first_imgNEW DELHI: In a tragic incident, a woman and her two children suffocated to death after a fire broke out in a three-storeyed building of a playschool and a cloth shop in Faridabad, Haryana on Saturday.Police said the fire had broken out in the cloth shop being run from the ground floor of the building at Dabua Colony, resulting in a thick smoke engulfing the upper floors, where the family lived and ran a playschool. The woman’s husband ran the cloth shop which caught fire. The playschool was closed due to summer vacations, said area SHO Sandeep Kumar. The husband had gone to fetch milk from the market when the incident took place, resulting in the death of the woman (28), her daughter (8) and son (5), he said. “Though the fire did not spread to the upper floors, a thick smoke engulfed the building, choking them to death,” he said. He said the victims were rushed to hospital but they succumbd to injuries.last_img read more

first_imgRace to Erase MS has announced that multi Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Elton John will perform at the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS event, hosted by Nancy Davis, taking place on May 3rd, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.Also performing that evening will be multi-platinum singer-songwriter Taio Cruz.Elton John, one of the world’s most celebrated recording artists, has sold more than 250 million records in his four-decade career. He has won six Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996 and received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.Over the course of the past two years, international pop star Taio Cruz has sold over 25 million singles and more than three million albums. Thanks to his Billboard Award-winning smash hits “Dynamite” and “Break Your Heart,” Taio is the first and only solo British male artist to have two consecutive No. 1 singles in the United States. He holds the distinction of being YouTube’s most viewed British artist of all time, with his music videos amassing over a billion combined views.The legendary, celebrity-filled gala has raised millions of dollars for Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event, and will honor Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne with the “Medal of Hope” Award. Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction before enjoying a dinner gala featuring the live musical performances by Elton John and Taio Cruz. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind live auction featuring fabulous vacation getaways and experiential packages.The evening is generously sponsored by Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Associated Television International and American Airlines.Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure for MS. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation and significant strides have been made to find the cause and cure of this debilitating disease. All funds raised support our Center Without Walls program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists currently representing Harvard, Yale, Cedars Sinai, University of Southern California, Oregon Health Science University, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins. This nationwide collaboration of physicians, scientists and clinicians are on the cutting-edge of innovative research and therapeutic approaches to treat MS. It is the hope of the Race to Erase MS that in addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, awareness will be created by educating the public about this mysterious disease.last_img read more

first_imgThe ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary this April with ASPCA 150: Come to Their Rescue – a national campaign honoring the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public action to help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty.Video: Join the ASPCA’s 150 Days of Rescue CampaignAs part of the celebration, notable stars from movies, television and music have come together in a video to encourage public participation in “150 Days of Rescue,” a call-to-action campaign encouraging the public to help animals in their community. The video, conceived and directed by photographer and filmmaker Dewey Nicks, features a variety of celebrities speaking up for animals in need and encouraging the public to do the same. Celebrity participants include Jason Schwartzman, George Lopez, Adrienne Moore, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, Miles Brown, Beth Behrs, 50 Cent, Jennifer Coolidge, Ke$ha, Martha Stewart, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, and Keith Stanfield. The soundtrack for the short film is provided by composer and musician Owen Pallett.In the 150-day campaign, which begins on the ASPCA’s April 10 birthday, the ASPCA will encourage animal lovers to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need, toward an ultimate goal of 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016. Possible actions include volunteering at a local shelter, fostering and/or adopting homeless animals, and advocating for stronger animal welfare laws. Those who log their actions on the campaign website will be encouraged to enter their favorite shelters or rescue groups in a grant contest in which one of these organizations will receive a $150,000 grant from the ASPCA.In addition to the “150 Days of Rescue” campaign, the ASPCA’s celebration will also include two large-scale public adoption events in New York City on Sunday, April 10 in partnership with the Alliance for NYC’s Animals, as well as an ‘NYC Paws Parade’ in partnership with the NYPD. The ASPCA will also premiere its first-ever documentary, “Second Chance Dogs” on Animal Planet on April 16. For information on all events surrounding the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary, visit www.aspca150.org.