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Major admin rejig in MP 15 DMs 34 IAS transferred

first_imgBhopal: Some 15 District Magistrates, 34 IAS Officers, 15 Superitendents of Police and 37 IPS officers have been transferred in a major reshuffle ordered by Chief Minister Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh soon after the Lok Sabha elections. Bhopal District Magistrate (DM) Sudam Khade has been transferred, but no replacement has been announced as yet. Yogesh Deshmukh has been appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Bhopal, Jaideep Prasad as DGP (Rail) and Ashok Dauhre as DGP (Homeguard).last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,126.81, down 16.60 points):Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up 38 cents, or 15.77 per cent, to $2.79 on 9.1 million shares. The Canadian gold miner says it has received two key permits related to its operations in Greece — its Olympias operating permit and the modified electromechanical installation permit for the tailings management facility at Kokkinolakkas. However, approval of a technical study for the old Olympias Mine closure and the installation permits for the paste plants at Olympias remain outstanding as well as an amended electromechanical installation permit for the Skouries flotation plant.Calfrac Well Services Ltd. (TSX:CFW). Oil and gas. Up 24 cents, or 5.90 per cent, to $4.31 on 6.3 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, or 6.89 per cent, to $3.88 on 5.82 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 43 cents, or 4.08 per cent, to $10.98 on 5.81 million shares.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 3.58 per cent, to $3.47 on 5.7 million shares.Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Down 50 cents, or 1.32 per cent, to $37.50 on 5.6 million shares.last_img read more

Indigenous tourism prepares for an Alberta boom

first_imgWhile Travel Alberta has been targeting jetsetters from all over the world, the province’s Indigenous businesses want to make sure they’re a stop for those with a ticket to Wildrose country.The 2017 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference is wrapping up at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Tsuut’ina Nation on Tuesday, and Alberta was identified as a major area for growth.“There is a tremendous visitor demand within Alberta itself and of course we’re seeing a lot of new international interest,” Keith Henry with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada said. “The fact is Alberta offers a key gateway for many destinations internationally.”The association estimates there are about 90 Indigenous businesses in the province’s tourism sector offering cultural activities, tours, accommodations and other services.Henry wants to make sure they’re capitalizing on international opportunities.“China is a growing market, a growing market that’s not just coming into Alberta generally, but that Chinese market is very much interested in Indigenous culture,” he said.Henry points to the provincial government and Travel Alberta’s goal of making tourism a $10 billion industry by 2020 and the association said it wants to ensure operators are part of the marketing growth.last_img read more

Our partnership is stronger than polio says Ban praising Rotary Internationals support

“Our common activities are saving lives. And they are based on a spirit of trust. My main message is simple. Just four words: ‘thank you very much,’” Mr. Ban said earlier today, adding: “You help the United Nations reach our goals. And you help the world understand the United Nations.”Noting that Rotarians had even helped with the founding of the United Nations, participating in the San Francisco Conference, the Secretary-General said that throughout the history of both organizations, Rotarians have been “using their time, funds and energy to help our world,” and he specifically noted their “monumental contributions” to eradicating polio.“The United Nations is proud to be your partner in ending this debilitating disease. When Rotary International launched its campaign in 1985, more than 350,000 children were paralyzed by polio every year,” he said underscoring that individual Rotarians have generously contributed an astounding $1.2 billion to the campaign. Moreover, they have engaged donor governments to secure an additional $6 billion in funds.“And Rotarians are on the frontlines of this fight. They travel to communities. They speak to parents. They spread hope. And they contribute to a safer world for everyone. I congratulate Rotary International for helping reduce polio by 99 per cent,” said the UN chief, emphasizing that from hundreds of thousands of cases each year, now there are fewer than two dozen.Africa is polio free, he continued, and also noted that while Afghanistan and Pakistan are still affected, the organizations are working hard to help them stamp out polio. “Rotary’s PolioPlus programme has helped to avert massive suffering. Some 16 million people who would have been paralyzed by polio can walk. Around a million and a half children are alive today thanks to PolioPlus,” explained the Secretary-General hailing the programme’s “immeasurable” results, in both human and financial terms. “We are all anxiously waiting for ‘case zero,’ [but] until that day comes, we have to redouble our efforts,” said the Secretary-General he has advocated with leaders and has stood side by side with friends from Rotary International at anti-polio events around the world.“Our partnership is stronger than polio – but we must keep up the fight. Please continue to raise your voices, hold your governments accountable and campaign hard until we end this disease,” said the UN chief, stressing that the campaign is difficult and even, in some instances, dangerous, as any frontline workers risk their lives to vaccinate children. Others have been killed in the effort, he said, paying tribute to “these anti-polio champions” by leaving a polio-free world to future generations read more

