MI eye revenge against KXIP

first_imgMumbai: Revenge will be on their mind when Mumbai Indians lock horns with Kings XI Punjab, the hosts looking to stretch their winning run in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. The previous encounter between the two teams in Mohali had ended in a comprehensive eight-wicket win for Kings XI, but home conditions at the Wankhede Stadium are expected to favour MI. MI enter the match high on confidence following successive victories over holders Chennai Super Kings and last edition’s finalists Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSignificantly both these victories came mostly because of MI’s all-round bowling strength as the bowlers defended totals successfully. MI are also blessed with splendid batting firepower in the end overs from West Indian Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Kings XI, who too have been given a shot-in-the-arm by their six-wicket victory Monday night over Sunrisers, need to chip away at the top of the MI batting as well as ensure that the big-striking Pollard and Hardik don’t take away the game like they did when carving 45 runs in the last two overs against CSK to turn the game around. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMI don’t even have anyone in the top-20 run scorers’ list this season, an indication of the depth in their batting, and have a superior fast bowling attack bolstered by the inclusion of West Indian pacer, Alzarri Joseph, who blew away Sunrisers with his record-breaking haul of 6/12 in Hyderabad in their previous game. The hosts have a formidable pace attack with Jasprit Bumrah and left-arm Jason Behrendorff also there, along with Joseph and Hardik, to utilise the bounce and carry on the Wankhede track. Kings XI, third on the table with eight points, have been top heavy in batting with K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal leading the way with 200-plus aggregates and the indomitable Gayle too not far behind. In bowling, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (7 wickets) has done well in five out of six games that the team has played and has got good support from the likes of Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami and Murugan Ashwin.last_img read more

To make police stations spacious and clean cops shift over 6000 vehicles

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to maintain cleanliness inside and outside police stations in the city, the Delhi Police had shifted more than 6,000 vehicles, which comes under case properties, lying in the police stations to different auto ponds/centralised malkhanas. Sources said that under the process, possibilities are there that more than 40,000 vehicles likely to be removed soon.Police sources told Millennium Post that in his crime review meetings, the Delhi Police Commissioner has taken stocks from districts and units DCPs regarding the shifting of vehicles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a recent meeting which held in police headquarters, the police chief reviewed the update on the progress of shifting vehicles in different districts and units,” sources said. They further added that as many as 6,233 vehicles were shifted to auto pounds where the confiscated, recovered vehicles are kept with proper details of the case in which they were involved. The facility of a auto ponds is only to decongest police station. Sources further added that one of the districts shifted 1,117 vehicles whereas two districts separately moved more than 600 vehicles. Rest of the districts shifted over 3,000 vehicles. Two units of Railways and Special Cell shifted as many as 71 vehicles. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources further revealed that there are possibilities of having 41,543 vehicles that might be shifted to auto ponds. A senior police officer said that bigger case properties such as vehicles, equipment and furniture are sometimes damaged by weather. “Also during the rainy season, the water gets collected in the vehicles and became breeding ground for mosquitoes. Through shifting, cleanliness will be there in the police stations,” added the officer. Another officer said that it will also make the police stations beautiful and spacious. Apart from all the city, police also inaugurated e-Malkhana in which the case property has been given a proper identity packed in a cover with a barcode in it. “Details of the case property are first entered into the software, followed by uploading of its photograph. The case property is packed in a cardboard box to prevent damage, and a unique barcode is generated which is pasted on the box,” said police.last_img read more

