Idris Elba To Join StarStudded Sport Relief TV Special

first_imgSport Relief can today announce exciting new details about this year’s campaign, including Idris Elba donning his infamous Luther coat to uncover a serious case of hilarity in an unmissable sketch.The super sleuth will be joined by Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, David Haye, Denise Lewis, Cecilia Noble, Louis Smith, Ruth Wilson and Ian Wright.This special one off sketch that will be shown as part of a star studded night of Sport Relief TV on the BBC, hosted by John Bishop, Gary Lineker, David Walliams and Claudia Winkleman amongst others, on Friday 18th March.Idris said: “This year, for Sport Relief, Luther will be appearing in a totally different light. I am so proud to be lending my support to this cause again. Over the past year I have seen how important the work that Comic Relief and Sport Relief do on the ground as they helped in thefight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. I hope that you will enjoy the different side of Luther and support this important cause by signing up for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games this year.”Idris isn’t the only one getting involved this Sport Relief, as the nation is being encouraged to walk, run, swim or cycle themselves #proud at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games events from 18th – 20th March. The Games will be taking place at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Norwich and Sheffield – and with hundreds of local events across the UK, the nation can limber up and show their support in what is already warming up to be one epic weekend.Faces lining up to take part in the fun include Claudia Winkleman, Greg James, Anita Rani, Jamie Laing, Melanie C and Rachel Riley, who can be seen modelling the official Sport Relief t-shirt, available online at www.sportrelief.com later this month and in Sainsbury’s stores from 15th February.The iconic BT Sport Relief challenge is also back in full force, with another brave celebrity getting ready to be put through their paces in the name of charity. This celebrity (to be announced very soon) will be proving they are a thoroughly good sport by taking on a mammoth challenge to follow in the footsteps of Davina McCall, John Bishop and David Walliams in the hope of inspiring the Great British public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not! There will also be an array of other exciting celebrity challenges over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!On Friday 18th March the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The night is set to be a star-studded show full of celebrity performances and comedy sketches including TV detective Luther, joined by famous faces to help crack the case, along with highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports.Other top telly treats include the return of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off which will see a fresh batch of 16 celebrities compete in the ultimate baking battle, all to raise as much dough as possible. This year’s brave contestants include Samantha Cameron, Ed Balls and Kimberley Walsh, with Jennifer Saunders, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne and resident Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc presenting an episode each.Let’s Play Darts for Sport Relief will also make a return to BBC Two, hosted by Gabby Logan and featuring the biggest names in the world of darts joining forces with some of the nation’s favourite comedians including Greg Davies, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan and Tim Vine and sporting stars Mike Tindall and Robbie Savage. Also joining the Sport Relief TV line up is hard-hitting documentary Famous Rich & Homeless which will see Nick Hancock, Julia Bradbury, Kim Woodburn and Willie Thorne experience first-hand what life is really like living on the streets of London.On Sunday 20th March BBC One will host the Sport Relief Games Show, live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the Great British public are joined by numerous famous faces to help spur them on throughout the day. Stars from the world of entertainment and sport will take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games events up and down the country – there’s bound to be an event close by so there’s no excuse for the public not to sign up and get involved at www.sportrelief.com: Walk, jog or run the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, choosing from 1, 3 or 6 mile distances Choose from a range of individual and team distances for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, including 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km or people can choose their own distance with SimplySwim Choose to take on the 25 or 50-mile Cycle at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, enjoy one of the Family Cycles with budding bikers at all six venues, (London, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield and Norwich) or choose any distance with SimplyCycle 
Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping people living unimaginably tough lives, with half of the money raised used to make a difference right here in the UK. The other half is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.For more information about how to do yourself proud by entering the unmissable Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, go to sportrelief.com.last_img read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Rate hike decisionA cooling economy is dampening expectations that the Bank of Canada will hike the overnight rate on Wednesday. Both September inflation and August retail sales came in below analysts’ expectations on Friday, suggesting the BoC will hold steady after raising rates twice in a row.Weekly statsStatistics Canada releases the wholesale trade figures for August (Monday), data on immigration, ethnocultural diversity, housing and Aboriginal peoples (Wednesday), and data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for August (Thursday).Stranzl to break his silenceBrandon Stranzl, former CEO of Sears Canada, will speak to media on Monday regarding the liquidation of Sears Canada’s remaining stores. Stranzl had led an unsuccessful push to buy the retailer and turn it around, and the company’s leadership faced harsh criticism from laid-off employees over the size of retention bonuses offered to executives to see the liquidation process through.Let’s talk about something other than blind trusts, ok?After a week of bad headlines and intense criticism, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the fall economic update in the Commons on Tuesday. Morneau has been under fire since it was revealed that he had not placed his substantial personal holdings into a blind trust, a move he reversed on Friday, despite insisting the rules don’t require him to do so.EarningspaloozaSome of Canada’s most well-known companies will release earnings next week, including West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (Monday); CN Rail (Tuesday); Air Canada, New Gold Inc, Barrick Gold, Suncor Energy Inc., Western Energy Services Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. (Wednesday); Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Maple Leaf Foods Inc., First Quantum Minerals, Shaw Communications Inc., Husky Energy and Eldorado Gold Corp. (Thursday); and Precision Drilling Corp. (Friday).last_img read more

