The Small Steps Project is proud to announce that their celebrity shoe auction is back!Kiera Knightley’s ShoesCredit/Copyright: Lucas OrmeLast year’s event attracted the soles of famous feet belonging to Kristin Davis, Colin Firth and many more, raising money for the organization’s mission in delivering shoes, aid and medical care to children surviving on rubbish dumps all over the world.This year will see shoes from Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Margherita Missoni, Joanna Lumley, Gemma Arterton and many others go under the hammer.“These shoes were given with love,” said Sienna Miller. “I loved dancing the night away in them and hope they can bring as much joy to someone else. It’s a privilege to be able to donate to such a worthwhile charity.”Sienna Miller’s ShoesCredit/Copyright: Lucas OrmeThis will be the 3rd Celebrity Shoe Auction charity fundraiser for the Small Steps Project. The money raised will ALL go to the charity and, as well as paying for thousands of shoes for barefoot children, it will help run outreach projects; delivering medical and educational care to the dump children on a regular basis. It will also fund sustainable shelters where the children will be be fed, cleaned and looked after.The event will be held at exclusive members club Jalouse on Thursday October 11th at 7pm. Limited tickets are on sale now.Find out more here.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The publisher of an investigative book on blood testing startup Theranos has moved up the release date from October to this spring.“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” was written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist John Carreyrou, who in The Wall Street Journal first raised questions about the company’s blood-testing technology.Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that publication is now scheduled for May 21. Carreyrou has interviewed more than 150 people, including dozens of former Theranos employees.Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Theranos and company founder Elizabeth Holmes with a “massive fraud.” Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the “next Steve Jobs,” has forfeited control of Theranos and will pay $500,000 in fines.
LAS VEGAS — A lawsuit filed by Wynn Resorts claims the Resorts World property under construction across the street from the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore is too similar.The company filed a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit in federal court last week, seeking an injunction prohibiting Resort World Las Vegas from using Wynn’s architectural trade dress of the buildings.Resorts World is building a $4 billion, 3,000-room resort that’s expected to open in late 2020.The company says in the lawsuit that the architectural design for the Resort World property is “substantially similar” to Wynn’s copyrighted architectural work, claiming it would cause confusion for the public.Representatives of Resort World declined to provide comment about the lawsuit to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday.The Associated Press
Rabat – Morocco moved to tighten control over its land and air borders to ward off terrorist threats, according to Spanish news agency EFE. The measures comes following the series of terrorist attacks that targeted Beirut, Paris and Bamako in the past two weeks.The country’s security forces received instructions to strengthen surveillance in all the country’s airports and other border crossings, and to strengthen control of people and goods, according to the same source. In recent years, Morocco has emerged as regional leader in the fight against terrorism. Since 2011, the North African country has been the only country in North Africa immune to terrorist attacks.Morocco’s intelligence services played a decisive role in helping French security forces locate Abdelhamid Abaaoud, alleged mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks.This contribution in averting another carnage in the French capital, earned Morocco international praise.News outlets all over the world have highlighted in recent days the role played by Moroccan intelligence services in locating and killing the mastermind of the attacks.“That crucial piece of intelligence, supplied by Morocco, allowed French counterterrorism investigators to track Mr. Abaaoud to an apartment building in a Paris suburb, where Mr. Abaaoud, Ms. Aït Boulahcen and a third person, still unidentified, were killed Wednesday in a two-hour battle with police”, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.Last Friday, French President Francois Hollande, thanked Morocco for “its effective assistance” following the Paris attacks.On Monday, Belgium’s King held a phone call with King Mohammed VI and requested a “close and extensive cooperation with Morocco in intelligence and security following the Paris attacks,” according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior.
