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India’s PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the problems of the Sri Lankan Tamils.Reacting to TNCC president E.V.K.S. Elangovan who asked why he was continuing in the NDA when India supported the “diluted” resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a probe into the war crimes, Mr Anbumani said the Congress leader was only diverting the issue. “If it helps the Sri Lankan Tamils, I am ready to leave the NDA. India’s stand shocked me and I have returned a disappointed man,” Anbumani, who attended the UNHRC meeting in Geneva a few days ago, said, according to The Hindu newspaper. “An international inquiry will bring out the truth because the report had described the killing of Tamils as a system crime,” he said.Anbumani said even now it was not late for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to hold an all party meeting to prevail upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put pressure on the international community to get justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils. He said even though the UNHRC Commissioner’s report had not used the word “genocide” to describe the crime against Tamils in Sri Lanka, there was adequate evidence that pointed to genocide. read more

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index headed higher in late-morning trading, helped by the energy sector as the price of oil gained ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 64.76 points at 16,463.99.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 177.99 points at 26,296.01. The S&P 500 index was up 21.18 points at 2,927.45, while the Nasdaq composite was up 67.81 points at 7,941.97.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.35 cents US compared with an average of 74.95 cents US on Tuesday.The October crude contract was up US$2.03 at US$55.97 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up 3.5 cents at US$2.393 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$1.50 at US$1,554.40 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 5.75 cents at US$2.5855 a pound. The Canadian Press read more

first_img Source: ITV News WestCountry/Twitter No (5827) 22,977 Views WATCH: Just what happens when @BorisJohnson asks a fortune teller for her #GeneralElection prediction. It’s not great news… pic.twitter.com/fLDM506Ai1— ITV News WestCountry (@itvwestcountry) June 7, 2017 Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 12:31 PM 67 Comments AS THE UK goes to the polls today to vote in its general election, Conservative and current Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Boris Johnson will be taking a break from asking fortune tellers for a free reading: Poll: Have you ever used a fortune teller? Give it to us straight. Honest answers only. No but I predict I will in the future (449) Image: Shutterstock/Cherries By Fora Staff Share4 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Cherries Short URL Poll Results: https://jrnl.ie/3433104 Jun 8th 2017, 12:31 PM YesNoNo but I predict I will in the futureVote Yes (4463) So we know where she stands on the immediate future.Have you ever gone to a fortune teller? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Google+ Brian Fritz of Sportingnews.com passed along a new interview with international women’s wrestling star and new WWE signee, Kana, about her decision to sign with the company. Here are some excerpts from the interview:Kana on the decision to sign with WWE:“I have been in this business for 10 years and have accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish. I was looking for a new challenge and when the opportunity came up with WWE, the timing just felt right. Even though I was in Japan the majority of my career, I was always captivated by the allure of WWE and their worldwide appeal. There is no bigger stage in sports entertainment, so it has always been in the back of my mind.”Kana on how working American independents will help with the transition to WWE:“Having already experienced American crowds I think will definitely help me with the transition. No matter where the crowd is, it is always about getting some sort of reaction, and I don’t think I will have any problem with that.”Sportingnews.com: International superstar Kana on signing with WWE, looking for new challengeRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTcenter_img Pinterest Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Interviews with Bobby Roode, Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Barlast_img read more

