Associate dean named for Math and Science

Joffre Mercier has been named an associate dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.Interim Dean Rick Cheel announced on April 8 that Mercier is the new Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research. Mercier served as interim dean from October 2007 to December 2008. He has also served as chair of his department and as director for the Centre for Neuroscience. His term as an associate dean started April 1.Mercier is a Biological Sciences professor who has been at Brock since 1989. His career has included dozens of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings and invited seminar presentations. He also served as president of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association in 2003/04.Quick links:• Faculty of Mathematics and Science• Joffre Mercier faculty pageGet The Brock News delivered to your email read more

Yatim Memorial

(Update)Mourners from overseas, the U.S., and at least two provinces gathered at a memorial for Sammy Yatim. He’s the teenager shot dead by Toronto police Saturday morning.As Cindy Csordas reports, many who knew Yatim say they’re shocked by what happened. And say the 18-year old had a promising future ahead of him.

UN sets up observer mission to monitor Fiji elections

The announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s decision by the UN General Assembly to establish an electoral observer mission in Fiji. The vote is scheduled to take place 25 August to 1 September.According to a UN spokesman, the Mission will comprise about 40 international staff taken from Member States and the UN Secretariat. Along with monitors from the Commonwealth and the European Union, the observers will supervise the polling process across the country. They will also monitor the vote counting from 3 to 8 September and will observe the local population’s acceptance of the outcome for five days after the announcement of the results.This will be the first time since the 1994 elections in South Africa that the United Nations will be involved in this type of mission. read more

Transition in DR of Congo going better than expected UN envoy

“I’m encouraged overall by what I found when I arrived in [the capital] Kinshasa,” MONUC chief William Lacy Swing said at a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.”When I left two years before, the wars were still raging, the foreign armies were still on the territory there,” he added. “Today all those who were fighting are now in the same government. All the institutions foreseen under the constitutional transition have stood up. There is a government that is functioning and meeting regularly.”Mr. Swing also reported progress on the nation’s international debt. “International support for the transition is probably as strong or stronger has been since independence,” he said. “The international finance institutions have agreed to write off the greater percentage of a $14 billion debt so that they are able to use their money for developmental purposes [and] reconstruction.”Overall, whereas there has been some slippage in the timetable…I think it has gone at least as well and probably better than could be reasonably have been expected, understanding that a year ago the country was at war,” he said.Earlier, Mr. Swing had presented a budget request of $670 million, an increase of some 11 per cent over last year’s budget, due the mission’s expanded role in supporting demilitarization, returning former combatants to civilian life and helping with elections. He said he would also soon have an increase in troop strength, from 8,700 to 10,800, to make up for the French-led European troops which were withdrawn last month. read more

Bandit arrested hours after robbing Mahaicony couple

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKilling of suspected Bandit: Weapons recovered, one arrested; police on the hunt for accompliceOctober 18, 2013In “Crime”Motorcycle bandit in custody after robbing interior constable- PoliceJanuary 11, 2018In “Crime”Alleged bandit caught in the act of replacing licence plates after fleeing robberyJuly 10, 2018In “Crime” Swift action by ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s East Coast Demerara Division on Sunday evening resulted in the apprehension of a bandit, with his firearm and most of the items he had stolen, which were still in his possession.Based on information received, at around 23:00hrs on Sunday, a couple residing at Burma, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara were relaxing under a benab at a popular fun park at Mahaicony, when a lone armed bandit pounced upon and relieved them of their cellular phones, cash and other valuables. The bandit reportedly fled the scene.The victims quickly made their way to the Mahaicony Police Station where the matter was reported. It was shortly after that ranks, acting on information received, caught up with the suspect at Recess Public Road, Mahaicony. He was later positively identified by his victims.Police retrieved the stolen items, minus the cash along with an unlicensed 9MM Glock Pistol and nine (9) live matching rounds.The thirty-year old unemployed Calcutta, Mahaicony suspect, is being processed for court.A ballistic test is being conducted on the firearm to determine if it was used in the commission of any previous crime.  read more

