Ensure exam dates dont clash with voting days DUSU to EC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi University Students’ Union on Tuesday wrote to the varsity vice-chancellor and the Election Commission to ensure that the April-May semester exams do not clash with the dates for voting in the Lok Sabha elections.The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad-led DUSU appealed to students to consciously exercise their fundamental rights to vote in the polls beginning April 11. In the letter addressed to DU VC Professor Yogesh Tyagi, students’ union president Shakti Singh demanded that no practical or semester examinations be conducted anytime during the Lok Sabha elections. The DUSU also demanded that the exams neither be held a day prior nor a day later than the date of casting votes so that students from other states can conveniently exercise their rights to vote. In a separate letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, the DUSU urged him to issue a directive in the form of an advisory to all the educational institutions in the country to not conduct semester examination during the general elections. A request was also made to the concerned officer to make special to and fro rail arrangements across major Indian cities for the convenience of students. Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, followed by counting of votes on May 23.last_img read more

Sri Lanka No election gimmick

first_imgNever before has any Indian Prime Minister tried taking political advantage of terror blasts in any other country the way Narendra Modi is busy doing during his electioneering for the Lok Sabha elections. In the garb of condemning terror attacks on Sri Lanka, Modi is asking people to vote for his Bhartiya Janata Party to eradicate terrorism. As people say ‘yes’ upon being asked by him if they think that terrorism should be completely wiped off, keeping aside all the decency of public life, he asks if there can be anyone other than Modi who can fight terrorism? Modi tells people in his election rallies that a vote for BJP is a vote to destroy terrorism of the sort Sri Lanka has suffered. Also Read – A special kind of bondHis mention of Sri Lanka blasts is a part of his ongoing efforts to exploit high-octane nationalism by adding more fuel to an already ugly politics of patriotism and national security. To turn the national conversation away from its spotty economic record, BJP has made every effort to exploit issues related to Pakistan and China too in the past few months. After terror attacks in Sri Lanka, there are pertinent questions floating in the skies across the world. The first and foremost question is who is really behind the attacks carried out by National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), an Islamist terror group? According to Sri Lankan authorities, NTJ has multiple links to foreign countries. Also Read – Insider threat managementSri Lanka’s Muslim population is less than 8 per cent of the country’s entire population. Therefore, it is not easy for any local Islamist group to stage such massive attacks. An attack of this magnitude is not possible without the active involvement of a foreign state or state intelligence agency. Which could be that country? Which could be that state intelligence agency? There are reports that the Indian government had sent at least 10 very serious advisories to Sri Lankans based on intelligence inputs about the plans of terror attacks during the past several weeks. India has been actively assisting Sri Lanka in countering terror outfits since the days Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister. I recall the days of 1987 when I covered the operations of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) in the forests of Jaffna. I spent days and nights with the soldiers and interviewed Maj. Gen. Amarjit Singh Kalkat who was heading the IPKF in Sri Lanka and retired as a Lt. General. Vested international interests are busy throwing various mischievous theories and raising questions about the timing of attacks in Sri Lanka. They argue that as Sri Lanka defeated LTTE years ago, the atmosphere of peace that had prevailed may well have created a false sense of security that was ripe for exploitation. They are trying to connect the dots that suit them. Sri Lankan episode needs an answer for several questions. Why Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people in Sri Lanka including foreign nationals received far less foreign media coverage than Christ Church terrorist attack? Why was the intelligence warning which came on April 4 ignored and even withheld according to Sri Lankan minister Lakshman Kiriella? Why ISIS claimed the responsibility after three days of the terrorist attacks? How ISIS, which is decimated in the Middle East, managed to carry out such massive coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka? These are the questions circulating at different forums of media — print, tv and social digital handles. It is still not clear if the Sri Lankan suicide bombers planned and executed the attacks since the Christchurch killings or if they were planning such bombings for a longer period and then linked it to Christchurch. It is also not clear why Sri Lanka has been chosen when it doesn’t have anything to do with the Christchurch shootings. Nor has it played any role in the West’s wars in the Muslim world, a common excuse the IS gives for its attacks on western countries and civilians. Sri Lanka also doesn’t have a history of Islamist terror. Though IS does not actually represent the victims in New Zealand, they perceive the Christchurch killings as an attack on Islam. So, for a self-proclaimed defender of the faith, they are ‘duty-bound’ to retaliate. IS believes in the philosophy that an act against Islam by Christians is not an act of just one terrorist but a crime committed by ‘crusaders’ and ‘Romans’. Therefore, IS, as the ‘true believer’ of Islam has to punish them. This mindset gives IS a free hand to take action against Christians anywhere in the world. IS operated through a centre-periphery model. Its ‘centre’ was the seized territories of Syria and Iraq — the proto-state from where ‘Caliphate’ functions. Rest of the world is the ‘periphery’ where recruits could be found. The IS’ centre has now been decimated. The Kurdish militia in Syria, and the army and the Shia militia in Iraq have destroyed IS bases from where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ruled. But despite the destruction of its organisational structure, its ideological apparatus is intact. Sri Lanka carnage compels us to develop a deeper understanding of terrorism itself. We have to ask serious questions about ISIS because it has claimed the responsibility for the carnage. How did ISIS emerge? Who is helping to sustain ISIS? Who created Daesh? Who sired Al-Qaeda? It is not a hidden fact that many of the terror outfits we know today are linked to geopolitics and the pursuit of global dominance and power. So, could there be any China hand, even remotely, behind the attacks on Sri Lanka because it has been seeking to manipulate the power balance in Sri Lanka for a long time now? A section of Sri Lankan leaders has been resisting these attempts because they are in favour of an independent foreign policy that aims at securing win-win situation with India, China, and Pakistan. Or, could there be a Pakistan hand, through its ‘non-state actors’? Pakistan these days is playing the same games for China that it has been playing for the USA until a few years back. Indian and Sri Lankan security apparatus are probing links between Pak-based terror groups and Lankan extremist groups. No one can say that this is a lone wolf attack. Unless experienced hands are involved, it is impossible to acquire the quantum of explosives used in the attack. The precision with which attacks were made also indicate the role of experienced hands. This type of attack requires extensive training. In this context, there is a need to probe the links between Lankan extremist groups and extremist elements in South East Asia and Maldives. Terrorism has once again shown it is prepared to stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this. It cannot be done by making it an election issue to fetch votes in favour of a particular political party. Prime Minister Modi must focus on solving the Sri Lankan puzzle with required seriousness so that India could be saved from such attacks. Even during electioneering, he needs to behave as the Prime Minister of India and not as a ‘swayamsewak’ or merely a BJP leader. (The author is Editor & CEO of News Views India and a national office bearer of the Congress party. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Prospect of ISIS Fighters Returning Rings Alarm Bells in Morocco

