RJ arrested for killing man in hitandrun case in Lutyens Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A 35-year-old radio jockey was arrested on Saturday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run case in which a man had died last week, police said. The accused, Ankit Gulati, a resident of East Patel Nagar, was arrested from his residence, they said. Gulati, who works at a private radio station, had allegedly ramped his SUV into a scooter near Le Meridian Hotel on Raisina Road in Lutyens’ Delhi on June 30, killing 37-year-old Dhiraj, the police said. “During investigation, police identified the car after scanning CCTV footage. Later, they got details of the owner of the vehicle and arrested Gulati,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma. During interrogation, Gulati said that on June 29, he met his friends at Rajender Nagar and went to a club in Nehru Place around 12:30 am where they consumed alcohol, Verma said. Thereafter, they reached another club in Chanakyapuri around 2:30 am and consumed more alcohol, the police said. He left the club at 5:15 am and was going towards Connaught Place when the accident took place, the DCP said. Gulati confessed that he was watching videos on phone while driving and could not see the victim on his scooter, they said. After the accident, he fled from the spot and reached his home. He sent his car for repairing at a workshop on July 1, the police said, adding that the vehicle has been recovered from the workshop.last_img read more

Wayne Brady Speaks At Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit

first_imgEarlier this week, the Clinton Foundation hosted the fourth annual Health Matters Activation Summit.The summit brought together leaders in healthcare, public policy, veterans affairs, business, education, and professional sports to identify and implement strategies for systemic health improvement.The summit, sponsored by Tenet Healthcare Corporation, included panels on health innovation and health and the economy. Summit attendees participated in discussions on topics including universal access to sport and physical activity for youth, behavioral health in primary care, scalable solutions for health communities, and connectivity in healthcare.“Through Health Matters, we are committed to empowering people to change their lives and communities to change their own futures by employing the best available technique – creating partnerships among diverse stakeholders,” said Bill Clinton. “At this year’s Health Matters Activation Summit, we announced strategic partnerships that make lifesaving drugs more available, encourage physical activity for youth, and inspire innovation in the health field.”During the event, actor and comedian Wayne Brady discussed his battle with depression and why it is important that individuals take an active role in addressing their whole body health, particularly men, who are least likely to pursue the course of action or treatment they require.Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders also took part.last_img read more

Hungarian Prime Minister Says Islam Has Never Been Part of Europe

Rabat – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban known for his ultra-right ideals, gave some anti-Islam declarations to a German magazine this weekend.According to AFP, the Hungarian leader who is against welcoming refugees in Europe, told Germany’s Focus news weekly that “Islam has never been part of Europe”.Since the majority of refugees are Muslims, Orban has been launching xenophobic and Islamophobic campaigns to oppose some European countries’ decision to welcome Syrian refugees.“The language of the European elite is ideological and dogmatic,” he said. PM Orban claims that Islam does not fuse with Christianity, as it “creates separation and undesired multiculturalism” that affect Europe’s freedom of religion, thought, expression, equality, and gender. “These are cultural values we must defend”.“Spiritually, Islam was never part of Europe. It’s the rulebook of another world,” Orban affirmed.He also expressed his disagreement with France and Germany’s decision to accept migrants without “any doubts” on creating a ‘multicultural society’, and said that will not happen in Hungary.“We in Hungary decide what we want or don’t want. We don’t want that,” he noted.According to the same source, Europe has welcomed 600,000 refugees in 2015, mostly in Germany and Sweden.The Hungarian Prime Minister said that life in Europe, it needs to be earned through work, not given to those in need.“Not everyone is entitled to a life in Germany or a life in Hungary. That’s only for those who have worked for it,” Orban said.“Europe cannot accommodate all those in need,” he added.As a result, Hungary has closed its border with Serbia and Croatia to stop the influx of Syrian refugees.Video footage of Hungary’s inhumane treatment toward refugees has gone viral on social media and has been denounced by UN chief Ban Ki-Moon.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Guerguerate Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations

Rabat – Algeria is still inciting Polisario militias to increase their provocations against Morocco in the buffer zone of Guerguerate, in the southernmost part of Western Sahara.A delegation of Algerian military leaders visited Tindouf camps on Saturday to reiterate their support for the separatist militias following their premeditated incursions into the buffer zone, which started one month before the return of Morocco to the African Union in late January.The visit of the Algerian military delegation was reportedly preceded by a “forum” organized last Saturday in Algeria to share its military experience with the Polisario militias. Sources close to the Polisario leaders revealed Algeria’s strong involvement in the militias’ provocative actions and maneuvers against Morocco as an attempt to escalate tension in the Guerguerate region.According to the source, an Algerian military leader has publicly expressed his country’s readiness to supply Polisario militias with all necessary materials, noting that Algeria provided the separatists with an arsenal of weapons in recent days.Following King Mohammed VI‘s request to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to take urgent and necessary measures to curb the Polisario Front’s activities, which threaten the UN-brokered ceasefire and jeopardizing stability in Guerguerate, Guterres urged both Morocco and Polisario to “exercise maximum restraint and take all necessary steps to avoid escalating tensions.”To avoid escalation and comply the United Nations’ 1991’s ceasefire agreement, Morocco unilaterally withdrew from the Guerguerat region late February after dispatching police forces to the area last August to combat drug trafficking.Polisario has  ignored requests made by United Nations Secretary according to photos and videos that have emerged from the area. Polisario elements have been staging illegal checkpoints in the area, harassing and threatening the life of truck drivers and attempting to hinder trade between Morocco and other African countries. read more

Mens Volleyball Ohio State ends nonconference schedule against Penn State

Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes (16) prepares to hit the ball over the net at the game against George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.The Ohio State men’s volleyball team will follow up its straight-set victory against Lees-McRae with a trip to State College, Pennsylvania, Tuesday to take on its final nonconference foe this season at Penn State. The Nittany Lions (8-12, 5-2 EIVA) enter the matchup with the Buckeyes (7-14, 2-6 MIVA), having lost four straight matches to top-15 teams, all of which have previously defeated Ohio State. In matches against then-No. 11 USC, then-No. 5 UCLA, No. 13 Purdue Fort Wayne and No. 15 Ball State, Penn State managed to win four out of 16 sets. In matches against those same teams, Ohio State won three out of 15 sets. While the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions haven’t fared well against common opponents, both teams have experience against each other.In a Jan. 5 match at St. John Arena, a healthy Ohio State team defeated Penn State in four sets. Senior setter Sanil Thomas guided the Buckeyes to a .360 hitting percentage and added 46 assists while sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes hit at a .413 clip, tallying 24 kills. On Tuesday, Thomas will likely return for his first start since injuring his right hand in late January, and Hanes, his most frequent collaborator, will be on the court once again after resting against Lees-McRae.Hanes’ 202 kills and 21 aces lead the team, while Thomas will try to add to his team-leading 284 assists, 25 of which he added in two sets off the bench against Lees-McRae. For the Nittany Lions, redshirt junior outside hitter Henrik Falck Lauten paces Penn State with 181 kills, adding 13 aces, 41 total blocks and 86 digs. Defensively, redshirt freshman libero Will Bantle and redshirt junior middle blocker Jason Donorovich lead the way, accruing 130 digs and 63 total blocks on the season, respectively. Along with his defense, Donorovich ranks No. 1 in the conference and No. 11 in the country with his .387 hitting percentage. The Buckeyes hope to thwart Donorovich and the Penn State offense with a defense that has totaled 125 blocks and 623 digs this season. Redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson and redshirt senior libero Aaron Samarin have played a big part in the defensive success for Ohio State this season, accounting for 63 total blocks and 117 digs, respectively. Leeson and Samarin are the only two Buckeyes who have started every match this season, and Ohio State will need to lean on its defense to complete a season sweep of Penn State Tuesday. Ohio State takes on Penn State at 7 p.m. Tuesday in State College, Pennsylvania. read more

