Nadda emerges as likely replacement for BJP prez Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP leader J P Nadda has emerged as the likely replacement for Amit Shah as the party president after he was left out of the Union Council of Ministers, which was sworn in on Thursday, according to BJP sources. With Shah joining the Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he may demit the office of BJP chief as part of the party’s “one-person one-post” principle. Nadda, a Brahmin leader from Himachal Pradesh, enjoys the confidence of the party’s top brass, is trusted by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh – the party’s ideological parent- and enjoys a clean reputation. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCHe was the health minister in the first Modi government. That Nadda (58) maintains a low profile also goes in his favour as the new party president will be expected to run the organisation in cohesion with the government and carry on with organisational agenda firmed up by Shah.He is a member of the BJP’s parliamentary board, its top decision-making body having its most important members, that gives him requisite seniority for the job as well, party sources said. A few other party leaders like general secretary Bhupendra Yadav and vice president O P Mathur are also seen as contenders for the top party post. The party will also look for new presidents for its Uttar Pradesh and Bihar units.last_img read more

Russian Prime Minister assures Sri Lanka more benefits

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had given a warm welcome to the President when he arrived for the bilateral meeting. “The people of Sri Lanka will benefit from the results of the successful discussions I had with President Putin with the objective of gaining economic and trade assistance required by Sri Lanka,” Sirisena said.The President further stated that Sri Lanka, in its way forward, expects the assistance of all friendly countries. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will assure more benefits to the people of Sri Lanka through the economic relations between two countries.He said President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Russia is a beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations between the two countries. The Russian Prime Minister made these remarks when he met President Maithripala Sirisena in Russia, today. “I am confident that Russia which became a close friend of Sri Lanka after 43 years will provide the required assistance.Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, S. B. Nawinna, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Susil Premajayantha, John Amaratunga and Dayasiri Jayasekara were also present at this discussion. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Tale of two cities Jobless rate in Calgary surpasses Windsor Ont

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 11, 2016 2:10 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 11, 2016 at 4:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tale of two cities: Jobless rate in Calgary surpasses Windsor, Ont. CALGARY – The tale of two Canadian cities seems to have been turned on its head, with the unemployment rate in Calgary surpassing that of Windsor, Ont.Statistics Canada job figures for February show an unemployment rate of 8.4 per cent in Calgary, the epicentre of the country’s oil wealth before the latest crude crash.In Windsor, hit hard by the downturn in the automotive sector in recent years, the jobless rate was at 7.7 per cent last month.“That is almost unheard of,” said BMO chief economist Doug Porter. “For years, Windsor had the highest unemployment rate in the country.”Porter said the figures highlight a major “regional and industrial turnabout” over the past 18 months.But Mike Moffatt, an economist with Western University’s Ivey Business School in London, Ont., cautioned against making too much of the February data, which showed a drop of 1.6 percentage points from January’s 9.3 per cent jobless rate in Windsor.“It’s very unusual to have such a sudden drop in a single month and when we’ve seen that in the past, more often than not it will correct itself a few months later.”He also noted the small sample size in the Windsor Labour Force Survey, which makes it prone to statistical blips from time to time.However, things have been gradually improving in southwestern Ontario over the last 18 months or so, Moffatt said.For example, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced last month that it had hired 1,200 additional workers at its Windsor assembly plant, which has begun producing the new Pacifica minivan.Meanwhile, in Alberta, licensed insolvency trustee Freida Richer has been getting busier and busier as laid-off workers exhaust severance packages and employment insurance.“Last year, we started to see that uptick in the number of filings and certainly in the number of phone calls we’ve been getting,” said Richer, with Grant Thornton’s Edmonton office.“The tone of my discussions with people now certainly, year-to-date, is that there’s a little bit more desperation in the air and frustration because they’re running out of money and they’re ending up having to default on payments.”Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the province is going through the roughest patch it has seen in decades.“Even the ’80s may well not be as troubling as what we’re dealing with now,” she said in Red Deer, Alta.But ATB Financial chief economist Todd Hirsch said there’s one major difference between the situation three decades ago and now — there’s little risk of a housing collapse because interest rates are low.Hirsch said many were “dumbstruck” by news Alberta had a 7.9 unemployment rate in February, up from 7.4 in January, but that it’s important to dig further into the numbers.For instance, the province actually added a small number of full-time jobs between January and February. Hirsch said the higher unemployment rate is likely a function of the labour force as a whole growing, as households that might have once relied on a single outcome see a second adult enter the job market during the downturn.Over the long term, the data has shown a steady decline in oil and gas jobs, but it’s been more choppy in other sectors, said Hirsch.“I do think over the next four to six months we’re going to see further deterioration in the job market,” he said. “I think that will stabilize toward the second half of 2016, but I don’t think we’re through with the roughest patch in the job market yet.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter. read more

