Le gouvernement britannique va vendre 150000 hectares de forêts

first_imgLe gouvernement britannique va vendre 150.000 hectares de forêtsLe gouvernement britannique s’apprête à vendre 150.000 hectares de forêts anglaises.  Pour faire face à l’austérité, annoncée courant octobre, le gouvernement britannique va vendre 150.000 hectares de forêts. Cela représente la moitié de la surface totale des forêts de l’Etat. Grâce à cette opération, le ministère de l’Environnement pourra gagner 5 milliards de livres sterling (environ 6 milliards d’euros).À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureau”Cette vente, qui représenterait la cession de terrain la plus importante jamais réalisée depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, pourrait entraîner la construction de lotissements, de terrains de golf ou de villages de vacances sur des lieux autrefois protégés”, indique The Guardian. D’autant que la Grande-Bretagne n’a 12% de son territoire couvert par des forêts (contre 4% au début du siècle dernier). Mais cela reste très peu, comparé au reste de l’Europe dont la moyenne se situe aux alentours de 30%.Pour le parti écologique, cette vente constitue un “acte impardonnable de vandalisme environnemental”. Au lendemain de cette décision, 10.000 personnes avaient déjà signé une  pétition, pressant le gouvernement à mettre fin à cette vente. Parmi les forêts concernées, la forêt de Cardinham, par exemple. Quintessence même des forêts modernes, c’est à la fois un terrain de jeu et de promenade, une réserve naturelle et un ensemble de bois destinés à la coupe.Le 20 novembre 2010 à 18:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE attendance figures 22039 NXT TV tapings

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Google+ WWE attendance figures from February 20 to March 9, 2015.* 2/20 NXT live event in Strake, Florida: 200 fans.* 2/21 NXT live event in Cocoa Beach, Florida: 250 fans (sellout).* 2/23 RAW/Superstars TV tapings in Nashville, Tennessee: 13,000 fans (sellout).* 2/28 live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 8,000 fans (sellout).* 2/28 live event in Bridgeport, Connecticut: 5,600 fans.* 3/1 live event in Uniondale, New York: 6,000 fans.* 3/1 live event in Buffalo, New York: 5,500 fans.* 3/2 RAW/Superstars TV tapings in Newark, New Jersey: 11,900 fans (sellout).* 3/3 Smackdown/Main Event TV tapings in Washington, DC: 6,000 fans.* 3/5 NXT live event in Columbus, Ohio: 1,000 fans (sellout).* 3/6 live event in Rochester, New York: 8,000 fans.* 3/6 NXT live event in Cleveland, Ohio: 1,100 fans (sellout).* 3/7 live event in Brooklyn, New York: 8,500 fans.* 3/7 live event in Erie, Pennsylvania: 4,200 fans.* 3/8 live event in Youngstown, Ohio: 3,500 fans.* 3/9 RAW/Superstars TV tapings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 11,100 fans (sellout).Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch WWE United States Championship match added to Money in the Bank on May 19last_img read more

Caltrans installing debris fence on Coronado Bridge above Chicano Park

first_img Ed Lenderman, April 11, 2018 Posted: April 11, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Caltrans installing debris fence on Coronado Bridge above Chicano Park 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Ed Lenderman was live in Chicano Park where Caltrans is working to install a debris fence on the Coronado Bridge.Caltrans crews will close the northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) connector to State Route 75 (SR-75) Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow for the installation of a debris fence above Chicano Park.Detour signs will be posted and direct motorists to exit at Cesar Chavez Parkway, then left to the on-ramp to SR-75 at Logan Avenue.Caltrans reminds drivers to ‘Be Work Zone Alert’ by avoiding distracted driving, paying constant attention to traffic, and slowing down when approaching work zones. Ed Lenderman last_img read more

Several San Diego parks to close for August due to excessive heat

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom July 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Several San Diego County parks will close for the month of August, in a precautionary move taken annually due to expected extreme heat levels, the county Parks and Recreation department announced Monday.El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Mt. Gower Preserve near Ramona, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Wilderness Gardens in Pala will close Wednesday.Additionally, Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park in the Anza-Boreggo Desert are closed all summer. They will reopen Labor Day weekend.Nearly 100 other county parks and preserves will remain open next month.To stay safe, officials recommend that recreationists let others know their plans before leaving, hike with others, leave dogs at home on hot days, bring plenty of water and wear lightweight, ventilated clothing. Several San Diego parks to close for August due to excessive heatlast_img read more

