Court blocks parts of FTCs antitrust win over Qualcomm

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.Friday’s stay granted by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will prevent the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing key provisions of a lower court ruling that said Qualcomm abused its patents to stifle competition.As part of her decision, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered reforms that Qualcomm argued would have unfairly eroded its revenue and potentially given away its technological secrets. The stay will prevent that from happening while Qualcomm pursues its appeal.The FTC says it’s disappointed by the stay.The Associated Press read more

Evil of Holocaust still threatens world Annan says ahead of special UN

The evil that killed 6 million Jews and others in the Nazi death camps 60 years ago still threatens the world, and the global community must ensure that such horror never occurs again, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today ahead of next week’s special session of the General Assembly to commemorate the camps’ liberation.Monday’s meeting will have profound significance for the United Nations for several reasons, “first because the founding of this organization was a direct response to the Holocaust,” he told a news briefing. “Our charter and the words ‘untold sorrow’ were written as the world was learning the full horror of the death camps.”Second, it is essential for all of us to remember, reflect on and learn from what happened 60 years ago. The evil that destroyed the 6 million Jews and others in those camps is one that still threatens all of us today. It is not something we can consign to the distant past and forget about it.”Every generation must be on its guard to make sure that such a thing never happens again,” he added, stressing the need for succeeding generations to carry forward the work of remembrance death camp survivors dwindle in number.The special session marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps is the first event of its kind that the General Assembly has ever held and has so far received support from 138 of its 191 Members States. The resolution calling for it was sponsored by Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, the United States and the European Union.Mr. Annan said the “solemn and highly significant occasion” should be seen as “an expression of our commitment” to build a United Nations that can respond quickly and effectively to genocide and other serious violations of human rights.”Of course, that work is still far from complete,” he added.Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, stressed that he was acting as a representative not just of Israel or the Jewish people but also of the 6 million Jews and the many others who were “slaughtered in the Holocaust and the horrible dark days” of World War II.”We truly believe that Monday will be a very historic and solemn occasion and we believe it is a very important day not just for Israel, not just for the Jewish people, but also for the United Nations and for the world,” he added.He expressed the hope that it would “make sure that people remember and never forget and it will make sure that those horrible atrocities never ever happen again anywhere in the world.”The General Assembly President, Foreign Minister Jean Ping of Gabon, stressed that this is the first time the body is holding a commemorative special session. “I think that it will give us an opportunity. It is because it’s our duty to remember and to say it loudly, ‘Never Again!'” he said.”I hope also that it will give us the opportunity to renew our commitment to the objectives and the principles of the United Nations Charter and also to renew our commitment to human rights in general.”In conjunction with the session, two exhibits are being held at UN Headquarters in New York. One is called “Auschwitz – the depth of the Abyss,” and is a collection of photographs and paintings from the Auschwitz and Majdanek camps.The other, called “Afterwards, it’s just a part of you,” is an exhibit of photographs taken by youth groups who have visited what remains of the death camps. It also includes their written recollection of their visits and talks with survivors. Video of press remarks [25mins] read more

Sedgman gets Century zinc mine EPC contract

first_imgNew Century Resources has awarded a A$40 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to CIMIC Group member Sedgman for the Century zinc mine restart in Queensland, Australia. Sedgman will be responsible for the reconfiguration, refurbishment and operational readiness of the Century processing plant at Lawn Hill and the Karumba Port Facility in Queensland as part of the arrangement.The deal will also see Sedgman provide civil, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works, which are to be commissioned based on the results of the project’s front end engineering design (FEED) study. Sedgman Managing Director Grant Fraser said: “This contract is a valued addition to our mineral processing portfolio. Having previously worked with the Sedgman team for over ten years, I am very confident that New Century has partnered with a world-class project delivery team. We are pleased to continue working with New Century Resources to deliver Sedgman’s full project cycle service offering, adding value from feasibility study through to operation. The Century Zinc mine is an important part of the Queensland mining industry and we are looking forward to re-starting the mine and using our technical expertise to achieve successful outcomes for our client.”Sedgman previously collaborated with New Century Resources in November last year to complete a feasibility study regarding the restart of the Century Zinc mine, concentrate pipeline and Karumba port. Early work on the development subsequently began at the site in December last year. The project is currently noted to be on track to re-start production in the third quarter of this year. Additionally, New Century has selected Ausenco as the preferred bidder for a new A$1.7 million contract, which will involve the refurbishment and commissioning of operations associated with the Century processing plant, slurry pipeline and Karumba Port Facility.New Century Director Peter Watson said: “Having previously worked with the Sedgman team for over ten years, I am very confident that New Century has partnered with a world-class project delivery team for the refurbishment and commissioning process. The Sedgman team will also complement the existing management team within New Century, together providing a great combination of long-term site knowledge and external expertise.”last_img read more