Record food purchases from developing nations helps UN agency save more lives

The food came from 96 nations, including Ethiopia, Viet Nam and Guatemala, and helped people affected by the epic flooding in Pakistan, the earthquake in Haiti, and the drought in the Sahel region of Africa, according to the agency, which released its report on 2010 purchasing earlier today in Geneva.“More than 80 per cent of all food WFP bought last year came from developing countries,” Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in a statement. “During a time of record food prices, this investment saves lives and protects livelihoods by harnessing the purchasing power of WFP, one of the largest food buyers in the world, to invest in the agricultural economies of developing nations and deliver food assistance directly to the hungry poor who are most affected by natural disasters, wars and displacement.” The agency’s capacity to efficiently purchase has been enhanced by the growing quota of cash contributions and by new and innovative hunger tools, including advance purchase mechanisms that allow the use of cash to buy in advance and in bulk when prices are lower, Ms. Sheeran noted.“This approach allows us to save money, save delivery time and – most importantly – save lives.”Through a groundbreaking agreement signed in December 2010, WFP will buy enough wheat directly from farmers in Afghanistan to help feed more than 500,000 people in the country for three months, marking the largest local purchase ever by the agency.The effort is part of the agency’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, through which it buys surplus from local farmers for its aid operations, thereby helping to boost agricultural production and incomes in developing nations. 11 February 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) procured $1.25 billion in food commodities last year, including the purchase of more food than ever before from developing nations, enabling the agency to save money, delivery time and human lives while helping to boost agricultural production and incomes. read more

Registration opens for Brock Days 2012

Brock Days brochureRegistration has officially opened for Brock Days – the University’s homecoming and community celebration – taking place Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 30.This annual event is the perfect opportunity for the Brock community to come together — students, faculty, staff, and alumni.Brock Days is anchored by two festivities-filled weekends — Alumni Weekend and Community Weekend — and offers engaging student events.Alumni Weekend happens Sept. 21 to 23 and is a great opportunity for graduates to reconnect, rediscover and remember.There are numerous events taking place, such as the annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament, “Back-to-Class” breakout sessions, the prestigious Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Art culinary experience, alumni pub night and a Niagara-on-the-Lake alumni wine tour.This year’s Alumni Weekend keynote speaker is Peter Goodspeed (BA ’78), a Brock grad and award-winning journalist with almost four decades of experience. Goodspeed will share his extraordinary insights into war correspondence and the future of international reporting.Back-to-ClassCommunity Weekend runs Sept. 28 to 30 and features the much-anticipated and messiest tradition at Brock, the annual Grape Stomp. Other highlights include the Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade and an Isaac’s Army ‘hype day’ for Brock rugby and lacrosse.Student events will happen throughout both weekends, including a pub night, Brock Cares day of service, Past is Present community scavenger hunt and many athletic events.“I had a great time at Brock Days. I’m so proud to be a Badger,” said Jennifer Hall (BTS ’08).So why not call your intramural buddies, email your University roommates, update your friends on Facebook and tweet your followers to ask them to join you in celebrating Brock Days 2012.For full event listings, to view the flip-book brochure and to register visit: www.brocku.ca/brock-daysRead about highlights of Brock Days 2011.Brock Days promo video read more

Afghanistan intensive diplomatic efforts underway at UN

The United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, today said that the country’s neighbours have welcomed the reported general amnesty issued by the United Front following its capture of the key northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. In a statement released Saturday after a meeting of the political directors of the “Six-plus-Two” Group, Mr. Brahimi said “they urge all parties to the conflict to observe fully the principles and requirements of international humanitarian and human rights law. They also called upon all parties to facilitate the immediate return of international staff to Mazar-i-Sharif to respond to urgent humanitarian and other needs.”The Group comprises Afghanistan’s six neighbours – China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – as well as the United States and the Russian Federation.The envoy also shared his assessment of the situation in Afghanistan in a meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and US President George W. Bush, who reviewed the situation within the country, including humanitarian aspects, as well as in the region as a whole, according to a statement released by the UN afterwards.Mr. Annan and President Bush also discussed how best to bring stability to Afghanistan once the military action was over as well as efforts to establish a broad-based government. President Bush emphasized his wish to work closely with the UN in this regard. read more

South Carolina starter Minaya to have surgery

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina starting forward Justin Minaya will have surgery on his right knee this week and be out indefinitely.Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Minaya’s status Tuesday. Martin says the 6-foot-5 sophomore Minaya would begin rehab immediately, although a timetable for his return would be determined after the operation. Minaya hurt himself in practice this past Sunday. He missed Monday night’s 81-61 loss to Southern Conference opponent Wofford.Minaya is the son of ex-New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya.The younger Minaya started 30 games as a freshman for the Gamecocks (3-2) where he averaged nearly eight points and more than four rebounds.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Political parties urged to commit to reversing NHS drug rationing plans

