Male: A former vice president of the Maldives who was arrested after fleeing to neighboring India to avoid questioning over the alleged embezzlement of state funds has been taken to a Maldives detention center after being returned to the country. India had refused entry to former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb on Thursday. Maldives police later confirmed that they had arrested him and returned him to the Indian Ocean nation. Adeeb was brought to Male, the Maldives’ capital, late Sunday night in a navy ship. Early Monday, he was taken to Dhoonidhoo detention center. Adeeb had his passport confiscated by a court order because of pending court cases, according to police. He had recently been freed from a 33-year jail sentence over corruption and terrorism.
TORONTO — A majority of Canadians recently polled say they are relying on the Canada Pension Plan, many of them heavily, to get through retirement.The Bank of Montreal survey found that 89% said they would have to rely on the CPP or the Quebec Pension Plan when they stopped working.Nearly a third — 31% — said they will count “heavily” on the government pension plan.Meanwhile, 88% of respondents said they would use personal savings like RRSPs or tax-free savings accounts to help fund retirement, while 59% said they would likely take a part-time job.Other options included the 49% of respondents who planned on selling their homes or property for some cash.Less than half — 40% — were counting on an inheritance, while 34% hoped to win a lottery. Twenty-eight percent say they expect to get financial assistance from their children or other family members.The online poll of 1,003 adults was conducted by Pollara between Nov. 18 and Nov. 22. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.Chris Buttigieg, a senior manager of wealth planning strategy at BMO, advises against relying solely on government pension plans in retirement, given that the average monthly CPP payment is less than $600 and the maximum tops out at not much more than $1,000.“Rather, they should consider the CPP and QPP to be a supplementary component of their overall retirement income solution and focus on creating their very own personal pension plan by contributing to an RRSP on a regular basis,” he said.The best plan is to have a diversified retirement nest egg, which can include the CPP, an RRSP, a work pension plan, a tax-free savings account and other forms of savings or income.Buttigieg also had some advice for those hoping that a jackpot win will be their primary source of income in their golden years.“To those hoping to win the lottery to fund their retirement, the odds of actually winning are approximately one in 14 million. A much better bet would be to develop a personal retirement savings and investing plan and to start contributing as early and as often as possible to your RRSP,” he said.Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced it was working on a new Ontario Pension Plan it expects to unveil in the spring. The province has appointed former prime minister Paul Martin to head a special advisory panel to oversee the creation of the pension plan and decide if it should be mandatory.Ottawa has long asked the provinces to support Registered Pooled Pension Plans as an alternative to enhancing the CPP, but Ontario has rejected that idea because such plans would be voluntary.
“I do not need to tell any of you how important the role of the United States will be in moving forward the process of renewal and reform. US vision and values helped give birth to the UN and America’s engagement has always been crucial for a strong and successful United Nations,” she told the Women’s Foreign Policy Group in Washington, DC. “That remains true today and it will be true tomorrow.”This year UN Member States have to find solutions to such challenges as building a collective security system for the 21st century, making smart investments to eradicate global poverty and updating and renewing the United Nations itself, she said.Some of the fruits of US-UN cooperation were seen last Sunday when millions of Iraqis went to the polls to vote, Ms. Fréchette said.She was proud of the many dedicated UN staff who worked over many months with the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq to help put in place the electoral system that was used, she said.”Believe it or not, Iraq is now the 95th Member State which the UN has helped conduct elections since 1992 – a record of promoting democracy that should be more widely known,” she said.The Iraqi elections were an important landmark in that country’s political transition, a process which the UN is willing to help make more inclusive “should the Iraqis ask us to do so,” she said.The UN could offer technical expertise as the Iraqis draft their constitution and also could help with a nationwide media campaign to maximize transparency, Ms. Fréchette said.On other security issues, the world body now has 17 peacekeeping missions on four continents with 75,000 personnel and has taken a leading role in the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, feeding 1.1 million people and providing safe water to half a million, with a high priority given to transparency, she said.Nonetheless, certain people still questioned the relevance of the UN and doubted its effectiveness, she said.”Many who supported the Iraq war saw the Security Council’s failure to authorize action as symptomatic of the UN’s inability to provide a muscular response to today’s threats,” the Deputy Secretary General said. “Many who opposed the war were disillusioned that the UN appeared helpless to prevent it.”The biggest contributor to loss of confidence in the UN, however, has been the criticism of the management of the Oil-for-Food programme that brought relief to millions of Iraqi civilians, she said. Sanctions were in force against their country at the time.With the first report of the independent investigation led by former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker into the allegations surrounding the programme due out tomorrow, Ms. Fréchette said, it was important to find out what happened and why, to hold any wrongdoers accountable and to introduce whatever changes would be needed to ensure proper oversight and accountability in the future.
