The Latest In new year message Corbyn slams May on Brexit

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):12:15 p.m.The leader of Britain’s main opposition party has used his new year message to condemn Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Britain’s exit from the European Union.Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Monday that May has made a “mess” out of Brexit and put Britain into an unneeded crisis.He said May has let down voters across the country, disappointing both those who wanted to leave the EU and those who had favoured remaining in the bloc in the 2016 referendum.Corbyn says Labour is ready to offer a “radical alternative” to the present government.His video message was released on social media Monday morning. Corbyn did not offer an alternative Brexit plan.May intends to have Parliament vote on her plan in mid-January.___11:40 a.m.The U.S. ambassador to Britain has cast doubts on whether a major bilateral trade deal can be reached if Parliament approves the Brexit proposal from Prime Minister Theresa May.Robert “Woody” Johnson told BBC radio Monday that negotiating a “quick” and “massive” trade deal between the two longtime allies “doesn’t look like it would be possible” under the terms of May’s proposed deal with the European Union.Johnson used a live radio appearance to reiterate President Donald Trump’s concerns about the proposed agreement, which faces strong opposition in Britain’s Parliament.May has said she plans to bring the plan to a vote in mid-January.The U.S. ambassador said he finds a “defeatism” in the British attitude toward Brexit that overlooks the many positive developments leaving the EU could bring.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Business Highlights

___Many college grads feel their grip on middle class looseningWASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Yet college graduates aren’t as likely as they once were to feel they belong to the middle class, according to a collaborative analysis of the 2018 General Social Survey by The AP-NORC Center and GSS staff.___Fed signals neither a rate hike nor a cut is likely soonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged and signalled that it’s unlikely to either raise or cut rates in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. Its low-rate policy has helped boost stock prices and supported a steadily growing economy.___Stocks sink after Fed appears to dash hopes of a rate cutNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gave up some early gains and ended broadly lower on Wall Street Wednesday after the head of the Federal Reserve appeared to play down the possibility of an interest rate cut this year, something some investors had been hoping for. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declined to say whether some investors are misguided in expecting the U.S. central bank to trim interest rates this year.___Trump’s GOP allies press for action on disaster aid billWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump’s GOP allies increasingly are losing patience with a weekslong standoff over a widely backed bill. A new Senate GOP offer is aimed at breaking the logjam and offers greater flexibility in delivering disaster funding to Puerto Rico. The bill involving Puerto Rico includes aid to the mainland U.S. as well, so Republicans from the affected states are getting anxious.___Budget office finds caveats to government-run health systemWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget experts say moving to a government-run health care system like “Medicare for All” would be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans. Wednesday’s report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says among the risks are increased wait times and reduced access to care if there aren’t enough medical providers to meet increased demand for services. The CBO did not produce a cost estimate of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan, but instead listed pros and cons.___Trump seeks ruling in case striking down ‘Obamacare’NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump administration and several Republican-led states face a midnight deadline for filing papers with a federal appeals panel that’s reviewing a lower court ruling that former President Barack Obama’s health care law is unconstitutional. The administration switched its stance in the case, recently telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it believes the law should be struck down completely. Oral arguments are expected in July.___No. 2 GOP senator: Fed pick Moore’s fate may be known soonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader says President Donald Trump’s uphill effort to appoint conservative commentator Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve board may be coming to a head soon. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota tells reporters there are “discussions and conversations” with the White House about Moore. But Moore says everything is fine and that he hasn’t “heard anything” from the White House about potential problems with his expected nomination.___State of small business more mixed than administration saysNEW YORK (AP) — While Trump administration officials say the president’s policies are helping the economy and in turn small businesses, reports by economists and surveys of owners show the state of small business is more mixed. The new tax law isn’t living up to many owners’ expectations, according to a Bank of America survey. And the Federal Reserve has found the Trump trade policy, including tariffs on imports that have led to retaliation from other countries, is hurting or causing concern at companies.___US, China hold new round of tariff war negotiationsBEIJING (AP) — American and Chinese trade negotiators have held more talks aimed at ending a tariff war after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said U.S. officials might be moving toward a decision on whether to make a deal. No details were announced after the one-day meeting at a Chinese government guesthouse. Both sides say they are making progress. Washington wants Beijing to roll back industry development plans it says are based in part on stolen technology and that violate its market-opening commitments.___CVS beats all around and ups expectations for the yearEarnings power from a major acquisition helped CVS Health’s profit spike 42% in the first quarter, and the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager raised its 2019 forecast after starting the year with a more pessimistic outlook. The recently acquired insurer Aetna helped CVS Health’s quarterly revenue jump 35%.___The S&P 500 index fell 22.10 points, or 0.8%, to 2,923.73. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 162.77 points, or 0.6%, to 26,430.14. The Nasdaq composite dropped 45.75 points, or 0.6%, to 8,049.64. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks gave up 14.83 points, or 0.9%, to 1,576.38.The Associated Press read more

