Industry First ADNOC Loads LPG Propylene onto Same Ship

first_imgThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has completed the industry’s first co-loading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and propylene onto the same vessel.By loading around 12,600 metric tons of propylene and 33,000 metric tons of LPG onto a single vessel, which was docked in Ruwais, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), freight rates were significantly reduced, according to the company.#ADNOC has safely completed the first co-loading of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Propylene onto the same vessel, which was docked in #Ruwais, by using an innovative approach reduces shipping costs and generates greater value.— ADNOC Group (@AdnocGroup) December 11, 2018Under normal circumstances, LPG, which is produced by ADNOC Gas Processing, and propylene, which is produced by ADNOC Refining, are transported separately.“Throughout ADNOC, we are focused on thinking differently to deliver greater value and more efficient operations. This pioneering procedure, the first of its kind in our industry, has the potential to generate significant value for ADNOC,” Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, Director of Marketing, Sales and Trading at ADNOC, said.“Shipping costs, or freight rates as they are more commonly referred to, constitute a significant amount when delivering a product to customers and end-users. By co-loading product that is bound for a particular customer, or location, we are able to deliver substantial cost-savings.”To enable the co-loading of LPG and propylene, which must be stored at different temperatures, ADNOC conducted a number of workshops with its customers, product specialists and ADNOC Group companies involved in the loading operation.last_img read more

Province Prepares for Blizzard

first_imgA major winter storm is expected to hit Nova Scotia starting today, Feb. 12, and continue throughout the day Monday, Feb. 13. The storm is expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow, which will result in blizzard-like conditions and reduced visibility. Higher-than-normal water levels combined with high tide on Monday could produce localized flooding along parts of the Atlantic Coast. “The storm surge and strong winds can make the shoreline dangerous very quickly,” said Zach Churchill, Minister responsible for Emergency Management Office. “I urge Nova Scotians to stay away from the coast during this storm.” Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting substantial snowfall amounts for Nova Scotia as the system stalls over our province into Tuesday. “Strong winds and heavy snow are a recipe for difficult driving conditions,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Motorists are advised to stay off the roads if possible for their safety and to allow plow drivers to safely clear the roads.” Transportation crews are preparing and will be out in full force to keep roads as clear as possible. The Emergency Management Office will open its Provincial Co-ordination Centre today, at 7 p.m. to monitor the storm and offer support where necessary. For information on preparing for storms, including stocking your emergency kit, visit . For road conditions, highway cameras, to track plows and more, go to . Nova Scotians on Twitter can also follow @NS_TIR for road condition updates throughout the storm.last_img read more

Decision on Chidambarams plea for protection from arrest next week

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will pronounce on September 5 the order on plea of former Finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna also extended interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram till next Thursday. The former Union minister offered before the bench to remain in the custody of CBI till Monday. The court refused to comment on it after solicitor general Tushar Mehta said extension of remand can only be done before the CBI court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe bench also directed the ED to place before it in a sealed cover the material which the probe agency wanted to produce for the court’s perusal. Chidambaram’s plea in the Apex Court has challenged the August 20 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED. ED told the Supreme Court that custodial interrogation of Chidambaram is needed as he is a man with “resources, intelligence and wherewithal” even as the former Finance minister asserted that his right to liberty cannot be curtailed by arresting him without any valid reason.last_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Ron E. Scott Facebook “It’s not in the same kind of vein as Blackstone,” says Scott, who is writer, producer and showrunner of the new series. “It’s a little more accessible, less confrontational, less aggressive in its narrative. That was how we shaped the show. At the same time, it does have a social relevance and definitely a commentary that is definitely interesting in our day and age.”center_img Advertisement There are worse dilemmas for a television creator.But Ron E. Scott’s previous project, the Edmonton-shot TV drama Blackstone, was so dark and singular that it’s hard to imagine how he might top it with a followup. The series ran for five seasons on Showcase and APTN, offering an unflinching and often harrowing look at the corruption, addiction and violence that plagued a fictional Alberta First Nations reserve.While it may be a stretch to suggest his new crime drama Tribal, which began filming last week on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation outside of Calgary, finds him lightening up, he will say that it has a different tone than his former series. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Relative of Shalila Moonesinghe arrested over hacking case

Moonesinghe was arrested by the CID earlier after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank. (Colombo Gazette) The relative of the former Chairman of Litro gas Shalila Moonesinghe has been arrested in connection to the ongoing investigations over the hacking of a bank in Taiwan.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Moonesinghe’s relative in at Kalubowila.

