World leaders demonstrated energy dynamism on climate change says Ban

22 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the world leaders who addressed the opening of today’s United Nations climate change gathering – including the leaders of the United States, China, Japan and the Maldives – for displaying “energy and dynamism” on the issue. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the world leaders who addressed the opening of today’s United Nations climate change gathering – including the leaders of the United States, China, Japan and the Maldives – for displaying “energy and dynamism” on the issue.Some 100 heads of State and government have converged on UN Headquarters in New York for the largest-ever summit on climate change.Mr. Ban said he appreciated the leaders’ demonstration of leadership “so that negotiators will get clear guidelines and directions” ahead of this December’s conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where negotiations on an ambitious new climate change agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions are set to conclude.The opening session of today’s summit heard from eight world leaders, with the officials from Japan, the European Union and other developed countries having reaffirmed their pledges to slash emissions by 25 per cent by 2020.“It was an historic and strong commitment… particularly from Japan,” the Secretary-General pointed out.To achieve the 2020 target, Japan’s newly-elected Prime Minister vowed in his address to introduce a domestic emission trading system and a tariff for renewable energy, as well as considering a global warming tax.“You should remember how difficult it might have been for you, Prime Minister [Yukio Hatoyama] – who has been in his office only six days – and has changed the whole dynamic!” Mr. Ban exclaimed.For his part, Mr. Obama noted that the world has been too slow to act or even recognize the magnitude of the global warming threat.“It is true of my own country as well. We recognize that. But this is a new day. It is a new era,” he added. “And I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history.”Also speaking at the opening session of the summit was Chinese President Hu Jintao, who emphasized the unique situation of developing countries. He said their top priorities are to grow their economies and wipe out poverty.“The international community should pay close attention to the predicament of developing countries,” he emphasized. “It is important to listen to their voice and respect their wishes, and combine our efforts to address climate change with those to promote the growth of developing countries and build up their own dynamism for development and ability for sustainable development.”The leader of the Maldives – which consists of some 1,200 tropical coral islets, none of which rises more than 1.8 metres above sea level, leaving the 400,000 inhabitants at great risk of rising sea levels and storm surges – issued an impassioned plea for urgent action today.President Mohamed Nasheed expressed hope that this summit will not fall into the predictable pattern whereby nations pledge action at international gatherings, only to forget about their commitments.“We at the Maldives desperately want to believe that one day our words will have an effect, and so we continue to shout them even though, deep down, we know that you are not really listening,” he said.Other leaders who addressed the opening session were President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden, President Óscar Arias Sánchez of Costa Rica, and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. read more

Prisoners to be set free for Christmas

Several prisoners are to be set free for Christmas, the Prisons Department said today.According to the Prisons Department, inmates serving time in jail for minor crimes will be set free. The Prisons Department also said that those above 70 years of age and who have been in prison for over 10 years will also be considered to be freed under a general amnesty. (Colombo Gazette)

Schools in the North closed owing to GAJA threat

All schools in the Northern Province have been closed owing to a threat from the ‘GAJA’ cyclone.The Northern Province Governor’s office said that notice was issued to close all schools in the North today as a precautionary measure. (Colombo Gazette)

UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians repeal its blasphemy law

“Criminal laws that penalize blasphemy represent an unlawful restriction on freedom of expression, and disproportionately target persons belonging to religious minorities or traditional religions, non-believers and political dissidents,” said the Special Rapporteurs on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, and on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye; and the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas.The group also called for the release of Mr. Purnama, who was officially charged with blashpeny on 17 November 2016, in relation to a Qur’anic verse that he quoted during his gubernatorial election campaign.“We urge the Government to overturn Mr. Purnama’s sentence on appeal or to extend to him whatever form of clemency may be available under Indonesian law so that he may be released from prison immediately,” the experts noted.According to a press release by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), the Government initiated the prosecution of Mr. Purnama following the pressure of a fatwa issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), as well as aggressive media campaigns and sometimes violent protests launched against him.“It is disappointing,” the experts expressed, “instead of speaking out against hate speech by the leaders of the protests, the Indonesian authorities appear to have appeased incitement to religious intolerance and discrimination.”UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.In addition to Mr. Purnama, recent targets of the blasphemy law in Indonesia included three former leaders of the Gafatar religious community. read more

