President to appoint committee of experts on SAITM

President Maithripala Sirisena had said this week that he will not allow any injustice to happen to the medical students of universities due to the SAITM Private Medical College in Malambe. President Maithripala Sirisena is to appoint a committee of experts to hold consultations and advise the Government on the steps to be taken on the issue over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.The President said the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) have submitted proposals to him on issue. “GMOA and SLDA submitted their proposals on SAITM issue. I will appoint  a committee of experts to consult all parties and advise the gov.,” the President tweeted today. “As the President of the country I am not partial to any party in this issue. I will bring justice to every student while being impartial. I will have discussions with all relevant parties and solve this problem through a reasonable program which everybody can accept,” he had said.He also pointed out on the importance to establish educational institutes with quality and standards to solve the problems of the students who are unable to enter into universities but are qualified for such education. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Sri Lanka to benefit from new GEF funding for Bay of Bengal

The BOBLME project brought together not just various Governments in the region, but also various ministries and departments. A breakthrough came when, for the first time ever, the ministries of environment and fisheries of these eight countries eventually agreed on a process to collectively manage a large marine ecosystem, and a Strategic Action Programme finally emerged.“In developing and agreeing on a Strategic Action Programme, the countries have prioritized regional actions for collaboration and have identified their own national actions to support the sustainable management of the Bay of Bengal and the long-term wellbeing for the people who depend on it,” said FAO’s Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo, who is attending the 6th GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam this week.The Strategic Action Programme has defined four main areas of intervention: sustainable management of fisheries, restoration of degraded marine habitats for biodiversity conservation, coastal and marine pollution management and improvement of people’s livelihoods and enhanced resilience of the coastal areas. The new GEF funding will help FAO and its partners to continue working with national and local government agencies, commercial fishers, artisanal fisher-folk, academic institutions and local NGOs to further develop capacities of these groups to plan and implement a holistic ecosystem approach to the management of these resources.Eight countries depend on the Bay of Bengal – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand, with some 400 million people, the vast majority of whom subsist at the poverty line or below it, and are dependent on the Bay of Bengal for their food and livelihoods. But the continuing degradation of the Bay of Bengal‘s coastal and marine resources is having a severe impact on the quality of life and the prospects for economic growth in these communities. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved US$ 15 million in funding to assist continued management of the large marine ecosystem in the Bay of Bengal in order to help sustain ecosystem services for the benefit of the coastal populations and countries.The ultimate goal is to help safeguard ecosystem services that are estimated to be worth around US$ 240 billion over the next 25 years, and reinforce nutrition and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people in the region. Transboundary marine resources are particularly complex as there is a broad range of stakeholders with whom to consult. At the same time, these resources are affected by a wide range of issues, from overfishing and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing, to habitat degradation, water pollution and climate change. The GEF’s renewed funding will allow for concrete actions to make the programme a reality, further contributing to enhanced food security and poverty reduction in coastal communities in the region. (Colombo Gazette) The FAO led project, Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME), was first launched in 2009 to enhance the regional management of the area’s environment and fisheries sector. In addition to the GEF funding, the Governments of Sweden and Norway had provided financial resources in support of the project’s initial phase 2009 – 2017. read more

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New Student Welcome to kick off Academic Orientation

When the latest batch of Brock students is welcomed to campus Sept. 4, the University wants to ensure they have what they need to hit the ground running.Through its New Student Welcome ceremony, Brock hopes to offer a healthy dose of inspiration mixed with useful information to help get the school year off on the right foot.The ceremony, which starts at 8:45 a.m., will kick off this year’s Academic Orientation. The hour-long session will feature an address from University President Gervan Fearon, as well as an alumni keynote speaker and presentations on other information on the academic culture and expectations of the University.For Brian Power, Brock’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic, the addition of the New Student Welcome represents an opportunity to create a tangible starting point for students to reflect on when sitting in the same surroundings used for Convocation.“We hope this will help students to get their bearings academically and will be a great opening to our Academic Orientation day,” he said. “We want students to understand what it means to be a part of Brock, and we can’t wait for them to join us.”With all new Brock students invited to attend the event, a crowd of between 2,000 and 3,000 is expected to take in the New Student Welcome before breaking into small faculty- and program-specific groups throughout the rest of the morning.Some of the topics to be discussed in the welcome session include clarifying the academic code of conduct and presenting the University’s mission, vision and values.Mary Ann Tierney, Brock’s Acting Manager of Student and Community Experience, said the event will help students to make the initial connections on campus that helps to ease their entrance into post-secondary life at the University.“Academic Orientation is a great opportunity to meet faculty and upper-year students,” she said. “It’s also a fantastic way to meet other new students who are sharing the same experience and are also new to Brock.”In addition to the morning sessions, orientation activities specific to Concurrent Education students and co-op students, as well as sessions designed to assist students in using Brock’s library will take place throughout the afternoon.Aside from the essential academic components that are the focus of the day, Tierney hopes the time together will also inspire students to embrace their new roles at the University and in the region.“We want to create a specific welcome to encourage them to be involved in the greater Brock community and to represent us well both in Niagara and as they travel around the country and overseas,” she said. “This is the first step of their academic journey, and we want to walk alongside them every step of the way.”Academic Orientation is part of Brock’s Welcome Week activities, which also include fun events and socials, volunteer opportunities, the Brock University Students’ Union’s BadgerFest and more.To learn more about the New Student Welcome and Academic Orientation or to register, visit the Academic Orientation website. read more

