BC reports 64 pipeline benefit deals with 29 northern First Nations

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90 per cent of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C.The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations says 64 natural gas pipeline benefits contracts have been signed with 29 First Nations and that most include financial payments worth over $1 million, although the ministry says only $13 million has been paid out so far.Most of the agreements also have separate milestone payments, covering when construction begins or gas starts to flow.The four proposed pipelines linking the gas fields to the northern coast are Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline, the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project and the Pacific Trail Pipeline Project.A government news release says the 16 First Nations along the Pacific Trail route would receive an estimated $32 million in direct benefits during the construction phase.The ministry says the agreements help to establish long-term working relationships that include sharing benefits while supporting environmentally and socially responsible natural gas development that also respects aboriginal rights. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. reports 64 pipeline benefit deals with 29 northern First Nations read more

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Construction will close footpaths outside Chown D block

From Monday, June 21 through June 28, pedestrian access will be disrupted along the south side of Mackenzie Chown complex due to preparation work for the footbridge that will connect Chown D Block to the new Niagara Health and Bioscience Research Complex (NHBRC) building.The task involves removing exterior glass and cladding on the southwest side of Chown D Block.The work will occur in two phases: one on the exterior of the building and the next phase on the interior 300 level of D Block. To accommodate this, a hoarding wall 15 feet long and about 6 inches high will be installed in the 300-level corridor outside of rooms D308, D322 and D321. No disruptions to interior pedestrian traffic are anticipated, but noise and vibration will be experienced.However, the outside walkway on the south side of D Block — the footpath along the base of the building — will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 through June 28. This is to ensure public safety. The walkway will be open outside of these noted hours.As well, the footpath south of the D Block building walkway — which currently allows access along the front of D, C and B Blocks and swings south towards the NHBRC building, then back directly north towards D Block — will be closed to pedestrians in order to accommodate other work.Closure of both D Block exterior footpaths means pedestrians needing to access these buildings between June 21 to 28 will be redirected to the exterior entrance between D and F Blocks, enabling them to access inside corridors.After June 28, the D Block footpath against the building will be reopened, and access from the exterior to D, C and B Blocks will be restored.Directional signage will be installed to show accessible routes through buildings from D Block through to A Block, Taro, Thistle and Schmon Tower.• Click here to download a PDF map of the affected areas read more

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Real Madrid Arsenal LA Galaxy Boca Juniors — In One Giant Power