Rabat – A projected wave of Morocco-bound ISIS elements has alarmed Morocco’s security experts, and the country is preparing to counter and neutralize possible dangers from former Moroccan ISIS fighters. In its December 31 edition, Casablanca-based Al Ahdath Al Maghribia newspaper said that the prospect of ISIS fighters returning is a central element of the mounting fear in Morocco. Following heavy defeats earlier this year, the radicalized group has been forced out of its Iraqi and Syrian territories, and a number of its fighters are expected to return to their respective countries. Citing Moroccan officials, the newspaper indicated that the majority of Moroccans who joined ISIS in Syria, Iraq, and Libya are set to return. Al Ahdath Al Maghribia’s warnings were borne out by a recent report from the European Counterterrorism Center (ECTC). The report highlights the security danger of former ISIS fighters upon return in their origin countries. In addition to their own “enhanced capability to commit acts of terrorism,” returnees “also serve as role models and might be involved in radicalizing others,” the report noted.Read Also: Official: Scandinavian Tourists’ Murder Wasn’t a Coordinated ISIS AttackSpeaking of the possible negative repercussions of ISIS’ recent defeat, ECTC’s report added: “As IS gets weaker, it has been urging its followers to carry out lone actor type attacks in their home countries, rather than guiding them to attempt to travel to the so-called caliphate.”While Morocco’s anti-terrorism authorities have been almost 100 percent effective in minimizing the threats posed by former ISIS returnees, the ECTC report estimates that the next wave of returnees will pose a more lethal danger to security both in Morocco and Europe. Having lost its Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, its self-styled caliphate, ISIS is seeking less traditional ways of inflicting “defeat” on governments, according to the report.While not giving in to the frenzy surrounding the prospective return of former ISIS combatants, Moroccan authorities appeared to have heeded the warnings. Speaking last week as Morocco arrested more suspects in the Imlil murders, Abdelhak El Khiame, the head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Intelligence (BCIJ), said, “Every ISIS returnee who sets foot in Morocco will be arrested, questioned, and sent to the courts.” Appearing to reassure Moroccans by playing down returnees’ ability to strike the country, the BCIJ chief gave figures that reaffirmed his team’s success in similar operations in the past.  BCIJ operatives arrested 71 ISIS returnees between 2015 and 2016, El Khiame said. The majority of the 71 arrested returnees had come from combat zones in Syria and Iraq and were planning to strike a number of major Moroccan cities.He said 1,668 Moroccans are estimated to have joined ISIS in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and Moroccan intelligence have detailed files on each one.Recently named among the world’s safest places, Morocco has traditionally been immune to the scourge of both domestic and foreign-organized terrorist strikes. Prior to the Imlil tragedy which claimed the lives of two Scandinavian tourists, Morocco’s last terrorist incident dated to 2011.While the country’s counter-terrorism system has won plaudits in security circles worldwide, the new threats elicit an updated approach, experts have warned. read more

