APTN National NewsHollywood’s elite are at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival.One Algonquin filmmaker will premier her short film during the opening night celebrations.Her film explores Indigenous identity and representations.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the story.
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1 November 2007As crisis worsens in Somalia, where 88,000 people fled their homes in recent days adding to a total displaced population nearly ten times that amount, the top United Nations humanitarian official there today called on all parties to facilitate access by aid workers to civilians in need of assistance. “It is high time for Somali leaders and representatives of all parties involved to do everything in your power to minimize the suffering of the civilians and facilitate humanitarian access,” said Christian Balslev-Olesen, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, in an open letter.He called on Somali leaders and all parties, including the Ethiopian forces, to respect the distinction between civilians and combatants, not target predominantly civilian structures, and ensure safe and unhindered access for humanitarian organizations.The Coordinator said the recent fighting comes at a time when the country is facing one of the worst humanitarian situations in years. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that up to 88,000 people have fled Mogadishu this past weekend alone due to increased fighting – more than have left the Somali capital in the past four months.There are now roughly 450,000 people who have been displaced by fighting this year, bringing to 800,000 the total displaced population in Somalia, according to OCHA.Many of those fleeing are seeking protection in the town of Afgooye, where some 100,000 people have found temporary shelter and continue to be assisted by UN agencies. This weekend’s fighting is the latest among the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and other parties in the Horn of Africa nation, which has had no functioning central government since Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime was toppled in 1991.Mr. Balslev-Olesen expressed concerned about the safety and well-being of those remaining in Mogadishu, as their ordinary livelihoods have been disrupted and access to basic necessities and services is shrinking. He noted that many humanitarian organizations are unable to reach all persons in need, with distributions prevented by insecurity and checkpoints and ad hoc “taxation.”
NEW YORK — News of an alleged Amazon theft ring involving contract delivery drivers is unlikely to make a dent in the online shopping giant’s massive business. But it may make people more wary of letting deliveries into their house when they aren’t there — a nascent project from both Amazon and Walmart .WHAT HAPPENED WITH AMAZON?The theft ring, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit, involved Amazon contract drivers stealing items that were being shipped to customers or returns. Then they resold them to pawn shops, which shipped the items to Amazon warehouses and resold them on Amazon’s sites using the sellers “Bestforyouall” or “Freeshipforyou.” No charges have been filed yet.WILL PEOPLE STOP SHOPPING AT AMAZON?Regular customers probably won’t stop buying from Amazon. People still use Amazon even after having their packages stolen by “porch pirates,” even though that is a big problem .“It’s almost an inevitability that people will use the site to dispose of ill-gotten gains,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail. “Amazon is the largest marketplace; it’s going to have the biggest problem.”But the thefts could alter shoppers’ behaviour in other ways. Negative press could tank retailer services that might seem intrusive, such as ones that deliver packages directly into your house, said Jon Reily, a former Amazon executive now at the digital consultancy firm Publicis Sapient.Those in-home delivery services have already raised touchy questions about privacy. Reily said he suspects that they haven’t gained much traction, although a separate Amazon service that makes deliveries to people’s cars seems more popular. “It’ll be interesting to see how this affects everyone,” he said. “Consumer confidence is a weird animal.”The news could also boost interest in options that let people pick up their packages at stores rather than having them delivered, a service that has become more seamless in the last few years, Saunders said.But overall, it’s not likely that shoppers will change their behaviour. “Will this affect Amazon? I doubt it. This will be a blip in the news that will quickly be forgotten,” said Forrester analyst Sucharita Kodali. “This is what happens on marketplaces.”WHAT IS AMAZON DOING?Amazon said in a statement that it does not tolerate fraud and it prohibits inauthentic or stolen goods from being offered in its store. It says it takes action when sellers do not comply. The company and other online marketplaces have long had problems with fake goods such as imitation Birkenstock shoes or Apple accessories. Amazon said it spent more than $400 million in 2018 fighting counterfeit products, fraud and other forms of abuse.Kodali said Amazon could have more stringent seller and merchandise standards, but that’s unlikely because the company makes money from its successful third-party sellers — other companies that sell products through Amazon’s site.Still, the company could face legal issues if it knowingly allowed sales of stolen goods on its site, Saunders said.If a third-party seller has its packages stolen on the way to a shopper, it’s not clear who has to pay to reimburse the customer. Amazon did not answer the question, but on its website says that customers can request a refund from Amazon if a third-party seller has not refunded them.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press
According to WHO, Gabon has reported 26 confirmed cases, including 23 deaths, while 16 confirmed cases, including 11 deaths, have been reported in villages in the Republic of the Congo. An additional 22 suspected cases in Gabon are under investigation. An international team tracking the deadly disease is operating in Libreville, Makokou and the Republic of the Congo. In a statement released today, the Geneva-based health agency said “discussions with the provincial and national authorities for the return of the team to Mekambo are continuing and it is hoped the team will go back at the earliest possible date to contain the outbreak with the local authorities.” The team in Mekambo was relocated to Makokou after security concerns prompted WHO to move experts inland earlier this month.Ebola, which is transmitted via direct contact with the blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person, causes death in up to 90 per cent of all cases, according to WHO. There is no specific treatment or vaccine for the disease, which is often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, limited kidney and liver functions, and both internal and external bleeding.