UK CV market growth continues in May · Heavy vans and light trucks up 23 per cent. Buses and coaches down 21.9 per cent for the year, but better in May. Medium vans up 5.7 per cent. Light vans up 0.8 per cent. More good news – total CV market up 4.1 per cent Total market up 4.2 per cent. Artics down 10.6 per cent for the year, but up 7.4 per cent for May. 15 tonne, two axle rigids up 4.1 per cent. With growth of over four per cent in May and over two per cent for the year to date the UK commercial vehicle market shows registrations staying above the recent medium term average. ‘The CV market is a good indicator of the nation’s economic health and the present sound economy is creating good business,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of the SMMT. ‘Almost all the goods we are buying will be carried by vans and trucks so overall the prospects look good for this vital business sector.’ Vans, light and medium truck registrations were up in May and for the year to date. Most of these vehicles are used for delivery and distribution. The growing trend toward home delivery is helping sales in these sectors. With a strong economy and good underlying demand these sales should stay stable. ‘At the heavier end of the market, artic sales have been slow, with decision-makers clearly nervous about the economy, the effects of the foot and mouth epidemic and the election. With the election all but out of the way, foot and mouth receding and some early and encouraging signs from the US economy, the previously predicted difficulties for the heavy truck market may be less severe than had been expected. Certainly the market is still comfortably above its medium term average,’ added Christopher Macgowan. Light vans, up to 1800kg, up 3.3 per cent. Light van registrations grew 53 units or 0.8 per cent in May and 1,103 or 3.3 per cent to 34,370 for the year. Medium vans, 1801 to 3500 kg, up 5.2 per cent. Registrations in this sector are up 718 or 5.7 per cent in May and 3,324 or 5.2 per cent to 66,677 for the year. Heavy vans and light trucks, 3501 to 7400kg up 58.6 per cent. This small but growing sector shows the strongest growth in the CV market, up 146 or 58.6 per cent in May and 349 or 23. 6 per cent to 1,826 for the year. 7.5 tonne trucks up 4.4 per cent. Medium trucks, 7400 to 7500kg up 4.4 per cent. The biggest sector in the truck market, 7.5 tonners took over 27 per cent of truck sales and registrations. With registrations up 51 or 4.4 per cent to 1,203 in May and up 239 or 4.2 per cent to 5,887 for the year the sector continues strong. Heavy trucks, 15 tonne, two axle rigids up 4.1 per cent. This sector is up 26 or 4.1 per cent to 664 in May and up 205 or 7.0 per cent to 3,134 for the year. Heavy trucks, artics, down 10.6 per cent for the year, but up for May. Artic registrations in May, at 97, were up 7.4 per cent to 1,416. For the year the registrations were down 793 or 10.5% to 6,730. The growth in May is welcome and could be the start of a reversal of the recent downward trend in this sector. Buses and coaches down 21.9 per cent. Bus and coach registrations were down 48 or 12.1 per cent in May and down 471 or 21.5 per cent for the year. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
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. A Department for Education spokesman said a child’s background should be an “important consideration” for authorities. “I think it is really important that young children are made to feel at home, made to feel comfortable, made to feel a fully fledged member of the family that they are in.“They must be the key tests.”Mr Carmichael added: “I don’t think we are looking at wholesale reform but I do think that we need to be sure that across the whole country foster carers are given sufficient support and the allocation of children is given proper due care and attention.”In one of the homes, the mother wore a niqab, while the in the other the mother wore a burka, both of which fully cover the face.The child and her carers have not been identified.Local authorities are supposed to consider religious, racial, cultural and linguistic background when making fostering decisions.Tower Hamlets council have not said why the fostering decision was made.A spokesman for the council said: “We are unable to comment on individual cases or those that are subject to court proceedings.