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Moroccos OCP Launches Soil Fertility Study in Ethiopia

Rabat – Morocco’s OCP Group has launched an initiative to boost Ethiopia’s agriculture and help the country reach its food safety goals, in line with OCP’s African agenda.To assist the Ethiopian government in its agricultural plan, the OCP foundation has initiated a national campaign. Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture Shiferaw Shigute presided over the opening ceremony, which was held last week.The ceremony boasted the participation of numerous other high-ranking officials, including three state ministers, Morocco’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Nezha Alaoui M’hammdi, and many stakeholders in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, including entrepreneurs and representatives of agriculture-related agencies and research centers. With the objective of completing a thorough study of the country’s fertility level, OCP and the Ethiopian government are planning to finalize a pilot zone by October 2018. The zone will consist of 100,000 hectares of arable lands and 1,000 samples of composite soil from throughout the country for laboratory analysis.According to OCP agricultural engineers, the results of the soil analysis will provide stakeholders and policymakers with a clearer idea of the requirements for a more productive and sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, especially for matching fertilizers with specific types of soil.The second phase of the OCP-Ethiopian government agricultural cooperation will be devoted to awareness-raising campaigns in remote areas. The overarching goal is to promote the use of fertilizers, inform the population about the stakes of the project, and gain the cooperation and adherence of “small farmers.”The new initiative is the latest cooperation between the OCP foundation and the Ethiopian government in a series of joint projects. Ethiopia is one of OCP’s most strategic partners in its bid to increase intra-African exchanges in the field of agriculture (especially technical assistance and provision of fertilizers).In the early phase of OCP’s Africa project, the Moroccan agriculture giant signed a USD 2.4 billion agreement with Ethiopia’s authorities. The contract entailed the construction of a fertilizer production unit in the Dire Dawa region. Upon completion, the Dire Dawa factory will have an annual production capacity of 2.5 million of tons of fertilizers, an impressive yield which Ethiopian authorities expect will be of crucial importance in the fight for sustainable agriculture and food safety.An additional investment of USD 1.3 billion is expected to boost the initial project and increase the Dire Dawa annual yield to 3.8 million tons, an impressive figure on which Ethiopia is counting to reach complete food safety for the 100 million-populated country in the coming years. read more

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Court considers request to exhume Thajudeens body

Court has decided to consider a request to exhume the body of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the police said.Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the CID had today made a request to court to exhume the body to conduct further investigations. The CID informed court recently that it suspected murder over the death of the former Sri Lanka ruby player. Gunasekera said that the court had decided to consider the request tomorrow. He said that the Attorney General’s Department had also appeared in court today when the request to exhume the body was made. Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone when his car crashed into a wall. According to police reports at the time, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim.However suspicions arose later after it was reported that there could have been a political connection in the death of Thajudeen. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Engine manufacturing stable and outlook positive

Click through to download the UK engine manufacturing news release for March 2015.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Bright future for sector with investments set to be realised throughout the year.“Engine manufacturing has seen a stable first quarter, and the outlook for the sector is very positive,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “UK manufacturers have committed major investments into building the next generation of low emission Euro-6 engines, and with these set to come to fruition this year, we expect output to accelerate in the coming months.” Positive month for British engine exports, with overall demand up by 2.7%. 230,634 engines made in UK this March, up 0.3% with year-to-date output stable.

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Kielce conquere Vardar in Skopje

← Previous Story Dagur Sigurdsson for HP: We made example of healthy club in Berlin Next Story → Larvik, Vardar and Dinamo to Women’s EHF CL F4 in Budapest The Polish champions Vive Tauron Kielce came closer to the VELUX EHF CL F4 tournament in Cologne by victory in the first quarter-final clash over RK Vardar in Skopje 22:20 (11:11). Talant Dujshebaev boys showed furious performance in the last 15 minutes of the match, which provided 10:5 series in the last quarter of the clash.Kielce were withouth goal in the first 11 minutes of the second half, Vardar led 15:12 in 44th minute with amazing Arpad Sterbik between the posts, but visitors from Kielce didn’t affraid of amazing support and pressure by 6.500 domestic fans in Jane Sandanski hall.Defensive performance od the Polish squad with Marin Sego between the posts became impressive in the last ten minutes. That put destiny in the hands of Kielce’s fantastic wings Štrlek and Čupić who made turnover…Manuel Štrlek was TOP scorer with 5 goals, same as Sergey Gorbok in Vardar’s t-shirt.Marin Šego had 13 saves, while Arpad Šterbik was on one more… KielceRK Vardar SkopjeVive Tauron Kielce read more