SEOUL, South Korea – A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.Lee Hee-beom, a former minister of industry and energy, needs to be ratified by a vote of senior committee officials to officially become president of the organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Games.Cho’s sudden resignation marked the second change in less than two years at the helm of the local organizing committee, which had struggled to get preparations back on track in the face of venue construction delays, disputes over the location of the Olympic stadium and slow pace of domestic sponsorship.The organizing committee said Lee’s background in government and business filled the requirements “to lead the preparation of a complex mega sports event.”The committee said it would soon convene a meeting to appoint Lee as the new president, a decision which would then need approval from the government’s culture and sports ministry.Cho is chairman of the Hanjin Group, which controls Olympic sponsor Korean Air and a major shipping company struggling with heavy debt.He said in a statement he couldn’t continue with the Olympic job because he needs to focus on stabilizing Hanjin Shipping, South Korea’s largest container carrier, which said last week that it will undergo a debt revamp program with creditors in its last-ditch efforts to stay in business.Cho took over as president of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee in July 2014 after the sudden resignation of Kim Jin-sun, the former governor of the region that includes Pyeongchang.“For the past two years, I have truly put forward my very best efforts to work with every member of the organizing committee to prepare a successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2018,” Cho said in the statement. “I can proudly say that POCOG has become a strong team, and the challenges we have overcome have allowed us to achieve success at our first official test events this past February.”Pyeongchang organizers have faced a series of challenges in recent years, including the construction delays, local conflicts over venues and criticism about their financial planning, but preparations had seemed to turn a corner after the successful hosting of test events earlier this year in Olympic venues.Gunilla Lindberg, head of the International Olympic Committee’s co-ordination commission for the 2018 Winter Games, said the IOC respected Cho’s decision and appreciated his co-operation in recent years.“Under his leadership, the organizing committee has made great progress and has delivered very successful test events,” Lindberg said. “There remain a number of important steps to be taken ahead of the games and the IOC remains confident that through our close co-operation with the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee these will be successfully addressed.”The announcement of Cho’s resignation came on the same day the Olympic flame was set to land in Brazil, where problems in preparations have sometimes overshadowed the build up to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.___Associated Press writer Youkyung Lee contributed to this report. 2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in by Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2016 11:26 pm MDT Last Updated May 3, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Another key area of concern is the health of some 60,000 pregnant Rohingya women in the camps.Many of them suffered gender-based violence “either prior or during the course of their flight” from Myanmar, WHO’s Dr. Salama said, adding that only one fifth of them will give birth in a suitable healthcare facility.Partner agency UNHCR also underlined the calls for the international community to step up support for the Rohingya, who are stateless and unable to return to Myanmar.This is despite the UN’s signing of an official Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Myanmar in June, to help establish conditions conducive for the safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingya.According to OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the mainly Muslim Rohingya communities that have stayed in Rakhine state require urgent – and in some cases lifesaving – help.Some 660,000 people are in need across Rakhine state including more than 176,000 in Northern Rakhine, OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke said. “We stand ready to go there as soon as access allows,” he added.” Most humanitarian organizations that have been working in Northern Rakhine state for years have still not been able to resume programmes and services for these population which are some of the most vulnerable in the world.”To date, the $950 million Rohingya 2018 appeal is only just over 30 per cent funded. “This was the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world and the challenges have been immense,” he said, highlighting comments by the agency’s Chief of Mission in Bangladesh Giorgi Gigauri. “Countless lives have been saved thanks to the generosity of the Government of Bangladesh, the local community and donor s and the hard work of all those involved in the humanitarian response. But we now face the very real threat that if more funding is not urgently secured, lives will once again be at risk.”One year on from the exodus sparked by a military operation likened to ethnic cleansing by UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, more than 720,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh.They have joined an estimated 200,000 Rohingya refugees who were previously displaced.One of the camps, Kutupalong, shelters more than 600,000 refugees, making it the largest and most densely populated refugee settlement in the world, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).In addition to the challenge of providing people’s basic needs – shelter, water and sanitation and healthcare – the agency has carried out huge engineering work to reduce the risk of landslides and flooding.This also involved mobilizing and training hundreds of refugee volunteers to serve as first responders in the event of a natural disaster, although the camps have largely withstood the adverse weather. Dr. Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the UN World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists in Geneva that “thousands of lives” had been saved so far, thanks to the joint efforts of the Bangladesh Government, WHO and partners.Deadly disease outbreaks have also been held at bay in Cox’s Bazar despite “all the conditions being in place for a massive epidemic”, he said, noting that outbreaks of measles, diphtheria, polio, cholera and rubella have been contained thanks to preventive inoculation campaigns that have required four million doses of vaccine.“We need to sustain the vigilance for early warnings of infectious diseases,” Dr. Salama said. “That is still a major risk due to the environmental situation, the poor sanitation, the massive overcrowding, the way these people are being housed and we need to maintain our ability to scale-up outbreak response as required.”His call to scale up help was echoed in Geneva by IOM, the UN migration agency, spokesperson Joel Millman.
Responding to questions in front of a live audience, Mr. Guterres called on leaders everywhere to show wisdom, and create the conditions in which the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (the UN’s initiative to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change) can be achieved.The UN chief said that he refuses to see international relations as simply a confrontation between the United States and China, and stated his preference for a multi-polar world: “What we need is the United States, China, the Russian Federation, India, the European Union and several other key partners to address their problems in a multilateral way.”The UN chief reminded his audience that Europe consisted of several rival powers at the beginning of the Twentieth Century but, with an absence of multilateral organizations, or effective platforms to resolve disputes peaceably, the result was the First World War.Major powers, he said, need to play a relevant role, in a multipolar world with “multilateral forms of governance and international relations based on international law.”A Secretary-General must be ‘an honest broker’The UN chief’s appearance on stage ended with a question about his plans to remain in the post for a second term. Mr. Guterres responded by saying that, because the Secretary-General must be an “honest broker,” they office holder should never act in a way that could be seen as currying favour in order to secure a fresh mandate.“My position has always been – in my life, in all things – the same,” said Mr. Guterres. “When I am here, I do my best as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. I do not think about what the future will bring. The day I will start thinking about the future I will start undermining my action today.”
Norwich Youth Court heard the boy claim he was “just showing off” and had told friends he had “done enough to go to prison” following the breach.He told magistrates: “I didn’t really think of the consequences at the time. I was just showing off to my mates.”The teenager was arrested in Norwich on November 3 last year and charged with breaching the Computer Misuse Act 1990 following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Unit.He admitted the seven charges when he appeared at Norwich Youth Court on Tuesday. Sentencing was adjourned to December 13.Laura Tams, prosecuting, said the charges stemmed from the high-profile cyber attack on TalkTalk, but also included attacks on other websites, including Manchester University, Cambridge University and that of Merit Badges, a small family company that supplies martial arts badges.”He was using a software programme called SQL map, which the prosecution say is a hacking tool used to identify vulnerabilities on a website,” she said.Ms Tams explained that the tool is “legitimate software” but must only be used if the website consents.In the days before the TalkTalk hack, the youth gained access to a database of 693 staff and students at Manchester University containing email addresses and identity numbers which a “more capable hacker would be able to use for wider criminality”, Ms Tams said.He then attacked a library website belonging to Cambridge University, but both universities traced the IP of the computer used back to the teenager’s home address. Referring to the hack on the martial arts badge website, she said the teenager discussed putting an offer code on the website to give a 100 per cent discount. A link to a photograph of the teenager and his website was found on the site of one of the universities he targeted, Ms Tam said.Telecoms giant TalkTalk eventually fell victim to what it described as a “significant and sustained” attack on its website on October 21, 2015. It resulted in the personal data of nearly 160,000 people being accessed and was branded a “car crash” earlier this year by then information commissioner Christopher Graham.Ms Tams said the teenager had claimed in an online conversation that he “could potentially have everyone on TalkTalk” and then mentioned “wiping and nuking his digital devices”.Chris Brown, mitigating, reminded the court that it was not the prosecution’s case “that what happened at TalkTalk lies solely at his door”.He said that the vulnerability on the TalkTalk website had been talked about before the teenager accessed it.”That vulnerability was seized upon by someone who a matter of days previously had found a way of hacking another type of business,” said Mr Brown. “That company had its customer database seized, those customers were threatened with requests for money so their details weren’t sold on the dark web, and the company was asked to pay a ransom to prevent that happening.”That’s not [the teenager]. That’s someone acting completely apart from him. That person used the vulnerability in TalkTalk days later to demand things and emailed the chief executive of TalkTalk with similar blackmail efforts.” The thrill was in the chase. It was not in damaging their website or causing loss to them. It was playingChris Brown The teenager admitted the seven charges when he appeared at Norwich Youth Court on TuesdayCredit:Reuters I didn’t really think of the consequences at the time. I was just showing off to my matesTeenage hacker TalkTalk’s chief executive was blackmailed after a 17-year-old boy boasted about hacking its website online, a court heard. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, targeted Cambridge and Manchester University before using hacking tool software to identify TalkTalk’s vulnerabilities. He then posted the details online, resulting in the telecom giant being targeted more than 14,000 times and the chief executive being blackmailed via email. He said the teenager was challenged to prove he had done the things he claimed to have done when posting online messages, and was sometimes “called out”.”You’re dealing with someone who at the time was just 16 years old, who created a number of personas online,” said Mr Brown. Personas that talked about his abilities as a hacker.”He added: “There are other websites where he was called out as someone who exaggerates his prowess and is either called out or ceases to be involved in the conversation.””The thrill was in the chase,” Mr Brown added. “It was not in damaging their website or causing loss to them. It was playing.”He continued: “It’s inexplicable to the rest of us – why get in so much trouble for what’s bravado, to prove you can, to prove you’ve got the skills. You have somebody who becomes a personality online.”Mr Brown said the teenager’s part in the TalkTalk breach was “signposting”.Asked about his interest in computers nowadays, the teenager added: “It was a passion. Not any more. I’m very careful nowadays what I do. I realise what I’ve done is really significant and it won’t happen again. I’ve grown up.”Magistrates asked the teenager’s father why he had three computers and he replied that his son had a keen interest in computers but “a lot of it went over my head to be honest”.Chairman of the bench Jean Bonnick said magistrates may be minded to spare the teenager, who will be sentenced next month, jail. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
He will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Scotland Yard said. Jaden was declared dead by paramedics at 7.09pm on January 9 following an attack on Bickley Road, E10.Police believe he had been struck by a car and knocked off his moped, before being fatally stabbed shortly before 6.30pm.Detectives renewed a call for further information as they continue to investigate the killing. Anyone with information is asked to contact incident room on 020 8345 3734 or Tweet information to @MetCC. An 18-year-old man has been charged over the murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in Waltham Forest.Ayoub Majdouline, 18, of no fixed address but of the Wembley area was arrested on Saturday morning before being charged later that day. Jayden Moodie with his idol, World Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony JoshuaCredit:Twitter Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Hatch is the lead sponsor of the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame and the first inductee selection has been made. Luke Danielson is the 2015 inductee in the Environmental Management and Stewardship category sponsored by MWH. He is a lawyer, researcher and professor who has directed substantial research programs in the fields of sustainable development and mining and minerals policy. Perhaps his greatest international achievement was as the director of the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) Project for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). He managed the largest research project ever undertaken on the social, environmental, and economic influence of mining worldwide. The two year global program of research and public consultation produced an actionable plan for “the mining industry to be seen as a positive contributor and partner in local development;” it became the original work plan upon which the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was founded.Other achievements include a successful mediation process for the Pitch uranium mine which brought great value to miners and the state and led to his appointment to the Mine Land Reclamation Board – Colorado’s mine permitting agency. Working on the environmental failure at Summitville mine, resulted in a rigorous, yet fair, legal process for mine permitting that became Colorado’s mining code and a blueprint for mining laws in the US and other countries. It was the first step towards re-establishing trust in mining after a truly devastating environmental failure.He has also achieved important environmental milestones for the mining industries of Chile and China and other countries. In 2005 Danielson co-founded the Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG), a non-profit organization that helps developing countries to put together effective legal and policy frameworks for mining. He served as a member of the International Bar Association committee that developed the Model Mining Agreement, designed as a basis for more transparent and equitable negotiation of agreements between miners and host countries.Judging for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame is ongoing; this is the first inductee decision. Others will be announced over the coming weeks.