Googles ebookstore opens for business

first_imgWe’ve know for some time that Google was interested in books, but now, as expected, they’ve moved into the e-book market. GOOG’s ebookstore is officially open and selling digital books at books.google.com/ebooks.The opening was announced via blog post, where the company announced that the store has over 3 million works available, hundreds of thousands of which are available for purchase. Other books are available as free downloads through the service, though these are almost entirely older works.AdChoices广告Downloaded books can be read through Google’s site, but the big news today is the availability of Android and iOS apps (the iOS apps do not seem to be available just yet though). There is a separate app for the iPad so that it will be able to take advantage of the additional screen size over the iPhone/iPod touch. Update: There is only one iOS app, and it works for both the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch. It’s available for download now.I downloaded a copy of Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” and after finding the free version of the book I was reading it in seconds. Google’s online reader is fast and efficient, though not nearly as visually appealing as reading on a dedicated device (or on paper of that matter). If you don’t want to read on the computer you’ll be able to read on Android phones, iOS devices with version 3.0 and above, the Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony readers, and any device that supports Adobe’s Digital Editions (including the Kobo, Samsung’s e-readers, enTourage, Archos, iRex, and others).Google already had their Books framework in place, they just needed to set up the ebookstore to sell new works and distribute them to apps and e-book readers. If you don’t want a old work with an expired copyright, which Google Books focused on before, then lots of new ones are available. Most bestseller types sell for about $10 while other works vary in price, generally landing around the $13 mark.For the store Google partnered with “independent” booksellers like Powell’s, Alibris, and IndieBound members. Big book players like Amazon and B&N already have their own stores as well as readers/apps so Google is choosing to do things on their own, rather than partner with an establish ebook partner. They are big enough to do this, though it’s still not entirely clear to end users why they would want to buy a book on a particular ebookstore aside from convenience and integration with their preferred device.Read more at Google’s Blog.last_img read more

Girl hospitalized driver arrested after hitandrun in Little Haiti

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man after he struck a girl in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood and drove off, sending the young victim to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the scene of the hit-and-run in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 53rd Street, at around 6:45 p.m., Friday.According to investigators, officers had responded to a call of an assault because the driver thought the people surrounding the victim were going to beat him up, prompting him to flee the scene.Paramedics transported the girl to Holtz Children’s Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.Officials said the driver was stopped and taken into custody.7News cameras later captured the driver’s red Nissan sedan being towed away.It remains unclear what charges he will be facing. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gov DeSantis heads to Tel Aviv to strengthen relationship between Florida Israel

first_img(WSVN) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is heading to Tel Aviv to strengthen the relationship between Florida and Israel.There will be panel discussions during DeSantis’ visit in order to share knowledge in the areas of technology, business and science.DeSantis is making the trip with Israeli businessmen and elected officials.His trip starts Sunday and is scheduled to end on May 31.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Segway to introduce autonomous delivery robots at CES 2019

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Comments $210 at Best Buy Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Scooters Tech Industry Share your voice $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Turo Segway says Loomo can navigate obstacles and crowded environments. Segway Segway is rolling out new scooters and making its way into office deliveries. Segway on Thursday said it’ll introduce Loomo Delivery, an autonomous robot designed to complete deliveries in buildings and malls, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next week. The company will also present Model Max, which is Segway’s new shareable scooter designed to be used by companies like Bird and Lime. Loomo Delivery robots are fully autonomous and can navigate obstacles and crowded environments, said Segway. They can take packages and letters from a mail carrier, then walk on their own to the right offices or rooms. The robots are equipped with interactive screens, a cloud-based service dispatch, real-time monitoring and elevator functions. Segway also has a new scooter to show off. Model Max is designed to be more reliable and weather resistant, said the company, and it has a longer life span. In October, Lime had to recall some of the Segway Ninebot scooters in its fleet after discovering they could contain batteries with the potential to catch fire.This isn’t Segway’s first time trying to branch out. In May, the company collaborated with Gogreen to launch a vending machine in Singapore that lets people buy a Segway. Segway said the Model Max and Loomo Delivery will hit the market later this year but didn’t offer information on pricing. $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $60 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Apple iPhone XS Robots,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read DJI Osmo Action preview See it See at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Google Home Hub review Chris Monroe/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $999 Read the AirPods review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 0 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $520 at HP $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview Tags See It Sarah Tew/CNET $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint $155 at Google Express Turo Boost Mobile I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It 7 $299 at Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $6 at Tidal CES 2019 The Cheapskatelast_img read more

VR took me inside Fukushimas deadly nuclear reactors The 359 Ep 529

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express On this podcast, we talk about: Virtual reality as a tool to build robots that stanch radioactivity leaks Samsung’s reported plans for yet more foldable phones First-person impressions of Captain MarvelThe 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. VR took me inside Fukushima’s deadly nuclear reactors (The 3:59, Ep. 529) See It $299 at Amazon Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags Rylo Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $520 at HP Sprint Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read DJI Osmo Action preview CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $60 at Best Buy Turo The Cheapskate Captain Marvel Marvel Virtual Reality Samsung,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy Share your voice $999 The Daily Charge $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Wearable Tech Sci-Tech Mobile TV and Movies Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Boost Mobile Your browser does not support the audio element. See It See at Amazon $6 at Tidal Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the Rylo camera preview 0 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice See at Turo Comments Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See it Read Google Home Hub review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $155 at Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read the AirPods review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags $59 at eBay Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS 7 $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Post a comment Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more