ICE Futures Canada Thursday Canola prices higher barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $1.40 higher $499.50; Jan. ’18 $1.30 higher $505.10; March ’18 $1.50 higher $511.00; May ’18 $1.40 higher $513.80; July ’18 $1.20 higher $515.00; Nov. ’18 $1.40 higher $483.50; Jan. ’19 $1.40 higher $485.20; March ’19 $1.40 higher $487.90; May ’19 $1.40 higher $487.90; July ’19 $1.40 higher $487.90; Nov. ’19 $1.40 higher $487.90.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00.Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 410,820 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 410,820. read more

Understanding dementia

A new med school program in the U.S. pairing students with Alzheimer’s patients hopes to meet two growing needs; geriatric specialists, and better understanding of dementia.Warren McGee is a medical student who is gaining valuable knowledge about memory loss and the aging process through his mentor, a Chicago woman diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. The program was developed by the Feinberg School of Medicine. People in the early stages of dementia spend a year with young med students. It’s hoped to increase awareness and reduce stigma associated with memory loss.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

DR Congo UN reports peaceful constitutional referendum with few incidents

The vote, the first democratic ballot held in the DRC since 1965 and one of the biggest polls the UN has ever been involved in, with 36,000 vote offices, nearly 200,000 electoral agents and 25 million voters, was organized by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission, with the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) providing technical and logistical assistance.If approved, the draft constitution would pave the way for the DRC’s first democratic elections next year.Provisional results are due to be announced later this evening by the electoral authorities, while the definitive tally is expected to be officially declared on 18 January. read more

