Everyone must join to fight water shortage Priyanka

first_imgNew Delhi: Everyone must come together to battle the water crisis in the country or it will be too late, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday. “Water shortage in Maharashtra, Chennai, Bundelkhand and several parts of the country is an issue of concern,” she tweeted in Hindi. “Water is the lifeline but the growing shortage of water is the biggest concern for us. All of us have to come together to solve this problem quickly or else it will be too late.” Her remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to work for water conservation.last_img

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Sleepless nights and a lot of work for SA Team Director ahead

first_imgJohannesburg: South Africa’s newly-appointed interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe says he is enduring a lot of sleepless nights to find the “best formula” for his side to perform well during the tough tour of India starting next week. Nkwe, who was appointed last month following South Africa’s disastrous campaign in the World Cup under coach Ottis Gibson, said a lot of work has been done ahead of the tour beginning with the T20 series on September 15 in Dharamsala. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “A lot has been happening behind the scenes to find the best formula of going to India ” he said ahead of the team’s departure on Thursday. “It is sleepless nights but for a good cause and it is also an exciting challenge for everyone. It has been long hours communicating with the support staff and the organisation who have been helpful to ensure that I deliver the right things for the team.” The three-match T20 series will be followed by a three-match Test series beginning October 2. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “There has been serious amount of work and we are slowly getting there in terms of building up to the tour. We have been working hard enough to ensure that by the time we come together as a group we are able to create clear direction and structure,” said Nkwe. Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener has been roped in as batting consultant for the T20 series and Nkwe said his presence will be valuable. “He has plenty of experience he is someone who embraces and likes his way of dealing with white ball cricket. He has been around the world not just from a playing perspective but he has been involved in T20 leagues around the world over the last few years. “I see him making a serious impact and sharing some of the ides that have worked for him. He is excited with the journey that lies ahead for this team in India and we will unpack with him as we go along. He will add a lot of value for us in the coming months and that is good for us.” India head into the home series high on confidence, having dominated the West Indies in all three formats in the contest played in the Caribbean. Nkwe said they would rather focus on their preparation than think about the opposition. “To be honest I have not had enough time to watch the opposition. I have asked the performance analyst Prasanna Agoram to look into it,” he said. “We also don’t want to invest too much time on the opposition. We need to find our own way for the four years that are coming and hopefully I will form part of that plan going forward. “We want to come back from India with some sort of blueprint for whoever will be taking over on a full-time basis to be in a good position,” added Nkwe.last_img read more

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Alberta tarsands project wins regulator approval despite Metis objections

first_imgThe Canadian PressCALGARY – A northern Alberta tarsands project has been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator over the objections of local Indigenous people who say it will encroach on sacred lands and poses a risk to their drinking water.The 10,000-barrel-per-day steam-driven Rigel tarsands project proposed by privately held Prosper Petroleum Ltd. of Calgary is in the public interest, the AER said in a decision posted on its website.Construction is expected to cost $390 million, with an additional $50 million to be spent on drilling and completing wells before startup.“Our plan is to start construction in Q4 of this year and we believe we can have it built and in operation in 2020,” said Prosper CEO Brad Gardiner.The project is being built with the support of partner Petrolama Namur Oil Sands Energy, a subsidiary of Czech Republic-based Lama Energy Group, as its first investment in the tarsands, he said.The Fort McKay Metis Community Association board will meet to discuss the decision and to formulate a response, executive director Eddison Lee-Johnson said Wednesday.“It’s close to a sacred place, Moose Lake, which the community has used for centuries and continues to use and this project is definitely going to affect that traditional and cultural use,” he said.In hearings earlier this year, the Metis group and the Fort McKay First Nation told the three-member AER panel that they oppose the development because it would come as close as 1.5 km to Moose Lake.The panel wrote in its decision that it accepts that tarsands development has raised fears of a loss of connection with the land with Fort McKay residents.“The fear expressed is genuine. What is missing is evidence that the Rigel project itself will cause a loss of connection and relationship,” it wrote, explaining that the operating Sunshine Oilsands project and exploration projects by other companies are also located nearby.Social and economic issues and potential impacts on Indigenous and treaty rights were considered in its decision, the AER says in the decision.However, it added it could not consider whether government consultation was adequate. Nor could it account for a provincial proposal to create an access management plan for the Moose Lake area because that plan hasn’t been implemented.The Fort McKay First Nation said it isn’t surprised by the approval and has started legal action against the government of Alberta and the AER.“The AER interprets its mandate very narrowly with respect to protecting our rights as Cree and Dene people,” Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher said in a statement Monday night.“It dismissed the cumulative effects of the project and the constitutional promises made by the premiers of Alberta to enhance the protection of the Moose Lake area.”Prosper Petroleum, for its part, is committed to addressing its neighbours’ concerns, Gardiner said.“We have tried to design our project to minimize impact and their ability to practice traditional rights and we will continue to work with them as we go forward with the project,” he said.Canadian tarsands production is expected to rise by 58 per cent rise to 4.2 million barrels per day by 2035, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in its annual forecast released Tuesdoiay.The Rigel project would use steam injected into shallow horizontal wells to melt the heavy, sticky bitumen crude and allow it to drip into a parallel well to be pumped to the surface, where it would be transported by truck to a buyer or pipeline.It would employ up to six well-pads with eight well-pairs drilled from each pad, with an impact on 106 hectares of its total lease area of 768 hectares, and an expected production life of about 24 years.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

