Melbournes Greek precinct lights up

first_imgNew gateway lights were unveiled on Monday night in the Greek precinct of Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. The blue and white installation on the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets, are made up of 144 colour-changing, sustainable LED lights that are strewn across the intersection and burn in the sky like stars. In his speech on the night, Minister of multiculturalism Nicholas Kotsiras said these, “spectatular gateway lights [marked] the entry to the Greek precinct and [strenghtened] its identity.” “Here on Lonsdale Street, Hellenic themed glass screens and awnings have revitalised the area’s iconic caefes and shops for locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Mr Kotsiras. “They are like anchors to history or Greek settlement and now markers to the future of Hellenic Australian identity.” Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said that “Lonsdale Street has been the symbolic heart of our Greek community for decades. “The recent revitalisation of the Greek precinct pays homage to the Greek community whose influence and contribution continutes to enrich our city.” The blue and white lights will light up the sky as a representative to the colours of the Greek flag. The lighting installation was funded by the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne through the Cultural Precincts Enchancement Fund. It will rejuvenate the dining and entertaining experience on Lonsdale Street for all Victorians and visitors to the state to enjoy. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Messi will attend The Best FIFA gala next Monday

first_imgBarcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, will reportedly attend next Monday’s The Best FIFA gala despite not being nominated for the major award.Contrary to what Cristiano Ronaldo did during the UEFA awards by disrespecting his teammate and no attending the gala, Lionel Messi will go to The Best FIFA awards next Monday despite not even being nominated. This will be an odd year for everybody else who thinks Lionel Messi should be nominated, but the Argentine takes this snub like the good sport that he is and he will still attend alongside his wife Antonella Rocuzzo. But not watching him on the podium for the first time in the last 11 years will be a bit surreal, especially considering how great of a player he still is today. The general consensus is that Messi is still the best player in the world, even during the times when Cristiano Ronaldo won his most recent awards and stated that he is The Best in History to France Football, Messi goes about being one of the best ever in a totally different way as he was raised differently from the Portuguese forward. It really is a shame that Cristiano is not likely to attend the ceremony, even less so after last Tuesday’s red card against Valencia.Leo #Messi bags 3️⃣ vs PSV!??— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 20, 2018Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling persecuted right now, he thinks everybody is out to get him and the best example for this is him not getting a single award when he truly believes he deserves all of them this year. These two players can be compared to each other only because of how hard Cristiano Ronaldo works, but if you count talent over effort there is not even a contest. Messi was born with his talent and even his demeanor is that of a player who knows himself as the best but doesn’t even care about it, whereas Ronaldo has always been obsessed by the endless competition against the FC Barcelona star. This rivalry is not going to end until one of the two players decides to hang up his boots, and even then there isn’t a guarantee of them not getting compared at everything anymore. Both of their lives will be intertwined forever, whether they like it or not, the difference is that Ronaldo is way more aware that he is competing against Messi and not the other way around. That’s the main reason Lionel doesn’t have a problem attending next Monday’s ceremony, because he knows how to appreciate other talents even more than he appreciates himself.? Leo #Messi has been nominated for UEFA Player of the Week! ? Here’s why! ? VOTE for Leo! ?? Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 20, 2018But Messi is nominated for some awards on Monday, he is part of a 55-player list that will compete to be a part of the best eleven of the season for FIFA. Lio is also nominated for the prestigious Puskas Award for his World Cup goal against Nigeria, but there is a big chance that Messi doesn’t even get to stand on the podium for a single award, and yet he will still attend the ceremony. There have been many times in which Lionel Messi has stated that he doesn’t care about being the best, but we’ll refresh your memory in case you don’t remember: “I prefer to win titles with the team before individual prizes or outscoring everyone. I’m more concerned about being a good person than being the best footballer in the world. Besides, in the end, when all this is over, what can you take with you? My hope is that when I retire that I’m remembered as a good guy. I like to score goals, but I also like to be friends with the people I play with. It’s good to be valued as a person, it’s important that they have good concept of who you are beyond being the guy that scores a lot of goals,” said Messi to the FC Barcelona website recently.Perfect 10.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 19, 2018What’s the biggest difference between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in your opinion? Please share your views in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Congress Works on Extension for Positive Train Control

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined with agricultural industry groups and a broader coalition of business and industry in urging Congress to act quickly to extend the deadline for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).  The extension is needed to avoid a disruption in rail service at the end of the year.House and Senate transportation committee staff have indicated they are working together to craft an extension that can be supported and passed by both chambers in the coming weeks. The final product will most likely be a combination of the stand-alone extension bill introduced in the House (H.R. 3651) and the PTC language that was included in the Senate passed Highway Bill.The railroad companies have warned that if an extension is not enacted, shipments of many commodities would cease and potentially all rail service could be impacted.last_img read more

