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New report looks at how seniors receive healthcare in CanadaNew report looks at how seniors receive healthcare in Canada

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A new report from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons says when it comes to Canadians 65 and older, doctors are more likely to see women but actually provide more medical services to men.The report looks at what services Canadian seniors are using most as the population ages. The College’s director of health policy, Steve Slade, says the hope is for policy makers to take notice.“We’ve seen the grey tsunami coming for decades in Canada but we really haven’t taken a deep dive into our data to see who is doing what, and how much of it are they doing,” he says. “And what we saw was some really quite fascinating variations in terms of how family doctors, other specialists, are providing care to seniors.”RELATED: Health minister releases details of $50M dementia strategySlade is hoping the data will fill in some of the blanks in information about seniors’ care for those making policy decisions for the future.“They’ll look at our data and see that there are differences in the way that family doctors and internists and ophthalmologists and geriatricians are practicing and focusing their care on seniors and that that will get factored into some of their decision making.”Health Care for an Aging Population: A Study of How Physicians Care for Seniors in Canada looked at how 54,000 doctors provide care to seniors.The report also found seniors received about one third of all services provided by physicians from 2015 to 2016.last_img read more

The Latest Move to bar travel by Venezuela challengerThe Latest Move to bar travel by Venezuela challenger

CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local):12:15 p.m.Venezuela’s chief prosecutor is seeking to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country as part of a criminal probe into his anti-government activities.Tarek William Saab made the request to the government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday.He also asked the high court to block Guaido’s financial accounts.Saab didn’t specify what crimes Guaido is being investigated for. He only said It was tied to the unrest sparked by his decision to declare himself interim president last week in a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro’s authority.Guaido heads the nation’s congress and he has been recognized as the nation’s rightful leader by two dozen nations that contend the re-election of socialist President Nicolas Maduro was a sham, in part because his strongest opponents were barred from running.___10:50 a.m.International challenges to the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s government are starting to bite harder. The United States is handing control over Venezuela’s U.S. bank accounts to opposition challenger Juan Guaido and Russia says it expects Venezuela to have problems paying its debts.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday certified that Guaido has authority to take control of bank accounts that Venezuela’s government has in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S.-insured banks.Guaido has been recognized as the nation’s rightful leader by two dozen nations that contend the re-election of socialist President Nicolas Maduro was a sham, in part because his strongest opponents were barred from running.The Associated Press read more

NBA Finals Spurs Dominate Heat Again On Brink OfNBA Finals Spurs Dominate Heat Again On Brink Of

The process elimination is all but complete. Only the process of extinction remains for the champion Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs put them there. Resoundingly.Functioning at an efficiency that stunned most observers for the second straight game, San Antonio cut and spliced the Heat, embarrassing them again in a 107-86 shellacking in Game 4 for a commanding 3-1 series lead.A victory in San Antonio in Game 5 Sunday would avenge last year’s collapse to the Heat and give the Spurs their fifth championship.“I’m pleased that they performed as well as they did while we’ve been in Miami, and that’s about as far as it goes,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Now we’ve got to go back home and play as well or better.”The Spurs smoked Miami in every conceivable fashion. LeBron James had 28 points, but they were inconsequential. Dwyane Wade looked beaten and had just 10 points. Meanwhile, everyone in a Spurs jersey scored, with Kawhi Leonard leading the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He was the best player on the floor again, after scoring 29 points in Game 3.“They smashed us,” James said. “Two straight home games got off to awful starts. They came in and were much better than us in these last two games. It’s just that simple.”Tony Parker added 19 points, and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 57 percent from the field and are hitting 54 percent in the series. Boris Diaw was spectacular off the bench with 9 assists, and Patty Mills had 14 points off the bench.James, who battled cramps in Game 1, left the court and briefly returned to the locker room midway through the first quarter Thursday. But he had 10 quick points in the third quarter to bring Miami within 13. However, San Antonio pushed it to 81-57 after three and never looked back. read more

