MIAMI, FLA. (July 2, 2019) – Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board and Atlantic Records is pleased to announce, “Paradise in Paradise,” an exclusive performance with Bazzi, at Moon Palace Jamaica. The Chart-topping and multi-platinum R&B/Pop sensation, known for his massive hits like “Mine” and “Beautiful” feat. Camila Cabello will celebrate the release of his new single “Paradise” with an intimate and private show at the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on August 19, 2019, at 8 pm. The concert is complimentary for guests staying at the resort. Bazzi, one of the biggest breakout artists of 2018, catapulted into mega-status with his massive hit “Mine.” The track, now certified three-times platinum, climbed to #1 at Pop Radio and top 3 at Rhythmic. Bazzi solidified his spot as one of music’s most promising newcomers with his follow-up hit “Beautiful,” collaborating with chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello. Both tracks are featured on Bazzi’s breakthrough debut album, ‘COSMIC,’ which has been streamed more than three billion times. Written predominantly by Bazzi and co-produced by Grammy-nominated Rice N’ Peas and Bazzi, ‘COSMIC’ has received ecstatic critical applause, with Billboard praising its “slinky, R&B-infused pop” and Playboy hailing the collection as “genre-bending.” “Bazzi’s ‘COSMIC’ seems primed to linger near the top of the albums chart for quite a while,” wrote Stereogum, while USA Today echoed, “Bazzi’s career is just getting started.” Bazzi supported his back-to-back hits with performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The TODAY Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards – as a “Best New Artist” nominee. Bazzi has spent much of the past year on THE COSMIC TOUR, including a sold-out headline run, a special guest role on Camila Cabello’s sold out “Never Be The Same” North American tour, and support on the European leg of Justin Timberlake’s blockbuster “Man Of The Woods Tour.” This year, Bazzi has stepped up his game with a lauded debut at Coachella, a collaboration with Belgian DJ Netsky and rap legend Lil Wayne, the release of his critically acclaimed track “Focus” feat. 21 Savage, an appearance on Tyga’s new album, and his current radio single “Paradise,” which has already reached over 140 million streams since April. Bazzi recently performed “Paradise” at The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. “As a brand that prides itself in bringing unforgettable experiences to its guests, we couldn’t be more excited to close out the summer with a chart-topping artist such as Bazzi. Since opening, Moon Palace Jamaica has hosted a diverse lineup of artists that has included well-known artists like Shaggy, Omi and MAGIC!” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner up with the Jamaica Tourist Board & Atlantic Records, to bring this unique experience to our guests.” This exclusive performance, taking place at Moon Palace Jamaica is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Bazzi fans to see him live in an intimate setting, with picturesque views of Ocho Rios. Performing a few of his popular hits, guests will be privy to see Bazzi perform, as part of the all-inclusive concept. In addition, Bazzi will host a special meet & greet for VIP guests of the resort. There couldn’t be a more perfect location to celebrate “Paradise” than in Jamaica. Ocho Rios is the center of Jamaica’s most popular attractions including Dunn’s River Falls, Mystic Mountain, and Dolphin Cove. Moon Palace Jamaica and its prime location in Ocho Rios make for the ideal vacation in paradise! Moon Palace Jamaica is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico and Jamaica’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort. The family-friendly property offers guests the opportunity to experience 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. The resort features the only FlowRider® Double wave simulator in Jamaica, lavish swimming pools, a kid’s water park, multiple dining destinations and bars, a gourmet corridor, an ultra-chic nightclub, NOIR, and signature AWE Spa®, the largest spa in Jamaica. The resort also offers an array of off-site activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, or even taking a scenic catamaran ride through the clear waters of Ocho Rios. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, CHI products, and unlimited long-distance calls to the United States. Moon Palace Jamaica is on track to becoming one of the Caribbean’s top entertainment destinations with world-class performances. Moon Palace Jamaica all-inclusive accommodations start at $361 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages and off-site excursions and tours. To reserve your stay for “Paradise in Paradise” please visit https://jamaica.moonpalace.com/en. For additional high-resolution images, click here. About Palace Resorts With ten oceanfront resorts overlooking sparkling turquoise waters, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean & Mexico’s most extravagant spas, a premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations. For more information, visit www.palaceresorts.com. About Jamaica Tourist Board The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto, and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, and Mumbai. TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2019. Also, this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination, and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for thirteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2019. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions, and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years. For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web-site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). 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Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Kingston today (September 3), Minister of State, Hon. Floyd Green, said this year the focus will be on nation builders and youth leaders in corporate Jamaica. He said the Nation Builders award, which is a new segment of the recognition scheme, will reward youth who have dedicated their services to the development of communities. Nominations for the 2018 Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will open on September 6 and run until October 5. Story Highlights Nominations for the 2018 Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will open on September 6 and run until October 5.Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in Kingston today (September 3), Minister of State, Hon. Floyd Green, said this year the focus will be on nation builders and youth leaders in corporate Jamaica.He said the Nation Builders award, which is a new segment of the recognition scheme, will reward youth who have dedicated their services to the development of communities.“Young people are shining right across Jamaica, so nominate our youth. Let us get the applications, so we can vet and see who are qualified,” Mr. Green added.The State Minister said that “we want to reward young people who have formed community groups, given back to the communities in different ways, and lobbied for community centres and sport facilities”.Mr. Green said he is encouraging persons to visit www.moe.gov.jm, or youthjamaica.com for application forms.The State Minister pointed out that the Corporate Leadership award, also new, is in keeping with the Government’s drive to create role models “among young people in business, and reward those young people in corporate life who have shown strong leadership”.The Prime Minister National Youth Awards for Excellence was introduced in 1998 to recognise young Jamaicans who have excelled and contributed to national development.Since its inception, 224 awards have been conferred on individuals in the fields of Academics, Sport, Arts and Culture, Environmental Protection, and Journalism.It is open to all Jamaican nationals between 15 and 29 years old who are living in Jamaica and the diaspora, who have attained excellence and world-class achievement.“We can hold them up as role models for other youth to excel and embrace their positive qualities,” Mr. Green said.
zoom German cruise operator TUI Cruises has secured financing from German banking consortium led by KfW IPEX-Bank for its order for two new ships from the Finnish yard Meyer Turku shipyard.The order follows construction of six sister ships at the yard and the latest ones are yet to become known as the Mein Schiff 7 and 8.Jointly with UniCredit and one other European commercial bank, KfW IPEX-Bank as one of the bookrunners structured the entire financing of the new ships for TUI Cruises and secured the order for the Meyer Turku shipyard with its commitment to finance the total loan amount. Additional banks contributed to the financing.“As one of the world’s leading providers of ship finance we are once again underlining our structuring expertise in the cruise sector with this commitment,” said Christian K. Murach, responsible member of the Management Board at KfW IPEX-Bank. “We are pleased to have been a reliable financing partner for the successful German shipping company TUI Cruises from the very beginning.”With its “Mein Schiff” fleet, currently comprising four vessels, TUI Cruises is one of the fastest-growing cruise operators in the German market. The fleet is to grow to six ships by 2017 when the vessels already under construction (Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6) are completed. The two new ships that have now been ordered will respectively replace Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 in 2018 and 2019, thus contributing to the modernisation of the fleet, while also setting new standards in terms of environmental performance.
WINNIPEG — Politicians and supporters in Manitoba had less than 24 hours to take in the results of a provincial election before diving into the federal one.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday officially launched the campaign for the Oct. 21 vote and some Manitoba parties say it’s like they’ve finished one marathon to immediately start another.The quick turnaround has them preparing for potential voter and volunteer fatigue.After a four-week campaign, the Progressive Conservatives and leader Brian Pallister won a second consecutive majority Tuesday night when they captured 36 seats in the 57-seat legislature. The New Democrats improved their seat total to 18 and the Liberals were held to three.Many federal Liberal volunteers knocked on doors in the provincial campaign. Now they’re suiting up in red again to support federal Liberal incumbent Jim Carr in Winnipeg South Centre. But they’re taking a few days off before his campaign kickoff this weekend, said manager Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe.“We feel that people will be energized to campaign for just a little bit longer,” Kovalik-Plouffe said.The weight of elections running back to back will have an impact on volunteers, said political analyst Christopher Adams at the University of Manitoba. However, he doesn’t suspect there will be that much of an effect on voters.Pallister called the election more than a year before the scheduled date. Adams said the campaign was lacklustre and didn’t engage voters. Turnout was 55.4 per cent, slightly lower than in 2016.But, Adams said, its messaging could translate — for better or worse — to the parties’ federal counterparts.“I think the Conservative supporters will be more buoyed by what happened last night,” Adams said.“The (Manitoba) NDP had to fight very, very hard for the seats they took from the (Progressive) Conservatives.”There may also be ramifications on federal party fundraising, he suggested. If supporters already donated in Manitoba, they might not be inclined to hand over more, especially if their provincial candidate did not win.Conservative team members behind Joyce Bateman, who is looking to take the riding from Carr, said they are aware there could be voter fatigue, so they are trying to manage activities accordingly. Campaign manager Roslyn Nugent noted in an email that their volunteer pool has been growing for several weeks.Leah Gazan, the federal NDP candidate for Winnipeg Centre, said “it was a real disservice to democracy when Pallister called the provincial election early knowing that there was a federal election coming up right away.”“However, in saying that, I have a team of really excited volunteers.”Gazan had major support to win the nomination in March over former NDP legislature member Andrew Swan. She said the momentum has continued, despite many of her volunteers knocking on doors for the provincial party. The team is not discouraged by the election’s outcome, she said, and Manitobans still seem invigorated by the federal election.“I think people want to make sure there are voices representing them in the House of Commons.”Manitoba Green party Leader James Beddome was unable to capture a seat provincially, nor did the party make the breakthrough that some had anticipated.Beddome, who is the federal Green candidate in Winnipeg Centre, said his team is in the midst of an Ironman triathlon.“I think we can roll from one to the other and hopefully it’s a little bit like a snowball going down a hill,” he said. “We are just getting started and the ball is only going to get bigger, larger, and roll faster.”— With files from Steve Lambert in WinnipegKelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, the University of Northern B.C. Community Development Institute provided City of Fort St. John Council with an annual update.CDI Co-Director, Marleen Morris, says the partnership between the City and the CDI is one that is growing every day and is making Fort St. John a better place to live.“Our partnership is increasing community engagement and growing community partnerships and it is happening more, day by day, and we are really excited to see this happen. These partnerships are enhancing the quality of life in Fort St. John and making Fort St. John a better place to live.” According to Morris, the CDI and the City have been working together to develop and implement strategies for economic diversification and community resilience.During the past seven months, through a program known as ‘The Forge’, the CDI has completed a significant public engagement program to gather input that will be used to develop the Social Development Framework and the Economic Development Framework for the City.Morris says she thanks the community for their participation and support and looks forward to continuing to work with community members.
Muzaffarnagar: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by three youths on the pretext of giving her lift in neighbouring Shamli district, police said. The victim was given a lift by the accused who drove her on a bike to an isolated area in Khandarwali village under Kotwali police station area in the district on Thursday and took chances to rape her at pistol point, police said. According to a complaint lodged by the survivor’s mother, the woman has stepped out of her home to withdraw money from a bank for purchasing medicines when the accused offered her lift. A case has been registered and the hunt is on to nab the absconding accused, they added.
“We are disappointed to hear of this development but we hope that the mission can be re-scheduled as soon as possible in order to facilitate the national reconciliation process,” spokesperson Marie Okabe said, noting that Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy, Razali Ismail, had planned to begin his mission on Tuesday but had not yet left Kuala Lumpur. The UN was also informed by the Government and the National League for Democracy that the ongoing talks between the two sides would not be affected by reports of a coup plot, Ms. Okabe added.
In a talk with nemzetisport.hu, MKB Veszprem’s goalkeeper Nandor Fazekas spoke openly about how he felt the refereeing was in the game against THW Kiel.– At the moment I really feel and think that the referees were against us. In the important moments of the match they blew against our team. If the rewatching of the game show the opposite, I will withdraw my opinion, but I don’t think it’ll happen.source: nemzetisport.hu fazekasMKB Veszpremnandor fazekasTHW Kielveszprem ← Previous Story PSG Handball – French champions! Next Story → EHF Cup: Momir Rnic’s last-second goal leads Frisch auf Goppingen to the F4!