Peace and stability vital for sustainable development in a fragile world Kazakh

In particular, noting that peace and stability are essential to ensure sustainable development, Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov stated that the world does not have “the luxury of being able to make mistakes and then going back to correct them.” “[Therefore] we call on all world leaders to redouble their efforts and goodwill to head towards lasting peace and prosperity for all,” he added. Noting of the growing danger posed by nuclear weapons, the Minister condemned the actions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – the only State in the 21st century continuing nuclear weapons development programme despite condemnation from the entire international community and called on the country to take serious steps to recommit to a political resolution to the crisis. In his address, he noted the importance of the Astana process on Syria and his country’s efforts for a peaceful settlement in that country, and underscored that success at both the Geneva and Astana platforms are critical and that they should be supported by the entire international community. Also in his address, he noted that the UN system may be subject of criticism but at the same time it remains the “beacon of hope” for billions around the globe and a universal institution that brings with it the promise of better, safer and more sustainable future.Full statement available here read more

SMMT Update – 14 November 2014

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Battered with brick Mayaro mom was 8months pregnant

(Trinidad Express) The woman beaten to death with a brick in Mayaro on Monday night was eight months pregnant.The deceased woman, Stacy-Ann Campbell, was also the mother of four children.Killed: Stacy-Ann CampbellTwo of the children are twins. Her firstborn child is 10-years-old.Campbell, 29, was killed at her neighbours’ house at Radix Village at around 8 p.m.She had been chatting at the home of her neighbour, Yvonne Modeste, when she got up to leave.Police were told that the suspect, a relative of Modeste, held onto Campbell.She struggled and broke free.The suspect took up a red clay block and advanced towards her.Modeste ran back into her house for help. When she returned she saw Campbell lying on the ground, bleeding from wounds to the head. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMentally ill man batters pregnant T&T womanMarch 20, 2018In “latest news”T&T father murdered after searching for missing daughterSeptember 13, 2016In “Crime”T&T man kills lover, dies after crashing car into truckMay 12, 2017In “Crime” read more

Montpellier to face RK Vardar PSG Handball against HBC Nantes

EHF CLEHF FINAL4 ← Previous Story Steaua, CSM, Dinamo and Turda for Romanian title Next Story → EHF Cup Final4: Magdeburg to meet Saint Raphael Draw for the Men’s EHF Champions League Final4 was held in Cologne earlier today.  The two finalists from the last season, RK Vardar and PSG Handball won’t meet at semi-final. The reigning champions from Macedonia will face Montpellier Handball, the EHF CL winners from 2003.PSG Handball will play against HBC Nantes at second semi-finals.Final4 event will be held at Lanxess Arena in Cologne on May 26/27. read more

ChunLi Gets a Makeover in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

first_img Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite‘s graphics have received criticism almost from the beginning. One of the chief complaints was over how Chun-Li and other character’s faces looked. Capcom promised it would eventually address this issue. Today, a newly released trailer for the upcoming fighting game shows a much better looking Chun-Li.For reference, this is what Chun-Li originally looked like in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite.This is how she looks now.That is a vast improvement indeed. Honestly, I never had that much of a problem with the way she originally looked in MvCI. With that said, I am glad Capcom has made her look the way she has for the past 25 years.Along with the new story trailer, Capcom revealed additional information about the game. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will have 30 playable characters at launch (with Ultron and Sigma being DLC characters). Offline mode will have a story mode, arcade mode, and training missions. Online mode features ranked matches, rankings, and a beginner league for those under level 14.We’ve detailed the full character roster and features below.Character roster:– Black Panther– Captain America– Captain Marvel– Doctor Strange– Dormammu– Gamora– Ghost Rider– Hawkeye– Hulk– Iron Man– Nova– Rocket Raccoon– Spider-Man– Thanos– Thor– Arthur– Chris Redfield– Chun-Li– Dante– Firebrand– Frank West– Jedah– Mega Man X– Mike Haggar– Morrigan– Nemesis– Nathan Spencer– Ryu– Strider– ZeroOffline modes and features:– Story – puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes come together to stop Ultron Sigma, the combined form of two robotic villains.– Arcade – recreates the classic arcade experience. Keep winning to move forward and confront the final boss in an epic showdown of skills.– Mission – players can do various tutorial missions, or try their hand at advanced character-specific challenges.– Training – set up a training area with various parameters and hone skills to improve fighting abilities.– Vs. Player 2 – go head-to-head against another player locally.– Vs. CPU – play solo against an AI-controlled opponent.– Collection – the Dr. Light Database contains numerous unlockable items, including cut scenes from the story mode, character/stage information, concept artwork and character/stage audio tracks.Online modes and features:– Ranked Match – battle other players online to advance in the rankings.– Casual Match – battle other players online without the results affecting the rankings.– Beginners League – a special league, fought between players of Rank 14 or lower.– Lobby – search for or create a lobby where up to 8 players can engage in simultaneous player-vs-player matches.– Rankings – view the rankings of players from all over the world.– Replay Settings – configure replay settings and view replays.Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 19. You can pre-order now from Amazon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Freeway closure on the Southbound I5

