NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on Nov. 7.The National Transportation Safety Board hasn’t identified a cause for the crash. A witness told investigators that Halladay’s ICON A5 climbed to between 300 and 500 feet (90 and 150 metres) before it went into a 45-degree dive and slammed into the water.The body of the two-time Cy Young Award winner was found in the wreckage.___Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.
HALIFAX — A verdict is expected today in the high-profile case of a British sailor accused in an alleged gang rape at a Halifax-area military base.Darren Smalley is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a sexual assault involving one or more people in barracks at 12 Wing Shearwater on April 10, 2015.Justice Patrick Duncan was scheduled to deliver his verdict Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, but he set the matter over until today to accommodate “court scheduling issues.”The complainant testified at Smalley’s trial last fall that she went to sleep next to a sailor, and later awoke face down and naked as at least three men sexually assaulted her.Smalley did not testify at the judge-only trial.He was part of a Royal Navy hockey team that was in Halifax to compete in a tournament.The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsAfter indicating during a town hall last month that he was thinking about wearing moccasins on the day the federal Liberal government unveils its first federal budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has opted for a pair of lace-up dress shoes.Finance ministers have traditionally chosen footwear before federal budgets meant to symbolize the focus of the upcoming spending plan.Morneau put on the pair of Canadian-made shoes at the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club in Toronto earlier Friday.“I double-knot my shoes,” said Morneau, to the group of children around him.The shoes were made by Canadian shoe-designer Ron White.During a town hall on Feb. 22, Morneau complemented an Indigenous man in the audience on the vest he was wearing before indicating he was thinking of wearing moccasins on budget day.“They’ve asked me for the budget in the news to wear moccasins,” said Morneau, who then pointed to the side of his head indicating he was thinking of it.“I have some, if you want to wear them,” said the man.Morneau was referring to a report in a newspaper suggesting he should wear the moccasins given his government’s expressed commitments to First Nation people.The Liberals said the choice of footwear, which cost $179.99, and location of the event was meant to show the next budget is targeting children and middle-class Canadians.Former Mulroney-era cabinet minister John Crosbie once wore mukluks on budget firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNNews
Willow FiddlerAPTN National NewsThe Thunder Bay police say Tammy Keeash drowned in one of the city’s floodways and at this point, no foul play is suspected.Keeash was reported missing during the afternoon of Sunday, May 7 – her body was discovered later that evening.She is the fourth child in care to die while in care of the province of Ontario since October.And is also the sixth young person to be found dead in a Thunder Bay river since 2000.On Thursday night, family and friends held a vigil to remember email@example.com
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Symantec Corp., down $2.78 to $19.39The security software maker’s CEO abruptly resigned and the company issued a weak profit forecast for the current quarter.Wynn Resorts Ltd., down $6.44 to $129.89The casino operator reported a steep revenue decline from its Macau operation and its overall revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Zillow Group Inc., up $1.84 to $35.41The real estate website operator reported a surge in revenue that helped narrow first quarter losses and prompted a solid revenue forecast.Guardant Health Inc., up $11.93 to $76The provider of oncology testing services beat Wall Street’s first quarter earnings forecast and raised its revenue forecast for the year.Booking Holdings Inc., up $93.82 to $1,829.85The online booking service reported an increase in room bookings during the first quarter that beat Wall Street forecasts.Mettler-Toledo International Inc., down $14 to $727.67The maker of precision instruments gave Wall Street a full-year profit forecast that falls mostly below expectations.The Boston Beer Co., up $14.89 to $347.83The brewer is buying Dogfish Head Brewery for $300 million in a cash and stock deal.Lyft Inc., down $4.09 to $51.09Shares of the ride-hailing company’s larger rival, Uber, faltered on their first day of trading on Wall Street.The Associated Press
Statistics Canada data finds commuters in Hamilton are spending more time getting to and from work. According to the 2016 census, the average one-way commute in Canada was 26.2 minutes long, up from 25.4 minutes in 2011. That number was higher in the Hamilton census area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, with people spending an average of 28.4 minutes on the road. Toronto has the longest commute anywhere in Canada at 34 minutes, followed by Montreal at 30 minutes and Vancouver at 29.7 minutes. The number of commuters is larger than ever at 15.9 million in 2016, which is a 30 per cent increase since 1996.