KMC launch D100 Million project to empower women

first_imgBy Makutu MannehKanifing Municipal Council in collaboration with Reliance Financial Services Company has launched a hundred-million-dalasi women empowerment project called ‘Dollel Jigeen’.This project is targeting business women within the Kanifing Municipality, supporting them through loans, to enhance their sources of income. The event was held at the KMC Chamber on Wednesday 15th May 2019, attended by Women groups and officials from both Institutions.Musa Bah Deputy Mayor of KMC said when women are empowered, everybody benefits from it. He added that without good health and money, life is difficult.He said Mayor Bensouda came up with the idea that mothers and sisters in the compounds should be given support.He added that this makes the Mayor to work with Reliance since the institution has long been helping women in the Gambia.He said they are giving D100 million to the women groups who are registered with Reliance to be able to unify their businesses.”I have no doubt that the women of KMC only want the way forward”, he said.Alh. Baboucarr Khan RFS Managing Director said empowering women is not a new thing to his institution.“Women involved in the programme since the beginning know the benefits”, he noted.Anna Jobe Serrekunda Branch Manager said Reliance has been helping women for many years in the rural area and now they decide to bring it to the urban area.She said they help women to manage their money and the kind of business they are to engage in to improve their livelihood.Some beneficiaries of RFS Dollel Jigeen testified to the numerous help and benefits they got from Reliance.Aja Awa spoke on behalf of Bakau Kambeng Kaffo to testify on the benefits they got from Reliance. She said they have been working with Reliance for 6months but they are very pleased with their work.last_img read more

first_imgEmerald Expositions has agreed to acquire GLM Markets for $335 million from Providence Equity Partners.The deal, announced this morning, is expected to close in January. The acquisition will be funded with about $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners.Onex Partners acquired Emerald—then known as Nielsen Expositions—in June. GLM CEO Charles McCurdy and Providence Equity Partners acquired GLM from the U.K.-based Daily Mail & General Trust in September 2011 for $173 million. McCurdy says of the deal with Emerald, “We see healthy growth with GLM and the market seems to be realizing the value of tradeshows in a way it wasn’t a few years ago. Multiples have expanded and my investment partners saw the value of a transaction.”McCurdy would not disclose information about GLM’s current financial situation. However, he did point out that GLM’s previous owners said annual revenue was about $75 million when he acquired the company three years ago, “and we’ve grown at a double-digit rate every year since then.””It’s meaningfully bigger than it was back then,” he says.McCurdy, who was CEO of Canon Communications before acquiring GLM, says he will begin looking for his “next project” once this deal closes next month.GLM’s events include, among others, NY NOW, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition and Surf Expo.Emerald, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., produces more than 65 tradeshows and events each year.Emerald Expositions CEO David Loechner says in a statement, “This acquisition expands upon our position as a leading tradeshow organizer in the United States.”last_img read more