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents KUSI Newsroom April 14, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The City of San Diego has issued a warning for the closure of the Southbound I-5 from 10pm till 7am Monday. All southbound lanes will be closed on I-5 from State Route 905 to the San Ysidro Port of Entry due to construction. Border crossing will still remain open Updated: 10:07 PM KUSI Newsroom, Freeway closure on the Southbound I-5 Posted: April 14, 2019 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Gas worth Tk 332b burnt a year to make WASA water drinkable

first_imgTIBDhaka dwellers have to burn natural gas worth Tk 3.32 billion every year for making water supplied by WASA drinkable, according to a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) study, reports UNB.During a survey, 93 per cent consumers reported that they made the supply water drinkable in various ways, of which 91 per cent reported that they boil before using for drinking.It has been estimated that for the purpose of making the water drinkable by boiling has an implication of burning natural gas amounting 365,7,37,008 cubic metre, which costs approximately Tk 3.32 billion every year, said the study .The study titled ‘Dhaka WASA: Governance Challenges and Way forward’ was published on Wednesday at a press conference held at MIDAS centre in Dhanmondi.This study covers water and sewerage services provided to residential, commercial, industrial and Low Income Communities (LICs) i.e. slum areas in 10 among 11 MODS zone of Dhaka WASA.The study also includes sewerage and drainage system, water logging situation and role of Dhaka City Corporations (South and North) which was conducted between April 2018 and March 2019.The survey data showed that 51.5 per cent service recipients of Dhaka WASA reported that the water supplied by WASA was dirty.Again, 41.4 per cent service recipients reported that the water they got through supply line contained bad smell while 34.5 per cent service recipients informed that they faced getting bad quality water all the year round.The service recipients also reported the season wise experience of getting supply of bad quality water, which is 62.1 per cent in summer, 59.6 per cent in rainy season and 7.5 per cent in winter.According to the survey, 24.6 per cent consumers from residential and slum connections were affected by water borne diseases such as diarrhoea , jaundice, skin diseases , dysentery , typhoid , cholera and other water borne diseases.Survey findings also showed that 26.9 per cent service recipients contacted Dhaka WASA between July 2017 and June 2018, for water or sewerage related services and 61.9 per cent them were victims of irregularities, harassment and corruption.The service recipients reported that they have dissatisfaction over the services provided by Dhaka WASA due to poor quality of services as well as corruption and irregularities.The survey findings revealed that overall more than one third of service recipients are dissatisfied. However, the rate of satisfaction over quality of water and sewerage system is quite dissatisfactory.Based on the findings of this study, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) proposed 13-point recommendation to develop WASA as a more effective and service-oriented institution.last_img read more