Detour Gold Corp faces new charges in workers cyanide poisoning death

by The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2016 9:03 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Detour Gold Corp. faces new charges in worker’s cyanide poisoning death COCHRANE, Ont. – A Toronto-based mining company is facing new charges in connection with the death of a worker last year.Denis Millette, 52, died of acute cyanide intoxication while repairing equipment at a Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC) mine in Cochrane, Ont., on June 3, 2015.The provincial Ministry of Labour has laid 15 charges against the company relating to the incident, in addition to a criminal charge of negligence causing death that was laid last month.The ministry says the new charges range from failing to keep equipment in good condition to failing to make sure there was an antidote for cyanide poisoning.Three individuals who were Millette’s supervisors have also been charged with failing to make sure Millette was wearing protective gear, and failing to adequately supervise him.Detour Gold say that they’re waiting to receive the information that led to the charges before commenting further. read more

In Lebanon UN chief and World Bank President show commitment to leaving

During a visit to the Nahr El-Bared camp in northern Lebanon, which was reduced to rubble when fighting erupted in May 2007 between the radical group Fatah al Islam and the Lebanese Army, the UN chief highlighted that its reconstruction has been a top priority since beginning his tenure that same year. Many of the 31,000 Palestine refugees living there had to flee their homes. “Now after nine years, well, I’m seeing that almost half of the reconstruction has been made, but still there are so many people waiting to return to their homes,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Tripoli. “I just met some family members, the lady was crying, I tried to sympathize and console her, but no words can satisfy her, and no words [are enough].” An international conference was recently convened in London by the UN, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Kuwait. They were able to mobilize a significant amount of funding—more than $5.5 billion for this year. Mr. Ban said some of these pledges will support the Nahr El-Bared camp reconstruction. “We have about 45 per cent of funding down,” he indicated. “I am urging the international community to provide remaining funding, at least $200 million, so that these people can return. It has been too long overdue, it’s been over nine years.” He added that supporting these refugees will be one of the top priorities at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit, taking place in Istanbul in May. “The main thing is that nobody should be left behind, everybody should work together and the people who are suffering should not be left alone,” he stressed. On Friday, the Secretary-General also partook in an inauguration ceremony for the new Qobbeh Social Development Centre in northern Lebanon. Speaking to the press, he said he is happy to see that the UN system and its partners are working closely with community leaders to provide people with education, vocational training, sanitation support and some psychological support. “[The centre] also provides an opportunity when people are suffering from deprivation, lack of opportunities, no education, when they are isolated or left behind,” Mr. Ban added. “The UN, through its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, [is pursuing the same goal]: the main thing is to have everybody on board, nobody should be left behind.” The Centre is also expected to provide support to adolescent boys and girls who are exposed to sexual gender-based violence. Meanwhile, the heads of the World Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank were also in attendance, showing their commitment to helping to provide quality education and job opportunities. In his remarks, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said the institution has been a long-standing partner of the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, and is proud to have been supporting the National Poverty Targeting Program, which has been operating since 2009. “We have helped scale up the program to help lessen the impact of the Syrian refugees on Lebanese families, and to help reduce tensions between the refugees and host communities,” said Mr. Kim. He also announced a major new $100 million initiative aimed at supporting the Government of Lebanon’s plan to improve the quality of its education and to get all Lebanese and Syrian refugee children in schools by the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The new financing was reportedly made possible thanks to a “highly unusual” decision by the Bank’s Board of Directors to offer Lebanon financing terms that had been reserved only for low-income countries. “We will not stand by when there’s a danger of a lost generation of Syrian children as well as the potential for a reversal of Lebanon’s achievements in education,” said Mr. Kim. “We are here today to express solidarity and support to Lebanon as it copes with the impact of the Syria crisis.” Later at a press conference in Beirut, the UN chief said “important meetings on a range of subjects” were held with Prime Minister Salam and Speaker Berri, and the Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Samir Mokbel. He also met with His Beatitude Patriarch Rai. read more

