(FILES) This file photo taken on November 09, 2016 showsBrazil’s national team player Neymar gesturing during a training session at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, ahead of their WC 2018 qualifier against Argentina next November 10.Neymar will leave prematurely the Catalan club the player announced on arrival to a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following a rumor that he is considering a move to French club PSG. / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SAManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering $260 million (222 million euro) transfer fee Paris St.-Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive.But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers.ADVERTISEMENT “He wants to get the cup, the medal and be in the pictures but one doctor wants to close him in a small room because of the doping control.“It’s very hard to control a player in this situation and UEFA should consider this. It’s not a normal match — it’s a cup, a medal, a celebration. It’s everything.“There was no wrongdoing in his behavior, just a human desire to celebrate. I feel really sorry for him and I don’t think it’s fair.“I would (appeal) if I was him. If you do that you have the risk of even more punishment but it’s a decision I will leave with him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Neymar’s long road to football transfer history Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar — the problem is the consequences.”Mourinho was speaking after a late Juan Mata goal gave his United team victory in their final pre-season game, after a Dennis Praet strike had cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first half goal.The win puts United in a confident mood ahead of next Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Macedonia.Mourinho revealed the club are likely to appeal the two-game European ban handed to Phil Jones after verbally abusing anti-doping officials after the Europa League final win in May.“Put yourself in his position. He wins a European cup and wants to celebrate with his team,” Mourinho said.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Mourinho shelled out $111 million (105.2 million euros) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the Brazilian from Barcelona.“When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive,” Mourinho said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality. I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive.“Expensive is the fact there will now be more players at £100m, more players at £50m, more players at £60m — that’s the problem. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’
New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) About 1.16 lakh tonnes of pulses seized from hoarders have been disposed off in the open market so far to boost supply and contain rising prices.In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed that 1,16,334.85 tonnes of pulses have been disposed off in the market out of 1,26,758.59 tonnes seized from hoarders.Total 14,482 raids were conducted in 14 states and Union Territories.In Maharashtra, 78,232.35 tonnes of pulses have been offloaded out of 80,167.44 tonnes seized from hoarders, while in Karnataka, 23,708.34 tonnes have been diposed out of 25,545.83 tonnes.Replying to another question, the minister informed the house that the government is importing pulses through state-owned trading agency MMTC.The delivery of 6,000 tonnes of tur dal and 1,000 tonnes of urad dal from Myanmar is expected.About 4,927 tonnes of imported tur has been delivered out of 5,000 tonnes contracted from Malawi.Pulses output is estimated to increase marginally to 17.33 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year from last years 17.15 million tonnes though its still not sufficient to meet domestic demand.Indian imports about 4-5 million tonnes of pulses every year to meet demand. PTI MJH SOM
TweetPinShare0 Shares TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Jack Sock breezed past Farrukh Dustov in straight sets Sept. 18 to draw the United States level with Uzbekistan at 1-1 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.The 29th-ranked Sock was rarely in trouble against the little-known Dustov, who is ranked 129 places lower, winning his first career Davis Cup match 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour, 52 minutes.Earlier, Steve Johnson made his Davis Cup debut in a tough five-set loss to Denis Istomin. The two players took turns dictating periods of the match before the 62nd-ranked Istomin prevailed 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-5 against Johnson, who is ranked 15 places higher.On Sept. 19, Johnson and Sam Querrey face Istomin and Dustov in the doubles before the reverse singles Sept. 20.The U.S. is trying to continue its 26-year-stay in the top-tier World Group.