11 more die in Assam floods toll rises to 47

first_imgGuwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as 11 more people died taking the toll to 47, while 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of the 33 districts. A total of 1.79 lakh hectare agricultural land was submerged and around 90 per cent of rhino habitats — the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary — are under water, officials said. Of the 11 deaths, five were reported from Dhubri district and three each from Barpeta and Morigaon, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us In its bulletin, the ASDMA said 48,87,443 people of 3,705 villages are affected by the floods. In Sivasagar and Udalguri where the flood water has ebbed, the displaced people found after returning home that the swirling waters have damaged walls and sand from rivers filled up agriculture lands rendering them unsuitable for farming. Though water was beginning to recede in Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat district and Pobitora in Morigaon district, forest department sources said animals like rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and deer have taken shelter on artificial high-grounds constructed within the forests. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level in Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district, Kopili at Dharamtul in Nagaon district, the bulletin said. Over 1.47 lakh displaced people are now in 755 relief camps and 304 relief distribution centres set up by the administrations. However, many people alleged that they were not being provided with adequate relief items or accommodation in the camps forcing some of them to live in boats. Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said probably the administration did not anticipate the enormity of the deluge and that led to shortage of relief materials in some camps. However, enquiries will be made into these charges, he said. The floods have affected over 22 lakh big and small animals, besides 23 lakh poultry birds, the ASDMA added. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) teams are engaged in rescue operation in the 27 flood-hit districts.last_img read more

Chief of Defence Staff to Article 370 Key takeaways from PM Modis

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed to the nation from the historic Red Fort.ReutersOn 73rd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag and addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort at 7:30 am. Addressing India, PM Modi spoke on a wide range of topics, including Jammu and Kashmir, flooding in many states, India’s new Chief of Defence Staff, Article 370, 35A, new India, One nation, one Constitution, criminalising triple talaq, water conservation, GST and Tourism.This was PM Modi’s first address to the nation from the historic Red Fort after this year’s Lok Sabha elections and sixth Independence Day speech.Addressing the nation on Independence Day. Watch. https://t.co/V6cCfmRPRx— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2019 Here are a few takeaways from PM Modi’s I-Day speech:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke about the scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution. “The new government has not completed even 10 weeks, but in this short span of time in every sector we have taken important steps. Article 370 and 35A being revoked is a step towards realising the dream of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,” said PM Modi.PM Narendra Modi condoled the victims of floods in several parts of the nation and assured that all possible support would be provided. “When the country is celebrating Independence day, many parts of the country is facing the problem of floods due to heavy rains,” PM Modi said. He said many people have lost their lives in the floods and “I condole their death”. “We stand in complete solidarity with those affected by the floods and I assure that all possible support that is needed will be provided to them by the central and the state governments,” Modi added.The Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech, talked about the abrogation of Article 370 and that the decision has resulted in the integration of the country. Modi said that now there is one nation and one Constitution while adding that this spirit has become a reality. “One Nation, one Constitution – this spirit has become a reality and India is proud of that,” PM Modi said.In his address to the nation, PM Modi talked about the GST and said that it has brought to life India’s dream of one nation and one tax. “GST brought to life the dream of one nation, one tax. India has also achieved one nation, one grid in the energy sector,” the PM said.In a major announcement for the three armed forces of the nation, PM Modi said that the country will now have a post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) that will integrate the operations of the three forces — the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. “Our forces are India’s pride. To further sharpen coordination between the forces, I want to announce a major decision from the Red Fort: India will have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS),” PM Modi said in his I-Day speech while adding, “This is going to make the forces even more effective.”PM Narendra Modi also spoke about his government’s move to abolish instant triple talaq and said that the Muslim women had been suffering under this custom. The PM said, “Remember how scared Muslim women were, those who suffered due to the practice of Triple Talaq, but we ended that. When Islamic nations can ban it, then why can’t we? When we can ban Sati, when we can take strong steps against female infanticide, child marriage, then why not this?PM Modi urged the citizens to come forward and contribute in conserving water resources and harvest rainwater. PM Narendra Modi said this has to be taken up as a mass movement at the grassroots level. Earlier, the PM had already informed that the new Modi government had formed a new ministry-the Jal Shakti Ministry which merged two water-related ministries. The BJP government has allocated Rs 3.35 lakh crore for the Jal Jeevan Mission that aims to provide drinking water to every household.Addressing the growing issue of terrorism, PM Modi said India stands strongly against terrorism and is presenting before the world the “true colours” of those who shelter and finance terrorism. However, Modi didn’t mention Pakistan in his speech. “We will expose before the world all exporters of terror. We, together with other countries of the world, will fight those sheltering terrorism, financing and exporting terrorism. We are presenting their true colours in front of the world,” the PM said.last_img read more

