Sheshatshiu wrestling team enlists UFC fighter to gain NAIG edge

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe biggest youth sporting event in North American is just days away.The wrestling team from Newfoundland and Labrador are ready for the games.They’ve enlisted a UFC fighter to give them a leg up on the competition.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has this story.last_img

TC Energy updates Fort St John City Council on Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Representatives from the newly named TC Energy made a presentation to Fort St. John City Council on the progress of Coastal Gaslink project. The project will start in the Groundbirch area of the Peace Region with a compressor building. The first two sections of the eight construction sections take place in the Peace River Regional District. Work on that section of the pipeline will be done by the Surerus Murphy Joint Venture during this summer and winter.Currently, preparations are taking place in order to implement camps once roads are upgraded to create access. Giddens shares they are looking to August for the start date as they are slightly behind schedule due to permitting.2019 is about creating access by clearing in order to start construction. Surerus started by creating new access roads, clearing activities and clearing for the Sukunka River Camp, which will be located on clear cut back land.The Sukunka Camp will be the most used camp as it will run for three seasons. This year the camp will house 300 workers. In 2020 they foresee 600 workers and in 2021 peaking at 700 workers.The camps will be self-contained including rooms that have their own washrooms, laundry, gym, kitchens generators, water supply, waste handling, security, and medical to decrease the demand on community services. Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs, Manager of TC Energy spoke to Council at the Monday, July 8th, 2019 meeting regarding the state of their Groundbirch to Kitimat pipeline. Despite the rough start with the activities to block the movement towards construction south of Houston on the Morice River Bridge. The company now has an injunction in place to start work. Watch the full presentation from TC Energy at the Fort St. John City Council Meeting on July 8, 2019. With a hire local first mandate, TC Energy shared they are proud partners with communities and organizations by investing 8 million in community initiatives and 3 million in skills training and education, such as new welding booths at the new training centre at the Northern Lights College.Construction of the pipeline will create 2500 direct jobs and $400 million in subcontracting opportunities locally.Once all construction workers leave, the land is returned back to the most practical natural state with a 10 metre opening for maintenance. TC Energy wants to be accountable for being environmentally responsible and a safe projectGidden shares social media to be open and available is important to the company and now they have a FB Page to keep people up to date with what is going on.last_img read more

General Assembly examines reports by UN war crimes tribunals

Introducing the report on the activities of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Tribunal President Judge Claude Jorda said the Trial Chambers had pronounced six judgments on 17 accused and issued many decisions over the past 12 months. In the Appeals Chamber, the judges had issued 30 decisions and three judgements for seven defendants. With the gradual adoption of reform, the Tribunal’s judicial activity had increased, making it possible for the Tribunal to double its trial capacity and complete first-instance proceedings in 2007, he said. Judge Jorda noted, however, that several accused high-ranking political and military leaders remained at large, with some of them residing with impunity in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and others taking refuge in the Republika Srpska. To have the courts of the countries from the former Yugoslavia conduct trials in some cases would lighten the Tribunal’s workload, he said, but warned that the international community must ensure that with such “relocation” of cases, war criminals did not enjoy impunity, and that trials were not trials only in name. Introducing the report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the court’s President, Judge Navanethem Pillary, noted that seven trials involving 17 defendants were currently in progress.As for why the number of judgements by the Tribunal was low – just eight in four years – Judge Pillary said the Prosecutor’s strategy had focused on suspects who were alleged to have been in the highest positions of leadership and authority in Rwanda in 1994. Trials of those who were the alleged architects of killings were far more complicated because command responsibility had to be established and a far greater range of facts was at issue.Judge Pillary noted that there was broad consensus among the judges that the delays experienced by both Tribunals needed to be addressed, and that there was a need for greater control over the presentation of evidence by the parties. In other action this morning, the Assembly appointed a number of new members to several subsidiary financial and budgetary bodies, the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and the UN Board of Auditors. read more