Detroit Will Get a Robocop Statue Thanks to the Internet

first_imgEarlier this month, a man, who describes himself as a random dude from Massachusetts and not a mountain, tweeted “@mayordavebing Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.” The Detroit Mayor promptly responded with “@MT There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion.”Just when it looked like all hopes for a glorious Robocop statue were dashed, the Internet took the matter into their own hands. A Kickstarter page, Detroit Needs a Statue of Robocop, quickly popped up, in attempt to raise the necessary money for the statue. And it succeeded! It gathered $55,583 from 1,848 Internet users. To help entice donations, they offered different prizes for the different levels of pledges, ranging from a Robocop Detroit Pin, to free drinks (in Detroit), to a RoboCop Detroit t-shirt. Score!“Part Man, Part Machine, All Crow Funded!” Now to build the perfect monument to Robocop and find the ideal location (particularly in a area with heavy crime?). Thanks, Internet!last_img read more

Dozens of staterun kindergartens to be closed

first_imgMore than 100 state-run kindergartens and primary schools are to be shut down over the summer and almost 30 more will be merged, saving the government 228,000 euros a year. The Education Ministry said this week a total of 118 schools would be closed and 29 merged, while two new kindergartens and three elementary schools would be opened. The Ministry decides each summer what changes to make to schools but this year saving public money has also played a role in the decision-making process. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Vale Reverend John Romas

first_imgRev. John D. Romas held together the small congregation of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lower Manhattan, destroyed on 11 September 2001, by the collapse of the World Trade Centre.The priest had moved his services to SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn until the reconstruction of the old church and shrine was completed. The construction of the new church did not begin until last year, at a site overlooking the National September 11 Memorial from an elevated park, designed by Santiago Calatrava to evoke the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.Unfortunately, Father Romas won’t be present to perform the first liturgy. After battling pancreatic cancer, he died on January 24, as announced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New York.He was ordained in 1984 and had been leading St Nicholas since 1987 and until 11 September 2001, when Archbishop Iakovos appointed him the pastor. Parishioners worshiped on the ground floor of a modest four-story building at 155 Cedar Street. On the exterior, about the only indication of any religious function was a small bellcote at the parapet.St Nicholas Church downtown had been a spiritual retreat for office workers on weekdays and a parish church on Sundays for about 40 to 50 worshipers who commuted to Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, New Jersey and Westchester County. That made Father Romas at times the public face of the broader redevelopment effort.Father Romas was survived by his wife, Lorraine Papachristou to whom he was married since 1952. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