NHS not doing enough to help police prevent terror attacks warns Mets

first_imgCharlotte Heath-Kelly, associate professor of politics and international studies at the University of Warwick, said medical staff were often confused by their training.“It tries to impart this idea that you have a duty to report anything you find dangerous or suspect, but it doesn’t tell you how you know something is dangerous or suspect.“There are vague statements about social exclusion and changes in behaviour, but that could be all teenagers ever.”Other doctors argue that the strategy unfairly targets Muslims.Manchester general practitioner Siema Iqbal said: “The strategy is Islamaphobic. It targets specific communities.“Here, the patient is not the priority, it’s the state. I work in an inner city area where there is a high ethnic diversity and many asylum seekers. I worry that my patients are not disclosing to me everything that they should. A GP’s room should be a safe space, and patients should be able to talk about anything.”Doctors often feel bound by confidentiality when patients disclose worrying tendencies, even though the General Medical Council recently changed guidance to e make it clear that in certain circumstances such as assisting in the prevention, detection or prosecution of serious crime, doctors are “justified in disclosing information about patients in the public interest.”Medical staff have also criticised Prevent for its lack of transparency about patients who have been referred.The Royal College of Psychiatristshas also questioned the ‘variable quality of the evidence’ underpinning the Prevent strategy and has called for it to be published in full.“The problem at the moment is that we simply don’t know a lot about what happens to people who get referred,” added Adrian James of the RCOP.Ass Com Rowley admitted there needs to be more transparency and promised that the police would give better feedback to medical staff on the outcomes of their referrals.”This is new and dynamic and we are going to have to learn together,” he added.“We are still learning the best way to deal with it. With such a new and changing field it is not surprising that we haven’t got 20 years of peer reviews and published research, because the IRA and Al Qaeda didn’t work like this.” NHS staff are now asked to share details with the police if they suspect patients are at risk of being radicalised Credit:PA Doctors and health workers are not doing enough to help police prevent terror attacks by mentally ill people who are targeted by extremist recruiters, the Met’s counterterrorism chief has warned.Since the 2011 Prevent Review all NHS bodies must train staff to spot the signs of radicalisation and report people they fear are at risk of becoming terrorists to the security services.  However an investigation by the BMJ found that between 2015 and 2016, there were just 75 referrals by 59 acute trusts in England. Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, the national lead for counter terrorism, said that out of 13 major attacks foiled by Scotland Yard since 2013, ‘a disproportionate number’ of those involved people with mental health issues.Yet he claims a lack of trust between the NHS and the police is stopping crucial information from being shared.“The risk is not simply about the mental health condition but is about somebody else revving them up and trying to exploit it,” he said. “However good the mental health professional is, the mental health team on its own is probably insufficient.“We have to work together, and it requires a bit more trust and collaboration between us.“If we don’t intervene soon enough, that victim becomes a very serious perpetrator, and if they are about to go and kill people we then have to intervene with a different hat on and prosecute people.“If we are willing to share information and work together then we can keep this as a preventive response, which is what we all  believe in. Waiting for people to try to commit serious offences then putting them in prison for ever is not as elegant a solution.” Ass Com Rowley said their had been a shift in the nature of terrorist attacks. While past atrocities were carried out by networks of terror cells affiliated to Al Qaeda or the IRA, now lone attacks are perpetrated by the vulnerable or mentally ill.“We have wrestled with terrorism in the UK for at least 50 years, but for most of that time—whether it was the IRA or Al Qaeda—there were secret networks planning attacks, and the sort of people they recruited had to be highly trustworthy and reliable,” he added.“Radicalising and inciting someone who is vulnerable to go and carry out some ghastly attack seems to be part of their tactics, and that has brought in a whole load of vulnerability issues, including mental health, that we now have to wrestle with.2The BMJ investigation found that mental health trusts were better at referring patients of concern, with 245 people reported to the security services between 2015 and 2016.But the data also showed that many NHS staff have been left ill-prepared to deal with the Prevent programme.At the worst end of the scale, just 4.5 per cent of staff at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, south west London, had been trained to spot radicalised patients, compared to 94 per cent at  Barts Health NHS Trust, east London. NHS staff are now asked to share details with the police if they suspect patients are at risk of being radicalised center_img Doctors say the Prevent strategy is anti-Muslim and risks alienating patients  Doctors say the Prevent strategy is anti-Muslim and risks alienating patients Credit:Anthony Devlin PA  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Films with sexual violence will get 18 ratings after MeToo backlash

“We have 92 per cent approval ratings [for ratings decisions] and the reason for that is that we consult the public,”… A five-yearly study by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has found the public believed the current 15 ratings for films containing sexual violence were inappropriate and should be raised to 18. David Austin, BBFC’s chief executive, told the NSPCC’s conference on children’s safety online that the BBFC would introduce the higher ratings if the findings were confirmed in follow-up research.  Film censors are set to impose 18 ratings on films with sexual violence after a public backlash over “liberal” classifications following the #MeToo movement against sex assaults. read more

