Asphyxiation beating drowning claim 28 lives in exodus from Somalia to Yemen

“Others are suffering from various skin problems from prolonged contact with sea water, human waste, diesel and other chemicals,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva. “They are not allowed to move during the voyage,” he added of the trip which can take two days or more. This latest drama follows a tragedy in February in which at least 107 bodies were found along a remote stretch of the Yemen coastline after a people-smuggling boat capsized in one of the deadliest single incidents in a perilous voyage that has brought some 30,000 migrants from Somalia since January last year. Over 500 people died during that period and at least 300 remain missing. Yesterday, according to initial reports, four boats carrying more than 500 people landed on the Yemeni coasts. At least 25 people reportedly died during the journey. “When our staff arrived on the beach yesterday, some had already been buried,” Mr. Redmond said. “We are still awaiting more details from the survivors, most of whom were taken to UNHCR’s reception centre. On 17 March, four boats arrived from Bosaso in Somalia carrying some 625 people who were spotted by the Yemeni armed forces. “In an attempt to distract the armed forces, the smugglers on one boat threw 35 Somalis into the water and took the remaining 215 passengers, many with their hands bound by ropes, closer to the shore where they were forced to disembark,” Mr. Redmond said. Yemeni security forces managed to rescue the remaining 35 two hours later by helicopter but by then all the smugglers had escaped and at least three people had died, he added. UNHCR has repeatedly drawn attention to the dangers of people smuggling across the Gulf of Aden, which finds a ready market in Somalia among Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing civil conflict or drought, and horror stories abound of club-wielding smugglers beating their passengers, even including pregnant women, throwing them overboard and stealing their money. UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Erika Feller and Middle East and North African Director Radhouane Nouicer recently visited the region to underline the enormous challenges faced by Yemen. They expressed UNHCR’s commitment to appeal for additional funding and international action to help Yemen, and to develop projects to improve the living conditions and self sufficiency of the refugees in Yemen. They also agreed to work closer with the Yemeni authorities to manage the mixed migration flows arriving in Yemen and to ensure protection and durable solutions for those who need it as well as safe returns for those who do not. UNHCR has been helping Yemen provide assistance, care and housing to over 100,000 refugees already in the country. 23 March 2007At least 28 people died from asphyxiation, beating or drowning and many were badly injured by smugglers in a renewed surge of people smuggling from Somalia to Yemen which saw more than 1,100 brave the perilous exodus across the Gulf of Aden in the past 6 days alone, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. read more

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At UN meeting countries commit to protect gay rights combat discrimination

A study carried out by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) drew on almost two decades worth of work by UN human rights mechanisms and found a “deeply disturbing pattern of violence and discriminatory laws and practices” affecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.Ms. Pillay noted that it is not just LGBT people who face discrimination but also rights defenders speaking on LGBT issues who in many countries are routinely the victims of violence, intimidation and police harassment and risk prosecution and sometimes legal sanctions.The High Commissioner also spoke about the resistance she sometimes meets when she raises the need for measures to protect the rights of LGBT people with government representatives. “They say that same-sex relationships and transgender identities go against their culture, religious beliefs or traditional values. My answer is that human rights are universal,” she said.“Our campaign on behalf of marginalized communities will meet resistance, even opposition. We must not be discouraged. We must stay engaged. Let us keep voicing our concerns, let us keep finding new allies, sharing good practice and standing fast alongside local human rights defenders on the front lines of this struggle.”Those present at the meeting included the United States Secretary of State, the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands and Norway, the French minister for development cooperation and senior officials from Japan, New Zealand and the European Union, as well as the executive directors of Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Foreign ministers attending the meeting, held on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, adopted a declaration pledging not just to protect LGBT rights but also to counter homophobic and transphobic attitudes in society at large, including through public education campaigns.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay commended their resolve to act, but stressed many more challenges remain on this issue.“Over the past decade, many countries have embarked on historic reforms – strengthening anti-discrimination laws, combating hate crime against LGBT people and sensitizing public opinion. But in spite of advances, very serious challenges remain,” she said.“In some places, things seem to be getting worse, not better. As you know, regressive new laws have been proposed or adopted in several Eastern European and African countries in the past year alone […] We must, all of us, look for new ways to talk about this issue with governments – especially those that are reluctant to do so.”More than 76 countries still criminalize consensual adult same-sex relationships, while in many more countries discrimination against LGBT people is widespread – including in the workplace and in the education and health sectors. ‹ › Participants at the Ministerial meeting on the Role of the United Nations in Ending Violence and Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). UN Photo/Amanda Voisard read more

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UN agency launches project to boost agricultural production in northern Mali

