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October 6, 2019
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Calling crisis incredibly serious UN seeks urgent food aid for southern Africa

Two months ago, WFP appealed for $308 million to fund some 540,000 tons of food, enough to feed 6.5 million people until June of next year in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Malawi, but despite repeated appeals it has received only 24 per cent, leaving a shortfall of $235 million. “The situation is incredibly serious,” WFP Executive Director and Special Envoy for Southern Africa James T. Morris said. “In Mozambique, rations for hundreds of thousands of people may have to be cut, or they may get nothing at all unless our appeal receives an immediate cash injection. It’s already too late for food aid to arrive from abroad to meet needs in October and November.” Compounding the food shortages in southern Africa is the HIV/AIDS crisis. The region has the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world and there has been an alarming increase in the number of households headed by children, the chronically ill and grandparents. Because productivity in the agricultural sector is especially hard hit by the pandemic, food shortages and chronic poverty are likely to persist. “HIV/AIDS and food shortages go hand in hand in this region,” said Mike Sackett, WFP Regional Director for Southern Africa. “The best way of supporting people affected by the virus is to ensure they are well nourished, but clearly this will not be the case for many people over the coming months unless there’s an immediate and sustained response from donors.” Given the current funding level, the entire region is expected to experience food pipeline breaks by early next year, which will coincide with the lean season when the number of beneficiaries will be highest and the general food deficit greatest. WFP has been carrying out emergency feeding in the region since 2001. The peak of operations was reached last year when 10.2 million people received WFP food aid. read more

October 2, 2019
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Interim Ohio State cheerleading coach named head coach fired

The retaliation reportJohn Camillus, the attorney of former OSU cheerleader Cody Ellis, told The Lantern his client, who was dismissed from the team by Buchman in August, reported to Smith and others in August that he felt Buchman retaliated against him for reporting sexual harassment. His allegations came after former assistant coach Eddie Hollins sent Ellis sexually suggestive text messages July 14, 2012.“I don’t believe that (Ellis’) attitude was 100 percent of the time, every day, always perfect,” Camillus said. “But that is true of virtually everybody on the team. The team was so dysfunctional that there were really negative attitudes everywhere you turned.”As of February, when Buchman, Dana Bumbrey and Hollins were all still on the coaching staff, the cheerleading team’s constitution listed seven reasons why any team member could be dismissed, including attitude, personality conflicts and for behavior deemed inappropriate by the coaching staff.Camillus said he and Ellis believe, however, that Ellis’ dismissal had more to do with his initiation of the investigation than his attitude.“They don’t need to simply conclude that Cody had a negative attitude. They need to conclude that Cody’s attitude was the worst attitude of any of the 40 or so members of the team,” Camillus said Tuesday of Ellis’ dismissal. “It’s preposterous to accept the premise that it’s coincidence that the student who came forward with the sexual harassment allegations that got the coaches fired, just so happens to be the one with the attitude that requires him to be kicked off the team.“I don’t believe for a second that Gene Smith is that gullible, or that anybody else at Ohio State is that naive as to believe that coincidence.”OSU’s investigation into Bumbrey and Hollins began after OSU received an anonymous complaint April 6 via EthicsPoint, OSU’s anonymous reporting line, that Hollins and Bumbrey had created a hostile environment by sexually harassing cheerleaders, according to investigation records obtained by The Lantern Nov. 15. The report from the investigation alleged Hollins had specifically harassed male cheerleaders, while Bumbrey had specifically harassed female cheerleaders.Before that, however, Ellis initially reported to Buchman in July 2012 that he had received the sexually suggestive messages, Camillus said.When interviewed April 24 as part of OSU’s investigation into Bumbrey and Hollins, Buchman confirmed a male cheerleader reported to her sometime around July 2012 that he had received “inappropriate text messages” from Hollins.Buchman told investigators that after receiving the report from the cheerleader, she addressed Hollins directly and requested he cease sending any personal text messages to students. She did not, however, report the complaint to OSU’s Office of Human Resources.A June 20 letter to Buchman from Kim Heaton, the director of human resources for the OSU athletic department, said Buchman “did not follow the proper channels” of reporting the initial complaint from an OSU cheerleader and instead tried to resolve the issues on her own. The letter stated OSU coaches are “required to report any complaints that a reasonable person would believe to be sexual harassment.”Buchman was retained by the university at the time. She was required to attend a sexual harassment education session with her team, which OSU spokesman Gary Lewis said was completed July 26, but she also received a 1 percent salary raise Aug. 23 to $43,003 from her former salary of $42,577.Smith wrote in his Nov. 22 email to Buchman that OSU initially believed her failure to report the initial complaint in July 2012 was an isolated and correctable incident. Smith said the findings of the investigation cast that lapse “in a new light — not as an isolated incident, but troublingly, as part of a pattern of poor judgment and ineffective leadership that does not align with our expectations and standards for our coaching staff.” Findings of the HR reportThe HR report discovered Buchman participated in a cheer camp run by Bumbrey in August, more than two months after his termination.“Though I know that the camp was not run by Ohio State, you took our students and brand there with you,” Smith wrote to Buchman. “All the while, you knew the nature of the behavior Mr. Bumbrey had been engaged in, that Ohio State had dismissed him just a few months earlier and that the university had emphatically chosen to disassociate itself from him and his damaging behavior.”The HR report also determined, Smith wrote, that when Hollins unexpectedly showed up at a cheerleading practice Sept. 9, Buchman did not approach Hollins or ask him to leave.“When an assistant that had been fired for sexual harassment shows up at a team practice, it is obvious what is expected of a head coach,” Smith wrote.Buchman was found innocent of retaliation against former cheerleader Ellis, though. Smith said he and Miechelle Willis, OSU’s executive associate athletics director for student services and sports administration, agreed Ellis’ dismissal was warranted.“We are both persuaded that the student’s past behavior — including persistent derogatory and offensive conduct toward teammates and others, the student’s negative attitude and other misconduct — all amply support the student’s dismissal from the team,” Smith wrote.An OSU athletics spokesman declined The Lantern’s request for additional comment from Smith Sunday. Buchman did not respond to The Lantern’s repeated requests for comment last week.While Buchman is no longer employed by OSU, she is still employed by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators as its cheerleading coordinator.Kenneth Baker, the OASSA’s executive director, said Tuesday he and the association’s board of directors have not yet determined whether Buchman will be retained.“At some point in time, we will have a recommendation from the board to me based upon Lenee’s continued employment at OASSA,” Baker said. “Until that time, it probably wouldn’t be wise on me or by me to comment (on whether Buchman should remain employed by the association).” The team moving forwardOSU’s action against Buchman, and previously against Bumbrey and Hollins, left the OSU cheerleading team with a new coaching staff. Steve Chorba, who was hired along with Ray Sharp as one of two new assistant coaches this summer, was named interim head coach Nov. 25, the day Buchman was fired. Sharp remains with OSU as an assistant coach.Camillus said the terminations have “protected the rest of the cheerleading team and the future Ohio State cheerleaders from being subject to the same kind of misconduct,” but added OSU is still unjustly punishing Ellis.Ellis, a fifth-year in exercise science, is still a student at OSU but has not returned to the cheerleading team.“If it wasn’t for Cody’s courage, the current team and the future members of the team would be cheering for Dana Bumbrey, Eddie Hollins and Lenee Buchman. Ohio State admits that that wouldn’t be a good thing,” Camillus said. “But they won’t do right by the 22-year-old kid who came forward to make that happen. Instead, they impugn him.”Smith’s letter to Buchman, though, said while he didn’t think Buchman wrongly removed Ellis, she still did not meet OSU’s standards.“We expect from Ohio State coaches a finely tuned sense of leadership and judgment, since you are a role model for our students’ moral and physical development and responsible for their health and safety and overall well-being,” Smith said. “You failed to demonstrate the leadership and courage expected of our head coaches.” Interim OSU head cheerleading coach Steve Chorba stands on the sideline during an OSU football game against Michigan Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State fired its head cheerleading coach last week after she associated herself and her team with two former assistant coaches who were terminated “for cause” after a sexual harassment investigation. The former head coach was also found to have demonstrated a lack of “leadership and courage” when faced with challenges during her tenure.Lenee Buchman, who had been OSU’s head cheerleading coach since July 2009, was terminated Nov. 25 for “several serious lapses of judgment and leadership,” according to an email sent to Buchman by OSU athletic director Gene Smith Nov. 22 that was obtained by The Lantern.The October Office of Human Resources report that discovered those lapses began after former cheerleader Cody Ellis said Buchman had retaliated against him by kicking him off the team for reporting sexual harassment.Problems found through the report included a failure on Buchman’s part to disassociate herself and the team from the two former assistant coaches, Dana Bumbrey and Eddie Hollins. The two were fired in May after an OSU investigation found “sufficient evidence” both men had violated the university’s Sexual Harassment Policy.OSU’s Sexual Harassment Policy defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances” and “requests for sexual favors,” and includes “other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature” when, among other conditions, it creates an “intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for working, learning or living on campus.” read more