In a press statement issued by the Council President for June, Russian Ambassador Sergey Lavrov, the 15-member body supported the Road Map peace plan drawn up by the diplomatic Quartet – UN, United States, European Union and Russia – calling for the Israelis and Palestinians to take a series of parallel and reciprocal steps culminating in two states living side by side in peace and security by 2005.The Council members, who earlier heard a briefing on the Middle East from Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast, said they were looking forward to the meeting in Amman, Jordan, on 22 June of the Quartet, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan is to attend. “They called on the parties to fulfil their obligations in order to achieve the vision of two democratic states” and reaffirmed the importance of achieving a “comprehensive, just and lasting peace,” including the Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Lebanese tracks, the statement said.
“His intelligence and sharp wit was apparent from the outset; there was an ever-present twinkle in his eye and he would gladly admit that his youth had been full of adventure.”Dean was simply one of those people whose infectious humour and enthusiasm drew others to him. His professional knowledge was second to none and his sage advice already something I had come to rely on. A British Army officer has died at an Iraqi air base where UK troops are training local forces to fight Islamic State militants.Army investigators are probing the death of Capt Dean Sprouting at the sprawling Al Asad base, but said he did not die of enemy action. The soldier is not thought to have killed himself and commanders are investigating whether he died as a result of a vehicle accident, a defence source said.The officer with the Adjutant General’s Corps was serving at the air base with Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.Lt Col Rob Hedderwick, the battalion’s commanding officer, said: “It is hard to do justice to a man such as Dean Sprouting with simple words.”In no time at all he had become an indispensable part of the battalion, not only for his professional expertise but also for his compassionate manner and camaraderie. “His loss is keenly felt by us all and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children whom I know he cherished more than anything else in this world. I am hugely proud and thankful to have known him. He was a very good man.”The father of two, of Denny, Stirlingshire, joined the army in 1989 and had served in Northern Yugoslavia, Cyprus and Kosovo, Sudan, Angola and Germany. British troops have been training the Iraqi Army at the Al Asad air base in IraqCredit:Jamie Wiseman 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.
KATIE TAYLOR RETURNED to the ring with a win in Dublin’s Mansion House this evening.The reigning world and Olympic champion beat Caroline Veyre by a unanimous decision in front of a delighted home crowd.The fight was Taylor’s first since she claimed her fifth consecutive European Union title in July.And though she admitted that she was a little bit rusty early on, her class shone through in the final rounds.After a frustrating year and almost five months out of action, Taylor now faces a second bout in the space of 24 hours.INPHO/Morgan TreacyFinland’s Mira Potkonen — whom she has already beaten once this year — will be her opponent for a true ‘homecoming’ bout in her home town of Bray.The two fights will tee her up nicely for a hectic 2014 when she will bid to win her sixth European championship and a remarkable fifth world title.But tonight her focus was completely on Veyre, the recently crowned Canadian national champion at 60kg.The 25-year-old was drafted in as a late replacement when America’s Melissa Parker pulled out earlier this month due to travel problems.Veyre gave as good as she got in the opening exchanges and landed a few clean shots of her own.“I just got caught with a few silly shots just through my own fault really,” Taylor explained afterwards.“I wasn’t too aware of the shots coming at me. There was a bit of ring rust as well I suppose. McLaughlin and O’Malley watch the action (INPHO/Morgan Treacy)As the fight wore on Veyre’s defence dropped and in the final round, she shipped a string of right hooks from the advancing Taylor.Taylor said: “As I came in with my right hand, she was coming in with her left hand very low so my dad and Zaur in the corner were just telling me to feint and use my left hand and then as she comes in, meet her with the right.“It was working every time so I caught her with a few good shots.I did a few great things in there tonight but I also made a few mistakes as well so I have to clean that up for tomorrow night.Keatley kicks Munster to victory against the Dragons INPHO/Morgan Treacy“They weren’t hard shots but they’re the kind of punches that were knocking my head back and they’re the punches that the judges see.Maybe my defensive ability in there tonight wasn’t the best but hopefully it will be better tomorrow.Taylor was never really out of her comfort zone though and she stepped up a gear in the third round, forcing Veyre to take a standing count.Her defensive work was equally as impressive and she produced the highlight of the night without needing to throw a punch.Backed into a corner as the clock ticked down in the third, Taylor invited Veyre’s best shots but responded with a string of magical bobs and weaves that saw the Canadian miss her mark every time.It drew a huge roar from the hundreds of fans who turned out in the Mansion House to see their champion.Among them were Ireland rugby international Kevin McLaughlin and his recently retired Leinster team-mate Eoin O’Malley.
