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first_imgActor and cancer advocate Patrick Dempsey is lending his image to Fifth Third’s new Stand Up To Cancer #howifight campaign, which honors the many ways people fight cancer.Video: #howifight – Fifth Third Bank Commercial 2015Dempsey, who is a passionate cancer fighter after losing his mother to ovarian cancer in 2014, is participating in the campaign on behalf of SU2C, and is a supporter of #howifight. He will be featured in a Fifth Third Bank and SU2C TV spot highlighting ways people can fight cancer, including partaking in a new promotion from Fifth Third Bank.Fifth Third Bank will support SU2C in a promotion that allows new bank customers to help fight cancer when they open Essential Checking Accounts. The promotion, at, follows the national trend of companies giving customers ways to give back as they shop or do business. Through this campaign, Fifth Third Bank will give customers $150, and give $150 to SU2C when customers open a new Essential Checking Account with direct deposit, and make three online bill payments. Fifth Third also will donate $1 to SU2C when people share eligible posts using the #howifight hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, up to $100,000 during the campaign (which runs through October 17).last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National News and APTN Investigates have been digging into the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) all week long.APTN Investigates Indian Residential Schools Settlement AgreementIn this one-hour special, reporter Kathleen Martens digs into the history, the apology, abusers and survivors left behind. She examines how lawyers, judges and behind-the-scenes politics affected the largest class action settlement in Canada’s history.Here is the full episode of “Truth? Or Reconciliation?”.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — Realtor Ash Alles wanted to throw an open house to remember.So, he catered a food truck.“Food is what drives people in,” said Alles, a real estate agent at Sutton Group Summit Realty in Mississauga, Ont. “We’re trying to make it an event, as opposed to a traditional open house.”The open house at the townhouse in Burlington, Ont., west of Toronto, last May drew in more than 200 people over four hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There were free tacos, music, and people were encouraged to bring their babies and dogs along.Although the eventual buyer wasn’t at the open house, billed as a “Cinco de Mayo Neighbourhood Fiesta,” Alles still considered the party a success.So much so that since the spring, he has hired a food truck for five other open houses.Alles spends about $5,000 out of pocket each time for the food truck, much higher than the typical $250 a realtor usually spends to run an open house.“I want my listings to stand out. We want buyers to come to our listings. We want to sell our listings,” he said. “Whatever we can do to drive traffic is worth doing. Yes you have to spend a little more money but that is what marketing is and that is what is going to get the house sold at the end of the day.”From food trucks to iPad giveaways to private wine and cheese nights, realtors are upping their game in a bid to lure potential homebuyers to an open house, a feat that may become more difficult with real estate markets across the country continuing to show signs of softening.“There has been an evolution of what an open house can look like,” says Ryan Hartlen, a Halifax broker who’s been in the business for 15 years.“Back in the day, you put a sign out, advertise in the paper and see who shows up.”Nowadays, those who attend open houses can expect anything from cookies and charcuterie boards to colouring books for the children to giveaways of foodie baskets.Although the eventual homebuyer may not be the nosy neighbour down the street or the dogwalker who decided to pop in to the open house, most realtors see it as an opportunity to showcase the property to as many people as possible.But if you ask Brett Starke, a sales rep with PSR Brokerage in downtown Toronto, he has a different strategy to running an open house.“I don’t do water or coffee or anything like that,” said Starke, who specializes in sales of downtown condominiums and homes in west Toronto. “I just do straight information (about the property).”He says it’s more important to him to get the right kind of person into a client’s open house, one that is serious about the property, rather than aim to attract anybody off the street.“There is a difference between drawing people in and drawing in a buyer,” said Starke.To him, a successful open house is getting six to 10 people and being able to give them individual attention and answer all their questions.“We want to spend the right time with the right people,” he said. “You’re not going to buy a condo or house because someone gave you a $20 bottle of wine, or the people who come for the free food, they’re not going to be one ones who buy the house.”Starke says agents who employ these “gimmicky” tactics are doing a disservice to their clients, when the extra money spent on the open house could instead be put towards research and marketing directly to the right demographic of buyers.And what about those nosy neighbours often seen at open houses? His tip is to hold a VIP event before the public open house so they don’t distract actual potential buyers.“Open houses have almost become like a Saturday or Sunday social event where people think, ‘Why not go see beautiful properties in the neighbourhood, get design inspiration and spy on our neighbours?,’ he said.“We don’t want the tire kickers in there, complaining about things, when the real buyer could be there too.”Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Linda Nguyen , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

