LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment After scoring Ari Aster’s Hereditary last year, Colin Stetson is now set to provide music for another Nicolas Cage-led feature.Stetson will score the forthcoming adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Color Out of Space, directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil). A listing for the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival confirms the sax man’s involvement. Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve signalled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year’s end and predicting that it will continue to tighten credit into 2020 to manage growth and inflation.The Fed lifted its short-term rate — a benchmark for many consumer and business loans — by a modest quarter-point to a range of 2 per cent to 2.25 per cent. It was its eighth hike since late 2015. The central bank also stuck with a previous forecast for three more rate hikes in 2019.In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the Fed dropped phrasing it had long used that characterized its policy as “accommodative” — that is, favouring low rates. The Fed had used variations of that pledge in the seven years that it kept its key rate at a record low near zero and over the past nearly three years in which it’s gradually tightened credit.By removing that language, the Fed may be signalling its resolve to keep raising rates. In a news conference after its meeting, though, Chairman Jerome Powell said the removal of the “accommodative” language did not amount to a policy change.“Our economy is strong,” Powell declared at the start of his news conference. “Growth is running at a healthy clip, unemployment is low. The number of people working is rising steadily, and wages are up. Inflation is low and stable, all of these are very good signs.”The chairman added, though: “That’s not to say everything is perfect. The benefits of this strong economy have not reached all Americans. Many of our country’s economic challenges are beyond the scope of the Fed.”The Fed’s actions and its updated economic forecasts Wednesday had been widely anticipated. Initially, there was little reaction in the stock or bond markets. But later in the afternoon, stocks sold off, and major indexes closed modestly lower.“The Fed stuck to script today, pushing ahead with another rate hike,” said Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.But Pearce added, “Our view is that officials are still underestimating just how quickly the economy is likely to lose momentum next year.”He said he expects the Fed to suspend its rate hikes by mid-2019 — and then feel compelled to cut rates by early 2020 to support the economy.In its updated outlook Wednesday, the Fed foresees one final rate hike after 2019 — in 2020 — which would leave its benchmark at 3.4 per cent. At that point, it would regard its policy as modestly restraining growth. The Fed seeks to slow the economy when it reaches full employment to prevent a tight job market from raising inflation too high.During a late-afternoon news conference in New York, President Donald Trump said he was “not happy” about the Fed’s latest rate hike. In a highly unusual move for a president, Trump has publicly complained that the Fed’s rate increases could blunt his efforts to boost growth through tax cuts and deregulation.Earlier, Powell said during his news conference that such outside criticism would have no effect on the Fed’s use of rates to try to maximize employment and stabilize prices.“We’ve been given a really important job to do on behalf of the American people,” Powell said. “My colleagues and I are focused, exclusively, on carrying out that mission.”The Fed’s latest forecast predicts that the unemployment rate, now 3.9 per cent, will reach 3.7 per cent by the end of this year and then 3.5 per cent next year. Not since the late 1960s has unemployment fallen that low.The central bank expects unemployment to begin rising to 3.7 per cent at the end of 2021. It foresees the economy growing 3.1 per cent this year before slowing to 2.5 per cent in 2019, 2 per cent in 2020 and 1.8 per cent in 2021. The Fed sees the economy’s long-run growth at a 1.8 per cent annual rate — far below the Trump administration’s projections for a sustained rate of 3 per cent.Many analysts think the economy could weaken next year, in part from the effects of the trade conflicts Trump has pursued with China, Canada, Europe and other trading partners. The tariffs Trump has imposed on imported steel and Chinese goods, in particular, complicate the Fed’s decision-making.That’s because the tariffs — and the resulting retaliation from America’s trading partners — could weaken the U.S. economy. The Fed would normally respond to weaker growth by cutting interest rates. But tariffs, which are an import tax, can inflate prices. And the Fed typically counters higher inflation by raising rates.Megan Greene, global chief economist at Manulife Asset Management, said she thought the tariffs were more likely to slow the economy than to accelerate inflation.“The real risk of trade wars,” Greene wrote last week, “is a hit to growth, not a boost to inflation.”Indeed, the Fed’s regional banks have reported that some businesses are delaying investments until they see some resolution to the trade hostilities. In his news conference, Powell said some companies have told Fed officials that the tariffs have raised fears that supply chains will be disrupted and raw materials will cost more.Powell said he had yet to see evidence that the administration’s tariffs have raised prices for many consumers. But he said rising inflation remains a threat resulting from Trump’s trade policies.“It’s a concern,” Powell said. “It’s a risk. You could see prices moving up. You don’t see it yet. But you could see retail prices moving up. The tariffs might provide a basis for companies to raise prices in a world where they’ve been very reluctant to and unable to raise prices.”___AP Economics Writers Josh Boak, Paul Wiseman and Christopher Rugaber contributed to this report.
