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Nearly 90 nations have reported on Iran sanctions Security Council told

Since 20 September, the committee has received seven documents from Member States – two reports under resolution 1737 and five combined reports under resolutions 1737 and 1747 – Belgian Ambassador Johan C. Verbeke, the committee’s chairman, told the Council in an open meeting.“That brings the total number of reports under resolutions 1737 to 87 and the total number of reports under resolution 1747 to 71,” he said.Adopted last December, resolution 1737 banned trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to the country’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear-weapon delivery systems.Resolution 1747 from this March further tightened the sanctions by imposing a ban on arms sales and expanding the freeze on assets.Earlier this month, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that a recent United States intelligence report concluding that there has been no ongoing nuclear weapons programme in Iran since late 2003 tallies with its findings.However, Mohamed ElBaradei said that Iran “still needs to clarify some important aspects of its past and present nuclear activities,” he said.The intelligence should also “prompt Iran to work actively with the IAEA to clarify specific aspects of its past and present nuclear program as outlined in the work. This would allow the Agency to provide the required assurances regarding the nature of the programme.” 18 December 2007Nearly 90 Member States have reported to the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions imposed against Iran, the chairman of that panel said today. read more

Ban commends independent mediation centre for efforts in conflict resolution

“Your work has led to peace and saved countless lives – starting with your first project, between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement,” said Mr. Ban when he visited the centre.He also welcomed the centre’s efforts in support of Arab countries striving to transition to democracy. “You understand that and you are working to help countries find a new, inclusive path to stability.” Mr. Ban noted that preventive diplomacy was one of his main priorities as Secretary-General, and that he recognized the role of independent mediators in helping achieve desired results. 17 October 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an independent mediation organization, for its works in helping resolve armed conflicts peacefully, and called for the continuation of the centre’s strong partnership with the United Nations. read more

UN Envoy deplores Israeli air violations of Lebanon Blue Line

The five Israeli overflights recorded over Southern Lebanon today “come after a relative tense period along the Blue Line, demonstrating again the fragility of the situation,” Geir O. Pedersen said in a statement released in Beirut.He stressed that all parties must “continue to exercise the utmost restraint in order to avoid any further deterioration” and reminded them that “one violation cannot justify another.”The envoy further reiterated the UN’s call on Israel to cease all air violations and to respect Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty. read more

Gun show opponents and advocates voice their opinion to Del Mar Fairground

first_img Posted: April 24, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney, April 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Gun show opponents and advocates voice their opinion to Del Mar Fairground Board of Directors 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI streamed almost two hours of the event live on our Facebook page. You can see what attendees had to say in the video below. Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney Updated: 10:24 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors will discuss the fairgrounds’ annual Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Opponents and advocates spoke about why the board should ban or continuehosting the gun show.San Diego County Gun Owners Executive Director, Michael Schwartz,  voiced his opinion on the issue.last_img read more

Police chase ends in multivehicle crash in Sunrise

first_imgPolice have not released the name or details about the subject’s injuries.Crews have been in the process of cleanup for the past few hours.One resident told 7News what the commotion sounded like. “I was in the house with my baby, laying down, and I heard the boom, boom, boom,” she said. “Then I hear my landlord screaming, making noise, so I ran outside, and when I ran outside, I see a cop jump on top of the Honda in the middle, yank the body out, one of the suspects, I guess, and then the other suspect, he was already on the ground, unresponsive.”Both suspects now face aggravated battery charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A police chase that started in Hollywood came to a crashing end in Sunrise, with two people taken into police custody.According to Hollywood Police, their officers were pursuing a vehicle in Hollywood that ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Sunrise, Wednesday afternoon.The crash involving at least four vehicles happened along 19th Street and Sunset Strip in Sunrise, at around 2:45 p.m.Officials said two suspects were injured and transported to Broward Health Medical Center. Another driver was also hurt and taken to a nearby hospital.7News sources said that police were conducting a narcotics investigation. When they tried to pull over the subject driving the white Honda he took off. The driver then led police on a chase up Interstate 95.Police said at some point, the driver tried to hit an officer. No officers were injured, however.The chase ended in Sunrise after the suspect sped through a stop sign before colliding into the other vehicles. last_img read more