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Outotec to equip Sandfires DeGrussa coppergold concentrator

first_imgMinerals processing major, Outotec has signed a contract with Sandfire Resources to deliver key process technologies and services for the DeGrussa copper/gold concentrator in Western Australia. The contract value exceeds €15 million. Outotec’s scope of delivery comprises SAG and ball mills, flotation cells, thickeners and a concentrate filter.The contract also includes commissioning and long term service agreements for maintenance and operational spares. The equipment will be delivered over the next 11 months. “Our delivery to Sandfire’s DeGrussa project will incorporate the latest in technological developments designed to recover the valuable metals in the most sustainable manner possible. In addition, I am very pleased with the long term service contract, which supports our strategy and increases the value to the customer”, stated Outotec’s CEO, Pertti Korhonen.DeGrussa is located 900 km north of Perth and approximately 150 km north of the mining centre of Meekatharra in the Peak Hill mineral field of Western Australia. The DeGrussa JORC compliant mineral resource inventory currently comprises an indicated and inferred resource of 10.67 Mt grading 5.6 % copper, 1.9 g/t gold and 15 g/t silver containing 600,000 t of copper, 660,000 oz of gold and 5.1 Moz of silver.last_img read more

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SEHA GAZPROM SSL Round 3 Tatran strong for Vojvodina – First victory

1.CO Zagreb220081 : 506 10.Borac m:tel300365 : 1100 ← Previous Story “EIN LOWE”: Bjarte Myrhol stays in Rhein Neckar Lowen until 2015! Next Story → Bergischer “Lions” believe in their coach – Sebastian Hinze! 3.Nexe320197 : 886 4.Vardar211061 : 544 7.Lovćen310279 : 813 6.Meshkov Brest210159 : 543 Three of five matches of SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League 2013/2014 Round 3 were played last weekend. Slovakian champion Tatran Presov beat easily Serbian best team RK Vojvodina 37:26 (18:11). After a surprising defeat in Osijek aganst Nasice few days ago, strong Slovakian side made the maximum effort to show quality against Vojvodina, team who played under possible level.Second Serbian team RK Partizan beat RK Lovćen 26:23 (13:12), which was the first victory for team from Belgrade in SEHA SSL.In the third match on Saturday programme, RK Nexe had easy afternoon against RK Borac Banja Luka 33:19.STANDINGS: 9.Vojvodina310275 : 913 8.Partizan310275 : 813 2.Tatran Prešov320199 : 886 gazprom handballhandballSEHASEHA GAZPROM South stream league 5.Metalurg211057 : 514 read more

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HP Play goes beta is iTunes for the TouchPad