first_imgTablets The letter comes as political parties prepare to publish their manifestos for the election.Caroline Harding, chief executive of Genetic Disorders UK said: “Under these plans, some of the most critically ill patients are being denied access to potentially life-changing treatments.“Any decision to ration access to medicines should be taken by ministers, not unelected officials.”Kay Boycott, chief executive, Asthma UK, said: “There is a real risk that these plans will turn the clock back on access to life transforming treatment.”Sarah Vibert, chief executive, Neurological Alliance, said: “Politicians from all sides should pledge to rethink these damaging proposals.“It is completely unacceptable that patients with neurological conditions risk being denied access to treatment solely on the basis of cost.None of the parties have formally published their manifestos. But the draft Labour manifesto, leaked last week, said: “Labour will tackle the growing problem of rationing of services and medicines across England, taking action to address postcode lotteries and making sure that the quality of care you receive does not depend on which part of the country you live in. We will ensure that NHS patients get fast access to the most effective new drugs and treatments.”Jonathan Ashworth, shadow Health Secretary, said: “There is a real and growing worry that Theresa May’s ongoing underfunding of the NHS means patients just aren’t getting access to new medicines. Patients need fast access to medicines and treatments which are recommended by Nice as being clinically and cost effective. Labour is committed removing the barriers which are being put in place and to ensuring that NHS patients get fast access to the most effective new drugs and treatments.”A Conservative spokesman said: “NHS spending on medicines and treatments is now second only to staffing costs – in fact, the NHS in England spent more than £15 billion on medicines last year, a rise of nearly 20 per cent since Labour left office. But we can only ensure more patients than ever get outstanding care if we continue to invest in the NHS on the back of a strong economy – something Jeremy Corbyn and the other parties who’d prop him up in Downing Street simply could not do.”Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb said:  “This is a shameful retreat from the core principle of the NHS, that treatment should be available to patients regardless of their ability to pay.“The rationing of treatments is an inevitable consequences of this government’s chronic underfunding of the NHS. NHS England is caught between a rock and a hard place because they simply don’t have enough resources. Cancer, diabetes and asthma patients are all likely to be hit by the measures Credit:Geoffrey Kidd/Alamy More than 30 charities have written to the three party leaders urging them to commit to reversing NHS measures to increase rationing of medicines.Health officials last month brought in new thresholds which mean access to one in five treatments could be delayed or restricted.Under the rules, all drugs expected to cost the NHS a total more than £20 million a year will be checked against new “affordability criteria”.The cost threshold set by NHS England could affect medicines costing as little eight pence a day, if used commonly enough, as well as high cost medicines used for rare diseases.Rationing body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has said it is likely to affect around 20 per cent of drugs it assesses, with the process including changes that the head of its rationing body has previously described as “unfair”.In an open letter to Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, the charities – which include Parkinson’s UK, the Children’s Heart Federation and the MS Society – ask all the parties to commit to reversing the changes.The signatories – all members of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance – said that the measures “stand to restrict and ration treatments for people with rare and complex conditions, and were implemented without the agreement of Parliament.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Patients could die while waiting for the right treatment, charities have warned Credit:Paul Grover Pills last_img read more

Joy Global takes Smart Services to worldwide fleet level with IBM

first_imgJoy Global, a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, has selected IBM Big Data and Analytics technology to improve mining machine performance through integration with Joy Global Smart Service. The technology will include IBM’s advanced predictive analytics software and optimisation solutions.Joy Global Smart Services offers real-time analytics that predict machine failures and recommend preventative actions for individual Smart Services customers. The cloud-based, mobile-enabled, IBM solution will allow Joy Global to take Smart Services from the individual customer level to the worldwide fleet level – giving Joy Global the ability to analyse big data from all Smart Services-connected Joy Global mining machines. Joy Global and IBM expect that the ability to analyse and compare operating data from Joy Global’s worldwide fleet of installed machines will enable Joy Global to more quickly identify anomalies in machine performance, leading to continuous improvement of its mining machine products. Joy Global customers will benefit from improved machine availability, utilisation and productivity, as well as lower operating costs.Ben Snyman, Vice President, Product Management, Joy Global Underground Mining said: “Joy Global is always looking to become a more efficient and effective partner for our valued customers around the world. Applying IBM’s Big Data products and expertise will result in a very significant and highly differentiated business advantage – not only for Joy Global, but also for Joy Global customers.”The new solution will help Joy Global increase productivity and lower operating costs for Smart Services customers, which include underground surface companies that mine coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources.Jerry Kurtz, Vice President and Partner, IBM Strategy and Analytics Consulting Practice said: “Joy Global’s goal is to help its customers increase production and reduce operating costs, while maintaining a focus on zero harm, in a highly technical and challenging industry. IBM will help Joy Global boost its Smart Services through the innovative design and implementation of a truly holistic Big Data and analytics solution.”last_img read more

