Pakistan reopens airspace fourandhalf months after Balakot strikes

first_imgNew Delhi: Normal air traffic operations between India and Pakistan resumed Tuesday with Islamabad opening its airspace for all civilian flights, nearly four-and-half months after shutting it down following the Balakot air strikes, government sources told PTI. Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) at 12.41 am (IST), stating that the country’s airspace has been opened with immediate effect for all types of civil traffic on “published ATS (air traffic service) routes”. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Following Pakistan’s move, India also issued a “revised NOTAM”, announcing that normal air traffic operations have resumed between the two countries. “Consequent to Pakistan issuing NOTAM to lift all airspace restrictions, relevant authorities have informed that India has also issued revised NOTAM immediately thereafter. With this, normal air traffic operations have resumed through all Flight Information Regions between India and Pakistan,” a government source said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty The move is expected to give major relief to Air India, which suffered a financial loss of around Rs 491 crore as it had to re-route various international flights due to the closure of Pakistan airspace. “Pakistan has permitted all airlines to fly through its airspace from around 12.41 am today. Indian airline operators will start using normal routes through Pakistan airspace soon,” the sources said. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot in retaliation for the Pulwama attack on February 14. The neighbouring country only opened two of 11 routes after that, both passing through the southern region. On its part, the IAF announced on May 31 that all temporary restrictions imposed on Indian airspace post the Balakot strike had been removed. However, this did not benefit most commercial airliners and they were waiting for Pakistan to fully open its airspace. While the national carrier lost Rs 491 crore till July 2 due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace, private airlines SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir lost Rs 30.73 crore, Rs 25.1 crore and Rs 2.1 crore, respectively, according to data presented by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha on July 3. Following the air strike, Air India had to re-route, merge or suspend many of its international flights that connect India with European and US cities. IndiGo, India’s largest airline by domestic market share, was unable to start direct flights from Delhi to Istanbul due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace. The low-cost carrier started flying the Delhi-Istanbul route in March. It had to take the longer route over the Arabian Sea and make a stop at Doha in Qatar for refuelling. Pakistan Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat had earlier informed a parliamentary panel that Pakistan would not move the ban until India removed its jets from forward bases.last_img read more

Adam Lazarus to Star in DAUGHTER at The Theatre Centre This Autumn

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement DAUGHTER, the most talked about show of the 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival, will have its mainstage premiere at The Theatre Centre, November 7-19, 2017.This provocative one-man show about toxic masculinity is written and performed by Canada’s Bouffon King, Adam Lazarus, co-created with Ann-Marie Kerr, Melissa D’Agostino and Jiv Parasram.A darkly satirical piece, a man must confront his new identity as a father and a patriarch while struggling with how to operate in today’s world. DAUGHTER interrogates questions of culpability and complicity by examining the subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways misogyny is condoned and encouraged in society. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A disturbing, and hysterical, thought disrupter, DAUGHTER plays in the liminal space between autobiography and fiction, exposing the hypocrisies and complexities of the human experience.Adam Lazarus is an award-winning actor, director and acting instructor whose work has been showcased nationally, in the USA and Europe. Hailed as “Toronto’s favourite nasty clown” (Toronto Star), Adam’s collaborators are varied and vast as he brings a dark and comic sensibility to all of his work. With his company QuipTake, Adam co-created Bleed, The Art of Building a Bunker and Daughter. A graduate of, and former apprentice to, master teacher Philippe Gaulier, Adam was the artistic director of the Toronto Festival of Clowns for 10 years. In the fall of 2016, he launched PlayOn Theatre, a new theatre school with a focus on creation and performance.Ann-Marie Kerr (director/co-creator) is an award-winning theatre director, actor and teacher currently working in residence at The Theatre Centre with Hannah Moscovitch and Maev Beaty. Her work, which has been presented nationally and internationally, includes recent directing credits: I, Claudia (Neptune Theatre); The Circle (Alberta Theatre Projects); Cathy Jones solo show Stranger to Hard Work (National tour); Cliff Cardinal’s The Anderson’s (National Theatre School and in development at Soulpepper). A graduate of L’École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and York University in Toronto, Ann-Marie is the former Artistic Associate of Magnetic North Theatre Festival.IF YOU GO:DAUGHTERWritten and Performed by Adam LazarusCo-created by Adam Lazarus with Ann-Marie KerrMelissa D’Agostino, Jiv ParasramDirected by Ann-Marie KerrCo-produced by The Theatre Centre and QuipTake with Pandemic TheatreLighting Design by Michelle RamsayComposition and Sound Design by Richard FerenProduction Stage Manager: Rebecca VandeveldeProducers for Pandemic Theatre: Jiv Parasram and Tom Arthur DavisCreative Producer for The Theatre Centre: Aislinn RoseThe Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen Street WestNovember 7 – 19, 2017Opening Night: Thursday, November 9 @ 8pmTuesday – Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pmAll Tickets $30 | Student/Senior/Arts Worker $22Preview Tickets $17 in advance, PWYC at the door beginning at 6pmTickets can be purchased online at theatrecentre.orgby calling 416.538.0988 or in-person at the box officeFor more information visit, or follow on Facebook: FB/TheTheatreCentre, Twitter: @TheatreCentre, and Instagram: INSTGRM/TheTheatreCentre.The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. They offer a public space, open and accessible to the people of the community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future. The Theatre Centre’s mission is to nurture artists, invest in ideas and champion new work and new ways of working. The company fosters a culture of innovation by embracing risk and questioning traditional notions of failure and success. Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Grains, livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was off 3.60 cents at $4.3200 a bushel; May corn fell 1.80 cents at $3.4920 a bushel; May oats rose 5 cents at $2.9740 a bushel; while May soybeans was lost 8.60 cents at 8.6000 a bushel.Beef was lower, pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was down .90 cent at $1.2785 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle fell 2.17 cents at $1.4825 a pound; Apr. lean hogs was up .53 cent at .8858 a pound.The Associated Press