City and Regionals on the Mend

first_img“The ideal target margin for a city and regional magazine had been around 20 percent,” says Chris Schulz, who has served as president and publisher of Gulfshore Media as well as COO and group publisher of OCR Magazines and managing director Europe for Reed Elsevier. “That has changed. When I was chair of the publisher’s meeting for the CRMA, I did an informal poll and found that across the board, margins were shrinking.” Magazines are smaller and while M&A in the city and regional market stalled over the last year, companies that are buying are getting good deals. “The pricing of city and regionals is very favorable right now,” says Desert Publications president Milt Jones. Gulfshore Life and Sarasota are “half what they used to be,” according to Denton. However, Denton says that both magazines will be profitable and should generate combined revenue of about $7 million in 2010.“There is some emotional attachment—one magazine I started, the other I built up,” he says. “I had done quite a lot of looking around to buy, and this is the best opportunity that I was able to come across in a couple years. These are long established brands and nothing that a recovering economy can’t fix.”For Zivyak Media Group, the opportunity is about entering a large market without a major magazine—a rarity for the city and regional category, where markets like Atlanta see upwards of 15 different local publications. “With the previous owner moving out of print and into television production, the 10th largest city in the United States would now be without a paid-circulation city magazine serving its diverse and upscale residents,” says CEO Michael Zivyak. “That market includes Silicon Valley. The city alone is over 1 million people and the entire market (south of San Francisco and North of Monterey) consists of approximately 2.5 million residents. It was too big an opportunity to leave to someone else.”So far, Zivyak has brought in award-winning art director Pete Ivey (formerly of Portland Monthly) for a wholesale redesign. “Our first step was to look at the brand and determine how well it was serving the market,” Zivyak says. “We analyzed the circulation model, the market demographics, the advertising CPM, the logo, the physical size (it was oversized) of the book, the editorial product and the overall look and feel. We also retained Alan Centofonte to help us with our newsstand distribution to make sure we were available at all the key retail outlets with premium positioning. I am confident that the market will embrace this type of paid-circulation, ASME-Guideline following magazine, just as it has in cities around the country like CRMA titles St. Louis, D, 5280, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, etc.”The Great Circ Debate: Paid Versus “Qualified Controlled” The City & Regional Magazine Association has long touted the benefits of paid circulation over controlled circulation in the regional market (it’s also a condition of joining the association). “In this kind of an economy, a paid circulation model is more of an asset than ever—for a couple of reasons,” says Dan Brogan, current president of CRMA and publisher of 5280 (which is up 7 percent in ad sales for the first half of 2010). “First, now more than ever, advertisers want to know that they’re going with a publication that readers actually want to read. They’re demanding more than just a pretty face.  Second, a paid circulation model forces you, as an organization, to have a relationship with your readers in a way that just doesn’t happen when you’re dumping bundles of magazines in restaurant lobbies or mailing them out to bulk lists. When you study renewal reports and newsstand sales results every single month, you get in touch with your market in ways that make your magazine better. You learn what readers want and what they don’t.” Zivyak has approached the paid and controlled models from a media planner perspective as well as a publisher’s.  “I spent several years in the beginning of my career in Media Planning at FCB in New York, and I rarely placed my advertisers in publications that were not paid (either on the newsstands or subscribers or both),” he says. “Magazines that are paid and audited simply have a better audience of readers because they are ‘wanted.’ Think about how you value something you get for free vs. the value you place on something you pay for. There’s no comparison.”When Erie Life (now called Great Lakes Life) debuted in 2008, founder Rena Tren and vice president and partner Paul Loncharic worked with a consultant who advised them to take a strict controlled circulation model. However, Great Lakes Life insisted on a paid model as well, according to Loncharic. “People demanded ownership of the product,” he says. “We both knew we wouldn’t have been as effective if we only provided a free-be. This method was effective because it gave us the opportunity to discuss our targeted controlled circulation and its benefit to the advertisers but also discuss our reader loyalty and dedication to the product.”Today, Great Lakes Life is sold on more than 600 newsstands in three states (Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania) and Canada. Revenue has grown 20 percent every year and today is between $500,000 and $1 million, according to Loncharic.Making the Case for “Qualified Controlled” However, others fully support a qualified, controlled circ approach for city and regionals—provided the magazine sets strict editorial standards and doesn’t fall into the “pay-for-play” trap. Terry Carroll has run paid circ magazines, but now is publisher and CEO of Style Media Group,  which serves the Folsom, California area with three magazines—Style-Folsom El Dorado Hills, Style Roseville Granite Bay Rocklin and Style El Dorado County Foothills—that  are freely distributed to select households to the tune of 2 million copies per year.  Currently, Style Media offers free subscriptions to its digital editions but is considering a paid model for the future. “When we came in, much of CRMA poo-pooed us,” says Carroll. “However, circulation has dropped dramatically for almost everyone and the cost of acquisition has become way too high—the cost of acquiring a new subscriber is upwards of $60 or $80 per, and there’s no money to be made on that except on the back-end when you sell the publication. With qualified controlled circulation, the startup costs are relatively low.”Free Subscriptions But No Advertiser “Pay for Play”Today, Style Media generates between $2 million and $5 million in total annual revenue but Carroll says advertisers don’t get a pass. “Just because you’re running an ad, you’re not getting a story,” he says. “Advertisers may not get it—especially in  local markets where they’re primarily small businesses and they don’t really understand how it affects readers—but readers understand when they’re reading pay-and-play edit and real edit.” The city and regional magazine market has experienced a flurry of ownership changes in recent months: CurtCo Publishing divested its regional magazine stable by selling San Diego to Desert Publications as well as Sarasota and Gulfshore Life back to former owner Dan Denton. Zivyak Media Group, which until now has focused on three titles (Berkshire Living, Home & Garden and BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly) dedicated to an area of western Massachusetts, expanded cross-country with the acquisition of the assets of defunct San Jose Magazine, which it plans to re-launch in 2010.  Even the biggest players are affected, with Emmis Communications Corp. CEO Jeff Smulyan acquiring the regional magazine publisher and broadcaster with plans to take it private. Shortly before Smulyan’s announcement, there were a series of changes including the departure of Texas Monthly publisher April Hinkle, as well as former Los Angeles publisher Amy Saralegui relocating to Texas and taking on the dual role of vice president and group publisher of national sales for Emmis Publishing as well as publisher of Texas Monthly.   The New Economics of City and RegionalsIn recent years, city and regionals were an oasis in the waste land of magazine advertising. Since 2008, however, city and regionals were no longer immune, and that’s resulting in a changing landscape and valuation. last_img read more