When comparing club soccer teams, it’s fairly easy to figure out who is the best of the best. The most talented players in the world play in a handful of European leagues, and the best teams of these leagues face off each year in the Champions League.Judging below this level is more difficult.How do you compare the English club Arsenal, which got through the group stage of the most recent Champions League but lost in the first round of the knockouts, with Celta Vigo of Spain, a semifinalist in the Europa League? And what about the European teams that didn’t play anyone outside their nation’s borders — like Stoke City in England and Freiburg in Germany?Even more difficult is comparing across continents. How well would the best MLS clubs do if they played in the Championship, the English second division?FiveThirtyEight has a new way of answering these questions. The global club soccer rankings compare 426 men’s teams that compete in leagues across Europe, North America and South America. As you might expect, the top three are Real Madrid of Spain’s La Liga, Bayern Munich of Germany’s Bundesliga and Barcelona, also of La Liga. It gets more interesting from there. The English Premier League is the only league among the 24 that are part of FiveThirtyEight’s club soccer predictions that has six teams in the top 20 of the global team rankings (although it has no teams in the overall top five). However, these rankings suggest that the Premier League’s also-rans would not compete particularly well with the mid-table of other major leagues. Everton, the seventh EPL side, sit 47th. This places the Toffees behind 10 German Bundesliga clubs and 13 teams from La Liga. Even Atalanta, the seventh club in Italy’s Serie A, places above Everton.To explain why this happens requires some discussion of the method itself. League strength is compared in two ways; first, based on how well clubs from different leagues have done in direct competition with one another, such as in the Champions League. And second, the estimated market value of a team’s players, drawn from the website Transfermarkt. The former factor — head-to-head competition — receives much more emphasis when leagues play each other frequently, as teams from the top European leagues do in the Champions League and Europa League. That gives the big European leagues a more natural hierarchy.The relatively poor showing of the Premier League, compared with La Liga and the Bundesliga, is notable particularly because of the massive economic advantage that the English league holds over its continental competitors. The Premier League’s domestic TV contract pays in the range of a billion dollars more per year than Spain’s or Germany’s.1The new domestic Premier League TV contract is estimated to be worth $2.20 billion per year, compared with $1.04 billion for La Liga and $1.36 billion for the Bundesliga. The estimated values of Premier League clubs run about 20 percent higher than the values of clubs in the Bundesliga or Serie A and about 10 percent higher than La Liga. But these values have not translated into strong performances by Premier League teams in European competition. Judged over recent inter-league competition, La Liga’s performance has been about 27 percent better than the Premier League’s, while the Bundesliga’s performance has been 20 percent better. Despite its financial advantage, the Premier League has won only one European Cup in the past four years, compared with seven for La Liga sides. During that time, 19 teams from La Liga have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa or Champions League, and 10 Bundesliga sides have done the same. Only six Premier League clubs, barely more than one per year, have advanced to the final eight of the major club competitions.Just as Premier League sides come in below similar clubs from Germany and Spain because of the English league’s struggles in European competition, the continuing failure of MLS clubs to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League leaves American and Canadian sides behind the best teams in Mexico. Other than Toronto FC (171st), no MLS side places above the top 10 teams from Liga MX.The rankings further suggest that the best clubs from South America, such as Argentina’s Boca Juniors (81st) and Brazil’s Corinthians (88th) and Cruzeiro (99th) could hang with the teams at the bottom of the Premier League such as Watford (93rd) and Crystal Palace (102nd). Meanwhile, MLS teams would generally fall in either the second or third divisions in the English pyramid. NYCFC — the second-highest ranking MLS side, at 259th — rates below the top 10 teams in the Championship.MLS still has a long way to go to match up with the top levels of club soccer. These ratings and rankings will move as the various international tournaments play out through the fall, winter and spring. If sides from the Premier League or MLS mean to move up the rankings, they will need to have better results in direct competition with sides from other leagues. read more

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An aroused man sexually assaulted me on public transport but I wont

It began with what I thought was a bag brushing against me. My brain clicked that something was wrong but not what – until the man who had been standing behind me on the packed commuter train, grabbed my waist and started to grind his groin against my body. What had been a normal… He didn’t say anything. I didn’t say anything. I froze. It’s difficult to explain utter fear, but I was speechless, petrified, shocked, and upset. I couldn’t move – but I was thinking ‘What do I do? Do I say something to the other passengers? Do I say something to him? What if he hurts me? What if no one believes me?’ In the end, I kept quiet. Anyway, I couldn’t have physically spoken, even if my brain had wanted me to. read more

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BHP Billiton improves truck utilisation at Escondida

first_imgIn its recent publication, Resourcing global growth: Strategic Report 2015, BHP Billiton had some interesting things to say about how it has improved the performance of the truck fleet at Escondida, where the objective was to increase ultra-class haul truck production time. First, Escondida benchmarked its truck performance and maintenance activities, both internally and externally, and reviewed how it conducted truck maintenance and shift activities to identify improvement opportunities.A range of initiatives were implemented to improve haul truck production time. Less frequent and larger blasts were used to reduce interruptions to production. Trucks were only taken out of production for preventative maintenance determined by equipment condition, rather than by time in service. The mine also implemented new crib hutsand shift relief, called ‘hot seating’, to keep the trucks moving.The result was that Escondida has set a new internal BHP Billiton benchmark for sustainable ultra-class haul truck performance. In FY2015, truck utilisation of available time increased to 83% from 75% in the previous year. This allowed the operation to move 438 Mt of material, an increase of 6% compared to FY2014. During FY2015, Escondida decreased its mine production unit costs by 10% through its productivity initiatives.last_img read more

