first_imgThe Community Provider Toolkit was launched by the National Center for PTSD and Veterans Affairs with the goal to support behavioral health providers serving Veterans in their communities.This toolkit offers key tools and resources for working with Veterans, including easy to access information about how to screen for military experience, understanding military culture, as well as tools for working with a variety of behavioral health concerns.Check out their Mini-Clinics!Mini-Clinics are intended to provide clinicians with easy access to useful treatment tools! Each of their Mini-Clinics focuses on a different mental health condition. Topics include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Disability Benefits, and more!Interested in seeing what else the Community Provider Toolkit has to offer? Check it out here!  This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November 17, 2017.last_img read more

first_imgPolarizersPolarizers are one of the best kept secrets in the film world. They’re great tools that can drastically enhance the quality of your footage, providing you with far more cinematic and vibrant images. I have to admit that I didn’t start using polarizers until very recently. Once I began to use them, I finally realized how powerful they can be. Polarizers have many usages. They can create bluer skies, minimize reflections on car windshields, or see more clearly into water.Much like NDs, polarizers also come in circular models that you can thread to the front of your lens or in 4×5.65 rotating applications. For more on camera filtration, check out these articles:The Five Lens Filters Every Video Shooter Should OwnManipulating the Invisible Spectrum With ND FiltersThe World of Diffusion Filters Filtration for your camera can be a essential to creating the most cinematic images. Here’s what you need to know.Cover image via Shutterstock.With a wide variety of available filtration options, choosing the right tool to enhance your story can be challenging. I’m going to walk you through the three most common types of filtration that you may come across. Each type of filtration is an essential filmmaking tool, with a unique purpose, to help you tell your story effectively.Neutral DensityNeutral Density filters, or ND filters, are a key component of crafting cinematic images. One of the most common uses of ND filtration is to darken your image in exterior daylight, allowing you to open up your lens aperture to create a more shallow and cinematic depth of field.ND filters come in all different strengths. The “lightest” ND is a .3, which reduces the exposure of your image by 1 full stop. The next step up is .6 which is two stops. Incrementally each additional stop of light is measured as .3 more than the previous. So for example, a 3 stop light reduction would be ND .9, and 4 stops would be an ND 1.2.ND filtration is available in all sort of sizes from a 52mm thread that attaches to the front of your lens to a 4×5.65 sheet that drops into the matte box of your camera.center_img Diffusion FiltersWith today’s modern digital cameras and lenses, sharpness is king. However, with so much sharpness in images now, cinematographers are looking for ways to soften their images to make them appear smoother and more fluid. This is where diffusion filters step in. Diffusion filtration does three jobs: it softens the image, blooms the highlights, and lifts the shadows and contrast. These three elements help to take the edge off today’s sharp digital images. However, what makes diffusion filtration great is that even though it reduces some of the digital sharpness, it still produces a cinematic image that doesn’t look soft-focused.Below is a nearly comprehensive test of all of Lee’s various diffusion filters. This test should help you see how powerful diffusion filters can be and what type of look each variety offers.last_img read more

first_imgThe tsunami unleashed by the Commonwealth Games earthquake seems to have reached distant New York as well. Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh and external affairs minister S. M. Krishna, who are attending the UN General Assembly session, have been forced on the back foot by the reports of the poor state of preparedness.”It is pretty depressing to read such things in the international media. India’s image has taken a beating,” Ramesh told Headlines Today. “I hope we come out of this soon. We are among the fastest growing economies. We could have done without this embarrassment,” he added.Krishna, on the other hand, said he would do all he could to reassure leaders of the Commonwealth nations about the CWG. “If there are any misgivings, we will certainly try to set them right,” Krishna said. According to the ministry of external affairs officials, the media storm unleashed by the reports of poor hygiene, collapsed bridges and other shortcomings have indeed dented India’s image around the world, ” incredible India” has been reduced to ” incredulous India”. The Games had been billed as India’s coming out parade, a mini version of China’s spectacular entry parade in the form of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Union government poured in a vast amount of money into the effort, a steroid boost that would have added muscle to the Capital city in a short time. Unfortunately, the reverse seems to have happened.India’s image has taken a severe beating and the failure to execute the Games projects in time and with “world-class” quality, despite a great deal of boasting, has now boomeranged.advertisementThe pictures of dirty toilets at the Games Village and the collapsed bridge have dented the already fragile self- esteem of this rising nation. ” The commentary in our newspapers is certainly not flattering,” acknowledged a South- east Asian diplomat posted in New Delhi, somewhat diplomatically refusing to say more.A Scandinavian ambassador said the Commonwealth issue had affected India’s image adversely, coming as it does with the developments in Kashmir.”The only thing going for India is that the news from other places is often gloomier,” the envoy said.What has struck many diplomats stationed in New Delhi is the casual approach that has been taken till the last minute by the Union government.”Surely if the country’s prestige was at stake, there should have been much better higher management,” a European ambassador said.An Arab ambassador, however, pointed out that it was not the dirty toilets and collapsed bridge that mattered so much as the security scare arising from the incident in which two Taiwanese visitors were shot at in the Jama Masjid area last Sunday.”The western countries are making a big fuss about the preparations because they do not want to anger India by pointing to the issue of security,” he maintained.For some time now the government has been grumbling about the massive cost overruns and the people had taken the construction mess in their stride.But as the countdown to the Games began about a month or so ago, it became clear that the country had been shortchanged, and how. The ignominy of having Indian hygiene habits discussed in the world media, and having our vaunted economic might being juxtaposed against the collapsed footbridge has been humiliating to all Indians, whether they live in the country or abroad.Given the fact that the Games would have showcased India to the Commonwealth, if not the world, it is surprising that the Union government did not play a more hands- on role in managing the Games. In the case of the 1982 Asian Games, for example, no less a person than Rajiv Gandhi, the then general secretary of the Congress, was asked to supervise the preparations.Given his clout he was able to cut through many of the problems that dogged the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee this time round.The government only got involved at the last minute when it appeared that the Games were headed for a train- wreck.Considering it was the main financier of the Games, the government should have also been its main supervisor. As of now, the Games are teetering on the edge. Hopefully, there will be no more major glitches in the run up to the event. But a lot of equipment and systems there would not have had enough time to be tested. Any major setback is bound to only add to the collective pain of the country.As for the image, it will take some time to undo the damage caused by the poor management and execution of a mega project, something that a rising India should have taken in its stride.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgS. Kannan.Bright sunshine welcomed the Indian contingent at the All England Club on Monday.”Don’t be fooled by this sunshine. This is London, and by evening, it can again become miserable,” Mahesh Bhupathi told Mail Today after a long training session.With tennis selection having made headlines for almost a month in India, the superstars are now busy working the rust off their game.Usually, most players stay near Wimbledon during the fortnightlong annual extravaganza. However, they are now soaking in the atmosphere at the Village.”It’s a sprawling complex and one cannot really feel that over 10,000 athletes have been housed here. The variety of food is very good and it’s nice to see top stars from other sporting disciplines also mingling with everyone,” Bhupathi added.However, he plans to move out of the Village closer to the Games. “The distance from Stratford to Wimbledon is a lot and I will stay nearer the tennis facility,” he said.Meanwhile, after eight months on the sidelines, wild card Somdev Devvarman says he is looking forward to the challenge.Reflecting on his shoulder injury, Somdev said: “This is the first time I had such an injury. I had to undergo a major surgery and after rehab, I am now fine.”A lot of people are questioning whether Somdev deserved the wild card, since he has been away for so long. But his answer is simple: “I have been playing tennis for so many years now. I really don’t feel I have been away from the sport.”advertisementlast_img read more

