Hacking attempt on Anil Ambani’s email

first_imgADAG Chairman Anil Ambani.Reports have come in that unidentified hackers attempted a phishing attack in May on Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) Chairman Anil Ambani’ records.The hacking is now being investigated by the cyber crime cell of Mumbai police after ADAG officials registered a complaint.The incident took place on May 8, when Ambani received an email that appeared to have been sent by a journalist of international newswire service Bloomberg.How safe is India’s IT network? The hacking attempt was revealed when the corporate communication department got in touch with the reporter and he denied sending any such mail.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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All-Filipino Pasig Chooks team plunges into action in FIBA 3X3 Kunshan

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Taking up the Philippine flag in the tournament are Dylan Ababou, Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, and Troy Rike.“We are sending the original Pasig Kings team. This is the actual team that qualified for the Doha Masters for winning the Chooks-to-Go President’s Cup,” said league commissioner Eric Altamirano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSerbian wing Nikola Pavlovic is nursing a swollen left hand while Angelo Tsagarakis suffered a semi fractured hip during the Doha Masters last April 18.Pasig is grouped with world no. 3 team Liman of Serbia and Sosnovy BorCopRosatom of Russia. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “It’s going to be tough. We are facing Liman and one Russian team. It’s going to be a tough group but hopefully, with their familiarity of the players with each other, that can be an advantage for us,” said Altamirano as Pasig defeated Liman during the group stages of the Doha Masters, 19-16. “Also, Josh and Taylor gained a lot of experience in Doha.”Pasig starts off against Sosnovy on Saturday at 5:55 pm before taking on LIman at 7:40 pm.The top two teams of each group will advance to the knockout playoffs stage on Sunday.The winner of the tournament will advance to the Chengdu Masters and receive USD 15,000 while the second place team wins USD 10,000 with the third and fourth-placed squads earning USD 5,000 and USD 2,000, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Despite limited minutes on floor, Ronald Tubid relishes drill sergeant role with San Miguel LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Pasig Chooks-to-Go is fielding an All-Filipino lineup in the FIBA 3X3 Huaqiao International Kunshan Challenger after its foreign reinforcements suffered injuries.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Looking Ahead at the Maritime Offshore Career Event 2018

first_imgzoom It’s almost time — on March 28, the Maritime & Offshore Career Event takes place at WTC Rotterdam.It’s the twelfth edition, with lots of attention for offshore wind and inland shipping this year.Career opportunities within the entire supply chain are presented by over 100 companies to about 3,000 visitors, from students to professionals and from vocational to academic level. Access to the event is free through www.MOCE.biz. Focus on careerMOCE is proud to receive companies such as Van Oord, Damen Shipyards, Boskalis, Deme Group, Allseas and Marin. Also, new companies looking for personnel on March 28 are Tennet, Kenz Figee Group and Smulders. The large demand for personnel in inland shipping shows at the inland shipping pavilion. New this year at MOCE. In cooperation with Bureau Voorlichting Binnenvaart, various inland shipping companies such as Wijgula, Quo Vadis, Interstream Barging, thyssenkrupp Veerhaven and TOS will present themselves to the visitors.Case Studies and Company PresentationsVisitors get to know companies even better during one of the case studies or company presentations. Companies such as Feadship, Royal IHC, Van Oord and STC-KNRM challenge visitors to tackle a problem these companies face. During the presentations, Allseas, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Nogepa will tell more about their companies and working in the industry. A great chance to get informed about these top companies. Job application tips and tricksBesides the possibility to talk to many companies on the exhibition floor, there’s a lot more to discover. Visitors can go to the MaritiemeVacaturebank.nl Cube for job application tips and to have their CV checked by HR professionals. Students can also find traineeships and graduation assignments at the Internship Desk. New this year: the Experience Zone on the exhibition floor, where you can experience the future of the industry, for example through Virtual Reality.ON AIR Talkshows at Community SquareWith his energetic, sometimes wilful and sharp humor, Jan Versteegh, known from the tv show Wie is de Mol? will speak with professionals, young professionals and students from the industry. Subjects such as new technologies and developments that will transform the industry such as autonomous sailing and 3D printing of steal will be discussed. Also, career opportunities that the energy transition creates are discussed. Visitors can take place at the terrace of Community Square and join the conversation. Besides the talkshows, Inspirational Talks are also part of the program at Community Square. Jan-Willem van der Graaf, former CEO of Seaway Heavy Lifting and André Steenhuis, Vice President Innovations of Allseas take the stage.Register through MOCE.bizThere is so much more to experience at MOCE. This makes MOCE the largest and most complete career event in the maritime, offshore and energy industry in Europe. Visitors can register for free at www.MOCE.biz.last_img read more

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Yamuna Expressway claims 3 more lives

first_imgGreater Noida: Three young men were killed on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday after the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck from behind at zero point in Knowledge Park area of Greater Noida on Yamuna Expressway. The incident occurred a day after five persons were killed in a tragic road accident at Yamuna Expressway in Sureer area of Mathura.According to police, the incident occurred around 1 am. The deceased have been identified as Gaurav Kaushik (23), Praveen Kumar (28), both natives of Raheespur in Ghaziabad and Pankaj Singh (30) from Govindpuram area in Ghaziabad. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarPolice officials said that the trio of victims were friends and were travelling in Gaurav’s Wagon R car. “They had gone to attend a marriage ceremony of Gaurav’s friend’s sister in Aligarh’s Khair area and were returning home when the incident took place” said police. Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the intensity of the collision was such that the car was completely damaged and police had to use cutters to pull out victims from the mangled car. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”A few passerby conveyed the information and highway patrolling police and a team from Knowledge park police station rushed to the spot. The front end of the car was completely collapsed and all the three victims were trapped inside. All the three victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead by the doctors” said Jaiswal. The officer further said that the car was driven at a high speed when it collided with the truck. “Prima Facie it appears that the car was speeding when it rammed into the truck. The truck driver fled the spot after the incident while we have registered a case under section 304 A (causing death due to negligence) against the truck driver” added Jaiswal. A senior police officer told that deceased Gaurav Kaushik was an MBA graduate and he worked as marketing head with a private company in Gurugram. He was eldest among the three siblings including one brother and a sister while his father had died three months ago due to cardiac arrest. Gaurav got married in November 2016 and also had an 11-month-old son Ayansh. Pankaj Singh also worked in the same company with Gaurav. Deceased Pravin Kumar worked as a supervisor with a Noida-based factory and got married last year. Pravin was third among his four siblings including two elder brother and one younger sister.last_img read more

