SecretaryGenerals panel on relations with civil society begins twoday meeting

Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette opened the session of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN Relations with Civil Society, after which it began discussion of two main issues with presentations by Mr. Cardoso – an overview of civil society and global governance, and a review and analysis of UN practice in dealing with civil society.Mr. Annan set up the panel in February, calling improved interaction between the UN and the many actors in civil society “an essential step” towards making the UN more efficient and more capable of responding to the new demands of the 21st century.”The goals of the United Nations can only be achieved if civil society as well as Governments and international agencies are fully engaged,” he said then. read more

Attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes – ICC Prosecutor

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemned the killing on 13 July of seven peacekeepers serving with the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and the wounding of 17 military and police personnel. The ambush carried out by a large unidentified group, which drew condemnation from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, was one of the most serious attacks against the mission since its deployment in early 2008, and the third in the past few weeks. “The Prosecutor reminds all parties to the conflict that the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction in Darfur […] and that the intentional directing of attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes,” said a statement issued by the Prosecutor’s office.“The office will not hesitate to investigate and prosecute those alleged to have committed such crimes should the national authorities fail to,” it added. “The Prosecutor calls on the Government of Sudan to carry out a prompt and full investigation and to hold all those responsible to account.”Located in The Hague, in the Netherlands, the ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern – namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – if national authorities with jurisdiction are unwilling or unable to do so genuinely.The Darfur region of Sudan is one of eight situations currently under investigation by the ICC. The others are northern Uganda, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Libya, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire. read more

Security guard pulled from Demerara River drowned – PM

A post mortem performed on the body of 58-year-old Mohamed Al Rasheed, whose body was retrieved from the Demerara River on Thursday has given the cause of death as drowning and as such, ruled out any speculations of foul play.The autopsy was conducted by Government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh on Friday at the Linden Hospital Complex and the body has since been handed over to relatives.The deceased, a security guard of Number 11 Village, West Coast, Berbice is said to have drowned after venturing into the river in the vicinity of Omai Wharf on Wednesday.It was reported that Al Rasheed who was guarding some heavy duty equipment went to take a bath into the river and never resurfaced.The man reportedly encountered difficulties due to the strong current of the tide. Other employees reportedly saw this and attempted to render assistance but he went under the water. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBody of man drowned in Demerara River recoveredApril 25, 2019In “Crime”Man, 58, feared drowned in Demerara RiverApril 25, 2019In “latest news”Body washes up on Wales estate wharfFebruary 14, 2017In “latest news” read more

Deaths of children at GPHC…Guyana Medical Council concludes probe into doctors

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDeaths of 3 children at GPHC: 6 months after, Medical Council still to decide on fate of doctorsJuly 9, 2019In “latest news”Medical Council to probe death of children at GPHCMarch 14, 2019In “Health”‘Thorough probe needed’ – says father of teen who died after being treated for ankle painAugust 7, 2019In “latest news” …files sent to disciplinary committeeMore than three months have passed since the deaths of three juveniles occurred at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and although two independent investigations into those matters have been concluded, sanctions, if any, are yet to be imposed.Chairman of the Guyana Medical Council, Dr Navindranauth Rambarran, in an exclusive interview with Inews on Saturday said that the Guyana Medical Council has concluded its probe into the deaths and the files have been sent to the council’s Disciplinary Committee.“All I could say on the issue is that the issue is now engaging the disciplinary committee at the medical council. But the course of natural justice has to take its path. So I cannot comment on that further,” Dr Rambarran said.With regard to the doctors who were found in the initial probe by the hospital to be negligent of following protocol, and who are still on the job, Dr Rambarran explained that it is not the role of the Guyana Medical Council to interfere in those operations but rather, the Disciplinary Committee has to do its work.GPHC, earlier this year, concluded its own probe into the matter, which found that the medical personnel did not follow the established protocol in administering drugs to the three children who died earlier this year.In March last, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) of Guyana, Dr Karen Gordon-Campbell, told the media that the doctors who treated the three juvenile leukaemia patients who later died at the GPHC administered the drugs incorrectly. Instead of intrathecal administration of the drug vincristine, they administered it intravenously.It was this that led to the adverse reactions of those three children and ultimately their deaths.She explained that investigations revealed that protocols the medical practitioners should have followed would have stipulated which drug has to be administered “when and where.”“It wasn’t a question of dosage but administration in terms of where it was administered. That was done incorrectly. The dosages would have been fine but in terms of where they administered what,” the Deputy CMO explained.She stated that the three medical personnel involved in the matters were aware that they had broken protocol but not at the initial stage of administering the medicinal drugs to those patients.“The reasons that were given encompassed the fact that they were stretched and maybe not fully attentive at the time. That pretty much is the long and short of the reasons given but I don’t think that initially they realised. But eventually, when they recognised that the patients were deteriorating when they checked they realised their mistake.”DeficienciesMeanwhile, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the GPHC, Kesaundra Alves told the media that an internal investigation by the hospital’s administration into the circumstances surrounding the treatment of three leukaemia patients and their subsequent adverse reactions has revealed that human deficiencies and systemic challenges contributed to the demise of those three children.“Statements were solicited from the parties directly or indirectly involved and parties who were witnesses or otherwise privy to pertinent information that could assist with the investigation. The Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Jeffery, submitted his final report to the Chief Executive Officer on January 28, 2019. That report concluded that human deficiencies and systemic challenges contributed to the demise of the three children.”She stated that an independent investigation by the Public Health Ministry was also launched and findings were similar to those of the GPHC’s; non-adherence to the hospital’s protocols led to the three young children succumbing at the GPHC.Since the deaths occurred, parents and other activists have been calling for the suspension of medical licenses of those doctors responsible for the deaths of seven-year-old Curwayne Edwards on January 14, three-year-old Roshini Seegobin on January 18 and six-year-old Sharezer Mendonca on January 24. read more