Astros Show They Can Still Score With 9thInning Comeback

first_img Share The Astros put up four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday (Aug. 6, 2017) to stun the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6, showing the team can still put up big numbers (and in dramatic fashion sometimes) despite playing without George Springer or Carlos Correa at the moment.  Plus, the Texans got training camp underway and already have a significant injury — receiver Will Fuller will miss two-to-three months with a broken collarbone. Houston Matters senior producer, Michael Hagerty and host Craig Cohen discuss those and other developments in Houston sports.last_img read more

Sony says Gran Turismo 6 is a PS3 game

first_imgWhen a new console is announced you typically see first-party studios move to developing games for the new platform as quickly as possible. With the PlayStation 4 it is thought all of Sony’s internal studios are working on PS4 titles. Polyphony Digital may be an exception, though.Polyphony’s only game series is Gran Turismo, and the games never hit their expected release date/window. Until the announcement of the PS4 it was expected Polyphony was working on Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3. Now you’d expect that game to be a PS4 title, right?According to Sony, even though GT6 hasn’t been officially announced, it remains a PS3 game. Michael Denny, senior vice president of SCE Worldwide Studios Europe, referenced the racing game during an interview with Siliconrepublic. Denny was referring to how great the PS3 still is and that key titles are coming to the platform including The Last of Us, GTA V, and GT6.Gran Turismo is a key title and system seller for any Sony console, and I’d find it very surprising if Sony didn’t want the next one in the series to be made available for the PS4 as soon after release as possible. If it remains a PS3 title then I can only see one reason for that–the game is ready to release and already optimized for the current gen console’s hardware.If that is the case then I bet Sony is looking at a quick turnaround and re-release on the PlayStation 4 boasting some clear enhancements. Gran Turismo 6 as a launch game on PS4? That would be a huge win for Sony if they could pull it off, but it seems unlikely based on Denny’s comments and Polyphony’s inability to ever hit a release date set for them.Now read: Sony shows off 4K TV running Gran Turismo 5last_img read more

OnLive is dead and Sony acquired all their patents

first_imgBefore there was a PS4 and PlayStation Now had launched, two major game streaming services existed. They were Gaikai and OnLive. We fully expected both services to go head-to-head for years to come, but then Sony announced it had acquired Gaikai for $380 million, leaving OnLive with the market pretty much to itself. Now a complete flip has happened.Sony rebadged Gaikai as PlayStation Now and is currently in the midst of a slow global rollout of the service. OnLive has staggered on in the background, shutting down once, getting a new lease of life, and now it has shut once more. The twist this time being that Sony has acquired a large patent portfolio from OnLive relating the their game streaming tech.What this means is, not only will we not be seeing OnLive launch again, but Sony pretty much has the game streaming market tied up. Not only in terms of having a live service your can use, but also by owning the majority of the patents relating to game streaming the two biggest players in the market had.For users of OnLive, the news is not good. The servers will go dark on April 30, meaning you will lose access to any full game purchases you made and subscriptions will end. If your subscription payment happened on March 28 or later, you’ll be receiving a refund.When Sony acquired Gaikai it would not have been surprising to see Microsoft counter with an OnLive acquisition. But that never happened because Microsoft doesn’t think it’s the future, and now it never can because Sony owns OnLive’s tech, too. This potentially makes it quite difficult for Microsoft to launch a PlayStation Now competitor in the future as Sony could tie them up in patent lawsuits from day one. I doubt Microsoft would ever agree to pay a royalty to Sony allowing it to run such a service.The only service that really rivals PlayStation Now at the moment is Nvidia Grid, but that’s not really a direct competitor. Microsoft and Nintendo are, but neither of them have a game streaming solution or the patent portfolio to protect it.last_img read more