first_imgSitka’s Electric Department is in crisis. There isn’t enough money to both keep up with bond payments on the Blue Lake Dam and address needed infrastructure repairs. To fix this, the Assembly plans to increase rates by another 5% rate increase this year and draw money from other funds. (Blue Lake Expansion photo by Desiree Brandis)The city of Sitka is struggling to pay off the Blue Lake Dam in a big way. The project was largely funded through bond proceeds. But due to a major decline in electric usage by Sitka customers, the city doesn’t have enough money to meet the bond payment. This is true not only for this year, but in the coming year as well should electric usage in Sitka plateau and voters fail to approve a ballot question raising the mill rate.Listen Now Faced with this shortfall in the electric fund – which is nearly $3 million this year – the Sitka Assembly debated their options during a work session last night (09-27-16). To fix this, the Assembly plans to increase rates by another 5% this year and look to other funds to cover the rest.On September 11th, 2012 and the Assembly was trying to decide whether to move ahead with the Blue Lake Dam expansion project. The bid exceeded its cost estimate by $40 million and during persons to be heard, the lone voice of dissent was former Mayor Marko Dapcevich.“If you look at where the utility rates are going in this town, I think you’re going to find that the demand that you’re hoping from that dam is not going to be there. There will be less utility accounts, less people, less business, less a lot of things,” Dapcevich said.Flash forward to today and that concern is shaking out to be true. All the decisions about the dam’s design – from the turbines to raising the wall by 80 feet – were predicated on an assumption that Sitka’s electrical demand would remain the same or increase.Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Jay Sweeney and Utility Director Bryan Bertacchi walked the Assembly through the revenue crisis facing the electric department during Tuesday night’s meeting.Jay Sweeney: The whole premise of the dam was based on the premise that there was going to be a continued demand at 110 million kwhr/year.Bertacchi: And we’re actually at 104 million kwhr/year. A giant spread between where they thought they would be when they approved the dam and where we are today.Projected Electric Load in Sitka (1973-2028)In 2008, D. Hittle and Associates projected that that electric usage in Sitka would rise. The Blue Lake Dam was built on this assumption. If Sitka were at 130M-kwrs as projected, rather than the current actual 105M-kwhrs, the city would have an additional $3.75M in revenue and would be cutting rates rather than increasing them.Actual Electric Load in Sitka (2011-2016)In the four years since the dam was approved, usage has declined to 104 million kwhr/year. This amounts to a loss of $1 million for the electric fund. (Graph from CBS Utility Department)The drop in Sitka’s electric usage amounts is for a number of reasons. The winters have been warm. A lot of customers are going back to wood stoves or diesel power due to the falling price of fuel. But the result is that the city doesn’t have the money it thought it would to pay for the dam. The deficit within the electric fund is $2 to $3 million this year, which is far more than the city projected when it finalized its budget in the spring.Now, the Assembly could raise rates to pay for it all. An increase by 20 or 22% would do it. But such a prospect did not sit well with them. Many at the table were worried that rate increase of 20% would drive customers to use even less electricity.City Administrator Mark Gorman said, “We’re going to stimulate conservation, which pushes us deeper into the hole. It’s kind of a damned into if you do, damned if you don’t scenario.”This is crux of the problem before the Assembly: If they raise rates too little, they risk defaulting on the bond agreement. If they raise rates too much, usage could nosedive even further.“Mr. Brewton used to call that the utility death spiral,” remarked Deputy Mayor Matthew Hunter. Chris Brewton is the former Utility Director. Assemblyman Steven Eisenbeisz responded, “I feel we’ve jumped off that cliff already.” Both paused and took deep breaths. There were a lot of moments like this during Tuesday night’s meeting.If the Assembly were to trim city government this year instead of raising rates, the cut would be $2 million. That option wasn’t palpable for Hunter, who said, “I don’t think that’s easy to do in a way that doesn’t drastically impact our citizens by services or personnel. I don’t know. This is an interesting…a very interesting problem. This isn’t going to be fun few years here guys.”There’s two other pressure valves attached to this problem:1) The bond agreement. Until 2030, Sitka can only pay interest on those bond proceeds for the Blue Lake Dam and the Jarvis Street Solar Turbine Project and they must do so exclusively with cash flow. The payment due this year is $10 million and it’s a deadline Sweeney said the city has to meet under these very specific constraints. “Until that point in time that you have to pay the specific amount of money, you have to pay interest payments on that. You can’t pay them early,” Sweeney said.2) Parts of the city’s electrical infrastructure are in desperate need of repair. Bertacchi and his team have developed a 10-year-plan to do this (Memo Electric Department 10 Year Capital Plan). Top priorities include creating a backup for the Marine Street Substation – which supplies power to 80% of Sitka’s customers – and an overhaul of the Green Lake Power Plant. “The more we look at Green Lake, it’s the 1990s since it’s been overhauled. It’s a great facility. Huge value to this community. And we just can’t let it go without an overhaul in the next 10 year window,” Bertacchi said.Taking all this in stride, the Assembly chose a more modest rate increase of 5% for this year. Their ordinance (Ord 2016-38)- passed unanimously on first reading – also eliminates the first residential tier for customers who use under 200 kwhr. Their bills would go up by $6. Furthermore, it increases the monthly harbor fee to pay for replacement marine grade meters and eliminates the city’s policy of putting hangers on people’s door knobs when they are delinquent on the bills.To help the electric fund, the Assembly agreed to another 5% increase this year. That would bring rates to 14.03 kwhr/month (on average). This would make utilities in Sitka more expensive than Juneau and Ketchikan. (Graph from CBS Utility Department)The ordinance closes the gap in the electric fund somewhat, but the city is still short $1.3 million. And for that, the Assembly directed city staff to go looking elsewhere for that money before raising rates by 20%.Eisenbeisz: I’m really not willing to throw a 20% increase on people right now, but without any other money coming in, we have no option. So, I think we need to do our due diligence in finding some other ways to fund this definitely.Swanson: If we go with a rate increase right off the bat, we can just kiss that mill rate goodbye.Swanson was referring to the next Tuesday’s ballot question, which would raise the cap on property taxes by 2 mills and consequently raise $1 million for the electric fund.For their next meeting on October 11th, City Administrator Mark Gorman will talk about pockets the Assembly can draw from to save the electric fund. Those include the Southeast Economic Development Fund, the Permanent Fund, the Bulk Water Fee Fund.None of these area ideal. The whole point of a fund is that it pays for itself. But that’s just not the reality when it comes to the electric utility in Sitka. The dam is built. It has to be paid for. The question is how.Gorman said, “We’re entering kind of an emergency situation, a crisis situation, when it comes to managing our electric utility and the affordability of it. So we have to find ways of relieving that pressure on the citizens without compromising our economic integrity.”It’s a crisis the Assembly wants to try to solve in-house before taxing citizens any further. They’ll meet next on October 11th in the new Harrigan Centennial Hall.last_img read more