Kadetten Schaffhausen wins 6th Swiss championship title, third in a row. EHF CL TOP 16 team beats Wacker Thun 3:1 in final series. In the decisive fourth match, Stojanovic, Tominec, Kukucka and C.o wins 31:28 in an away clash and defend the title of the best team in Switzerland.Game 1: Kadetten Schaffhausen – Wacker Thun 30:26 (17:12)Game 2: Wacker Thun – Kadetten Schaffhausen 34:29 (16:15)Game 3: Kadetten Schaffhausen – Wacker Thun 35:23 (17:14)Game 4: Wacker Thun – Kadetten Schaffhausen 28:31 (13:12) Kadetten SchaffhausenSwiss handball champion ← Previous Story Emir Kurtagic stays VfL Gummerbach’s coach! Next Story → Andrade and Cutura to Benfica?
← Previous Story Women’s Junior WCh 2016: Russia to face Germany, Romania on Denmark for the final! Next Story → Sigurdsson calls 15 Germans for Rio! Beach handball Budapest open iit’s heart to Beach Handball and best World players in senior competition just some hours after we get European champions in U16 age on the EURO held in Portugal’s costal city Nazare.Some “underdog” teams came up to the decisive matches which shows that BH start being much more developed in Europe than previous years and with more national teams competitive on top level then indoor handball.Titles goes to Netherlands in female and Spain in male competition. “Oranje” girls won in the final against Spain (17:6; 20:18). Bronze medal stay in Portugal as host team won against Norway 2:1 (14:23; 18:16; 5:2).In male competition Spain won in final against Portugal with 2:1 (28:18; 22:23; 8:6). Third place match won Italian national team by beating Russia 2:0 (26:18; 25:20).MVP players on this competition are Beatris Souza (POR) and Jorge fernandez Arias (ESP).This EURO was qualification competition for the next years’ Beach Handball World Championship U17 that will be “last cut” for the teams that will participate on inagural Beach Handball competition on one Olympic games – Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018.PHOTO CREDIT: Mario Bernandes
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A victory for residents of Arthurs Seat – which include thousands of Greek Australians – following an EPA Decision to reject the proposal of a rubbish tip at the old Pioneer quarry on Arthurs Seat in Dromana.Peninsula Waste Management has decided not to appeal the EPA’s Decision to reject the tip on Arthurs Seat. Ian Vaughan, Ross Trustee and Chairman of PWM, stated there will not be an appeal and that they will withdraw their Planning Permit Application from Council within the next few days.This follows active lobbying by a group of concerned residents who created the Peninsula Preservation Group Inc. (PPG) to oppose this development and articles in the media including Neos Kosmos, who on Saturday 8 June published the article entitled “Dump sparks outrage on Arthurs Seat“.One concerned resident, Ilias Salagaras, who lives with his family in Dromana told Neos Kosmos that the proposed site will have a number of adverse affects to not only his property, but the well being of his family, and his two young daughters.“If this tip is approved we will never gain organic certification,” Mr Salagaras said who moved his family to the rural property 18 months ago to enjoy the basics of life, including living off the land and growing fresh organic food. A ‘no tip victory party has been organised by the PPG this Sunday 13 October at 2:00 pm at Dromana Football Oval. All families and friends are welcome.