Rahuls Kalavati should watch out

Payal Pratap went all the way to the Kutch for her Gates of Dawn collection which opened Day One of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. In its essence, it was very gypsy with its swirls, layers and volumes.  She used a lot of geometric embroidery, cross stitch and hand detailing. Models walked the ramp in gathered skirts and corset tops, angrakhas, ghagra pants in tussars, mongas, chanderis, cotton silks, net and cotton voiles. A burst of colours and rustic accessories were some of the highpoints.After Rahul Gandhi’s Kalavati comes Anand Kabra’s Taramati – but on the ramp. In colour schemes of alta red, lime, gold, ivory white, black and royal blue, Kabra highlighted the story of Taramati. Fragmented mosaics and jail patterns on doors and windows featured prominently – giving the story from Deccan a solid base. Kabra stitched the story together using malkha cotton, georgette, chiffon and crepes. read more

Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are

first_imgBut while THC may hang around in tissues, it starts diminishing in the blood quickly—really quickly. “It’s 74 percent in the first 30 minutes, and 90 percent by 1.4 hours,” says Huestis. “And the reason that’s important is because in the US, the average time to get blood drawn [after arrest] is between 1.4 and 4 hours.” By the time you get to the station to get your blood taken, there may not be much THC left to find. (THC tends to linger longer in the brain because it’s fatty in there. That’s why the effects of marijuana can last longer than THC is detectable in breath or blood.) So law enforcement can measure THC, sure enough, but not always immediately. And they’re fully aware that marijuana intoxication is an entirely different beast than drunk driving. “How a drug affects someone might depend on the person, how they used the drug, the type of drug (e.g., for cannabis, you can have varying levels of THC between different products), and how often they use the drug,” California Highway Patrol spokesperson Mike Martis writes in an email to WIRED.Accordingly, in California, where recreational marijuana just became legal, the CHP relies on other observable measurements of intoxication. If an officer does field sobriety tests like the classic walk-and-turn maneuver, and suspects someone may be under the influence of drugs, they can request a specialist called a drug recognition evaluator. The DRE administers additional field sobriety tests—analyzing the suspect’s eyes and blood pressure to try to figure out what drug may be in play.The CHP says it’s also evaluating the use of oral fluid screening gadgets to assist in these drug investigations. (Which devices exactly, the CHP declines to say.) “However, we want to ensure any technology we use is reliable and accurate before using it out in the field and as evidence in a criminal proceeding,” says Martis.Another option would be to test a suspect’s breath with a breathalyzer for THC, which startups like Hound Labs are chasing. While THC sticks around in tissues, it’s no longer present in your breath after about two or three hours. So if a breathalyzer picks up THC, that would suggest the stuff isn’t lingering from a joint smoked last night, but one smoked before the driver got in a car. If you’ve spent time with marijuana—any time at all, really—you know that the high can be rather unpredictable. It depends on the strain, its level of THC and hundreds of other compounds, and the interaction between all these elements. Oh, and how much you ate that day. And how you took the cannabis. And the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion.OK, maybe not that last one. But as medical and recreational marijuana use spreads across the United States, how on Earth can law enforcement tell if someone they’ve pulled over is too high to be driving, given all these factors? Marijuana is such a confounding drug that scientists and law enforcement are struggling to create an objective standard for marijuana intoxication. (Also, I’ll say this early and only once: For the love of Pete, do not under any circumstances drive stoned.)Sure, the cops can take you back to the station and draw a blood sample and determine exactly how much THC is in your system. “It’s not a problem of accurately measuring it,” says Marilyn Huestis, coauthor of a new review paper in Trends in Molecular Medicine about cannabis intoxication. “We can accurately measure cannabinoids in blood and urine and sweat and oral fluid. It’s interpretation that is the more difficult problem.”You see, different people handle marijuana differently. It depends on your genetics, for one. And how often you consume cannabis, because if you take it enough, you can develop a tolerance to it. A dose of cannabis that may knock amateurs on their butts could have zero effect on seasoned users—patients who use marijuana consistently to treat pain, for instance.The issue is that THC—what’s thought to be the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana—interacts with the human body in a fundamentally different way than alcohol. “Alcohol is a water-loving, hydrophilic compound,” says Huestis. “Whereas THC is a very fat-loving compound. It’s a hydrophobic compound. It goes and stays in the tissues.” The molecule can linger for up to a month, while alcohol clears