first_imgA successful tablet device isn’t just about delivering powerful, flexible hardware in a sexy package. It’s also got plenty to do with the ecosystem manufacturers build around their tablets — the way that the iOS App Store and iTunes complete the iPad experience. While OEMs like Motorola and Samsung have left the ecosystem part up to Google when it comes to their Android offerings, HP is keeping things in-house with the TouchPad.Not all of the pieces to the puzzle were available when the TouchPad launched on July 1st in the U.S., but things are rapidly taking shape. For example, HP’s “iTunes” for the TouchPad — HP Play — is now available for download.AdChoices广告You may just be able to make out the tone-on-tone text in the lower-right corner of the main program window, which reveals that HP Play is powered by Songbird. At this stage in the game, there was really no need for HP to reinvent the wheel and launch a built-from-scratch app to accompany the TouchPad. Songbird is a very capable and full-featured program, and it’s mature enough to provide the powerplant for HP Play.In its present form, Play isn’t going to knock your socks off. It’ll import iTunes libraries, build playlists, play and rate your songs, and let you edit ID3 tags. Synchronizing to devices works, too, though it requires a USB connection at this point — a bit of a downer considering HP has really been hammering home the wire-free awesomeness of the TouchPad and webOS smartphones.There’s currently no download store for integrated purchasing of music or videos, though that’s probably going to change in the very near future. Songbird already offers 7digital shopping in its vanilla version, and it’s been known for a while that HP is working on something media-related for webOS. We’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled for now.The HP Play beta is available for download now, and both Windows and Mac versions are there. Find them both at www.hpplay.com.More at PreCentrallast_img read more

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Vics multiculturalism enhanced with grants

first_imgGrants in excess of $700,000 for Victoria’s multicultural community organisations were announced this week by Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras through the Community Grants Program.Mr Kotsiras said the first round of multicultural festivals and events grants from the Victorian Multicultural Commission for 2013-14 provides vital funding to community organisations to celebrate and share their culture with the wider community. “Victoria’s growing cultural diversity is one of our state’s greatest strengths and the Victorian Coalition Government is proud to support grassroots community organisations that work to promote the diversity that makes Victoria such a great place to live,” Mr Kotsiras said. “More than 270 community organisations will share in funding through this grant round to host community festivals and events this year. “Events may range from Women’s and Youth Association groups sharing in music, dance, fashion and food, to major public festivals such as the Australian Association for Indian Culture and Education’s Diwali – The Festival of Lights event, held in the Ballarat region. “As one of the world’s most culturally diverse communities, Victoria is home to people from more than 200 countries who between them follow one of 135 different faiths. “The Victorian Coalition Government is a strong supporter of our multicultural communities, and I encourage the community to share in the many cultural offerings through the coming festivals and events,” Mr Kotsiras said. Applications for the second round of Multicultural Festivals and Events grants through the Victorian Multicultural Commission are now open. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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NASA le voyage inédit dune tempête solaire filmé intégralement

first_imgNASA : le voyage inédit d’une tempête solaire filmé intégralementDepuis l’atmosphère du Soleil jusqu’à la Terre et au-delà, le voyage d’une tempête solaire a été filmé intégralement. De quoi améliorer nos capacités de prévision de ces événements violents, explique SciencesetAvenir.fr.De nouveaux travaux présentés cette semaine devraient permettre d’améliorer considérablement la météorologie solaire. Les énormes éjections de gaz qui se produisent dans l’atmosphère externe du Soleil, la couronne, sont en effet difficiles à prévoir ainsi que le moment précis où ces vents solaires vont atteindre la Terre, provoquant des tempêtes magnétiques dans notre atmosphère. Émettant de fortes radiations, celles-ci présentent alors des risques pour les satellites et les explorateurs spatiaux qui y sont exposés.  Mais les chercheurs de la mission STEREO de la Nasa ont annoncé être parvenus à réaliser la première observation complète d’une éjection de masse coronale, depuis le Soleil jusqu’à notre Planète. Après trois ans de travail, Craig DeForest (Southwest Researcher Institute, Colorado, USA) et son équipe ont ainsi réussi à rendre visible le nuage de gaz expulsé de la couronne solaire à l’aide des vidéos fournies par les deux satellites STEREO. On y voit alors l’éjection de masse coronale engouffrer la Terre avant de poursuivre sa route. Des images de l’espace et de la sismologie stellaireEn réalité, le satellite SOHO permettait déjà d’obtenir régulièrement des images de ce qui ressemble à de gigantesques flammes s’échappant du Soleil correspondant aux éjections de masse coronale. Mais, une fois passée l’orbite de Vénus, la tempête est déjà des milliards de fois moins lumineuse que la surface de la pleine Lune, soit beaucoup moins lumineuse que la Voie lactée, explique SciencesetAvenir. Ainsi, distinguer son signal parmi d’autres est très difficile. Ce qui explique la durée des travaux de Craig DeForest et son équipe. Mais désormais, il est donc possible d’évaluer la masse de l’éjection et de déterminer précisément l’arrivée de la tempête et donc d’optimiser les prévisions. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAPar ailleurs, cette découverte s’associe aux travaux d’une autre équipe de l’Université de Stanford (Californie, USA) qui a publié dans la revue Science, une nouvelle méthode de prévision de l’apparition des taches solaires. Ces points noirs qui apparaissent à la surface du Soleil sont souvent le lieu d’éruption massive, source des fameuses éjections de masse coronale. Découvrez la vidéo de la NASA sur le voyage de cette première tempête solaire filmé intégralement Le 22 août 2011 à 17:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Dalles IGZO Sharp débute la fabrication