THE NEW MEMBERS of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann have been announced, and include RTÉ broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy as chairman.O’Herlihy’s appointment as chairman designate is to be confirmed by the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht at a future date.The members of the board, who will hold their appointments for four years, are: Bill O’Herlihy, television broadcaster working for RTÉ, who has been in broadcasting since the 1960s and is also a public relations executive.Maurice Sweeney, documentary filmmaker behind Cromwell in Ireland and winner of four IFTAs.Dr Annie Doona, president of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). John Rice, company director, co-founder and CEO of JAM Media, an award-winning animation company. He has worked on films such as Anastasia and Titan AE.Kate O’Toole, Irish actress, and cast member of Channel 4′s Forgiven, Showtime’s the Tudors, winner of awards for her theatre work, and board chairwoman of the Galway Film Fleadh. Seamus Deasy, award-winning cinematographer who has won an IFTA for his work on The Tiger’s Tail.Katie Holly, MD of Blinder Films, whose debut feature One Hundred Mornings received a Special Jury Award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, said that the “seven very talented individuals” are joining Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board at a very important time for Ireland’s film and audiovisual sector.Supporting and creating employment – across all sectors – is a priority for this Government. The film and audiovisual sector is playing its part, and it is vital that we grow the contribution that this sector can make to Ireland’s ongoing recovery.He said he believes that the new board “can be a catalyst to help the agency grow and develop and to nurture the next generation of audiovisual talent in Ireland”.Audio: ‘There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy’ – Taoiseach Enda Kenny hails ‘Billo’>Read: Creative talent gathers in Dublin for the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards>
29,216 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 8:35 AM Nigel Farage ‘squeezed in at last second’ to dine with Donald Trump Farage tweeted a picture of himself smiling broadly while sitting down with the US President. Source: Benny/Twitter In a statement to the Guardian, 10 Downing Street downplayed the significance of Farage meeting Trump in such a manner and said that the President would not believe that he was being briefed on official UK policy during any discussions.A spokesperson said: “We have an excellent ambassador who has and does meet the administration, including President Trump. We have formal, well-established processes for communicating with the US administration and those are the ones we use.“They know we communicate through the existing channels, I’m 100% certain they are aware of that.”Earlier this week, Farage told American conservatives that Britain’s vote to leave the EU and Trump’s presidential victory launched a “great global revolution” that will spread through more western nations.Farage received a warm welcome at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he praised Trump’s “quite remarkable” victory.“2016, we did it!” boomed the former head of UKIP.“Just as Brexit becomes more popular by the day, President Trump will become more popular in America by the day,” he said.With reporting from AFP – – © AFP, 2017Read: Father of SEAL killed in Yemen refuses to meet with Donald TrumpRead: ‘Hey Trump, are you up?’ There was a political edge to the Oscars last night NIGEL FARAGE DINED in illustrious company at the weekend, when he sat down with US President Donald Trump for dinner in the latter’s Washington hotel at the weekend.However, it is believed that Farage only managed to secure a last minute invitation to the meal, which also had Trump’s daughter Ivanka, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner and Florida Governor Rick Scott also in attendance.The UKIP stalwart tweeted a picture of himself at the dinner table with a look of delight on his face. Feb 27th 2017, 8:35 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Share Tweet Email Short URL Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter Two things:1. Farage was not invited to this dinner. Squeezed in at last second2. Sec. State Tillerson is dining w/wife alone across room— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2017 Journalist Benny Johnson, who was at the same venue, said that secret