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WRITER CASEY PLETT WINS 60000 FIRST NOVEL AWARD FOR LITTLE FISH

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Windsor, Ontario based writer Casey Plett, shown in this undated handout image, has won the $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award for ‘Little Fish.’ THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Arsenal Pulp Press Plett, who served on the jury for the 2017 First Novel Award, won the Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction in 2015 for her short-story collection, “A Safe Girl to Love.”Plett beat out five other debut novelists for the prize, which is co-presented by Amazon and the Walrus Foundation.The other finalists, who will each receive $6,000, were: “The Amateurs” by Liz Harmer (Knopf Canada)“Searching for Terry Punchout” by Tyler Hellard (Invisible Publishing)“Split Tooth” by Tanya Tagaq (Viking Canada)“Jonny Appleseed” by Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press)“Reproduction” by Ian Williams (Penguin Random House Canada)This year’s winner was selected by a panel of judges composed of writers Diane Schoemperlen, Dimitri Nasrallah and Doretta Lau.Established in 1976, previous winners of the First Novel Award include Michael Ondaatje, W.P. Kinsella, Nino Ricci, David Bezmozgis, Andre Alexis and Madeleine Thien.THE CANADIAN PRESS Twitter Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO — Casey Plett has won the Amazon Canada First Novel Award for “Little Fish,” her book about a trans woman’s exploration of her past and future.The Windsor, Ont.-based writer was awarded the $60,000 honour at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday night.“Little Fish,” published by Arsenal Pulp Press, centres on a trans woman in Winnipeg who sets out to understand her late Mennonite grandfather’s gender identity. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Commentary Braxton Miller should get nod at quarterback for OSU

First-year coach Luke Fickell ended the long-running debate about Ohio State’s quarterback situation on Tuesday when he announced that redshirt senior Joe Bauserman would probably take the first snap of the season on Saturday at Ohio Stadium against the Akron Zips. Former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor left the university on June 7 and since then, Bauserman had competed with redshirt sophomore Ken Guiton, redshirt freshman Taylor Graham and true freshman Braxton Miller for the starting job. Bauserman’s main competition for the starting job had been Miller, and Fickell said that the team would need both players this season. Miller shouldn’t be sharing time at quarterback, though — the starting job should be his. It’s hard to separate Miller and Bauserman based on the statistics they posted in two of the more meaningful opportunities they’ve had to impress this off-season. For those who place value in statistics — Fickell likely didn’t for this particular decision — Miller was 14-for-31 passing for 199 yards and three touchdown passes in OSU’s April 23 spring game and the Aug. 20 jersey scrimmage. By comparison, Bauserman was 11-for-24 for 162 yards and two touchdowns. When the quarterback discussion shifts from measurable to intangible factors, especially mobility, Bauserman can’t touch Miller. During the Aug. 20 jersey scrimmage, Miller demonstrated the ability to scramble, avoid the pass rush and extend plays with his athleticism and quickness. Bauserman displayed his accuracy, but only when he had extended periods of time to throw. While under pressure late in the jersey scrimmage, Bauserman threw an interception to junior defensive back Travis Howard. Considering that OSU’s current crop of offensive linemen has allowed 12 sacks in both the spring game and the jersey scrimmage, Miller’s ability to scramble and throw on the run may prove crucial. Ultimately, the effectiveness of any quarterback is gauged by their passing ability and the decisions they make with the ball in their hand. Miller should be preferred when compared against Bauserman in these areas as well. Miller isn’t a run-happy, scrambling quarterback — he can throw. In fact, he averaged more than 14 yards per completion in the spring game and jersey scrimmage combined. And when he did scramble, Miller avoided a sack and simply threw the ball out of play in several instances. It takes maturity to know when to run and throw and when to do neither. Miller showed that he knows the difference. No one can deny Bauserman’s familiarity with the OSU offense. In 2010, Bauserman was 16-for-22 passing for 174 yards and two touchdown passes. When it comes to standing under center in front of 105,000 rowdy OSU fans, there is no substitute for that kind of experience. Don’t be too quick to dismiss Miller’s familiarity with the OSU offense, though. Miller enrolled in OSU early and has been studying the playbook throughout the spring and summer. Senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, Miller’s roommate, said on Aug. 21 that he has been mentally preparing Miller. “I make him focus on certain things at night and study certain things,” Posey said. “It’s just getting those mental (repetitions). That’s what gets you there. “I feel like he (Miller) has been taking that role on very well.” Miller is the quarterback of the future and the fact that he has performed at least as well as his competition this off-season should also make him the quarterback of the present. Fickell would be wise to heed the call of youth and get Miller on the field for meaningful snaps immediately. The Buckeyes will be legitimate contenders for the both the Big Ten Leaders Division and conference championship game titles. When Fickell stepped to the podium on Tuesday and anointed Bauserman the starting quarterback, the chance to realize that potential was diminished. read more

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Gold Fields current vision and reality of the mine of the future