The Boba Fett Diplomatic Arrives Just in Time

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on target As of late, the Nixon watch company has been releasing some very gorgeous designs for their Star Wars collection. I was able to stare in awe at the Rey female-fit watch at the Star Wars Celebration ThinkGeek booth. It had a clean look, but just enough accents that you could tell it was a watch from the series. I enjoy representing my loves for all things Star Wars when I am out and about. But I really like to be subtle about it. These days there is so much SW merchandise out there that I feel I can be a bit picky with my geeky tastes.Luckily for fans of the most badass Bounty Hunter for hire, Nixon is releasing the Boba Fett Diplomatic piece exclusively today for May the 4th!Honestly, who doesn’t want an EE-3 carbine rifle as their seconds hand?Like the watches that came before it, the Boba Fett Diplomatic piece features a clean silhouette with subtle franchise-inspired design elements that true Fett fans would appreciate. Here are a bit more intricate details.“Equipped with a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 mechanical automatic, three hand movement with sweep seconds hand and custom engraved movement rotor. The model features a Japanese ceramic case with a custom ceramic three-link bracelet band with a Sport Fit extension clasp. The watch is finished in a Boba Fett green color with the character’s kill stripes detailed on the band.”You may want to jump on this one quickly because it is limited to 100 pieces while retailing for $2,500. 00. It will be available at select Nixon stores, specialty retail partners and at Nixon.com.On top of this release, Nixon is teaming up with Geek.com to bring you an exclusive 20% off discount code just for our readers on everything Star Wars related  (minus the Boba Fett Diplomatic). Nixon’s site has more than just Star Wars watches too. There are some pretty sleek themed backpacks, belts and wallets for sale that the code is good for.CODE: NIXONMAYTHE4TH(This code is valid today through May 7th for US, Canada, and EU buyers)Also be on the lookout for these future Star Wars themed items from Nixon.June 15: Limited Edition Darth Vader Re-Run and Darth Vader Landlock Backpack available at BoxLunch.comJuly 14 – 16: Stormtrooper Diplomatic launch in support of Disney’s D23 ExpoFall TBD: Limited edition Skywalker Safari Leather, Princess Leia Crew Leather and Yoda Time Teller with Think GeekHoliday TBD: Limited edition collection for The Last JediWe hope you enjoy the absolutely fantastic selection Nixon has in store for fans, and we are very excited to share this discount with you all. Happy May the Fourth readers!last_img read more

New GTA 5 screenshots enact mayhem by air land and sea

first_imgRockstar’s latest crime and man-date simulator, Grand Theft Auto 5, will be releasing on September 17 of this year. We have already seen a few trailers of the game, as well as a handful of screenshots to hold us over until then. Perhaps fearing that its rabid audience wasn’t receiving enough news about the game and would turn to a life of real — rather than simulated — crime in response, Rockstar has mercifully released a batch of new screenshots.The shots are well-varied, jumping between just about every kind of terrain on  and in which you can commit crimes. Ever commit crimes in the air? Because you can do that in GTA 5. Oh, you’ve been put away for federal air-crime charges? How about sea-crime? Yes, Grand Theft Auto 5 has it all — even three times the amount of main characters you’re used to in a GTA.In all seriousness, the three-character mechanic, though not exactly new to the world of video games, does seem quite intriguing since it’s taking place in a world as vibrant and large as Grand Theft Auto’s.Yesterday night at Sony’s killer E3 press conference, the company announced a new GTA 5 PS3 bundle that would release along with the game proper. The bundle will be priced at $299, and come with a 500GB PS3 Slim, the game, and a 30-day PS Plus membership. Rockstar will also be releasing a special edition GTA 5 headset for $179.99, exclusively at GameStop, seen below.Stay tuned for more GTA 5 details as they become available, and try not to commit any real-world crimes to hold you over in the meantime. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY GTA 5 jet skiGTA 5 jet skiGTA 5 scubaGTA 5 helicopterGTA 5 FranklinGTA 5 planeGTA 5 TrevorGTA 5 carsGTA 5 MichaelGTA 5 boatlast_img read more

Donald Trump mocks the Me Too movement at rally

first_imgDismantling abuses of powerActivist Tarana Burke created the Me Too movement years ago while working with sexual assault survivors.The hastag went viral when Alyssa Milano tweeted it out. She asked people to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault.Since then, both men and women have accused numerous men in positions of power of sexual abuse. Some have also faced consequences for the accusations.Harvey Weinstein recently turned himself in to the New York Police Department while Kevin Spacey is under investigation in multiple places. Jeffrey Tambor was accused of sexually harassing a transgender actress on the set of Transparent.Further, Trump has bragged about ‘grabbing women by the pussy’ and has been accused by at least 21 women of sexual harassment, assault, and rape.94% of women in Hollywood say they’ve been sexually harasshed or assault. Banding together, they created Time’s Up, a new organization to combat this epidemic.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Trump made disparaging comments about Senator Warren | Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore What if Donald Trump was gay? He won’t be married….Planned Parenthood expands transgender services, infuriates conservatives moreGay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/donald-trump-mocks-me-too-movement/ GAYSTARNEWS- At a rally in Montana on Thursday (5 July), Donald Trump mocked the ‘Me Too’ generation and movement.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… He made the comments while making fun of Senator Elizabeth Warren and her claim that she is of Native American descent.Prior to these comments, he frequently called Warren ‘Pocahontas’, which she called out as a slur.Trump says he’ll confront Elizabeth Warren at a Presidential debate but “gently” because “we’re in the me too generation.” pic.twitter.com/JRKJOWcY4I— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 6, 2018It started when he talked about confronting Warren in a possible Presidential debate.He talked about using a DNA kit to prove Warren wrong.‘We will take that little kit — but we have to do it gently, because we’re in the Me Too generation, so we have to be very gentle,’ he said. Then the audience laughed.He continued: ‘And we will very gently take that kit and slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm. Even though it only weighs probably two ounces. And we will say: “I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it says you’re an Indian.”‘last_img read more