first_img1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy “I played the best I could here,” she said.But Williams hasn’t made it farther than the quarterfinals at any Premier Mandatory or Grand Slam tourney since last year’s BNP Paribas Open. Until Kerber stopped her, Williams had won four matches in a row for the first time since last year in the desert.Bencic was pushed to three sets for the first time in four matches at the tournament. She was coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion and top-ranked Naomi Osaka in the fourth round.Pliskova raced to 4-1 lead before wrapping up the second set. In the third, she overcame a break point to hold at 2-all but only won one more game the rest of the way.“Physically, it was tough somehow, and the wind didn’t help much,” Pliskova said. “So my serve was bad, my shots were bad.”Bencic improved to 18-3 this year. She won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015. The 22-year-old Swiss player missed five months in 2017 after wrist surgery.“When you’re confident, you can really just trust your instincts and you don’t have to think about it at all,” Bencic said. “I’m definitely playing how I feel it, and it’s going well so I’m not planning on changing that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Milos Raonic, of Canada, celebrates winning a point against Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, California— Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open.Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014.ADVERTISEMENT “I knew he had nothing to lose, and I had to be really disciplined with myself,” Raonic said.In January, Raonic beat Kecmanovic in straight sets on his way to the title at Brisbane in January.Belinda Bencic beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings.“I wouldn’t believe I win today again,” Bencic said. “I’m not going to the court with any expectation. I’m just trying to play. This is the mentality I have, and this is the mentality I’m going to keep having.”Bencic’s victory set up a semifinal against No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber, who beat error-prone Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a matchup of 30-somethings.Williams led 4-2 in the first set before Kerber won three straight games to go up 5-4. Kerber held to force the tiebreaker, which she dominated.It took Kerber several games in the opening set to get used to Williams’ changing tactics.“She changed the rhythm a little bit,” Kerber said. “Going for it when she put the lob ones and the high ones and the short ones. In the first set I was moving everywhere and when I have the chances to move her.”Williams fought off two break points to tie the second set 2-all before Kerber again won three games in a row for a 5-2 lead. She broke Williams in the match’s longest game that went to deuce five times when Williams’ forehand went wide.Williams alternately smacked winners from the baseline and sprayed shots beyond the lines. She had her right knee taped and didn’t appear to be moving with ease or serving with much pace. Barcelona against haste of introducing bigger Club World Cup Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting away Kecmanovic in 72 minutes on a sunny, windy and cool day in the Southern California desert.“Even when I was hitting the spots, I wasn’t hitting them that well,” Raonic said about his serving. “I think that can get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe’ll try to improve next against No. 7 Dominic Thiem, who advanced via walkover when No. 18 Gael Monfils announced on court that he couldn’t play because of a left Achilles injury.At 15-3 this year, Monfils was off to the best start of his career. But he was 0-4 against Thiem. LATEST STORIES Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990. Ranked 130th in the world, the Serb lost in qualifying, but his fortune soon turned.Three seeded players withdrew before the tournament began, clearing the way for Kecmanovic to become a lucky loser and receive a first-round bye.The teenager certainly made the most of it. Kecmanovic got by three players, including 30th-seeded Laslo Djere, in straight sets to set up his second meeting with Raonic.That’s where Kecmanovic’s luck ended.Raonic won 88 percent of his first-serve points and saved all three break chances against him.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. cristiano ronaldoIndian cricket teamlionel messithe best First Published: September 26, 2019, 9:45 AM IST The world often stands divided on who is the best footballer – Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Both players have broken goalscoring records for their respective clubs and countries and are considered by many fans and experts as two of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game.Messi was named the Best FIFA Men’s Player as he helped Barcelona to the Spanish La Liga title, the tenth of his career and he also won the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time. The captain of the Indian cricket men’s team Virat Kohli was recently asked in an interview to weigh in on the debate.”Tough question. But I would say Cristiano is the most complete player that I have seen. Whether it’s the left foot, right foot, speed or dribbling skills, he’s amazing. I have not seen a better goal scorer. (Ronaldo) The Phenomenon, on the other hand, was something else. He revolutionised the sport and everyone followed him. His place is special, but if I had to take only one in my team who will give energy and intensity, it’s Cristiano,” Kohli was quoted as saying by the Times of India.”It’s a personal preference. Messi is a freak, absolute natural talent, and his ability is second to none. For me, what stands out is the ability or the will to put in the effort in every single minute of the game. Ronaldo’s drive separates him from everyone else. Playing at the top level, everyone has talent, but I don’t think anyone has the will that he has,” he added.Kohli has often expressed his admiration for Ronaldo and his obsession with fitness, something that Kohli himself is famous for.”We always look up to footballers for their discipline. It’s a requirement of the sport that you need to be at your absolute best to be able to take the field. Football players are very particular about professionalism, in terms of physical preparation, nutrition and rest periods. We learn a lot from them,” Ronaldo said. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville: Solskjaer personality just what Man Utd needby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says the personality of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just what Old Trafford needs.The Norwegian took over a United’s interim manager on Wednesday following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and faces his first match at another former club, Cardiff City, on Saturday evening.Neville told Sky Sports, “He is so popular, he is one of the most popular players that exists at Manchester United in terms of what he achieved at the club and that goal in 1999.”He is a gentleman, he really is. He is a good person and has immersed himself in coaching. When he finished as a player he obviously became the reserve team coach at Manchester United. He wanted to learn the ropes.”He will be better for that experience at Cardiff. We have a stigma in this country of managers that have been sacked.”What it means is he is more mature and more experienced after having that experience.” last_img read more