Clear things arent normal in Valley Rahul

first_imgSrinagar: An Opposition party delegation, led by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was on Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here. The delegation of 12 Opposition leaders had left Delhi by 11.50 am Air Vistara flight. It was not allowed to leave the airport, sources said. The delegation wanted to visit the Valley to take stock of the situation. The Valley has been placed under security lockdown since August 5, when Article 370 was abrogated. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The delegation comprised the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and K.C. Venugopal, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) Chief Sharad Yadav, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, DMK’s Tiruchi Siva, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon, RJD’s Manoj Jha and Janata Dal Secular’s D Kupendra Reddy. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Later Rahul Gandhi said” “It is clear that things are not normal in Kashmir. I was invited by the Governor to visit the state which I accepted. I took senior leaders from the parties to see the situation, but we were not allowed to go beyond the airport, press people were mishandled, it is clear that things are not normal in the state.” On Friday, the J&K administration had advised the opposition leaders not to visit, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normalcy in the state. The visit of the opposition delegation comes almost three weeks after the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded special status to J&K. Before leaving for Srinagar, Raja said they were not going to the Valley to create any law and order problem.last_img read more

Bizarre Muslim woman from UPs Aligarh joins BJP asked to vacate house

first_imgGulistana joined the BJP on Sunday.Twitter/ANIIn a bizarre incident, a 33-year-old Muslim woman was allegedly asked to vacate the house by her landlady after she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, July 7. The incident happened in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh.The victim, identified as Gulistana, claimed that she was abused by her landlady before being asked to vacate the place. Speaking to news agency ANI, Gulistana said: “I joined BJP yesterday. When my landlord came to know of it she misbehaved with me and asked me to vacate immediately.”Gulistana also said that the 60-year-old accused, Madina, and her son Salman reportedly harassed her after she joined the BJP on Sunday, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the party’s massive nationwide membership drive.A case has been registered in the matter and an investigation is underway, according to Aligarh’s Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulhary. Kulhary said, “Prima facie it appears that the mother of the landlord had demanded Rs 4,000 from Gulistana for an electricity bill, following which they had an argument over Gulistana joining a political party. Case registered under relevant sections.”PM Modi visited Varanasi to launch the BJP’s mega membership drive, which aimed at increasing the party’s membership by 20 percent.last_img read more

Japanese Investment In Houston Is Growing

first_img Share Cara Smith/HBJInside the Daikin plant in Waller County. The Japanese company makes air conditioning equipment.Japanese companies have escalated their investment in Greater Houston. There are more than 150 Japanese affiliated companies in Houston in fields ranging from manufacturing to energy, according to the Japan-America Society of Houston.For example, Japanese-based firm Daikin last year opened America’s second-largest air conditioner factory in Hockley, about 40 miles northwest of Houston, which will eventually employ some 4,000 people.According to the Japanese government, Japanese firms have created more than 860,000 jobs in the U.S. through direct investment – with more than 50,000 of them in Texas – making Japan the No. 1 international job creator here.Bill Weiland, president of the Japan-America Society of Houston, talks with us about Japan’s growing influence here ahead of the annual Japan-American Society of Houston luncheon, which will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