The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Camping Melatonin. It’s that naturally occurring hormone that regulates our sleep pattern but that doesn’t always seem to work. The science on melatonin is varied—you can boost your levels if you take it in pill form, and some voluntary lifestyle changes like slowing down on booze and coffee can help too. But one thing that decreases our melatonin levels that we don’t have much control over is, surprisingly, the light that comes out of computer screens, cell phones and pad devices.That’s right—that screen most people with a desk job are staring into at least 8 hours a day, and then probably at home for a few hours after (you know that hour you spend before bed looking at random stuff—or the new season of House of Cards—on your iPhone or iPad ). Turns out, it uses a form of blue light rays that particularly excite your brain and stops the production of melatonin. So, ironically, blame your lack of sleep on your that digital device you can’t spend more than a few waking hours looking at. A new company called SleepShield has developed a screen cover that bends the sleep depriving blue rays away from your eyes so that you can get a decent night sleep. It’s made from a Japanese PET film, that without getting all technical on you, scatters the blue light at ranges of 380 to 430 nanometers away from your direction. The product is a slight film, not unlike a screen protector—peel away the protective plastic and lay over your screen.The effects are instantly noticeable with a less iridescent-like light coming from your computer. It’s hard to say with these things what is working exactly—still we sometimes have a poor night sleep, sometimes not, but we can say with certainty that our eyes are much less stressed out after a long day of work.SleepShield comes in various sizes for MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Samsung Galaxies, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS devices. From $19.95 at sleepshield.com Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleep It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations
Further information on the committee’s mandate is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/ohv . Laurie Cranton, Margaree Centre, chair Glenn Joudrey, Kingston, vice-chair Dave Fraser, Upper Sackville, representing the ATV Association of Nova Scotia Jamie Wolverton, Halifax, representing the Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia Peter Doucette, Truro, representing the N.S. Off-Road Riders Association James Vance, Cole Harbour, representing the Nova Scotia Trails Federation Raymond Plourde, Halifax, representing the Ecology Action Centre Mike Howlett, Truro, representing the Colchester Regional Hospital Paul D’Eon, Stillwater Lake, representing the safety training David Barrett, Lower Sackville, private landowner Angela Chisholm, Hubbards, representing the Tourism Industry Association of N.S. Robert Connell, Cambridge, representing enforcement officers Roger King, Yarmouth, member-at-large Laura Barkhouse, Lunenburg, member-at-large Natural Resources Minister David Morse has announced the appointment of an off-highway vehicle ministerial advisory committee, created as part of the province’s Off-highway Vehicle Action Plan. The committee includes 14 voting members and five ex-officio members. Three vacant positions — to represent the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia and the off-highway vehicle industry — will be filled soon after the committee meets for the first time. “I’m extremely thankful that these Nova Scotians are willing to share their time and expertise,” Mr. Morse said today, Oct. 11. “These individuals will provide advice and guidance as we look to promote further safety training and trail development. We’ve set out an ambitious plan, and this committee is key to making it happen.” “We have assembled a group of experts who will provide leadership and knowledge on how we can continue to protect the health and safety of off-highway vehicle riders in Nova Scotia,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “I join the Minister of Natural Resources in thanking these individuals for taking the time to support our work in making off-highway vehicle use a safe and fun activity for all Nova Scotians.” The committee members announced today include:
Gerry Post, un défenseur des droits des personnes handicapées qui a travaillé à l’amélioration de la loi sur l’accessibilité (Accessibility Act) de la province, a été nommé au poste de directeur général de la Direction de l’accessibilité. La nomination a été annoncée aujourd’hui 16 juin par le ministre de la Justice, Mark Furey. « L’adoption de la loi sur l’accessibilité a été un grand pas vers l’avant pour la Nouvelle-Écosse dans l’atteinte des nos objectifs en matière d’accessibilité, souligne M. Furey. L’ajout de Gerry à l’équipe est un autre pas important vers l’avant. Il a certainement le talent et l’énergie nécessaires pour accomplir un programme ambitieux. » La loi sur l’accessibilité a été adoptée en avril. Elle établit les objectifs qui feront de la Nouvelle-Écosse une province accessible dans six domaines, et elle prévoit l’ajout de domaines supplémentaires. Les objectifs doivent être atteints d’ici 2030. La Direction de l’accessibilité sera responsable d’appuyer les initiatives d’accessibilité, par exemple les normes, et d’aborder les enjeux plus vastes liés aux handicaps. « Je suis ravi d’accepter cet important défi et de collaborer avec les nombreux intervenants pour faire de la Nouvelle-Écosse un chef de file en matière d’accessibilité », déclare M. Post. M. Post a récemment reçu le prix James McGregor Stewart en reconnaissance de ses réalisations exceptionnelles et de son leadership dans l’amélioration de la loi sur l’accessibilité. La société McGregor Stewart a décrit M. Post comme étant une force de la nature qui dirige et qui brille, peu importe les limites. En vertu de la loi sur l’accessibilité, le gouvernement collaborera avec les personnes handicapées, les municipalités, les organismes à but non lucratif et les entreprises afin de créer des normes dans les domaines des biens et services, de l’information et de la communication, du transport en commun et des infrastructures de transport, de l’emploi, de l’éducation et de l’environnement bâti, ce qui inclut les édifices, les droits de passage et les espaces extérieurs. La loi met également en place un nouveau conseil consultatif sur l’accessibilité. Plus de la moitié des membres de ce conseil seront des personnes handicapées. Pendant sa première année, le conseil consultatif sur l’accessibilité évaluera la situation actuelle et commencera à planifier pour chacune des normes, en fonction de leur priorité.
