TORONTO — The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes.The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 per cent from last year.The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 per cent increases for both clubs.Original Six clubs make up the top five, with the Chicago Blackhawks fourth at $1.05 billion and the Boston Bruins fifth at $925 million. The Detroit Red Wings are not far behind in eighth ($775 million) and have seen an 11 per cent increase thanks to a new downtown arena.Los Angeles (sixth, $810 million), Philadelphia (seventh, $800 million), Vancouver (ninth, $735 million) and Washington (10th, $725 million) round out the top 10. The Capitals enjoyed a league-best 16 per cent boost with their first Stanley Cup title.The Vegas Golden Knights are 12th at $575 million after reaching the Cup final as an expansion team.At the other end of the list are the Florida Panthers (30th, $295 million) and Arizona Coyotes (31st, $290 million). The clubs were the only two to lose value according to Forbes, down 3 per cent each.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,942.41, up 68.48 points):Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (TSX:RIO). Miner. Up five cents, or 1.52 per cent, to $3.34 on 26 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up two cents, or four per cent, to 52 cents on 24.3 million shares.ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down five cents, or 1.87 per cent, to $2.63 on 18 million shares.Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $17.10 on 13.9 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up six cents, or two per cent, to $3.06 on 13.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $13.87 on 13.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ). Auto dealerships. Down $8.99, or 21.03 per cent, to $33.75 on two million shares. The Edmonton-based company’s stock plummeted after it provided a sobering outlook for 2015, saying the year will be difficult because of troubles in Canada’s energy industry. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2015 3:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Growing radicalization, fundamentalism and extremism demand a renewed emphasis of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals – both spiritual and political, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Gujarat today, pledging the ongoing commitment of the United Nations to promote tolerance, and ensure justice and dignity for all. “Divisive politics and sectarian incitement have no place in our modern world. As Gandhi reminded us, ‘There will be no lasting peace on earth unless we learn not merely to tolerate but even to respect the other faiths as our own,’” said Mr. Ban in remarks at Sbarmati Gandhi Ashram, which houses a library and museum chronicling the life, work, and teachings of the legendary leader of India’s independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Indeed, continued the Secretary-General, there is great strength in diversity – and countries that celebrate diversity and embrace every single individual are the ones to shape a secure and stable world, and he looked to India – “a large, diverse and vibrant democracy – to be a champion of the rights, dignity and equality of all people.” Mr. Ban said that like so many people around the world, he has long admired Mahatma Gandhi and has been personally guided by his teachings, especially his description of “Seven Social Sins”: politics without principles; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. “This vision transcends all borders. Gandhi’s compassion embraces all people. I myself have been putting in my best efforts and asking all leaders, far and wide, to live by his teachings,” said Mr. Ban, adding that Gandhi’s emphasis on the poor is reflected today in the work of the United Nations to end poverty and build a peaceful world of dignity for all. “We will succeed only if the memory of Gandhi’s unyielding fight against injustice burns bright in our hearts,” he said, noting that the United Nations marks Gandhi’s birthday as the International Day of Non-Violence – “and we defend his ideals every day of the year.” Touching on Gandhi’s inspiring and enduring legacy, Mr. Ban said that he would never forget seeing well-worn copies of Gandhi’s books at an exhibition of the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Nelson Mandela also deeply admired Gandhi. Mandela said Gandhi symbolized hope that when all South Africans are treated as equals, the country would be at peace.” “The same holds true for our world,” said the Secretary-General, emphasizing: “Mahatma Gandhi preached and followed the message of peace, non-violence and communal harmony. It is a common value that the United Nations promotes and asks leaders near and far to put into practice – from here in Gujarat to the world.” The ashram is one of the first stops on his three-day visit to India, and later in the day, as he addressed the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a bi-annual event that brings together political and business leaders, investors, and corporations, Mr. Ban expressed the hope that the participants and all the world’s people would be inspired by Gandhi’s vision and teachings. He also stressed that 2015 must be a year for global action. “We must change course if we are to avoid even greater damage to ourselves and to our planet,” said Mr. Ban, explaining that like the gathered leaders, he too must emphasize the importance of his mandate, and, as UN Secretary-General, he must spotlight 2015 as “most important and crucial for humanity.” This is because there are three important priorities that must be achieved during the year, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations: making the final push to achieve the landmark UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); crafting a post-2015 development agenda with a set of sustainable development goals; and agreeing on a universal and meaningful climate change agreement in December in Paris. With all this in mind, the Secretary-General said the world had a very important enabling factor that would help in reaching those objectives: the upcoming UN conference on financing for development, set to be held in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That and other meetings throughout the year would aim at mutually reinforcing goals: to map out a new era of development that strengthens equity and