The Government today refused to comment on moves to give former army commander Sarath Fonseka the vacant National list seat in Parliament.Leader of the House and United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that the most suitable person will get the seat. The seat became vacant following the demise of M.K.D.S Gunawardena who entered Parliament under the UNP National list following the August 17 Parliament election. There were reports that Fonseka has been confirmed as the replacement for Gunawardena despite some UNP members opposing the move. When asked at a press conference today who the replacement will be, Kiriella said that the President and Prime Minister will discuss and decide on the best choice.He said that the new MP will take oaths on February 9 and added that the person selected will be one who has the full support of the country. (Colombo Gazette)
Guyana’s Central Bank has found that the country’s major productive sectors showed uneven performances for the first quarter of the year.While on the one hand forestry showed good performances, critical industries like gold and sugar took a beating.This is according to the Bank of Guyana’s recently released first quarter statistical bulletin.In the bulletin, it showed that sugar experienced a major decline of 34.3 per cent, owing to the restructuring process the Guyana Sugar Corporation is undergoing.On the other hand, the decline of rice output by 9.3 per cent was attributed to rice bug infestation and the increased costs of production.The mining and quarrying sectors exhibited lower production. According to the bulletin, there was a 4.9 per cent decline in gold declarations.The Bank cited particular mining companies. Troy Resources output declined by 40.4 per cent, while Guyana Goldfields showed slight increases.One of the worst hit sectors was the bauxite industry, which contracted by 24.4 per cent in terms of production.The Bank attributed this to industrial unrest at the Russian owned Bauxite company RUSAL.Earlier this year, 61 workers, downed tools against RUSAL’s subsidiary, the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BGCI).This came after they received a one per cent salary increase. Thirty other workers were subsequently dismissed.At the time, the company also temporarily closed a section of its operations as a result of the strike.The impasse had to be mediated and the workers were reinstated, but not before hours of downtime impacted production. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeveral local banks shoring up on offshore investmentsSeptember 15, 2019In “Business”‘The journey to dystopia continues’ – Irfaan Ali on Budget 2018December 3, 2017In “Politics”Central Bank revises Govt’s economic growth projections downwards …says if political uncertainty continues overall economic outlook could be affectedJune 3, 2019In “latest news”
Chinese construction and mining equipment giant SANY Heavy Equipment, whose mining machinery factory in Shenyang IM visited earlier this year (and which will be the subject of an in-depth article in 2019) is seeing very positive results as the mining market picks up both domestically and globally. For the six months ended 30 June 2019, SANY recorded revenue of approximately RMB3,043.7 million, representing an increase of approximately RMB847.7 million, or 38.6%, from approximately RMB2,196.0 million for the six months ended 30 June 2018.SANY says the increase was mainly attributable to a continuous increase in the demand for improvement and replacement of coal machinery equipment, and the coal industry’s accelerated development towards intelligent, unmanned, green and high-efficiency mining. Orders for coal machinery products of the group increased significantly for the first half of 2019 while “the competitiveness and market share of integrated coal mining products and roadheaders continued to enhance, which in turn led to a significant increase in the revenue of (the) mining equipment segment.”In the first half of 2019, the company commercially launched the SCR200 and 260 series of coal mining roadheaders, while the EBZ160/200M bolting and self-protection roadheader machines were successfully launched in the market which it said “directed the future development of intelligent excavation.” In surface mining the company launched the SKT90S 60 t off highway tipper haul truck. For smaller size classes, tipper trucks dominate in the Asian market over rigid trucks particularly in China as they are lower cost but still reliable and easy to maintain. SANY stated: “In particular, the SKT90S series widebody vehicles have been highly recognised by the mining customers with its outstanding performance, which in turn increased the revenue generated from mining vehicles significantly.”But the company is not standing still, saying the research and development expenses of the group were approximately RMB209.2 million, representing an increase of approximately 145.5% as compared to approximately RMB85.2 million for the six months ended 30 June 2018. “For the six months ended 30 June 2019, the ratio of research and development expenses to revenue was approximately 6.9%, representing an increase of approximately 3 percentage points as compared to approximately 3.9% for the six months ended 30 June 2018.” The big increase was mainly due to more in investment in R&D on new products, including “Smart Mine, Intelligent Terminal, tunnel roadheader, integrated excavation, bolting and self-protection machine, unmanned electric truck, telehandler, automatic bridge and wide-bodied vehicles.”The picture shows IM Editorial Director Paul Moore with Deng Wenxu, SANY Heavy Equipment Manager International Dept at the factory in Shenyang in April this year