15 January 2010Mongolia’s leader announced a moratorium on the death penalty today, in a move warmly welcomed by the top United Nations human rights official. President Elbegdorj Tsakhia said that the death penalty will be replaced with a 30-year prison sentence, with people currently on death row having their sentences commuted accordingly.Mr. Tsakhia said that his goal is the complete abolition of the death penalty in Mongolia, where executions have traditionally been carried out in secret, but none since the President’s election last June.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay congratulated the leader “on this historic step which further strengthens human rights and protection in Mongolia.”The President’s justification for the moratorium – that the death penalty both breaches the right to life and human dignity and is irreversible – “is extremely thoughtful and well-founded,” she added.Ms. Pillay encouraged Mongolia to swiftly ratify the second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to bolster its commitment to end the death penalty.“Mongolia’s move sets a leadership example in Asia,” she said, regretting that some countries in the region are among the “world’s most prolific executioners.”Some 140 countries no longer carry out the death penalty and 72 nations have signed onto the ICCPR’s second Optional Protocol, which abolishes the practice.Last month, Ms. Pillay urged all States still imposing the penalty to place a formal moratorium on its use. read more

2 February 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today once more urged restraint by all sides in Egypt, as pro- and anti-government protesters clashed during demonstrations in the capital, Cairo, and said that any political transition should take place sooner rather than later. President Hosni Mubarak announced yesterday that he intended to serve out the remainder of his current term, but would not seek another term as president in September.“There needs to be a very peaceful and orderly transition; if any transition is to be taken, it should be done now,” Mr. Ban told reporters in London after meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron.He stated that the violence in Egypt was unacceptable, and condemned any attacks on peaceful protests. The leaders should listen more attentively to the “genuine and sincere” wish of the people, said the Secretary-General.In a lecture he delivered at Oxford University later in the day, he said the protests “reflect the great frustration of the Egyptian people about the lack of change over the past few decades. This discontent calls for bold reforms, not repression,” he added. Unconfirmed reports suggest that as many as 300 people may have been killed so far, over 3,000 injured and hundreds arrested, according to the UN human rights office. Mr. Ban noted that, for the last decade, the UN has been warning of the need for change in the region, including through its Arab Human Development Reports. “It is important, at this juncture, that an orderly and peaceful transition should take place,” he stated. “I urge all the parties to engage in such a dialogue and such a process without any further delay.”Saying that the danger of instability across the Middle East should not be underestimated, the Secretary-General said the UN stood ready to provide any assistance to such reform efforts by Egypt or any other Arab nation. The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also discussed the Middle East peace process, Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire and Afghanistan, among others. Mr. Ban also met separately with William Hague, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Andrew Mitchell, the Secretary of State for International Development; and Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition. read more

In a briefing to reporters in Geneva, WHO Communications Officer Oliver Rosenbauer said that out of 22 reported cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), 10 had been confirmed as being the result of Wild Polio Virus Type 1. The remaining 12 cases are still being investigated.The cases were initially reported on 17 October in the Deir Al Zour province in the north-east region of Syria. Due to the protracted conflict, which has displaced millions, Syria had already been considered at high-risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. However, the country has not experienced a case of polio since 1999.Polio, whose virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine attacking the nervous system, is highly infectious and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, and stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis and among those paralyzed, five to 10 per cent die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.Mr. Rosenbauer said the next step was to look at the isolated viruses and identify where they came from, to shed light on the source of the outbreak. The 22 people who have been tested are children, mostly toddlers less than two years old. All of them appeared to be under or unimmunized, with some having received one dose of a vaccine and others not receiving any vaccination at all. Mr. Rosenbauer said the children came down with fever and were then paralysed. WHO spokesperson Glenn Thomas added that health authorities in Syria and neighbouring countries had already begun the planning and implementation of the comprehensive outbreak response.Meanwhile, a UN spokesperson in New York reported today that Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of UNICEF, ended a two-day visit to Damascus, in which he said that the Syrian Government and agency had agreed on the importance of reaching hundreds of thousands of children in some of the worst-affected parts of the war-torn country with life saving vaccines, including those against polio.He said that Mr. Lake said that immunizing children is in its very nature non-political and has no connection to any military considerations. Mr. Lake said that, with cases of polio now emerging in Syria for the first time since 1999, vaccinating children against polio is an urgent and critical priority for Syria and for the whole world. read more

