Moroccan Refiner La Samir Issues Profit Warning Share Falls by 10

Rabat – Morocco’s refiner of petroleum products La SAMIR issued a profit warning on Wednesday, saying that the fall in oil prices worldwide would hit results despite the 15% increase in local sales and improved margins.“Like other refineries in the world, the strong oil price drop to around $65 from $110 in July will negatively affect the stock’s value in 2014,” the company said in a statement.However, and despite attempts by the Moroccan refiner to reassure shareholders, a sharp decline had been recorded in the company’s share value following the publication of the profit warning. The share price of the La SAMIR at the Casablanca stock exchange fell 10% after the company announced that it anticipates negative results by the end of the 2014 fiscal year, due to the fall of oil prices by almost 40% in six months.69,000 shares were offered for sale at any price and the share moved from 313 Dirhams to 281 Dirhams. read more

Qualcomm files suit asking China to ban sales of Apples iPhone XS

Qualcomm Inc is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple Inc’s latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.On Monday, a Chinese court had ordered a sales ban of some older Apple iPhone models for violating two patents of Qualcomm, though intellectual property lawyers said enforcement of the ban was likely still a distant threat.“We plan to use the same patents to file suit against the three new iPhone models,” Jiang Hongyi, a lawyer at Lexfield Law Offices who is representing Qualcomm in its patent suits, told the FT.Apple is considering moving iPhone production out of China if tariffs hit 25%China has banned sales of Apple iPhones 6 through X in Qualcomm patent disputeApple makes risky decision to wait until at least 2020 to release a 5G iPhoneThe case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patent dispute between the two U.S. companies that includes dozens of lawsuits.Apple said on Monday that all of its phone models remained on sale in mainland China and that it had filed a request for reconsideration with the court, the first step in a long appeal process that could end up at China’s Supreme Court.Apple had also said its three models released in September were not part of the case.Qualcomm and Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.© Thomson Reuters 2018 read more

Assembly President previews possible outcome of summit on UN reform

The so-called draft outcome document for the High-Level Millennium Review, set to run from 14 to 16 September 2005, was presented to a closed-door Assembly session this afternoon by President Jean Ping of Gabon. It had been drafted following intense consultations among UN Member States in an attempt to incorporate their reactions to proposals for international action on a host of fronts outlined by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the report “In Larger Freedom,” his agenda for “bold but achievable” UN reforms. That report was released in late March as a five-year update on the UN Millennium Declaration, in which world leaders pledged to build a better and safer planet for the next century. “Member States are ready to take ambitious decisions on all fronts,” Assembly President Ping said at press briefing to preview the document. There was much possibility for consensus, he added. With regard to development, for example, he said there was general will to increase development assistance. In the area of peace and security, Member States were prepared to take collective measures, especially regarding the protection of civilian populations in cases of genocide and other war crimes. He said that member States were also prepared to establish a peace-building Commission to maintain peace, one of the Secretary-General’s structural recommendations. In other areas, there were possibilities for compromises that came close to the recommendations. Member States had agreed, for example that today’s Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights did not function to everyone’s satisfaction, he said. However, many had balked at the establishment of a council-level body to replace it. The current draft instead proposed, the creation of a human-rights organ as a subsidiary of the Assembly, with the possibility of promoting it to becoming a principal organ. The draft outcome document also expresses strong support for the Secretary-General’s strategy to eradicate terrorism in all its forms. The adoption of a general counter-terrorism convention was proposed for no later than the middle of next year. Still, little consensus was reached on the specifics of Security Council reform. Mr. Ping said that the issue had been the most contentious, “awakening great passions and fixed attitudes.” He had asked the parties not to rush things, since intensive consultations would be held starting on the issue beginning on 21 June. In many other areas, however, from poverty reduction to the ilicit trade in small arms in light weapons to the role of the Secretariat and other bodies, the text proposes specific agreements.Reacting to the draft after its release this afternoon, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called it “a valuable guidepost for advancing development, security, and human rights.”“Much is at stake,” he said of the negotiations to come, “and I am confident that when world leaders meet in New York this coming September, they will agree on the most far-ranging and ambitious reforms of the United Nations in its 60-year history.” Video of press briefing [39mins] read more