As a result of new health and safety legislation that comes into effect July 1, 2014, employers are now required to ensure all workers complete an occupational health and safety awareness training program.This training is now mandatory for all Brock employees (faculty, staff and student employees), including both existing and new employees.“This Regulation was introduced as a result of a provincial expert advisory panel on occupational health and safety,” says Leigh Harold, Brock’s director of Health, Safety & Wellness. “The panel was struck following the deaths of four workers who fell from a scaffold in Toronto on Christmas Eve 2009.”Health, Safety & Wellness at Brock currently delivers a two-hour “Need to Know” training session, as well as a one-hour new employee orientation session as part of the University’s Human Resources on-boarding program. These sessions have now been rolled into one new training program to ensure compliance with the new regulations.Training for the Brock community will largely be delivered through an online module. Departments can also request an in-class training session by Health, Safety & Wellness staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSupervisors must ensure that all employees under their responsibility complete this training as soon as possible.The online training program is available at brocku.ca/hr-ehs/environment-health-safetyEmployees can also access the training program on Isaak – Brock’s Sakai-based learning management system website at https://lms.brocku.caIsaak/Sakai uses the same account and password as the my.brocku.ca online portal.Employees are required to print the page when you select the “Submit for Grading” button after completing the quiz and provide it to your supervisor.If you experience difficulties accessing the training program or have any questions, contact Brock Health, Safety & Wellness at x5994 or x3123.
Updated: A Hamilton pediatrician convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in April 2013, is testifying today as he faces new charges.While Dr. Daniel Marshall was found guilty of assaulting one boy in 2013, he was acquitted on 33 other charges.The 58-year old is now facing charges of sexual exploitation, sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault relating to incidents with two former patients dating back to 1990.Marshall is also facing a disciplinary hearing through the College of Physicians and Surgeons scheduled for next month.
Mr. Lubbers will spend two days in South Korea, where he is scheduled to meet several government officials, including President Roh Moo-Hyun, as well as members of the business community. Mr. Lubbers is expected to express his gratitude to the country for its continuing support for UNHCR. Last year, South Korea provided nearly $2 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the agency. The High Commissioner then travels to Japan on Tuesday for the second leg of his mission. He is expected to join former UNHCR chief Sadako Ogata and Japanese and African officials at an International Symposium on Refugees in Africa on 19 and 20 June for World Refugee Day observances.
