Air Canada to offer lieflat seats on some North American flights

first_imgMONTREAL – Air Canada will soon be offering lie-flat seats on some of its non-stop flights within Canada and the U.S. for customers willing to pay a premium.The airline says these lie-flat seats are available for those flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft.The new service, which is available today for international customers, will be offered starting June 1 for select flights within North America.Routes with the lie-flat seats will include overnight daily flights from Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto, the airline says.This new service, branded as Air Canada Signature Service, will also include other added amenities such as valet service in a BMW across the Toronto-Pearson airport tarmac to connecting flights for full-fare premium cabin customers who qualify, starting later in 2018.Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines for Air Canada, says its premium customers travelling on longer-flight itineraries place a high value on convenience and comfort.last_img read more

Man kills wife and three children

first_imgGhaziabad: A 35-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and three children including two daughters in Nyay Khand 2 in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Police are yet to trace the accused who left his home informing his family members by putting up a video on family’s AhatsApp group of which he told the members that he killed the all of him family and he is going to commit suicide now.According to police, the deceased have been identified as accused’s wife Ashu Balla (32), two daughters- Parmesh (6) and Akriti (8) and only son Aarav (4). “The family lived at a rented accommodation in a builder flat for the last two years,” police said. Shlok Kumar, SP City of Ghaziabad told Millennium Post that the accused has been identified as Sumit Kumar, who works as a software engineer. “Two months ago, he resigned his job in Bangalore and after that he had no job while his wife works as a private teacher in Ghaziabad. The reason behind this killing is not clear yet, but the initial investigation revealed that the accused was under depression due to financial crunch and no job can also be a reason,” Kumar added. “The accused himself posted a video on the family WhatsApp group in which he confessed to have killed his family and he also told the family members that he is going to kill himself as well,” Kumar added. Sandeep Kumar Singh, Station House Officer of Indirapuram police station, said that the incident occurred around 3 am and he posted his video on family group around 6pm on Sunday. After posting the video, the accused called his brother-in-law and informed about the incident. Around 6.15 pm, police received a call from the Ashu’s brother and he informed the police about the incident. When police team reached the accused’s house, police found all dead body on the bedroom floor,” Singh said. Three police team have been formed by SP City to trace the accused live or dead, as soon as possible.last_img read more

Moroccos Mohammedia Horrified by DrugFueled Decapitation

Rabat – A young man reportedly on hard drugs has decapitated a man in his 50s in Mohammedia, north of Casablanca. The suspect, who allegedly killed the victim on Thursday around 9 p.m., carried the victim’s head around in a plastic bag. He proceeded to show off the gory crime to his neighbors, horrifying them.According to witnesses, the suspect first approached two people and showed them his gruesome package. At first sight, witnesses thought they were seeing a doll head, but then they saw blood. The suspect then came to a late-night tobacco shop and showed the managing couple the head. The suspect was a frequent customer of the shop, where he bought cigarettes.“He brought out the head and stated that this [head] will pay for it,” said Ahmed, the tobacco shop owner. “He tried to attack me, and I resisted. I could have been physically assaulted before he took the head and left.”According to locals, the suspect is well known in the area for being severly addicted to several substances and was recently released from prison. He is physically strong and frequently terrified residents.The neighbors called police, but the suspect ran into the nearby forest. After a dramatic manhunt with locals’ help, police apprehended the suspect.Police transported the suspect to the police station to be interrogated. Authorities have launched an investigation to identify the victim and retrieve the missing corpse. read more