“Tower Hamlets Council’s fostering service provides a loving and stable home for hundreds of children every year, and in every case, we give absolute consideration to our children’s background and to their cultural identity.” MPs have been urged to launch an inquiry into the placement of foster children after a white Christian girl was reportedly put into the care of a non-English speaking Muslim family.The child, aged five, who speaks English as her first language, has been looked after by two different Muslim households in the past six months.The girl was reportedly told to remove her Christian crucifix necklace and was not allowed to eat carbonara because it contained bacon.She was allegedly encouraged to learn Arabic in one household and was begging not to go back there because “they don’t speak English”, according to a confidential report from the local authority seen by the Times newspaper.She is also said to have told her mother since the placement in Tower Hamlets, London, that “Christmas is stupid”.Neil Carmichael, the former Tory chairman of the Education Select Committee, was leading an inquiry into fostering but the work was cut short by the general election.Mr Carmichael, who lost his seat on June 8, said the committee should restart the work and examine how children are placed with foster carers because of the issues raised by the case. He said: “That is not the sort of thing that we want to be seeing happening I would have thought.
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. It is 1943, and Britain is bombing Germany. Night after night our airmen brave a storm of searchlights, machine guns, flak shells and fighters. Air Chief Marshall Arthur “Bomber” Harris believes the Nazis can be broken by sheer weight of explosives. But what if he is wrong? Barnes Wallis is a weapons designer at Vickers who believes that carefully targeted raids could knock out German war production. He has designed a strange new bomb which he says can bounce over the torpedo nets protecting the dams which supply hydroelectric power to the German industrial heartland of the Ruhr. In a series of political maneuverings, Wallis’s plan is approved over Harris’ opposition. The problem: it will only…
THE COALITION PARTIES both concluded their annual ‘think-ins’ today, with the imminent Budget and referendums dominating the talks.There was also some A LOT of tea drank, it seems.
LG is bringing a beast of a smartphone to Verizon on January 19: the LG Spectrum, which was previously pegged to launch as a sequel to the Revolution. It’s been nearly eight months since the Revolution arrived, and as you’d expect, the hardware in the Spectrum leaves its predecessor in the dust.Like a handful of recent releases (including the Xiaomi Phone, Dell Streak 101DL, and HTC Sensation XE), the LG Spectrum features a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It’s teamed up with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 16GB microSD expansion card, and an impressive 329ppi, 4.5-inch True HD IPS display topped with a thin slab of Corning’s abuse-tolerant Gorilla Glass. On the back of the Spectrum you’ll find an 8MP camera capable of shooting 1080P video, and it’s paired with a 1.3MP unit on the front. Connectivity options abound, from support for Verizon’s LTE network to Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi direct. A micro HDMI output and DLNA support have been included for easy viewing of your media on connected displays, and the Spectrum’s mobile hotspot mode allows you to share your speedy LTE link with up to ten additional devices.Power for the Spectrum is supplied by an 1830mAh battery, and Verizon is making a massive 3000mAh extended battery available on launch day as well. At 10.4mm, the Spectrum isn’t especially slim — it’s nowhere near Droid Razr thin — its thicker chassis does a good job of smoothing out the hump that has become associated with 8MP cameras. LG has also managed to keep the Spectrum reasonably light at 140g.Apart from the capable hardware package, Spectrum buyers will also be treated to a little exclusive HD video content: ESPN Sportscenter and Netflix HD, though the latter isn’t a true exclusive. Droid Razr owners get that, too. If you were hoping that all this would be topped off with a helping of Ice Cream Sandwich, however, prepare for a let down: the Spectrum is launching with Android 2.3, but an update should arrive in the coming months.More at Droid Life
Implants mammaires défectueux : Bachelot annonce leur prise en charge par la SécuFrance – La ministre de la Santé Roselyne Bachelot vient d’annoncer que les femmes portant des implants Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) verront leurs frais remboursés par la Sécurité sociale.La mise sur le marché des implants PIP avait été suspendue par l’Afssaps en mars dernier en raison d’une suspicion de défectuosité. L’autorité de santé vient de confirmer sa décision, ajoutant que les femmes porteuses de prothèses PIP devraient procéder à des échographies de contrôle tous les 6 mois. Toute suspicion de rupture de la prothèse doit conduire à son retrait et, le cas échéant, à celui du second implant.À lire aussiParalysé, un Indonésien se fabrique un bras “robotique” à partir de ferraillesDans ces conditions, le ministère de la Santé a annoncé la prise en charge des frais médicaux et chirurgicaux pour toutes les femmes qui devront subir une opération de retrait. Pour les 20% de patientes qui avaient fait poser ces implants PIP suite à une ablation pour un cancer du sein, la ministre a également demandé à la Sécurité sociale de prendre en charge une chirurgie reconstructrice pour poser de nouvelles prothèses.Une bonne nouvelle pour toutes ces victimes qui se sentaient abandonnées il y a quelques jours encore. Le 29 septembre 2010 à 11:30 • Emmanuel Perrin