first_imgDalles IGZO : Sharp débute la fabricationAux dernières nouvelles, Sharp aurait presque finalisé la conception d’écrans pourvus de la technologie IGZO, qui pourraient équiper un futur produit Apple…Le fabricant Sharp, allié de longue date d’Apple, travaille sur la production de dalles LCD 32 pouces Hi DPI haute-performance depuis l’usine Kameyama 2, au Japon. Selon Mac Plus, il s’agirait d’écrans dotés de la technologie IGZO, plus performante que le LCD standard, offrant une meilleure transparence et moins gourmand en énergie.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cependant, il est difficile de savoir quels appareils de la marque à la Pomme seront pourvus de cette technologie dans les prochains mois. La smart TV d’Apple devrait en effet être pourvue d’une taille d’image supérieure. Selon l’analyste Peter Misek, l’usage de l’IGZO dans un futur appareil d’Apple serait pourtant imminente. Enfin, la technologie en question pourrait aussi équiper le prochain iMac…De plus Sharp concevrait des écrans de 7 et 10 pouces pour netbooks et tablettes. Mais est-ce que ces derniers vont être utilisés par Apple ? Il est encore trop tôt pour l’affirmer.Le 17 avril 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Get 8 AwardWinning and Popular Mac Apps for Over 90 Off

first_img Got a Mac? Get more out of it with The Epic Mac Bundle, featuring eight popular and award-winning apps — such as Fantastical 2 and PDF Expert — for one low price. Purchase now for $22.49 when you use the code DOWNLOADIT at check out, a savings of over 90% off the original value of $478.71.Let’s face it. Mac computers don’t come cheap. So once you’ve taken the plunge and made your purchase chances are good that you won’t have a lot of cash left over to buy apps. At least, not those of the award-winning variety. And that’s what makes The Epic Mac Bundle such a great value. It gives you the opportunity to purchase all the apps that you really need but at a rock bottom price that virtually anyone can afford.This package offers access to eight elite level apps that every Mac owner really shouldn’t be without. It includes Fantastical 2, an Apple Design Award Winning calendar app that’ll organize and streamline your life. It also comes with PDF Expert, a popular app that lets you edit text, images, and links in any PDF document — which is something that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to do on a Mac.These two apps alone are worth $50 and $80 respectively. If you’re doing the math, that means you’d save over $100 if you bought this package for just these two apps. We couldn’t really call it a ‘bundle’ however unless we offered more. Much more. That’s why you’ll get another six important apps with your purchase.Also included is Flux 7, a user friendly website development tool; Pagico 8, an elite level task manager; Command-Tab Plus, which helps you to seamlessly move from one app to another; iStat Menu 6, an app that provides detailed system information about your Mac; and iLocker Pro, which helps protect your system from unwanted access. And finally, rounding out the lineup is UltData Recovery, which ensures you’ll never lose a file due to human error.There is something in this package for every type of Mac user. Professionals will appreciate the tools that’ll keep them productive, creatives will adore the ability to easily manage their workflow, and everyone else will love the tools that’ll help keep your Mac secure and running in tip-top shape.The combined value of all eight apps is a little more than $475. Under normal circumstances, we’d sell them together for $29.99 — a savings of over 90 percent. Right now, however, If you enter the code DOWNLOADIT at check out, you’ll save a further 25 percent and get The Epic Mac Bundle for the paltry sum of just $22.49. Stay on target This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves The Epic Mac Bundle Ft. Fantastical 2 & PDF Expert – $29.99See Deal Like this deal? Check out Vault, the best way to secure your online data for just $9.99.last_img read more

