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Eight Awesome Menorahs

first_imgMobile MenorahReligious ceremony hasn’t really entered the modern age until it gets its very own iPhone/iPad app. The Mobile Menorah lets you light candles with you fingers and control their burn rate–and each download of the app goes toward the planting of trees in Israel.MenorahmorphI can’t put my finger on it (I might burn myself), but there’s something about the Menorahmorph that I really like. The menorah was designed by Karim Rashid for the Jewish Museum, but really it looks like something Nickelodeon might have created in the mid-90s.Menorah CorkIt’s not a real holiday without a bottle of Manischewitz. Celebrate the festival of lights and keep your wine fresh for $16. Not too shabby.PeznorahLifeHacker teaches you how to build the geekies menorah you’ve ever owned out of nine of your favorite cartoon candy dispensers.LED MenorahActually, we’re a little bummed that we didn’t think of this first. ThinkGeek has an awesome little menorah built out of a used motherboard. The recycled menorah features nine LEDs and a 9-bit DIP switch.Flower Power BusHere’s one for the deadhead in the family. It’s a standard menorah built on the hood of a toy VW bus–just make sure that it’s just regular candles that they’re burning on this thing. Dreidel MenorahThis menorah’s nine candle holders fold up into a light weight dreidel. You get two of Chanukah’s best known symbols in one velvet pouch. Puzzle MenorahThis menorah designed by Israeli artist Benny Dabach features nine interlocking aluminum pieces, including a slightly taller shamash (for lighting the rest of the candles). Another Chanukah is almost upon us. The eight-day-long Jewish holiday begins on December 1 at sundown this year. With two days until it kicks off, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to celebrate. Of course, as everyone knows, you can’t really mark the Maccabees’ revolt without a good menorah.After the jump, check out some of the coolest menorahs you can buy–or make, including an iPhone app, a Pez-based candle holder, and one that will help you get your holiday drink on. last_img read more

Video Nexus 7 touchscreen defect

first_imgAs Nexus 7 pre-orders start filtering out into the world, users are finally getting acquainted with Google’s 7-inch slate. There is a lot to like about the device; it’s fast, solidly built, and has great software. I should say, these things are true in most cases. Ever since my tablet showed up, I’ve been noticing some odd touchscreen behavior that would seem to indicate a defect.On occasion, the right side of the screen will stop picking up touch inputs. This has happened in a variety of situations, but I’ve found that one surefire way to trigger it is to play a Tegra game. These games push the hardware, and it only takes a few minutes for the screen to start degrading in performance.Touching the right side (when held in portrait) of the screen sometimes elicits no response from the tablet. Sometimes the Nexus 7 will detect the touch, but quickly loses connection and the touch point is lost. The dead area runs all the way up the height of the panel, and across to about the mid point. The severity of the issue seems to vary over time; some occurrences are much less serious than others. To temporarily solve the issue, I can turn the screen off and back on.While the fix is easy, it’s still an annoying bug to put up with. Playing games for more than a few minutes means toggling the screen and interrupting gameplay. Still other times, non-games seem to be triggering the same behavior, but this is less common.The poor touch detection seems to extend to every part of the UI when it happens. Swiping through home screens can only be accomplished by using the left side of the screen, and it’s almost impossible to use any buttons or UI elements that show up on the right side.Because of the ease in replicating the issue with Tegra games, I’m tempted to say this has something to do with heat. Although, the problem can be solved each time it happens by turning the screen off and on. That seems to indicate heat buildup isn’t the only issue, but perhaps a contributing factor. Whatever the cause is, it looks like my Nexus 7 is going back to Google in the coming days.last_img read more

Victorias Kastellorizians celebrate

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Kastellorizian Association held their annual celebration of the feast of St Constantine and St Helen on May 20 and took the opportunity to mark outstanding contributions from their community. Those attending the service conducted by Rev Fr Dimitri at the Church of St. Constantine and St. Helen in South Yarra, which was followed by an awards ceremony, included Ms Eleni Lianidou the Victorian Consul-General for Greece, Martin Foley MP and Mr Steve Kirytsis, President of the Hellenic RSL Sub branch. Ms Lianidou spoke of her detailed and personal knowledge of the history of Kastellorizo and how over centuries the island had retained its Greek identity despite waves of occupation by foreign powers. The Greek consul also referred to the strategic importance for Greece today and spoke of the outstanding contribution made by people of Kastellorizian heritage to Australia. At the celebration student bursaries were presented to Erasmia Antonopoulos, Samantha Garrick, Kristal Kostoglou, Josh Pavlou and Kristen Mihalos. Kristen Mihalos was also awarded the Kastellorizian Youth Achievement Award. Mr Michael Spartels was awarded the Kastellorizian of the Year Award 2012. This national award is presented annually to a person of Kastellorizian heritage who has achieved distinction in his or her area of endeavour. As a past President of the Kastellorizian Association and an active member of the community for many years, Mr Spartels was a popular choice. His contribution to Melbourne’s Greek community includes supervising the construction of the Manse at St. Evstathios Church, South Melbourne and his tireless efforts for others saw him nominated for the Senior Citizens Award for the City of Philip in 2010.last_img read more