11 reasons getting back to normal is actually great11 reasons getting back to normal is actually great

first_imgTHERE’S NO DENYING it, we are definitely getting back to normal now.It’s hard to let go of the warm glow of Christmas, but there are some advantages to saying goodbye.Here are ten reasons getting back to normal is actually great.No more turkey and ham Source: Flickr/rickcaffeinatedEveryone loves a good roast, but there are only so many meat and potato dinners a person can handle before they start to crave a bit of spaghetti bolognese or the like.You can avoid your family for ages now (if you want to) Source: Awkward Family PhotosYes, yes, your family is a delight, but chances are you’ve had your fill by now.  The good news is that you’ve put in enough hours over the last few weeks that you can now entirely avoid them for the rest of the month, guilt-free!Your body clock can normaliseSure, it’s fun to stay up ’til all hours watching back to back episodes of whatever rubbish TV show you became obsessed with over the break, but don’t you crave your routine?  Or at the very least, knowing what day of the week it is?The kids are back in school Source: Sasko LazarovAgain, they’re a delight, but they’re also hard work.Your gaff seems big and clean without the Christmas decorations Taking them down is a nightmare, but afterwards it’s like your place got a facelift.  Everything seems cleaner and bigger!You can start thinking about the summer Source: FacebookFestival acts are starting to be announced, and everyone’s booking summer holidays.  There’s loads to look forward to! (Once you’ve dealt with your overdraft, of course.)The same films won’t be on repeat on every TV channel all day every dayListen, we all love Sister Act 2 and Indiana Jones, but there are only so many times you can watch them.The days of ‘grand stretch’ have begun Source: Flickr/InfomatiqueThe days are getting brighter and longer and it won’t be too long before we start talking about ‘good drying weather’.You can put the Rennie away for a while Source: RennieHeartburn, begone!  No more wondering if they really mean it when they say the maximum dose is 11 per day.‘Taking it easy’ has never been easier, or more appealing Source: ImgurYou’re wrecked and broke, but the good news is that everyone else is too, so you won’t have to deal with any FOMO while staying home and working on your relationship with your couch.You’re ready for itAs much as you probably feel like you’re not, let’s be honest, you couldn’t have handled much more Christmas festivities, could you?It’s time, friends.  It’s time.The Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship was an epic occasion>6 abandoned Christmas trees that just wanted to be loved>last_img read more

Superstar Shakeup on RAW Baron Corbin Bobby Roode and more headed toSuperstar Shakeup on RAW Baron Corbin Bobby Roode and more headed to

first_img Videos Articles How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second ChildVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 63.60%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Maryse Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Pinterest Videos Articles The Miz Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Adam Scott WWE posted the following videos after last night’s RAW in Hartford.Bobby Roode sent to RAWChad Gable going solo on RAWMike Kanellis coming to RAWZack Ryder headed to Monday nightDrew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler arrive on RAWNatalya drafted to RAWBreezango to join RAW tag team divisionThe Miz heading to Smackdown LiveMojo Rawley wants respect on RAWThe Riott Squad headed to RAWJinder Mahal now part of RAW Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe, and Ricochet all advance to the Semifinals of the King of the Ringlast_img read more

Washington accrues almost 75 million in contempt finesWashington accrues almost 75 million in contempt fines

first_imgSEATTLE — The state of Washington has accrued fines of about $7.5 million for failing to provide competency services to mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks or months.The federal judge who imposed the fines issued an order on Tuesday saying the state must pay the outstanding balance of $2.3 million.U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman issued an order last year saying the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is violating the constitutional rights of jail inmates who are forced to wait for competency evaluations or treatment to have their competency restored.She gave the state until last January to fix the problem, but people are still waiting for extended periods for those services.In July, Pechman found the state in contempt of her order and issued fines.Those fines reached $7,486,550 by December 14.last_img read more

