New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on banning pan-India release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after watching the full movie.The top court directed the poll panel to take a decision by April 19 and submit its report in a sealed cover to the court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that it will consider the EC report and hear the matter on April 22. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for film producers who have challenged the EC’s ban on the biopic’s release till the current general elections are over, said the poll panel has taken the decision based just on watching the promo, not the entire movie. He suggested that the producers are willing to hold a special screening for the poll panel or its committee on Tuesday or Wednesday, so that they can take an informed decision by Friday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KTo this, the bench asked EC’s counsel Amit Sharma, whether the poll panel has watched the movie or not. He said the entire movie was not available and a decision to ban the release was taken after watching the trailer. The bench then asked the poll panel to watch the full movie and then take an informed decision on whether its release should be banned or not. At the outset, Rohatgi submitted that the EC had taken a call to ban the movie by watching a 2-minute promo. He said when the apex court had referred the matter to the poll panel, it had said that it cannot decide to ban the biopic on the basis of the trailer. The EC had on April 10 stalled the release of the film until the polls end, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level-playing field during elections should not be displayed. The Commission, in a separate order, also directed the producers “not to exhibit the film titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’ till further orders. The film was earlier set to release on April 11. Acting on the complaints of political parties, including the Congress, the poll panel also said that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force. The Left had also opposed the release of the film saying it would disturb the level-playing field for other parties in the election and was in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The Modi biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi has been the most-talked about movie in this election season. Directed by Omung Kumar, it tells the story of Modi’s rise to power from his humble beginnings. The apex court had on April 9, dismissed a petition filed by a Congress leader Aman Panwar seeking stay on the release of the biopic saying the Election Commission would be an “appropriate” place to seek the redressal. The apex court had said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film which would be “premature” in view of the fact that the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board. It said even if the film is released on April 11, as claimed by the Congress leader, it will be appropriate for him to seek a redressal from the Election Commission.
London: Aston Villa progressed to within one game of a return to the Premier League after edging West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties in the Championship playoff semi-finals. West Brom won 1-0 on the night at the Hawthorns to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate thanks to Craig Dawson’s first-half header. However, the Baggies’ hopes of an immediate return to the top-flight were dented when captain Chris Brunt was sent off 10 minutes from the end of normal time. The hosts held out manfully during extra-time, but Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer saved West Brom’s first two penalties of the shootout from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi. “There’s obviously a lot of luck involved but wow,” Steer told Sky Sports. “We practise penalties, so I think I must’ve faced a 100 a day the last few days.” Conor Hourihane, Mile Jedinak, Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham kept their cool from the spot as Villa set up a May 27 Wembley meeting with Leeds or Derby for a lucrative place in the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds hold a 1-0 first-leg lead over Frank Lampard’s Rams ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday. Villa missed out in the playoff final last year, losing 1-0 to Fulham and Grealish, who has been linked with a summer move to Tottenham, is keen to make amends in what could be his final game for the club. “The crowd made it tough with the atmosphere but in the end I felt we ran out worthy winners,” said the midfielder. “It’s no good getting to Wembley and falling at the final hurdle again, so fingers crossed. All of us are very hungry.”