Football Postgame comments lead to reprimand for Harbaugh 10000 fine for Michigan

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh looks on after the last touchdown during the game on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorMichigan football coach Jim Harbaugh had some strong words for the media following his team’s 30-27 double-overtime loss to Ohio State on Saturday. During post-game interviews, the Toledo native had harsh criticisms for the officiating. The comments resulted in a $10,000 fine imposed by the Big Ten Conference on Michigan.A public reprimand was also issued to the Wolverines’ coach, with no further punishment announced at this time. The comments made by Harbaugh were stretched throughout the presser, and he failed to answer many of the reporters’ questions, instead speaking about the officiating rather than his team.“I’m bitterly disappointed in the officiating,” Harbaugh said on Saturday. “I could have been watching the game instead of being concerned (with sideline behavior.)”Although he is known for his tirades, Harbaugh had never been directly reprimanded by the Big Ten. The statement on the subject reads as follows.“The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Michigan’s game against Ohio State on Nov. 26, 2016. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation.” read more

Family of fiveyearold boy struck with cricket ball from local school demand

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. Now the five-year-old’s family are demanding safety improvements at the school claiming “the next victim might not be so lucky.”With the support of local residents Mrs Butt is demanding something is done before someone else is seriously injured.The 41-year-old claimed residents on Haslar Road have been complaining for years about cricket balls coming over the fence and hitting their cars, conservatories and ending up on their roofs. Harry Butt was left with severe concussion, two black eyes and a swollen nose He told MailOnline: “It was a very unfortunate, one-off accident. We very much regret the injury to the little lad and the stress caused to his family.”He said the suggestion of safety netting being installed above the boundary fence had been looked into before but the school had been advised that the local authority wouldn’t grant planning permission. He added: “I am also not sure how safe it would be with the wind we get here.“What we are going to do for senior matches where the boys and that much bigger and stronger, we will use another pitch that is further from the boundary. We can’t risk this happening again.”Councillor Ray Tindle, who represents Canford Heath West, said he and fellow ward councillor, Sean Gabriel, would be looking to work with both local residents and the school to find a solution and prevent such an incident taking place again.He added: “The school has got to face up to the fact that this is an issue and something has to be done.” The school plans to move matches with senior pupils to an alternative location Andy Baker, the headteacher of Poole Grammar School, said the school regretted the incident. Learning that your child has been injured whilst playing sport at school can often be a moment of dread and panic for many parents.But for one mother it was a complete shock seeing her son get hit in the face with a cricket ball, especially as he wasn’t even taking part. Five-year-old Harry Butt was stood on a driveway saying farewell to his loved ones before going on holiday when a cricket ball from the nearby school playing fields sailed over the fence and hit him in the face. Michelle Butt had taken her son and her 12-year-old twin daughters to visit friends before heading off on a holiday camping trip to Weymouth.They were on the driveway of the house in Dorset when the ball from Poole Grammar School whistled past Mrs Butt’s ear and struck Harry. She said action should have been taken before a child was nearly killed.”I just feel really upset that they’ve been told about the balls going over and nothing has been done,” she said.”I know that you can have netting around the pitches. It’s also about the safety of the students at the school – obviously it’s not big enough to play a game of cricket, because the balls keep coming over the fence. “I just think the way it’s been dealt with is not professional and it should have been done before.”The accident left Harry with severe concussion, a swollen nose and a black eye.His family say he’s been suffering from hearing and eyesight problems since the ball hit him after flying over the fence into Haslar Road.Mrs Butt added: “It sounded like a bomb had gone off – my little boy was on the floor.”We were all in shock and he was dazed. We took him to A&E and we were admitted to hospital.”He was violently sick, had really bad concussion and the consultant said if it had hit him anywhere else, he wouldn’t be here.”It hit him on the forehead, on the side.” The ball reportedly flew through a fence of conifer trees at the school boundaryCredit:Lee McLean/BNPS Harry Butt was left with severe concussion, two black eyes and a swollen nose The school plans to move matches with senior pupils to an alternative locationCredit:BNPS The ball reportedly flew through a fence of conifer trees at the school boundary read more