service personnel “swarmed the place” just before Trump arrived.Johnson wrote a blog on everything he witnessed that evening, and said that Farage had just happened to be in the restaurant sipping a cocktail and met Trump in the foyer before getting a last minute invite to dine with the President.He later asked Farage what it was like to have dinner with Trump, who replied: “You know what amazes me about your president? He is a regular bloke. Truly. Just a normal chap.”When asked what they talked about, Farage said: “Nothing that interesting”. Source: Nigel Farage/Twitter 41 Comments Dinner with The Donald. pic.twitter.com/KAdvZ84d2Y— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 26, 2017 Image: Nigel Farage via Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3260931
Alzheimer : un lien établi avec la tension artérielle chez les personnes âgéesJusqu’à présent, les recherches n’avaient pas permis de pointer précisément du doigt les facteurs, en dehors d’une prédisposition génétique, pouvant accroitre les risques d’Alzheimer. Une étude publiée, hier, dans la revue Neurology apporte une piste supplémentaire sur le lien entre cette maladie et la pression artérielle. Dès 2014 et à l’occasion de la Journée Nationale de l’HTA (Hypertension artérielle), le lien entre l’hypertension et le risque de développer la maladie d’Alzheimer avait été établi. Et même officialisé par le Comité Français de Lutte contre l’Hypertension Artérielle qui avait lancé la campagne de prévention « l’hypertension fait perdre la tête ». Trois ans plus tard, c’est une étude menée à Chicago, aux Etats-Unis qui vient étayer ce constat. Explications. Des analyses post-mortemÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Publiés dans la revue Neurology, le 11 juillet dernier, les travaux se sont davantage concentrés sur l’impact négatif de la pression artérielle sur les tissus cérébraux des personnes âgées. Menée à la clinique Rush Memory qui dépend du Centre de recherche Rush sur la maladie d’Alzheimer, dans l’Illinois, l’étude s’est appuyée sur l’observation de 1.300 personnes âgées de 59 à 102 ans. Ces sujets ont été suivis, en moyenne pendant 8 ans, jusqu’à leur décès. Les scientifiques ont alors procédé à une autopsie afin de déceler d’éventuelles lésions cérébrales pouvant indiquer des signes d’Alzheimer. Cette maladie neuro-dégénérative est généralement caractérisée par la présence de plaques amyloïdes et une accumulation de tau, une protéine qui se propage tel un virus dans le cerveau et endommage, voire tue, les cellules cérébrales. Infarctus cérébraux et tension élevéeTout au long de l’étude, la plupart des sujets présentait, en moyenne, une tension de 134/71 mmHg, ce qui est considérée comme une pré-hypertension, selon l’American Heart Association qui indique que l’idéal doit être de 120/80 mmHg ou en-dessous. Les scientifiques ont constaté que les participants qui avaient eu une tension plus élevée au cours de leur vie présentaient davantage de lésions cérébrales avec des zones de tissus cérébraux endommagés suite à une absence d’apport sanguin. Ces zones d’infarctus cérébraux, qui peuvent mener à une attaque, passent parfois complètement inaperçues. Une sur-présence de la protéine Tau a également été remarquée chez les patients présentant une pression artérielle plus élevée. De plus, les chercheurs ont constaté qu’une augmentation de la pression systolique(de 134 mmHg à 147 mmHg) accroissait de 46% les risques d’infarctus cérébraux. Des recherches à approfondirDans des propos rapportés par Time Magazine, le professeur Zoe Arvanitakis, qui a participé aux travaux, souhaite légèrement nuancer les résultats : « Au vu de ce que nous savons déjà sur le lien entre la pression artérielle et les attaques cardio-vasculaires, nous pouvons penser que c’est potentiellement et biologiquement possible qu’une altération de la pression sanguine lorsqu’on vieillit puisse conduire à des infarctus cérébraux ». Mais de préciser aussi que l’étude ne montre pas pour autant que c’est bel et bien une pression artérielle élevée qui cause des lésions cérébrales. D’autres recherches plus approfondies doivent être faites pour confirmer cette corrélation. Le 12 juillet 2018 à 16:56 • Marina Marcout