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Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance

first_imgMOTOR INSURANCE PREMIUMS are up an average of 3.3 per cent since the introduction of gender neutral pricing with young women aged 17 to 24 losing out the most.An industry analysis conducted by AA found that men in the same age bracket came out best with under 25 males seeing a fall in premiums of 26 per cent.In total, there was an 18 per cent increase in premiums for women while men saw their premiums fall 9.8 per cent.Conor Faughan, Director of Consumer Affairs at AA said the company is “not really surprised with the outcome.”“We knew that young men would come out happy while young women would bear the brunt of the costs,” he said. “It is shocking to see just how much more women aged 17 to 24 are paying.”While the average women under 25 saw an increase of around 20 per cent, AA said some women reported increases of 50 per cent.Overall, 44 per cent of people surveyed said their insurance had increased. The majority of these were female, with 53 per cent of women saying their insurance had gone up.Faughan commented: Younger women are no doubt fuming at this substantial increase and it certainly feels unfair to them. Statistics have shown that women under the age of 25 are in fact safer drivers than men of the same age.Just before the gender ruling came to force The AA asked motorists what they thought of it and only 29 per cent of women said they believed the ruling to be fair compared to 74 per cent of males.Read: Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs>Read: Gender equalisation car insurance policy comes into effect today>last_img read more

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Terrific guy fantastic country Trumps phone call to Pakistan leader

first_img Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend. When our tremendous Navy SEALS took out Osama bin Laden, they did… (cont) http://t.co/s6u5o8Co— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2011 “Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people,” Trump said according to the statement, while also offering to help solve the nation’s many challenges which include a violent insurgency.I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it.Trump has long been disdainful of Pakistan on social media.On January 17, 2012, he tweeted: “Get it straight: Pakistan is not our friend. We’ve given them billions and billions of dollars, and what did we get? Betrayal and disrespect — and much worse. #TimeToGetTough” Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter By AFP 14,241 Views ‘Terrific guy, fantastic country’ – Trump’s phone call to Pakistan leader Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men. Pakistanis have also been suspicious of his relationship with arch-rival India.Trump courted Indian-American voters in the run-up to election day. He spoke with Indian leader Narendra Modi last month and has met with Indian business leaders since winning the election.Pakistan heavily relies on US aid and is likely to get around $1 billion in economic and security assistance in the 2017 financial year.Trump’s election has met with concern over what it could mean for aid commitments and bumpy diplomatic relations.However, the government statement said Trump urged Sharif to call him “any time even before 20th January” when he takes power.Trump also responded to an invitation to visit Pakistan by saying he would “love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people”, it said.Trump’s transition team confirmed the call but gave a more toned-down account, saying the pair had a “productive conversation about how the United States and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future”.“President-elect Trump also noted that he is looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif,” it said in a statement.© – AFP 2016Read: Taoiseach Goes Stateside: ‘If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn’t go cap in hand’Read: Trump claims ‘millions voted illegally’ (despite no evidence to suggest this happened) Share16 Tweet Email1 Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 9:30 AM Short URL Dec 1st 2016, 9:30 AM http://jrnl.ie/3112921 70 Comments PAKISTAN SAID DONALD Trump praised its prime minister as a “terrific guy” and offered support for a “fantastic” country, in an effusive phone call that baffled many after sharp criticisms in the past.The Pakistani government released the candid account, complete with Trump’s trademark language, after Sharif phoned the billionaire real estate mogul to congratulate him on his election victory.Widely circulated on social media, the statement released late Wednesday caused surprise given the anti-Muslim rhetoric of the Trump campaign and the president-elect’s past description of the country as “not our friend”.It said Trump told the embattled Pakistani leader, currently embroiled in a corruption court case, that he has a “very good reputation”.“You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way,” Trump is quoted as saying.I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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District Attorney Summer Stephans take on Tony Hicks parole

first_img Posted: November 29, 2018 Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:48 PM November 29, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom District Attorney Summer Stephan’s take on Tony Hicks’ parole 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California Parole Board as granted the release of the man responsible for killing a pizza delivery driver back in 1995.District Attorney Summer Stephan discussed the release on Good Morning San Diego.Tony Hicks was 14 years old when he shot and killed college student Tariq Casima.Hicks was the first juvenile in California to be tried as an adult. The family of the young man who was murdered pleaded with the state parole board to release Hicks.Related Story:  California Parole Board backs Tony Hick’s prison release last_img read more