Story49 Love Series – Coffee and Rolls

first_img(Photo courtesy of Shana Theobald)This is the tale of two people who had given up on the idea of soul mates until they met each other on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea.Download AudioThis story starts with Shana. Shana’s a doctor in Nome and she agreed to sit down with me to talk about one of my favorite things, love.“I definitely believed in soul mates when I was younger and that was something that started to fade. I started to give up on the idea of soul mates,” she said. “There’s a lot of reasons I came to Alaska. I wanted to go to a place where I could do a lot of medicine, and out here we do pretty much everything. But also thinking, that potentially the same kind of person who like adventure and wants to serve in a community that’s under-served…who knows what they would be doing, but potentially I could meet that type of person in Alaska.”Now meet Dave. Dave currently lives in Nondalton, but he originally came to Alaska several years ago, drawn by the flying and teaching possibilities. Last year, he was a teacher out on the island of Little Diomede.Dave: “I wanted to go somewhere where there was a high teacher turnover rate and stick around, you know, actually invest in the community and the kids.”Kristin: “Alright, so what were some of your general beliefs about love?”Dave: “Let’s see, love at first sight, no. Nah, I’m a science teacher I know how science works. I don’t buy that.”Kristin: So when would you say your love story begins?”Dave: [laughs] “As soon as I walked into the room and saw her.”Their paths crossed last May when Shana traveled to Little Diomede for a medical trip and stayed in the school.“We were getting settled in and this guy came by and he was wearing this Hawaiian shirt that he calls his island shirt because he lives out on the island of Diomede,” Shana said. “Had a mustache, longish hair and the brightest eyes and a big smile.”“She smiled and had this amazing smile that just about knocked me out, so I turned around and walked out of the room,” Dave said.“My impression was, ‘oh he’s really busy.’ He was like, ‘hey you guys okay? Great I’ll see you later.’ And I was like, wow that’s really nice to check on us, but he must be also really busy,” Shana said.They didn’t really think they’d see each other again, but Before Shana left they traded blog sites.“His blog is like the soul mate of my blog,” she said.Blog comments turned into short emails, which turned into longer and longer emails.Shana: We shared our lives with each other and they were similar in a lot of ways. But then I sent him a poem…”Dave: “This poem, one of the lines in this poem, was..uh,oh something, what did it say?”Shana: It’s a poem by Hafiz who’s a Sufi poet, mystic from Persia and it says plant so that your own heart will grow, love so God will think…Dave: “Ah, I got kin in that body”Shana: “Ah, I got kin in that body” I should start inviting that soul over for coffee and rolls. Sing because this is a food our starving world needs, laugh because that is the purest sound. And I said, it reminds me of you, especially that part that says, “I should start inviting that soul over for coffee and rolls.”Dave: “What got me was she said this poem reminded her of me and I was like…wait…could that mean that maybe she’s interested in me, maybe she kind of likes me.”Yes, it turned out Shana did like Dave. They had their first date in Anchorage where they went flying. They had their second date in Nome where Dave secretly got her ring size…and for their third date, Dave flew up to Nome again.Dave: “I’m sitting there in that 737 coming into Nome, I looked out the window and I saw the most stunning, amazing, beautiful, low sunlight coming in over the Bering Sea.”Shana: “It was a gorgeous day, it was right before the solstice, Dec 20th, the sun was shining it was one of the brightest days we had had.”Dave: “And I saw that and said, well this is it. We gotta go for a walk. So I kept it simple, asked her “Will you marry me?” And she kind of gasped and said…”Shana: “Honestly, my first thought was “Are you serious?” But I knew that couldn’t’ be the first thing I say.”Dave: “She knelt down beside me and said, yes. A million times yes.”Shana: “Yes, a million times yes.”This segment is part of KNOM’s Story49 love series. If you want to hear the full version and other stories of Western Alaskan couples, you can visit knom dot org.last_img read more