His take on her emails helped derail Hillarys campaign now Comey is

first_img Image: CQ-Roll Call SIPA USA/PA Images Mar 25th 2017, 11:03 AM Short URL Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 11:03 AM 36 Comments Image: CQ-Roll Call SIPA USA/PA Images Share7 Tweet Email1 His take on her emails helped derail Hillary’s campaign, now Comey is standing up to Trump The imposing 6’8″ Comey projected a cool demeanour answering questions this week. By AFP 18,458 Views EIGHT MONTHS AGO, James Comey hampered Hillary Clinton’s White House bid with a damning assessment of her email practices.On Monday, the powerful FBI chief lobbed another bombshell into the world of US politics – this time directed at the sitting president, Donald Trump.In a high-stakes congressional hearing followed live by millions in America and around the world, Comey flatly rejected Trump’s explosive claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama.Comey delivered his assessment without a blink, telling lawmakers neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation nor the Justice Department had evidence to support such allegations.Intensely concentrated, with furrowed brow, the towering Comey – he stands 6’8″ tall – took the heat during a marathon first public hearing on the issue of Russian meddling in last year’s election, and Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of wiretapping.The 56-year-old projected the cool demeanor of a veteran public official throughout the marathon hearing, during which he confirmed for the first time that his agency is investigating Russia’s alleged election interference and notably Moscow’s possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.But the FBI chief, who has been in his post since September 2013, is also a highly-skilled political operator, who knows his words carry weight.The Democrat Clinton learned that the hard way, when Comey called a surprise press conference last July to deliver a dressing-down over her use of a private email server that reverberated all the way to the November polls.Comey angered Republicans by deciding not to press charges against the former secretary of state.But Clinton, to this day, believes that Comey’s public berating of her, followed by a last-minute intervention resurrecting the controversy in October, cost her the election.When Trump decided to keep the Obama appointee in his job, it raised eyebrows from critics who saw it as a tacit reward for the part he played in damaging Clinton’s chances.But the FBI chief increasingly looks to be a thorn in the president’s side.Straight shooterComey has now set his sights on the issue of Russian election meddling, which has stalked Trump’s young presidency.And if there is one character trait the FBI chief is known for, it is tenacity.Comey locked horns relentlessly with Silicon Valley as he sought to convince Apple to unlock a smartphone used by the perpetrator of a terror attack in California. The FBI’s own experts ended up breaking into the device.Under Obama, Comey repeatedly stole the spotlight from his boss, former attorney general Loretta Lynch, who was reduced in the Clinton case to announcing she was following his advice not to press charges.The burning-hot Clinton investigation — which saw Comey assailed on all sides — did much to cement his reputation as a straight shooter, as well as thrust him into the public eye.But Comey has been circulating in political and legal circles at the highest level for three decades, giving him the confidence to challenge the country’s justice department, and even the White House.In the wake of the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Comey raised hackles by supporting cops who were wary of fulfilling their duties, for fear of their actions being caught on video.IndependentMany top US government careers begin in New York, and Comey is no exception — he hails from the Manhattan suburbs. He cut his teeth as a federal prosecutor in New York and the Washington area.In 2003, the father-of-five became deputy attorney general.The following year, he faced one of his toughest showdowns, confirming his reputation for being independent and unafraid.Comey had become acting attorney general due to the illness of his boss John Ashcroft.At Ashcroft’s bedside, the presidential counsel to George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales, was trying to persuade him to reauthorise a controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.Comey — who was against extending the program — later revealed the incident to senators, unleashing a political firestorm.© – AFP, 2017Read: ‘Just getting on with it’: Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airportsRead: ‘We learned about loyalty’: Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Annual souvla in WA

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot Community of Western Australia’s Annual Souvla is a favourite among the local community and chance for attendees to come and enjoy some authentic and mouth-watering Cypriot souvla, fresh salads, dips and home made loukoumades. The 2012 event will be held on February 5 at its usual venue in Kingsway Sports Ground in Madeley (entry from Kingsway or Bellerive Bvd) and starts at 12:00 pm. Come early to set up your picnic table or blanket and enjoy succulent meats off the souvla! There will also be popular Greek music outside to create the proper Cypriot kefi. For more information contact the Cypriot Community of WA by email on admin@cypriotcommunitywa.comlast_img read more