fosters inclusive growth and climate action. On the margins of the Summit, the Secretary-General met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Ban thanked India for its significant contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, as well as to the Organizations conflict prevention and humanitarian efforts. The two also discussed, among others, the need for action on climate change, the post-2015 development agenda, and regional issues. The UN chief also met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, and the two leaders discussed international peace and security issues, including UN efforts to address the crisis in Libya, the urgency of returning to negotiations to achieve a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the need for progress on nuclear disarmament of the Korean Peninsula.Also today, Mr. Ban inaugurated in Gujarat the Canal Top Solar Power Plant, where, looking out over the massive facility, he said: “I saw more than glittering panels – I saw the future of India and the future of our world. I saw India’s bright creativity, ingenuity and cutting-edge technology. And I saw the leadership on sustainable development of Prime Minister Modi when he was the Chief Minister in Gujarat.” Speaking to reporters, the UN chief commended India for having made significant strides in meeting MDG targets, particularly in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, in eliminating polio, and in reducing child and matrernal mortality. “But…we have to admit, that most of the developing countries have not fully accomplished the [Goals].” “That’s why the Member States are now very seriously working to find another set of goals, what we [call] the sustainable development goals. These…goals [are] aiming to address three dimensions of the world and our lives – the economic dimension, social dimension and environmental dimension. [They] cover all spectrums of our lives,” he said, noting that Member States are shortly set to begin final negotiations on the new taregts in the months leading up to a major UN summit in September 2015.
Police are hunting a Baramita, Barima-Waini, man who allegedly beat his 21-year-old wife on Wednesday evening resulting in her death late last night.The dead woman has been identified as Lorinda Thomas of Baramita, Barima-Waini. She is said to be a mother of one.According to police information, the accused –who has only been identified as “Abdool”- dealt his wife severe blows about her body on Wednesday last, following an argument between the two regarding accusations of infidelity.Due to the severity of her injuries, other relatives rushed the woman to a nearby Health Centre, and she was being prepared for transfer to the Georgetown Public Hospital when she succumbed.INews was told that the relatives of the injured woman did not report the matter to the police. It was the medical facility that made a report when the woman died.An investigation has been launched. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBaramita suspect who reportedly beat his wife to death in custody- PoliceJanuary 24, 2018In “Crime”Police hunting man who allegedly beat his wife to deathJune 21, 2017In “Crime”Wife dies days after alleged beating, husband in custodySeptember 23, 2017In “Crime”
With Antennagate in the not-so-distant past, even a company so stubborn as Apple would be remiss were it not to consider a massive overhaul of the phone for the next generation. With that in mind, this isn’t exactly an earth shattering revelation, but with the iPad 2 behind us, we’ll take what we can get, I guess.According to a new round of rumors from a “a Chinese source,” the upcoming iPhone 5 (due out this summer, most likely) will swap its predecessor’s glass back for an aluminum one similar to the the one on the current generation iPod touch. The phone will also dump the much hated exposed antenna for an internal one located behind on the Apple symbol on the device’s rear.According to the source, the iPhone 5 will also be packing the new A5 processor that debuted in the iPad 2 last week. AdChoices广告
Samsung confirms faulty batteries led to exploding phones The South Korean manufacturer lost billions in profit as a result of the phon 17 Comments Monday 23 Jan 2017, 7:46 AM Samsung Electronics’s mobile president Koh Dong-jin. Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joonWhen replacement phones – with batteries from another firm, largely thought to be Chinese manufacturer ATL – also started to combust, the company decided to kill off the Note 7 for good.As many as 1.9 million of the phones were sold in the United States, where authorities banned the device from use on planes and even from being placed in checked luggage. Airlines around the world issued similar prohibitions.The firm has since embarked on a campaign to restore its battered reputation, issuing repeated apologies and putting full-page advertisements in prominent US newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post admitting that it “fell short” on its promises.Analysts said that Samsung was looking to move on from the debacle with the announcement, which did not implicate other devices.“Consumers tend to be forgiving the first time,” said Tom Kang, research director at Counterpoint Technology.But if it happens again, it will leave a lasting mark on Samsung’s quality and brand image.Samsung had concentrated on innovative design, thinness and battery capacity rather than safety, he said.The firm’s next model, the Galaxy S8, had been expected to be unveiled at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Samsung’s Koh said it would be delayed to ensure that it had no safety issues.© – AFP 2017Read: The day before Apple’s event, Samsung is taking more steps to solve its exploding battery issueRead: Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 after reports of exploding batteries Jan 23rd 2017, 7:46 AM Image: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File Share15 Tweet Email Image: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File http://jrnl.ie/3200197 THE WORLD’S BIGGEST smartphone maker Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line under the humiliating recall.Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple’s iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire.The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and reputational damage, during a torrid period when it has also been embroiled in a corruption scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.Internal and independent investigations “concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents”, Samsung said in a statement.“We sincerely apologise for the discomfort and concern we have caused to our customers,” Koh Dong-Jin, the head of its mobile business, said bowing before hundreds of reporters and cameramen at a press conference in Seoul.Samsung Electronics is the most prominent unit of the giant Samsung group, South Korea’s largest conglomerate with a revenue equivalent to about a fifth of the country’s GDP.It announced a recall of 2.5 million units of the oversized Galaxy Note 7 in September 2016 after several devices exploded or caught fire, with the company blaming batteries from a supplier, widely believed to be its sister firm Samsung SDI. 10,267 Views Short URL By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