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No problem for Mercedes if Hamilton skydives or surfs

first_imgMelbourne: Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff on Friday said he had no problem with star driver Lewis Hamilton’s passion for extreme sports, despite the injury risk to such a lucrative asset. Hamilton’s adrenaline-fuelled off-season hobbies, including skydiving, surfing, snowboarding and riding motorbikes, have raised eyebrows in the past. But Wolff said the Briton was an adult and knew what helped him “decompress from racing”. “Of course, I’m always worried and we had a laugh last year because I couldn’t get hold of him or my chief strategist or one of the race engineers because they were racing motorbikes,” he said. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”But Lewis is not an 18-or 19-year-old young man anymore, he is a five-time world champion and he knows exactly what works for him and what doesn’t. “All these activities in my experience are not a negative distraction but something he enjoys doing and every time he decompresses from racing, he comes back stronger.” “We mustn’t be judgemental,” he added. “Some people go on a mediation seminar in India, or skydiving, others are out for the ladies.” Hamilton, 34, said this week that his off-season was “a really precious time”. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”You get to spend (time) with family and friends and it’s the time you don’t get to think about racing,” he said. “Then once the season starts you’re on tour the whole year and you never really lose sight of your targets.” Red Bull chief Christian Horner agreed with Wollf that drivers shouldn’t be restricted in what they did and there were no clauses in his team’s contracts to limit dangerous activities for drivers Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly. “With Red Bull at the end of the day, no risk no fun,” he said. “We don’t actively encourage our drivers to go and take a lot of risk, but they’ve got to live their lives and have some fun along the way.”last_img read more

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As South Sudan celebrates independence UN vows support in quest for peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was among the dozens of dignitaries from across the world attending the independence ceremony in the new country’s capital, Juba, congratulated the people of South Sudan, pledging that the United Nations would help the new nation establish effective institutions of governance. “We have been engaged in the quest for peace in Sudan for many years – through peacekeeping and diplomacy, through humanitarian assistance and development. “Together, we welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the community of nations. Together, we affirm our commitment to helping it meet its many responsibilities as a nation,” said Mr. Ban. The huge crowd that gathered in Juba to witness the independence ceremony erupted in loud cheers and ululations as the Sudanese flag was lowered for the last time and the new colours of the Republic of South Sudan were hoisted, following which Salva Kiir took the oath of office as President and signed a new interim constitution. “We gather in celebration, but we are mindful of the enormous challenges ahead – deep poverty, lack of basic infrastructure and institutions of government, political insecurity,” said Mr. Ban. “And yet, at the same time, we must not underestimate South Sudan’s remarkable potential – its resilient and talented people, abundant natural resources, huge areas of arable land, and the great Nile running through it. With these assets, South Sudan could grow into a prosperous, productive nation capable of meeting the needs of its people,” he added. He noted that South Sudan cannot meet the challenges it faces nor realize its potential alone. It will require the support of the international community. The Secretary-General urged both Sudan and South Sudan to reaffirm their common heritage and mutual interdependence, saying South Sudan’s sovereignty was an opportunity to renew the two States’ commitment to building peaceful and productive relations. “So today, let this be a moment for North and South to declare – unequivocally – that they remain committed to addressing the unfinished business of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Let differences be resolved around the negotiating table,” said Mr. Ban. He stressed that South Sudan’s independence was both a right and a great responsibility. “South Sudan’s success will be measured by how well it serves its citizens. The basic rights of a modern, democratic State must be guaranteed – free expression, full political rights for all, including women and young people, inclusive institutions of government that can provide stability and opportunity. South Sudan is wonderfully diverse. It should find strength in that diversity,” said the Secretary-General. On the eve of South Sudan’s independence, the Security Council voted unanimously to set up a new United Nations mission to help Africa’s newest nation consolidate peace and lay the foundation for longer-term state-building, conflict prevention and economic development. The Council’s resolution 1996 (2011) established the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) for an initial period of one year. Headed by the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Hilde Johnson of Norway, the peacekeeping mission will consist of up to 7,000 military personnel and up to 900 police personnel as well as a civilian component. UNMISS will take over from the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which was created following the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the north-south civil war and paved the way for the referendum through which the people of South Sudan chose independence. The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Joseph Deiss, speaking in Juba, stressed the need for the people of Sudan and South Sudan to live in harmony. “The United Nations is ready to support the two partners in this endeavor. It is ready to support them to implement peaceful solutions to the outstanding issues for the peace process,” said Mr. Deiss. He said General Assembly will proceed swiftly to admit South Sudan to the UN, upon receipt of the recommendation from the Security Council. In his congratulations to the new nation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said he was pleased that the parliament of South Sudan had passed a nationality bill, which he said would to prevent statelessness as the new State emerges. “I am hopeful that the Government of Sudan will likewise adopt policies minimizing the risk of statelessness for individuals remaining in the north and continue its long tradition of generosity to refugees from other countries,” said Mr. Guterres. 9 July 2011Amid great jubilation, South Sudan today became the world’s newest State, formally seceding from Sudan to attain independence in the culmination of a United Nations-facilitated peace process that ended decades of conflict. read more

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Developing countries can lead world in tackling global challenges Guyana tells UN