first_img The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Brining can sound like a major project that we try to keep to a once a year, Thanksgiving, comedy of errors. Last time we brined a turkey the brine bag leaked all over the fridge and warped the hardwood floors. Nice.So when we got hold of some Sweetwater Spice ready-to-use brine concentrates we were skeptical but gave it a shot. Ding, ding, ding – we have a winner!Based in Austin, Texas, Sweetwater has BBQ Bath, Fajita Bath, Regional Q Baths and Turkey Bath that gives your goods some serious flavor, tenderness and juice.We used the brine several times and were impressed with how little we need and with how little time we had to leave it to marinate. It wasn’t a 12 hour process, instead most meats need only an hour, seafood only 5-20 minutes. We loved that after you brine it they suggest using the left overs as a rub.Each bath comes with super simple instructions and brining times for every sort of meat. When my friend Claire and I used them on the grill for a Memorial Day feast, the bath kept our chicken moist. Definite crowd pleaser.We also appreciate that the ingredients list is quite short. No preservatives, MSG, gluten, colors or flavors. That means we can get down and dirty with some serious rib action and almost feel healthy! Almost. How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee last_img read more

first_imgThe National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is currently developing a five-year strategic plan, aimed at boosting its intake of blood from donors to at least 50,000 units per annum.The NBTS, also known as the Blood Bank, is the central public health institution responsible for collecting, storing and allocating blood, based on medical needs.Former NBTS Director, Dr. Lundie Richards, who currently has technical oversight for the entity, told JIS News that work on the plan is currently being finalized, and expressed the hope that it will be ready for implementation by the second quarter of 2013.Dr. Richards, who is currently Director of the National Public Health Laboratory, which is also based on Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, noted that while the daily requirement for blood averages between 300 and 500 units, collections by the NBTS and other public health institutions, designated as collection centres, such as the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), total a mere 150 and 200 units per day “on a good day.” In light of this, he stressed that central to addressing this anomaly will be increasing the number of voluntary blood donors, adding that this will be comprehensively addressed in the strategic plan. Dr. Richards pointed out that the plan in being developed in partnership with the institution’s various private and public sector stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Work on enhancing the Blood Bank’s capacity has already commenced with the recent acquisition of a refrigerator to store blood, at a cost of $1.5 million, with funds provided by the National Health Fund (NHF). This has boosted the bank’s storage capacity from 500 units to over 1,300.Meanwhile, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need to provide the NBTS with the support necessary to implement strategies that will boost voluntary donations.During a recent tour of the National Public Health Laboratory, Dr. Ferguson said increasing the number of voluntary blood donors would ensure that adequate supplies are in place. “The idea of persons just coming at a time when they have loved ones (in need of blood) is not ideal. We really want to develop this system of voluntary blood donations, and this has to get some support,” the Minister said.He cited, for example, the setting up of mobile clinics, so that persons across the island could volunteer and donate blood.Dr. Ferguson toured the National Public Health Laboratory and the Blood Bank after $60 million worth of refurbishing and upgrading work were completed at the two facilities. The repairs were funded by the National Health Fund.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – A doctor who worked with the University of Ottawa’s health services team is facing more than 80 new charges in a sexual assault investigation and police say there may be more alleged victims.Police say 56-year-old Vincent Nadon of Chelsea, Que., is due in court today to face 43 counts of sexual assault and 40 counts of voyeurism related to 40 female complainants.Investigators with the force’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit say the alleged offences may have taken place as far back as the late 80s, and up until this year.Nadon was originally charged in January, when he was practising family medicine.The force said it received a complaint from a woman in her 20s who suspected she was being filmed without her consent.Ten additional charges were laid against Nadon in February.University of Ottawa Health Services says it was “very disturbed” to learn of the new charges against Nadon.“Our greatest concern continues to be for the victims,” executive director Christopher Fisher said in a statement. “The University of Ottawa Health Services would like to inform patients that Dr. Vincent Nadon will not be returning to work with our organization.”last_img read more