ASOBAL Invincible Barca win in Leon 73rd match in a row

Great handball battle has been seen in Leon last night, where FC Barcelona Lassa had difficult job for the first time this season and stayed unbeaten – 33:37. Moreover, this was 73rd consecutive victory in ASOBAL of the Spanish champions who broke all the records in the past few years of domination.Kiril Lazarov with 12 and Wael Jallouz (10) kept Barca in advantage during 60 minutes in always hot Leon…33 – ABANCA ADEMAR:Cupara (Biosca); Carrillo (6, 2 p), Leo Samapio (5), Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (4), Carou, Vieyra (4), Huerta (1); Acacio (2), Zilzic (1), Piñeiro (-), Tot (2), Juanín García (8, 3 p).37 – BARCELONA:Pérez de Vargas (Ohlander); Tomás (1), Lazarov (12, 6 p), Entrerríos (2), Sorhaindo (3), Jallouz (10), Ariño (4); Morros, Gurbindo (1), Syprzak (1), Daniel Dujhebaev (1), Kopljar (2)The biggest surprise made Villa de Aranda by beating La Rioja 30:27.RESULTS: 9.Teucro12417356:3849 10.Puente Genil11407291:3318 6.Villa de Aranda12633370:34715 5.Ademar12714342:31415 STANDINGS: 16.Aragon11209308:3724 13.Guadalajara11236294:3237 14.Benidorm11317287:3347 4.Morrazo Cangas12903335:32518 8.Anaitasuna12417317:3319 11.Puerto Sagunto12318335:3807 7.Huesca11344270:28810 Adelma22 – 38Granollers 15.Adelma12309318:3646 Teucro30 – 32Anaitasuna 2.La Rioja121011394:31821 12.Cuenca11317278:3217 Ademar33 – 37Barcelona Villa de Aranda30 – 27La Rioja 3.Granollers12912377:30919 ← Previous Story Flensburg win tight battle against Wisla Plock Next Story → Besiktas MOGAZ and David Rašić part ways PHOTO: ANETA CECKOVA 1.Barcelona121200465:29624 Ademar LeonASOBALFC Barcelona Lassa read more

TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government

first_imgTHE CRISIS FACING Palestinian refugees in Syria has been raised with the Iranian government – by an Irish politician.Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe, today raised the plight of Palestinians at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, with the Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif.Crowe is currently in Iran with as part of a Foreign Affairs Committee delegation and they met the Foreign Affairs Minister today.Speaking after the meeting, Crowe said that the 20,000 refugees are “caught in the crossfire” between Syrian rebels and military.“As rebel forces refuse to leave the camp it has been besieged by the Syrian army, which is creating a severe humanitarian crisis, as the residents have extremely limited access to food, medicines, and other vital supplies.“Due to the fighting and the siege the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has been unable to deliver any aid to the camp since last September, and at least 15 people have died of hunger.”The raising of the plight of Palestinian refugees comes against the backdrop of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton’s trip to the Gulf region. This visit was deemed “not the time or place” to raise human rights concerns.UNRWA has said that the refugees are surviving in harsh conditions, many on a diet of stale vegetables, animal feed and cooking spices dissolved in water. Crowe said he is hopeful Iran can use its standing in the region to help solve the problem. I raised the issue with the Iranian Foreign Minister to appeal to him to use his influence in Damascus to try and ensure the Syrian authorities resolve the situation peacefully and allow vital aid to reach these refugees as soon as possible.Read: Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf statesRead: The human rights issues which aren’t being discussed on Taoiseach’s Gulf visitlast_img read more

Young Greek of the Week

first_imgDespina Donato is an office manager by day and a member of the GOCMV Dance Group by night.NameDespina Donato, 23.Your greatest achievementΗaving a house by the age of 20.How did you get to where you are now I got to where I am with the love and support of family and friends.Your greatest challenge When I was 14 when I convinced my parents to allow me to change from Catholic to Greek Orthodox. Goal for the futureTo be happy and content within myself and my life. No matter which way I choose to go.One word that describes you the best Go-getter.Persons you most admire and why? My grandparents, because they came to a foreign country not knowing anyone and made a life for themselves, their children and their grandchildren. Best thing about being Greek-Australian Greeks have places get together and hang out, eat, dance traditional dances and stay in touch with each other.If I could say anything to the Greek community…If there are any Greek functions or community get togethers, we should all be working side by side to help support one another to keep it going.Funniest Greek family momentWhen I was younger I had a Greek dance performance to raise money for the island Lipso and my shoe fell off and kicked the priest in the head! Favourite place to go or hang out at Wherever my parea and I are is always good! Usually I am at a Greek function or fundraiser on the weekend.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the momentI have been singing along to Thrakiotika tunes. Mostly Zonaradiko and Paitouska!Favourite Greek foodFakes!I can’t live without…Greek dancing.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would…Cut taxes to help out those struggling! If you are would like to be featured in this section or know someone who should be, send an email to: catherine@neoskosmos.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Un minerai lunaire découvert en Australie