One big advantage of Android over iOS that’s been trumpeted in the past is its “full web experience,” made possible by the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. Now, however, Google’s own flagship phone — the Galaxy Nexus — is shipping without Flash, just like the iPhone always has.How is it that the company’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone on retail shelves doesn’t ship with Flash? We’ve seen it running on Android phones and tablets as far back as April of last year when Adobe’s Lee Brimelow announced the beta plug-in’s availability. “There are going to be so many interesting things that you will be able to do,” he said.But it’s a different story now, with Android 4.0 not supported by the mobile Flash Player. Search for it in the Android Market on your Galaxy Nexus, and you probably won’t see it in your results. Once there’s an ICS-compatible update pushed to the Market, Flash Player should appear, but when will that happen?Adobe recently announced that it was shutting down development of Flash for mobile devices. In just over a year and a half, the company has gone from “so many interesting things” to “AIR-powered apps provide a better mobile experience anyway.”Adobe has promised, however, to continue delivering critical updates to existing mobile versions of Flash. Does supporting the Android 4.0 version jump count as critical? Time will tell, of course, but it certainly seems likely. Would Google really choose to stand idly by and watch one of Android’s perceived platform advantages fall by the wayside in such a short time? Probably not, and with its close relationship to Adobe appearing as strong as ever, the two will no doubt deliver Flash player for ICS sometime in the very near future.Update: Adobe has now offered an official reply stating that there will be one more version of the Flash Player released for Android 4.0. That will be the end of line: come Android 5.0, the hope is that HTML5 is far enough along that no one will notice the departure of Flash. You can almost hear the chuckles coming out of Cupertino if you listen hard enough.More at Slashgear
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 16, 2017 – Nassau – It was a farewell speech designed to re-energize the party as supporters were set up for the news that their 20-year party leader, Perry Gladstone Christie was resigning from front line politics. “I stand before you as your leader and I declare that I fully accept the responsibility before me. I also accept without reservation, that the best traditions of our democracy no less the impulses of my own conscience and value system, dictate that I resign as the leader of our party. This is the correct and only thing for me to do from both a political and moral perspective. Accordingly I here by resign as the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party with immediate effect.”Mr. Christie’s announcement at precisely 9:02pm ended a near 45 year political career and he took the room filled to overflowing at the PLP Headquarters on Farrington Road, down memory lane. From his start as an appointed Senator to his service to the PLP while the party was in opposition to his current tenure which he labeled his most successful to his lost at the polls, by four votes, in Centerville in last week’s polls, Mr. Christie counted it all a blessing.The Progressive Liberal Party on May 10 was largely rejected by the voting public, securing four of 39 seats and only one of those retained in New Providence. Obie Wilchcombe was among those addressing supporters and hailing Christie as a compassionate, hard-working leader whose time had come to rest. “You opened the door for all of us, gave us the feet to stand on, gave us the stage, you set the infrastructure, you made it possible, so yes we lost, but sir you need your rest. You have been working tirelessly all night, all day, and you’ve given so much of your energy.”Philip Davis now takes over as leader of the PLP, it is what the party constitution dictates and he said the party will now form a committee to craft a tribute event for Perry Christie.#MagneticMediaNews#Christiesaysfarewell#ChristieresignsasPLPleader Related Items:#ChristieresignsasPLPleader, #Christiesaysfarewell, #magneticmedianews
All of this is scheduled to roll out in 2009, beginning in February, the company said Monday.Mary Berner, RDA president and CEO [pictured], called the venture “an expression of our vision for the company’s future,” and hopes to strike up similar multiplatform deals moving forward. “Platforms are things that we excel in: magazine creation and publishing, and, increasingly, digital media.Alyce Alston, president of RDA’s Home & Garden and Health & Wellness affinity groups, will oversee the business.The magazine, available to the church’s members, will be “consistent with our highest editorial standards,” the company said.Berner has made sweeping changes—both executive and cultural—at Reader’s Digest since taking over as president and CEO following last year following the sudden $2.4 billion acquisition of the company by an investment group led by Ripplewood Holdings. RELATED: Reader’s Digest Considering Name Change Calling it nothing less than one of the company’s “most important and far-reaching ventures ever,” the Reader’s Digest Association has entered into a broad agreement to publish a quarterly magazine and various multimedia offerings—including a social network—aimed at the Christian audience.RDA is partnering with Dr. Rick Warren—pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and the author of the best-selling “Purpose Driven Life”—to produce what it calls “an inspirational multimedia platform” that includes a magazine, DVDs and a “Facebook for Christians.”