Juvenile Justice Bill passed

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChild rights advocate urges passage of long-delayed Juvenile Justice Reform BillAugust 14, 2017In “latest news”Juvenile Justice Bill 2018 read in the National AssemblyMarch 15, 2018In “Crime”Magistrates, Judges to undergo training on Juvenile Justice ActJanuary 22, 2019In “Court” …paves way for the abolishment of truancy, wandering as crimesThe long awaited and ground-breaking Juvenile Justice Bill was passed on Thursday evening during the 87th sitting of the National Assembly.Minister of Public Security Khemraj RamjattanThis law will pave the way for Guyana to fulfill various international treaty obligations but more importantly ushers in a new milestone in the nation’s journey towards Juvenile Justice Reform.Although throwing its support behind the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill, the parliamentary Opposition has said it still has some reservations in relation to some aspects of the bill and was therefore requesting that it be fine-tuned.Following the second reading of the Bill in Parliament on Thursday by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, parliamentarians from both sides of the House were given the opportunity to debate the merit of the Bill.Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Frank Anthony said while he is not opposed to the Bill, he has identified some shortcomings which he would hope could be addressed before it is passed.“There are some little things that we see as contradictions, what can be I think ironed out, because the measures here are all good measures and this is a direction we meant to go,” he told the House.However, he said the small issues that need to be ironed out could be done so quickly, if the Minister would consider that the Bill be taken to the Special Select Committee.Dr Frank AnthonyOne of Dr Anthony’s contentions is the need to have clearer provisions in place to deal with children under the age of 14 who commit serious crimes.In making reference to other countries, the MP said in Scotland, the criminal responsibility is eight years old. However, he noted that there are special institutions and other measures in place to deal with children under that limit who commit serious offences.Despite these concerns, the former Youth Minister nevertheless described the Bill as comprehensive. However, he reminded that the Bill was first piloted by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government.Meanwhile, Minister Ramjattan who opened the debate. said it will provide a better quality of life for young offenders, as the Government continues to work towards strengthening its response to youths.“In this day and age, we have to provide a humane alternative to incarceration for young lawbreakers. This certainly will help them avoid falling deeper into a life of crime,” Minister Ramjattan said.The Juvenile Justice Bill would see the abolishment of truancy and wandering as crimes. The Bill would also pave the way for more ‘stringent’ methods when dealing with juvenile matters.The draft Bill was conceived in 2004 under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration with the support and input from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The first draft was produced in 2007 after a series of consultations and submissions by stakeholders, inclusive of the Rights of the Child Commission; however, progress was delayed and efforts to revive the process began in 2014.The 11-part Bill makes provisions for the establishment of facilities to enable the rehabilitation and education of juvenile offenders.It seeks to amend and consolidate the law in relation to criminal justice for juveniles and make provision for proceedings with respect to young offenders and provide for the establishment of facilities for the custody, education, and the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. read more