The Ohio State men’s basketball team played its first game in November, but to the players, the real season has just begun. “The Big Ten has started,” said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. “We’re shooting real bullets now.” The No. 8 Buckeyes (11-2) opened Big Ten play on Jan. 2 with a blowout win against Nebraska, but winning league games will likely become substantially tougher in the coming weeks. OSU is set to face three ranked opponents in its next four games, and three of those four games will be played away from home. Directly ahead is a matchup on Saturday against No. 11 Illinois (13-2) in Champaign, Ill. The Illini were upset by unranked Purdue in their Big Ten opener Wednesday, which might have displayed some of Illinois’ weaknesses, but also a served as a cautionary tale of what can happen when a team doesn’t play its best on the road against a conference opponent. “You see Illinois, who’s playing great, go in against Purdue and taking a loss,” said junior point guard Aaron Craft. “Every game in the Big Ten is going to be a tough game.” If the Buckeyes are to beat the Illini, and win a game against a ranked opponent for the first time this season, it’s likely imperative that they contain senior guard Brandon Paul, who torched OSU for 43 points last season as Illinois secured an upset win at home against the then-No. 5 Buckeyes. This year, Paul is averaging almost 19 points per game and has tallied double figures in all 15 of the Illini’s games this season. “We saw first hand, when he’s rolling, how good he can be,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. “He’s one of the best guards, not only in the Big Ten, but probably in the country.” Smith Jr. said that OSU will play with a heightened awareness on defense to ensure Paul doesn’t produce a repeat performance. “Of course we know what he’s capable of from last year,” Smith Jr. said. “Hopefully we just come out and play a better defensive game and be able to guard him a little better.” If there was a particular facet of the game in which the Buckeyes struggled last year against Paul, it was finding him while in transition defense. Occasionally OSU lost track of Paul on the fast breaks, allowing the guard to spot up for wide-open jumpers. As a result, he buried eight 3-pointers. “They like to get out in transition and run a lot,” Smith Jr. said. “He spots up on the wing and if you get there a second late, the shots going up. Sometimes he’s fortunate enough to make a lot of those shots.” Saturday’s matchup will also be the first meeting between Matta and his long-time assistant John Groce. Groce served under Matta at OSU from 2004-2008, and was also on Matta’s staff while at Xavier and Butler. Matta. though, said he’s not focused on who he’s coaching against, just the task at hand. “That’s all irrelevant,” Matta said. “It’s a Big Ten basketball game and you’ve got to get yourself ready to go.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to tipoff with Illinois at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. read more