Amaravati: Director general of police (DGP) D Goutam Sawang said that the women should move freely outside during night time also. He addressed the gathering at the culmination event for Community-led Action Programme by Police (CLAPP), organised in association with Vasavya Mahila Mandali here on Wednesday. The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (CPVC), and the US Consulate General at Hyderabad jointly organised the valedictory for the year-long CLAPP project aimed at addressing sexual harassment of women in public places. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The DGP called upon the women to move outside on the streets without any fear and stressed the need to avoid discrimination against women in society. He lamented that the society treats women differently right from the birth. He also said that the establishment of Mahila Mitras brought major changes in the scenario. Expressing satisfaction over the functioning of police department, Sawang said that previously the people used to get scared to visit the police station. Now the society witnessed new changes with progressive thinking, he said. “The changes would not come overnight and it takes some time,” he said and asked the people to change their attitude first instead of thinking of changes in society. Commissioner of police Dwaraka Tirumala Rao and John Drew Giblin, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General Hyderabad, were present. This is the second iteration of CLAPP with the first being conducted in Hyderabad. Both projects were supported by the US Consulate General Hyderabad.
BN Reddy Nagar: Corporator Lakshmi Prasanna took part in Bonalu celebrations held at various temples in the BN Reddy Nagar division on Sunday. She performed special poojas to the presiding deities of Sri Sri Pochamma Temple in Goutham Nagar, Sri Sri Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple in Bathukammakunta and Sri Pochamma Temple in Patelguda. Ward member Shiva Shankar, M Chandrakanth Goud and others were present.
Guns are fired during the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London. Photo: AFPQueen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday as Britain commemorated 65 years since she ascended the British throne.The 90-year-old monarch, who became Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign in 2015, did not publicly mark the occasion herself, but a 41-gun royal salute was fired in a central London park to honor the landmark.“Today’s Sapphire Jubilee marks yet another remarkable milestone for our remarkable queen,” Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.“It is a testament to her selfless devotion to the nation that she is not marking becoming the first monarch to reign for 65 years with any special celebration, but instead getting on with the job to which she has dedicated her life.”Elizabeth became queen aged 25 on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father George VI, the 40th monarch in a royal line that traces its origin back to Norman King William the Conqueror who claimed the throne in 1066.When she overtook her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record 63 years on the throne, she remarked it was not something to which she had ever aspired, and Buckingham Palace said she would spend Monday at her residence in Sandringham, eastern England, as was usual.However, the queen’s office released a 2014 portrait showing her wearing a suite of sapphire jewelry she received from her father as a wedding gift in 1947.Elizabeth has cut back on international tours but still regularly performs official duties around Britain and remains hugely popular with Britons with an approval rating of about 80 percent.In December she said she would reduce the number of her patronages, passing on her role at dozens of charities, academic institutions and sporting groups to other members of the royal family.