7 espèces supplémentaires de dinosaures vivaient en AustraliePubliant leurs travaux dans PLoS ONE, des chercheurs australiens ont découvert et identifié, dans le sud-est de l’Australie, les restes fossilisés de 7 espèces de dinosaures carnivores jusqu’à présent jamais trouvées dans cette région.C’est dans l’état de Victoria, dans le sud-est de l’Australie, que bénévoles et paléontologues de l’Université Monash et du Museum Victoria (Australie) ont mis au jour 1.500 os et dents fossilisés appartenant à au moins 7 espèces de dinosaures théropodes carnassiers qui vivaient là entre -105 et -120 millions d’années. Une biodiversité inattendue pour ce groupe, dans cette partie du monde.À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?”Nous n’avions pas prévu de trouver des fossiles d’une gamme aussi large d’espèces de dinosaures dans cette région. Les fossiles que nous avons recueillis vont du minuscule tueur de la taille d’un chat à la version australienne du T. Rex, un prédateur de 9 mètres de long avec des armes puissantes, des griffes acérées”, a déclaré le Dr Tom Rich, un des auteurs de l’étude ravi de la découverte. Selon les résultats révélés,les sept théropodes appartiendraient au groupe des Cératosaures, des Spinosauridés, des Tyrannosauridés, des Maniraptoras, des Coelusauriens et peut-être à celui des Ornithomimosaures et des Allosauridés. “Une des raisons du succès des petits dinosaures théropodes peut être la chaleur de leur sang. Comme proches parents des oiseaux, ils ont bénéficié de l’isolation de plumes, qui les ont aidés à maintenir une température corporelle élevée”, a expliqué le paléontologue cité par Sci-news. Celui-ci précise encore qu’à l’époque où ces animaux foulaient le sol de ces territoires, l’Australie faisait encore partie du cercle polaire antarctique. Le 23 mai 2012 à 12:39 • Maxime Lambert
I will work day and night to restore trust between our neighborhoods and the department, after the recent and ongoing scandals that have plagued us. #community https://t.co/MQJQFy3lBO— Dave Myers (@MyersSD30) February 7, 2018 , Updated: 8:23 AM February 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSheriff’s commander Dave Myers is the only candidate challenging Sheriff Bill Gore in the primary election coming up in June.Myers is a 32-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department and is currently a Sheriff’s Commander. He is also an elected Trustee on the San Diego County Employees’ Retirement Association and Vice-Chair of the County’s LGBT and Allies Group.Myers says San Diego County residents are concerned about the department’s “lack of responsiveness to community issues.” These issues include a failure to implement body cameras, the growing opioid problem, lack of transparency on deaths and inmate violence in county jails, and hundreds of rape kits left untested.“I see a need to reinvigorate that conversation with the community about trust,” Myers said, citing the recent arraignment of Deputy Richard Fischer on allegations of sexual assault.He also says residents perceive biased policing with communities of color and LGBT residents. In an interview on Good Morning San Diego, Myers said community policing efforts should be strengthened.“Community-based policing, or what I like to call neighborhood policing, is just getting out and talking to people…we’ve kind of gotten away from that,” Myers said. “Law enforcement started with the idea of being preventative – stopping crimes – and not reactive.” Posted: February 24, 2018 Sheriff candidate Dave Myers pledges greater response to community issues Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Ageas, Hasbro and Oracle (pictured) are among the organisations that have been shortlisted in the best pensions communications category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2017.This award celebrates employers that have implemented an effective pensions communications strategy.The full category shortlist is:Ageas, Pensions Re-EnrolmentDHL (Entered by Willis Towers Watson)Hasbro, The Lab (Entered by Capita Employee Benefits)Oracle Corporation UK (Entered by Secondsight)Trustees of PPG Industries, PPG Industries (UK) Pension Plan (Entered by Aon)Universities Superannuation Scheme (Entered by Mercer)The winning organisation will be announced during a lunch-time ceremony at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2017, on Friday 9 June at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.