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – WestJet Airlines Ltd. says Swoop, its new ultra-low-cost carrier, will launch on June 20.The airline will begin with six weekly flights between Abbotsford, B.C., and Hamilton, and six weekly flights between Hamilton and Halifax.Swoop will add six weekly flights between Hamilton and Edmonton and between Hamilton and Winnipeg on June 25.Service between Abbotsford and Edmonton will begin July 25 with three flights a day. The airline will have a total of 45 weekly flights.WestJet announced plans for the no-frills discount airline last year.last_img

CALGARY — The Canadian Energy Research Institute says growth in oilsands production over the next 20 years is expected to be slower than previously forecast, despite falling project construction costs.In an update study, the Calgary-based think-tank says it expects total oilsands output to grow from about three million barrels per day in 2018 to between 4.1 million and 5.8 million bpd in 2039.In its reference or base case, CERI predicts bitumen crude output will grow by an average of 80,000 bpd or just over two per cent per year over the next 20 years, down from last year’s estimate of three per cent growth, to about 4.7 million bpd.It calculates overall capital spending will average $16.5 billion per year but notes risk factors including the recent tendency of the industry to defer or cancel projects, further success in cutting costs, uncertainty about Alberta’s 100-megatonne cap on sector greenhouse gas emissions and the unknown future of export oil pipelines.CERI says the slower growth will result in the industry staying well within the emissions cap, reaching 94 megatonnes by 2039 — under last year’s forecast, the cap would have been reached by 2030.It says the cost of building a new steam-driven oilsands project has fallen by 11 per cent to C$40.61 per barrel of production, while an expansion project’s cost has fallen by six per cent to C$27.60 per barrel.“At current (West Texas Intermediate) prices of around US$60 per barrel, these projects are decidedly economic,” the report notes.“The relative position of oilsands projects against other crude oils is comparatively competitive and, as oil prices are expected to increase, so will the profitability of oilsands projects.”The Canadian Press read more

City of Saskatoon loses $1 million to fraudster posing as executive Tank: Scam stings at Saskatoon city hall with shiny fiscal reputation City of Saskatoon staff say $40,000 of the $1.04 million lost through an online fraud scheme has been recovered, while the majority of the funds have been legally “locked down.”City manager Jeff Jorgenson provided additional details about the fraud and recovery efforts in an interview on Monday. He did not specify how much of the remaining $1 million scattered among “multiple” bank accounts is under lockdown, or the country of origin of the accounts, but said the focus right now is on efforts to recover the money. The city hired an Ontario-based law firm to work with Canadian banks and issue court orders where most of the big banks are based.“What I can say is the vast majority of the money has been traced and legally frozen,” Jorgenson said. He was advised not to disclose how much of it was traced by both the internal and Ontario legal teams, in part because the amount is changing “hour by hour” as the banks find more money, he said.The money that has been located so far is in 10 to 15 accounts, Jorgenson said. After the money is frozen through the court orders, the individual bank account holders have to be informed they have the proceeds of fraud and to return the money. Jorgenson said some of the money will be returned voluntarily.“There’s a chance that some might contest it, and we basically just go through the legal proceedings to do everything we can to get the money back,” he said.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.He thinks there’s a possibility some of the money has been spent, since not all of it has been frozen, he added.The fraud was the first of its kind the City of Saskatoon has faced. Jorgenson said the fraud came to light on Aug. 12 after it became clear to the rightful receiver, Allan Construction, that the funds weren’t going to show up in its bank account. The payment was specifically related to the Sen. Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation project, he said.The city was initially contacted in July by someone impersonating the company’s chief financial officer, Blaine Dubreuil, in an electronic communication, Jorgenson said. On Aug. 7 or 8, the city made the payment to the account provided by the perpetrator. After the fraud was discovered, the city reported it to Saskatoon police.