Crews repair water main break in Fort Lauderdale neighborhood

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A water main break spilled into the street at Northeast 17th Terrace and Ninth Street in Fort Lauderdale.Crews were on site repairing the break around 5:45 p.m., Tuesday.According to officials, someone backed over a pipe on private property, causing a service line to leak.The water was eventually stopped, and the line was repaired.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Dense Smoke Advisory Remains In Effect Through Weekend

first_imgThe level of impact changes daily and sometimes hourly based on wind direction, wind speed, and topography, according to an advisory from the Alaska Incident Management Team. People with respiratory issues are encouraged to stay indoors and to limit physical activity if they have to be outside. Plan outdoor activities for times of day when smoke conditions improve. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 1st, 2019 at 06:07 amSmoke from the Swan Lake Fire, and other wildfires burning throughout Alaska, is impacting air quality throughout the Kenai Peninsula. A dense smoke advisory remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula until 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.center_img While inside your home there are ways to help minimize smoke entering the building.There are several resources available to obtain smoke movement and weather forecasts.National Weather Service Anchorage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSAnchorage/National Weather Service Anchorage Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSAnchorage?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorUniversity of Anchorage Fairbanks Smoke Modeling: http://smoke.alaska.edu/index.htmlBlue Sky Smoke Movement Forecast Modeling: https://tools.airfire.org/websky/v1/run/standard/AK-12km/2019062800/#viewerlast_img read more

Drinking water problem plagues Srikakulam

first_imgSrikakulam: The Srikakulam city residents have been facing drinking water problem this summer since May. Even in July, water is not being supplied sufficiently to 16 colonies in the city. Though Nagavali river is flowing in the city the drinking water problem persists in every summer. In the wake of dry spell, water level is reduced in the river even in July. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us As a result, drinking water is not available sufficiently for residents of Dammalaveedhi, Gujarathipeta, Hayathinagaram, Sarangudoluveedhi, P N Colony, Rellaveedhi, Balaga, Gontiveedhi, Arasavalli, Municipal office area, Compost Colony and H B Colony. As all these areas located on upland areas, pumping water is a major issue due to reduction of water level in the infiltration tanks from Nagavali river. As per information provided by municipal water supply department officials, the city has 12,914 individual water supply connections, 300 commercial connections, 500 street or community taps and another 450 taps are in adjacent colonies of the city, which are covered under various village panchayats. Also Read – Second batch of banking course begins Advertise With Us Total population of the city and adjacent panchayat colonies is 1.40 lakh and every day, the required water in terms of quantity is 1.90 crore litres as per Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization (CPEO) estimations. Per day 35 litres of minimum water is needed for a single person as per CPEO calculations. Municipal Corporation Commissioner R Sriramulu Naidu admitted that water availability through infiltration tanks in Nagavali river became a problem due to scanty rainfall. “We are planning to divert water towards infiltration tanks by arranging sand walls in the river,” he added.last_img read more

President accepts Sinhas resignation

first_imgChief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.President Md Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation letter of chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.President’s press secretary Md Joynal Abedin on Tuesday morning confirmed this to Prothom Alo.“The resignation letter has been accepted. The related documents will be sent to the law ministry”, he said.Law and justice division secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque said the ministry is yet to receive the resignation letter. The law minister will take a decision after receiving the resignation letter, he added.The authorities said chief justice SK Sinha who is abroad now, submitted his resignation letter to the president on 10 November, the last day of his leave.The CJ is learned to have submitted the resignation letter through the Bangladesh high commission in Singapore, although it was not possible to independently verify the government’s claim.The resignation of the country’s chief justice was preceded by harsh criticism of him by a number of cabinet members and members of parliament over the full verdict that cancelled the 16th amendment to the constitution.last_img read more