Suspect in Longview hatchet attack arrestedSuspect in Longview hatchet attack arrested

first_imgAfter a foot chase, Longview police arrested a man who allegedly used a hatchet to slice off most of a Fred Meyer employee’s ear after being accused of shoplifting.Adrian Jess Kramer, 31, was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and third-degree theft, according to bulletins from the Longview Police Department.Police said the employee’s ear was severed shortly after noon Monday in the store at 3184 N.E. Ocean Beach Highway in Longview. Kramer escaped after the assault, the bulletin said.An anonymous source told police on Wednesday that Kramer was hiding in a home in South Kelso.Longview police detectives watched the home and took positions around it in case Kramer ran. Kelso patrol officers also responded.Kramer did run and was captured in the 1100 block of Elm Street, the bulletin said. He was not armed and no one was reported injured. The employee was taken to OHSU Hospital in Portland to have his ear reattached. Wednesday evening, a Longview police spokesman did not return a call seeking information on whether the surgery was successful.However, a story in The Daily News of Longview said the victim is David Morrison and his brother is Steven Morrison. Here is part of the report from the Longview newspaper:David Morrison, 33, of Longview has worked for Fred Meyer since 2006 and has managed security at the Longview store since 2010. He is married and has four children.Steven Morrison said surgeons at Oregon Health & Science University worked on the ear for three or four hours, but it could not be reattached because they couldn’t properly reconnect tiny blood vessels and other tissues.last_img read more

Unified voice needed for federal response to BC minesUnified voice needed for federal response to BC mines

first_imgGuy Archibald of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, left, discusses issues with Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell, right, during Thursday’s transboundary mine meeting in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott says Alaskans need a unified voice to push the federal government to question mines across the border in British Columbia.Download AudioAddressing a Thursday meeting of tribal, business and conservation leaders, he said the state will share its knowledge and ask for input on mines near rivers that flow into Alaska.He said it’s time for more than words:“You can scream, all you want. You can go to the governor. … But that’s not the way we should do it. We’ve had too much of that,” Mallott says.Critics accuse state officials of keeping them in the dark about B.C. mining projects, which they say will threaten Southeast fisheries.They’ve also asked the state to push the federal government to bring the issue before the International Joint Commission, which addressed U.S.-Canada water disputes.Commission expert David La Roche said that’s unlikely, because Canada has shown no interest. But he said a U.S. State Department request for a panel examination would catch their attention.“Not because you’re going to get one. But because it would finally and officially serve notice that the U.S. federal government is really taking this issue seriously, which has yet to occur.”Mallott met this summer with U.S. and Canadian officials and said they viewed the transboundary mine issue as local, not international.But he told those at the meeting that the state will keep trying, as well as push for more access to British Columbia’s permitting process.“We will be fully engaged. But this administration wants to be in constant touch with the voice of Alaska’s people. And in this instance, with those [in] leadership, individuals, institutions that are in this room.”He didn’t define how that would work. But he said he looked forward to finding way to combine efforts.At a meeting with Southeast tribal leaders the previous day, he offered direct involvement with the state’s transboundary mine task force.We’ll have continuing coverage of the issues raised at the meetings in future reports.last_img read more

Whistleblower alleges threat to lifeWhistleblower alleges threat to life

first_imgQuthbullapur: President of Sainatha Housing Society Bhoom Reddy sought protection from the government as he was threatened by the officials who sought to take revenge for handing them over to ACB.Bhoom Reddy stated that around 1,000 people formed a housing society and purchased 103 acres of land in Bahadurpally village limits in 1981. He alleged that the first president of the society Krishna Rao was involved many irregularities with the connivance of district cooperative society officials who approved them without conducting proper audit. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us Bhoom Reddy, who became president in the year 2014, asked the officials to conduct audit as he suspected irregularities, but they demanded bribe for conducting the same. Vexed over their attitude, he moved the ACB which laid a trap and caught two officials, assistant registrar and senior inspector, red-handed. He alleged that the officials and former society president threatened several times to kill him. Hence, he appealed to the government to intervene in the matter and provide proper protection. He demanded that the state government ensure the handing over of three acres of the society land by the former president and Saibaba temple which is built in the society land. Also, he demanded of society land encroached by Satyam Computers and owner of plot number 116.last_img read more