first_imgNOYES, Minn. – It was just a matter of time until an aslyum seeker died trying to illegally cross the border into Canada, the reeve of Emerson, Man., said Tuesday.Greg Janzen was reacting to the death of Mavis Otuteye, a 57-year-old woman believed to be from the African country of Ghana, whose body was found late last week near Noyes, Minn.“We were always expecting to find someone in the ditch when the snow melted, which we never did,” he said. “(Then) the Red River didn’t flood nearly as much as we expected so we thought it would be clear sailing, but now we have this.”The Kittson County sheriff’s department said an initial autopsy concluded the cause of death was possible hypothermia, though a final autopsy is still pending.The police said they believe Otuteye had been heading to Emerson, which is just across the border from Noyes.Though the two communities are very close together, Janzen said it had been cold and rainy that night, and there were two other weather-related medical calls involving border crossings on the weekend. He said those who travel in the middle of the night can also become disoriented, and the area is sparsely populated.There has been a spike in asylum seekers since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, with the most recent RCMP figures showing 859 people were stopped between official border points in April.For the year so far, there have been 1,993 interceptions in Quebec, 477 in Manitoba and 233 in British Columbia.Janzen has long been a critic of the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, under which people who have made refugee claims first in the U.S. are turned back at official Canadian entry points.However, it does not apply to people who get onto Canadian soil first, resulting in many crossing fields and ditches and avoiding the official border posts.Those asylum seekers are allowed to follow normal refugee-claim procedures and are usually released and cared for by a non-profit agency until their case is heard.“Until they close this loophole, this is going to keep happening,” Janzen said of the agreement. “What scares me is next winter again.“We’re still getting women and children. What’s going to happen to the children? One of these times the kids aren’t going to make it.”He said he also fears for the safety of his community.“So far our residents haven’t been assaulted, but that’s going to happen yet, too.”Otuteye’s case is currently under investigation by the Kittson County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.last_img read more

The Toronto stock market was sharply higher Thursday and commodity prices advanced amid strong showings in manufacturing indexes in China, the U.S. and Canada.The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 98.33 points to 12,584.97.Traders also digested big losses handed in by two major gold miners and an announcement from TransCanada Corp (TSX:TRP) that it is going ahead with its Energy East pipeline project to transport crude from western provinces as far east as Saint John, N.B. TransCanada shares were ahead $1.05 to $47.98.The Canadian dollar was down 0.44 of a cent to 96.91 cents US as Royal Bank’s latest purchasing managers index for the manufacturing sector came in at 52 for July, down slightly from the June reading of 52.4. Any level above 50 indicates expansion.China’s official purchasing managers index hit 50.3 last month. That is up only slightly from June’s 50.1 reading but economists had expected a modest decline to below 50, the level which divides contraction and expansion. However, analysts note that the index has held between 49 and 51 for the past 15 months in an indication that the days of double digit Chinese growth aren’t coming back.“And even if it wanted to (grow that much) it can’t because it has an inflation problem,” observed Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager and vice-president at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company. “That inflation challenge that they didn’t have five or six years ago which they have more of now puts downward pressure or sort of a ceiling on the rate on which they can grow.”U.S. indexes got extra lift after the Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index for July came in at 55.4, higher than June’s reading of 50.9 and the best level since April, 2011.The Dow Jones industrials gained 122.91 points to 15,622.45, the Nasdaq composite index was ahead 35.85 points to 3,662.22 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 16.27 points to 1,702.Markets sentiment was also boosted by Wednesday’s statement from the Federal Reserve, which wrapped up its two-day meeting without any change to its monetary policy that has supported the economy by keeping interest rates ultra-low. That, in turn, has encouraged lending and spending and also boosted stock markets.There has been much speculation over the last two months about when the Fed might start to wind down a key element of stimulus, its US$85 billion of bond purchases every month. Traders believe that the central bank could move on tapering its purchases as early as its next meeting in September.Commodity prices were mainly higher in the wake of the Chinese data with the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $2.51 to US$107.54 a barrel and the TSX energy sector rose 1.65 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) rose 62 cents to C$32.45.Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) weighed on the sector as it said its net income was $327 million in the second quarter, a decline from $635 million in the year-earlier period. The main reason cited by the company was a $264-million non-cash charge related to its conversion of a refinery in Dartmouth, N.S. into a fuels terminal. Its net income per share was 38 cents, below analyst estimates of 85 cents. Adjusted earnings were 34 cents per share compared with an analyst estimate of $1 per share and its shares slipped $1.69 to $42.38.The industrials sector advanced one per cent and shares in transport giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) gained four cents to $5 as it said it had adjusted net income totalling US$158 million in the third quarter, equivalent to nine cents per share and in line with analyst estimates. Bombardier’s revenue was about US$300 million higher than last year, rising to US$4.4 billion, slightly better than the estimate of US$4.34 billion, but the adjusted earnings were down slightly from the second quarter of 2012.Financials also boosted the TSX as CIBC (TSX:CM) climbed 69 cents to $78.62.The base metals sector climbed 0.2 per cent while copper added to Wednesday’s eight-cent rise, up six cents to US$3.18 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 26 cents to C$24.32 while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) dropped 47 cents to $6.45 as the miner reported deepening losses. Its second quarter loss came in at $52.7 million or 31 cents a share, compared to a loss of $29.6 million or 17 cents a year ago.The gold sector fell 0.4 per cent while December bullion in New York shed gained $2.40 to US$1,315.40 an ounce. Allied Nevada Gold (TSX:ANV) faded 18 cents to C$6.74.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) posted a US$8.56 billion loss and lowered its quarterly dividend in the wake of lower prices for bullion and copper. Excluding unusual items, Barrick had adjusted earnings of US$663 million or 66 cents in the quarter ended June 30 — better than the analyst estimate but down from 82 cents per share last year and its shares jumped 66 cents to C$17.66.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) reported a net loss of $3.2 billion for its latest quarter, as it was also hit with a substantial impairment charge related to lower gold price assumptions and suspended its dividend. Adjusted earnings fell to 10 cents a share, beating analyst expectations of seven cents a share. Its shares started off higher but by mid-morning they were off six cents to $5.28.Traders also turned their attention to the release of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report coming out Friday. Economists looked for the data to show that the economy created about 190,000 jobs during July.Overseas, London’s FTSE 100 index edged up 0.6 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX rose 1.39 per cent while the Paris CAC 40 gained 1.12 per cent. read more