Les nappes phréatiques ont fait le plein deau cette année en France

first_imgLes nappes phréatiques ont fait le plein d’eau cette année en FranceComme l’a indiqué lundi le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), cette année, les pluies importantes qui ont arrosé la France ont permis de recharger les nappes phréatiques. Elles sont aujourd’hui 90% à afficher un taux de remplissage normal ou supérieur à la normale.Habituellement, les nappes phréatiques de l’Hexagone commencent à se vider au printemps sous l’effet de la croissance des végétaux qui pompent de l’eau et de la chaleur qui favorise son évaporation. Mais cette année c’est loin d’être le cas, comme l’a annoncé dans son bulletin mensuel le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM).À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisse En effet, “la période de bascule vers une baisse des niveaux n’a toujours pas été observée”, a souligné le Bureau de recherches cité par l’AFP. “Les recharges hivernales et de printemps qui ont été très intenses cette année maintiennent une grande proportion de points encore orientés à la hausse même si, semble-t-il, de premiers signes de stabilisation des niveaux, voire de baisse sont perceptibles”. Et, fait exceptionnel à cette période de l’année, “les précipitations du mois de mai ont encore favorisé la recharge des nappes sur la plus grande partie du territoire”. Ainsi, 40% des nappes phréatique voyaient encore leur niveau augmenter fin mai, 28% présentaient un niveau stable et 32% d’entre elles baissaient. Mieux encore : dans son bulletin, le BRGM indique que le bilan global est “très favorable pour envisager de manière sereine” l’avenir proche puisque 89% des réservoirs affichent un niveau normal ou supérieur à la normale.Le 19 juin 2013 à 20:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Klopp lauds fantastic James Milner

first_imgLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is full of praise for midfielder James Milner as he is set to make his 500th Premier League appearance against Bournemouth on Saturday.Milner will reach the milestone when he lines up against Bournemouth on Saturday, and Klopp was proud of the feat and has praised his vice-captain.“He started early! That makes it possible to have 500,” Klopp told the club’s website.“He’s a fantastic professional – that gives you the opportunity as well. A few players had the same length of career but were not always available. Millie deserves that number.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s typical of him that he sets another standard for a lot of other players. He’s so important. He’s a role model in the dressing room, a proper English professional in the best understanding.“He helps me a lot, of course, with his attitude. He is really smart. It’s nice to have him around. He played different positions for us and always did well, even if he didn’t like it. He’s a fantastic player.”last_img read more

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Jet Ski rider hospitalized after hitting boat near Monument Island

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A ride on a personal watercraft took a terrifying turn for a man off Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Police, the 21-year-old victim was riding a Jet Ski when he hit a boat near Monument Island, Sunday morning.Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews transported the man to Ryder Trauma Center with a serious head injury. He is listed in stable condition.Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Auto driver held for transporting oxytocin

first_imgBahadurpura: The Hyderabad Commissionerate South Zone Task Force sleuths arrested an auto driver, Mohammed Ismail, 35, a resident of Bidar, for illegally transporting oxytocin from Bidar to Hyderabad and seized 1920 bottles of the banned drug from his possession. According to Task Force sleuths, Ismail along with the absconding accused Imtiyaz, a resident of Baba Nagar, were illegally transporting 100 ml bottles of oxytocin without any label and manufacturing details in an auto from Bidar to Hyderabad. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Imtiyaz supplies oxytocin to dairy farm owners illegally in Hyderabad. The dairy farm owners place orders as per their requirement with Imtiyaz, who in turn delivers oxytocin through auto drivers like Mohammed Ismail. He gives the contact number of persons to whom the drug is to be delivered. As soon as he reaches the outskirts of Hyderabad, he contacts them on phone and delivers the bottles to concerned parties. The delivery is done on the outskirts of the city so that the dairy farm owners could avoid the risk of being identified. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The Union Health Ministry imposed a ban on the retail sale and private manufacture of oxytocin, a life-saving drug for new mothers. The reason for the ban is the misuse of oxytocin in dairy animals, like buffaloes, to increase milk production. Its intake has been creating several side-effects on humans as well as milch animals. The arrested accused along with seized property were handed over to Bahadurpura police for further action.last_img read more