Gambia violating human rights obligations by detaining journalists warns UN rights office

The National Intelligence Agency has arbitrarily detained Momodou Sabally, head of Gambia’s Radio and Television Services, and Bakary Fatty, one of its reporters, since 8 November with no charges. The country arrested another journalist on 10 November who was freed six days later without charges. Others are also currently being detained incommunicado, including a magistrate, an opposition supporter, and a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, said a press release from OHCHR. Earlier this year, 30 members of Gambia’s main opposition party were sentenced to three-year prison terms after they participated in peaceful protests in April. According to Rupert Colville, spokesperson for OHCHR, incommunicado detention without charge is a violation of the Gambian constitution, which requires detainees to be brought before a court within 72 hours. It also violates the country’s human rights obligations. Gambia’s presidential elections are to be held on 1 December. “In the run up to the presidential elections,” said Mr. Colville, “it is particularly crucial that the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association are fully respected.” Moreover, he noted that detaining journalists “is likely to intimidate the medial in general, which is particularly damaging in an electoral context.” OHCHR is calling on the Government of Gambia to release all those who are being detained for simply exercising their rights, and expressed concern over the continued failure of authorities to investigate the deaths of Embrima Solo Krummah, a member of the opposition, and Solo Sandeng, the opposition leader, that occurred while they were held in custody earlier this year. read more

Open Forum Programme 2016

Open Forum at Automechanika Birmingham Show, 7 June 2016NEC, BirminghamREGISTER FOR TICKETSVIEW THE FULL PROGRAMME HEREOpen Forum will be taking place at Automechanika Birmingham this year bringing together 400+ of the UK’s supply base to share and discuss upcoming issues and opportunities through an industry-led agenda delivered by senior colleagues from across the sector.Registration: 08:30 to 10:00 | Start: 10:00 | End of Open Forum: 13:00Confirmed speakers include: Andy Palmer, CEO, Aston Martin Nigel Stein, CEO, GKN Plc. Ian Harnett, Executive Director of HR & Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land RoverConfirmed purchasing panel discussion: Tony Allen, Plant Manager and Managing Director, BorgWarner Turbo Systems Mick Aiers, Purchase Manager, General Motors Mike Mychajluk, Supply Chain and External Engagement Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Dave Probert, Executive Purchasing Manager, Kostal UK Ltd. Andrew Wareing, General Manager – Purchasing, Nissan EuropeModeratorNick Hussey, Managing Director, The ManufacturerModerated by Nick Hussey, Managing Director of The Manufacturer, Open Forum’s interactive panel discussion will provide you with the opportunity to pose your questions to our UK-based OEM’s and tier 1 suppliers on a wide range of topics including:the UK’s supply base, its capabilities and its relationship with the global market;market trends and drivers for new business opportunities;purchasing decisions, processes and factors affecting them.Return to Automechanika Birmingham 2016 page or REGISTER FOR TICKETS for SMMT events at the show.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

OLTCHIM EXODUS Pineau left Romania – Ungureanu to FTC

Oltchim Valcea After defeat at the Women’s EHF Champions League semi-final against Hungarian Gyor ETO, it seems that dark future is ahead of Romanian champion Oltchim Valcea. Deep financial crisis forced most of the TOP players to leave the one of the most serious women’s handball teams in the last decade. French star Allison Pineau left Romania and back home to France after end of EHF Champions League battle. Marija Jovanovic signed already contract with Russian Astrahanocka, while experienced goalkeeper Paula Ungureanu will join Hungarian team FTC.Oana Manea is close to Slovenian Krim Mercator and Alexandrina Barbosa is connected with ZRK Vardar SCBT.Katarina Bulatovic is between Gyor and Vardar. She denies deal with any team for now.Tough months are ahead of Romanian champion… ← Previous Story “The Fireman in Schaffhausen” – Matjaz Tominec! Next Story → Alexandros Vasilakis joins LNH club Toulouse read more