1 of 2: Final photos from the funeral of former First Lady Barbara P. Bush. (Credit: @PaulMorsePhoto – Office of George H. W. Bush) pic.twitter.com/r9ElE3Av56— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 22, 2018 2 of 2: Final photos from the funeral of former First Lady Barbara P. Bush. (Credit: @PaulMorsePhoto – Office of George H. W. Bush) pic.twitter.com/fxCVA6js1K— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 22, 2018 Share Photo via Twitter @BarbaraBushFdnFormer President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted Sunday morning to Houston Methodist Hospital after an infection spread to his blood, McGrath said.Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on President Bush’s health. pic.twitter.com/8UkB53JHqD— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 23, 2018Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony attended by her husband and former presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and their wives, along with current first lady Melania Trump. She was 92, and she and her husband had been married 73 years — the longest presidential marriage in U.S. history.The elder Bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility after developing a form of Parkinson’s disease, and he has needed hospital treatment several times in recent years for respiratory problems.He attended the funeral wearing a pair of knitted socks decorated in blue, red and yellow books — a tribute to his late wife’s work promoting literacy.The socks worn by the 41st President of the United States of America at today’s funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush. pic.twitter.com/12libHt1Jv— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 21, 2018On Friday, during the public viewing of Barbara Bush’s casket, George H.W. Bush offered his hand to many of the around 2,500 people who walked through the church to pay their respects.A year ago this month, Bush spent two weeks in the hospital for treatment of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, a constant irritation of the lining of tubes that carry air to one’s lungs. Bush’s doctors said chronic bronchitis is a condition more prevalent with age and can aggravate the symptoms of pneumonia.Bush was hospitalized for 16 days in January 2017 for pneumonia. During that hospital stay, which included time in intensive care, doctors inserted a breathing tube and connected him to a ventilator.He also was hospitalized in 2015 in Maine after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck, and in December 2014 for about a week for shortness of breath. He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues.People in their 90s with Parkinson’s disease are often at higher risk of pneumonia and other infections because their swallowing process can be compromised, said Dr. David Reuben, professor of geriatric medicine at the UCLA medical school in Los Angeles.“And the stress of losing a loved one can weaken the immune system,” he said.Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics, he said, while viral infections require other treatments. Infections that spread to the blood usually are not viral, however, he said.The prognosis for such a case would depend on a number of factors, including heart rate, blood pressure and oxygenation, Reuben said.“The more of these parameters are abnormal, the more serious the case is,” he said.George Herbert Walker Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. Born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush also served as a congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice president.The city of Houston is sending positive vibes and prayers to former President @GeorgeHWBush. I hope you get well soon and can return home to be with your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/yBz0EJYfm2— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 23, 2018 @JacksonLeeTX18 prayers are with President George H.W. Bush and praying God’s grace for his recovery #bush41 #bush43 #GeorgeHWBush #gwblibrary— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) April 23, 2018 Sending healing thoughts of strength, along with prayers, for President George HW Bush tonight.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 24, 2018
Braille is a crucial skill to learn for children with visual impairments, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks, kids can learn through hands-on play rather than more rigid methods like Braille readers and printouts. Given the naturally Braille-like structure of LEGO blocks, it’s surprising this wasn’t done decades ago.The truth is, however, that nothing can be obvious enough when it comes to marginalized populations like people with disabilities. But sometimes all it takes is someone in the right position to say “You know what? That’s a great idea and we’re just going to do it.”It happened with the BecDot (above). and it seems to have happened at LEGO. Stine Storm led the project, but Morten Bonde, who himself suffers from degenerating vision, helped guide the team with the passion and insight that only comes with personal experience.In some remarks sent over by LEGO, Bonde describes his drive to help:When I was contacted by the LEGO Foundation to function as internal consultant on the LEGO Braille Bricks project, and first met with Stine Storm, where she showed me the Braille bricks for the first time, I had a very emotional experience. While Stine talked about the project and the blind children she had visited and introduced to the LEGO Braille Bricks I got goose bumps all over the body. I just knew that I had to work on this project.I want to help all blind and visually impaired children in the world dare to dream and see that life has so much in store for them. When, some years ago, I was hit by stress and depression over my blind future, I decided one day that life is too precious for me not to enjoy every second of. I would like to help give blind children the desire to embark on challenges, learn to fail, learn to see life as a playground, where anything can come true if you yourself believe that they can come true. That is my greatest ambition with my participation in the LEGO Braille Bricks projectThe bricks themselves are very much like the originals, specifically the common 2×4 blocks, except they don’t have the full eight “studs” (so that’s what they’re called). Instead, they have the letters of the Braille alphabet, which happens to fit comfortably in a 2×3 array of studs, with room left on the bottom to put a visual indicator of the letter or symbol for sighted people.It’s compatible with ordinary LEGO bricks, and of course they can be stacked and attached to themselves, though not with quite the same versatility as an ordinary block, as some symbols will have fewer studs. You’ll probably want to keep them separate, since they’re more or less identical unless you inspect them individually.All told, the set, which will be provided for free to institutions serving vision-impaired students, will include about 250 pieces: A-Z (with regional variants), the numerals 0-9, basic operators like + and =, and some “inspiration for teaching and interactive games.” Perhaps some specialty pieces for word games and math toys, that sort of thing.LEGO was already one of the toys that can be enjoyed equally by sighted and vision-impaired children, but this adds a new layer, or I suppose just re-engineers an existing and proven one, to extend and specialize the decades-old toy for a group that already seems already to have taken to it:“The children’s level of engagement and their interest in being independent and included on equal terms in society is so evident. I am moved to see the impact this product has on developing blind and visually impaired children’s academic confidence and curiosity already in its infant days,” said Bonde.Danish, Norwegian, English and Portuguese blocks are being tested now, with German, Spanish and French on track for later this year. The kit should ship in 2020 — if you think your classroom could use these, get in touch with LEGO right away.