ALled 14party alliance urges EC not to reshuffle admin

first_img.The Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Friday urged the election commission not to make any reshuffle in the civil and police administrations without any specific allegation, reports UNB.“It’s the absolute jurisdiction of the election commission. But we urged the commission not to make any reshuffle as per BNP’s will without any specific allegation,” said Samyabadi Dal general secretary Dilip Barua.He was talking to reporters after a 12-member delegation of the ruling alliance, led by him, held a meeting with the EC at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the afternoon.Dilip Barua alleged that BNP and Jatiya Oikkya Front were trying to make the upcoming national election questionable.“BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front are trying to kill two birds with one stone. They’re preparing for the election on one hand and trying to destroy the morale of those concerned on the other through making imaginary and baseless allegations against the election commission and the administration so that they can’t arrange fair and peaceful election,” Barua said.He said BNP has constantly been making speeches violating the electoral code of conduct.“Although Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain is a lawyer, he is saying nothing in this regard. The demands which BNP raised are motivated and they want to make the election questionable,” he added.Samyabadi Dal leader alleged that BNP and Oikya Front want to implement their secret agenda of destroying the election atmosphere.He urged the commission to ensure that there is no torture on minority communities before and after the election and that they can cast their votes without any hindrance.Dilip Barua also alleged that BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is pushing the election towards violence asking the leaders and activists to control the polling stations.Secretary general of Jatiya Party (Manju) Sheikh Shahidul Islam, a component of ruling party alliance, said that they will provide all-out cooperation to the election commission for holding a fair election.The 14-party alliance delegation handed over a letter to the EC mentioning that BNP and the Jatiya Oikya Front placed false and fabricated allegations before the commission as part of their plot to foil the election.In the letter, it also said all the political parties and allies that are going to participate in the election should be respectable to the constitution and refrain from unlawful activities.But despite being convicted, fugitive BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman has taken the interview of party nomination seekers which is the violation of the constitution as it says no convicted prisoner can choose candidates for the national election, the letter said.Such acts are contempt of constitution and contradictory to the state regulations, the letter said, urging the commission to take action in this regard.last_img read more

HC stays candidature of 3 BNP contenders

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court on Wednesday stayed the candidature of three more BNP candidates as they did not resign from the upazila chairmen posts ahead of the 11th national election, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice JBM Hassan and justice MD Khairul Alam came up with the order after hearing of separate writs filed by their opposition candidates.The HC also issued a rule asking the EC and the government to explain why the EC’s decision should not be declared illegal.The candidates are Manjur Elahi of Narsingdi-3, Abdul Aziz of Natore-4 and Faruk Kabir Ahmed of Gaibandha-4.Lawyer Shah Manjurul Haque and Manjil Morshed stood for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Motahar Hossain Saju for the state.Now, the candidates will not be able to contest the election, said Shah Manjurul Haque.last_img read more

UN to meet on Saudiled hit on Yemen childrens bus

first_imgYemenis dig graves for children, who were killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition air strike, that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Huthi rebels` stronghold province of Saada on 10 August 2018.The UN Security Council prepared Friday to discuss an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition that killed at least 29 children, whose remains and clothing were left strewn across a market in northern Yemen.The coalition itself, following calls from the UN and United States, announced an investigation into Thursday’s strike.The raid that hit the bus in Dahyan market in the Huthi rebel stronghold of Saada also injured at least 48 others, including 30 children, according to the International Committee for the Red Cross.An AFP photographer at the shocking scene said the bus transporting the children had been turned into a mass of twisted metal, and that the remains of victims and personal items were still scattered across the ground.”There are remains everywhere, we are still trying to confirm identities,” Yahya Shayem, a health official in Saada, northern Yemen, told AFP.The coalition, which has been fighting Yemen’s rebels since 2015, claimed the bus was carrying “Huthi combatants”.It initially said the coalition had carried out a “legitimate military action”, targeting a bus in response to a deadly missile attack on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by Huthi rebels.At a press conference in Dahyan on Friday, Huthi health minister Taha al-Mutawakel put the death toll from the “horrible crime” at 51 people, including 40 children.”This toll is not final… a lot of people are missing and the remains are still scattered around the crime scene and nearby,” he said.The Red Cross could not immediately confirm the new figures.- Children ‘excited’ for trip -At the time of the attack, the children were on a bus heading back to school “from a picnic”, the Save the Children charity said, quoting its staff.One of the children’s teachers told AFP the pupils had eagerly awaited the journey.”The mothers told me that their children did not sleep for two days because they were too excited to take part in this trip,” said Yahya Hussein.The Huthis’ Islamic affairs ministry said the children were from a Koranic school.The strike prompted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to call for an “independent and prompt” probe.And the US State Department urged the coalition to conduct a “thorough and transparent” investigation, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.In comments Friday on Twitter, the rebels’ revolutionary council head, Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, said his side was “willing to cooperate” in a probe.In the wake of international criticism, the coalition announced Friday it would open an investigation.The decision followed details on “a passenger bus which suffered collateral damage in this operation”, a senior coalition official said, quoted by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.The Security Council was set to meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the attack, at the request of five countries which are non-permanent council members.- Rebel missile attacks -The coalition, which also includes the United Arab Emirates, intervened in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government after the rebels drove it out of the capital Sanaa.Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki on Thursday said claims by aid organisations that children were inside the bus were “misleading”, and that “the elements inside the bus were Huthi combatants”.He said the rebels have “ballistic missiles” which threaten Saudi security and described Thursday’s attack as “a follow-up process to neutralise that threat”.Earlier, Maliki accused the Huthis of “recruiting child soldiers, throwing them in battlefields and using them as tools”.Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by the Huthis on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others, the coalition said.The missile was fired from the rebel-held Yemeni province of Amran towards the Saudi city of Jizan, the coalition said.The Huthis have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts.On 2 August, attacks on a hospital and a fish market in the strategic rebel-held port city of Hodeida killed at least 55 civilians and wounded 170, according to the ICRC.The coalition denied responsibility for those attacks.The war in impoverished Yemen has left nearly 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the UN describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, last week told the Security Council “a political solution” to Yemen’s war was “available” and that the warring sides would be invited to talks on 6 September in Geneva.UN-brokered negotiations on Yemen broke down in 2016 amid demands for a rebel withdrawal from key cities and power-sharing with the Saudi-backed government.last_img