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Crocodile snatches 12yearold boy in Australia

first_imgPOLICE IN AUSTRALIA are searching for a 12-year-old boy believed to have been snatched by a crocodile.The boy was swimming with friends in a billabong – an isolated pond – at Kakadu National Park when he was attacked and has not been seen since. Another 12-year-old boy was bitten on the arm and needed medical attention.The incident happened near Jabiru, close to Darwin, in the Northern Territory on Sunday. The crocodile is believed to have been at least three metres long.Ranger have shot two large crocodiles today but neither are believed to have been the one responsible for the attack.Police and park rangers are carrying out a search and rescue operation for the boy.“It is believed the 12-year-old boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong,” said Acting Commander Michael White of the Northern Command police.“One other boy, also aged 12, was bitten on the arm by the crocodile and has received medical treatment from attending St John Ambulance members”.“Police and Park Rangers are currently conducting searches by boat and land and will continue into the night”.Jabiru in the Northern Territory. (Image: Google Maps) Read: Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow > Read: Baby deer recovering after found shot in ditch >last_img read more

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Researchers Develop Method to Barcode Embryos

first_imgAll multi-cell organisms start their existence as microscopic blobs of goop. As you can imagine, these little snot balls of life are very difficult to discern one from another. As embryo-centric science marches forward, the need arises for a precise method to readily tell these little gloopies apart, thus mitigating the potential for (very damaging) human error. That is why researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed a technique to insert microscopic bar codes directly into developing embryos. In test trials, these tiny silicon bar codes have been safely injected into the outer layer of mouse embryos. Eventually, through the natural course of development, the outer layer of the embryo is “shed” with bar code in tow, leaving no lasting effect. The Health Department of Catalonia has given the all-clear to use the procedure to be used on human embryos in Spanish fertility clinics.AdChoices广告Humans and cans of soup: in the future, they won’t be so different after all.via SingularityHublast_img read more

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La perception de notre corps pourrait être alterée par lanesthésie

first_imgLa perception de notre corps pourrait être alterée par l’anesthésieD’après une récente étude sur les effets neurologiques de l’anesthésie, l’anesthésie régionale pourrait avoir comme effet secondaire de modifier notre perception du corps. Cette découverte pourrait amener de nouveaux traitements contre la douleur et notamment concernant les personnes amputées qui continuent à souffrir.L’étude en question a été menée par des chercheurs de l’Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) de Toulouse, et cela avec l’Equipe d’Accueil “Modélisation des agressions tissulaires et nociceptives”. L’objet de la recherche concernait la perception du corps chez les patients sous anesthésie régionale, c’est-à-dire l’anesthésie d’une zone desservie par un nerf ou un groupe de nerfs. Ainsi, il est apparu que l’anesthésie de ce type de zone entrainait une modification de l’activité du cerveau ainsi que de la perception du corps pour le patient. Les chercheurs expliquent ce phénomène par le fait que le cerveau dispose de propriétés plastiques qui permettent des phénomènes tels que “l’apprentissage, la mémorisation ou la récupération après une agression cérébrale”.Pour autant, cette possibilité du cerveau humain peut parfois devenir difficile à vivre, notamment pour les patients amputés qui continuent à ressentir des douleurs concernant le membre disparu (on parle alors de “membre fantôme”). Ces résultats ont été découverts après le suivi d’une vingtaine de personnes devant subir une anesthésie du bras. Il est alors apparu que les patients ont ressenti des “sensations illusoires” concernant leur membre endormi, et notamment des impressions de gonflement, de changement de taille et de forme. De plus, les patients sous anesthésie régionale avaient plus de difficultés pour reconnaitre les mains droite et gauche. D’autres recherches sur le sujet sont prévues afin de déterminer quelles zones du cerveau sont impliquées dans ce phénomène de changement de perception. Les auteurs de l’étude sont confiants : “Il faudra sûrement développer des techniques d’anesthésie nouvelles qui permettront d’inhiber ou de stimuler directement des représentations cérébrales impliquées dans les phénomènes douloureux”.Le 22 janvier 2011 à 19:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Gargano returns to the ring on WWE NXT 81 PostSmackdown videos