first_imgStay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is The HappyTime Murders good?Yes.Everyone else says it’s bad, though.Yeah, I definitely seem to be in the minority on this one. I thought it was really funny.What’s going on there?I wonder if it’s a relatively rare case of a comedy with a “high-concept” premise that isn’t trying to use that concept to transcend being a comedy. Especially now, in the golden age of metanarrative, we tend to expect that any story that bothers to set up an alternate world to inhabit is looking to use it for some kind of allegory or message.We expect a Who Framed Roger Rabbit using its bizarre Old-Hollywood alt-history scenario as both a Chinatown send-up and an allegorical fable about the history of racism, gentrification and infrastructure-politics in Los Angeles. That’s fine. It’s often a great way to make a terrific movie! But I don’t think that means a high concept that isn’t used for that “higher” purpose is automatically “bad.”I feel like I need to go back and re-watch Roger Rabbit now. But this isn’t that?No, the angle here is much more surface level: HappyTime’s big conceit is a world where Sesame Street /Muppet Show-esque Puppets are a race of sentient (and oppressed, and discriminated against) beings living alongside normal humans. That conceit exists entirely to tell a single joke over and over and over: “Ha! The puppets are swearing/fucking/smoking/drinking/doing drugs/shooting guns!”That’s it?That’s the joke. An opening monologue broadly gestures at the idea that human racism doesn’t really exist in this world because all humans are equally racist against Puppets instead, but it doesn’t really go anywhere with it.Basically, it’s 90 minutes worth of Brian Henson (son of Jim, heir to the post-Disney Muppets purchase Henson company) dumping every joke he could never get away within the “real” Muppet features into one movie. It’s making fun of a genre (in this case police mysteries), but it doesn’t feel the need to actually say anything important about that genre. It’s more Naked Gun than Blazing Saddles.So what’s it about?A low-key parody of sleazy mid-90s neo-noir detective thrillers in the style of Shane Black and Joe Esterhaz. Well, “low key” in the sense that a lot of the sequences are played mostly straight for the genre and only “funny” because half the parts are being acted out by Puppets.Our hero is a Puppet private eye named Phil Phillips, once a star LAPD rookie whose fall from grace was used to justify barring all Puppets from becoming cops. When his brother (an ex-TV-star of a Puppet-centric 90s sitcom about to make a lucrative nostalgia comeback) is murdered, Phil suspects that it’s tied to the suspicious deaths of his fellow cast members. Phil must team up with his bitterly separated ex-partner from the force (played by Melissa McCarthy) to solve the case.So not the most original plot in the world.Nope. The setup is extremely familiar, and the scenes leading up to and including the eventual solution feel more than a little predictable. That familiarity is as much a part of the joke as the standard-issue downtown L.A. setting. If The HappyTime Murders has a secondary “subtle” gag beyond that main punchline, it’s that scenes you’ve seen play out a hundred times get replayed by Puppets with a completely straight face is pretty damn funny.So if you laughed at the trailer, you’ll probably like the movie?Pretty much. Whether those laughs are more than fleeting depends on where you land on the Venn diagram between being charmed by authentically trashy 80s and 90s-style movie comedy and genuinely impressive old-school puppetry. I’m right there in the middle of that diagram, so I had a ball with the movie, even while recognizing plenty of room where different decisions could’ve resulted in a “better” film.Is there anything else noteworthy about it?It’s refreshing to once again see a lowbrow comedy that can be lowbrow without declaring itself a hero just for existing.Come again?It feels like ever since we let the South Park guys get away with believing their own hype for like a decade, nobody can just make a dick joke anymore without throwing themselves a parade celebrating the act of dick-joke-telling as some brave, righteous stand against some nebulous social-justice schoolmarm boogeyman. That “defiant poise” has been baked into the meta-narrative so much it overwhelms the actual story for the sake of politically incorrect brownie points.It actually is fairly refreshing to see a real-deal cheap n’ nasty Police Academy-level farce just step up and go “Hey, here’s a dick joke. Hope ya laugh at it, cause we’re doing 20 more.”So you recommend it?As much as one can recommend this sort of comedy. The HappyTime Murders is a one-joke movie and that joke isn’t particularly novel. But it’s funny and the movie tells it pretty damn well.center_img If you enjoyed Moviebob’s review check out last weeks’ of The Meg. Also, see what Bob thought of Disenchantment. But you can watch all over his videos on our YouTube page or read all the reviews here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Official Jaap Stam is the new PEC Zwolle manager

first_imgThe former Manchester United defender was rumored to take on the Dutch Eredivisie team, and today it was made officialFor the first time since March, former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam is back managing.He has been presented as the new Dutch Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle manager.10 players who were banned for substance abuse Taimoor Khan – July 30, 2019 Substance abuse is perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of the modern game with many players falling to the trap of taking things they…“PEC Zwolle is a club close to my heart and it feels good to be back,” he was quoted by Sky Sports.“I have been following the club in recent years and it is nice to see what kind of development has been made.”“I see it as a wonderful challenge to make the next year and a half a success, starting with the second half of the season,” he explained.last_img read more