Termtime holidays Government launches last ditch attempt to defend ban

first_imgJon Platt appealed against a fine for taking his daughter on holiday to Disneyland Florida during term-time Lee Peckham, a partner at Roach Pittis solicitors firm, who is representing Mr Pitt in the Supreme Court, said: “Our hope is that they will uphold the High Court decision which we felt was correct.”A spokesman for the Department for Education said: “We have been notified of the Supreme Court’s decision to give the Isle of Wight Council permission to appeal. We will now work with the Isle of Wight to consider the next steps.“Our position remains that children should not be taken out of school without good reason. That is why we have tightened the rules and are supporting schools and local authorities to use their powers to tackle unauthorised absence.” Jon Platt appealed against a fine for taking his daughter on holiday to Disneyland Florida during term-timeCredit:Marsaili McGrath “If they want to clarify the law, the correct way to do this is through the parliament, not through the courts,” he said.“But they don’t have the courage or courage or conviction to do that. They don’t even have the support of their own MPs on it.“They will never get it through parliament so they are trying to get the Supreme Court to do it. They are relying on the judiciary to do something that is politically toxic.”The Telegraph understands that the Supreme Court documents passed to Mr Platt’s solicitors showed that the Supreme Court was considering making a protected costs order, meaning he would potentially be immune from incurring any financial loss as a result of the case.He went on: “This will cause real distress to parents across the country. Any parents planning to take children out of school one day early for a Christmas holiday will now worry they have committed a criminal offence.”Mr Platt added that he has “huge confidence” that the Supreme Court will find in his favour. “I am sure they will see through the nonsense,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Official figures show that 7.6 per cent of pupils missed at least half a day because of a family holiday in the autumn and spring terms of the 2015-16 academic year.That was up from 7.2 per cent the year before. The figures include holidays approved by head teachers as well as those that were unauthorised.Mr Platt said that he has used money from a crowdfunding page – originally set up to pay his legal fees – to fund a solicitor to represent parents who are being prosecuted by local councils over term-time holidays.So far all six cases have been successfully fought against local councils in Suffolk, Swindon and Blackpool, with solicitors using the same arguments that were used in his High Court case. Jon Platt won his term-time holiday challenge at the High CourtCredit:Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock Jon Platt who appealed a fine for taking his children to Florida during term time Jon Platt won his term-time holiday challenge at the High Court In May, the High Court ruled in favour of Mr Platt, 44, who argued he should have the right to take his daughter away without permission from her school because no evidence could be produced that she had failed to attend school “regularly”.Mr Platt was fined by Isle of Wight council after he took his family on the holiday, which included a visit to Walt Disney World, without permission from his child’s school, but the decision was overturned by magistrates. The council appealed against the decision but it was upheld at the High Court.Following the High Court decision, Schools Minister Nick Gibb told schools to ignore the ruling as teaching unions said the ruling had created “confusion” about their statutory obligations.Figures from the DfE show that the proportion of pupils missing school for family holidays has risen to a five-year high despite the ban, which was bought in by Michael Gove in 2013. The Government has launched a last-ditch attempt to defend its ban on term-time holidays,  as Supreme Court justices  grant a local council permission to appeal against a landmark ruling. Earlier this year the High Court ruled that it is not illegal to remove a child from school as long as they have a good attendance record, in a decision that was hailed as a “victory for common sense”.However, the Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that the Isle of Wight Council – backed by the Department for Education (DfE) which will foot the legal bill – has permission to appeal the ruling.Businessman Jon Platt, who has vowed to fight the case to the end, told The Telegraph that he finds it “staggering” that the Government is going through with an appeal. Jon Platt who appealed a fine for taking his children to Florida during term time If they want to clarify the law, the correct way to do this is through the parliament, not through the courtsJon Plattslast_img read more