Has gangland crime affected you or your community

first_imgCommittee chair David Stanton TD said the Oireachtas group is interested in hearing what additional steps could be taken to protect citizens and communities affected by gangland crime.“The increase in gangland or organised crime, along with the rise in the level of violence involved in those crimes, has a huge impact on many communities throughout the country and is an issue of concern, not just for those communities, but for society as a whole,” Stanton said.Groups and individuals are invited to make concise email submissions by 3pm Friday 19 September to ganglandcrime@oireachtas.ie. The committee advises that submissions should not contain any unnecessary material unrelated to the issue of gangland crime and its impact on the community.Anyone submitting material to the committee should be aware that the information they provide could be published as part of McGrath’s report or separately by the committee. They should also note that the committee may invite contributors to public hearings, if they consider it necessary.More: 16-year-old has three fingers cut off by criminal gang in “barbaric” attack > THE OIREACHTAS JUSTICE Committee is seeking written submissions from the public about the impact of gangland crime on communities across Ireland.The submissions will help inform a report on gangland crime being compiled by TD Finian McGrath on the committee’s behalf.McGrath said he would welcome submissions from groups and from individuals to help form his report’s recommendations on gangland crime:The realities of gangland crime are felt in many housing estates and neighbourhoods throughout Ireland where people live in fear from savage and brutal criminals who destroy the very fabric of our communities with intimidation, violence, drug-trafficking and anti-social behaviour. Dáil Justisce Comm hs asked me to do work on Gangland Crime and effects on our Community. I am open to ideas.— Finian McGrath (@FinianMcGrathTD) July 28, 2014center_img Source: Finian McGrath/Twitterlast_img read more

Get More Than 65 Percent Off This Bluetooth Speaker With Google Assistant

first_imgOnkyo VC-GX30 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant – $94.99See Deal Stay on target Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Looking for a better way to automate your home? Take advantage of everything that Google Assistant has to offer with this booming Onkyo smart speaker sound system, offered to readers of Geek for the low price of just $94.99 — a savings of 68 percent off the MSRP.This might be, pound for pound, the best smart speaker you can purchase today. Like the competition, it has the ability to activate  — through voice command — things in your home such as lights, heat, and appliances. Where it differs, however, is in its ability to blast music like a regular sound system. And, for good measure, it has Chromecast built right into it too so you can even stream media to your TV.The Onkyo VC-GX30 smart speaker is about the same size as an average bookshelf speaker. It looks right at home in almost any environment, features a custom woofer and balanced dome tweeter for fantastic audio, as well as a powerful switching amplification system with noise reduction technology. The VC-GX30 offers the sound quality you’ve desired that other smart speakers have, so far, failed to deliver.And right now is your perfect opportunity to get one. That’s because the Onkyo VC-GX30 Smart Speaker, which normally retails for $299, is just $94.99 when you take advantage of this special offer. Better act fast, though, as this item is likely to sell out quickly. Want your products featured in the Geek Deals store? Learn more about how to sell your products online!last_img read more

1 dead 8 injured as van rams worshippers in London Police

first_imgThis general view shows police vehicles at the scene early on June 19, 2017, after a vehicle hit pedestrians in north London. AFPOne man was killed and eight people hospitalised when a van ran into pedestrians near a mosque in north London in an incident that is being investigated by counter-terrorism officers, police said on Monday.The 48-year-old male driver of the van “was found detained by members of the public at the scene and then arrested by police,” a police statement said.Read more:Several injured as vehicle rams worshippers leaving London mosquelast_img