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Excise Tax On Tobacco Advances In The Borough Assembly

first_imgIn a memo to the assembly Dunne stated, the motivation is to compensate for the decline in borough revenue from a loss in state revenue sharing and increases in property and sales tax exemptions, as well as school district funding.  The proposal is for an excise tax of $0.05 on each cigarette brought into the borough beginning on January 1, 2019. Also, an excise tax of 10 percent of the wholesale price levied on other tobacco products effective January 1, 2019. Assemblymember Willy Dunne has decided to rehash the idea for an excise tax: “The administration estimates that the Kenai Peninsula Borough has approximately $29.5M dollars in taxable tobacco sales annually.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be considering an ordinance for a borough-wide excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Dunne aslo noted during the meeting that voter approval of an excise tax is not required. The proposal is scheduled public comment at the assembly’s meeting on September 4.last_img read more

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SAGAFTRA Expands Coverage of New York Public Radio

first_imgNYPR’s programs include “Radiolab,” “On the Media,” and “Carnegie Hall Live.” New York Public Radio includes WNYC, WQXR, WNYC Studios, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio.“We value our partnership with SAG-AFTRA and are pleased that we were able to quickly reach this agreement with the union,” said Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio. “Today’s agreement shows our commitment to our temporary and per diem workforce, and the importance of their contributions to the overall success of our organization.” Popular on Variety SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio have reached a voluntary recognition agreement that will add more than 30 per diem and temporary employees to the union’s 18-year-old contract.The existing contract currently covers over 100 full-time workers at NYPR. The new unit made the request to unionize on July 12.“This agreement goes to the heart of SAG-AFTRA’s mission of advocating for media professionals working in today’s gig economy,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “This unit made the request to unionize only a few weeks ago. The fact that this agreement was successfully achieved in a timely manner speaks to the collaborative work of our union and NYPR as partners. We’re excited to extend the New York Public Radio family and welcome the new members to the union.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Security experts warn of new almost indestructible TDL4 botnet threat

first_imgImage credit: Security Networks © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Security experts warn of new ‘almost indestructible’ TDL-4 botnet threat (2011, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-experts-tdl-botnet-threat.html Botnets move P2P as centrally controlled zombie networks come under fire This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further Botnets, or groups of computers that have been infected by code that allows them to be controlled by someone other than the owner, have become the latest tool in an international cyberwar that involves malevolent coders and law enforcement, with computer users stuck in-between, quite often completely unaware of what it going on.Botnets are a bad thing because computer owners can become victims of identity theft, be directed to onerous sites while cruising the web, or worse become unwitting partners in crime as their computer is hijacked and used for nefarious purposes, such as being directed to take part in a denial of service attack against a corporate web site.TDL-4, comes on the heels of news that its previous incarnation, TDL-3 was sold by its creators to another group of hackers bent on reaping profits from its use; a sign the experts note, indicates the creators of the botnet are so sure of the superiority of the new version, that the old has become obsolete.What makes the new botnet so hard to find and eradicate is the fact that it lodges itself in the master boot record on a computer’s hard drive, the part the computer uses to get itself going when you turn it on. By inserting code where the hardware looks first, the malware is able to load before the operating system (Windows), allowing it to mask itself. Another problem is that in the new version, the creators of the malware have switched from using a proprietary network to control the computers in the botnet, to using a public Peer to Peer public network, which means commands can be sent even if the command and control computers used by the people who unleashed the botnet, lose access.It should be noted that the security team behind this latest announcement Golovanov and Soumenkov, both work for Kaspersky Lab, a company that sells anti-virus and computer security software; not that this means their loud warnings should be ignored, but it is possible that their claims are a little exaggerated. For example, one of the new “features” of the botnet code is the ability to remove other malware from the computers they infect, partly to make sure their own code works as expected, but also to avoid drawing attention to problems the computer might be experiencing, which would likely lead to the detection of their own code. Thus, when they report that the botnet might be impossible to kill, they mean the botnet as a whole, not the code on an individual computer. Also, in their paper, there is no mention of what computer users can do to see if their computer is infected, and if it is, what they might do about it, which might make some wonder if a future announcement isn’t coming soon, detailing how Kaspersky Lab, has just the product to help users with both. (PhysOrg.com) — Security experts Sergey Golovanov and Igor Soumenkov of Kaspersky Lab have detailed the threats of a new strain of the TDSS botnet, dubbed TDL-4, on SECURELIST, calling it likely the most sophisticated botnet to date, and describing it as almost indestructible.last_img read more