Fukushima accident a wakeup call to boost nuclear safety UN forum told

22 September 2011The accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant earlier this year highlights the need to strengthen nuclear safety and security, top United Nations officials said today at a meeting convened to rally political support and advance concrete action. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who convened the high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security, said that Fukushima – along with the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago – serve as a “wake-up call” for the world’s people.“The effects of nuclear accidents respect no borders. To adequately safeguard our people, we must have strong international consensus and action. We must have strong international safety standards,” Mr. Ban told the meeting, which is being held on the margins of the annual general debate of the General Assembly.He noted that in the months following the Fukushima accident, which occurred in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country in March, the international community has mobilized to assess and apply lessons learned. National authorities have undertaken voluntary reviews of natural hazards facing their nuclear installations; governments have reviewed safety standards and regulations; and the international community has discussed the issue at numerous forums and has taken concrete steps.“The message has been clear and unified: we cannot accept business as usual – and we all have a stake in getting it right,” Mr. Ban said. “The United Nations has a clear role to play,” added the Secretary-General, who launched a UN system-wide study on the implications of the accident. The report touches on a variety of areas, including environment, health, food security, sustainable development and the nexus between nuclear safety and nuclear security, and presents system-wide views on how to improve disaster risk preparedness.“Clearly, there is a compelling need for greater transparency and open accountability. We must rebuild public trust,” said Mr. Ban. “We also need greater cooperation between international organizations and between governments.”Strengthening nuclear safety also means strengthening the capacity of the relevant international organizations – particularly the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), given its central role in nuclear safety and security, he noted.It is also necessary to strengthen the link between the international nuclear response system and the international humanitarian coordination system. In addition, it is vital to focus on the nexus between safety and security, to ensure that any deliberate attack against nuclear facilities or nuclear materials does not have catastrophic consequences, said the Secretary-General.The President of the General Assembly said that Fukushima was a “stark reminder” that ensuring nuclear safety requires the maintenance of the highest nuclear safety and security standards, as well as long-term disaster preparedness and strong international cooperation. “When one of the world’s best-prepared countries can experience such a large-scale nuclear accident, it is all too clear that we must continue to evolve our thinking and practices for the safe and secure operation of nuclear facilities worldwide,” said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.He noted that safe and efficient use of nuclear energy can advance the well-being of States and their peoples and help to achieve key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the targets to slash poverty, hunger, preventable illness and a host of other socio-economic ills, all by 2015.“Serious examination of safe and efficient use of nuclear energy must thus consider closely related issues, including advancing nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation goals, the prevention of nuclear terrorism and others,” he stated. Addressing the meeting by video, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano noted that public confidence in the safety of nuclear power has been “deeply shaken” throughout the world following the Fukushima accident. “I believe confidence can be restored in time, but only if governments, regulators and plant operators – and the IAEA – work together effectively to strengthen nuclear safety everywhere and demonstrate a high degree of transparency,” he told the gathering.The IAEA Board of Governors last week adopted a 12-point action plan on nuclear safety, a key element of which is an agreement by all Member States with nuclear power programmes to promptly undertake a national assessment of the design of nuclear power plants, focused on the lessons learned from Fukushima, and to take corrective action where necessary. “Fukushima Daiichi was a terrible accident, but it will not mean the end of nuclear power,” Mr. Amano added, noting that the latest IAEA projections show that global use of nuclear power will continue to grow “quite significantly” in the coming decades, although at a slower pace than in previous projections.Among the heads of State addressing the meeting was Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who said that while a full-scale process to discover the cause of the Fukushima accident will continue for some time, the country has identified ‘faults’ and ‘lessons learned.’ “Full-fledged inspections to be conducted based upon these on the safety of nuclear power stations both within Japan and abroad should be a most urgent task ahead of us,” he said.Providing a brief summary at the close of the meeting, Mr. Ban highlighted the need to ensure public confidence and trust; support at the highest level all existing efforts to strengthen nuclear safety; strengthen the international framework; and build a stronger connection between nuclear safety and nuclear security. States should also promptly review and strengthen their emergency preparedness and response arrangements and capabilities, he added.In a press statement issued after the meeting, the Secretary-General cited the need to address the nexus between nuclear safety and nuclear security. In this connection, he encouraged the relevant forums to take up these matters, including the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. He also called for steps to ensure the universal application of the international conventions on nuclear safety and security. read more

Israel subjecting Palestinian prisoners to abusive detention interrogation – UN committee

The Israeli detention of an estimated 5,000 Palestinians, the “systematically abusive” detention of Palestinian children, the impact of the ongoing Israeli blockade of Gaza and the continued demolition of Palestinian homes were among the concerns cited by the UN Special Committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as it concluded its latest fact-finding visit to Amman and Cairo.“Israel’s continued detention of an estimated 5,000 Palestinians should be of deep concern to the world,” said Ambassador Palitha Kohona of Sri Lanka, who currently heads the Committee. He noted in particular 20 prisoners who are on hunger strikes to protest abuses such as arbitrary detention, poor prison conditions, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, lack of access to education and negligent medical treatment.“The most alarming testimony,” said Mr. Kohona, “concerned the systematically abusive detention and interrogation by Israeli authorities of Palestinian children.” Witnesses reported that some 200 children are in Israeli detention at any given time, and that children are often taken away in the middle of the night, blindfolded and their hands tied. “Witnesses stated that Palestinian children are denied requests to be accompanied by a parent, denied access to a lawyer, and put at serious risk of torture and ill-treatment at the hands of Israeli security officials,” Mr. Kohona said in a news release.Turning to Gaza, he said the lives of Palestinians in the territory have been “profoundly disrupted” by the six-year-old Israeli blockade. In particular, the committee was informed about the impact of Israel reducing the area in which Palestinian fishermen in Gaza can fish during the prime fishing season. “Gaza’s 4,000 fishermen used to catch four tons of fish each year, now they bring in only 1.5 tons,” the committee said, adding that today, 80 per cent of Palestinian fishermen live in poverty. “Gaza’s farmers find themselves in similar circumstances,” the committee observed. “They aren’t maximizing the cultivation of their traditional crops of strawberries, carnations, herbs and sweet peppers due to Israel’s near-total restriction on exports and enforcement of a buffer zone inside of Gaza.” Mr. Kohona stressed that the international community must pressure the Israeli Government to let Palestinians farm, fish and export. Otherwise, Israel will entrench Gaza’s dependence on the international community.The blockade also had the effect of “bifurcating Palestinian society,” since many Palestinians in Gaza have not seen family members in the West Bank for years, owing to Israeli restrictions on movement between Gaza and the rest of Palestine, he noted. The committee also heard “disturbing” testimony about the treatment of Palestinians who seek a permit to leave Gaza, including efforts by Israeli officials to pressure them into becoming informants and forcing women to undergo humiliating strip searches. It was also briefed on continuing settlement construction in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the widespread phenomenon of Israeli settler violence and Israel’s discriminatory planning and zoning regime that effectively prohibits Palestinians from building or even renovating their homes. In the first five months of 2013, 42 Palestinian structures were demolished in East Jerusalem. One witness reminded the committee that not all demolitions are reported as some families are forced to demolish their own homes to avoid huge fees from the Israeli Government. “Businesses have a responsibility to not be complicit in Israel’s policies and practices that openly violate Palestinian rights,” observed the committee, which listened to reports of businesses, including multinational corporations, which are profiting from the Israeli settlement enterprise. “It is inconceivable that any business could not be aware of the illegal nature of Israel’s settlement activities in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,” said Mr. Kohona. “There is a need for scrupulous due diligence and a clear awareness of the potential legal and reputational consequences for businesses associated with the Israeli settlement enterprise.” The three-member committee, established by the General Assembly in 1968, will present a full report on its mission and other activities to the Assembly in November 2013. read more