81 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3226559 Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 2:02 PM Share311 Tweet Email1 Updated 5.00pmTHE GOVERNMENT HAS today approved legislation that will allow for the establishment of medically supervised injecting centres in Ireland.The legislation is expected to be brought before the Dáil over the next few weeks and the first pilot centre should open in Dublin’s city centre this autumn.There has been some opposition to the centres, which aim to provide a safe space for drug users to help ensure they use clean needles – and dispose of them properly – and have interaction with medical practitioners and other service providers. Users will be able to self-administer drugs they have brought with them to these facilities.Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was “delighted to be bringing forward this important legislation that adopts a health-led approach to drug-use by those in our society who have been marginalised as a result of their addictions.”As well as allowing the minister to issue licences for the operation of these centres, the bill will provide an exemption for drug users from the offence of possession when in the facility.However the Department of Health stressed that possession of controlled drugs will continue to be an offence outside a supervised injecting facility. Possession for sale or supply will remain an offence both inside and outside a supervised injecting facility.Drugs minister Catherine Byrne said the new centres will be a ‘safe harbour’ for chronic drug users.“They will provide a controlled place for people to inject, but will be much more than that – a place to rest, have a chat and access the services people need,” she said. Feb 7th 2017, 2:02 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘A place to rest, a place to chat – a safe harbour’: Injecting centres get Cabinet approval The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn. Short URL 17,589 Views Image: Rick Rycroft/PA By Michelle Hennessy Image: Rick Rycroft/PA I believe in a health-led and person-centred approach to the drug problem. For me this is all about people and looking after the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society. The human cost of public injecting is clear and keeps adding up – the lack of dignity, the effect it has on people’s health, wellbeing and safety. We know that these facilities are not the sole solution to the drugs problem and many other steps are needed, but I am committed to doing everything we can to help those who need it most.ReactionThe Temple Bar Company which represents businesses and cultural centres, have voiced their concern saying that it would effectively decriminalise drugs in certain areas of the city.Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company, said:“We have a serious drug problem in Dublin city with more than 20,000 heroin addicts. Public injecting is a problem as is [public] defecation and urination – which is linked with drug addiction.The Temple Bar Company collect 1,500 used syringes from our streets every year. In light of today’s decision at cabinet, we are bracing ourselves for an increase in the level of syringe disposals and related anti-social behaviour.The Peter McVerry Trust and UISCE voiced their support for the decision, with the Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project Tony Duffin expressing his understanding of some of the concerns people have:“I understand it’s counter intuitive to some people, but the evidence is very clear these services improve the amenity of the area they are established in; they save lives, they keep people healthier; they move people through to treatment and rehabilitation faster; and they save taxpayers money.The bill does not establish locations for the injection centres, but the HSE has established a working group to gather data and identify possible options.“I know people have concerns about where this first pilot facility will be located, but I want to assure you that no decisions have been made,” Simon Harris said today.Poll: Should Dublin open a drug injecting centre?>
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is expectant of ‘a more open and difficult’, single-leg Supercopa against Sevilla on Sunday.The Supercopa has been shrunk into a single match in the Moroccan city of Tangier this season, unlike the usual, two-legged fare. Barcelona boss Valverde claims it should result in a better spectacle.“The fact that the Supercopa is a single game makes it a little more open and difficult,” the Coach said at a Press conference as quoted in Football Espana.“Sevilla will be more prepared because they’ve been competing for two weeks, while we’ve come from a tour and some of the lads have joined up later.“Still, we’re looking forward to winning our first trophy. I’m also optimistic because I’ve seen the players, plus those who joined up later.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They’re at a good level, focused, know what they need to do and it shows in training. I’ll call up all the players because it’s a Final and that’s what I usually do.“Only time will tell with Miranda and Cucurella because I took them of both to our preseason tour.“Now Miranda is with us, but performances will dictate who will be in the squad. As for Riqui Puig, my idea hasn’t changed because of the media noise, not at all.“He has rhythm and great qualities, but everything needs time. You need to have patience and see how things go in real competition, which isn’t the same as the friendlies.