September 20, 2019
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La dernière mise à jour de la Freebox Revolution bloque les publicités

first_imgLa dernière mise à jour de la Freebox Revolution bloque les publicités sur InternetLe Trublion de l’internet vient encore de créer la sensation, mais cette fois la révolution pourrait leur couter cher! Les modules de publicité ont presque tous disparu des pages affichées par le biais d’une freebox suite à la dernière mise à jour de la box. La dernière mise à jour de la Freebox Revolution a eu un effet tout à fait inattendu sur les pages web affichées par le biais du boîtier du FAI : un nombre important de modules de publicités visibles sur les pages de la Toile ont tout simplement disparu !De nombreux modules sont touchés par cet effet, d’autres non. Mais s’agit-il d’une nouvelle politique d’allègement de débit pour le FAI, ou d’un coup de communication lié à cette nouvelle mise à jour (estampillée 1.1.9) ? “L’AdGate” de Free commence déjà à faire réagir.Free confirmeIl s’agit d’une nouvelle fonctionnalité, encore en phase béta, de la Freebox Revolution, qui permettrait aux utilisateurs de profiter d’un débit plus important, sans se faire gêner par les annonceurs sur les sites. Mais les sites, eux, pourraient voir cette fonctionnalité d’un très mauvais œil, surtout ceux liés à l’internet gratuit et sans abonnement payant, car ils tirent beaucoup de leur recette par ce biais. Quant aux annonceurs, inutile de dire qu’ils auraient plus de réticences à établir des campagnes sur des espaces qui n’existeraient plus.Face à ces questions d’importance, qui remettent de nombreux schémas et activités économiques en cause, la firme a répondu sur le site de ZDNet en expliquant que cette nouvelle fonctionnalité n’aurait qu’un impact assez limité, et, que de toute façon, cette option étant activée par défaut, libre à chacun de la désactiver. Un représentant de Free aurait notamment annoncé au site que Free lui-même serait touché par cette nouvelle fonctionnalité : “le premier concerné et probablement le plus touché”.Au-delà du fond, déjà discutable car ne prenant pas en compte les réalités économiques du Web actuel, la manière est également pointé du doigt, avec une option déjà activée, sans demander l’avis des internautes eux-mêmes. Ce choix imposé à ses millions d’abonnés, affichant leurs sites sur ordinateurs, tablettes tactiles, smartphones ne va pas rester sans conséquences contrairement à ce que prétend la firme. Neutralité du Net ?À lire aussiCommander sa Freebox grâce à la Kinect, c’est possibleTout en se justifiant de son nouveau système de bloqueur de publicités en déclarant que les Adblocks sont légaux et même mis en avant sur certains logiciels, Free et sa mise à jour logicielle soulèvent une autre question : l’accès égal à tous sur le même Web, autant pour les utilisateurs finaux que pour tous les autres acteurs du Web (Commerciaux, éditeurs…). Des questions qui appellent des réponses… Affaire à suivre, donc !Le 3 janvier 2013 à 18:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 16, 2019
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Clark County judicial candidates build their cases