Refugee repatriation to Liberia jumps sharply UN refugee agency says

Citing improved security after years of civil war, more than 5,000 Liberian refugees have returned home from Côte d’Ivoire in the past four weeks, a big jump from the total of 700 who returned in the first five months of the year, the United Nations refugee agency said today.The returnees, who have gone mainly to eastern Maryland and Nimba counties, told staff members from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that security conditions had improved in Liberia and deteriorated somewhat in western Côte d’Ivoire, where some had lived for over a decade during the 14-year Liberian civil conflict.UNHCR has repatriated 28,000 Liberians from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone since it launched the voluntary repatriation programme last October. Some 6,500 Liberian refugees were allowed to emigrate to the United States from 2003, but the programme is being closed down, UNHCR said.About 470,000 Liberian refugees remain in Côte d’Ivoire, mainly in the west, it said. read more

Baseball Ohio State hopes to snap threegame skid in midweek matchup against

OSU freshman infielder Noah West (8) hits a home run during the first game of their double header against Minnesota on Mar. 25. Credit: Ed Sutelan | Lantern reporterIn the Ohio State baseball team’s first taste of Big Ten play for the season, little went right for the Buckeyes. Over the three-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Buckeyes surrendered a total of 26 runs on 41 hits and managed to produce only 12 runs on 19 hits over the weekend.With another chance to pick up some wins in conference play this upcoming weekend against Purdue, the Buckeyes must first gain some momentum against the 11-11 Ohio University Bobcats at home on Tuesday. Coach Greg Beals believes the team is currently missing that one hit and that his offense will need to start finding some consistency in order to find its stride again.“Offensively, we’re always searching. We need to get better,” Beals said. “I thought we had some quality at-bats, but … we’re missing the hit when we really need one.”Scouting Ohio UniversityOSU has not been playing its best baseball of late, but OU has itself been finding difficulties making it into the win column. After starting the season 11-7, the Bobcats have lost each of their past four games, including a three-game sweep at home to Butler University.The 11 wins the team has compiled at this point have been derived largely from the success of its pitching staff. As a unit, the team has a combined ERA of 3.65, Of the nine pitchers who have contributed double-digit inning totals to the team so far, only one has an ERA north of 3.50 while five of the pitchers have sub-3.00 ERAs.A big reason the team’s pitching staff has found so much success so far is its ability to miss bats. In 202 innings pitched this season, the Bobcats have struck out 199 batters (8.87 batters per nine innings) and have held opposing hitters to a measly .243 batting average. While the pitching staff has been able to keep runs off the scoreboard, the Bobcat offense has had an equally challenging time bringing runners across the plate. The lineup does not have a single batter with a batting average over .300 and, as a unit, the team is batting just .254. OSU has struggled to make consistent contact, as well as the inability to make much out of the contact it makes. While the team’s on-base percentage is at .333, its slugging percentage is actually a point below, sitting at .332 on the season. They have 10 home runs, less than half of the 22 accumulated by the OSU offense. The star on the team this season has been redshirt junior pitcher and designated hitter Michael Klein. As a batter, Klein is slashing .299/.371/.517 with team-leading totals in walks (nine), hits (26), RBI (13) and slugging percentage. He is also tied for the team lead in batting average and home runs (four).On the mound, Klein has been the top starting pitcher for the Bobcats. Klein has the lowest ERA of any of the weekend starting pitchers at 2.19 and has allowed just 22 hits and six walks with 27 strikeouts in his 24.2 innings of work.Injury-riddled Bullpen Needs Arms to Step UpThe Buckeyes were missing two key arms in their bullpen over the past weekend, and it certainly did not help an aspect of the team that has struggled this season. With redshirt junior starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer out with an elbow injury, sophomore pitcher Connor Curlis was forced to shift from bullpen arm to starting pitcher on Saturday. Redshirt junior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik was also out over the weekend with an ankle injury. His status for Tuesday’s game against OU remains uncertain.After his team’s bullpen was unable to keep the game close in Saturday’s 15-5, Game 1 blowout, Beals said his team needs to get healthy soon in order to help alleviate some of the woes of the pitching staff.“We’re a little banged up in our pitching staff and when we put together the travel roster opening day, there’s four guys that as far as the pitchers, the 12 pitchers, there’s four guys that we had on that opening day travel roster that were not available to us this weekend,” Beals said. “So we need to get healthy to help us on the mound, so that we can keep ourselves in ball games better than we did there in Game 1.”Junior relief pitcher Seth Kinker is currently the only healthy Buckeye reliever owning a sub-3.00 ERA and one of only three arms with a sub-4.00 ERA.And as one of the leaders in that bullpen, Kinker is trying to help the inexperienced arms develop that relief mindset of trusting their stuff and being ready for any moment to be brought into the game.“Some of the leaders in the bullpen have also brought everyone together and we’re talking about certain situations where your name is going to be called and you need to be able to step up and command that situation,” Kinker said.Kinker also emphasized that the only way pitchers will develop confidence in their skill is by continuing to work on it and gaining experience on the mound.“You’ve got to be out there to get that confidence. And the only time you get that confidence is going day in and day out, working day in and day out and in the end, you’re going to find that confidence in your stuff,” Kinker said. “Rather than going out there, not being ready for that situation. I think that everyone just needs to calm down a little bit, it’s the first weekend. We’re going to find that confidence here in a little bit.”The two teams will look to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