Officer who shot US black teen to be sentenced

first_imgThis combination of 28 November 2018 file photos shows former Chicago Police officer Joseph Walsh, left, former detective David March and former officer Thomas Gaffney, accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, during a bench trial before Judge Domenica A. Stephenson at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Photo: APA judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald’s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars.Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. He will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he’s sentenced Friday.But critics of the police department and protesters who cheered Van Dyke’s conviction are clearly worried after a judge on Thursday acquitted three officers accused of trying to conceal what happened to protect Van Dyke, who was the first Chicago officer found guilty in an on-duty shooting in a half century and probably the first ever in the shooting of an African-American.”We will be down here tomorrow by the hundreds, and we will cry out for justice for Laquan,” activist Eric Russell said after the hearing in which Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted former officer Joseph Walsh, former detective David March and officer Thomas Gaffney on charges of obstruction of justice, official misconduct and conspiracy.Friday’s hearing will be emotional. Van Dyke’s wife and young daughters, who pleaded for leniency in letters submitted to the judge, will make statements. Court officials do not know if McDonald’s mother, who has remained silent ever since her son’s Oct. 20, 2014, death, will speak.The courtroom will be packed with activists worried that Judge Vincent Gaughan will impose a light sentence.Thursday’s verdict “means that if you are a police officer you can lie, cheat and steal,” said a shaken Rev. Marvin Hunter, McDonald’s great uncle.Stephenson accepted the argument that jurors in the Van Dyke case rejected: that the video that sparked protests and a federal investigation of the police force was just one perspective of the events that unfolded on the South Side.The judge said the video showed only one viewpoint of the confrontation between Van Dyke and the teen armed with a small knife. She found no indication the officers tried to hide evidence or made little effort to talk to witnesses.”The evidence shows just the opposite,” she said. She singled out how they preserved the graphic video at the heart of the case.Prosecutor Ron Safer tried to put a positive spin on the verdict.”This case was a case where the code of silence was on trial,” he said, referring to the long tradition that officers do not report wrongdoing by their colleagues. “The next officer is going to think twice about filing a false police report. Do they want to go through this?”Special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes said she hoped the verdict would not make officers reluctant to come forward when they see misconduct. Her key witness, Officer Dora Fontaine, described how she had become a pariah in the department and was called a “rat” by fellow officers.In her ruling , the judge rejected prosecution arguments that the video demonstrated officers were lying when they described McDonald as moving even after he was shot.”An officer could have reasonably believed an attack was imminent,” she said. “It was borne out in the video that McDonald continued to move after he fell to the ground” and refused to relinquish a knife.The video appeared to show the teen collapsing in a heap after the first few shots and moving in large part because bullets kept striking his body for 10 more seconds.The judge said it’s not unusual for two witnesses to describe events in starkly different ways. “It does not necessarily mean that one is lying,” she said.The judge also noted several times that the “vantage point” of various officers who witnessed the shooting were “completely different.” That could explain why their accounts did not sync with what millions of people saw in the video.Both Van Dyke’s trial and that of the three other officers hinged on the video, which showed Van Dyke opening fire within seconds of getting out of his police SUV and continuing to shoot the 17-year-old while he was lying on the street. Police were responding to a report of a male who was breaking into trucks and stealing radios on the city’s South Side.Prosecutors alleged that Gaffney, March and Walsh, who was Van Dyke’s partner, submitted false reports to try to prevent or shape any criminal investigation of the shooting. Among other things, they said the officers falsely claimed that Van Dyke shot McDonald after McDonald aggressively swung the knife at police and that he kept shooting the teen because McDonald was trying to get up still armed with the knife.McDonald had used the knife to puncture a tire on Gaffney’s police vehicle, but the video shows that he did not swing it at the officers before Van Dyke shot him and that he appeared to be incapacitated after falling to the ground.Attorneys for the three men used the same strategy that the defense used at Van Dyke’s trial by placing all the blame on McDonald.It was McDonald’s refusal to drop the knife and other threatening actions that “caused these officers to see what they saw,” March’s attorney, James McKay, told the court. “This is a case about law and order (and) about Laquan McDonald not following any laws that night.”The lawyers ridiculed the decision to charge the three officers, saying they merely wrote what they observed or, in March’s case, what the other officers told him they saw. And they said there was no evidence that the officers conspired to get their stories straight.”The state wants you to criminalize police reports,” McKay bellowed at one point.City Hall released the video to the public in November 2015 — 13 months after the shooting — and acted only because a judge ordered it to do so. The charges against Van Dyke were not announced until the day of the video’s release.The case cost the police superintendent his job and was widely seen as the reason the county’s top prosecutor was voted out of office a few months later. It was also thought to be a major factor in Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s decision not to seek a third term.The accusations triggered a federal investigation, resulting in a blistering report that found Chicago officers routinely used excessive force and violated the rights of residents, particularly minorities. The city implemented a new policy that requires video of fatal police shootings to be released within 60 days, accelerated a program to equip all officers with body cameras and adopted other reforms to change the way police shootings are investigated.last_img read more