first_imgSnowy roads in Anchorage. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.After back-to-back storms in Anchorage tapered off last night, some residents and local officials are annoyed roads still aren’t clear of snow, claiming the state is shirking it’s winter-weather responsibilities. But the municipality – 1,969 square miles – is bigger than the state of Rhode Island – 1,212 square miles – and plowing miles of roads requires money that’s already been cut out of budgets.Listen nowLast fall, the mayor’s administration warned Anchorage Assembly members that the state was trying to re-work its commitment to plow stretches of road maintained by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. This could be a massive public safety problem, given that the state is responsible for the main traffic arteries across the city.“Basically the DOT is responsible for the Glenn Highway, the Seward Highway, Muldoon, Tudor, Minnesota, A and C Street, Ingra and Gambell,” Alan Czajkowski said. Czajkowski is the city’s Director of Maintenance and Operations, which oversees the snowplow fleet.Both the state and the municipality have the same strategy for how they clear roads, Czajkowski explained: start at the highest traffic corridors and work your way down to residential roads.“They have limited resources, and they have priorities,” Czajkowski said.For the state’s plows, that actually means starting outside of town proper, along the Seward and Richardson highways.“It’s designed that way for safety. The first thing you want to do is keep police and fire-trucks and ambulances moving, so you do the largest first to handle the largest volumes of traffic, and then you work backwards to the least used roads,” Czajkowski explained.On top of a perception of inadequately prompt snow-removal, there’s been a tangible drop in resources for clearing roads. The Assembly approved a budget in November that put less money towards snowplowing in Anchorage. And according to Shannon McCarthy, spokesperson for DOT’s Central Region, the department has been trying to make due with a reduced funding from lawmakers in Juneau.“Our maintenance is funded through general fund dollars: those are state dollars,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “State funds have gotten more scarce over the last two years, we’ve had budget reductions. And that’s reduced the number of positions we’ve had, the number of equipment operators, and as a result the number of pieces of equipment. ”The deal between Anchorage and the state over who’s responsible for which sections of roads goes back to 1991, when the two entities worked out the Transfer of Responsibilities Agreement.“Because of a patchwork of ownership, it makes more sense in terms of efficiency for both organizations, and the TORA is how we do that,” McCarthy said.That agreement was being re-worked late last year, according to McCarthy, with the state preparing to reduce the number of miles it plowed inside the municipality. But that revised TORA was never signed, leaving the original agreement in place. The fact of the matter, McCarthy said, is budget cuts have reduced staff and equipment to just four or five state operators at a time clearing some of Alaska’s busiest roads.last_img read more