Rabat – A city in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang province has banned residents form wearing the burqa in public, Chinese state media reported.Legislators in Urumqi, a city of 3.1 million people in the far western region of Xinjiang, barred women from wearing the garment in “an effort to curb growing religious extremism.”“Burqas are not traditional dress for Uighur women, and wearing them in public places is banned in countries such as Belgium and France,” Xinhua, China’s official news agency, wrote in brief article about the ban. The ban on burqas was introduced by local legislators in December, and passed over the weekend.Last summer, another Xinjiang city banned people wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards from riding public transportation during a provincial state event, according to state media.Around 13.4 million of Xinjiang nearly 22 million residents are Muslims, according to the 2010 census.Xinjiang authorities banned students and civil servants from fasting during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.People under the age of 18 are also banned from entering mosques in Xinjiang.Amnesty International has said that Muslim Uyghur face discrimination in employment, housing and educational opportunities, as well as curtailed religious freedom and political marginalization.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and mission chief, Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés, commended the Brazilian contingent of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for its work on the Pétionville municipal school for 1,200 students and 30 teachers.After undergoing the $14,000 renovation, the school’s name was changed to Duque de Caxias, an army leader during Brazil’s 19th century Second Empire. Alexandre Pétion was a leader and hero of Haiti’s independence war nearly 200 years ago.The SRSG said MINUSTAH’s objectives included “the improvement of the living conditions of the population through security measures, humanitarian actions and economic development.”
Natural Bridge State Resort Park sign LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Seven Kentucky State Parks were recognized in Kentucky Living magazine’s “Best in Kentucky” Awards on Thursday. They are My Old Kentucky Home, Cumberland Falls, John James Audubon, Green River Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Natural Bridge and Barren River Lake.- Advertisement – “We’re proud of all of our Kentucky State Parks and the people who work there,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “We appreciate being recognized by our guests.”My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown received first place in the historic site category. The centerpiece of the park is Federal Hill, a mansion completed in 1818 by the Rowan family. Related Article: 1 rescued after car becomes stuck in high water in Taylor CountyTours of the home and special events are offered throughout the year. The park also has a golf course and campground.Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin received two 2nd place awards for long weekend getaway and day trip. Cumberland Falls is the home of a beautiful waterfall, 125-feet wide and 65-feet high, that also produces a “moonbow” during a full moon. The park has a lodge, cottages, restaurant, campground, hiking trails and many other recreational activities.Other Kentucky State Parks recognized were:-John James Audubon State Park in Henderson received 2nd place for museum.-Green River Lake State Park near Campbellsville received 2nd place for camping spot.-Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park near Burkesville received 3rd place for golf course and for houseboating lake.-Natural Bridge State Resort Park at Slade got 3rd place for place for adventure.-Barren River Lake State Resort Park at Lucas received a 3rd place award for public hunting/fishing area.For more information about these and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