Chennai: Bringing huge respite for shriveled Chennai, rains lashed several parts of the city here on Saturday. This comes on the same day as the Tamil Nadu government, resorting to prayers in the face of acute water scarcity, conducted special ‘Yajna’ at Patteeswarar temple in Perur. State water supply minister S P Velumani was also present during the special prayers. Also Read – Public toilet becomes home for 65-year-old woman in Madurai Advertise With Us A similar event was reported from Madurai earlier in June, where unique prayers were offered to rain gods. Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water stress for the past several months as Chennai’s Porur Lake, one of the main sources of water has reached its lowest level. Moreover, scorching heat and delayed monsoon have further exacerbated the situation.
In a gruesome incident, a man killed his second wife and two kids aged about 10 and 5 years late on Sunday night here at Vikarabad. The accused Praveen, a resident of Motilal colony got married to Chandini and has two kids Ayan (10) and Angel (5). On Sunday, he picked up a quarrel with his wife following which he bludgeoned his wife and kids to death. Later he informed police and surrendered before them. The police registered a case and took him into custody. On July 28, a man was arrested by the Jawaharnagar police for killing is wife. The accused Vijay attacked his wife Shanti with scissors suspecting her fidelity.
Khaleda ZiaBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers decided on Thursday to file a no-confidence motion with a one-man High Court bench, fearing they would not get justice in the petition relating to cancellation of her nominations, reports UNB.The bench was formed on Wednesday to hear the writ petition over the cancellation of the former prime minister’s nomination papers for three constituencies.Khaleda’s lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali told the court that they did not bring a written petition with them. The court asked them to file their petition in writing and issued a ‘not today’ order.It informed them that the case will be on the December-17 cause list and said they can submit their petition to the High Court or the chief justice.On Tuesday, the bench of justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and justice Md Iqbal Kabir issued a split order on Khaleda’s candidature. Later, the appeal was sent to the chief justice as per rules to form a new bench.Her nominations for Feni-1, Bogura-6 and 7 constituencies were initially rejected by returning officers. The election commission also upheld the decisions, prompting the BNP chief to move the High Court.Khaleda was jailed for five years on 8 February this year in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. Her jail term was doubled by the High Court on 30 October . A day before that, she was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by a special court in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
Stay on target ‘Elseworlds’ Recap: The Arrowverse Prepares for a CrisisThe Arrowverse Gets Batwoman, Supergirl Goes to the Movies, & More DC News Last week, Oliver learned that he couldn’t treat his new team the same way he was treated in the Bratva. He needs to trust them and as a sign of that trust revealed his secret identity to them. How’s all that working out? Well, this week’s episode is titled “A Matter of Trust,” so you can guess not well.Things start out OK. The recruits are watching over Felicity’s shoulder as Arrow interrogates a dealer about a new designer drug called Stardust. He gets the name of another dealer and heads back to the Arrow-cave. Rene is getting impatient. He says he knows the neighborhood the dealer operates in and asks to be let out on the streets. Oliver says if the group impresses them in training, he’ll think about it.Wild Dog tracks down the drug dealer, Derek Sampson anyway and tries to attack him. He’s easily overpowered. Come on, Wild Dog. If the new villain is played by a professional wrestler, you’re not going to get very far on our own. You should know this. With Evelyn Sharp’s help, he’s able to throw Sampson into a vat of chemicals. But this is the DC Universe. We know that’s how supervillains are born.Evelyn (Madison McLaughlin) and Rene (Rick Gonzales) create a supervillain. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Oliver finds out what happened when his new D.A. storms into his office claiming that some vigilante in a hockey mask killed a drug dealer. He storms into the Arrowcave and tells Rene that trust goes both ways. He understands Rene’s need to trust him, but he needs to be able to trust Rene.Oliver’s political life isn’t going well either. News that Thea appointed Quentin to the office of Deputy Mayor has gotten out, and the press is not being kind. He asks Thea to fix it, and she makes it worse by telling a reporter that Oliver had no idea the appointment even happened.As we all guessed, Sampson is not dead. During his autopsy, he wakes up and attacks the doctor working on him. Green Arrow arrives at the hospital and shoots an arrow through Sampson’s shoulder. It doesn’t have much stopping power, as Sampson now feels no fear or pain. Felicity starts working on a way to counteract the chemical that made him that way.Deadshot (Michael Rowe) returns. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Things aren’t going great for John Diggle either. Last week, he was betrayed by his superior officer, who framed him for trying to steal one of Damien Darhk’s nukes and for murdering one of his new recruits. Now, he’s in jail. He tells his wife what happened during a visit, but he’s led back to his cell, where he’s tormented by visions of Floyd Lawton.Back in the past, we learn why present-day Oliver trusts their training techniques so much. When he asks why the executed a man at the end of the last episode, the leader brings him to a woman and shows her a photo of the body. She bursts into tears and thanks him profusely. The man had killed her son, and now she has justice. As Oliver is accepted into the Bratva, undergoing a ceremony where each member cuts into his back. He must trust that they won’t kill him.In the present, Sampson calls a bunch of criminals together and shows them his new abilities. He suggests they all take a chemical bath and use their newfound strength to take back Star City from Tobias Church.Cody Rhodes as Sampson. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Felicity convinces Oliver that the problem isn’t that he doesn’t trust his team, it’s that he won’t. Because he didn’t listen to Rene, Sampson’s superpowers are ultimately his fault. Oliver apologizes to Rene, and they all go after Sampson as a team. They’re able to stop him from creating his army and we finally get to see the team fight together in a pretty great action scene. Oliver disables Sampson by slicing through his tendons, and he’s soon captured.The team is given their new suits, and Oliver applies what he’s learned about trust to his political life too. He calls a press conference and takes full responsibility for hiring Quentin. He says he trusts his sister and keeps Quentin on as deputy mayor. As the episode ends, Oliver learns that John is in prison and he has to break him out.At the end of this episode, it feels like we’re in the same place we were at the end of last week’s. Watching Oliver learns to trust his team didn’t make for the best TV. On the bright side, the final fight scene where the team works together was a reassuring preview of the kind of action we’ll see this season. Also, we were introduced to a new supervillain. I doubt we’ve seen the last of Sampson, and it’ll be fun to see how they bring him back.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Yip hip hooray, it’s Thursday and the Ladysmith Gazette newspaper is out today!Read our front-page story about listeriosis hitting the Ladysmith area, leaving 6 people sick and 1 dead.We have plenty of hard news stories on page 2 and 3. Read about the horror crash on the Helpmekaar Road near St Chad’s in which 10 people tragically lost their lives.Not forgetting our community articles, school news and sport in this week’s edition.If you are looking for a job or want to buy / sell items, then check out the vacancies and classifieds pages!Many of our stories are “PRINT ONLY”, so you have to purchase a copy of the Ladysmith Gazette to read these stories, as they will not appear online.You can purchase your copy on the streets and at various shops around town; the newspaper is not hard to find!On the streets, you can buy your paper for ONLY R5. At a store, it will cost R5.30. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy ASAP!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017 First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health System (MHS),… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… 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 Related Content News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017 IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in Toulouse, France,… read more News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more December 22, 2008 – A Swiss cancer clinic is among the first in the world to use the newest radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems, RapidArc, to treat a child patient. A 12-year-old girl with Hodgkin’s lymphoma was treated using Varian’s RapidArc technique at the Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana (IOSI) in Bellinzona, southern Switzerland.The girl received her targeted radiotherapy dose in less than two and a half minutes, using two continuous revolutions of the device while she lay on the treatment machine. The RapidArc treatment was reportedly faster than would have been possible with conventional intensity modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) treatments, which are slower and more difficult for radiotherapy radiographers because they target tumors using a complex sequence of fixed beams from multiple angles.”Treating children with cancer is always challenging, but RapidArc enables us to deliver extremely precise treatments much more quickly than would have been possible previously, making it a much more comfortable experience for the patient while minimizing damage to healthy tissue,” said radiationoncologist Dr. Alessandra Franzetti-Pellanda. “Faster treatments mean there is less chance for the patient to move during delivery, which helps precision. It can also be uncomfortable lying on the couch so to be able to reduce the time of treatment while enhancing the precision is tremendously helpful.” Dr. Franzetti-Pellanda worked with head medical physicist Dr. Antonella Fogliata and medical oncologist Dr. Pierluigi Brazzola to carry out the pioneering treatment. IOSI became the first hospital in Switzerland to commence treatments using RapidArc in November. The hospital treats 700 patients a year on two Varian Clinac medical linear accelerators and RapidArc volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) capability has been added to one of these machines.