DR Congo former Rwandan fighters vanish from disarmament site

10 February 2009A group of 150 ethnic Hutu fighters and their dependents who had agreed to be demobilized and repatriated to Rwanda have disappeared from a camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission there said today. After their voluntary disarmament, the group was cantoned under the care of a church organization in Kasiki, some 200 kilometres north of Goma, the capital of strife-torn North Kivu province, and were supposed to start their journey home on 8 February assisted by the UN peacekeeping mission, known by its French acronym MONUC.However, this past Sunday, the MONUC disarmament and reintegration team that was supposed to help the group get to Goma and from there to Rwanda arrived at their cantonment site to find that it had been abandoned in haste during the night.The team stayed in the region in an attempt to locate the group and persuade them to make good on their previously stated plans, MONUC said. In a statement, the mission urged them and other groups of Rwandan ex-combatants and their dependents to participate in the disarmament and repatriation process, which is crucial to end fighting in the eastern DRC.“[MONUC] reminds all Rwandan combatants living on Congolese soil that the doors remain open wide to welcome them and facilitate their disarmament and their voluntary return to their country of origin in dignity,” the statement said, providing a phone number and other ways of contacting the mission.The missing ex-combatants, who were formally disarmed by MONUC last July, were associated with two dissident factions of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), which has been the target of a joint military operation conducted by Rwanda and the DRC. read more

Telus raises dividend as profit and revenue rise

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. raised its dividend as it reported a first-quarter profit of $437 million, up from $412 million a year ago.The telecommunications company will now pay a quarterly dividend of 56.25 cents per share, up from 54.5 cents per share.Telus says its profit for the quarter amounted to 71 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 69 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue totalled nearly $3.51 billion, up from nearly $3.38 billion in the first quarter of 2018, helped by higher wireless and wireline data services revenue growth.On an adjusted basis, Telus says it earned 75 cents per share for the quarter, up from 73 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 75 cents per share and $3.51 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Related Stories:Microsoft approves $40 bln share repurchase programRocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. Announces DividendCintas Corporation Announces Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Results read more

Israel used disproportionate force in Gaza says UN humanitarian chief

Jan Egeland, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, made his comments while on a visit to Gaza as part of his continuing humanitarian mission to the region, from where he will travel to northern Israel tomorrow to see the destruction caused by Hezbollah rockets.“This was clearly a disproportionate use of force,” he said during a visit that included a health clinic damaged by Israeli incursions last week and also a stop at the power station that was destroyed by an air strike on 28 June, leaving the Gaza Strip without 45 per cent of its prior electricity supply.Mr. Egeland made similar remarks to reporters earlier this month, when he also called for an end to rocket attacks that have rained down on Israel from Gaza and Lebanon, and for all those kidnapped to be released. After Palestinians from Gaza kidnapped a soldier, Israel seized dozens of Palestinians, mainly from the Hamas movement.A UN spokeswoman in New York said Mr. Egeland had also travelled to Gaza City today where he met with the Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), as well as with community members, UN and other agencies.He also met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, before tomorrow travelling on to Haifa, the spokesman added.More than 100 Palestinians, many of them civilians have been killed in the last month alone in Gaza and Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for “an immediate cessation of indiscriminate and disproportionate violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” read more

Judge tosses lawsuit over New Jersey bridge lane closings plaintiffs can refile

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013.The judge’s ruling posted Monday faulted the plaintiffs for not describing what each defendant’s role was in the scheme, but it gave the plaintiffs leeway to refile eight of the 11 claims contained in the complaint.Attorney Barry Epstein said Tuesday that he planned to file an amended complaint on the eight counts.The consolidated class-action complaint is a combination of two lawsuits filed in early 2014, several months after the lane closings at the bridge caused massive gridlock in Fort Lee.An investigation into the lane closures led to the indictments of Bridget Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and Bill Baroni, the former Christie-appointed deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.The indictment alleges the lane closures were orchestrated for political retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie. David Wildstein, another former Port Authority official, has pleaded guilty and is expected to testify against Baroni and Kelly.Kelly, Baroni, Wildstein and former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien are among the defendants in the lawsuit. Christie is not a defendant and has said he had no knowledge of the planning or execution of the lane closings until well afterward. A taxpayer-funded report by lawyers hired by Christie arrived at the same conclusions.A Democrat-controlled state legislative panel in an interim report on its inquiry didn’t find any proof of a direct connection between the governor and the lane closures.The scandal has led to several resignations and firings and has dogged Christie, who announced Tuesday he was running for president.The consolidated lawsuit charges the defendants with depriving them of constitutional rights to equal protection, racketeering, breach of contract and other violations. One lawsuit was filed by several people who said they were late for work because of the traffic jams; the other was filed by several limousine and taxi companies.“Despite the multitude of media coverage and governmental scrutiny about the facts and circumstances related to the incident giving rise to this action,” U.S. District Judge Jose Linares wrote in his opinion, “Plaintiffs provide only conclusory allegations against Defendants as a group, failing to allege the personal involvement of any Defendant as is required.” by David Porter, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 1:20 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Judge tosses lawsuit over New Jersey bridge lane closings; plaintiffs can refile some counts read more