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The Sindhi way of life

first_imgA two-day festival to celebrate the beautiful culture and heritage of Sindh, Sindhi Sufi Music and Food Festival opened on March 21 in the national capital, with soulful music of legendary Sufi masters of the ancient land, garnished with delectable cuisine of the region. Presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and languages in association with Sindhi Academy, the festival brings together some eminent Sindhi singers, and rolls out a culinary Sindhi delight for the people of the capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisiodia inaugurated the festival while Minister for Women and Child, Social Welfare and Languages, Sandeep Kumar, presided over as the Chief Guest at Pallika Services Officers Institute Lawn, Vinay Marg.Sindhi way of life has been deeply influenced by Sufi doctrines and principles. Sufi masters such as Shah Abdul Latif and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar are among the most prominent cultural icons of this land. Celebrating their mystical poetry on the first day of the festival were eminent singers Indira Naik, Dushyant Ahuja and Sadhna Bhatia.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFrom the cradle of ancient Indian civilization to a melting pot of multiple traditions, Sindh has a rich legacy which is reflected suitably in its art, culture and cuisine. The Sindhi Sufi Music and Food Festival is an opportunity for the people of Delhi to get a taste of this rich and vibrant heritage. The second and final day of the festival on March 22 saw performances by Pankaj Jeswani and Mohit Lalwani.The festival is intended not only for the lovers of the Sufi tradition but will also appeal to the lovers of Sindhi, the ancient language of the Sindh region that has inspired its own culture of art, literature and music.  The rich and delicious Sindhi cuisine will also be at full flow at the food festival where visitors’ taste buds will be given a delectable treat of delicacies like Sai Bhaji Chawal, Taryal Patata, Pallo Machi, among others. As part of the festival, a documentary on Sindhis of India scripted by Suresh Khatri was also shown at the festival. The film documents the history, legacy and contributions of Sindhis to the country.last_img read more