11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies

first_img With Alita: Battle Angel in theaters this weekend, we’re thinking a lot about the twisted path that manga has taken to the silver screen. For the most part, live-action adaptations of Japanese comics are… pretty bad. Think about Netflix’s reviled Death Note, or the dismal Dragonball Evolution. As a preemptive strike, we wanted to dip into our tankoubon shelves and bring out 11 manga series that Hollywood should keep their filthy hands off of.PlanetesMakoto Yukimura’s hard sci-fi series is beloved by deep manga heads for the way it takes an unflinching look at the mental and emotional tolls of a life in space. Main character Hachimaki is the son of a famed engineer who is in charge of the first manned mission to Jupiter, but he doesn’t want to ride on his dad’s coattails. It’s the kind of story that would be perfect for a movie — personal, touching and aspirational — but the manga’s strongest features are its willingness to just stop and breathe in the majesty and intensity of the void. Somehow we doubt a live-action adaptation would be able to keep that stillness on the silver screen.Baki The GrapplerThe steroidal, violent energy of Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki The Grappler is a perfect match for the manga medium, as young Baki trains and fights his way through a series of increasingly terrifying opponents. The series works great as an anime (you can watch it on Netflix) but it’s exactly the kind of thing that a live-action adaptation would blow. The magic of Baki is how over the top its action is — fighters deliver and absorb crippling blows and brutal takedowns that shake the Earth, and there’s just no way real fighters could do them without looking stupid.What’s Michael?Makoto Kobayashi’s What’s Michael? has been called a Japanese version of Garfield, replacing that orange feline’s gluttony and spite with a more nuanced, low-key exploration of the life of a house cat. That sounds all well and good until we think about how the live-action Garfield movies were tremendous stinkers. There’s just no way that a live action (and, let’s face it, probably a bunch of CGI) movie could capture the mixture of realism and gentle fantasy that made the manga so successful, and watching them fail would be painful.Apocalypse MeowOne of the longest-rumored film adaptations in the Western comics world is Grant Morrison’s We3, the 2004 story of a trio of cybernetically-enhanced animals who escape from a lab and go on a journey together. Across the pond, a similar anthropomorphic manga that addresses the horrors of war was becoming successful — Cat Shit One, brought over here as Apocalypse Meow. Starring three rodents named Botasky, Perky and Rats who serve in an advance recon team, it’s a gripping and deeply weird take on the Vietnam War that would be deeply unsettling in all the worst ways as a live action film.Silent MöbiusKia Asamiya’s 1989 series is one of the keystones of the cyberpunk genre, a stylish and violent series about a future Earth where a portal to another world has been opened to rob them of their clean air and water, only to unleash a horde of monsters instead. An all-female team of police officers is the only thing protecting Tokyo from the malevolent Lucifer Hawks. After the unmitigated mess that was Ghost In The Shell, we’re loath to see any of that manga’s contemporaries get as adulterated for American audiences.One-Punch ManOne of the biggest manga success stories of the past decade, One-Punch Man started out as a webcomic before becoming a multi-media juggernaut. With superhero stories making more money than anything else in Hollywood, it wouldn’t surprise us much to see some studio snap up the rights. If you’ve been living under a rock, One-Punch Man (watch it on Netflix) is about Saitama, a hero so strong he can defeat any foe with a single blow, and his struggles with boredom and complacency. It’s a totally unique reading experience that I don’t think any filmmaker could really do justice to — they’d either make the comedy too broad or cut it out entirely.Welcome to the N.H.K.Movies revolving around conspiracy theories typically don’t work out all that well. The work it takes to put the viewer in the mental state of somebody who sees connections where none exist gets in the way of traditional narrative. It works fine in manga, as the hit Welcome to the N.H.K. shows. The series follows a man named Tatsuhiro Satō who dropped out of college four years ago and has been living as a NEET ever since. He becomes convinced that his lifestyle is part of a conspiracy to turn young Japanese men into house-bound rejects to give the rest of society something to look down on, and with the help of a mysterious young woman he tries to fix his own problems and get to the bottom of the conspiracy.NarutoOne of the most popular manga franchises of the 21st century, Naruto (watch it on Netflix) is a juggernaut of tie-in media including anime series and video games. So it’s sort of surprising that nobody’s optioned the damn thing for a disastrous live-action experience. There has certainly been talk, with The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey at one point discussing it as his next movie. But doing a Hugh Jackman musical circus movie is pretty different from adapting a manga series that clocks in at 72 volumes plus spin-offs, and we don’t have a lot of hope that the jutsu-filled fights of the comic will work on the screen.Bastard!!Science fiction is a pretty easy play to adapt to live-action film, but fantasy typically has a harder time. It’s difficult to present a world of magic and monsters that doesn’t look goofy, and we fear that an attempt to pull off Kazushi Hagiwara’s long-running Bastard!! would fall victim to the same curse that affected the Dungeons & Dragons movie. Since beginning serialization in 1988, Bastard!! has followed the exploits of the mighty wizard Dark Schneider, re-animated to defeat the Four Lords of Havoc. With tons of heavy metal references, this is an epic tale that crushes it on the page but would be way too goofy and incomprehensible when condensed down to two hours.GyoJunji Ito’s horror manga Uzumaki actually got a fairly decent live-action adaptation in 2000 from maverick director Higunchinsky, but I doubt his follow-up would work nearly as well. Gyo tells an apocalyptic story about dead fish and other sea life who come crawling out of the ocean on mysterious metal legs to attack humanity. The explanation is convoluted and ridiculous, but the set pieces of hordes of marine animals swarming up from the ocean is unforgettable. It’s the kind of thing that big-budget filmmakers would go nuts for, but the actual plot isn’t really enough to translate into a movie.AkiraKatsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is one of the touchstones of the manga medium, an insanely detailed tale of psychic powers, disaffected teens and grand conspiracies. An anime adaptation was visually stunning but didn’t come close to capturing the scale of the original, so we’re absolutely not psyched for a live-action version. Warner Brothers bought the rights in 2002 and it’s been in development hell ever since, with talents like the Hughes Brothers, Justin Lin and Taika Waititi attached. It sucks to say this but I hope it never happens — there’s no way the massive scope of Akira is going to work boiled down to a movie for Western audiences. Not to sound like a weeb or anything.More on Geek.com:‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Taps Performance Capture Tech to Elevate EffectsLive-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Is Now a Thing on NetflixGeeksplainer: ‘Dragon Ball’ Stay on target Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week last_img read more

