The announcement of the NDA’s seat-sharing agreement for Bihar, for which Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar is visiting the national capital, was postponed on Saturday. But all sides said there was no serious disagreement.The much-anticipated meeting between Mr. Nitish Kumar and BJP president Amit Shah did not take place. As the Chief Minister is to return home on Monday, the announcement is expected on Sunday. Mr. Kumar remained closeted with party leaders at his residence on Kamaraj Lane here for much of the day. “When the number of seats to be fought by each partner has been decided, there is really no difficulty. We are confident that people will support the alliance and the work of the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar,” JD(U) Bihar president Bashishtha Narayan Singh said.On Friday, the BJP sorted out the issues in seat allocation with the Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP). Sources said the LJP would be given five seats (out of 40) in Bihar, one in either Jharkhand or Uttar Pradesh and one Rajya Sabha seat for Mr. Paswan. Under an old agreement announced by Mr. Shah and Mr. Kumar, the BJP and the JD(U) were to contest in an equal number of seats in Bihar. With 35 seats left now, one party would have to fight in 18 and the other in 17. It may appear a minor thing, but it will disturb the principle of equality among the partners. Sources said this imbroglio prevented the announcement from being made on Saturday.Last week, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) walked out of the NDA and joined the UPA. This gave a sense of urgency to the NDA’s seat-sharing agreement.
Shola Alvarez paced JRU’s offense with 21 points while Dolly Verzosa added 16.San Beda revved up the attack in the fifth set, scoring on six straight points to take an 11-5 lead after Nieza Viray scored off the Lady Pirates’ blockade.The Lady Red Spikers got into the 14-7 match point after Lyceum captain Bien Juanillo’s attempt went long before Cesca Raqraquin finished it off with a well-placed kill.Raqraquin led San Beda with a game-high 26 points while Viray added 13.Monica Sevilla had 13 points to lead Lyceum while Christine Miralles and Juanillo added 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino admitted his team looked sluggish in the first two sets but a reality check allowed them to stop Lyceum’s onslaught.“First off, we fixed whatever we did on the floor because we really looked slow, and we had to be aggressive,” said Gavino in Filipino. “There wasn’t much adjusting when it came to skills, because I already knew what they were capable of, they just had to wake up after the first two sets.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJose Rizal University stopped College of St. Benilde in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, in the first game.The Lady Bombers improved to 3-3 and tied the Lady Blazers at fifth spot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net (FILE)San Beda brushed off a two-set disadvantage and raced back to deny Lyceum an upset victory, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-7, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Red Spikers improved to 6-0 and tied defending champion Arellano University at first place while sending the Lady Pirates to a miserable 1-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Velez, Carlos open year with wins Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:13San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 9401:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments read more
West Indies are entertaining in limited-overs format, says DhoniIndia may have hammered West Indies in the Test series but MS Dhoni rates them as an extraordinary and entertaining side when they play limited-overs cricket.Djokovic faces race against time for US Open defenceTroubled by injury and a private matter that affected him at Wimbledon, world number one Novak Djokovic is all set to end his grand slam season on a high at the US Open.Russia to appeal against Rio Paralympics ban in court Russia will appeal in the Swiss Federal Court on Monday against the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold a blanket ban on their athletes from competing in next month’s Rio Paralympics.Du Plessis bats for more home Tests, urges SA to emulate India South Africa’s Twenty20 skipper Faf du Plessis urged administrators to emulate India, who are all set to play as many as 13 Tests this season in their own backyard.Rio medallist Sindhu flooded with offers to endorse big brandsPV Sindhu’s brand value touched the sky after she became the youngest Indian woman athlete to grab an Olympic Silver and now she is in line to endorse a number of big brands. read more