Mateo Kovacic undergoing Chelsea medical

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is currently undergoing a medical at Chelsea ahead of completing his loan moveAfter arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015 from Inter Milan, the Croatian midfielder has seen the majority of his appearances come from off the bench at Real and he has now decided to leave in pursuit of regular opportunities.Following this morning’s announcement from Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui that the 24-year-old had informed the club of his desire to leave, Goal have now reported that he has arrived at West London and is currently undergoing a medical ahead of completing his season-long deal to Chelsea.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Due to the arrival of Kovacic, Chelsea will loan Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan.The France international arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £40m deal from As Monaco last summer but failed to establish himself under Antonio Conte and is now set to go to the San Siro in a bid to resurrect his career.last_img read more

Dead lizard found in kids food in Mahabubabad

first_imgMahabubabad: A dead lizard found in the food served to 12 children in an Anganwadi centre at Venkatram Thanda under Kesamudram mandal created flutter among the authorities on Wednesday.The teacher, who noticed a dead lizard in the rice bowl while the children were having lunch, rushed them to Area Hospital in Mahabubabad in ambulances. The food was also served to students of a neighbouring government primary school. All the children were in the age group of three to nine years. Barring a few children, who complained of nausea, the others appeared safe. The parents and their relatives turned in large numbers to the hospital. According to hospital authorities, all the children were safe and doing well, it’s learnt.last_img read more

This is how Katrina Kaifs mom brought her back from brink after

first_imgKatrina Kaif talks about her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor.Katrina Kaif FacebookKatrina Kaif, who has lately been quite comfortable speaking about her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor, has again opened up about how she dealt with the heartbreak.The Bharat actress said that though she was broken by the incident, her mother had told her something that helped her in rebuilding herself.”I had to break before I could proceed to rebuild myself. I had to unravel and feel everything that had happened. I had to take full responsibility for my part in the equation, what I could and should have done better. And accept that the parts that I was not responsible for were not my problem. One thought that helped me when I was at my lowest was something my mom told me, ‘So many girls and women go through the same thing, you feel you are alone but you are not’. That thought was very comforting,” Katrina told Mumbai Mirror.Katrina further said that the unpleasant ending of the relationship with Ranbir did not change her as a person. She asserted that she is not going to change herself for anyone.”I have always been emotional. I am a Cancerian and a sensitive soul. I am not going to lose that or change that for anyone. But what I have learnt is that as a woman, you must protect and maintain your identity. Your sense of self-worth comes from within and not from another person. You come into this world alone, and you leave alone. That’s something you should not lose sight of. I am not saying be guarded in love. No, love with all your heart. Being in a relationship is beautiful and I have a lot to give to a person. But I know now that nobody else gives you your identity,” the gorgeous diva added.Ranbir and Katrina dated each other for quite some time, and it was believed that the two were soon supposed to tie the knot. However, things did not turn up as planned, and the couple had called it quits. Ranbir is now dating Alia Bhatt, while Katrina is happily single.last_img read more