first_imgUn minerai lunaire découvert… en AustralieJeudi, des scientifiques ont annoncé qu’un minerai rapporté par des astronautes d’une exploration lunaire et que l’on pensait jusqu’ici inexistant sur Terre, avait été découvert dans des roches en Australie. C’est une réelle surprise qu’ont eu des géologues australiens. En examinant des roches prélevées dans six endroits différents d’Australie, ceux-ci ont découvert des traces d’un minerai très particulier, la tranquillityite. Or, depuis un peu plus de 40 ans, celui-ci n’avait jamais été découvert sur Terre. En effet, la tranquillityite a été rapportée en 1969 par des astronautes qui rentraient d’un voyage d’exploration de la Lune et doit son nom à la Mer de la Tranquillité, une plaine de basalte lunaire. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe minerai a donc “longtemps été considéré comme un minerai propre à la Lune”, a déclaré Birger Rasmussen de la Curtin University, à Perth en Australie. Du moins jusqu’à la surprenante découverte. Les échantillons de la Lune étaient considérés comme “extrêmement précieux” et ont été soumis à quantité d’examens très détaillés, alors qu’on en avait en fait “sous notre nez depuis toujours”, a commenté le scientifique.”On en a toujours eu sur Terre, ils ne sont pas juste venus de la Lune”, a également relevé le scientifique dont les travaux sont publiés dans la revue Geology. Les roches contenant le fameux minerai étant vieille de plus d’un milliard d’années, la découverte apporte donc des informations précieuses sur les similarités qui existent entre notre planète et son satellite naturel. “Cela signifie qu’en gros, on a les mêmes phénomènes chimiques et les mêmes processus qui se déroulent sur la Lune et sur la Terre”, a expliqué Birger Rasmussen qui a également précisé que le minerai permettait une datation précise des roches qui le contiennent.Le 5 janvier 2012 à 10:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La Roumanie se tourne vers le gaz de schiste

first_imgLa Roumanie se tourne vers le gaz de schisteAprès la Pologne, c’est au tour de la Roumanie de tabler sur le gaz de schiste pour assurer son indépendance énergétique. Le pays a décidé de ne pas tenir compte des risques pour l’environnement et la santé.Hier, plus de 2.000 personnes ont défilé dans les rues de Barlad, dans l’est de la Roumanie, pour manifester contre un projet d’exploration du groupe Chevron dans leur région. La société américaine envisage d’exploiter les gaz de schiste mais les Roumains dénoncent les risques de pollution. En effet, la méthode d’extraction, la fracturation hydraulique, est accusée par les défenseurs de l’environnement de polluer les nappes phréatiques, de fragiliser les sols et de favoriser les tremblements de terre.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Interrogé par l’AFP, le président de l’Agence roumaine pour les ressources minérales (ANMR) Alexandru Patruti estiume que “le gaz de schiste représente l’avenir”. Cité par l’AFP, le directeur de Chevron Upstream Europe, Thomas Holst renchérit : “Le gaz de schiste représente une opportunité majeure pour la Roumanie”. Surtout lorsqu’on sait que les ressources de la Roumanie, Bulgarie et Hongrie sont évaluées à 538 milliards de mètre cubes. Une telle opération permettrait au pays de gagner son indépendance énergétique et de renoncer aux coûteuses importations de gaz russe. Chevron n’attend plus que les autorisations pour entamer les explorations qu’il a prévues sur la concession de 600 000 hectares qu’il a réussi à obtenir.Néanmoins, M. Patruti a reconnu que “l’extraction n’est pas une activité respectueuse de l’environnement [ … ] mais nous allons nous assurer que les lois en la matière sont strictement respectées”, a-t-il déclaré. Par ailleurs, M. Holst assure que “lorsque les faits seront connus, les citoyens seront d’accord que si des réserves importantes existent, les bénéfices seront beaucoup plus importants que les risques”.Le 23 mars 2012 à 12:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Antilight rail group plans to sue city

first_imgA group of petitioners determined to get light rail on the November ballot will sue Vancouver over the city’s charter, Tim Eyman said Tuesday.Eyman, a state initiative activist who has been serving as a consultant to the petitioners, said Tuesday he couldn’t be specific about when a lawsuit would be filed in Clark County Superior Court, just that it would be filed “very soon.”Last week, a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge struck down a state law that initially had rendered invalid hundreds of signatures on a petition to get an anti-light-rail initiative on the ballot.The petition has since been certified, but Vancouver City Attorney Ted Gathe is standing by his March opinion that the initiative falls outside the scope of the city’s initiative powers and would not be legally defensible. The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Larry Patella, Debbie Peterson, Ralph Peabody, Charlie Stemper, Steve Herman and Don Yingling, would prohibit any city resources from being used to extend TriMet’s MAX line from Portland to Vancouver as part of the CRC project.last_img read more