Ikea accusé de destruction d’espèces végétales et animalesFos-sur-Mer, France – Mardi, Ikea comparaissait devant le tribunal correctionnel d’Aix-en-Provence pour destruction d’espèces protégées. Une amende de 30.000 euros a été requise contre le géant suédois.Plusieurs associations de protection de l’environnement ont porté plainte contre Ikea France suite à la construction d’une plate-forme logistique sur un terrain du port de Marseille situé à Fos-sur-Mer dans les Bouches-du-Rhône. Le géant de l’ameublement est accusé d’avoir détruit, à cause de ce projet, des spécimens d’espèces protégées végétales et animales telles que le lézard ocellé, la couleuvre de Montpellier, le bouton-d’or, le héron cendré ou encore le psammodrome d’Edwards.Ikea avait obtenu un avis favorable du Conseil national de la protection de la nature (CNPN) pour la construction de sa plate-forme. Toutefois, cet avis ne concernait que des espèces d’orchidées, le groupe s’étant engagé à compenser leur destruction via différentes mesures.En 2008, lorsque les travaux de défrichement ont commencé, un agent de l’Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage a constaté la destruction d’autres espèces, aussi bien des fleurs que des oiseaux et des reptiles.”A partir du moment où l’on avait l’accord du CNPN et l’autorisation de défricher et d’exploiter, on pensait que c’était suffisant. Les autres espèces, on nous les a signalées après le début des travaux, et revenir en arrière était impossible” s’est défendu Jean-Louis Baillot, le patron d’Ikea Développement.Le procureur qui a requis une amende de 30.000 euros a rétorqué que “c’était à Ikea de démontrer qu’il n’y avait pas d’espèces protégées sur le site”. C’est le 27 mai prochain que le jugement devrait être rendu.Le 2 avril 2010 à 14:40 • Emmanuel Perrin
Marée noire : BP tente de colmater le puitsÉtats-Unis – Après avoir reconnu que trois signaux annonciateurs d’un problème sur la plateforme pétrolière n’avaient pas été pris en compte moins d’une heure avant l’explosion de cette dernière (voir article), BP tente de rattraper le coup. L’opération “top kill” a été mise en œuvre hier. Son le but est de colmater la fuite par laquelle des dizaines de milliers de litres de pétrole s’échappent toujours quotidiennement. Mercredi, BP a commencé l’opération de colmatage du puits de pétrole responsable du déversement de plusieurs dizaines de milliers de litres de brut dans le golfe du Mexique chaque jour. Les chances de réussite de l’opération “top kill” sont de l’ordre de 60 à 70% selon les estimations de Kent Wells, l’un des vice-présidents de BP.Il s’agira d’injecter dans deux conduits menant à la valve anti-explosion un mélange d’eau, de matières solides et de baryte à une très haute pression. Si la pression est assez élevée, “le mélange devrait pouvoir forcer le pétrole à se replier dans le gisement et à l’immobiliser” et du ciment sera injecté pour sceller la fuite.Cette opération représente un gros risque. La pression, extrêmement importante, pourrait causer des dommages au gisement et à la valve anti-explosion. Dans ce cas, la fuite deviendrait encore plus dramatique qu’à l’heure actuelle. Le 27 mai 2010 à 12:06 • Emmanuel Perrin
YouTube à nouveau bloqué en TurquieAprès la fin de trois ans de censure, le site de partage vidéo est encore une fois interdit d’accès en Turquie.Depuis 2007, les Turcs n’avaient plus accès au site YouTube. En cause ? La diffusion à ce moment-là de vidéos jugées insultantes, par les autorités, pour le fondateur de la Turquie moderne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.Il y a à peine quelques jours, cette interdiction avait pris fin suite à une décision de justice. Pourtant, un autre tribunal a décidé hier d’interdire à nouveau l’accès à YouTube, à cause d’une nouvelle vidéo compromettante.Celle-ci avait filmé clandestinement l’ancien chef de l’opposition turque, Deniz Baykal, dans une chambre en compagnie d’une autre femme que la sienne. Ce leader du Parti républicain du peuple (CHP), en place depuis 1992, avait dû démissionner en mai suite à ce scandale.Le 3 novembre 2010 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrin
NEAR KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are enlisting the help of the public in the search for the vandal who targeted four trolleys near Key West.The Historic Tours of America trolleys were parked in an empty lot when they were spray-painted red and had their windows and headlights smashed with a concrete block.Officials said the vandalism took place sometime between Oct. 14 and 17.The damage totaled around $10,000.If you have any information on this vandalism, call Monroe County Crime Stoppers at 800-346-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Bigg Boss Marathi 2: Neha Shitole lashes out at Abhijeet Bichukale for misogynist comments.InstagramBigg Boss Marathi 2 had its grand premiere on May 26 on Colors Marathi, with actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar hosting the second season of the reality show as well. Bigg Boss Marathi 2 has 15 contestants, and fights have erupted among some of them on Day 1 itself.On the Bigg Boss Marathi 2 May 27 Episode, we saw contestant Abhijeet Bichukale having an argument first wth contestant Neha Shitole, and then with some more ladies of the House. Abhijeet Bichukale, also known as Abhijeet Awade-Bichukale, is a poet and politician who comes with a baggage of his stardom in Bigg Boss Marathi 2.In the grand premiere episode of Bigg Boss Marathi 2 itself, we saw contestant Veena Jagtap talking to contestants Neha Shitole and Kishore Shahane how she was uncomfortable in the presence of Abhijeet Bichukale. We could see that he is making the female contestants edgy.And soon enough, when it was time to be in the kitchen on Day 1 of Bigg Boss Marathi Season 2, Abhijeet Bichukale said something as misogynist as women should be doing the cooking in the house. Hearing this, Neha Shitole lost it and told him that it is the duty of everybody in the Bigg Boss Marathi house to be work in the kitchen.Further, when Neha Shitole asks him to clean the floor, he refuses to help. Rupali Bhosle comes to Neha’s rescue and lashes out at Abhijeet. The ladies get into a fight with Abhijeet, but he doesn’t relent, strutting about like a king.But if you think Abhijeet Bichukale is going to be nominated this week and evicted, you are in for a surprise. In tonight’s episode, Bigg Boss Marathi 2 May 28 Episode, Abhijeet Bichukale is going to be made a leader along with contestant Vaishali Mhade.Bigg Boss Marathi Season 1 was held in Lonavala near Mumbai, the same location where Bigg Boss Hindi, hosted by superstar Salman Khan, was held all these years. From 2019 onwards, Bigg Boss Marathi and Bigg Boss Hindi will be shot at a house built in Goregaon Film City in Mumbai.Watch the two videos to see how Abhijeet Bichukale got into an argument with the ladies of Bigg Boss Marathi 2 on Day 1 itself.
As we reported last night, Sony is set to roll out its PlayStation Now service as an open beta in North America on July 31. We’re expecting 100 games to be available to stream, taken from the huge library of PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 titles.We don’t know what games will be available to play yet, but we do know how much they will cost to rent now. It seems Sony isn’t going to offer a service subscription option just yet, but each game will require a payment of between $2.99 and $19.99.So how is Sony deciding on price for each title? That’s a good question and one the company has yet to answer so we’ll have to take an educated guess. It seems likely the price point will come down to two variables: the age of the game and the length of the rental period. So a PSOne game will cost less than a PS2 or PS3 game, but the price will also vary depending on whether you want to rent for a day, a week, or a month.I’d imagine if you wanted to rent a PS3 title like The Last of Us for a month you’d pay the full $19.99. Where as if you wanted a PSOne game like Ape Escape for the same period it could be half that. And yes, that does sound expensive, which is why subscriptions are likely to become a popular option when Sony introduces them. If you can pay the same price as a PS Plus annual subscription and get access to a set number of games a month, it will be worth signing up.How well PlayStation Now fairs with gamers will ultimately come down to the price of the service. $19.99 sounds very steep if it just gets you a game for a month, but that may be the price for a year. Everything will hopefully be revealed at the end of July, and no doubt if there’s uproar Sony can easily adjust pricing, roll out subscriptions quickly, or offer a few worthwhile incentives.