New GPC refreshes Limacol Tournament for fourth year

New GPC Company Secretary Zulfikar Ali speaking at the launchFor the fourth consecutive year, New GPC, under their Limacol brand, will be the chief sponsor of the Limacol Football tournament which gives senior teams a chance to showcase talents.Over $750,000 in cash and prizes has been injected into the fourth edition of the annual event, which brings the best of the best non-elite football teams together for weeks of riveting competition.This year’s tournament will see participation from 12 teams, eight of which hail from Georgetown, two are from the East Coast of Demerara, one is from the Demerara West Coast, and one is from the Demerara East Bank.Speaking on behalf of the organising body, Troy Mendonca of the Petra Organisation noted that while corporate entities may not necessarily have any direct returns from hosting tournaments, the reward comes in giving youths a platform to showcase their talent.“There are a lot of times when companies might not be able to actually measure what they get out of it, but we create young leaders and athletes, and it builds their character. This tournament alone would engage over 250 youths,” Mendonca explained.Mendonca also expressed gratitude to the pharmaceutical company on behalf of the coordinating body and the wider football fraternity.“We continue to praise New GPC for coming on board with us; and on behalf of Petra and the entire football fraternity, we want to say a big ‘thank you!’,” Mendonca stated.The teams that will have a chance to vie for the $400,000 grand prize are: GFC, Pele, Camptown, Northern Rangers, Black Pearl, Beacon, Riddim Squad, Pouderoyen, Grove Hi Tech, Mahaica Determinators and Buxton Stars.Meanwhile, GT Panthers and Eastveldt will have a play-off for the twelfth spot.Citing New GPC’s co-ownership of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team, Company Director Zulfikar Ali stressed the company’s continued involvement in sport, and revealed his hopes for Guyana’s future in football.“We pay a lot of emphasis on sport in Guyana, and football is one of the sports that we see having a lot of opportunities and room for growth. We hope that one day, when our national team can qualify for the World Cup and maybe win that World Cup, we would have played a part in the early development stages, to groom our young footballers to raise their standards of play in a tournament that will give them experience and confidence to go further,” Ali explained.He also expressed the New GPC’s commitment to assisting in the development of Guyanese athletes, especially in the football arena.The Limacol Football Tournament is expected to kick off next Saturday, August 31, at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue.The teams will participate in the round-robin group stage before advancing to the quarterfinals, semis and the final showdown. With a new champion set to be crowned, the twelve teams will be battling for a $400,000 first prize, while second place will walk away with $200,000. Third and fourth places will pocket $100,000 and $50,000 respectively. (Jemima Holmes) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew GPC pulls out of proposed Bourda Stadium DealNovember 30, 2013In “Local News”3rd Petra/Limacol Football tournament officially launchedAugust 25, 2018In “latest news”Santos, Mahaica Determinators are latest Limacol winnersSeptember 12, 2019In “latest news” read more