Foley cleared for hip replacement surgery Post131 Smackdown videos

first_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Seth Rollins Facebook Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Foley cleared for hip replacement surgeryWWE Hall of Famer and RAW General Manager Mick Foley posted the following on Facebook on Wednesday, announcing that he has finally been cleared to eventually undergo hip replacement surgery.“I am cleared for hip surgery! It OK couple months, but I was able to get my health insurance back, and by getting my right hip replaced whenever I have a break in my schedule. The bad news is that a hip replacement will not allow me to fly for about six weeks, due to potential blood clotting issues – which can be fatal. Really nothing to play around with. The good news is that the GM position doesn’t offer much in the way of long-term job security – so that break might present itself as a natural course of events.It turns out that dropping elbows off of ring aprons was not particularly good for my skeletal structure. While I defied The expectations of some wrestlers who predicted I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 40, I certainly was having trouble getting around by the time I hit 50. While losing 100 pounds, and practicing DDP Yoga have been game-changers that have allowed me the opportunity to take on this job with all the travel it involves, I’m still having a difficult time getting around. Did not realize how noticeable my limping was until I watched these past Holy Foley episodes. Can you remember what the Godfather told us about limping, right? It ain’t easy!Thank you for all your well-wishes. They are much appreciated. I have talked to several people who have had this operation, and they say it is like night and day. With one operation, long-term pain gives way to a much better quality of life. Hopefully that will be the case for me.I will be keeping all of my scheduled bookings, including my appearance FEBRUARY 17-19 at the #PENSACON in #PENSACOLA.”Post-1/31 Smackdown videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s 1/31 episode of Smackdown Live. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Kurt Angle WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterestlast_img read more

Microsoft accelerates goals for reducing carbon footprint

first_img Tags Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Microsoft Microsoft is ramping up it efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Stephen Brashear / Getty Images Microsoft says it’s ramping up efforts to reduce its carbon footprint in response to increasingly dramatic changes to the world’s environment.The software giant on Monday unveiled a corporate plan to increase its pace of meeting sustainability goals, including expediting the move of its data centers to 100% renewable energy. The company expects to hit its 60% goal by the end of the year and achieve 75% for 2023, surpassing its previous 70% goal.”The magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it increasingly clear that we must do more, and today Microsoft is taking steps to do just that,” Microsoft President and chief counsel Brad Smith said in a statement. “We’re taking action to put our own house in order, while increasingly addressing sustainability challenges around the globe by engaging our strongest assets as a company — our employees and our technologies.” Central to Microsoft’s efforts to reach its goal is an increase in the company’s internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions, nearly double the $8 to $10 its business units previously paid. The company put the internal carbon fee in place in 2012 to hold its business divisions financially responsible for reducing carbon emissions.Other components to its goals of reducing its carbon footprint include powering its Puget Sound, Washington, campus on renewable energy and accelerating research on its AI for Earth program to help people adapt and thrive in a changing environment.  Microsoft isn’t the only Silicon Valley company confronting climate change. Apple has pledge to use 100 percent recycled materials for its products, Google aims to use millions of solar panels to power data centers, and earlier this month, thousands of Amazon employees signed an open letter asking the e-commerce giant to take more aggressive actions on climate change.”Time is too short, resources too thin and the impact too large to wait for all the answers to act,” Smith wrote. “There’s an incredible opportunity to be realized by acting, supported by data and technology, on climate change.” Share your voicelast_img read more

Organizers Want Texas To Prioritize Low And ModerateIncome Families In Harvey Recovery

first_img Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWSHouston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit.Community organizers say Texas should prioritize helping low and moderate-income Hurricane Harvey victims as federal aid money is distributed.The Houston Rising Coalition recently sent a list of recommendations for making the recovery “as equitable as possible” to the Texas General Land Office. The GLO will distribute more than $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, money that’s aimed at addressing housing needs and economic revitalization.Chrishelle Palay, with coalition member Texas Housers, said the federal money should go to low and moderate-income Houstonians first, in part because those families typically live in historically black and brown neighborhoods that have already been under-invested in.“There are a lot of folks that have been left just with no real recourse or nowhere to go,” she said. “We’re talking not just necessarily homeowners, but also many renters.”Palay said the land office should meet directly with these communities to address their needs. The GLO said it’s still reviewing a variety of public comments on its “Harvey Action Plan,” and that it will respond to all of them before the money starts flowing.last_img read more