LinkedIn has had a busy 2013, with two recent acquisitions, major updates to its mobile apps and the launch of a brand-new standalone app called Contacts.According to Joff Redfern, head of mobile products at LinkedIn, the company is expanding far beyond its former identity as an online networking and job hunting resource to become a one-stop shop for professionals who need news, expert insight, productivity tools and more. Since the launch of LinkedIn’s new apps in April, it has seen a significant upswing in user engagement, experiencing an increase of more than 40 percent in likes and comments per user.Mobile is a crucial part of the company’s growth. Fully 30 percent of LinkedIn’s unique users now access the platform through mobile apps, compared to 19 percent a year ago. What’s more, nearly 30 percent of job views were coming from mobile devices as of the fourth quarter of 2012. People are now using LinkedIn at every time of day, starting with their morning coffee and continuing on the couch at night. LinkedIn needs to cater to these ’round-the-clock users with productivity tools and useful content “to help them be more informed and make smarter decisions about their work and career,” Redfern says.To that end, LinkedIn released last month the first major new versions of its iOS and Android apps in almost two years. Among other new features, the apps offer an improved content stream that features updates from your network, news articles and posts from influential LinkedIn contributors such as billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. The goal, says Julie Inouye, LinkedIn’s communications director, is to “make sure the stuff relevant to you is bubbling up to the top.”Related: 3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your StartupIn addition to its namesake apps, LinkedIn has developed or acquired other standalone mobile apps. LinkedIn plans to cultivate a small number of apps for specific demographics and uses rather than “creating a jumbo sized app that tries to do it all,” Redfern says.In April, LinkedIn acquired Pulse, a news-reading app. The Pulse team is already embedded in LinkedIn’s Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, says Inouye, and the fruits of their integration are becoming apparent. Following the sale to LinkedIn, Pulse updated its app so that users could easily share content from Pulse to LinkedIn. A new Pulse channel, Influencers, was created and tied to LinkedIn’s Influencers platform, so that Richard Branson, Jack Welch and other figures who write for LinkedIn can now be followed on Pulse.Pulse will continue to be supported as a standalone app. Also in April, LinkedIn launched an app of its own, Contacts. Redfern says the idea was to create an app that feels like a personal assistant. It brings together all your calendars, email accounts and address books, keeps them updated and reminds you of important dates like a colleague’s work anniversary. It even tells you “what you have in common with the people you are meeting each day,” says Redfern.Contacts is designed for a specific kind of LinkedIn power user, whom Redfern describes as “professionals who are on the go and always meeting with new people as part of their jobs.” As such, it illustrates LinkedIn’s willingness to spin off apps to serve particular segments of its user base.Another recent LinkedIn acquisition is Maybe, a social polling startup founded last summer. Except for the founder, the Maybe team — four engineers and one designer — is now working in LinkedIn’s mobile division. Although LinkedIn would not say just how it is putting Maybe’s talent and technology to use, their addition to the company can only strengthen its grip on mobile.Indeed, the Contacts launch was the first time a LinkedIn product launched for mobile at the same time as desktop, and it indicates a new company-wide outlook. “Every product person at the company is now thinking about mobile opportunities,” says Inouye.Related: Going Mobile: Does Your Business Need an App? May 30, 2013 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »
Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more News | January 25, 2012 Toshiba Installs 1,200th Vantage MR System Worldwide 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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Banner Good Samaritan is using Toshiba’s Vantage Titan MR primarily for imaging breast cancer patients from the Laura Dreier Breast Center during screening and surgical planning.The Vantage Titan offers a 71 cm open bore and allows feet-first imaging for most exams to help reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s Pianissimo noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise levels by up to 30 decibels, addressing one of the major compliance issues in MR.Banner Good Samaritan is also utilizing two of Toshiba’s proprietary non-contrast MRA techniques, fresh blood imaging (FBI) and time space angiography (TSA), to image patients near or at renal failure without the use of potentially dangerous contrast agents. Additionally, the system is used to help guide physicians in the planning of liver transplants, general musculoskeletal imaging and many other clinical applications.Toshiba has a long-standing partnership with the Banner Health network, which includes two other Vantage Titan MR systems located at Banner Ironwood Medical Center in San Tan Valley, Ariz., and Skyline Center for Health in Loveland, Colo. Other Toshiba medical imaging systems in the network include four Aquilion CT systems and four Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems.“Partnering with Banner Good Samaritan demonstrates the versatility of the Vantage Titan in helping diagnose a variety of conditions while making the exam experience more comfortable and safer for patients,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR business unit, Toshiba. “We also plan to work together with Banner Good Samaritan in the future to explore and develop advanced non-contrast breast imaging techniques.”For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. 