New survey suggests far fewer Jupiter sized rogue planets than thought

first_img Explore further Back in 2011, an international team of researchers conducted a study of rogue planets and reported evidence suggesting that there are approximately twice as many rogue Jupiters as main sequence stars. In this new effort, the researchers took a new census gain a more accurate estimate.Identifying rogue planets is difficult, of course, because they do not emit any light of their own—against the black of space, there is nothing to see. But when they move past light emitted from a distant star, a lensing phenomenon can occur. This happens when light from the blocked star is magnified by the planet’s gravity, causing a lensing halo effect that can be seen by instruments here on Earth. The size of the planet can also be calculated by noting the lensing duration. The researchers with this new census winnowed down the millions of stars in the dataset to just 2,617 high-quality microlensing events. This represented a much larger sample size than the one used by the team in 2011—they analyzed just 474 events.The researchers conclude that Jupiter-sized rogue planets are far rarer than the earlier census claimed. But they note it is possible that are more Earth-sized rogue planets roaming around than currently believed. The data also showed that of the big rogue planets roaming the Milky Way, approximately 25 percent of them are likely gas giants, with the remaining 75 percent represented by rocky or ice giants. Citation: New survey suggests far fewer Jupiter sized rogue planets than thought (2017, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-survey-jupiter-sized-rogue-planets.html An artist’s impression of a gravitational microlensing event by a free-floating planet. Credit: J. Skowron / Warsaw University Observatory © 2017 Phys.org Simulations suggest Planet Nine may have been a rogue More information: Przemek Mróz et al. No large population of unbound or wide-orbit Jupiter-mass planets, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature23276Planet formation theories predict that some planets may be ejected from their parent systems as result of dynamical interactions and other processes. Unbound planets can also be formed through gravitational collapse, in a way similar to that in which stars form. A handful of free-floating planetary-mass objects have been discovered by infrared surveys of young stellar clusters and star-forming regions as well as wide-field surveys, but these studies are incomplete for objects below five Jupiter masses. Gravitational microlensing is the only method capable of exploring the entire population of free-floating planets down to Mars-mass objects, because the microlensing signal does not depend on the brightness of the lensing object. A characteristic timescale of microlensing events depends on the mass of the lens: the less massive the lens, the shorter the microlensing event. A previous analysis of 474 microlensing events found an excess of ten very short events (1–2 days)—more than known stellar populations would suggest—indicating the existence of a large population of unbound or wide-orbit Jupiter-mass planets (reported to be almost twice as common as main-sequence stars). These results, however, do not match predictions of planet-formation theories and surveys of young clusters. Here we analyse a sample of microlensing events six times larger than that of ref. 11 discovered during the years 2010–15. Although our survey has very high sensitivity (detection efficiency) to short-timescale (1–2 days) microlensing events, we found no excess of events with timescales in this range, with a 95 per cent upper limit on the frequency of Jupiter-mass free-floating or wide-orbit planets of 0.25 planets per main-sequence star. We detected a few possible ultrashort-timescale events (with timescales of less than half a day), which may indicate the existence of Earth-mass and super-Earth-mass free-floating planets, as predicted by planet-formation theories. Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Warsaw University Observatory, Ohio State University and the University of Warwick has found evidence that suggests there are far fewer Jupiter-sized rogue planets roaming the Milky Way galaxy than prior surveys have shown. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes using data compiled from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment to analyze light curves of approximately 50 million stars for the period 2010 to 2015 and what they found by doing so. The gravity of a free-floating planet may deflect and focus light from a distant source star when passing closely in front of it. Owing to the distorted image the star temporarily seems much brighter. Credit: J. Skowron / Warsaw University Observatory The researchers conclude by suggesting their findings jibe with logic—there are likely to be fewer rogue giant planets because they would have a stronger gravitational connection to their original star system. Smaller, Earth-like planets, on the other hand, could be flung off with relative ease. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Good jewellery involves a strong emotional connect