first_imgOn the WebOngoing coverage of the judicial and prosecutor races is athttp://www.columbian.com/news/politics/electionand http://blogs.columbian.com/political-beatCandidates for Clark County’s Superior Court bench faced off Friday in a forum hosted by the Clark County Bar Association.Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic and his nonpartisan challenger, Bob Vukanovich, answered questions from local attorneys during the noon hour in the Clark County Public Service Center. About 100 people turned out for the event, which also included Prosecutor Tony Golik, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Josephine Townsend.The bar association regularly holds candidate forums in judiciary-related elections and polls its members on their top choices. “(The forum) showcases the way we as lawyers handle ourselves and how we treat society’s problems,” said bar association President Arin Dunn.Bar association poll results for November’s general election will be released Oct. 10, said Lisa Darco, bar association office manager. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to voters Oct. 15.Judicial candidatesVeljacic, 42, of Vancouver was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to Clark County Superior Court Position 5 about five months ago to succeed Judge Rich Melnick, who was appointed to Division II Court of Appeals. Veljacic must be elected in November in order to continue in the position.Vukanovich, 56, of Battle Ground, also applied for the gubernatorial appointment but he and three others were passed up in favor of Veljacic. Vukanovich, who was the favorite of Clark County Bar Association members, said he never even got an interview with the governor.In an April bar association poll, Vukanovich received 38.8 percent to Veljacic’s 27.7 percent. The 188 respondents also gave Vukanovich the highest rating for legal ability, judicial temperament, integrity and relevant legal experience.last_img read more

September 15, 2019
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Driver crashes into SW MiamiDade home after medical emergency

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver crashed into a home in Southwest Miami-Dade after suffering a medical emergency.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene, located near Southwest 117th Avenue and 43rd Terrace.The passenger said the driver passed out from a medical issue, causing the collision.No injuries were reported, but the driver’s condition is not currently known.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

September 11, 2019
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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time/Part-Time Assistant Store Manager at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Overnight Baker at Panera BreadPart-Time Package Handler at FedExPart-Time Driver Helper at UPSFull-Time Officer Manager at AmetekFull-Time Experienced Fleet Technician at Pepsi Co.Full-Time & Part-Time Positions at SaversFull-Time Small Engine Mechanic at Garrick Santo LandscapePart-Time Afternoon Loader & Backup Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time CDL A & B Drivers at TransForceFull-Time Customer Service Role at Serur Agencies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

September 10, 2019
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Winners of Grammy Awards 2019 The full list