King Mohammed VI Calls for Improved Water Supply in Rural Areas

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has instructed Morocco’s governmental departments in charge of water policy to improve water supply for Moroccan homes, especially in the remote localities in the northern and southern provinces.The firm royal instructions came during a high-profile meeting on water policy on Thursday in Rabat, according to a press release from the Royal Cabinet.At this period of the year, just before the holy month of Ramadan and high tourism season in summer, demand for water and other resources grows substantially, according the press statement. But the increase in water demands is also linked to the existence of industrial plants and other development projects launched in recent years in many of the concerned regions, the statement noted.“These socio-economic projects such as the Renault automobile industrial plants or the Tangier Tech Mohammed VI initiative launched in cooperation with Chinese partners require an improvement in the water supply of the regions,” the statement explained.In his instructions, the King emphasized that all relevant ministries should work together to meet the increasing demand for water.In line with the King’s instructions, the government water department promised that “the needs in water will be met thanks to interconnection programs” linking three dam projects in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region. The projects include the Bni Mansour dam, set to have a capacity of over 1 billion cubic meters.The King’s appeal, which falls within the bounds of the country’s new inclusive and sustainable development model, is a further illustration of the Moroccan monarch’s push to improve the efficiency of public service in meeting the demands of the country’s most needy households, the statement suggested.Also included in the royal statement was the King’s insistence that subsequent meetings and government actions be organized to “accord special importance” to securing and improving water supply for “regions that have chronically lagged behind.” read more

A new incline railway shuttling tourists to one of Niagaras most

The footprint for the funicular, or incline railway, was built way back in 1894. The rail cars were replaced with four elevators in 1990 but in May, they were put back in service after a $7,000,000 upgrade.The funicular is run by Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and for three dollars in addition to the $26 boat fare, it takes tourists from Clifton Hill, down the “Great Gorge” to the Hornblower, that takes them to the bottom of the falls.Last year nearly 2,500,000 people rode the Hornblower in Niagara Falls, and so far since May 15th, almost 200,000 people rode the funicular to get to the boat.There are only four funiculars in all of Canada the second in Niagara Falls. There are two cars both operating at the same time that can hold 56 passengers. read more