Updated 21.53The result of the final electronic vote on the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill before a walk-through vote was called and the bill was passed. THE DÁIL HAS passed all stages of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill this afternoon.The bill brings into law many of the measures outlined in the Budget last week from next year and will now go to the Seanad for debate the week after next.The bill, which was passed by 74 votes to 46 on a walk-through vote, enshrines cuts to the invalidity pension, maternity benefit, and the total abolition of the bereavement grant.After the electronic vote, Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh argued that the bill is contrary to the Programme for Government and should therefore require a walk-through vote which the government won.Other measures contained in the bill include the abolition of mortgage interest supplement for new entrants from the beginning of next year, with existing recipients of the payment phased out over four years.There was also a walk-through vote for the specific section of the bill that dealt with the cut to jobseekers’ allowance for under-26s, following a request by the independent TD Stephen Donnelly.The chamber was empty for much of the day, only filling up for votes.TDs from the opposition side of the house regularly complained about the lack of time being given to debate the bill and its various sections.The legislation was debated yesterday and for over six hours today with all opposition amendments to the bill opposed by the government.Of the TDs expelled from Fine Gael and Labour only Lucinda Creighton, Terence Flanagan, Brian Walsh and Billy Timmins voted for the bill overall, effectively supporting the government’s Budget.Creighton and others abstained on a number of individual votes including one to cut maternity benefit.The Dáil has now gone into recess until 5 November.- First published 16.50Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Earlier: ‘Mean, ruthless, vicious’: TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
226 Comments Share40 Tweet Email Poll: Did Stephen Donnelly make the right decision joining Fianna Fáil? What do you think? Yes (4775) 31,200 Views No (10497) Feb 3rd 2017, 10:25 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie I don’t know (1363) YesNoI don’t knowVote Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article HE SAYS THE country needs “new thinking” so Stephen Donnelly yesterday joined Fianna Fáil.But did he make the right call? Can he affect change better from inside a party than as an independent? Or is his move disingenuous in light of his criticisms of the Soldiers of Destiny?We’re asking: Did Stephen Donnelly make the right decision joining Fianna Fáil? Friday 3 Feb 2017, 10:25 AM Poll Results: Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie By Paul Hosford Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3220516
Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels The nine hotels mentioned are located in the US, Britain, France and Italy. https://jrnl.ie/4569566 ELTON JOHN HAS has joined George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery.“I commend my friend, #GeorgeClooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of #Brunei – a place where gay people are brutalised, or worse – by boycotting the Sultan’s hotels,” the Rocket Man singer wrote on Twitter.The 72-year-old, a veteran gay rights campaigner, said his “heart went out” to staff at the hotels, but that “we must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable”.The nine hotels mentioned by Clooney are located in the US, Britain, France and Italy.They include London’s exclusive Dorchester and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The Dorchester was not available for immediate comment on the boycott.Clooney called for the boycott earlier this week, saying “every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any of these nine hotels, we are putting money directly into the pockets of men who choose to stone and whip to death their own citizens for being gay or accused of adultery”.Brunei is an absolute monarchy, which has been ruled for 51 years by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. It will implement the harsh new penal code — which also mandates amputation of a hand and foot for theft — starting next Wednesday.Homosexuality is already illegal in the sultanate, but it will now become a capital offence. The law only applies to Muslims.Brunei first announced the measures in 2013, but implementation has been delayed as officials worked out the practical details, and in the face of opposition by rights groups. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Mar 31st 2019, 11:28 AM 38,336 Views Share864 Tweet Email1 By Garreth MacNamee Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 68 Comments Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 11:28 AM Image: SIPA USA/PA Images