Panti Bliss for St Patricks Day parade Its looking unlikely

first_imgA CAMPAIGN TO make Panti Bliss the Grand Marshal at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin looks unlikely to succeed.Organisers have said that the process to select who leads the parade “is well underway and this year’s Grand Marshal will be unveiled closer to the festival”.A spokesperson for St. Patrick’s Festival said that “at this point it is unlikely” that Panti Bliss will follow Nicky Byrne, Katie Taylor, Johnny Giles, Ronnie Drew as the Grand Marshal of the Dublin parade.The orgainsers say that although the process of choosing the Grand Marshal doesn’t take long, the board is required to meet on the matter.Their statement would seem to echo a tweet sent by the official St. Patrick’s Festival account on Wednesday:The campaign to make Panti Bliss the Grand marshal of the parade is being spearheaded by LGBT rights activist Buzz O’Neil who has set up a Facebook page to spread the word.As of this morning the page has been liked almost 2,500 times and invites people to contact the St. Patrick’s Day Festival organisers to make it happen.“Ireland is finally having a widespread conversation about gay life in modern Ireland, and more importantly about homophobia and all that encompasses,” said O’Neill.“What a fantastic positive message Ireland would send to the rest of the world if it could somehow accommodate Ireland’s leading lady of drag.”O’Neill has accepted that it may be too late for the campaign to succeed but is not giving up completely.“While we fully understand that the decision to name the 2014 Grand Marshall has more than likely happened by the board of the St. Patricks Festival, we would like to see Panti included in the festivities somehow,” he said.New York paradeThe campaign has been given extra poignancy by a row in New York over that city’s upcoming St. Patrick’s day parade. The city’s new Mayor Bill De Blaiso has said that he will boycott the march after organisers said they would not be allowing pro-gay rights expressions during the march.Both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said yesterday that they intended to take part in the spectacle that usually draws up to a million people but there have been several calls for them to follow De Blaiso in boycotting it.John Lyons TD, who yesterday outlined to the Dáil some of the homophobia he has suffered, told Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio that their attendance would be wrong given the context of the current debate taking place in Ireland.“If it is was me who was a Government minister who was invited to go, and given what I stand for, and what I stand up for, I would not walk in the march,” he saidI think there’d be more credibility to the Irish people by the Government if they took that stance. Especially where we are right now and the type of debate we’ve been having. It almost contradicts with what myself and Jerry and some others stood up and talked about.Brian Sheehan, Director of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) has also asked the Irish government not to take part in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade.Read: Kenny plans to participate in St Patrick’s Day parade that NY mayor will boycott >Read: Watch Panti’s powerful speech about oppression of gay people >last_img read more

DARPA puts out fires with sound and science

first_imgCreating fire was one of the most important discoveries in human history, but in the long run putting it out has proven the more critical skill. As any SimCity or Minecraft player can tell you, fire is an incredibly destructive force that can quickly get out of hand.The U.S. military has a special interest in fire suppression, since they deal with a number of enclosed areas — like ship holds, cockpits, and ground vehicles — where fire is a serious threat. Not content with the time honored approaches to extinguishing flames, which aim to disrupt the chemical process of combustion, DARPA ‘s Instant Fire Suppression program has been researching physics-based alternatives and recently released two videos of their results.The first video shows fire being extinguished with two speakers blasting out sounds at a specific frequency. The sound creates an acoustic field that increases air velocity and fuel vaporization, disrupting the flame by spreading its heat over a larger area.The second video demonstrates an electric approach to the problem. Using a handheld electrode, researchers are able to blow out flames with an ionic wind.For now, both demonstrations are only at the proof-of-concept stage, and DARPA isn’t sure whether either can be scaled up to work inside a military vehicle. However, these new techniques for coping with one of civilization’s oldest problems are impressive on their own, and may have applications outside of fire suppression.DARPA’s information page on the videos suggests that acoustic and electric manipulation might work in the other direction as well, creating more efficient forms of controlled combustion.Read more at darpa.millast_img read more

City of Vancouver seeks applicants for aviation advisory panel

first_imgVancouver is looking to fill two vacancies on the Aviation Advisory Committee. The application is due at 11:59 p.m. June 23.To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Michelle Bartley at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, michelle.bartley@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.The Vancouver City Council appoints the nine-member aviation committee to advise them on issues related to Pearson Field and aviation in general.The committee meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Pearson Air Museum, Headquarters Building, 1109 E. Fifth St. in Vancouver. Applicants should be able to commit two to six hours a month. There is no city residency requirement for the position. The available positions are one full-term spot and one midterm vacancy.last_img read more