Beijing: China demanded Tuesday that the United States “immediately cancel” a potential sale of USD 2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles, adding fuel to tensions between the two powers. The US later shrugged off China’s complaints, responding that the equipment would contribute to “peace and stability” in Asia. The sale would be the first transfer of big-ticket US military gear to the democratically-governed island in decades, and comes as ties between Washington and Beijing are already strained by their trade war. China has lodged formal complaints through diplomatic channels expressing “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the move, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing. The deal includes 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, 250 Stinger portable anti-aircraft missiles, related equipment and support at an estimated cost of just over USD 2.2 billion, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us The proposed sale “will contribute to the modernization of the recipient’s main battle tank fleet”, improve its air defense system and “support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security and defensive capability (of Taiwan),” DSCA said. It would not alter the “basic military balance in the region,” the agency added, and Congress has been notified. US lawmakers have 30 days to object to the sale but are unlikely to do so. Geng said the proposed deal “seriously violates the one-China principle” and “grossly interferes” in the country’s internal affairs. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “China urges the US to… immediately cancel the planned arms sale and stop military relations with Taipei to avoid damaging Sino-US relations and harming peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” he said. The State Department responded by saying the transaction doesn’t change US recognition of Beijing as China’s sole government. “Our interest in Taiwan, especially as it relates to these military sales, is to promote peace and stability across the strait, across the region,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters. “So there is no change of course in our longstanding one-China policy,” she said. Advertise With Us Taiwan has been ruled separately from China since the end of a civil war in 1949, but Beijing considers it a part of its territory to be retaken — by force if necessary. China has significantly stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taipei since the election in 2016 of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose Democratic Progressive Party refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of “One China”. It has staged military exercises near the island, and steadily reduced the already small number of nations that recognise Taiwan. The United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, but has remained an important ally — and arms supplier — to Taipei. Laws passed that year by Congress required Washington to provide the island with means of self-defence. But it has been wary of big-ticket military equipment sales to Taiwan in recent years, fearful of stoking anger in Beijing. President Donald Trump — whose administration is locked in a trade war with China — has however sought to strengthen ties with Taiwan and appears more willing to sell arms. Taiwan would be massively outgunned in terms of troop numbers and firepower in any conflict with China, and has sought to upgrade much of its increasingly obsolete military equipment, especially in its air force. “Taiwan stands in the frontline of China’s ambitious expansion and faces enormous threats and pressure from Beijing,” the Taiwanese foreign ministry said in a statement. “This arms sale of M1A2 tanks and various missiles will help greatly to increase our defensive capabilities.” Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles — which are portable and can be quickly moved by soldiers in the field — would significantly increase Taiwan’s ability to counter Chinese armour and warplanes in the event of an invasion. “The M1A2 tanks are very reliable and will become an essential part of our ground defense” because of their maneuvrability, Lieutenant General Yang Hai-ming of the Taiwanese army told reporters. “Having the M1A2 to replace our older tanks will quickly and effectively boost our defence capability.”