GOP Sues to Kick Gallego off The Ballot in State Senate Special

first_img Share Shelby Knowles for The Texas TribuneFormer US Rep Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, concedes the 2016 Texas 23 Congressional District race to Will Hurd, a San Antonio Republican, on Nov. 9, 2016.The Republican Party of Texas filed a lawsuit Friday aiming to kick Democrat Pete Gallego off the ballot in the special election runoff to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio.Gallego is heading to a runoff election against Republican Pete Flores. However, the state party claims in the lawsuit that Gallego lives in Austin, not in Senate District 19, which includes parts of San Antonio and West Texas.“Pete Gallego has established a longtime pattern of misleading the voters of Texas regarding his place of residency. It’s common knowledge Gallego does not live in Senate District 19,” Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey said in a statement. “He has for years lived with his family in Austin, where his wife has a homestead exemption; this well-known and well-documented.”The lawsuit comes a little more than a week after the special election to replace Uresti, who resigned this summer after being found guilty of 11 felonies including securities fraud and money laundering. The final results of the race showed Flores — who racked up endorsements by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — leading Gallego by 5 percentage points, 34 percent to 29 percent. At 24 percent, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, came in third in the eight-way race.Under state law, a candidate has to reside in the district he or she hopes to represent for a year before election day. Residency claims are notoriously hard to prove, however, because that doesn’t always mean that a candidate actually lives in the district.Gallego campaign manager Christian Archer responded to the lawsuit in a statement, calling it frivolous and saying the state GOP “should be fined for even filing it.”“Pete Gallego has lived in Alpine since 1989 when he returned home to become a local felony prosecutor,” Archer said. “Pete is registered to vote in Alpine, where he has always voted, and where he pays his utilities. This lawsuit is a desperate move on behalf of a failing campaign.”A spokesperson for the Texas secretary of state said their office had no comment at this time.Patrick Svitek contributed reporting.last_img read more