Progress On PoliceFire Pay Parity Negotiation Pasadena Stands Out In Upcoming Joint

first_img Share Monday, April 22, 2019Top afternoon stories:Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner (left) and Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association President Patrick ‘Marty’ Lancton (right).Progress On Police-Fire Pay Parity NegotiationThe City of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association will meet with a mediator Monday to start negotiating how to implement pay parity between the local police and fire departments.According to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office, the meeting between city and union representatives with mediator David Matthiesen is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Matthiesen has his own law firm in Houston and has worked as a mediator since 1996.Last week, District Judge Tanya Garrison had ordered the parties to use a mediator. In a ruling Monday, Garrison said that the city and the union will negotiate with Matthiesen as mediator until they reach an agreement or until Matthiesen determines they have reached an impasse.Proposition B, which voters approved last November, requires the city to compensate police officers and firefighters equally on a rank-by-rank Stands Out In Upcoming Texas Joint ElectionEarly voting is now underway across Texas for the May 4 Joint Election. One of the most significant contests in the Houston area is in Pasadena.It’s been just two years since the City of Pasadena lost a lawsuit for deliberately discriminating against Latino voters. This year, virtually every incumbent on the Pasadena City Council faces a contest, and many of the challengers are Hispanic.“Usually, there’s a dearth of Latinos that are running for public office, both locally and statewide, so we are encouraged to see that in almost all of the races there is a Latino that is running,” said Andy Canales, co-chair of the Latino Texas PAC.Hispanic voters now make up a much larger proportion of Pasadena’s electorate than two years ago.Brian Kirkpatrick/Texas Public RadioThe Texas Department of Public Safety was one of the first responders at the site where the airplane crashed.Deadly Plane Crash In Central TexasAll six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said.The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.The pilot and other five people aboard the plane were all killed. State law enforcement officials are securing the crash site for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.texasThe Beechcraft BE58 took off from an airport outside Houston earlier on Monday and crashed about 6 miles northwest of Kerrville Municipal Airport, the FAA spokesman said.Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media The new bike lanes on Lyons Avenue were funded through Commission Rodney Ellis’ initiative.New Bike Lanes Taking Shape In Houston In April 2018, Commissioner Rodney Ellis announced he was committing $10 million in Precinct One funds for new on-street bike lanes that could be developed in Houston over a 12-month time frame.A year later, we sat down with Ellis at his office near NRG Park to follow up on what’s been accomplished.“It breaks my heart to hear stories about pedestrian and bicycling fatalities in Houston,” said Ellis, who’s a cyclist himself. “The number of pedestrians and cyclists killed every year in Harris County is simply unacceptable.”Ellis said he offered the money to help jump start projects that were consistent with the Houston Bike Plan and the city’s complete streets initiative. Because of that funding, he said Houston will have about 19 miles of new on-street lanes, including Hardy and Elysian Streets in Near Northside. There’s also new lanes on Lyons Street north of downtown. Other projects are in Midtown and the Third Ward.last_img read more

Agri dept looks to popularise SARP methodology among farmers

first_imgKolkata: The Agriculture department is taking all necessary steps to make farmers aware of the System of Assured Rice Production (SARP) methodology to ensure better income of paddy cultivators in the state.The SARP methodology in kharif season has been developed by the agriculture scientists of the laboratories under the state Agriculture department.Recently, a seminar was organised at Haripal in Hooghly, where concerned officials from eight districts were present. The districts include Hooghly, Burdwan, Birbhum and North 24-Parganas. The officials will take up the task of creating awareness among farmers in their respective districts. They will be disseminating information about SARP in kharif season among paddy cultivators to encourage farmers in using the methodology. Asish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister and Pradip Mazumder, advisor to the Chief Minister on agriculture, were present in the seminar. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a senior scientist of the Agriculture department, the methodology ensures lesser production cost. At the same time, it also guarantees high yield, overcoming the adverse conditions that sometime come up for paddy cultivation.”It often happens that paddy cultivators get worried due to delay in rainfall. But with the use of the methodology, they will no longer have to worry as the chances of crops getting damaged due to the delay in rainfall will become less,” he said, adding that already, paddy cultivation by using the methodology has begun in around 3,000 bighas of agricultural land in many districts. It is expected that more farmers will take up the same in due course of time, as it ensures cultivation in both irrigable and non-irrigable land. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMoreover, there will be no requirement of any high-end machinery for using the methodology. At the same time, less number of labourers will be required for the same.Banerjee said: “Bengal is the first among all states by cultivating the highest quantity of paddy. Still we are continuing our research work for further development in paddy cultivation in our state and the methodology will help farmers get a high yield despite less production cost.”It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps for the benefit of farmers in the past seven years and the income of farmers has gone up manifold.Now, with the steps taken to popularise the methodology, there will be further development in the agriculture sector of Bengal and the state government will help farmers use the same.last_img read more