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first_img 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 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 For men undergoing proton therapy for prostate cancer, fewer treatments with higher doses appear to be well tolerated, according to early clinical trial results. The trial, which continues to enroll patients, is evaluating using only 5 proton treatments given over 2 weeks for patients with low risk prostate cancer, a fraction of the 44 treatments typical in an 8-week standard course of therapy.Patients who underwent the short-course of treatment reported no change in pre-treatment gastrointestinal, genitourinary or sexual function 6 months after completing therapy; no change in hormonal status was noted. The study reported on the outcomes of the first 22 who have completed treatment; more than 45 patients have now been enrolled on the protocol.“This early analysis shows that short-course treatment is well tolerated, a result we continue to see in additional patients who we have enrolled in the trial and who have completed their therapy,” said Dr. William Hartsell, medical director of the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, in Warrenville, Ill. “Being able to successfully treat patients in just a fraction of the time is not only convenient for patients, it also translates into substantial cost reductions.”The study, which is led by Dr. Hartsell, is being conducted in the suburban Chicago center as well as the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City. Ten patients were treated over 1 to 2 weeks at a higher dose for 5 treatments; another 12 patients were treated over 8 to 9 weeks with a standard proton dose and 44-day course of treatment. Prior to undergoing treatment and every 3 months following, side effects were monitored using industry-standard, patient-reported outcome measurements.Data on the trial were presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.Proton therapy for prostate cancer is clinically proven to be beneficial. Earlier this year, four studies, including one from ProCure, presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting showed that proton therapy successfully reduces treatment related side effects and helps maintain a high quality of life for men with prostate cancer. The studies found little to no decline in genitourinary and gastrointestinal function for men treated with proton therapy and a faster return to pre-treatment function compared to standard X-ray radiation therapy.“The body of research showing the benefits of proton therapy for prostate cancer is growing,” Hartsell said. “There is evidence that proton therapy results in fewer side effects compared to standard X-ray radiation therapy. With more research into shorter courses of treatment, we will continue to see the cost of the treatment come down while still maintaining the same quality of life patients have come to expect.”For more information: www.procure.com/il FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Related Content News | December 21, 2012 Early Results Show Fewer Treatments, Higher Doses of Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Well Tolerated Shorter course of treatment more convenient, cost-effective for patients Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 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 last_img read more