Young Greek of the Week

first_imgNameEmily Katherine Harbis, 10.Your greatest achievements and how you reached them Getting into the Victorian State Girls Futsal team to play in the National Championships in Canberra, 2010. I trained very hard during the year.Goal for the future I want to play for in the Matildas – the women’s soccer team of Australia.Best moment of your lifeTravelling overseas last year to Greece, Italy, Paris and Singapore.One word that describes you the bestDetermined.Person you most admire and whyMy Dad because he supports my soccer dream and has been a great help in getting me where I am.Most embarrassing momentWalking in on my naked brother!If I could say anything to the Greek community… It would be to go see a movie at the Greek Film Festival and be proud of who you are!Favourite place to go or hang out atLuna Park.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the momentThe Boy Does Nothing-Alesha Dixon. Favourite Greek foodSouvlakia from Nafplion, Greece.I can’t live without… My family.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Sit back and relax and let all my ministers do the work. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Wearable Medical Device Boosts Brain Cancer Survival Rates

first_imgStay on target Color-Changing Urine Test Could Help Detect CancerGoogle Algorithm Detects Lung Cancer Better Than Human Doctors A wearable medical device has proven effective among patients with brain cancer.Optune, when used in conjunction with standard temozolomide chemotherapy, significantly improved median overall survival rates for glioblastoma patients.“Glioblastoma is the deadliest primary malignancy of the central nervous system for adults,” according to Roger Stupp, professor of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and associate director for strategic initiatives at the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of NU. An estimated 12,500 people are diagnosed with GBM in the US each year.Two decades ago, Stupp said, the majority of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients died within less than one year; long-term survival was nearly unheard of. Now, with the development of Optune, one in seven patients is living longer than five years.OptuneThe noninvasive, portable system includes an electric field generator and transducer arrays—papery sheets applied to a shaved scalp. During its 18-plus hours of wear each day, Optune delivers low-intensity electric fields (tumor treating fields) meant to disrupt the growth of cancer cells.Between July 2009 and November 2014, Stupp enrolled nearly 700 people newly diagnosed with glioblastoma in a clinical trial: 466 were randomly assigned temozolomide and TTFields delivered by the Optune; 229 were randomly assigned temozolomide alone.Final results tip a median survival rate for Optune users at 21 months, compared with 16 months for those receiving temozolomide alone.Optune patient Michael Davies (Novocure)“TTFields are an entirely new treatment modality,” Stupp said. “We need to continue to think outside the box to find other new treatments and then we need to learn how best to combine them with existing treatment modalities to ensure maximum patient benefit.”The team leader presented his results at Sunday’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017 in Washington, D.C.“Beyond GBM, I believe this trial establishes an entirely different approach to cancer treatment with minimal toxicity,” Stupp said, suggesting the technology may be adapted for treatment among “many other cancer types.”last_img read more

Grand Bahama Power quick restoration of Freeport following Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 14, 2017 – Grand Bahama – As promised, it is back to normal quickly for Freeport, Grand Bahama and despite the fact that normal for the island still means a severely depressed economy, people are happy to have their electricity back.  It was said that by Tuesday, 95% of islanders had received power and it was a good day for the #GrandBahamaPowerCompany.Teams worked late into the night to get the island back on the grid.  Work continued on areas where there was damage directly to their lines due to the strong winds of the tornadoes in #HurricaneIrma, which brought strong tropical storm conditions to #GrandBahama Island.  The island was one of many in the chain of islands to breathe an audible sigh of relief with the shift in course of the ferocious hurricane.#MagneticMediaNews August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Related Items:#GrandBahamaPowerCompany, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, grandbahama New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more

Callum HudsonOdoi has great potential – Sarri

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes that youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has the potential to be one of the best players in Europe.With his Chelsea contract set to expire in 18 months, Hudson-Odoi has been linked to Bayern Munich and other top European clubs.Chelsea reported rejected an offer of more than £20m from Bayern for the 18-year-old this week and Sarri believes he has a future at West London.“He [Hudson-Odoi] is a very good player, the potential is there for becoming a great player, and now he has to improve,” Sarri told Sky Sports.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“He has to improve, I think, in movement without the ball. As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for English football I think but for European football.“It’s not easy at this level to take the young players from the academy and he’s ready to play, not only here, everywhere in Europe.“We are lucky because we have [Ethan] Ampadu, we have [Andreas] Christensen, we have Odoi. We are really very lucky, or the academy is very good.”last_img read more