This Henry Street building could be yours for €18 million

first_img Short URL Share1 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 42-43 Henry Street. Image: Tony Healy Image: Tony Healy 20 Comments This Henry Street building could be yours for €18 million 42-43 Henry Street produces an annual rent of €864,459.center_img Feb 15th 2017, 9:13 AM Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 9:13 AM 42-43 HENRY STREET in Dublin, which is currently home to the Evans store, has been put up for sale with a guide price of €18 million.Selling agent Savills say the building is expected to attract “significant interest from both domestic and international investors”.The building produces an annual rent of €864,459.It is let in its entirety to Arcadia Group on a 35-year lease which expires in 2020.The building comprises a four-storey over basement end terrace with around 961 square metres of floor space, making it one of the largest units on the street.The ground, basement and first floors are currently in retail use, while the upper floors are utilised as office, storage and ancillary space accommodation. The property takes up 14.5 metres of frontage to Henry Street and 12 metres return onto Moore Street.Kevin McMahon of Savills says the building is an attractive opportunity for investors.“[The building] offers a unique opportunity for investors both domestic and international seeking to secure a high-profile retail asset with numerous asset management initiatives on one of Ireland’s premier retail streets.“The retail sector of the Dublin market has witnessed a significant turnaround in recent years with jobs growth and retail sales resulting in occupier demand from top international brands such as Ann Summers, Victoria’s Secrets, Hugo Boss, COS and H&M’s brand ‘& Other Stories’.”Read: Recruitment website set to announce 500 jobs in Dublin By Paul Hosford 17,881 Views 42-43 Henry Street.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgThousands of people turned out in Dublin for a May Day protest calling for action on the housing crisis.Gardaí have appealed for information regarding the death of 22-year-old mother Amy McCarthy in Cork city.A young woman has died in a fire at the home of club rugby players in Limerick.Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell says the sooner Enda Kenny’s future is sorted out the better.Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016.A man in his 80s has been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Ballyfermot last night.Two arrests have been made after €50,000 worth of stolen gardening tools were seized at Dublin port.Simon Harris has asked for a month to consider all options for the ownership of the new national maternity hospital.Ireland is in for a warm, sunny week. Tattoo artists show their skills at the Big North Tattoo Show 2017 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle today Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRISH A May Day march pictured on O’Connell Street in Dublin this afternoon Source: Eamonn Farrell Monday 1 May 2017, 8:08 PM Have I Got News For You veteran Ian Hislop had a bit of fun pointing out alleged bias on behalf of the BBC with regard to the corporation’s way of covering Jeremy Corbyn versus the manner with which it treats Theresa May. May 1st 2017, 8:08 PM Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Appeal after young mother found dead in Cork, and thousands march over housing crisis – it’s the Fix. Get our daily news round up: Short URL WORLD Donald Trump during his awkward interview Source: Screengrab#BIT RUDE: Donald Trump cut short an interview when pressed over his Obama wiretapping claims.#THERESA MAY: The British Prime Minister has dismissed suggestions her Brexit meeting with Jean Claude Juncker last week went badly as “Brussels gossip”.#NORTH KOREA: The hermit state has warned it will carry out a nuclear missile test “at any time and at any location”.PARTING SHOT 9 Comments 20,183 Views By Cianan Brennan Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Director appointed for Hellenic Centre

first_imgLa Trobe University has announced the appointment of Chair in Greek Studies and Director for the new Research Centre for Greek Studies.The brief announcement in the Dean’s Newsletter to Humanities & Social Sciences Staff, November 4, informs teaching staff that the position has been filled and that the name of the successful applicant will be announced upon approval of the appointment by the university’s Council.“The position of Chair in Greek Studies and Director, Research Centre for Greek Studies has been filled. I will make an announcement once Council has approved the appointment,” writes the Dean of the Faculty that will “adopt” the Centre.The Research Centre for Greek Studies will replace the defunct National Centre for Hellenic Research and Studies (EKEME), that was closed last year following a damning review of its practices and serious doubts about its financial viability.A Review of the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research, commissioned by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Tim Brown, recommended among other things “that the University disestablish the NCHSR (EKEME) and replace it with a Centre for Hellenic Studies (provisional title) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences” (Review Committee of the National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research, Recommendation 5).The recommendation of the Review Committee was the death knell of EKEME. The Council ordered its closure and announced the replacement of the ten years old EKEME with a new, academically re-oriented Research Centre for Greek Studies.In a hostile public meeting, in October 2008, Professor Brown told agitated friends of EKEME the closure of the Centre will not disadvantage the teaching of the Greek language at La Trobe University. Professor Brown, at the meeting, underscored the “commitment” of the university to support the new Centre for the first five years of its existence, after which a review will determine its future.It is hoped that the new Centre will commence operating in 2010, thus negating criticism for “feet dragging” by the university. NKEE understands that the name of the successful applicant may be announced at tomorrow’s staff meeting, together with details about the establishment of the Centre. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le long voyage cyclique des requins blancs femelles