As I wrote Monday, over the past decade or so, the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers — who are playing in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals — transformed themselves from a down-on-their-luck former champions to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders; both did this largely through shrewd drafting. One of Montreal’s most successful draft picks put on a fine show in Game 2 on Monday night, notching a goal and an assist.Unfortunately for Montreal, that player was defenseman Ryan McDonagh, and he was wearing a Rangers uniform in the Rangers’ 3-1 win (New York leads the series 2-0).In response to my article, a few FiveThirtyEight readers astutely pointed out that McDonagh ties together the parallel rebuilding stories of the Rangers and Canadiens. He was drafted 12th overall by the Canadiens in 2007, the top prize in a banner haul for Montreal that also included Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban. Pacioretty and Subban, along with 2005 first-rounder Carey Price, are currently three of the Canadiens’ best players (according to the modified version of point shares I described Monday).In his four-year NHL career, McDonagh has produced 28.1 modified point shares, a number in line with Subban (34.6) and Pacioretty (23.4) at similar points in their careers.The fact that he hasn’t produced any of that value for the Canadiens, though, traces back to a major blunder in the summer of 2009, when Montreal traded McDonagh (as part of a package of several players) to the Rangers for center Scott Gomez.Two years prior, New York had signed Gomez to a rather ill-advised seven-year, $51.5 million contract, and the returns had been disappointing; his 14 modified point shares in 2007-08 and 2008-09 (combined) ranked 60th among NHL forwards over that span. Rangers general manager Glen Sather was anxious to rid himself of Gomez’s albatross deal, so the media’s contemporary view of the Gomez-to-Montreal trade was essentially that of a salary dump, billing the Rangers’ primary return as nondescript forward Chris Higgins. Some NHL insiders knew better, however: Yahoo’s excellent hockey blogger Greg Wyshynski wondered at the time how the Rangers managed to unload the Gomez millstone and pick up a promising prospect like McDonagh.As a Canadien, Gomez played decent hockey for one season (6.2 modified point shares), then rapidly declined. He went on a notable goalless streak of 370 consecutive days. His contract was bought out by Montreal during the 2011-12 season, and he’s bounced around as a journeyman the past few seasons. Meanwhile, McDonagh has blossomed in New York; only six other defensemen have produced more modified point shares over the past three seasons. McDonagh even became the subject of Norris Trophy talk late this season. On top of his offensive numbers, McDonagh often finds himself matching up against the opponent’s toughest forwards and is on the ice for a disproportionate number of face-offs in the Rangers’ zone, both marks of a defensive workhorse on the blue line.Without McDonagh, it’s unlikely the Rangers would be sitting where they are, with a 2-0 series lead on the cusp of a Stanley Cup Final berth. The Canadiens have their own pair of good defensemen in Subban and Andrei Markov, but they have to regret letting McDonagh slip away — especially on nights like Monday, when he made them pay for their mistake in a direct way.
The Indian Action Committee (IAC) today said it is extremely concerned with the ‘distressed state’ of the sugar industry in Guyana in light of the closure of a number of estates in the country.In a statement issued earlier today, the IAC said it feels strongly about the matter and would continue to raise its voice in support of all those sugar workers, their families, and their dependents, and all other persons who will be indirectly adversely affected by their dislocation.“The IAC is of the opinion that the sugar workers of the recently closed Wales Sugar Estate have been abandoned, and the organisation is fearful that this pattern of abandonment will be repeated as the sugar estates are closed down”, the statement noted.The IAC said it believes that “the time has come for sugar workers and the nation as a whole to be told in clear language what is the plan to safeguard the livelihood of the workers and their communities, which are predominantly populated by Indo-Guyanese”.According to the IAC, this matter cannot be postponed any longer and is demanding that the short and long term plans for sugar workers and their communities be made known to all relevant stakeholders publicly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMass termination of workers, distressed state of sugar industry worrying says IACDecember 6, 2017In “Business”Arrival Day messages 2018May 5, 2018In “latest news”PPP slams Govt’s decision to shut down LBI EstateApril 15, 2016In “latest news”