Gold smuggling refuses to abate in IndiaGold smuggling refuses to abate in India

first_imgFalling gold prices globally have not deterred smugglers from clandestinely bringing in the yellow metal into India as is evident from the latest seizure at Mumbai airport on 26 December, when Mumbai Customs recovered 3 kg gold valued at about Rs 69 lakh.The Air Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Customs recovered 1.09 kg gold from passenger Priyank Morakhiya who had landed from Hong Kong and other goods worth Rs 87 lakh, while the other passenger, Surur Basha, was found carrying 2 kg gold valued at Rs 46.63 lakh, reported PTI.Earlier this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said gold smuggling was on the rise in India. “There has been an increase in gold smuggling through airports in the period 2012-13 to 2014-15,” he informed Lok Sabha in a written reply on 4 December.Smuggled gold seized at airports in India went up from Rs 557.83 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 832.08 crore in 2014-15. In the current fiscal till mid-November, the government has seized gold valued at Rs 429.84 crore, he said.Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, France, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UAE and the UK are the countries from where passengers smuggle gold into India, Jaitley added.A combination of factors makes gold smuggling into India lucrative.”Besides, increase in custom duty rates, factors like fluctuation in international price of gold and other restrictions on import of gold also contribute to the increase in incidences of gold smuggling,” said Jaitley.India’s gold imports have come down consistently over the years, from $ 56.5 billion in 2011-12, to $53.8 billion in 2012-13, to $27.70 billion. It was $24.49 billion last year and in this fiscal, the country imported gold worth $ 22.73 billion in the first eight months (April to November).Gold prices had touched an all-time high of Rs 33,790 on 28 August, 2013, the day when the Indian rupee touched its all-time low of 68.85 against the US dollar.The import duty on gold is 10% since August 2013.last_img read more

Revoke licenses of hajj agencies involved in anomalies JS bodyRevoke licenses of hajj agencies involved in anomalies JS body

first_img.The parliamentary standing committee on civil aviation and tourism ministry on Tuesday recommended the government to cancel the licenses of the travel agencies involved in anomalies in hajj management this year.   It also suggested the civil aviation and tourism ministry to take necessary steps to fine the hajj agencies, if needed.The committee came up with the recommendations at its 29th meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad with its chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan in the chair.The parliamentary watchdog suggested collecting the full payment of Biman’s ticket fare from hajj agencies during ticket booking in the next hajj season.It asked the ministry to take necessary action against the culprits behind the anomalies in the process of hiring two aircraft from Egypt in 2014 by Biman Bangladesh, which remain out of order for a long time.The committee also asked for the submission of a report over what steps taken over the anomalies following the findings by the parliamentary subcommittee during its probe.According to the subcommittee report, placed before the committee on 27 July last, Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd incurred a loss of Tk 300 crore following the lease. If steps are not taken immediately, Biman will incur a further loss of Tk 56 crore, the report said.In 2014, the two aircraft — Boeing 777-200 ER — were taken on lease from Egypt Airlines for five years. One aircraft was added to the Biman’s fleet in March 2014, while the other in May 2014.Committee members civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, Kamrul Ashraf Khan, Rowshan Ara Mannan and Sabiha Nahar attended the meeting.last_img read more

Blind gamer completes Abes Odyssey using hearing and quick save aloneBlind gamer completes Abes Odyssey using hearing and quick save alone

first_imgThe ability to quick save present in many PC games is a hotly contested feature, historically. Detractors claim that it allows players to trivially complete the hardest tasks, not through skill, but by rote trial-and-error: they take a game one step at a time, instead of one play session at a time. Proponents of the quick save feature, on the other hand, argue that there mere option of quick saving doesn’t mean people have to use it, and who are game developers to tell players when they can or can not save the game and exit?One argument in favor of quick save that never tends to be bandied about during these arguments is the way quick save can facilitate the gaming of the disabled. If ever there was a testament to the ability of quick save to allow a disabled gamer to enjoy a game he otherwise would have found impossible, then, it’s this incredible video from Terry Garrett, a totally blind gamer who managed to complete the PC version of Abe’s Exoddus using sound cues and quick save alone.Terry, of course, isn’t your average blind gamer. He’s spent most of his life trying to turn his disability into a superpower, tuning his hearing to the point of being able to compete in karate black belt competitions. Think of him like a real life Daredevil. As such, Terry was able to use trial-and-error to get through Abe’s Exoddus by using the “advanced sound” of the game, as well as memorization and a liberal use of the quick-save feature, to get through the entire game in a single play.Amazing. We’re not sure how much “fun” this seems, but Garrett’s certainly proven his point, both in regards to the ability of blind gamers when given the right tools, and the importance of excellent sound design in modern video games.[via Rock Paper Shotgun]last_img read more