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The Nvidia-powered Asus ME370T that was shown off at CES 2012 was a nice enough tablet, but who wants to pay $249 for a quad-core tablet when you can pick one up for just $199? Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang said they were coming this year, and VP of Investor Relations Rob Csonger has reiterated that sentiment at the company’s annual stockholder meeting.Right now, it’s tricky enough to find a dual-core tablet that isn’t the Kindle Fire (or an unknown Shanzai brand) for under $200. According to Csonger, the Nvidia Kai platform will make it possible for OEMs to break that pricing threshold. To make that happen, Csonger told investors that Kai utilizes “a lot of the secret sauce that’s inside Tegra 3.” He also speaks about reduced power consumption and lower-cost components helping to drive costs down.Those last bits go without saying, and they’re not just true for Kai. Everywhere you look in the industry, new products are benefiting from more efficient displays — and sliding component prices over time has always been an industry trend.What remains to be seen is when OEMs will actually deliver a a $199 quad-core Kai device. The ME370T has yet to hit the streets, and it might be the closest thing we’ve seen to Kai at this point. There are, however, rumors that it could wind up being the Google Nexus Tablet and that it will be unveiled at Google I/O — which is just around the corner. It seems like a given that Google and a hardware partner will unveil another awesome Android device at the event, but taking the wraps off a sub-$200 quad core tablet would have geeks everywhere chomping at the bit.More at The Verge
Kadthal: In spite of rising incidents of wild attacks by Cheetah against the cattle and other livestock in Ekwaipally village of Kadthal mandal in Ragareddy district, the forest officials are staying mere spectators without taking any initiatives to contain the wild cat attack against the scores of cattle like cows, buffalos and calves since past two months in the village. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us Earlier a few weeks ago, the wild cat had devoured a cow calf of Yedla Yadaiah and killed it. And now once again it has attacked a Calf of a farmer Jengala Mallaiah in his farm land on Saturday. According to the villagers of Ekwaipally, during the past 2-3 months the wild cat had killed more than 300 domestic animals like Sheep, Goats, Cow Calves and buffalos. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Even though the villagers had lodged their complaints with the forest officials no action has been taken yet and still the killer wild cat is roaming loose, causing fear among the villagers. “The Cheetah has been roaming in the surrounding hilly areas since past 3-4 months. We have earlier spotted it many times and also informed to the forest officials, but till now no action has been taken up. As many as 40 calves have been killed by the wild cat since past 3 months. We are demanding the forest officials to take action and capture the wild animal and protect us and our animals,” said Mallaiah. Advertise With Us The forest officials who are already aware of this, are also helpless as they have attempted many times to capture it but failed. “We are not able to spot the exact location and area of the wild cat. This is roaming from one habitat to the other, though we tried to capture it, it is not falling to our baits,” informed a forest officials. Not just in Ekwaipally, similar incidents of Cheetah attack are also witnessed in Ippalapally village of Nagarkurnool district. “A Cheetah is on the prowl in Ippalapally village, we have already lost a buffalo and we under fear that the Cheetah may also attack humans and we are not coming out of our homes during nights. We are seeking the protection of the forest department officials, however no one has come forward to assure protection from the wild life,” said a resident of Ippalapallly. However, the forest department officials said that the people of the village must be alert and advised them to keep their cattle and other live stock indoors so that no such incidents repeat again.