“It’s very disconcerting that the perpetrator used my name and our company name to commit this crime,” Dubreuil said in a statement. “We have done a security assessment and are confident that our systems were not hacked or compromised. We’ll be working closely with the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Police Service as the investigation continues.”The city made a claim to its insurer last week after it uncovered the fraud. Jorgenson said the city also immediately implemented new controls to prevent a similar scenario from repeating in the future. He said the verification controls have been “bolstered,” but declined to describe the past controls that were in place at the time of the breach — such as who processed the change or who signed off on it — since that is now part of the investigation.He said the city also reviewed all changes of bank account information that have occurred within the City of Saskatoon corporate structure over the last few months to ensure there aren’t any other “lingering” potential frauds about to happen.“There were controls in place, but clearly, the controls weren’t adequate to prevent this theft, so I’m not going to say that we were prepared,” he said.The $40,000 that was returned to the city was returned by the first account holder the city dealt with.Jorgenson did not disclose how much it cost to retain the Ontario legal team; he said the cost has yet to be determined, but will be disclosed at the end of the process. He expects to make future updates to the public and to city council, he added.A perpetrator of the scheme — known as “whaling” because it targets higher profile entities than a “phishing” scam — has not been identified, Jorgenson said.tjames@postmedia.comRelated read more

first_img#Oxfordshire #M40 J11 – J10 southbound is now fully open following a serious incident led by @tvprp. Thanks for your patience have a safe onward journey.— Highways England (@HighwaysEAST) December 24, 2017 South Central Ambulance Service said five crews were sent to the scene.A driver who passed the scene said he could see about 30 emergency vehicles at the incident near Cherwell Valley services.Highways England described the crash as a “serious incident”. Any witnesses are asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1669 (23/12).Read the latest Christmas travel news Two men have died after a multi-vehicle crash on the M40 that left another with serious leg injuries.Police and paramedics were called to the M40 northbound in Oxfordshire, between junctions 10 and 11, at just before 11.40pm on Saturday.Thames Valley Police said a 60-year-old man from Oxfordshire and a 29-year-old man from Warwickshire died as a result of the collision.One man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries and three others were treated for minor injuries.The road was closed between junction 10, Cherwell Valley Services, and junction 11, Banbury but has since been reopened.Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, from the joint operations unit for roads policing, said: “Our thoughts are with both men’s families at this difficult time.”We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken to police.”center_img 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.last_img read more

Darko StanicHC Metalurg ← Previous Story “Battle for EHF CL” in Podgorica, Andrea Lekic for HP: “We are going to win!” Next Story → Katarina Tomasevic joins Thuringer HC! HC Metalurg denied media speculation about transfer of Serbian goalkeeper Darko Stanic. “This is speculation of one domestic media against team, our fans and Darko Stanic” is conclusion of official club’s statement.“In the case that this news is true, we would be first to publish that. Unfortunately, this is only speculation, which will make unhappy thousands Metalurg’s fans. We can’t pay 200.000 EUR. Accidentally or not, this kind of information will make only damage to all.  HC Metalurg is ready to pay, but only a sum a few times smaller then this. About “destiny” of Darko Stanic, you will get information firstly on our Website. Nobody will have that information before us” – part is of official club’s statement.News about deal between Frisch Auf Goppingen and HC Metalurg about Darko Stanic published Dnevnik MK, one of the leading newspapers in Macedonia. read more

first_imgThe creation of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Greece Group will allow a “bipartisan approach to issue resolution by politicians of Greek background”, according to ALP member for Dandenong, John Pandazopoulos, who addressed the group’s launch. “The group is made up of members of all political parties and we believe the support of non-Greek MPs is essential in issues of debate that are currently going on, like the national curriculum review and where Greek sits in this,” Mr Pandazopoulos told Neos Kosmos. Greek members of the community now have a defined group they can approach with issues of concern, which did not exist before, Mr Pandazopoulos said. “It’s about us working together and supporting the Greek community in issues of concern it has with any of our governments in Australia, whether it’s national, state or territory. It also allows us to work on issues of importance to Greece and Cyprus, whether it be national issues like building support around the Parthenon marbles or the resolution of the Cyprus issue,” he said. Consul General for Greece, Vassilios Tolios, Oceania President of the Council of Hellenes Abroad, George Angelopoulos, Nationals member for Myall Lakes in NSW; John Turner and Nationals member for Upper Hunter; George Souris, all attended the group’s launch. The launch was preceded by a formal meeting where John Turner and Labor MP Matthew Morris became co-Presidents. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the President of the Legislative Council were also in attendance to formally recognise ‘the Friends’ by the Parliament. Mr Souris, a long-term member of the World Hellenic inter-parliamentary Association, told Neos Kosmos it was a great pleasure a NSW Parliamentary Friends of Greece group has been established alongside the Victorian Friends of Greece and Commonwealth Friends of Greece groups. “The importance of ‘the Friends’ is that whenever motions or matters of importance are open for debate there is a ready support group for matters affecting Greece,” Mr Souris said. “As an elected member of the NSW Parliament and of Greek heritage I am proud to have been associated with the formation of ‘the Friends’.”Mr Souris said from time to time the Friends will be involved in hosting official visitors and parliamentarians from Greece. “We will of course become another institution in the rich fabric of Hellenic related organisations that make up our local Society here in NSW,” he said, adding “it is hoped that ‘the Friends’ will provide representation at the various cultural and community events held by the Greek community in the future”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid forward Marco Asensio, revealed the main reasons for his recent dip in form for his club and gave Solari the thumbs up as the new manager.The new season for young forward Marco Asensio didn’t start as he expected, a player who hasn’t been able to cover the full expectations that were formed around him during his first couple of seasons with Real Madrid.Today with Santiago Solari as the new manager, he is still one of the players who is not considered within the group of footballers who play on a regular basis and has become one of the biggest disappointments for this season.When the new season was about to start, manager Julen Lopetegui decided that he didn’t want to bring any new transfers precisely because he didn’t want to slow the youngster’s progression as a player.Asensio hasn’t been able to respond to this level of trust from Lopetegui, to the point where Solari is not even considering him as an essential part of the squad like he was when Zidane was still around.During the first few months, the player had already stated that he knew more ambition was required from him and he vowed to fight for a secured spot in the squad’s starting eleven.Y @marcoasensio10… ¡Generosidad sin límite! #UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/eYpTXJh1K6— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 12, 2018Asensio was recently quoted by Diario AS during a television interview to a show called ‘Vamos’, where he gave some details about his lack of participation with the squad this season.“When things are going well, people pin you as the best player in the squad. When things are not going well, they pin you as the worst. In the end, there are some critics who are not fair, but we already know how journalism works in this country,” started Asensio.“I’m obviously generalizing, but I do find some criticisms to be hurtful towards me. Since I don’t really deem it important and I worry about my own performance, it doesn’t really affect me.”“Since Solari arrived things have improved, the results have been on our side. This is football. Solari is our manager now, we would die for any manager who is with us. We all need to be strong as we’ve always been, this will take us back to the winning path.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I certainly don’t see this episode as a moment of crisis. But I will also tell you that I’m not the one who has to pull the team up inside the club, there are other players who have played in this squad for longer and are more experienced.”“These players have a greater status than mine and they are the ones who need to carry the team. I did play for a few matches with the last manager, but now I don’t play as much as I’d like to but the final assessments will be made by the end of the season,” he concluded.+3. Seguimos trabajando y creciendo juntos. / + 3. We keep on working and growing together. 💪🏽 #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/Yw8F6at2KQ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 3, 2018Asensio is not the only one who has lost the complete confidence from the new manager, both he and Isco Alarcon are the two players who haven’t played a single minute under the Argentine and still have to prove they are worth for him.In Isco’s case, he played pretty much all the matches he could under Julen Lopetegui when he was fit, but he hasn’t played a single minute under Santiago Solari and this is starting to get worrisome for him.As far as Asensio is concerned, this player is going through the same over hyping that many young stars go through and this time is exactly the one in which he needs to be more careful.The press is the one to blame for this situation, because they are the ones who started making early comparisons that went to the kid’s head and reality has slapped him right in the face.Good training 👍🏽⚽ pic.twitter.com/XQlGrcMXDJ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 9, 2018What do you think Marco Asensio should do, stay and fight for a spot in Real Madrid or leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington voters on Tuesday approved a plan to privatize liquor sales and dismantle controls that have been in place since Prohibition, siding with retailing giant Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history. Unofficial results Tuesday night showed the measure with 60 percent support in early returns. Costco Wholesale Corp. had committed $22 million to supporting the measure — $6 for every registered voter — as executives portrayed the Issaquah-based company as a crusader for consumers and said that it could take years to make up the investment in the initiative. The company also harnessed support from restaurants, groceries and other retailers.