25 Years Later How Super Metroid Defined a Genre25 Years Later How Super Metroid Defined a Genre

first_imgStay on target On March 19, 1994, Japanese audiences got a chance to play one of the most influential video games of all time: Super Metroid, developed by Gunpei Yokoi’s Nintendo R&D team along with Intelligent Systems. The game saw bounty hunter Samus Aran once again contend with the machinations of Mother Brain as she once again tries to exploit the titular energy-draining creatures for conquest. Although not a hit in Japan, it sold over a million copies worldwide and still shows up on “best game of all time” lists well into the 21st century.Obviously the existence of Super Metroid implies a regular Metroid, but the effects of the original NES game in 1986 weren’t nearly as strong on the industry. Satoru Okada and Masao Yamamoto’s original exploration / combat game was reasonably successful and inspired a Game Boy sequel, but it was also frustrating, often opaque, and very difficult. Like many early Nintendo titles, it had big ideas without the polish to pull them off.Super Metroid brought that polish, and in the process drastically reimagined how people would think about action games. Let’s dive in and explore how that happened.AdChoices广告One WayTraditional action games up to the release of the original Metroid were primarily linear. Sure, some let you skip content on your way to the ending, like Super Mario Bros. warp zones, but for the most part they were organized along a one-way street. There was never any reason for a player to revisit areas he’d already conquered. But both Metroid and the contemporaneous Legend of Zelda presented players with on-screen worlds that rewarded careful exploration and backtracking once new abilities were gained. A few games would experiment with the concept, most notably Capcom’s NES port of Strider, but the majority of games would only offer one way through.What makes the Metroid series work with this backtracking is the game’s approach to power-ups. Traditionally, action games would start and end with the player able to do generally the same stuff — jump, shoot, duck, climb, the usual. Some games like the Mega Man series would let you stock up on alternate weapons, but the game was winnable without them. Others, like Super Mario Bros. would allow the player to obtain temporary power-ups lost after getting hit or dying.Lock And KeyTraditionally, action games would gate off areas with abstract transitions or locked doors — pick up a key and you get to move on. But the world of Metroid is one massive labyrinth, and while there are certainly plenty of doors to be found, the game never gives you a single key. Instead, it gives you verbs.The Super Metroid formula treats the gaining of new powers as the core mechanic of the game. Each change to Samus’s abilities not only makes her more capable in combat, but also increases her ability to traverse the planet Zebes. The morph ball — the first power-up you get in every Metroid game — lets you pass through tight spots. You’ll pick up boots that boost your jumps, bombs that let you crack open walls and floors, and ice rays that let you turn enemies into platforms to bridge gaps. Each power-up entices you to visit areas you’d thought cleared to find new routes.One of Super Metroid‘s biggest innovations was the addition of an on-screen map to chart Samus’s explorations. No longer did you have to slow your roll to mark everything out on a sheet of graph paper. Instead, when you got a new ability you could immediately see the dead ends and unexplored passages you passed by in previous trips. This was the final missing link needed to make the game accessible to casual players but still deep enough for the hardcore.Built For SpeedSequence-breaking — when the player takes advantage of a game’s mechanics to complete it in ways the developer didn’t intend — wasn’t new to Super Metroid. The original Metroid could be glitched to let Samus pass through walls and reach Mother Brain without battling Ridley and Kraid. But Super Metroid‘s increased complexity made it a veritable playground for speedrunners, who immediately started finding new paths through Zebes.This was aided by the game’s rich mechanics. Several of Samus’s most interesting abilities, like the Shinespark air dash, aren’t even mentioned in the manual. They were left secret for gamers to stumble upon and learn how to best exploit. And exploit they did — currently, the record is completing the game as intended with a mere 14 percent of its items collected. They can go lower with out-of-bounds glitches, but that’s still incredible. It’s fair to say that Super Metroid was a breakthrough game for the speedrunning community, and runners are still finding new paths through its environments.Brain ChildrenThe formula laid out in Super Metroid would next find expression in 1997 with Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night. Konami’s supernatural adventures had traditionally been fairly linear level-by-level affairs, with Simon’s Quest diverging a bit, but the PS1 title went whole hog in Metroid‘s direction. Protagonist Alucard was dropped into an enormous castle with passages leading every which way and needed to gather relics and abilities to allow him full reign of its tricks and traps. It was an obvious homage and, although not a commercial success, became one of the most critically acclaimed 2D titles of its generation.The 21st century has seen a resurgence in this style of game, now called “Metroidvania.” Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya’s 2004 Cave Story is a great example of the genre, designed and programmed by a single person. Other hit indie Metroid-alikes include Dead Cells and La Mulana. Larger studio games like Shadow Complex also plumbed the rich vein. From a development perspective, it makes sense — why work so hard on an area a player will rush through once and never appreciate when you can get more mileage out of repeat visits?The lessons of Super Metroid aren’t just confined to 2D exploration platformers, either. A wide range of other action games use the same ability-expanding ruleset to wring the most play out of their environments. God of War director Cory Barlog said that the Metroid approach to exploration through ability informed the way his team crafted the latest installment in that series. In addition, the game’s primarily environmental storytelling — the plot is communicated with no dialogue and just a few lines of on-screen text — inspired a generation of gamemakers to dispense with the verbiage and let their worlds tell the story.Twenty-five years later, Super Metroid still has what it takes to captivate players and designers alike. It’s an incredible achievement that changed how action games were created forever.More on Complete History of Platform GamesHow ‘Anthem’ Shows the Cracks in ‘Games as a Service’11 Long-Delayed Games That Disappointed Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more