Honda Premiers Disaster Response Bot E2DR

first_img It seems that Earth’s taken a round beating these past few months. Whether its hurricanes, earthquakes, the torrential rains in India, the genocide in Myanmar, etc. etc. etc. As such, humanity is… we’ll say struggling, and we could always use a bit of extra help.And that’s exactly what Honda’s new robot is designed to do.The automaker and engineering firm unveiled its E2-DR, a model that moves around just like a human and is built to be adaptable and flexible. It stands just over 5′ 6″ tall (or 1.68 meters if you live in a sensible part of the planet) and weighs 187 lbs (85kg). That’s surprisingly small and light as humanoid bots go, and with that E2-DR can climb stairs, negotiate obstacles, and even sneak through tight spaces. All while standing up to light rain.The bot comes in disaster-orange which… makes sense, but also isn’t the first thing I want to see if I’m getting rescued. E2-DR also uses some standard, off-the-shelf computer hardware, like an intel Core-i7 processor, for its brain. Beyond that, it’s got a special battery as well as plenty of optical fibers for internal communication and weight reduction. Equipped with an array of powerful cameras, scanners, and 3D sensors, Honda’s disaster-bot can seek survivors for up to 90 minutes.It’s best to think of E2-DR as a successor to the famously autonomous Asimo. Right now it’s still only in testing, but it’s looking surprisingly promising. E2-DR can adapt, righting itself after a fall, for example, but much of its functions are, for now, controlled via remote operator. Later versions of Asimo had a huge degree of self-reliance, so it’s likely we’ll see the same transition here, but for now it’s one of the world’s most advanced RCs.You can get an idea of what the bot looks like and how it moves with the video below. Don’t worry, it’s a lot less creepy than some of those old Boston Dynamics videos. Pretty sure this one won’t kill us all. Pretty. Sure.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels last_img read more

The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day

first_imgDay after day, you pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, whether you’re driving or turning on lights or eating meat. You can’t help it, because, really, no human can. But I bet you haven’t stopped to think about how the simple act of pooping is also part of the problem: Worldwide, wastewater treatment facilities account for 3 percent of electricity consumption and contribute 1.6 percent of emissions.A drop in the horrifying bucket that is climate change, you might say. But researchers are beginning to explore how we might tweak wastewater treatment technology to capture CO2 instead of emitting it, as a way to slow the ravages of climate change. If their plan works out, at least our poop can be guilt-free.Currently, the stuff you flush in the toilet or send down the drain ends up in a facility, along with liquid waste from industries like beer or wine making. All that organic matter sits in open-air tanks where microbes feed on it. They munch on the waste and release CO2 as a byproduct, and the facility then pumps the relatively clean (but far from drinkable) water out to sea.On its own, a person’s poop is carbon neutral (save for emissions from growing and transporting food): Plants capture carbon from the air by way of photosynthesis, you eat the plants, you produce the carbon as waste. When those microbes eat that waste and release the CO2 back to the atmosphere, it ends up right where it started. Except that the wastewater treatment facilities need energy to operate. There might be a way to tweak this process, however. Some microbes, like bacteria and microalgae, feed on CO2 itself. “They would eat up the organic carbon and then convert the CO2 into chemicals, for example ethanol,” says Princeton University environmental engineer Zhiyong Jason Ren, who co-authored a recent Nature review of potential carbon capture techniques in wastewater treatment. So one potential fix would be to replace the typical microbes used in wastewater treatment with these CO2-guzzlers. “You treat wastewater but also you reduce CO2 into something more valuable.” More Great WIRED StoriesThe millions Silicon Valley spends on security for execsTrump, a Russian agent? The alternative is too awfulSpeed up your kitchen routine: get a food processorOne couple’s tireless crusade to stop a genetic killerAs tech invades cycling, are bike activists selling out?👀 Looking for the latest gadgets? Check out our picks, gift guides, and best deals all year round📩 Get even more of our inside scoops with our weekly Backchannel newsletter This focus on a new marketable product is intentional, to circumvent the biggest hurdle to carbon capture in all its forms: It’s just not profitable. A corporation has no incentive to, say, plant forests or install a carbon-sucking device on its premises if doing so only hurts its finances. Making carbon capture technologies take off will either require legislation to mandate them, a new business opportunity, or both.“The wastewater treatment plant would become a refinery,” says Ren. “You take this CO2 waste, you take wastewater, then using all these technologies you convert it into something.”To be clear, modifying wastewater treatment isn’t going to come close to saving us from climate change on its own—for that, we need to cut missions dramatically and immediately. But hungry microbes could play a part. Compared to some of the other schemes for carbon capture, the lift wouldn’t be all that heavy once the tech is in place. Plus, there’s plenty of wastewater to work with—New York City alone produces 1.3 billion gallons of the stuff a day. By law, municipalities in the US have to treat all that muck before pumping it out to sea, which means the raw material is there, and will always be there.center_img In this setup, you’d pump CO2 from, say, a fossil fuel power plant into enclosed tanks full of wastewater. These plants are often located near wastewater facilities anyway; instead of their emitted CO2 going to the atmosphere, it would get funneled to the tanks for microbes to munch on.The wastewater facility would pay the power plants for their CO2 emissions, and would then use the microbes to produce valuable chemicals (like ethanol) to sell off. Everyone wins, in theory: Fossil fuel power plants can say they’re cutting emissions, and wastewater plants get an extra revenue stream. CO2-eating microbes might not be the only way to exploit all that muck. Another idea would be to use wastewater byproducts, aka “sludge,” to produce biochar, a kind of carbon-rich charcoal. When added to soil, biochar can improve crop yields, and as a nice bonus, it 2boosts how much CO2 the soil absorbs. Or we might turn artificial wetlands into their own facilities of sorts: Pump the wastewater into one of these engineered wetlands, and plants would convert it into biomass, thus reconstituting CO2 as vegetation.But for now, these proposals are speculative. “If you look at what we’re actually doing today, it’s quite far from what the authors are suggesting,” says UCLA environmental engineer Michael Stenstrom, who has researched wastewater treatment and carbon sequestration. “Some of the roadblocks are not great science—they’re management and getting people to do what we want them to do.”For instance, researchers like Stenstrom have a hard time even getting wastewater facilities to be more efficient, to say nothing of exploring futuristic technologies like carbon sequestration. Sure, the plants can update their systems to save energy, but that means extra investment and work for the operators.“I say, ‘Well, what about saving the money?’” Stenstrom says. “And the operators say, ‘Well, that money goes downtown. We don’t see it, so we’re not motivated.’”That may change, though, as the ravages of climate change grow ever more severe and dramatic. Perhaps operators will get the incentives to not just be more efficient at processing wastewater, but to make money via carbon sequestration.Let’s leave it at this: It wouldn’t be the worst thing if our poop helped scrub the atmosphere. It might even be just the place to start.last_img read more