A young man from the Bristol Bay community of Egegik has been given a 20-month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than three pounds of methamphetamine.Listen now21-year-old Jason Corey Vincent Alto was caught May 30 last year while he was traveling on the Ferry Vessel Kennicott from Washington State towards Whittier. The US Coast Guard and state trooper drug enforcement cooperated on the bust which happened in Ketchikan.Jack Schmidt is the assistant U.S. attorney in the Juneau office who prosecuted the case in federal court.“Mr. Alto had been carrying an excess three pounds of methamphetamine on the Alaska State ferry and it’s just happenstance when he disembarked at Ketchikan, he exhibited signs that he potentially was a drug trafficker,” Schmidt said. “He was contacted and they got a warrant and a dog hit on his luggage which contained the three pounds of methamphetamine.”That much meth could have been cut into about 5,000 doses. Its street value depended on where it ended up in the state, which Schmidt said he doesn’t know. He did say it’s the largest ever meth seizure in Southeast Alaska.“Typically, we have people dealing in ounces, maybe the half-pound range,” Schmidt said. “It’s highly unusual to see anything above a kilo which is about 2.2 pounds. And here it was nearly three pounds.”Alto, then a 21-year-old with substance abuse problems, was classified as a drug mule, responsible for trafficking the narcotics but likely not for dealing them. Schmidt had asked for nearly three times as much jail time as Judge Timothy Burgess handed down.“I thought that sending a message was an important aspect to the case given the quantity of the amount of drugs,” Schmidt said. “But the defendant had a fairly minimal criminal history and he was young and so I think those are the things that the judge had taken into consideration in fashioning the sentence the way he did.”According to reporting in the Juneau Empire, Alto told the judge he plans to return to Egegik and study to become a commercial pilot. He is in custody and will serve the remainder of his twenty months in jail before beginning five years of supervised release.
George Holly rehearses a scene from “Home But Not Less” in Anchorage. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)A new play showing in Anchorage this weekend tells the stories of homelessness from around the state. But for the writers and actors, “Home But Not Less” isn’t a story about sadness. It’s about understanding.Listen nowRumpled tarps hang against the walls of an old church, serving as back drops for the eight actors that circle the audience’s seating area.“So many of us live on the edge,” a man said.“One medical incident,” added another.“One pay check,” they all sang in chorus.The lines are just snippets from over a hundred interviews with people who have experienced homelessness and those who offer services. Playwright Merry Ellefson began researching the play after meeting a young man who was living on the street and grieving the loss of his grandfather. She was hoping to understand not just what it was like to be without a home, but also what are the causes of homelessness in Alaska. She said everyone’s story starts in a different place.“I’m sitting underneath a bridge and talking to someone whose parents encouraged him drink at age two and laughing,” Ellefson recalled. “His life trajectory is going to be a lot different than mine for a lot of different reasons.”Through her interviews, Ellefson said she identified what her sources see as some of the major causes of homelessness: mental illness, housing, poverty, education, sexual abuse, domestic violence.“Racism and discrimination play a huge part in this,” Ellefson said.Many community leaders say racist policies, such as forcing Alaska Natives to attend boarding schools where they were punished for speaking their languages, caused many people to lose their identities. It led to inter-generational trauma, which some people Ellefson spoke with link to causes of homelessness.Actor Austin Tagaban learned about some of these causes by participating in the production. He has never worried about being homeless, he said.“If I didn’t have somewhere to sleep that night, I could call someone and be like, ‘Hey man,’ or ‘Hey, Mom, let me sleep on your couch.’ And she’d be like, ‘No, have this room Austin,’ Tagaban said.”Tagaban had a safety net. He says he thought the answers to homelessness were simple — why couldn’t someone just get a job? But now he understands how complicated people’s lives are.“It’s important to hear these stories because they’re people who we usually ignore,” Tagaban said. He thinks we can learn from them.One of those stories is from Michael Patterson, who first became homeless in Juneau when he was nine years old.