Tea garden union president switches over to GJM Binay

first_imgDarjeeling: The president of the tea garden workers’ union affiliated to the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has switched over to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Tamang) faction.The move is aimed at working in coordination with the state government to fulfill the aspirations of the tea garden workers, claimed the trade union leader. J B Tamang, president, Himalayan Plantation Labour Union (HPWU affiliated to the GNLF) crossed over to the GJM along with 150 families from the Pussimbing Tea Garden on Sunday. GJM flags were handed over to them at the Community Hall in Rangbull, Darjeeling by Anit Thapa, general secretary, GJM. “The GNLF is an ally of the BJP. At the time of elections the BJP had gone from door to door, assuring the workers of land documents, minimum wages and opening of closed gardens. Now that the elections are over they are nowhere to be seen. Now the BJP is on a membership drive only. Darjeeling is just a vote bank for them,” alleged Tamang. He stated that with the present calamity that has gripped the region owing to incessant rainfall triggering landslides, the BJP MP and MLA of Darjeeling should be in their constituencies. “When I contacted Raju Bishta, the Darjeeling MP, he stated that it is not possible for him to come to the Hills as Modiji has given him the task of making 2 lakh members in Darjeeling,” alleged Tamang. He further stated that he has dedicated his life for the benefit of the workers and his decision to join the GJM is in this direction.last_img read more

Update Grady the cat is still missing in Ladysmith

first_imgIf you have any info that could help locate Grady, please call, SMS or WhatsApp either Dean on 0833395126 or Ayesha on 0614979664, as they want their precious Grady back in their arms.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Grady the cat is still missing and his owners are desperately trying to locate him.Grady was last seen on Thursday, May 24, in Schoon Street.He is grey in colour and has yellow eyes.Also read: Help reunite Grady the cat with his family in LadysmithAlso read: Help locate these missing Pit Bull puppies in LadysmithA reward is being offered for his safe return. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more November 8, 2013 — University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast cancer is commonly treated with radiation, the treatment is less used in the male disease. Results are published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics.”We know very little about male breast cancer since it comprises only 0.6 percent of all breast cancer, and nearly all therapy is based on female breast cancer studies. This study demonstrates that just as in women, men with early stage breast cancer have the same outcome with a mastectomy or a lumpectomy followed by radiation. In women, breast-conserving surgery is the standard and preferred treatment for the majority of women. Still, 87 percent of men in this study, compared to only 38 percent of women during the same time period, underwent mastectomy for early stage disease,” says Rachel Rabinovitch, M.D., investigator at the CU Cancer Center and professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.”Traditionally, breast conservation is not even considered for men with breast cancer. But in a world in which a man’s appearance is increasingly important, and where it is common for men to be seen without a shirt in the gym or on the beach, mastectomy can have overlooked psycho-sexual impacts on men, just as in women,” Rabinovitch says.The group’s data comes from the U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program database, which has collected cancer statistics since 1973 and includes tumor type, demographics, treatment and outcome information for about 28 percent of the U.S. population.”Because male breast cancer is a rare disease, it isn’t studied prospectively – it is very challenging to enroll enough patients in a trial evaluating therapy for male breast cancer. To learn about the disease from large patient groups, we have to look back through collected data, like that in SEER. So the question becomes what can you learn from these numbers? What can you find that’s useful, practical, new and interesting?” Rabinovitch says.The study also shows that whereas mastectomy may be over-used in male breast cancer, radiation therapy may be under-utilized. In locally advanced breast cancer the disease is comprised of a large tumor mass or has spread to the surrounding chest wall, nearby skin or underarm lymph nodes but not yet to other organs. In the current study, 34 percent of males with locally advanced disease were treated with radiation therapy following mastectomy, compared with 45 percent of females with similar disease.”I think these findings point to new areas of research and should push clinicians to consider the advantages of breast conserving therapy with their patients. It’s a new conversation – surgeons and oncologists shouldn’t assume that men are fine with a mastectomy,” Rabinovitch says.For more information:… FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | 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 | November 08, 2013 Largest Ever Study of Male Breast Cancer Treatment Shows More Mastectomy, Less Radiation Than in Female Disease last_img read more