Samsung bets big on flexible displays

first_imgIt might not be that much longer before you are able to go to the store and buy a smartphone with a flexible, bendable, practically unbreakable display. Samsung is increasing its efforts in the research and development of this emerging technology as competition makes it more difficult to be unique in the current market.The technology incorporates the use of plastic in the production of an electronic display, rather than glass. This means that if you drop it on the ground, it won’t crack. It also means the display has the ability to be bent and twisted without compromising. The focus right now is assumed to be for smartphones and tablets, but eventually it could be used for all sorts of products.If you think you’ve heard of this technology before, you’re probably right. Flexible display concepts have been around for years. There have been working prototypes from other companies, not just Samsung. Apple also seems to be working on its own version of the technology.So, proof-of-concept isn’t the issue. The problem is that it is incredibly difficult to mass produce for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it uses organic LED (OLED), which is still fairly cost-prohibitive. If any company has the infrastructure and expertise to solve that problem, though, it is Samsung. The company did not provide specific details about how much money it is pouring into this project, but its increased focus could mean that it will become ready for scalable manufacturing in the first half of 2013.The company’s aggressive push to be the first to market is an indication of how competitive the market for mobile technology has become. It is becoming increasingly difficult to offer a product that has a truly distinguishing feature. It’s almost impossible to think of something that could revolutionize the industry at this point, but flexible displays certainly would. There is no timetable yet on when you might be able to go into a store and buy smartphones with unbreakable displays, but they are coming.via Wall Street Journallast_img read more

New The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Debuts During The

first_imgStay on target These Games Seem Suspiciously Similar to ‘Breath of the Wild’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest entry in the long-running Legend of Zelda series, and you’re probably already clamoring for it. Or you could live under a rock. In that case, it’s likely this might be the first time you’ve seen it, let alone heard of it. In that case, you definitely should continue reading.There were actually two different trailers shown off during last night’s Game Awards show, in fact. One offered a brief look at the game’s overworld, a new canine companion, and other monsters players would see along the course of the game. The other was much meatier, with a new character named Kass, who hands out quests and happens to have a bird’s head, thank you very much.Elsewhere in the video, the Zonai Ruins were shown off, with a group of lizard creatures that seemed to wield electricity as if it were some sort of benign plaything. Demonstrated in the gameplay video were stealthy gameplay strategies and straight-shooting combat where the lizard creatures were meant to be taken out lickety-split. Of course, the stealthier path went the furthest — that’s totally not how I plan on playing it, by the way.Later in the demo Link takes on an enormous Moblin, which shows off some impressive AI, at least considering that seen in the Zelda universe, and the camera pans to a reward that can be seen in the distance. More importantly, perhaps, the Nintendo Switch logo is seen in the trailer.If you’re looking forward to getting your hands on the new Zelda title, however, you’ll likely be waiting a bit after March’s intended Nintendo Switch launch. But it looks like there’s certainly a lot to root for in the coming months. Check out the action below!last_img read more

Techie found hanging in Hyderabad

first_imgA software engineer committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Attapur on Saturday. According to Rajendranagar police, Sumanth Reddy who works at HSBC had got married to Swapna four months ago. In the suicide note recovered by the police, Sumanth alleged that his wife and in-laws were torturing him. Unable to take the harassment, Sumanth is learned to have taken the extreme step. His body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for an autopsy. A case was registered by the police.last_img read more