Xavier Bertrand réclame le retrait rapide des médicaments dangereux

first_imgXavier Bertrand réclame le retrait rapide des médicaments dangereuxDepuis plusieurs jours déjà, le ministre de la Santé Xavier Bertrand confirme sa volonté d’accélérer les procédures de retrait de la vente concernant les médicaments jugés potentiellement dangereux.Il y a plusieurs semaines l’affaire Mediator éclatait au grand jour, révélant au public que le médicament, prescrit aux personnes diabétiques, aurait non seulement causé la mort de plusieurs centaines voire milliers de personnes, mais avait été maintenu sur le marché alors que sa dangerosité aurait été mise en avant durant des années. Depuis, Xavier Bertrand multiplie ses interventions concernant ces médicaments dits dangereux. Le ministre de la Santé a ainsi réagi hier à un article du magazine Prescrire qui demande le retrait du marché de trois médicaments, dont le buflomédil. Xavier Bertrand a ainsi déclaré : “Ces médicaments à l’heure actuelle font l’objet d’un réexamen, pas parce que la revue Prescrire le dit, parce que la procédure est engagée depuis maintenant plusieurs mois (…), mais il y a aussi d’autres médicaments qui régulièrement font l’objet d’un examen”.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?De plus l’homme politique a réaffirmé sa volonté d’accélérer les procédures visant le retrait de certains médicaments dits dangereux, à l’antenne de Canal + où il a déclaré : “A partir du moment où il y a des premières indications, je pense qu’il faut renforcer et accélérer la pharmacovigilance pour bien déterminer si le problème qu’il peut y avoir sur certains patients est un problème qui peut se reproduire chez d’autres patients”. Et le Parisien de noter que des précisions concernant les dites procédures de retrait devraient être révélées dès le 15 janvier. Au sujet du buflomédil, l’adjointe du directeur général de l’Association française de sécurité sanitaire des médicaments et des produits de santé à fait savoir à France-Info : “C’est effectivement un produit qui est en cours de réévaluation du bénéfice-risque (…). C’est un produit avec une marge thérapeutique étroite, ca veut dire que si vous changez un tout petit peu la dose, vous pouvez effectivement avoir des accidents”. Le 5 janvier 2011 à 18:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

FHP trooper hospitalized after hitandrun on Turnpike in Hollywood

first_imgOur thoughts and prayers are with the @FHPPalmBeach Trooper who was struck today on the Turnpike. ALWAYS move over when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Get well soon, Trooper! #MoveOver— Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (@CoralSpringsFD) May 25, 2019Troopers are searching for a white 6 series BMW with a temporary tag and possible front-end damage. Officials said the driver exited on Hollywood Boulevard.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The collision caused traffic delays along the southbound lanes of the highway.The exit ramp remained closed for hours as authorities investigated, but the rest of the southbound lanes stayed open. One of our Trooper was struck by a hit and run vehicle in Broward. SB Turnpike exit to Hollywood Blvd. #FHP is looking for a white, BMW 6 series with a temporary tag that exited on Hollywood Blvd. If anyone has information, pls call *347.— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) May 25, 2019Saturday evening, FHP officials confirmed the victim is a trooper based out of West Palm Beach.Saturday evening, 7News cameras captured troopers examining the victim’s cruiser as they searched for clues. center_img HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to the hospital after he was struck on the Florida Turnpike in Hollywood by a driver who fled the scene, officials said.FHP and Hollywood Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash near the southbound exit ramp to Hollywood Boulevard, Saturday afternoon.Paramedics rushed the victim to Memorial Regional Hospital as a trauma alert. His condition is unknown.last_img read more

