first_img3 IS-linked gunmen slain in Maguindanao offensives Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This kind of gathering is our way to spend quality time with each other. This is our way to inspire other athletes, tighten our bond, and learn from each other.”Sangiao added the titles won by his fighters are the result of hard work, dedication and sacrifice.“It’s our biggest year. We won championship titles and received many awards this year. This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Like we always say, this is our passion. We love what we do. These awards and titles are just the fruit of our hard labor,” said Sangiao.Champion or not, Eustaquio said what’s more important is each one of them is happy.“We are grateful for every year. We are always full of joy,” Eustaquio stated. “Seeing each other happy, seeing everyone living a peaceful life is more than enough.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Duterte urged to order review of all power deals with generation firms Comelec disputes PCIJ report on voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “We have an early celebration coming up this Saturday, 15 December. We are going to have a beach house party in San Juan, La Union,” said ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio.“The gathering will celebrate our accomplishments this 2018, and also prepare for 2019. Everybody will come that day, most notably our professional athletes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefTeam Lakay’s celebration is also an opportunity for Folayang, Eustaquio, bantamweight king Kevin Belingon and strawweight titleholder Joshua Pacio to share their experiences and journey to the top of their respective divisions.“We have a program, a feast, and an open mat for whoever wants to roll. Our world champions will share their experience and tell what they went through this year,” Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao said. Top 10 finishers in 1st PH OCR Open earn national team pool slots Fans are in a frenzy as Netflix reveals that Henry Cavill is coming to Manila Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Photo from ONE ChampionshipTeam Lakay has a ton of reasons to celebrate for after four of its top fighters earned world titles this year with Eduard Folayang capping it off by reclaiming the ONE lightweight crown last month.And there’s no better time to celebrate the victories than the Yuletide season.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgEngland all-rounder Jofra Archer has said that he isn’t thinking too far ahead to the upcoming Cricket World Cup and he wants to take it one match at a time.”It’s game by game, I’m not thinking too far ahead. If I do well here, it will probably put my case forward. But I’m not focusing on the World Cup spot. Anyone would think about it,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Archer as saying.Archer is not part of England’s 15-member team for the World Cup at the moment, but all the teams are allowed to make changes to their squad until May 23 so the bowler can very well see himself part of the World Cup team if he puts up impressive performances in the series against Pakistan.”All I can do is just play well here and hope. I’ll try not to set my heart on it. Obviously, the guys have been together a long time and they probably do deserve it, so I won’t feel too bad if I’m left out,” Archer said.The 24-year-old Archer made his ODI debut against Ireland on Friday and he managed to scalp one wicket in the match. However, the player admitted that he wasn’t expecting to make debut for England as early as he did.”It’s done now. I’m here. It happened a bit quicker than I expected – I had my eyes set on 2023 and to be given the opportunity so early is really exciting. I’m here with a great team at a great time,” Archer said.advertisementArcher, originally born in Barbados, held a British passport and he was fast-tracked to the England cricket team after England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) changed its eligibility criteria.”It’s been very welcoming. I knew most of the guys before coming here but it’s nice to come into a new team with some people you know. Sometimes the media can get things wrong and misquote people. Since I’ve been here I didn’t feel any malice at all. It’s a really welcoming bunch of lads. I’m happy,” Archer said.England take on Pakistan in a one-off T20I and five-match ODI series beginning today and the team takes on South Africa in the opening match of the World Cup on May 30.Also Read | Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroicsAlso Read | Don’t want to step on anyone’s toes: Jofra Archer on England World Cup-squad selectionlast_img read more

first_imgGary Pinkel after big win against BYU.Gary Pinkel DanceMissouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced yesterday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall. So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU tonight was so touching. After the game, Pinkel’s players surrounded him, chanted his name, and urged him to dance. The veteran head coach obliged, and appeared to get emotional in doing so. “and the GP, GP ayyyyyyy chant has erupted” among players— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) November 15, 2015Dance Gary Pinkel. Dance.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 15, 2015That’s awesome. Hats off to Pinkel and his team.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) extension officers are currently engaged in a two-day sorrel harvesting training programme, aimed at equipping them with knowledge on production techniques to be transferred to farmers. Experts from the University of Chapingo in Mexico, are providing training to 20 officers from all parishes on the correct use of the sorrel harvesting machine, designed and manufactured by the university, to reduce harvesting time and cost.  