The Sandals Foundation Partners With The Salvation Army Red Cross to Assist

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, The Sandals Foundation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sandals Foundation Delivering Emergency Relief In Turks & Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Beaches Turks and Caicos, the largest private employer on the island with a staff of 1850, today sent representatives on the ground in TCI to assess the Hurricane damage on the island and see how best they can help with relief efforts.The Foundation arm of the Resort company, Sandals Foundation has so far partnered with the Salvation Army and The Red Cross TCI to raise funds and assist with donations across the islands, while continuing the promote hurricane relief efforts internationally.“My team and I did an assessment of the island, it looks pretty depressing. It’s really sad to see the condition of the damages and people looking so destitute and so sad, but our goal is to bring some sort of relief in any measurement”, Public Relations Director of the Sandals Foundation, Eleanor Kryzanowski stated.“We’re also targeting local churches cause I know the churches are doing a lot for the community as well. So we’re hoping to work with a lot of those religious leaders and organizations just to bring some relief to the communities that we may not be able to directly touch”, she added.The Sandals Foundation says their goal is to touch as many lives as possible and bring relief to the islands in the best way they can.last_img read more

Tigress beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh recorded on camera

first_imgLucknow: The video was shot in a protected zone of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, 240 km from state capital Lucknow. The mobile video shows villagers beating the tiger and commenting in the background about how this was being done because the tigress killed a villager earlier. The tigress died of broken ribs and injuries to her body. She was cremated after a post mortem. FIRs have been registered against 31 identified villagers for the incident and four people have been arrested. Also Read – INX Media case: P Chidambaram’s CBI custody extended for three days till September 2 Advertise With Us Pilibhit Tiger Reserve field director H Rajamohan said, “She had sustained fractures and injuries from sharp-edged weapons like spears on almost every part of her body. She also had broken ribs.” Pilibhit District Magistrate Vaibhav Shrivastava said, “A forest team did reach the spot but by that time, the tigress was in so much pain that even an attempt to tranquilize her would have added to her plight.”last_img read more

Public toilet becomes home for 65yearold woman in Madurai

first_imgKaruppayi, a 65-year-old woman, has been living in a public toilet for the past 19 years in Ramnad area of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She is earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets and charging a meagre amount from the people for using it. While speaking to ANI, Karuppayi said, “I applied for a senior citizen pension but I didn’t get it. I approached many officers in the Collector’s office but nothing materialised. I don’t have any other source of income. So, I live in this public toilet. I earn Rs.70-80 per day. I have one daughter who never visits me,” old lady added. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Madurai: 65-year-old Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad for past 19 years, & earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets & charging a meager amount from public for using it. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/UA1Zmo0pNS— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2019last_img read more

Mahesh 26 rumours Dil Raju opts out of Mahesh BabuAnil Ravipudi project

first_imgDil Raju with Mahesh BabuTwitterProducer Dil Raju is said to have opted out of superstar Mahesh Babu’s forthcoming movie, tentatively called Mahesh 26, which is directed by Anil Ravipudi of F2 – Fun and Frustration.It is rumoured that Dil Raju wanted to produce Mahesh Babu’s landmark 25th film Maharshi. But the superstar asked him to go for revenue sharing with Ashwini Dutt and Prasad V Potluri, due to his prior commitments with them. However, the upset producer is believed to have said he had no control over the pre-release business. He also apparently had a fight with Ashwini Dutt over revenue sharing.It is said that Mahesh Babu consoled Dil Raju, saying that he would do another movie under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. On the other hand, the producer had signed a film with Anil Ravipudi, and Prince agreed to be part of this project after the director narrated him an interesting script. But the twist is that the actor asked him to make a joint production with Anil Sunkara.Initially, Dil Raju reportedly agreed to be part of Mahesh 26. But the latest we hear is that the producer has now opted out of this project and Anil Sunkara is ready to bankroll it single-handedly. It should be seen whether the superstar would come forward to do another movie with Sri Venkateswara Creations. Dil Raju with Mahesh BabuCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookIt is said that Anil Ravipudi has given Rs 50 crore is estimated cost of the production of Mahesh 26. This amount does not include Mahesh Babu’s remuneration and he is said to be getting its non-theatrical rights as his salary. It is known that satellite, audio, digital and other non-theatrical rights of the film could fetch nothing less than Rs 50 crore, which is now going to be his payment. The theatrical rights of Mahesh Babu’s recent releases have fetched over Rs 100 crore for the producer. Mahesh 26 may fetch even more than this amount since F2 fame director Anil Ravipudi is directing it. Even if it earns Rs 100 crore, producer Anil Sunkara will get Rs 50 crore as his profit share from this project. It is 100 percent earnings for the budget that he is set to invest in this film.last_img read more