San Diego naval base water main breaks

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A large water main break caused long lines of traffic at the entrance gate of the 32nd street naval station and several service members were forced to travel on foot to get on base.There were several locations in the asphalt where the water was coming up. Crews expect the repair work to be extensive. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego naval base water main breaks November 22, 2018 Posted: November 22, 2018last_img read more

21 Savage Pledges Money To Financially Responsible Kids Continues Literacy Campaign

first_img The GRAMMY-nominated rapper even instructed 40 students during a second phase of his campaignJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 25, 2019 – 12:38 pm GRAMMY-nominated “Bank Account” rapper 21 Savage has donated money to financially responsible students after holding a literacy workshop and participating in other youth events in Atlanta last week.The rapper held a 21 Century Banking Workshop as a part of his Bank Account financial campaign with nonprofit organizations Get Schooled and Juma to continue bringing financial management resources to youth in Atlanta, instructing 40 students during a second phase, according to Rolling Stone. He also partnered with Congressman Hank Johnson and spoke with students about the negative effects of gang violence and gun violence, taught financial literacy to fourth graders, and paid visits to classrooms to highlight career paths in the music industry at Camp Jewell House Academy school. 21 Savage gave $100 per student who attended the event and opened a bank account, Rolling Stone also reports. In order to keep students educated, he created monthly lessons on earning income, budgeting and more on the Get Schooled website.    The rapper first began the campaign in March 2018. According to research, many Americans lack “basic levels of financial literacy.” Only 19 percent of high school graduates have basic financial knowledge, while only 65 percent of Americans with graduate degrees do. Surveys show that blacks and Latinos have less knowledge of debt and other financial knowledge than white Americans. Congressman Johnson highlighted the benefits of learning about money management at an early age.”Learning the invaluable lessons of financial literacy at an early age is critical to helping our young people grow and thrive as adults, and close the wealth gap with their peers,” he said. “Last year, I had the privilege of participating in one of 21 Savage’s philanthropic enterprises.”RELATED: 21 Savage Expands Bank Account Campaign To Provide More Youth With Financial EducationThe rapper, who was born in the U.K. and released from ICE custody in February after being detained, has been open about not knowing much about financial responsibility growing up. “To really get ahead, you need to know how to manage your money, not just make it,” Savage said at the event. “As I have gotten smarter about financial management, I realize how important it is to control your money rather than be controlled by it. I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money.”Canada Pledges $15M In Funding To Create Greater Opportunities For MusiciansRead more Facebook Email News Twitter 21 Savage Pledges Money To Kids With Bank Accounts 21-savage-pledges-money-financially-responsible-kids-continues-literacy-campaign 21 Savage Pledges Money To Financially Responsible Kids, Continues Literacy Campaign last_img read more

Study Finds No Discernable Impact From Tulsequah Chief Mine Discharge On Fish

first_imgChieftan Metals Corporation, based in Toronto, is the owner of the Tulsequah Chief Mine. Company President and CEO Victor Wypryski was traveling and could not be reached for comment today, but a recent posting on the company’s website highlights the results of a February water quality study.Conducted at the request of the British Columbia ministry of the environment, the study tested four sites on the Tulsequah River, near the confluence of the Taku River near the mine site. Chinook, Coho, sockeye salmon and dolly varden were tested. Researchers reportedly found no discernable impact in fish tissue samples from historic mining discharge.Download Audiolast_img read more