first_img Cesaro Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Gargano returns to the ring on WWE NXTWWE.com is advertising the in-ring return of Johnny Gargano tonight on WWE NXT on the WWE Network when he faces Raul Mendoza.Also scheduled for the show is the undefeated Aleister Black and the latest hype for the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III special in three weeks.Wrestleview.com will have a full WWE NXT report later tonight.8/1 Post-Smackdown videosWWE posted these videos after Smackdown and 205 Live in Cleveland last night. Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Videos Articles Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img read more

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Digicel Defends amidst vociferous protest

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – Digicel defended its company reputation in a late day interview with Magnetic Media yesterday aimed at setting the record straight on what is happening at the telecommunications organization; and there to send the strong message to islanders was current CEO, Sinead O Marcaigh and EJ Saunders who remains a Director and shareholder of Digicel.Saunders said he is an investor in Digicel and would never sit on a board which supports disenfranchising Turks and Caicos Islanders.  EJ Saunders’ name appeared on placards of demonstrators who protested outside of the Leeward Highway headquarters of the company on Monday; the move by Digicel to make redundant seven staffers, including six Turks and Caicos Islanders has been met with vociferous objection.To our question about the make-up of their staff, Ms O Marcaigh explained that 60% of its senior management are Turks and Caicos Islanders, that they had increased staff to 75 since their right-sizing during the acquisition of WIV and overall, there are currently 11 work permit holders, and that figure will soon be reduced to nine.Protesters and press releases have called for Digicel to rehire, to instead let work permit holders go and attorney Finbar Grant even recommended to workers to take strike action and shut Digicel down.Former Telecoms boss, Drexwell Seymour though painted an entirely different picture in an op-ed piece he published online; saying essentially the redundancies are commonly done as companies evolve to keep pace with market demands.Magnetic Media learned too, that none of the political leaders seen in the protest have requested a meeting with Digicel to discuss their grievances face to face; at least one of the protestors is asking the country for the opportunity to be its Premier come next General Elections.The Immigration Board, in a rare interview given by its Chair, Sheba Wilson, threatened the revocation of work permits at Digicel and O Marcaigh admitted to Magnetic Media that the company is under review by the Board.It was also explained by both Saunders and O Marcaigh that they are confident the Immigration Board will find that Digicel is being fair and sincere in its need for the work permits to improve on its telecommunications network in these islands. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Full steam ahead at Ridgefield fair

first_imgThe 17th annual Rural Heritage Fair at the Schurman Iron Ranch is in the books, and the weekend event drew an estimated 2,000 visitors.The fair is sponsored by the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association, which Alan Schurman founded in 1982.Schurman is a retired machinist with eight buildings of artifacts on his 36 acres at 23100 N.E. 10th Ave.The fair included displays of small engines, tractors pulls, blacksmithing demonstrations by Ridgefield’s Don Kemper and others, a broom-making display, and tours of Schurman’s museum, which houses old toys, an antique kitchen display, cars, bicycles and antique equipment.Guests came from as far as Montana, Schurman said.Schurman said the 18th annual fair will be the third weekend of July 2012.last_img

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Biomass plant standoff could head to court

first_imgNeither side in the fight over a biomass plant in downtown Vancouver backed down last week, and the project appears destined for court.On Oct. 12, a hearing examiner sided with Schneider Electric, which signed a contract with Clark County to build a biomass electricity generating plant west of the Clark County Jail,Two days earlier, the Vancouver City Council had passed an emergency six-month moratorium on development for the location’s zoning, a light industrial overlay in the city center district.In a letter last week to Vancouver City Attorney Ted Gathe, attorneys for Schneider wrote that the moratorium amounts to “interference with a business expectancy, civil rights violations, arbitrary and capricious action and abuse of power.” Attorneys LeAnne Bremer and Steve Horenstein of Miller Nash also argued the project was vested, meaning the moratorium couldn’t be applied.“Given the substantial investment Schneider Electric has made thus far, it has no hesitancy in considering court intervention to achieve what we are asking for in this letter. We hope we do not have to take that step.”In response, Vancouver City Attorney Ted Gathe said he disagreed with their analysis.“The City has an absolute right under the moratorium statutes and case law that apply in this situation to impose a moratorium in the face of any anticipated application that would frustrate the purpose of its long-range land use planning,” Gathe wrote. Any “business relationship” the city had with Schneider was preliminary, he said. The project isn’t vested because the application wasn’t completed; Schneider’s application was a request to Vancouver Planning and Review Manager Chad Eiken for his opinion on whether the plant would be allowed under city code.last_img read more