Les mégaséismes peuvent entraîner un affaissement des volcansSelon un ensemble d’études, les mégaséismes sont susceptibles d’entraîner l’affaissement de volcans même si ceux-ci se trouvent dans des zones très éloignées de l’épicentre.Largement redoutés, les mégaséismes peuvent avoir des conséquences désastreuses sur les territoires qu’elles frappent. Néanmoins, leur impact reste largement sous-estimé. Des études récemment publiées dans la revue britannique Nature Geoscience, tendent ainsi à montrer que les mégaséismes peuvent aussi entraîner une diminution de la taille de volcans en les faisant s’affaisser. Basée sur des données récoltées par des radars satellitaires qui ont cartographié le terrain avant et après les séismes, une étude japonaise a par exemple permis de déterminer que le tremblement de terre de magnitude 9 ayant touché le Japon en mars 2011 a entraîné une baisse de 15 cm de hauteur sur les volcans de Honshu pourtant situés à 200 km de l’épicentre. De même, une étude américaine indique que le séisme de magnitude 8,8 ayant touché le Chili en 2010 a provoqué l’affaissement de cinq régions volcaniques situées 200 km plus loin.Pour en arriver là, les deux études se sont intéressées à des mégaséismes provoqués par la subduction de plaques tectoniques. Ces mouvements auraient entraîné la subsidence (affaissement géologique) des chaînes de montagnes orientées parallèlement à la faille sismique. Comme le souligne Youichiro Takada, de l’Institut de recherche et de prévention des catastrophes de l’Université de Tokyo, le séisme de 2011 a créé une “tension est-ouest au Japon oriental”. Un facteur qui favorise les éruptions volcaniques ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, “des roches chaudes et molles situées sous les volcans, avec du magma au milieu, ont été étirées horizontalement et aplaties verticalement. C’est cette déformation qui a provoqué l’affaissement des volcans”, explique le scientifique. Néanmoins, les explications à ce phénomène semblent différentes au Chili. Selon les géologues, la subsidence (qui concerne des surfaces de 30 km de long sur 15 m de large) est due à des poches de magma reliées à des sources souterraines situées sous les zones volcaniques. Malgré toutes ces constatations, les chercheurs ne sont pas encore en mesure de dire si ce phénomène augmente les risques d’éruptions volcaniques ou non. “Pour l’instant, nous ne connaissons pas les liens entre les éruptions volcaniques et la subsidence que nous avons mise en lumière. Il nous faut encore approfondir notre compréhension des mouvements du magma”, a indiqué M. Takada cité par l’AFP. En effet, les données sont contradictoires : en 1906 et en 1960, deux séismes dans la zone de subduction chilienne avaient précédé d’un an des éruptions volcaniques dans les Andes alors que le tremblement de terre de 2010 n’a pu être associé à aucune éruption majeure dans cette zone à risque, souligne l’étude dirigée par Matthew Pritchard, de l’Université Cornell à New York.Le 3 juillet 2013 à 16:39 • Maxime Lambert
Ricardo Rodriguez will reportedly remain at AC Milan for this season after positive talksThe Swiss full-back had only joined the Rossoneri last summer, but has been strongly linked with a departure due to Milan’s ongoing struggles with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulationsArsenal, AS Monaco, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain had all expressed an interest in Rodriguez.But Football-Italia reports that Rodriguez and his agent, Gianluca Di Domenico, arrived at Casa Milan this morning and held positive discussions with the management.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Apparently, Milan have assured the 26-year-old that they wish to retain him.The player himself is understood to be happy to at the San Siro.Rodriguez made 34 Serie A appearances last season for the Rossoneri and played in all four of Switzerland’s World Cup matches this summer.He made his first start of the new season in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Napoli and is contracted until June 2021.
It is one of six fires being monitored in the refuge after a recent round of lightning kicked off new starts in the Kenai Peninsula this week.The other fires:177 – #WatsonFire (0.2 acre)178 – #Mile70PowerlineFire (0.1 acre)180 – #KolominLakeFire is 100% contained and controlled (1.2 acres)186 – #BearLakeFire (0.1 acre)189 – #PetersonFire had no heat or smoke detected as of 6/8190 – #KellyPetersonFire had no heat or smoke detected as of 6/8 It is burning in heavy downed timber where Soldotna Forestry helitack and a the Division of Forestry’s Pioneer Peak Hotshot crew continue working today to cut a line around the fire and remove snags using chainsaws. This lightning caused fire started on Friday. Firefighters are working on the 13.8-acre Coal Creek Fire burning northwest of Tustumena Lake in the 2014 Funny River Fire burn area. This fire is 25% contained after initial helitack water drops with more progress being made on the ground. Andy Alexandrou with DOF “This fire is being closely monitored where it burns adjacent to the 2017 East Fork Fire. This fire is 70% active and grew eastward yesterday to a size of 1,248 acres today. Refuge personnel are very familiar with this area of the refuge because it includes a prescribed fire project, has been mapped extensively by its fire personnel, and structures like the ENSTAR gas pipeline were cleared of brush in 2017 by East Fork Fire crews in case it needed to be to be protected from the fire. The East Fork Fire burn, the Sterling fuel break and pipeline corridor provide numerous fuel breaks between the fire and local communities and the Sterling Highway.” Kenai fire updates are available via the Forestry Public Information Office at (907)260-4262 or by calling the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at (907)356-5511. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Thick smoke was reported in Cooper Landing on Sunday night. It is from the Swan Lake Fire burning in black spruce in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, according to Division of Forestry officials.