Budget defers 5 jets but Air Force general excited for F35s in

first_imgAir Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark WelshPresident Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s. That’s the new fighter jet slated for Eielson Air Force Base. But Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh still speaks highly of the plan to keep them at the Fairbanks base. Welsh says production and testing of the aircraft is well underway.“This is not a PowerPoint program anymore. About a year from now, we will have 100 F-35s in our Air Force inventory,” he said. “We’ve already flown 45,000 hours on this airplane, collectively.”The Air Force chose Eielson as the first base in the Pacific for the F-35, pending environmental review. Welsh gave a brief progress report at a congressional hearing yesterday, at the request of Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Gen. Welsh says he expects the aircraft to reach the milestone of “Initial Operating Capability” at the end of the year.“I’m very excited about getting the airplane to Alaska for two reasons,” Welsh said. “Partners in the Pacific will want to buy the F-35. And we can train with them in Alaska like we can train in very few other places in the world. The range airspace there is phenomenal. And that location, we’ve talked about this before—geography does matter, and Alaska is blessed with it.”The Air Force is still struggling to find enough maintenance manpower for the F-35, without adding personnel. They’ve been using contractors and taking maintainers from older aircraft, but Welsh says the Air Force needs maintainers capable of deploying.“As we get closer to full operational capability of this aircraft, and we have more squadrons fielding, we need to get at active duty Air Force maintainers and have them available to stand up operational bases like Eielson,” he said.The budget the White House released this week calls for buying forty-three F-35s for the Air Force next year. That’s five fewer of the $100-million fighters than planned for 2017.Murkowski says the budget also includes $295.6 million for Eielson, including seven projects to support the F-35.last_img read more

Domestic car sales in June Maruti Suzuki Tata Motors Mahindra Ashok Leyland

first_imgMaruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, Mahindra and Ashok Leyland shares are likely to remain in focus on Friday as these companies will be announcing their monthly volume sales for June 2016, even as hopes brightened of the Supreme Court (SC) lifting the ban on sale of diesel cars in Delhi.The SC had banned registration and sale of such diesel cars in Delhi from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2016, and extended it in May.There is an expectation now that the ban may be lifted by the apex court in lieu of the diesel car makers agreeing to pay a “green” cess.”We are inclined to allow registration. We are open to the registration subject to some kind of one-time cess,” a SC bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur, Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi said, while hearing a petition filed by Mahindra, Mercedez and Toyota, as reported by the Business Standard.The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 4.Domestic car sales rose 1.53 percent to 1.62 lakh units in June last year, marking the slowest rate of growth in the preceding five months, according to industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) data. Car makers had sold 1.60 lakh units in June 2014.The tepid growth was attributed to annual maintenance at some of the car manufacturing plants. “The low growth of passenger cars was due to annual maintenance closure of companies like Maruti and Toyota falling together during the last month,” PTI had quoted Vishnu Mathur, the then DG of Siam, as saying in New Delhi on July 9, 2015.However, makers of SUVs did not face a ban on diesel cars with engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above in Delhi, the biggest car market in India, as is the case this year.On Thursday, the Maruti Suzuki share price closed at Rs. 4,185.15, up 1.35 percent on the BSE, while Tata Motors stock was up 2.72 percent at Rs. 459.25. Mahindra ended almost flat at Rs. 1,428.95 and Eicher Motors also ended with negligible gains at Rs. 19,223.70.  While Eicher Motors makes heavy vehicles and Royal Enfield motorcycles, Ashok Leyland is completely into manufacturing heavy and medium vehicles. Shares of Ashok Leyland declined 0.35 percent to close at Rs. 98.60. The company sold 10,461 units in June last year.last_img read more