HP Touchscreen Computer Debuted in 1983 Video

first_imgThink touch screens are one of the biggest innovations of the past decade? As it turns out, that concept has been available to consumers longer than a lot of you reading this have been alive.The MS DOS-powered HP-150 allowed users to maneuver around a very basic monotone interface. The screen was surrounded by a series of infrared emitters and detectors which would be able to roughly place any non-transparent object near the screen. The divots were often known to get clogged with dust, making the “touchscreen” unworkable. The touchscreen was later dropped as a standard feature in later incarnations before being dropped as a feature all together.AdChoices广告After the jump, check out some footage from the gripping television program: Computer Chronicles. The clip wasn’t of note just because of the forward-looking (if ultimately flopping) attempt on the part of HP, but check out how wound-up these guys are. They’re techies, but they’re all at least in their mid-30s and wearing suits. That sort of behavior just wouldn’t be acceptable in today’s tech world.last_img read more

A Farewell Talk with D4VOCRACYs Ryan Ferrier

first_img All good things must come to an end. For D4VE, his story concludes in the third volume of his epic adventure D4VOCRACY. Our favorite butthorn of a robot has been through his ups and down, but he’s in D4VEocracy, he goes though his toughest challenges yet. We had the fantastic opportunity to talk to the one and only writer and creator Ryan Ferrier about D4VE’s epic journey, his last adventures, and his future sound of his robot band.For our readers and comic fans, can you give us a super sweet mini binge of D4Ve’s journey so far? He’s gone through so much throughout the years.I’m happy to! So the long-story-short is that we humans made artificial intelligence and they soon took over, wiping out all of the life in the galaxy (inc. aliens, yep). As such, the robots became…human. Their lives became mundane. Mortgages. Bad sitcoms. Essentially, they became just like us. The leader of the robot army that wiped us all out, D4VE, is now stuck at a dead end desk job. He’s miserable and beginning his mid-life crisis. But when a strange new alien race finds the planet and attempts to take over, D4VE is the only one that can do anything about it, and he’s thrown back into his previous style of life…only now he has a son, 5COTTY, that he has no idea how to parent.In D4VE2, the robot earth becomes shocked and stunned when two humans–the daughters of the scientist who created artificial intelligence–time travel into the future in order to save themselves from being killed in the uprising. D4VE, who is now at odds with 5COTTY who has a radically different approach to dealing with the humans after exploring his father’s past, now has to make explore his own existence and morality, and make a decision that will impact his own species or his own guilt. Essentially, this is D4VE realizing the weight of his life thus far.In D4VEOCRACY, we’re exploring a great divide among the robots, and how D4VE fits on a sliding scale. There’s a great deal of anarchy and heroics, and D4VE has to really stick to his heart when he decides to run for president of earth. This is the third and final entry in the D4VE trilogy.via IDWWhat were some of your influences for D4VE? How did the concept and development of this story come about?I came up with this story during reflection of a pretty miserable time in my life, many, many years ago. At the time I was at a great day job, but I was thinking a lot about one that kind of ruined my soul and ultimately led me down the path of becoming a full-time creative. There’s a lot of me, and my personal journey in the pages of D4VE. I also have a propensity for non-human characters,  and finding the humanity in them. In a way it makes those emotional bits shine a little brighter. As soon as Valentin and I connected and started talking about doing this book together, it was a match in heaven. We were completely in sync, and, well, the rest is history.You’ve worked with Valentin Ramon throughout the series. Is it hard to say goodbye? Will you be collaborating again in the future?Working with Valentin has/was been an absolute dream. He’s my partner, my brother, my inspiration. He’s amazing. I’m