People are turning towards BJP district incharge Rajamouli

first_imgMancherial: More and more people are turning towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stated party Mancherial district in-charge Rajamouli during a door-to-door campaign of membership and registrations drive in old Mancherial on Friday.He alleged that due to lack of proper administration by the State government, the Central government’s welfare schemes are not reaching the beneficiaries in the State. During the campaign, he urged the people to vote for BJP candidates in the coming municipal elections. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Later addressing a press conference, Rajamouli informed that BJP party State president K Laxman and former MP Vivek Venkata Swamy are likely to participate in various programmes in Mancherial on Saturday (August 17). First they will participate in the membership and registration drive in Naspur mandal headquarters, he will participate in road show rally and address a public meeting, he informed.Party leaders Peddapalli Purushotham, Ravinder Rao, Satish, Mudam Mallesh, Anand, Krishna, Janardhan, Madhu, Sharath, Bodduna Mallesh and others were present.last_img read more

HBCU Celebration at Zion Baptist

first_imgThe officers and members of Zion Baptist Church are inviting residents in the area to the annual observance of HBCU Day to celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 12. The guest speaker is slated to be Rev. Justin Rhodes, executive pastor of Trinidad Baptist Church in Northeast, D.C. Zion is located at 4850 Blagden Avenue, NW. For more details, call 202-722-4940.last_img

Redbox kiosks to offer video game rentals

first_imgIf you thought that Redbox kiosks were only good for snagging a movie to watch on the way home from a long day at work, get ready to think again. The famous red disc-dispensing kiosks will start spitting out video games starting on June 17th, offering titles for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii for $2 per day.The new game rentals have been in testing at about 5,000 locations around the country for some time now, but Redbox says they’re finally ready to expand the program to their other 21,000 kiosks. According to the press release, video games will be introduced at the same time as Blu-Ray discs at Redbox locations nationwide. “Redbox will make discovering the latest games as easy as a trip to the local grocery, convenience, or drug store,” according to Redbox’s VP of Games, Joel Resnik.It’s difficult for Redbox’s move not to be seen as a shot across the bow of companies that also rent games, like GameFly and Blockbuster (the latter now owned by Dish Network.) Blockbuster is the only competitor that has a local kiosk presence to compete with Redbox, while GameFly’s business model relies entirely on disc-by-mail.It’s also clear that Redbox isn’t about to take the threat from a newly purchased Blockbuster lightly, and is looking for ways to differentiate itself from other services like Blockbuster and Netflix. Next month, it’ll be as easy as walking up to the kiosk outside your local convenience store to pick up a game you’ve wanted to try but didn’t want to buy. At $2/day, it won’t even hurt so much if the only way you can return it is to wait until your local grocery store is open the next day so you get access to the kiosk to drop off your disc.Read more at Redbox via Engadgetlast_img read more

Electronic Brachytherapy Comparable to Mohs Surgery in EarlyStage NonMelanoma Skin Cancer Treatment

first_imgNews | Brachytherapy Systems | July 20, 2017 Electronic Brachytherapy Comparable to Mohs Surgery in Early-Stage Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment Results of new study showed no statistically significant difference in recurrence of cancer at mean follow-up of 3.4 years July 20, 2017 — Rates of recurrence in early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) patients were virtually identical if they were treated with iCAD’s Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System or Mohs micrographic surgery, according to a new study. Mohs micrographic surgery is accepted as the most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers. The results of the matched-pair cohort study of 369 patients were published online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy.“In recent years, we have seen substantial clinical evidence indicating that electronic brachytherapy offers comparable results to Mohs surgery in appropriately selected early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer patients,” said Rakesh Patel, M.D., lead investigator of the study, radiation oncologist and medical director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Gatos, Calif. “These data provide an entirely new level of clinical research confirming that treatment with eBx can help patients achieve similar low rates of recurrence with excellent cosmetic outcomes compared to Mohs surgery.”The study compared clinical outcomes of patients treated with eBx and Mohs surgery at different treatment centers. In the population of 369 patients, a total of 188 were treated with eBx and 181 with Mohs surgery. Data reflected treatment of 416 lesions (208 in the eBx group and 208 in the Mohs surgery group), including 226 basal cell carcinomas and 190 squamous cell carcinomas. At a mean follow up of 3.4 years, 99.5 percent of eBx patients and 100 percent of Mohs surgery patients remained recurrence free. Statistics provided by the American College of Mohs Surgery state that Mohs surgery has a success rate “up to 99 percent.” Overall incidence of toxicity was similar in both treatment groups. In addition, physician-rated cosmetic outcomes were either “excellent” or “good” in 97.6 percent of eBx-treated lesions and 95.7 percent of Mohs surgery-treated lesions.Results from patients treated with eBx in this study are consistent with the results from a growing body of additional clinical research assessing outcomes with eBx in the treatment of early-stage NMSC. An earlier outcomes study of 297 lesions with up to 63 months of follow-up (mean 16.5 months) showed only one recurrence and excellent cosmesis in 100 percent of patients at years 4-5. A separate study of 524 lesions treated with eBx with mean follow-up of 12.5 months showed a 0.7 percent recurrence rate.“Our goal in treatment of NMSC is to eliminate the lesion while preserving function in the region affected by cancer,” Patel added. “These results indicate that eBx can achieve these goals without putting patients at higher risk of recurrence or complications.”The Xoft System is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, CE marked, and licensed in a growing number of countries for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma skin cancer.For more information: www.xoftinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 Related Contentcenter_img 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Image courtesy of Imago Systems The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | 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 morelast_img read more