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma will be more remembered for his ugly spat with celebrities. He speaks his mind. Sometimes at the cost of his own peace.Heaping praise on Mahesh Babu’s first look poster from the upcoming film Spyder, Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter to praise the former.He wrote, “Simply Amazing..Mahesh is literally looking like God.”Simply Amazing..Mahesh is literally looking like God??????????????? pic.twitter.com/TfkdgaJYQB- Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 12, 2017The first look poster is already a hit on the internet. Going by the unprecedented craze, the film is very likely to emerge as one of the highest grossing Indian films this year.Tipped to be a spy thriller, the film will see Mahesh Babu as a suave intelligent officer, while SJ Suryah has been roped in to lock horns with the Nenokkadine star.Reports also suggests that Suryah is likely to sport a macho look for the film and that he is rigorously working out to achieve the desired look.Rakul Preet Singh will play the leading lady in the film, which has music by Harris Jayaraj.Jointly produced by Prasad and Tagore Madhu, the film is slated to release on June 23.Post Murugadoss’s project, Mahesh is teaming up with directors directors Koratala Siva, Vamshi and Trivikram for Mahesh 24, 25 and 26 respectively.ALSO READ: Baahubali 2 at the box office- Would The Conclusion be as huge without its marketing?ALSO READ: After Power Paandi, Dhanush resumes Vada Chennai ALSO READ: Tamannaah’s Queen remake in Tamil shelvedadvertisement read more
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 17: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot carries the school flag on the field before the game against the Michigan State Spartans on September 17, 2005 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, No. 12 Syracuse and No. 3 Notre Dame will meet at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Both programs enter on win streaks of at least four games – of course the Fighting Irish sit undefeated on the season, while Syracuse has won its last four.Before the matchup, Notre Dame unveiled new uniforms the team will wear for the contest. To take full advantage of the locale, the school revealed it will be wearing pinstripes for the game against the Orange.Initial reaction to the news jerseys was suspect at best.Here’s a look at the new uniforms Notre Dame will wear on Saturday afternoon.Pinstripes will hit the gridiron for the first time in college football history. @NDFootball pays homage to the real home team with @Yankees inspired uniforms for this weekend’s Shamrock Series game. ☘️ #WEWILL pic.twitter.com/DBC9Qjb612— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) November 15, 2018Here’s just a handful of the reaction to the pinstripes.Notre Dame should be denied a playoff spot for these uniforms alone. https://t.co/MeBZEsYHWI— Joe Buettner (@ByJoeBuettner) November 15, 2018Notre Dame isn’t exactly endearing itself to its Irish Catholic fan base in Boston with these Yankees pinstripe uniforms. #RedSox pic.twitter.com/JLCJsUayqs— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) November 16, 2018Can the Orange pull off the upset, or will Notre Dame continue on its path to the College Football Playoff? We’ll find out on Saturday.Notre Dame and Syracuse kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. read more
The province is urging Nova Scotians to drive with care this spring as hundreds of volunteers work along highways during the 2012 Adopt-A-Highway program. The province co-ordinates the efforts of volunteers who pick up litter alongside roadways. Last year, 2,000 volunteers cleaned along 897 kilometres of highways and seven interchanges. They gathered 4,866 bags of garbage and recyclable material. “The official Adopt-A-Highway Day isn’t until Friday, May 4, but, with the good weather, volunteers are already out there making Nova Scotia look better,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks. “Please slow down and be extra cautious when travelling through clean-up zones.” “In a perfect world people wouldn’t throw litter on the highways, but nobody’s perfect and this job needs to be done,” said Gina Bain, co-ordinator, Adopt-A-Highway program. “Our volunteers are out there doing work that benefits all Nova Scotians and we want to make sure they’re safe.” Volunteers wear fluorescent safety vests, but they may be close to the road when picking up litter. Volunteers range from one person to service groups to families to co-workers. Adopt-A-Highway is an international roadside litter clean-up program. More information is available at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/wi/projects/adopt.shtml . read more
New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him a stalwart who served the nation and his ‘sangathan’ (organisation) with “dedication and zeal”. Jaitley, 66, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for several weeks. “A stalwart who paid tribute to his simple beginnings by helping those with meagre means. Orator par excellence, legal luminary @arunjaitley ji served the Nation and sangathan with dedication and zeal. My tributes to him. Condolences to loved ones. Om Shanti,” tweeted the Women and Child Development and Textiles Minister.