Sony has just officially announced that anyone who hacks their PlayStation 3 will find themselves (and not merely the hacked PS3) banned for life from the PlayStation Network. How does Sony know that you’ve hacked your console, though? After all, a PS3 hacked with the released master key should be virtually indistinguishable from a non-hacked machine, at least from a systems perspective.The answer, at least according to one hacker, is that Sony collects a lot of data about users when they log into the PlayStation Network. Even worse than the volume of data collected — which is all automatically transferred to Sony when your PS3 connects to your WiFi network — is the way it is transmitted: in plain-text, with absolutely zero encryption.“Sony is the biggest spy ever… they collect so much data. All connected devices return values sent to Sony’s servers,” the hacker said. According to him, Sony knows literally everything about your PlayStation 3, including which controllers you’re using, what USB devices are plugged in, what television is hooked up to it, everything.Most alarming? This is the way Sony transmits your credit card information for every purchase:creditCard.paymentMethodId=VISA&creditCard.holderName=Max&creditCard.cardNumber=45581234567812345678&creditCard.expireYear=2012&creditCard.expireMonth=2&creditCard.securityCode=214&creditCard.address.address1=example street%2024%20&creditCard.address.city=city1%20&creditCard.address.province=abc%20&creditCard. That’s not unencrypted. That’s literally how the PS3 transmits your credit card information to its servers. That means that if you’re on an uncompromised network, literally anyone can pluck your credit card information from the air and use it for whatever he wants.The hacker also states that the reason Sony is going on the offense when it comes to the PlayStation Network is because the release of the PS3 master key now makes it possible for anyone with a hacked PS3 to download as much content from the PSN Store as they want, all for free.Perhaps this explains why Sony has been going to such lengths to sue, silence or hide all details of the PS3 jailbreak: they know their system is a security liability and now that it’s been blown wide open, they fear massive fraud and class-action lawsuits from the defrauded.Read more at PS3Crunch
Civil Protection were on site. There is no official word on if the food was contaminated, in poor condition or simply improperly cooked. It is the second time this month that people have become sick in Cancun after consuming bad food. The incident happened at Kilometer 8 along Kukulcán Boulevard of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Preliminary reports say that Emergency 911 was called after the 15 became ill from eating meat. Paramedics from the Red Cross of Mexico arrived to tend to the sick. In July, 230 people were affected by food poisoning after they consumed bad food at a church gathering in Cancun. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Cancun, Q.R. — At least 15 people were treated for food poisoning after consuming bad meat at a hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Eight of those 15 were taken to the General Hospital of Cancun, while the others were transferred to varying nearby medical centers.
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more News | September 03, 2013 Radiology Group Launches Physician Education Tools Columbus Radiology introduces imaging app and Continuing Medical Education events to reduce radiation exposure and improve patient care News | Radiation Dose Management | April 10, 2019 Qaelum NV and Toyo Corp. Sign Japanese Distribution Agreement for Dose Monitoring Solution Qaelum NV of Leuven, Belgium, and Toyo Corp. of Tokyo, Japan announced they have entered into a cooperation agreement… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more September 3, 2013 – Reducing unnecessary radiation exposure is a critical health initiative in today’s imaging world, and a Columbus-based radiology practice is helping to solve this important patient health concern.“Family and internal medicine physicians, in particular, were asking for detailed guidelines around when to order specific tests based on the patient’s condition,” said Frank Castellano, president and CME event program director at Columbus Radiology. “We developed an imaging education event series to help close this knowledge gap, reduce unnecessary testing and better expedite patient care.”Columbus Radiology’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) classes offer imaging educational content for family and internal medicine practitioners, nurse practitioners and medical staff to help enhance their practice and to improve imaging ordering. Through partnerships with referring physicians in its hospital networks, the radiology group vetted CME event content with its primary care physicians to ensure that it was useful and actionable information.“Collaboration between the radiologist and the referring physician is essential to patient care, and we saw an opportunity to take the lead on imaging guideline and protocol education,” explained Amanda McNutt, Columbus Radiology’s director of clinical operations. “Our goal is to shift the paradigm in healthcare imaging to where radiologists are highly accessible, active participants in the patient care team and facilitate the appropriate utilization of imaging. In our field, this level of collaboration is not the status quo.”To date, more than 280 primary care physicians have participated in the CME event series in partnership with OhioHealth and other health systems. According to survey results from the most recent CME event, 97 percent of respondents agreed that they would make changes in the way they order imaging as a result of the event.