CM offers puja as Kolkatans usher in Nobo BorshoCM offers puja as Kolkatans usher in Nobo Borsho

first_imgKolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee began her day by offering Puja at Kalighat temple in the wee hours of Sunday on the occasion of Poila Baisakh amidst tight security. She also wished the people a very happy and prosperous Bengali New Year on Twitter.The Chief Minister extended her greeting to the people of Bengal and sent across a message of peace and prosperity. Many enthusiastic people were happy after seeing the Chief Minister outside the temple. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPeople across the state on Sunday celebrated ‘Poila Baisakh’, the Bengali New Year, with great gusto and fervour, with many thronging temples and offering their puja. Amidst immense joy and festive fervour, the Bengali community celebrated the auspicious first day of the Bengali calendar. People wore new dresses and started thronging various temples from early Sunday morning.The grand festival coincides with the other regional festivals like Bohag Bihu in Assam, Vishu in Kerala and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. Many prayed to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for blessings to ensure prosperity and success. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedMany Bengali traders purchased new accounting books and offered puja at the temples. The accounting in the halkhata begins only after offering puja. Devotees seek blessings of the almighty on the first day of the Bengali New Year. Mantras are chanted while puja is offered before the deities. “Hindu swastika” is drawn on the accounting books by the priests. Long queues of devotees were found in front of the Kalighat and Dakshineshwar, Tarapith and Tarakeswar temple from late night. Thousands of devotees thronged Kalighat temple and Dakshineswar Kali temple, seeking blessings for prosperity. Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee also offered his prayer at Dakshineswar temple. He said that he is a great worshipper of Goddess Kali. On the first day of the Bengali New year, the MP became emotional while offering prayer to the deity.In various places of the city and state, people took out Prabhat Pheris, while children took part in various cultural programmes, clad in new attire. State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay also took part in a Prabhat Pheri, in his own constituency area in Rashbehari. Rallies were taken out in various places in Jadavpur and Ultadanga.Apart from Bengal, the Bengali New year is also celebrated by the people in Bangladesh and among Bengali communities in other states.People, particularly the traders, had hectic activities in Chaitro, being the last month of the Bengali calendar. They remain busy with huge pressure of purchase, with many organising Chaitro sales to attract customers with discounts.Long queues were seen in front of restaurants serving Bengali delicacies on this special day. Several Bengali restaurants have rolled out various special dishes to cater to the demands of people.last_img read more