so proud that we were able to do this series together, and I’m also really so proud of Hot Damn, the series we did together between volumes two and three. We will absolutely be working together again. I think, creatively, we just work pretty perfectly together. I do miss D4VE quite a bit though, finishing D4VEOCRACY was incredibly bittersweet.This comic has changed so much throughout the years, but with D4VEocracy, everything comes full circle in the best of ways. There are a lot of different elements within. Political, social and the interwebs making fools of us all and more. The one constant thing that is always evolving within is the father/son story between D4VE and S5OTTY. Was that a story you knew you wanted to finish with/on before it ended? Did you always have it in mind to make them the central focus of this world and not just D4VE himself? Kinda having them both get their collective sh*ts together for the final countdown.Great question! Honestly, I think beginning in D4VE2, 5COTTY became the central figure for me, and my favorite character. That second volume is all about him,  when you think about it. If anything, you look at D4VE’s trajectory over the series, and it’s about him realizing who he is, what he’s done, and how his actions have affected everyone around him; he’s atoning for everything. And I think D4VE, though he may not admit it at first, sees 5COTTY as something greater than him, with a potential that he himself never had. D4VE maybe can’t become that hero he always wanted to be…but 5COTTY can. So that’s very precious to him as a father. Not only that, but 5COTTY is figuring himself out, and is very different than his father. It’s about how they grow as individuals and then come to a place where they can grow together.via IDWD4VEocracy will be the last time we’ll see our butthorn of a hero ( 🙁 ). What will you miss about writing D4VE? What did you love about it?First and foremost, I’ll miss working with Valentin. He made me a better writer, and that trust and almost-unspoken connection/collaboration is something I don’t expect to replicate often in my career. I’ll really miss that world we built. It was fun and funny, and let us explore and flex our muscles in so many different ways. I’m really proud of the work I’m doing now, but there’s no feeling like cracking yourself up writing something that came directly from your head and heart. And I’ll miss the excitement people got from the series; the fans of the books really loved it and I think it connected with a lot of people in a different way than a lot of comics out there. D4VE became like a cult following in a way; if you were in on it, you were in on it. The “it” being an underdog with depression, haha.If you could start a band with all robots, what would you name it? And what would your sound be?Robobros! It would be Valentin and I. We’d probably do some weird high-tempo stompy metal with a real swampy beepy sound.via IDWCan you tell our readers whats next for you? We know you have Kong On The Planet Of The Apes coming up, but any cons, other writing adventures, etc. that you have in the works as well? Also, let us know where people can find you! (via social media and websites?)I’ve got a real busy year coming up, thankfully! Kong/Apes is well underway, which I’m so pumped about. I’ve also got three creator-owned series that will be announced this fall, and two more licensed series as well. I’m beyond excited for the word on those to get out.As for cons, I’ll be at Saskatoon Expo and Edmonton Expo mid-September, and I’ll be at NYCC wandering in October. The easiest place to find me is on twitter @ryanwriter, or through my website ryanferrier.com.Any final words for our readers about D4VEocracy before we bid farewell?A big, big thanks to everyone for the support for Valentin and I over the years. D4VE has allowed me to have a career, one that came from pouring our guts into a weird little book that we wanted to do. So to everyone who helped make that happen, we say thank you. And we hope you enjoy the conclusion of the D4VE trilogy. It has been a real slice, butthorns.D4VEOCRACY will be available on September 13th on Comixology and your local comic shop.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18)Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/15/18) last_img read more