Married LGBT adults healthier happier Study

first_imgFor years, studies have linked marriage with happiness among heterosexual couples. A new study now shows that the benefits of marriage extend to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) couples as well.In the study, published in the journal The Gerontologist, LGBT participants who were married reported better physical and mental health, more social support and greater financial resources than those who were single. For the research, Jayn Goldsen from the University of Washington, and her colleagues used survey data from more than 1,800 LGBT people, aged 50 and older, in locations where gay marriage was already legal in the US in 2014. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAbout one-fourth were married, another fourth were in a committed relationship and half were single. Married respondents had spent an average of 23 years together, while those in a committed, unmarried relationship had spent an average of 16 years.Among the study participants, more women were married than men.Researchers found that, in general, participants in a relationship, whether married or in a long-term partnership, showed better health outcomes than those who were single. But those who were married fared even better, both socially and financially, than couples in unmarried, long-term partnerships.Single LGBT adults were more likely to have a disability; to report lower physical, psychological, social and environmental quality of life; and to have experienced the death of a partner, especially among men, the findings showed.last_img read more

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first_img News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019 Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F)) imaging agent in Europe. The first… read more News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more November 12, 2009 – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) will expand coverage of FDG-PET for the initial staging of cervical cancer without previously imposed restrictions.Under the decision, CMS will cover one FDG-PET scan for the staging of cervical cancer. In these cases, physicians can determine the precise location of the tumor and identify the extent to which the tumor has grown. Physicians can then use this information to determine the optimal initial treatment strategy for each individual patient. Additionally, this can help physicians determine whether or not the patient would benefit from further diagnostic tests or therapeutic procedures. Through expanded coverage, physicians can provide patients with an individualized course of therapy—meaning the right treatment at the right time.The Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) applauds this decision. “CMS’ decision to expand coverage of FDG-PET for the initial treatment strategy evaluation of cervical cancer is important for patient care,” said Michael M. Graham, Ph.D., M.D., president of SNM. “Over the years, the body of scientific evidence has proven the value of molecular imaging scans for diagnosing, staging, restaging and monitoring treatment for many cancers.”SNM and other medical societies encouraged CMS to end the prospective data collection requirements for FDG PET for the initial staging of some patients with cervical cancer. Previously, patients needing PET for initial staging of cervical cancer had to have this performed under the CMS coverage with evidence development policy, if the patient had not first had CT or MRI performed or if other imaging was done but showed evidence of metastatic disease outside of the pelvis. Based on the strong body of evidence, CMS concluded that FDG PET can provide physicians with important information for how to treat patients with cervical cancer without the need for these restrictions.The recent decision from CMS derives in part from data collected by the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR)—a comprehensive study to assess the value of FDG PET for the initial diagnosis, staging and treatment of many common types of cancer. In April 2009, CMS made a decision to expand coverage of FDG PET for breast, cervical, colorectal, esophageal, head and neck, lymphoma, melanoma, non-small cell lung and thyroid cancers.NOPR is sponsored by the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI) and managed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and ACR Imaging Network (ACRIN). The registry received input from—and is endorsed by—ACR, the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and SNM. The NOPR Working Group is chaired by Bruce Hillner, M.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University and co-chaired by Barry Siegel, M.D., Washington University; R. Edward Coleman, M.D., Duke University; and Anthony Shields, M.D., Wayne State University.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Image courtesy of MR Solutions. News | November 12, 2009 CMS to Cover FDG-PET for Initial Staging of Cervical Cancer News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.last_img read more