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Vancouver woman hurt in Cowlitz County crash

first_imgTwo people were injured Wednesday afternoon when a car crossed the center line on state Highway 503 in Cowlitz County and hit another vehicle.Kassandra A. Robello, 28, of Vancouver was driving a 2015 silver Mazda sedan north on the highway about 14 miles east of Woodland when, at about 4:30 p.m., her vehicle traveled into oncoming traffic and hit a 2016 orange Toyota Tacoma head-on, according to the Washington State Patrol. Robello was injured and taken to a hospital by another citizen, State Patrol said. The Tacoma’s driver, 55-year-old Ariel resident Robert G. Bennett, also was hurt, troopers said. He was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. His condition was not available Wednesday night. Both drivers were wearing seat belts when the vehicles collided. Robello faces a charge of second-degree negligent driving, according to the State Patrol.last_img read more

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Former Man Utd coach reveals what sets Ronaldo apart from the

first_imgRené Meulensteen played a big role in making Cristiano Ronaldo the player he is today, but the former Manchester United coach believes that what ultimately sets the star apart from the other world-class players is his work ethicThe Dutchman worked closely with Ronaldo during his formative years at United and especially in the 2007/08 season, when the Portuguese scored an incredible 42 goals and officially made himself the star he is currently today.However, Meulensteen believes that Ronaldo is the only person that can really take full credit for his achievements and for being able to maintain his unbelievable form throughout the years.“In the season we won the Champions League, Ronaldo was suspended for three games after he was sent off against Portsmouth, so I stayed behind at training to work with him,” said the 54-year-old, according to PlanetFootball.“I knew exactly what he wanted, because he told me – to become the best player on the planet.“There was nothing wrong with his work ethic or his skills, but when it came to the mental side, he was being kicked left, right and centre during games, which annoyed him.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I told him that players only kicked him because they had no other way of stopping him and even that didn’t work sometimes.“I taught him what he needed to do to improve and he took it all on board.“No matter what anybody says about him, I have never seen a more devoted professional footballer than Ronaldo.”The former Fulham manager believes that his rivalry with Lionel Messi has played a part in his continued high standards over the years and cited how Ronaldo has managed to achieve this, where other greats have failed.“The key is to keep performing to the level he has maintained, which has also happened because of the constant competition he has with Messi,” he said.“There were world-class players such as Ronaldinho and Kaka, but they never maintained it – they had the rise, but then there was the demise.”last_img read more

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For Shaqiri no team is unbeatable

first_imgThe new Liverpool signing wants to win it all with The Reds; he will debut todayLiverpool’s new forward Xherdan Shaqiri is eager to start the 2018-2019 Premier League season.And having recently been acquired from Stoke City, the new Red’s attacker says there is no team unbeatable in England or anywhere in the world.“For me, nothing is impossible. We can be everything we want to be,” he told Liverpool’s official website.“We beat Manchester City in the league and the Champions League last season so I think we can beat anyone in the world. ”“It has to be our ambition to compete with the best and to go on the field against whoever we play trying to win the game and dominate the game,” he added.“Our aim is to win as many titles as possible. That is the goal of the club now and we are looking forward to the season.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…And how does he plan to do that? The Swiss international was clear on that.“I think we now have the quality and a talented team who can play to win titles. It has to be our goal to try to be the best in the league,” he commented.“All players are ready to go for the new season. We have a big squad so the coach can rotate every time and keep the quality on the pitch.”Premier League ? is back to Anfield! ?????⚽️ #Matchday #Anfield #XS23 #YNWA pic.twitter.com/qpXvpBDRlQ— Xherdan Shaqiri (@XS_11official) August 12, 2018last_img read more

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Young squeaks Roadless Rule exemption into agriculture bill

first_imgRep. Don Young in his Washington, D.C. office. 2017 Photo: Liz RuskinIt took some doing, but Rep. Don Young squeezed the House for votes Thursday night and got an amendment into the Agriculture bill to exempt Alaska forests from the Roadless Rule.Listen nowIt was a feat that played out on the House floor like political cinema.During debate earlier in the day, Young said the rule severely curtails logging and hampers timber management in the Tongass National Forest.“I’m saying this roadless rule takes away the opportunity for people to survive for their family and take and have a sustainable silvicultural industry, taking care of our forests in Southeast Alaska,” Young said.The drama came a few hours later, during the vote, when it looked like Young, the most senior member of Congress, might lose. He stalked the aisles with his list, shouting the names of colleagues he needed to get on board. The vote clock ran to zero and he was still short, but the rolls were held open for about 12 extra minutes.“I need four more votes,” Young shouted at one point.Young got one yea. Then another. Then Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Penn., made a big show of changing his vote, from no to yes. Costello looked over at Young, to ensure the favor was noted.And then Young had it: 208-207. He raised both arms in victory. A few minutes later he and other Congress members were at the elevators to leave for the night.How did Young get the votes?“It’s what you call kindness. Kindness,” Young said. “I can be nice.”The congressman laughed as the elevator doors closed.The Roadless Rule has been a thorn in the side of Alaska’s congressional delegation since 2001. Environmental groups and their allies among Southeast Alaska fishermen and business owners say it preserves habitat and protects old-growth trees.The agriculture bill still has a long way to go. It includes restrictions on food stamps that Democrats oppose. The House is expected to vote on the full bill Friday. The Senate is writing its own version.last_img read more