Four tropical storms – Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – battered Haiti between mid-August and mid-September, leaving a trail of devastation in their wake.During his two-day trip starting on Thursday, Mr. Holmes, who also serves as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will hold talks with Haitian leaders and representatives of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).The UN launched an appeal in September for nearly $108 million to provide humanitarian and early recovery help for the next six months to survivors of the storms.On his visit, Mr. Holmes will also stop at Gonaïves, the town hardest-hit by the recent storms.In a related development, all 140 members of an Indian Formed Police Unit (FPU) – comprising police officers who have received specialized training in high-risk operations and managing crowds – have all arrived to serve with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH.The latest addition brings the total of UN Police (UNPOL) serving with the mission to over 1,100.FPUs can be deployed to respond to riots, carry out patrols and take part in anti-kidnapping operations. They can also provide much-needed humanitarian assistance, as was the case early last month in Haiti.In Gonaïves, a Pakistani FPU – working 36 straight hours instead of their usual 8-hour shift – saved the lives of hundreds of prisoners whose cells were in danger of being inundated by floodwater.With many relief organizations unable to reach the town in Haiti’s north, the officers shared their own food and supplies with those in need. They also waded through waist-deep water to evacuate senior citizens and children, carrying them on their shoulders. Once the waters had receded, the Pakistani FPU transported some 4,000 people to safety in a span of three days. 21 October 2008United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes will visit Haiti later this week to assess the response to a series of storms which ravaged the impoverished Caribbean nation recently, it was announced today. read more
The unanimous resolution followed a report by the Panel of Experts monitoring UN sanctions imposed on Liberia during its decade and a half of civil war, which found that the Government had not made any movement to freeze assets recently designated as owned or benefiting designated individuals, citing new evidence that such individuals still have considerable financial resources.Moreover, while the Government is complying with some requirements of the Kimberley Process – an international initiative joining governments, industry and civil society to stem the flow of conflict diamonds used to finance civil wars – it is not in compliance in the maintenance and sharing of data, the panel noted.“Of most concern are indications of abuses of the system of internal controls, mounting evidence of the presence of regional trading networks and the potential infiltration of sanctioned Ivorian diamonds into Liberian exports,” it said, referring to Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia’s equally war-torn neighbour.“The political will to implement the Kimberley Process certification scheme has diminished, at least within the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy,” it added, calling on the Government to reconstitute the Presidential Task Force on Diamonds and further investigate the regional trading network and the potential infiltration of Ivorian diamonds into Liberia and neighbouring countries. The Council renewed for another year the mandate of the panel, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007 to renew investigations of whether UN sanctions were being enforced after allegations that former president Charles Taylor, under indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, might still have access to considerable wealth.The panel also found shortcoming in the forestry sector, another potential source of illicit gains, citing “numerous breaches of basic processes and criteria in the awarding of concessions,” and a lack of transparency by the Forestry Development Authority in making documents and information available.“The panel has not been able to ascertain the existence of a forest management stakeholders list, another legal requirement intended to facilitate communication and participation,” it said.With regard to the travel ban, this was violated by one individual, Cyril Allen, who travelled to Ghana in October, while two others were not complying with the strict conditions of the waivers granted them. The Council renewed travel restrictions for another 12 months.The panel found no concrete evidence of major actual or attempted violations of the arms embargo on non-State groups. But, it warned, “the national capacity of the Liberian Government to control weapons and to provide security to its citizens remains low, which is of particular concern to the panel given the volatile regional situation in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.”It recommended setting up a working group comprising the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the Liberian National Commission on Small Arms, various ministries and the United States Embassy to help the Government “identify and trace in a timely manner illicit small arms and light weapons.”UNMIL, set up by the Council in 2003 and now numbering over 11,500 uniformed personnel, played a major role in restoring stability and a democratic government after the civil war. But in a report in August, Mr. Ban warned that the gains remain fragile, especially with regard to security, rule of law and job creation. 17 December 2009While welcoming progress made by the Liberian Government in rebuilding the war-shattered country, the Security Council today demanded it “make all necessary efforts to fulfil its obligations” to freeze the assets of alleged war criminals and others, and urged it to tighten controls against so-called “blood diamonds” used to finance conflict. read more