22 September 2011Developing countries, with United Nations help, can lead the world in forging the changes needed to tackle the four major challenges facing the globe – on food, energy, resources and climate – with an integrated approach to all four, Guyana has told the General Assembly. “The United Nations can provide the platform for making the changes that are needed,” Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo said yesterday, stressing that the world has enough land and ingenuity to feed itself, enough energy to power future prosperity, and sufficient resources for economic growth as well as the knowledge of what needs to be done to avert climate change.Optimizing the response to these inter-linked challenges is not some abstraction but “an essential, specific call to action that has the potential to be the key global breakthrough of our time,” changing the “global paradigm of development,” he added.“The food we need, the energy we generate, the minerals and other commodities that catalyze economic growth, and the forests and other land that can be drivers of climate solutions, these are largely in the developing world, and with the right international action, the developing world can lead the world in the creation of the transformational shift we need to see for people across our planet to be truly healthy and secure.” He called for moving beyond the “global insanity” of the current response to potentially catastrophic climate change, and said the “anaemic delivery” on financial pledges for mitigating climate change “is leading to a disastrous breakdown in trust between the developed and developing world.On other matters Mr. Jagdeo supported the right of the Palestinians to full statehood, and called for speedy Security Council reform with the expansion of both permanent and non-permanent membership and enhanced representation for developing countries, noting that neither Africa with 54 Member States, nor Latin America and the Caribbean region with 33, currently have a permanent seat. read more

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Villages reduced to ash amid barbaric violence in DR Congo reports UN

UNHCR/Anita CadonauAminatha (left) fled violence in Gobo on Lake Albert. She is expecting and is sheltering with eleven other displaced people in Rethy town in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 21 March 2018.Conditions at displacement sites are just as desperate, the UN agency said in a statement, warning that there is a lack of clean water and no access to healthcare.At a displacement site near Bunia hospital, the capital of Ituri province, there is also a “significant and rising” risk of diseases spreading, while the number of people suffering from respiratory diseases and anemia is growing fast.To address needs, UNHCR has provided emergency and transition shelter kits to replace houses that have been damaged or destroyed.Cash grants are also being made available to the most desperate cases, with 1,500 families set to receive an average of $210.UNHCR is also scaling up community engagement to improve social cohesion among different ethnic groups, but its efforts have been hampered by a lack of funding.“This is a very resource-poor part of the world,” UNHCR’s Yaxley said. “The prospects are incredibly slim, the humanitarian funding is really lacking. These people are being forgotten and left to fend for themselves.”To date, the agency has received only 17 per cent of the $201 million requested to provide protection, life-saving aid and assistance inside DRC. In all, 350,000 people are estimated to have fled months of ethnic clashes between the Hema and Lendu groups, in the eastern part of the country.Spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told journalists in Geneva on Friday that UNHCR staff had obtained access to Ituri province, in the northeast of DRC, where people are now returning, only to find their villages and homes “reduced to ash”.The development comes amid reports of armed groups attacking civilians with “guns, arrows and machetes”, according to the agency.The prospects are incredibly slim, the humanitarian funding is really lacking. These people are being forgotten and left to fend for themselves. – Charlie Yaxley (UNHCR)Citing one harrowing account after another, the UNHCR spokesperson repeated the testimony of one 59-year-old woman who described how “people are getting chopped in pieces”, and how she and her family had fled after assailants killed their neighbours in the nightIn addition to the bloodshed, hospitals, schools, and other key infrastructure have been completely destroyed in former communities, raising concerns about the number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and in urgent need of medical care. read more

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Misuse of Ambien May Have Played a Role in

Nancy Emsley says she once lectured Junior Seau about the dangers of taking a powerful sleep-aid drug without getting a full night’s sleep afterward.“He just rolled his eyes,” the friend and workout partner of the late football star said.Emsley’s account, part of a USA Today article on the days leading up to Seau’s suicide last month, is quite telling. It paints a picture of a seemingly carefree guy who also took powerful drugs, sometimes not as directed, to combat a sleep disorder.The article as a whole paints the same picture of the final days of the former USC and NFL star. It tells of a life filled with fun times with friends, working out, hanging out at local bars, playing golf and enjoying the company of multiple women.But it also reveals that Seau had been struggling with a sleep disorder for years. Friends say the former USC and NFL star took Ambien, the brand name for a prescription drug for sleep disorders called zolpidem.FDA-approved prescribing information for Ambien says depressed patients using that class of drugs have reported suicidal thoughts or actions.It also warns that the drug should not be taken by people who consume alcohol or still can’t get a full night’s sleep while using Ambien. Seau’s friends say he fell into both categories.“I know he’s had a very difficult time sleeping over the years,” said close friend and former teammate Mark Walczak, who spent some time with Seau just days before his death. “I think it’s gotten worse and worse. Lack of sleep creates huge anxiety.”The investigation into Seau’s death is ongoing, though police have already ruled it a suicide. Much public speculation has centered on how years of head blows and multiple concussions affect former NFL players, even though Seau never reported a concussion in 20 seasons.With a toxicology report expected in about 30 days, the investigation is said to be near completion. Chances are, no matter what it determines, many people in Seau’s close-knit hometown of Oceanside will continue to struggle with the idea of their happy-go-lucky friend taking his own life.“I’m aware that there is a segment of folks out there that don’t want to believe that Junior took his own life, and I respect that,” Oceanside Police Lt. Joe Young said Thursday. “But the bottom line is … there’s nothing to indicate anything other than suicide.”To read the entire story by Chuck Schilken, go to LA Times read more

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Harvey Proctor accuses Met of leaking his name to media Westminster child