They will also receive instruction in colour stabilisation in sorrel and secondary products. Speaking at the opening ceremony for the training programme, held at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew on November 7, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, said the initiative will help to increase the efficiency of sorrel production and reduce labour costs. “In Jamaica, the challenge exists in the harvesting of the sorrel, which is very labour intensive. It takes two persons approximately 15 days to harvest one acre of sorrel. In order to increase our competitiveness on the global market, we must find a way to reduce our labour cost,” he said. Minister Clarke further expressed the hope that the knowledge and practical skills garnered in the training programme “will not end with our extension officers but will be promulgated to our farmer groups, agro-processors and even the small and medium entrepreneurs”. Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency, Gerardo Lozano, reiterated Mexico’s commitment to “continue consolidating our co-operation exchanges with Jamaica within the primary fields of agriculture modernisation, crop health and food safety”. He reminded that through a previous co-operation programme between Jamaica and Mexico, the Scientific Research Council (SRC) gained knowledge on sorrel cultivation, harvesting and processing operations developed in Mexico, while Mexico identified new areas for development of sorrel. “Based on this good experience, the Jamaican authorities were able to identify the potential of the utilisation of the sorrel harvesting machine as a relevant tool to increase effectiveness in sorrel harvesting,” the Ambassador said. The extension officers will participate in a demonstration exercise today on the proper use of the machine at the Bodles Research Station in St. Catherine.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd shipyard and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) signed a shipbuilding contract for two 100-meter, dual-fuel  ferries worth GBP 97 million (USD 150 million), on Friday, October 16.Back in August, the government of Scotland named Ferguson Marine as the preferred tenderer for the contract to build the two ferries for the state-backed ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac).Ferguson Marine Engineering, saved by billionaire businessman Jim McColl in September 2014,  will undertake the detailed design and construction work of the new vessels in Scotland, as well as their testing, equipping, launching and delivery. The first ferry is expected to enter service in early 2018, with the second vessel following a few months later.Tom Docherty, Chief Executive, CMAL, said: “We are delighted to sign the shipbuilding contracts, securing FMEL as the contractor to build the two newest additions to our fleet. Key items of equipment will now be ordered, detailed plans will be developed for approval and it is anticipated that actual construction will start early in 2016. We hope to see the first of these vessels in operation in early 2018.”The contract is expected to provide a boost for commercial shipbuilding on the Clyde and follows the shipyard’s delivery of the first two hybrid ferries for the CMAL fleet, with the third due to launch in December this year.“I’m delighted this contract has been formally awarded to Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited and the shipyard can now start work on these new 100m ferries, the largest commercial vessels to be built on the Clyde since 2001,” Scotland’s Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay said.“The award of this contract will see FMEL’s 150-strong workforce retained and more staff taken on, underlining the Scottish Government’s commitment to creating the vital jobs needed to boost local economies and help stimulate growth across Scotland. I once again congratulate FMEL on proving Scottish shipbuilding can succeed in a competitive market, and I look forward to seeing these new vessels join the West Coast ferry fleet in the future.”The ships are designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. The ships will be capable of operating across a range of drafts and speeds to meet the requirements of CalMac to service a wide range of ports and routes.The new ferries are earmarked for the Ardrossan-Brodick and the Uig Triangle routes, although the final decision on vessel deployment rests with CalMac and will be informed by further analysis of demand on all major routes.The ferries will be dual-fuel vessels so they can operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine diesel.Liam Campbell, Managing Director, FMEL, said: “This is a great achievement for the yard and great news for the local community. The signing of the shipbuilding contracts today marks the beginning of a new era of commercial shipbuilding on the Clyde and in conjunction with our experience in building battery hybrid vessels, confirms Ferguson Marine Engineering as a lead designer and builder of innovative green vessels internationally.”last_img read more