out right quick.center_img This could be an objective measurement of the presence of THC, but not much more. “We are not measuring impairment, and I want to be really clear about that,” says Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs. “Our breathalyzer is going to provide objective data that potentially confirms what the officer already thinks.” That is, if the driver was doing 25 in a 40 zone and they blow positive for THC, evidence points to them being stoned.But you might argue that even using THC to confirm inebriation goes too far. The root of the problem isn’t really about measuring THC, it’s about understanding the galaxy of active compounds in cannabis and their effects on the human body. “If you want to gauge intoxication, pull the driver out and have him drive a simulator on an iPad,” says Kevin McKernan, chief scientific officer at Medicinal Genomics, which does genetic testing of cannabis. “That’ll tell ya. The chemistry is too fraught with problems in terms of people’s individual genetics and their tolerance levels.”Scientists are just beginning to understand the dozens of other compounds in cannabis. CBD, for instance, may dampen the psychoactive effects of THC. So what happens if you get dragged into court after testing positive for THC, but the marijuana you consumed was also a high-CBD strain?“It significantly compounds your argument in court with that one,” says Jeff Raber, CEO of the Werc Shop, a cannabis lab. “I saw this much THC, you’re intoxicated. Really, well I also had twice as much CBD, doesn’t that cancel it out? I don’t know, when did you take that CBD? Did you take it afterwards, did you take it before?”“If you go through all this effort and spend all the time and money and drag people through court and spend taxpayer dollars, we shouldn’t be in there with tons of question marks,” Raber says.But maybe one day marijuana roadside testing won’t really matter. “I really think we’re probably going to see automated cars before we’re going to see this problem solved in a scientific sense,” says Raber. Don’t hold your breath, then, for a magical device that tells you you’re stoned.last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… 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 Related Content April 26, 2012 — GE Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance and CE marking of its magnetic resonance (MR) solution for head and neck imaging in the presence of radiation therapy (RT) immobilization devices.Part of GE’s MR radiation oncology offerings, the 1.5T GEM RT Open Head and Neck Suite, combined with GE’s Optima 450w GEM MR scanner, enables high-resolution, large field of view scanning of the head and neck. The array was designed specifically for imaging for radiation therapy planning. Its open design and flexible GEM coils that conform to the patient’s anatomy offer the opportunity to scan a patient comfortably with their face area fully open, while simultaneously delivering excellent image quality in the treatment position.The use of MR to help plan for radiation treatment is on the rise as it provides excellent soft tissue visualization of tumors and the surrounding organs to help focus the maximum amount of radiation. GE’s GEM RT Open Head and Neck suite provides diagnostic quality images of the head, neck, and brachial plexus anatomies, helping physicians treat tumors effectively and reduce damage to nearby normal tissues.“In radiation therapy, optimal imaging is critical for treatment planning as it enables us to both escalate radiation dose to the tumor site and reduce unnecessary radiation exposure to non-cancerous tissue,” said Steven J. Frank, M.D., associate professor and director of advanced technologies in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “The more confidently a radiation oncologist can identify the specific margins of a tumor and adjacent normal tissue, the more confident he or she can be in ensuring effective treatment and improving patient’s quality of life.”“While our priority in cancer treatment is always getting the right treatment to the right location, it is also our responsibility as physicians to ensure that the patient is comfortable and at ease as much as possible throughout the process,” said Dr. Aad van der Lugt, professor of neuroradiology/head and neck radiology at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “With the ability to deliver excellent image quality of the head and neck in an open manner, the new head and neck coil suite from GE enables us to a leap forward in terms of quality of care, while enabling a positive patient experience.”For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | 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 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 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 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 | 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 Technology | April 26, 2013 GE Healthcare Introduces GEM Radiation Therapy Open Head and Neck MR Coil Suite Enables physicians to image patients with their face area open fully, to accurately acquire images for radiation treatment while providing a comfortable experience Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… 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 last_img read more