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Two men get 54 months in La Center burglary

first_imgA Clark County judge sentenced two Tacoma men Wednesday to 54 months in prison for an interrupted burglary and police chase July 17 in La Center.The homeowners’ daughter interrupted the burglary as William R. Burns, who was armed, and Andre D. Lamar left the house in the 37500 block of Northeast Jenny Road. Inside, the men had left a path of senseless destruction, the floor littered with pulverized glass and family keepsakes destroyed, the homeowners said Wednesday.Superior Court Judge Suzan Clark scrapped a negotiated deal between prosecutors and the defendants’ attorneys. They agreed to a sentence of 48 months in exchange for the men’s guilty plea Oct. 14 to first-degree burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm. Instead, she sentenced the men to the maximum of the state’s standard range of 41 to 54 months.“This was a very egregious burglary, one of the worst I’ve seen in a long time,” Clark said. “You’re fortunate no one is dead.”The homeowners appeared in court Wednesday and asked Clark to sentence the men to the maximum allowed under the law because of the destructive nature of the burglary.last_img read more

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Fire crews find grow house behind NW MiamiDade home 2 hurt

first_imgPlease check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews responding to a house fire in Northwest Miami-Dade, Sunday morning, discovered a marijuana grow house behind the home, police said.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, two people suffered severe burns after a propane tank exploded at the residence, located along the 2900 block of Northwest 70th Terrace, at around 6 a.m.Miami-Dade Police said firefighters went inside the home and noticed a small structure in the back of the house. That’s when, officials said, they discovered the grow house.The victims drove themselves to a local hospital, where they remain in critical condition.Officials have not specified how many plants were inside the grow house.No one has been taken into custody.Police are investigating. last_img read more

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Audi Toyota Waymo and others launch selfdriving car education group

first_img Car Industry Self-driving cars are on the way — but does the public understand their abilities and limits? Toyota Automakers and suppliers are working hard to develop autonomous cars and other self-driving technologies. But ensuring members of the public understand what those technologies can do — and also what they can’t do — is a different challenge. That’s why Audi, Daimler, General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen, Waymo and several suppliers have founded a new partnership to provide that information.PAVE, or the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education coalition, was announced at a press conference at CES on Monday. The group intends to teach people about self-driving technology using three key strategies. First, PAVE will work to get both consumers and policymakers (i.e. legislators) behind the wheel with driver-assistance technology. Second, the group will hold educational workshops on the technologies for legislators. And finally, PAVE will offer “educational materials” that car dealers and service centers can offer to customers. Although the coalition also hopes to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities on American roads, PAVE does not necessarily plan to endorse only certain types of technologies. “It’s not about lobbying for one specific type of technology or one way to do things,” says Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, one of PAVE’s members. Instead, she says, the goal is “to help Americans better understand the potential and the promise of these technologies.” “We want to dispel the confusion about this technology that’s often misunderstood,” Hersman said. “We will provide clear and factual information so consumers understand this technology and what to expect.” Post a comment For automakers, many of whom are already PAVE members, the group’s education efforts should also ensure that car shoppers understand the benefits of driver-assist features in new models, as well as future self-driving cars. “No matter how good or ready the technology is, we need to ensure that society develops a level of trust with this automated technology,” said Kelly Kay, executive vice president of the Toyota Research Institute. Kyle Vogt, founder of Cruise Automation, agreed with the need for more public education. He said that his company likens today’s push for autonomy to the space race — the difference is, he said, that it’s being led by private companies who need to build trust with consumers. “People need to understand the technology to feel comfortable with it and ultimately to trust it with their lives,” he said. 9 Photos Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better CES 2019 Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Here’s the self-driving car you can take around Las Vegas during CES More From Roadshow 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 0 Audi Toyota Self-driving carslast_img read more