Imagine waking up one day to find an extra $120,000 in your bank account. You did not make $120,000 or win $120,000, but there it is, $120,000, just sitting there. Cool!What would you do with all that cash? Pay off the mountain of student loans you’d otherwise be stuck with till you die? Buy a house? Buy a car?Maybe you should call the bank and find out what’s going on?Yeah. Yeah, you definitely should call the bank.Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, did not call the bank, police say.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.When a non-hypothetical $120,000 intended for a business was accidentally transferred into their BB&T bank account because of a teller error, the couple splurged on a camper, a Chevy and a racecar, state trooper Aaron Brown told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Authorities say they also distributed $15,000 to friends who needed the money.All told, they spent $100,000 in about 2 1/2 weeks, WNEP reported.Eventually, though, the bank contacted them on or around June 20 after sending the money to the correct account. The bank notified Tiffany Williams, 35, that they were responsible for returning all the funds, Brown told the Sun-Gazette. He added that the withdrawal resulted in a $107,416 overdraft because the couple’s bank account had only $1,121 in it before the accidental windfall.That is kind of shocking, with all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking, there’s no way anybody gets away with that stuff,BB&T Bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Tiffany first assured the bank she would work out a repayment plan with her husband, but she eventually ceased communications, WNEP reported.“That is kind of shocking, with all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking, there’s no way anybody gets away with that stuff,” Nate Weaver, a neighbor of the Williamses, told WNEP.The Sun-Gazette reported that the couple, in separate interrogations, told police that they “admitted to knowing the mislaid money did not belong to them, but they spent it anyway.”The Williamses could not be reached immediately, and it was unclear whether they had retained legal counsel.The couple now face three felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property, court records show. They appeared in court last week and posted bail of $25,000 each. The Pennsylvania State Police could not immediately comment on the case to The Washington Post. read more

RENO, Nev. – Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to designate the contaminated land a Superfund site, a step the state could still oppose.Rural neighbours of the World War II-era mine that has leaked toxic chemicals for decades won a $19.5 million settlement in 2013 from companies they accused of covering up the contamination to drinking water wells near Yerington, about 65 miles southeast of Reno.The EPA sent a letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval this week announcing its intention to place the mine on the list of the nation’s most polluted sites to “mitigate exposures that are a substantial threat to the public health or welfare or the environment.”“If we do not receive a written response from the state by Jan. 29, we will assume that Nevada is in agreement with EPA and will proceed with proposing the site for addition to the NPL,” Jared Blumenfeld, the agency’s regional administrator in San Francisco, wrote in a Dec. 22 letter obtained by The Associated Press. NPL is the acronym for the Superfund’s National Priority List.State officials said they needed to review the letter and determine their next steps.“We’re not going to worry about turf,” said Leo Drozdoff, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “What we want is the best and quickest remedy for the site.”Nevada has opposed past EPA proposals to list the site, fearing a stigma that might affect property values and any precedent that could be set by federal intervention in the mining-friendly state, the world’s sixth-biggest producer of gold.Nevada regulators estimated earlier this year that it would cost $30.4 million to address only what the EPA considers the most immediate health and safety concerns, and the state has been unsuccessful in obtaining financial assistance from those responsible for the damage.Under the Superfund listing, the EPA would cover 90 per cent of the costs.“Without an identifiable private source of funding, the only mechanism to make federal funding available is to add the site to the NPL,” Blumenfeld said.It comes after residents filed a class-action lawsuit in 2011 accusing Atlantic Richfield Co. and parent company BP America Inc. of “intentionally and negligently” concealing the extent of uranium, arsenic and other pollutants leaking into their drinking water wells from the mine.The mine covers 6 square miles of land owned partly by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Atlantic Richfield acquired the property in 1977 from Anaconda Copper, which built the mine in 1941.Atlantic Richfield has paid for other work on the site, BP spokesman Jason Ryan said.Previous owners left behind 90 million gallons of acidic solution that continues to threaten the groundwater, Blumenfeld said. That’s equivalent to the amount of liquid it would take to cover about 80 football fields, 10 feet deep.In 2008, a U.S. Labor Department review panel upheld a whistleblower claim by ex-mine cleanup supervisor Earle Dixon who said the BLM illegally fired him for speaking out about the risks in defiance of local politicians.Peggy Pauly, a Yerington minister’s wife, helped organize efforts to demand additional cleanup and filed the lawsuit, joined by about 700 past and present neighbours.Steven German, a New York-based attorney who represented the residents, called her “the real hero in all of this.”