Sandals Resorts hosts the Chairmans Caribbean Experience

first_imgTags: Sandals Resorts Travelweek Group Monday, January 22, 2018 Sandals Resorts hosts the Chairman’s Caribbean Experience TORONTO — Two Canadian travel agents were among a select international group at an exclusive event recently at the brand new Sandals Royal Barbados: the Chairman’s Caribbean Experience.Sandals Resorts hosted the group, which also included travel agents from the U.S. and the UK, during the Chairman’s Caribbean Experience event Jan. 11-14.The two Canadian agents, Lois Barbour, Travel Time TPI (Newfoundland) and Kathy Kennedy, One Love Honeymoons (Quebec), were among the first to experience the newly-opened Sandals Royal Barbados, which hosted the group for three nights.Chairman’s Caribbean ExperienceThe all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados opened on schedule on Dec. 20 next to sister property Sandals Barbados with 222 concierge and butler-level suites, including Sandals’ signature Rondoval, Millionaire Butler, Skypool and Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up suites.The all-new build also introduces three new restaurants, the brand’s first rooftop infinity pool, gentlemen’s barbershop and a four-lane bowling alley.Barbour and Kennedy got to check out the resort and were also treated to a day trip to the nearby Sandals LaSource Grenada, travelling on the jet of Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionSeveral senior executives from Unique Vacations Inc. were also in attendance, including Tammy Gonzalez, CEO; Jeff Clarke, COO and Gary C. Sadler, Senior Vice President of Sales.center_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Japan aquariums say theyll stop getting Taijihunt dolphins

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   Top Stories “The Cove,” which won an Academy Award in 2009, focuses on veteran dolphin activist Ric O’Barry, who trained dolphins for the 1960s “Flipper” TV series before deciding to devote his life to protecting the mammals and keeping them in nature.Groups such as Australia for Dolphins argue that dolphin meat does not provide enough monetary incentive to keep the hunts going, but dolphins are sold to aquariums and marine shows for thousands of dollars.WAZA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.___Follow Yuri Kageyama: © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s aquariums promised Wednesday to stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” and has caused global outrage.The move by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums follows a decision last month by the Swiss-based umbrella group World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or WAZA, to suspend the Japanese organization’s membership. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories WAZA characterized the Taiji hunt as “cruel,” and decided that none of its members should acquire dolphins in such a way.In that hunt, dolphins are scared with banging, herded into a cove and speared by fishermen for their meat. The best-looking ones are sold to aquariums.In a letter to WAZA, the Japanese group, which comprises 89 zoos and 63 aquariums, said it would abide by WAZA’s decision.“It is our wish at JAZA to remain as a member of WAZA,” chair Kazutoshi Arai said in a letter addressed to WAZA President Lee Ehmke.The campaign against the Taiji hunt has drawn Hollywood stars as well as the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.The latest move was welcomed by animal welfare groups.“This momentous decision marks the beginning of the end for dolphin hunting in Japan,” said Sarah Lucas, the CEO of Australia for Dolphins.Officials in Taiji, a small fishing village in central Japan, and fishermen have defended the hunt as tradition, saying that eating dolphin meat is no different from eating beef or chicken.Eating dolphins is a delicacy most Japanese never experience. Many Japanese are horrified by the dolphin killing, and have joined the campaign against the Taiji hunt. Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