CANADIAN POLICE HAVE thwarted a terrorist plot on its homeland with the help of US authorities and arrested two suspects.It is understood that the arrests came after a a year-long investigation that led to the arrests of two men, Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in the Montreal and Toronto area and were conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train that runs between Toronto and New York.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a press conference which began at 8.30pm Irish time that the plot was uncovered “early and effectively” through their work with the FBI and Homeland Security.RCMP assistant commissioner James Maliza said that “had this plot been carried out it would have resulted in innocent people being killed, or seriously injured.”Canadian police said that the attack was “Al-Qaeda supported” from elements in Iran and had received “direction and guidance”. The RCMP added, however, that there was “no indication that these attacks were state-sponsored.”The pair are expected to appear in court on tomorrow for a bail hearing.Charges include conspiring to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.While the RCMP believed that these individuals had the capacity and intent to carry out these criminal acts, they said that there was no imminent threat to the general public, rail employees, train passengers or infrastructure.- Additional reporting by AFP
http://jrnl.ie/3238558 Feb 14th 2017, 7:28 AM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 7:28 AM THE MAJORITY OF older people are sexually active with 69% of people surveyed saying they have sex weekly or monthly.A new study conducted by the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity (TILDA) found that being sexually active is linked with better health and more positive perceptions of ageing.The research, which involves more than 8000 adults over the age of 50, has found that frequent sexual activity is the norm with 59% being sexually active and of those, 69% were having sex weekly or monthly.The researchers found that having sex has positive implications for a person’s health and their perception of ageing. They also found differences between men and women in terms of importance attributed to sex and frequency of sexual activity as each gender got older.The findings included:59% of adults aged over 50 in Ireland are sexually activeOne third of those adults had sex once or twice a week and 36% were sexually active once or twice a month.Sexual activity is less likely in older age groups with 75% of those aged 50 to 64 having sex compared to 23%of those aged 75.Men reported more sexual activity than women at all ages.A higher proportion of men attribute importance to sex than women with 80% of men reporting that sex is at least somewhat important in their lives compared to 56% of women.Sexually active adults tend to be more positive in their perceptions of ageing. They are less likely to consider themselves old and less likely to believe that ageing has negative consequences.Lead author of the report, Joanna Orr, said: “Our research shows that sexual activity is an important part of life for many of those aged 50 and over in Ireland, including significant proportions of those in their 60s, 70s and beyond.“Continued research into this area is not only important for understanding the links between sex and health and happiness, but also to dispel the myth that sexual activity is incompatible with advancing age.”Professor Rose Anne Kenny added that the data is in line with international findings and emphasises the contribution of sexual activity to quality of life and good physical and mental health.She added: “Where difficulties with sexual activity are present, effective treatments are available and we anticipate that the new data will reinvigorate GPs and healthcare professionals to enquire about patients’ sexual activity as part of routine clinical assessment and care.”Read: Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal >Read: Trump’s national security adviser quits after claims he misled White House over talks with Russians > 31,228 Views Share113 Tweet Email3 By Garreth MacNamee Most older people are having sex on a regular basis Having sex in your advancing years makes you more optimistic about growing old, the research claims. 40 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Share has received a $150,000 grant to help families transition from the shelter to permanent housing. The grant comes from KMR Group Foundation, a Vancouver nonprofit that has worked with Share for more than 20 years.“This three-year grant will allow Share to hire a full-time housing navigator at our family shelter, connecting our shelter clients to the resources necessary to find and acquire permanent housing,” said Diane McWithey, Share’s executive director, in a press release.The ability to help families navigate housing is especially important as securing permanent housing continues to become more difficult in Southwest Washington. Share joins the national trend of providing advocates to help the community work through issues that traditionally serve as roadblocks to housing.“KMR and the entire Vancouver community are keenly aware of the challenges facing local agencies working with the homeless in Clark County,” said Kate Jones, KMR Group Foundation president, in a press release. “We’ve assisted Share for many years in addressing this and other issues, but felt it was time for the Foundation to focus more on the local homeless crisis. After planning with Share, I believe we’ve found a way to make the kind of impact that can make a real difference in the lives of families in our community.”