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Toronto

first_img Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help TORONTO (AP) – Authorities say a Delta Air Lines plane has made an emergency landing at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.A spokesman for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, which operates the airport, says a mechanical issue forced the plane to land just after 8 a.m.It wasn’t immediately known where the aircraft was travelling or where it came from.No damage or injuries have been reported. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Parents, stop beating yourself up (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Vonnie Holliday knew he was getting close.“I was just thinking about that [Monday night] because I saw my buddy (Chargers linebacker) Takeo Spikes hit the 200-game mark. I can’t believe he beat me to it.”Holliday will play in his 200th career regular season game this week in New England.“That’s big,” the defensive end said. “It’s an honor.”According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Holliday will be just the 11th active player (non-kickers) to have reached that career milestone. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “Year in and year out,” he said recalling a recent conversation with fellow 1998 draftee Peyton Manning, “watching guys come and go, working out in the off-season, talking to guys and working out with guys who are scratching and clawing and trying to find a way to get back into the league, I don’t take it for granted.”Holliday is in his 15th season, second with the Cardinals.“I’ve been blessed with the opportunities but also with just physically being able to gear up and mentally go in each year and prepare—which is the hardest part, the off-season, the workouts and psychologically working your way through all those hot days in the summer to get to training camp, which is another grind and then to make it through a season. I’m very happy about that. It’s something I’m honored about.”Holliday, the 19th overall pick of the Packers, briefly considered retirement after last season. But now, what’s next? 220 games? Perhaps 230?“Hey,” he said laughing, “let’s just be thankful with 200 and let’s see what happens after that.”center_img Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires As for Larsen, the 26-year-old North Carolina State product spent the last four seasons in Tampa Bay and started 31 games. He has played both center and guard. The Arizona Cardinals added a couple new players late Wednesday.The team announced it had signed running back Jonathan Dwyer to a one-year contract and offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a two-year deal.Terms of the deals were not released. Dwyer, 24, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He appeared in 36 games, rushing 230 times for 971 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also caught 27 passes for 176 yards. Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgNEXT: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Riga, LatviaAverage temperature: 21°CThis summer is the perfect time to discover this up and coming Latvian city. It’s the largest of the Baltic capitals, filled with Gothic spires and listed structures – sign up for one of the many architecture tours to learn more about the city’s Art Nouveau buildings. Riga summers can be hot, so consider heading to the nearby beach resort of Jūrmala, where you’ll find a wide stretch of powdery white sand. When it’s time to eat, head to Vincents, a favourite of Elton John and Prince Charles which is famous for its locally-sourced produce and Van Gogh-inspired décor. At 19 Elizabetes, it’s just a short walk from Riga’s old city, and close to some of the city’s best bars, like Krogs Aptieka on Miesnieku iela. Head over to this cosy venue after dinner to sample Latvian beer and mingle with the locals. Travelling eastwards? We’ve picked our top lesser-known Eastern European cities.Best time to book flights to Riga: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 22% on average flight prices from the UK to Riga Cornwall, UKAverage temperature: 19°COn a sunny July day in Cornwall, the beaches here resemble those found in the Caribbean, with vast stretches of white sand and endless expanses of calm, gem-coloured water. If sheltered coves are your thing, head for the south, where you’ll find Porthcurno beach, which is popular for its smooth swimming waters, thanks to the steep cliffs either side. The northern beaches, like Perranporth, are more exposed and attract surfers as well as sunbathers. Town beaches like the one at Marazion and Porthmeor are great places to spend the day, with restaurants and other facilities just a short walk away. Can’t believe Cornwall’s this good – and in the UK? We’ll prove it with these must-visit Cornish places.Best time to book flights to Newquay: 25 weeks before departureSaving: 34% on average flight prices from the UK to Newquay PREVIOUS: Best events in JulyExit festival, Serbia, July 6 – 9Average temperature: 27°CExit celebrates its 17th anniversary in 2017, and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is there to headline. Also on the bill are Jake Bugg, Rag’n’Bone Man and Duke Dumont. Held in Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit has won several awards at the EU Festival Awards, which are considered the Oscars of the festival world. A two-day ticket costs from just £97.90 and the setting is unforgettable – the event is held in the shadow of the Petrovaradin Fortress, just metres away from the Danube River and a one-hour drive from Belgrade airport.Best time to book flights to Belgrade: 29 weeks before departureSaving: 21% on average flight prices from the UK to Belgrade Rome, ItalyAverage temperature: 30°CJuly is one of the warmest months to visit Rome, (expect the mercury to hit 32ºC on a regular basis) so you can look forward to plenty of sun and long, balmy evenings. Make the most of the gorgeous weather by spending a few hours exploring the grounds of the Villa Borghese or the greenery-filled Villa Celimontana gardens, found to the south of the Colosseum. Heading to Rome but don’t know where to start? Take some advice from a local. Best time to book flights to Rome: 9 weeks before departureSaving: 17% on average flight prices from the UK to Rome San Francisco, California, USAverage temperature: 20°CSunny San Fran has always been a bit of a hot spot, and now there’s one more reason go. The new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art became the largest contemporary art museum in America when it reopened last May (tickets are $25 for an adult, $24 for ages 19-24 and free for under 18s). Those visiting in July should also head to the Asian Art Museum (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, admission from $10), where they’ll be able to check out the Tomb Treasures exhibition, a fascinating insight into China’s Han dynasty. Find out more about San Francisco with our top things to do in the city.Best time to book flights to San Francisco: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 12% on average flight prices from the UK to San Francisco Got any recommendations for July holidays? Share them in our traveller forum for the chance to be featured in an alternative list of all your favourites. Image: Ricardo Sánchez / CC BY 2.0Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica, July 16 – 22Average temperature: 32°CJamaica’s legendary reggae festival celebrates its 24th birthday in 2017. Sumfest is the largest festival on the island, and in recent years Rihanna, Usher, 50 Cent and Stephen Marley have all performed (this year’s acts and ticket prices are yet to be confirmed). What is guaranteed is the unrivalled beauty of Montego Bay for a backdrop, and a week of live performances, DJ sets and street parties. If it all gets too much down on the sand, head to a local bar to take in a live DJ set – many of the island’s venues stage events to coincide with the festival. Accommodation-wise, Montego Bay has everything, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. But don’t