Steinways hightech piano can play back exactly what you just played

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Music Sci-Tech 0 Steinway Spirio pianos came out in 2015, allowing users to choose a song from the Spirio app and let the piano play it on its own. The new Spirio | r not only plays songs, it also offers the recording, playback and editing capabilities. Steinway’s launch of a high-tech piano means people who practice at home can play back their music and improve their craft. Music lovers can also use the Spirio | r to reenact a maestro’s performance while maintaining its dynamics, volume and sound quality, the company says.The Spirio | r piano is available in a Steinway Model D and Model B, though the price range hasn’t been announced yet. The piano works with multiple file formats including Spirio high-resolution, MIDI and MP3 high-quality sampled audio.  Tags Jon Batiste performs as Steinway & Sons unveils the Spirio R at Steinway Hall in New York. Mike Coppola via Getty Images A 166-year-old piano maker is advancing further into the tech world. Steinway & Sons on Tuesday launched its high-tech piano, Spirio | r, which lets you record, play back and edit your own tunes via the Spirio app on iPad. The piano can also play on its own like a speaker but with real acoustic sounds.”Never before have artists been able to capture the nuance and soul of their playing so precisely on a Steinway,” said Steinway CEO and President Ron Losby.Jon Batiste, the pianist from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performed at Steinway’s launch event on Tuesday night at the Steinway Hall here in New York, demonstrating what Spirio | r can accomplish. Batiste first played and recorded a Sam Cooke piece to see if the piano can “capture the soulfulness.” The piano played it back just how Batiste performed it, while he played a melodica along with the piano. last_img read more

Following health care vote Trump singles out Murkowski with critical tweet

first_imgU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks with reporters in Juneau in February. (File photo by Skip Gray/360 North)This afternoon, the US Senate voted against an amendment to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act in a 55-45 split.It was one of several votes concerning the health law in two days.Listen nowFollowing yesterday’s narrow Senate vote to allow debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump tweeted his disapproval toward Senator Lisa Murkowski — stating that she “let the Republicans and our country down.”Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017Murkowski and Susan Collins of Maine were the only Republican senators to vote no on the measure, causing a 50-50 split that required a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.In an interview with MSNBC today, Murkowski said she is isn’t very concerned about the president’s tweet, or how it affects her political future.“I don’t think it’s wise to be operating on a daily basis thinking about what a statement or a response that causes you to be fearful of your electoral prospects,” Murkowski said. “We’re here to govern.”Murkowski reminded the reporter that she isn’t up for reelection until 2022. She voted against today’s partial repeal amendment, while Senator Dan Sullivan voted in support of the amendment.Update: This story has been updated to reflect the vote on a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act.last_img read more

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman Yemen leaving 1 dead 40 missing

first_imgA man covers his head under the rain in Salalah, Oman on 25 May. Photo: APCyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least one dead and 40 missing, officials said.Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall. The Arabian Sea angrily churned Saturday morning, sending mounds of sea foam into the air. The waves ate into one tourist beach, pulling hunks of it away and toppling thatch umbrellas cemented into the sand.As Mekunu barreled overhead, the eye of the storm provided a moment’s respite. At one luxury hotel, which already had evacuated its guests, workers sat down early for a traditional “suhoor,” a meal Muslims eat before sunrise during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. They laughed and shared plates by flashlight in a darkened ballroom, the cyclone’s wind a dull roar behind their clatter.At least one person, a 12-year-old girl, died in Oman and 40 others are missing from the Yemeni island of Socotra, which earlier took the storm’s brunt, police said. Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese were among those missing on the Arabian Sea isle and officials feared some may be dead.India’s Meteorological Department said the storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170-180 kilometres (105-111 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph). It called the cyclone “extremely severe.”Many holidaymakers fled the storm Thursday night before Salalah International Airport closed. The Port of Salalah – a key gateway for the country – also closed, its cranes secured against the pounding rain.Omani forecasters warned Salalah and the surrounding area would get at least 200 millimetres (7.87 inches) of rain, over twice the amount of downfall this city typically gets in a year. Authorities remained worried about flash flooding in the area’s valleys and potential mudslides down its nearby cloud-shrouded mountains.Workers take a rest in a school turned into a shelter in Salalah, Oman on 25 May. Photo: APA sizable police presence fanned out across the city, the hometown of Oman’s long time ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Many officers rode in Royal Oman Police SUVs with chicken wire over the windows, likely because their other vehicles weren’t tall enough to manoeuvre through the floodwater.“Of course, for the citizen there is going to be a sense of fear of the consequences that can happen,” said brigadier general Mohsin bin Ahmed al-Abri, the commander of Dhofar governorate’s police. “We have been through a few similar cases and there were losses in properties and also in human life as well. But one has to take precautions and work on that basis.”As torrential rains poured down on Friday, authorities opened schools to shelter those whose homes are at risk. About 600 people, mostly labourers, huddled at the West Salalah School, some sleeping on mattresses on the floors of classrooms, where math and English lesson posters hung on the walls.Shahid Kazmi, a worker from Pakistan’s Kashmir region, told The Associated Press that police moved him and others to the school. He said he was a bit scared added: “Inshallah (God willing), we are safe here.”On Socotra, authorities relocated over 230 families to sturdier buildings and other areas, including those more inland and in the island’s mountains, Yemeni security officials said.Flash floods engulfed Socotra streets, cutting electricity and communication lines. Some humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates arrived on the island just hours after the cyclone receded.Socotra governor Ramzy Mahrous said one ship sank and two others ran aground in the storm, initially saying authorities believed 17 people were missing and presumed dead.Yemen’s self-exiled president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a statement ordering troops under his command on the island to help citizens deliver supplies and reopen roads.The island, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has been the focus of a dispute between the UAE and Yemen’s internationally recognized government amid that country’s war after Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, seized the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.Socotra has a unique ecosystem and is home to rare plants, snails and reptiles that can be found nowhere else on the planet.last_img read more