LONGVIEW — The City of Kalama says it and the Washington Department of Transportation are making progress on efforts to solve the town’s downtown flooding problem after heavy rain triggered an emergency declaration three weeks ago.City Administrator Adam Smee said the flooding at Toteff Park and under the Elm Street underpass on Feb. 12 was caused by the city’s position between a hill and Interstate 5. Development has increased the amount of stormwater runoff, which overloads the city’s old drain system.The high water forced the city to shut down Kalama’s water treatment plant and warn of potential sewer overflow. Smee said when the level of water in the street is the same as the sanitary and storm sewers it can cause those lines to back up. Reduced water use by residents allowed the plant kept up with demand.“It comes down to good fortune,” Smee said. “At 11 a.m. it stopped raining.”Fully solving that problem would require a new sewer system, which would cost about $4 million, Smee said. He suggests property owners in low-lying areas install a back flow prevention device to prevent their toilet from overflowing during a flood.The city is working with WSDOT to improve flow to a drainage ditch that the north half of Kalama drains to, Director of Public Works Kelly Rasmussen said.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 3, 2018 – Grand Bahama – On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, the Ministry of Labour and the Grand Bahama Department of Labour will host “Labour on the Blocks” at the Susan J. Wallace Park at Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue on Saturday, 17th February from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Senator Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour, along with Senior Executives from the Department of Labour will be in attendance.The “Labour on the Blocks” initiative was announced during the debate on the Speech from the Throne by the Labour Minister and it is designed to bring together job seekers and employers at locations which are in or close to residential communities. Additionally, all job seekers are registered in the Department’s data base. The staff of the Public Employment Services Unit (PES) of the Department of Labour are the lead organizers of the events. So far two successful “Labour on the Blocks” have been held in New Providence. The Ministry of Labour is very pleased with the turnout at the New Providence events and is confident that there will be great numbers of persons who will attend the Grand Bahama “Labour on the Blocks” event.To date, the Minster of Labour has noted that he is “very pleased with the level of private sector participation” from all sectors and industries. Businesses are welcome to participate in the “Labour on the Blocks” initiatives, many of whom have hired jobseekers on the spot in New Providence. Minister Foulkes notes that “this speaks to the effectiveness of this new initiative, which is providing hope and opportunity for jobseekers. The same is anticipated for Grand Bahama on 17th February’’.The Ministry of Labour intends to host monthly “Labour on the Blocks” events throughout The Bahamas, including other Family Island communities. Economic growth and job creation remain one of the leading priorities of the Government, and the “Labour on the Blocks” is successfully answering the needs of jobseekers as well as employers in effectively connecting eligible candidates with the right jobs. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Department of Labour encourages all jobseekers in The Bahamas or abroad, and employers with vacancies to register with in the Department’s recruitment database: jobseekers.bahamas.gov.bs Persons attending the “Labour on the Blocks” Job Fairs are asked to bring along their NIB Card, and a valid Government-issued ID such as a passport or voters card. Registering in the database in advance is also recommended.For more details on the “Labour on the Blocks” initiative, please contact the Public Employment Services Unit at The Grand Bahama Department of Labour. 352-7865/6Press Release: Ministry of Labour Related Items:
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes the Serie A title is still a possibility suggesting that a few slip-ups from fellow rivals Juventus will weave the magic.Carlo Ancelotti’s men have reduced the deficit at the top of Serie A to four points, and are still hopeful of dethroning the Old Lady after seven years.“In football everything is possible, all we need are a few Juventus missteps and we’re there,” De Laurentiis told Football Italia reporters outside today’s FIGC elections.“Napoli have started a new path, I always talk about three-year cycles and this year, using all the players, we’ll be fine.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We’re definitely dealing with a group from Hell in the Champions League, but we have to have the skill and luck to progress in the competition.