first_imgThe Grammy Awards show is a massive concert featuring the world’s best musicians, but lots of honors get doled out as well, which makes it one of the most anticipated nights of the year for musicians and entertainers. The 2019 awards show was hosted by Alicia Keys, who has won more than a dozen Grammys herself.This year’s Grammy Awards saw women winning most of the show’s biggest categories. Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Kacey Musgraves and several other leading ladies scored multiple awards. It was also a record-setting night for other artists. Childish Gambino’s poignant song “This is America” cleaned up with four awards, making it the first rap song to win both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” won best rap album, making her the first solo female artist to do so. Here’s the complete list of winners:Album Of The Year: “Golden Hour,” Kacey MusgravesRecord Of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish GambinoSong Of The Year:  “This Is America,” Childish GambinoBest New Artist: Dua LipaBest Pop Solo Performance: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady GagaBest Pop Duo/Group Performance:  “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley CooperBest Country Album: “Golden Hour,” Kacey MusgravesBest Pop Vocal Album: “Sweetener,” Ariana GrandeBest Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “My Way,” Willie NelsonBest Rap Performance: “King’s Dead,” Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake / “Bubblin,” Anderson .PaakBest Rap/Sung Performance:  “This Is America,” Childish GambinoBest Rap Song: “God’s Plan,” DrakeBest Rap Album: “Invasion Of Privacy,” Cardi BBest Rock Performance: “When Bad Does Good,” Chris CornellBest Metal Performance: “Electric Messiah,” High On FireBest Rock Song: “Masseduction,” St. VincentBest Alternative Music Album: “Colors,” BeckBest Rock Album: “From The Fires,” Greta Van FleetBest R&B Performance: “Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel CaesarBest Traditional R&B Performance: “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand,” Leon BridgesBest R&B Song: “Boo’d Up,” Ella MaiBest Country Song: “Space Cowboy,” Kacey MusgravesBest Country Duo/Group Performance: “Tequila,” Dan + ShayBest Country Solo Performance: “Butterflies,” Kacey MusgravesBest Urban Contemporary Album: “Everything Is Love,” The CartersBest Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Steve Gadd Band,” Steve Gadd BandBest R&B Album Winner: H.E.R.Best Dance Recording: “Electricity,” Silk City & Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark RonsonBest Dance/Electronic Album: “Woman Worldwide,” JusticeBest New Age Album: “Opium Moon,” Opium MoonBest Comedy Album: “Equanimity & The Bird Revelation,” Dave ChappelleBest Remixed Recording: “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix),” HaimBest Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: “The Greatest Showman,” Hugh Jackman and various artistsBest Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: “Black Panther,” Ludwig GöranssonBest Song Written For Visual Media: “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley CooperBest Recording Package: “Masseduction,” St. VincentBest Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic,” Weird Al YankovicBest Album Notes: “Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:  Pharrell WilliamsBest Music Video: “This Is America,” Childish GambinoBest Music Film: “Quincy,” Quincy JonesBest Improvised Jazz Solo: “Don’t Fence Me In,” John DaversaBest Jazz Vocal Album: The Window, Cécile Mclorin SalvantBest Jazz Instrumental Album: “Emanon,” The Wayne Shorter QuartetBest Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca ArtistsBest Latin Jazz Album: “Back To The Sunset,” Dafnis Prieto Big BandBest Gospel Performance/Song: “Never Alone,” Tori Kelly featuring Kirk FranklinBest Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “You Say,” Lauren DaigleBest Gospel Album: “Hiding Place,” Tori KellyBest Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Look Up Child,” Lauren DaigleBest Roots Gospel Album: “Unexpected,” Jason CrabbBest Latin Pop Album: “Sincera,” Claudia BrantBest Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: “Aztlán,” ZoéBest Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): “¡México Por Siempre!,” Luis MiguelBest Tropical Latin Album: “Anniversary,” Spanish Harlem OrchestraBest American Roots Performance: “The Joke,” Brandi CarlileBest American Roots Song: “The Joke,” Brandi CarlileBest Americana Album: “By The Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi CarlileBest Bluegrass Album: “The Travelin’ Mccourys,” The Travelin’ MccourysBest Traditional Blues Album: “The Blues Is Alive And Well,” Buddy GuyBest Contemporary Blues Album: “Please Don’t Be Dead,” Fantastic NegritoBest Folk Album: “All Ashore,” Punch BrothersBest Regional Roots Music Album: “No ‘Ane’I,” Kalani Pe’aBest Reggae Album: “44/876,” Sting and ShaggyBest World Music Album: “Freedom,” Soweto Gospel ChoirBest Children’s Album:  “All The Sounds,” Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz CatsBest Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): “Faith – A Journey For All,” Jimmy CarterBest Musical Theater Album: “The Band’s Visit,” Original Broadway CastBest Instrumental Composition: “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil),” Terence BlanchardBest Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella: “Stars And Stripes Forever,” John Daversa Big Band featuring Daca ArtistsBest Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals: “Spiderman Theme,” Randy Waldman featuring Take 6 & Chris PotterBest Historical Album: Voices Of Mississippi: “Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris”Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: “Colors,” BeckBest Immersive Audio Album: “Eye In The Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition,” The Alan Parsons ProjectBest Engineered Album, Classical: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony OrchestraProducer Of The Year, Classical: Blanton AlspaughBest Orchestral Performance: “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11,” Andris NelsonsBest Opera Recording: “Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs,” Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edward Parks and Jessica E. JonesBest Choral Performance: “Mcloskey: Zealot Canticles,” Donald NallyBest Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Anderson, Laurie: Landfall,” Laurie Anderson and Kronos QuartetBest Classical Instrumental Solo: “Kernis: Violin Concerto,” James EhnesBest Classical Solo Vocal Album: “Songs Of Orpheus” – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi, Karim SulaymanBest Classical Compendium: “Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush,” Joann FallettaBest Contemporary Classical Composition: “Kernis: Violin Concerto,” James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it $79 Read moreBest Grammys performances 2019 ranked: Cardi B, Post Malone, Lady Gaga and moreBlack Panther roars with two Grammy Award winsDumbo teaser flies high even before Grammy AwardsBest Apple Music alternatives for streaming songs and playlists in 2019 (Download.com)Best Spotify alternatives for streaming music in 2019 (Download.com) Lady Gaga See It See It $169 Walmart Tags 1:53 Mentioned Above Polaroid Pop (white) $149center_img Share your voice Crutchfield Preview • Polaroid Pop debuts at CES 2017 and actually looks kind of neat Polaroid Pop Now playing: Watch this: 5 tips for free-tier Spotify users See It Best Buy Comment 1 Music Culture $199last_img read more

September 10, 2019
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Quip toothbrush review Is it better than brushes twice the price

