first_imgSpike Lee holds up brass knuckles reading “hate” and “love” from his iconic film “Do The Right Thing” as he arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Advertisement Film buffs rejoice, because (finally) Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee is headed to Toronto.On July 19, Lee will be in the city to speak at a screening of his classic 1989 movie, Do The Right Thing.The legendary Spike Lee takes us back to Bed-Stuy with a 4K screening of DO THE RIGHT THING + an in-person conversation on the film’s legacy in celebration of its 30th anniversary.July 19, ?s: https://t.co/f3URTHU8GP pic.twitter.com/wrZtXDnV0z— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) July 10, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitter The film has themes of hatred, bigotry, police brutality and violence; all of which are sadly still relevant today.It was nominated for two Oscars in its day and has been labelled “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress…last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – The Greater Toronto Area real estate market closed out 2017 with a big drop in December home sales, which were down 7.1 per cent from the previous year and down nearly 33 per cent from November’s level.The Toronto Real Estate Board said Thursday there were 92,394 sales through its MLS system in 2017, down from 113,040 in the previous year and the lowest annual sales since 2013 when 87,049 units were sold.December sales dropped to 4,930 properties, from 5,305 in December 2016, while the average sales price was $735,021 — the second-lowest of any month in 2017 and only slightly better than August’s $731,606.Various real estate experts have said previously that a set of policies introduced by the Ontario government in April produced the desired market slowdown in Toronto during the second and third quarters following a hot first quarter.Some observers have suggested that buyers and lenders might be more cautious given new federal stress-testing rules, which came into force Jan. 1, and opt for lower-priced properties.“Much of the sales volatility in 2017 was brought about by government policy decisions,” TREB president Tim Syrianos said in a statement.“Looking forward, government policy could continue to influence consumer behaviour in 2018, as changes to federal mortgage lending guidelines come into effect.”The average selling price for December in the GTA was $735,021, up a slim 0.7 per cent from the same month of 2016, while the board’s home price index was up 7.2 per cent after adjusting for different types of properties.The Toronto board’s director of market analysis, Jason Mercer, said home price growth in the second half of 2017 differed substantially depending on market segment.“The detached market segment — the most expensive on average — experienced the slowest pace of growth as many buyers looked to less expensive options,” Mercer said.“Conversely, the condominium apartment segment experienced double-digit growth, as condos accounted for a growing share of transactions.”In December, only the expensive detached house category — which accounted for 39 per cent of total sales — showed a year-over-year decline.There were 1,938 fully detached houses sold at an average price of $989,970 — which was down 2.5 per cent from a year earlier.Condominiums accounted for the second-biggest category of sales, with 1,562 units sold, but their average price of $503,968 was up 14.4 per cent from December 2016.last_img read more


Allahakkoon’s noteCeylon Today is surprised by a few facts raised by its Director Editorial Lalith Allahakkoon in a widely published statement. In an 11-point note attributed to Allahakkoon, it is stated that he was axed due to his refusal to publish a story predicting a presidential election next year. This same fact, again attributed to him in another news website, reported the exact opposite. It said that the Director Editorial was never under pressure to publish the said story. We assume it can be only one of the two versions.The management position is that the veteran journalist was severely warned on issues of editorial management and policy. It has been the newspaper’s stance to be non-partisan in the expression of its views.Though claiming to be victims of such enforced bias, the journalists, who resigned in protest were themselves often seen promoting select politicians for reasons best known to them.As for editorial management, there was blatant favouritism compartmentalizing of staff, ethical violations, promotion of a select few through the news pages and conflict of interest. We insist that it had never been the management policy of Ceylon Today to promote the political cause of a few politicians including Sarath Fonseka, whose name has been conveniently dragged into highlight alleged ‘imposition of the management’s political views.’ If asked at the inquiry which was to take place, the allegation of promoting Fonseka’s political cause through the news pages will not hold any water.Contrary to what is stated in the note, the Director Editorial’s association with various politicians, including Ranil Wickremesinghe, has never been a matter of concern. In fact, it is expected that senior journalists would have a vast network of sources, a necessity in journalism. We will not deal with absurdities about Allahakkoon’s alleged refusal to attend a Buddhist religious ceremony to mark owner Tiran Alles’ birthday being a contributory factor to the alleged ‘sacking.’Reference is also made in the 11-point note to ‘senior journalists.’ Barring Deputy Editor-News, others are certainly junior in the craft and did not carry the necessary experience to handle senior positions or to be entrusted with editorial responsibility.Their failure at desk management bears testimony to the fact that the handpicked few were incapable of discharging desk duties. It is important to record here a proposed merit-based recruitment scheme complete with an evaluation of skills and experience was rejected by Director Editorial as being useless while insisting that ‘his team’ had the innate desk management skills. The incompetence we at Ceylon Today had to deal with could have been avoided if a transparent, merit-based recruitment process was allowed at the very outset.Severely warnedIt was in that light the Executive Director of Ceylon Newspapers Pvt Ltd., on June 13 severely warned Allahakkoon. He was informed the situation at Ceylon Today was unacceptable with a high degree of staff disenchantment over the editorial management by him and his handpicked team. The next day, (14 June) Allahakkoon ganged up with his clique and tried to hold the management to ransom, by instigating them to submit their resignations, and subsequently requested for a letter of termination, which was naturally not delivered, as there was no question of termination.Subsequently, the Executive Director informed all heads of departments to extend their support to the newspaper’s editor Hana Ibrahim to handle the operational aspects of the newspaper. In turn, Ibrahim requested for support from all editorial staff including those who have resigned. As claimed in the 11-point note, there were no private meetings with the resigned desk heads to convince them to remain. Three out of four have been warned and informed of disciplinary inquiries that are to be initiated in the immediate future.It is incorrect to state that Ibrahim, the editor of the newspaper, received resignations by the two deputy editors. They, like other staff members, were encouraged to stay back and the letters were left on Ibrahim’s desk.As stated, on 16 June, Allahakkoon’s room was not locked on purpose. All cubicles are locked at night. This was the practice though he has chosen to highlight this as a unique occurrence. The computer was also not dismantled, but was shut down following a server failure and system shut down, experienced at Ceylon Newspapers (Ceylon Today and Mawbima) on 14 June.During the past week, we at Ceylon Today witnessed the level of manipulation of a dejected few, clamouring for some publicity under the guise of fighting for editorial independence. We have information to support how some of the so-called websites dedicated to the promotion of media rights do not publish comments by site visitors with views contrary to the self-proclaimed promoters of media rights.While blaming us for prevailing upon the Free Media Movement (FMM) to prevent the issuing of a statement, yet another inaccuracy given that the FMM did issue a statement, we are aware that local and international media organizations are being bombarded with requests for statements in support of them. We will not