Steps added to Pride Glasgow lineup – relive their 5 bestselling hits

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Steps have been added to the Pride Glasgow lineup. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Claire, Lee, Lisa, H and Faye | Courtesy of Pride Glasgow The vintage pop act join the likes of Spice Girl Melanie C on the list of performers at one of Scotland’s biggest LGBTI festivals.The band, comprised of Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Faye Tozer, will play Pride Glasgow’s afterparty on Sunday 15 July.‘It would be a tragedy to pass it up.’Alastair Smith, Pride Glasgow Chief Executive said: ‘This is an exciting new aspect to the Festival Programme this year and shows once again why Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest pride event and when this became an option for us we knew it would be a tragedy to pass it up.’center_img Ross Stevenson, Pride Glasgow Festival Director commented: ‘We have Stepped up again this year with the inclusion of the Steps afterparty as part of the festival and really looking forward to relieving the songs of my youth with what was one of the biggest bands of the 90s.’The band scored a record-breaking 13 top five singles in a row in the UK in the 90s and 00s. Their hit 5, 6, 7, 8 is the highest-selling single in the UK not to make the top 10 in the UK ever. It shifted 365,000 copes.Re-live their five best-selling singles below:Last Thing On My Mind[embedded content]Better Best Forgotten[embedded content]5, 6, 7, 8[embedded content]One For Sorrow[embedded content]Heartbeat/Tragedy (a double A-side)[embedded content][embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Glasgow Pride Festival will take the party to Kelvingrove ParkPride Glasgow reaches capacity, turns away prepaid ticket holdersSpice Up Your Life: Melanie C to headline Pride GlasgowRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/steps-pride-glasgow/last_img read more

Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | 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 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment to part of the breast or a reduced dose to the whole breast yields fewer moderate or marked side effects as reported by breast cancer patients, according to new findings, compared to standard radiotherapy to the whole breast. The study was presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference, March 21-23 in Barcelona, Spain.The IMPORT LOW study of 2016 women in 41 centers in the U.K. has already shown that partial breast and reduced dose radiotherapy was as effective as whole breast radiotherapy in controlling the cancer at five years, and women in the partial breast and reduced dose groups reported fewer side effects, including less change in the appearance of the breast.These latest results, which focus predominantly on side effects affecting the breast and also body image reported during the five years following radiotherapy, show that over half of patients in the study did not report moderate or marked side effects at any point and that most side effects reduced over time. The number of side effects reported per person were fewer in the partial breast and reduced dose groups compared with the whole breast radiotherapy group.Dr. Indrani Bhattacharya, a clinical research fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research’s Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (London, U.K.), from where the IMPORT LOW trial was coordinated, told the conference: “The findings from this study are reassuring for women who are offered either whole breast or partial breast radiotherapy using this technique of radiotherapy, which is simple to deliver and already available in centers worldwide.”This new information will help doctors discuss the risks and benefits of this type of radiotherapy with patients and may improve shared decision-making, as well as enabling them to tailor treatment for individual patients.”The IMPORT LOW study randomized women to receive standard radiotherapy at a dose of 40 Gy to the whole breast (the control group), or 36 Gy to the whole breast and 40 Gy to the part of the breast that contained the original tumour (reduced dose group), or 40 Gy only to the site of the original tumour (partial breast group). The radiotherapy was given using hypofractionated intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) — a technique that can deliver an even dose of radiation, minimizing the chances of hotspots of unwanted high doses and reducing the cosmetic problems that can occur after breast radiotherapy.More than half of the women (1,265) took part in the sub-study that looked at patient-reported outcomes (PROMs). At the start of the study, after six months and one, two and five years after radiotherapy the women were asked about adverse side effects, such as a hardening of tissue, pain, oversensitivity of the treated area and buildup of fluid. Most of the side effects reported by the women related to changes affecting the breast, and the most common reported side effect was “overall change in breast appearance.”The researchers found that women were more likely to report adverse side effects if they were younger, had larger breasts, had a larger volume of breast tissue removed at surgery, if the cancer had spread to any of their lymph nodes, and if, at the start of the study, they were feeling anxious or depressed.”Now that we can identify these patients who are at higher risk of reporting side-effects, this knowledge can be discussed with patients, may modify treatment and enable doctors to put in place more personalized and frequent monitoring if necessary. For example, patients with higher levels of anxiety and depression could be offered psychosocial support at the start of treatment, although we do not know from this study whether this would reduce the reporting of side effects,” said Bhattacharya.”We have previously reported that partial breast radiotherapy is as effective as whole breast radiotherapy with similar or fewer side effects over five years and can be safely delivered in a selected group of patients with low-risk breast cancers. This new analysis shows that patients requiring whole breast radiotherapy can be reassured about the low risk of side effects affecting the breast and body image. The technique of radiotherapy used in IMPORT LOW is easy to implement and deliver as the equipment and expertise is available in all centers worldwide,” she continued.The IMPORT LOW trial is the largest randomised trial to study the use of IMRT to deliver partial or low-dose breast radiotherapy compared to whole breast radiotherapy, and has provided the largest complete set of PROMs data for several points in time over five years.”PROMs are very important for both women and clinicians as they describe side effects from the patients’ perspective and allow us to see the long-term effects of treatment as recorded by the patient. We know from this study and other studies that patients report more side effects compared to doctors. This means that if we did not assess side effects using PROMs, then the impact of the treatment-related side effects on the patient may be underestimated,” said Bhattacharya.Co-chair of the European Breast Cancer Conference, Prof. Isabel Rubio, director of the Breast Surgical Unit at Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain, who was not involved with the research, commented: “Patient-reported outcomes are among the most important factors that we have added to assessments of outcomes in breast cancer in recent years. PROMs can improve relationships between physicians and patients, and enhance shared decision-making; this strategy will impact on the final outcomes in the management of breast cancer patients. These latest results from the IMPORT LOW trial provide important and reassuring information for clinicians and patients about side effects after partial or reduced dose radiotherapy, and will help them to make the best choices in each individual case.”For more information: www.ecco-org.eu/ebcc News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy New results from IMPORT LOW trial show alternative dosing equally as effective with fewer side effects News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more