ESPN The Magazine Launches in Mexico

first_imgESPN The Magazine in Mexicowill have an initial print run of between 20,000 and 30,000, according to anESPN spokesperson. The majority of ads will come from the local Mexican market,the spokesperson says.ESPN also publishes ESPN Deportes La Revista, aSpanish-language sports magazine in the U.S.,and launched ESPN The Magazine in Chinain October 2004. ESPN Publishing is expected to announce a partnership today with aMexican publishing company to launch ESPN The Magazine in Mexico.ESPN’s Spanish-language edition, the company’s secondinternational launch, will be Mexico’sonly monthly general sports magazine, the publisher says. Editorial contentwill be managed by Mexican publisher Grupo GW and will include what ESPN calls”locally relevant content.””A Spanish-language edition of ESPN The Magazine in Mexicois a natural extension of our efforts to serve sports fans in the country andit compliments our other ESPN-branded initiatives, including television, radio,Internet and broadband,” executive vice president and ESPN Internationalmanaging director Russell Wolff said in a statement.last_img read more

Kashmiri students in Aligarh Muslim University to boycott

first_imgALIGARH: Nearly 250 Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have announced their decision to boycott a lunch invite from the Centre on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on Monday. The students from the Kashmir Valley have also said that they would stay away from any kind of festivity on the campus. The lunch is being organized at the university’s guest house. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us In a statement, the Kashmiri students said that they were dismayed by the invite, which has political connotation and “aimed at rubbing salts on their wounds”. “We take this as an opportunity to reject Delhi’s authoritarianism and drama played in Parliament on August 5,” the statement said. Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had sanctioned Rs 1 lakh each to the designated liaison officers for organizing the Eid festivities. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us According to Kashmiri students at the AMU, Malik has no sympathy for them and the sanction of Rs 1 lakh and an Eid invite is to buy their consent for the undemocratic means adopted by the Indian government. “The acceptance of the invitation would be an insult to the courage of our parents who are surviving the massive militarization and absolute clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement read. Advertise With Us A senior Kashmiri student said the government never organized any such special meeting for them in the past five years. “Suddenly, they have started showing their concern for Kashmiris,” he said. AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai, meanwhile, said he was not aware of the boycott as the university had not received any communication from the Kashmiri students.last_img read more

RGV releases first look of Telangana CMs biopic Tiger KCR on AP

first_imgTiger KCRTwitterRam Gopal Varma released the first look of Tiger KCR, the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s birthday.Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter on April 18 to announce the biopic on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The directed tweeted, “It is a biopic of @KTRTRS ‘s father from the time he couldn’t bear the 3rd class treatment being given to Telangana people by the Andhras, and how he fought in a fiery way to achieve Telangana state.”Ram Gopal Varma added, “KCR and YSR are the only politicians to successfully groom their children to be worthy of them, unlike the politician in the neighbouring state of Telangana …Only the greatest of political leaders can create a biological and ideological legacy.”A word in its tagline did not go down well with some people, who trolled him. Responding to them, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “For those who are having a problem with the word ఆడు in the tag line, it’s meant in the perspective of those who looked down upon KCR before he achieved what he did.. Am sure both KCR and ⁦@KTRTRS⁩ will understand the depth in that line.”Ram Gopal Varma revealed on April 19, “The First Look of #TIGERKCR will be out today at 11 Am.” He added, “The film #TIGERKCR will feature KCR, @KTRTRS, K Kavitha, Harish Rao, YSR, Y S Jagan, @ncbn, Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Roshiah, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ramoji Rao and Lokesh.. First look releasing at 11 AM today.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma released a video featuring him like the alter-ego of TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s. He captioned it with, “On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn’s birthday, I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR.”Ram Gopal Varma went on to describe KCR as Aggressive Gandhi. “My film will not show Andhras as villains..It’s only a few Andhrollu who did vennupotu to crores of Andhrollu by creating circumstances for separation #TIGERKCR,” he tweeted in reply to a fan, adding, “Like how the peaceful Gandhi fought the British and got India, the Aggressive Gandhi KCR fought the Andhras and got Telangana #TIGERKCR.”On the eve of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister @ncbn ‘s birthday , I am releasing this first look of Telangana Chief Minister KCR ‘s biopic #TIGERKCR pic.twitter.com/0uvX5f49KT— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 20, 2019last_img read more