“In the mornings, when the stores opened, I would steal fruits off the displays,” actor George Holly recited. “I lived like a rat, in a sense, so you know, my self-worth was, it was destroyed.”For Holly, participating in the in play is personal. He said learning about the support networks available to people helped him alleviate some of his own fears about becoming homeless.Director Shona Osterhout said that’s one of the main goals of the production — to develop empathy and solutions.“This isn’t about being sad about our neighbors’ situation. This is actually about how do I learn about our neighbor’s situation. What can I do to help? And how do I just be a better human on the planet?” Osterhout said.Each show will be followed by a panel discussion with local service providers. Writer Ellefson said she wants people to leave knowing ways they can get involved.The play starts Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Church of Love in Spenard and will run through the weekend. Tickets are available at the door.
Bharti AirtelScreenshot from WhatsAppHowever, the viral message is nothing but a spam. When the provided link is checked on PC, you land on Chi St. Alexius Health page which has nothing to do with Airtel.Interestingly, the same message with a different link (http://offer-for-all.com) was in circulation in 2016. It was reported that the link took the user to a page that asked personal details like name, mobile number and address, and then instructed to share with eight WhatsApp friends or groups. It then asked to download an app that could turn out to be a malware.WhatsApp has warned its users to identify and handle spam, hoax and phishing messages, as unauthorised third parties “try to deceive you and prompt you to act in a certain way.” It went on to say that one should avoid messages sent via WhatsApp or email if the sender claims to be affiliated with WhatsApp; if content includes instructions to forward the message; if message claims you can avoid punishment, like account suspension, by forwarding the message; and if message content includes a reward or gift from WhatsApp or another person. Representational imageReutersAll major telecom operators in India have introduced new tariff plans with more data and free voice calls after Reliance Industries launched Reliance Jio that gives unlimited access of high-speed 4G data, HD voice call, HD video call and SMS. Bharti Airtel is no exception. But is it true that Airtel has offered free unlimited 4G, 3G data for three months to its users?A message that promises “Unlimited 4G, 3G data for 3 months” from Airtel has been widely circulated on WhatsApp for a while now. It is happening though the popular telecom operator hasn’t made any official statement on it.This is what the spam message reads:LOOT OFFER FOR ALL AIRTEL USER:- Due to Jio, Now Airtel market is down so Airtel is activating Unlimited 4G, 3G data for 3 months. Visit Following link to Activate for airtel 3 months 4G, 3G Pack and enjoy.Visit Now:- http://airtel.free.gprs.com/*Get Airtel free Internet/ and free 300 minuts Local calling every month for next 3 Months. So activate this offer, Thanks airtel I got Unlimited Data. Dial 123 to Check your balance. Enjoy Friends
BALURGHAT: Traffic police of South Dinajpur conducted Safe Drive Save Life programme in Balurghat on Monday. School students took part in a colourful procession, sending out the message of safety awareness. A decorated tableau also took part in the rally.The rally was inaugurated by district police chief Prasun Banerjee. Inaugurating the rally, Banerjee said: “The principal aim of conducting Safe Drive Safe Life programme with the school students is to grow consciousness about the road safety rules. We have tried to deliver a message about the basic knowledge of it.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataApart from school students, trained officials and civic volunteers of police took part in the programme as well. A free eye check-up camp along with free distribution of spectacles for drivers was also conducted at a public bus-stand. An ambulance for critical patients was also inaugurated by the district police chief, with the aim of providing fast medical assistance. Deputy superintendent of police (headquarter) Dhiman Mitra, deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Anirban Paul Choudhury, additional police superintendent Debasish Nandi, chief medical officer of health Dr Sukumar Dey and officer-in-charge (traffic) of Balurghat Sanjay Mukherjee attended the programme along with several dignitaries and guests. Police said they have organised similar programmes in Gangarampur and Harirampur as well.