Second SpaceX Hyperloop Competition To Focus On Speed

first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterSpaceX’s Starhopper Is Ready for Its Biggest Hop Test SpaceX feels the need for speed.Elon Musk’s aerospace firm last week announced its second Hyperloop Pod Competition, scheduled for Aug. 25-27.Student teams from around the world will gather at SpaceX’s 1.25-kilometer test track in Hawthorne, Calif., to demonstrate their handiwork.But unlike the January competition weekend, which featured multiple judging criteria, participants will be evaluated on only one principle: maximum speed with successful deceleration (i.e. no crashing).The current summer roster includes new and returning 24 teams from the US, UK (University of Edinburgh), Poland (Warsaw University of Technology), India (BITS Pilani), Germany (University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer/University of Oldenburg, Technical University of Munich), Japan (Keio University), and Spain (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia).“Based on the high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the first competition, SpaceX has moved forward with Hyperloop Pod Competition II,” the company said in a recent announcement.Musk in 2013 introduced his concept of high-speed ground transportation. But before he could move forward with a functional prototype, the entrepreneur convened a 2015 student competition to design and build a half-scale Hyperloop Pod.“SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services,” the firm’s website said.There is no word on when Hyperloop Pod Competition II winners will be announced, or what the next step in the building process is.SpaceX did, however, emphasize that the August competition is an official event, and has “no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.”Companies like Hyperloop One, which put the finishing touches on its 1,640-foot testing tube in North Las Vegas earlier this month.As described by the startup, said tube will carry passenger- and cargo-filled pods traveling at speeds approaching a commercial airliner. Hyperloop One plans to have 500 engineers, fabricators, scientists, and other employees working on its technology by the year’s end. Stay on targetlast_img read more

VIDEO Theres admiring a home run then theres what Vlad Guerrero did

first_img Advertisement Posing for too long after a home run can get you a bean ball to the dome, luckily for Vladimir Guerrero, he’s retired and can do whatever the hell he wants.Guerrero was was one of the most naturally gifted pure hitters of the 2000’s, and launched a moonshot home run in a Dominican celebrity softball game. He didn’t just admire the blast, he posted up in a b-boy stance for a solid 5-count.Vlad’s still got the juice.Vlad Guerrero hits a HomeRun then gives a MeanMug?? pic.twitter.com/8WQJ7oRwzo— Mean Mug Sports (@MeanMugSports) July 17, 2017last_img read more

Startup Founder GPS Sucks And Im Going to Fix It

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. For the most part, GPS works great. It gives people the ability to get from point A to point B with a simple press of a button on a smartphone. That’s until you hit a big city.Tall buildings and satellite signals don’t like each other and in an era where companies like UBER and YELP depend on accurate navigation, Pete Tenereillo of California start up Pathsense has this to say.”GPS sucks. First off it sucks in accuracy especially in major metros where these transportation apps and delivery apps are thriving and, you know, satellite signals bounce all over the place,” he said. GPS also literally suck, quickly draining the battery life of a phone as its processors work overtime to triangulate real time satellite data.Tenereillo and his team have developed a technology that he says tackles both of these issues. Instead of using satellites, Pathsense has written code that turns your phone into a navigation device similar to what’s found on a submarine.”We are using inertial navigation, so we are using things like the gyro, magnetometer and accelerometer and other sensors and these are things that are able to run even when the CPU on the phone is not on,” Tenereillo said. Without the CPU running, the phone uses 90 percent less battery than GPS, giving people the ability to run location services on multiple apps like Facebook and Twitter and a dozen others at the same time without draining battery.Ironically, thanks to satellite data, an accurate map of planet Earth now exists. Pathsense utilizes those maps and uses the phones sensors to take the satellites out of the equation.  “So we know a map of San Francisco or a map of Arizona or Abu Dhabi. We can know a map of the inside of a Wall Mart and that is how we combine the sensor data with the things that we know about the world and we can continually correct,” he said.  There are more than 500,000 apps that utilize location services between Apple and Android, a potentially huge market for the start up.  The company has already raised $2 million USD in funding and Tanereillo is confident his company is heading – in the right direction.    (Written by Ben Gruber) April 17, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more