Representative ImageReutersThe US military announced that it test-fired ground-based cruise missile in San Nicolas Island in California. The launch marked the first military demonstration since the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).The Pentagon issued a statement saying the missile with a range of more than 500 km was fired on Sunday at 2:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time. “The Department of Defence conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California,” the Pentagon said.Earlier this month, the US officially withdrew from the 1987 treaty with Russia, triggering concerns about regional security.The treaty, signed by then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, was withdrawn by President Donald Trump’s administration in February, following allegations that Moscow violated the terms. NATO also supported the position of the US.The six-month withdrawal process was initiated after Russia’s Novator 9M729 cruise missile violated the treaty, which bans all land-based missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometres to be stationed in Europe. Russia has denied the claims and insisted that the country had followed the treaty’s norms.Withdrawal from the treaty allows both countries to develop their military assets in comparison to Chinese military capabilities. The bilateral treaty between the US and Russia slowed down US weapons development, especially in intermediate-range nuclear missiles, something that China was able to develop over the years.Russian lawmaker Frants Klintsevich on Monday responded to the US missile launch and called it a mockery of the international community.”The testing by (the) US military of a land-based missile banned under INF treaty two weeks after the official termination of this treaty is a blatant cynicism and mockery of the international community,” reported RIA news agency.He also said that Russia had no intention to enter into an arms race. “We, of course, will do our best in the shortest period of time to ensure that the United States does not have superiority in these types of weapons,” he said.Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron said it was the US and not Russia that withdrew “unilaterally” from the INF. The country had no intentions to deploy “intermediate- and shorter-range missiles where the US has no similar weapons.””We are unilaterally undertaking obligations. If the United States produces such offensive systems, we will also do so,” he added. Close US And NATO Accuse Russia Of Violating Arms Treaty IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:31Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:31?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Poorva Suhani Aayi Re is a Hindi serial which tells how a village girl Poorva, an illiterate, but highly motivated woman who through her courage and commitment gives a voice to her fellow villagers and makes them aware of the benefits of various welfare schemes and policies and helps them to improve their living standards. Poorva is married to the son of a wealthy, influential zamindar. The Zamindar was the chief decision maker and pradhan of the village. When the Government implemented fifty per cent reservation for women in the panchayats, this panchayat – Chaubeypur- also comes under reserved category. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Zamindar, to protect his interests to maintain his domination, appoints his daughter-in-law – Poorva- as pradhan, thinking that his superiority and hegemony would continue using her as an ‘angootha chaap’. Initially, Poorva, had to play in the hands of her husband and father-in-law. But gradually she comes in contact with the doctors, social activist and the community radio boy and she slowly understands the actual problems of the people and the reality in the village/ panchayat. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe serial takes the viewers how slowly she plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the village/ panchayat, fight for people’s rights and empowering the voiceless.The serial is to be telecast in 52 episodes at 10 PM every Wednesday and Thursday, starting from 8 August on DD National. Poorva Suhani Aayi Re is bringing out a picture highlighting the rapid transformation towards development and will be a good treat for the viewers, especially in the rural areas.
India’s first Railway University and the third in the world after Russia and China will be a “smart campus” complementing the transport-related education, multidisciplinary research and training programs. Proposing a Net-Zero Campus, the entire project will foster the concept of energy efficiency for the University. There would also be a designated area to accommodate series of solar farms that would support in meeting the energy demands within the Campus. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDelhi-based renowned firm, CP Kukreja Architects has been assigned to design the entire plan, the site for which is located in Vadodara, Gujarat. Spread across 110 acres, the designing will flag off from January 1, 2019 and would be accomplished by January, 2020. Designed as per the GRIHA 5-Star Ratings, the campus will be a Centre for research having facilities for labs like Mobility Labs, Intelligent Transport System Labs, and High-Speed Rail Labs with latest cut-edge technologies provided by the Indian Railways. The University will have the infrastructure to accommodate 3,000 full-time students. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveUpon entering the Campus, one would be able to feel the transition between the spaces, welcomed by an extended row of sky-high columns, reminiscent of the arched forms of the railway bridges, spanning through the entire drive-way. The meandering pavements take inspiration from the railway-tracks and spread across the course of the Campus, providing a harmonious ensemble to the site. Speaking on executing this first of its kind project in India, Dikshu C Kukreja, Principal Architect, CP Kukreja Architects said, “It’s an honor to be a part of creating history for one of the world’s largest rail networks. This is an exceptional move by the Modi government by coming up with such a concept which will undoubtedly bring in a thrust to the Indian Railways. Through the design, the Campus will be able to reflect the pride and legacy established by the Railways through the course of the years. The overall design is a contemporary take on the Classical Style of architecture, subdued in its look, but imposing in its character.” The buildings will have a sense of connection and would reflect the demeanor of the Indian Railways’ design ideologies. The Library is being designed as an iconic landmark in the University’s Campus, which would serve as the nucleus for students across various backgrounds of research and academia to participate in interactions and discussions. The University will follow an interdisciplinary approach for research of transport systems by bringing together academicians, scientists and engineers from different fields, and plans to leverage its academic and industry partnerships and collaborations.