first_imgNick Holland, CEO Gold Fields, gave a presentation entitled The Gold Mine of the Future at Mines and Money in London last week. In it he pointed out that partnering with OEMs will become increasingly critical in the future to harness best-of-class technologies. Gold Fields as well as with the traditional equipment and technology suppliers has also established relationships with Business Science Corporation, Amazon, NewTrax, FTP Solutions, NextGenOpX, IoT.Nxt, Trimble and others to implement technological advances such as rugged sensors and 3D vision and mapping software; used in areas such as mapping and inspection; operator safety in the form of advanced obstacle detection and warning; stockpile monitoring; geological monitoring; enhanced tele-remote operation; and fleet tracking with real time monitoring underground.The company also gave some case studies of where it has implemented a number of other technology applications at its operations. Aerial and surface drones at its Australian and Ghanaian mines have improved its exploration efforts and aerial mapping. Gold Fields uses different drone technologies to capture high resolution aero-magnetic data, particularly over salt lakes (St Ives and Granny Smith), take aerial photographs of tenements (Australian mines), for early stage geological mapping of tenements (Australian mines), measure stockpile volumes in a short space of time (Tarkwa). This is “to improve the way we capture and process data for geology, geo-technical, material movements and reconciliation. Aerial photography of our tenements is now completed in hours –not days or weeks.” Equipment includes Trimble aerial drones. For the salt lake drones a TRAMPE (Tethered Rotary Airborne Platform) and SKIMPI (Sled Kart Instrument for Magnetic Prospectivity Imaging) are used, with scoping drones at Tarkwa.In production examples, South Deep has installed surface remote rock breaking equipment. A remote controlled hydraulic arm breaks the rock that has been transferred from the stopes to the ore pass system. It is too dangerous to do this manually – with the system bringing significant safety and productivity improvements. Also at South Deep, destress mining at South Deep means optimal extraction of the orebody through bulk mining methods in a de-stressed zone. It replicates 1,200 m stress conditions at 2,600 m below surface and allows mechanised bulk mining at depth. Preconditioning of the destress ore-body is carried out by pre-drilling and fracturing the rock to prevent transfer of energy from seismic events to the rock-face. Destress mining reduces vertical ore-body stresses by over halfIt makes use of high profile trackless equipment to minimise exposure to high field stresses and makes use of backfill, which reduces the attenuation of rock mass response to dynamic loading and reduces energy release rates in the proximity of the face.South Deep has also replaced borehole cameras and other observational methods used to determine the effectiveness of preconditioning blasts with ground penetrating radar in the form of a Reutech Sub-Surface Profiler. This means fast and accurate identification of rock structures, including blast induced fracturing. Data can be seen in real-time, reducing the turn-around time for  operators to continue mining. A reduction in face bursts has been seen since implementation; and this is expected to continue.St Ives in Australia has replaced a semi-automated fleet management system with a Wenco Fleet Management System (started in 2016). This project includes an upgraded data communication network; trucks equipped with specific IDs; drones providing real time truck movements; fleet management control from a Data Warehouse to visualise and act on real-time data received, and culture change programmes focusing on control and business improvements. The outcome is that the Wenco system has contributed towards a 17% increase in production at the mine over the past year.Finally Gold Fields is using Steinert ore sorting equipment at Agnew. Agnew is working with Steinert to improve sorting of underground stope material. This will sort underground stope material based on quartz content, helping to remove diluting material with no quartz and retain lower tonnage, and a maintain a higher grade mill feed. This has reduced processing costs by not processing diluting material; increased available capacity in the CIL plant; reduced underground cutoff grades through reduced processing costs; and opened up new underground stoping areas due to reduced cutoff grades.last_img read more

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Piqûres dabeille en Chine un traitement qui fait le buzz

first_imgPiqûres d’abeille en Chine : un traitement qui fait le buzzCertains patients chinois utilisent les piqûres d’abeille pour guérir ou prévenir de graves maladies. Pratiquée par des acupuncteurs, cette méthode compte de nombreux adeptes en Chine mais soulève le doute ailleurs.Pour de plus en plus de Chinois, les piqûres d’abeille sont vertueuses. Elles permettraient en effet de guérir ou de prévenir des maladies parfois mortelles. Ainsi, des centres spécialisés “d’apithérapie” se développent, à l’image de la clinique pékinoise de Wang Menglin. Cet acupuncteur a déjà reçu plus de 27.000 patients qui, à chaque séance, peuvent se voir administré des douzaines de piqûres d’abeille (qui meurent après avoir piqué le patient).Le praticien explique : “on tient l’abeille entre ses doigts, on la serre contre un point du corps et on presse la tête jusqu’à ce que le dard surgisse”. Importées d’Italie ces abeilles servent à traiter toutes sortes de pathologies. Comme le souligne Wang Menglin, il s’agit d’une méthode traditionnelle dont les effets seraient réels : “Nous avons traité des patients souffrant de maladies allant de l’arthrite au cancer, avec des résultats positifs”, affirme-t-il.Néanmoins, “aucune démonstration scientifique ne justifie le recours” au venin d’abeille contre telle ou telle pathologie, souligne le site scientifique américain sciencebasedmedicine.org qui accuse la méthode de “charlatanisme”. On  notera cependant qu’en homéopathie les granules d’Apis mellifica, constitués à partir d’abeilles ouvrières réduites en poudre, luttent très efficacement contre les démangeaisons dues à des piqûres d’insectes. D’ailleurs Wang Menglin utilise également ses abeilles pour des maladies plus bénignes. Elles serviraient notamment à guérir “la plupart des maladies communes affectant les membres inférieurs”.Des avis contrastés sur le traitementMais qu’en pensent les principaux intéressés, les patients de Wang Menglin eux-mêmes ? Interrogés par l’Agence France Presse, ils sont convaincus des bienfaits de la méthode. L’un d’entre eux raconte avoir vu son espérance de vie presque doublée grâce à l’apithérapie alors que les docteurs lui avaient donné une année à vivre après lui avoir diagnostiqué un cancer du poumon et une tumeur cérébrale.Contre ce patient qui y croit dur comme fer, s’érige l’American Cancer Society qui insiste sur le fait qu’ “aucune étude clinique sur des humains montrant une efficacité quelconque du venin d’abeille et autres produits de la ruche pour guérir ou prévenir le cancer”. L’organisation, spécialisée dans la lutte contre le cancer, ajoute sur son site internet que “faire confiance à ce seul type de traitement et éviter ou retarder des soins médicaux conventionnels peut avoir de très sérieuses conséquences pour la santé”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, le site lui-même indique qu’il existe des références coraniques aux propriétés médicinales des piqûres d’abeille. L’empereur Charlemagne les aurait lui-même utilisées au VIIIème siècle. Par ailleurs, on se sert aussi du venin d’abeille en occident pour venir en aide à des  patients atteints de sclérose en plaque (SEP). Mais cet emploi est lui aussi contesté, cette fois par la National Multiple Sclerosis Society, une organisation américaine. Elle s’appuie sur une étude menée pendant 24 semaines pour affirmer que, malgré ce qui peut ce qui peut se dire sur le sujet, “aucune régression de la maladie, de la paralysie ou de la fatigue [des patients], et aucune amélioration de leur bien-être” n’ont pu être constatées.Le 15 août 2013 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Avengers Infinity War Vanity Fair Covers and the Future of the MCU