Carnival Corps bookings for first half of 2018 well ahead of 2017

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Itinerary changes and cancellations forced by the recent hurricanes are expected to result in an estimated US$0.10 to $0.12 per share reduction in Carnival Corporation & plc’s fourth quarter earnings, however President & CEO Arnold Donald says cumulative bookings for the first half of 2018 are “well ahead” of 2017 on both price and occupancy.“Our record results, coupled with strong booking trends, have more than offset the anticipated earnings impact from these weather disruptions, enabling us to raise the mid-point of our guidance and positioning us to achieve the higher end of our previous earnings guidance range,” said Donald. “Our performance affirms conviction in our company’s inherent ability to deliver sustained double digit return on invested capital in 2018 and beyond. We remain on track to achieve record cash from operations of $5 billion this year, and to continue to distribute cash to shareholders through steadily increasing dividends, currently totaling $1.2 billion annually, and opportunistic share repurchases, which are approaching $3 billion cumulatively over the past two years.”More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedCarnival Corp.’s Q3 net income is US$1.3 billion, versus $1.4 billion in Q3 2016, while adjusted net income was up from 1.4 billion to $1.7 billion.The corporation’s Q3 revenues totalled $5.5 billion, higher than the $5.1 billion in 2016.“We delivered another consecutive quarter of strong operational improvement and another third quarter adjusted earnings record,” said Donald. “Our ongoing efforts to create demand well in excess of measured supply growth helped to drive 5% higher cruise ticket pricing.”Donald added, “After the earthquakes in Mexico and a very challenging series of hurricanes, our thoughts are with all of those impacted and we are actively contributing to the relief and rebuilding efforts in the Caribbean and the southern U.S. through monetary and other support. Many people throughout these areas have been impacted and several ports are temporarily unavailable. Fortunately, our owned destinations including Amber Cove, D.R.; Cozumel, Mexico; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, Bahamas, as well as more than 40 other ports, plus all those in Mexico, are fully operational and welcoming guests.” Tags: Carnival Corporation Carnival Corp.’s bookings for first half of 2018 “well ahead” of 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Kevin Kolb was sacked six times Sunday in Baltimor

first_imgKevin Kolb was sacked six times Sunday in Baltimore, aridiculously high number that should give any coach pausebefore sending the same group out the next week. At his weekly press conference Monday, Cardinals coach KenWhisenhunt said change might be in order.“I think that when you’re 1-6 you’ve got to look atanything,” the coach said. “It’s hard to make a whole-salechange on the line.” Whisenhunt said the line did some things well Sunday,which won’t really show up in the box score, but that thecoaches will have to balance the good with the bad whendebating making a change.If a move is made it stands to reason it will come atright tackle, where Brandon Keith has been splitting timewith Jeremy Bridges. And while fans may want to see LeviBrown replaced, there is no guarantee his job at lefttackle is on the line (pun intended).No matter what happens, Whisenhunt said things have to getbetter in pass protection.“We gave up too many sacks, that’s a problem, that’ssomething we’ve got to address,” he said, noting that someof them are due to QB Kevin Kolb not getting the ball out.“That’s the way it goes, sometimes, that’s something we’vegot to be better at.”Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreport Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