Free Manga Downloader review

first_imgFree Manga Downloader review by Martin Brinkmann on February 18, 2017 in Software – Last Update: February 18, 2017 – 6 commentsFree Manga Downloader is an open source program for Microsoft’s Windows operating system that enables you to download manga from supported sites.While you can read manga online on hundreds of sites, you sometimes may want to download them for offline reading.We reviewed several programs in the past that help you do that. MangaZ, Manga Crawler and DomDomSoft Manga Downloader are but three of the applications that you may use for that purpose.While it is possible to download page by page, these programs improve the process by bulk downloading chapters or even entire manga to the local systemNote: this review is about the software, and not whether or not it is legal in your jurisdiction to read or download manga from these supported sites.Free Manga DownloaderYou can run Free Manga Downloader from any location, as it is portable and has no dependencies. The program lists the available manga series of the selected manga repository on the left, and downloads, information, and other options on the right.Free Manga Downloader supports 50 manga (and a handful of hentai) sites. Only some English manga repositories are selected by default, and the first thing you may want to do is open the options to check or uncheck repositories there.The software supports English, Portuguese, Turkish, German, Vietnamese, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian, Arabic and French manga repositories, as well as a raw repository which offers manga in original languages.Sites that you select in the options become available immediately on the left sidebar where you may select them.When you select a new repository for the first time a connection is made which downloads the available series and chapter index.You may want to go through the available settings while you are there to make sure everything is set up correctly.You may change the save directory, naming scheme, and file format (zip, cbz or pdf) under save to, and set the number of simultaneous downloads under connections.Automatic updates can be turned off under update, and you may disable some of the confirmation dialogs the program throws at you when you exit the application, or delete tasks.The misc tab lists an interesting option for Free Manga Downloader’s favorites system. If you enable “favorites: automatically download after finish checking” there, new chapters get downloaded automatically for manga that you have added to the favorites in the program.Search and filtersYou may use the built-in search to search the selected repository for specific series you are interested in.Filters enable you to filter manga by genre or type, e.g. Action, Martial Arts, or Historical. This can be useful if you are just exploring the available manga, and want only certain genres returned to you to limit the listing somewhat.Downloads, Favorites, online readingDownloads work as expected. You may select some or all chapters, and hit the download button afterwards to add the selection to the download queue.A click on the checkmark on the selection screen lists options to check all chapters at once.  You may use the “read online” button to read the selected chapter online instead, or check the “add to favorites” box to add the manga to the favorites (to benefit from the auto-downloading of updates, or easier accessibility).Closing WordsFree Manga Downloader is a well designed program. It is free, open source, and portable. You may run it from any location, add or remove supported manga repositories, use the search functionality, or the useful favorites system the application offers.Now You: Do you read manga online?Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 7 votes Software Name Free Manga DownloaderOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/fmd/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… 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 | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | April 01, 2013 FDA Approves Navidea’s Lymphoseek Tc 99m Tracer for Use in Lymphatic Mapping The first receptor-targeted radiopharmaceutical approved for lymphatic mapping in breast cancer and melanoma patientscenter_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more April 1, 2013 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a novel product indicated for use in lymphatic mapping procedures to assist in the localization of lymph nodes draining a primary tumor in patients with breast cancer or melanoma. Lymphoseek is a receptor targeted radiopharmaceutical designed to identify these lymph nodes, which have the highest probability of harboring cancer and thereby assist physicians in the staging of such patients.Lymphatic mapping is a procedure in which lymph nodes that may contain tumor metastases are identified and biopsied to determine if cancer has spread beyond the primary tumor. Accurate staging of lymph nodes is critical, as it guides therapy decisions and determines patient prognosis and risk of recurrence. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 232,000 new cases of breast cancer and 77,000 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2013.“We recommend lymphatic node mapping and sentinel node biopsy for patients with early stage breast cancer and in select cases of ductal carcinoma in situ,” said Anne Wallace, M.D., professor of surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine; director of the Breast Care Unit; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center; and principal investigator for breast cancer in the Lymphoseek Phase 3 clinical trials. “The ability to reliably identify multi-node pathology-positive patients is important to optimize their post-surgery management and to spare certain patients from unnecessary surgery and potentially debilitating side effects. Products specifically designed to address reliable lymph node uptake and retention can provide significant clinical utility and help standardize the process of lymph node mapping.”“Both the incidence rate and the death rate for melanoma continue to increase, in the United States and in many other parts of the world,” said Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Fla., and Principal Investigator for melanoma in the Lymphoseek Phase 3 clinical trials. “Most patients present with clinically localized disease, but microscopic metastases to the regional lymph nodes are common and are the major prognostic factor for these patients. Over the past 20 years, surgical staging of the regional nodes with intraoperative lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy has emerged as the worldwide standard of care for patients with clinically node-negative intermediate and thick melanomas, and for selected patients with higher-risk thin primaries as well. New technologies offer the promise of improving intraoperative lymphatic mapping, allowing procedures to be done more quickly and potentially lessening the risk of misclassifying patients as node-negative when in fact their tumor has already spread to the regional nodes.”The approval of Lymphoseek is based on data from more than 540 subjects receiving Lymphoseek. In pivotal Phase 3 studies that were conducted in 332 patients with either breast cancer or melanoma, Lymphoseek, on average, was present in 97 percent (range 94-100 percent) of resected, histology-confirmed lymph nodes. To date, no clinically significant drug-related adverse reactions have been reported. Lymphoseek has no contraindications and the most common adverse reactions were injection site irritation and/or pain (<1 percent).“Our vision is to improve diagnostic accuracy, clinical decision-making and patient care. We are gratified that our scientific achievements may benefit thousands of patients diagnosed with breast cancer and melanoma each year. We look forward to continuing the development of Lymphoseek into additional indications and to progressing our oncology and neurology pipeline,” said Mark J. Pykett, V.M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Navidea.Lymphoseek will be sold and distributed in the United States on an exclusive basis by Cardinal Health Inc. As part of the distribution agreement, Cardinal Health’s Nuclear Pharmacy Services business will be responsible for commercializing and dispensing Lymphoseek to health care professionals who are involved in lymphatic mapping. Navidea is also working to identify and partner with distributors in other markets outside of the United States. Navidea will play an ongoing role in commercial activities through focused deployment of medical science liaison and medical education activities. This is consistent with Navidea’s overall strategy to remain involved in market-based activities with its products while leveraging the extensive capabilities and infrastructure of partners around the world.For more information: www.navidea.com, www.lymphseek.com  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