“As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more young people are placing themselves at risk of hearing loss,” Dr. Etienne Krug, WHO Director for the Department for Management of Non-communicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention said in a press release. “They should be aware that once you lose your hearing, it won’t come back,” Dr. Krug continued, adding: “Taking simple preventive actions will allow people to continue to enjoy themselves without putting their hearing at risk.”International Ear Care Day is an annual advocacy event held on 3 March. Designated at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing, China, in 2007, the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world, according to WHO.This year, WHO is launching the Make Listening Safe initiative to draw attention to the dangers of unsafe listening and promote safer practices. “In collaboration with partners worldwide, WHO will alert young people and their families about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss and advocate towards governments for greater attention to this issue as part of their broader efforts to prevent hearing loss generally,” the UN health agency said.According to WHO, “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events.”“Data from studies in middle- and high-income countries analysed by WHO indicate that among teenagers and young adults aged 12-35 years, nearly 50 per cent are exposed to unsafe levels of sound from the use of personal audio devices and around 40 per cent are exposed to potentially damaging levels of sound at entertainment venues,” the agency said.WHO explained that safe listening depends on the intensity or loudness of sound, and the duration and frequency of listening. The agency recommends that the highest permissible level of noise exposure in the workplace is 85 decibels up to a maximum of eight hours per day. Many patrons of nightclubs, bars and sporting events are often exposed to even higher levels of sound, and should therefore considerably reduce the duration of exposure. For example, exposure to noise levels of 100 decibels, which is typical in such venues, is safe for no more than 15 minutes.“Teenagers and young people can better protect their hearing by keeping the volume down on personal audio devices, wearing earplugs when visiting noisy venues, and using carefully fitted, and, if possible, noise-cancelling earphones/headphones,” according to WHO. “They can also limit the time spent engaged in noisy activities by taking short listening breaks and restricting the daily use of personal audio devices to less than one hour.”“With the help of smartphone apps, they can monitor safe listening levels,” it said.WHO said governments also have a role to play by developing and enforcing strict legislation on recreational noise.“Parents, teachers and physicians can educate young people about safe listening, while managers of entertainment venues can respect the safe noise levels set by their respective venues, use sound limiters, and offer earplugs and “chill out” rooms to patrons,” according to WHO.WHO went on to say manufacturers can design personal audio devices with safety features and display information about safe listening on products and packaging.Worldwide, the UN health agency says 360 million people today have moderate to profound hearing loss due to various causes, such as noise, genetic conditions, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, and ageing. “It is estimated that half of all cases of hearing loss are avoidable,” the agency said. read more