Shareholder unrest shapes Shee Atiká meeting

first_imgA movement to vote in independent directors and remove CEO/President Ken Cameron is gathering steam online and on the ground. Shareholders made protest signs in advance of the annual meeting last month. (Photo courtesy of Shee Atiká Shareholders Facebook page)Tension between a Native village corporation and its shareholders has reached a boiling point. Shee Atiká called Sitka police to their annual meeting, saying threats had been made against staff and the board. But shareholders have a different story: one of raising their voices against a corporation in financial free-fall and calling for new leadership.Listen nowShee Atiká has 3000 shareholders. Christine Silvanio is one of them. She flew all the way from New Jersey to attend the annual meeting on May 20th, but was asked to leave when two staff members noticed she was livestreaming the gathering over Facebook. She stood alongside Margaret Carlson of Sitka. They huddled outside the front door of Allen Hall, as the rain poured and shareholders milled about.“Basically they both threatened to have me escorted out,” Silvanio said.“I interpret it as they’re hiding something,” Carlson said.The purpose of the meeting is to elect three board members. The corporation recommended incumbents Joshua Horan, Faleene Worrell and Shirley Yocum for those slots, while a grassroots movement put together their own slate of candidates. Their candidates are Laurence Garrity, Roxanne Drake Burkhart and Lillian Young.Calling themselves Shareholders for Shee Atiká’s Future, the group organized through a 1000+ member Facebook page.”It’s time for a change,” Carlson said. “All [current leadership] has done is take our corporation down millions of dollars.”Much of the focal point of shareholders’ frustration is CEO/President Ken Cameron, who is also the Board Chair. Cameron was hired in 2010, when total revenue was at $180 million (2010 Shee Atika Annual Report). As of the last annual report in 2015, Shee Atiká’s revenue had plummeted to $3 million.In a letter to shareholders, Cameron attributed this nose dive to a variety of things — from outstanding debts to negative cash flow from Shee Atiká’s hotels to a loss of federal contracts. But to shareholders, the recovery has been slow and questionable. Funeral benefits and scholarships have been trimmed, while Cameron’s salary has only grown. He made $411,000 in in 2016.To bring Shee Atiká back into the black, the corporation is selling thousands of acres of its land in Cube Cove to the Forest Service. Mike Kinville, a shareholder based in North Pole, is worried the corporation is on the path towards landlessness and bankruptcy.Shee Atiká called Sitka police to the annual meeting twice out of a concern for public safety. They said shareholders had made threats in person and online in the past. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)“It’s not a corporation to me. It’s not a business to me. It represents my legacy,” Kinville said. “As a Tlingit man, it’s my responsibility to pass it to my descendents. But when I see it being run like this…and if you look at the financials, you can see that it’s failing.”But it’s not just Shee Atiká’s business strategy that’s raising tempers today. It’s also how they’re treating shareholders.Unlike some other Native corporations, independent candidates for Shee Atiká’s board are not allowed to run on the same ballot – called a proxy. And when an independent group of shareholders mailed out their own proxy with their own money, Shee Atiká put up a regulatory block: They claimed one of the three independents – Lillian Young – was ineligible to run. State regulators ruled otherwise and ordered the corporation to extend elections.The morning of the meeting, a huge wave of people showed up – filing past those two police officers Shee Atiká called – to hand in their proxies. The board closed polls around 9 a.m., as planned, and went into recess for three hours to count votes, refusing to take questions like in the past. This left roughly 200 shareholders, many of them elders, waiting and frustrated.David and Eloise Kanosh return to the meeting after a three hour recess to count votes. “I used to support the board. I used to support Ken Cameron. The way they’re treating everyone now, things have got to change,” David said. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)David Kanosh is blind. He returned with his arm looped around his mother’s, Eloise.DAVID KANOSH: We just went home after all of this. I was too upset to stay around.ELOISE KANOSH: It was very upsetting.DAVID: When you can’t see where you’re going and nobody’s helping you, this is disabled abuse. This is elder abuse.Shee Atiká did not return KCAW’s requests for comment after the meeting, but later published a statement on their website, saying they didn’t intend to mistreat anyone and the elections inspector needed time to properly count all the votes. They called police out of concern, claiming threats had been made in the past.Around lunchtime, Shee Atiká called Sitka police again. Lieutenant Lance Ewers said they were concerned about public safety.“They knew it would be very emotional,” Ewers said. “They just don’t want anybody getting in trouble or causing a ruckus.”Shareholders did come bearing protest signs and boisterous attitudes, but not much else. Officers determined there was no threat to public safety and left. Both sides, it seemed, had their defenses up: Shee Atiká stonewalling any attempt by shareholders to speak, and shareholders voicing that outrage at will.Bunny Blackbird with her mother, Martina Dundas, a partial shareholder born after ANCSA was signed in 1971. Shee Atiká issues distributions to shareholders, funeral benefits, and scholarships.(Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)While KCAW was standing in the foyer of the building, the corporation’s lawyer – Bruce Edwards – said no press were allowed in the building. “If you want to talk to them out there, take pictures out there..but not inside the premises,” he said.And then, along with staff, Edwards shut the door. Carlson and Silvanio – she’s the one who was livestreaming – were pretty upset.SILVANIO: See how they treat us. This is how they treat us.CARLSON: See what we’re coming up against?SILVANIO: This is how they treat the shareholders.Many shareholders said the conduct of staff and the board was especially hurtful given Shee Atiká’s history. Native and native village corporations were created to protect rights and sovereignty, from the oldest shareholder to the youngest.Bunny Blackbird came with an orange sign that said, “I am a future shareholder.” Her mom Martina Dundas is a partial shareholder, born after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed in 1971. The way the corporation is going, she’s worried her daughter is going to inherit nothing.From L to R: Laurence Garrity, Dionne Brady Howard, and Lillian Young. Nearly 98,000 independent proxies were handed in, which was enough to put Garrity on the nine member board of directors (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)“[Bunny] got on the microphone in there, after they adjourned for the first intermission,” Dundas said. “And she said, ‘I want Shee Atiká to be saved.’ And she said, ‘Amen.’ Many people in there had tears in their eyes as they said, ‘Amen’ as well. I don’t want this corporation to go away. I want it to be a legacy of their grandchildren. My great-grandchildren.From inside, we hear a chorus of applause and cheering. The independent movement just got a break: enough votes to unseat Shirley Yocum, a board director for 30 years, with newcomer Laurence Garrity.Dundas let out a big exhale.DUNDAS: “Finally, it seems like we have somebody that has our interests.”KCAW: What are you going to tell your daughter when she asks, “Mommy, what happened?DUNDAS: I’m going to say we’re going to get all the ducks lined up to be able to provide for her.The meeting is over. The board is about to convene behind closed doors. Carrying a huge stack of papers, Garrity hopes his election will send a message to Shee Atiká.“You know, in 9 days, we got 98,000 votes,” Garrity said. “In three weeks, they got 90,000. They need to listen to our elders, listen to our people.”Garrity is just one vote on a nine member board. Later that day, the group re-elected Ken Cameron as chair. Their next meeting is in July. As for the independent movement? They’re gathering steam, raising money through silent auctions, crowdfunding and other means to support more independent representation and attempt to remove Cameron entirely.last_img read more