TONIGHT AFROs First Edition Monday Nov 24th

first_imgWe look at the true legacy of iconic former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry with our panel, including veteran D.C. AFRO reporter James Wright. And Baltimore AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro shares the details of his recent exclusive interview with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Also, in our “Media Monday” segment, Lamonte Summers, professor of Media Law and Ethics at Morgan State University discusses the burgeoning media feeding frenzy connected to the growing list of sexual assault allegations leveled against Bill Cosby, as well as some of the irresponsible and inflammatory reporting on the death of Marion Barry. All that and more coming up this evening on First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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first_img 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 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 | July 18, 2014 Civco Showcases Protura and Varian Interface at AAPM 2014 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 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 July 18, 2014 — Civco Medical Solutions will demonstrate the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System’s seamless interface with Varian’s Clinac iX and Trilogy medical linear accelerators via the Varian Motion Management Interface the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, July 20-23, booth #607.Civco’s Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System remotely repositions patients with robotic 6 degrees of freedom giving Varian Linac users the ability to ensure sub-millimeter positioning accuracy from outside the treatment room. Combined with Civco’s comprehensive motion management solutions, Protura is optimized to handle the rigors of a busy clinic while improving efficiency and throughput.The Radiation Oncology Department at Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Policlinico A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy, is the first facility to benefit from this seamless interface.“The recent integration with Varian allows our facility to set up patients with essentially no time added to our treatment workflow-while improving quality assurance with no manual entry,” said Silvia Chiesa, M.D., Radiation Oncology Department at UCSC. “In addition to SRS, SRT and SBRT patient treatment, we also use the Protura system for our standard patient care, realizing the need to reduce rotational errors and improve setup accuracy for all IGRT treatment applications.”Protura and Varian integration will be demonstrated in the Civco booth throughout the meeting. Civco’s team of motion management experts will demonstrate additional treatment solutions and how they simplify the clinician’s workday and improve workflow and efficiency between imaging and treatment. These and other solutions for head and neck, breast, lung, abdomen and prostate will be spotlighted in-booth and on interactive touchscreen displays.Universal Couchtop Long Extension: The Universal Couchtop Long Extension (UCT LE) provides seamless imaging and treatment planning with dosimetrically matched couchtops that feature a large, junction-free & artifact-free treatment area. The unique profile of the UCT LE allows CIVCO’s SBRT Body Pro-Lok bridges to attach directly to the couchtop, enabling a seamlessly integrated SBRT immobilization platform. trUpoint ARCH SRS/SRT System: The newly released trUpoint ARCH improves the patient’s experience and quality of care during SRS/SRT treatments with a non-invasive accurate, repeatable and comfortable hold that allowed less than 1 mm of patient movement during intrafraction immobilization testing.Body Pro-Lok SBRT Immobilization: Body Pro-Lok SBRT Immobilization allows for customized setups utilizing bridges that secure directly to the couchtop, thus eliminating the need for overlays and ensuring equivalent setups between computed tomography (CT) and treatment. The Body Pro-Lok System provides a simple, modular and reproducible foundation for any high-precision SBRT program, adapting to any department’s needs.MRSeries Positioning Devices: MRSeries provides a new dimension in radiation therapy treatment planning. With patient positioning and fixation devices for every disease site, MRSeries enables accurate transfer from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging to treatment.Fiducial Markers: Implantable fiducial markers provide a highly effective method of ensuring accurate target localization for tumors/organs that move in respect to external anatomy, as well as for the precise localization needed for stereotactic radiotherapy. CIVCO offers the largest selection of specially designed fiducial markers.New Horizon Prone Breastboard: The New Horizon Prone Breastboard provides comfortable, reproducible patient positioning for prone breast treatments. Its modular design and variety of accessories allows for customized prone setups with an emphasis on patient comfort and safety. 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 For more information: www.CIVCO.com Related Content 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.last_img read more