expect to get much sleep, because the action generally starts at around 9pm and continues until the early morning. It’s a three-hour drive from Kingston international airport to Montego Bay, but internal return flights to nearby Sangster airport start at around £90. Read our guide to find out why Jamaica is the Caribbean at its most classic.Best time to book flights to Jamaica: 2 weeks before departureSaving: 18% on average flight prices from the UK to Jamaica Best beaches to visit in JulyCorfu, GreeceAverage temperature: 31°CCorfu’s the Greek island that pleases everyone, whether it’s the beautiful, secluded coves or a consistent swell crying out to be kite surfed. On the south west coast lies Gardénos beach, popular with sunworshippers, while Ágios Geórgios Págon near Cape Arílla is said to have Corfu’s cleanest, clearest water. And don’t forget Myrtiotissa to the west – an unbelievably pretty bay with golden sand, surrounded by steep cliffs. Although Corfu lacks the huge waves which advanced kite boarders crave, head to Chalikounas Beach and you can avoid rip currents or reefs and revel in the powdery dunes and small, consistent surf. Another advantage? It rarely gets crowded so if you’re a beginner, there’s a good chance nobody will see your spectacular bail. If you still can’t decide on a Greek island, take a look through our guide to 20 of the most beautiful.Best time to book flights to Corfu: 6 weeks before departureSaving: 6% on average flight prices from the UK to Corfu RelatedWhere to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.World Cup Brazil host cities: a bluffer’s guideKnow your Cuiabá from your Curitiba? Gen up on the essential facts about the 12 host cities of the World Cup in Brazil.Best value destinations for 2019 With new flight routes launching and some brand new hotels entering their soft opening phase, these five destinations are a bargainous choice for your 2019 travels. From tropical long-haul beauty spots to bustling cities where there’s always something going on, there’s something to suit every type of traveller. Cancun, Mexico… Tour de France, France, July 1 –23Average temperature: 21°CThe 115th Tour de France kicks off in July. Base yourself in the Alpine resort of Morzine (the best airport to fly to is Geneva), a beautiful French ski resort which is a magnet for outdoor types during the summer months and you’ll have a grand view of the action. When you’re not watching out for the world’s greatest cyclists, you can channel your inner Chris Froome by hiring a bike and tackling the brutal hairpin turns leading up to the resort, or spend the day hiking along the clearly marked trails. Prefer four wheels to two? Check our favourite French road trips.Best time to book flights to Geneva: 10 weeks before departureSaving: 16% on average flight prices from the UK to Geneva Virgen del Carmen Festival, Peru, July 16Average temperature: 18°CVisit Peru in July, and you’ll catch the Virgin del Carmen Festival, when locals pay homage to the dead with traditional parades, inventive masks and energetic dances. The biggest celebrations occur in Paucartambo, a town four hours east of Cusco, and usually take place between July 15th and 17th. On the 16th, the Virgen del Carmen is carried around the town in a spectacular procession to bless those present and scare away any lingering demons. Check out more amazing destinations to visit in South America, with our top picks of the whole continent.Best time to book flights to Peru: 24 weeks before departureSaving: 8% on average flight prices from the UK to Peru Here’s a full calendar of travel inspirationRead on for more summer holiday recommendations:The best beaches in the UKFrom pebble beaches and soaring white cliffs, here are 10 of the UK’s best beaches for you to bum around on.Family holiday ideas for every budgetSkyscanner brings you ten family holiday ideas which should keep everyone happy.11 beautiful film locationsLacking inspiration for a holiday this year? Take a look at these recent film locations to get your wanderlust going…Weather data provided by Weather2Travel.*Skyscanner looked at 250 million exits on flights over a three-year period to make the data as robust and accurate as possible. Our overall results should be considered as a guide for travellers. While Skyscanner has identified the average flight prices and best time to book, there will never be one date where it can guarantee that flight prices will be at their cheapest. However, there are clear trends we can see that are useful to show travellers.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Bali, IndonesiaAverage temperature: 29°CIt’s official: this Indonesian island has some of the world’s finest beaches. Kuta, in the southern Bukit peninsula, is one of the most famous and a handy 20-minute drive from Bali airport – prepare for the crowds and seaside hawkers that come with this accolade, but enjoy the cheap surfboard rentals and spectacular sunsets. After an alternative? Balangan Beach, on the other side of the peninsula, resembles something out of Robinson Crusoe, a palm-fringed strip of sand dotted with bamboo beach shacks and a temple (Pura Dalem Balangan) at one end. Divers and snorkellers will love Pemuteran, on the northern coast, where there’s an abundance of coral and chances to spot a whale shark or turtle near this arc of rainbow-coloured sand. Travelling Indonesia? Tick these five must-see destinations off your list.Best time to book flights to Bali: 30 weeks before departureSaving: 5% on average flight prices from the UK to Bali Best city breaks in JulyRio de Janeiro, BrazilAverage temperature: 24°CJuly is the perfect time to explore the pristine beaches and soak up the samba-fuelled nightlife of Jamaica. It’ll be Brazil’s version of winter, but don’t panic, because this simply means you’ll get long, sunny days instead of painfully hot ones – during summer, the mercury regularly hits 40ºC, while July gives you near-perfect temperatures of around 24ºC. This is also the best month for surfers, who flock to Brazil’s second largest city for the huge waves (Ipanema beach is particularly popular with adrenaline junkies), although there are plenty of beaches for those seeking calmer waters, too. We love Praia de Leblon, just a stroll down the coast from Ipanema – both are a twenty-minute drive from the city centre. Want to get the scoop on Rio de Janeiro? Check out our local’s guide from Rio resident, Alice.Best time to book flights to Brazil: 22 weeks before departureSaving: 10% on average flight prices from the UK to Brazil Baku, AzerbaijanAverage temperature: 30°CDescribed by Lonely Planet as ‘the architectural lovechild of Dubai and Paris’, Baku is a wondrous example of east-meets-west, with a UNESCO-listed old town at its heart. Wander along the arboreal, boutique-filled streets or check out the beautiful Palace of the Shirvanshahs, home to Azerbaijan’s ruling family during the Middle Ages. The romantically-named Maiden’s Tower is also worth a visit: a towering fortress which dates back to the twelfth century. You can read up on more alternative Middle East destinations here.Best time to book flights to Azerbaijan: 24 weeks before departureSaving: 21% on average flight prices from the UK to Azerbaijan CroatiaAverage temperature: 28°CThere’s a reason celebrities (including the likes of Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Gosling) are heading to Croatia in increasing numbers. The island of Vis is easily accessible from the mainland and has some beautiful bays tucked away out of the wind, including Stiniva Cove, where you stand a good chance of spotting bottlenose dolphins and loggerhead turtles. Back on the mainland, some of the best sunset-watching beaches can be found at Nin, 15 kilometres from Zadar, while Bačvice beach, near Split, is one of Croatia’s most family friendly, accompanied by a pavilion lined with restaurants (Pizzeria Karaka’s pizzas are legendary). Discover more reasons why Croatia’s such a hot holiday ticket at the moment.Best time to book flights to Croatia: 27 weeks before departureSaving: 8% on average flight prices from the UK to Croatialast_img read more