first_imgSupporters of Ms MacLachlan outside courtCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS “Terfs have a history of taking people’s pictures and posting them in pages like, a database that makes us a target for the far-right,” she told the court. The group of radical feminists, including Ms Maclachlan, had gathered at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park last September to discuss changes to the Gender Identity Act which will make it easier for people to define their gender themselves.Transgender activists were holding a counter demonstration when the two groups clashed and Ms MacLachlan, who describes herself as a “gender critical feminist,” was allegedly punched. A radical feminist has been warned by a judge to refer to the transgender defendant as a “she” during an assault case.Maria Maclachlan, 61, was giving evidence against Tara Wolf, 26, whom she claims tried to attack her at a rally, knocking her to the floor.She told Hendon Magistrates’ Court: “A hooded figure suddenly ran at me, ran past me from left to right, knocking the camera from my hand.”They swatted it. Although it was knocked out of my hand it was caught by the strap so it didn’t hit the ground, which I thought was the intention.”District Judge Kenneth Grant warned Ms MacLachlan to refer to Miss Wolf as “she” while giving evidence.He said: “The defendant wished to be referred to as a woman, so perhaps you could refer to her as ‘she’ for the purpose of the proceedings.” Tara Wolf arrives at the court with supporters.Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS 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. Tara Wolf arrives at the court with supporters. “(The complainant) was trying to get people’s faces. She was filming the argument that was going on between the two groups.”Ms Maclachlan argued that she was not even aware the group were trans, saying she thought they were all male.”They were not easily perceived as trans. I don’t mind going though them face-by-face if you want to argue the toss,” she said.center_img  Tara Wolf arrives at the court with supporters. “When I started filming I didn’t have any particular intention of what I might do with the footage. I might have shown it to my husband, I might have posted it on my Facebook page, or I might have uploaded it on my blog.”She denied she was trying to make the protesters feel “scared, uncomfortable or unsafe”.Wolf admitted posting on Facebook ahead of the event: “I wanna f*** up some terfs. They’re no better than fash (fascists).”She claimed she made the comment out of bravado and wanted to protest peacefully.The trial is due to last two days. She was filming a group who were chanting “When TERFs attack, we strike back” and claimed she simply thought she might get some “amusing footage”.Ms Maclachlan has admitted that following the event she sent out a tweet featuring a close-up of the defendant’s face with the words: “Hiya, got any hair restorer while I’m in hiding? Love Tara.”Miss Wolf, who faces one charge of assault by beating, admitted being involved in the fracas but insists she was acting in self-defence.She said Ms Maclachlan was shaking her partner “like a rag doll” when she struck her.She described the event as a hate rally and said the fight broke out because she feared Ms MacLachlan planned to out her as transgender online. Supporters of Ms MacLachlan outside court  Tara Wolf arrives at the court with supporters.Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS Ms MacLachlan replied: “I’m used to thinking of this person who is a male as male.”The row was the latest in an ongoing battle between Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs), who believe that transwomen should not be given the same rights as those born female, and transgender activists.The two factions have repeatedly clashed over the issue of men who “self-identify” as female and are allowed in women-only spaces and take on roles reserved for women.last_img read more

Brazilian handball For the first time in their club’s history Esporte Clube Pinheiros qualified for the IHF Super Globe. The Brazilian team won the final of the Pan American Club Championship, carried out in Sao Bernardo do Campo (Brazil), against their country fellows from team Unopar clearly 33:22. By taking this trophy, Esporte Clube Pinheiros will represent Pan-America at the IHF Super Globe in Doha (Qatar) and will meet European Champions League winner THW Kiel (Germany), Asian representative AL-Sad (Lebanon) and a team from Qatar, which is currently not yet known, in the Preliminary Round.Esporte Clube Pinheiros won all their matches in the Pan American Club Championship. After two victories in the Preliminary Round, the Brazilians beat River Plate (Argentina) in the semi-final 42:26. Unopar – last year’s Pan-American representative at the IHF Super Globe – also won both matches of the Preliminary Round before beating Metodistas (Brazil) in the semi-final 30:28. River Plate took the third place by winning the bronze final 30:27 against Metodista. Also the top scorer of the tournament, Juan Francisco Ojea (22 goals), plays for the Argentineans.Final ranking:1. Esporte Clube Pinheiros (Brazil), 2. Unopar (Brazil), 3. River Plate (Argentina), 4. Metodista (Brazil), 5. Sociedad Villa Ballester (Argentina), 6. Universiada Americana (Paraguay) ← Previous Story Egyptian Al Zamalek qualified for IHF Super Globe Next Story → EHF Secretary General, Michael Wiederer: “Rest Day for a better Final” read more

croatiaMarko Kopljar Croatian national team began preparations for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland without two right backs from the last World Championship 2015 in Qatar. The future PSG Handball star Luka Stepančić recovering from the serious knee injury and surgery afterwards, but also problems with knee has team’s captain Marko Kopljar.FC Barcelona Lassa member will get replacement – Šime Ivić, newcomer in HBC Nantes for the first training sessions. Further examinations in the first few days of the next week will be decisive for Kopljar’s appearance in Poland.Other options on right back position are Luka Šebetić (PPD Zagreb) and Mario Vuglač (Lekhwiya Qatar) ← Previous Story Germany without Patrick Groetzki at EURO 2016! Next Story → Slovenia and RK Gorenje lose goalie Klemen Ferlin read more