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We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 18:55Heavy traffic on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 17:54One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M6 Southbound before J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).Lane one (of three) is closed. The sensors and cameras show that he accident is just prior to J15. 17:48Diversion in place in KingsleyTraffic from Cheadle, towards Hanley, is being routed through the car park of Jones and Shuff plumbing centre causing slow traffic and a tailback of around one mile.Traffic from Hanley is being forced to turn left at the junction towards Froghall. 17:45Accident in Kingsley MoorPolice are at the scene of this crash on the A52 Leek Road in Kingsley Moor. No injuries reported in the incident and recovery of the vehicle has been requested. Picture taken by Sentinel SnapperSquad member Ian Slade.The scene in Kingsley Moor17:27Queuing traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is seven minutes. 17:27One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. There is also a separate break down on the opposite carriageway. 17:26UPDATE: A38 RTC NB near Wychnor: female has been freed from the vehicle and now in the care of @OFFICIALWMAS pic.twitter.com/IA4geYaV0g— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) October 15, 201816:52Crews from #Burton #Lichfield and #Longton are currently at a road traffic collision on the A38 Northbound near the Barton turn. There are reports that a car has gone down the embankment and there may be one casualty trapped. Please avoid this part of the road. pic.twitter.com/DDken2VJsd— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) October 15, 201816:00Heavy traffic on A5020 University Way Northbound at the roadworks at A534 / Hungerford Road (Crewe Green Roundabout). 15:46Waterloo Road busy but moving from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 15:28Slow traffic on A34 Stone Road Southbound at B5041 London Road.Near The Black Lion Pub.14:31Police launch attempted murder investigationDetectives are this afternoon continuing to question a 28-year-old man after an OAP was attacked at a retirement complex.Staffordshire Police have revealed they have launched an attempted murder investigation following yesterday morning’s incident at Gloucester Grange, in Clayton.Read the full story here.13:34More than 600 homes without power in NewcastleSupplies are all expected to be restored by 4pm. More here.12:57Trespassers causing delays on railway stationDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast and East Midland Trains at Stoke-on-Trent due to trespass incident. 12:52Accident on the M6 SouthboundOne lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A5013 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed.12:35Girl, 13, dies after accident on Staffordshire roadShe was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died a short time later. More here.10:00Congestion in BucknallUsual congestion on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).08:57Accident in BurslemSlow traffic due to accident on Adelaide Street between A50 Waterloo Road and B5050 Nile Street. (Image: Inrix)08:54Duke and Duchess of Sussex expecting babyPrince Harry and Meghan Markle got married earlier this year. More here.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Picture) Chris Jackson/PA Wire08:46Royal Baby expected The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very pleased” that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said. 08:34One lane shut on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed.07:55Traffic released at junction 11aTraffic has now been released following an earlier accident on the M6 Northbound at Junction 11a07:47Traffic held on M6 northbound at junction 11 due to accidentA Highways England spokesman said:M6 Northbound at J11a. Traffic has been stopped to clear vehicles involved in a collision to the side of the road. Traffic should be released shortly. “07:46Slow traffic in Longport Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.07:31Heavy traffic on A50 heading into Stoke-on-TrentHeavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:30Slow traffic around Crewe Green roundaboutHeavy traffic on A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).07:27Slow traffic on the A34Slow traffic on A34 in both directions at A51. In the roadworks area. (Image: Inrix)07:11A500 busy but movingA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. (Image: Inrix)06:32A50 busy but moving near UttoxeterA50 busy but moving at B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout) through the roadworks near Uttoxeter. (Image: Inrix)06:30Good morningTom here to bring you the latest traffic and travel news from across the region this morning. 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The affected stretch of the A518 (Image: Inrix) A police spokesman said: “We are currently at the A518 Haughton at an incident with Staffordshire Police. Road closed. Please avoid the area.” A photograph from the scene also confirms West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended the incident. We have no further information on how many vehicles were involved in the accident, or if anyone has been hurt. It is also unclear when the road will reopen at this stage. We will bring you an update on this story when one becomes available. Read MoreMan charged after £2,100 of drugs found at address Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Staffordshire road remains closed following an accident earlier tonight. The A518 Castle Bank is shut in both directions due to a collision between Haughton and Stafford this evening (Saturday January 12). Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the accident has taken place between Bradley Lane (Haughton) and Sundown Drive (Castle Bank) – with the closure affecting drivers between Stafford and Haughton. A 20-year-old man involved in the collision has died in hospital. Read MoreMotorcyclist dies in hospital after serious two-vehicle crash The road is believed to have shut shortly after 6.30pm, with Inrix confirming it remain closed at 10.30pm. Police from the Central Motorway Police Group’s Collision Investigation Unit confirmed they were at the scene earlier tonight.
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 | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 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 Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more Feature | Proton Therapy | October 04, 2018 | By Adam Conner-Simons “In-body GPS” Could Improve Proton Therapy Targeting This article was originally published as an introduction to the Proton Therapy comparison chart in the October 2018 issue. The chart can be viewed here. Looking AheadThere are still many ongoing challenges for improving ReMix. The team next hopes to combine the wireless data with medical data, such as that from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to further improve the system’s accuracy. In addition, the team will continue to reassess the algorithm and the various tradeoffs needed to account for the complexity of different bodies.“We want a model that’s technically feasible, while still complex enough to accurately represent the human body,” said MIT Ph.D. student Deepak Vasisht, lead author on the paper. “If we want to use this technology on actual cancer patients one day, it will have to come from better modeling a person’s physical structure.”The researchers say that such systems could help enable more widespread adoption of proton therapy centers. Today, there are only about 100 centers globally.“One reason that [proton therapy] is so expensive is because of the cost of installing the hardware,” Vasisht said. “If these systems can encourage more applications of the technology, there will be more demand, which will mean more therapy centers and lower prices for patients.”Katabi and Vasisht cowrote the paper with MIT Ph.D. student Guo Zhang, University of Waterloo professor Omid Abari, MGH physicist Hsaio-Ming Lu and MGH technical director Jacob Flanz. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | 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 Tracking Inside the BodyTo test ReMix, Katabi’s group first implanted a small marker in animal tissues. To track its movement, the researchers used a wireless device that reflects radio signals off the patient. This was based on a wireless technology that the researchers previously demonstrated to detect heart rate, breathing and movement. A special algorithm then uses that signal to pinpoint the exact location of the marker.Interestingly, the marker inside the body does not need to transmit any wireless signal. It simply reflects the signal transmitted by the wireless device outside the body. Therefore, it doesn’t need a battery or any other external source of energy.A key challenge in using wireless signals in this way is the many competing reflections that bounce off a person’s body. In fact, the signals that reflect off a person’s skin are actually 100 million times more powerful than the signals of the metal marker itself.To overcome this, the team designed an approach that essentially separates the interfering skin signals from the ones they are trying to measure. They did this using a small semiconductor device called a diode that mixes signals together so the team can then filter out the skin-related signals. For example, if the skin reflects at frequencies of F1 and F2, the diode creates new combinations of those frequencies, such as F1-F2 and F1+F2. When all of the signals reflect back to the system, the system only picks up the combined frequencies, filtering out the original frequencies that came from the patient’s skin.Its success hinges on something that is actually quite unreliable: a tumor staying exactly where it is during the radiation process. If a tumor moves, then healthy areas could be exposed to the radiation. But with a small marker like ReMix, doctors could better determine the location of a tumor in real time and either pause the treatment or steer the beam into the right position.ReMix is not yet accurate enough to be used in clinical settings. Katabi says a margin of error closer to a couple of millimeters would be necessary for actual implementation.“The ability to continuously sense inside the human body has largely been a distant dream,” said Romit Roy Choudhury, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Illinois, who was not involved in the research. “One of the roadblocks has been wireless communication to a device and its continuous localization. ReMix makes a leap in this direction by showing that the wireless component of implantable devices may no longer be the bottleneck.” 