Forum Caterers Black Girls Vote

first_imgBlack Girls Vote is hosting a girl’s night out at the Forum Caterers, 4210Primrose Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215 for an evening of networking and political empowerment on Feb. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  RSVP your attendance to www.eventbrite.comlast_img

Two hardware generations make huge difference to Ratchet Clank graphics

first_imgDepending on how old you are, the original Ratchet & Clank release on PS2 in 2002 may be high on your list of all time favorite games, or a passing curiosity you have only experienced on the PS3 in HD remastered form. Both versions are worth your time, but many existing fans of the game will be looking forward to the Ratchet & Clank re-imagining.This new game was announced back at E3 2014 as a re-imagining of the original PS2 game for the PS4. It was meant to be released in 2015, but as is typical when a marketing department gets involved, the launch now isn’t going to happen until 2016 so as to coincide with the release of the Ratchet & Clank movie (April 29).That doesn’t stop us drooling over the game’s updated visuals, though, and a new video comparing the PS2 and PS4 versions shows quite clearly what two generations of hardware does for the eye candy:With Insomniac handling development, and calling upon the talents of the original development team (at least in part), you can bet on this being a silky-smooth 60fps, 1080p experience.The differences don’t stop at the graphics, though. Insomniac has spent time rewriting the origin story, modernizing the gameplay, as well as adding new planets, flight sequences, and boss fights. Think of it as the Director’s Cut of the game, complete with those hours of gameplay that didn’t make it into the original cut.It’s a shame we have to wait until April next year to play the game, but at least there’s plenty more new games appearing between now and then to keep us occupied. And if you pre-order Ratchet & Clank, you’ll gain access to the Bouncer weapon, which was first featured in the second Ratchet & Clank game. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Ratchet & ClankRatchet & ClankRatchet & ClankRatchet & ClankRatchet & ClankRatchet & Clanklast_img read more