first_imgMINISTER OF STATE for Health has confirmed this evening that some 20,000 people will have their medical cards replaced with GP visit cards under new legislation passed its second stage in the Dáil tonight.The legislation revises the eligibility criteria for medical cards for the over 70s. They will need to earn less than €600 a week to qualify for the medical card and they will receive a free GP visit card if they don’t meet this threshold. In a vote tonight in the Dáil, the legislation passed the second stage with 65 votes to 35.“There are currently 360,000 medical cards issued to people over 70 and therefore medical card coverage of the over 70s population is approximately 97 per cent,” White said in the Dáil.He said coverage of the under 70s is about 35 per cent and that approximately 20,000 people will have their medical cards repleced with a GP visit card.Independent TD Denis Naughten said that a number of anomalies were not being addressed and claimed that people who are in work are being penalised “in favour of people whose sole income is social welfare and it discourages people who are on social welfare to go back into employment”.However Alex White refuted the claim that the changes are inconsistent because the government is “not removing GP cards from anyone.”Read: Concern for elderly health over budget cuts>last_img read more

first_imgEverybody knows and loves eating the Japanese snack food Pocky, don’t they? It’s those biscuit sticks mostly coated in chocolate that can be consumed in mere seconds. Well, now there’s another reason to buy Pocky over the other delicious snacks available at your local store: it can help teach you and your kids to code.Learning to code using just the chocolate-covered sticks would be a difficult (and messy) task. Instead, the company behind Pocky, Ezaki Glico, has produced a free app called Glicode and made it available for Android (an iOS version is in development, apparently).Glicode tasks the user with helping a character move around a 3D world filled with obstacles. Movement is based on a sequence of commands, which are issued by arranging Pocky into specific shapes and snapping a photo of them with your smartphone. The app translates the shapes into the relevant commands and the character moves accordingly.It’s a very simple idea, but one that offers kids something more than just a tasty snack to eat, which should sit well with parents making the snack-buying decisions. And of course, Glico isn’t just limiting this coding experience to Pocky. You can also use its Almond Peak chocolates and Biscuit Cream Sands to issue commands.Hopefully Glicode will end up encouraging more children to get interested in programming their smartphone rather than just using and spending money on it. The one concern with that being these new programmers may also fuel their coding sessions with junk food, because that’s how they started out–sugary snacks and cute character manipulation.last_img read more

first_imgReplacement levies in both the Ridgefield School District and Mount Pleasant School District are ahead after initial results from Tuesday night’s special election.Ridgefield’s levy is sitting at 56.22 percent, or 2,546 votes in favor, with 1,983 votes against. Things are a bit closer in Mount Pleasant, a K-8 district at the entrance of the Columbia River Gorge near Washougal with about 55 students. There, the levy received 53.85 percent in favor of the 78 total votes tallied, with 42 in favor and 36 against. It was an even split in Clark County, where two votes came in for the levy and two came in against it. The rest came from Skamania County.Tuesday was the first time Ridgefield has turned to voters since they voted against a proposed $77 million bond issue in February. Superintendent Nathan McCann said earlier this year he thinks the district will run that bond again sometime in the future, possibly as soon as February 2020.“We’re grateful,” McCann said. “You’d rather not go out twice so close together if you can help it.”Ridgefield levyAs part of the new state funding model for education, local levies are capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, which is what Ridgefield requested for all three years of the levy, which would start in 2020. The new levy cap has made things more difficult for the district. Previously, levy dollars funded about 20 percent of the budget, McCann said. This year, the first with the new cap, that number is at about 14 percent.Levy dollars are used for special education, additional support staff, extracurricular activities, outdoor school, professional development for staff and technology in Ridgefield, McCann said.last_img read more