be surprised to witness bad motive being attributed to those who may not join their bandwagon and accuse Ceylon Today of alleged influence-pedalling.To our surprise as well as dismay, we have witnessed hearsay being published, tweets that lacked credible information bordering on mere gossip and the ethical requirement to ‘hear both sides’ simply violated. We saw very little attempt being made to obtain verified information and the publication of blatant untruths. It is too tedious and unnecessary even to respond to them individually.Divisive tacticsStatements have sprung out, referring not only to the alleged summary dismissal of Director Editorial Lalith Allahakkoon but also Deputy Editor Wasantha Siriwardene. The former has been reporting to work except on two occasions while the latter continues to serve in the same capacity at Ceylon Today. We insist the biased and damaging coverage of the Ceylon Today story remains a classic case study on unethical journalism.It is not our practice to wash dirty linen in public. There is also no wish to dabble in counterattacks despite the media blitz unleashed upon the newspaper by an ill-motivated few and the sense of drama associated with it. The issues regarding which journalists and Director Editorial had to be warned was an administrative matter connected to mismanagement of the editorial. It was immediately presented with layers of lies and half truths for public consumption by them, with the liberal dressing of editorial independence.Ceylon Today therefore considers it important to place facts before the public. We also consider it sufficient to have our say just once and desist from responding to individual statements or to continuously respond to a group piqued by the loss of their glorified status in lording over others.Upon learning that Director Editorial was severely warned about his management mishaps, one of the four journalists who resigned their posts was openly seen campaigning among others to tender their resignations.However, Allahakkoon reported to work on 16 June and informed the News Desk he was back.  He returned on 18 June and informed the News Desk he was in ‘charge’ and ‘very much in control’ and instructed one of the news editors to write the editorial.The inquiries that were to be initiated against the four journalists were based on the violation of the ethical and professional media culture they now speak of, which were blatantly violated. With editorial capture, there was no equity, transparency, team spirit and merit-based career advancement. They were aware that it was only a matter of time for the inquiries to commence causing them to lose face.Political affiliationsThere is also an interesting political twist those who vacated their posts have strived to mention – a management requirement of partisan news coverage. Linking owner Tiran Alles’ political affiliation to former Army Commander and common opposition presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka has been a convenient stick used by the self-proclaimed and righteous media organizations, activists and practitioners to beat Ceylon Today with. It can be clearly said that from the very outset, all staff were informed the newspaper will be independent and free of any political bias. It will not be possible for the detractors, despite the owner’s political affiliations, to prove otherwise.Alles is not the first politician to own a media organization in Sri Lanka, and certainly will not be the last. The important thing would be to sincerely evaluate the editorial content without preconceived notions and to understand that it is no small miracle that despite sabotage, the newspaper was published on time and continues unaffected by the departures of mediocre practitioners, who held the newspaper hostage.The two Deputy Editors who resigned have been warned about serious weaknesses in desk management by the Executive Director and for attempts to divide the editorial with a degree of success. One of the two reporters was also warned about ethical deficiencies while disciplinary action was to be initiated shortly.We place these issues before the public, which we still consider to be administrative matters within an organization and therefore internal. We publish our version of the events that took place with the firm belief that the general public has a right to accurate information, sadly denied to them by the one-sided coverage and the theatrics of the four resigned journalists basking in this media blitz, while parading as defenders of editorial independence.We present our side of the story in the fervent hope that the readers will, finally be able to make up their minds about the imbroglio with information from both sides. There had been a surprising amount of judgment and vilification to prevent the seamy side of this story from emerging. It was not just the Ceylon Today management’s observation, but mostly of the editorial that their collective operational style was detrimental to the interest of not just the institution and their colleagues, but also to the industry we are proud to be a part of.If there was any need to uphold editorial independence, then the editorial had to be indeed made independent, not a toy in the hands of a small clique. Ideally, there should not have been a ‘take over’ by one camp suppressing others and building a power block for themselves to the exclusion of all other staff members. There also should have been no blatant favouritism, beat reporters being suppressed and the best of stories snatched by those greedy for bylines. That did not augur well for editorial independence and certainly merited an internal inquiry.Championing editorial independenceIrrespective of this grand standing by disgruntled ex-employees, it would have been much appreciated if the said media organizations and media workers had given ear to both sides. It is our experience that we had to remind the self-proclaimed defenders of media freedom to have their ethics straightened. It has been an absorbing learning experience that both individuals and organizations acted based on hearsay and published uncorroborated facts – all in the name of editorial independence.For having operated a small clique undermining all others including the editor and the other desk heads, violating the line of reporting and institutional protocol, it is dramatic yet hilarious to find this group take up matters of editorial independence or media rights.The four journalists who are now carrying a campaign against the newspaper championing the cause of editorial freedom, this country and the media industry would well remember to have not spoken in defence of rights issues before. Their industry worth is equally poor. We dismiss their rants with the contempt they deserve, for having divided an editorial and practiced unethical journalism.As they themselves claimed in their joint resignation letter, this newspaper was launched with the hope of upholding professional journalism. Indeed they have failed to contribute to Ceylon Today to achieve exactly that. Ceylon Today remains committed to principled and professional journalism with a team that is spirited and able to deliver.Following are the issues that were to be dealt with during an internal inquiry to be initiated against several staff membersAbuse of authorityA clear division was created between the features and news desks to the detriment of the newspaper. Territories were marked in a manner that discouraged staff from contributing to all sections of the newspaper.A faction within the newspaper came to control the news desk and subsequently, the entire newspaper, undermining the editor and other appointed desk heads.Assignments were distributed without the knowledge of the editor or desk heads.Beat reporters were undermined with the four ex-staffers enjoying a monopoly over content management undermining others, including the duly appointed news editors.Journalists have been abused and reduced to tears by desk editors using language unacceptable within a professional setting. Several trainees left citing ‘emotional abuse’ as the reason for quitting. It had become editorial practice to openly insult those who were not members of a ‘clique’ executing control over the editorial and the decision-makers. One news editor verbally complained to the Director Editorial when she was called a b—- by her immediate supervisor in the presence of others. The matter was not pursued and no inquiry was held. The senior staff member was not issued a warning or explanation called.Television advertising was selectively carried out on specific stories written by the identified group.FavouritismBlatant favouritism was practiced in allocating