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | December 22, 2008 Pediatric Patient Treated on RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | September 29, 2016 Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects with IMRT Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… 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 Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more
Related posts:Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program More U.S. tourists are taking vacations in Central America As a U.S. citizen living in Costa Rica, I’ve always felt a little sad about the fact that Black Friday is alive and well here without the counterweight of gratitude that Thanksgiving and, more recently, Giving Tuesday can represent. Of course, you don’t need a holiday to be thankful and give back, but it can be nice to have an outward reminder of what’s important. That’s why I’ve loved working on the #GraciasCostaRica campaign launched on Giving Tuesday (this past Dec. 1) by the Costa Rica U.S.A. Foundation for Cooperation, or CRUSA, where I am the development officer.The idea behind the campaign is pretty simple: Everyone who loves Costa Rica has a story, and we want to hear yours. Costa Ricans, international residents, one-time visitors, and even fans of the country who are still dreaming of coming here one day are invited to visit the campaign website, tell the world what they love most about the country – in English or Spanish – and upload a photo or video, if desired.No donation is required. We’ve been thrilled to see that many participants are inspired to check out the projects on the page and make a gift after they leave their message, but simply by joining in and sharing your message with your friends and family, you’ll help draw attention to the nonprofit initiatives in education, conservation and rural development that are featured on CRUSA’s unique binational donation platform, operated through Amigos of Costa Rica, a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as our branch in Washington, D.C.This week, you can even trigger a donation from someone else just by uploading a message. Donors to various projects will match messages with a gift. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Cosí restaurants will match every message that mentions ASOBITICO with a donation to the International Baccalaureate in Public Schools program; on Thursday, Dec. 16, every message that mentions JumpStart will prompt a donation to JumpStart Costa Rica’s intensive English camps for low-income kids; and on Friday, Dec. 17, messages with the word “math” or “matemática” will be matched with a donation to the National Mathematics Reform that’s transforming public-school math programs. (Follow the campaign in Spanish or in English for further details on this week’s matching opportunities.)So far we’ve heard from celebrities such as news anchor Ginnés Rodríguez, television personality Mauricio Hoffman, and Mauricio “El Chunche” Montero of World Cup 1990 fame; expats who’ve shared their love for their adopted country; people who no longer live here, but who carry Costa Rica in their hearts or even started their families here; and, of course, Costa Ricans from far and wide, who have chosen to highlight their beloved hometowns or regions, snap a picture of themselves in the snow as they study abroad, or describe the causes close to their hearts. To see all of the messages left so far by people around the country and the world, visit us here.I invite readers of The Tico Times to join the campaign, active through Dec. 23, to help us end the year with a celebration of a country we love and a boost for projects that are working to give something back. Katherine Stanley Obando is The Tico Times’ arts and entertainment editor. She also is a freelance writer, translator, former teacher, development officer of the Costa Rica U.S.A. Foundation for Cooperation, and academic director of JumpStart Costa Rica. She lives in San José. Follow her on Twitter or visit her blog “The Dictionary of You,” where she writes about Costa Rican language and culture, and raising a child abroad. Facebook Comments
5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Top Stories Comments Share Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like As the protest started generating fuel shortages Wednesday, Fernandez returned home early from a U.N. conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro and ordered security forces, including military police, to clear access to and from the refineries.Transportation minister Florencio Randazzo said a legal complaint will be filed against the head of the truckers union, Hugo Moyano, for the action. Moyano has clashed with Fernandez.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has ordered security forces to clear access to fuel refineries blocked by truckers demanding pay increases.In response, the powerful truckers union declared a national strike that could cause shortages in fuel and food.The truckers began blocking access roads to Argentina’s main refineries late Tuesday after talks with the government over a 30 percent pay hike broke down. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths
Economy effects Federal Reserve Housing Starts Hurricane USA TODAY 2017-11-13 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, journal, News November 13, 2017 573 Views A report published Monday by USA Today states that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had fluctuating effects on the economy, specifically housing starts. For example, car sales were up and housing starts were down in September while those trends are likely to be reversed once October data is released, according to USA Today.USA Today reports on more evidence of the hurricanes having mixed results on the economy in September and October. While disruptions to refineries caused a spike in gasoline prices in September, pump prices fell nearly 1.5 percent in October, according to PNC Financial Services Group as cited in the report. Most telling of the effects of the hurricane, housing starts in September fell 4.7 percent. However, USA Today reports that economists expect the Department of Commerce on Friday to report an October rebound with starts rising 5.4 percent. The exact opposite happened with retail prices going up, as sales were bolstered by the hurricanes in September. Retail prices then only had a 0.1 percent increase, according to USA Today. These facts are not all telling, however. The report states that sales online and at clothing stores rose sharply while furniture, electronics, sporting goods and health and personal care stores all experienced drops.However, core prices, which don’t include volatile food and energy items, rose only modestly in September, despite damaged homes and vehicles being expected to push rent and auto prices up considerably, according to Lewis Alexander, an economist cited by USA Today. October data is expected to show a lag.Finally, the report states that the Labor Department is expected to report merely a 0.1 percent rise in consumer prices on Wednesday, which will push the annual gain to 2 percent from 2.2 percent. Core prices are also expected to rise by 0.2 percent, which leaves the 12-month increase unchanged at 1.7 percent. Despite all this, the Federal Reserve is still expected to raise interest rates in December. Share The Hurricane Effect on Housing
Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of domestic violence.Dwyer was arrested Sept. 17 accused of hitting his wife over two days in July. He allegedly broke her nose with a head butt.Jonathan Dwyer pled not guilty. His next court date is 11/20 before Commissioner Jeffrey Rueter.— MC Superior Court (@courtpio) October 6, 2014 The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after his arrest. His wife, Kayla, left Arizona with their toddler son. Court documents said the boy had been hit by a shoe Dwyer had thrown. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
TEMPE — With 100 total yards from scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, David Johnson would become the first player in NFL history to reach that mark in each of his team’s first 14 games in a season.With 255 receiving yards over the next three games, he would join Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players to ever tally at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. The third-round pick out of Northern Iowa did not truly break out until later in the season, however, and since then has been one of the best offensive players in the entire NFL. He said he learns of his exploits mostly from social media, with others letting him know what exactly he is on the verge of accomplishing.Even his coach, who was notoriously hard on the running back earlier in the season, has come around.“That’s elite company, nobody,” Bruce Arians said of the possibility of Johnson being the first in history with 100 total yards from scrimmage in the first 14 games of a season. “That speaks for itself, really. The people that he’s being mentioned with are Hall of Fame guys, so for a second-year player, I think it’s outstanding.”“When you just talk about David, in any aspect, he’s a hard worker, smart guy, loved by his teammates,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “Obviously we know, as a group, he’s a special talent, so hopefully we can go out and continue to help him achieve great things, but we want team goals and team achievements as well. So we’ll see what happens but yeah, we like that guy.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On Thursday, Johnson said his goal over these final three games is to get wins, finish strong and yes, join the 1,000/1,000 club.“Two great running backs,” he said of the ranks he would then be among. “That would be great, a great achievement. It would be a great blessing. Hopefully I can do that.”Johnson, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday, is having the kind of season that makes you believe it is not only possible, but likely.Even if, apparently, he doesn’t even realize what all could be in store for him.