Amazon stops selling Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues

first_img See it $29 Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Wall Clock Preview • Amazon’s new Echo Wall Clock puts a smart timer on your wall for $30 Amazon says it’s trying to fix the problem. “We’re aware that a small number of customers have had issues with connectivity,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We’re working hard to address this and plan to make Echo Wall Clock available again in the coming weeks.”The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the withdrawal of the device.Like some customers, CNET reviewer Rich Brown had trouble after pairing the device with an Alexa speaker. The Echo Wall Clock kept time but wouldn’t show any timers from Alexa. After some troubleshooting and a fresh set of batteries, the device worked as it was supposed to. But as Brown said last week in CNET’s review, “No one wants to troubleshoot a clock.”At the time, Amazon told Brown it was “working to improve the connectivity for customers.” A spokesperson also told Brown that the sold-out device would be “available again in the coming weeks.”First published Jan. 23, 6:42 a.m. PT.Update, 9:48 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Amazon. Review • Amazon Echo Wall Clock shines a light on your Alexa timers Now playing: Watch this: Amazon Echo Wall Clock Comments 4center_img Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock puts your Alexa timers in full… Share your voice The Amazon Echo Wall Clock sold out after its December launch. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Those of you hoping to hang up an Amazon Echo Wall Clock will have to wait a bit longer. The Alexa-powered device sold out after its December launch, and now Amazon has halted sales to work out some issues.Amazon stopped selling the $30 Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity problems, the company said Wednesday. Amazon’s listing for the gadget shows it as “currently unavailable.”  Smart Home 1:45 Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazonlast_img read more

SCR GM inspects Railway Training Institutes and Educational

first_imgHyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Gajanan Mallya inspected the Railway Training Institutes and Educational Institutions located in Headquarters area on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division during the inspection. Commencing the inspection, Gajanan Mallya visited the Railway Boys High School and Girls High School premises at Lallaguda and discussed on plans for utilizing the premises for providing advanced training facilities. He visited Railway Mixed High School at South Lallaguda and interacted with school children, he discussed with officials on the plans to improve infrastructural facilities. He inspected the Electrical Traction Training Centre and its hostel at South Lallaguda and discussed on development of various training modules to the staff. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us The General Manager also inspected Railway Junior College and Degree College located at Tanaka and held a detailed review to improve facilities including laboratory etc. Later, the General Manager inspected the Zonal Civil Engineering Institute; Traffic Training Centre and Area Training Centre located at Kacheguda and inquired on training programs and infrastructural facility available. Principal Chief Personnel Officer N.V.Ramana Reddy and other officials were present during the inspection.last_img read more

GM Quader JaPa chief in absence of Ershad

first_imgHM Ershad and GM QuaderJatiya Party cochairman GM Quader will lead the party as its head when its chairman HM Ershad will go abroad for medical treatment, reports UNB.Ershad’s deputy press secretary Khandaker Delwar Jalali made the announcement in a press release on Friday.According to section 20/1/Ka of the party’s constitution, the incumbent chairman of the party has appointed his brother Quader as its acting chief, the release said.last_img