beats, assigning stories and having a say over content.Repeated complaints were received from fellow staff members about unfair treatment meted out to them. This practice proved highly detrimental with only certain journalists being encouraged to travel outstation on assignment and being published, in effect demoralizing other staff members.Despite news editors being appointed for the efficient and smooth functioning of the newspaper, the four resigned journalists enjoyed a monopoly that was approved by Director Editorial.In selecting newspaper priorities, often the editor was unaware or not consulted.Misuse of office propertyOn several occasions, office vehicles were used to go on lengthy assignments following which reports for publication were not produced or the output was unsatisfactory when compared with the investment made.Some of the assignments were trips under the guise of assignments and were to be checked for good financial practice at the time of collective resignations.Incompetence in desk managementSome of the top positions were given to those without the required level of experience and expertise and a merit-based recruitment scheme was opposed by Director Editorial as being unnecessary.There were repeated delays in pages and when questioned, Deputy Editor-Features informed the editor that she did not know how to guide reporters on picking and writing stories. She also claimed that she was unable to have control over deadlines.Desk editors did not train junior staff or offer guidelines on ethical and professional reporting.Promotion of a select number of politicians through news coverageA few handpicked politicians were promoted through the news pages in blatant violation of the editorial policy of non-partisan coverage. This issue has been repeatedly raised and the Director Editorial verbally warned to desist from such unethical promotion of a select few.Biased coverage of foreign affairsThe beat was considered the sacred preserve of a couple of individuals and was used to further interests of one section of the foreign ministry week after the other.Individuals were targeted and attacked including veteran diplomats who have in writing, complained to the newspaper.Conflict of interestCertain beat coverages were treated as the exclusive preserve, undermining the assigned beat reporter, where one’s spouse was employed. It has been pointed out that furthering the interest of one group in furtherance of personal gain should not be allowed to continue, but this was not heeded to the detriment of the newspaper. Readers have complained about this blatant violation of ethics by using the newspaper to further personal career goals.Monopoly over contentContinuous complaints have been received from the Features Desk staff that the desk head enjoyed a monopoly over outstation assignments. Despite repeated requests, they were not allowed to travel, but were desk-bound.When assigned beat reporters were there, for important stories, the small group enjoying operational control would impose themselves and take over good stories. This practice was allowed to continue demoralizing beat reporters and overall, was a bad precedence.While assigned news reporters were covering Parliament, reports on proceedings were unethically produced by desk-bound editors violating privileges of Parliament (those who report on parliamentary proceedings have to be present in the media gallery).Just days before resignation, one journalist telephoned all his embassy contacts informing them not to share information with the Ceylon Today beat reporter, in the presence of all news editors.Interviews were conducted with select individuals by a select group of journalists. Others were discouraged from seeking interviews or conducting them.Sabotage Deputy Editor-Features imposed herself on the two assigned reporters as ‘observer’ during an interview with Sarath Fonseka subsequent to his release. She later demanded a byline on the story and when refused, did not produce her regular political column in protest. She also did not inform the editor of her decision not to write.Plagiarism On a number of occasions, there had been reproduction of news stories with individual bylines without journalists working on it. Several verbal complaints and one written complaint were received in this regard. Media releases and web content were republished as original work. When raised, Director Editorial discarded it as a non-issue.Two of the four resigned had a reputation within the organization for lending bylines to media releases and using directly translated online content. Ceylon Today has considerable evidence and complaints by others in support of this.Procedural violations Desk management was carried out in violation of institutional procedures.It is the management’s observation that after months of operation, though appointed deputy editors, their desk management skills including the management of allocated staff, was extremely poor.Deputy Editor-News was not present during recast causing the news editors to bear the entire weight. It has been reported that choir practices and other personal reasons often overrode institutional interest.A particular news editor was on night duty, was routinely made to handle the desk without any reporters being allocated. The duty roster was not changed to facilitate her even after the matter was raised with Deputy Editor-News.Two news reporters were allowed to continuously undermine two news editors.News editors were also overruled and reporters were re-assigned by the two said news reporters violating duty rosters and terms of employment.The institutional procedure requires all copies for publication to be finally approved by the Chief Sub Editor. The desk was completely overlooked by Deputy Editor-Features and unedited copies were sent for direct printing. Changes were made to copies without the oversight of the sub editors in stark violation of journalistic practices.Creating history, a co-ordinator was appointed for the Features Desk without the knowledge of the newspaper’s editor.Chief Sub Editor was admonished and two of the news editors were repeatedly insulted in the presence of subordinates in a humiliating manner by Director Editorial.Deputy Editor-News verbally warned two news editors that a reporter has complained against them. When confronted, there was no such complaint. The desk editors requested for a full inquiry into any such allegation but were denied the same. The said complaint was not produced.Executive Director speaks Executive Director of Ceylon Newspapers Pvt Ltd Dushyantha Basnayake denied all allegations made by Director Editorial, Lalith Allahakkoon over the alleged dismissal and the purported lack of editorial independence at Ceylon Today.Basnayake states that at no time did the company inform the head of the editorial not to report to work or inform him about service termination.He said a serious verbal warning had to be issued in the light of Allahakkoon not having provided full commitment to the newspaper and had been several times advised to improve his performance in editorial management including both content and staff.Basnayake said it had become necessary to insist on better commitment if the newspaper to become competitive and that Allahakkoon had failed to heed such advice to the detriment of the newspaper.The management has observed that serious divisions existed among news and feature staff, headed by two of the journalists who resigned in protest. It had been observed that such divisions were tolerated if not promoted dividing the editorial staff to tight camps. The Director Editorial was regularly away from office during working hours and it was a reflection of bad editorial management to have staff divided and process and procedure not followed.The Executive Director denied all allegations raised by the Director Editorial and former staff over editorial independence and insisted that the company remained committed to fostering editorial independence and promote media freedom. The Editorial said: Editorial independence means the freedom of editors to make decisions without the interference from the owners of a media establishment. If the newspaper management is at fault, it would be indeed for allowing a few to dictate terms to the detriment of the institution and its staff. The resignations were announced just ahead of internal inquiries, which were to be initiated against them on a number of issues. Editorial capture It has been the observation, both of the management and the editorial staff that those who resigned ‘on matters of principle’ displayed very little of core journalistic values during their tenure. There was a string of verbal complaints and a couple of written complaints about their editorial conduct ranging from unethical journalism to abuse of power.They were busy dividing the editorial, undermining the very editorial independence they claim to have upheld through their dramatic exists. The journalists at Ceylon Today have heaved a collective sigh of relief after the repressive management of the editorial in furtherance of individual career interests whilst compromising industry standards, ethics and fair reporting. In short, what Ceylon Today experienced for the past eight months was nothing but a clear case of ‘editorial capture’ by this small group. It is important to state at the very outset that Director Editorial and Editor-in-Chief, Lalith Allahakkoon, was not ‘sacked,’ despite the media frenzy and the four ex-staffers crying foul. He remains employed as is Deputy Editor Wasantha Siriwardena, whose Sunday cartoon is published on the same page.Then there is the matter of four resignations ‘in protest of such sacking.’ The touted reason for the collective resignations was the alleged undermining of editorial independence in the alleged termination of Allahakkoon’s services. Suffice to say that their conduct within the editorial contributed to compartmentalizing the editorial, making it impossible to continue operations with their stranglehold. The management has warned one of them repeatedly on incompetence and creating divisions and during the final round of warnings (to three of the four resigned journalists), they were verbally informed about an internal inquiry. The media coverage of the Ceylon Today events has been enlightening and perhaps makes a good case study as to how the mainstream and alternate media cover freedom of expression issues in Sri Lanka. The Editor of the Ceylon Today newspaper Hana Ibrahim has hot out at the allegations raised over the termination of the service of  Director Editorial and Editor-in-Chief, Lalith Allahakkoon and the subsequent resignation of four other journalists recently.In an Editorial, a cop of which was emailed to the Colombo Gazette by the newspaper, Ibrahim said that there had been round condemnation and prompt judgment delivered by the media fraternity and others based on one-sided information following the incident. To define editorial independence would be indeed difficult, as it is a nuanced concept which also differs from culture to culture. It is gratifying to find the resigned journalists making attempt, despite having practiced editorial capture.The degree of editorial independence would also differ from country to country. It is also about the institutional culture, which is largely the making of journalists than managements. It is an ideal state all media organizations work towards. It is very much a journey and one worth fighting for. Indeed, there was editorial mismanagement by the summoned four, hence verbal warnings issued to the Director Editorial, by the company’s Executive Director.But, to infer that the resignations were linked to the issue of editorial independence by a group which shamelessly practiced editorial capture is indeed an argument so rich, it warrants a detailed explanation to the reading public as to what Ceylon Today newspaper and its staff had to endure for months with sabotaging Judases within. read more


Calgary’s unemployment rate rises to 7 per cent (Stock photo: Thinkstock) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Another bleak jobs report for Calgary, as the unemployment rate has hit seven per cent.New numbers from Statistics Canada show the number of people out of work in our city rose by almost 7,000 people in December.“Calgary, being the head office or centre for the energy sector, we’ve seen a lot of those professional jobs being shed,” ATB Financial Economist Todd Hirsch said.He says we’ll likely being some out migration from the province in coming months.“That’s difficult to watch, we don’t like it when our friends and neighbours, and family members have to leave the province to find work,” Hirsch said, “On the other hand that is sort of, a healthy part of being part of a national labour market, where labour mobility draws workers looking for jobs to other parts of the country.”However, he says that comes with being part of a national labour market, and it could actually keep the unemployment rate in check, adding he doesn’t think it will reach eight or nine per cent.Hirsch says while many are discouraged right now, there will be a turnaround eventually.“This is unfortunately part of a normal cycle in the province. We are still very beholden to the energy sector,” he said.It’s just unlikely we’ll see any signs of one until at least the end of 2016. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jan 8, 2016 10:45 am MDT read more


“Now is the time to cultivate a new cooperative leadership, based not only a willingness to listen to others, but also on a readiness to understand their motivations,” he said, observing that “no single person has a monopoly on the truth.”We need leadership that can build consensus and forge agreements; that can find solutions and make the most of synergies,” he added.He stated that the UN’s real strength lies in “everything it can do to shape the future,” saying “we are the last generation that will have the chance to halt the consequences of climate change” and the first to eradicate global poverty.“It is not a question of seeing obstacles,” he continued, but of identifying opportunities” for making sustainable development.He urged the global leaders to look beyond the dictates of today’s fast-moving times and instead focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.“Without dignity, without equality between women and men, without respect for human rights, there will be no peace and no development,” he stated.Saying that humankind must not tolerate gender discrimination, Mr. Sánchez told the Assembly that he leads by example, pointing out that his cabinet of Ministers is 60 per cent women.He argued that companies, education and society as a whole are “the battleground,” asserting that glass ceilings remain in leaderships “simply due to inertia.”“We must develop a truly global roadmap to eradicate all forms of discrimination still suffered by women,” he stressed, pledging Spain’s support in promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, because “it is crucial that women participate as peace brokers in all phases of conflict.”Turning to the refugee and migration crisis, he stated: “There are no shortcuts or quick fixes.”“Humanity cannot simply accept as inevitable the fact that 68 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world, of whom more than 25 million are refugees, and over three million are asylum seekers.”Calling the Global Compact on Refugees “a great leap forward,” he flagged that 85 per cent of the world’s refugees and asylum seekers are in developing countries.Noting that Spain was one of the hardest hit Western European countries during the economic crisis, he took pride in saying that “the vast majority of Spanish society has never turned its back on the tragedy resulting from migration.”“These States need our empathy and commitment,” underscored Prime Minister Sánchez, adding “we all have the obligation to help.”He believes that safe, orderly and regular migration can yield positive impacts, as opposed to fortressed countries, with exclusionary and xenophobic narratives.“For the multilateral system to be effective, we must renovate and reinforce,” he asserted. “In so doing we will be defending everything that we believe in.”Full statement available here. read more