At UN Assembly Chadian President urges global push to tackle terrorism the

He went on to cite the growing number of refugees and displaced persons worldwide, deadly shipwrecks of makeshift vessels in the Mediterranean, the tragedy in Syria “which continues to unfold before our eyes,” as but a few of the tangible examples of “how powerless we have all become.” In all of this, the African continent is the most vulnerable; the most exposed. Indeed, Africa is today bearing the full brunt of terrorism: “the threat of the century.”“Somalia, Libya, Mali, the Lake Chad basin, the Sahel as a whole, have all been seriously destabilized and the danger is threatening to spread throughout the entire continent,” said Mr. Déby, underscoring that the African Union (AU) and its member countries have galvanized to fight this absolute evil,” as evidenced by the sacrifices made by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the establishment of the Joint Multinational Force by States in the Lake Chad basin and Benin to take on Boko Haram in that region.“These examples of mobilization and cooperation should be supported and strengthened by the entire international community,” he continued, saying such support should be materiel, financial, military and information-sharing assistance. In this regard, he made a special appeal to UN Member States, especially Africa’s main partners, to make contributions to the African Counter-terrorism Fund that had been established at the most recent AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.He went on to say that Africa has also made enormous efforts to manage the crisis and conflicts on the continent through promotion of a regional conflict resolution strategy, underpinned by the AU peace and security architecture. This approach should be supported by the wider international community and should, among other aims, focus on bolstering the capacity of regional actors, which are better suited to quickly and more knowledgably addressing local issues and crises.Turning to specific issues, Mr. Déby said the situation in the Central African Republic remains precarious, adding that, as armed clashes continued in that country, the Government needs support for its efforts to normalize the situation. He urged the political players there and in other countries, such as Burundi and Gabon, to engage in dialogue. Regarding South Sudan, he said a political solution must be found through direct negotiations with the parties to the conflict. With more than a billion men and women, Africa is working towards advancing development, he said. However, eradicating poverty “will be possible only if actors keep their promises”. In order to eliminate extreme poverty, strengthen resilience and promote sustainable economic growth, Africa must have the necessary resources, he said. The continent is ready to play its part as no region and no State could prosper on its own. Climate change and environmental issues are among the major challenges, he said, warning that ecological disaster dangerously threatens food security and stability in the region. read more

Buckeye briefs Mens tennis loses first Big Ten Championship in 7 years

Men’s Tennis loses to Illinois in Big Ten Tournament Final All was going as planned for the No. 3 Ohio State tennis team when they reached the Big Ten Tournament final for the seventh consecutive year, but Illinois threw that plan off track Sunday. The Illini defeated the Buckeyes, 4-3, and earned the Big Ten Tournament Championship at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill. Illinios and OSU weren’t strangers in the conference final. In six of the last seven years, the two teams met in the final with the championship on the line. But for the first time, the Buckeyes did not come away with the victory. OSU led 3-1 after the first four matches, but two Illini victories tied the match, 3-3. The Big Ten Championship came down to the final match of the contest between OSU sophomore Blaz Rola and Illinois senior Roy Kalmanovich. They split the first two sets, but Kalmanovich broke Rola twice in the final set to win the match and the Big Ten Championship. The OSU team will await to hear what seed it will be in the NCAA Tournament which begins May 10. Men’s golf sputters in Big Ten Championships The Ohio State men’s golf team lost its mojo at the Big Ten Championships over the weekend, finishing ninth with a team score of 1220 (+68). Entering the competition, the Buckeyes had top-five finishes in their previous three events, including a win earlier this month at the Wildcat Invitational. OSU’s ninth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, played Friday through Sunday in French Lick, Ind., ties its worst-finish at the event in the last six seasons. The Buckeyes finished ninth in 2010 as well. Freshman Grant Weaver led OSU with a 14-over 302 in his first conference championship. Weaver shot 75s in each of the first three rounds on the par-72 Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, and closed out the tournament with a 77. The Buckeyes No. 1 golfer, senior Alex Redfield, struggled after an opening-round 72. The Columbus-native finished 24-over shooting 85, 75 and 80 in the final three rounds, respectively. The 85 was his highest round of the season. Freshmen Boo Timko and Logan Jones each finished the championship 22-over while junior Matt Turner finished the event at 23-over. Illinois won the event and the automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament with a four-round score of 1175 (+23). The Illini also captured the individual title as senior Luke Guthrie posted a 5-under 283, four strokes better than Northwestern senior Sam Chien. The Buckeyes top individual finisher was Weaver, finishing tied for 21st. The NCAA Regional Tournament begins May 17, but the field of teams and individuals competing has not been set. Women’s track finds success in relay competition The No. 22 Ohio State women’s track and field team closed out competition at the 118th Penn Relays Saturday with performances in the 4×400-meter and 4×800-meter relays. The Buckeyes began the three-day competition in Philadelphia on Thursday. Thirteen members of the Scarlet and Gray competed during the opening day of the meet. In the first running event of the meet, junior Nyjah Cousar posted a time of 58.64 to finish third in the 400-meter hurdles race. Senior Big Ten rival Latoya Griffith from Illinois claimed first with a time of 57.88. Senior Norianna Brown set a personal record of 15.48 meters (50-9.5) and took the bronze medal in the shot put. Freshman Carly Pendleton joined Cousar and Brown in collecting bronze for the Buckeyes. Pendleton set a personal record throw of 47.86 meters (157-0) in the discus throw college division; Brown took ninth overall with a mark of 44.16 meters (144-10). Also taking the track Thursday was the distance medley relay team. The Buckeyes competed in the Championship of the America division, which highlights the best college relay teams in the country. The team consisted of redshirt senior Jordan Jennewine, freshman Alexandria Johnson, junior Tori Brink and freshman Katie Betts, who finished 10th with a time of 11:52.34. In the 100-meter dash college division, senior Christina Manning (11.68) qualified for the finals, while sophomore Chesna Sykes (11.90) came in 17th. In the college division of the 100-meter hurdles, junior Christienne Linton (14.19) placed 21st. The sprint medley team also competed in the Championship of America division. Recording the second-best time in OSU history were Linton, Johnson, senior Jackie Dim and senior Shaniqua McGinnis, who posted a 3:53.90. On the final day of competition, Cousar, Dim, Cavin and McGinnis competed in the Championship of America division to earn a fourth-place finish in the 4×400 with a time of 3:36.53. The Buckeyes will head to Madison, Wis. for the 2012 Big Ten Championships May 11-13. read more