Avalon proves hydrometallurgical process to extract rare earths

first_imgAvalon Rare Metals is making good progress on metallurgical process development for the Nechalacho rare earth element (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Following the successful development of a flotation process for producing an REE mineral concentrate in 2009 (company news release of July 20), recent work has focused on a hydrometallurgical process to further upgrade the REE into a chemical concentrate. Avalon has now successfully established a hydrometallurgical process, proven numerous times in the laboratory, for extracting the REE from the mineral concentrates, bringing them into solution so that they can be upgraded by SX and precipitated as a chemical (carbonate) concentrate.  The Basal Zone layer of the Nechalacho deposit contains a high proportion of heavy rare earth elements (HREE, samarium to lutetium including yttrium) hosted in the minerals fergusonite and zircon along with light rare earth elements (LREE, lanthanum to neodymium) hosted in variable amounts of bastnaesite, synchisite, monazite and allanite.  Approximately half of the HREE are hosted in fergusonite and half are hosted in zircon. These minerals also contain significant amounts of the rare metals tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb) and zirconium (Zr) which will also be recovered and converted into saleable products. Avalon’s metallurgical testwork, directed by expert consultant John R. Goode, P.Eng., has led to development of a flotation process at SGS Minerals Services that successfully concentrates the zircon and fergusonite as well as the LREE mineral phases and associated columbite (a niobium tantalum oxide ore mineral). The flotation process flowsheet has been successfully reproduced by Xstrata Process Services (XPS) in Sudbury, Ontario and Avalon now considers this REE mineral concentration methodology to be firmly established. To date, the flotation mineral separation process results in a concentrate with an average REE, Nb, Ta and Zr recovery of about 80% at a mass pull of 18%.  Optimisation work will continue in order to refine the method and produce additional concentrates for hydrometallurgical testing. Pilot plant work on a 5 t bulk sample of the ore is planned for this summer. The hydrometallurgical plant design work and estimation of capital and operating costs to be used in the PFS are being prepared by Melis Engineering. This is the main information needed to finalise the economic model in the PFS. Avalon is working closely with Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates, its lead technical consultant, to finalise plant design cost estimates so that the PFS can be completed on schedule this spring.  After mineral concentrate production, the next step is mineral cracking, which involves breaking down the rare metal bearing minerals. Avalon has tested a number of methods and has settled on a two-stage process of sulphuric acid bake followed by caustic crack of the residue as the most effective method (technically and ecomomically) for this particular suite of REE-bearing minerals. This method results in approximately 90-95% of the rare metals being brought into solution.  Avalon has completed numerous experiments at SGS that confirm that the route defined operates effectively and provides the basis for preliminary estimation of capital and operating costs. Further optimisation of the process will continue over the balance of the year. Avalon Rare Metals’ 100%-owned Nechalacho deposit is emerging as one of the largest undeveloped rare earth element resources in the world. Its exceptional enrichment in the more valuable HREE, which are key to enabling advances in green energy technology and other growing high-tech applications, is one of the few potential sources of these critical elements outside of China, currently the source of 95% of world supply. Avalon is well funded, has no debt and its work programs are progressing steadily. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones. Avalon’s performance on community engagement in the north earned it the 2010 PDAC Environmental and Social Responsibility Award. The process for upgrading the REE, Nb, Ta and Zr from solution will be conventional SX, similar to any other REE/rare metal hydrometallurgical plant. The model being prepared for the prefeasibility study (PFS) presently contemplates production of a mixed REE carbonate containing all of the recovered LREE and HREE, however, Avalon will be continuing to investigate the merits of further separation to  isolate the LREE, SEG (samarium, europium & gadolinium) and HREE separately as potential value-added products. The REE would all be produced as carbonates, the Zr as basic sulphate (ZBS), and the Nb and Ta as pentoxide, though other chemical forms are possible.  Avalon is currently conducting its SX work at SGS.last_img read more