Three gas giant planets discovered by astronomers

first_img Citation: Three gas giant planets discovered by astronomers (2017, October 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—A team of European astronomers has detected three new gas giant alien worlds as part of the SuperWASP exoplanet-hunting survey. Two of the newly found planets are the so-called “hot Saturns,” while the third one was classified as a “super-Neptune.” The discovery was reported October 17 in a paper published on © 2017 Radial velocities of WASP-151. The data points are represented with their associated 1σ error bars. Credit: Demangeon et al., 2017. More information: The discovery of WASP-151b, WASP-153b, WASP-156b: Insights on giant planet migration and the upper boundary of the Neptunian desert, arXiv:1710.06321 [astro-ph.EP] investigate the origin of the features discovered in the exoplanet population, the knowledge of exoplanets’ mass and radius with a good precision is essential. In this paper, we report the discovery of three transiting exoplanets by the SuperWASP survey and the SOPHIE spectrograph with mass and radius determined with a precision better than 15 %. WASP-151b and WASP-153b are two hot Saturns with masses, radii, densities and equilibrium temperatures of 0.31^{+0.04}_{-0.03} MJ, 1.13^{+0.03}_{-0.03} RJ, 0.22^{-0.03}_{-0.02} rhoJ and 1, 290^{+20}_{-10} K, and 0.39^{+0.02}_{-0.02} MJ, 1.55^{+0.10}_{-0.08} RJ, 0.11^{+0.02}_{-0.02} rhoJ and 1, 700^{+40}_{-40} K, respectively. Their host stars are early G type stars (with magV ~ 13) and their orbital periods are 4.53 and 3.33 days, respectively. WASP-156b is a Super-Neptune orbiting a K type star (magV = 11.6) . It has a mass of 0.128^{+0.010}_{-0.009} MJ, a radius of 0.51^{+0.02}_{-0.02} RJ, a density of 1.0^{+0.1}_{-0.1} rhoJ, an equilibrium temperature of 970^{+30}_{-20} K and an orbital period of 3.83 days. WASP-151b is slightly inflated, while WASP-153b presents a significant radius anomaly. WASP-156b, being one of the few well characterised Super-Neptunes, will help to constrain the formation of Neptune size planets and the transition between gas and ice giants. The estimates of the age of these three stars confirms the tendency for some stars to have gyrochronological ages significantly lower than their isochronal ages. We propose that high eccentricity migration could partially explain this behaviour for stars hosting a short period planet. Finally, these three planets also lie close to (WASP-151b and WASP-153b) or below (WASP-156b) the upper boundary of the Neptunian desert. Their characteristics support that the ultra-violet irradiation plays an important role in this depletion of planets observed in the exoplanet population. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASP-South WASP, short for Wide Angle Search for Planets, is an international consortium conducting an ultra-wide-angle search for exoplanets using the transit photometry method. The SuperWASP program employs two robotic observatories: SuperWASP-North at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in Canary Island, Spain, and SuperWASP-South, at the South African Astronomical Observatory, located near Sutherland, South Africa. These observatories are equipped with eight wide-angle cameras that simultaneously monitor the sky for planetary transit events, which allows monitoring of millions of stars at the same time.Recently, a group of researchers led by Olivier D. S. Demangeon of the University of Porto in Portugal reported another discovery under the SuperWASP program. The team found transit signals from three stars, namely WASP-151, WASP-153 and WASP-156. The planetary nature of these signals was later confirmed by follow-up observations using the SOPHIE spectrograph at the 1.93-m telescope of the Haute-Provence Observatory, France, and the CORALIE spectrograph at the 1.2-m Euler-Swiss telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.”In this paper, we report the discovery of three transiting exoplanets by the SuperWASP survey and the SOPHIE spectrograph with mass and radius determined with a precision better than 15 percent,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The largest and most massive planet of the newly found trio is WASP-153b with a radius of about 1.55 Jupiter radii and a mass of 0.39 Jupiter masses. It orbits its parent star every 3.33 days and has an equilibrium temperature of 1,701 K.WASP-151b is about 13 percent larger than Jupiter and has a mass of approximately 0.31 Jupiter masses. The planet has an equilibrium temperature of 1,291 K and an orbital period of 4.53 days.Both WASP-151b and WASP-153b are low-density gaseous planets orbiting early G-type stars. The two exoplanets were classified as “hot Saturns” due to the fact that they have masses close to Saturn’s and have high surface temperatures as they circle their hosts very closely.When it comes to WASP-156b, it is half the size of Jupiter and has a mass of approximately 0.13 Jupiter masses. It has an equilibrium temperature of 1,291 K and orbits a K-type host every 3.83 days. Given that this planet is about 2.5 times more massive than Neptune and taking into account its surface temperature, it was classified by researchers as a “super-Neptune.”The authors of the study concluded that the newly found alien worlds could helps us better understand the so-called Neptunian desert – a depletion of exoplanets at short orbital periods (below 10 days) with masses or radius between “super-Earth” and subjovian planets. For instance, WASP-156b is only the ninth “super-Neptune” detected so far.”These three planets also lie close to (WASP-151b and WASP-153b) or below (WASP-156b) the upper boundary of the Neptunian desert. (…) While a detailed analysis of the origin of the Neptunian desert is beyond the scope of this paper, it is still interesting to look into the similarities and differences between WASP-156b and WASP- 151b/WASP-153b since they might provide useful hints on the nature of this desert,” the paper reads. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Update Actor plummets to his death from waterfall while filming movie in

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The body of a 39-year-old actor was found on Friday morning (April 13) in the Drakensberg after he plummeted 40 metres to his death late Thursday afternoon.It is believed he was on the set of a movie on Thursday when the horrific incident took place. He fell into a river and was washed away.Update Story: Update: Name of actor released after tragic fall in the DrakensbergRead initial story: Actor plummets to his death from waterfall while filming movie in the DrakensbergPolice, Search & Rescue divers, Okhahlamba Fire Emergency Service chief Freddie Halgreen, Okhahlamba municipal firemen and volunteers helped with the search and recovery of the body. Chief Freddie Halgreen told the Ladysmith Gazette that it was dark when they got to the scene on Thursday evening. They continued the search on Friday, when weather conditions were clear, which made it easier to locate the body.We are awaiting the name of the actor to be released by police.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!last_img read more