first_imgSenco Gold & Diamonds, the largest jewellery retail chain of Eastern India, announced the launch of ‘Mayurakshi Collection” – an Indo-Western jewellery collection for men.The collection consisting of chains, cufflinks, and kurta buttons was launched by Mayurakshi star Prosenjit Chatterjee alongside Sankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds.Starring Prosenjit Chatterjee and veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Mayurakshi is an intense journey of the 84-year-old father and his USA based son, who visits his father in India for a 5 days span. Story narrates the emotional attachment and relationship values prevailing between them. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking at the launch, Prosenjit Chatterjee said, “My upcoming movie narrates a tale of emotional attachment behind a relationship. It speaks of how father and son are emotionally close despite staying far away from each other. Simultaneously, I think that every Bengali also has an emotional attachment to jewellery. And so, I am delighted to launch the ‘Mayurakshi Collection” which is designed in sync with the theme of our movie. It’s an Indo-western collection that anyone can wear in everyday life. I congratulate Senco Gold & Diamonds for coming up with a new range of men’s collection which is affordable for the masses as well as elegant in design.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSankar Sen, Managing Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said: “The ‘Mayurakshi Collection’ range is a part of our men’s collection and it has been designed to reflect the emotional attachment behind every relationship. It’s an Indo-Western jewellery collection which can be used in daily life as well as in parties. Products like-Chains, Cufflinks and Kurta buttons are on demand since ages and we recreated the design keeping in mind the youth fashion trend.”last_img read more

first_img 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 | April 13, 2012 Rose Breast Center Initiates Study of Laser Therapy for Breast Cancer 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 Related Content 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 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 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. April 13, 2012 — Novian Health, developer of Novilase Breast Therapy, announced it has begun a multicenter clinical trial on the use of Novilase Interstitial Laser Therapy (ILT) for the destruction of malignant breast tumors. The first facility to participate in the trial is the Rose Breast Center in Denver, under the study direction of Barbara Schwartzberg, M.D.Novilase ILT is an image-guided, minimally invasive alternative for lumpectomy, used to ablate (destroy) small breast tumors. The new clinical trial is the first stage of a two-stage study as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) process. The trial follows a successful, single-center feasibility study on Novilase ILT for treatment of malignant breast tumors. The company said it would soon also begin a similar clinical trial in Europe.Novian Health has previously received FDA 510(k) clearance for the treatment of breast fibroadenomas, and currently offers Novilase at Rose and other breast centers around the country participating in its ABLATE registry.This study will evaluate the rate of complete tumor ablation of breast cancers that are up to 2 cm. It will also examine the correlation of the pathology of post-ablation lumpectomy specimens with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography and ultrasound in detecting any residual tumor.”The goal of this study is to evaluate whether minimally invasive laser ablation of early-stage breast cancer is as effective as a traditional surgical lumpectomy,” said Barbara Schwartzberg, chair of cancer services at Rose Breast Center. “With laser, this may be performed more conveniently, with less pain and with less deformity. I am proud to offer this as an option for patients at the Rose Breast Center, continuing our tradition of providing the latest technologies and treatments.”Novilase ILT may provide women who have early-stage breast cancer with the option of an ablation procedure that could result in a lower rate of residual disease and thus fewer re-treatments, shorter recovery time, minimal scarring or breast deformity. Novilase does not preclude any additional treatment, if necessary, such as the use of radiation therapy and/or systemic adjuvant therapy, as per standard of care.Given the overall shift to more precise and targeted cancer treatments, many women have an increased expectation for less invasive procedures. Just as needle-core breast biopsy has provided a new alternative to surgical biopsy, Novilase ILT may be another option for women with breast cancer who are considering lumpectomy.For more information: www.novianhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 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 | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more