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Tags How much is it? Quip’s toothbrushes cost $25 for a plastic model, which comes in blue or green. You can upgrade to a metal version — available in silver, copper, gold or slate for $40. New brush heads cost $5 each, and you can also get toothpaste from Quip for another $5. You can sign up for a refill program that sends you a new brush head, a new battery and toothpaste every three months for $10. You can buy Quip brushes from the company’s website, and in store at many Target locations. See at Quip What’s the hype? Quip’s toothbrushes promise the same results as bigger, more expensive models, but in a less expensive and more compact design. There have been plenty of battery-operated (I’m using that term to differentiate them from rechargeable models) toothbrushes on the market over the years, but Quip is one of the first to make them look stylish. Quip’s metal toothbrushes look great and are comfortable to hold. Angela Lang/CNET How I used Quip I used the Quip toothbrush exclusively for two weeks, and then spent three weeks alternating between Quip and my current Oral-B model to compare. In recent years, I’ve almost exclusively used electric toothbrushes, and have tried several different models — from a Sonicare to the Crest Spin Brush — over the course of my life. I’ll also admit that sometimes I don’t want to go through the whole two-minute routine most electric options have, so I’ll occasionally grab a manual brush and rush through the ordeal. What I liked To be honest, not much about the Quip brush I tried blew me away. That’s not to say there’s nothing I liked about it. The brush is compact and sleek. It takes up significantly less room on my counter than my Oral-B brush, and frankly looks much better. It’s also lighter than other electric models I’ve tried. It does a fine job of cleaning my teeth and is comfortable to use. I tried out the gold metal version of the brush, and it’s the nicest-looking toothbrush I’ve ever had. It also has a built-in tongue scraper on the back of the brush head, which is a plus. What I didn’t My main complaint about using Quip is that the brush head is too large for my mouth (and a coworker agreed). I found it harder to reach some of the more cramped areas of my mouth (mostly around my upper molars) with the Quip brush head. Granted, I don’t have a roomy mouth, but it’s not particularly tiny either. A spin-head brush like those made by Oral-B can reach those rear areas with ease. I started testing out Quip before it launched a kid’s version of its brush, which is specifically designed for kid’s smaller mouths. But there’s only one size for adults. wellness-stock-48The soft bristle clean well, but I found that the brush head was too big to reach all the corners of my mouth. Angela Lang/CNET With all of the electric toothbrushes I’ve used before, I usually let the toothbrush do the hard work. I slowly move the brush head around my mouth and targeting specific areas rather than the rapid back and forth motions I make with a manual brush. But having used a brush that moves more quickly before Quip, I felt the need to scrub more to get the same clean feeling I get with my Oral-B. More on that next. How does Quip compare to Sonicare and Oral-B? Starting at $25, Quip is cheaper than popular alternatives from Sonicare (starting at $40), Oral-B (starting at $30) or Foreo (cheapest model is $50). Brushes from Quip and Sonicare both vibrate to remove plaque and food from your teeth — but the difference lies in how fast they move. Quip’s motor creates 15,000 brush strokes per minute, while Sonicare uses up to 62,000 brush movements per minute. Quip says it uses the industry standard and provides sufficient brush strokes to get your teeth clean. Oral-B’s brushes are a bit different than both Quip and Sonicare in that they pulse and also oscillate, mimicking the tooth polishing procedure you get during a cleaning at the dentist. Oral-B claims its brushes use 48,800 movements per minute. wellness-stock-32Quip’s subscription service sends new brush heads and toothpaste every 3 months. Angela Lang/CNET Are more brush strokes better? Not necessarily. I consulted with my mother, a registered dental assistant who’s spent more than 40 years working in the field, about this and she explained that any brush can remove plaque, no matter if it’s manual or electric. The American Dental Association backs that up too. One more thing to note: Both Oral-B and Sonicare also offer a variety of brush heads for different needs. For instance, Oral-B has eight options, including a brush head that promotes stain removal to one designed to clean around braces. Should you buy a Quip toothbrush? So if a manual brush works just as well as an electric one, why bother? Because most of us don’t brush correctly, or for enough time. Using an electric toothbrush, especially one that has a timer, helps ensure you are spending enough time cleaning your teeth. If you’ve never made the leap to electric brushes, Quip is a good starting place. The brush is easy to use, looks nice in your bathroom and doesn’t require charging. It works well to clean your teeth, gums and tongue, and it’s inexpensive. As for me, I plan to stick with my Oral-B brush for the long term because its smaller brush head — that’s also designed for sensitive teeth like mine — works better for my needs. The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.  This device could drill your cavities pain-free Comments If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably seen ads for Quip. The company created a sleek and simple toothbrush to get you to brush your teeth the recommended two minutes twice a day. Sure, there are plenty of electric toothbrushes you can buy (including ones trying to drastically reduce the time you brush). But what sets Quip apart is the design of its brushes — they’re slimmer and more stylish than most of the competition. Plus, Quip sends you replacement brush heads in the mail every three months. Good looks only get you so far though — are they enough to make Quip the right choice for your oral hygiene needs? I spent more than a month using Quip instead of my other toothbrush to find out. See at QuipTo The Test is a series where we try out a product and share our experience with using it in our everyday lives. What is it? Quip is a battery-powered electric toothbrush that uses sonic vibrations to clean your teeth. The brush has a built-in 2-minute timer, and briefly pauses every 30 seconds to indicate that it’s time to move to another quadrant of your mouth. The brush heads are available in one size and softness, and can easily be replaced. You can sign up for a subscription with Quip for them to send you new heads (and a new battery) every three months. The toothbrush also includes a holder that sticks to most flat surfaces (like your mirror) and doubles as a cover when you’re traveling. Read more: The best electric toothbrushes for whiter teeth and a healthier mouthcenter_img Share your voice 6 3:00 Personal carelast_img read more

September 6, 2019
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Union Minister distributes Pratibha awards to 184 students

first_imgVijayawada: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy has lauded the services of Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to the rural people. He distributed the Pratibha Puraskarams to 184 meritorious students, who achieved 10/10 GPA points in the SSC public examinations at Swarna Bharat Trust at Atkuru village near Gannavaram on Sunday. Swarna Bharat Trust and Muppavarapu Foundation are jointly distributing the cash of award of Rs 3,000 and merit certificate to each student on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Kishan Reddy said the Vice-President is always stood first in the social service activities particularly in the rural areas. Also Read – Second batch of banking course begins Advertise With Us He praised the services of Swarna Bharati Trust and congratulated the Managing Trustee Deepa Venkat. He said the Union government was developing infrastructure facilities in the rural areas by laying roads and providing all other amenities. Gannavaram MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi and others participated in the event. Kishan Reddy offers prayers to Goddess Durga Also Read – Civic chief orders erection of YSR statue in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Sunday visited the Kanaka Durga temple atop Indrakeeladri hills and offered special prayers. The temple priests and officials have welcomed the Union Minister and presented the portrait of the Goddess Kanaka Durga and Prasadam on the occasion. Later, interacting with the media, Kishan Reddy said he was delighted to visit the Durga temple and added he prayed for the wellbeing of all and development of two Telugu states. He said the NDA government would strengthen the NIA and would bring the human trafficking under the purview of it. He said a bill will be introduced in the Parliament to strengthen the NIA and to take up its activities in other countries also.last_img read more