Share Tweet Submit There are a handful of smartwatches available at a hefty discount for a limited time. If you wish to upgrade from your existing one or getting a new one, our list of discount on smartwatches includes the Amazfit Bip Lite, Xiaomi Mi Band 4, Lenovo HC03F and many more. So let’s jump down to see some more details on the products and how you can avail the discount.Massive Discount on Smartwatches Bring Amazfit Bip Lite, Mi Band 4, More At Extremely LowBefore we head over to the list of discount on smartwatches, we would like to mention that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that the discount will revert back to its original model soon So act fast and order your share as soon as you can. 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Head over to this link to get it.Lenovo HX03FHighlights:● This fitness tracker can be used to check your heart rate automatically and keep on monitoring it.● You can also track your workouts with ease including calories burnt, steps taken, distance covered and can also provide you with daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly statistics.● It is waterproof and can be used in the humid and wet condition. It has a waterproof rating of IP68.● You can use it as a calorie counter as well so that you know exactly how much calories you have burnt throughout the day so that you can stick to your fitness routine more easily.The Lenovo HX03F is a smart band that brings about several health-related features. It is one of the best options on smart bands category that you can buy today on our list of discount on smartwatches. If you’re up for it, the Lenovo HX03F is available at a stunning 35 percent discount, which drops the price down to just $21.99. 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As a reminder, take note that the discount is only available for a limited time so hurry up and order your share as soon as you can. Also, check out our massive discount on the Asus ROG Gaming Smartphone.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on our list of discount on smartwatches? Which one are you willing to get? Let us know in the comments.
News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer 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 | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | 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 | September 22, 2013 Proton Therapy is a Cost-effective Treatment for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Due to decreased side effects, it may also be cost-saving Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more September 22, 2013 — Proton therapy, an external beam radiotherapy in which protons deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor and spare healthy organs and tissues, is cost-effective in treating medulloblastomas, fast-growing brain tumors that mainly affect children, when compared to standard photon radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.The study used a first-order Monte Carlo simulation model to examine a population of 18-year old survivors of medulloblastoma brain tumors who were assumed to have been diagnosed at age 5 and at risk of developing 10 adverse health events, including various hormone deficiencies, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, ototoxicity, secondary malignant neoplasm and death. Primary institutional information on the cost of investment and Medicare data regarding the cost of management of the various adverse health conditions, in addition to peer-reviewed publications analyzing incidence of side effects were used in the simulation model to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing proton and photon therapy from the societal perspective. Outcomes were measured in incremental cost-effectiveness ratios, with costs measured in 2012 U.S. dollars (USD), and effectiveness measured in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). A societal willingness-to-pay (WTP) threshold of $50,000/QALY was the benchmark.The clinical benefits of proton therapy have been recognized in reducing side effects when compared to photon therapy, but the significant expense of building and maintaining proton facilities and the high treatment costs have been areas of concern. The study’s results demonstrate that by avoiding years of costly side effects, proton therapy can be cost-effective for children with medulloblastoma. Using current risk estimates and data on required capital investments, proton therapy for pediatric medulloblastoma treatment was not only cost-effective compared to standard photon radiation, but also found to be cost-saving in many simulations.Results from the base case analysis showed that due to the prevention of side effects, proton therapy was cost-saving. In sensitivity analyses, proton therapy strongly remained the more appealing treatment, in part due to decreased risks of hearing loss, secondary malignancy and heart failure, resulting in cost-savings in more than 95 percent of simulations.