Ongole: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in association with SVBC organised Lakshmi Puja at Rice Millers Association in Ongole on Friday. Priest K Srinivasacharyulu has conducted the vratham and puja in grandeur manner and explained the participating women about the importance of each step as they are performing it. A large number of women and devotees participated in the programme and received the theertham and prasadam after the puja. Tata Badrinath, Vemuri Bujji, Chakka Prasad, Annam Srinu, Nallamalli Balu, Gurram Badri, Biyyapu Vijay, Suresh and others coordinated for the grand success of the programme.
A Tesla electric vehicle on Saturday caught fire after crashing into a tow truck on a Moscow motorway.In a video posted to Instagram by user gagorun (below), you can see two small explosions in quick succession, engulfing the car in flames and smoke.Oddly, no one seems too bothered by the eruption: Neither the videographer nor their chauffeur makes a sound; other passersby continue down the road, as if nothing happened.State-run news agency RIA shared a clip of the Tesla Model 3 traveling in the left lane of Moscow’s Ring Road (MKAD), before colliding with a tow truck parked by a safety fence around 9 p.m. Moscow time.Driver Alexei Tretyakov told REN TV that he was in Autopilot drive assistance mode, still holding the steering wheel, when his Tesla Model 3 collided with the truck. Reportedly cruising at the speed limit (62 mph), the 41-year-old financial market expert and his two children suffered minor injuries: he broke his leg, while the kids were bruised.All three escaped the vehicle before the blast.Tesla has long stood by safety claims for its electric vehicles, repeatedly reminding owners that Autopilot is “intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.”But that hasn’t stopped people from dying.Last year, Apple engineer Walter Huang died when his Autopilot-engaged Model X crashed into a traffic barrier in California. His family in May filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tesla, claiming the self-driving feature was “defective.”Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Watch: Tesla Delivers 95,200 cars in Q2, Breaking RecordMore on Geek.com:Tesla Adds Netflix, YouTube Streaming to In-Car ContentTesla Driver Appears Asleep While Car Runs Autopilot on LA FreewayElon Musk Unveils New Tesla Model Y Vehicle Coming in 2020 Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla Adds Netflix, YouTube Streaming to In-Car Content Stay on target
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 | 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 | 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 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Related Content News | August 22, 2014 Proton Therapy Offers Safe, Long-term Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma Findings of the new American study correspond to the results of Proton Therapy Center Czech 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 August 22, 14 — The data by the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute (UFPTI) shows a three-year relapse-free rate of 93 percent and a three-year event-free rate of 87 percent. “This study reinforces proton therapy as a safe alternative to the more conventional forms of radiation,” said lead researcher Bradford S. Hoppe, M.D., radiation oncologist at the UF Proton Therapy Institute and assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine department of radiation oncology.The study continues to add to the mounting evidence supporting the use of proton radiation therapy for positive long-term treatment outcomes and quality of life of oncology patients. For instance, none of the patients developed grade three or higher toxicity during follow-up. The UFPTI specialists agreed that the use of proton therapy following chemotherapy in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma has a success rate similar to the conventional treatments with a reduction of radiation outside of the target area, or “involved-node,” potentially reducing the risk of late effects caused by radiation.The study tracked 15 patients between September 2009 and June 2013 with newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma as they received involved-node proton therapy (INPT), which specifically targets initially involved lymph node(s) containing the Hodgkin lymphoma, after completing chemotherapy. Further, the study evaluated the radiation dose in the surrounding healthy tissue as a result of proton therapy compared with conventional treatments, called intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT).Despite some success in treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, many patients suffer from late effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatment, including the possible onset of breast cancer or heart disease. “Proton therapy, as opposed to similar conventional photon therapy, reduced the risk of long-term side effects