197776ers*161551Trail Blazers162449✓ 1969Lakers*161458Celtics159842✓ YEARTEAMW-LPOINTS SCOREDPOINTS ALLOWEDSCORING MARGIN 1974Bucks*170980Celtics159220✓ 1954Nationals166661Lakers*160739✓ * Home-court advantage.Elo ratings are for each NBA Finals team as they entered the series. 1968Celtics*159456✓Lakers158644 YEAR▲▼FAVORITE▲▼ELO▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WON▲▼UNDERDOG▲▼ELO▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WON▲▼ 1987Lakers15-3120.6109.2+11.4 198276ers*169957Lakers168643✓ 1991Bulls*175067✓Lakers169733 1956Warriors*161775✓Pistons152925 1949Lakers*162584✓Capitols149016 2007Spurs*170570✓Cavaliers164130 2000Lakers*169968✓Pacers164332 1962Celtics*166980✓Lakers155720 2002Lakers*171780✓Nets160120 196776ers*174592%✓Warriors15418% 2004Lakers*169858Pistons168242✓ 2014Spurs*173076✓Heat163824 1996Bulls15-397.486.8+10.6 1984Celtics*170672✓Lakers163328 2005Spurs*171666✓Pistons167034 2015Warriors*180275✓Cavaliers171225 1963Celtics*167785✓Lakers153315 1971Bucks*170491✓Wizards15079 1986Celtics15-3114.4104.1+10.3 1997Bulls*179966✓Jazz175134 1989Pistons*176369✓Lakers170131 1986Celtics*180788✓Rockets164012 1961Celtics*166977✓Hawks157123 2001Lakers15-1103.490.6+12.8 1980Lakers*171262✓76ers168138 2001Lakers*176889✓76ers159211 1987Lakers*173872✓Celtics166128 1952Lakers*164667✓Knicks159433 1964Celtics*166970✓Warriors160230 198376ers*170771✓Lakers163829 2016Warriors*179070Cavaliers172530✓ 1959Celtics*164382✓Lakers151418 1955Nationals*163273✓Pistons155127 2008Lakers173759Celtics*168541✓ 1960Celtics*167678✓Hawks157522 1988Pistons169255Lakers*165845✓ The Cavaliers are great … but still a big underdog 1991Bulls15-2103.992.2+11.7 1951Royals*161574✓Knicks153126 1950Lakers172777✓76ers*159723 1985Lakers15-4126.3116.2+10.2 YEAR▲▼FAVORITE▲▼ELO▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WON▲▼UNDERDOG▲▼ELO▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WON▲▼ 1958Celtics*160365Hawks155935✓ There’s just one big problem for Cleveland: Golden State.Reason No. 3: Elo thinks the Warriors are insanely great — one of the two best teams ever, along with the 1995-96 Bulls.The Warriors’ current Elo rating is 1850. That’s the highest rating a team has held upon entering the NBA Finals. And it’s the second-highest rating a team has had at any point in the regular season or playoffs; the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls peaked at a rating of 1853 after sweeping the first three games of the finals.3The Bulls then lost Games 4 and 5 before recovering to win the title in Game 6, finishing with an Elo rating of 1823. It’s higher than the peak rating of last season’s 73-win Warriors, who topped out at 1839 after starting out the regular season 24-0.We’ll be publishing a deeper dive on the Warriors next week, but Elo’s affection for them isn’t hard to explain. They’re 27-1 over their last 28 games. That includes a 12-0 record in the playoffs and an average margin of victory of more than 16 points, which is the best playoff scoring margin of all time. And they’ve done all of this in the Western Conference, which is still a lot deeper than the East.4True, Golden State benefited from a playoff injury to the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard — although the Cavs were helped by injuries to the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry and the Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas. The Warriors are making it look so easy that they may even be underrated by the “eye test,” which tends to reward teams that triumph in the face of adversity. Other than in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Warriors haven’t faced much adversity because they haven’t let their opponents get close. 1996Bulls*183284✓SuperSonics169516 1999Spurs*174580✓Knicks163120 1990Pistons*168860✓Trail Blazers166340 1981Celtics*166876✓Rockets157324 1985Lakers175260✓Celtics*169740 1978SuperSonics*161059Bullets159041✓ 1947Warriors*142352✓Stags143248 1998Jazz*176254Bulls176146✓ It’s become a rite of spring. Every year — or at least every year since LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers — our NBA Elo ratings are skeptical of the Cavs when the playoffs begin. And every year, LeBron and Co. have smashed our poor algorithm to bits.In 2015, the Cavs entered the playoffs with a lukewarm 1631 Elo rating. That’s perfectly respectable, but the sort of rating you might associate with the Los Angeles Clippers or another 50-something-win team that you’d expect to lose in the second round or the conference finals. Instead, Cleveland reached the NBA Finals, losing to the Golden State Warriors in six competitive games even with a depleted roster.In 2016, the Cavs had a similarly good-but-not-great Elo rating — 1642 — when the playoffs began. But they blew through the Eastern Conference playoffs before beating the 73-win Warriors to win the NBA title, famously overcoming a 3-1 series deficit along the way. Their Elo rating finished at 1759, ranking them among the top 25 teams of all-time and implying that the system had massively underrated them initially.This year, Elo had the Cavs pegged lower still when the playoffs began last month. Although the Cavs were our preseason favorite to win the Eastern Conference, they slumped at the end of the regular season — losing 13 of their final 22 games, including their last four — and their Elo rating fell all the way to 1545. That isn’t good; it’s the sort of rating you’d normally associate with a No. 6 seed or some other team you’d expect to lose in the first or second round. Accordingly, the Cavs’ chances of winning the title drifted around in the low-to-mid single digits — variously at 2 percent to 5 percent according to our simulations — as the regular season wound down and the playoffs began.But the Cavs have gone 12-1 in the playoffs and won by an average score of 117-103. Their Elo rating has climbed by almost 150 points, to 1691. They clinched a return to the finals by beating the Boston Celtics by 33 points on Thursday. It’s been dominating stuff.So has Elo learned its lesson? Well, maybe not. Cleveland’s chances of winning the finals are just 10 percent according to the more advanced, “Carm-ELO” version of our ratings — and 13 percent according to the simpler, original Elo algorithm. Bookmakers also have the Cavs as underdogs, but not as heavily, implying that they have about a 30 percent chance to beat the Warriors again and repeat as champions.Giving Cleveland only a 10 percent chance is not the hill I want to die on. Our NBA projections are pretty simple, and sports betting markets are pretty sophisticated. While there are occasional exceptions, I’d usually defer to Vegas in the event of a major disagreement.1I wouldn’t say that of political betting markets, which aren’t as sophisticated and have a bad track record in recent years compared with simple polling averages. Still, we’ve gotten a lot of questions throughout the playoffs about why Elo hasn’t given the Cavs a better chance. There are basically three reasons — but the one that matters the most right now has nothing to do with the Cavs and everything to do with the Warriors.Reason No. 1: Elo doesn’t account for teams such as Cleveland finding a higher “gear” in the playoffs. We covered this point extensively before the playoffs began, so I won’t go into too much detail here. Our Elo projections — and most other projection systems — essentially treat regular-season basketball as equivalent to playoff basketball. But LeBron’s teams have a long history of performing at a much higher caliber in the playoffs than in the regular season.Maybe this is because James and his teammates conserve their energy; there aren’t a lot of high-leverage regular-season games in the Eastern Conference, as evidenced by the fact that the Cavs could play so crappily down the stretch run and still stumble into the No. 2 seed. Maybe it’s because LeBron is a terrific half-court player, and there’s a premium on the half-court game in the playoffs as defenses tighten up. In any event, the assumption that playoff basketball equals regular-season basketball seems to be pretty wrong in the case of the Cavs. This is something we plan on re-evaluating as we retune our NBA models this summer.Reason No. 2: Elo ratings heavily weight recent performance. That hurt Cleveland before, although it’s starting to help them now. Elo ratings were originally devised for chess, which doesn’t have any such thing as a “season.” Instead, performance continuously fluctuates up and down over time. Our Elo-based sports ratings mostly work the same way.2With some exceptions: Regular Elo ratings revert each team’s rating partway toward the league average at the start of each regular season. And the Carm-ELO version of our ratings start each team out with an initial rating each season based on our player projections. The more recent the game, the more heavily it gets weighted.I’d defend this as being the right assumption to make, in general. The degree to which Elo ratings fluctuate from game to game — which is governed by something called the K-factor — has been tested based on tens of thousands of NBA games. Other things held equal, a game played a week ago ought to tell you more than one played six months ago. Elo can be “smart” about catching cases like the 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks, who started out 40-8 but went 20-14 for the rest of the regular season before being swept by Cleveland in the conference finals.But for a team whose regular-season performance doesn’t tell you much about how they’re going to fare in the playoffs (like the Cavaliers), there isn’t much benefit to doubling down on recent play. Cleveland played pretty well in the first half of the regular season, but middlingly — sometimes even poorly — in the second half. Elo put a lot of emphasis on that late-season slump as the playoffs approached, and that made it more skeptical of the Cavs.Elo’s philosophy of rapidly adjusting its ratings is benefiting the Cavaliers now, however. Because of their dominance in the playoffs, the Cavs’ current Elo rating has rebounded. Their 1691 is the highest Elo rating they’ve had since Dec. 25, when they were at 1692 and had a 23-6 record after beating the Warriors.That’s a very good Elo rating. Since the ABA-NBA merger in the 1976-77 season, the average NBA Finals participant has entered the finals with a rating of 1695. So Elo is saying that despite their regular-season struggles, the Cavs are every bit as strong as the typical conference champion. 1994Rockets*166356✓Knicks165544 The Warriors have dominated the playoffs like no one before them 2010Lakers*168657✓Celtics167443 1966Celtics*165076✓Lakers155824 1973Lakers*166759Knicks164941✓ 1961Celtics8-2120.7109.1+11.6 1979SuperSonics162057✓Bullets*157743 1957Celtics*163075✓Hawks154125 1975Bullets*165975Warriors157125✓ 2012Thunder*173767Heat168633✓ 1948Warriors*149152Bullets150048✓ 2017Warriors*185087Cavaliers169113 1965Celtics*165375✓Lakers156525 1953Lakers*163251✓Knicks164149 1992Bulls*174264✓Trail Blazers170236 1971Bucks12-2109.194.6+14.5 PER GAME PLAYOFF AVERAGES 2003Spurs*174681✓Nets162419 1976Celtics*155857✓Suns154443 2009Lakers*176068✓Magic170332 2017Cavaliers12-1116.8103.2+13.6 1972Lakers*173890✓Knicks155510 1970Knicks*159566✓Lakers154934 2006Mavericks*171773Heat163727✓ Minimum 8 playoff games played.Source: Basketball-reference.com 1995Magic*162852Rockets163548✓ 2017Warriors12-0118.3102.0+16.3 2013Heat*175565✓Spurs171135 2011Heat*172155Mavericks171745✓ 1993Bulls174173✓Suns*163427 To put this in perspective, suppose you took an indisputably great team like the 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 65-17 in the regular season and entered the NBA Finals with an Elo rating of 1738. Elo would have given the Lakers only a 20 percent chance to win a seven-game series over the Warriors, assuming that the Warriors had home-court advantage (as they will against the Cavs). Compared with that, the Cavaliers’ 10 percent or 13 percent chance doesn’t seem so bad. Still, I’d put a few dimes down on LeBron at Elo’s odds.CORRECTION (May 30, 4:05 p.m.): An earlier version of a table in this story gave an incorrect winner for the 1951 NBA Finals. It was the Rochester Royals, not the New York Knicks. read more