Wyndham announces second Australia TRYP property

first_imgTRYP North LakesWyndham announces second Australia TRYP property in Booming North LakesWyndham Hotel Group today announced its second TRYP by Wyndham property in Australia – TRYP North Lakes – following the success of the iconic TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel in Brisbane, which opened in 2014.The 138-room TRYP North Lakes will be part of the AU$250 million, 1.7 hectare Laguna North Lakes development. Laguna North Lakes is set to become an iconic destination thanks to the combined expertise of The George Group, the team behind the highly successful James Street lifestyle precinct in Fortitude Valley, and local company Pointcorp, developers of a series of visionary premium apartment projects in inner-city Brisbane.“Located in Queensland’s Moreton Bay region, 25km north of Brisbane, Laguna North Lakes has been designed to be a vibrant and active destination offering its visitors access to cafes, restaurants, events spaces, retail offerings and family friendly pool throughout the day and into the night. It is an ideal new location for TRYP as we expand into destinations travellers want to discover,” said Matt Taplin, Senior Vice President Hotel and Resort Operations & Property Development, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.“TRYP Fortitude Valley, with its iconic street art murals and unique personality, has quickly become one of the most iconic places to stay in Brisbane. Likewise, TRYP North Lakes will have its own distinctive character and a vibrant, stylish allure that will attract guests from near and far to experience its contemporary take on hospitality,” he added.TRYP by Wyndham hotels are infused with local spirit, allowing guests to immerse themselves in each destination’s individual culture and TRYP North Lakes will be no exception. Hotel guests will be able to utilise the unique amenities the Laguna development will offer, including a huge resort-style swimming pool, bar, restaurant, gym and health facility, and 5,000 square metres of curated fashion and retail stores and eateries. The hotel will also cater to business travellers using the largest function and events centre in northern Brisbane or working within the 10,500 square metres of A-grade commercial office space within Laguna North Lakes.Site works on the hotel are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year and it is slated to open by mid to late 2021. It will be managed by Resort Management by Wyndham, which currently operates multiple properties in Australia, including TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane.One of the fastest growing areas in Queensland, North Lakes is within the Moreton Bay Regional Council, which will boast a population of over 500,000 within a decade. TRYP North Lakes will be a short distance from major retailers including the giant Westfield North Lakes Shopping Centre, CostCo and Ikea, as well as the 18-hole North Lakes Resort Golf Club. It will also be ideally placed for major infrastructure and commercial precincts, including the recently completed Redcliffe Peninsula rail link, the North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre and the new University of the Sunshine Coast Petrie campus, which is opening in 2020.“Our vision is for Laguna to be a must-visit destination for conferencing, events and leisure, which makes the TRYP by Wyndham brand a perfect fit,” said Patrick George, Director of The George Group.“We are determined to activate the best facilities, opportunities and operators in the community through this development and it is a privilege to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group on TRYP North Lakes, which will be one of the most important aspects of Laguna,” he added.“Our extensive experience delivering quality residential projects around South East Queensland has put us in excellent stead to create a unique and iconic vision for Australia’s second TRYP hotel,” said Chris Vitale, Director of Pointcorp.The new hotel will be the fourth property under the TRYP by Wyndham brand in the South East Asia and South Pacific region, joining TRYP Fortitude Valley, TRYP Yangon Hotel in Myanmar and TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia – Manila in the Philippines.All Wyndham Hotel Group properties in South East Asia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. To find out more about the Wyndham brand, visit www.wyndham.com and for more information about Wyndham Rewards, go to www.wyndhamrewards.com.Source = Wyndham Hotel Grouplast_img read more