ABB wins 47 million contract from Codelco for Chilean copper

first_imgChilean Ministro Hales project brings the number of GMD orders for ABB to 100 units. ABB was awarded an over $47 million contract from Codelco for the delivery of three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems, gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), E-house and power transformers for the Ministro Hales (MH) project 6 km north of Calama, Chile. ABB is proud to announce that the MH project brings the number of GMD orders for ABB to 100 units! MH is a greenfield project, and for Codelco one of the most important investments made. At an elevation of 3000 m above sea level, Calama is the gateway to the geological and archaeological wonders of Northern Chile’s high central Atacama desert.The GMD system portion consists of a 12 MW GMD for a 36″ SAG mill and two 8.9 MW GMDs for two 22″ ball mills. Leaving the factory at the end of 2011 those two GMDs will be the first ones assembled at ABB’s new GMD assembly factory in Basel, Switzerland. In addition to the GMD systems ABB will deliver a 220kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), three containerised E-rooms including 23kV GIS and auxiliary services), as well as power transformers. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for 2013.Acting as a variable speed drive, the GMD allows the mill to start smoothly, without any mechanical stress and fulfills the customer’s requirements for flexibility and adjustability of the process, enabling maximum control over the grinding process. ABB gearless mill drive systems feature numerous benefits when compared with conventional geared drive systems: superior reliability also with weak networks, increased process availability, extended life span and improved energy efficiency. Furthermore the system brings advantages such as optimal space conditions, a minimum number of spare parts, mechanical and electrical components and consequently less maintenance requirements and an easy inclusion in all mill concepts.last_img read more

Veszprém fans do everything to make their team successful

MKB VeszpremVeszprem fans After a fan had sent his message, he got a surprise… are you curious about it? Follow us and watch the full video on next week!TEXT: VIRAG FARKASPHOTOS: ZOLTAN CSEH ← Previous Story IHF treasurer, CHF president and SEHA chief Sandi Sola to be arrested soon! Next Story → Poland: Vive Kielce in good form ahead of the Polish Cup F4 MKB Veszprém KC has entered a collaboration contract with the Hungarian Digi Sport television channel. Within the framework of this agreement a short video was shot in Veszprém Aréna. Dozens of handball fans went there for the channel’s request and sent their messages to help the team in this strong term. Veszprém will play in the Hungarian Cup’s Final Four at the weekend and then against THW Kiel in the quarter-final of EHF Velux Champions League, so they really need this strong support. read more

Happy Pi Day 2013

first_imgDo you know what today is? The mathematically inclined among you will instantly proclaim that it is, in fact, Pi Day. This impromptu holiday happens every year on 3/14 (like 3.14 at the beginning of pi). Of course this only works in the American date format, but let’s all look past that to celebrate this crazy mathematical constant together. Bonus: it’s also Einstein’s birthday!The dry mathematical definition of pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. That’s cool, but what does it mean? If you take a perfect circle, no matter how massive, and divide its circumference by the diameter, you always get pi. Thus, a circle’s circumference is always 2π. This value is hugely important in physics and engineering.Because pi is an irrational number, it repeats forever. Some mathematicians have made it a challenge to continuously calculate more and more digits of pi. The current record for this noble endeavor is 10,000,000,000,050 decimal places, held by Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo. It took them 371 days to make the calculation with a dual-core Xeon PC running 96GB of RAM and 58TB in total storage.Here’s a visualization of one small part of that data. Each pixel in this image represents one digit of pi. Make sure to check out the interactive version as well.Maybe you didn’t plan ahead for the Pi Day festivities. Well, then maybe you’ll want to wait for Pi Approximation Day this summer. On July 22 (or 22/7 in the day-month format) we get the value 3.1428… it’s close enough.Pi Day was first organized by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988. He envisioned it as an excuse to walk around in circular rooms eating pies (which are round, so you can justify it). I think that sounds pretty good.Whether you’re just eating some pie, or building a giant pi domino spiral, we at Geek wish you the best Pi Day possible.last_img read more