HBO Go slightly branches out and comes to Airplay

first_imgAt the All Things D conference, HBO’s Eric Kessler has announced that the company’s HBO Go app on iPad will now support AirPlay, meaning users will be able to beam videos from the tablet to an Apple TV. It really goes to show you how locked down HBO is that this change is seen as a step in the right direction.Apple’s AirPlay system allows users of iDevices to mirror their display to playback videos or slideshows wirelessly — provided they also have an AirPlay-capable hub like the Apple TV $69.00 at Groupon . As soon as Apple announced the feature, some smiles turned into frowns as it became evident application developers could block their content from appearing on TVs. Not that anyone should have been surprised. Apple likes to have that kind of control.HBO’s announcement will let HBO Go users stream video to their TVs in a roundabout sort of way, but cord cutters are still being left in the lurch. Kessler reiterated HBO’s opposition to releasing a standalone streaming service. The only way to get HBO Go right now is to subscribe to HBO through a cable provider, thus making HBO Go streaming a little redundant. There will also still be no dedicated HBO Go app on Apple TV for the time being.The economics are, according to Kessler, not solid enough to move to a streaming-only model. The broadcaster gets large payments from cable providers that use HBO to lure in new subscribers. Kessler did add that HBO had the capacity to rollout a streaming subscription whenever it wanted, so maybe someday we’ll finally see this unicorn.last_img read more

Changing careers 101 Figure out where you want to go

first_img This article is part of our Change Generation project, supported by KBC. To read more click here.IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING changing career direction in your 20s, the good news is that this is the best time to do it.Director and Head of Training at The Communications Clinic, Eoghan McDermott, has worked with people of all ages looking to switch jobs. He says those in their late 20s are ideally positioned to take the leap, for a number of reasons.“The one where you have the least pressure and the least stress tends to be in and around your 20s. If you look at someone’s salary scale, they are more likely to be earning more at 38 than they are at 28.“With that they are used to a certain standard of living, so they might hate their jobs but they really like having nice holidays, or whatever. At 28 you haven’t really got used to that, you’re not as far up the tree.”The ‘job for life’?Career paths are different now too. The concept of a ‘job for life’ is an outdated one, he says.There is the expectation that some younger people who are now in that 20s bracket will have had a couple of different jobs, or tried out different things and that’s more acceptable now. Twenty or 30 years ago it was almost taboo – you got a job and you never left it.McDermott advises against getting too hung up on the idea of the dream job, but if you are really focused on changing lanes, then there are a number of things you need to think about before quitting your current job.Identifying where your passions and interests lie will help you figure out what it is you want from a career, he says.You don’t jump into the blind. That’s why I think if you spend a little bit of time thinking; well what do I enjoy doing? Do I really enjoy dealing with the public? Do I like being in a service position? Do I like writing, or do I not? Then that gives you a sense of what you enjoy doing. Then you can figure out who does those types of things and make that leap.Identifying your target is the painstaking part. It requires extensive research, profiling and learning, as well as talking to people who are doing the jobs that you have an interest in.Get a target in mindOnce you have picked your destination though, getting there, says McDermott, is easy.When you have a target in mind, it’s very ‘gettable’. It might not happen in a week, two weeks, or even two years, but once you’re saying: “well, that’s where I want to go, I’m going to get there”. That’s a very easy thing to do.The next step is looking at the skills, experience and qualifications you already have to assess whether or not they are usable in another profession. McDermott says you may be pleased to discover you won’t need any further training to get the career that you want.I was working with a woman who had studied accountancy but really had ultimately always wanted to work in fashion. She had that target in place and once we figured out that’s where she wanted to go – it didn’t have to happen in six months or 12 months, but it happened because we had that target in place and figured out how to get there.If, however, you discover that the scope of your experience does not reach far enough, you do have options, including retraining.Research before you retrainIf you decide to go down that road, McDermott recommends that you do your research.Look at things like the location of the courses on offer; the teaching methods; the size of class; what’s the curriculum? You also need to go to websites like GradIreland to find out what’s out there. Ask yourself: What can I study? Talk to somebody who works in that area and ask them what course they would recommend.Work experience is also a good option for getting your foot in the door of the career you want. That is also a more achievable feat when you are 28 rather than 38, when you are likely to have more serious financial commitments, making it more difficult to leave a paid job.Whatever you decide, McDermott says the most important thing is, “Don’t panic – you have lots of scope in your 20s”.Clear your head and consider the following:What do you love doing?What do you hate doing?What are the ‘must haves’ in a job?What are the ‘nice to haves’ in a job?Have you met anybody doing a job that you think: ‘I like that’? If you have, go and talk to them.Find out whether you already have the skills or qualifications you need to do the job you want.If you need training or education, find out if the practicalities will work for you and which are the worthwhile courses to do. QUIZ: Are you ready to settle (down)?>Advice for your 20s from those who’ve been there> 7 Comments The stereotypical ‘job for life’ really is no more – but would you want it to be? Oct 26th 2016, 11:00 AM Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 11:00 AM By Jennifer Ryan Image: Shutterstock/ra3rncenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The stereotypical ‘job for life’ really is no more – but would you want it to be? Image: Shutterstock/ra3rn Share35 Tweet Email5 Changing careers 101 – Figure out where you want to go If you are in your 20s, it’s a good time to ring the changes if that’s what your gut is telling you. Short URL 11,913 Views last_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi Joining Arsenal was a very simple decision