first_imgArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel company, has signed an agreement to acquire 49% of the share capital in Mineração Pirâmide Participações Ltda (MPP). MPP is a mining company located in Corumbá in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil and its activities are focused on the exploration and development of iron ore and manganese reserves in the region. The price to be paid by ArcelorMittal will be calculated based on the amount of iron ore and manganese reserves in situ assessed according to the JORC Code.Commenting, Sudhir Maheshwari, Member of ArcelorMittal’s Group Management Board with responsibility for M&A, Project and Business Development, said: “This investment represents a continuing development in our strategy of upstream integration. Securing supplies of iron ore is an important part of that strategy and will contribute to the future sustainability of our business.”ArcelorMittal also plans to make additional investments to increase MPP’s iron ore production capacity in the short term. The transaction is subject to receipt of relevant regulatory approvals.last_img read more

first_imgTahoe Resources has reported what appears to be attempted theft at its La Arena gold mine after discovering five “significant” holes cut into the top of the pregnant solution pipeline at the operation in La Libertad, Peru.The cuts on the pipeline that transfers solution from leach pad 4B to the pregnant solution pond caused discharge of solution from the pipeline into a storm water collection pond designed to discharge clean water into the nearby Sayapampa Creek, which runs through part of the property.Tahoe said: “Based on a preliminary internal investigation, the company believes that in an apparent theft attempt, holes were cut into the top of the pipeline in order to place bags of carbon inside of the pipeline to absorb gold from the solution. One of the bags of carbon blocked the pipeline and the solution sprayed from the hole onto the top of the raincoat sitting above the pipeline.”Subsequently, the solution flowed across the raincoat into the storm water collection pond.The company’s initial investigation estimates around 600 cu.m of pregnant solution may have flowed into the Sayapampa Creek via the storm water management system.“Upon identification of the discharge, the company immediately initiated our emergency response protocols including conducting extensive inspections of the surrounding areas from the operation and assessing the potential impacts to the communities and environment downstream,” Tahoe said.Tahoe reported the incident to the Agency for Environmental Assessment and Control (OEFA), the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the police, the public prosecutor and surrounding communities. The police and OEFA were both expected on site on August 29 to conduct investigations.“Given that the impacted pipeline is a gravity-flow line and the holes are at the top of the pipeline, the company is able to safely maintain solution flow from pad 4B without leakage into the storm water management system now that the obstruction has been removed,” Tahoe said.“The company expects that the damage to the raincoat and pipeline will be repaired over the next several days, once all relevant authorities have conducted their initial investigations. Equally important, the company is already in the process of addressing the contamination to the storm water management system. As a result, the company does not anticipate a material impact to production at this time.”A full internal investigation and review of security procedures will be conducted in order to avoid and prevent future incidents, Tahoe said.The La Arena heap leach operation was previously slated to produce 160,000-185,000 oz of gold in 2018 at all-in sustaining costs of $950-1,050/oz.last_img read more