FRIENDS OF DONEGAL teenager Conor Boyle from his GAA and boxing clubs will form a guard of honour at his funeral in Annagry today, and will help carry his coffin to the village’s cemetery afterwards.The 18-year-old died in hospital in England earlier this month, two weeks after sustaining serious head injuries in a car crash. He was moved to a specialist neurological hospital in Cambridge, but passed away a week ago last Friday.Conor’s funeral will take place at 1pm at the Star of the Sea Church in Annagry today, with burial afterwards in the village’s ‘new’ cemetery.“What we plan to do, along with Rosses boxing club where Conor was a member, is form a guard of honour in the grounds of the church in advance of the service,” Children’s Officer at Naomh Mhuire GAA club Donal Sharkey told TheJournal.ie.Sharkey said it was expected that Conor’s friends would also carry his coffin “the last 300 yards or so” to his graveside.“The idea is for lads his own age to take the lead and to keep swapping until we get him there,” Sharkey said.Hundreds are expected to turn out for this afternoon’s funeral. Sharkey said the mood around the club since the news of Conor’s death had been “sombre”. He added:“The kids are coping well, you would think — but it’s hard to know.”Conor had been working in England after completing his Leaving Cert back in June. He was returning home from work when his car hit a tree in the early hours of 8 September.Read: Donegal teenager loses battle for life in Cambridge hospital > read more
Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 10:35 AM 26 Comments Share Tweet Email London-bound flight diverted over ‘suspicious conversation’ Federal police evacuated the 151 passengers down emergency slides. Short URL 33,611 Views http://jrnl.ie/3438141 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 11th 2017, 10:35 AM Image: PA Wire/PA Images A LONDON-BOUND easyJet flight was diverted to Cologne last night due to a “suspicious conversation” heard on board, with passengers evacuated on emergency slides and three men arrested, German police said.The pilot of the flight from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana decided to land after passengers told flight attendants “that several men were talking about terrorist activities,” a police spokesman told AFP, without elaborating on the content of their discussion.After the plane landed in a secure area of Cologne-Bonn airport at about 6pm, federal police evacuated the 151 passengers down emergency slides.They isolated a backpack belonging to the three suspects, which was blown up by bomb squad officers.The three men were handed over to police in Cologne, but no details were provided on the contents of their baggage or the reality of the threat.Air traffic at the airport was interrupted between 7pm and 10pm with 10 flights diverted and 20 departures delayed.Cologne police searched the plane using sniffer dogs.In a statement, the airline said the captain had diverted flight EZY3246 “as a precaution to enable the aircraft to go through additional security checks in Cologne”.“In compliance with the local authorities’ guidance, passengers disembarked to allow additional security checks to be performed.”Easyjet said the flight would take off Sunday after passengers had been provided with overnight hotel accommodation.“The safety of easyJet’s passengers and crew is our highest priority,” it said.Germany remains on high alert following several jihadist attacks there and in other European countries.Authorities the previous weekend evacuated Germany’s biggest rock festival, the three-day “Rock am Ring,” over fears of a possible terrorist threat, which proved unfounded.© – AFP, 2017Read: In the age of Trump, two American newspapers are flying the flag for hard news journalism By AFP Image: PA Wire/PA Images read more
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires this summer in Washington have burned about 567 square miles. Last year wildfires burned about 156 square miles in the state.State Forester Aaron Everett says this year’s scorched acreage is about six times the five-year average of 95 square miles. He also says the state has spent more than $100 million on wildfires through August. The Department of Natural Resources’ fire suppression budget is about $25 million.The News Tribune reports Everett gave his account of the fire season at a meeting Wednesday of Results Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee’s program to improve government efficiency.