“We are very grateful to all of our coalition partners across the state,” said Joel Benoliel, senior vice president and chief legal officer at Costco. “The voters overwhelmingly demonstrated that facts trump scare tactics.” Wholesalers provided much of the opposition funding, as retailers will now be able to bypass them and buy product directly from producers. The new rules go into effect in June, and about 1,000 people who currently operate the state’s system will lose their jobs. Costco had backed another privatization measure that failed last year with 47 percent of the vote. Acknowledging that the 2010 proposal wasn’t ideal, supporters returned this year with a plan that includes more revenue for state and local governments, as well as stricter controls on which stores can sell liquor.last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire broke out at a Fort Lauderdale home, Monday night.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a call around 9:15 p.m. at a home located on 820 Southwest 30th Street.One person was reportedly transported from the single-family home with injuries that were not life-threatening.A resident of the location told 7News that he was the only one home at the time when the fire broke out.The fire is now under control. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgAre better times coming for boating magazines?Citing the latest report from marine, manufactured housing, and RV industry market data firm Statistical Surveys, boating trade publication Soundings Trade Only says the intense decline in boat sales may be slowing.”Declines in every segment are slowing compared to the activity recorded in June,” Statistical Surveys national marine sales manager Aarn Rosen reportedly said in a statement. The report is based on registration data from 26 states, or about 60 percent of the U.S. market. So, does this mean the ailing boating magazine sector can expect an up-tick in ad sales? According to Publishers Information Bureau first half figures, boating magazines took an especially hard hit during the period, with ad pages plummeting double digits for many of its titles, including Boating (-24.3 percent), Motorboating (-23.6 percent) and Yachting (-22 percent). SEE RELATED: Magazines That Managed to Grow Ad Pages in the First Half, We Salute YouAccording to the Statistical Surveys report, though, July numbers were still down severely, with sales for fiberglass boats falling 25.3 percent, aluminum boat sales down 17.7 percent and personal watercraft sales declining 17.5 percent.Is this really good news? Or is it just not-as-bad, bad news?last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Early Education & Child Care Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time National Accounts Ecommerce Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time/Part-Time Cashier at Panera BreadFull-Time/Part-Time Food Services Associate at Panera BreadFull-Time Comfort Advisor at Super Service Today, Inc.Temporary Full-TIme Nanny For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Order Checker at Arrow Paper Co.Part-Time Package Handler at FedEx GroundFull-Time Realtor at ERA Key Realty ServicesFull-Time Director of Quality Engineering at MKS Instruments(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

first_imgRajshahi district unit BNP general secretary Motiur Rahman Montu. Photo: CollectedA Rajshahi court on Tuesday placed Motiur Rahman Montu, general secretary of district unit BNP, on a five-day remand in a case filed over the crude bomb attack on a rally of the party’s mayoral candidate Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, reports UNB.Rajshahi metropolitan magistrate Zahidul Islam passed the order when sub-inspector of Boalia police station and also the investigation officer of the case Golam Mostafa produced him before the court with seven-day remand prayer.Earlier on 22 July, police in a drive arrested Motiur Rahman Montu from his house in the city’s Ramchandrapur area around 2:30am following the leak of an audio clip over alleged conversation between Montu and another BNP leader regarding bomb attack on the rally.On 17 July, the rally of BNP candidate came under crude bomb attack in Sagorpara Bottolar Mor area around 11:00am.Later, sub-inspector Shamim Hossain of Boalia police station filed a case accusing eight unnamed people.last_img read more

first_img(Credit: Suriya Yapin/Shutterstock)From dogs to giraffes, humans aren’t the only ones who know the glorious relief that comes from scratching an itch. But the science around itchiness is still kind of hazy. Especially when it stems from skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema, which each affect more than 3 million people in the U.S. yearly.To try and get experts on the same page, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine’s aptly named Center for the Study of Itch, published a review of work that’s been done on itching and scratching.Itching for ReliefResearchers suspect that usually when we feel itchy, it’s because there’s some sort of irritant on our skin — maybe something as simple as a bothersome fabric or perhaps a parasite like a tick — that we need to remove. So, we scratch. And most of the time, that does the trick.But experts aren’t quite sure why disorders like psoriasis and eczema make us itch in the first place, and scratching only makes things worse. We end up damaging our outermost skin cells, prompting the body to release specific proteins. These proteins signal nerve cells that then turn around and shoot a message to the brain that tells us we need to scratch. And thus the cycle continues.