“In the league, we’ve had a start which was more difficult and complex than the others, but we’ve acquitted ourselves well.”Napoli will switch their attention to the Champions League when they confront PSG in an important group tie that would go a long way to determine the fate of both sides.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti has criticised the club’s decision to strip Mauro Icardi of their captaincy suggesting it was a useless thing to do.Inter’s decision came after Icardi’s agent-wife Wanda Nara went public with a series of statements about the striker’s future.However, the former Nerrazuri supremo Moratti defended the Argentine, describing him as ‘a great captain’.“Do I long for Bergomi and Zanetti? I also found a great captain in Icardi,” he told Football Italia via Sports Mediaset.“He’s always played with enthusiasm, sincerity, and professionalism, so I have nothing to say.“It’s my fault, it’s his fault, it’s your fault… everything’s been made public, everything’s been put out in the open and that isn’t a good thing.Moratti went on to question the club’s inability to keep their in house problems within than making it public.“It seems like a useless thing to do midway through the season. I don’t know what advantages it can bring, given they can’t sell him and have objectives to achieve.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s a situation that takes the player away from the club and the club away from the player.Moratti: “It Seems Useless To Strip Icardi Of Inter Captaincy Mid-Season” https://t.co/0grbQMoAHC #FCIM #ForzaInter #InterFans pic.twitter.com/JOWWd4bUd8— SempreInter.com (@SempreIntercom) February 14, 2019“What would I do? I don’t know the conditions so I don’t understand the reasons why the decision was made.“There will be reasons and internal strategies, but I can’t get into them.”Inter are still in the hunt for a Europa League title and Champions League spot in the League, but there are still lots of questions to be answered with the latest twist.
More than a third (35%) of respondents want stress management as an employee insurance benefit, according to research by Cigna.Its 2018 Cigna 360° wellbeing survey report, which surveyed 14,467 employees across 23 countries, also found that 21% of respondents believe their employer’s workplace wellness programme is inadequate to support their needs.The research also found:87% of respondents report having workplace stress; 72% cite this as manageable, but 15% state that their workplace stress is not manageable.49% of respondents receive support for workplace stress or have access to a formal workplace wellness programme; only 28% think this support is adequate for their needs, however.33% of respondents want access to dental benefits, compared to 28% who want to use eyecare or vision-related benefits.77% of respondents who have access to a workplace wellness programme say that their workplace stress is manageable, compared to 71% who do not have access to a workplace wellness programme.68% of respondents agree that workplace wellness programmes are important when choosing between two potential employers.67% of respondents will still go to work, despite being too ill to be productive.26% of UK respondents cite the workplace as the cause of their stress.Phil Austin (pictured), chief executive officer, Europe at Cigna, said: “It’s clear employers have an important role to play in mental health. Our research shows that despite people wanting more help, the UK is lagging behind comparable countries in offering workplace wellbeing support. But the good news is that employers are beginning to recognise the cost of poor mental health at work and the impact this can have on their employees and business.”
RELATED VIDEO: Nxtbook’s Kindle DemoNxtbook Media, a digital magazine vendor, recently announced that its customers will have the option to publish their content on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader. Nxtbook says it is the first digital magazine producer to offer Kindle support.The Kindle has been both praised and criticized for its text-heavy, black-and-white display. Unlike the often flashy, oversized color presentation normally associated with digital magazines, Nxtbook intends to offer the magazines in text form. Digital magazines can be accessed from the Kindle through the device’s integrated browser. (The feature is listed on the Kindle’s “Experimental” menu, something that Nxtbook hopes Amazon will eventually change.)Nxtbook also says that Kindle support will be offered at no additional cost to customers of Nxtbook Media’s Liberty program. A number of magazine publishers have already packaged their content for the Kindle. Last month, Newsweek released a collection of election coverage as an e-book series for the Kindle. In March, the Tribune company launched a pair of Kindle-specific magazines.