“Oh, yeah, I forgot about that one — that would be cool too,” he said of the 100-yards from scrimmage streak. “I definitely, to be the only one to do that would be amazing, just to come out, not getting looked at much coming out of college and then being able to maybe break some records.”Johnson, as humble as ever, has risen to the top of the running back ranks rather quickly. Coincidentally, the very team he could set an NFL record against also happens to be the first one he ever scored a touchdown against, as in Week 1 of last season he took his only touch of the game, a swing pass, 55 yards for a game-clinching touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Fitzgerald went on to praise Johnson for his willingness to work hard and be coached, despite being so talented.“He’s got so many wonderful characteristics about him and you’re just proud to be a teammate of his,” he said.Fitzgerald has been to nine Pro Bowls and will go down as one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game, and yet seems to be in awe of what Johnson is able to do.Yet, Johnson said made sure to credit Fitzgerald for teaching him how to run effective routes and get open as a bigger receiver. The running back noted that the veteran wideout thinks he can catch better than him, though he claimed that’s a joke between the two.Fitzgerald did not want to take much credit for Johnson’s ascension, instead pointing to the team’s running backs coach, Stump Mitchell. One thing he would not accept, however, is that Johnson has better hands.“I used to always tease him about me being faster than him, but after the Saints game he put that to bed,” he said. “But I’m not going to give him the hands stuff — that’s one thing that he’s not going to ever have from me. No, I can’t give him that.” Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) scores a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Nick Bellore (50) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) That last line came with a smile, of course.In a season that has not gone the way the team had hoped, Johnson has absolutely been a bright spot. That he has played well is a surprise to few, but him having a record-setting campaign could not have been predicted, especially in his second season.But Johnson, however, said he was never lacking confidence. That, or motivation.“I just wanted to come out and prove myself and let them know that they didn’t waste a draft pick and they can rely on me to get the job done,” he said.Stories for pre-game readingThough the Cardinals no longer see the playoffs as an option, they maintain there is still something to play forFour Cardinals landed on ProFootballFocus’ Pro Bowl teamIn case you missed it, the Cardinals cut Michael Floyd earlier in the weekTyrann Mathieu is a competitor, so he wants to get back on the fieldQuarterback Zac Dysert is back on the 53-man rosterScooby Wright sees the Cardinals as ‘a good opportunity’Larry Fitzgerald was not pleased after the Cardinals released Michael FloydThe Cardinals’ offensive line has been shuffled once againThe Saints have the NFL’s top offense; the Cardinals have the league’s best defense The Cardinals would like to finish the home part of their schedule on a high noteMiscellany– With a win, the Cardinals would post their seventh season of at least five home wins since moving over to University of Phoenix Stadium.– Larry Fitzgerald needs 88 receiving yards to pass Reggie Wayne for ninth place on the NFL’s all-time receiving list. With one catch, he would have a reception in 193 consecutive games, and with seven catches he would establish a new NFL record for receptions in a player’s first 200 career games, passing Jerry Rice (1,115).– Carson Palmer needs 300 passing yards to have 22 such performances as a Cardinal, which would tie him with Kurt Warner for the most in franchise history.– With one sack, Calais Campbell would tie Simeon Rice for second place on the franchise’s all-time sacks list with 53.5. With two sacks, Campbell would notch his seventh career season with six or more sacks, extending his franchise record for a defensive lineman.Follow Adam Green on Twitter Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires In Cardinals history, the record for most total yardage in a season — including return yards — belongs to Terry Metcalf, who had 2,462 in 1975. However, 1,268 of those were return yards.Johnson, who has not returned a kick this season, is up to 1,830 yards and is unlikely to catch Metcalf, though he is on pace to finish with a top-five season.The running back says all of this is attainable for him as long as he continues to do his job and fulfill his responsibilities while learning how to be an effective route runner. He has spent time talking and working with receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who himself said he would like to see Johnson reach 1,000 receiving yards.“That would be great,” he said. “We all want him to be able to do that, and I think if he’s able to accomplish that, I don’t know if anybody in the league can say they’ve had a better year than David Johnson.“I know the team hasn’t had the kind of success we want, but David Johnson has been a bell cow from opening game to last week — in nasty conditions, the guy still was able to get it done — that’s just the kind of player he is, and we’re very fortunate to have him.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments Share