Advances in Neurooncology

first_img 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 Related Content Stereotactic Radiosurgery AdvancesThe preferred radiation therapy technique for brain tumor cases is usually stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) because it targets cancers with millimetric precision, largely avoiding the cognitive side effects of WBRT. It also only requires a single treatment of high-dose radiation, so the patient does not have to make multiple trips to the cancer center for treatment. “Instead of treating the whole brain with radiation, we can use Gamma Knife radiosurgery to treat each lesion we can see,” Gondi said.Radiosurgery came into fruition in the 1960s with the advent of the Gamma Knife, a system that is still in use today. While the technology has become an integral, integrated part of radiation oncology, there are still efforts to enhance its utility. The Mayo Clinic is currently recruiting patients with five to 15 brain metastases as part of a Canadian-sponsored Phase 3 clinical trial comparing SRS to whole-brain radiotherapy. The study will assess overall survival and neurocognitive progression-free survival in an estimated 206 patients divided between two arms:•    One arm will receive 3,000 cGy of whole-brain radiation therapy plus memantine in 10 fractions;•    The other arm will receive 18-20 or 22 Gy in a single fraction of stereotactic radiosurgery.Each group will be followed up out to 3.5 years after treatment. The trial is projected for completion in mid-2022.3 Hippocampal Sparing Improves Whole-brain RadiotherapyWhole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has typically been a last resort for brain tumor patients because by nature it is harder to minimize dose to healthy tissue. This can also lead to memory issues for patients. “Obviously, [treatment] is a balancing act and in many scenarios involves choosing a more potent but more toxic treatment over a less potent but gentler option. In this case, WBRT is both less potent and more toxic,” said James J. Urbanic, M.D., a radiation oncologist and associate professor of radiation medicine and applied sciences at the University of California San Diego.Despite these concerns, certain clinical scenarios still require use of WBRT — usually based on the number of lesions or if there is doubt about hidden lesions, according to Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and central nervous system (CNS) neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville, Ill. To try to enhance patient care in these scenarios, Gondi and a team from Northwestern investigated using WBRT while sparing the hippocampus, a central region of the brain that regulates both short- and long-term memory.For the study, 518 patients with brain metastases were randomized to receive whole-brain radiotherapy plus memantine (a drug that alleviates cognitive side effects from radiation), and the hippocampus was either spared or not. Total dose for both groups was 30 Gy over 10 fractions. The hippocampal sparing group had a 26 percent relative reduction in cognitive toxicity risk, and the time to neurocognitive failure (as determined through various neurocognitive tests) was significantly higher for this group as well.2“This study demonstrates that we can deliver whole brain radiotherapy with similar cognitive outcomes as radiosurgery,” said Gondi. “These trial results revolutionize our understanding of the cognitive effects of brain irradiation in a manner that has far-reaching implications in terms of the safer radiotherapy treatment of primary or metastatic brain tumors.”Gondi said this study may just be the tip of the iceberg for enhancing the utility of WBRT. “We believe that [the hippocampus] is very sensitive to radiation — even very low doses of radiation — because it houses neuro stem cells that are specific to memory formation. So that has a significant impact on all brain tumors that we manage, and our ability to use more advanced technologies like proton therapy,” he said. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Reducing Radiation Resistance of GliomasAnother avenue for enhancing radiotherapy could lie in lowering the radiation resistance of cancer cells. Glioma cells are particularly known for their radiation resistance, and a recent study offers a possible blueprint for improving the effectivenessof treatment.Researchers at the University of Michigan studied a mutation in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene, found in about 50 percent of primary low-grade glioma cases. Patients with this mutation are generally younger and live longer, and it is often accompanied by two other key gene mutations, TP53 and ATRX. After implanting tumors in mice, the researchers realized the IDH1 mutation made glioma cells less aggressive. At the same time, the IDH1 mutation made the cancer cells radiation-resistant when in the presence of TP53 and ATRX.6Ultimately, the researchers were able to extend the life of IDH1 mutation mice by combining radiation with anti-cancer drugs designed to block DNA repair. Treating with one or the other had no effect.“These findings have the potential to impact many younger glioma patients with low-grade tumors by either ‘curing’ them or extending their lives,” said Jane Fountain, Ph.D., program director, NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Feature | Radiation Oncology | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Advances in Neuro-oncology New developments in photon and proton therapy plus brachytherapy look to improve the effectiveness of treatment for brain tumors Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School 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 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 GT Medical Technologies’ GammaTiles contain brachytherapy seeds placed in a structural offset to evenly distribute radiation dose to a tumor and protect surrounding healthy tissue. 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 Related content:VIDEO: Economics of Proton TherapyNorthestern Medicine FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img 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. Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become the preferred radiation therapy option for patients with brain tumors at facilities like the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, pictured here. The technology is favored largely for its ability to precisely target tumors while sparing healthy tissue. References:1.     Quick Brain Tumor Facts. National Brain Tumor Society.     Gondi V., Deshmukh S., Brown P.D., et al. Preservation of Neurocognitive Function (NCF) with Conformal Avoidance of the Hippocampus during Whole-Brain Radiotherapy (HA-WBRT) for Brain Metastases: Preliminary Results of Phase III Trial NRG Oncology CC001. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Dec. 1, 2018.     Stereotactic Radiosurgery Compared With Whole Brain Radiotherapy (WBRT) for 5-15 Brain Metastases.     Gross J., Powell S., Zelko F., et al. Neuropsychological Outcomes of Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Proton (PRT) or    X-ray (XRT) Radiation Therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Nov. 1, 2018.     Brachman D.G., Youssef E., Dardis C.J., et al. Resection and permanent intracranial brachytherapy using modular, biocom patible cesium-131 implants: results in 20 recurrent, previously irradiated meningiomas. Journal of Neurosurgery, Dec. 21, 2018.     Nunez F.J., Mendez F.M., Kadiyala P., et al. IDH1-R132H acts as a tumor suppressor in glioma via epigenetic up-regulation of the DNA damage response. Science Translational Medicine, Feb. 13, 2019. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaq1427 Proton Therapy for Children and AdultsProton therapy has grown in prominence in recent years as another radiotherapy technique that spares healthy tissue. Unlike photons, which travel all the way through a target and come out the other side, protons can be programmed to stop inside the target, delivering the entire dose to a tumor.Proton therapy particularly offers attractive benefits for pediatric cancer patients, as they are susceptible to more long-term effects of radiation. Gondi and colleagues at Northwestern presented another study at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting comparing neurocognitive effects of proton versus photon therapy in 125 children with brain tumors. The median age at diagnosis was 7 years old, and the median time from treatment to last assessment was four years. According to Gondi, the children treated with proton therapy scored higher post-treatment in full-scale IQ, processing speed and parent-reported practical functions.4Proton therapy also offers opportunities for treating adults with brain tumors, particularly gliomas, one of the most common types of primary brain tumors. In particular, Gondi is interested in low-grade gliomas, a slow-growing tumor that can develop earlier in life. “The average age of someone with a low-grade glioma is actually 37 — that’s the prime of these young adult lives. Their cognitive function is so important. So we’re using proton therapy to try to treat that tumor, avoid as much unnecessary radiation dose to normal brain tissue, and see if we can’t help preserve that cognitive function,” he said.“It’s about that survivorship and how we can optimize that survivorship,” he added. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… 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 PreviousNext 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 GT Medical Technologies’ GammaTiles contain brachytherapy seeds placed in a structural offset to evenly distribute radiation dose to a tumor and protect surrounding healthy tissue.Brain tumors are some of the most complicated forms of cancer to treat due to their extremely sensitive location. Surgery is the first choice when possible, as it guarantees removal of the tumor. Brain surgery is, however, an extremely invasive procedure and requires weeks to months of recovery time for the patient. Radiation therapy offers a minimally invasive alternative, but it comes with its own set of side effects and complications, including cognitive issues, fatigue, and hair and scalp problems, among others. According to the National Brain Tumor Society, however, only four drugs and one device have been U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years.1 Today, there are several new technologies and investigations into existing technologies offering hope for improved patient care. New Brachytherapy Technology Shortens Treatment TimeIn February, a new brachytherapy-based technology was implanted for the first time that provides a new treatment option for recurrent brain tumors, which are traditionally difficult to treat. GammaTile — developed by GT Medical Technologies and cleared by the FDA in July 2018 — consists of a bioresorbable, conformable 3-D-collagen tile embedded with a cesium radiation source. The concept, according to GT Medical Technologies CEO Matt Likens, is to shorten the treatment period while optimizing dose distribution.The current standard of care for brain tumors is to start with surgical resection followed by some form of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) after the patient recovers from surgery. This can be up to six weeks, Likens told ITN, and the treatment will require daily trips to the cancer center — a taxing prospect for already-sick patients. Likens added that “half of brain tumor patients have a recurrence 12 months after resection, and the neurosurgeon is often reluctant to do another surgery because adjuvant radiotherapy won’t be possible because the patient has already had a lot of dose.”GammaTiles are placed during the last five minutes of tumor resection surgery directly into the tumor bed. According to Likens, the radiation seeds inside the device are designed in a structural offset so only cancerous tissue is targeted. He said that this counteracts the uneven dose distribution of other brachytherapy treatments. The number of tiles implanted is customized for each procedure — Likens has seen cases use as few as three and as many as 10 — but the company is currently selling six to a pack. GammaTile was assigned its own ICD-10 code by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).The technology was featured in a clinical study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery in January 2019. Nineteen patients with 20 recurrent tumors that had received prior radiation were treated with GammaTiles. Median follow-up showed local failure in two cases (10 percent). Median overall survival after treatment was 26 months, with nine patient deaths. Two patients required surgery for complications and two patients experienced radiation necrosis that was treated medically.5 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | 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 last_img read more