Regional elections foretell turmoil in Italy

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories The populist Five Star Movement garnered 18 percent of the vote _ not enough to win the governorship because other parties ran in alliances, but still making it the top vote-getting party and a force to be reckoned with. Movement leader Beppe Grillo attracted large audiences with his attacks on Monti’s austerity policies and the seemingly endemic corruption among Italy’s major political parties.“Without doubt this result is not positive for market confidence and increases uncertainty ahead of the general election next spring,” said an analysis by economists Chiara Corsa and Loredana Federico for UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank.Monti’s government of technocrats imposed a painful austerity program and has started in on reforms that together have succeeded in bringing down Italy’s borrowing costs, which had skyrocketed when his predecessor, media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, lost the confidence of markets that he could bring Italy’s finances under control and balance the budget.Italy’s benchmark 10-year bond yield rose Monday after the release of the Sicilian election results _ from 4.85 percent to 4.94 percent, a sign that investors have become somewhat more cautious about the country’s financial future. The bond yield edged back only marginally to 4.92 percent on Tuesday. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day But the 76-year media magnate may have changed his mind after a court in Milan convicted him Friday of tax fraud. He attacked Monti, complained that Germany had too much control over Italy’s economic decisions, and said he would stay in politics to reform the justice system.Political analyst Massimo Franco, writing in the leading Corriere della Sera, said Italy is paying the price for Berlusconi’s “sad decadence and his system of power.” He also wrote that the Sicilian election result is a warning that the country risks becoming ungovernable.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) But Monti’s term ends in the spring and he has ruled out running for premier, although he has left the door open for a second term if no party wins a clear majority and he is tapped to head another government. There has also been talk of Monti serving as finance minister in a government next year, a move that would also please Italy’s eurozone partners.Monti, speaking at a conference of the World Economic Forum in Rome on Tuesday, directed himself to Italy’s political class as he sketched a picture underlining the virtue of unpopular _ but necessary _ policy.“The really important thing is, we have done very unpleasant things, unpleasant things for the receivers and even unpleasant for the doers. The perception of what this government is doing is not fully good. But it is higher than that of any of the parties,” Monti said.“This is an important message for future governments: Do not believe that you cannot do the right policies, otherwise you risk your position in the future,” he said.A further unknown is Berlusconi’s intentions. He had been supporting Monti’s government and recently suggested he planned to retire from politics. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix ROME (AP) – Italy risks heading into political turmoil after a regional election showed a huge level of voter distrust in mainstream political parties, a result that could also rattle financial markets that have no small role in deciding the fate of the economically troubled nation.A protest party candidate from a movement launched by a TV comic made a strong showing in Sicilian elections Sunday, a vote seen as a test of popular sentiment before nationwide polls in the spring to replace the government of Premier Mario Monti. The Sicily vote also was marked by sharply lower turnout, down to 47 percent of eligible voters from 67 percent in the 2008 regional elections. Check your body, save your life Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

Malaysia Airlines mystery becomes murkier

first_imgHowever, the Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the analysis had to be further investigated until any blame could be laid against Shah or the co-pilots. The families were fed up after waiting 11 days of not being briefed by the Malaysian government. An FBI analysis of the MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator shows that the data was deleted on 3 February. Relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were prevented from protesting about lack of information to Malaysian authorities. Despite the lack of information being given to relatives of MH370 passengers, new reports have emerged from Malaysian officials that the flight’s data log had been deleted a month before the flight left Malaysia. Chinese family members of those on board MH370 were forcibly ejected from a briefing on the search for the flight after they held up a banner which read “Give us back our families”, the Guardian reported. Malaysian authorities have been quick to pour cold water on an apparent sighting of the MH370 flight in the Maldives on 8 March. “For the sake of their families we ask you to refrain from any speculation that might make an already difficult time even harder,” Minister Hussein said. All countries represented on the plane have asked for more information on the search, except for Russia and Ukraine.  Local Maldivians said that the plane was seen over a remote island. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