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche was left frustrated after his team lost to Olympiakos on Thursday night and defender Ben Gibson picked up a red card.The Clarets will have to overturn a 3-1 deficit next week at Turf Moor to stand any chance of making it to the group stages of this season’s UEFA Europa League.Chris Wood penalty cancelled our Kostas Fortounis’ early strike however, a second half header from Andreas Bouchalakis gave the Greeks a second half lead before Fortounis sealed the win from the spot after Ben Gibson handled in the box.“My thoughts are those brilliant fans there that have travelled over, and I feel for them,” Clarets boss Dyche said, according to BT Sport.“Because they just want to see their team play in Europe (with) 11 players. Nothing else.”Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“We’ve been told varying things about what can go on in these games and I think we’ve experienced a lot.”Asked about the importance of having a strong referee in front of a partisan crowd in Greece, Dyche told Clarets Player: “Well, I’ve got to be careful, as usual, what I say.”“But for the life of me I don’t understand why he’s booked Ben Gibson (again).”“The first one maybe but the second one he’s gone to block a shot and it’s hit his hip, its hit his hand. How can that be deemed deliberate handball? It’s just an impossibility.”“No, it certainly wasn’t,” the Burnley boss said. “But, you know, we have to take it on the chin and get on with it as we do.”last_img read more

first_imgKukatpally: National BJP general secretary Muralidhar Rao claimed that so far, eight lakh party members have been admitted in Telangana State.Participating in at a party membership drive in Balajinagar and KPHB divisions on Thursday where he was the chief guest, Rao stated that party workers should work with the aim of enrolling 10 lakh more members, with party activists approaching every house. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Addressing the activists, Rao said BJP would fight the ruling TRS in Telangana State as the main opposition party in the next polls, which would be held in 2023. Referring to the latest developments in Jammu & Kashmir, he remarked that, thanks to the fight taken up by the late leader S P Mukherjee, the border State was fully merged with the country, following abrogation of the Article 370. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us He described the death of former Union minister Sushma Swaraj as an irreparable loss to the country. “The nation has lost a good leader. She fought for the creation of Telangana State in Parliament. The credit for formation of Telangana goes to her. Sushmaji had become famous in Telangana as Chinnamma,”he added. Former TRS KPHB division president Enugu Venkateshwar Reddy joined the BJP in the presence of Rao. Addressing the activists, Medchal BJP unit president Kantha Rao advised them to strive for strengthening the party, as there had been a good public response to the membership drive.last_img read more

first_imgPictured: Akshay Kumar and Twinkle KhannaTwitterAkshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her witty self, made a tweet revealing a hilarious WhatsApp discussion on a family and friends group.Twinkle shared a few screenshots from the chat on Twitter. The chats revolve around one particular line uttered by one of the members, and soon it led to more funny responses. The particular line was “I am good with anything”.”My ‘I am good with anything’ family and friends Whatsapp group rant! And yes I do have Wi-Fi 🙂 #FlyingOffTheHandle [sic],” Twinkle captioned the post.The WhatsApp chat shows various members of the family and friends group making hilarious responses to the phrase used by the first person. Truly Akshay and Twinkle have got some funny people in their circle.My ‘I am good with anything’ family and friends Whatsapp group rant! And yes I do have Wi-Fi 🙂 #FlyingOffTheHandle— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) July 3, 2019Earlier, Twinkle had created a controversy after comparing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with a kid wearing an underwear on his face. She had shared a photo on Twitter that showed a small boy covering his face with an underwear. She had captioned the imaged as, “When you are a Kejriwal supporter but don’t have a monkey cap! P.S. I swear I didn’t make him do this #cutiepie #littlemonster [sic]”.The post had received mixed response as some found it funny, but many others had opined it to be an inappropriate post.last_img read more

first_imgDelhi witnessed a cloudy Sunday with the maximum temperature remaining three notches below the season’s average at 18.3 degrees Celsius. On Monday, the 66th Republic Day is likely to have dense fog in the morning.The minimum temperature was recorded one notch above the season’s average at 8.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday.“Monday morning is likely to see dense fog which might become moderate as the day progresses,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.Monday’s maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 18 and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively, he added.last_img read more