first_imgNew Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi turned down interest from some of the “biggest clubs in Europe” to seal a move to the Gunners this summerThe 19-year-old was made one of Unai Emery’s first signings at the Emirates in a £7m deal from Ligue 2 side Lorient.Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund had been reportedly linked with moves for Guendouzi before he completed his move to Arsenal.But the Frenchman insists that going to North London was a “simple decision” for him to make after a chat with former Gunners striker and compatriot Jeremie Aliadiere.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s true there were a lot of clubs interested in me — I had talks with some of the biggest clubs in Europe. But as soon as I heard from Arsenal, the decision was very simple and I’m very happy to be here,” said Guendouzi, according to the Evening Standard.“I did speak to Jeremie about Arsenal and he said it’s a place where I can progress and learn a great deal from the staff here. He always spoke very positively and that made me feel very confident in the choice that I’d made.“It’s the club of my heart. There have been a lot of French players here and Thierry Henry is a symbol in France after his long career here. I used to watch Arsenal games with my father and it has a special place in my heart.”Guendouzi started in midfield for Arsenal in his first Premier League appearance on Sunday, which ended in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.last_img read more

Neil Lennon issues rallying call ahead of Celtic test

first_imgHibernian manager Neil Lennon has urged his side to be at their “very best” when they face Champions Celtic on Sunday.Hibernian won their first game in six matches on Saturday beating Hamilton 1-0 away, and Lennon believes his players need to play at their absolute best to get a result against Celtic on Sunday.“Yes at any given time, but when they’re in the mood and with the mentality they’ve shown under Brendan over the two and half years he’s been in charge, they’re fantastic,” Lennon told Sky Sports when asked whether his team can compete with Celtic.“They play the big games really well and seven trophies in a row speaks for itself.“Celtic can do what they did to Kilmarnock, who were top of the league, to any team on their day so we’re hoping they have their frailties on the day and we have to play at our very best to get something out of it.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We know how difficult and formidable an opponent they are.“At the minute we’ve got a few senior players with injuries – (Paul) Hanlon, (David) Gray and (Marvin) Bartley – so that plays into your thinking.“We may go a little bit younger because we need legs in the team, there’s no doubt about that.“To play against Celtic we need legs because they keep the ball so well and they work you from different angles and different positions.”last_img read more

DC Residents Support Barry High School

first_imgThe late Marion S. Barry served as D.C. mayor and a D.C. Council member. (File Photo)The members of the D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry Jr., held a public hearing on Aug. 19 at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center with 40 people attending. The commission is charged with recommending to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), who created the commission and appointed its members in February, ways to commemorate Barry, who served as mayor and on the D.C. Council. Barry died on Nov. 23, 2014.Among the commission’s four recommendations, the most popular was the re-naming of Ballou Senior High School in Ward 8 as “Marion S. Barry Senior High School.”“Re-naming Ballou High School is appropriate,” former D.C. Council member Sandy Allen, who represented Ward 8 from 1996-2005, said. “Barry loved Ballou and one of his greatest dreams was to see it flourish.”The commission also recommended re-naming the new student center of the University of the District of Columbia in Ward 3; erecting a statute or bust at the John A. Wilson Building in Ward 2; and re-naming Oxon Run Park in Ward 8 after Barry.Members of the commission at the hearing included widow Cora Masters Barry, son Marion C. Barry, former Mayor Sharon Pratt, Ward 8 businessman Phinis Jones, former D.C. Administrator and chairman Michael Rogers, former D.C. Council member Frank Smith, Bowser appointee Beverly Perry, Dr. Janette Hoston Harris, developer Herb Miller, arts activist Kay Kendall, and Bishop Glen Staples of the Temple of Praise.Barry served as mayor of the District from 1979-1991 and from 1995-1999. He served on the D.C. Council from 1975-1979 as an at-large member and representing Ward 8 from 1993-1995 and 2005-2014. During his later years on the D.C. Council, Barry worked to see that the funds were available to have Ballou modernized. He regularly visited the school and at one point, temporarily taught a chemistry class there.Akeshia Butler, who works at Ballou, thinks it is a great idea to re-name the school after Barry. “Changing the name of Ballou to Barry High School is something I support,” she said. “I know that no one at Ballou would have a problem with that. Besides, why should we keep the name of a man who was a segregationist?”Ballou is named after Dr. Frank Washington Ballou, who served as the superintendent of the D.C. public schools from 1920-1943, when the city’s schools were segregated by race as official policy. Ballou opened in 1958.Jones said that the Ballou name change was important to him and Mary Cuthbert, an influential Ward 8 advisory neighborhood commissioner, and former Barry chief of staff Bernadette Tolson, seconded him. Cuthbert said the Barry statute should be in front of the Wilson Building. Anti-violence activist Malik Farrakhan said that there should be more than one statute to honor Barry in the District. “We have statues of people who didn’t even like Black folks here,” he said.At the end of the testimony, Rogers updated the residents on the process moving forward on commemorating Barry. “The mayor charged us with getting a report to her in March 2016 but we have an earlier deadline,” he said. “We want to get it to her by the end of the year so that funds can be out in place for the fiscal year 2017 budget to re-name landmarks for Mr. Barry. We will have other meetings throughout the city on this.”Marion C. Barry showed up late to the hearing but thanked all who gave input on his father’s legacy. “We have monuments in this city to George Washington, the founding father of our country and we should have monuments to Marion Barry, the found[ing] father of ‘Chocolate City,”” he said.last_img read more