Balkan foes find common ground in bid to join 28nation EU

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The talks are part of gatherings organized for Albania’s presidency of the South-East European Cooperation Process, a regional grouping of 13 Balkan nations set up to promote cooperation. The group’s presidents and prime ministers are to meet in Tirana next week.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, left, and Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council of the Southeast European Cooperation Process, head the meeting of Southeast European countries in Tirana, Friday May 22, 2015. Western Balkan countries are urged from the European Union to strengthen their regional cooperation along their steps to join the bloc. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)n Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   center_img TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Foreign ministers and senior diplomats from several Balkan countries — many with troubled relations stemming from wars in the 1990s — met Friday in the Albanian capital of Tirana to try and advance each others’ bids to join the European Union.The meeting took place ahead of a landmark visit to Tirana next week of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the first to Albania by a Serbian prime minister. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that visit would boost regional stability. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “Last year’s visit from (Albanian) Prime Minister Edi Rama to Belgrade was very fruitful. The visit of Prime Minister Vucic will be of importance for both countries and for Balkan stability,” he said.Friday’s meeting brought together representatives of countries that have long had troubled relations in the volatile region: Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia.Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said the political crisis and ethnic tensions in neighboring Macedonia could undermine other Balkan nations’ bids for accession to the 28-nation EU, the world’s largest trading bloc.“One country’s security is inseparable from our joint security … It’s a threat to the region’s EU integration,” Bushati said.Macedonia is engulfed in one of its deepest political crises since gaining independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Adding to the tensions, a shootout in the northern city of Kumanovo this month between police and suspected ethnic Albanian militants left 18 dead.Rama, the Albanian prime minister, warned earlier this week that his country could block Macedonia’s bid to join NATO unless it improves its record on respecting the rights of the country’s sizeable ethnic Albanian minority. Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

FirstTime Unemployment Claims Tick Up

first_img April 18, 2013 365 Views First-Time Unemployment Claims Tick Up in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing First-time claims for unemployment insurance increased for the fourth time in the last five weeks, edging up 4,000 for the week ending April 13 to 352,000, the “”Labor Department””: reported Thursday. Economists expected 347,000 initial claims. Initial jobless claims for the week ending April 6 were revised up to 348,000 from the originally reported 346,000.[IMAGE]The number of persons continuing to collect unemployment insurance–reported on a one week lag–fell 35,000 to 3,068,000. Continuing claims for the week ending March 30 were revised up to 3,103,000 from the originally reported 3,079,000, turning what had been a 12,000 decline into a 12,000 increase.The four-week moving average of initial claims rose for the fourth straight week, increasing 2,750 to 361,250, the highest level since the beginning of the year. The four-week moving average of continuing claims fell 2,250 to 3,083,000.The week covered by the unemployment claims data is the same week used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for its monthly Employment Situation report to be released May 3. From mid-March to mid-April, the moving average of first-time unemployment claims increased 11,000, suggesting layoffs will be a drag on net new payroll jobs for April. For March, BLS reported the economy added a disappointing 88,000 payroll jobs.The increase in claims could also send the unemployment rate up from the 51-month low 7.6 percent recorded for March.The continuing claims data series tracks the number of individuals who have been receiving unemployment benefits for two or more weeks and often shows large [COLUMN_BREAK]movements, depending on first time claims 26 weeks earlier and legislative changes to state unemployment programs. It is subject to wider revisions than the number of first time claimants.The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending March 30, the Labor Department reported, was 5,152,655, a decrease of 124,867 from the previous week. There were 6,765,119 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.According to the BLS, 11,742,000 persons were officially considered unemployed in February, which means that of those individuals counted as unemployed, 6.59 million were not receiving any form of government unemployment insurance, up from 6.46 million one week earlier.The Labor Department said states reported 1,782,555 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending March 30, a decrease of 54,999 from the prior week. There were 2,775,134 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012.States continue to borrow from the federal government to cover shortfalls in those funds which will eventually have to be repaid–unless Congress intervenes–with higher assessments on employers. Since those assessments are a percentage of payrolls, they discourage employers from adding new workers. As of April 15, 23 states had borrowed a total of $29.7 billion. One week earlier, 23 states had an aggregate $29.6 billion in outstanding loans to cover shortfalls. Seven states–California, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin–each owe more than $1 billion which may require higher unemployment premiums or special assessments on employers in those states.According to the Labor Department detail, also reported on a one-week lag, the largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 6 were in New York (+20,120), North Carolina (+4,403), Ohio (+3,029), Michigan (+2,894), and Texas (+2,445), while the largest decreases were in California (-12,893), Kentucky (-1,318), Pennsylvania (-1,299), Indiana (-1,066), and Nevada (-761)._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern time._center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-04-18 Mark Lieberman Sharelast_img read more

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