“Generally speaking, scratching is not very helpful for long-term conditions like eczema or even short-term itches like mosquito bites,” says Brian Kim, a dermatologist and immunologist at WU and an author of the review, in a press release.To try and curb the itch, recent research has homed in on how some of those proteins that our skin releases, called cytokines, work in concert with our brain to initiate the sensation. For instance, Kim and his co-author Madison Mack highlight a 2017 mouse study that found blocking a receptor in the brain for a cytokine called IL-4 significantly cut down on scratching seen in mice with a rodent version of eczema.Another study, from 2013, found that mice that were engineered to express a specific set of neurons, called BRAFNav1.8, starting scratching enough to develop skin lesions that made their scratching worse. And yet other studies found that when researchers blocked certain nerve fibers in the skin of mice from sending and receiving signals to and from the brain, the rodents stopped scratching.These kinds of results point to the fact that, in chronic-itch skin conditions, the brain likely works hand-in-hand with other systems in the body, such as our immune system. And it seems cytokines and the nerve cells related to them could be prime targets for experts who are trying to develop new treatments for chronic skin disorders.“These cytokines are great targets,” says Kim. “But whether they’re the best targets, we don’t really know.”last_img read more

first_imgNews | June 05, 2013 Loma Linda Proton Treatment Center Announces Multiple Clinical Trials Open to Patients News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 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 For more information: www.lomalindahealth.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RADcenter_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 June 5, 2013 — Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) currently has openings in eight clinical trials for patients with certain types of cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, esophagus and pancreas as well as those with soft-tissue sarcoma. All of the trials involve the use of proton therapy and are approved by the Institutional Review Board, the independent national committee that oversees such trials.The use of proton beam radiation as a cancer treatment was developed and brought to use by scientists at LLUMC more than 20 years ago. Since that time Loma Linda’s Proton Treatment and Research Center has cared for more than 15,000 cancer patients, making it the most dynamic proton treatment center in the world.“The ongoing study of proton therapy helps to enhance patient care and furthers the technology as the premiere radiation treatment modality for cancer and other diseases,” said Jerry D. Slater, M.D., chairman of the LLUMC Proton Treatment and Research Center. “Our clinical research studies provide us with the platforms to improve existing cancer treatment protocols and develop new protocols to treat other diseases.”The proton beam’s structure makes it the most precise form of radiation. Its pinpoint accuracy allows proton beams to target a specific area while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. “We are continually looking at increasing proton treatment’s safety and reducing its side effects in comparison to other forms of radiation therapy, with the ultimate goal to improve and streamline treatment strategies,” Slater said.Current trials to which qualified patients can join include:Breast Cancer — Building upon an earlier successful breast cancer trial, this study looks at patients with slightly higher risk factors to determine if the same excellent results in disease control and freedom from side effects can be achieved. Principal investigator: David A. Bush, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/7z6mvw.Esophageal Cancer — This trial studies whether a combination of chemotherapy can work with a low proton dose to control disease and prolong survival. Principal investigator: Gary Yang, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/a86mvw.Liver Cancer — Proton treatment at LLUMC is effective in reducing tumors in liver cancers that meet Milan and San Francisco criteria. Currently TACE is a standard treatment for these patients. This study compares proton therapy outcomes with results in patients treated with TACE with the hopes of potentially improving overall treatment outcomes. Principal investigators: David A. Bush, M.D., and Michael De Vera, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/i56mvw.Liver Cancer — Sorafenib is a standard chemotherapy for treating patients with advanced liver cancers. This study will determine if adding proton therapy to that chemotherapy can significantly reduce tumors. Principal investigators: David A. Bush, M.D., and Michael De Vera, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/i66mvw.Liver Cancer — For tumors that have metastasized to the liver and cannot be treated with surgery, aggressive radiotherapy can also prolong survival. Proton therapy can potentially improve clinical outcomes with less morbidity. This trial studies the feasibility and safety of using protons for isolated liver metastases. Principal investigator: Gary Yang, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/mc7mvw.Pancreatic