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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | July 06, 2016 An Efficient Approach to Large-scale Adaptive Therapy at Auckland City Hospital RayStation makes adaptive planning viable in a major public hospital setting Clinical ExampleA patient with left mubmandibular cardinoma, node positive, was treated with adjuvant radiotherapy to the submandibular region and ipsilateral neck following radical surgery. Anatomical changes during treatment resulted in the mandible dose being over the accepted threshold. PTV does cover was also compromised due to changes in CTV. Replanning brought Dmax to mandible to winin accepted limits. PTV and CTV were also turned to the optimal range.The Radiation Oncology Department at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, has made great strides in boosting efficiency over the last few years, while taking quality of treatment to new levels. It’s a shift in which technology has played a significant role. Today, the department is a pioneer of adaptive therapy. It also boasts one of largest VMAT programs in Australasia and operates a completely paperless workflow. The department serves around one-third of the New Zealand population — 1.5 million people — over a large geographical area that stretches from 100 km south of Auckland to the northern tip of the country. With 100 staff members and six LINACS, it runs almost 4,000 courses of radiation therapy per year.Giuseppe Sasso, M.D., the department’s clinical director, says the right treatment planning system is an essential factor in making adaptive therapy work on a large scale.“Investing in RayStation has given us a far superior planning infrastructure,” Sasso said. “Adaptive therapy demands a high-speed planning system, combined with high-quality imaging. It’s only feasible with a system such as RayStation, which is extremely fast and has excellent tools for the clinician.”Improving on the PlanSasso’s main clinical focus is on head and neck, prostate and breast cancers. His department assesses patients for adaptive therapy as a matter of routine, based on set parameters for volume changes. “Tumors shrink during radiation therapy,” Sasso said. “Naturally we need to adjust the volumes. But the shrinkage does not always follow the expected geometry, which means there is a risk of the plan missing the clinical target volume. Adaptive therapy ensures you are always on target.”Sasso stressed that adaptive therapy is not just about preserving the original plan.“The relationships between GTV, CTV and PTV are constantly changing, so planning is like solving a complex puzzle with many dynamic variables. Replanning can make it possible to achieve a dosimetry that is even better than the original plan, with reduced impact on organs at risk.”Optimizing the WorkflowAuckland City Hospital’s approach is highly protocolized for consistency. Around 30-40 structures are contoured for every patient, and rescanning is done using a high-quality planning computed tomography (CT). The team puts a great deal of care into keeping the contours as consistent as possible day to day, for example through ensuring patients always have a moderately full bladder and an empty bowel.“RayStation’s algorithms for adaptive therapy and deformable registration work extremely well with our protocolized workflow,” Sasso said. “When a new plan is proposed, a radiation therapist will assess the new GTV and CTV, and we do most corrections using the 3-D mesh tool. It takes just a few drag-and-drop moves. The algorithm is very accurate, so little modification is needed.”Depending on the case, replanning with RayStation may take just a matter of minutes. “For prostate patients it’s quite simple,” Sasso stated. “But even complex head and neck cases go fast. Running the whole process within RayStation gives us a warm start. Things are much slower if you have multiple systems and need to transfer data between them.”Focused OrganizationAuckland City Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Department has also made important changes in its organizational structure and focus. The workflow is now based on tumor streams. Teams are smaller, and individual staff have a greater level of specialization, creating clusters of advanced expertise. Overall, this approach has resulted in greater efficiency and consistency.Training is a key focus, Sasso said. “For our program to be