Stocks mostly recover from an early plunge on Wall Street

first_imgA turbulent day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks climbing nearly all the way out of a steep, broad sell-off that at one point erased more than 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.Even with the late-afternoon rebound, stocks extended the market’s recent string of declines, giving the benchmark S&P 500 index its fifth-straight loss. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as investors sought out safer investments.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 3.1 percent. European markets also closed sharply lower.The latest selling came as investors grew unsettled over slowing economic growth in China and increased signs that President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade policies are beginning to weigh on corporate earnings. Caterpillar and 3M slumped Tuesday after the companies warned of rising costs related to tariffs.“That’s the story, it’s not the current quarter results, but the commentary going forward, the impact of tariffs and what that means in terms of costs,” said Willie Delwiche, an investment strategist at Baird. “If tariffs didn’t come up in earnings calls and commentary, then maybe you could say we were moving away from that, but the opposite is happening.”The S&P 500 fell 15.19 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,740.69. The Dow lost 125.98 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,191.43. The average had been down more than 540 points.last_img read more

President Decides On SSHFC Panel Report

first_imgPresident Adama Barrow has reviewed the Report and Recommendations of the Independent Fact-Finding/Investigative Panel on the crisis involving Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC).  Having closely reviewed the report, the following decisions have been taken:That administrative leave of the Managing Director, Muhamadou Manjang will be lifted and that Mr. Manjang will be duly notified in writing by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (the line Ministry) to resume duties;That the services of Mr. Momodou Camara will be terminated with immediate effect and the termination to be compliant with corporate policy;That the Board of Directors of the Corporation to receive further advice on the staff that were culpable in the saga and who have to be subject to disciplinary actions in line with the panel’s recommendations; andThat the Board of Social Security through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs will be provided with the Recommendations of the Panel’s Report so that these are adopted and fully implemented.It could be recalled that in July this year President Barrow tasked an Independent Fact-Finding/Investigative Panel on the Crisis involving Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC). The task force presented its report in October after three months of fact-findings.last_img read more

San Diego Zoo announces pregnancy of Southern White Rhino

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo Tuesday announced the confirmed pregnancy, via artificial insemination, of one of its six southern white rhinos.The mother-to-be, 10-year-old Amani, is the zoo’s second southern white rhino to become pregnant this year. The pregnancies of Amani and Victoria will assist ongoing research to genetically recover the southern white rhino’s closest genetic relative, the northern white rhino, from the brink of extinction, zoo officials said.Zoo researchers hope to use stem cells and preserved cells from a dozen northern white rhinos to birth a rhino calf in the next 10 to 15 years, using southern white rhinos as surrogates. If the plan proves successful, researchers could attempt similar assisted reproduction techniques with the critically endangered Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Only two northern white rhinos, both female, remain on Earth.“Many months of intensive animal training, reproductive research and veterinary care resulted in these two ongoing pregnancies from artificial insemination,” said Dr. Barbara Durrant, Zoo Global’s endowed director of reproductive sciences. “We are following Victoria and Amani closely, continuing to gather critical information about early fetal development and the endocrinology of rhino pregnancy. The team is anxiously awaiting the arrival of our very special babies!”The two pregnancies are the result of artificial insemination using sperm from a male southern white rhino. Victoria’s May pregnancy was the first successful artificial insemination in the zoo’s 102-year history. Rhino gestation lasts around 16 to 18 months, so researchers expect the two calves to be born in mid to late 2019.Photo credit: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Posted: September 18, 2018 San Diego Zoo announces pregnancy of Southern White Rhino KUSI Newsroom September 18, 2018last_img read more