“We believed that proton therapy might prove to be cost-effective in treating pediatric brain tumors, and we were intrigued that it also proved to be cost-saving in the base case and in almost all of the sensitivity analysis simulations,” said Raymond Mailhot Vega, M.D., MPH, the presenting author of the study; a resident at Mount Auburn Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School; and a 2014 radiation oncology resident at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. “Proton therapy might prove to be both cost-effective and cost-saving for other malignancies, too, and consequently, more cancer patients may benefit from proton therapy.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD
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Go back to the e-newsletterAustralian and New Zealand travellers to Hawaii are staying longer and visiting more islands, according to new figures released by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) ahead of the annual ‘Ohana Update for Australian travel trade and media.According to the preliminary 2017 data, length of stay was up 0.8% to an average of 9.65 nights in the destination.Sightseers are increasingly travelling beyond the gateway island of Oahu, with neighbour island visitation growing 3% during 2017.Overall visitation from the region has also risen, with 392,560 holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand visiting the Aloha State last year, a 0.6% increase on 2016.In total, Australian and New Zealand travellers spent around 3.78 million days in Hawai’i last year, 1.3% more than in 2016.Hawai’i Tourism Oceania (HTO) Australia Country Manager, Giselle Radulovic, said the results are reflective of the influence of HTO’s marketing activities throughout the past year.“One of HTO’s key objectives is to showcase the diverse variety of experiences travellers can enjoy across the Hawaiian Islands, as well as highlighting the amazing food and culture on offer in the destination.“Each neighbour islands has experienced growth in visitation, with the Island of Hawaii and Kauai seeing a 13.7% and 10% spike in visitors respectively.“These increases across the board demonstrate an appetite for the varied experiences available across the Hawaiian islands among consumers, 48.7% of whom are visiting Hawaii for at least the second time.”“We are very fortunate to have strong support from our travel trade partners, and our partnerships within the industry are integral to our efforts throughout the year.”Giselle Radulovic, Hawai’i Tourism Oceania, Australia Country ManagerMs Radulovic also said that separate research into Hawai’i visitors’ travel preferences conducted by Roy Morgan reveals a surprising shift in the way holidaymakers enjoy their Hawaiian holidays.“Romantic getaways have overtaken family holidays as the primary travel group visiting Hawaii, while multigeneration family groups are also gaining momentum as a leading travel demographic to the Hawaiian Islands.“We’ve experienced a 2.6% increase in visitation from the 25–34-year-old age group, which shows us that destination is gaining momentum in the millennial market.“As well as this, for the second year in a row, R&R has emerged as the most popular activity for visitors to Hawaii, followed by shopping and then dining experiences.”Giselle Radulovic, HTO Australia Country ManagerHowever, several preferences measured in the research remained the same as previous years.Travel agents continue to be the most important information and booking source for people travelling Hawaii.Fifty-eight per cent book direct with travel agents, 38.3% percent through an airline, 33.6% book their accommodation direct and almost 26% through an online travel portal.Guests of the event at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour’s Q Dining heard about the latest figures and trends over two-course lunch inspired by the tastes of the Hawaiian islands. Mains presented a choice of corn-fed chicken, grilled king prawn, sweet corn and edamame or pork fillet, macadamia cream, pickled cabbage and pineapple salsa, while dessert was either mango and coconut mousse cake or macadamia ice-cream with lime curd, pineapple and taro.In honour of the Hawaiian heritage of the Mai Tai cocktail – first served in its current incarnation at The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki in 1953 – guests were given a Royal Mai Tai recipe card to recreate the classic cocktail at home.Lead image: Napali Coast, Northwest Kauai © Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor JohnsonGo back to the e-newsletter