1:20 HBO’s Westworld premiered in 2016 and it’s based on the 1973 movie of the same name. The HBO show is led by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and stars Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson and Luke Hemsworth. Westworld season 2, named The Door, earned six Emmy nominations, including a win for Thandie Newton for outstanding supporting actress, and two best actor nods (for Wright and Harris).Westworld is also known for its viral ARG-style marketing for the series, including code-breaking games and Easter eggs and hidden clues in trailers, subreddits, social media and so many more places. (The marketing for season 2 even earned the series a Webby award nomination for best integrated campaign.)The second season is now out on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, with special features exclusive to the physical release. Last season’s interactive Alexa game that lets you be a host was nominated for multiple Webby awards this year.Originally published April 15, 12:07 p.m. PT. Update, 1:47 p.m. PT: Adds HBO confirmation. TV and Movies Westworld vs. real world: Could robot theme parks be… Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 3 Tags HBO Westworld, everyone’s favorite nightmare-inducing AI drama, will return next year, HBO has confirmed. The channel provided its original calendar of upcoming premieres to The Hollywood Reporter, which published it Monday. Westworld is definitely coming back in 2020 alongside new seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure, plus the launch of Stephen King’s The Outsider.Read more: In HBO’s Westworld Awakening VR game you play a host stalked by a serial killerSeason 3 casting news is also continuing to come out about Westworld: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will join the third season, and Lena Waithe confirmed this weekend that she will too. Comments Westworld
Hyderabad: Elections to 138 municipalities are likely to be held on August 11. According to sources, the government has decided to take up municipal elections in August. The government would inform the State Election Commission for taking up elections. Sources said that the SEC may issue notification on July 21. The SEC may release the voters’ list as per the wards in the municipalities. Later on, the reservations would be finalised to SC, ST, BC and women. The reservations would be finalised and published on July 19.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBNP secretary general Mirza Fakrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said their party will continue peaceful demonstration until party chairperson Khaleda Zia is released from jail, reports UNB.”You have expressed your anger and opposition against the jailing of our leader Khaleda Zia and showed love for her by joining the human chain braving many obstacles,” he said.“We would like to clearly say that our peaceful demonstration will continue until our leader is released from jail,” the BNP leader said addressing a human chain formed by BNP leaders and activists in front of the Jatiya Press Club.As part of its countrywide scheduled programme, several hundred BNP leaders and activists formed the human chain protesting the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.The BNP men took position from Kadam Foara to Topkhana intersection to stage their protests where a good number of women activists and professions were present.They chanted different slogans demanding the release of Khaleda Zia immediately.Huge law enforcers were deployed in and around the area to fend off any trouble.Earlier on Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.As part of the programmes, the party will also hold an hour-long sit-in programme on Tuesday and a hunger strike from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday across the country.On last Thursday, a special court here convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Earlier, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary protesting Khaleda’s conviction all over the country, including in the capital, amid obstruction by the police
Share Click on “Live” below to watch the hearing The Texas House of Representatives’ Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on short-term and long-term housing needs and related issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey and associated flooding.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /50:49 X On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: With the second fire at a Houston-area chemical facility in just over two weeks, we learn more about KMCO’s Crosby plant and examine whether its history could bring increased legal pressure to the company, which is already in a legal battle with Harris County from 2017.Plus, Accuweather forecasters release their predictions for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Houston was spared in 2018 after 2017 brought historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. What will this year look like?Also this hour: Our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Then, our local food writers share their favorite places for Tex-Mex in the latest installment of The Full Menu.And we learn about a local startup called Tellinga, that sends personalized stories with customized artwork through the mail. We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share
The Dastkari Haat Samiti is once again gearing up for its annual display of the finest handicrafts from all corners of India at Dilli Haat, opposite INA market. The hugely popular craft bazaar has an added attraction this year- the intricate and beautiful handicrafts from Tibet, ancient craft handed down through generations of painstaking work and dedication.Hundreds of items, the best of the products of Indian and Tibetan artisans have been specially selected for the bazaar. This is also a great opportunity for the artisans to exchange their views at the Tibetan-Indian crafts and skill exchange workshop. The special feature every year is a workshop of International artisans. This time Tibetan crafts persons will engage in work with Indian counterparts from Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Visitors will also get to enjoy the traditional music and dance. Traditional Ramdev folk singers from Kutch, Chhau dancers from Jharkhand and Tibetan traditional dancers will enrich the atmosphere throughout the day.The Dastkari Haat Samiti, now in its 29th year, is the brain child of Jaya Jaitly, who has dedicated four decades of her life and career to crafts and innovating newer ways to sustain craft and its people. She has also been a founding member of Dilli Haat, a single platform for craftsmen from the remotest areas the country to display and sell their finest wares. Jaitley said, ‘This is a unique initiative to highlight our countries rich culture and heritage. Visitors will get an opportunity to witness the vibrant colours, delicate workmanship, and respect inspiring detailing of handicrafts which have been meticulously put together’.