Homer will soon join the list of U.S. cities making the switch to LED lights.Listen Now Homer Harbor (Photo by Aaron Selbig, KBBI – Homer)On Oct. 10, the Homer City Council passed an ordinance authorizing the installation of new LED lights on seven high mast poles around the Homer Harbor.Originally, the Port and Harbor Department had planned to install LEDs on a single pole as a test project. But the City Council voted down that ordinance in favor of an expanded project that will install lights on all seven poles. The estimated price tag for the project is $180,000.Bryan Hawkins is the Port Director for the City of Homer. Though the LED lights are expensive, he said they are worth the investment.“We think we’re using about $66,000 worth of electricity last year. These lights will use half that much. So we’ll save $33,000 just in energy savings alone. We’ll pay ourselves back for the investment in four years,” Hawkins explained.That’s not counting lower maintenance costs, Hawkins said. Traditional high pressure sodium bulbs, like the ones currently used in the Homer Harbor, must be replaced every two to five years. Based on current estimates, the lifespan of an LED light bulb is about 15 to 20 years.Besides the cost savings, Hawkins sa the brighter LED bulbs will help improve security in the harbor.“What we’re actually doing is we’re watching over hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private property,” Hawkins said.The ordinance approving the LED light project passed unanimously at the Homer City Council Meeting on Oct. 10. But at least one outside group thinks Homer should proceed cautiously.Pete Strasser works with the International Dark-Sky Association, a non-profit based in Arizona. He’s watched communities across the country make the move to LEDs.In foggy coastal environments, the glare from high brightness LEDs can be a major issue, Strasser said.“One of the problems that people discover, usually to their chagrin, is that high brightness white LEDs and fog or haze or snow puts out a tremendous amount of glare,” Strasser said.Because LEDs produce much more light than older technologies, light pollution is also a big concern.“The nighttime environment has never had the amount of light that’s going to be thrown at it ever before,” Strasser said.To help avoid these issues, Homer Port and Harbor has proposed putting a shield around the new LEDs to direct light toward the ground. The shield looks like a baseball cap brim.But Strasser said that a light shield alone won’t fix the glare issue. One option to reduce glare is to select LED lights with an amber-colored coating.“That is the perfect locale for amber LEDs. That would essentially be like putting out fog lights to illuminate the area instead of a high brightness white. If they put in high brightness white LEDs on those high masts, the glare would be unbelievable,” Strasser said.The Port and Harbor Department has not yet made a decision about what type of LED lights will be installed.Now that the City Council has approved the ordinance, City Manager Katie Koester will issue a formal request for proposals from interested companies.The installation of the new LED lights in the Homer Harbor could begin as early as spring 2017. read more
City Councilors Alejandro “Bong” Tungul, center, and Dave Gregory, right, acknowledged the investigation at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Unalaska City Council. Tungul said he’s received a warrant targeting his emails. (Photo by Berett Wilber/KUCB)Members of the Unalaska City Council are under investigation.Listen nowPolice Chief Mike Holman confirmed Tuesday to KUCB that the Unalaska Department of Public Safety is investigating current and potentially former city councilors.Holman declined to comment on the scope of the inquiry. But at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, former councilor Yudelka Leclere connected it to the ongoing controversy surrounding Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley.“Today, I can stand here and look at you, Officer Shockley,” Leclere said during public comments. “We never gave an order to fire you.”Since August, the council has denied accusations that they pressured former city manager Dave Martinson to discipline Shockley for creating a survey asking Unalaskans to rate their satisfaction with each councilor.When Martinson resigned last month, however, he cited long-term tension with the council that came to a head recently over a “personnel decision.” While it appears councilors are now under investigation for their roles in the power struggle, Councilor Dave Gregory said the extent of the probe is unclear.“There’s an investigation of council members,” Gregory said. “Maybe it’s Roger (Rowland), maybe it’s me, maybe it’s Yudelka (Leclere), maybe it’s the other council members. We don’t know. We can’t get any information on it.”Holman said the local Public Safety Department is “part” of the investigation, but he wouldn’t confirm whether other agencies are involved or comment on the timeline for completion.The most specific information came from Councilor Alejandro “Bong” Tungul, who said an attorney has asked to review his emails.