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first_imgLondon – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineDorchester Collection has announced a refurbishment project spanning five of its luxury hotels worldwide. The current and upcoming enhancements are taking place in The Dorchester (London), The Beverly Hills Hotel, Le Richemond (Geneva), and Paris hotels Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée.-The Dorchester, LondonIn time to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics this summer, The Dorchester will unveil 22 new suites designed by Alexandra Champalimaud. The New York-based interior designer previously designed The Dorchester’s three contemporary Roof Suites, and led the recent revamp of Hotel Bel-Air. Her new design for the Dorchester will pay homage to the hotel’s classic British residential style, while adding some lighter, modern touches.Using materials sourced mainly from the UK, the new suites will offer one, two and three bedroom configurations with marble foyers, hardwood floors, window treatments and marble fireplaces from Chesney’s. Bathrooms will feature separate showers with large drench shower heads as well as bath tubs, and in-room technology will include touch control lighting and air-conditioning, and mood lighting in the bedrooms and sitting rooms.“I have always been fascinated by the way English people live in their homes,” said Champalimaud. “I wanted to capture that certain quirkiness found in beautiful English properties, while building on the history and quintessential British nature of The Dorchester.”-The Beverly Hills HotelRestoration at The Beverly Hills Hotel coincides with the hotel’s 100th year. The Tihany Design-led project will take place in phased stages between now and 2015, to reduce inconvenience to guests. The hotel lobby, Polo Lounge, guest rooms and suites, and pool and cabanas will all be refurbished while respecting their original style, while the hotel’s signature red-carpet entrance, C.W. Stockwell-designed banana leaf wallpaper, green and white stripes, and pink exterior will remain.-Le MeuriceIn Paris, Designer Charles Jouffre has put the finishing touches on all guest rooms at Le Meurice, not least the Presidential Suites and Salvador Dali apartment. Valmont Spa has closed for a full renovation by Jouffre and De Ambroggio & Lafanechere.Le Meurice Restaurant will this fall open the new private Yquem dining room, offering vintages of the sweet wine, Château d’Yquem, and dishes conceived by three Michelin-starred executive chef Yannick Alléno. Lunch and dinner will be available for a maximum of eight people.-Hôtel Plaza AthénéeAlso in Paris, Hôtel Plaza Athénée recently opened the newly enhanced Royal Suite with its balconies overlooking Avenue Montaigne and views of the Eiffel Tower. Designer Marie José Pommerau has refreshed the 18th century interior to appeal to contemporary tastes, with four Panasonic 3D Full HD system with NeoPDP plasma TVs, two Blu-ray players, and 3D Full HD glasses among the modern amenities.-Le RichemondOn the banks of Lake Geneva, Le Richemond will see a refurbishment in the second half of the year, encompassing public areas, suites and the hotel restaurant and bar. The hotel will remain open throughout, with minimal disruption to guests.www.dorchestercollection.comlast_img read more