Tamarindo New notable and nottobemissed

first_imgIf you’re heading to Tamarindo this Semana Santa or waiting till the crowds have left, here’s a brief look at some of the best new, interesting and ongoing hotels and restaurants to check out.Hotel PasatiempoAfter many years lying dormant, Hotel Pasatiempo is back in business. The logo with the laid-back guy swinging in a hammock says it all. This is a relaxed, comfortable 21-room hotel, right in Tamarindo, but set in a green oasis with a pretty pool and a great new restaurant (see Ttiki below). Stylish, bright cabins – a mix of doubles and deluxe rooms and suites for families – have screens, fans and a/c, hot water showers and orthopedic mattresses. The Pasatiempo tradition of open mike night, on Wednesdays, has happily been revived. Rates include continental breakfast with eggs, starting at $89, double, including tax. Just past the turnoff for the road to Playa Langosta. www.hotelpasatiempo.com 2653-0096.15 Love Contemporary B&BIf you’re a tennis buff, you can volley till you drop – into a comfortable, king-size bed at this chic B&B with three stylish rooms and one suite overlooking the two tennis courts of the Tamarindo Tennis Club. Guests have free access to the courts and member prices for private lessons with the club pro. After tennis, you can cool off in a small pool and sip a fresh-squeezed juice from the Juice Bar. Rooms, mostly occupied by non-tennis players who appreciate the contemporary design here, have a/c, ceiling fans, cable TV, Wi-Fi and a hairdryer. A full breakfast is included in the rate, around $95 in high season (plus tax). It’s one block behind Main Street, 200 meters before the Jardín del Eden Hotel. www.15lovebedandbreakfast.com, 2653-0898.TtikiFrench without being stuffy, this new, moderately priced poolside restaurant under a thatch roof in the Hotel Pasatiempo is not to be missed. Chef Vincent from Biarritz is very serious about the food, and ceremoniously visits tables, wearing a proper, white chef’s toque. The lunchtime atmosphere here is casual but at dinner, tablecloths, candles and a cool, world-music soundtrack rev up the romance and sophistication. Try the signature whole snapper grilled in a salt coating: crunchy on the outside and moistly flavorful inside ($15.50). Carnivores can savor the steak tartare ($16) and bikini-conscious beauties can stay slim but satisfied with the super healthy, Supermodel vegetarian salad ($9.50). Mains are accompanied by a delicate potato gratin, a plump, herby roasted tomato and exotic salad.  There’s wine by the glass and the bottle. Be sure to save room for dessert – profiteroles made with homemade, perfect choux pastry, filled with vanilla ice cream and smothered in a dark, rich chocolate sauce ($5.50). Chef Vincent has a special German oven that allows him to bake divine macarons – an exalted French version of Oreos, with light, crunchy merengue cookies sandwiching tropical-fruit-flavored cream fillings ($5.50). Ttiki is open for lunch – salads, wraps, fish, grilled mussels and elegant burgers – and dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Wednesdays. www.hotelpasatiempo.com. 2653-4778. Pangas Beach ClubThe hottest – make that the coolest – new beachfront spot is right on the Tamarindo estuary, where ocean meets river. The location is gorgeous and so is the hip, contemporary design, with well-spaced driftwood tables and chairs set on the sand, blending in perfectly with the unobstructed sea and sand view. As for the food, suffice it to say that innovative Executive Chef Jean-Luc Taulere, of Mar y Sol fame in Playa Flamingo, is in charge here. The artistic fish-market display as you enter provides a tantalizing visual menu. Fish tacos, coconut shrimp, seared tuna, grilled mahi-mahi come with healthful and tasty sides: yuca, quinoa and exotic salads ($8-$25). Craft beer is on tap and sunset cocktail specials change daily. Come for breakfast, brunch or lunch in your swimsuit; there’s even a place to store surfboards.  In the evening, this is the place to see and be seen in your chic-est resort wear. Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. North end of beach, about 150 meters north of Tamarindo Vista Villas. 2653-0024. Sharky’s Sports BarIf you like sports events on really big screens, loud music and a dance floor and way-better-than-average bar food, this is the place, especially if you’re hungry late at night. Load up on such high-calorie standards as chili and hot dogs, BBQ wings, fish and chips, cheesy fries, jalapeña poppers, onion rings and nachos, as you watch any of nine screens showing three games at a time. Or opt for a healthier grilled chicken salad ($7). A signature cocktail is the Obama Bomb – rum, Redbull and a splash of piña ($5). It’s open 5 p.m.