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Murkowski praises Trump pipeline initiatives

first_imgDonald Trump signing legislation expediting energy projects (Photo: The White House)On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump signed memos aimed at advancing two controversial pipelines and speeding environmental reviews of other energy projects.Listen nowTrump’s actions drew praise from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Alaska Republican called Trump’s actions “a welcome sign” and “a good start.”Trump signed one memo to expedite review of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been the subject of a prolonged protest. Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, has been mostly silent about that controversy, despite protests at her Alaska offices.The president signed another memo intended to revive the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada, which Murkowski has championed. Trump issued separate memos about pipelines and infrastructure projects more generally.Murkowski praised Trump’s memos collectively, without mentioning the Dakota project by name, or using the word “pipeline.” In a written statement, she said she wants projects “built and operated responsibly,” after consultation with the people affected. Murkowski also said federal agencies have been sources of delay and that reform is “long overdue.”last_img read more

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Chidambarams lawyer argue on applicability of PMLA law

first_imgNew Delhi: On the second day of hearing this week on former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s petition for pre-arrest bail in the ED’s INX Media case, his lawyers argued on the retrospective effect of the PMLA law. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing Chidambaram, told the court that the offence allegedly dated back to 2007 but the PMLA provisions came into effect in 2009. Despite this, the ED had invoked these provisions against Chidambaram. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Singhvi contended that the main provisions of law against Chidambaram became scheduled offences under PMLA only in 2009, which was after a year when the alleged FIPB approval was given in 2007-08. Singhvi told the court that the sections under which Chidambaram had been charged did not exist when the alleged transaction took place. “You are trying to paint a person as kingpin. And it is on the basis of offences that did not exist at that point in time,” submitted Singhvi before the court. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Arguing on the line of questioning adopted by the investigating agencies, Singhvi said it appeared they were attempting to extract a confession from Chidambaram. He also told the court that investigating agencies were painting a wrong picture that Chidambaram was evasive. During questioning, the officers expect one to give the answer they want or continue to face questions till the time they get a favourable answer, Singhvi submitted before the bench. Advertise With Us Meanwhile, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, also representing Chidambaram, filed an application for the production transcripts of custodial interrogation of Chidambaram, who is in CBI custody. Chidamabaran on Tuesday filed a rejoinder to the Enforcement Directorate affidavit, which details the list countries where he and “his co-conspirators” allegedly held bank accounts and properties. Sibal told the top court that he opposes ED’s request to submit records in sealed cover in the court. Sibal told the court that the ED cannot place documents behind his back and then seek arrest and interrogation as this is not even possible in matters of detention. The arguments will continue at 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Draymond Green arrested for assaulting not Steven Adams