Dont give S Arabia licence to kill RSF

first_imgActivists from the group `code Pink` dressed as US president Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman participate in a demonstration calling for sanctions against Saudi Arabia and against the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the US State Department in Washington, US on 19 October. Photo: ReutersThe international community must keep up the pressure on Saudi Arabia after its admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in its Turkish consulate, Reporters without Borders (RSF) said Saturday.Riyadh had to be held to account for the death of Khashoggi and the imprisonment of other journalists, Christophe Deloire, secretary general of the Paris-based media rights watchdog tweeted.”Any attempt to get rid of the pressure on Saudi Arabia and to accept a compromise policy would result in giving a ‘license to kill’ to a Kingdom that puts in jail, lashes, kidnaps and even kills journalists who dare to investigate and launch debates,” he wrote.”After the recognition of Khashoggi’s death, we expect a determined, constant and powerful pressure to be kept on Saudi Arabia in order to get the whole truth on the case and the release of Saudi Arabian journalists (who have) been condemned to crazy and horrible sentences,” he added.After earlier denials, Saudi Arabia admitted earlier Saturday that Khashoggi, an insider turned critic of the regime, had been killed inside its Istanbul consulate in what it described as a “brawl”.His disappearance has been shrouded in mystery and tipped Saudi Arabia into one of its worst international crises.Turkish reports have accused Riyadh of carrying out a state-sponsored killing and dismembering the body.Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post newspaper, had been living in the United States since 2017.On Friday, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres called for a “prompt, thorough and transparent investigation” into Khashoggi’s death.last_img

Expect new PS4 game reveals at gamescom in August

first_imgThe PS4 has clearly won the popularity vote over the past few weeks due to Microsoft’s insistence the Xbox One require an Internet connection. But with that decision now reversed, the consoles are more evenly matched (with the exception of price). Inevitably, which console gamers choose to buy will come down to the games on offer, and Sony apparently still has a lot to unveil.Most of the PS4 game reveals so far came at the initial February unveiling of the new console. E3 was mainly about the hardware, a few new titles, and updated looks at the games we already knew about. According to SCE Europe CEO Jim Ryan, that wasn’t because there aren’t anymore games to show, Sony has just decided to hold back revealing them until later in the year.In other words, we can expect to see new games announced at the remaining major game conferences in the run up to the PS4 launch. The two big ones being gamescom in August and the Tokyo Games Show in September.Ryan has also pointed out that SCE Worldwide Studios has 30 titles for the PS4 in development. 20 of those will release in the first year the new console is on sale, and 12 of those 30 games are brand new IP. With that in mind, we can expect to see a selection of PS4 games making an appearance at gamescom for the first time and then yet more making their debut at TGS. On top of that, we should expect third-party publishers and developers to show more of their PS4 games and possibly reveal some new titles, too.We also can’t forget Microsoft and Nintendo. Microsoft will surely have held something back to help push the Xbox One in the coming months, and even if Nintendo doesn’t have anything else new to reveal, they will be pushing the already-announced first-party Wii U releases they do have pretty hard.last_img read more