UDC Icon Earl Jones to be Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall

first_imgBy MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFROIt was the best of times and the worst of times during the early 1980s when Earl Jones stepped onto the campus of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). With a crack epidemic spreading and unemployment rampant, go-go music kept the DMV pumped while the burgundy and gold was taking its place amongst the NFL’s elite. America was just beginning to appreciate the quality of college basketball being played in this area.In this photo Earl Jones is being honored by then UDC President Robert Green. Jones will be inducted in the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame for his contribution to basketball at UDC.Despite the long shadow being cast by coach John Thompson and his program-changing recruit Patrick Ewing at Georgetown, UDC landed an iconic game changer of its own.   Jones became a D.C. basketball icon by leading them to the 1982 NCAA Division II national championship and a runner up finish in 1983.  He will join three other HBCU greats – Marvin Webster (Morgan State), Len “Truck” Robinson (Tennessee St.) and Charles Oakley of (Virginia Union) – as part of the third induction class of the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame on Nov. 2 in St. Joseph’s, Missouri.Jones was to the UDC program what Ewing was to the Georgetown program.  He changed the expectations of the team and gave them a reason to believe they could compete for a national championship.  Unlike Ewing, however, he had become a local icon before stepping on campus after becoming a street legend while playing for Spingarn High.Segregation forced most Black high school students in the District to attend Spingarn for more than six decades. The “Green Wave” sent countless players to college programs including two that were members of the league’s top 50 players in its first half-century which were Basketball Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing.When Jones arrived from West Virginia he was immediately under a microscope having to deal with eligibility questions about where he lived and whether he could play for Spingarn.  He reportedly had 63 unexcused absences and struggled to make the 2.0 GPA to remain academically eligible at Mt. Hope High School before leaving his home state.  His dominance was unquestionable though. Jones led them to 63 victories in 72 games following a 3-18 season the year before he started playing there. At 6’11” 215 pounds, he drew comparisons to Ralph Sampson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with some daring to proclaim he was better.The Washington Inter-High Coaches Association did their best to abort the legend of Jones before it was born.  After relocating to D.C. to play AAU Basketball since there were no teams in his hometown, the WICA (now DCIAA), initially ruled him ineligible to compete because of academic compliance issues in West Virginia.  However, a court injunction intervened allowing his legend’s birth.Jones led them to a city championship averaging 20 points and 17 rebounds per game and led Spingarn to a 26-2 record and a league title 29 points in a 79-68 victory over DeMatha for the city championship. Most analysts and experts thought he was destined to play at a major college program- and now all these years later, his work in college is being honored.last_img read more

The 3DS Is Dead Long Live the Portable Nintendo Switch

first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)’Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs Two years ago I got to try out the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and by any metric it was the best dual-screen portable Nintendo had ever made. It dropped the dumb 3D gimmick but kept the upgraded processor. It had a sturdy clamshell body and from a certain angle even looked like a premium mobile phone. And of course it could leverage the massive library of great 3DS (and DS) games. I wanted to love it.But I couldn’t because in 2017 I was already fully onboard with the Nintendo Switch, not only Nintendo’s next-generation console but also a next-generation handheld thanks to its hybrid design. Not only was the Switch technologically superior to the 3DS but it also promised a grand unified library of Nintendo software no longer split across two devices. The last roadblock to this glorious future was the 3DS, and the longer the aging handheld kept getting new cool games like Metroid: Samus Returns or WarioWare Gold the longer the Switch would be arbitrarily hamstrung.It was frustrating, especially since the only reasons to keep the 3DS on life support were financial, not beneficial to players. And for two whole years Nintendo kept up the charade that the 3DS could co-exist with its clear successor. But at last, it seems the jig is up. The 3DS was a fantastic device. It helped keep Nintendo going during the Wii U dark days. But it’s dead. Long live the portable Nintendo Switch.AdChoices广告We’ve felt the tide change these past few months as 3DS sales dried up and Nintendo simply stopped announcing games for the system. Nintendo Directs became entirely focused on Switch. The last big 3DS game, the Kirby’s Epic Yarn remake, conveniently came at the end of the fiscal year. And now based on comments at a recent investors briefing, the 3DS firmly seems like a thing of the past, much to my relief.The good news is that for a company as conservative as Nintendo to make this risky transition they must believe the Switch is fully ready to step up. And they’re right. The Switch is massively popular. It’s built up a great game library even while having to share software with its weaker sibling. And with big new consoles versions of Mario and Zelda out of the way, the rest of the Switch’s 2019 seems poised to fill that 3DS-shaped handheld hole in your life.Super Mario Maker 2 can use a stylus for easy portable level editing. Franchises like Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and Luigi’s Mansion were huge 3DS and now they’re coming to Switch. Rumors persist that Nintendo is planning a smaller, handheld-only version of Switch for release soon. Combine that with the next-gen Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword and Shield, being Switch-only and that should put the final nail in the 3DS coffin.You don’t even need to point to these big games though to make the case that Switch really is Nintendo’s next-generation handheld. Since its launch the Switch, like the PlayStation Vita before it, has proved how cool portable indie gaming is. Take something like Duck Game, a recent game I’ve been playing. On consoles it might seem a little slight. The single-player modes are sparse and the retro radical 80s graphics are… definitely retro. But a portable game about quacking and blasting your friends in frenetic fast-paced Smash Bros-esque battles feels totally right. You can even make your own levels with the touch screen. Being able to play on TV too is just a bonus.And we’re also starting to enjoy the fruits of all Nintendo games, big and small, coming to one device. In 2017 the 3DS saw its last BoxBoy game, Bye-Bye BoxBoy. It’s a quintessential handheld game, a clever but modest little puzzle-platformer about spawning boxes off of your cube body to traverse levels, filling in gaps or blocking lasers. The straight lines and monochrome art style would work on the original Game Boy, the revolutionary device which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. And now the newest BoxBoy game, BoxBoy + BoxGirl, is on Nintendo Switch. It looks prettier and has more complex gimmicks like a new co-op mode. But this is a handheld game through and through, so of course it’s on Nintendo’s new handheld system, the Nintendo Switch.For more on Nintendo Switch here are some other cool new games to play this year and check out our review of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit.last_img read more