first_img It’s the most excited we’ve been about the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Samuel L. Jackson appeared in Iron Man, and mentioned something about the Avengers Initiative. It’s been a long, slow build with a number of detours and offshoots, but they’re all coming together next May. Avengers: Infinity War draws ever closer, and we finally have some concrete information about the movie Marvel’s been so secretive about.The information comes from Vanity Fair, which ran a huge cover story on the upcoming movie, its even more mysterious sequel, and the future of the MCU. Whenever the magazine features a big movie like this, they go all out on the covers. It’s the one thing print media still has over us online plebs. The covers all look cool enough that it’s actually tempting to buy four separate copies of the same magazine. That’s clearly the goal, but you could make an argument that they had no choice but to do variant covers. There are so many stars in this movie, it’s nearly impossible to focus on just one. After a decade of unprecedented success, @MarvelStudios is at a pivotal moment: the looming farewell to some of its founding superheroes, and the rise of a new generation. https://t.co/JoKFAtWZA5 pic.twitter.com/ed9u2kiNQx— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 27, 2017The first shows Falcon, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow, who has gone blonde for this movie. Even stranger, Thor has both his eye and hammer back, though he still keeps the close-cropped hair from Thor: Ragnarok. Those touch-up artists work wonders, don’t they?The second has Vision, Captain America, Hawkeye, War Machine, and Wasp. What’s she doing in costume? Her movie won’t come out until after Infinity War. Maybe we’ll get a glimpse of her in action when the movie comes out in May.The third features, Spider-Man, Pepper Potts, Star Lord and Doctor Strange. Pepper has been conspicuously absent for a few movies now, so it’s nice to see her back in the MCU.The final cover contains Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Bruce Banner, who apparently turns into the Hulk hands-first. I get that these shoots are showing off the actors as well as the characters they play, but you know us nerds are going to be scrutinizing every detail. Especially when it comes to Thor. We just saw him lose both that hammer and the eye, so that really sticks out.The story itself contains a ton of new information. It’s exactly what we’ve been so thirsty for ever since Marvel showed footage from Avengers: Infinity War to an audience at San Diego Comic Con and made none of it officially public. (Yeah, I’m still bitter about that.) Much of the news concerns Avengers 4, which Feige describes as a “finale” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in its current form. It will keep going beyond that, but the story it’s been telling for nearly a decade now will come to an end. That’s something movies haven’t really done before. Sure, Star Wars has separation between the three trilogies, but each of those are their own self-contained story. The MCU has been one long continuous story told in the background and after the credits of otherwise standalone movies. Now, that story is coming to an end. That might mean some of our favorite characters won’t make it out of Avengers 4. Prepare to see some of your favorite heroes die.Cast of Avengers: Infinity War at D23 (Photo via Marvel)Much like the story, the contracts of most of the main actors of the MCU are also coming to an end. Avengers 4 will be the final film for Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner. Basically the entire cast of the first Avengers. Beyond that, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will likely be the last we’ll see of those characters too. After 2019, the MCU will be a very different-looking place.Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says as the MCU enters this new world, he’s less concerned than he used to be with which movie is going to suck and kill the MCU’s momentum. Now, the vexing question is which movie will introduce the characters that keep it going. (I think they made a mistake letting the New Warriors TV show have Squirrel Girl. If anyone can carry the new MCU, it’s her.)That question hasn’t slowed the studio down at all. Feige says that they’re about 22 movies into the MCU, and they have 20 more in the works. Feige promises that the next 20 films will be “completely different from anything we’ve done before – intentionally.” After over a decade of the current era of Marvel movies, it’ll definitely be interesting to see what “completely different” directions they go in next.Nobody has any worries about the future of Marvel movies at this point, even if the actors are sad to see their time in the Universe go. “I feel a lot of joy for the next generation,” Scarlett Johansson told the magazine. “It’s a bittersweet feeling, but a positive one.”As for Infinity War, it might not be too long before we finally see a trailer. The Russo Brothers’ official Facebook account tweeted a cryptic photo this morning that could be a clue to when the trailer will be released. Stay on target ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Says This One Scene Made Him CryDid Cate Blanchett Wear the Infinity Stones to the BAFTA Awards? It’s just a smiling number three. Many fans are taking the post to mean we only have three days to wait until the Infinity War trailer comes out. That would make some amount of sense, as it would come right after the release of Vanity Fair’s cover story. It could also mean the trailer will arrive on December 3, which is this Sunday. Remember when Black Panther debuted its first trailer during the NBA Finals, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ran during Monday Night Football. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Marvel debuted their next trailer during Sunday night’s game. They really want comics geeks to watch sports for some reason.Either way, we’ll keep our eyes peeled over the next week for a new trailer. Now’s about the time for it to show up anyway. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.last_img read more

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PDM black power icons turn out to Party Convention Prayer vigil in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Jun 2015 – The People’s Democratic Movement got off to a riveting start based on reports reaching our news room late last night; the party held a candle light vigil at the National Memorial in Grand Turk in memory of the Most Excellent James Alexander George Smith McCartney, the country’s first national hero, the country’s first Chief Minister and a founder of the PDM party. The event drew iconic figures from the early days of the Black Power movement which history tells us, unearthed British stronghold to see the PDM institute a new country constitution, take hold of ministerial government and daily country operations and radically curtail the powers of the Governor in the mid-1970s. Ninety-four year old MaDookie was there; the oldest surviving member of that movement led by JAGS; Charlie Garland, also an early freedom fighter was there; a member of the 1976 first PDM elected government, Leon Wilson was there; Noel Skippings credited with being the only PDM to upset the PNP stronghold in South Caicos when he won that seat, was there; the first PDM elected woman, Carol Misick and former first lady, Lolita Taylor – wife of Derek Taylor were there too and also at the prayer service was Dorothy McCartney, also a former first lady and wife of Most Excellent JAGS, who brought three of their grandchildren. Magnetic Media was informed that party leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson was quite pleased to be rejoined by the party’s Deputy Leader, Hon Sean Astwood who made his first public PDM appearance since overcoming a bought with illness earlier this year.The PDM, as the country’s oldest political machine commemorates 40 years with a National Convention this weekend where among the highlights will be a street affair at the site of the Junkanoo Club on anniversary day, June 6th; where a police and civilian gun battle, hostage situation and 24 hour stand-off – 40 years ago – led to a revolution in local politics which gave Turks and Caicos Islanders more power in managing the affairs of its people. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:black power, carol misick, Hon Sharlene Robinson, JAGS McCartney, junkanoo club, leon wilson, lolita taylor, noel skippings, Pdm, sean astwood, vigillast_img read more