Repeated unrepresentative govts destroy countrys potential

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged the Bangladesh Awami League-led (AL) government has turned into an oppressive regime.Addressing a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Banglades, in the capital, the BNP leader also said this “oppressive regime” must be dethroned through a neutral general election.“The country’s potential is being destroyed in a planned manner through repeated formation of unrepresentative governments. This must be resisted,” Fakhrul told the discussion organised by BNP, marking 53rd anniversary of birth of its exiled senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.He said his party doesn’t speak of coming to power. “We are speaking of formation of a government which represents the people.”The BNP leader voiced his dismay at his party activists and asked them to go from door to door to tell the people about misdeeds of the AL-led government.“You must tell the people why this government is unpopular. Only chanting slogans on North-South and East-West [committee names] will yield no results,” added Fakhrul.BNP activists were embroiled in scuffles at the beginning of the discussion which enraged Fakhrul and other senior leaders of the party.Party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed also expressed his dissatisfaction at the party’s unruly activists.Fakhrul said, “We’ve come here for a discussion. It’s not a street procession, nor a public rally. Slogans will not work here. You must listen attentively to what senior leaders say and then spread the message among the people.”Saying that the party is passing through a very tough time, BNP secretary general said, “You must understand that the party is waging a struggle against those who are destroying the country’s economy, youth, sovereignty and independence.”The BNP leader criticised different government actions and said, “The government has put the country’s banks into shambles. Today’s newspapers reported that a single person has become the owner of 12 to 13 banks. The finance minister said the issue will be investigated.”Fakhrul expressed his surprise that there was no trial for Bangladesh Bank heist. “No one was tried for the stock market scandal and nothing has been done to address the hike in rice prices.”last_img read more

Verizon and Morgan State University Focus on Making More Black Engineers

first_imgMayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake poses with some of the participants of the “Minority Male Makers” program. (Courtesy Photo)Often young Black boys are underrepresented in the science and technology fields. According to the most recent data from the National Science Foundation, Blacks hold only 4.6 percent of the jobs in the science and engineering fields.Seeking to fix that Verizon on July 14 announced a partnership with Morgan State University and several other colleges that aims toincrease to increase the number of Black engineers.The partnership involves Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Jackson State University and Kentucky State University–all HBCUs—and Verizon.  Called “Minority Male Makers” the program focuses on cultivating and nurturing middle school aged Black boys through an introduction and immersion in STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) studies to equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need to secure employment in a fast changing, technology focused world.This is the first of a multiyear initiative between Verizon and the universities that will have these young boys in Baltimore, and other cities, working with mentors and faculty from their respective universities to gain an exposure to the sciences that they may not have had the opportunity to receive. Throughout the summer, students will participate in all-day technology workshops, 4-5 days per week, for approximately 4 weeks at the participating schools.Verizon hopes to inspire a new generation of Black males to be not only interested in science and engineering but also to get a higher education.The AFRO spoke with several students after their first week in the program and their spirits were high. The participants we spoke with, Ayo Oluwafemi 13, Loden Harris 13 and Donovan Cherry 11, all seemed enthusiastic about the program. They discussed several projects they worked on in their first week including 3D printing objects and creating apps for mobile devices. After only one week they are demonstrating ideas and plans for things such as new game apps and using QR codes to help with their programming.Tony Lewis , Verizon Vice President of State Government Affairs, explained why Morgan State University was selected for this initiative. “It’s all about raising the lakes for all folks,” Lewis said. He went on to explain that because Baltimore is one of the larger Verizon bases of operation and that the company has been in the city for over 100 years.  In addition, there are over one thousand active and retired employees in the metropolitan area. He noted Morgan State University is one of the top HBCUs.Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, attended the event. “We want them [kids in the program] to tap into their possibilities, to see what they can do, what they can create and that’s why this is so important. We want our young people to know they can succeed and that they can succeed in STEM fields.”last_img read more