first_imgLe long voyage cyclique des requins blancs femellesPubliant leur étude dans la revue Animal Biotelemetry, des chercheurs américains ont pu suivre, sur les côtes mexicaine et américaine, le cycle de migration de 2 ans de femelles de requin blanc fécondées, en équipant celles-ci de balises satellitaires.Les requins blancs ont beau fasciner bon nombre de chercheurs, on est encore très loin de tout savoir sur eux. Pour percer de nouveaux secrets, des scientifiques ont ainsi mené une petite expérience. Après avoir équipé de balises satellites 4 femelles gravides de requin blanc (Carcharodon carcharias) au large de l’île mexicaine de Guadalupe, Michael Domeier et Nicole Nasby-Lucas, du Marine Conservation Science Institute, ont pu suivre par télémétrie, sur le long terme, les déplacements de ces animaux.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Grâce à cela, ils ont reconstituer le parcours migratoire en 4 phases de ces femelles, s’étalant sur une période totale de 2 ans et différent de celui des mâles. 1ère phase : à partir d’une date située entre la fin septembre et la fin octobre, un séjour d’une durée pouvant atteindre 4 mois et demi, autour de l’île volcanique de Guadalupe, où les deux sexes se rencontrent et durant lequel ont lieu les accouplements. 2ème étape : les femelles fécondées vont vivre au large (plus loin que les mâles) leur période de gestation d’environ 15 mois et demi (465 jours), sur des zones différentes que celles fréquentées alors par les mâles, qu’elles semblent éviter. 3ème phase : ces femelles font route vers les eaux côtières de la Basse-Californie mexicaine, où elles séjournent environ 2 mois, donnant naissance à leurs petits entre avril et août. 4ème étape, enfin : le voyage de retour vers les aires de reproduction de l’île de Guadalupe, toujours en évitant les mâles. En effet, la violence des accouplements – attestée par les traces de morsures – inciterait les femelles à rester loin de leurs prétendants le plus longtemps possible.Le 14 avril 2013 à 16:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition Monday March 23

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream:, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first person to officially announce his 2016 candidacy for president. We’ll dissect the Cruz candidacy and GOP politics with our experts. Plus, senate democrats in the Maryland General Assembly are attempting to significantly water down Gov. Larry Hogan’s attempt at major charter school reforms in the state. We’ll discuss the plight of charters in Maryland with our panel.  This and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Bacteria species part of Curiosity baggage on Mars

first_img Citation: Bacteria species part of Curiosity baggage on Mars (2014, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation The authors’ comments reflect a concern among scientists over contamination, as they said that “this study will help gauge whether microorganisms from Earth pose a forward contamination risk that could impact future life detection and sample return missions. The overall outcome of this study will provide knowledge about the hardiest of organisms on the spacecraft and could benefit the development of cleaning and sterilization technologies to prevent forward contamination.”A Scientific American article in 2011 also noted why scientists are concerned about cleanliness standards: “Adhering to cleanliness standards is a way to make sure the mission does not transport Earth life to Mars. Doing so preserves the ability to study that world in its natural state and also avoids contamination that would obscure an ability to find native life on that planet, if it exists.” Credit: NASA © 2014 Space Station research shows that hardy little space travelers could colonize Mars This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further More information: via Nature ( —When the Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, there may have been dozens of microbial species, having withstood pre-launch spacecraft cleaning. This is the finding of a study titled “Identification and Survival of Isolates Collected from the Mars Rover, Curiosity.” The scientists who worked on the study, from the University of Idaho, Jet Propulsion Lab at CalTech in Pasadena, Idaho State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Colby College, presented their findings on Monday to the American Society for Microbiology meeting in Boston. Reporting on this project, Nature News said their study is the first to examine the entire archive of microbes collected from Curiosity. The study is not only interesting for the number of strains identified but also for observations about their resistance. Results from the study can now provide details about the microbes that inhabit the surfaces of spacecraft after microbial reduction.Nature News, commenting on the findings, referred to “a surprising number” resisting extreme temperatures and damage caused by ultraviolet-C radiation, the most potentially harmful type.In their presentation abstract, the authors explained how organisms were collected during MSL’s planetary protection implementation campaign. (MSL refers to the Mars Science Laboratory.). Isolates were identified and characterized using standard culturing and molecular techniques. Results showed 62% of the 377 organisms identified were related to members of the Bacillus genus while 31% belonged to non-spore-forming genera. Many isolates showed resistance to desiccation (78%), and UVC radiation and 94% of the isolates could grow in the presence of elevated salt conditions (≥10% NaCl) and 35% at low temperatures (4C), while 11% of isolates could survive under multiple extreme conditions.last_img read more