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first_imgSeptember 22, 2009 – Robotic stereotactic radiotherapy appeared to be a safe and obviously superior alternative to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy in a small cohort of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the October issue of Clinical Oncology.In the study, researchers set out to determine the effectiveness of robotic stereotactic radiotherapy with image guidance and real-time respiratory tracking against early stage peripheral lung cancer.All patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were treated using CyberKnife. All patients had co-morbid conditions that precluded lobectomy. The clinical target volume (CTV) included the gross tumour volume (GTV) and a 6 mm margin in all directions to account for microscopic extension. The planning target volume (PTV) equalled CTVD + 2 mm in all directions for uncertainty. Tumor motion was tracked using a combination of Synchrony and Xsight Spine tracking methods with the aid of a single gold marker implanted in the center of the tumor, or using the newer Xsight Lung method without markers for selected tumors. A 60-67.5 Gy dose was prescribed to the 60-80 percent isodose line (median 65 percent) and given in three to five fractions. Patients were followed every 3 months for a median of 27.5 months (range 24-53 months).Of the 67 patients with NSCLC stage IA or IB treated between January 2004 and December 2008, investigators reported the results of a cohort of 31 with peripheral stage I tumors of 0.6-71 cm3 volume treated between January 2004 and December 2007 with total doses between 60 and 67.5 Gy in three to five fractions. The median Dmax was 88.2 Gy and the median V95 of the PTV was 99.6 percent or 27.9 cm3. No grade 3 or above toxicity was encountered. Four cases of radiation pneumonitis and one case of oesophagitis were observed. In those patients whose pre- and post-treatment results were available, no change in pulmonary function tests was observed. Actuarial local control was 93.2 percent for 1 year and 85.8 percent for up to 4.5 years. One-year overall survival was 93.6 percent and 83.5 percent for up to 4.5 years, as projected by Kaplan-Meier analyses.The researchers concluded that in this small cohort of patients with stage I peripheral NSCLC, robotic stereotactic radiotherapy seems to be a safe and obviously superior alternative to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy, with results that may be approaching those obtained with lobectomy without the associated morbidity. Reference: Brown, W.T., Wu, X., Fayad, F., Fowler, J.F., García, S., Monterroso, M.I., de la Zerda, A., Schwade, J.G. Application of Robotic Stereotactic Radiotherapy to Peripheral Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With Curative Intent. Clin Oncol. 2009 Oct 1;21(8):623-631. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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). 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | 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 | September 22, 2009 Robotic Stereotactic Radiotherapy Safe Alternative to Fractionated Radiotherapy The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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NVIDIA launches GeForce Nows GFN recommended router program to enhance the overall

first_imgNVIDIA launched a ‘recommended router’ program last week to improve the overall experience of its GeForce Now (GFN) cloud gaming service for PC and Mac. The GeForce NOW game-streaming service has transformed the user experience when it comes to playing high-performance games. NVIDIA has now come out with a few enhancements in beta mode to improve the quality of its service, using its ‘recommended router program’. The recommended router program comes comprises the latest generation routers for cloud-gaming in the home for video streaming and downloading. These routers enable the users to configure its settings in a way that it prioritizes GeForce NOW over all the other data. Recommended routers get certified as “factory-enabled” with a GeForce NOW “quality of service (QoS) profile” that makes sure that your cloud game playing is at its best quality. The router settings get automatically loaded once the GeForce Now launches. Network latency which is the biggest drawback on cloud gaming is quite low with these routers and also better streaming speeds are offered for GeForce NOW. “We’re working closely with ASUS, D-LINK, Netgear, Razer, TP-Link, Ubiquiti Networks and other router manufacturers to build GeForce NOW recommended routers. They’re committed to building best-in-class cloud gaming routers — just as we’re committed to delivering best-in-class gaming experiences,” says the NVIDIA team. GFN recommended routers are now available in the U.S. and Canada starting with Amplifi HD Gamer’s Edition by Ubiquiti Networks. Amplifi makes use of multiple self-configuring radios and advanced antenna technology that helps it deliver a powerful, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage. For more information, read the official NVIDIA blog. Read Next NVIDIA demos a style-based generative adversarial network that can generate extremely realistic images; has ML community enthralled NVIDIA makes its new “brain for autonomous AI machines”, Jetson AGX Xavier Module, available for purchase NVIDIA open sources its game physics simulation engine, PhysX, and unveils PhysX SDK 4.0last_img read more

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Celebrate Exodus 45th anniversary with 10 discount

first_imgCelebrate Exodus’ 45th anniversary with 10% discount Share Wednesday, February 6, 2019 TORONTO — Exodus Travels is kicking off its 45th anniversary celebrations with a special 10% discount offer on its top 45 ‘Classic’ trips.Running from Feb. 6-11, clients can take advantage of savings by using the promo code HBD10% at the time of booking. As an added bonus, members of Exodus’ Collective can combine the deal with their Loyalty Discount for 20% in total savings.This offer is valid on trips departing between Feb. 10-Dec. 31, 2019. ‘Classic’ trips include a wide range of high-adventure itineraries, including the nine-day ‘Nile Cruise – Premium’, the 14-day ‘Cycling Vietnam’, the 13-day ‘Discover Namibia – Lodges’, and the eight-day ‘Walking the Prosecco Hills’ tour in Italy.For more information go to https://www.exodustravels.com/45th-birthday#exodus-45th-birthday-terms-conditions. Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Discounts, Exodus Travels << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Britain Germany France the latest to close airspace to 737 Max 8s