Materialise Showcases Benefits of 3D Printing at RSNA

first_imgNews | Medical 3-D Printing | December 19, 2016 Materialise Showcases Benefits of 3-D Printing at RSNA Company’s participation included workshops on converting DICOM images into 3-D-printed anatomical models December 19, 2016 — Materialise NV showcased the benefits of 3-D-printed anatomical models for radiologists and their patients during the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2 in Chicago.During the event, the company’s Mimics inPrint software was on display in four workshops introducing the process of converting Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) imaging into a 3-D-printed anatomical model. During the workshops, attendees learned to use Mimics software to facilitate development of 3-D printing platforms within their hospitals.In addition to these workshops, Materialise Founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen addressed the event’s 3-D Printing Special Interest Group, discussing evidence-based medicine and the use of 3-D-printed anatomical models, guides and implants as the new standard of patient care.Additional Materialise activities during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting included:Mimics software was featured in RSNA’s 3D Printed Education Area;Materialise launched AnatomyPrint, an online solution for creating 3-D-printed anatomical models from STL files; andMaterialise announced the winners of the 2016 Mimics Innovation Awards, presented annually to researchers who use Mimics to further their profession and the medical industry.For more information: www.materialise.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more center_img Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center

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News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The 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.  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 | 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 | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center $159 million investment will double facility’s size, allowing more patients access to care News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.August 8, 2019 ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a groundbreaking ceremony. The expansion will more than double the center’s size to more than 160,000 square feet – almost the size of three football fields – allowing more patients greater access to the most advanced and precise form of radiation therapy.The estimated completion of the new building is November 2023. The $159 million expansion will be led by Gilbane Building Co. and will increase the center size to include a total of eight radiation therapy machines that rotate 360 degrees around a patient to deliver a proton beam to the exact area intended for treatment. The new machines, developed by Hitachi, will deliver intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), the most precise form of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) available. The expansion also will include an additional synchrotron, the massive accelerator that creates the proton beam, as well as rooms with improved design for a better patient experience.“For over a decade, MD Anderson has led the world in the field of proton therapy,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president. “Our physicians and international cancer experts continue to push the boundaries to provide the most innovative care to our patients, and now we are working to provide increased access to that care so even more people can potentially benefit from this important treatment option.”Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a beam of protons to deliver radiation directly to the tumor, destroying cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue. Protons enter the body with a low radiation dose, stop at the tumor, match its shape and volume or depth, and deposit the bulk of their cancer-fighting energy precisely at the tumor.This therapy currently is used to treat a number of cancers in adult and pediatric patients, including prostate, lung, head and neck, liver, esophagus, brain and lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.“This expansion is critical for patients who need access to proton therapy,” said Steven J. Frank, M.D., medical director of the Proton Therapy Center. “Our center has been operating at capacity, treating patients 20 hours a day, five days a week. Doubling our size will mean not only that we can treat more patients, but that we can do so using the very latest technology while achieving remarkable efficiency.”Since opening in 2006, MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center has treated more than 9,300 patients from the United States and across the world within its current 73,500-square-foot facility. In 2018, MD Anderson treated 819 patients with proton therapy, a nearly 11 percent increase from 2017. Currently, 38 percent of patients are treated for head and neck cancers, but the center also sees numerous patients for prostate, lung, liver and brain cancers, as well as a range of pediatric cancers.“As more patients become eligible for proton therapy, we want to make sure that those who need access to protons have the opportunity to receive them,” said Pisters. “This expansion will aid us in our efforts to provide the most-effective treatment for each patient, based on their specific disease.”For more information: www.mdanderson.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