Two men arrested over murder of man shot dead in Co Down

first_imgTwo men arrested over murder of man shot dead in Co Down on Monday Malcolm McKeown’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm. TWO MEN HAVE been arrested by police in Northern Ireland after a man was shot dead in Waringstown, Co Down on Monday night. Police investigating the murder of 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown have arrested two men – aged 24 and 25 – on suspicion of murder.Mr McKeown’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery has appealed for anyone with information in relation to the investigation.He said: “Were you in Dewart’s Garage or in Waringstown Main Street at that time and did you see anything?“I am keen to trace the driver and passengers of a dark blue or black VW Passat, registration RK62 PLX, which was seen at 6.20pm in Cambrai Heights before the shooting”. Commenting on the death, SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly said earlier this week that the local community was in shock. “The local community is in shock…after the violent murder of a man in a shooting in Waringstown. This is a quiet, settled village and people are appalled that violence has been brought onto their streets,” she said.  Aug 24th 2019, 7:21 PM Saturday 24 Aug 2019, 7:21 PM Image: Google Street View 8,320 Views Share Tweet Email center_img Main Street in Waringstown Image: Google Street View Short URL No Comments Main Street in Waringstown By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sodas augmententils le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas

first_imgSodas : augmentent-ils le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas ?États-Unis – Selon une étude américaine publiée lundi 8 février, la consommation d’au moins deux verres de soda par semaine accroîtrait le risque de développer un cancer du pancréas.L’étude, nommée Singapore chinese health study, a été dirigée par le docteur Pereira de l’université du Minnesota. Elle a pris en compte les dossiers médicaux, l’alimentation et l’activité physique de 60.524 Singapouriens pendant 14 ans. Ces données ont également, et surtout, inventorié la consommation de sodas et de boissons sucrées de ces derniers. Au terme de cette étude ont été recensés les cas de cancer de pancréas, qu’ils aient entraîné la mort du patient ou non.Il s’est avéré que les personnes qui consomment au moins deux boissons avec du sucre ajouté par semaine ont plus de chances de contracter un cancer du pancréas que les individus ayant une consommation plus restreinte de ce type de produits. Le directeur de l’étude, Noel T. Mueller, précise : “Les personnes qui boivent deux verres ou plus de soda par semaine augmentent de 87% les risques qu’elles ont de souffrir d’un cancer du pancréas comparé aux personnes qui ne consomment pas de soda. Le sucre contenu dans les sodas augmente le niveau d’insuline dans le corps, ce qui contribue très certainement à développer les cellules cancéreuses du pancréas”.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Il faut cependant noter que les gros consommateurs de soda étaient en général des personnes faisant peu d’activité physique, consommant de l’alcool régulièrement, des fumeurs et des personnes à l’alimentation très peu équilibrée, pouvant également être des gros mangeurs de viande rouge. Toutefois, les chercheurs ont confirmé le lien entre la consommation de boissons contenant des sucres ajoutés et les risques de souffrir d’un cancer du pancréas.Le cancer touchant le pancréas est particulièrement fatal : moins de 5% des malades y survivent plus de cinq ans. Le 14 février 2010 à 15:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