Apples Next iPad Pro Could Have iPhone 11s TripleCamera Setup

first_img Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. The iPhone 11 won’t be the only Apple product with a three-camera setup. Japanese supply chain source Mac Otakara (via Apple Insider) reported on Saturday that the next iPad Pro will have a triple-lens camera array while a 10.2-inch iPad will come with dual sensors. Mac Otakara is basing its evidence on third-party accessory makers and says that the new iPads will launch in October. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 As much as we like to take jabs at people for snapping photos with a tablet, the iPad has always been a capable camera replacement. We found in our most recent 12.9-inch iPad Pro review that the 12-megapixel camera on thetablet captures sharp, colorful images. That was with a single lens, with three, the iPad Pro could give the iPhone’s camera a run for its money. Apple updated the iPad Air and iPad mini earlier this year and is expected to launch new iPad and iPad Pro models in the fall. Based on regulatory filings, Apple could unveil two new iPad models at its annual September event. If rumors hold true, these next-gen tablets would be the first iPads with multiple camera sensors. Apple has been using dual sensors in its iPhones for years but even the latest iPad has only a single 8-MP lens while the prosumer-grade iPad Pro has a 12-MP camera. The iPad Pro won’t be the only Apple product with three lenses; The iPhone 11 is also expected to add a third superwide-angle lens, alongside its standard lens and zoom camera. Rumors suggest the extra lens could be used for advanced 3D sensing and stereoscopic vision for improving the iPhone’s augmented reality capabilities. If the iPad Pro receives the same three-camera array as the iPhone 11, then it’s reasonable to expect that it will ship with similar AR capabilities.  We’ll likely learn more about the next-gen iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone 11 at Apple’s Special Event in September. iPad Buying Guide: iPad vs iPad Air vs iPad Pro vs iPad miniGalaxy Tab S6 vs iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?iPad Pro Keyboard Case Face-Off: Apple vs. Brydge vs. Logitech Phillip Tracy, center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You Have a Computer, This Strategy Game Is a Must-HaveVikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoCNETThe absolute fastest U.S. Air Force planes in the skyCNETUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Author Biolast_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 18, 2009 AHRQ Report Calls Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Promising September 19, 2009 – Particle beam radiation therapy (PBRT) is safe and may provide effective tumor control, but “there are not enough comparative studies to base an evaluation of the clinical or cost effectiveness of [the technology] compared with other treatments,” concluded investigators at the Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center in Boston, which did the review for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).PBRT delivers radiation with electrically charged atomic particles. It is believed to provide superior depth-dose distribution, delivering maximum radiation to the target with minimal impact on surrounding tissue. Seven U.S. centers have PBRT facilities, and the investigators reported at least four more are being built at costs ranging from $100 million to $250 million.The Tufts investigators conducted a Medline search to identify studies of any design that described clinical outcomes or adverse events in 10 or more patients with cancer who received PBRT. For purposes of the review, the investigators defined charged-particle radiation therapy as irradiation with protons, helium ions, or heaver ions; they explicitly excluded radiation therapy with neutrons or other particles. Conventional radiation therapy was defined as external photon-beam radiation guided by 2D or 3D imaging with or without the use of treatment-planning computers or older technologies and without beam intensity modulation.Of 243 eligible articles in which charged-particle radiation therapy was used alone or in combination with other interventions for various cancer types, 185 (76%) were retrospective studies and 35 (14%) were prospective single-group trials. Only 8 randomized controlled trials were found; 13 comparative studies were not randomized. The size of the trials ranged from 10 to 2,645 patients (median, 63). Follow-up ranged from 5 months to more than 10 years in two studies. Three-fourths of the studies assessed adverse events, but established scales were not always used.Methodologic limitations of the various studies hindered useful comparisons, the authors noted. For example, “typically, studies did not provide detailed information on cancer staging or explicit descriptions of the clinical context,” they wrote. Additionally, when the treatment was used in combination with other therapies, the studies often assessed the treatment strategies as a whole and did not evaluate each specific strategy individually. Inconsistencies in reporting criteria, patient characteristics, and outcome definitions further diluted the value of the data for comparison.Only three randomized, comparative studies explicitly stated primary outcomes, and no trial was designed to have a sufficiently large sample size or follow-up duration to demonstrate statistically significant differences in overall or cancer-specific survival, according to the report.The authors wrote: “four trials reported statistically significant differences in various other outcomes…In 3 of 4 trials, the results favored the charged-particle radiation therapy group.”The researchers agreed with previous reviewers that PBRT is a viable alternative to conventional radiation therapy for certain types of cancer, such as head and neck cancer, where risk to critical structures is greater.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 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 | 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). 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Milan appeals for help managing migrants