Study Suggests New PETCT Agent to Diagnose Manage Neuroendocrine Tumors

first_img 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 | 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 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… 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 Related Content News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more May 9, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans are superior to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current imaging standard in the United States for detecting neuroendocrine tumors (NETS). The study, reported in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, could significantly impact treatment management.NETS occur mostly in the respiratory and digestive tracts and are usually slow-growing. They can be difficult to diagnose, and many treatment options exist. It’s therefore critical to delineate the extent of disease accurately for proper management.While the incidence of NETS is relatively low, with 2.5-5 cases per 100,000 in the United States, data from the National Cancer Institute show a five-fold increase worldwide from 1973 to 2004. NETS can be malignant and, although they comprise less than two percent of gastrointestinal cancers, they are more prevalent than stomach and pancreatic cancers combined.Ronald C. Walker, M.D., corresponding author for the study and professor of clinical radiology and radiological sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, explained, “Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT compared to In-111 pentetreotide imaging for diagnosis, staging and re-staging of pulmonary and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.” With concerns for patient safety, detailed toxicity data were also collected.The two imaging methods were performed in 78 of 97 consecutively enrolled patients with known or suspected pulmonary or gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) NETs. The study found that Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT combined with CT and/or liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changed care in 28 of 78 (36 percent) patients. In addition, Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT correctly identified three patients for peptide receptor radiotherapy who had been incorrectly classified by In-111 pentetreotide. Demonstrating no significant toxicity, lower radiation exposure and improved accuracy, the study makes a strong case for the use of Ga-68 DOTATATE imaging over the current standard, where available.While Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT is in widespread use outside of the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved its use for the diagnosis, staging and treatment management of NETS. As a result, insurance companies do not cover its use.Walker said, “Hopefully, our investigation will provide sufficient evidence on the safety and efficacy of Ga-68 DOTATATE to the U.S. FDA to allow approval. If so, then patients throughout the United States could soon have access to a higher-quality scan, allowing better patient management decisions while also lowering radiation exposure and shortening examination time.” Such approval would also open up the possibility of reimbursement for the scans by third-party payers.These findings could have an impact on the future of nuclear medicine, as well, as Walker explained: “If our evidence results in FDA approval of Ga-68 DOTATATE imaging for routine use in the treatment management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors, it would represent the first approval of a Ga-68-labeled PET imaging radiopharmaceutical in the U.S. This could help pave the way for similar studies to allow approval in the U.S. and elsewhere of other Ga-68-labeled radiopharmaceuticals, such as Ga-68 DOTATOC and Ga-68 PSMA.”Authors of the article “Safety and Efficacy of 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT for Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors” include:Stephen A. Deppen, MS, Ph.D., and Gary T. Smith, M.D., of the Veterans Affairs Hospital (VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.;Eric Liu, M.D., of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Denver, Colo.;Jeffrey D. Blume, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Clanton, DPh; Chanjuan Shi, M.D.; Laurie B Jones-Jackson, M.D.; Martin P. Sandler, M.D.; and Dominique Delbeke, M.D., Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center;Jordan Berlin, M.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center;Vipul Lakhani, M.D., of the Oregon Medical Group, Springfield, Ore.;Richard P. Baum, M.D., Ph.D., of the THERANOSTICS Center for Molecular Radiotherapy and Molecular Imaging (PET/CT), ENETS Center of Excellence, Zentralklinik, Bad Berka, Germany;Michael Graham, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; andRonald C Walker, M.D., of the Veterans Affairs Hospital (VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.Support for this study was provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review: I01BX007080, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Clinical Trials Network, and local institutional and philanthropic gifts.For more information: www.jnm.snmjournals.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016 Study Suggests New PET/CT Agent to Diagnose, Manage Neuroendocrine Tumors Results demonstrate increased accuracy with GA-68 DOTATATE; researchers hopeful for FDA approval 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 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 | 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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

It appears free agent linebacker Karlos Dansbys m

first_imgIt appears free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby’s meeting with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday proved to be a productive one. According to Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro, Dansby’s visit with Cardinals’ officials went well.Karlos Dansby had “good meeting” with Cards brass today. No contract discussed. Has interest from others including Jets, Houston and Atlanta— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) May 9, 2013 Dansby told me “it would be good to finish where he started” so he is very excited about the possibilities in Arizona.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) May 9, 2013 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 31-year-old veteran spent the first six years of his career with the Cardinals. Dansby could be brought on board as insurance at the linebacker position due to Daryl Washington’s recent troubles.Dansby, who spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins, was released in March due to his high salary.He has compiled 709 tackles, 31.5 sacks and 11 interceptions in his career. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Related Nearly one in five Brits book more holiday

first_img RelatedNearly one in five Brits book more holidays abroad during 2008Almost one in five Brits took more holidays abroad in 2008Cheap Trip? Don’t overlook the Eurozone says SkyscannerSkyscanner’s top bargain Eurozone destinationsBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this EasterBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this Easter More British people will book flights to Turkey, Egypt and Mexico in 2009, according to a report by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).According to the FCO and ABTA’s 2009 Travel Trends Report, the number of people booking flights to Egypt from the UK has risen by 28 percent over the last 12 months, while visitors to Turkey have increased by 32 percent.The results show that more Brits are choosing to travel to countries that don’t have the Euro, mainly due to the poor exchange rate with the pound.Commenting on the findings, Frances Tuke, from ABTA, said that travellers had become “more adventurous” over the last few years, especially as non-eurozone countries offered value for money options.”But when travelling to these destinations, it is very important to check Foreign Office advice and ensure you make sure you see a health professional who will recommend what vaccinations you may need and what precautions you should take,” he said.The FCO has encouraged travellers to familiarise themselves with the laws and customs of countries outside the eurozone and to take out appropriate travel insurance. ABTA said this week that it was concerned that more flight passengers will travel without travel insurance this year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