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AL defeat to lead to bloodshed Quader

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League’s general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday warned that his party has no alternative to victory in the 30 December parliamentary elections.The opposition, on the other hand, alleged that the AL camp planned to rig the polls by using the administration and the election commission.“Our defeat will bring darkness. Our defeat will lead to bloodshed across the country,” he told a joint meeting of AL associate body Sechchasebak League at the AL’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue.The ruling camp leaders have time and again mentioned that the country might witness bloodshed if the AL and its allies are defeated in the elections.“We’ve seen corruption, violence and bloodshed caused by our opponent in 2001 and 2014 respectively. Do we want to go back to the darkness of that period? We don’t. So we have to remain united,” Quader told his partymen.He asked them to be aware of the opposition forces. “They have a big arm of conspiracy and they can unleash violence and sabotage,” he cautioned.“The opposition (BNP) has started violence. After the announcement of the election schedule, they carried out violence at Naya Paltan. Those who can do it have tried to hatch conspiracies at home and abroad,” Quader said.The AL leader said Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain has surrendered to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) through formation of the Jatiya Oikya Jote.“Kamal Hossain is not a leader now and he is not contesting polls,” Quader said adding the leader of the BNP is Tarique Rahman, who, he added, is a fugitive and convicted person.“What a shame it is! Kamal Hossain, Kader Siddique, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Mostofa Mahsin Montu are dictated by Tarique Rahman. What a helpless surrender of these people to a corrupt and killer”, Quader said.He went on to say, “They will guard the polling stations. We will protect the voting centres too.”Criticising BNP secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement that the AL will be defeated utterly, the AL general secretary said, “Mirza Fakhrul doesn’t want to give Awami League more than 30 seats. They got 29 seats in 2008. Staying in power, we didn’t utter such a statement that we would give a little number of seats to our opponent.”last_img read more

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These are the African Americans Running in Maryland

first_imgNnabu Eze (R)Eze, an information technology contractor, came to the United States from Nigeria when he was seven and grew up in Glassboro, New Jersey He is a graduate of Rutgers University. Eze previously ran for the U.S. House of Representatives Third District as a Green Party candidate. He resides in Owings Mills with his wife and children. By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comThere has never been a Black man or woman representing Maryland in the United States Senate. There are four men and women, Republican and Democrat, who want to change that historical narrative in our state.Clockwise from left: Antonio “Tony” Campbell, Nnabu Eze, Rikki Vaughn, Debbie “Rica” Wilson. (Courtesy Photos)Antonio “Tony” Campbell (R)Campbell is a political science professor at Towson University and a conservative political commentator. He received his Doctorate from Liberty University Seminary and served in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain. He is a member of the executive committee of Maryland’s GOP and served as state chairman of Ben Carson’s presidential campaign in 2016. He is the author of two books, {America Today,} and {A More Perfect Union.} Rikki Vaughn (D)Vaughn, who was born in Baltimore City, is owner of Vaughn’s Restaurant Group. His online biography states he started working at McDonald’s at age 18 as a cashier and eventually became a vice president for the fast food chain. After obtaining his GED at 25, Vaughn went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Hampton Univ. in Virgina. He also received an MBA from the University of the Southwest in New Mexico.center_img Debbie “Rica” Wilson (D)Wilson is a former public school teacher and college professor. She is the founder and executive director of Brown Girl Wellness, which focuses on the needs of homeless and low-income women and children in rural America. Wilson is a native of South Carolina.last_img read more