PS Vitas 3G locked to ATT

first_imgAT&T has released that it holds exclusivity over carrying 3G signals from PlayStation Vitas when the portable game system releases here in the United States.Glenn Lurie from AT&T told consumer electronics blog The Verge that AT&T worked with Sony during the system’s development process on the 3G modules for the system. It also helped craft connectivity rules in the Vita SDK, presumably to suit AT&T’s network needs. Lurie explained that the SDK contributions expedite certification (it isn’t said with whom, whether that’s the FCC or Sony’s own app store) and avoid apps that harm the network. The telecoms heavyweight has also been testing 3G-equipped units since early fall 2011, as much as six months ahead of the console’s US release.The 3G lockdown will put a slight hamper on imports and exports of the handheld. While the system may be region-free as far as games are concerned, the carrier lock means that connectivity on the go will be hampered unless on the carrier the console was originally sold for, such as AT&T here or NTT DoCoMo in Japan. As a reminder, pricing is set at an iPad-like $14.99 per month for 250MB of bandwidth or $24.99 for 2GB. You’ll be paying that price for multiplayer gaming without a WiFi point, location-based services, and social networking on the go. The plan month-to-month, meaning that you can pay as you go instead of paying an automatic subscription fee.Still, $15 a month for what amounts to access to Twitter and a competitor to the 3DS’ StreetPass functionality isn’t the greatest value for money that portable gaming has ever seen. Then again, Vita owners who’ve seen prices for games or the proprietary memory cards aren’t the least surprised. via The Vergelast_img read more

Dont Break the Bank With This Refurb Apple iMac

first_imgJuly 2, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Every entrepreneur wants to boost sales while minimizing overhead costs as much as possible. But upgrading equipment to serve your customers better (and open up to more sales while at it) forces you to fork out more money for the sake of customer service. And the sting received by a business account would be even more painful if your equipment of choice is an Apple product.Apple is notorious for not buckling down to doing discounts, so buying something for their product line hits where it hurts. You can, however, save a few hundred dollars by making the smarter choice: buying refurbished.To the uninitiated, refurbished equipment is previously owned equipment that has been inspected and put back into the market. Given that it passed the seller’s standard, you are rest assured that it still works as good as new. And this fourth of July weekend, you can score a certified refurbished Apple iMac 21.5″ Intel i3-2100 Dual Core 3.1GHz 250GB for 68 percent off the usual retail price.Boasting a 21.5-inch HD LED display and monster of a processor – Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core 3.1GHz CPU with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM – this machine beams content in amazing detail and allows for next-level multitasking. It comes equipped with a 250 GB SATA hard drive to store all your important data, along with an ATI Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor to let you play games in stunning clarity. With an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge built in, it gives you the perfect viewing angle as you blast through your to-do list all day long.Get your hands on this 2011 iMac for a fraction of what you’d pay for a new one. It’s now available at the Entrepreneur Store for only $379 — a savings of 68 percent. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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Government hoping to open Xcabal ruins in Bacalar this year

first_img“We are ready to continue with the opening work the moment they indicate we have legal certainty about the land, which we hope is this year since we already have operators and tour groups making reservations,” she added.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Bacalar, Q.R. — The Ministry of Tourism says they are hoping that this will be the year in which they can open the archaeological ruins of Xcabal in Bacalar. Head of the Ministry of Tourism Marisol Vanegas Pérez says that they hope to open the ruins to the public, which is projected to be a great detonator of tourism in the southern area. “Xcabal is a project that interests us a lot because it would detonate the southern part of the state, which includes the Bacalar municipalities and Othón P. Blanco,” she said. She said that they recently held a meeting with the director general of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Diego Prieto Hernandez, to talk about advances that have been made, noting that the state government has already allocated money varying projects that include topographic work and access roads, among others. Marisol Vanegas says that the government secretariat, headed by Francisco López Mena, is in charge of negotiating with the ejidatarios for the payment of the hectares that occupy the periphery of that archaeological zone. She says that now they are working on reaching an economic agreement with the ejidatarios to proceed with the public opening of the site. last_img read more