QF adopt EK chauffeur service

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Qantas’ (QF) new partnership with Emirates (EK) will allow business and first-class passengers travelling with either airline to enjoy free chauffeur-driven transport to and from the airport.Chauffeur Drive will be available to eligible Qantas customers travelling on flights between Australia and London, Dubai, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Santiago and Johannesburg, according to news.com.au.“We know this door-to-door service will be very well received and it’s a prime example of the kind of benefits customers can expect from the new partnership,” Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said.Customers connecting domestic flights with an eligible Qantas international service – more than 12 hours – will also have access to the personal driver service.The alliance is still pending approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). If authorised, the agreement will see Qantas fly to London via Dubai rather than Singapore from April 2013.The ten-year partnership was signed last week and will allow consumers to purchase tickets on 98 weekly flights between Australia and Dubai as well as access to up to 70 Emirates destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Qantas recently conducted an independent survey to gauge consumer response to the new alliance with Emirates. Seventy-six percent of respondents said they approved of the partnership, while just four percent thought it was a bad business decision.What are your thoughts on the new alliance? Leave your comments below. Chauffeur Drivelast_img read more

Why Jamie Dimon Wont Run for President

first_imgWhy Jamie Dimon Won’t Run for President Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase said that he could defeat President Trump in a head-to-head election, during an event at the bank’s headquarters, on Wednesday. However, he backtracked shortly after making these comments.According to a CNBC transcript of the event, Dimon said that he could beat President Trump, “Because I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants, it wouldn’t work with me. I’d fight right back.”The 62-year-old CEO of JPMorgan backtracked after an hour saying, “I should not have said it. I’m not running for president.” He added that the remarks proved he wouldn’t make a good politician adding that he got frustrated because he wanted all sides to come together to solve big problems.The CNBC transcript shows that during his original comments at the event, Dimon went on to point out that it was unlikely that a rich banker could defeat a liberal candidate.Dimon was speaking at an event to announce a new $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities across the world. According to a statement released by the bank, the initiative called Advancing Cities applies insights from JPMorgan Chase’s models for impact in Detroit, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., to combine the firm’s lending capital and philanthropic capital and expertise to make investments in these cities.The capital from this investment will be used fund sustainable projects in underserved neighborhoods that frequently lack access to traditional financing, such as affordable housing, commercial real estate and small businesses, the bank said.Additionally, this investment would continue to focus on four strategic drivers of inclusive growth around which it has developed its other global initiatives over the past five years. These include equipping workers with 21st-century job skills, providing the capital and expertise that women and minority entrepreneurs need to grow their businesses, investing in locally-driven solutions to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and helping families build strong financial futures. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Economy Jamie Dimon JPMorgan President 2018-09-12 Radhika Ojhacenter_img September 12, 2018 712 Views Sharelast_img read more