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 Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a better glimpse in a less expensive, less invasive and less time-consuming manner?A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) led by Prof. Dina Katabi is working on doing exactly that with an “in-body GPS” system dubbed ReMix. The new method can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants inside the body using low-power wireless signals. These implants could be used as tiny tracking devices on shifting tumors to help monitor their slight movements.One potential application for ReMix is in proton therapy, which bombards tumors with beams of magnet-controlled protons. The approach allows doctors to prescribe higher doses of radiation, but requires a very high degree of precision, which means that it is usually limited to only certain cancers.In animal tests, the team demonstrated that they can track the implants with centimeter-level accuracy. The team says that, one day, similar implants could be used to deliver drugs to specific regions in the body.ReMix was developed in collaboration with researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The team described the system in a paper that was presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) conference, Aug. 20-24 in Budapest, Hungary. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD
MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters.They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the Batanes islands off the country’s northern tip Sunday. The yacht “Tipsy Frenz” was sailing from Hong Kong to Taiwan as part of a race when strong winds from a typhoon capsized it. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments Share Sponsored Stories Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 5 treatments for adult scoliosis More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The rescued sailors were taken to Manila’s harbor Tuesday and will be handed over to their respective embassies after medical examination.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran.State Department officials say undersecretary Wendy Sherman will leave when nuclear talks are complete. Negotiators are hoping to clinch a deal with Iran by June 30.Sherman has led much of the technical discussions in Europe with Iranian officials over the last two years. During her tenure the U.S. and Iran reached an interim agreement in November 2013 and a framework pact in April. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments Share Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called Sherman a “critical” member of his team, hailing her “tenacity and skill.”Sherman’s upcoming departure was reported first by The New York Times.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top holiday drink recipes 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
IMEX 2017 in Frankfurt will introduce several major new sustainability initiatives as it continues to innovate and encourage the industry to unite and contribute to greater environmental awareness and social responsibility.Speaking on this, Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, said, “Our approach to sustainability is both to lead by example and to shine a spotlight on key industry campaigns, for example, through our sponsorship of Positive Impact’s campaign to tell the story of the power of events during the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017.”These sustainability initiatives include:Waste Watchers – a new call to reuse and recyclePartnering with local non-government organisation ‘ShoutOutLoud’, the IMEX team has set up this programme to reduce waste by providing opportunities for everyone to reuse and recycle an extensive range of materials. Leftover food, furniture, stand graphics, flowers and stationery that would usually go to waste can be donated daily and will be distributed to those who need them with the help of a local food network and a refugee support group.Saving trees, reducing paperIMEX in Frankfurt in an effort to save around 2.7 tonnes of paper will not be producing a printed Show Catalogue. Hosted buyers and visitor buyers will be able to find out full information about exhibitors and the vast range of education sessions available from a new Show Planner, by downloading and using the Show App and via the show website.Learning from sustainability expertsIMEX will provide many sessions to learn more about sustainability such as Global Destinations Sustainability Index Driving Performance and Competitiveness, by Guy Bigwood of MCI. Founder of Positive Impact, Fiona Pelham, whose company has created a ‘bold year-long campaign’ for 2017 will also talk about ‘The Power of Events in the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism’.New IMEX GMIC Innovation in Sustainability AwardAlso new this year is IMEX-GMIC Green Award designed to highlight inspiring event professionals who are driving sustainability forwards through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. It will be presented to the winner at the Gala Dinner at IMEX in Frankfurt.Campaigns to reduce waste and encourage sustainability are also implemented at IMEX America and at the IMEX Group offices where in 2016 recycling saved the equivalent of 34 trees and 5,790 kg of CO2.