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first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. October 19, 2009 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Carrie Daly, A.P.N., of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., as the recipient of the 2009 ASTRO Nurse Excellence Award, which is awarded to a registered nurse who goes above and beyond the normal standards of nursing practice. Daly will be presented with her award, a $1,000 grant, during the nurse’s welcome and orientation luncheon being held Sunday, November 1, 2009, during ASTRO’s 51st Annual Meeting in Chicago.Daly is an oncology nurse manager and advanced practice nurse in the radiation oncology department at Rush University. In the four years she has been on the staff at Rush, Daly has developed site specific educational materials for patients receiving radiation therapy and implemented skin care and mouth care protocols for radiation therapy patients.She is also a member of Rush University’s Cancer Survivor’s Day committee, which is responsible for organizing the annual event to honor cancer patients and their families. Due to her involvement and the committee’s dedication, attendance at the event increased from 50 people to over 400 patients and families in the four years since Daly joined the committee.For the past 23 years, Daly has been a volunteer at One Step at a Time Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer, where she leads the Excursion Program for teenagers. She is also an active volunteer for Gilda’s Club Chicago and has volunteered at a biweekly cancer support group for women at Saint Joseph Hospital for the past 13 years.Daly has been a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) for over 20 years and a member of the Radiation Oncology Special Interest Group through ONS. In 2005 she received the ONS Excellence in Radiation Oncology Nursing award. She has also been nominated for the Nursing Spectrum: Nurse Excellence Award for community service and for the Hematology/Oncology Nurse of the Year Award through the Leukemia Research Foundation.”Carrie’s dedication and compassionate care toward her patients during their treatments and throughout the cancer journey is the definition of nurse excellence in radiation oncology,”Vanna Dest, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C., A.O.C.N., chair of ASTRO’s Nursing Committee, said. “I am honored to be able to recognize her with this award.” For more information on ASTRO’s 51st Annual Meeting, visit www.astro.org/meetings/annualmeetings FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | October 19, 2009 ASTRO’s 2009 Nurse Excellence Winner Gets $1,000 Grant 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 | 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 Related Content 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 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 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 | 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more last_img read more

Hola Sun Safety Ring is the Cuba specialists protection plan for 2019

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Tags: Cuba, Hola Suncenter_img Friday, March 22, 2019 TORONTO — Hola Sun Holidays has introduced its Safety Ring Travel Protection Plan for 2019.The plan is applicable to Hola Sun Holidays packages, air only and land only, and costs $50 per person. With the Hola Safety Ring Plan, clients can cancel their trip with a refund up to three days before departure (or three days before check in for land only clients). The plan also permits changes to reservations. Conditions apply.The Hola Safety Ring Plan may be purchased at time of booking, valid for new reservations, and is 100% non-refundable and non- transferable.Hola Safety Ring Plan credit may be used only when rebooking a Hola Sun Holidays vacation packages, land only or flight only. The credit is valid for 11 months from the time of cancellation.And late booking clients should take note: the Hola Safety Ring Plan cannot be purchased for last minute reservations or up to five days prior to departure (or five days before arrival for land only clients).More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedFor more details see holasunholidays.ca. Hola Sun Safety Ring is the Cuba specialist’s protection plan for 2019last_img read more