September 3, 2019
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Rain cripples life in Dhaka

first_imgLike many other roads in Dhaka city, pothole-filled Outer Circular Road went underwater due to rain on Monday morning. Photo: Syful IslamHeavy rains in the morning crippled the life in Dhaka as most of the roads of different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense sufferings to the commuters and city dwellers.The torrential rains lashed Dhaka leading to waterlogging in many parts of the busy populous city.The met office recorded 66 millimeter rainfall in three hours starting from 6:00am to 9:00am on Monday, said meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department Muhammad Arif Hossain.The worst affected areas of Dhaka include Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi 27, Karwan Bazar, Sobhanbagh, Panthapath, Greenroad, Fakirapool, Khilgaon, Mauchak, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Motijheel, Paltan, Kazipara, Sukrabad, Shantinagar.Vehicles were seen stranded for hours in unprecedented traffic jams.Hundreds of commuters, especially office and school goers, faced huge troubles in reaching their destinations in the morning due to water-logging and lack of transports.Many of them were seen wading through ankle to knee-deep water on the roads and by-lanes.Commuters in the capital suffered immensely as important city streets went under waist-deep water in Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar and some other areas causing serious traffic congestions, the victims said.The situation turned worse in areas like Malibagh Chowdhurypara, Mauchak for pothole-riddled road, said Ferdous Koni, a commuter from Malibagh.Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life.During the time, the met office also recorded 37mm rainfall in Comilla while 9mm in Khunla, 5mm in Tarash of Sirajganj, 2mm in Chandpur.The rain may continue till Wednesday or Thursday, meteorologist Arif added.According to the met office, under the influence of active monsoon over Bangladesh, heavy (44mm – 88mm) to very heavy (>=89mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places of Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions during the next 24 hours commencing 9:00am Monday.Due to very heavy rainfall landslides may occur at places of the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.last_img read more

September 3, 2019
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Teenage girl raped and killed by uncle Police

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA man allegedly killed his college-going niece after rape in Singra upazila of Natore on Sunday, reports UNB.The victim is Reshmi Khatun, 16, daughter of Abdur Razzaque of Dougachha village in the upazila and a class-XII student.Officer-in-charge of Singra police station Monirul Islam said other family members went to nearby Pakuria village at noon to attend the funeral of one of their relatives keeping Reshmi at the house.Taking the chance, Reshmi’s paternal uncle Shahadat Hossain, 30, allegedly raped her and later strangulated her to death fearing that she might disclose the matter, he added.He hanged the body with the ceiling to make it appear that she committed suicide. The victim’s younger sister found her hanging after she returned from her school in the afternoon and started screaming, the OC also said.Locals rushed in and caught Shahadat following his suspicious movement.Later, police went to the spot and arrested him. They also sent the body to hospital morgue for an autopsy.last_img read more

September 1, 2019
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Amazons Marvelous Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in California

first_imgSanta Monica Police suspend an Amazon Prime promotion offering gas for 30 cents a gallon. Traffic issues are the big concern. Details coming up at 11am on ABC7. #maiselday pic.twitter.com/sJHQLcDUaK— John Gregory (@abc7johngregory) August 15, 2019 There is nothing wrong with acknowledging success: Amazon Original TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this week celebrated 20 Emmy nominations with some 1950s-inspired nostalgia.Nearly 30 Los Angeles-based businesses—from salons and restaurants to movie theaters and hotels—offered marvelous markdowns on Thursday.“Treat yourself to 1959 pricing at some of the most iconic retailers in Los Angeles,” the Maisel Day website said, inviting locals to enjoy a haircut, movie, deli sandwich, and milkshake, all for less than $5.Not everyone was onboard with the throwback campaign, though.Santa Monica Police briefly shut down a 30-cents-per-gallon promotion for gas due to traffic delays caused by eager customers, according to ABC 7 reporter John Gregory. Stay on target Amazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing ThemAmazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your Fear The great deal on gas is back on, but be prepared to wait in traffic to get it. #MaiselDay @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/wosy0oR7s3— John Gregory (@abc7johngregory) August 15, 2019The Chevron Santa Monica garnered so much attention from motorists (who normally pay upwards of $4/gallon), police issued traffic warnings recommending folks avoid the area.Amazon did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Maisel Day wasn’t just about the savings, though.It was also about the Emmy Awards, for which the show earned nominations for outstanding comedy series, directing (Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino), lead actress (Rachel Brosnahan), supporting actor (Tony Shalhoub), and supporting actress (Alex Borstein and Marin Hinkle), among others.“When it comes to Emmy campaigns, you have to look at how you address voters in phase two, and so I think we know that so many of the Academy voters live and work in and around Los Angeles,” Amazon’s Director of Awards Debra Birnbaum told the Los Angeles Times.“So whereas we can’t talk directly to them with this,” she continued, “I think the intention of an event like this is, of course, going to sweep up the TV Academy voters, and they’ll definitely get their notice.”More on Geek.com:Amazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Are Freaking Out Over Their Emmy NominationsWoman Finds Snake in Gas Pump Screen at Kansas Stationlast_img read more