News | Proton Therapy | October 30, 2017 Proton Therapy Shows Promising Clinical Benefits for Esophageal, Prostate and Breast Cancer Clinical trial abstracts presented at Particle Therapy Cooperative Group – North America meeting demonstrate growing body of evidence for advanced radiotherapy Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. 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News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more 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 October 30, 2017 — The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) announced a number of clinical papers showing promising results were presented at the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group – North America (PTCOG-NA) meeting, Oct. 23-25 in Chicago, by leading physicians from across the country. The clinical trial abstracts on key cancer indications continue to demonstrate the growing body of evidence supporting the clinical benefits of proton therapy. Esophageal CancerPhysicians from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Maryland evaluated the impact of different radiation therapy treatments on outcomes for elderly esophageal cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by surgery. The radiation therapy treatments evaluated in the study were 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton therapy. Proton therapy enables physicians to minimize the dose of radiation to the heart and lungs while targeting esophageal cancer. The study results reflected that patients treated with proton therapy had fewer postoperative heart and lung complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and heart attacks, shorter hospital stays, and reduced risk of postoperative death than patients treated with other types of radiation. Prostate CancerTwo presentations addressed the treatment of prostate cancer with proton therapy. In a follow-up to previous studies utilizing SEER (Surveillance & End Results Registry) and Medicare claims data to compare outcomes between proton therapy and IMRT, physicians from Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center and the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute analyzed a more contemporary and larger population of patients treated with proton therapy and IMRT. The study included patients treated by multiple proton therapy providers from across the country. Compared with the IMRT cohort, the proton patients had a significantly higher five-year survival rate (94 versus 87 percent), fewer bladder complications and fewer secondary cancers.In a direct comparison of clinical outcomes between cohorts of prostate cancer patients treated with IMRT and proton therapy, investigators from the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona found similar complication rates between IMRT and proton therapy, but significantly higher disease control rates with proton therapy for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients. Disease control rates for high-risk prostate cancer patients were similar between the proton and IMRT cohorts, but hormone therapy was not used as often or for as long as duration in patients who received proton therapy.Commenting on the studies, William Hartsell, M.D., medical director for the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Therapy Center, stated “These studies show the potential for proton therapy to improve outcomes for patients, especially in reducing the side effects from treatment, which may also allow for more effective treatment and better disease control.” Breast CancerInitial findings from a multi-institutional study sponsored by the Proton Collaborative Group demonstrated that short-course proton therapy to the partial breast is a safe and effective treatment for select patients with early-stage breast cancer. Side effects of treatment were minimal, with no serious treatment-related adverse events reported. Good or excellent breast cosmesis was attained for all patients. There have been no local or distant disease recurrences to date. This study confirms that partial breast irradiation with short-course proton therapy is well tolerated and provides excellent early cancer control. Scott Warwick, executive director of the National Association for Proton Therapy, described the results from the abstracts presented at this week’s PTCOG-NA meeting as “very encouraging” and that “more and more of our members are producing valuable and meaningful research demonstrating the clinical benefits of proton therapy for cancer patients.”Since PTCOG-NA’s creation in 2013, the NAPT and PTCOG-NA have worked collaboratively together to advance evidence-based proton therapy coverage through cooperative research, development of a model coverage policy and advocacy.For more information: www.ptcog-na.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more