CBC to shift focus from restructurings to asset swaps

first_img(Updates with background in six paragraph)By Stelios OrphanidesThe Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) is considering issuing lenders new targets to reduce delinquent loans shifting the focus from restructurings to non-performing loan ratios and encouraging banks to go hard on strategic defaulters, a bank official said on Thursday.The new target indicators are expected to be announced before the end of the year when the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank (ECB) completes its evaluation of reports filed by supervised banks on the anticipated evolution of non-performing loans over the next five-year period.The current four indicators introduced two years ago “were aiming at encouraging banks to restructure loans”, Yiangos Demetriou, head of CBC banking supervision division, said in an interview to state-radio CyBC on Thursday.“They worked somewhat but not to the desired extent. We recently witnessed that restructuring rates have slowed down, or rather came to a halt.”On August 3, the central bank said that the banks met only the indicator on sustainable restructuring solutions and failed the remaining three concerning the conclusion of restructuring agreements, the cure ratio of restructured loans and the aggregate arrears ratio.Non-performing loans in the Cypriot banking system stood at €23.2bn in April according to the latest available figures and accounted for 46 per cent of total loans. The result of excessive credit expansion in the years before the 2013 banking crisis, the mount of NPLs is still considered a major risk for financial stability.In the past weeks, Bank of Cyprus, the largest Cypriot lender announced a €500m increase in provisioning levels while Hellenic Bank, the third largest Cypriot bank, said it would increase its provisions by €51m.The implementation of an agreement between Hellenic Bank and the Prague-based non-performing loans specialist APS Holdings to set up APS Debt Recovery Ltd that will bring additional knowhow in managing the Cypriot lender’s bad loans in July may be related to the central bank’s consideration of shifting focus toward actual reduction of bad loans.A similar agreement was also reached between the Cyprus Cooperative Bank and Spain’s Altamira.Hellenic, with a non-performing loan stock of €2.5bn or 57 per cent of its portfolio, and the Co-op, with €7.2bn in bad loans or roughly 60 per cent, are trailing Bank of Cyprus which pioneered reducing delinquent loans to €9.7bn or half of its total loans by setting up a specialised recovery and restructuring division as early as 2013.Governor Chrystalla Georghadji said on Wednesday after meeting President Nicos Anastasiades that the bank supervisor was mulling changing the banks’ performance targets in order to boost their efforts.Demetriou added that while reducing non-performing loans was not a simple matter, debt-to-asset swaps were a possibility. “This could be done more often,” he continued.Other methods, including increasing provisioning levels, which does not exonerate borrowers from their obligations, and debt forgiveness as part of restructuring agreements are also ways to reduce non-performing loans, although they come at a price, he added.“All these are not easy to implement as there needs to be a balance, because writing down debt or reducing the interest rate or extending maturity has some negative impact on the equity of banks,” Demetriou said. “Therefore, these have to be applied with caution to avoid other problems”.In a subsequent response to a question submitted by the Cyprus Business Mail, the central banker said that banks should also clamp down on strategic defaulters, even as such cases are difficult to spot with certainty.“What the Central Bank of Cyprus asks from banks is when they detect borrowers who have the capacity to repay or have assets which could be used to pay back their loans, they then should proceed with all available measures against them,” Demetriou said.In May, Georghadji said that parliament had to improve the unpopular foreclosure law, modernised three years ago and enacted in 2015 as part of Cyprus’ bailout terms.Hellenic Bank’s attempt to auction a 263-square-metres foreclosed mansion in Engomi belonging to a family which repeatedly ignored the bank’s efforts to enter restructuring negotiations, attracted support from politicians of various opposition parties a week ago, including far-right Elam, and is also indicative of the support a bill to strengthen the current foreclosure law would enjoy at the parliament.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Leaders at Crete summit tell Turkey to leave Cyprus EEZ alone