Showcasing stunning crafts

first_imgOne can welcome the new year by visiting an exciting  crafts mela as the Dastkari Haat Samiti is going to hold the 30th edition of its annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar, where more than 170 craftsmen from villages, towns and cities across India will be bringing together different crafts to the national Capital. The mela which will begin from Jan 1, 2016 at Dilli Haat, will highlight crafts like shell craft, basketry, mat weaving, handloom textile weaving, hyacinth grass weaving and jewellery, which are crafted by the craftsmen of Myanmar.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The group of women will exhibit the world famous Pathein umbrellas, puppets, velvet slippers, lacquer work and jade items. The mela will be held in collaboration with Dastkari Haat Samiti and supported by Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy of India in Myanmar, Corriandar Leaf, Yangon and Air India.  Myanmar craftsmen will also be  at Dilli Haat for a crafts and skill development workshop. The crafts mela promises to be one of its kind, where new design developments will take place in collaboration with craftsmen from Myanmar and India.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThere will also be live demonstration of the weaving looms, from more than 12 states along with National and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others. A unique feature of the crafts mela will be that the visitors will be able to interact, learn, appreciate and explore Indian and Burmese handicrafts and textiles. The entire fortnight’s collaboration will result in new product designs, long term friendships and shall provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic wellbeing and diplomatic ties at the ground level. Jaya Jaitly said, “The Samiti has constantly worked towards expanding opportunities for craftsmen as conservationists of Indian heritage. The Samiti’s artisan-members have travelled all over and collaborated with local artisans in other developing nations to create utility-based and market-friendly products. We aim similar participation for the Myanmar crafts as well.”  The opportunity provided by the Samiti has enabled many members to travel across the globe and collaborate with artisans in other developing nations, creating products that are utility-based and market-friendly.The folk and cultural performances, which will take place between 11 am and 8 pm, will showcase a myriad of folk music from Rajasthan, the exotic Kalbelia gypsy dance, Langa group, Bhavai performers with a number of earthen pots balanced on their head and the tribal martial Chhau dancers from West Bengal. With elements like these, the crafts bazaar by Dastkari Haat Samili promises to be a cultural treat. Jaya Jaitly, Founder Dastkari Haat Samiti, has been working relentlessly with diverse craftsmen across the country to produce beautiful, economical and purposeful crafts, for more than four decades. A strong propagator of bringing Indian goods to the forefront, she has been innovating newer ways to sustain crafts and its practitioners. To give credence to her philosophy, Jaitly also Founded the immensely popular Dilli Haat, where she organises the eagerly awaited yearly cafts mela.When: January 1 to 15Where: Dilli Haat, opp INA Market, New Delhi Timings: 11am – 9pmlast_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | December 22, 2008 First Time NanoKnife Treats Lung Lesion, Lymph Node Metastasis Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The 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.  Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 Related Content 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 | 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 | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 December 23, 2008 — The Alfred in Melbourne, Australia, used AngioDynamics’s NanoKnife system, which leverages irreversible electroporation (IRE) technology, on a lymph node metastasis and the first lung lesion case.Ken Thomson, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Radiology at The Alfred, Monash University, performed the procedures, which the institution deemed successful from a safety perspective. The hospital will conduct further patient follow-up before determining final outcomes in terms of tumor response.NanoKnife causes cell death by impacting the cell membranes of targeted tissue with pulses of electricity, effectively sparing nearby nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic system and other delicate structures. Targeted cells are removed from the body through blood vessels and lymphatic systems. This is different from thermal ablation modalities like cryoablation, microwave and radiofrequency ablation. These other modalities destroy all cells including critical structures in targeted tissue, leaving destroyed material in place for years. The body can only remove it slowly by attacking from the outside, as all normal pathways to remove damaged tissue have been destroyed.“For the patient, the absence of post-operative pain is unique and remarkable,” said Dr. Thomson. “We have also treated tumors in the liver and kidney with NanoKnife, with similar experiences – no postoperative pain at all – and the procedures have raised no safety concerns. This is probably due to the fact that the supporting structure of the tissue treated is not destroyed and vascular and nerve function is unaffected.”Regarding a previously announced liver case from The Alfred, sequential triple phase liver CT scans and ultrasound at two weeks and four weeks post-procedure have shown that a 2-cm tumor has disappeared on imaging. At the site of a 3.5-cm tumor near the diaphragm in the same patient there is only a minor nonenhancing scar. Dr Thomson noted these outcomes contrast very favorably with the cavities left following thermal ablation procedures.AngioDynamics intends to file investigational device exemptions (IDE) with the FDA to pursue additional and more specific tissue indications. 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first_img Related Content July 18, 2014 — Varian Medical Systems will introduce Qumulate QA, a new cloud-based QA data management and analysis tool, at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Austin, Texas, June 20-23.Qumulate was designed to allow medical physicists to maintain linear accelerator (linac) QA data through a simple and intuitive Web interface. Using this Web-based tool, physicists can create QA templates reflecting their own clinic-specific testing procedures as well as import third-party measurement data. Qumulate enables the physicist to see a linac’s QA performance including deviation from baseline, trends in the linac’s historical performance and how its QA performance compares to the QA performance of other linacs. All the data is analyzed in the cloud. The physicist will also be able to see the rankings of each QA test to better understand the QA process.“Not only will Qumulate QA help alleviate the QA paperwork burden, it may also help standardize the QA process with the ultimate goal of delivering the highest quality of care to the patient,” said Sukhveer Singh, executive vice president of Varian’s Oncology Continuum Solutions group. “We’re excited to share this latest innovation designed to capitalize on health informatics and facilitate greater knowledge sharing among users.”Qumulate QA is a works-in-progress and not yet available for sale.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 18, 2014 Varian Unveils Work-in-Progress Cloud-Based QA System 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 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 | 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 morelast_img read more

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