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Parolee arrested in connection to stabbing in Spring Valley

first_img Posted: February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Parolee arrested in connection to stabbing in Spring Valley SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) – A Spring Valley parolee suspected in a stabbing at a Spring Valley gas station was arrested today.Roberto Inchaurregui III, 27, was arrested at his parole agent’s office on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.Detectives searched Inchaurregui’s home on Canyon Road following his arrest and found items linking him to the crime, authorities said.The stabbing occurred Saturday at an Arco am/pm mini-mart. Inchaurregui was booked at the San Diego Central Jail.Anyone with additional information on the stabbing was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 February 8, 2019last_img read more

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BG boy gets one week in jail for school death threats

first_imgA 14-year-old boy will spend a week in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in connection with a threat to bomb Battle Ground’s Chief Umtuch Middle School in September.Jeff A. Erwin of Battle Ground was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Commissioner Dayann Liebman.Erwin was originally charged with harassment death threats and making threats to bomb, both felonies. He pleaded guilty to harassment death threats in exchange for dismissal of the charge of making threats to bomb, said Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson. After his arrest, he was sent to a psychologist to determine whether he was competent to assist in his defense against the charges. The court found him competent late last month.Erwin, who was a student at the middle school, is accused of making threats to bomb the school and kill the students and staff on Sept. 11, according to court documents. He was 13 at the time.Battle Ground police were called at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to the middle school, 700 N.W. Ninth St., for a report of two threats submitted anonymously to a message board on the school’s website. The middle school and five other Battle Ground schools were closed Sept. 11 as a precaution.Erwin had been out of detention on a court release agreement since his first appearance in court in September. In addition to his time in juvenile detention, he will be required to do 36 hours of community service and one year of probation.last_img read more

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Chandrababu Naidu expresses shock over demise of Sushma Swaraj

first_imgAmaravati: The TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said that, he was shocked to hear about the sudden demise of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj. He said that her contribution to the nation in various leadership roles will never be forgotten. “Her stellar work as MEA will be looked upon as an exemplary model of governance. I pray God to give strength to the family”, he added, on his Twitter account. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Ji. Her contribution to the nation in various leadership roles will never be forgotten. Her stellar work as MEA will be looked upon as an exemplary model of governance. I pray God to give strength to the family pic.twitter.com/V241dX5sON— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) August 6, 2019last_img read more

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Tata Zest to Arrive in India on 4 July Bookings Launch Details

first_img(Ed:AJ) Tata’s much anticipated Zest sedan is reportedly gearing up for a launch on 4 July in India, claims a new report.The auto lovers in the country have waited long to see Tata’s new offering in the sedan segment on Indian roads. Now a latest report of Motorbash, citing its industry sources reported that Tata Zest is slated for a launch in July and the dealerships of the company would get the demo cars of Zest by June. The report also noted that Tata is likely to commence the booking of Zest in June and the production version of Zest is likely to make its way to the market with new smarter grille.Tata Zest, a car which was first showcased at the country’s biggest automobile extravaganza, Delhi Auto Expo in February has already made numerous appearances on the web through spied images and reports. The car will be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of the Zest will be powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5000 RPM and a peak torque of 140 Nm 1750-3000 RPM.The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4000 RPM and 200Nm torque at 1750-3000 RPM. The car is expected to come with features like new front grille, projector headlamps, steering wheel and dash board.Tata’s Bolt is also expected to make its way to the domestic market by the end of 2014. Although Tata is yet to make any announcement regarding the launch of its new cars, the company had launched exclusive websites for the upcoming sedan Zest and premium hatchback Bolt.Meanwhile, In April Tata Motors’s total sales witnessed downfall of 34 percent as against the 51,160 vehicles sold in April last year.The domestic passenger vehicle sales of Tata plunged to 30,670 units in April 2014, from 47,595 units in the corresponding month last year. Image credit: tatamotorszest.comlast_img read more

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Controversy over Painting by Black Student Roils Congress

first_imgIn an exclusive interview on Jan. 10, U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) told the AFRO he will file a complaint with the Capitol Hill police against one of his Republican colleagues. The controversy involves U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) removing a painting of one of Clay’s constituents, recently.The painting by David Pulphus, a high-school student in Ferguson, Mo., is at the center of a first amendment fight in the U.S. Capitol. (Courtesy photo)“On Dec. 29, 2016, a blogger wrote that there was a painting hanging in the U.S. Capitol that depicts police officers as pigs,” Clay said. “That painting was done by one of my constituents, David Pulphus, as a part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The blogger said that the painting was offensive to police officers and a Fox News reporter initiated a campaign to have the painting removed.”Pulphus is Black.On Jan. 6, Hunter removed the painting from the Cannon tunnel of the Capitol and caused a firestorm of controversy. Clay said any actions that take place in the U.S. Capitol and its grounds on matters like this are the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol, not a member of Congress. “It is the Architect of the Capitol that supervised the art competition and determines where paintings are located,” Clay said. “This art form is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”Clay returned the painting to its original position on Jan. 10.Clay refuted some of the aspects of the painting that have been depicted. He noted that one police officer was shown as a wild boar and the other one had a horse head. Clay pointed out that the wild boar police officer was confronting a Black man that was shown as a Black wolf.“The young man was portraying a street scene in St. Louis,” the representative said. Clay represents St. Louis and much of St. Louis County. “This kid has a right to his feelings,” the congressman continued.The representative said that Pulphus was reflecting what he saw during his life including the murder of Trayvon Martin in which his killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted, and in nearby Ferguson where Officer Darren Wilson took the life of Michael Brown, as well as the New York City case of Eric Gardner where officers choked him to death. “These acts by officers exhibited animalistic behavior,” Clay said. “This young man was expressing free thought and expression.”The AFRO visited Hunter’s office in the Rayburn House Office building and made two calls for comment, but received no responses on the controversy or Clay’s talk of filing a complaint.last_img read more