William Shatner to narrate WWE Network series

first_img system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Twitter Facebook Pinterest Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Courtesy of Network’s Breaking Ground to premiere on YouTube and FacebookWWE will offer fans free access to the first episode of its new WWE Network original series, Breaking Ground, on the WWE Facebook page and the WWE YouTube channel at noon ET this Sunday, Oct. 25. Breaking Ground will debut in its regular WWE Network timeslot on Monday, Oct. 26, immediately following Monday Night Raw, which airs on USA Network.Narrated by legendary actor and voiceover artist William Shatner, Breaking Ground gives viewers access to the WWE Performance Center, chronicling what it takes to become a WWE Superstar.The 10-episode series is produced by WWE and 3 Ball Entertainment. Todd A. Nelson, Ross Weintraub, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre and Jason Sklaver serve as executive producers for 3 Ball Entertainment. Kevin Dunn is executive producer for WWE.“Ever since I tossed the legendary Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler out of the ring, I’ve been enamored with WWE,” said Shatner. “My love affair continues with the new show, Breaking Ground.”“We’re thrilled to be in business with WWE on Breaking Ground, a show that highlights the serious athletic training, ability and fortitude needed to be among this elite group,” added 3 Ball Entertainment co-CEOs Todd A. Nelson and Ross Weintraub.“We remain committed to developing premium, original content on WWE Network,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “Breaking Ground will give our fans unprecedented access and a look into what it takes to make it in WWE.”William Shatner’s career as an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor, director, producer, writer and recording artist spans more than 50 years. Shatner may be best known for originating the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series “Star Trek,” which spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the “Star Trek” movies, one of which he directed. He also starred in “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” On Nov. 15, Shatner will receive the Voice Arts Icon Award from The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences.3 Ball Entertainment is one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming. 3 Ball’s series include “Bar Rescue,” “Catch a Contractor” and “Sweat Inc.” for Spike; “LA Hair” for WE tv; “My Cat From Hell” for Animal Planet; “Kitten Bowl” for Hallmark Channel; and “Extreme Weight Loss” for ABC, which airs as “Obese” in 130 countries.Breaking Ground joins WWE Network’s growing list of original programming including Legends’ House, Swerved, Stone Cold Podcast Live, WWE 24, The Monday Night War, The WWE List and more.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Forever In My Heart WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YouTube Summer Camps For Kids Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more

Kids dig Dozer Day

first_imgNutter FoundationDerek Fechtner says he might want to be a firefighter when he grows up. Or maybe the 6-year-old Woodland boy will become a bulldozer driver. Or maybe he’ll be an ambulance paramedic.He and thousands of other local boys and girls got the chance to test drive their dreams over the weekend at the annual Dozer Day event, spread across 30 acres at the Cemex/Fisher Quarry in East Vancouver.This was the eighth year for the event, which unites big machines and little kids for charitable purposes. It was coordinated for the fifth consecutive year by the Nutter Foundation, a charitable arm of the Vancouver-based Nutter Corp. heavy construction firm.Aimee Gebarowski, a foundation employee who, along with Renee Nutter, spends nearly six months organizing the three-day event, said there are several reasons behind Dozer Day.First of all, it raises a lot of money. After last year’s event, nearly $100,000 was donated to three dozen groups that directly benefit local children, ranging from larger organizations such as Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Vancouver School District Foundation to very small causes such as the Klineline Kids Fishing Derby.last_img read more

Six killed in suicide bombing at Pakistani shrine

first_imgLocatoin of Baluchistan. Reuters File PhotoA suicide bombing at a shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed six people and left many wounded, a provincial government spokesman said.“It was a suicide blast and a police constable was also killed in the blast,” Baluchistan spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar told Reuters.He added that the constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.last_img