Anastasiades apologises for paedophile pardon will not repeat mistake

first_imgBy Evie AndreouPresident, Nicos Anastasiades, apologised on Tuesday for granting indiscriminate pardons to molesters of children over 13 and gave reassurances the same mistake would not be repeated.During his address at the presentation of the Foni (Voice) council for the implementation of the national strategy to fight sexual abuse and exploitation of children and child pornography, Anastasiades admitted to his error, which, he said, was weighing on his conscience.He said that he wanted to apologise because, “during my election, by custom, while not well thought about, I had awarded a pardon by making a discrimination between those sexually abused considering that criminals who abused children over the age of 13 could qualify for the pardon.”Anastasiades thanked the head of Foni, Anastasia Papadopoulou, “for pointing out to me this mistake.”The necessary corrective changes have been made, he said. “I hope that the same mistake will not be repeated, not by myself of course, but by the one who succeeds me. Thank you very much Anastasia,” he said.He was referring to the early release earlier in the year of a man convicted of sexually abusing a minor. The man returned to his home, to live without supervision in the same neighbourhood as his victim. He had received a pardon, along with others, on the occasion of Anastasiades’ re-confirmation as president. It transpired that it was the age criteria set by the justice ministry that made the man’s early release possible.Apart from lifers, the criteria exclude from pardon those convicted for sexual offences against minors up to 13-years-old, or against minors up to the third degree of kinship. The victim in this case was over 13.Papadopoulou last month handed Anastasiades her recommendations relating to the release of child molesters from prison on presidential pardon, mainly suggesting scrapping the practice.During his address, Anastasiades said that the 10-member council, appointed last March, was more than a watchdog for the implementation of the national strategy to fight sexual abuse and exploitation of children and child pornography. He said it is also the voice of victims but also the voice of the state and “of all those struggling to protect and shield children from sexual abuse and exploitation.”The national strategy to fight sexual abuse and exploitation of children and child pornography, he said, sets the policy directions and is taking the necessary measures and actions to combat these phenomena.Τhe Foni council, he said, is tasked with promoting, assessing and monitoring the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, known as the Lanzarote Convention. Cyprus, he said, is among the few countries that have ratified the Convention.Foni will also prepare the new national strategy for the next three years.The coordinated effort by Foni, the ministerial committee that drafted the current national strategy and the Children’s Rights Commissioner, Leda Koursoumba, he said, “has placed our country among the pioneers in the European Union to combat these most heinous phenomena against children.”Proof of the progress recorded concerning combating child sexual abuse in Cyprus, he said, is the fact that the Council of Europe (CoE) refers to the country “as exemplary model by welcoming the targeted measures we have taken.” The competent committee of the CoE which monitors the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention, Anastasiades said, has decided to organise conferences in Cyprus next year “in recognition of the important work and progress” made by the country in this area.Anastasiades also referred to the Children’s House, that handles cases of children, victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.Another innovative step, he said, was also the launch of the website of Foni that provides, round the clock, advice and help.The website, that also offers advice to parents, teenagers and teachers may be found at: http://foni.org.cy/A few hours before Anastasiades’ public apology, media reports said that, in total seven persons convicted of sexual offences against children under 13 had benefited by the presidential pardon earlier in the year.The data was reportedly given by the justice ministry to MPs. The ministry said that no more pardons will be given to paedophiles, reports saidYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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