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that striker Jamie Vardy will return to action on Saturday against Chelsea.Puel took caution and rested Vardy for the Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday after he had played full-time in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.“I hope [Vardy] can be fit for this match and can find his qualities,” Puel told Sky Sports.“With his quality and his aggressiveness, he is a very good player for us. We need Jamie – with his ability, capacity, and character – to give his best.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Of course, it has been difficult for him with injuries and suspensions this season, but he is a valuable player for us and we need Jamie to be at his best for us.”Vardy is Leicester’s top goalscorer this season, with five goals to his name, and will be looking to get on target at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
TEWKSBURY, MA — On Monday, Tewksbury’s State Senator Barbara L’Italien announced her endorsement of Selectman Mark Kratman in the 19th Middlesex State Representative race to succeed the late Rep. Jim Miceli.“I’ve known Mark for years and we have fought side by side to deliver on Tewksbury’s priorities. There is nobody better when it comes to advocating for his community,” said L’Italien. “Mark’s heart is this district – you never see him miss an event or an opportunity to bring people together for the betterment of the area. He will be an outstanding representative for Tewksbury and Wilmington and is the best candidate in this race.”“I am honored to receive this support from our state senator,” said Kratman. “Barbara has done a great job bringing taxpayer dollars to this district, for road repairs, to protect beds and jobs at Tewksbury State Hospital, for the Fire Department, and more. I look forward to following in Senator L’Italien and Rep Miceli’s footsteps in the legislature being this district’s voice in the state legislature. Miceli served with distinction for a long time and while he will be missed, I am ready to hit the ground running on day one.”State Sen. Barbara L’Italien & Tewksbury Selectman Mark Kratman(NOTE: The above announcement is from State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Massachusetts Teachers Association Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally, Ready To Fight For Wilmington & Tewksbury At State HouseIn “Government”
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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 This article appeared as an introduction to the image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) comparison chart in the October 2010 issue of Imaging Technology News. Of the many ongoing efforts to minimize dose to healthy tissue and target radiation to hit only tumors, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is one of those at the forefront. New features and software are being offered and updated by major systems vendors, as IGRT is being used to help treat cancers throughout the body.It has always been a challenge for radiation oncologists to achieve tumor location that is 100 percent precise, either because of patient shifts in position, tumor movement due to body functions like respiration, or tumor changes during the treatment series. IGRT helps to overcome these challenges, in some cases even providing tumor localization in real-time, spanning the fourth dimension.This year has seen a number of developments and improvements in IGRT systems, including the following:- Exhibited for the first time at this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, the TrueBeam IGRT and radiosurgery system synchronizes imaging, patient positioning, motion management and treatment delivery. The system delivers dose more than twice as fast as other linear accelerators, Varian says.There currently are two cancer centers worldwide using the TrueBeam system. One is the University of Zurich, which began using it clinically in March to treat prostate, lung cancer, brain and spinal metastases and benign nerve sheath tumors. There also are plans to extend treatments for lung and upper gastrointestinal tract cancers, along with palliative treatments.- Resonant Medical, a company recently acquired by Elekta, has IGRT systems for soft tissues like breast and prostate, using 3-D ultrasound technology. It compares 3-D structures, not images, to provide accurate guidance noninvasively, without additional dose or any compromise to throughput. The Clarity System is FDA-cleared and compatible with many models of linear accelerators and computed tomography (CT) scanners.- The Artiste Solution from Siemens is a linear accelerator with a portfolio of image-guided delivery tools, so that a clinician can choose the optimal IGRT application for the preferred treatment approach. These include 3-D megavoltage cone beam imaging and in-room CT. In addition, Siemens recently entered into an agreement with Calypso Medical Technologies to sell the Calypso system in Europe. Calypso’s GPS for the Body is a real-time localization technology; when the tumor moves outside of the field of radiation, therapy can be stopped while the patient is repositioned to ensure that the tumor, not the surrounding healthy tissue, receives the radiation dose.- Another real-time patient positioning tool is the ExacTrac infrared monitoring device, which tracks the patient’s position throughout treatment delivery. The ceiling-mounted device from Brainlab is available as an add-on to existing treatment machines. ExacTrac offers high-resolution stereoscopic X-ray imaging to target tumors and correct patient positioning.- The Protura robotic positioning system can integrate with an existing IGRT solution and linear accelerator to provide an all-in-one motion management solution. From Civco Medical Solutions, Protura has a built-in redundant sensor system that is used for auto-calibration and assures the robot precisely aligns the patient without needing an external camera system.- Some IGRT systems involve the use of fiducials for tracking tumors and positioning patients for treatment. FlexiMarc and FlexiCoil, used primarly for IGRT, are the first implanted fiducials designed with image projection and marker stability as the primary objectives. Node-based technology projects a nonbiological image, providing a reference for accurate localization. Both the human eye and software programs can identify FlexiMarc and FlexiCoil.Research Takes a Stock Market Approach In an interesting approach to tracking tumors, one new model is being developed employing tactics similar to those used by stock market analysts to estimate the rise and fall of stocks. Dan Ruan, Ph.D., an instructor in radiation oncology at Stanford University, presented her approach during the recent AAPM meeting.With a typical IGRT protocol, X-rays are used at fixed frequency to validate the location of the tumor target. This rate may be increased to improve the localization accuracy. Ruan’s model, however, which she calls adaptive, aims to accurately localize tumors in real-time by imaging smarter, rather than more frequently. It makes online decisions as to whether or not it is necessary to take a new X-ray image during treatment. She presented test cases where imaging frequency was reduced by 40 to 50 percent without sacrificing tumor localization accuracy.1Reference: 1. D. Ruan, “Reducing Imaging Dose without Sacrificing Target Localization Accuracy: A Feasibility Study.” Research supported by the National Cancer Institute and AAPM Seed Funding Initiative.
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