Lufthansa and TiE takes India to a new height

first_imgIndia’s largest ecosystem for start-up success the, Start-up Expo, co-created by Lufthansa and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) showcased business experts, investors, mentors, industry partners, government agencies, corporates and customers – all under one roof.Over the past five years, Lufthansa has empowered 150,000 entrepreneurs through its flagship program Lufthansa Runway to Success, a platform that has grown to become India’s largest SME stage. It has been a catalyst for some of India’s most disruptive start-ups such as Chaayos, Sattviko, Find My Stay, Heads up for Tails, Prozo amongst others.Taking forward the unprecedented success of the first Startup Expo held in 2016, the second edition featured over 75 investors, 100 partners, 500 mentors, 250 startup showcasing more than 10,000 attendees. It provided start-ups an opportunity to explore funding opportunities, receive valuable insights at expert workshops, engaged with government organizations and network and gain mentorship with potential clients and customers.Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, said, “Entrepreneurship is the driving force of the Indian economy. As an integral part of our Lufthansa Runway to Success initiative, the Startup Expo yet again brings alive our promise to be ‘More Indian Than You Think’.”This year too, Startup Expo attracted widespread support from organizations such as Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Sequoia Capital, Unitus Seed Fund, IDG Ventures India, YourNest, Calcutta Angels, Ivy Camp; Indian Angel Network, Orios Venture Partner; IFC, Kalaari Capital, Saif Partners, etc.According to Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, “This is the collective strength of India coming together to fuel the drive and passion of young entrepreneurs.  As the largest global network fostering entrepreneurship, TiE’s core philosophy is to support startups and SMEs with opportunities and mentoring them for success. This is why our long-standing partnership with Lufthansa through initiatives such as Runway to Success and the Startup Expo is unparalleled.”last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact David Johnson’s stellar performance in primetime last week earned him the FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors for Week 15.Johnson had his coming out party, rushing for 187 yards and three touchdowns.After not rushing for more than 42 yards in a game all season, Johnson has taken advantage of injuries to Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson, rushing for at least 90 yards in the past three games.The 2015 third-round pick out of Northern Iowa is starting to become well-known and breaking off runs similar to those of Marshawn Lynch will certainly help the cause. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 💪 David Johnson 💪47 yards of pure beast mode. #AZvsPHI https://t.co/13AQeQA9Kj— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 2015The FedEx Ground Player of the Week is a weekly NFL award given out to both the Air and Ground Player of the Week in honor of Super Bowl 50.The winners will have FedEx make a $2,000 donation in their name to the American Red Cross. Johnson was up against New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue.Ben Roethlisberger was the Air Player of the Week in Week 15. Carson Palmer has not won the award yet this season, but has been nominated three times for his performances in Weeks 1, 8 and 10. Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson, left, breaks free of Philadelphia Eagles’ E.J. Biggers on a touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more

Cyprus and India want to boost ties

first_imgPotential economic cooperation between Cyprus and India were discussed on Friday between Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar who was on a visit to the island.Cyprus is already the 8th biggest investor in India, with a cumulative foreign investment of more than USD$9bn the two ministers said. They also expressed their intention to facilitate further cooperation in areas, such as new technologies and tourism.President Nicos Anastasiades is set to visit to India in late April. The Indian minister said they were working to turn this into a “landmark visit”.The two minister also referred to the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and India, signed last November and the ensuing removal of Cyprus from the “Notified Jurisdictional Area” catalogue.Kasoulides referred to these developments as “an important landmark in our relations”. “It is a sign of confidence between our authorities and a conduit for further economic cooperation, considering that Cyprus is the 8th biggest investor in India,” he said.“I believe this is likely to facilitate more foreign investment,” added Akbar.Kasoulides also said: “For Cyprus, India is a trusted partner with whom our bonds of friendship have been forged through similar historical experiences in the 1950’s and beyond”.In his statements, Akbar noted that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India`s President Pranab Mukherjee looked forward to President Anastasiades` state visit.He paid tribute to Cyprus for being able to overcome the financial crisis, noting its “remarkable leadership”.Kasoulides and Akbar also discussed potential cooperation in various flagship programme in India as well as in the sectors of tourism, renewable energy and high technology. According to Akbar, the two sides were also working to establish direct air connections in the hope of increasing two-way tourism.The two minister also discussed regional issues, UN reform, international terrorism, developments in the EU and in India`s neighbourhood. “We share common views on crucial global issues” Akbar said.After the statements, the two men went outdoors to a nearby area near the ministry where they unveiled a sculpture donated by the Indian government to the Republic of Cyprus.The sculpture is a model of the “Konark Wheel”, a “masterpiece of architecture” according to Kasoulides, symbolising power, strength and valour. During the short ceremony, Akbar said the temple with the original carvings in India was a world heritage monument.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Yale Doctor: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img