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Touchable Hologram Becomes Reality w Video

first_img Explore further Called the Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display, the hologram projector uses an ultrasound phenomenon called acoustic radiation pressure to create a pressure sensation on a user’s hands, which are tracked with two Nintendo Wiimotes. As the researchers explain, the method doesn’t use any direct contact and so doesn’t dilute the quality of the hologram. The researchers, led by Hiroyuki Shinoda, currently have the technology on display at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans. 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. “A retroreflective marker is attached on the tip of user’s middle finger,” the researchers explain on their website. “IR LEDs illuminate the marker and two Wiimotes sense the 3D position of the finger. Owing to this hand-tracking system, the users can handle the floating virtual image with their hands.”In the video, the researchers demonstrate how a user can dribble a virtual bouncing ball, feel virtual raindrops bouncing off their hand, and feel a small virtual creature crawling on their palm. The researchers hope that the technology will have applications in video games, 3D CADs, and other uses.More information: Shinoda Lab© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Touchable Hologram Becomes Reality (w/ Video) (2009, August 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-08-touchable-hologram-reality-video.htmlcenter_img Video: Swine flu health tips (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed 3D holograms that can be touched with bare hands. Generally, holograms can’t be felt because they’re made only of light. But the new technology adds tactile feedback to holograms hovering in 3D space. In this demonstration of the touchable hologram, ultrasound is radiated from above and the user feels as if a rain drop hits his palm. Credit: Hiroyuki Shinoda.last_img read more

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Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case

first_img March 8, 2019 — Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination of RaySearch’s treatment planning system (TPS) RayStation and Accuray’s TomoTherapy Treatment Delivery System. This is the first-ever treatment in the U.S. using the two technologies in combination.Anderson Regional Cancer Center first began using RayStation in 2013 with its conventional linear accelerators, which provided significant benefits for workflow and patient treatments. The center then added the TomoTherapy System for radiation treatment. Anderson has worked closely with RaySearch and Accuray to join the technologies and is now using RayStation for all radiation treatment planning, which is providing substantial gains in efficiency. Additionally, the high-precision treatment delivery provided by the TomoTherapy System will help ensure the best possible radiation treatments for patients.The first treatment combining RayStation and TomoTherapy System at Anderson Regional Cancer Center was successfully administered to treat a prostate cancer patient. Moving forward, the center plans to use this combination of TPS and radiation treatment delivery system to also treat cancers of the breast, lung, and head and neck.Scott Anderson, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director at Anderson Regional Cancer Center, said: “We have watched these progressive companies develop through the years, and we are all very excited to be at this juncture. Integrating RayStation planning for multiple accelerator platforms enables us to fully embrace the TomoTherapy System’s advantages. The future of our patients certainly looks brighter with the ability to unify these developments.”Paul King, chief medical physicist at Anderson Regional Cancer Center, said: “This clinical launch is very significant. It is a big step in an evolving story that has just begun, considering the quality of RayStation’s design as it is today, as well as the intensity and direction of its ongoing development.”For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com, www.accuray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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 Related Content 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 News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019 Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case Collaboration marks first case in U.S. combining the two technologies 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more 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 last_img read more