first_img Tuesday, March 12, 2019 By: The Associated Press TORONTO — Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada has no plans to ground the country’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, despite the decision of Britain, Germany, France and others to do so.Britain, Germany, France and Ireland have joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding or closing airspace to the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began looking for parallels with a similar crash just five months ago.Pressure grew on the U.S. to take action over the Boeing 737 Max 8 as Asian, Middle Eastern and then European nations and carriers gave in to concerns.Oman, Norwegian Air Shuttle and South Korean airline Eastar Jet were among the latest to halt use of the Boeing model.Turkish Airlines has also said it is grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet until further notice. Malaysia, Australia and Singapore suspended all flights into or out of their countries.The U.S.-based Boeing says it has no reason to pull the aircraft from the skies. It does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. Its technical team joined American, Israeli, United Arab Emirates, Kenyan and other aviation experts in the investigation led by Ethiopian authorities.If investigators find a common cause for the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines tragedies stemming from the 737 Max 8 design it could prompt airlines and travellers to shun the jet, however experts say they are wary of linking the two crashes until more evidence is available.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionBoeing has more than 5,000 orders for the various Max versions, and they make up the largest share of the company’s backlog of nearly 5,900 planes.Airlines have been inundated with calls from travellers as more than a dozen nations have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes or ordered other precautions, says Jakarta-based aviation expert Gerry Soejatman.Soejatman likened the reaction to a “mass hysteria” that he said stems partly from Boeing Co.’s handling of the Lion Air crash.“I’m really struggling to comprehend it,” he said. “The public needs more, they need more reassurance.”After the Indonesian crash, Boeing issued a bulletin to operators of the Max 8 about possible problems with its automated anti-stall system. But it appeared routine and referred flight crews to existing guidelines.That was followed by an emergency airworthiness directive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that directed airlines to make specific changes to flight manual procedures.“The one thing we know for sure that both crashes involved the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes,” said Choi Yong-jun, an aviation professor at South Korea’s Kyungwoon University and a former air force pilot.“So the only possible reaction is to conduct close safety inspections on the planes that are still in use.”That both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines planes crashed just minutes after takeoff has generated speculation the Ethiopian Airlines jet had the same problem as the Lion Air jet.But witness reports of smoke pouring out of the Ethiopian Airlines jet before it crashed suggest the cause could be different, said Geoffrey Thomas, an Australian aviation expert and editor-in-chief at Airlineratings.com.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“That would mean it had nothing in common with the Lion Air crash,” he said. “What caused the smoke is hard to say. Small bomb, engine fire? Too early to tell.”Yesterday Garneau said he would board a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft “without hesitation”, stressing his confidence in the new plane.Amid questions on continued Max 8 flights in Canada, Garneau warned against jumping to conclusions about the cause of the crash.Air Canada has operated Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft since 2017. “These aircraft have performed excellently from a safety, reliability and customer satisfaction perspective,” said spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur. “We continue to monitor the situation, and based on current information and recommendations by government safety regulators, including Transport Canada, and the manufacturer, we continue to operate our normal B737 schedule.”WestJet Airlines Ltd. said Monday that it is not grounding any of the 13 Max 8s in its fleet of 121 Boeing 737s.It was not clear immediately what the growing wave of groundings and air space restrictions would mean for Air Canada and WestJet, both of which have service to Europe. Garneau says his department is working with the American Federal Aviation Authority to determine if action is required. Boeing said late Monday the FAA has told the U.S.-based aircraft manufacturer it must install safety-related software updates to the 737 Max 8s.With files from The Canadian Press Tags: boeing, Crash, Plane Crash << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Britain, Germany, France the latest to close airspace to 737 Max 8slast_img read more