by reducing or eliminating radiation doses to healthy tissue without compromising the cure rate,” said lead researcher Bradford S. Hoppe.The clinical results of Proton Therapy Center Czech, based on treatment of dozens of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, correspond with the findings of the American study. “Proton therapy was approved for its clinical use in 1992 and has been used for treatment of selected stages of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma based on NCCN guidelines (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) since 2013,” adds doctor Jiri Kubes, Ph.D., the head of proton therapy at PTC Czech.Comparison of treatment plans is the right and standard process used in radiation oncology, which enables us to foresee the possible risk of side effects and decide for the most appropriate treatment for each patient. This type of data is also important for examining the effectiveness of radiotherapy in general. Based on the international statistics, radiotherapy should be used for more than 50 percent of oncology patients during their treatment,” said Kubeš.For more information: www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/278648.php, www.lymphoma.eu.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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
COMO Hotels and Resorts is offering half price seaplane transfers and complimentary nights to give travellers even more reasons to book its stunning southern Maldives resort, Maalifushi by COMO.Until December 25 2015, Maalifushi by COMO is offering four nights for the price of three or seven nights for the price of five.Point Yamu by COMO, the new design oasis on the tranquil east coast of Phuket, is also offering four nights for three or seven nights for five until October 31 2015.Complimentary nights are on a bed and breakfast basis at each hotel.In addition, book a minimum of four nights at Maalifushi before 31 October 2015 and clients will also receive 50 per cent off the cost of shared seaplane transfers.Alternatively, receive complimentary shared round-trip seaplane and boat transfers between Male International Airport and each resort for bookings of three paid nights at both Maalifushi and its sister resort Cocoa Island by COMO until 25 December 2015.
Wizz Air has announced that it is set to launch new cheap flights to Paris Beauvais Airport from Cluj.This will be the low cost carrier’s first service between France and Romania, although it does already operate three other routes out of Paris Beauvais.Flights will be launched from December 18th and will depart three-times per week for the initial period, although the carrier has not ruled out an extension to services at a later date.The expansion of services follows an announcement from central and eastern Europe’s largest carrier of new flights to Timisoara from London Luton Airport.Wizz Air recently stepped in to offer its services to passengers with seats booked on Centralwings’ routes.The rival low cost carrier recently announced that it was ceasing all scheduled flights to concentrate on tour operator charter flights.Several of the airlines main routes will cease on September 14th while others, including its Gdansk to Rome and Krakow to Athens routes, will end on September 30th. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWizz Air adds Poznan flightsWizz Air has announced new flights to Rome and Cork from PoznanWizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the springWizz Air unveils 15 new routesWizz Air has announced plans to expand its schedule with 15 new routes over the next six months.
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The Jamaica Tourist Board announced that 2008 was another year of growth for its tourism industry. The island’s stopover arrivals increased by 3.9 percent, with a total of 1,769,271 visitors. Of that number, 1,150,942 of the arrivals came from the United States – representing a 1.6 percent increase from that market over 2007.“The United States has historically been the largest source market for Jamaica’s tourism,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Though current economic hardships pose a challenge to the travel industry, we are confident that travelers from the United States will consider Jamaica’s accessibility and value when considering a vacation destination in the coming year.”The number of travelers to Jamaica from the U.S. continues to remain very strong, with the U.S. making up more than 65 percent of all the island’s visitors in 2008.A range of new and expanded attractions is also adding to Jamaica’s new dynamic. The attractions are themed to showcase the island’s rich history and cultural heritage while at the same time being entertaining and informative. Opened last summer, Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s new environmentally friendly attractions, which has been a magnet for new and returning visitors.www.visitjamaica.com
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