Forest firefighters continue to battle state flames

first_imgCancun, Riviera Maya — Authorities say they continue to monitor forest fire sites from the 170 firefighters that have been actively working to put out flames around the state. The largest of them was the 3,100 hectare fire at Muyil located in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Nature Reserve in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. In a press release, officials say the fire is 100 percent contained with firefighters noting it should be completely out by Saturday. Another is el laurel located in Bacalar. Officials say about 60 percent of that 80-hectare fire is controlled. Centro Estatal de Control de Incendios Forestales reported that 170 firefighters from various organizations, including Civil Protection and volunteers, continue to work to battle the active fires around the state. Two other fires have kept firemen busy with one being in the municipality of Benito Juárez at el fraccionamiento which broke out off Avenida Guayacán. The five-hectare fire is still burning but considered under control. center_img Authorities of the administration of Carlos Joaquín in coordination with the Federation and the Municipalities will continue to monitor the sites, even those that have been considered extinguished. Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, Secretary of Ecology and Environment reported that so far this year, there have been eight forest fires in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, two in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, four in José María Morelos, two in Solidaridad, three in Benito Juárez, one in Isla Mujeres, 14 in Bacalar and six in Puerto Morelos.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. 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 Elekta’s VMAT uses the ERGO treatment planning solution to enhance precision.March 10, 2010 – While a joint ACR/ASTRO accreditation program for radiation oncology facilities may significantly reduce the odds of adverse medical events during radiological procedures, next generation radiation therapy technologies may also assist in providing greater safety during treatments.At a Congressional hearing held Feb. 26 on radiation safety, E. Stephen Amis, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Task Force on Radiation Dose in Medicine said stressed that a joint ACR/ASTRO accreditation program for radiation oncology facilities can significantly reduce the odds of adverse medical events during radiological procedures. Dr. Ames said the ACR is calling for mandatory accreditation of all advanced imaging and radiation oncology providers regardless of setting.One of the technologies supporting the trend and greater awareness for providing radiation safety during treatment is volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). By delivering radiation faster and more precisely, it causes less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. According to Elekta, the manufacturer of the VMAT system, its next generation arc therapy technique establishes new standards for radiation therapy treatment speed and dose reduction to the patient. With Elekta VMAT, single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arcs around the patient, dramatically speeding treatment delivery. Doctors can use Elekta VMAT with complete or partial arcs to reduce treatment times from the eight to twelve minutes required for conventional radiation therapy to as few as two minutes.Three-dimensional volume imaging technology integrated into Elekta treatment systems increases the precision of Elekta VMAT. This enables physicians to visualize the tumor target at the time of treatment and to guide therapy that both maximizes the radiation dose to the target and minimizes exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.Another leading manufacturer making efforts to control radiation safety is Varian Medical Systems. In response to The New York Times article on January 24th, “Radiation Offers New Cures and Ways to Do Harm,” which revealed that several patients in hospitals in the United States were harmed by radiation during treatments. Varian issued a public statement, stating: “Varian has added protective features designed to prevent a tragic accident like the one that occurred in New York in 2005. Safety enhancements include checks designed to verify that essential treatment data are not missing or altered from a plan that has been approved by the authorized clinical staff member. In addition, the machine instruction sets must be consistent with the particular treatment mode that has been selected. Should a discrepancy be detected, the system requires the authorized person to correct it before a treatment can be delivered.”According to Robert Kuske, M.D., radiation oncologist, Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, “Varian has made a strong point that they have implemented quality control measures since these accidents to put safeguards in their systems. Ultimately it’s the physician and his team, but it’s a partnership with the equipment manufacturers.”For more information: www.elekta.com and www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | March 10, 2010 | Cristen C. Bolan Faster Arc-Based Therapies Target Radiation Safety Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Git like all other version control tools exists to solve for one