UPDATE Trump Announces US Withdrawal From Iran Deal

first_img Share 2:25 p.m.President Donald Trump says the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, which he is calling “defective at its core.”Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime. He says in an address to the nation that he will be reinstituting the highest level of sanctions and warning any country not to help the Iranian government.Trump says America “will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail” and will not allow “a regime that chants ‘Death to America’” to get access to nuclear weapons.The president says he made the decision after consulting with U.S. allies.______ 2:20 p.m.President Donald Trump is railing against the Iran nuclear agreement as “a horrible, one-sided deal” based on a lie.Trump’s comments Tuesday come as he announces plans to follow through on his campaign threat to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran during a televised address at the White House.Trump says that if he allowed the deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race.He also says a constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it wasn’t.Trump is calling Iran a “regime of great terror.”And he says that “no action taken by the regime has been more dangerous than its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them.”______President Donald Trump is following through on his campaign threat and withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran.That’s according to two people familiar with the decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. They did not have any details on how the withdrawal would unfold.Trump is expected to make the announcement Tuesday afternoon.It wasn’t immediately clear which sanctions lifted under the deal that Trump plans to immediately re-impose. He has several options. A more limited move could leave Trump more room to potentially stay in the deal if other members agree to toughen it.The president has long criticized the 2015 agreement, which lifted most U.S. and international sanctions against the country. In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program making it impossible to produce a bomb, along with rigorous inspections.The decision deals a profound blow to some of America’s closest allies — including Britain, France and Germany, who joined the U.S. only three years ago to sign the deal.center_img AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaIn this May 5, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform at Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.last_img read more

Researchers find signs of western Eurasian genes in southern African Khoisan tribes

first_img Scientists believe humans evolved from ancestral primates in Africa several hundred thousand years ago, but it wasn’t until approximately 65,000 years ago that they made their way out of Africa and into the Middle East and eventually the rest of the world. Until recently, that migration has been viewed by most scientists as a one-way trip. Gene studies over the past several years has turned that thinking around, however, as its been found that many people in several parts of Africa have European or Asian gene segments in their DNA. In this latest study, the researchers have found evidence of Eurasian genes in tribespeople who were thought to have a purely African ancestry.The Khoisan tribespeople of today still live much as their ancestors did—they are hunter-gathers who are also pastoralists—they are most familiar to westerners as the people who speak with distinctive clicking noises. Until now, they were believed to have the purest African gene pool due to their thousands of years of isolationist practices. The team acquired DNA samples from 32 people living in Khoisan tribes in southern Africa—an analysis revealed Eurasian gene segments in all of them. But that wasn’t the end of the story. To understand how the gene fragments got into the Khoisan tribespeople, the researchers turned to archeological and linguistic evidence to build a possible time-line of events. In so doing, they’ve found what they believe to have been a migration back into Africa by people of the Middle East (ancestors of the people that migrated to Europe and Asia) approximately 3000 years ago. Those people made their way to various parts of the continent, including a part of eastern Africa from which the Khoisan tribespeople had migrated south approximately 900 and 1800 years ago.The researchers found something else—the Khoisan tribespeople also had snippets of Neanderthal DNA in their genes as well—courtesy of their Eurasian heritage. 33-year-old San tribesman from Namibia. Image: Wikipedia. Genetic admixture in southern Africa: Ancient Khoisan lineages survive in contemporary Bantu groups ( —A team of researchers with representatives from the U.S., Germany and France has found evidence of western Eurasian genes in Khoisan tribes living in southern Africa. This suggests, the researchers conclude in a paper they’ve had published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that a migration from the Middle East back to Africa occurred approximately 3000 years ago. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More information: Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa, Joseph K. Pickrell, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1313787111AbstractThe history of southern Africa involved interactions between indigenous hunter–gatherers and a range of populations that moved into the region. Here we use genome-wide genetic data to show that there are at least two admixture events in the history of Khoisan populations (southern African hunter–gatherers and pastoralists who speak non-Bantu languages with click consonants). One involved populations related to Niger–Congo-speaking African populations, and the other introduced ancestry most closely related to west Eurasian (European or Middle Eastern) populations. We date this latter admixture event to ∼900–1,800 y ago and show that it had the largest demographic impact in Khoisan populations that speak Khoe–Kwadi languages. A similar signal of west Eurasian ancestry is present throughout eastern Africa. In particular, we also find evidence for two admixture events in the history of Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ethiopian populations, the earlier of which involved populations related to west Eurasians and which we date to ∼2,700–3,300 y ago. We reconstruct the allele frequencies of the putative west Eurasian population in eastern Africa and show that this population is a good proxy for the west Eurasian ancestry in southern Africa. The most parsimonious explanation for these findings is that west Eurasian ancestry entered southern Africa indirectly through eastern Africa.center_img Explore further Citation: Researchers find signs of western Eurasian genes in southern African Khoisan tribes (2014, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2014 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 20, 2012 AMA Says Mammography Should Begin at Age 40 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Content Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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The new AMA policy states that starting at age 40, all women should be eligible for mammography screening. The policy also supports insurance coverage for the screening.Other new policies:Easing the Burdens for Physicians to Treat Across State Lines For a physician to practice medicine as a volunteer in a neighboring state, the physician must be licensed to practice in that state. The AMA passed policy to support the development of state programs that allow out-of-state physicians to provide their professional services across state lines at free clinics and in underserved communities.”We become physicians so that we can help patients lead healthier lives, but licensing barriers can prevent physicians from helping patients in neighboring states,” said AMA board member Stephen Permut, M.D. “Creating programs for out-of-state physicians to practice medicine in free clinics in other states will help improve access to health care, particularly in underserved communities.”AMA to Evaluate ICD-11 as a New Diagnostic Coding System Delegates at the AMA’s Annual Meeting adopted policy to evaluate ICD-11 as a possible alternative to replace ICD-9. The AMA will conduct more research on this issue and will report back to the House of Delegates in 2013.”ICD-10 coding will create unnecessary and significant financial and administrative burdens for physicians,” said AMA President-elect Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D. “It is critical to evaluate alternatives to ICD-9 that will make for a less cumbersome transition for physicians and allow physicians to focus on their primary priority — patient care. AMA voted today to consider ICD-11 as a possible alternative. The policy also asks the AMA and other stakeholders, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to examine other options.”Preserving the Opportunity to Moonlight The average medical student who graduated in 2010 had $157,944 in medical school debt and 17 percent of medical student graduates had debt surpassing $200,000. The AMA passed policy today that recommends it work with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association and graduate medical education programs to allow resident and fellow physicians who are in good standing with their programs the opportunity for external and internal moonlighting.”The amount of medical school loan debt continues to grow, and medical residents are looking for opportunities to reduce this debt burden,” said board member Jordan VanLare. “It is important that we provide medical residents and fellows who are in good standing the chance to gain valuable extra experience, and also earn the additional income they need to cover expenses related to these loans and day-to-day living.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. 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RaySearch Releases New Version of RayCare OIS