first_img Advertisement It remains to be seen whether it was a “basketball move”, but news broke this morning that Draymond  Green was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge early Sunday morning in East Lansing, Michigan. Specific details of the arrest have not yet been made public. He will be arraigned on July 20.Report: Draymond Green arrested for alleged assault in East Lansing. https://t.co/wOqreILciw— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 11, 2016Prior to the arrest, Green’s brash personality had only led to trouble on the court. He gained viral notoriety in the NBA Playoffs for his repeated below the belt cheap shots to Thunder Center Steven Adams, which led to an eventual suspension in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Whether the arrest will have any affect on the Warriors upcoming season remains to be seen, but it’s clear that all eyes will be squarely on the Warriors. Today in The Herd, Colin said he doesn’t agree with those who think the new Kevin Durant Warriors are a lock to be NBA champs.“I don’t buy into these guarantees they’ll dominate the sport. I don’t think it’s happening.”Because Green is only facing misdemeanor charges, it seems unlikely that his arrest will have any impact in terms of missing games, but it’s certainly a distraction. There’s no reason to think that the Green arrest is anything other than an isolated incident, but there are varying degrees of distraction, and the Warriors will have enough outside pressure without having to deal with locker room side shows.Steven Adams could not been reached for comment.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Related Content 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more April 21, 2010 – Tracking tumor motion is one of the biggest challenges in radiation therapy. Gating is of the most sophisticated techniques for tracking tumors on moving organs and sparring surrounding healthy tissue. Respiratory gating allows the clinicians to adjust and turn off the beam when the tumor is out of range.Varian Medical Systems has added motion management capabilities, which includes gated RapidArc, to its Trilogy linear accelerator (linac) platform for targeted radiotherapy. Gated RapidArc radiotherapy is designed to make it possible to monitor patient breathing and compensate for tumor motion, while delivering dose during a continuous rotation around the patient. This development supports RapidArc in targeting lung tumors with greater precision by gating the beam, turning it on and off in response to tumor motion. This set tools enables clinicians to monitor and adjust for tumor motion during treatment, and to utilize respiratory gating during a RapidArc treatment.Varian’s Clinac iX and Trilogy accelerators together with the new TrueBeam platform offer clinics a combination of motion management, speed and versatility tools.The motion management interface can also be used with surface imaging technologies from companies such as Vision RT to position the patient, to monitor continuously for any movement, and to gate the treatment beam either as a result of detected patient motion or according to the patient’s breathing cycle.The interface also opens the door for other third party companies to connect their devices to Varian accelerators for the purpose of monitoring motion. These capabilities are of particular importance during frameless radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Technology | April 21, 2010 Linac Adds Respiratory Gating to Tool Set The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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New book claims MH370 shot down in military exercise

first_imgIn the book, Cawthorne supports the theory that the plane was shot down shortly after it stopped communicating with air traffic controllers, based on the eye-witness testimony of a New Zealand oil rig worker who claimed to have seen the plane go down in flames in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, in Beijing, more than 100 relatives of the missing passengers got together again last Friday to seek news and information of the search for the missing flight. Cawthorne believes that the plane may have accidentally been shot down during a military drill which involved live-fire exercises in the South China Sea, involving Thailand, USA, China, Japan, Indonesia and others, at the time the plane went missing. Furthermore, the book release comes as a movie in the making about the missing plane, titled “Vanishing Act”, was promoted at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, with plans for a cinema release in September. A new book about missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, claims the aircraft carrying 239 passengers was accidentally shot down during a joint Thai-US military training exercise, and the search is likely to have been led astray as part of an elaborate cover up.center_img Cawthorne theorises that those involved would have every reason to keep quiet about it, therefore sending search efforts off into other various directions to cover up the truth, adding that the families of MH370’s passengers will “almost certainly” never come to know the truth of what happened to their loved ones. Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich “Flight MH370: The Mystery”, which goes on sale today, is the work of Anglo-American author Nigel Cawthorne who has had 150 books published under his name, the Belfast Telegraph reported.last_img read more

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Air Seychelless new scenic flights offers a ariel view of Mahé

first_imgThe Seychelles’ national airline, Air Seychelles, will now offer ‘scenic flights’ to showcase the beauty that Seychelles is famous for.  The new Air Seychelles’ 30-minute panoramic flights at low altitudes will allow guests to experience a bird’s eye view of some of the most beautiful spots of the Seychelles’ main island Mahé. The airline has received the cooperation of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority to develop the ‘scenic flights’ by assisting to design the low altitude routes.The North Mahé tour Cerf Island, Moyenne and Ste Anne islands will be visible to the right. The flight will then continue past the capital of Victoria, following the coastline around the northern point of Mahé to Beau Vallon beach. Heading past Anse Major, the Baie Ternay marine park and Port Launay, it also provides unparalleled views of the Morne Seychellois national park, before circling back at Grand Anse beach.The airline is also working with the travel trade and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) who will be key distributors of the new product.The scenic flights using a Twin Otter DHC-6 400 aircraft with 19 seats among which 11 are window seats, can be available daily from 1.30 pm to 3.00pm based on demand and the DMCs can also choose to have a guide accompany the guests on the scenic tours.Air Seychelles’ Head of Sales for the Home Market, Kathleen Payet said, “We are targeting large groups who before had to charter two or three helicopters for such scenic flights, including guests from the cruise ship who are very eager to embark on such experiences.”Air Seychelles is confident that the new scenic flights will appeal to both international visitors and residents looking to explore Seychelles from the air.last_img read more

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