Anastasiades says reality cannot be brushed under the carpet

first_imgBy Andria KadesPresident Nicos Anastasiades joined the bandwagon on Thursday voicing his opposition to a glossary which its authors have described as an innocuous tool that Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot journalists could opt to use in a bid to avoid inciting tensions when reporting on the Cyprus problem.The fanfare over the very much contested glossary made public earlier this week garnered a petition from some 170 Greek Cypriot journalists who said they were adamantly opposed to it as it was an attack on free speech.They signed the petition before the contents of the glossary was made public saying an attempt to call something other than what it was, was an attempt to distort history and muzzle journalists.Authored by two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot journalists Maria Siakalli, Christos Christofides, Esra Aygin and Bekir Azgin, the work was carried out under the umbrella of the organisation for security and co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The glossary is called ‘words that matter: a glossary for journalism in Cyprus.’In an interview with the state broadcaster on the Apo Mera se Mera show, Anastasiades said the only time “the occupation will cease being an occupation is when a solution to the Cyprus problem is found. You cannot in any way try to embellish crimes.”“It’s somewhat inappropriate to try and call the occupation ‘the northern side’ and to try and say the properties aren’t stolen…let the Cyprus problem be resolved and all this will be overcome as part of the solution.”His comments reflected views of journalists who said the idea of calling the occupation by any other name was blasphemous, especially if the reason was to protect the feelings of the other side.The glossary however, comprised of 56 terms does not propose any alternative for the word ‘occupation’ as the authors could not reach a mutually acceptable term.For instance, ‘Attila’ is proposed to be referred to as ‘Turkish troops / military / army’ and ‘puppet leader’ could be replaced with ‘Turkish Cypriot leader’ as is the term often used by international media as well as the UN.Though the authors and the OSCE have repeatedly stressed the glossary is optional – meaning journalists could bin it or not even have it in their building if they so wished, many quarters of Greek Cypriot press called it ‘an attempt by the OSCE to stifle freedom of speech’.In his interview, Anastasiades said his primary issue was that the OSCE was the body behind the glossary. “If it was something made between journalists, it is their right. You are involving an international organisation to determine that the invasion is not an invasion, the occupation is not an occupation and the properties (of Greek Cypriots in the north) aren’t being trampled on.“There are basic human rights, there are UN resolutions that make clear references to these.”According to the glossary, no agreed alternative could be found for the word ‘invasion’. The term for ‘stolen properties’ is proposed to be replaced with ‘Greek Cypriot properties in the north’ or ‘affected properties’.The glossary contains the terms in English, Greek and Turkish with an explanation as to why this may cause offence to audiences on the opposite side of the divide whether it be Greek Cypriots or Turkish Cypriots.Anastasiades said as the glossary was optional, journalists who wanted to embark on this project could have come together and reached an agreement between themselves to use it.“I don’t want to get involved but I’m seeing the negative consequences of an effort supposedly made to create a reconciliatory climate. We’re trying to brush reality under the carpet to believe that it does not exist.“This isn’t how a solution is going to be found.”“This wasn’t the time for something like this,” Anastasiades added, and a climate of reconciliation isn’t going to be achieved through words but actions.Political parties have also voiced their opinions with two Diko MPs, Pavlos Mylonas and Christiana Erotocritou requesting that the House foreign affairs committee examines the matter.Their party, in a statement called the glossary a gross offence to journalism and said this was an attempt to “beautify the occupation and contribute towards its legalisation in journalism”.Edek called the move unacceptable and third parties were involving so “we could adjust to their logic and demands.”Ruling Disy said they supported the freedom of speech adding the glossary was a voluntary initiative. “Let us not give it more importance than what it deserves. No one can force anyone over which words or terms they can use.”Akel’s spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the glossary was created in a bid to improve dialogue between the two communities and was not imposed on anyone as it is entirely optional.Disputes dividing groups between patriots and non patriots never helped the fight against the occupation and everyone should stay focused on the greater goal which is a solution to the Cyprus problem, he added. The glossary can be found online at https://www.osce.org/representative-on-freedom-of-media/387269You May LikeMesothelioma AttorneyMesothelioma Lawyer: Find a Top Asbestos Attorney Near You Rowland HeightsMesothelioma AttorneyUndoCampusPlus50 The Top Colleges State by State – U.S.CampusPlusUndointernational-iq-test.comInternational IQ Test – Take the Online Test!international-iq-test.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoMayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

British tourist remanded after waitress had plates thrown in her face

first_imgA British woman, 23, was remanded for one day by the Paphos district court on Monday after she was arrested for allegedly using violence against a 42-year-old hotel restaurant waitress.According to police, the waitress filed a report against the British woman, claiming that the 23-year-old had thrown plates at her, hitting her in the face.From the investigations, police said they found the dispute began when the waitress asked the British woman to refrain from taking plates outside the restaurant, as it was prohibited.The British woman grew angry, and in response, threw the plates at the waitress, police said. The waitress broke a tooth and suffered numerous cuts on her lips.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

UNSGs report on Unficyp to be handed over to SC Thursday or

first_imgThe UN Secretary-General`s report on the UN peace-keeping force in Cyprus (Unficyp) is expected to be handed over to the UN Security Council members on Thursday or Friday at the latest.The report will also be posted on the UN website.According to the revised provisional programme of the work of the Security Council for January, posted on the UN website, the body will be briefed by the UNSG`s Special Representative in Cyprus and Unficyp head Elizabeth Spehar on January 23.The UN Security Council will convene to adopt a resolution for the renewal of Unficyp mandate on January 30.Before departing from Cyprus for New York, Spehar will hold, on Friday, separate meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.Comprising military and civilian personnel from various contributing countries, Unficyp arrived in Cyprus in March 1964 after intercommunal fighting broke out. The mandate of the force is renewed every six months by the Security Council.You May LikeFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img