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first_imgCyprus is among 21 countries whose so-called ‘golden passport’ schemes have been identified by the OECD as being a threat to international efforts to combat tax evasion, it emerged on Tuesday.The list, which includes Cyprus and Malta – the only European Union member-states – followed the OECD’s analysis of over 100 residence and citizenship by investment (CBI/RBI) schemes offered by jurisdictions committed to the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS).Cyprus offers two types of schemes: citizenship by investment, naturalisation of investors by and residence by investment.According to the OECD the schemes offered by Cyprus and 20 other countries “potentially pose a high-risk to the integrity of CRS.”“Potentially high-risk CBI/RBI schemes are those that give access to a low personal tax rate on income from foreign financial assets and do not require an individual to spend a significant amount of time in the jurisdiction offering the scheme,” the report said.Such schemes are currently operated by Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Panama, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.Along with the results of its analysis, the OECD published a guide that will enable financial institutions to identify and prevent cases of CRS avoidance through the use of such schemes.In particular, where there are doubts regarding the tax residence(s) of a CBI/RBI user, the OECD has recommended further questions that a financial institution may raise with the account holder.Moreover, a number of jurisdictions have committed to spontaneously exchanging information regarding users of CBI/RBI schemes with all original jurisdiction(s) of tax residence, which reduces the attractiveness of CBI/RBI schemes as a vehicle for CRS avoidance.The OECD said it will work with CRS-committed jurisdictions, as well as financial institutions, to ensure that the guidance and other OECD measures remain effective in ensuring that foreign income is reported to the actual jurisdiction of residence.Last week, Cyprus was again red-flagged in an international report suggesting its visa programme, in spite of recent ‘cosmetic’ controls, as it stands, remains at risk of “exposing the EU to the corrupt and the criminal”.The joint report by Global Witness and Transparency International said programmes run by some European Union countries to sell passports and residency permits to wealthy foreign citizens pose risks of money laundering as some of the schemes are not properly managed.Such schemes are currently applied in 13 EU countries: Austria, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Greece, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Britain, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and France. Hungary has terminated its programme.According to the report, titled ‘European Getaway – Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas’. Cyprus’ CBI marketing says the island offers “the quickest, most assured route to citizenship of a European country”.“The statistics seem to support this,” the damning report said. “Cyprus’ passports-for-sale scheme is the most prolific of its kind in Europe, with 3,300 foreign nationals having secured EU passports since 2013,” earning the country some €4.8bn.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The task force issued its recommendations last week,The child was the subject of a lengthy feature in the Pioneer Press in June 2016. having in various occasions justified the action of the sect.

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