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first_imgResearchers reviewed a total of 13 articles on Y-90 radioembolization as a monotherapy and 13 articles on Y-90 radioembolization as a combined with chemotherapy. Among the studies, disease control rates ranged from 29-90 percent in the monotherapy studies, which involved 901 patients. In the studies in which Y-90 radioembolization was combined with chemotherapy, involving 472 patients, disease control rates ranged from 59-100 percent. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 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 November 15, 2013 — For patients who fail to respond to current first-line and second-line treatments for colorectal cancer liver metastases (also known as salvage patients), radioembolization with Y-90 microspheres could extend survival according to new research published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. A systematic review conducted by researchers showed that approximately 50 percent of salvage patients have an overall survival of more than 12 months after this nuclear medicine therapy. 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 For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… 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 | 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 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 “From the studies included in this systematic review, survival proportions of approximately 50 percent were found,” said Rosenbaum. “Therefore, in this group of salvage colorectal cancer liver metastases patients who otherwise have no regular treatment options and a life expectancy of less than six months, Y-90 radioembolization seems to be a hopeful treatment option.” 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 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 | November 15, 2013 Nuclear Medicine Therapy Increases Survival for Patients With Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases 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 “Although quite some reviews are printed on the subject of radioembolization, we felt that a structured and comprehensive review on survival and response data for these patients was lacking,” said Charlotte E.N.M. Rosenbaum, Ph.D. and lead author of the study “Radioembolization for Treatment of Salvage Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: A Systemic Review.” Researchers performed a structured review to gather all available evidence on radioembolization for the specific group of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases.  The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content 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 She continued, “Our paper shows all published data on this subject from the first randomized trial onwards. Furthermore, we have determined 12-month survival proportions for all included articles to provide a better overview and to better allow for comparisons. Finally, this overview of the literature shows which topics have not been the focus of much research and may thus be interesting for further work.”last_img read more