A Brock University biologist is part of an American team studying whether or not the body temperature and metabolism of female hummingbirds drop during nesting.Professor of Biological Sciences Glenn Tattersall is contributing his expertise in thermal imaging to the research project “A Mother’s Work is Never Done: Using Thermal Imaging to Detect Torpor in Nesting Hummingbirds” based at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.The team, headed by Erich Eberts, Research Fellow at Loyola, will look at what happens to ‘torpor’ when a female hummingbird is laying her eggs. Torpor is a hibernation-type state in which an animal’s body temperature decreases and metabolism and other physiological functions slow down.Hummingbirds use a tremendous amount of energy during the day because they are so small and have a fast metabolism, explains Tattersall.“Typically at night, especially in cooler weather, hummingbirds shut their body temperature and metabolic machinery down to conserve energy; they go into torpor,” says Tattersall.“But if a female is incubating her eggs, that’s not conducive to keeping eggs warm if she has to turn her own metabolism off,” says Tattersall.The research will shed more light on the hummingbird’s reproductive biology.“Saving energy because they might not last the night at high rates of metabolism has been the standard explanation for why hummingbirds exhibit torpor, but the needs of the developing young may be more important,” he says.“Demonstrating that torpor is not used extensively in incubation will help answer these questions.”To determine if female hummingbirds go — or don’t go — into torpor at night, Tattersall advised the group to purchase cameras that capture and stream temperature data as they take photos of the hummingbirds.These cameras would be mounted on branches or sticks near hummingbird nests, which would broadcast the images through WiFi to a receiver.Tattersall will help the research team sift through massive amounts of data that measures the birds’ basic temperature ranges through computer code he wrote.To raise $4,900 for the cameras and accessories, the research team joined a crowd-sourcing campaign. As of Nov. 30, two days before the campaign deadline, the research team had collected $5,000 in donations, 102 per cent above their goal.“This is a first for me, to be assisting in a crowd-sourcing approach to research,” says Tattersall, adding that the research group won “the most number of backers” prize in the campaign, which raised money for a number of bird research projects.Tattersall is an expert on the use of infrared thermography, a technique used to measure long-wave infrared radiation emanating from all objects and converting that radiation into temperature.He and his research team used thermal imagery to show that the tegu lizard can temporarily produce and retain its own body heat, increasing our understanding of so-called “cold-blooded” animals.The tegu lizard image was a finalist in a 2016 Canada-wide photo competition sponsored by the Canadian government’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).In his paper “Infrared thermography: A non-invasive window into thermal physiology” published last month, Tattersall provides background and guidelines for the use of thermal imaging, primarily aimed at field physiologists and biologists interested in thermal biology. read more


first_imgA regional initiative spearheaded by a consortium of businesses, veterans advocacy groups, local governments and chambers of commerce in Greater Louisville is aiming to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs by 2017.The Where Opportunity Knox campaign is intended to market job opportunities and deliver schools, housing and other quality-of-life assets to transitioning soldiers and their families in north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana, reported Military Times.The effort benefits from its close proximity to Fort Knox, where the Army’s Transition Assistance Program is headquartered, but its services are not limited to soldiers who were stationed at the post. The program is targeting veterans and families of all military services interested in working and living in the area, said Beth Avery, executive director of Where Opportunity Knox.Where Opportunity Knox is not a job placement service; rather, it is focused on developing a pipeline of transitioning veterans who are looking for a place to live and work. The initiative relies on a network of regional veteran connectors to provide personalized assistance to veterans and families as they seek to re-enter the civilian world, according to the story.Walter Herd, director of the Army’s Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, applauded the program for bringing together a wide variety of services to help veterans land on their feet.“They not only are actively marketing with jobs, but with the quality-of-life services that everyone wants,” Herd said. “I think that within five to 10 years, there will be 100 regions around the country offering similar services.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


first_imgLeland, who has made a name for himself writing songs for artists such as Troye Sivan and Selena Gomez, has found inspiration in similar musical heroes. For him, icons Elton John and Dolly Parton helped him find a sense of identity while growing up in South Mississippi where he wasn’t able to truly express himself when he was younger. Now he has the chance to share the message that when you’re free to be your authentic self, opportunities arise.”For me to … be given this opportunity to perform at Pride and for me to do anything with music and for people to hear it I think is a representation that as long as you just pursue your dreams — I know as cheesy as that sounds — but as long as you do that and you figure out who you are on your own time, opportunities will come.”Artists and fans alike who celebrated at Los Angeles Pride this year were able to “Just Be,” and thanks in large part to the music, it’s so much easier to bring together a diverse community to celebrate love and acceptance as a collective and as individuals. And that’s a beautiful thing.”To come to Pride, that’s what it’s all about,” says James. “It’s about loving each other and lifting each other up and just showing all that love onstage and celebrating everyone.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYsRead more News Christina Aguilera, Eve, Tove Lo Highlight Music At 2018 Los Angeles Pride What Music Means To The LGBTQ Community christina-aguilera-eve-tove-lo-highlight-music-2018-los-angeles-pride NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 12, 2018 – 5:27 pm See How Music Brightened L.A. Pride 2018 Email But the moments during the parade when the crowd really responded all featured music, whether it was bumping from a car festively decorated with a unicorn horn or a bus full of drink-wielding dancers. And it’s no mistake that Pride and music go hand in hand.”Music is one of the oldest forms of protest and it’s been one of the best ways that the community was able to speak our truth dating back to the Harlem Renaissance, which was carried by LGBTQ people of color,” says Thomas Davis, a parade participant and founder of the music and arts HIV advocacy organization The Catharsis Project. “It’s always been a way for people to voice their beliefs and who they are and just really be themselves.”This sentiment was echoed by musicians such as singer/songwriter Parson James, who took the stage late Sunday with the festival’s closing headliner Tove Lo.”I grew up in South Carolina as a closeted biracial gay man and [I grew] up hiding a part of myself and not being able to be open with who I was and celebrate myself,” says Parson. “Ever since I’ve been able to have a platform to make music or create content that’s widespread I’ve always made an effort to use my platform to help those people that felt like I did when I was growing up.”Like James, for singer/songwriter Jessica 6, music has been a powerful way to shape her own identity. During her performance at L.A. Pride, she led by example with a strong set that included a stunning performance of a remixed version of her song “Prisoner Of Love.” While creating music has been a driving force for Jessica 6, she also identified that her LGBTQ fans have helped her build both her career and confidence.”From the beginning [my fans have] always been there and made me stronger,” she says. “When I first started out I was a little insecure and really, it’s a lot being a trans artist and dealing with media, sometimes it’s really frightening. And my fans really are the ones who made me feel stronger and proud of who I am.”Taking the stage for her own set decked out in a stunning green coat with gold-glittered hair and an overall look that we’re sure Lady Gaga would approve of, singer/songwriter Allie X also had many positive words for her LGBTQ fanbase.”I wouldn’t be anywhere without my LGBTQ fans,” Allie X says. “They make up my entire fanbase pretty much and that’s something I’m so happy about and so proud of. They have understood me when music executives have not understood me. They have lifted me up, supported me, made me feel confident.”Like Allie X, other featured artists at L.A. Pride committed their talents to giving back to the community that has helped nurture their careers. Tove Lo, whose song “Disco Tits” happens to be a favorite in the gay community, and Eve, whose killer Pride set of many of her top hits that had the crowd roaring in appreciation, are just two examples. Both of these artists have passionate LGBTQ followings, and their messages of acceptance and empowerment certainly resonated at Pride this year.In addition, GRAMMY