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Mandip Singh

first_imgIn OTM Mumbai, the participation of sellers was very good and the buyer-seller programme was well managed and smooth. I am very happy with the overall experience.last_img

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A Five Star SendOff for FSIs CEO

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-03-28 Abby Gregory March 28, 2012 471 Views The “”Five Star Institute (FSI)””:http://www.fivestarinstitute.com/, parent company for _MReport_, is saying goodbye to friend and CEO Ed Delgado. [IMAGE]Joining “”Wingspan Portfolio Advisors””:http://www.wingspanportfolioadvisors.com/, Delgado will leave FSI to become the company’s chief operating officer.Delgado boasts more than two decades of experience in the mortgage banking industry and was responsible for founding the company’s Lender Leadership League while with FSI. Additionally, Delgado was active in creating and heading up FSI initiatives that featured discussions with global leaders including former President George W. Bush, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Prior to serving as FSI’s CEO, Delgado served as SVP of government and industry relations for “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/, where he played an integral role in the company’s mortgage servicing and default groups. Other career highlights [COLUMN_BREAK]for Delgado include time spent as an executive for GSE “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/, and he has also served as a member of the Housing Policy Council of the “”Financial Services Roundtable””:http://www.fsround.org/, chaired subcommittees for the “”HOPE NOW Alliance””:http://www.hopenow.com/, and been elected as the chairman of the “”Office of the Comptroller of the Currency””:http://www.occ.treas.gov/ Advisory Council.Wingspan’s CEO and president Steven Horne commented on Delgado’s hiring, saying, “”We are extremely pleased to have Ed join the Wingspan team. From his years with Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac to his work with the Obama and Bush administrations, Ed offers a tremendous range of experience, and he will be an ideal asset to Wingspan as we continue our phenomenal growth.””Mark Hulme, chairman and founder of FSI, added his well wishes, noting, “”Five Star is fortunate to have worked with Ed in promoting success across the mortgage industry, and we look forward to his continued leadership through the NSA.””Delgado will maintain his affiliation with FSI after teaming up with Wingspan as COO, and he will continue to act as the company’s chairman of the National Servicing Association (NSA). The NSA, a newly formed non-profit trade association from Five Star, currently represents more than 90 percent of mortgage banks around the U.S. “”I’m honored to join Wingspan, while having the opportunity to continue to work closely with industry leaders through the Five Star National Servicing Association,”” said Delgado. “”The need for progress and collaboration across the industry has never been greater and much work remains to be done.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologycenter_img A Five Star Send-Off for FSI’s CEO Sharelast_img read more

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Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Cardinals offensive line has had its issues thisseason, and while Colledge has been a slightdisappointment, you won’t find many pointing a finger inhis direction. Sure, Beanie Wells deserves credit for setting a franchiserecord with 228 yards rushing Sunday in St. Louis, butaccording to ProFootballFocus.com, he had some helpalong the way.Specifically from left guard Daryn Colledge.Colledge, who left the Super Bowl champion Green BayPackers to sign with the Cardinals before the season, hashad an uneven first season in the desert. He was dominantSunday.Back in 2008 we saw him as one of the best young guards inthe league but for whatever reason, after the Packersdisastrous use of him as a left tackle early in 2009, he’sseemed little more than a journeyman player. Here though,he looked backed to his 2008 best, giving up nothing inpass protection and making a very good player in JamesLaurinaitis (-4.4) look particularly poor. For those whoare thinking he did most of that damage at the secondlevel, you’d be wrong. Nearly everything the Cardinals didwas focused on getting him pulling either right, where hewould usually then come up against Laurinaitis or leftwhere he would get the better of ex-teammate BradyPoppinga (-3.5). For example at 7:10 left in the thirdWells picks up seven yards behind his block as Poppingaends up on the ground. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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