- 2:30 a.m. on weekdays; from 11 a.m. on weekends. Located 50 meters off Main Street, on the road to Playa Langosta. Falafel BarAmidst myriad exotic eateries in town, this small oasis offers fast food with Middle East flavor. Homemade pitas are stuffed with the namesake falafels and hummus. There’s also Israeli-style fried chicken breast, chicken shawarma, and lamb kebabs ($6-$12). Vegetarians will appreciate the Moroccan carrot salad, tabouleh and babaganoush ($1.20-$1.60). For dessert, there’s Malabi, a milk pudding with chopped nuts, coconut and a sweet swirl of rosewater syrup ($3). It’s across from Sharky’s and it’s open 11 a.m.-midnight. 8426-8646.Seasons by ShlomyBest for last – this intimate, dinner-only, poolside restaurant in the hip Arco Iris Hotel is still the very best dinner deal in town. Chef Shlomy Koren continues to create the most exciting Mediterranean-fusion food in town at incredibly reasonable prices. The bread basket is the harbinger of great things to come – freshly baked rolls topped with cumin and black sesame seeds, eggy challah-style bread sweetened with raisins, and sea-salt-studded focaccia. A master of textures, Shlomy’s starter of calamari served on garbanzo beans and hummus is smooth and crunchy with al dente nuts ($8). Mains change with the seasons. If you’re in luck, there will be snapper cooked in a rice-paper wrapper, savory and moist, almost fluffy, flavored with a sundried tomato and basil tapenade, and bathed in a lemon-chili sauce ($17). Chocolate lovers will dream forever about the Toblerone – dense chocolate with almond nougat combines with a dark chocolate ganache. The best deal is the set $25 three-course dinner of your choice, off the menu. (Cash only). Arco Iris Hotel, uphill from the turnoff to Playa Langosta road. Closed Sunday. 8368-6983.Too Tired to Dine Out?Then dine in, courtesy of TicoToGo Express Delivery, which will bring the dishes of more than 25 Tamarindo restaurants to the doorstep of your hotel room, condominium or beach house. Check out the menu offerings on their web site – www. ticotogo.com – order and pay on-line or call 800-Tico-ToGo (800-8426-8646) and pay on delivery. Your order will be sped to you via motorcycle. The delivery charge is a modest $2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $5 from 2 p.m.-3 a.m.Dinner with TheaterCatch this weekend’s performances of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” presented by Tamarindo’s Mixed Nuts theater group at Fisch’s Restaurant (see the adjacent columns page and the events calendar. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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first_imgQantas chief executive Alan Joyce has told the NSW government to “urgently” resolve the traffic gridlock around Mascot by buying back the airport rail link and reducing train prices.Speaking to NSW premier Barry O’Farrell and the Committee for Sydney, Mr Joyce described traffic around Sydney Airport as “embarrassing”, with international arrivals often unsure as to how to reach the city and Qantas pilots and crew turning up late for take-off as a result of traffic congestion.  According to News Limited, the Qantas boss told the committee it should spend up to AU$300 million buying back the privatised train link, and then decrease fares.Mr Joyce said the current gridlock was “unacceptable in the world’s best aviation hubs”.”Sydney Airport is a wonderful piece of infrastructure and it’s simply perverse to limit its potential by restricting public transport access,” Committee for Sydney chief executive Tim Williams said.“At the moment, it’s often cheaper to split a cab than catch the train.”Every major city in the world promotes first class public transport to and from its airport and Sydney’s airport should be no different.”Sydney Airport made headlines earlier this month after a study recommended Badgerys Creek as a preferred site for a secondary airport.According to the Infrastructure NSW report, the second airport would be required by the late 2020s and help meet demand for 100 flights per day by 2027. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Mr Joyce described traffic around Sydney Airport as “unacceptable” and “embarrassing”. last_img read more