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first_imgJuly 6, 2010 – C. R. Bard Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of SenoRx Inc., a manufacturer of breast cancer treatment devices. Under the terms of the merger agreement, SenoRx stockholders will receive $11 in cash for each share held of SenoRx common stock, a premium of approximately 14 percent over the closing price of SenoRx shares on May 4, 2010, the last trading day before the public announcement of the acquisition.With the closing of the transaction, trading in SenoRx common shares was suspended. SenoRx common shares ceased to trade on NASDAQ at market close July 6 and were delisted.SenoRx develops, manufactures and sells minimally invasive medical devices used by breast care specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including its EnCor vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system and Contura MLB catheter for delivering radiation to the tissue surrounding the lumpectomy cavity following surgery for breast cancer. SenoRx’s field sales organization serves over 2,000 breast diagnostic and treatment centers in the United States. In addition, SenoRx sells several of its products through distribution partners in more than 30 countries outside the U.S. 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 | 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 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | 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 | 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 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 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 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 | July 06, 2010 C. R. Bard Acquires Breast Cancer Device Company last_img read more

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first_imgCairns-based Coral Princess Cruises announced today it will rebrand as Coral Expeditions, effective 22 June.  This comes after 32 years of operation under the former name, during which time the company has grown and evolved.The new name stays true to the company’s origins as a small ship pioneer on the Great Barrier Reef while updating the company image to reflect its evolution to adventure cruises to the more exotic regions of Australia and the South Pacific.“Coral Expeditions recognises that we are now best known for our coastal expedition itineraries taking small groups of 44 to 72 passengers to remote regions and cultures in Asia-Pacific,” said Group General Manager Mark Fifield.Captain Tony Briggs launched the company in 1984 with one converted Fairmile class submarine chaser and it now has three purpose-built ships and several hundred staff.  It offers 3, 4 and 7 night award-winning Great Barrier Reef cruises and longer expeditions to the Kimberley, Cape York and Arnhem Land, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In November 2015, Coral Expeditions will launch its inaugural season of a unique series of expedition cruises along the coastline of Tasmania.Each ship will be rechristened and refurbished in line with the new brand over the next year.  Coral Princess will become Coral Expeditions I, Coral Princess II will become Coral Expeditions II and the flagship Oceanic Discoverer will be renamed Coral Discoverer.The new logo has been designed by a Cairns-based artist, Brian Robinson.  Brian grew up in the idyllic tropical surroundings of the Torres Strait Islands, located between the tip of Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. His work reflects his knowledge and appreciation of the culture of his people, the myths and legends of the Torres Strait, and the traditional motifs and natural carving ability of the Islanders.“We believe our new logo accurately depicts the spirit of discovery and exploration that embodies our company,” said Mr Fifield. “Our hallmarks of adventure, intimate comfort and quality dining delivered in a professional yet relaxed environment by Australian and New Zealand staff will remain at the heart of the Coral Expeditions experience.” Coral ExpeditionsSource = Coral Expeditionslast_img read more

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is broken and unscrupulous developers often promise more than they deliver Yet another venture tracks brand pirates Besides helping individual consumers Wang also consults for the Chinese government and tracks counterfeits for multinationals Wang gives lectures on consumer rights at universities and runs a free consumer-complaints hotline He has hosted TV shows His targets have included large state-owned telecom companies which he successfully urged to release more-detailed phone bills In a nominally communist nation where the contest of capitalism runs largely unchecked by state oversight Wangs is a vital voice "Chinas biggest challenge is that it has to evolve from giving profits to those who cheat and run overprotected monopolies to rewarding those who innovate" he says "How can China continue to grow and be competitive if it doesnt value quality" China may have lawsafter all its civilization boasts one of the deepest repositories of legal knowledge in the world But rule of law is 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