandrapur near Ajanta Cinema Hall at Nalanda under Laheri Police Station.Investigation revealed that Munna was involved in deals in which firearms were supplied to the Maoists. It was Munna, whom the police are suspecting to be the last person in the chain who used to handover the firearms to the Maoists.The police will pray for Munna’s custody after producing him before the Bankshall Court on Monday and will interrogate him to get information about other members of the racket as well.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 22, 2014 Varian’s Knowledge-Based Treatment Planning for Radiation Oncology Highlighted at 2014 AAPM Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 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 July 22, 2014 — Three teams of medical physicists are slated to make presentations about knowledge-based treatment planning software at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Austin, Texas. These presenters were involved as consultants or evaluators during the development of RapidPlan treatment planning software, introduced by Varian Medical Systems last September to enhance quality, consistency and efficiency in radiotherapy treatment planning.Treatment planning for radiotherapy and radiosurgery involves the use of sophisticated computer algorithms that combine anatomical images of the patient along with information about the doctor’s goals for tumor coverage and normal tissue sparing, to generate a set of electronic treatment instructions. These instructions “tell” the treatment delivery system how much dose to deliver, from which angles, and how to shape and modulate the beam to arrive at the desired dose distribution.A team from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and Washington University in St. Louis will demonstrate how tools like RapidPlan make it possible to extract knowledge from past clinical experience and use it to generate mathematical models that expedite the creation of new treatment plans. The mathematical knowledge models greatly reduce the need for current time-consuming, manual trial-and-error processes by providing treatment planners with goals that are achievable for a specific patient’s anatomy.”Using these types of tools has the potential to help reduce variability in treatment planning,” said Yves Archambault, Varian product manager. “The idea is to achieve greater quality and consistency, more efficiently.”A team from CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, will present on the viability of using RapidPlan software to create quality treatment plans for head and neck cancer. The Manitoba team ‘trained’ the software using a historical database that covered a broad spectrum of head and neck cancer cases normally found in a clinic, according to Archambault. “They found that this approach results in a robust head and neck planning model that can be used for a wide range of clinical cases,” he said.”Knowledge-based planning was able to predict the amount of dose that would have impacted the surrounding organs in a wide range of head and neck cancer clinical cases,” said Jorge Alpuche, medical physicist from CancerCare Manitoba and one of the presenters at the AAPM meeting. “This can potentially reduce the time and effort needed to plan head and neck cases in our clinic without compromising the quality of radiation therapy treatments.””We are gratified to see all of the interest in solutions that promise to make high-quality radiotherapy and radiosurgery more widely available to cancer patients around the world,” said Kolleen Kennedy, president of Varian’s oncology systems business. “Varian is focused on creating data-driven solutions that leverage advanced informatics, big data and software development to help clinicians deliver high-quality, evidence-based care for their patients.”For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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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 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more 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 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 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.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | 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 Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Etihad completes successful platform financing transaction

first_imgEtihad Airways, its airport services business and five of its equity partners have today successfully completed an innovative new platform financing transaction, raising $500 million on the international markets.Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways have together taken a new step forward in their strategic business development through this unique fund-raising initiative.At a series of roadshow meetings, held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London, the shared vision and strategies of the airlines were laid out to financial institutions. These highlighted the growing network coordination and revenue development initiatives, coupled with joint procurement and business synergy projects, across the airlines.James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “The success of this transaction is a major endorsement of the shared vision and strategies of these businesses by the global financial community.“A key element of our equity partner strategy is creating a total which is greater than the sum of its parts, a grouping which can work together to improve revenues, reduce costs and uncover exciting new business synergies.“We have already been able to identify significant opportunities together, whether that be in shared IT platforms, joint fleet procurement or shared training costs. Commercial fund-raising is no different.“Our proposed transaction is simply the next logical step in our growing partnership and underpins its strategic importance.”Allocation of the funds raised will be nearly 20 per cent each to Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin and Alitalia; 16 per cent to Jet Airways; and the remainder to Air Serbia and Air Seychelles.The funds raised by the transaction will be used largely for capital expenditure and investment in fleet, as well as for refinancing, depending on each individual airline’s needs.The transaction marks the first time that Etihad Airways and its partners have raised funds together.  To date, Etihad Airways has already raised in excess of US$11 billion from more than 80 financial institutions, to help fund its expansion strategy.The funds have been raised through a special purpose vehicle, EA Partners IBV.  Goldman Sachs International, ADS Securities and Anoa Capital are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. Fly Etihad AirwaysSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 50 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyrann Mathieu did not want his offseason to begin just yet.But now that it has arrived, he cannot wait to get it started.“I’m excited about this offseason,” Mathieu said Sunday at the team’s Tempe practice facility, less than 24 hours after the Cardinals fell to the Panthers 27-16 in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. “Obviously, I feel like this is my first official offseason. So I’m really looking forward to it, getting back healthy, really coming back in here in April, really just contributing and playing well.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The 2014 campaign was not an easy one for Mathieu. Much of his time was spent rehabbing and recovering from the knee injury suffered late in the 2013 season. The mental aspect of his return, as well as the physical part, impacted his performance. Then, when he finally seemed to be rounding into form, he suffered a broken thumb against Atlanta in late November. Mathieu went on to play in the Cardinals’ final two regular season games as well as Saturday against Carolina, registering 10 total tackles while wearing a bulky cast.Mathieu said the thumb injury was “unfortunate,” but that he’s looking forward to getting healthy because “I know I can be really good.”The 22-year-old finished the season with 37 total tackles, one interception and four passes defended. The season before, he amassed 68 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two interceptions, displaying the kind of athleticism and instincts that led people to believe he would be a star in the NFL.With a productive handful of months, that could be as early as next year.“Yeah,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said when asked if Mathieu needs the offseason to get healthy. “He’s got to get his left side rebuilt.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgThe railings around the East Crescent feature a recurrent circular motif. Achieving an accurate replica was one of the challenges for current workshoppers in the metal shop. [Photo & Text: Jacob Schwartz] After a thorough introduction to the use of metalworking tools, November 6th workshop participants Joshua Kuensting and David Hershberger will spend their workshop on metal shop projects. [Photo & Text: Jacob Schwartz] November 22, 2004The current Metal Shop project is a steel railing for one of two access bridges at the back of the East Crescent. Each steel piece was cut to length in the Metal Shop, according to drafted specifications, and now the railing is welded in place.The current Metal Shop project is a steel railing for one of two access bridges at the back of the East Crescent. Each steel piece was cut to length in the Metal Shop, according to drafted specifications, and now the railing is welded in place. [Photo & Text: Jacob Schwartz]last_img read more

Deadline for investor interest in coop extended

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