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first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. April 13, 2012 — Leading experts in radiosurgery of the spine will present information about how to treat spinal tumors effectively using stereotactic radiosurgery rather than invasive surgical procedures during the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) later this week in Miami. New techniques in image-guided radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant spinal lesions will be the focus of a special workshop for neurosurgeons.”The ability to treat a vertebral body tumor using stereotactic radiosurgery has drastically changed the field of spinal oncology,” said Jason Andrew Weaver, M.D., neurosurgeon with the Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute in Memphis, Tenn., who will be demonstrating the use of Eclipse treatment planning software from Varian Medical Systems during the workshop.”We can use stereotactic radiosurgery to treat many spinal tumors that would otherwise have required an invasive operation. Studies have now shown that these patients may be able to expect good long-term disease control as well as excellent levels of neurological functioning after treatment,” Weaver said, referencing papers by Mark H. Bilsky, M.D., and Peter C. Gerszten, M.D., who are co-directing the AANS workshop on spinal radiosurgery.Although they have worked with cobalt-based and robotic systems for stereotactic radiosurgery in the past, Weaver and his colleagues are now performing most of their radiosurgery procedures using Varian technology. “Varian’s Trilogy machine, plus Eclipse for treatment planning, have been become our mainstays for treating both brain and spine tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery,” he said.Stereotactic radiosurgery involves delivering very high doses of radiation quickly, using carefully shaped beams that focus on the tumor and minimize exposure of surrounding tissues and organs. This contrasts with conventional radiotherapy, which involves delivering just a little dose each day over a period of many weeks. According to Weaver, tumors of all types, including renal cell carcinoma and others that can be resistant to conventional radiotherapy, have been shown to respond very well to radiosurgical procedures that deliver a very high dose quickly.”Radiosurgery for the ablation of spinal tumors is becoming a more and more common approach,” said Calvin Huntzinger, M.S., senior director of surgical sciences at Varian. “We’re gratified to see the increasing level of attention being paid to radiosurgery as a viable option for treating certain types of tumors at neurosurgery programs like the annual AANS meeting.”Varian’s Trilogy medical linear accelerator is intended to provide stereotactic radiosurgery and precision radiotherapy for lesions, tumors and conditions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated. It is not indicated for all types of cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery to the spine has been shown, in numerous clinical studies, to have minimal side effects. The most common ones are fatigue and temporary skin irritation, such as redness, dryness, scaliness and itching in the vicinity of the treated area.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | 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 | 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 Related Content 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 News | April 13, 2012 Stereotactic Radiosurgery Treatment of Spinal Tumors Has Drastically Changed Spinal Oncology 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 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 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 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Mexican court orders release of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero

first_imgA federal court in Jalisco, Mexico, on Friday ordered the immediate release of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero after 28 years of imprisonment.Caro Quintero, 60, is one of the founders of the Guadalajara Cartel and the Sonora Cartel, and he was arrested at his mansion in Alajuela, Costa Rica, on April 4, 1985, where he was hiding after the murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique Camarena Salazar in February of that year.He was then convicted of drug-related offenses, for which according to Mexican courts, “he has already served.”After 24 years of litigation, on June 3, 2009, a Jalisco court found Caro Quintero and Rafael Ernesto Fonseca – leaders of the Guadalajara Cartel – “responsible for the death of Enrique Camarena Salazar and Mexican pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar, a crime perpetrated on February 7, 1985.”The drug lords also were found responsible for the abduction of some 4,000 people who were forced to work in drug crops in Chihuahua. The raid at the time allowed local authorities to seize and burn some 10 tons of marijuana.Although prosecutors asked for 199 years in prison for Caro Quintero and 150 years for Fonseca, they were sentenced to 40 years in prison each, the maximum conviction allowed by the Federal Penal Code in 1985.Caro Quintero’s lawyers last year filed an appeal stating that his client should have not been prosecuted for a federal offense for the murder of Camarena, but for a criminal offense, because the DEA agent was not executing diplomatic or official duties while in Mexico.On Thursday, a criminal court in Jalisco ruled in favor of the drug lord, announcing their decision in the early hours of Friday to Caro Quintero at the maximum-security area of the Puente Grande prison in Jalisco.U.S. authorities never had the chance to bring Caro Quintero to trial in the U.S. for the murder of agent Camarena, as Mexican nationals cannot be extradited in potential death-penalty cases, which are prohibited by a Mexican Supreme Court ruling and local legislation protecting the right to life.However, the DEA in June issued an international alert ordering the arrest of the drug kingpin on charges of kidnapping and murder of a federal agent.The capture of Caro Quintero in Costa Rica made worldwide headlines in 1985 when DEA officials and local Judicial Police agents raided the kingpin’s mansion at 5 a.m. on April 4 in an operation involving overflights and a ground incursion.Caro Quintero was captured, along with his lover Sara Cossío and other members of his band including Mexicans José Albino Bazán, Juan Carlos Campos, Luis Beltrán, Miguel Lugo and Violeta Estrada. They all were extradited to Mexico the next day. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Mortgage Applications Fall as Refinance Volume Crashes