Can you guess what is the best Pride destination in the world

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Pride Month is here and HomeToGo, one of the world’s largest search engines for holiday rentals, has revealed the 50 best Pride destination around the globe. US flag and rainbow flag in DC | Photo: Flickr/Ted Eytan Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Results also showed that more recently-established celebrations outside of the largest metropolitan centers are the fastest-growing. This is the case with Provincetown, Massachusetts. Despite being a popular LGBTI hub, the city, ranked 32nd, only hosted its first Pride earlier this month.London snubbed: Manchester is the first UK cityManchester Pride Parade will be on 25 August this year | Photo: WikiManchester is hosting the annual parade on Saturday 25 August. One of the four British destinations in the ranking – alongside Brighton, Birmingham, and Bristol – the city ranked 9th. London, on the other hand, is not on the list. Neither are other European capitals, such as Berlin, Madrid or Paris.24 cities among those shortlisted are in North America, while 24 are in Europe and only four in Latin America. Taipei is the only entry in Asia.Unusual Pride destinations‘Each year, people from all over the world travel to celebrate Pride. Often, the biggest celebrations in New York or London come to mind first, yet there are so many amazing Pride destinations offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience,’ said Joanna Booth, head of inbound marketing at HomeToGo.‘We’d like to make a special mention of Caribbean Pride in Punta Cana given that the entire region is often written off as homophobic and places working to change that perception deserve support,’ added IGLTA John Tanzella.Read more about Prides:7 US Pride festivals off the beaten track that will blow you away Miami Beach welcomes LGBT travelers from around the globe all year longGay Brazil: Why LGBTI tourism in this vibrant country is up 11%These gay-friendly countries will upgrade your upcoming romantic holidaysRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : The search engine did so by examining search volume and occupancy rates during Pride festivals on a year-on-year basis, identifying the destinations which have recorded the biggest annual growth.LGBTI travelers can connect to locals thanks to Pride‘Pride celebrations contribute to greater awareness and understanding of LGBTI people within their communities and also allow LGBTI travelers to connect with locals in a positive way,’ said International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) president John Tanzella.After evaluating hundreds of locations around the world, the final shortlist comprises 50 cities that perform strongly in the following four categories:a strong year-on-year growth of Pride festivitiesan impressive offering of LGBTI events throughout the yeara vibrant LGBTI nightlifea decent amount of affordable LGBTI-friendly accommodationsDC named the best Pride destination in the worldThe annual Capital Pride Concert at US Capitol | Photo: Denis LargeronWashington, D.C turned out to be the absolute queen of Pride celebrations, followed by Sydney and Miami.Five cities in the top ten are in the US. Apart from the capital and Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas also made the list. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The 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.  October 30, 2012 — IBA Group, a leader in advanced cancer diagnosis and therapy technologies, and Royal Philips Electronics announced their first installation of a state-of-the-art, patient-centered proton therapy treatment room in the United States. A new addition to the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, La., will be the first IBA installation to incorporate the Philips Ambient Experience.Designed and engineered by Philips Healthcare, the Philips Ambient Experience promotes patient relaxation during proton treatments by permitting patients to selectively add comforting light, sound and images to the treatment room environment before they begin therapy. This will help improve the patient and staff experience, turning a cold, impersonal environment into one that comforts and reassures as the patient becomes an active participant in the process.“This new installation is the first to come to fruition from the Philips-IBA cooperative agreement,” said Olivier Legrain, CEO at IBA. “It is demonstrative of a successful collaboration with Philips in offering highly advanced, patient-centered care, and we are delighted it will be integrated into our new proton system installations.”“Ambient Experience enhances our ability to provide superior cancer care,” said Lane Rosen of the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. “The soothing and empowering atmosphere will make our patients more comfortable, which will allow our staff to work more efficiently. IBA and Philips have been excellent partners, so it made sense to work with them to bring this unique experience to our patients.”Willis-Knighton will be the first center to utilize Proteus One*, IBA’s single-room compact gantry solution for those looking for a more cost-effective, smaller footprint option. The $40 million project is expected to begin treating cancer patients with protons in early 2014.Together with Philips, IBA is demonstrating a life-size model of the Proteus One proton therapy room combined with the Philips Ambient Experience solution in booth #3019 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 54th Annual Meeting.For more information:,,*Proteus One is the brand name of a new configuration of the Proteus 235, including some new developments subject to review by competent authorities (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European Notified Bodies, et al.) before marketing. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | October 30, 2012 IBA, Philips Announce First Installation of Patient-Centered Proton Treatment Room Partnership announced at 2012 ASTRO annual meeting 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 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | 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 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 | 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-RADlast_img read more