Briton lives off nuts and raw fish for days after boat trip

first_imgA group of conservation workers have told how they spent five days stranded in a Mexican jungle, surviving on raw fish and a handful of peanuts after their boat capsized.A British member of the group, Rachel Bradley, 31, said that to keep from starving they used mosquito nets to catch tiny fish and swallowed them after removing the heads.The group of four were on a river expedition through the Yucatan Peninsula in south eastern Mexico when their adventure went wrong. After hurtling over waterfalls and emerging each time covered in leeches, the explorers found themselves being pushed further and further into the heart of the 4.7 million acre (1.9million hectare) jungle.“The water just kept flowing faster and faster,” said Ms Bradley, from Stockton in Teesside. “But at this point it was too late to go back.”When two of the four boats flipped over and were lost, their food, first aid equipment and GPS navigation system also vanished.The group anchored the remaining boats together using vines to stop them floating off and examined the food they had left. She added: “Throughout it all there was that feeling of ‘what if nobody comes?’“I just kept feeling guilty for my family back in Stockton, in case I didn’t come back.”Jon Bonfiglio, who was leading the expedition, said: “We were not naive idiots going over a cliff edge.“We sat down with locals and talked to them about the river, but people told us there was only one waterfall, even the local people didn’t know of all the waterfalls or the perils. I had no inkling of what we were getting into.”Mr Bonfiglio, from Gibralter, had to spend the entire five days in his underpants, having stripped off to jump into the water and help another member of the group into a boat after their craft capsized.He said: “I was virtually naked throughout the whole thing, I lost all my clothes and had to stay in my underpants.”It was like all the best horror films, it started beautifully, the river was meant to be placid and gentle, no one mentioned the rapids and waterfall.”They were eventually rescued by a man named “John of the Gods” who took them to a nearby home where they showered and rested. “My legs were all cut from the palm leaves and I had bruising on my bum from sleeping on a branch,” said Ms Bradley, who also had an eye infection but did not need hospital treatment.“We ended up being a very close group,” added Mr Bonfiglio. “No one shouted at each other but there was the unspoken, ‘What happens if they don’t find us today? What happens if they don’t find us tomorrow?’” Ms Bradley said: “I had a couple of bags of peanuts left and we rationed them to five peanuts a day.“We were forced to use mosquito nets to catch little fish that were no bigger than your thumb. We had to bite their heads off and swallow them whole.”Without basic supplies, they had to sip dirty river water and with the jungle submerged at that time of year, sleeping arrangements were made in tree branches.She said: “We realised the best way of being found was just to stay still.“Lying in a tree for a couple of days wasn’t the plan when we went out, but we thought the safest place was just staying put and hoping someone could find us.” Rachel said they were eventually rescued by a man called “John of the Gods” Rachel said they were eventually rescued by a man called “John of the Gods” Credit:KTD Media 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. Jon Bonfiglio is the director of the Clipperton Project which takes explorers through some of the world's most remote areas Jon Bonfiglio is the director of the Clipperton Project which takes explorers through some of the world’s most remote areasCredit:KTD Medialast_img read more