ExIndian army major takes flight kills family

first_imgThe Associated PressSELMA, Calif. (AP) – At 6:15 a.m. last Saturday, Avtar Singh dialed 911 from his home in the Central Valley farming town 200 miles north of Los Angeles. He told police he had just killed four people and was about to kill himself. Then the line disconnected.Selma police found Singh, 47, dead in his living room. His 36-year-old wife and three-year-old son were dead in a bed in the master bedroom. His 17-year-old son lay dead in his bedroom. A third son, 15 years old, was barely alive in another room and later died. All had been shot in the head. In 2011, he was arrested after his wife said he choked her, and police discovered Singh was a former Indian Army major who was wanted for the 1996 killing of Jalil Andrabi, a lawyer and prominent human rights advocate in the disputed Himalayan region of Indian-controlled Kashmir.Singh was posted to Kashmir in the 1990s, at the height of protests in the region, where rebel groups were fighting Indian security forces for independence or a merger with Pakistan.Andrabi was abducted in 1996, just before he was to leave for Geneva to address a United Nations session about human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir.He was picked up by Indian troops, tortured, and killed, according to a police investigation. His body was recovered in a river _ shot in the head with eyes gouged out.Singh was charged with Andrabi’s killing. The probe also accused him of involvement in six other deaths.Despite the charges, Singh was posted by the army to another region in India. A judge directed the Indian government to confiscate Singh’s passport and not issue another one, but Singh fled India for Canada in 2003.The Singhs lived in Canada with family relatives for two years and applied for asylum, but their claim was denied, according to Singh’s U.S. asylum documents provided to The Associated Press by his immigration consultant. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Community members in Fresno said Singh did not hide that he was an Indian army major _ but he omitted the salient detail that he was wanted for murder in his homeland.“We don’t go anywhere. We don’t have outings or a happy life. We are fearful,” Singh’s wife told a social worker in March in preparing for an asylum claim.Singh, working as a truck driver in 2007, was detained by immigration agents in Iowa. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had received an anonymous letter stating Singh may have committed fraud to obtain legal status in the United States, said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice.At the time, Kice said, ICE did not know about Singh’s murder charges in India. While he was placed in removal proceedings, Singh was released on a $4,000 bond.Two years later, India requested that Interpol issue a so-called “red notice” that Singh was wanted in India.When Singh resurfaced in Selma in the domestic violence case in 2011, Interpol in Washington passed the message of Singh’s whereabouts to Interpol in India, said agency spokeswoman LaTonya Miller.Interpol Washington officials said the U.S. does not consider an Interpol notice alone to be a sufficient basis for the arrest and detention of a person. Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Investigators are still trying to determine what pushed Singh to kill his family and himself.Grewal, Singh’s truck driver, said he spoke with Singh by phone about 30 minutes before he shot his wife and kids. “He told me to pick up a load in Iowa. He was very nice. I don’t know what happened, I was completely surprised.”_________Associated Press writer Aijaz Hussain in Srinagar, India, contributed to this report.Contact Gosia Wozniacka at http://twitter.com/gosiawozniacka Parents, stop beating yourself up More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Canadian authorities let Indian officials know Singh was living in Canada in 2004, according to court documents obtained by Andrabi’s attorney, Hafizullah Mir, and shown to the AP.After his cover was blown, Singh and his family crossed illegally into the U.S. and settled in Fresno County, where Singh filed an asylum case for himself in 2011.“He told me, `My job in India was to eliminate terrorists who were against the Indian government. I was good at that, they never found the bodies when I did it,’ ” said Stephens, Singh’s immigration consultant.In his asylum application, Singh said he did not kill Andrabi, but knew who did. “I am being made a scapegoat,” he said, adding that he would be killed if he returned to India.Singh lived quietly in California initially, working at a truck wash and at a sandwich shop. He eventually started a trucking business_ he owned five tractors and trailers _ which he named Jay Truck Lines, after his third son, a U.S. citizen.“He was so nice with everyone, with our community. And he was very good to his wife and children,” said Balvir Singh Grewal, who worked as a driver for Singh. “I never saw him angry.” So Singh bailed out of jail on the felony domestic violence charges. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of false imprisonment, and was sentenced to three years of probation and a 52-week batterer’s treatment program, said Sonia De La Rosa, spokeswoman for the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.In March 2011, immigration agents in Fresno were notified about the Interpol notice.But, because Avtar and Singh are common names in India, ICE officials said, the agency tried contacting India through Interpol to obtain fingerprints and crime reports that would corroborate that the Singh residing in Fresno was the same person being sought for the Kashmir murder.The Indian government did not respond to repeated inquiries, said Kice of ICE.“Given the unresolved issues surrounding Singh’s identity and possible role in a serious human rights crime, last year ICE attorneys in San Francisco moved to administratively close his removal proceedings _ putting the deportation process on hold _ until the outstanding evidence could be obtained,” she said.Indian officials have not responded to repeated requests from the AP about why they never sought to extradite Singh. Check your body, save your life The burst of bloodletting that wiped out Singh’s family in their modest one-story house marked the end of a nine-year evasion of authorities for a once-feared military officer from India. Accused of murdering a human rights lawyer in his homeland, Singh took flight, living briefly in Canada, then the United States, building a family and a small trucking business along the way.The two governments eventually found out about his past. But Singh stayed one step ahead of halting efforts to return him to India to face justice. He managed to stay free despite worldwide Interpol notices that he was wanted for murder, despite his arrest by U.S. immigration authorities for being here illegally and despite his prosecution by local authorities for domestic violence.Even so, his family’s immigration problems, strained finances and fears he would face extradition to India were weighing heavily on him, an associate said.“When you look back on it, there were tell-tale signs,” said Charles Stephens, a Fresno immigration consultant who assisted Singh with the family’s asylum case. “He was basically on edge, anxious.”During the last year, Singh’s past caught up with him. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img