first_imgAn unreliable versioning tool makes product development a herculean task. Creating and enforcing checks and controls for the introduction, scrutiny, approval, merging, and reversal of changes in your source code, are some effective methods to ensure a secure development environment. Git and GitHub offer constructs that enable teams to conduct version control and collaborative development in an effective manner.  When properly utilized, Git and GitHub promote agility and collaboration across a team, and in doing so, enable teams to focus and deliver on their mandates and goals. We recently interviewed Joseph Muli and Alex Magana, the authors of Introduction to Git and GitHub course. They discussed the various benefits of Git and GitHub while sharing some best practices and myths. Author Bio Joseph Muli loves programming, writing, teaching, gaming, and travelling. Currently, he works as a software engineer at Andela and Fathom, and specializes in DevOps and Site Reliability. Previously, he worked as a software engineer and technical mentor at Moringa School. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Alex Magana loves programming, music, adventure, writing, reading, architecture, and is a gastronome at heart. Currently, he works as a software engineer with BBC News and Andela. Previously, he worked as a software engineer with SuperFluid Labs and Insync Solutions. You can follow him on LinkedIn or GitHub. Key Takeaways Securing your source code with version control is effective only when you do it the right way. Understanding the best practices used in version control can make it easier for you to get the most out of Git and GitHub. GitHub is loaded with an elaborate UI. It’ll immensely help your development process to learn how to navigate the GitHub UI and install the octo tree. GitHub is a powerful tool that is equipped with useful features. Exploring the Feature Branch Workflow and other forking features, such as submodules and rebasing, will enable you to make optimum use of the many features of GitHub. The more elaborate the tools, the more time they can consume if you don’t know your way through them. Master the commands for debugging and maintaining a repository, to speed up your software development process. Keep your code updated with the latest changes using CircleCI or TravisCI, the continuous integration tools from GitHub. The struggle isn’t over unless the code is successfully released to production. With GitHub’s release management features, you can learn to complete hiccup-free software releases. Full Interview Why is Git important? What problem is it solving? Git, like all other version control tools, exists to solve for one problem, change. This has been a recurring issue, especially when coordinating work on teams, both locally and distributed, that specifically being an advantage of Git through hubs such as GitHub, BitBucket and Gitlab. The tool was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 to aid in development and contribution on the Linux Kernel. However, this doesn’t necessarily limit Git to code any product or project that requires or exhibits characteristics such as having multiple contributors, requiring release management and versioning stands to have an improved workflow through Git. This also puts into perspective that there is no standard, it’s advisable to use what best suits your product(s). What other similar solutions or tools are out there? Why is Git better? As mentioned earlier, other tools do exist to aid in version control. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a version control system for your organizations, depending on product needs and workflows. Some organizations have in-house versioning tools because it suits their development. Some organizations, for reasons such as privacy and security or support, may look for an integration with third-party and in-house tools. Git primarily exists to provide for a faster and distributed version system, that is not tied to a central repository, hub or project. It is highly scalable and portable. Other VC tools include Apache SubVersion, Mercurial and Concurrent Versions System (CVS). How can Git help developers? Can you list some specific examples (real or imagined) of how it can solve a problem? A simple way to define Git’s indispensability is enabling fast, persistent and accessible storage. This implies that changes to code throughout a product’s life cycle can be viewed and updated on demand, each with simple and compact commands to enable the process. Developers can track changes from multiple contributors, blame introduced bugs and revert where necessary. Git enables multiple workflows that align to practices such as Agile e.g. feature branch workflows and others including forking workflows for distributed contribution, i.e. to open source projects. What are some best tips for using Git and GitHub? These are some of the best practices you should keep in mind while learning or using Git and GitHub. Document everything Utilize the README.MD and wikis Keep simple and concise naming conventions Adopt naming prefixes Correspond a PR and Branch to a ticket or task. Organize and track tasks using issues. Use atomic commits Editor’s note: To explore these tips further, read the authors’ post ‘7 tips for using Git and GitHub the right way’. What are the myths surrounding Git and GitHub? Just as every solution or tool has its own positives and negatives, Git is also surrounded by myths one should be aware of. Some of which are: Git is GitHub Backups are equivalent to version control Git is only suitable for teams To effectively use Git, you need to learn every command to work Editor’s note: To explore these tips further, read the authors’ post ‘4 myths about Git and GitHub you should know about’.   Read Next GitHub’s new integration for Jira Software Cloud aims to provide teams a seamless project management experience GitLab raises $100 million, Alphabet backs it to surpass Microsoft’s GitHub GitHub introduces ‘Experiments’, a platform to share live demos of their research projectslast_img read more