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Two incidents of snatching reported

first_imgKolkata: Two separate incidents of snatching took place in Salt Lake and Bankura since Thursday afternoon.The first incident took place at Salt Lake’s AG Block on Thursday, while the other incident occurred in Bankura on Friday.According to Bidhannagar police, a woman walked up to a house at AG block in Salt Lake on Thursday afternoon. An elderly woman, Kasturi Majumdar, opened the gate as the accused posed a kitchen utensil seller.While interacting with the elderly woman, the accused convinced her that she has a liquid substance that could vanish spots of various cooking utensils. The woman then asked the elderly woman to get a utensil from the kitchen that contains some black spots so that she can show its use. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter getting a frying pan, the elderly woman was asked to open the iron gate. As soon as she refused to open the gate, the accused woman hurled a liquid substance on her hands.The victim told the police that she immediately lost sensation on both hands after the accused poured the liquid.The accused then snatched four gold bangles from her from outside the gate. The elderly woman screamed for help but there was none on the road who could rush to the spot. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, the accused woman boarded a car, parked on the other side of the road and fled. The victim was alone in the house at the time of the incident and informed the police that one man was standing near the car who helped the woman to escape.On the basis of the complaint, police started a detailed probe. The investigating officers are examining the CCTV footages of the area to identify the woman.In the other incident, two miscreants riding motorcycles, snatched valuables from a woman, who was walking along a road in Bankura on Friday morning.The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. The victim woman lodged a complaint on the basis of which police have started a detailed probe.Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits in both the incidents.last_img read more

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Whos Afraid of the Boogeyman How Different Countries View Childhood Monsters

first_imgMany of humankind’s most primal fears come from childhood, and few are as powerful as the Boogeyman. He serves a dual purpose of sparking kids’ imaginations and keeping them in line. Whether lurking in the closet or hiding under the bed, this spine-tingling concept haunts people long into adult life. The Boogeyman may not be taken as seriously by grown ups — yet when the lights go out, he takes a step closer to becoming real.Inhabiting the darkness, he either scares children or eats them, depending on how mischievous the parents feel at the time of telling the tale. However he is also part of a rich tapestry of monsters which have become part of family life around the world.Goya’s Que viene el Coco (“Here Comes the Bogeyman / The Boogeyman is Coming”) c. 1797.Just as English-speaking countries fear the Boogeyman, other nations have their equivalent. The differences and indeed similarities are fascinating, as are the reasons for their coming into being.When it comes to the Bokkenrijders or “Buckriders,” the motivation behind the legend was strictly on the adult side. Sounding like something from Pirates of the Caribbean, they are the spirits of thieves from the 18th century, whose mode of transportation is truly unexpected.A 1919 poster for Frederik van Eeden’s play De Bokkenrijder.As related on the website of Princeton University, the gang of terrors roamed the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. They “had made a pact with Satan and rode through the sky on the backs of goats.”The site goes on the mention the intriguing authoritarian aspect to the story, claiming it “would appear to be a myth, deliberately made up by the law enforcers of those days, as a pretext for torturing suspects while investigating some ten burglaries.”Maaseik, Belgium. Iron collar and cuffs (18th/19th c) in the Regionaal Archeologisch Museum, the local museum of history and archaeology. The objects illustrate the fight against criminal gangs (Bokkenrijders – Goat Riders) in the second half of the 18th century in the region. Photo by Kleon3 CC BY-SA 3.0“Suspects would be tortured to the extent that they would release new names of the ‘members’ of the gang…. The reason of the law enforcers and judges to take these extreme measures in fighting these petty crimes is unknown.”Fear of the Bokkenrijders also spread to Belgium and Germany. It’s surprising how far a goat can travel!The same areas also play host to the Butzemann. This purveyor of fright takes his name from “bôtzen,” a Middle German word meaning to make a loud noise and “verbutzen,” which means disguise.Statue of a goat rider on the marketplace in Schaesberg. Photo by Redfish71 CC BY-SA 3.0Put these qualities together and you have something distinctively evil. Like the English Boogeyman, he loves the shadowy corners of people’s homes. Though his power to petrify is diminished slightly by his association with a children’s song about a poltergeist called Es tanzt ein Bi-Ba-Butzemann. The catchy title translates as “It dances the Bi-Ba-Butzemann.”Warner Mole Illustration.The blog Deitsch Mythology details the folk tale behind the Butzemann, a Pennsylvania Dutch variation which started life as a scarecrow made by a farmer under instruction from a local wise woman. The purpose was to protect his crop from elemental forces and he gave the creation a limp to mirror his own, so it would be part of him.Scarecrow from roots of a tree at sunrise.Taking the name of Delbel, the scarecrow “would emerge as a spirit from the scarecrow shell. Despite his limp, he learned to fight the Frost Giants and to keep troublesome land spirits at bay.” Unfortunately the farmer died and Delbel found himself in a battle for his very soul.18 Old English insults we need to bring backStories such as these show there’s far more to the Boogeyman than an unseen and unknowable presence and that some scary legends are underpinned by tragedy.A particularly tragic background lies in the tale of El Sacoman, or Sack Man, who terrorizes the imaginations of children in Spain as well as Latin America. His name is also spoken in large parts of Southern Europe.Old card reading “Gruss vom Krampus” (“Greetings from Krampus”).This specter is known for his haggard appearance and the clutching of a sack, into which he scoops up kids who have misbehaved. They are thought to be eaten by the ghoulish child catcher or he sells them, perhaps to other ravenous Boogeymen!Myths aside, the website Forbes Design refers to the Sack Man as part of an article on urban legends. The story began as a very real and truly horrifying case of child murder at the hands of one Francisco Leóna, a witch doctor.„Der Mann mit dem Sack“ (The man with the sack), woodcut by Abraham Bach, Sr.In 1910 he killed a seven year old boy, Bernardo Gonzalez Parra, in the bizarre belief it would cure the tuberculosis of farmer Francisco Ortega. “For a large sum of money, the healer drugged the boy and put him in a sack.”“He was killed and used as prescribed. Ortega and the healer were both executed… This grim tale is now connected to the legend of a man carrying a black bag. He walks up and down night time streets in Mexico and Latin America, always on the lookout for any children who should not be out or who are misbehaving.”It’s easy to forget that many Boogeyman tales have a dark origin in folklore and shocking true life crimes. Thankfully they have become an almost cosy part of life, especially during the Halloween holiday, and a tradition that’s passed through the generations.Photo montage of Krampus (the sackman) with children.On a lighter note, it’s always fun to recall Homer Simpson’s reaction to the Boogeyman in the episode “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling).” With Marge very firmly out of the picture due to a newly-discovered gambling addiction, it’s left to Homer to look after the kids.Read another story from us: Dragon Lore: Origins of the Fire-Breathing BeastWhen Lisa expresses perfectly normal fears about the Boogeyman, he goes into overdrive, waking the family and positioning them behind a mattress in the living room while brandishing a shotgun. Bearing in mind some of these accounts maybe he has the right idea.Steve Palace is a writer, journalist and comedian from the UK. Sites he contributes to include The Vintage News, Art Knews Magazine and The Hollywood News. His short fiction has been published as part of the Iris Wildthyme range from Obverse Books.last_img read more