April dates for Sandals webinar series just announced

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Share Tags: Education, Sandals Resorts Wednesday, April 4, 2018 center_img TORONTO — Created exclusively for travel agents, Sandals Resorts’ weekly webinar series has become an invaluable selling tool, and the next few dates have just been announced.There will be four dates in April, with each virtual session lasting 30 minutes every Friday afternoon. During each session, agents will learn useful, up-to-the-minute information directly from resort management teams, as well a unique sales tips for each property.The dates are as follows:Friday April 6: Beaches Ocho Rios, 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDTFriday April 13: Sandals Grande St. Lucian: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDTFriday April 20: Beaches Negril, 12:30 pm.-1:00 p.m. EDTFriday April 27: Sandals Montego Bay, 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDTTo register for the Sandals webinars, email webinars@uvisandals.ca with your IATA number and preferred dates. Agents will then receive further details and log-in instructions.By registering, agents will also receive a recorded version that they can play back at their leisure. April dates for Sandals’ webinar series just announced << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

The 228passenger Scenic Eclipse is expected to la

first_imgThe 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse is expected to launch its inaugural cruise on 15 August, nearly 12 months after the originally proposed launch date. Ongoing strikes and issues at the Uljanik yard forced Scenic to push back the six-star ship’s debut on three occasions, most recently last February.LATTE sought comment from Scenic on the above and confirmation to see if the company intends to return Eclipse to the Uljanik Shipyard.Go back to the enewsletter Scenic Eclipse exits Uljanik shipyardScenic Luxury Cruise & Tour’s maiden luxury ocean cruise ship, Scenic Eclipse, has been moved from the troubled Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia. The vessel has been repositioned to the Viktor Lenac facility on the Croatian Adriatic Coast, approximately 130 kilometres to the east.It is understood that the relocation of the “World’s First Discovery Yacht” will see the six-star ship repainted in dry dock ahead of her sea trials and final fit-out in coming weeks.It is unclear if Scenic Eclipse operated under her own power, with amateur videos posted on YouTube suggesting the ship was guided by tugs to the Viktor Lenac shipyard late last week (see below). Go back to the enewsletterUPDATE: Scenic Luxury Cruise & Tours has confirmed the repositioning of Scenic Eclipse to the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia was a scheduled move, and that the ultra-luxury vessel will return to the Uljanik Shipyard in coming weeks.In a statement to LATTE, the Australian-owned company said Scenic Eclipse was moved undertow “as part of scheduled dry dock”.“She will remain in dry dock for approximately 10 days during which time standard works will be conducted included degreasing and high pressure washing of the hull, application of final anti-corrosive coats and final inspection processes before dry dock flooding.”Scenic also said the return to the Uljanik shipyard will be “for final preparations leading to sea trials in June and launch on 15 August”.Scenic has supplied a new video that shows Eclipse entering dry dock at the Viktor Lenac shipyard.center_img LATTE’s original story that was published on 1 May is featured below.last_img read more

first_imgFounded in 1934 by brothers Giovanni and Giacomo, three generations of the Canali family have been committed to creating truly timeless menswear. In honor of their 75th year in the business of luxury fashion, the Italian label is launching a limited edition suit and overcoat that are just as elegant and well-made as their original pieces, crafted by hand and using only the finest raw materials in accordance with company tradition.For the new commemorative designs, cashmere, silk, and vicuña, an exclusive and exceptionally soft fabric – all blended to make garments that feel as luxe as they look. The suit is a classic three-button pinstripe model and comes in three different color combinations: a cool mix of anthracite grey and sky blue; a sophisticated midnight blue and beige; and a subtly suave tone-on-tone option. The overcoat is done in a sleek, double-breasted silhouette and, thanks to its reversible solid colors, does wardrobe double-duty. Both pieces boast a special inside label, marking the company’s anniversary.In total, only 750 pieces of each will be made. Starting next June, the items will be available at for sale in Canali’s 150 boutiques worldwide.Visit www.canali.it.last_img read more

Police arrest two after fireworks blaze

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