CFPB Details Ongoing Servicing Problems in 2013

first_img in Featured, Government, Servicing February 3, 2014 482 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investors Lenders & Servicers Regulation Service Providers 2014-02-03 Tory Barringer The “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””: (CFPB) released a new report detailing a number of shoddy servicing practices that “”continued to plague consumers throughout 2013.””[IMAGE]CFPB’s latest “”Supervisory Highlights””: report covers supervision work completed between July and October 2013-after its servicing rules were first published but before they actually went into effect.The bureau says it uncovered a number of “”unfair and deceptive practices”” in that time.””Problems in mortgage servicing have plagued consumers for years and helped contribute to the financial crisis,”” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “”Taking action against mortgage servicing practices that harm consumers is a key priority for the CFPB. Especially under [COLUMN_BREAK]the detailed protections of our new rules, we expect services to clean up their act and provide responsible customer service.””Among the findings, CFPB says its examiners found two servicers that were requiring borrowers to waive existing claims in order to get a forbearance or a loan modification agreement. According to the agency, the examiners found the waiver clauses too broad and “”unfair as they were done without regard to individual circumstances.””Examiners also reportedly found two servicers engaging in unfair practices by failing to honor existing loan modifications after a servicing transfer.In addition, the bureau says its supervisory efforts revealed two cases of poor payment processing: one in which a servicer misrepresented payment plans in its marketing and another in which a servicer falsely told borrowers they would receive refunds from their escrow accounts.Finally, examiners also found several cases in which servicers provided incorrect information to consumer reporting agencies by misreporting short sales as foreclosures.In all problem cases, CFPB says the companies were alerted to the agency’s concerns, with investigations for potential enforcement actions being launched when appropriate.In the July-October period last year, the bureau says non-public supervisory actions and self-reported violations resulted in $2.6 million in remediation to consumers.center_img CFPB Details Ongoing Servicing Problems in 2013 Sharelast_img read more

Reverse Mortgages Slide from January High

first_img April 23, 2018 509 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing The reverse mortgage market is still reeling from changes announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in August 2017 that are set to lower principal limit factors starting October 2, 2018. Home equity conversion loan (HECM) originations plummeted 17.6 percent in February but remained relatively high, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight, Inc.Despite the notable drop in originations over the month, the number of loans originated in February is higher than all other months in the past year with the exceptions of January and March, the report indicated. HECM loan originations totaled 5,195 in February, down from an anomalous high of 6,308 in January. In fact, January posted a 32.9 percent increase from the month earlier. Wholesale loans declined at a slightly faster pace than retail loans in February, according to Reverse Market Insight’s data. Wholesale loans totaled 2,546, an 18.4 percent decline over the month. Retail loans totaled 2,649 in February, down 16.9 percent from January. According to the report, of the 10 lenders who originated the most HECM loans in February, only two posted increases in originations over February: American Advisors Group with a 2 percent increase, and High Tech Lending with a notable 70.4 percent growth. On the other hand, seven of the 10 lenders posted an increase in loan originations year to date compared to a year ago. Fairway Independent took the spotlight in year-to-date volume growth with an impressive 208.4 percent increase. However, Fairway followed the trend of declining volume over the month of February with a 36.9 percent decline. American Advisors Group originated the most retail loans in February with 10,980 originations for the month, claiming 18.5 percent market share in this loan category. Finance of America Reverse originated the most wholesale loans in February, 8,310, comprising 29.5 percent of the market share, the report indicated.The top 10 HECM originators claimed 85.8 percent market share in February. Sharecenter_img HECM Lenders loans Origination Retail Loans Reverse Market Insight Inc. Reverse Mortgage RMBS Wholesale Loans 2018-04-23 Radhika Ojha Reverse Mortgages Slide from January Highlast_img read more