first_imgCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MILAN (AP) — Milan city officials have appealed for help in managing the huge flow of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea, as increasing numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the train station.About 350 migrants have slept in and around the station the last two nights because of a lack of beds in city-organized centers, according to the Progetto Arca charity.Hundreds were waiting Thursday afternoon on a mezzanine to find out if there would be a bed for them that night, including a group of children who drew with pens and paper donated by an 11-year-old Italian girl who asked her mother to bring her to the station after seeing the children on the midday news. They come to Milan because word has spread that city officials provide food, medical care, beds and legal advice. The vast majority of them remain just a few days before moving on.Milan officials say the city finds places for about 800 people to sleep each night, including families with children, with a peak of 1,400 last August.There have been 500 cases of scabies among the migrants since Jan. 1, one-fifth in the last 10 days, said Dr. Giorgio Ciconali, who is organizing the new health station. While scabies is treatable and there is little threat of it spreading into the general population, Ciconali said many migrants leave Milan after the first treatment and there is no way of knowing if they are healed.Eritrean Mohamed Ali was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of scabies just an hour after he arrived in Milan. The 36-year-old arrived in Sicily on Monday with five children, three of his own and two relatives, and was hoping to be reunited with his wife, who arrived last week with two other children, after they were forced to separate in Libya.Ali’s hope is to join cousins in Switzerland.“I have to connect with my wife first,” Ali said. “I am so happy, I can’t wait.” 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img “I wanted to help these children who unfortunately are escaping war and don’t have anything left. I also wanted to console them,” Alice Chiappelli said as her mother watched from nearby.The Red Cross dispatched a team on Thursday in response to reports of scabies among migrants, “given the very serious situation in Milan’s Central Station,” and regional officials were opening a health post there on Friday.The city’s top welfare official, Pierfrancesco Majorino, has appealed to station officials to provide space for new arrivals to receive assistance and rest away from the main arrivals hall.“Everyone would be better off, even travelers,” Majorino said in an appeal on Wednesday.Italy’s state railway said in a statement Thursday that it would renovate space adjacent to the station to receive migrants, but it gave no time frame.Milan is hosting the Expo 2015 world’s fair, now in its second month and which is expected to attract over 20 million visitors during its six-month run. While the Expo site is a half-hour ride from the main station, many tourists pass through it each day.Milan city officials say more than 64,000 migrants have passed through the Central Station in the last 20 months, with 10,000 since Jan. 1. Most are Eritreans and Syrians fleeing conflict and oppression at home, many of whom avoid being officially recorded so they can reach relatives or friends in northern Europe and ask for international protection there. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories last_img read more

Well push for 100 future is bright for Aussie EK flights

first_imgEmirates arrives in Amsterdam His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, at the Annual Results press conference at Emirates Group Headquarters on 10th May 2011. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Emirates Airline (EK) is optimistic about the Australian market, the Emirates Group chief executive saying the airline will likely push for more flights to the country in the future.Speaking at a press conference in Dubai yesterday, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said that the last 15 years has seen strong growth in Emirates’ Down Under operations.Starting with just four flights a week to Australia in 1996, Sheikh Ahmed said EK is set for 70 flights by the end of this year.“You will see growth,” he said.Entitled to operate 84 flights to Australia under a bilateral agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Australia, Sheikh Ahmed acknowledged that once the target if 84 flights is reached the airline “will try to bring that to 100”.The Emirates Group announced its 23rd consecutive year of profit yesterday, with Emirates Airline boasting a USD1.5 billion profit, a 51.9 per cent growth on last year’s results.Australia and East Asia contributed 30.9 per cent (or USD1 billion) to Emirates revenue, while Europe showed an increase to USD769 million.EK also posted the airline’s highest ever Passenger Seat Factor of 80 per cent, “a remarkable achievement given a substantial increase in seat capacity”.Sheikh Ahmed said it was “sheer determination, nimbleness and quick thinking” that led to the record results, despite a 22.7 per cent increase in operating costs, fuel price growth and “unforeseen challenges in the form of political instability and shocking natural disasters”.EK is set to grow its global footprint with six new destinations: Amsterdam, Prague, Al Medinah al Munawarah, Madrid, Dakar and Basra this year and is set to increase frequency and capacity to across the US, Asia, Middle East and Africa. center_img His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group dnata ground handling operations at worklast_img read more

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