IHG rolls out new upscale brand with 200 hotels to come

first_img Michael Smith IHG rolls out new upscale brand with 200 hotels to come DENHAM, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched a new upscale hotel brand, and it’s already signed its first property in Australia.Called ‘voco’, meaning ‘to invite’ in Latin, the brand will focus primarily on conversion opportunities and will strengthen IHG’s offer in the US$40 billion upscale segment, which the company says is expected to grow by a further $20 billion by 2025.Working with high-quality individual and locally-branded hotels, voco will offer a high quality guest experience by incorporating IHG’s systems, including IHG Rewards Club.The rollout of voco will begin in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, with plans to expand to the Americas and Greater China over time. IHG says it will open more than 200 voco hotels in urban and leisure locations over the next 10 years.Last month, IHG announced plans to expand its luxury and upscale estate in the U.K. through a conditional agreement with Covivio to rebrand and operate 12 hotels and one pipeline hotel into its portfolio across the U.K. With voco now being rolled out, a number of these properties will be converted to the new brand in the coming months.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksVoco’s first signing has already been confirmed outside of Europe: the Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise, Australia. The 388-room hotel is located just steps from the beach and offers two swimming pools and 800 square metres of meeting space. It is scheduled to open under the voco flag in late 2018.“We’ve talked about the significant growth opportunity we see for IHG in upscale and voco will help us deliver against this,” said Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG. “We’ll work with owners of attractive properties who appreciate the power and expertise that a global business can bring to the table. Guests will be able to enjoy the appeal of a more individual hotel alongside the reassurance of a name above the door that they trust.”For more information go to Posted by Tuesday, June 12, 2018 center_img Share Tags: Covivio, InterContinental Hotels Group, Voco << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s been almost three weeks since John Skelton left the field with his right ankle in an air cast during the Arizona Cardinals’ 20-16 season-opening win over the Seattle Seahawks.Since Skelton left that game, his replacement, Kevin Kolb, has led the Cardinals to a 3-0 record. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has said that he doesn’t need to address his quarterback situation until Skelton is indeed healthy enough to play. The third-year pro from Fordham is getting closer to that point. Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “Yeah, I mean it gets better every day,” Skelton said Wednesday. “On Monday, I came out here and did some drills with the training room, it felt pretty good, but throwing in drills with those guys is different than going out and practicing again, so it’s not quite there, but it’s getting there.”Skelton was on the practice field Wednesday as the Cardinals prepare for their home game against the Miami Dolphins (1-2) Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. He split scout team reps with rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley.“Some of the movements in the pocket are fine but a lot of rolling out still bothers me when I’ve got to roll my ankle,” he said.Nobody knows Skelton’s condition better than he does, so when does he expect to get back on the field?“I was hoping for this week, I think we can still hold out for that but we’ll see. We’ll take it day by day.”Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this report Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_imgFounder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo Charles Skold, of Somerville, Mass., son of poet Walter Skold, prepares copies of the poetry book “The Mirror is not Cracked,” by his late father for shipping at his home in Somerville. Walter Skold, the late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he’s now a published poet. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Sharp, The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2019 6:09 am PDT PORTLAND, Maine — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he’s now a published poet.Walter Skold visited the gravesites of more than 600 poets, and one of his criteria was that the subjects had to be published. Now he’s becoming a published poet, posthumously, on the one-year anniversary of his death Sunday, thanks to the efforts of two of his children.Simon and Charles Skold curated their father’s poems for the book “The Mirror is Not Cracked.”They self-published the tome to ensure it would be printed by Jan. 20, a year to the day their father went from being a chronicler of poets to becoming a dead poet himself.“We feel like we owe it to him,” said Simon Skold, who once spent six weeks with his dad on one of his cross-country visits to poets’ graves in 2014.Their father was a colorful character.He launched the Dead Poets Society in 2008 in Freeport, Maine, drawing inspiration for the name from the 1989 Robin Williams movie. And he travelled the country in monthslong, epic graveyard adventures in a colorful cargo van dubbed “Dedgar the Poemobile.”His cemetery antics combined history, humour and the macabre, but his goal was to draw attention to poetry and poets, especially those in danger of being forgotten.His death in Pennsylvania came a little more than a month after he commissioned Michael Updike, son of novelist John Updike, to create his tombstone.In life, Skold marked occasions like birthdays and holidays with a poem. But he never published his works. Under the surface, his sons say, he was plagued by self-doubt and prone to periods of depression. He kept the bulk of his poetry to himself.His sons realized after his death that he’d amassed about 300 poems. Reading the poetry allowed them to see the world through their father’s eyes.The brothers shared laughter and tears as they perused them last summer. Some were handwritten, others stored on computer drives. They ranged from full-length works to one-line quips, like this one from 2017: “I hope I’m alive when I die.”They found that remembrance, lament and hope pervaded his poetry, which they described as a dance between sorrow and joy. “The gift of life and the reality of death here meet and walk in hand, a marriage of sobriety and reverie,” they wrote in the foreword.The poetry is actually quite good.“I was afraid it would be a sentimental gesture, but it rose way above that mark. It’s a very solid book,” said Michele Madigan Somerville, a poet and writer who got a sneak peek at the poetry. “I was surprised to see how good the book was.”Already, the sons are thinking of publishing a second book based on a project their dad had worked on, but was never published.For now, they’re happy with a small run of their book. They worked with Maine-based Ascensius Press on a print run that numbers in the hundreds, not thousands.While alive, Walter Skold hatched the idea of creating a new holiday, National Poets Remembrance Day, on the Sunday closest to Oct. 7, the date Edgar Allan Poe died. He viewed it as a day to celebrate all poets, including those who have died.Now the tables are being turned on the late poet.Charles Skold, who lives in Massachusetts, said he and Simon, from Nevada, plan to return to his father’s grave in Brunswick, Maine, to read his poetry on the holiday.David Sharp, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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