Three deaths from flu

first_imgTHREE PEOPLE have died from flu since December 1, while 18 flu cases were classified as “severe”, according to the health ministry.In a press release issued on Friday, the ministry noted that all three individuals who died had chronic health issues, such as diabetes, asthma or suffered from other serious respiratory and blood disease.The average age of people hospitalised with life threatening flu symptoms is 62.Flu activity was on the rise over the last week of December through the third week of January, when reported flu cases started to decline.According to the release, the virology monitoring network reported that from January 1 to March 8, 138 samples were sent for lab analysis and 67 of those – 48.5 per cent – came back positive for flu.The majority of those samples – 86 per cent – were presented with Type A flu, subtype H3N2. This strain is the most widespread in Cyprus – an average of 90 per cent of cases reported – and the EU.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Ajay Devgns Father Veeru Devgan Passes Away Serena Williams Meets Royal Baby

first_img Ajay Devgn FatherAjay Devgn Veeru DevganAladdinAladdin box office First Published: May 27, 2019, 7:57 PM IST Ajay Devgn’s father, Veeru Devgan, passed away on Monday morning. As per media reports, he was admitted to the hospital after complaints of breathlessness in the morning. He eventually suffered a cardiac arrest. Condolences from film fraternity poured in subsequently for the Devgn family and many stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol turned up to pay their respects.While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle consider names of potential godmother and godfather for baby Archie, a number of their close friends have been visiting them. Tennis star Serena Williams is reportedly one of the earliest visitors who got to meet the royal baby, thanks to her close friendship with Meghan Markle. Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film, which is directed by Anubhav Sinha, borrows it’s title from the Article 15 of the Constitution. The teaser of the film, that was released today, is based on the tenets of this particular article.Scroll down for more news from the world of entertainment and lifestyle.Veeru Devgan, one of the most celebrated action and stunts directors in Bollywood, has passed away in Mumbai. He choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films. The father of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Veeru also directed a film with Ajay in the lead, Hindustan Ki Kasam.Read: Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgn’s Father and Stunt Director, Passes AwayAlso read: Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol Arrive at Ajay Devgn’s House to Pay Last Respects to Veeru DevganTennis star Serena Williams apparently visited royal baby Archie with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their one-year-old daughter, Olympia, reported Daily Mail. The visit has sparked rumours that she is in the running to be Archie’s grandmother, what with her being an old friend of the Duchess of Sussex, having attended both her her wedding and at her baby shower in New York. Read: Serena Williams Pays Visit to Meghan Markle, in the Running to be Royal Baby’s GodmotherAlso read: The Big Bang Theory Actor Johnny Galecki Reveals the Gender of His ChildAyushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Article 15 saw its teaser reveal today. Base on true events, the film will aim to forward a narrative that upholds the tenet of the particular article which disallows discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. Read: Article 15 Teaser is a Hard-Hitting Reminder of the Forgotten Values of Indian ConstitutionSinger Sona Mohapatra has criticised actor Salman Khan for taking a “low brow” dig at Priyanka Chopra over quitting his upcoming movie Bharat. Salman has been relentlessly taking digs at Priyanka for opting out of his movie at the “last minute”. Read: Singer Sona Mohapatra Slams Salman Khan for His ‘Low Brow’ Dig at Priyanka Chopra Over Quitting BharatWith no major blockbuster movie coinciding with the release of Aladdin, the film seems to have almost had a free run at the box office over the weekend. The Disney film, that released on Friday (May 24) along with PM Narendra Modi and India’s Most Wanted, is way ahead of the Hindi films in terms of box office numbers.Read: Aladdin Earns Double of PM Narendra Modi, India’s Most Wanted Struggles at the Box OfficeRead: Mark Ruffalo’s Avengers Endgame Throwback Video Will Make You Cry One More TimeCheck back tomorrow for more news from the world of films and fashion.Follow @News18Movies for morelast_img read more