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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of BarcoA subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation surgery but can lower that risk even further with radiation therapy, finds a new long-term clinical trial report. These 12-year follow-up data from the only prospective, randomized trial to compare recurrence outcomes after treatment for low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) was presented on Oct. 21 at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).In this long-term update, patients with “good risk” DCIS — defined by the research team as cancer found only on mammogram or incidentally during a breast biopsy for another reason — continued to experience extremely low recurrence 12 years after breast conservation surgery. Those who underwent whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) and those who also opted to take tamoxifen experienced the lowest recurrence rates, but even those who received no further treatment following surgery did not experience any life-threatening consequences.“I think the most surprising thing was that the recurrence rate in patients randomized to receive radiation therapy was so low. Radiation reduced recurrence by half, and this was a much more profound impact than we expected,” said Beryl McCormick, M.D., FASTRO, lead investigator of the NRG Oncology/RTOG multi-center trial, Chief of the External Beam Radiotherapy Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a professor of radiation oncology at Cornell University in New York.Since none of the tumors that recurred in either group appeared to pose a life-threatening risk, however, McCormick said it was reasonable for patients to determine, in consultation with their physician, whether continued treatment following surgery was something they wanted to do.“Not all DCIS is the same,” said McCormick. “This type of cancer will not impact life expectancy. We found that radiation does significantly reduce the risk for recurrence, but you are starting with an extremely low recurrence rate even without radiation. Therefore, there should be a meaningful discussion between patient and doctor about whether additional treatment is something the patient wishes to pursue.”DCIS is a cancer of the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast. It accounts for roughly one-fourth of all new breast cancers for an estimated 60,000 cases diagnosed in the United States each year. The current standard of care for DCIS includes lumpectomy to remove the tumor in combination with radiation therapy to reduce the likelihood that the cancer will return.Eligible tumors were 2.5 centimeters (cm) or smaller, with margins of three millimeters or less, and of low or intermediate nuclear grade. From 1999 to 2006, 636 patients were randomly assigned to receive WBRT with standard doses or to an observation arm. The use of tamoxifen for five years was optional. Initial results, including seven years of follow-up, were reported in 2013 and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2015.The new analyses include long-term follow-up data for 629 patients whose median age was 58 years, including 76 percent post-menopausal women. Mean pathological tumor size was 0.60 centimeters (61 percent 0.5 cm or smaller, 65 percent with a margin width of 1.0 cm or larger or a completely negative re-excision specimen). The highest nuclear tumor grade was 1, found in 44 percent of patients; grade-2 tumors were diagnosed in the remaining 56 percent. Tamoxifen was used by 58 percent of patients on the WBRT arm and 65 percent of those on the observation arm (p=0.05).Median follow-up time was 12.4 years. After 12 years, the cumulative incidence of local recurrence was 2.8 percent (95% CI 1.1, 5.6) for those in the WBRT arm and 11.4 percent (7.7, 15.8) for those in the observation arm (hazard ratio (HR) 0.26, 95% CI 0.13, 0.54; p=0.0001). The 12-year cumulative incidence of invasive local recurrence was 1.5 percent (95% CI 0.4, 4.0) for those in the WBRT arm and 5.8 percent (3.2, 9.5) for those who did not receive radiation (HR 0.34, 95% CI 0.14, 0.85; p=0.016).In multivariate analysis, only those who received both WBRT (HR 0.25, 95% CI 0.12, 0.53; p=0.0003) and tamoxifen (HR 0.50, 95% CI 0.27, 0.91; p=0.024) experienced reduced local recurrence. Neither age nor pathological tumor size were significant for predicting local recurrence or invasive local recurrence. There were no significant differences between treatment arms for overall survival, disease-free survival or mastectomy use.During the additional five years following surgery, noted McCormick, “there was a slight creeping up of local recurrence rate.” For those who received WBRT, the rate increased by just under 1 percent, bringing it to nearly 3 percent post-surgery. For those who did not receive radiation, the recurrence rate increased by one percentage point each additional year of follow-up, climbing from just under 7 percent to just under 12 percent after 12 years.These results “should inform a meaningful patient-physician discussion that includes risks, benefits and the patient’s own degree of comfort,” McCormick concluded.“All of us have a different definition of what is an acceptable risk,” she said. “Some patients with DCIS will still want radiation therapy. But for others, the risk is so low they may opt not to treat, and that should be considered a viable option.”The abstract, “Randomized trial evaluating radiation following surgical excision for “good risk” DCIS: 12-Year report from NRG/RTOG 9804,” will be presented in detail during a news briefing and the clinical trials session at ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.For more information: www.astro.orgRead more about the Late-breaking Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials at ASTRO 2018. 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