August 30, 2019
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Get a First Look at the Worlds Largest Airplane

first_imgJune 1, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos aren’t the only tech billionaires with their eyes set on space.Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has been hush-hush about the massive aircraft he’s been constructing, but now it’s finally ready for testing.Allen’s “Stratolaunch” is the world’s largest aircraft, with a 385-foot wingspan and a height of 50 feet. The airplane features six engines — the same used on Boeing 747 aircrafts — and can carry up to 250,000 pounds of fuel. Without fuel, the plane weighs 500,000 pounds. With fuel, it can reach a whopping 1.3 million pounds. It features 28 wheels to get all that mass moving.Related: What Will It Be Like to Fly in a Blue Origin Spaceship?The aircraft has been in the works for years in an area of California’s Mojave Desert. The company’s goal is to have a launch demonstration by 2019, shared Stratolaunch’s CEO Jean Floyd. “Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be actively conducting ground and flight line testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port,” Floyd said in a statement.This plane isn’t going to fly you to your next vacation destination. Instead, it will be used to launch rockets. Partnered with Orbital ATK, Allen’s Stratolaunch company has plans to “air launch” the Pegasus XL rocket, which delivers small satellites into orbit.So how exactly does that work? With the rockets attached to the bottom of the aircraft, the Stratolaunch will reach a flying altitude of about 35,000 feet — similar to that of commercial airplanes. “As the launch vehicle rockets into orbit, Stratolaunch will fly back to a runway landing for reloading, refueling and reuse,” Allen said in a blog post last year.Related: 8 Inspirational Quotes From Space Pioneer John GlennLike other tech entrepreneurs dipping into the aerospace industry, the primary goal of Allen’s Stratolaunch is to reduce costs and create a more efficient way to get small satellites to space.“When such access to space is routine, innovation will accelerate in ways beyond what we can currently imagine,” Allen said. “That’s the thing about new platforms: When they become easily available, convenient and affordable, they attract and enable other visionaries and entrepreneurs to realize more new concepts.” Register Now »center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min readlast_img read more

August 29, 2019
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KeePassium is an opensource KeePass client for iOS

first_imgKeePassium is an open-source KeePass client for iOS by Ashwin on August 09, 2019 in Apple – Last Update: August 10, 2019 – 11 commentsAbout a month ago, I wrote an article about a KeePass client for iOS, called Strongbox. I also mentioned an alternative app named KeePassium and that I followed development of the application on GitHub and Reddit for a while.KeePassium Password Manager is an application for Apple’s iOS operating system.I looked at the free version of the app exclusively. There is a premium version available for $11.99 per year that lifts the 1 database limit to unlimited and unlocks additional settings.Let’s take a closer look at the app.How it worksKeePassium’s interface is clean, minimal and pretty. When you run the app for the first time, you will be prompted with 2 options: add a database or choose an existing one. If you pick the latter, you can use a database that is hosted on cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, One Drive, Box, NextCloud, or using WebDAV or SFTP.Database, password generator and moreYou will need to install the corresponding cloud service’s app on your iOS device for the option to show up in KeePassium. The advantage here is that KeePassium doesn’t need to be connected to the service as it can load the KeePass database from the Dropbox folder on the device.That’s quite fantastic as it removes authentication worries from the entire process. Though KeePassium only saves a database that it creates in the KDBX4 format, it can also open/save KDBX3 and KDB formats. Of course, you can use the app to change the master password too.Once you add a database, it shows up on the side-bar. Tapping a folder displays all the logins inside it and selecting a login will show the username, password (hidden) and URL on the right pane. You can also attach files and notes to a password entry.It also hides the actual number of characters in a password so that the information is hidden and is not revealed to others who catch a glimpse of the screen.You can sort the side-panel by tapping the icon on the bottom left. The search bar on the top of the pane lets you find entries quickly. There is a backup database option which will save an extra copy of the database on your device.The password generator can be accessed by tapping the + icon on the left panel and selecting “Create Entry”. This is also how you add new logins to the database if you create new accounts.KeePassium can generate random passwords using the following parameters: password length, lower case, upper case, special symbols, digits, and look-alike characters (like 1Il). The autofill option works fine and can be used in Safari or other browsers to securely login to your accounts.SecurityKeePassium is open source and free, though it does have a premium version with some extra features.  The app supports ChaCha20 and AES (like KeePass does) and also supports Argon2, Salsa20, and Twofish algorithms for encryption.When you switch to another app, Keepassium locks the database as it should. Though I did find it annoying when I was testing it by switching to and from Safari to test the manual copy to clipboard and search options. Maybe keeping the database open for 10 seconds or something could help prevent this, an option to enable this would be sufficient.The App Lock adds an extra layer of security to KeepPassium. When enabled, you will need to enter your device’s passcode just to access the app. You will still need to enter your master password to open the database which makes it time-consuming but provides better security.The “Unlock with master key” option is disabled by default and for good reason. When you enable it, Keepassium will remember the master key (master password) for the session so you don’t have to enter the password every time you open the app. When you switch to another app and return you will find an “unlock” button (instead of a password field) on the app’s home screen. The master key will be automatically cleared after the database has timed-out. I personally don’t like such options, because if you forget to clear the master key and hand over your iPhone or iPad to someone, or it gets stolen or taken away, the database and all the passwords and information it contains can be accessed (unless you enable App lock).The Database time-out is linked to the “unlock with master key” setting and Keepassium’s default auto-clear time is 60 minutes. That’s too much in my opinion but fortunately it can be customized and set to auto-lock from as low as 30 seconds and up to 24 hours or even never. Of course, you shouldn’t keep the database open for that long. I’d say keep it to 30 seconds or a minute for maximum security.You can optionally use a Key File to unlock the database. I get that some of these options may be convenient for some people, but it really should be security over convenience any day.Closing WordsThe promise of open source, free, no ads, no analytics, and no in-app browser in KeePassium does seem to be true. I’d say you’re getting more than what you’re paying for, even with the free version. That being said, I misunderstood the Touch ID/ Face ID unlock option in KeePassium. It doesn’t unlock the database, it is one of the app lock options. You need to enable “remember  master key”, to get it to unlock the database. Well, maybe I’m expecting too much, but as a longtime user of Keepass2Android, it is one feature which I really like.I think both apps, Strongbox and Keepassium are equally good. This really is a try it yourself and decide kind of situation.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 5 votes Software Name KeePassiumOperating System iOSSoftware Category SecurityPrice FreeLanding Page https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1435127111 Advertisementlast_img read more