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I Want My MTV Is Now I Want My MStreamingTVApp

first_img 7 min read Listen Now How Success Happens March 11, 2016 One upon a time, you were a slave to your cable or satellite provider. Not anymore. Today, you don’t have to pay for a bunch of channels that you’ll never watch. Instead, it’s time to cut that cord with these eight apps designed to give you control over the content you want to see.1. NetflixImage credit: ibreakstock / Shutterstock.comSetting the precedent for all the other apps to follow, Netflix showed us what was possible and still counts as a good cord-cutting app just for the very fact of it’s groundbreaking original programming and introduction to numerous international shows and series. They invented the “binge watching” habit that so many of us have now developed, especially with shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Some viewers may get easily frustrated with Netflix and its rather minimal monthly updates of new content or regular exits of existing movies. However, it is one of the cheapest cord-cutting apps compared to the others that have now emerged and can be streamed to just about every kind of device.Related: Netflix Is Turning Sophia Amoruso’s Best-Selling Book ‘#Girlboss’ Into an Original Series2. Pluto TVImage credit: Pluto.tvPluto TV comes at a great price — it’s free! — and offers over 100 channels of news, movies, comedy, viral videos, music and more. A great compliment to Netflix or Hulu, Pluto TV lets viewers flip through channels and discover highly entertaining content to lean back and enjoy. There is quite a diverse amount of programming including live broadcasts which are updated on a frequent basis.It works through Roku, Apple, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Chromecast as well as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Content ranges from NBC News to Drive in Movies (which is a 24/7 channel for non-stop movies), to Internet Gold — a channel dedicated to the best viral videos from the web.3. HuluImage credit: ibreakstock / Shutterstock.comConsidered a low-cost option that even includes some free content, Hulu is owned by companies that run three of the major networks, so there is plenty of content from ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as the CW. There is also content from channels like Syfy and a few movies plus some original content in an attempt to try to compete with Netflix and Amazon. The major negative with Hulu is that the content comes with advertisements, which would be great to skip considering you are paying for network television.4. SlingImage credit: Sling TVSling, which is operated by Dish Network, provides access to those cable and satellite channels that you might fear you would miss too much if you cut the cord. This includes channels like HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, TNT and TBS. For the sports nuts in the family, it comes with ESPN and ESPN2. It works on a fair amount of devices like Roku, Xbox, Nexus Player and Amazon Fire as well as an iOS or Android app.The downsides include a $20 per month price for the basic package that starts to increase quickly with add-ons like HBO Now, sports packs or other premium channels as well as the fact that you cannot stream it across the Web. Overall, it shows cable that there is an alternative, and it gives satellite companies like Dish an option to not lose its customer base.Related: Why Some Say Cord-Cutting Is a Myth5. Playstation VueImage credit: playstation.comIn an attempt to get into the streaming content business, Playstation Vue is a new service that allows you to stream live television shows, sports and movies to your Playstation 3 or Playstation 4 as well as your Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire device and iPhone or iPad. The prices are surprisingly expensive for anywhere from 50 to more than 85 channels, ranging from $50 to $65 per month. This is considerably pricier than the other cord-cutting apps and closer to the cost of cable or satellite, so it may not win as many customers. It’s a relatively new option — so time will tell.6. HBO NowImage credit: HBO NowRealizing that there was greater audience potential out there but knowing that many people were cutting the cord led HBO to open up its premium content to everyone through partnerships with other companies, including Roku. The benefit here is a relatively low entry cost and a 30-day trial plus access to all its premium content and movies. The only downside is that it’s all offered for a price, which is more than it costs to subscribe to services like Netflix which comes with so much more diverse content (not exclusive HBO’s  content).7. CBS All AccessImage credit: CBS All AccessCBS All Access is a major television network concerned about losing its audience to the other apps, and it is seeing the other networks firmly behind Hulu. So, CBS decided to offer much of its content on a subscription basis. Priced under $10 per month, CBS has a streaming service that is available through a website or as an iOS or Android app. It offers current and past seasons of numerous series and shows from its lineup plus thousands of old television shows, including Cheers, The Brady Bunch, The Twilight Zone and more. The one negative is that it cannot yet be accessed on devices such as Roku, so you would have to maintain it separately from other apps and devices you are already using.8. Amazon PrimeImage credit: Amazon PrimeThe beauty of Amazon Prime is that you get free shipping for those binge online shopping sprees, plus you can enjoy a significant amount of included content and access to ala carte content as well as a music streaming service. Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon has taken original content to the next level with a number of award-winning series to illustrate that network television does not have a lock on interesting television.There are also thousands of movies and shows to choose from that are included in the price. Its partnership with premium channels like Showtime means that you can now add on this channel to enjoy more original series. Like the other apps, it can be streamed to multiple devices or through the many available devices like Roku. The only disappointing aspect with this cord-cutting app is that so much of the older content available seems to cost extra, which is hard to fathom, considering some of the movies are 20to 30 years old.Related: Stream Me Up, Scotty: CBS to Release New Star Trek Episodes Beginning January 2017With so many options, it seems easier than ever to cut that cord but now harder to leave the sofa and stop binge watching. It shows that long-standing traditional companies are now being disrupted by those that understand the growing trend toward personalized content delivered where and when consumers want it. As more consumers become accustomed to streaming what they want to watch, there will be even more apps that appear to satisfy this trend. Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Reducedintensity Chemoradiotherapy Effective for HPVrelated Oropharynx Cancer