County receives four new flu death reports while confirmed flu cases wane

first_imgCounty receives four new flu death reports while confirmed flu cases wane April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While countywide influenza cases have declined, county health officials announced Thursday that they received reports of four more flu deaths last week.The four people all had additional medical issues and were between the ages of 69 and 90 years old, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. This flu season’s death toll is now at 59, well shy of the 333 flu deaths the county confirmed at this time last flu season.Confirmed flu cases dropped by nearly half, from a revised 556 cases the week before to 313 cases last week. The county has now confirmed 8,764 flu cases this season, the majority of which have been influenza A H3N2, which largely affects seniors and very young people. County health officials have also received reports of influenza A Pandemic H1N1 and influenza B.“While influenza appears to be waning, it is still important for people to continue taking precautions to avoid getting sick,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “The best protection against the flu is getting vaccinated.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially in demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents also can call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website,, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Updated: 6:16 PM Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Independent Voter Project California primary education campaign

first_img June 14, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California has moved up its primary from June to March in hopes of making the state more relevant in the national conversation on election day.According to the Independent Voter Project a huge issue from 2016, is carrying over to 2020 and 5.6 million independent party or NPP voters will not be able to select a presidential candidate unless they take action.County Registrars from Sacramento to San Diego are preparing a huge outreach and education campaign for the electorate on this ballot issue.San Diego County Registrar Michael Vu on the issue, “We are planning an extensive outreach and education effort in this area and will need the support of all political parties, presidential campaigns, interested organizations and the media to be in sync with us to reduce any confusion.”For more information click here. Independent Voter Project California primary education campaign Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 14, 2019last_img read more

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Lawmakers Make Tentative Deal On Education Bill

first_imgNegotiators from the State House and Senate have reached a deal on the governor’s education bill, and it includes a mix of permanent and one-time funding increases.Download AudioThe compromise was announced on Wednesday night, three days after the Legislature had blown its adjournment deadline because of disagreement on the bill. The conference committee in charge of rewriting the legislation has decided to add $300 million to the education budget, spread out over three years.Half of the money will come as one-time grants for education programs. The other half will come through the “base student allocation,” the amount of money a school gets for each child enrolled as part of the education funding formula. The new draft of the bill raises the BSA by $150 the first year, and by $50 in years two and three.The new proposal is a blend of the House and Senate approaches to education funding. Even though both chambers are led by Republicans, the two bodies had different philosophies on education funding. Where the House wanted a slightly smaller amount that came through a more permanent source, the Senate was willing to spend more money but without putting it into the funding formula.Sen. Kevin Meyer is an Anchorage Republican who is involved in the negotiations. He says that even if the compromise seems obvious now, it was not so clear on Sunday when the Legislature was facing its adjournment deadline.“Well, you know, I think it took a couple days to realize that — that there’s an easy solution here,” says Meyer. “You know, we can meet halfway on the funding, that overall $100 million. And ultimately, we figured out, ‘Hey, we can meet half way on what’s in, what’s out, and we can be done and out of here.’ So, sometimes it just takes a couple days, and they you go, ‘Wow, Why didn’t we think of that?’”The funding plan still does not meet the demands of education advocates, who pushed for a BSA increase of $400 this year alone. They argue that the state needs to give school district $450 million over the next three years, if teacher layoffs are to be avoided.The conference committee also hammered out disagreements on more than a dozen other parts of the bill. They brought back Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal to repeal the high school exit exam and require students to take the SAT, ACT, or WorkKeys test in its place. They also removed a section of the bill that would have required urban teachers to go through a longer probationary period before they get tenure.The conference committee is expected to advance the bill on Thursday, the 94th day of the 90-day session.last_img read more