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Animal Party hails neutering programme

first_imgOver 75 private vets across Cyprus are taking part in the government’s stray cat and dog neutering programme, the Animal Party said on Wednesday.In a statement hailing the programme which Cabinet approved in August this year, with a €75,000 budget, the party said already municipalities, local authorities and NGOs were on board and participating in the programme.Calling on more of those authorities to get involved, the party said “it is important that over 75 private vets from across Cyprus have stated their participation.”“We all know the serious problem of the increasing population of cats and dogs. This is why we should all cooperate so this programme is successful.”Some animal welfare groups have put Cyprus’ cat population as high as 1.5 million. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Increase in nonbiting midges at salt lakes

first_imgThere has been an increase in the numbers of non-biting midges or lake flies in areas near the salt lakes, Larnaca municipality’s heath service said on Tuesday urging members of the public living nearby to take measures.The municipality said the insects in question look like mosquitos but they do not bite or suck human blood and thus do not cause diseases like mosquitos but can cause allergic reactions to sensitive persons.Due to the fact that non-biting midges’ larvae develop under water it is very difficult even impossible to exterminate them, it said.The hatched insects emerge from the lake and gather in huge formations, living only between three to five days during which they do not feed but are attracted to light sources (mostly white light) in the evenings.The overflowing of the salt lakes this year and the high concentration of organic substances in them are ideal for the increase in the numbers of lake flies, the municipality said, adding that it continues to spray both the mosquitoes and the lake flies.In the case of the lake flies however, “everyone can take their own measures to reduce the nuisance of these insects, especially those who live in the areas surrounding the salt lakes.”The measures suggested are to avoid turning on outdoor lights, especially those on verandas and entrances of buildings that are visible from the lakes, replacing white light lamps with yel-low light ones and placing dense nets on external doors and windows.The municipality also suggested closing shutters and curtains in the evening so the interior light of the houses is not visible from far, and using insect killers.Recreation centres and hotels with outdoor dining areas are urged to avoid turning on white light or placing tables for customers under lamps or other light sources.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more