US ambassador to Russia stepping down

first_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober He was followed and harassed by camera crews from NTV, a channel loyal to the Kremlin.“Was it strange for me that 50 people would show up to welcome me to a meeting with an NGO activist?” McFaul said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Not just NTV by the way. It was (the Kremlin youth group) Nashi, it was Cossacks with swords and hats. It was a whole circus.”McFaul reached out to Russians through social media networks, and now has 60,000 followers on Twitter and more than 13,000 “friends” on Facebook. He also gave frequent interviews to Russian publications and appeared on Russian TV and radio, usually speaking Russian.But he said Tuesday that his biggest frustration after two years as ambassador is “our inability to dispel this myth that America and the Obama administration and me personally are seeking to foment revolution in Russia.”Putin has accused the U.S. State Department of instigating the protests and more generally seeking to weaken Russia. His anti-American rhetoric plays well among most Russians, who still harbor deep suspicions of U.S. intentions two decades after the end of the Cold War.“I have tried so many different ways to battle this,” McFaul said. “I see opinion poll data. I’m an academic _ I take a particular interest in measuring results of our public diplomacy, and that piece is frustrating to me because it’s just not our policy, it’s not what we’re trying to do here. So that’s a failure I would say.”center_img McFaul said he was leaving after the Sochi Winter Olympics, which begin Friday and end on Feb. 23, to rejoin his family in California. His wife and two sons left Moscow in the summer.The ambassador announced his departure in a blog post in English and Russian titled “It’s time, my friend, it’s time,” a line by the 19th-century Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. As all Russians know, the poem continues: “My heart is seeking peace.”In his blog post, McFaul pointed to many successes in U.S.-Russian relations, including the signing of a new strategic arms treaty in 2010, cooperation on supplying the NATO-led military campaign in Afghanistan and negotiations with Iran.But his arrival in the Russian capital in January 2012 coincided with a period of unusual political tension because of the mass street protests that had broken out against Vladimir Putin as he prepared to return for a third term as Russia’s president.McFaul, who has written extensively about democracy in Russia, immediately found himself in the Kremlin’s cross hairs. In introducing the new U.S. ambassador, Channel One state television accused him of supporting the protest leaders and intending to help them seize power in a “revolution.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The Obama administration expressed its gratitude to McFaul for his five years of service.“Moreover, Mike has been tireless in advocating for the universal values that America stands for around the world, reaching out to civil society, and recognizing the right of every voice to be heard,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said in a statement.The administration has not yet nominated his replacement.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to pain MOSCOW (AP) – U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, the architect of President Barack Obama’s effort to reset relations with Russian, announced on Tuesday that he is stepping down after two turbulent years in Moscow.McFaul, a Stanford University professor who signed on as an unpaid adviser to Obama during his first presidential campaign, moved with him to Washington and served for three years on the National Security Council before taking up his first diplomatic post as ambassador to Russia. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Mandela spurs tourism surge

first_img“Mandela opened up our beautiful country to the rest of the world and his name alone has attracted millions of tourists wanting to walk in his footsteps to South Africa every year,” South African Tourism chief executive Thulani Nzima said. Visitors to South Africa can visit Mandela’s home town, the prison where he was jailed for 27 years and eat at the Mandela family restaurant, all in attempt to understand a nation’s battle for liberty. Source = ETB News: P.T. More than 100 current and former heads of state travelled to South Africa in order to attend the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Nasrec yesterday. Tourists can visit Robben Island, now a World Heritage listed site, where Mandela was locked away from 1963 to 1990, plotting the abolition of the racist apartheid regime.center_img “Not only is there a significant influx of foreign visitors to our destination, but domestic travel will rise too as people travel to attend memorial events, to be present at the funeral in Qunu and embark on the annual festive season holiday period,” South African president Jacob Zuma said. South Africa is expecting a tourism boom following Mandela’s passing, coinciding with the release of the new film biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ in January 2014, the Herald Sun reported. Although South Africa has lost its most iconic leader, the country’s tourism industry will ensure Nelson Mandela’s incredible legacy of freedom and justice will live on.last_img read more

Rosewood Siem Reap scheduled for an opening in 2019

first_imgCambodia-based property developer Vattanac Properties has appointed Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to manage Rosewood Siem Reap, scheduled to open in 2019. Marking Rosewood’s 9th hotel management agreement in Asia, it will be the second Rosewood property in Cambodia, following Rosewood Phnom Penh opening in 2016, also owned by Vattanac Properties.The property will be situated in the heart of Siem Reap, within six km of the fabled Angkor Wat temple complex and UNESCO World Heritage site, with the Royal Gardens, National Museum, Floating Village, Phsar Chas market and other cultural attractions close by.“We could think of no more fitting brand than Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage this exquisite resort in Siem Reap – its A Sense of Place guiding concept ensures a sensitive and beautiful reflection of this unique destination,” said Sam Ang Vattanac, Executive Director of Vattanac Properties. “Our collaboration will certainly elevate the concept of ultra-luxury in the Kingdom of Cambodia.last_img read more