Microsoft launches the new Outlookcom officially

first_imgMicrosoft launches the new officially by Martin Brinkmann on July 04, 2019 in Email – Last Update: July 04, 2019 – 9 commentsMicrosoft launched the new web interface today after eight months of beta testing and tweaking.  Microsoft customers could opt-in to test the new interface early during that period and provide the company with feedback.The new will be pushed to customers gradually starting in July. Microsoft plans to listen to customer feedback to improve the experience further going forward.Organizations who blocked the opt-in toggle to join the new experience will be upgraded to the new version eventually as Microsoft will remove the option to block the new interface.Here is a list of what is new:Categories. Categories are displayed in the message list to highlight these tags better.Dark Mode. You can turn on the dark theme for the site in the Quick Settings. Just click on the settings icon and toggle dark mode.  The change is immediate. Microsoft notes that customers may turn off dark mode for individual emails to improve readability.Expressions. A click on the smiley icon opens options to add emojis or GIFs to messages.Favorites. Add contacts, groups, or categories to the favorites for quick access and seeing the message count right away.Tabs. Outlook users who jump between tasks benefit from a tabbed interface that displays all open activities and tasks in the interface.Time Management. A new feature that adds “intelligent technology” to Outlook. Includes Meeting Insights that may display relevant information in preparation of meetings, suggested reply with a meeting feature, and smart time suggestions to let attendees of meetings vote on the best time.Calendar Search. Improved search that finds matches across multiple calendars.Quick Events Creation. One-click from calendar to start the event creation process.Calendar Focus. Today’s and tomorrow’s events are highlighted in calendar.Snooze. Customers may snooze emails to deal with it at a later point in time. Snoozing hides the email in the inbox to return it at a later point in time.Month view with upcoming events. Month view displays the events of each day of the month and also how much time is left until the next event.Online meeting improvements. Online meeting creation now reflects an organization’s meeting policies more closely. Online meetings may be joined from the event peek, and it is possible to see attendee responses to meetings.Tasks syncs with Microsoft To-Do. tasks sync with Microsoft’s To-Do service.Check out Microsoft’s announcement on the Tech Community site if you are interested in additional details and more images.Closing WordsI find tabs to be the most useful feature addition to, have to admit that I don’t use any of the calendar or meeting features; these may be useful to Outlook users and organizations as they may improve certain aspects of managing meetings and events.Now You: do you use (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft launches the new officiallyDescriptionMicrosoft launched the new web interface today after eight months of beta testing and tweaking.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show

first_imgIt didn’t hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd, and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone dropped on my head.Audi put on a massive show to reveal its first EV, the e-tron. The automaker went all out, putting journalists, executives and car dealers on a three-story paddle boat for a two-hour journey across the San Francisco Bay. I had a beer and two dumplings. We were headed to a long-vacated Ford manufacturing plant in Richmond, Calif.By the time we reached our destination, the sun had set and Audi was ready to begin. Suddenly, in front of the boat, Intel’s Shooting Star drones put on a show that ended with Audi’s trademark four ring logo. The show continued as music pounded inside the warehouse, and just before the reveal of the e-tron, Intel’s Shooting Star Minis celebrated the occasion with a light show a couple of feet above attendees’ heads.That’s when one hit me.Natalie Cheung, GM of Intel Drone Light Shows, told me they knew when one drone failed to land on its zone that one went rogue. According to Cheung, the Shooting Star Mini drones were designed with safety in mind.“The drone frame is made of flexible plastics, has prop guards, and is very small,” she said. “The drone itself can fit in the palm of your hand. In addition to safety being built into the drone, we have systems and procedures in place to promote safety. For example, we have visual observers around the space watching the drones in flight and communicating with the pilot in real-time. We have built-in software to regulate the flight paths of the drones.”After the crash, I assumed someone from Audi or Intel would be around to collect the lost drone, but no one did, and at the end of the show, I was unable to find someone who knew where I could find the Intel staff. I notified my Intel contacts first thing the following morning and provided a local address where they could get the drone. As of publication, the drone is still on my desk.I have covered Intel’s Shooting Star program since its first public show at Disney World in 2016. It’s a fascinating program and one of the most impressive uses of drones I’ve seen. The outdoor shows, which have been used at The Super Bowl and the Olympics, are breathtaking. Hundreds of drones take to the sky and perform a seemingly impossible dance and then return home. A sophisticated program designates the route of each drone, GPS ensures each is where it’s supposed to be and it’s controlled by just one person.Intel launched an indoor version of the Shooting Star program at CES in 2018. The concept is the same, but these drones do not use GPS to determine their location. The result is something even more magical than the outside version because with the Shooting Star Minis, the drones are often directly above the viewers. It’s an incredible experience to watch drones dance several feet overhead. It feels slightly dangerous. That’s the draw.And that poses a safety concern.The drone that hit me is light and mostly plastic. It weighs very little and is about 6 inches by 4 inches. A cage surrounds the bottom of the rotors, though not the top. If there’s a power button, I can’t find it. The full-size drones are made out of plastic and Styrofoam.Safety has always been baked into the Shooting Star programs, but I’m not sure the current protocols are enough.I was seated on the floor along the back of the venue. Most of the attendees were standing, taking selfies with the performing drones. It was a lovely show.When the drone came down on my head, it tumbled onto the floor and the rotors continued to spin. A member of the catering staff was walking behind the barrier I was sitting against, reached out and touched the spinning rotors. I’m sure she’s fine, but when her finger touched the spinning rotor, she jumped in surprise. At this point, seconds after it crashed, the drone was upside down, and like an upturned beetle, continued to operate for a few seconds until the rotors shut off.To be clear, I was not hurt. And that’s not the point. Drone swarm technology is fascinating and could lead to incredible use cases. Swarms of drones could quickly and efficiently inspect industrial equipment and survey crops. And they make for great shows in outside venues. But are they ready to be used inside, above people’s heads? I’m already going bald. I don’t need help.last_img read more