sustainable, everyone in the treatment chain needs to practice at a very high level. Our people are passionate about what they do, and we have built a culture of pride in efficiency and good use of resources. That’s one of the reasons we use RayStation for adaptive planning. Our approach needs to make the best possible use of public funds.”Paperless SystemThe move to a paperless system has delivered another major boost to efficiency, Sasso said. “The only paper we have now is the consent form. Doctors often work offsite and a paperless system with remote access, such as RayStation, makes things faster and simpler. Streamlining every interaction is important when you have high volumes. This can enable you to do many more adaptive replannings in a year. One of the strengths of RayStation is that it enables a fast and seamless interaction with the patient journey.”Case study supplied by RaySearch. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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IMAGE: Reykjavik Blue Lagoon ocean cruiseRiver cruisesaleViking Cruises Viking launched its Winter Wanderlust sale yesterday with offers across a variety of river and ocean cruises, and free return flights on selected itineraries, when booked before 31 July 2018, unless sold out prior.“We’ve curated a selection of offers to spark our guests’ imagination,” said Michelle Black, Viking Managing Director Australia and New Zealand. “We’re known for being the ‘Thinking Person’s Cruise Line,’ with an emphasis on cultural immersion and personal discovery. If your guests yearn to really discover something new – not just to skim the surface – Viking is for them and now is the time to book their next adventure.”Ocean offers include15-day Into the Midnight Sun from Bergen to London or vice versa is now priced from $9,195pp, including a saving of up to $6,300 per couple.15-day Far East Discovery from Hong Kong to Beijing or vice versa is now priced from $5,995pp, including a saving of up to $6,200 per couple.Brand new 32-day voyage Islands of the South Pacific from Santiago to Sydney is now priced from $13,995pp, with one-way flights for $795 per person.River offers include15-day Grand European Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa is now priced from $5,995pp with free return flights to Europe.13-day Waterways of the Tsars from St. Petersburg to Moscow or vice versa is now priced from $7,895pp with free return flights to Russia.
New York – Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will manage a new resort at the stunning Qingshui Bay in Sanya, China’’s rapidly growing premier resort destination. Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay, featuring 250 guestrooms, will enjoy a beach-front location and offer residents direct access to an adjacent championship golf course when it opens in 2011.The resort will be developed by Hong Kong-listed Agile Property Holdings Ltd, the leading developer in China’s fast growing Pearl River Delta region, and funds managed by global financial services firm Morgan Stanley.Residents seeking more exclusivity than the regular room offerings can look forward to 36 luxurious villas that offer striking vistas of either the ocean or the golf course.Raffles Sanya will have seven restaurants and bars to choose from, including a Chinese restaurant, all-day dining restaurant, pastry café, pool bar and grill, lobby lounge and a bar where residents will be able to enjoy the famous Singapore Sling which originated from the group’s flagship Raffles Hotel, Singapore.Residents seeking a rejuvenating wellness experience at Raffles Sanya can look forward to RafflesAmrita Spa’s legendary assurance of renewal.RafflesAmrita Spa is a signature component of all Raffles hotels and resorts around the world, with Raffles Sanya will feature a spacious RafflesAmrita Spa at over 6,500 square feet.Golf enthusiasts will be delighted with the championship golf course located within close proximity of Raffles Sanya. A marina, water sport hubs and a retail village nearby add to the extensive range of leisure options available to residents.Diana Ee-Tan, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts says, ““Sanya enjoys robust growth, at a compound annual growth rate of 20% per annum in international visitor arrivals, since 2001.It is well on its way to becoming a highly-sought after destination and Raffles is thrilled to be part of this dynamic landscape.”