winner Aguilera showered the LGBTQ community with her appreciation during a surprise appearance appropriately clad in leopard print onstage during a drag queen show. She took the opportunity to debut a new remixed version of her single “Accelerate” and took a sugar sweet run through her track “Candyman” while the crowd went wild. This year has perhaps been one of the most inclusive and diverse iterations of the annual festival in recent memory. Los Angeles Pride 2018 included a stacked lineup representing the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community with headliners Kehlani and Tove Lo, the event’s “Just Be” slogan, and enthusiastic music fan attendees. Thanks to the focus on inclusion, this year’s festival sold out for the first time ever.You may have heard that the festival reached capacity on Saturday, but the celebration continued long into the night on Sunday. From the parade kicking off the day to Christina Aguilera’s surprise appearance to killer sets from Eve, Tove Lo, Allie X, and Leland, music had a central role in the festivities. That’s not a mistake. We captured a taste of how music showcases all that Pride represents.Each year, the second day of Los Angeles Pride starts with its annual Pride parade, which drew more than 125 participants this year from companies and brands, schools, advocacy organizations, politicians, TV shows and films, and many more. Activist Michaela Mendelsohn served as the grand marshal and spectators were flashed with glitter and rainbows, fierce fashion, balloons, custom pro-LGBTQ T-shirts, and impossible dance moves. Sprinkle on the gold fairy dust and wave that rainbow flag because we’re taking you inside Los Angeles Pride 2018 to find out why music and Pride go hand in hand Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 11, 2018 – 5:30 pm Leather and glitter. Gold hot pants and rainbows. Lots of rainbows. But most importantly, community, celebration and music. That’s what the Los Angeles Pride festival was all about on Sunday, June 10. Facebook Twitter last_img read more


first_img See All Samsung Galaxy S10 Even more Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks Comments Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Sizzling photos from every angle 55 Photos News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you Phones Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Samsung Apple See it See It Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: These photos published on WinFuture allegedly show off Samsung’s Galaxy S10E a budget version of the upcoming Galaxy S10. WinFutre Just weeks before Samsung is expected to announce the next generation of Galaxy phones, photos allegedly show off a budget version of the Galaxy S10. On Friday, German publisher WinFuture published photos and specs for what is supposed to be the Galaxy S10E.The photos show off the front, back and sides of the phone. It has thin bezel around the screen that looks a lot like the iPhone XR but without the notch on top. There is also a front-facing hole punch camera in the screen (apparently called the Infinity-O) and on the back are two rear cameras instead of the rumored triple-rear cameras on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus.Accompanying the photos are alleged specs for the Galaxy S10E which indicate it has a 5.8-inch display (like the iPhone XS), a fingerprint reader located on the side sleep/wake button and a battery that is smaller than the one expected in the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. 3 Sprint $899 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Samsung Event The Galaxy S10E is reported to cost €749 which converts roughly to $860, £655, AU$1,180. While this price would be cheaper than the rumored $999 price of the Galaxy S10, it would still not be considered a budget phone by any means. It mirrors a similar approach Apple took with the iPhone XR offering a slightly less premium phone at a lower price point.The leak of the Galaxy S10E photos and specs comes on the heels of a video leaked by Samsung that shows off a foldable phone device that may or may not be Galaxy F phone.Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company is holding a launch event on Feb. 20 in which it is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus $899 Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It Abt Electronics Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) reading • Galaxy S10E leaked photos may reveal Samsung’s iPhone XR rival See It Share your voice Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 4:06 $899 $899 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple •last_img read more


first_imgStay on target 11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix MoviesWatch These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img After years of bouncing around different streaming services, there’s finally one place where you can watch all the classic 1990s Nickelodeon your slimy heart desires. VRV.co just added NickSplat to their offerings bringing tons of ’90s Nick to the streaming service. Now, after you finish all the anime the streaming service already offered, you can feel like a kid again watching Nicktoons, Snick and classic game shows. Yes, those are here too. You can rediscover your rage at those dumb kids’ complete inability to solve the Shrine of the Silver Monkey in Legends of the Hidden Temple, or collect 20 rings in the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in Nick Arcade. Sadly, some of the bigger Nicktoons aren’t included. Rugrats and Hey Arnold are both noticeably absent. Even so, there’s still plenty of classics to keep your inner child occupied for weeks.As much as these shows make you feel like a kid again though, you are probably, unfortunately, still an adult. You have ‘sponsibilities now. As much as you’d like to spend whole days catching up on old Nicktoons, that might not be an option anymore. And you know? Not every episode holds up entirely, to be honest. With that in mind, we’ve gathered the ten best episodes NickSplat added to VRV. These ones hold up real well.Screenshot via VRV10. All That: Episode 227Going back and watching All That, I’m sad to report it hasn’t aged particularly well. Sketches that sent an 8-year-old into hysterics only elicit light chuckles now that the same kid is over 30. Though I can still appreciate the slapstick of Coach Kreetin. I’m not completely dead inside. To make matters worse, these streams of All That have the musical segments removed. It feels like there’s something missing when the episode doesn’t end with the likes of TLC and Naughty by Nature playing the kid-friendly ’90s hits. That said, this episode has the sketches you want to see. Coach Kreetin, Vital Information, Earboy and Everyday French with Pierre Escargot. By the way, here’s proof that even as a kid, Kenan Thompson could make anything funny with the right reaction. The jokes in the Pierre Escargot segments aren’t really all that funny, but Kenan’s over-the-top French laugh still gets me cackling. Plus, the Ear Boy segment means that you get to see a 13-year-old play Ross Perot. Why did they parody a third-party presidential candidate barely anyone remembers? Who knows? Did any of us get the joke as kids? No, not at all, which somehow makes it even funnier today.The Wild Thornberrys (via Nickelodeon)9. The Wild Thornberrys: Blood SistersThe Wild Thornberrys was a little hit-and-miss as far as Nicktoons go, but the series had some great moments. My favorite episodes were always the ones that dealt with the relationship between the two sisters. In most episodes, Eliza and Debbie’s relationship began and ended with either mild annoyance or ignored entirely. There were a few where you got to see them come through for each other. “Blood Sisters” is one of those episodes, where Eliza keeps trying to scare Debbie while exploring a bat cave. Things turn scary for real though, and the sisters need to come together to get each other through it. It’s a nice story with all the talking-to-animals hijinks you expect from this cartoon. Also, there’s a great subplot involving Nigel getting jealous over Marianne’s school crush. Meaning this episode is full of smashing Tim Curry lines.Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (Via Nickelodeon)8. AAAHH!!! Real Monsters: Where Have All the Monsters Gone?AAAHH!!! Real Monsters was always one of the more overlooked Nicktoons, but it was always a personal favorite. The monster designs were creative and weird, and there was nothing funnier than watching them try (and sometimes succeed) to scare people. The nature of the characters allowed the show to be strange and gross in a way other Nicktoons could only dream of. Adding to all this, there was some surprisingly decent worldbuilding too. Especially in “Where Have All the Monsters Gone?” Located at the end of the first season, this episode really dives into why these monsters need to scare humans, and what happens when they can’t. It was a harrowing drama when you were a kid, and it’s still a fascinating story now.The Angry Beavers (via Nickelodeon)7. Angry Beavers: Muscular Beaver/Fish & DipsAngry Beavers has a ton of great moments, but none that stick in your head so firmly as those in the “Muscular Beaver” episode. Daggett’s obsession with superhero comics leads him to believe that he’s a hero himself. While playing hero at home leads to minor property damage, when he takes it outside, the play puts other animals in danger and seriously embarrasses Norbert. It’s a hilarious superhero sendup, so if anything, it’s even more relevant in 2018. It also has some of the best, endlessly quotable lines of the entire series. Like Daggett’s cry o “MUSCULAR BEAVER! WOOSH!” and Norberts big reveal as the villain Baron Bad Beaver: “Bum Bum Buuuuum dramatic reverrrrb!” The episode is paired with “Fish & Dips,” which sends the brothers on a fishing trip to catch the legendary Old Gramps. It’s not the icon that “Muscular Beaver” is, but it’s filled with great jokes that are still funny all these years later. Like the S.S. S. SSS (Dag only had an “S” stencil.)Doug (Via Nickelodeon)6. Doug: Doug’s Got No Gift/Doug vs. the Klotzoid ZombiesNickelodeon’s first Nicktoon was a way better show than anyone gave it credit for. It was just simple little preteen tales that usually game with a decent moral, but the characters were all so easy to fall in love with. Don’t think I don’t do the Mr. Dink voice whenever I buy something VERY EXPENSIVE. This episode’s pairing contains pretty much everything there is to love about Doug. The first one is a funny enough story where the lesson is not to blow all your money on arcade games when you need to buy your crush a birthday present. Even if you are seduced by the promise of Video Immortality. (Ah yes, we will always remember our greatest arcade hero: ASS.) The second episode of the pair is the real star here, though. “Doug vs. the Klotzoid Zombies” is a Quail-Man episode, so you already know it’s great. This particular Quail-Man fantasy is one of my favorites. When Doug finds his friends suddenly going over to a party at Roger Klotz’s house, to which he wasn’t invited, he imagines they’ve been mind-controlled by the evil Dr. Klotzenstein. Doug’s fantasies always go to some pretty far extremes, and this one ends up being an actually good 10-minute superhero story.Salute Your Shorts (Screenshot via VRV)5. Salute Your Shorts: The Ghost StoryHands down, the best episode of Salute Your Shorts. This is the one you want to see. “The Ghost Story” begins with Budnick telling everyone the terrible tale of Zeke the Plumber, a ghost who haunts your dreams if you touch his cursed plunger. After everyone has nightmares, the campers get their revenge by giving him a scary realistic encounter with the ghastly Zeke. It’s a fun, kid-scary episode with one of the more memorable monsters from my childhood. Plus you get to see a bully character reduced to tears from fear. It’s a different tone than you normally see from this show, and it works. This episode will make you wish you could go back to summer camp and share ghost stories around the fire.Clarissa Explains it All (Screenshot via VRV)4. Clarissa Explains it All: BullyIt’s hard to pick just one best episode of Clarissa Explains it All, because this show was so good for so long. “Bully,” though might be the best Clarissa VRV currently has on offer. Ferguson is acting strangely nice to her. She knows something’s wrong. She finds out he’s being bullied, and she’s not OK with that. Sure, she antagonizes him all the time, but nobody but her is allowed to do that. She decides to stand up to this bully for her little brother, and it’s just the best. Especially with the twist at the end. It’s full of outlandish fantasy sequences, ’90s video effects and the complete disregard for the fourth wall that drew us into Clarissa Explains it All in the first place. Complete with a sequence involving one of Clarissa’s homebrew computer games. I always loved those scenes.Keenan and Kel (Screenshot via VRV)3. Kenan and Kel: Dial “O” for OopsThis episode has a classic sitcom premise, but the ridiculous slapstick of Kenan and Kel adds so much to it. Kenan, as he so often does, falls completely head over heals for a girl after meeting her for the first time. That girl just happens to be the daughter of her dad’s boss. He tries calling her and leaves a message, but forgets to hang up the phone before badmouthing her dad. You know where this is going. Kenan and Kel have to break into his dad’s bosses house and get the tape. It does not go well. What makes Kenan and Kel’s treatment of the plot so fun to watch is just how poorly it goes. These two kids had the best straight man/clown routine on Nickelodeon, and it still holds up today. It also goes great with some orange soda. Who loves orange soda?Are You Afraid of the Dark (via Nickelodeon)2. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Lonely GhostThis is one of the best episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark?’s entire run. It didn’t need extensive special effects or makeup. It attempts to scare young children weren’t so over-the-top that they became silly either. The Lonely Ghost doesn’t really do much except stand there in the mirror, silently begging for help. That’s much creepier than any rubber werewolf mask or plastic vampire teeth. What makes this episode so great though is that behind the scare, it’s a really sweet story. The girl who discovers the ghost decides to help her, and ends up reuniting her with her mother. There’s a heart behind this episode, which is largely the reason it’s still so good today.Rocko’s Modern Life (Screenshot via VRV)1. Rocko’s Modern Life: Keeping Up with the Bigheads/Skid MarksNo series was I happier to see added to VRV than Rocko’s Modern Life. It’s easily my favorite Nicktoon by far. What’s available now is a handful of episodes from the first couple seasons. You know, when they were getting away with jokes that made you wonder if it really belonged on Nickelodeon. That Mrs. Bighead joke right at the beginning of the first short flew over all our heads as kids. This pair of shorts is a hilarious encapsulation of what made Rocko’s Modern Life so great. The first one sees Rocko racing to fix up his house before Mr. Bighead’s nephew condemns it that evening. It contains tons of home improvement gags, an army of revolutionary flies and a scene where Heffer poops all over Rocko’s lawn to make the grass grow. You know, for kids! The second is even better, with Rocko facing the bureaucracy of the DMV after his car is stolen. It contains my favorite bit of dialog in the series’s entire run. “Daddy, my teacher says every time a gas cap is found, an angel gets its wings!” “Your teacher is full of snot!”Do we wish there were even more episodes available? Absolutely, but there’s a pretty amazing selection here for anybody looking to indulge in some ’90s Nickelodeon. This is the easiest these shows have been to stream in a while, so we can’t complain too much. Now, I’m just hoping for more Are You Afraid of the Dark?. See if the Ghastly Grinner can give adult me nightmares. (Answer: probably. That dude’s scary.)While we wait for more episodes to roll in visit our retrospectives on Rocko’s Modern Life, Clarissa Explains it All, and Doug. You can also make your own slime. And watch the four most terrifying episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? Follow all the Nicktoon updates here. last_img read more


first_imgAll the best to the participants!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Miss Show Queen contest was held at the Ladysmith Show yesterday afternoon (May 4).A large group of young and talented models took the stage and strutted their stuff.Mothers, sisters and friends of the participants cheered them on as the young ladies showed what they’re made of.The first round of judging took place yesterday.The final round will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 3.30pm, so make your way to the show grounds to see all the “Queens” going for top spot.Bring your entire family to watch the final round and let’s see who will be crowned Miss Show Queen 2017!last_img read more