first_imgCyprus, Greece and Egypt on Wednesday called on Turkey to cease all illegal activities within the maritime zones of Cyprus and to refrain from similar actions in the future.President, Nicos Anastasiades, his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, made the statement following their 6th trilateral summit in Elounda, Crete where four memorandums were signed in education, research, customs, environment and entrepreneurship.In their official declaration following the meeting, the three leaders reaffirmed their commitment to broaden and deepen their trilateral partnership in various fields of common interest, and to enhance their efforts towards promoting peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean, based on common values and interests.They also reviewed common challenges faced in the energy field, the need for diversification of energy resources and routes, the security of energy supply and the need to modernise and develop new energy infrastructure, for further promoting trilateral cooperation in the areas of hydrocarbons, electricity and renewable energy.Strengthening cooperation could be done through a series of agreements on the exploitation and transfer of natural gas, “which further highlights the fact that the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves can serve as a catalyst for regional stability and prosperity”.The declaration stressed the importance for the respect of the sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction each state has over its maritime zones in accordance with international law, as reflected in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) and called on Turkey “to cease all illegal activities within the maritime zones of Cyprus and to refrain from similar actions in the future”.“Cooperation is based on the well-established principles and rules of international law,” the declaration said, adding that in line with this principle, they were committed to proceeding expeditiously with their own negotiations on the delimitation of their common maritime boundaries where appropriate.The declaration also referred to ensuring reliable connectivity as a chief challenge in successfully aligning the energy sector with sustainable development and energy security.“The discovery and future exploitation of significant hydrocarbon fields in the Eastern Mediterranean is of vital importance for the stability of the region. In this respect, enhancement of energy security conditions constitutes the cornerstone of the trilateral energy cooperation,” the declaration said.Speaking afterwards, Anastasiades said: “What we seek is to create circumstances for cooperation between countries in the region so that both the energy security of Europe and the general security of the region can be attained.”Tsipras said the three leaders “agreed that international law is the only basis on which to build stable relations between countries in the Eastern Mediterranean”.“We have clearly expressed our support to Cyprus in its effort to build its sovereign rights under international law and respect its exclusive economic zone,” he added. Al-Sisi said they had discussed the need to tighten their relationships and support various projects. You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Probe into teacher caught on video slapping pupil

first_imgThe education ministry has ordered a disciplinary probe into an incident on Tuesday in a Limassol school where a teacher was caught on video slapping a female pupil, officials said on Wednesday.Parents have asked for the teacher to be suspended until the probe is completed. The vice chair of the secondary education teachers’ union suggested, however, that the incident may have been a deliberate set-up by the students to get the teacher to react that way.The video, released to the media, shows a female pupil trying to pull an item out of the hand of a man who appears to be the teacher and him slapping her on the face. The pupil then hits the teacher on the hand, asking him why he hit her. He is then heard telling her to go away, warning her that he would hit her again.The incident took place at a Limassol gymnasium and concerns a second-grade pupil.Head of the education ministry’s Limassol district offices, Stelios Theofilou, told Alpha TV that the ministry has already requested a probe into the incident.“The education ministry will cover nothing and no one,” Theofilou said.He added that a ministry team has already gone to the school to offer support to the pupil, her classmates and the school in general.“This is a difficult period, close to the exams. Children must go to the exams feeling calm and safe,” Theofilou said.He confirmed that the teacher in question went to the school on Wednesday, adding that it is not the rule that teachers should be removed from schools after every incident and called for patience until the results of the probe are ready.“The school has the right to tell the teacher not to enter the class if it feels this would cause insecurity,” he said.But the head of secondary education parents organisation, Kyriacos Nikiforou said the teacher ought to be removed from the school.Since pupils will be asked to testify on the incident, he said, it would not be wise for the teacher to be in school.Nikiforou said he was shocked by the video.“It is an incident of violence. No matter the reason, no one is justified to exert violence on anyone, be it a pupil, classmate or a teacher,” he said. “Where responsibilities arise, they must be attributed.”Vice chair of secondary education teachers’ Oelmek Panayiotis Georgiou said it was a condemnable incident, but suggested the teacher may have been deliberately provoked.Georgiou said he went to the school and spoke with the teacher and the pupil.The teacher, he said, has over 25 years of service, has very good relations with pupils and is polite. “What happened yesterday is inexplicable.”“From what I heard yesterday, it is not ruled out that this was planned to bring him to the edge, and react this way, while a classmate was there to immediately record the incident” he said, commenting on the speed with which the other pupil pulled out their mobile phone to record the incident.He reiterated however that this did not justify anything.But he said the incident once again brought to the surface the issue of mobile phones in schools.This brings back the issue of amending regulations to ban mobile phones in schools altogether as in France, he said. The use of mobile phones in schools encourages delinquency and upsets the operation of the school, Georgiou said.      You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more