As a part of its strategy to increase attendance at a range of Abu Dhabi-based events in 2019 and beyond, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has recently launched a refreshed events website.Abu Dhabi Calendar, the rebranded website aims to attract greater levels of web traffic with a new look and feel that better communicates with DCT Abu Dhabi’s priority target markets and key audiences in India, China, Australia, the Middle East, USA and Europe.Ali Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at DCT Abu Dhabi said, “Through making specific improvements to our website, DCT Abu Dhabi will be better placed to publicise the full range of programming and events we have on offer across Abu Dhabi, increasing footfall to events and increasing the volume of ticket sales.”“The Abu Dhabi Calendar rebrand shows our commitment to digital innovation and we see this fresh, new and bold calendar as a means to help residents and visitors alike. Users will be able to access all the latest information about upcoming events taking place in Abu Dhabi in 2019 – from music to art, culture to tourism and everything else in between.”DCT Abu Dhabi has also launched the www.inabudhabi.com platform, which acts as a personal guide for visitors planning trips to a wide variety of events taking place across Abu Dhabi and will be even bigger than any of the previous editions. Whichever nationality or language a user speaks, they will be able to navigate and plan their attendance from the hundreds of events that are taking place across the emirate. The rebrand is expected to see hundreds of thousands of users visit the website annually.
The continued successful implementation of United Airline’s strategy has contributed to the company delivering two straight quarters of solid pre-tax margin growth, the airline says, and the highest Q2 pre-tax income in the airline’s history. Reported second-quarter net income of $1.1 billion, diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $4.02, pre-tax earnings of $1.4 billion and pre-tax margin of 11.9 percent, expanding pre-tax margin 4.0 points versus the second quarter of 2018. UA served nearly 43 million passengers, the most ever for United in the second quarter, and total passenger revenue increased 6.1 percent versus the second quarter of 2018.“Thanks to the outstanding and sustained efforts of 95,000 United team members, United is now consistently delivering results for our customers as well as investors as we raise the mid-point of our full-year 2019 adjusted diluted EPS3 guidance with a new range of $10.50 to $12.00,” said Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines. “By once again delivering strong EPS over the last three months, top-tier results are now the expectation, not the exception for United.” airlinesUnited Airlines
Sabre Corporation has announced that Virgin Australia has renewed its technology agreement and widened the scope of its relationship with Sabre. The renewal agreement expands the airlines’ SabreSonic agreement. SabreSonic is an integrated suite of applications that optimises and automates core processes such as Reservations, Inventory and Departure Control.The customer-centric retailing solutions include Customer Data Hub, Customer Experience Manager and Dynamic Retailer. Additionally, the agreement enables the use of SabreSonic Select shopping capabilities, mobile solution and other software to support the airline’s focus on personalisation and traveller experience.Virgin Australia’s Chief Information Officer, Lawrie Turner, said: “Our partnership with Sabre has enabled us to strengthen our global presence with our customers, our alliance partners and our sales partners.”“We are now building on this partnership, and will work with Sabre to ensure we deliver a seamless, world-class customer experience across all international and domestic markets,” Mr Turner said.“We believe Sabre’s technology will help fuel the growth of Virgin Australia’s business by providing new solutions that differentiate them and provide new marketing capabilities with their airline partners,” said Hugh Jones, president of Sabre Airline Solutions. “By expanding our technology footprint across the airline with our customer-centric solutions, Virgin Australia can make a significant impact on continually elevating the travel experience.”Under the agreement, Sabre will work with Virgin Australia to identify opportunities for revenue generation and guest satisfaction enhancements.