“I’m being served a warrant on my computer, which I’m not happy about,” Tungul said.A KUCB public information request for all August emails between the city manager, mayor and council was returned heavily redacted by the city attorney.While the community awaits more information, the council has narrowly upheld a directive that could launch a counter-investigation.At her last meeting in office, Leclere proposed hiring a third-party investigator to look into the matter.Several current councilors argued the city should let the ongoing inquiry play out before taking any action. But others agreed an independent investigator is necessary, given the deputy police chief’s role in the incident.“Since people who are in the Public Safety division are part of this, we need to get some outside assistance.” Councilor James Fitch said.Councilors split 3-3 over the directive, leaving Mayor Frank Kelty to cast the tiebreaker vote. He pushed the motion forward, authorizing the interim city manager and city attorney to explore the possibility of contracting for a separate investigation.The City Council’s next meeting is Nov. 14. read more
Nacharam: Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) campaigned in elections at United Spirits Limited here on Friday. CITU state president Chukka Ramulu said CITU stands for the rights of workers. He called upon the workers to vote for CITU panel. CITU general secretary Md Abdul, working president Ram Reddy, deputy general secretary Sri Hari, vice-president Satyanarayana, Ramu, Tirupati Reddy, Narasimha, Paramesh, Ganesh and others were present.
News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017 Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheape read more News | September 24, 2008 VCT Accuracy Comparable to Optical Colonoscopy September 25, 2008 – In a milestone for virtual colonoscopy, the New England Journal of Medicine published results from the first large multicenter trial of virtual colonoscopy (VC or CT colonography (CTC)), that show VC’s accuracy is comparable to the gold standard optical colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant colorectal polyps. The results of the study, Accuracy of CT Colonography for Detection of Large Adenomas and Cancers (the New England Journal of Medicine on September 18, 2008, Vol. 359:1207-1217) found that CT colonography identified 90 percent of patients with asymptomatic large colorectal adenomas or cancers that were detected by optical colonoscopy with area under the curve of 0.89. Although the effectiveness of CT colonography remains controversial among experts, the American Cancer Society updated its five-year screening guidelines in March to include virtual colonoscopy. The study, which involved more than 2600 patients at 15 sites across the U.S., comes at a pivotal moment for colon cancer screening, as patients are hesitant to be screened due to the uncomfortable, invasive procedure of the optical colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer is the second most common form of cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world, causing 655,000 deaths worldwide per year. Colorectal cancer is on the rise in the U.S. with 112,340 (colon) and 41,240 (rectal) newly diagnosed cases, along with 52,180 deaths from colon and rectal cancer combined being reported thus far from 2007.For more information: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/359/12/1207 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017 Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Launches PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator for CT Colonography March 27, 2017 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the launch of its PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator. read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018 Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage … read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017 Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening People with insurance policies that cover computed tomography (CT) colonography for colorectal cancer screening are… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018 American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018 FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope February 8, 2018 – The U.S. read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019 Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of colorectal cancer through… read more Related Content CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D. Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Future of CT Colonography Screening Computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, offers a noninvasive alternative to… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018 Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3 Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an… read more read more
Wendy Wu Tours has announced an expansion to its business, with China-based destination management company (DMC), providing the tour operator with more “quality control”.Ms Wu having the team, Inbound China in Shanghai, allowed the operator to provide Australian with quality product.“The team in China, including the excellent tour guides, has delivered first class service for WWT customers all over the world and the strategy is to expand this service to other customers travelling to China,” Ms Wu explained.“Wendy Wu Tours is already a leader in escorted tours to China and Indochina and has expanded its portfolio for 2013 with 11 new tours to China, eight new itineraries to Indochina and three to India.”The current Wendy Wu Tours UK managing director, Manuel Mascarenhas will be at the centre of the DMC’s development as he becomes European managing director for Inbound China effective from January, 2013. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J read more