August 27, 2019
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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more October 1, 2013 — Limiting the amount of radiation absorbed in the hippocampal portion of the brain during whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) for brain metastases preserves memory function in patients for up to six months after treatment according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.The single-arm, phase II study was a multi-institutional, international clinical trial in the United States and Canada, conducted through the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). Researchers compared the study group to a historical control group of patients who received WBRT without hippocampal avoidance in the PCI-P-120-9801 phase III trial (Li 2007).This study enrolled 113 adult patients from 2011 through 2013. The patients had measurable brain metastases outside a 5-mm margin around the hippocampus. Of those patients, 100 were analyzable and 76 percent were categorized as recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) class II. All patients received hippocampal avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT) to 30 Gy in 10 fractions. In all analyzable patients, the dose received by the entirety of the hippocampus did not exceed 10 Gy and the maximum dose did not exceed 17 Gy. Patients were assessed using the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Delayed Recall (HVLT-DR), the HVLT – Recall (HVLT-R) and the HVLT – Immediate Recognition (HVLT-IR) at baseline and post-treatment after two, four and six months. The primary endpoint of the trial was the HVLT-DR at four months.Results showed the 42 patients who were analyzable at four months post-RT had a 7 percent decline in HVLT-DR from baseline to four months (95 percent confidence interval (CI): -4.7 percent to 18.7 percent). This is statistically significant when compared to the historical control group (p=0.0003), which demonstrated a 30 percent decline in HVLT-DR at four months. Six months after treatment, the 29 analyzable patients had a 2 percent decline in HVLT-DR from baseline (95 percent CI: -9.2 percent to 13.1 percent).“Radiotherapy to the brain is known to impact the memory function of cancer survivors,” said Vinai Gondi, M.D., lead author of the study, co-director of the Cadence Brain Tumor Center, associate director of research at the Cadence Proton Center in Warrenville, Ill., and clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wis. “A compartment of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, sensitive to radiotherapy and important for memory function, is thought to be central to these effects. Our research group developed advanced radiotherapy techniques that spare this hippocampal neural stem cell compartment from significant radiation doses. The study results were statistically better than historical data of whole-brain radiotherapy without hippocampal sparing and present a number of opportunities to introduce hippocampal sparing in other contexts of radiotherapy to the brain. The RTOG is currently developing phase III trials to explore these other contexts and to validate these results.”The abstract, “Memory Preservation with Conformal Avoidance of the Hippocampus during Whole-Brain Radiotherapy (WBRT) for Patients with Brain Metastases: Primary Endpoint Results of RTOG 0933,” was presented in detail during the plenary session at ASTRO’s Annual Meeting Sept. 23.For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Feature | September 30, 2013 Avoiding Specific Region of Brain During Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Prevents Memory Loss 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 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 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 center_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 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 | 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 morelast_img read more

August 27, 2019
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ASTRO Praises Congress for Resistance to Proposed Medicare Radiation Oncology Payment Cuts

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 | 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 October 2, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the members of Congress who signed letters expressing concerns about the recent and newly proposed Medicare cuts to radiation oncology. The 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) July 8, proposed new cuts to community-based radiation oncology providers that, if finalized, will amount to payment reductions totaling roughly 20 percent to cancer care over the last 6 years. In response to the proposal, letters organized by U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) were sent to CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt on Sept. 30, 2015. The bipartisan letters signed by 167 House and 40 Senate members objected to Medicare’s proposal to cut radiation oncology payments to community-based cancer centers by approximately 5-7 percent for 2016—potentially higher based on a practice’s particular patient mix.A significant portion of the cuts were due to changes in how CMS accounts for the costs of the use of linear accelerators and associated imaging equipment, both of which are vital to the delivery of safe and effective radiation therapy. Data from ASTRO’s July survey of the almost 1,400 community-based radiation therapy centers in the United States indicates that with cuts of five to 10 percent, nearly 30 percent of practices may have to close their doors, particularly those operating in rural communities.“By delivering top-notch care close to home, community cancer clinics are an essential part of our healthcare system. We must ensure that these facilities have the tools they need to thrive so that families dealing with a cancer diagnosis don’t lose access to this proven model of care delivery. By asking CMS to reevaluate these flawed cuts that could harm patients with a diagnosis of breast or prostate cancer, we can ensure that community cancer clinics will be open for those in need,” said Rep. Tonko. In their letter, Senators Burr and Stabenow state that they “recognize the valuable role community-based radiation therapy plays in meeting patients’ oncology needs,” and that they are “concerned that the proposed cuts could further jeopardize patient access to this treatment option.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.center_img News | Radiation Therapy | October 02, 2015 ASTRO Praises Congress for Resistance to Proposed Medicare Radiation Oncology Payment Cuts One in three Congressional members sign bipartisan letters to CMS expressing concern 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 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 | 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 | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read morelast_img read more

January 25, 2019
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January 15, 2019
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