“And how did Mark Conrad know about this? Because Nick had been told by DC Chatfield on the day of the search. Where was he on the day of the search? He was in my house.”DC Chatfield, unknown to me, was the liaison officer for Nick. Outrageous.”Mr Proctor, who spent more than a year under suspicion of child abuse, torture and murder, also accused of Metropolitan Police of a catalogue of “absurdities” during the £2 million Operation Midland investigation.Discussing how he was not interviewed until June 2015, despite having his home searched three months earlier, he said: “If they genuinely thought that I had murdered anyone, why would they have waited three and a half months to interview me.”They’re allowing a murderer to roam the streets of Leicestershire for three and a half months? An absurdity, but just another absurdity in the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Midland.”He added: “I had every right to be indignant.”Mr Proctor was being cross examined by Collingwood Thompson QC, the barrister for Mr Beech.Previously Mr Proctor described his “Kafkaesque nightmare” after he was accused raping and murdering children as part of a Satanic sex cult and VIP Westminster paedophile ring.Mr Beech denies 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud. The trial continues. Harvey Proctor, the former Tory MP, has launched a blistering attack on the Metropolitan Police accusing them of leaking his name to the media after he was falsely accused of child sexual abuse and murder.Mr Proctor said Scotland Yard officers were guilty of “bad faith” after assuring him that his name would not be made public when his home in the grounds of Belvoir Castle was searched as part of the Operation Midland investigation.But he said while the police were still at his home he received a phone call  and an email from a reporter asking what was going on.He said it was “outrageous” that one of the officers involved in the search was the support officer for Carl Beech, otherwise known as Nick – the person who had made the complaints.Mr Proctor, who was visibly angry in the witness box, said: “On the evening of the search I was told by the police I would not be identified to the media.”I did not know that one and a half hours later, Mark Conrad from Exaro, strange internet news agency and the support team for Nick, had emailed and telephoned my office to ask whether the police were searching my home. 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. read more

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Mining equipment finance competition heats up

first_imgCat Mining Finance, the financing arm of leading mining OEM Caterpillar, says it sees increasing demand for tailored finance solutions from mining companies, with this flexibility often proving decisive when it comes to winning business.Bob Bennes, Vice President with responsibility for Cat Mining Finance, revealed this when speaking to IM for an upcoming feature on equipment finance, rental and leasing (to be published in April).Bennes said: “I would say we have seen the demand for tailored finance solutions increase.“Our mission is to help customers, dealers and Caterpillar succeed through financial services solutions. A lot of mining companies have learned that Cat Financial has a specialised mining finance group which understands the industry and can leverage various offerings to meet customer needs.“For example, providing corporate finance solutions, new and used equipment financing, project finance facilities in certain instances, extended warranty solutions, and financing to support certified rebuilds.”He said Cat Mining Finance’s strong integration with the equipment and dealership side of the wider group was also appreciated by mining companies when it came to financing and delivering the equipment they required.“It is a great advantage that we offer a total solution to customers. We are able to work seamlessly with Caterpillar and the dealers to get a transaction closed. It demonstrates to our customers that we have risk alongside them in their business in support of Caterpillar equipment over the long term,” he said.“However, it goes even further than equipment and financing. Post close, customer support across the Caterpillar enterprise is critical and helps provide varying levels of maintenance and repair support depending on the mine’s requirements. The financing and support after the sale are important to winning business in the mining industry.”In terms of where demand for mining equipment financing is coming from, Bennes said the market was “constantly fluctuating”.“When a new mine is going into production, they’re usually committing to buying an entire fleet, so in some years that’s a bigger portion of the business than other years. The same goes for mining contractors when they win a new bid that requires an updated or expanded fleet.“Generally, about 15-25% of Cat Mining Equipment sales are related to greenfield/brownfield projects with the remainder being expansions of existing mines as well as replacement business.“This can vary widely based on commodity prices and the point in the cycle, with greenfield/brownfield projects representing a bigger opportunity during periods of high commodity prices,” Bennes said.“Rental/lease companies would be in the 1-5% range while contractors can be a higher portion of the market in some countries, such as in Australia and Indonesia.”Bennes also thinks that mining companies and the investors that back them have become a lot more aware of the benefits of employing a solutions provider like Caterpillar when it comes to keeping mine sites operating to their potential.“Mining companies and their shareholders are used to making long-term investment decisions that have long payback periods. They understand the value of examining the total cost of ownership over the entire life of the mine including planned M&R and rebuild,” he said.“Price is important, but losses from unexpected downtime can be costly.”Bennes concluded: “Caterpillar’s global dealership network is designed to provide premium mine site guidance, service and support throughout a mine’s life.”Earlier this week, IM published a piece on this subject that gathered the thoughts of Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology’s Director Customer Finance, Björn van den Berg.last_img read more

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Scarlett Johansson says she believes Woody Allen and would work with him

first_img 46 Comments 32,394 Views I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.Amazon put Allen’s latest film A Rainy Day in New York on ice over the sex abuse allegations, but another distributor will release the film in Europe later this year after it opened in Poland in July.In February, the US director filed a $68 million suit against Amazon for breach of contract, accusing the streaming giant of canceling the film because of a “baseless” accusation that he sexually abused his adopted daughter. SCARLETT JOHANSSON HAS defended director Woody Allen in a new interview, saying she believed he was innocent of sexual assault allegations and that she would “work with him anytime”.Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from Allen since the #MeToo movement gave renewed impetus to lingering accusations he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old in the early 1990s.Allen was cleared of the charges — first levelled by his then-partner Mia Farrow — after two separate months-long investigations. But Dylan, now an adult, maintains she was abused.Oscar-winner Allen has denied the accusations but a number of stars, including Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino, have said they would not work with him again.“I love Woody,” Johansson told the Hollywood Reporter. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” she added.Johansson appeared in Allen’s Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).“I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it,” Johansson, said referring to the allegations. https://jrnl.ie/4795982 Sep 4th 2019, 6:57 PM Image: Piergiorgio Pirrone/Lapresse Short URLcenter_img Scarlett Johansson says she believes Woody Allen and would ‘work with him anytime’ Oscar-winner Allen has denied the accusations but a number of stars, including Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino, have said they would not work with him again. By AFP Share3 Tweet Email Wednesday 4 Sep 2019, 6:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Piergiorgio Pirrone/Lapresselast_img read more