first_img September 11, 2013 531 Views Mortgage refinance applications went into free-fall last week as interest rates came back up, according to data in the “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.[IMAGE]The survey’s Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, dropped 13.5 percent on a seasonally [COLUMN_BREAK]adjusted basis for the week ending September 6. On an unadjusted basis, the index decreased 23 percent.The week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.The Refinance Index fell 20 percent week-over-week, bringing it down 71 percent from its recent peak at the beginning of May. According to MBA, refinances last week were at their lowest level since June 2009.The refinance share of all mortgage activity dropped to 57 percent from 61 percent–its lowest level since April 2010.The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index saw a less drastic drop, declining 3 percent from the prior week. Unadjusted, the Purchase Index decreased 14 percent but still came up 7 percent higher than the same week one year ago.After falling last week, the average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage came right back to 4.80 percent, matching the two-year high first achieved in August. Points increased to 0.46 from 0.33 (including the origination fee), MBA reported. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-09-11 Tory Barringer Mortgage Applications Fall as Refinance Volume Crashescenter_img in Origination Sharelast_img read more


first_img 41 Comments   Share   The Cardinals allowed 26 straight points to Detroit after the Johnson injury, giving the Lions a 35-17 lead with four minutes to go.In the first half of the game, the offensive line took a hit when starting left tackle D.J. Humphries left in the first quarter with a knee injury, and Arizona was already coming in with left guard Mike Iupati fighting through a triceps injury to play.But at the crux of the problems was the ineffective run game.Detroit held Johnson, the All-Pro running back, to 15 yards rushing on nine totes in the first half. He left with 11 carries for 28 yards and led the team with six catches for 68 more.Finding a rhythm didn’t come easily for the Arizona Cardinals’ offense.Quarterback Carson Palmer looked rusty Sunday against the Detroit Lions, throwing two picks and going 10-of-24 in the first half, but he led a 94-yard drive for a score that ended with Williams’ run. – / 26 Detroit Lions free safety Glover Quin, right, tackles Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On David Johnson’s injured wrist – a team source says will determine whether he’ll miss a “few weeks” or “half the season or more”— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 10, 2017 David Johnson exited to the Arizona Cardinals locker room after taking a hard hit on a reception and then fumbling on the next third-quarter possession. The starting running back didn’t return in the Cardinals’ 35-23 loss on Sunday to the Detroit Lions.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the initial read on the injury is a sprained wrist with no break. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img That MRI, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, will determine a lot. David Johnson got popped pic.twitter.com/LvGoNodHBs— IGIFRY (@IGIFRY) September 10, 2017Late in the third quarter, Johnson was wedged between three Detroit defenders after making a 24-yard catch at the Lions’ 3-yard line. He left the game, and backup running back Kerwynn Williams scored on a short touchdown run to make it a 17-9 Arizona lead.To follow, the Cardinals forced a Lions punt and on the first play of the next offensive possession, Johnson returned to rush for 11 yards but got the ball punched out. The Lions scored a touchdown and failed on the two-point conversion to make it a 17-15 Arizona lead. The preliminary diagnosis for #AZCardinals RB David Johnson is a sprained wrist, sources say. No break. MRI tomorrow. Next play, he fumbled.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2017The Cardinals will look over an MRI of Johnson’s wrist to evaluate his availability moving forward. MRI on Monday will that determination https://t.co/joW9eGtn11— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 10, 2017Head coach Bruce Arians also told Paul Calvisi of 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station the injury was suffered on the fumble play, not on the reception that led to him lying on his back and appearing to catch his wind minutes prior to the turnover. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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