“This is an important next step in getting this massive old mine cleaned up,” he said Wednesday of the listing. “It is going to cost a fortune.”Anaconda, the former owner, produced 1.7 billion pounds of copper from 1952 to 1978 at the mine in the Mason Valley, an irrigated agricultural oasis in the otherwise largely barren high desert.The EPA determined that the uranium was produced as a byproduct of processing the copper and that the radioactive waste was initially dumped into dirt-bottomed ponds that leaked into the groundwater.Federal studies showed 79 per cent of the wells tested north of the mine had dangerous levels of uranium, arsenic or both that made the water unsafe to drink, including one a half-mile away with levels more than 10 times the legal drinking water standard.At the mine itself, wells tested as high as 100 times the standard. Although the health effects of specific levels are not well-understood, long-term exposure to high levels of uranium in drinking water may cause cancer and damage kidneys, the EPA said. by Scott Sonner, The Associated Press Posted Dec 24, 2015 6:48 am MDT Last Updated Dec 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EPA moves to put toxic Nevada copper mine on list of nation’s most polluted sites FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2009, file photo, Peggy Pauly, who formed Yearington’s first citizen advocacy group to address the water contamination from the former Anaconda copper mine site near Yearington, Nev., is pictured in front of the leach ponds that are responsible for most of that contamination. Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to add the contaminated site to its Superfund National Priority List, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Scott Sady, File) read more

first_imgCouncils have warned Britain is facing a care crisis Barbara Keeley, Labour’s spokeswoman for social care, said: “The shocking rise in delayed transfers of care is directly attributable to the cuts imposed by the Tory Government and will mean those needing care will have to spend their Christmas stuck in hospital.” Charities say Britain is facing a care crisis The number of elderly people forced to spend Christmas in hospital for want of care at home has doubled in six years, new figures show.Charities said a growing crisis in social care meant thousands of the most vulnerable people were forced to spend the festive season stuck in a hospital bed.The figures show 3,929 patients had to stay in hospital over the Christmas period last year, although they were medically fit for discharge – an increase from 1,995 such cases in 2010.Experts said they fear the situation will be even worse next week, with hospitals already at 95 per cent capacity amid a shortage of home helps and care home places. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said the figures showed “disastrous” failings in the social care system, which were stripping the elderly of independence and health.“Increasing numbers are being marooned in their hospital beds, losing muscle tone and risking infection when they are medically fit enough to leave, often because of acute shortages of social care, especially of the home visiting kind,” she said.“There is no doubt that some older people’s chances of a good recovery this Christmas are being totally undermined as a result‎.” The figures, revealed by Labour, come from a “patient snapshot” which captures the numbers stuck in hospital without medical need on the last Thursday of each month. This increased from 1,995 people on December 30th 2010 to 3,929 on 29th December 2016. The last time the snapshot fell directly on Christmas was 2015 when 3,155 spent Christmas Eve stuck in hospital.A Department of Health spokesman said: “No one should have to stay in hospital longer than necessary – that’s why we’ve freed up more than 1,000 extra beds since February. Local authorities and the NHS are working hard to reduce delayed transfers of care by speeding up assessments and reducing waits for home care.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

There was a time when aspiring artists went to art school to learn how to draw, paint and sculpt before breaking the rules. Now, decades after David Hockney, Peter Blake and R B Kitaj honed their craft at the Royal College of Art in London, visitors to the 2019 postgraduates’ final show will find an MA student whose art involved changing their name by deed poll, in the pursuit of anonymity and gender neutrality. The new name? “Name Surname.” If only Michelangelo had known, he need not have bothered spending all those years painting the Sistine Chapel. “It was a process of elimination really,” the student told The Sunday Telegraph. “I wanted to minimise my identity on paper to as minimal as possible,… read more

first_imgNominations received today have included three from Rio Tinto:David George, Chief Advisor, Processing, Mineral Technology Services, Peter Chittleborough, Supervisor of the Mine of The Future™, Autonomous Haulage Deployment (AHD) team and Northparkes Mines Mechanical Engineer, Matthew Betts. It would be nice to see more mining companies recognising their people – three working days left for those nominations.Betts has led the implementation of the automated LHD operation at Northparkes Mines working with Sandvik to deliver a robust and reliable system that is changing how Rio Tinto plans large underground block cave mines worldwide.  This loader automation system (AutoMine) has improved safety for the underground production team by reducing exposure in the underground environment; improved utilisation of the loader fleet as the machines can operate continuously across shift change and improved maintenance as the machines are operated within their design envelope. According to Sandvik Mining, thanks to Matthew’s vision and leadership, Northparkes has the most advanced automated LHD system in the world. Also, a Robotic Idler change out system (RIC) was Matthew’s vision for the future of a common and ergonomically difficult task around maintaining conveyors: changing idlers.  