Clients save 300 pp on Collettes small group exploration tours

first_img Thursday, June 22, 2017 MISSISSAUGA — Collette has launched a summer savings sale that will save clients $300 per person on all small group exploration tours.“We’re kicking off summer with incredible savings that don’t come around very often,” said Nalinie Sharma, Marketing Manager for Collette. “We want to give your clients an opportunity to go off the beaten path on these incredible exploration tours.”Exploration tours have an average of 18 passengers, which allows for meeting local residents and enjoying home-hosted meals and cultural activities. Highlights include authentic culinary experiences, boutique accommodations, and adventures like snorkelling in the Galapagos or visiting an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.The deal runs until Aug. 8, 2017 with the offer code EXPLORE17. Several tours featured in the deal include: Icelandic Adventure, The Northern Lights of Finland, Dubai Oman and Abu Dhabi, Winter in Yellowstone, Northern Italy, Northern Spain and Portugal, Colors of Morocco, Journey through Southern France, Costa Rico, Exploring South Africa, and many more.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyBookings must be made between June 12-Aug. 8. Space is limited and booked on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer, excluding member benefits. Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Clients save $300 pp on Collette’s small group exploration tours Tags: Collette, Promotions Sharelast_img read more

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Chilean blueberries fetched lower prices in 20181

first_img Chilean blueberries fetched lower prices in 2018-1 … The first of the California winter storms forecasted to hit in May struck the northern part of San Joaquin Valley on Thursday, affecting Sacramento and Stockton the most with 1.5″ and 1″ (3.8cm and 2.5cm) of rainfall respectively.Crop damage has been a concern as these regions are big suppliers of cherries and blueberries this time of year, reports weather-tracking company Weathermelon.At the southern end of the valley, rain totals in Bakersfield and Fresno were much less – under .1” (.25cm). Meanwhile, in the strawberry and lettuce-growing regions along the coast, Salinas received .5” and Santa Maria received .25”.Round two of this month’s storms is expected to hit on Saturday, bringing with it another .75” of rain to the Sacramento area and to the coastal regions.The southern end of the San Joaquin Valley should be less affected, with Weathermelon predicting it to receive approximately .25”.However, Weathermelon cautions there’s the possibility of more rainfall next Tuesday and another potential storm on Friday, May 24.Besides the rain, these storms are also bringing cooler weather to the regions.Bakersfield typically has temperatures in the 90°s ( above 32°C) this time of year but yesterday had a high of only 67°F (19°C). This region won’t see maximum temperatures rising to the mid-70°s until next Saturday 25.At the same time, Sacramento had a maximum temperature of 58°F yesterday – 30°F below normal for this period.Along with current harvests, these cooler temps could potentially affect summer crops from these regions, such as bell peppers, melons, grapes, etc.The company notes that time will tell whether harvest start dates for these categories get pushed back. Cooler temperatures have also affected desert growing regions, where summer crops are already starting to harvest.The Imperial Valley of California will experience maximum temperatures in the upper 70°s and lower 80°s for the next 10 days.  This region should be in the mid 90°s heading into the second half of May, predicts Weathermelon.This could cause a “slow down” in crops from these regions, it adds.While California suffers these storms, the company calls Georgia’s weather “perfect”, with Georgia’s high temperatures currently in the low 90°s.Still, The Peach State is forecasted to experience a heat wave by next weekend.Starting Monday, temperatures will begin to rise slightly every day. By Friday 24 the region will above the 100°F (about 38°C) mark – these temperatures will likely persist for several days.This same heat wave is expected to extend north into the Carolinas, possibly increasing the states’ volume of blueberries.In contrast, Yakima and Wenatchee Valleys in Washington state are experiencing some rain and cooler temps. Yesterday the valleys received somewhere between .25-.75” (.63-1.9cm) of rain.The unseasonably cooler temperatures and rain have affected Hood River, Oregon, as well – another big region for cherries. The area is set to receive daily rain over next five days with maximum temperatures in the 50°s (above 10°C). The normal high temperature for this time of year is 72° (22°C).With this wet and cooler weather, Weathermelon notes that it could be an interesting season for cherries all the way through the summer. You might also be interested in U.S. blueberry industry could see dynamic processe … center_img May 17 , 2019 Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this ye … Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation … last_img read more