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CPH Takes Necessary Precautions After Confirmed Measles Case

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A single case of measles was confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services on July 16, in an unvaccinated teenager who is a resident of the Kenai Peninsula, and recently traveled out of state. This individual was out in the community during the infectious period when measles can spread to other individuals. To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles. Known exposure locations during the infectious period when measles can spread to other people include Froso’s Family Dining in Soldotna, from July 8-9 and July 11-13, and Urgent Care of Soldotna and Central Peninsula Hospital on July 14. The patient has been isolated at home since then and is recovering. According to Sorensen, if another positive case is identified in the community, we will have to reevaluate our procedures and reset our monitoring timeline. Sorensen: “Our second priority is to minimize the potential for additional exposure within our facilities during the “window of incubation” from anyone else in the community who may have contracted measles. We have posted signage at all entrances to the facility and our primary care clinics asking patients and their caregivers to don a  mask if they have experienced a cough, runny nose, red eyes, fever or rash within the last week. We are asking all visitors to check in with the nurses’ station in the various patient care departments for a quick screening and registration before entering patient rooms. Visitors who do not have any symptoms and have been determined vaccinated or immune are given a color coded sticker to wear at all times while in the hospital. We will continue to be vigilant until the end of the incubation period set by the first and only positively identified measles infection, which is August 4th.”center_img DHSS epidemiologists and Kenai Public Health Center nurses have informed restaurant management and healthcare professionals at those facilities of the confirmed measles case so those who may have been exposed and are not already protected can take the necessary preventative measures. Camille Sorensen with Central Peninsula Hospital: “The hospital’s first priority was to identify all patients, staff and visitors to the Emergency Department during the window of exposure on July 14th, screen them for potential risk from exposure, and provide information based on their individual risk factors. That process is near complete, as some people have not been home to answer when we call. All staff that have been exposed, and potentially at risk from exposure, have been put on paid leave until the incubation period passes. The number of staff is minimal.” A list of places where Kenai Peninsula residents can get vaccinated is provided on the DHSS measles webpage. Check this list of possible exposure locations if you live on the Kenai Peninsula or have traveled there recently.  Health care professionals can find more details on the Public Health Alert Network (PHAN)​.last_img read more

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Khaledas stay in jail likely to be prolonged

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on her way to jail. File PhotoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia may have to stay longer than initially expected time in jail, authorities concerned gave a broad hint.The former prime minister is likely to be shown arrested in four more cases in which arrest warrants were issued, apart from her jailing for five years in a graft case last week.Now kept in Nazimuddin Road jail in the city following her five-year imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust case, Khaleda Zia has been facing as many as 34 lawsuits. Warrant for her arrest has been issued in four cases so far.Jail authorities have been asked to shift Khaleda Zia to the old jail’s female ward, known as the day-care centre, from the building she is now staying — a move, which is considered as symptom of her longer stay in jail.When asked if the 73-year-old former prime minister’s confinement would be prolonged, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan evaded a direct reply. “It depends on when the BNP will file an appeal and the court,” he said.However, a police official told Prothom Alo that the government might not back out from its strategy of keeping the BNP leadership under constant pressure.The country’s law and order had not deteriorated inlike what was specilated by the police before the judgement.Ruling Awami League leaders believe the muted reactions from the BNP are because of the strong stand of the law enforcement and the incumbents, a few of them said.Asked about such pressure, the home minister said lawsuits against Khaleda Zia including Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and Niko case are pending.”Arrest warrant was earlier issued against her in a bus arson case. Let’s see what happens,” Asaduzzaman said but he declined to comment on whether the pending cases will be revived.4 Arrest WarrantsA Dhaka court on 12 October 2017 issued an arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia in a case filed in 2016 over ‘undermining Bangladesh’s map, its national flag and liberation war’.A Comilla court on 10 October 2017 issued an arrest warrant against Khaleda and 48 others in a case filed over ‘hurling bomb on a bus on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway’.A Dhaka court on 17 November, 2016 issued another arrest warrant against Khaleda in a case filed on charge of ‘celebrating a false birthday on 15 August’, the national mourning day.A Narail court on 23 August 2016, issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda for her remarks on the number of martyrs of the liberation war. Raihan Faruki, resident of Chapail village of Narail filed the case with the court on 24 December 2015.BNP in FearA number of pro-BNP lawyers said they are in fear that Khaleda Zia’s stay in prison might get longer.The lawyers said they are yet to get the certified copy of the judgment for which they cannot file an appeal with the High Court against the verdict of the lower court.The BNP chief’s lawyers also said if Khaleda is shown arrested in any other case, then it will take time to take bail in those cases.One of her lawyers, Khandakar Mahbub Hossain said Khaleda’s imprisonment will definitely get longer if the government wants to keep her in jail for a long time.He also said that filing an appeal is possible within two hours upon receiving the certified copy of the judgment. Hearing on the bail petition might take place within a week, if there is no further delay from the government, Mahbub added.Arguments for AppealLawyers said, the verdict against Khaleda Zia was given under section 409 of the penal code, which is used for the government employees for embezzlement of public money. However, no embezzlement of government money was done in this case. The ACC also had no role in this as the plaintiff did not claim it was government money, lawyers added. The ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan however said, the anti-graft body is yet to decide on whether to appeal for increasing the sentence of the convicts of the case.Asked if the ACC will oppose Khaleda’s bail petition, Khurshid Alam Khan said, “Definitely, we’ll oppose if she (Khaleda Zia) appeals. We’ll contest even if she appeals for bail. The Anti-Corruption Commission has also applied for the certified copy of the verdict.” Upcoming ElectionsLaw minister Anisul Huq, at a programme of the lawyers in Dhaka on Sunday, said the government is not willing to keep someone out of the electoral process. “But, the government can’t do anything if the law keeps anyone out of the elections,” he added.Awami League presidium member and health minister Muhammad Nasim said, “We don’t want anyone to be jailed. However, it is not unusual for the politicians. The court sent Khaleda in jail. We want he BNP to free its leader legally, so that everyone can participate in the elections.”Imtiaz Ahmed, professor of International Relations at Dhaka University, said 8-9 months is still left for the elections. “The BNP is preparing for the elections. It is likely that the BNP will not do the same mistake of not participating in the elections.”However, he added, it appears that the government is trying to corner the BNP leadership. The BNP chief’s participation in the elections is still in doubt, he said.Imtiaz Ahmed said sympathy of the people will be with the BNP if the government becomes harsh with the BNP and if Khaleda Zia is unable to contest the elections.last_img read more