Chittleborough “has been an incredible leader on all fronts when it has come to educating new people about the AHD. He has an amazing understanding of the system, which is second to none, he fully understands all its advantages and disadvantages, how to get the best from the system from an efficiency, safety and production point of view. He has always led by example and is greatly respected by those who work with him. Peter has pushed for change, encouraged, insisted professionalism, and always been willing to share his experiences and discoveries with his colleagues, and other stakeholders to improve their knowledge, the system and everyone’s working experience. Without him the AHS system would not be what it is today and would not have managed to achieve what it has.”David George is nominated for his contribution to the Double-flash copper smelting technology.  “This technology has revolutionised copper smelting; setting the standard for sulphur dioxide capture, improving safety by eliminating molten matte transfer, and reducing the labour required to produce copper.  This technology is recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency as the best available current technology (BACT) in copper smelting. The technology was developed by combining Outotec’s flash-smelting with the Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) flash-converting intellectual property, to which David was an instrumental contributor.last_img read more

French team Aix prepare in Slovenia for the upcoming season where they lost friendly match against Gorenje 43:37. Aix’s coach, well-known name on the Balkans, Zvonimir Serdarusic has worked in Slovenia as NT’s and RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko head-coach. He talked for about “chances to work in Paris” with PSG:– If I was in better mood, I could also work in better team, but my wife enjoys extremely in Aix. Nikola and Luka (Karabatic) aren’t only my player, but my family. When I was asked – would I like to take Paris, my wife said – no.  Of course, I would like to challenge again in the TOP category, but in every case, Côte d’Azur is much more refreshing than jungle of Paris – said Noka, who was targeted as one of the possible successor of Philippe Gardent. Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic ← Previous Story Dinamo Bucharest: Seven new players and high hopes for the upcoming season Next Story → STRUGA 2014: Metalurg to open tournament with French Creteil read more

first_img4. UH-OH. New surveys in Dublin have found no lamb… in lamb kebabs. The delicious (?), after-midnight snacks contained both chicken and beef. Hmm.Read the rest of today’s news> UN concerned about the severe mental suffering caused by the denial of abortion services to women seeking abortions due to fatal abnormality— TFMR Ireland (@TFMRIRE) July 24, 2014 Air Algerie/Swiftair flight #AH5017 EC-LTV is now confirmed crashed in Niger. Still no info about passengers and crew— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) July 24, 2014 Source: Flightradar24/Twitter WHAT’S THE STORY?1. AN Air Algerie plane carrying 110 people has gone missing. It lost contact while in Malian airspace but unconfirmed reports are now circulating that it has crashed in Niger.center_img 3. IRELAND abstained from voting on a resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive in Gaza last night. Here’s why. Source: TFMR/Twitter 2. THE United Nations Human Rights Council has told Ireland that it should revise its abortion laws to allow for exceptions in the case of rape, incest, serious risks to the health of the mother and fatal foetal abnormality.last_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:AIDS, beaches, christmas, Hiv, program Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2014 – In its second consecutive year Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa has invited all its team members to participate once again in our, “Share your Christmas” ( SYC) canned and non-perishable food drive. Celebrating the holiday season, the initiative has a host of activities centered on the spirit of giving and stewardship towards the community and the less fortunate.Along with a number of community outreach programs and environmental clean-up initiatives; Beaches Turks and Caicos has also launched its “Share your Christmas” Food Drive from December 10th – 24th 2014 to collect food items that will be donated directly to two (2) pantries that serve the less fortunate of the Turks and Caicos: The National HIV Prevention Unit and The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare Office.The HIV prevention unit assists directly with providing medical support services to those infected with the virus. The group also provides healthy meals daily to about 35-40 persons on the island of Providenciales who would not have the means to otherwise feed themselves. The TCI Social Welfare Office assist with providing financial support to the unemployed and under employed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They directly impact single mothers, children, the disabled and the elderly by providing them with monetary support and where possible, food and clothing in some cases. It is our hope that we will be able to collect enough canned goods and non-perishable items not only to assist both organizations with their continued efforts to ensure that all persons enrolled in one or more of these social programs has a healthy meal this holiday season but to also send a charge to other corporate citizens in the community to mobilize and assist in this effort! We also thank the IGA Supermarket Chain for partnering with us for a second year for their kind donation of two gift cards that will be given directly to Social Welfare and the National Aids Programs for the purchase of additional goods for the cause.A photo challenge capturing team member donations to the “Share Your Christmas Bins” made the initiative extra fun for all of our team members that graciously participated in this years’ SYC food drive. The food bins were situated at the security gates in the back of house, at the Caribbean and Key West Villages . We thank you for being our partners as we work together in eradicating poverty and HIV/AIDS throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.Let’s all get involved and share a little this holiday season. Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgA road accident caused delays on a busy North Staffordshire road this afternoon. The A53 Leek New Road was partially blocked due to a three-vehicle accident in both directions near Bunt’s Lane in Stockton Brook. The vehicles were recovered by 4.50pm following the crash, which took place at around 3pm. Traffic data company INRIX reported the accident had taken place near the petrol garage. The road is a key route between Leek and Stoke-on-Trent. We also received reports of an accident on the A50 Lichfield Street in Hanley at around the same time. This accident was affecting traffic in both directions near the A52 Leek Road in Joiners Square, although it is now understood to have cleared. Read MoreLorry driver CLEARED of dangerous driving over fatal M1 crash which killed eight For the latest traffic and travel news from Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire visit our dedicated channel here. For further live updates from across the region visit our dedicated feed here.last_img read more

first_img 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | February 24, 2009 Radiation Therapy Equipment Vendors to Test System Integration 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 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 February 24, 2009 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology will host a connectathon at its headquarters in Fairfax, VA., this September as part of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Radiation Oncology (IHE-RO) initiative to promote seamless connectivity and integration of radiotherapy equipment and patient health information systems. The goal of this multiyear project is to reduce medical errors and improve efficiency by allowing physicians to purchase the best equipment for their practices, regardless of the manufacturer. This connectathon will be the final step in a process that has included vendor development, software testing and real-time interconnectivity testing.Allowing physicians to purchase the best equipment for their practices, regardless of manufacturer, will hopefully reduce medical errors as healthcare staff will no longer have to re-enter information because systems are unable to communicate. This will also allow equipment makers to focus on developing their niche systems rather than forcing them to produce an entire product line. The upcoming event will be the third connectathon that ASTRO has spearheaded as part of IHE-RO. The most recent event was held last summer in Houston at the Proton Therapy Center at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Connectathon participants included BrainLAB, CMS-Elekta-IMPAC, Nucletron, Philips, Varian, Siemens, MIMVista and TomoTherapy. Participants were required to demonstrate their ability to accept information from at least three different vendors and have their information accepted by three different systems for various aspects of the treatment planning process. Two distinct workflows, known as profiles, were available for the vendors to test against as appropriate for their products and the roles, known as actors, their products play in the workflow.ASTRO said the 2008 connectathon was very successful. All vendors achieved a passing mark for at least one of the roles their products play. This included passing the IHE-RO test suite, which involved computer software testing that the vendors submitted prior to the connectathon in order to validate the base functionality of the products, and the IHE-RO connectathon testing, which was performed between manufacturers live during the connectathon, by proving that the applications they submitted for testing conformed to the particular IHE-RO integration profile. These vendors were invited to the IHE-RO public demonstration held at ASTRO’s 50th Annual Meeting in Boston last fall. IHE-RO is a branch of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise project, which began in 2004 under the direction of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and the Radiological Society of North America as a way to improve the way that healthcare computer systems share information. 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first_imgMaureen Connaughton uses patterns based on 18th century designs to create her colorful woven fabric art. She has set up a floor loom as part of the display, demonstrating the intricacy of the technical aspects involved.All of the artists contributed so much interesting work, from traditional to avant-garde, that we will continue this report on Monday with more coverage of this important art event. Joseph Antonio Primo De Rivera-Ramos’s artwork explores the concepts of the Big Bang and the evolution of consciousness with paintings and ink drawings. In addition to “Pearl,” the hand-crafted wooden kayak, David Hutchens has created large ceramics works: salt saggar fired baskets and vessels.center_img February 11, 2011This is the continuing report about the 2011 Arcosanti Resident Art Show which opened February 5th. Residents and alumni will display their work for two months. Most of the work, including painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, fabric art,  jewelry and other media, is for sale.Cliff Hersted presents sculpture of morphogenesis in bronze, stone, wood and aluminum.last_img read more

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