Earthquake rattles Southwest Alaska

first_imgThere were no tsunami warnings, but last night’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake northeast of the Chigniks rattled residents all over Southwest Alaska. The quake happened at 11 pm sharp.Listen now:Alvin Peterson in Chignik Lagoon says it’s the strongest earthquake he’s felt in decades.Map showing the location of the 6.4 earthquake off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula.Credit Alaska Earthquake Center“Well, it was almost comparable to 64 earthquake. The house was rocking pretty good,” stated Peterson. “I understand there was some rock slides and stuff falling off the selves and breaking. It defiantly rattled everybody’s nerves”The quake was initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude but was later downgraded. Residents all around the region took to Facebook last night to discuss the earthquake and its effects. Many of those commenting said the earthquake’s unusually long duration was a bit shocking. Peterson agreed.“I heard a couple reports it lasted almost a minute but it was pretty long, and pretty violent,” added Peterson.Closer to the coast, residents in Chignik Bay headed for the tsunami shelter last night to be on the safe side. Fire chief Guy Ashby, speaking this morning, said the quake started as a slow roll.“It started of maybe like a three, just shock a little bit. And then you can start hearing it building and it starts shaking a little harder,” said Ashby. “It probably shook about 35 or 40 seconds.”The quake happened at a depth of 35 miles. It had a magnitude, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center, of 6.42 on the Richter Scale, and according to posts on Facebook, was felt as far west as Platinum, and Wasilla in the east.last_img read more

Anchorage moves forward on LIO purchase

first_imgThe Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage. (Staff photo)Officials in Anchorage are one step closer to purchasing the embattled Legislative Information Office and using it to house the city’s police department.Listen nowDuring its Tuesday night meeting, the city’s assembly cast a crucial vote that allows the Anchorage Community Development Authority, a semi-independent municipal agency, to buy the LIO for $14 million. That’s substantially lower than the appraised value of just over $18 million.One of the reasons offered for the bargain pricing is the building’s fraught political baggage. It drew criticism and condemnation for an expensive, opulent re-design that many said was inappropriate. That shadow, plus a lawsuit, ultimately caused state legislators abandon it.Assembly member Eric Croft said that after sitting vacant for almost two years, ACDA was right to pounce when it saw the opportunity for a deal.“We know the history, and the optics, if you will. But it’s not like this building is haunted,” Croft said. “It was a stupid move by the state and we get to take advantage of it.”The administration of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced last week that the large downtown building could soon house the Anchorage Police Department. APD currently occupies a facility five miles away near the U-Med District that officials say the force has drastically outgrown. Supporters of the proposal say leasing the LIO building to the police department will save on the expense of constructing an entirely new headquarters, which officials on Tuesday night estimated could cost $30 to $65 million.Assembly Member John Weddleton said that having a tenant lined up calmed his concerns over the purchase.“I was not excited about it until I found out we’re really buying something for the police department that we’re going to have to buy anyway,” Weddleton said. “I think the optics are really, really bad, to put government stuff in this amazing crystal palace, but I’m willing to overlook that because this is a good deal.”During testimony, criticism of ACDA’s purchase focused on the speed with which the process has advanced, which some felt has left members of the public and business community out of the loop.Among Assembly members, only Amy Demboski voiced serious opposition, saying that as long as the police department is potentially paying to lease the building, it’s still tax-payers who are on the hook financially.“This is a rush job. I think it reeks of some sort of special favor. And at the end of the day the tax-payers of Anchorage are going to take it in the shorts,” Demboski said.Demboski was joined in her no-vote by fellow Eagle River Assembly member Fred Dyson.The measure was overwhelmingly approved, eight to two, clearing a major hurdle for ACDA’s purchase.last_img read more