first_imgNews | October 14, 2011 U.K. Study Links Source-to-Image Distance, Image Quality Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more 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 | 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 Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more 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. 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News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more October 14, 2011 — A study published in the September/October issue of Radiologic Technology shows increasing the source-to-image distance for direct digital radiography (DR) pelvic examinations reduces radiation dose while maintaining image quality. RT is a journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).Researchers from the United Kingdom investigated distance, dose and image quality for DR pelvic exams, the second most common Bucky procedure in the country.To perform the study, the researchers positioned an anthropomorphic pelvic phantom for a standard anteroposterior examination. Using a single DR unit with a flat panel detector, they set an initial source-to-image distance of 100 cm and used an antiscatter focused radiation grid. The x-ray beam was collimated for a standard AP pelvic examination and was kept constant throughout the experiment, while source-to-image distance varied from 80-147 cm.Two exposures were taken in 10-cm intervals to determine image quality, and the experiment was repeated without the grid. A total of 80 images were then sent to a reporting-grade picture archiving and communication workstation for image quality analysis. Researchers calculated the entrance surface dose and effective dose based on distances of 60 cm, 80 cm, 100 cm, 120 cm, 140 cm and 147 cm. The research results indicate that by increasing the source-to-image distance, both the entrance surface dose and effective dose decreased when using the antiscatter radiation grid; they decreased further when the grid was removed. At 147 cm, the decrease in entrance surface dose and effective dose when using a grid equated to a 25 percent reduction in radiation dose compared with standard parameters. “The optimization of radiation dose for both computed radiography and digital radiography examination is an essential part of radiographic practice,” said Andrew England, BSc(Hons), PgCert, MSc, FHEA, a study author and lecturer for the directorate of medical imaging and radiotherapy at the University of Liverpool. “Our lab-based phantom experiments have indicated that dose reduction is possible without loss of any image quality.” In addition, the findings suggest that as source-to-image distance increases, there also may be a minor increase in image quality, although it was determined to be statistically insignificant.     Based on the study’s outcome, researchers recommended a clinical study involving patients is necessary to confirm the dose reduction potential of increasing source-to-image distances. “It is essential that any improvements to radiographic technique are carefully evaluated in a clinical setting as well as in the lab before we can promote the widespread adaption of any new techniques,” England said.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more last_img read more

first_imgThe Ladysmith SAPS Social Crime Office and Ladysmith Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) conducted an awareness campaign at Mthandi Primary School today (Friday, February 6).The campaign addressed social ills such as substance abuse, sexual offences, theft and domestic violence.During the event, pamphlets were distributed to the approximately 300 learners who were educated.These school visits not only educate the children, but also aim to make our schools a safer place. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

first_imgTIA Chief Executive Chris RobertsClean fresh water is vital to the growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s $30 billion tourism industry, its peak industry organisation says.Healthy fresh water ecosystems are fundamental to supporting the natural landscapes that are the primary reason visitors travel to New Zealand. They are also integral to many tourism activities such as rafting, jetboating, swimming and fishing, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says in its submission to the Ministry for the Environment’s fresh water legislation consultation.Research shows that 20% of international visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking, canoeing, jetboating or fresh water fishing while they are in New Zealand. These visitors are high value, staying an average 29 days and spending $4722, well above the norm.TIA is calling on the government to recognise that fresh water is essential to the visitor economy, and reflect this in the priority it gives to fresh water protection and improvement.“In a highly modified, resource-constrained world, New Zealand has a unique opportunity to show environmental leadership and integrity. Such a move would secure a high value competitive advantage for tourism and many other New Zealand industries, as well as ensuring we can pass on a healthy environment to the New Zealanders and visitors of the future,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.As a long-standing member of the Land and Water Forum, TIA is disappointed that only some of the Forum’s recommendations have been picked up.“The Forum’s recommendations under a national fresh water management approach should be implemented with urgency,” Mr Roberts says.“The biggest flaw with the fresh water consultation document is what it doesn’t say. There’s little point in identifying a desire for improved outcomes when it’s not backed up by a coherent, integrated and efficient water management system.”A healthy environment will underpin the tourism industry’s Tourism 2025 goal of growing its total annual revenue to $41 billion, Mr Roberts says.“Fresh water is an essential platform for the growth and sustainability of the tourism economy. New Zealand can achieve great things by consciously giving primacy to the preservation and enhancement of our natural resources.” Read TIA’s submissionSource = Tourism Industry Association New Zealandlast_img read more