Skyscanner investigates the whereabouts of the Sou

first_imgSkyscanner investigates the whereabouts of the South Africa World Cup WAGsAs the world’s greatest footballers descend upon South Africa, they will of course be accompanied by their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) who will be hopping on flights to South Africa along with their ridiculously high heels, designer dresses and legions of paparazzi.Over the last couple of World Cup competitions, the spotlight has been increasingly focusing on the footballers’ wives (and girlfriends), who now seem to be almost as popular as the players themselves. It’s not just Wayne Rooney that the papers write about, but also his wife Colleen. Gerrad may be the one we’re watching on the pitch, but off it, it’s his partner Alex Curran who’s in the limelight.This is all in the wake of England manager Fabio Capello’s warning that WAGs should stay away from his squad. The Italian, who is known as a firm disciplinarian, wants his team to be concentrating fully on the football and therefore stated that contact with WAGs during the tournament should be limited. Nevertheless, many of the WAGs will be jumping on flights to Cape Town and heading to South Africa and will doubtless be enjoying the best hotel and spas that country has to offer.The lists of ladies is long: Abigail Clancy, Christine Bleakly, Toni Poole, Chantelle Tagoe, Nicola Carragher and Amanda Salmon; they’ll all likely to be making their way over to South Africa at some point to watch their partners battle it out on the pitch.Although England star David Beckham will not be playing due to injury, he will be accompanying the England squad which means the world’s most famous WAG – Victoria Beckham – will also be heading to South Africa.Mrs Beckham is rumoured to be renting a luxury flat in Camps Bay, Cape Town but the former Spice Girl will not just be lazing by the pool; she intends to take sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to visit children around Cape Town as part of her work for the charity Save The Children.There has been a surge in luxury properties and resorts opening just in time for the World Cup. For example, the 154-room Fairmont Zimbali Resort which is a short drive away from Durban, offers ocean views, luxurious soaking tubs and expensive interiors styled in stone, wood other natural materials of the African environment.Though not renowned as a high-class shopping zone, the WAGs will no doubt find that South Africa’s sophisticated clothing industry does offer high-fashion design, and of course, as one of the biggest gold and diamond mining nations, there will be plenty of bling on sale. At the Premier Diamond Mine in Cullinan near Pretoria, WAGs can sip sparkling wine while a designer sketches ideas for their piece of jewellery.All the big cities in South Africa have malls and shopping centres are everywhere. Some are so big that you could almost spend a day walking from one end to the other. Those arriving on flights to Johannesburg will find plenty of places to spend at the Eastgate centre and the newly enlarged Cresta shopping malls; in Umhlanga, just outside Durban, there’s the massive 37 acre Gateway Shopping Centre; Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with over 400 stores, caters to all shopping needs, and the more exclusive centres that are most likely to attract the WAGs are Johannesburg’s Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Hyde Park.So, whilst the players will be trying hard to gain World Cup glory on the pitch, you can be sure that the WAGs will be trying equally hard to outspend their rivals in South Africa’s most expensive shopping zones.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – JapanSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – JapanSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – AustraliaSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – AustraliaSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – HondurasSouth Africa World Cup 2010 – Honduraslast_img read more

May 19 2010 On Saturday May 8 2010 residents v

first_imgMay 19, 2010 On Saturday May 8. 2010, residents, volunteers and workshop participants got together for a baby shower. The expectant parents are Colleen Reckow and Andy Chao. [photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sue] Colleen came for her workshop in January 2008 and has worked in the Ceramics studio, in the Soleri Archives where she is very much missed, and now works part-time in the Visitors Center – Gallery. Andy came for his workshop in February 2007 and now manages the Arcosanti bronze foundry. There was a pot-luck with lots of tasty dishes. [photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sue] There were games, like guessing the size of Colleen’s belly, how many tiny plastic babies in a jar, tasting and guessing a variety of baby foods and there is a pool for the date of birth. [photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sue] The ceremonial opening of gifts was one of the main events. [photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sue] There was a garden cart load of presents and MANY MANY GOOD WISHES for Colleen and Andy! [photo: Kim Young Soo & text: sue]last_img read more