Situation heats up at Daribhit School again as family members of deceased

first_imgKolkata: Tension broke out at Daribhit High School of Islampur in North Dinajpur again on Friday, which witnessed unprecedented violence in September this year, leading to the death of two students.The family members of the two deceased students, along with some local residents, put up a block at the main gate of the school on Friday morning and later locked the gate, demanding a CBI investigation into the death of the duo. As a result of this, the students who were supposed to sit for an examination, were seriously inconvenienced. The demonstration was later lifted following the intervention of senior school officials, who urged the agitators to lift the movement as otherwise the students would not be able to sit for the examination. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter being requested, the family members of the deceased duo lifted their sit-in demonstration and unlocked the main gate of the school. The examination was later conducted by the school authorities. However, the family members of the victims have threatened to continue the movement if the case is not handed over to CBI. The family members said that after the death of the two students they had demanded a probe by the Central agency and they were assured that their demand would be met. Almost three months have passed but the case has not been handed over to CBI yet, alleged the family members of the deceased. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned here that two students – Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Barman, were killed and many others including some policemen injured, when violence broke out at the school’s premises in September over the appointment of teachers. A clash broke out inside the school campus after some students, allegedly backed by some outsiders, resorted to violence while protesting the recruitment of some teachers. They also attacked the police contingent that had rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. During the incident, the family members of the two deceased students allegedly ransacked a portion of the school, prompting the District Inspector of School and the sub-divisional officer to the spot. The school reopened and started its operation on November 10 amidst controversy, as some of the local residents shouted slogans demanding the arrest of the headmaster and assistant headmaster of the school whom they held responsible for not doing enough to check the violence.last_img read more

Radical Treatment and Examination Combined Can Halve Prostate Cancer Mortality

first_imgNews | Prostate Cancer | August 16, 2016 Radical Treatment and Examination Combined Can Halve Prostate Cancer Mortality European observational study finds improved mortality at hospitals with highest percentage of radiotherapy and/or prostatectomy 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 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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. August 16, 2016 — High-risk prostate cancer patients treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy) only have half of the mortality risk of men treated at hospitals with the lowest proportion. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and published in European Urology.”The results suggest that the combination of thorough examination and subsequent radical local therapy can prolong life for men with very high-risk prostate cancer,” said Pär Stattin, a researcher at the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, who led the study.Using patient data from the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden, the researchers investigated the link between prostatectomy or full-dose radiotherapy and mortality in men with deadly high-risk prostate cancer. Differences in treatment selection were analyzed on a group basis, whereas mortality from prostate cancer and other causes was analyzed on an individual basis.Results show that men with a very high-risk prostate cancer, who were treated at hospitals with the highest proportion of radical treatment, were only half as likely (mortality rate ratio; MRR 0.51) to die from prostate cancer compared to men treated at hospitals where radical local therapy was administered the least. However, since this was an observational study, the potential effects of high-intensity in diagnostic activity and work-up cannot be isolated from therapeutic activity.”Our data suggests that there are benefits of radical local therapy for men with very advanced forms of prostate cancer. However, these men most often only receive hormonal treatment. To confirm our findings and hopefully to improve treatment praxis, there is a need for a randomized study of the effects of local radical therapy on patients with very high-risk prostate cancer,” said Stattin.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 center_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 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 morelast_img read more

Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet

first_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help How do cataracts affect your vision? Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In a speech in front of President Rafael Correa, Francis signaled some of the key themes for the visit, which will also take him to Bolivia and Paraguay: the need to care for society’s most marginal, guarantee socially responsible economic development and defend the Earth against profit-at-all-cost development that he says harms the poor the most.“From the peak of Chimborazo to the Pacific coast, from the Amazon rainforest to the Galapagos Islands, may you never lose the ability to thank God for what he has done and is doing for you,” he said from the tarmac. “May you never lose the ability to protect what is small and simple, to care for your children and your elderly who are the memory of your people, to have confidence in the young and to be constantly struck by the nobility of your people and the singular beauty of your country.”It’s a message that is particularly relevant for Ecuador, a Pacific nation of 15 million people that is home to one of the world’s most species-diverse ecosystems and the Galapagos Islands, which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. While oil has brought Ecuador unparalleled revenues in recent years, the accompanying deforestation and pollution have stained its vast swaths of Amazonian rain forests where many indigenous peoples live. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Travel agency worker Veronica Valdeon called the Argentine pontiff “a light in the darkness.”“We are living difficult moments in our country, and Francis brings a bit of joy,” Valdeon said.The “slum pope” chose to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay specifically because they are among the poorest and most marginal nations of a region that claims 40 percent of the world’s Catholics. He’s skipping his homeland of Argentina, where he ministered to the poorest slum-dwellers while archbishop, to avoid papal entanglement in this year’s presidential election.While Francis visited Portuguese-speaking Brazil in 2013, this is his first trip to Spanish-speaking South America since being elected pope.The schedule for Monday is relatively easy, to help the 78-year-old pontiff get acclimated. He will fly an hour south to Ecuador’s steaming Pacific port city of Guayaquil, where more than 1 million people are expected to attend his first public Mass. Before returning to Quito, he’ll have lunch with two dozen Jesuits at a Jesuit school where he used to send his own Argentine seminarians to study.Francis’ stops later in the week include a violent Bolivian prison, a flood-prone Paraguayan shantytown and a meeting with grass-roots groups in Bolivia, the sort of people he ministered to in the slums of Buenos Aires. Falling world prices for oil and minerals, though, is now threatening to fray the generous social safety net woven by Correa, who has been buffeted for nearly a month by the most serious anti-government street protests of his nearly nine years in power. Along Francis’ motorcade route into Quito, some onlookers shouted “Correa out!” and gave a thumbs down gesture.Standing by Correa’s side at the airport, Francis pledged that the Catholic Church was ready to help meet the challenges of the day by encouraging a respect for peoples’ differences, “fostering dialogue and full participation so that the growth in progress and development already registered will ensure a better future for everyone, with particular concern for the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters.”Correa, for his part, echoed many of Francis’ own themes about the “perverse” global economic system that keeps the poor on the margins while the rich get richer, exploiting the Earth’s natural resources in the process.“Holy Father, the global order isn’t only unjust, it’s immoral,” Correa said.The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis wasn’t worried about the protests against Correa. He estimated 500,000 people lined the route that took Francis to the Vatican ambassador’s residence. Many in the crowd said they hoped the pope would have a calming effect on the country’s tense political situation. Sponsored Stories In this June 7, 2015 photo, tourists take pictures with a life-size cutout poster of Pope Francis after attending Mass celebrating the feast day of Corpus Cristi at the Basilica of the Virgin of Caacupe in Caacupe, Paraguay. On July 11, Francis will celebrate Mass in the square in front of this basilica, in part to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) Crowds are expected to be huge. While the countries themselves are small, they are fervently Catholic: 79 percent of the population is Catholic in Ecuador, 77 percent in Bolivia and 89 percent in Paraguay, according to the Pew Research Center.Before leaving Rome, Francis did some hometown ministering: Lombardi said Francis welcomed 10 homeless people into the Vatican___Associated Press writers Gonzalo Solano and Maria Jose Sanchez contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society.Children in traditional dress greeted Francis at Mariscal Sucre airport outside Ecuador’s capital, the wind blowing off his skullcap and whipping his white cassock as he descended from the plane following a 13-hour flight from Rome. He greeted and kissed several indigenous youths waiting for him on the side of the red carpet.last_img read more

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