first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content October 21, 2015 — Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have 44 percent fewer cases of severe pneumonitis and improved likelihood of completing consolidative chemotherapy after radiation, compared to patients who receive three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3-D CRT). These findings were derived from research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 57th annual meeting.The standard of care for patients with locally-advanced (stage III) lung cancer is concurrent chemotherapy with radiation therapy (RT). Two different types of RT are typically used to treat these patients: 3-D CRT and IMRT. Although IMRT is a more advanced and more expensive form of RT, it can target treatment to lung tumors while minimizing radiation exposure of sensitive organs like the lungs and heart from high radiation doses. This study is a secondary analysis of the data compiled from NRG/RTOG 0617 to compare the use of IMRT and 3-D CRT in patients with lung cancer. NRG/RTOG 0617 was a large, multi-institutional phase III, randomized clinical trial of patients with locally-advanced NSCLC conducted from 2007 to 2011. The original study compared a high-dose of 74 Gy to a standard dose of 60 Gy. All patients received concurrent chemotherapy consisting of carboplatin/paclitaxel and were randomized to be treated with or without cetuximab.Of the 482 patients treated with RT, 47 percent were treated with IMRT and 53 percent were treated with 3-D CRT. Because the original trial design was not randomized for radiation technique, the IMRT group had larger and more advanced-stage tumors. Data indicated that 38.6 percent of the IMRT group had stage IIIB tumors, compared to 30.3 percent of the 3-D CRT group.The study results showed that although the IMRT patients had more advanced tumors, they had a lower occurrence of severe pneumonitis (for this study, this was defined as lung inflammation that required oxygen, steroids or mechanical ventilation; and/or led to death) than patients who had been treated with 3-D CRT. Data indicated that 3.5 percent of IMRT patients had severe pneumonitis compared to 7.9 percent of the 3-D CRT patients (P = 0.046).  IMRT remained associated with less severe pneumonitis in multivariate analysis (HR 0.44, P=0.0653), and was particularly pronounced in large tumors that were bigger than the median size of 460 mL (HR 0.22, P = 0.02).  IMRT was also associated with significantly lower doses of radiation delivered to the heart, which were highly associated with patient survival. Additionally, patients treated with IMRT were more likely to complete high-dose consolidative chemotherapy than patients treated with 3-D CRT (37 percent versus 29 percent, P = 0.051).“We looked at one of the largest clinical trials ever done for locally-advanced NSCLC and found that the most important factors associated with severe pneumonitis were IMRT technique and the lung V20. The low-dose bath such as the lung V5 was not associated with any toxicity outcome. These findings have the potential to fundamentally change the way we deliver radiation therapy for locally-advanced lung cancer,” said Stephen Chun, M.D., lead author of the study and Fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “By reducing severe life threatening pneumonitis, IMRT has the potential to improve patients’ quality of life, reduce hospital/intensive care unit admissions, and decrease supplemental oxygen use. In our study, it seemed that IMRT might also facilitate patients being able to tolerate higher doses of consolidative chemotherapy which are standard after radiation.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systemscenter_img Feature | Lung Cancer | October 21, 2015 IMRT Reduces Inflammation, Improves Chemotherapy Tolerance for Lung Cancer Patients Secondary analysis of NRG/RTOG 0617 compares IMRT to conventional RT News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read morelast_img read more


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#SEP2017 release #SilambarasanTRFilm — STR (@iam_str) July 29 2017 “kettavan kettidil kittidum rajayogam” A #SilambarasanTRFilm #YSRmusical @thisisysr “Fall seven times stand up eight” tittle&details soon — STR (@iam_str) July 29 2017 Simbu’s latest screen outing AAA released last month and did not meet the expectations at the box office The film mostly drew poor response from the critics and fans alike AAA is a two-part series which is directed by Adhik Ravichandran The franchise stars Tamannaah Shriya Saran and Sana Khan as female leads The filmmakers are yet to announce the release date for the second part Simbu has hit a rough patch in his acting career in the last few years He regained some ground in the industry following the release of Gautham Menon’s Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada last year that did a decent business at the box office For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 4 2017 10:10 am Telugu Titans showed that they have some fight in them (Source: Pro Kabaddi) Related News The Telugu Titans were playing for the last time at home this season and all they could show was that they have some fight in them Only rarely have we seen Titans’ raiders exhibiting as much urgency as they did in the last few minutes of the match against Patna Pirates on Thursday But the odds in front of them were stacked as high as a minaret of the Charminar Both Rahul Chaudhari and Pardeep Narwal got Super 10s as did Patna’s Monu Goyat but the score was 36-43 in favour of the Patna Pirates The match started well for the Pirates as they took a 3-0 lead The Titans’ first point finally came in the form of a raid point for Nilesh Salunke The stadium exploded at that point It is something that happened quite a few times during the match and indeed through the course of the week in Hyderabad Regardless of what the margin of defeat may be the home crowd would cheer for every single point that the Titans get Pardeep Narwal exploited the Telugu Titans’ defensive frailties (Source: Pro Kabaddi) Narwal exploited the Titans’ defensive frailties while his defenders took care of the opposition raids Hyderabad were finally all out for the first time in the match just before it reached the halfway point and the score 16-23 in favour of Patna Pirates The second half started with the Pirates rampaging on In the first five minutes of the second half the Titans got just one point while Patna got six The score soon became 32-17 in favour of the Pirates and for the first time the echoes of mutiny started doing the rounds of the Gachibolwli stadium Many in the crowd wearing Titans shirts could be seen cheering on Narwal with an almost sarcastic tone to it In the last seven minutes Telugu Titans took seven points (Source: Pro Kabaddi) The players responded to that Rahul Chaudhari took two point by sticking a hand out to the mid line from under two defenders Narwal was then tackled out But then Patna Pirates got a Super Tackle on Rahul Chaudhari It was one step forward two steps back for the Titans in that period of the match Every time they would look like they were making a comeback the Pirates would do something to put the match further out of their reach Their tally soon crossed the 40-point mark Match 11 FTTelugu Titans 3643Patna Pirates Patna Pirates beat Telugu Titans (43-36)ScorecardPlay By playMatch StatsTelugu TitansPatna PiratesStartersTouch PointsBonus PointsRaid PointsTackle PointsPoints1Rahul Chaudhari7310212Raids18raids38%Successful raidsSuccessful7Unsuccessful6Empty5Raid SequenceTacklesSuccessful2Unsuccessful033Vinod Kumar0000010Rohit Rana0002299Vikas00000Raids6raids0%Successful raidsSuccessful0Unsuccessful3Empty3Raid SequenceTacklesSuccessful0Unsuccessful15Nilesh Salunke22404Raids10raids40%Successful raidsSuccessful4Unsuccessful3Empty3Raid SequenceTacklesSuccessful0Unsuccessful27Rakesh Kumar11246Raids5raids40%Successful raidsSuccessful2Unsuccessful0Empty3Raid SequenceTacklesSuccessful3Unsuccessful377Vishal Bhardwaj00022SubstitutesTouch PointsBonus PointsRaid PointsTackle PointsPoints35Farhad Milaghardan0000018Mohsen Maghsoudlou000004Amit Singh Chhillar0000055Vinoth Kumar00000999Rakshith40404Raids6raids66%Successful raidsSuccessful4Unsuccessful2Empty0Raid SequenceTacklesSuccessful0Unsuccessful1 In the last seven minutes the Titans took seven points and the Pirates managed just one If those few minutes were the only ones that mattered the Titans would have won the match on a canter But a Pro Kabaddi match is 40 minutes long and over that time Patna Pirates had the better defensive unit and that reflected on the scoreline For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsIt also means more pressure. 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