Cancer — Pancreatic cancer when diagnosed typically is advanced making chemotherapy and conventional radiation more difficult to use. This study will research whether a limited proton dose can reduce tumors, minimize side effects, and make chemotherapy more effective. Principal investigator: Gary Yang, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/f76mvw.Prostate Cancer — Proton treatments at LLUMC have long been successful controlling disease and reducing side effects for prostate cancer patients. This study looks at shortening treatment time in half from eight to four weeks. Principal investigator: Jerry D. Slater, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/b46mvw.Soft Tissue Sarcoma — Surgery is the preferred method of controlling soft-tissue sarcomas, and standard radiation may be used to reduce tumors so surgery is more effective. However, radiation-injured normal tissue can compromise surgery. This trial will look at whether proton therapy, by sparing more normal tissue, can increase surgery’s effectiveness. Principal investigator: Gary Yang, M.D. For more information: http://tiny.cc/4a7mvw. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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first_imgSource = Carlson Wagonlit Travel Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialised in managing business travel and meetings and events, today announced it has been awarded with the prestigious title of Best Corporate Travel Agency 2012 in the TTG Travel Awards for 2012. This is the third time that CWT has received this award, winning in 2002 and 2007.The announcement was made at last night’s 23rd Annual TTG Travel Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner held in Bangkok, Thailand. Lisa Akeroyd, vice president Global Program Management, CWT Asia Pacific attended the event and accepted the award for CWT.The TTG Travel Awards have been recognising the best of Asia Pacific’s travel industry since 1989 and are organised annually by TTG Asia to honour top-performing organisations that have consistently proven to the industry their commitment to service excellence. CWT was voted as the Best Corporate Travel Agency  by  the  readers  of  TTG  Asia,  TTG  China,  TTG  India,  TTGmice  and  TTG-BTmice  China  for 2012.Kelly Kuhn, CWT President Asia Pacific said “It is always an honour to be recognised for our commitment to excellence and delivering the best travel services to our customers”.She went onto say “this award would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of my inspiring team across Asia Pacific”. last_img read more

first_img South Africa: Jupiter Group upgrades practices, fa … South Africa: Port operator says NCT backlog will … U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado … You might also be interested in South African Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana has pledged his support to the fruit sector exporting to the U.S., saying there is room to grow.He made the commitment was during last week’s Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit event held in Orlando, Florida, which brings together more than 20,000 industry participants.Speaking at the official opening of the summit, Zokwana announced that current negotiations are in the final stages for extending citrus access and granting avocado access.He added that the U.S. has applied for export permits of apples and berries for the South African market.“These interventions only present a path for industry to utilise emerging opportunities for trade,” Zokwana said.South Africa exports 2.7 million metric tons (MT) of fresh fruit annually to about 100 countries, to the value of US$3.4 billion.Although only 4% of that volume currently goes to the U.S., Zokwana envisaged that the figure would grow substantially due to the recently awarded access for litchis, the “imminent” wider access for citrus fruit to the U.S., the potential market access for avocados to the U.S.It also said the potential import of table grapes, pears, and apples through the Port of Virginia could lead to export growth.The U.S. indicated in June that it would soon allow citrus imports from all regions. At present only growers in the Western and Northern Cape are eligible to ship to the U.S. market. The South African Government has said exports from these areas should start in 2019.Zokwana said that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) also has a good and long-standing working relationship with the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS).He said that through engagements with APHIS, South Africa intends to increase in volumes of fruit exported.“The government of South Africa is fully committed to supporting and sustaining a world-class supply chain system for the South African fresh produce and perishables sector. This can only be achieved by good relations with strategic partners which includes the USA,” he said.“As counter seasonal producers, there is a potential good match in fresh produce trade between South Africa and the United States. Especially, the South African fruit industry has a highly sophisticated supply chain that exports to sophisticated markets all over the worl1d including the USA, the European Union and China.”The Minister added that South Africa is promoting diversity of fruit exports including the new consignments of berries recently exported to the U.S. South Africa: Labor court stops striking workers a … October 24 , 2018 last_img read more

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