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first_img Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by The Associated Press Posted Sep 24, 2018 3:14 am PDT Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosbycenter_img NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local):4:10 p.m.Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in court Monday that the 81-year-old comedian is still capable of slipping women drugs and assaulting them. He says the sentence should send the message to others that “nobody’s above the law.”Steele quoted from chief accuser Andrea Constand’s victim-impact statement, which said the attack had crushed her spirit.Cosby’s lawyers are trying to keep him out of prison, calling it an “excessive hardship.”Court has adjourned for the day. The judge is expected to sentence Cosby on Tuesday. He could get up to 30 years in prison.___3:45 p.m.Bill Cosby’s lawyer says the 81-year-old comedian is a poor candidate for prison because he’s old, legally blind and dependent on others.Defence lawyer Joseph Green argued at Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday that Cosby would be at risk behind bars. He called prison an “excessive hardship.”Green suggested an alternative punishment program would be more appropriate.Court has adjourned for the day. A judge is expected to sentence Cosby on Tuesday.Cosby’s lawyer says a psychologist set to testify Tuesday will be the only defence witness at the comedian’s sentencing.Cosby could get up to 30 years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004, though sentencing guidelines suggest a range of one to four years is more likely.___3:10 p.m.The woman Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting says she wants “justice as the court sees fit.”Andrea Constand testified Monday at Cosby’s sentencing hearing outside Philadelphia. She was on the witness stand for just two minutes but submitted a much lengthier victim-impact statement that wasn’t read in court.Cosby was convicted of knocking Constand out with pills and violating her at his suburban mansion in 2004.Her parents and sister told Judge Steven O’Neill on Monday that the assault had taken an immense emotional toll.Constand’s mother, Gianna, says Cosby had “protected himself at the cost of ruining many lives.”Cosby’s lawyer says a psychologist set to testify Tuesday will be the only defence witness at the comedian’s sentencing.Cosby faces the possibility of years in prison.___2:45 p.m.Bill Cosby’s spokesman insists the 81-year-old comedian is “still America’s Dad” despite his conviction on sexual assault charges.Andrew Wyatt spoke to reporters as he walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday afternoon. Cosby’s in court to be sentenced for drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.Wyatt says Cosby’s team is telling him to “stay strong and stay focused.” He said Cosby’s in “great spirits.”Cosby became known as America’s Dad for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-rated “Cosby Show.” Wyatt says “they won’t ever take that away. You can’t take away the legacy.”Some 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, but only one case went to trial. Cosby was convicted in April and faces years in prison.___11:45 a.m.None of the other accusers who testified at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial will take the stand at his sentencing hearing.Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a Temple University women’s basketball administrator in 2004. Five other women who say Cosby molested them also testified at the April retrial.Prosecutors had hoped to have some of the other accusers address the court at sentencing to paint Cosby as a serial sexual predator deserving of prison. But the district attorney’s office told The Associated Press on Monday they would not be taking the stand.It’s unclear whether chief accuser Andrea Constand will testify.The 81-year-old comedian faces years in prison for drugging and assaulting Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home.___11:35 a.m.A Pennsylvania state board psychologist says evidence shows Bill Cosby has an uncontrollable urge to violate young women and would likely reoffend if given the chance.Kristen Dudley testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Cosby should be classified as a “sexually violent predator” under a state law, which would mandate community notification of his whereabouts and lifetime counselling.The 81-year-old comedian was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He’s scheduled to be sentenced at the conclusion of this week’s hearing.Dudley says the assault fits a long pattern of predatory behaviour by the former “Cosby Show” star. Dudley says Cosby declined to meet with her, but she made her determination after reviewing police reports and trial transcripts.Cosby’s lawyers argue the law is unconstitutional.___10:15 a.m.A judge is weighing whether to hold a hearing to determine if Bill Cosby is a sexually violent predator.Cosby is in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom Monday for the start of his sentencing hearing. He was convicted in April of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.A state board has recommended that Cosby be classified a sexually violent predator, which would mandate community notification of his whereabouts and lifetime counselling. His lawyers are arguing the law is punitive and unconstitutional.Judge Steven O’Neill is considering whether to hold a hearing on the matter.___9:05 a.m.Bill Cosby’s chief accuser has arrived at a courthouse outside Philadelphia for a sentencing hearing for the 81-year-old entertainer convicted of sexually assaulting her.Former Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand testified that Cosby knocked her out with pills, then molested her during an encounter at his home in 2004. A jury convicted Cosby of three felony counts. He faces up to 30 years in prison, though state guidelines suggest a sentence of one to four years.Constand tweeted a Bible verse earlier Monday.Some 60 women accuse the former “Cosby Show” star of sexual assault, though Constand’s case is the only one that went to trial.___8:25 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault.Cosby, the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo era, was convicted of drugging and molesting a Temple University women’s basketball administrator at his home in 2004. He faces a sentence of probation up to 30 years in prison. State guidelines suggest a one- to four-year sentence.The two-day sentencing hearing will begin with testimony about Cosby’s sex offender evaluation and whether he should be deemed a sexually violent predator. That would make him subject to lifetime counselling and community notification.The former “Cosby Show” star was convicted in April following a retrial.___6:15 a.m.The woman Bill Cosby is convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting has tweeted a Bible verse about letting go of anger.Andrea Constand tweeted Ephesians 4:26 early Monday, hours before Cosby’s sentencing hearing was to get underway. He could be sentenced to as many as 30 years in prison.Her tweet was: “Be wrathful, but do not sin; do not let the sun set while you are still angry; do not give the Devil an opportunity.”Cosby could be the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to go to prison after being convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.Prosecutors hope to call some of his other accusers to paint Cosby as a sexual predator deserving of prison.___1 a.m.Bill Cosby is facing the start of a sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old trailblazing comedian who preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.Cosby was the first celebrity to go to trial in the #MeToo era and could be the first to go to prison after being convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University athletics employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.At the end of the two-day hearing starting Monday, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill could sentence Cosby to as many as 30 years in prison or send him home on probation.The state guidelines for someone like Cosby, with no prior convictions, call for about one to four years behind bars.last_img read more

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