Share Refinance volumes gained mortgage market share for a fourth straight month in November as interest rates continued to trend downward.Out of a sample of closed loans drawn from Ellie Mae’s origination platform last month, 45 percent were refinances, the company reported Wednesday. November’s refinance share marked a 5 percentage point increase from October and was the same as a year ago.Since bottoming out at 32 percent in July, the refinance slice of the market has steadily grown bigger in the past few months, owing to a continued drop in mortgage rates to their lowest levels in more than a year. For November, Ellie Mae reports the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage came in with an average interest rate of 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in the October survey and 4.5 percent last year.”Winter is normally a slow time for housing sales, yet the increase in refinancing volume is protecting many lenders from the cold,” said Jonathan Corr, president and COO of Ellie Mae. “Meanwhile, lower interest rates and the return of the GSEs’ three-percent down payment loan programs may help lenders and homebuyers get off to a great start this New Year.”Going by application numbers, refinance volumes look promising for December. The month kicked off with a 13 percent week-over-week increase in refinance applications, followed by a week of flatness, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.In addition to refinance share pushing higher, mortgage closing rates were also up in November, Ellie Mae said. The total closing rate for all loans last month (based on applications filed 90 days prior) was 60 percent, the highest since August. Closings were up for both refinances, which picked up to 51.2 percent, and purchase loans, which rose to a survey high of 66.5 percent.The time it took to close a loan fell slightly in November, averaging 39 days. For a refinance, the average closing time was 37 days, down from 39 in October, while the average time for purchase loans was 41 days, up from 40.Credit standards were slightly tighter for closed loans compared to October, with the average FICO score rising three points to 729 and the average approved loan-to-value ratio dropping slightly to 80 percent.For denied applications, the average FICO was 678 in November, down from 681 the month prior, while the average loan-to-value ratio was 79 percent.In a survey covering June 2013–June 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reported mortgage underwriting standards were unchanged in the last year at 70 percent of lenders, with 20 percent reporting more stringent requirements.Meanwhile, a survey of lenders conducted by Fannie Mae for the fourth quarter found fewer lenders have tightened their standards in the last few months. The vast majority expect they’ll keep their criteria the same heading into early 2015. Refinances Gain Market Share in November Credit Standards Ellie Mae Refinance 2014-12-18 Tory Barringer December 18, 2014 590 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News read more
Hollywood heads to the mountains to kick off Sundance fest by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2019 8:26 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARK CITY, Utah — Hollywood is bundling up and descending on Park City, Utah to kick off the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Thursday.The festival will officially get started Thursday evening with the world premieres of “After The Wedding,” an adaptation of Susanne Bier’s Oscar-nominated Danish film starring Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, and “The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley,” Alex Gibney’s documentary about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.In all, 117 films are set to premiere at the festival which runs through Feb. 3.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press read more
A 36-year-old man from Latvia on Tuesday plead not-guilty to premediated murder and conspiracy charges in the killing of a Greek national in Limassol last February.The man faces nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and premediated murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, in the killing of Ernesto Leonides, 47, who was shot dead in broad daylight at a Limassol restaurant on February 8.The next hearing has been scheduled for June 29.Leonides, a Greek national of Georgian extraction, was gunned down by three masked individuals who had walked into a tavern in Yermasogia while he was having lunch with friends.The 36-year-old was arrested a few days after the murder when it emerged that he had arranged for the man believed to be one of the three shooters, a 31-year-old from Georgia, to arrive in Cyprus prior to the murder.The Latvian admitted to being a close friend of the Georgian but denies taking part in the killing.The 31-year-old is considered an extremely dangerous person by Interpol.Police have also issued international arrest warrants for seven more suspects, six Georgians and a Russian.You May Likegift5s.comTop 10 gifts for cyclistsgift5s.comUndoFunny AndSee How This Rescue Dog Saved His Tiny Human Just Weeks After Being AdoptedFunny AndUndoRocketGeeksActors Who Were Replaced By Someone Else in the SequelRocketGeeksUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more