first_img This Apartment-Like Camper Van Could Be the Future of Van LifeMarriott Swaps Tiny Toiletries For More Sustainable Options Stay on target If you’re a frequent traveler, then you may have heard it before: you have to switch off your devices and turn on “airplane mode” for the duration of a flight. But sometimes, you forget, and it’s no big deal, right?One passenger learned the hard way that forgetting to switch on airplane or flight mode on his phone can be a big deal — or a big bill from his provider — to the tune of a few hundred dollars.The Irish Times was contacted by a passenger, who accidentally left his phone on when it was in the overhead compartment of an Aer Lingus flight to the US. Weeks after arriving, he received a bill for nearly $300 from AT&T, his phone provider, according to the publication.The passenger incurred charges due to the phone connecting to to the flight’s roaming network.iPhone and Apple Watch in ‘airplane mode.’ (Photo Credit: Apple)The charges were racked up by “antennas installed on the plane that operate outside an unlimited international roaming plan,” AT&T told the Irish Times. The antennas can “automatically connect with phones that are not in flight mode and run up charges – even when the phones are not in use.”Aer Lingus told Lonely Planet that travelers are advised to put their phones into airplane mode for safety reasons, or they can choose to pay and register to use in-flight Wi-Fi. Leaving it on, however, could connect to the flight’s roaming network.“If a guest’s ‘Airplane Mode’ is OFF, the mobile device may connect to the in-flight roaming network and the guest will be billed by their home operator for any usage,” a spokeswoman for the Irish airline told Lonely Planet. “When using a mobile phone service you are roaming as if you were abroad. It’s the home operator that sets prices and bill customers. Reputable mobile operators send a pricing SMS when a device connects to such a network, on the ground or in the air, to ensure the user is aware of their error.”With the busy holiday travel season underway, you may be thinking about ways to maximize your time on your flight with your smartphone. Just be careful that the “airplane mode” is switched on or you might be feeling a little less holiday cheer when the bill comes.More on Geek.com:Google’s ‘Find My Device’ Will Ensure You’re Never Without Your Android Phone$2,700 Cellular Bill Racked up on SIM Card Stolen From a StorkSuspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While It Sits in Police Evidencelast_img read more

first_imgSundarbans. Prothom Alo file photoFive air-polluting cement factories located within the ecologically critical area of the Sundarbans Reserve Forest have been given environmental clearance, forest minister Shahab Uddin told parliament on Saturday, reports UNB.The factories are Meghna Cement Mills Ltd, Bashundhara Cement Mills Ltd, Mongla Cement Mills Ltd, Dubai-Bangla Cement Mills Ltd, and Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd.”These air-polluting cement factories have been given environment clearance certificates in Mongla port industrial areas under Bagerhat district,” he told parliament, replying to a tabled question from Bangladesh Workers Party MP Lutfun Nesa Khan (reserved seat-48).Although the government declared 10-km area surrounding the Sundarbans Reserve Forest as ecologically critical one, the factories are located in places only six kilometres away from the forest.The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is a World Heritage Site. Rich in natural beauty and biodiversity, the forest boasts some flora and fauna unique to this region. It is home to globally endangered species such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Ganges and Irrawardy dolphins and the critically endangered endemic river terrapin.Minister Shahab Uddin said the Department of Environment regularly monitors the factories and provides suggestions to their entrepreneurs so that the industrial units cannot pollute the environment.Besides, there are some industrial entities, including LPG plant, but these are not environment-polluting ones, said Shahab Uddin.Replying to another question from Awami League MP Momotaz Begom (Manikganj-2), he said the number of Sundari tree has declined, but that of Gewa has increased in the Sundarbans.Sundari tree covered 20 per cent of the Sundarbans in 1985. The coverage came down to 18 per cent in 2013, the minister said, adding that the area covered by Gewa tree has gone up to 5.25 per cent from 4.5 per cent.last_img read more

first_imgDo you have thoughts popping up in your head– Am I happy? Why can’t I feel the happiness from within? Why there is constant pain in my leg or any other part of the body? Why my relationships don’t work? Why am I constantly fighting with my parents? Why am I not able to earn enough money? These are few questions that often come to our mind but we really don’t know the reasons behind them. The reason can be the memories that one is carrying from their past lives. Past life Regression therapy takes a person back to one of his/her past lives while being in a hypnotised state and lets them experience it once again to resolve the problem that he/she facing in the present. It helps us to get into the root cause of the problem to resolve it at physical, mental and emotional level. Past Life Regression Therapy is based on the principles of cause and effect which is commonly known as ‘Karma’ and this is catching up in our country as well through the process of holistic healing. People choose to explore their past lives for many reasons. It can be a source of self discovery and clarity, to find life’s direction and purpose. It may be to understand relationships; an intense attraction or aversion; the origin of fears, guilt and anger. There is insight into health and emotional issues; one may gain an increase in confidence by re-experiencing a happy, successful lifetime. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, including past life regression. It is a voluntary state of mind with a very relaxed, focused concentration and a heightened sense of recall. During the hypnosis or past life regression session one is actively aware and always in control. None can ‘program’ you or make you do or say anything that goes against your desires or beliefs. Before a session, one should discuss thoughts and goals with the hypnotist to find areas of exploration for your hypnosis or past life regression session or the session can be left open to one’s inner guidance to bring forth memories and lives pertinent to your current life. As your guide, the hypnotist assists you on this journey so you may discover and re-experience significant events, situations, relationships and skills, both in this life and past lives. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMore than half the world’s population believe in reincarnation (past lives) – that we have all lived, died and lived again many times. A great sense of serenity comes from knowing that the deepest parts of ourselves, the soul consciousness, survives physical death and will always exist. Through this process, we are given many opportunities to learn and master the lessons of life on Earth – what many call Karma.Where to go : Dr. Kumar’s Homeopathy & Mental Health ClinicAdd. 585, GF, J. P. Complex, Bank Street, Munirka, New DelhiDr.Rashmi Joshi Psychologist Psychological Aura, Quality Wellness Clinic Delhilast_img read more

first_img 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | 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 | 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | August 06, 2013 MIM Software Highlights Deformable Breakthrough for HDR Reg Refine’s newest application allows users to tackle tough deformations August 6, 2013 — MIM Software Inc. announced newest application yet for Reg Refine in radiation oncology: dose deformation for high-dose rate (HDR) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) treatment plans.Combined with MIM’s recently enhanced Biological Effective Dose modeling tools, the toughest radiation dose accumulation cases are now possible. Reg Refine (patent pending) is a deformable accuracy evaluation and correction tool that allows users to tackle the toughest deformations with confidence and detect and correct deformable errors in areas of interest.  It also allows multi-modality deformation, including deformation from diagnostic magnetic resonance (MR) to HDR planning computed tomography (CT).For more information: www.mimsoftware.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Contentlast_img read more