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Hamas calls for new intifada

first_imgUS President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked a Palestinian general strike and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.The Israeli military deployed hundreds of more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout from Trump’s decision.A mass demonstration was being planned for the West Bank city of Ramallah later. Several thousand marched in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, burning US and Israeli flags while chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”Trump’s announcement prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash that continued on Thursday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning it would put the region in a “ring of fire”.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu however lavished praised on Trump, saying his name would now be associated with Jerusalem’s long history and urging other countries to follow his lead.Trump’s defiant move—making good on a pledge made during his 2016 presidential campaign—ends seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy City, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.Trump said this marks the start of a “new approach” to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“It is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” he said in a speech from the White House on Wednesday, urging calm and “the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.”‘Hey Trump!’But immediately the move sparked anger among Palestinians and their supporters.Hamas leader Ismail Haniya called for a new intifada, or uprising, in a speech in Gaza City.Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Trump’s move disqualifies the United States from its traditional role as peace broker in the Middle East conflict.Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and irresponsible.”Erdogan asked: “Hey Trump! What do you want to do?“What kind of approach is this? Political leaders do not stir things up, they seek to make peace,” he said, addressing the US leader directly in one of his most familiar rhetorical habits.Palestinian shops in east Jerusalem, including the Old City, as well as in the West Bank were largely shuttered and schools closed on Thursday after a general strike was called.“By this decision, America became a very small country, like any small country in the world, like Micronesia,” Salah Zuhikeh, 55, told AFP in Jerusalem’s Old City.“America was a great country for us and everyone.”Trump’s move left many angry US allies struggling to find a diplomatic response.Through gritted teeth, Britain described the move as “unhelpful” and France called it “regrettable.” Germany said plainly that it “does not support” Trump’s decision.Eight countries including Britain, France and Italy pressed for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in response to the move, which was set for Friday.The leaders of Muslim nations meanwhile deployed ever-harsher rhetoric to describe Trump’s decision, while Jordan and the Palestinians requested an emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers.Right-wing politicsTrump also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.In doing so, he begins to make good on a campaign promise dear to US evangelical Christian and right-wing Jewish voters—as well as donors.Trump’s predecessors, from Bill Clinton to George Bush, had made the same promise, but quickly reneged upon taking office.The 45th US president was determined to show his arrival in Washington spells the end of business as usual, suggesting his predecessors failed to act though lack of “courage.”Israel seized Arab east Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.The Palestinians want the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.Several peace plans have unravelled in the past decades over the issue of how to divide sovereignty or oversee holy sites in Jerusalem.The international community does not formally recognise the ancient city as Israel’s capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved in negotiations—a point reiterated by UN chief Antonio Guterres in the wake of Trump’s decision.Guterres implicitly criticised Trump, stressing his opposition to “any unilateral measures that would jeopardise the prospect of peace.”Trump insisted the move did not prejudge final talks, saying it simply reflected the reality that west Jerusalem is and will continue to be part of Israel under any settlement.“Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it,” said the US leader, who declared that “this decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace.”“The United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides,” Trump said, as he announced that Vice President Mike Pence would travel to the region in the coming days.Trump further stated that the United States was not taking a position on any “final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, or the resolution of contested borders.“Those questions are up to the parties involved,” he said.last_img read more