Hotter days cooler nights

first_imgThe weather will be hottest inland on Monday, reaching 30C, while at the coast the top temperature is forecast to be 26C and in the mountains 17C.Sunny weather will prevail during the day and in the evening, when temperatures will drop to 10C to 15C around the island.On Tuesday more clear skies are expected, but during Wednesday and Thursday it may be cloudy at times and some local light rains have not been ruled out by the Met office, especially in the afternoons.Temperatures will drop slightly during the week and dust levels are likely to increase slightly.You May LikeBedsReview25 Must-Have Organizing Products 2018BedsReviewUndoNewsDHe Was The Most Decorated Marine Of All Time, Here’s The Reason WhyNewsDUndoTrendsKids Falling Asleep in Funny PlacesTrendsUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Kahles bill allows for best possible endoflife care practices

first_img Categories: Kahle News 22Mar Kahle’s bill allows for best possible end-of-life care practices Bill will allow hospices to continue properly managing pain for patientsA bill sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle protecting the ability of hospices to care for and manage the immediate needs of patients with dignity during the end of their lives was approved today by the Michigan House and Senate.Last year, the Legislature took important and needed steps to address the growing opioid abuse crisis and passed new laws to combat the state’s epidemic. While Kahle strongly supports the efforts to fight the opioid crisis, the new law inadvertently jeopardizes the ability of hospice organizations to attend to the intense and immediate medical needs of patients during end of life hospice care.“We must ensure comfort for individuals receiving end-of-life treatment in hospice care,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “This will allow hospices throughout Michigan to continue to care for and manage patients with dignity at the end of life.”Because most hospice care is done in the patient’s home, which can be hours away from the hospice prescriber, personal visits from a prescriber are difficult, sometimes impossible, in a crisis situation. Kahle’s proposed solution would ensure continued access to immediate pain relief for end-of-life patients receiving hospice care.House Bill 5678 passed through both chambers with overwhelming bipartisan support and heads to the governor’s desk for his consideration.###last_img read more

Rep Iden statement on trace PFAS detection in Portage water

first_img01Aug Rep. Iden statement on trace PFAS detection in Portage water Categories: Iden News State Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo Township today issued the following statement in regard to traces of PFAS contamination identified in the Portage water system:“I am closely monitoring the situation in Portage and keeping up-to-date on continued efforts to address the trace PFAS contamination found in our community.“The levels of contamination detected in three of the 20 municipal wells in Portage are, thankfully, quite low. At this stage, the city is cooperating with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to take proactive measures and ensure safe drinking water for our citizens.“I remain committed to communicating with residents and city officials in Portage and all of the communities I serve.”More information is available by visiting the Kalamazoo County Health Department webpage at www.kalcounty.com/hcs. Background on the PFAS issue and Michigan’s response is available at www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse.###last_img read more

Legislators declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day

first_img Categories: Runestad News Resolution establishing American Middle East Christian Day in Michigan passes state HouseThe House of Representatives approved a bipartisan resolution offered by state Reps. Jim Runestad, Martin Howrylak, Klint Kesto and 42 other House members declaring Oct. 18 as American Middle East Christian Day in Michigan.The resolution was prepared in coordination with the American Middle East Christian Congress which will host an event on Oct. 18, 2018, to bring together church leaders of communities in Michigan including Arab Christians, Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Coptics, Maronites, Phoenicians and Syriacs.“There are more than six million Middle East Christians across the United States with half of a million living here in Michigan,” Rep. Runestad said. “It is an honor for Michigan to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of American Middle East Christians and remember the challenges they have faced globally.”Dr. Ramsay Dass, president of the American Middle East Christian Congress, was present for the passage of the resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday.“On Sept. 11, 2001, the American Middle East Christians Congress was created at the request of many church and community leaders with the goal of protecting and educating community members and promoting and understanding of our origin, culture, and societal and economic impact in the United States,” Dass said.The commemoration of this day on October 18 will be coordinated by the American Middle East Christian Congress.### 04Oct Legislators declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Daylast_img read more