first_imgNews | Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015 Reduced-intensity Chemoradiotherapy Effective for HPV-related Oropharynx Cancer Study presented at ASTRO showed patients who received reduced dose experienced less side effects 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 | 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 | 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 Related Content October 19, 2015 — For some patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-related cancer of the tonsils and tongue, reduced intensity radiation therapy (RT) and chemotherapy may be as effective as standard-dose radiation and chemotherapy, and result in less acute side effects. This conclusion came from research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 57th annual meeting, Oct. 18-21 in San Antonio.The incidence of cancer at the base of the tongue and tonsil is rapidly increasing and thought to be caused by HPV infection. The standard treatment for patients with HPV-related squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx is a seven-week course of 70 Gy of RT, in conjunction with a high-dose (100 mg/m2) of the chemotherapy drug Cisplatin for three cycles. Although this standard chemoradiotherapy protocol results in excellent cancer control and survival among patients, it produces substantial adverse side effects, such as chronic, acute difficulties in talking or swallowing, which may require a feeding tube; dry mouth; painful inflammation of the mucous membranes and/or digestive tract; tooth decay and necrosis of the jawbone.This prospective, multi-institutional, phase II study assessed the use of reduced intensity chemoradiotherapy among 43 patients with favorable risk HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who had a minimal history of smoking. Radiation therapy was reduced by 16 percent, to a six-week course of 60 Gy, and the chemotherapy dose was reduced by 60 percent overall, with low doses (30 mg/m2) of Cisplatin delivered concurrently for six weeks.After patients completed chemoradiotherapy, the tumor site was biopsied and any lymph node regions that were originally cancer-positive were removed in order to determine the treatment’s efficacy. Of the 43 patients studied, 37 of them (86 percent) had no residual invasive tumor and no residual lymph node metastasis. The cancer remaining in the other six patients was microscopic. Follow-up was conducted for six to 36 months, with an average follow-up of 20.7 months, during which all patients were alive and had no evidence of cancer recurrence.Symptoms and quality of life were evaluated using two patient-reported questionnaires – the National Cancer Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ). Modified barium swallow studies assessed swallowing outcomes. Early findings suggest that reduced intensity chemoradiotherapy resulted in less acute toxicity and a decrease in side effects of mucositis (inflammation and of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract), nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulty and dryness of the mouth. Standard chemoradiotherapy regimens have reported feeding tube rates of up to 80 percent, approximately 10 percent of which were permanent. On the contrary, only 39 percent of patients in this study needed a feeding tube, none of which were permanent. Patients also reported that their swallowing function returned to almost normal, compared to baseline, pretreatment patient reports, and this was verified by the objective modified barium swallow studies, whereby patients’ swallowing difficulty is assessed using a fluoroscopic X-ray while they swallow various consistencies of food and liquids.“Our study provides strong preliminary evidence that reduced intensity chemoradiotherapy may be as effective as standard dose chemoradiotherapy,” said lead study author Bhishamjit Chera, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “With further study, this regiment may become the new standard of care for carefully selected patients with HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx. The results so far are certainly encouraging, and with longer follow-ups, we hope to confirm less long-term side effects, as well.”Additional data is needed, so at this time reduced intensity treatment should only be given if patients are enrolled in carefully controlled clinical trials, concluded Chera. He and his team are currently conducting a follow-up study among certain patients, in which biopsies and lymph node removal is only done if a 12-week post chemoradiotherapy PET scan is suspicious for persistent cancer is currently being conducted.For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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.  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 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 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 | 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | 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 | 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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WestJets winter schedule 642 daily flights to 95 destinations

first_img Share Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img CALGARY — WestJet is boosting its network with dozens of new flights added to its 2016-2017 winter schedule.The airline confirmed that nonstop service to London Gatwick from Calgary and Toronto will continue to operate on year-round basis through the winter. In total WestJet will operate an average of 642 daily flights to 95 destinations this winter including 36 in Canada, 25 in the U.S. and 34 in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe.“WestJet has been Canada’s low-fare leader for 20 years with a proven track record of bringing safe, affordable and stress-free air travel to communities across the country,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The addition of dozens of new flights demonstrates our commitment to invest in communities and serve Canadians now and in the future, a commitment backed by our established, trusted brand and caring, people-driven service.”Highlights from WestJet’s 2016-2017 winter schedule include:. New flights from Toronto to a number of Canadian and international destinations including Vancouver, Ottawa, Moncton, Myrtle Beach, Aruba, Kingston (Jamaica), San Jose and Liberia (Costa Rica), Port of Spain and St. Martin.. An increase of 41 new weekly flights between Vancouver and Kelowna, Prince George, Toronto, Honolulu, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Los Angeles.. New nonstop weekly service between Regina and Orlando starting Oct. 27.. 19 new flights per week from Kelowna to Vancouver and two additional weekly flights to Calgary.. Increased service from Halifax with seven additional weekly flights to Sydney, NS, and daily flights added this summer scheduled to continue through the winter.. Extension of existing seasonal services through the winter, including Vancouver-Montreal, and Toronto to Gander, Nashville, Los Angeles and Brandon.. Additional flights from Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg to domestic and international destinations.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesWestJet posted its 45th consecutive profitable quarter with its Q2 results, even though net earnings were down 38% from $61.6 million in Q2 2015 to $36.7 million in Q2 2016. The airline flew a record 5.3 million guests for the quarter.“Despite the continuing economic weakness in Alberta, I am very pleased with the positive momentum we are seeing in our business including strengthening topline revenue growth,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “Our fundamentals remain strong, as highlighted by our recent US$400 million investment grade unsecured notes offering, and we are confident that the strategic initiatives we are pursuing position us for continued profitable growth.” Tags: WestJet WestJet’s winter schedule: 642 daily flights to 95 destinationslast_img read more

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