“This level of participation is unprecedented for continuing medical education seminars,” said McNutt. “We’re finding increasing interest from nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It’s a growing field in medicine, and now more than ever physicians are utilizing these health practitioners to expedite patient care and order images.”After receiving feedback from prior attendees, Columbus Radiology extended invitations to surgical subspecialists to also present at the event, which enriched the learning experience for participants. This fall, Caitlyn Truong, a breast surgeon with OhioHealth, will present on the topic of screening for breast cancer and well as Dale Levy who will present on the topic screening for lung cancer.In addition to the CME series, the radiology group also launched a new mobile application this year. The app allows physicians to review ordering guidelines and make imaging procedure decisions from the convenience of their smartphone.Columbus Radiology was among the first radiology practice groups in the country to enable physicians to access ordering guidelines on their smartphones and tablets. A simple graphic interface matches patient indication with the pros and cons of various imaging procedures.To register for Columbus Radiology’s upcoming “Imaging Ordering Guidelines Update” CME event on Oct. 16, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, email firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). Physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants from all specialties and health systems are welcome to attend.“We believe this is a successful model for others to follow to help improve patient outcomes and safety in our field,” Castellano added. “If the correct imaging procedure is ordered the first time, we can ensure the quickest diagnosis for patients, faster healing times and fewer repeated exams.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? 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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 References:1. https://astroblog.weebly.com/blog/to-hypofractionate-or-not-to-hypofractionate-that-is-the-question. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. Rethinking Treatment TimeWhen thinking about what is truly best for patients and how they can get the most out of treatments, it is worth considering how much radiation they actually need. Why give a patient more treatment, and for longer, when the same or better results could be achieved with hypofractionated therapy?In the aftermath of the START A and B trial results published in 2013, which found that dose fractionation had no deleterious effect on chemotherapy or cardiac mortality, many practitioners are choosing hypofractionation, particularly for patients receiving whole breast irradiation. This is a reversal of the recommendations ASTRO released in 2011, which the chair of ASTRO’s Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, Benjamin Smith, M.D., now calls well-intentioned, but conservative.“Two to three extra weeks of radiation may be very problematic to a patient — in terms of lost work, lost wages, lost time in caregiving roles and higher healthcare spending,” Smith wrote in an Oct. 2017 ASTRO blog post on hypofractionation. “In addition … patients treated with conventional fractionation suffer a higher burden of acute toxicity, and they still have more fatigue six months post-radiation than patients treated with hypofractionation. These findings strongly underscore the relative harm of conventional fractionation relative to hypofractionation.”A study presented at ASTRO 2017, “Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy After Mastectomy for the Treatment of High-Risk Breast Cancer: Five-Year Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Trial,” showed that radiation therapy following mastectomy in intermediate-stage, high-risk breast cancer can be shortened by as much as three to five weeks while still maintaining tumor control rates.“Some of our long-held beliefs, they’re not right, and we need to abandon them,” Beyer said.Rethinking traditional treatment plans does not always mean less is more, however. A paper presented at ASTRO 2017, “Analysis of Outcomes Using External Beam Radiotherapy Plus High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (4 x 7 Gy or 2 x 9 Gy) for Cervix Cancer in a Multi-institution Trial,” showed that in treating immediate-stage cervical cancer, four fractions of 7 Gray (Gy) brachytherapy was significantly more effective at tumor control than two 9-Gy fractions of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy.“There are certain things you can’t do without,” Beyer said. “It may be harder to do, may take more effort, may take more cost, but it’s more value if it actually cures more patients.” News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 “We want to identify and empower the young faculty, the young researchers and the physician-scientists who are going to take the field forward,” Beyer said. “I practice in a community setting, but I can’t do what I do without that cutting-edge research.” This PET/CT shows metastasis of tumors, taken with the Philips TruFlight Select.Technological and scientific advances in radiation oncology are allowing practitioners to put patients first in profound new ways. So exciting are these advances that the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) themed its 2017 annual meeting, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego, “The Healing Art and Science of Radiation Oncology,” and centered the meeting on discussions about value-based care and patient perspectives. In a conversation with Imaging Technology News, David Beyer, M.D., then chair of ASTRO’s board of directors, identified the three biggest thought trends in radiation oncology right now, as well as what ASTRO is doing to increase the value of radiation oncology for patients and bring the practice to the forefront of the cancer treatment field. What Is The Million Gray Question?As part of ASTRO’s mission to advance the field of radiation oncology and promote excellence in patient care, the organization asked meeting attendees to answer “The Million Gray Question,” defined as the most important research question that must be answered in the next three to five years.Not surprisingly, the answers reflected the advances Beyer identified as being most exciting in the field, with the most frequently submitted theme being, “How do we best integrate immunotherapy with radiotherapy?” Following that were research questions about the cost and effectiveness of radiation treatment, treating oligometastatic disease and the role of proton therapy.To answer these questions, ASTRO announced a new strategic plan just before the annual meeting, and recently debuted its 2018 research agenda. The strategic plan has four main goals:• Establish radiation oncology as an equal partner in the cancer field;• Retain and foster the intellectual research talent currently entering the field of radiation oncology;• Shape the health policy environment to support radiation oncologists’ ability to practice medicine to the fullest extent to benefit their patients; and• Consistently deliver the highest quality and value care to cancer patients. 