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California Woman Dies While Taking a Selfie Over Waterfall

first_img A young woman died after losing her footing while taking a selfie over the waterfall near Lake Tahoe, California, officials said.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said in a statement posted to Facebook Friday the woman was taking photos at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park but “lost her footing and went over.”The Tahoe Truckee Rescue Team responded to the falls Friday to recover the woman’s body, according to the statement.AdChoices广告 Scientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study FindsGoogle AI Turns Selfies Into Ethereal Poetry Portraits “This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas,” the North Tahoe Fire Protection District said. “Don’t underestimate the power of waterfalls, rivers, and cold water temperatures.”The woman was not identified, and officials are instructing people to avoid the area while emergency personnel complete their investigation.In 2018, a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care found that more than 250 people died between 2011 and 2017 worldwide while taking selfies. The average age of the people who died while taking selfies was about 23.More on Geek.com:Instagram Cracks Down on Harmful Wild Animal SelfiesScientists Who Take Selfies Gain More Public Trust, Study Finds10 Space Selfies Taken Hundreds of Miles Above Earthcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Farright Austrian politician gets heat after calling gay couple fggots

first_imgPeople are calling for the resignation of Austrian politician Bruno Weber after he used homphobic and racial slurs.Weber made the remarks on a Facebook post showing an advertisement from ÖBB, the country’s nationalised railway service. The photo shows an interracial gay couple with a child. Gay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalFact check: What is Mike Pence’s record on LGBT rights?Gay Star NewsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/far-right-austrian-politician-calls-gay-couple-faggots/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘My reaction to the ÖBB advertising poster posted here on Facebook on Tuesday was inappropriate and unacceptable due to the terms used!’ he said. ‘As a conservative person and family man, the traditional family image is simply important to me.’He further added the country should have a debate about same-sex adoption ‘of course on a factual level’.Austria legalized same-sex adoption in 2015, and same-sex marriage last year.H/t: Pink NewsMore from Gay Star NewsGay asylum seeker denied visa for not knowing what the Pride flag colors meantGay teen asylum seeker rejected because gay people ‘aren’t aggressive’From Vienna With Love: the sweetest pictures of Rainbow Parade 2018Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Weber is a member of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). His fellow member, Manfred Pühringer, made the initial post, asking: ‘It’s not nice, is it?’Weber commented: ‘That’s not normal! 2 alleged fagots [and a] baby and of them one is a negro. I’m afraid…’A Facebook group, FPÖ Fails, posted a screenshot of the exchange.Screenshots of the post and comment | Photo: Facebook/FBO FailsNumerous other Austrian political parties are now calling for Weber’s resignation.Amstetten Vice Mayor Anton Katzengruber said: ‘I do not understand why you would post something like that. But it once again shows the spirit of the FPÖ.‘After such statements, he can only resign, he harmed the city of Amstetten. We have also contacted the police to check if this is also a criminally relevant incident.’Members of the country’s Greens part echoed these sentiments.‘Traditional family image is important to me’Weber made a statement apologizing for his comments. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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first_imgJuly 29, 2009 – Accuray is inviting attendees to booth 375 at the AAPM 51st Annual Meeting to discover the latest in radiosurgery planning and delivery capabilities using the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.Combining robotic mobility with the latest advances in radiosurgical technologies, the CyberKnife System takes accuracy and conformality to entirely new levels while efficiently delivering the most sophisticated treatment plans in simple, routine clinical practice.Using the latest-generation Multiplan Treatment Planning System, highly complex treatment plans are developed with simplicity and efficiency.Using the Iris Variable Aperture Collimator with the new sequential optimization planning algorithm, specific clinical objectives are easily developed and optimized in an intuitive, user-defined sequence.And with the optional Monte Carlo Dose Calculation, gold standard dose calculations are developed with unparalleled speed.For more information: www.accuray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more 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 | July 29, 2009 Smart Collimator, Latest TPS on Display at Accuray Booth 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | 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 Photo by Jason Bardi, Manager, Member Society Media Services, American Institute of Physics. 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 center_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | 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 Related Content News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more last_img read more

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first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more Varian’s On-Board Imager.November 18, 2009 – Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) are enabling radiation oncologists to enhance post-treatment health-related quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer, according to clinical studies presented an educational session for radiotherapy professionals.At the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago earlier this month, Avraham Eisbruch, M.D., professor at the University of Michigan, discussed how careful implementation of IMRT in the treatment of head and neck cancer can achieve high tumor control rates while minimizing xerostomia, a dry mouth condition that occurs when salivary glands are damaged.Citing a new report summarizing results from RTOG 0022, a multi-institutional study comparing IMRT with earlier forms of treatment for head and neck cancer, Dr. Eisbruch said that IMRT for head and neck cancer achieved important goals in reducing treatment toxicity, notably xerostomia, and in yielding a high tumor control rate of 90 percent. (Eisbruch A et al. Multi-Institutional Trial of Accelerated Hypofractionated Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Oropharyngeal Cancer (RTOG-022). Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., in press, doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.04.011.) For patients enrolled in the study and treated with IMRT, only 55 percent experienced Grade 2 or worse xerostomia at six months after treatment, as compared with 84 percent of patients treated with earlier forms of radiotherapy, representing a reduction of 35 percent. For the IMRT group, the percentage of patients with Grade 2 or worse xerostomia decreased steadily, to 25 percent at 12 months and 16 percent at 24 months. IMRT involves shaping radiotherapy treatment beams so that they deliver a dose pattern that matches the size and shape of a targeted tumor while minimizing exposure of surrounding healthy tissues and organs. This approach has been widely adopted by radiation oncologists for the treatment of diverse forms of cancer. Ongoing clinical studies are now maturing, allowing long term outcomes to be assessed and validating IMRT based on clinical data.Lei Dong, Ph.D., associate professor of medical physics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, detailed how new image-guidance technologies further enhance the accuracy of IMRT treatments by enabling clinicians to correct for patient set-up uncertainties and anatomical changes over a course of treatment.Dr. Dong discussed the issue of basing radiotherapy treatment plans on single CT scans taken during treatment simulation. “Internal motion can affect the accuracy of tumor definition if the CT scan is acquired while the patient is swallowing,” he said, referencing the study Inter-fractional Movement of the Larynx and Oropharynx during Radiotherapy, which he worked on with colleagues from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. According to Dr. Dong, stereoscopic X-ray imaging and volumetric cone-beam CT imaging, two imaging techniques enabled by Varian’s On-Board Imager kV imaging device, make it possible to fine-tune patient positioning just prior to each daily treatment. In addition, frequent imaging can alert clinicians to changes in a patient’s anatomy over time, so that a new treatment plan can be developed part-way through a course of treatment whenever warranted–a process called adaptive radiotherapy.”Preliminary studies have shown that combining IGRT and adaptive IMRT replanning can improve the overall quality of the treatment plan and, most importantly, reduce unnecessary doses to normal organs surrounding the tumor, such as the parotid glands and oral cavities,” Dr. Dong said in the study Prospective Experience with CT-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. “Combining IGRT with IMRT creates a powerful tool for high precision radiation therapy.”For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019 FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019 Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance The Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system recently received 510(k) premarket notification… read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018 Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018 At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Elekta introduced the… read more News | November 18, 2009 IMRT, IGRT Enable Head, Neck Cancer Post Treatments last_img read more