September Pending Home Sales Indicate Flat Fourth Quarter

first_imgSeptember Pending Home Sales Indicate Flat Fourth Quarter Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Sales Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Pending-Home Prices Pending-Home Sales Service Providers 2013-10-28 Tory Barringer Share in Data, Originationcenter_img The “”National Association of Realtors'””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) “”Pending Home Sales Index””:http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2013/10/pending-home-sales-continue-slide-in-september (PHSI) for September indicates home sales will stumble in the year’s final quarter as buyers struggle with declining home affordability.[IMAGE]The PHSI, a forward-looking indicator that’s based on contract signings (not closings) fell for the fourth straight month to 101.6 from August’s downwardly revised reading of 107.6–a 5.6 percent drop. Year-over-year, September’s index was down 1.2 percent from 102.8–the first yearly drop in 29 months, the association reports.””Declining housing affordability conditions are likely responsible for the bulk of reduced contract activity,”” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “”In addition, government and contract workers were on the sidelines [COLUMN_BREAK]with growing insecurity over lawmakers’ inability to agree on a budget. A broader hit on consumer confidence from general uncertainty also curbs major expenditures such as home purchases.””This tells us to expect lower home sales for the fourth quarter, with a flat trend going into 2014. Even so, ongoing inventory shortages will continue to lift home prices, though at a slower single-digit growth rate next year,”” he added.According to the association, September’s index was at its lowest level since December 2012, when it registered 101.3.Still, NAR expects total existing-home sales this year will be 10 percent higher than 2012, coming out to more than 5.1 million. The national median existing-home price is expected to rise 11 to 11.5 percent this year, followed by a 5 to 6 percent gain in 2014.On a monthly basis, all four regional PHSI values declined, with the Northeast leading the drop at 9.6 percent. The West’s PHSI was down 9.0 percent compared to August, the Midwest was down 8.3 percent, and the South’s index slipped 0.4 percent.Annual numbers were mixed. The PHSI for the Northeast and West both fell, decreasing 6.4 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively. In the Midwest and the South, index readings were 5.7 percent and 2.0 percent above September 2012, respectively. October 28, 2013 441 Views last_img read more

April Cash Sales Share Dips to 37

first_img Share Home sales paid for in cash ticked down again in April but remained elevated compared to the pre-crisis norm.According to CoreLogic senior economist Molly Boesel, cash sales accounted for 36.8 percent of total home sales in April, down from 38.5 percent in March and 40.1 percent in April 2014.The percentage of cash sales as a share of total transactions averaged approximately 25 percent prior to the housing crisis, Boesel said. It peaked in January 2011 at 46.2 percent.The annual decline in cash sales share continues a streak that started in January 2013.By transaction type, REO sales claimed the largest share of cash sales in April at 56.8 percent, followed by re-sales (36.3 percent) and short sales (35.1 percent).”While the percentage of REO sales that were cash transactions remained high, REO transactions made up only 9.4 percent of total sales in April and therefore did not have a large influence on the overall cash sales share,” Boesel said.Newly built homes, which tend to be priced higher, accounted for 17 percent of April’s cash sales.Going by state, Florida had the highest concentration of cash transactions at 56.7 percent, with Cape Coral-Fort Myers taking the top spot among Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) at a cash share of 66 percent.Other states with high cash concentrations in April include New York (55.9 percent), South Dakota (55 percent), West Virginia (53.3 percent), and Alabama (52.2 percent). in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News July 15, 2014 545 Views center_img All-cash Cash Sales CoreLogic Home Sales 2014-07-15 Tory Barringer April Cash Sales Share Dips to 37%last_img read more

Man remanded in connection with thefts from cars updated

first_imgA 37-year-old man was remanded into custody for five days by the Limassol district court on Saturday following complaints that he stole from cars in a shopping centre parking.According to police the man, from Georgia, would puncture the tyres of the vehicles and then steal items from inside them, while the owners attempted to change the tyres.Police received a complaint about the man from one of the car owners on Friday. The owner told authorities that during an attempt to change the tyre on his vehicle, a man stole his bag, which contained money and his mobile from the car.During their investigations, authorities obtained a witness statement and description of the suspect, who was spotted wandering around the vehicles.Police arrested the man on Friday afternoon after he was seen by security at a shopping centre.According to authorities, they discovered a sharp object on the suspect, as well as the wallet of the complainant.The suspect told police that he was not involved in the incident.Limassol police have received approximately ten such complaints in the last month.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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