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Related Content 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.  Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 13, 2018 RaySearch Releases New Version of RayCare OIS Version 2A features new task- and rule-based scheduling for all clinic resources, clinical document and form management connected to task management 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 | 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 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 | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 July 13, 2018 — RaySearch has released RayCare 2A, the latest version of its flagship oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is designed to support the workflow in a modern oncology center, connecting the different oncology disciplines, boosting efficiency and ensuring optimal use of resources.RayCare is developing rapidly with clinical input from leading cancer centers worldwide. The first clinical version of RayCare was released in December 2017, and Iridium Cancer Network in Belgium started using it clinically after only two months. RayCare 2A introduces new features and a range of general system enhancements.New features include:Task-based and rule-based scheduling for all clinic resources;Management of clinical documents and forms connected to task management; andAdditional treatment management functions.RayCare’s advanced workflow capabilities have been further enhanced to enable customization of the individual patient’s workflow, as well as automatic capture and management of billable codes from tasks performed in the workflow.RayCare 2A also incorporates RayPACS, a managed picture archiving and communication system that makes it fast and easy to retrieve and share images. RayPACS is fully integrated with the RayCare workflow management system, enabling automated imaging workflows. All DICOM and non-DICOM objects relevant for radiation oncology can be stored, and rules for DICOM routing can be set up easily based on any DICOM tag.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 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 last_img read more