TC members share in 100 percent profits

first_imgTravellers Choice members will receive a share of $727,553 as the group announced it will distribute 100 percent of its 2011/12 pre-tax operating profits to its national network of member shareholders.All member shareholders will receive a five percent dividend with the remaining profits distributed through trading rebates based on sales support for airline and wholesale partners.Further to this, financial benefits throughout the 2011/12 fiscal period include the override commissions at source from the network’s broad portfolio of preferred suppliers will be distributed to Travellers Choice members.Travellers Choice chief executive Christian Hunter said although down on last year, the 2011/12 result represented a solid performance in a challenging trading environment.”A strong Australian dollar helped drive some demand over the past 12 months, but significant downward pressure on pricing, combined with ever increasing levels of competition in the marketplace, has inevitably hampered the company’s ability to achieve sales in line with last year’s record result,” Mr Hunter added.A network-wide focus on supporting an expanded range of strategic suppliers has helped Travellers Choice, according to Mr Hunter.“Against this backdrop it is encouraging to know that Travellers Choice can deliver an operating profit for the 35th consecutive year.” To drive web traffic and generate sales leads, Travellers Choice members received continued support in the digital field, including search engine marketing and optimisation, combined with a range of social media activities such as travel blogs, twitter campaigns and Facebook promotions.The Travellers Choice Annual General Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, New South Wales, in November this year will see member shareholders meet for the 2012 Shareholders’ Conference. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

Man charged with elder abuse of Stan Lee pleads no

first_imgMan charged with elder abuse of Stan Lee pleads not guilty by Katie Campione, The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2019 8:58 am PDT Keya Morgan, former business manager of late Stan Lee, accused of stealing money and falsely imprisoning the late comic book creator, left, appears for a court hearing with his defense attorney, Alex Kessel in Los Angeles County Superior Court Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Morgan was charged in May with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mastermind including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — A former business manager to Stan Lee pleaded not guilty to elder abuse charges that allege he stole from the late Marvel Comics legend and held him against his will.Keya Morgan, 43, entered the plea in Los Angeles after authorities transported him from Arizona, where he was arrested last month.Morgan was charged in May with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mastermind including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.The charges date to June 2018, when Morgan was working closely with Lee. The comics legend, who co-created Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Black Panther, died in November at age 95.Alex Kessel, an attorney for Morgan, has said his client has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.Los Angeles County prosecutors say Morgan sought to capitalize on Lee’s wealth and exert influence over him even though he had no authority to act on his behalf.Prosecutors say Morgan pocketed more than $262,000 from autograph-signing sessions Lee did in May 2018.Morgan at one point also took Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium “where Morgan had more control over Lee,” according to California authorities.Lee’s daughter, Joan, said in a request for a restraining order last year that Morgan was manipulating the mentally declining Lee, preventing him from seeing family and friends, and trying to take control of his money and business affairs. A restraining order was granted last June that barred Morgan from contact with Lee and revealed a police elder abuse investigation.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Francis Bennett set a hearing for Thursday morning to determine the source of money offered to secure Morgan’s release. His bail is set at $300,000. Kessel said Morgan’s mother would be providing the bail money.Lee was the public face of Marvel Comics and beloved for his appearances at comic book conventions and his cameos in Marvel movies, including a posthumous one in April’s “Avengers: Endgame.”Katie Campione, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Disy chief explains Logicom shareholding

first_imgDisy chief Averof Neophytou said Friday his wife and mother-in-law owned shares in a company that has recently acquired a stake in Hellenic Bank, which is set to absorb parts of the co-op bank in the coming months.Neophytou made the statement before the House finance committee a day after a list was published with the shareholders of Logicom implying he had a conflict of interest.In March, just days before state-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank officially announced its intention to sell its operations, Logicom acquired an 18.5 per cent stake in investment company Demetra, which holds a 10.1 per cent stake in Hellenic, for €20.4m.Following that transaction, Logicom’s stake in Demetra rose to 29.6 per cent.Neophytou said his wife and mother-in-law became shareholders in Logicom between 2008 and 2011 and their stake was 2 per mille of the company’s share capital of €74m.The Disy chief said his wife acquired 11,000 shares in Logicom in 2008 and his mother-in-law bought an additional 142,000 between 2008 and 2011.“Logicom started buying shares in Demetra Investments a year later, in 2012,” he added. “Since then, neither my wife nor my mother-in-law have acquired any shares.”Neophytou went on to say that he had loans at the co-op bank and was also a guarantor.He said any changes to the law affording additional protection to guarantors will not apply to him.  You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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