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Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 31, 2018 | By Emily Clemons The Future of Radiation Oncology Key themes and the issues of focus in 2018 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 Treating Metastasis Treating metastasized cancer is another source of inspiration for radiation oncologists right now, with new research showing that patients with as many as five or six sites can respond positively to treatment.A study on radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), “Consolidative Radiotherapy for Limited Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Randomized Phase II Trial,” shows that treatment failure rates tended to increase in patients with six or more metastasis sites, and those with five or fewer saw greater success.Beyer said some patients with significant metastasis would have previously been considered incurable and untreatable, but that is all starting to change. “Maybe there is some value in treating these,” he said. “Maybe we don’t cure these patients. Maybe they just live longer — but just living longer, again, speaks to the issue of providing value. I think that is a very valuable thing.”Combining Immunotherapy and Radiation As important as these other advances are, however, immunotherapy might be the way of the future. Beyer said the conversations taking place today about combining immunotherapy with radiation therapy remind him of the 1990s, when people were first talking of combining chemotherapy and radiation. Now, it is a basic part of cancer treatment.“We don’t know where that’s going to end up, but I know it’s going to play a role in the future,” Beyer said.Another new study presented at ASTRO 2017 found that combining radiation therapy with immunotherapy can stimulate the body’s immune system to attack the cancer, thereby halting tumor growth. Between 30 and 60 percent of the patients found their cancer stopped spreading, despite having end-stage cancer that had spread to the lungs or liver.“This combination of immunotherapy and radiation therapy was safe and well-tolerated by patients with late-stage cancers. We were surprised that a large percentage of patients achieved stable disease several months after treatment — meaning that while their tumors didn’t shrink, they did stop growing,” said James Welsh, M.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor of radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.Additionally, immunotherapy and genomics can now allow practitioners to identify how well a patient may respond to radiation therapy. A study, “Novel Associations Between the Immune Landscape of Prostate Cancer and Post-operative Radiation Response,” found that examining the body’s immune response to prostate tumors can indicate not only the patient’s potential response to radiation therapy, but also the likelihood of disease recurrence and survival outcomes.“We’re talking about identifying those patients who do need radiation or don’t need radiation based on genomic markers, so that personalized medicine is becoming a part of the radiation oncologist toolkit,” Beyer said. “This is really very exciting for us.” 5. www.itnonline.com/content/radiation-immunotherapy-combination-can-slow-tumor-growth-some-metastatic-late-stage-cancer. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. 6. www.astro.org/uploadedFiles/_MAIN_SITE/News_and_Publications/News_and_Media_Center/Press_Kits/2017/Annual_Meeting/Content_Pieces/ASTRO17%20News%20Briefing_Refining%20Treatments.pdf. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018.7. https://astroblog.weebly.com/blog/astro-members-weigh-in-on-the-million-gray-question-at-astro17. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. 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Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. 2. www.astro.org/uploadedFiles/_MAIN_SITE/News_and_Publications/News_and_Media_Center/Press_Kits/2017/Annual_Meeting/Content_Pieces/ASTRO17%20News%20Briefing_Refining%20Treatments.pdf. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | 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 3. www.itnonline.com/content/trial-confirms-effectiveness-high-dose-brachytherapy-pelvic-radiation-cervical-cancer. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018. 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The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, admitted an appeal filed by lawmaker Luis Fishman against a vote in the Legislative Assembly that blocked re-election of Sala IV Judge Fernando Cruz. Cruz is seen as a politically independent judge, and lawmakers’ efforts to block his re-election to another eight-year term set off a political firestorm last week.By admitting the appeal, Sala IV judges ordered Cruz to remain on the bench pending a final ruling.Fishman, who quit the Social Christian Unity Party on Monday over the row, said that the assembly vote happened after the allowed term limit to do so, and Cruz automatically should be re-elected.Thirty-eight lawmakers voted against Cruz’s re-election.Sala IV judges said that, “this court orders [lawmakers] not to implement the provisions of Act No. 99 of November 15. … It should be understood that Judge Fernando Cruz Castro shall continue in his post, with all the powers, rights and duties of his charge, until a ruling is issued on this appeal.” Facebook Comments No related posts.