Today is Friday the 13th so what are the superstitions

first_imgYet another Friday has come and has brought an end to the busy working week, but this is no ordinary Friday. Today is Friday the 13th!This means only one thing: bad luck could be lurking around every corner, if you believe in the superstitions surrounding this day.Friday the 13th is still talked about in these modern times as being an unlucky date. This evidently dates back hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times.Here are some spooky and freaky superstitions associated with Friday the 13th…Black cats: We all know that for centuries, these “feline fiends” have been linked to witchcraft, so it’s no surprise that there’s a superstition that if you cross the path of a black cat on Friday the 13th, you are doomed!Purses: You should never leave your purse on the floor if you want to avoid bad luck.The total 6.66: If a bill totals R6.66 or you receive that much change, you should either buy something else or leave a few cents from your change to avoid bad luck. Luckily there are no six cent coins out there! Cutting your hair: If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, then superstition says someone in your family will die.Funerals: If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die or have bad luck for the rest of your life.Cemeteries: To avoid bad luck when passing a cemetery, you’re supposed to hold your breath until you see a black or brown dog.These are just some of the freaky superstitions out there.Anyway, try to enjoy your Friday the 13th and have a fabulous weekend!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. June 17, 2008 – Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first medical center in Illinois and the third in the U.S. to treat a cancer patient using RapidArc radiotherapy technology, delivering advanced image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatments two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT or helical tomotherapy.John Hosler, an 85-year-old prostate cancer patient, received his treatment in under 90 seconds. The treatment would have taken 15-20 minutes using earlier treatment methods. The treatments are delivered with one 360 degree rotation of the treatment machine around the patient.RapidArc treatments are created using Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software and delivered using either a Clinac or Trilogy linear accelerator, a machine that rotates around the patient to deliver the treatment beam from virtually any angle. A device with a computer-controlled aperture is used to shape the treatment beam so that it matches the shape and size of the tumor. Proprietary RapidArc software varies the speed of rotation around the patient, the dimensions of the beam-shaping aperture, and the rate of dose delivery in order to target the tumor and avoids the surrounding healthy tissues.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more 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 more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | June 16, 2008 First Illinois Hospital Treats Patients with RapidArc 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 | 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 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 | 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 last_img read more

Colombian Hass avocado industry scores market acce

first_img Colombian Hass avocado industry scores market acce … For tomatoes, it said rounds and Romas were still coming out of Tennessee, Virginia and Western North Carolina. Although volumes are light compared to product out of California’s Central Valley, Michigan and Mexico, supplies will “definitely be affected”.It also believes that sweet potatoes may be “greatly affected”. “The new crop out of North Carolina is just about to begin and this rain will most likely affect the harvest and quality of the product. Could be serious damage to the 2018 crop,” it said.Meanwhile, vegetable greenhouses in Virginia may experience damage. Winds and rain in this area are expected to be intense and could lead to structural damage.  “Southern Georgia and Northern Florida at this time do not expect to receive any heavy rains which could affect Fall productions but this can change during the course of the week,” it said. Global Grape Summit wrap-up part one: Internationa … You might also be interested in NZ: New method doubles Envy apple yields, boosts S … center_img Hurricane Florence is set to impact agricultural production in numerous U.S. states when it hits the East Coast later this week, according to Weathermelon.On Tuesday the National Hurricane Center said it is growing in strength and due to come ashore somewhere along the North Carolina coast midday Thursday.Sustained Major Hurricane force winds (greater than 110 mph) are being reported at the center of the storm while Hurricane force winds (74-110mph) extend 40 miles out from the center.Weathermelon, which consolidates weather information for the produce industry, said heavy rains and wind were expected in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina, with the greatest rainfall in the former two.”Although shipments from these areas are winding down as seasons come to an end there is still some product that will be affected,” it said. September 11 , 2018 U.S.: Fire at Washington warehouse causes US$8M in …last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Abercrombie Kent has

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAbercrombie & Kent has released a collection of Wellness-Inspired Luxury Small Group Journeys. Rooted in ancient traditions, these culturally immersive journeys in India, Southeast Asia, Kenya and Peru are expert-led and introduce traditional practices that foster mindfulness, health and wellbeing.The curated cultural journeys are highly experiential, with wellness components incorporated throughout and a slower pace that allows guests to fully appreciate the destination.“These new wellness-inspired Luxury Small Group Journeys are designed to enhance our guests’ wellbeing by connecting them to timeless traditions,” explains Abercrombie & Kent Vice President of Product Development Stefanie Schmudde. “That means a perfect balance of expertly led cultural experiences in luxurious A&K style that also nourish the mind, body and spirit.”Each journey features luxurious accommodations chosen by local A&K experts for amenities that promote relaxation and tranquillity. The intimate group size of no more than 18 allows A&K to choose the best hotels, boutique lodges and camps in one-of-a-kind locations.Wellness India: Ancient Traditions & Inspiring Icons A 13-day itinerary encompassing Rajasthan, Varanasi and Udaipur. Priced from US$9,995 and operating 5–17 October and 9–21 November 2019.Wellness Southeast Asia: Timeless Rituals of Indochina A 13-day journey delving into the traditions of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Priced from US$8,995 and operating 9–21 October and 30 October–11 November 2019.Wellness Kenya: Cultures & Wildlife A nine-day exploration of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Tsavo National Park, including a hike through the Chyulu Hills and warrior training from the Maasai. Priced from US$10,995 and operating 20–28 October and 29 October–6 November 2019.Wellness Peru: Spirit of the Incas Over 10 days, explore the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Discover local traditions in a remote mountainside village and working farm. Learn about ayahuasca, a traditional medicine from the Amazon; kayak in a secluded lagoon 12,464 feet above sea level; and hike up Huayna Picchu for a bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu. Priced from US$7,395 and operating between 4–13 November and 3–12 December 2019.See www.abercrombiekent.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

House passes law for obligatory electronic submission of tax returns

first_imgThe House plenum on Friday passed into law a bill providing for the obligatory electronic submission of tax forms.The law is aimed at making taxing, but also taxpayers’ service more efficient. The obligatory submission of tax forms electronically will only apply to those whose income is taxable.It simplifies the procedure for imposing an administrative fine in the event of failure to pay a tax due, allows the Tax Officer to impose an administrative fine in the event of breach of provisions of the basic law and any regulations.The new law also stipulates that a person who continues to fail to pay an overdue tax two months after the deadline set, must be subject to a 5 per cent surcharge on the tax due, in addition to the pecuniary 5per cent charge of the due tax.The law will begin to apply to 2017 tax returns. The current e-submissions deadline is usually July – end of April for paper filings – but as of next year when everyone must file electronically, the deadline might be pushed until September. May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more