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Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers LifeSaving Care 30 Minutes Sooner

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more May 7, 2018 — A new data analysis of the Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) found the specialized ambulance provided life-saving treatment 30 minutes faster than traditional transport in its first year of operation. The analysis found, on average, the MSU delivered the clot-busting drug tPA to ischemic stroke patients 52 minutes after 9-1-1 dispatch, compared to an average of 82 minutes for patients transported via ambulance.The latest tool in Northwestern Medicine’s clinical offerings, the MSU is a specialized ambulance equipped with a 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner to take detailed images of the brain, a direct telemedicine connection to neurologists at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and stroke-specific medications, including tPA.Currently, tPA is the gold standard for the treatment of ischemic strokes caused by a clot. However, it cannot be given until a CT scan or other imaging can determine if the stroke is ischemic or hemorrhagic. The Mobile Stroke Unit allows clinicians to make that determination from the patient’s driveway.”Every minute the brain goes without oxygen, there is a 3.1 week acceleration of the natural aging process,” said Harish Shownkeen, M.D., medical director of the Stroke and Neurointerventional Surgery Programs at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. “By treating stroke patients faster, we are greatly improving the odds patients will suffer minimal to no long term deficits.”The goal is to diagnose and treat stroke within the “Golden Hour”, the first 60 minutes following onset of symptoms when patients have much better outcomes. A 2014 study in JAMA found that less than 1 percent of patients treated with tPA in the U.S. receive the life-saving medication within the “Golden Hour”. During the first year of service, 27  percent of eligible Mobile Stroke Unit patients received tPA within one hour of onset of symptoms.For patients, like Cynthia Reid from Glen Ellyn, Ill., rapid treatment in the MSU means walking out of the hospital instead of going to a post-acute care rehabilitation facility. One year after suffering what could have been a debilitating or deadly stroke, Reid’s speech and memory have been fully restored. She is undergoing outpatient physical therapy to address residual numbness of her left hand. Reid says she is doing remarkably well, especially considering what could have happened.”The Mobile Stroke Team at Central DuPage Hospital absolutely saved my life,” said Reid. “They were able to give me the medication I needed right away, while also keeping me calm by reassuring me. If you think you might be having a stroke, I urge you to call 9-1-1 right away.”The first of its kind in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital’s Mobile Stroke Unit can be directly dispatched by 9-1-1 to patients within the hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) area. Due to the excellent results, Northwestern Medicine is working on innovative ways to expand the service to reach more patients in the far western suburbs of Chicago.For areas outside the region, Northwestern Medicine is developing a secondary service area in which fire protection districts and ambulance services can request the MSU for patients who meet stroke criteria. Depending on the estimated arrival time, the Mobile Stroke Unit may go to the patient or arrange to meet an ambulance half-way.”We are essentially bringing the hospital to the patient,” said Mehr Mohajer-Esfahani, MSN, RN, program manager, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Mobile Stroke Unit. “Diagnosis and treatment begin in the Mobile Stroke Unit before the patient is transported to the closest comprehensive stroke center.”Watch the VIDEO: Creating and Operating a Mobile Stroke UnitSee a 360 degree view of the inside of the Mobile Stroke Unit ambulance at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage HospitalFor more information: www.nm.org Related Contentcenter_img 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Stroke | May 07, 2018 Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner Data from first year of service highlights benefits of bringing the hospital to the patient Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Signature Bridge to be finished by 2016 Jitender Singh Tomar

first_imgThe Signature Bridge at Wazirabad, conceived as a tourist destination, will soon add to the Delhi skyline. Jitender Singh Tomar, Delhi Tourism Minister and Ramesh Tiwari, MD & CEO Delhi Tourism along with other senior officials visited the Signature Bridge at Wazirabad to review the pace of undergoing construction. Expressing satisfaction on the progress, Tomar said, “The Bridge has a conceivable potential to develop recreational facilities for encouraging tourists to visit the site.”“The construction work of Signature Bridge will be completed by March, 2016. We are developing new facilities at the bridge like installation of LED lights and some restaurants so that people can be attracted,” Tomar added.The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is constructing the bridge, which is 675 metres long. “We will develop water and sports facilities under the bridge. The bridge will prove one of the best Signature Bridges in the world,” the minister said.Tomar said that 700 to 800 acres of wasteland along the bridge would be developed into a tourist destination.“The Signature Bridge will be an example of aesthetic elegance and would be made into a favourable tourist destination in Delhi,” said Ramesh Tiwari, MD & CEO, Delhi Tourism.last_img read more

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