“This work represents a contribution to Mali’s peace process, because without security there cannot be food security and where there’s food insecurity, conflicts often erupt,” said the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, during an official visit to the country.The implementation phase of the project has now begun, with the FAO and the Government working together to rehabilitate agricultural production for families in the Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu regions. Activities will focus on helping 25,000 households to restart food and horticultural production and on providing 8,000 pastoralist families with feed and veterinary products for their cattle. Beneficiaries will also receive training in farming and nutritional good practices, with emphasis on the needs of women’s groups engaged in horticulture.The project is part of a larger $100 million World Bank Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Programme in Mali and the FAO is implementing the agricultural component in the north of the country at the Government’s request.“The partnership between the World Bank and FAO is win-win, because it allows for FAO’s technical know-how to be deployed to support the investments that Mali so very much needs,” Graziano da Silva noted.Agriculture in parts of Mali, particularly the north, has been seriously affected in recent years by civil strife and related impacts such as labour shortages due to population displacements, lack of agricultural support services and fragmentation of markets. Although last season’s rains have been good, in recent years erratic weather, dry spells, and flooding have exacerbated these problems.Across Mali, the FAO’s $15.4 million strategic response plan aims to improve living conditions of about 400,000 people facing food insecurity and to ensure a sustainable return of the displaced persons and refugees in the best possible conditions, while supporting host communities.The agency’s work in Mali is part of a broader United Nations Strategic Response Plan for the Sahel region which aims to build the resilience of rural livelihoods and local food and nutrition security systems. It is combining humanitarian assistance and development efforts to help countries deal with threats and disasters that affect agriculture, food security and nutrition in a proactive and efficient way, and this year, an appeal was launched for $116 million to help support 5.4 million people in the region. read more

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Somethings Gotta Give In The NBAs 11 Playoff Series

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (April 19, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris take stock of the NBA playoffs, focusing on the three series that are tied 1-1: Philadelphia vs. Miami, Indiana vs. Cleveland, and Utah vs. Oklahoma City. Should the Sixers’ Joel Embiid come back from injury to face the Heat? Who will step up to help LeBron James? Is Donovan Mitchell good enough for the Jazz to beat the Thunder? They discuss those questions and more.The crew will be back next week for more coverage. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

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Is Piers Morgan quitting Good Morning Britain Controversial host says never again

first_img 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. And insulted JK Rowling @piersmorgan you’d better not be leaving GMB! It would be like Thursday every day!! #cantcope #onlyreasoniwatchGMB #— MICHELLE (@MIGSY007) July 26, 2017  He also teased viewers on Tuesday when he said it was his last show “possibly ever”.He said yesterday: “It’s our last day tomorrow before we break up for the summer.“So last chance to see us, possibly ever.”However, it appears that perhaps he either misspoke or was purposefully taunting viewers. At the end of Wednesday’s show, Piers Morgan said: “See you in September”.Some of Piers Morgan’s controversial GMB momentsWhen he ranted about sex and Love Island @piersmorgan ..are you leaving Mr Morgan? Don’t you dare we need people like you to ask the tough questions and hold people to account!— Gary May (@barrattman) July 26, 2017 What the hell @piersmorgan you’re leaving?!?!?! 😩— virginia richardson (@ginny2980) July 26, 2017 Despite flaunting the ratings rise he has achieved with his co-host Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan has worried fans by hinting he is leaving the breakfast show forever.While many love to hate him, it appears still more tune in to see his explosive rows with politicians and celebrities, as well as his on-screen chemistry with Susanna Reid, who is often referred to as the most patient woman on television.Before he went on his summer break, the presenter said: “Can’t say too much. But look at this face, happy face. Got out of bed at 3:45 today, oh it felt good.“Do you know why it felt good? Never again. Ever. Never getting out of bed at 3:45 again.”Many took this to mean that he is leaving the show: When his co-host got the better of him @piersmorgan….are you really leaving @GMB?????— Nic Fincham (@nuttie_nic) July 26, 2017center_img Said that £70k is not a large salary @piersmorgan I really hope the rumours you’ve quit #GMB are not true. The chemistry with u & @susannareid100 is why I watch. #dontquit 😢😭— Carolyn Bleasdale (@cazza30ish) July 26, 2017 Only just switched over to @GMB if you’re leaving @piersmorgan I’m switching back! #fickle 🤓☹️— The Wendy Newman (@thewendynewman) July 26, 2017 @piersmorgan why are you never getting up at 0345 again ? Are you leaving @GMB ?— Sundance Kid (@kiwidane) July 26, 2017 And slammed the BBC He had a blazing row with Tommy Robinson I hope the voice of reason @piersmorgan isn’t leaving @GMB for good? & just holiday? Can’t believe he won me round to his way of thinking!— ✨Just Sparkle✨ (@Pop_Dazzle) July 26, 2017last_img read more

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Scaffolding in Kerry Pic of the Day

first_imgIf you spot something you think we’ll like email or tweet @DailyEdge, like good gossans.James Bond in Dublin Pic of the Day> Enda Kenny Doing His Signature Move Pic of the Day> SPOTTED ON MAIN Street in Waterville.Careful now.last_img

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LaCie Intros Luxury Flash Drive

first_imgWith the price of flash drives falling, here’s an idea: let’s think of a way to pay more for them. LaCie has partnered with Christofle to produce Galet, a flash drive with a pebble shape and a silver plating. It’s a conversation piece and a thing of beauty. Oh, and it can also store files. It comes with 4GB of storage.Each piece is hand-crafted in France and individually plated with silver using Christofle’s 150-year-old silvering process. Then, each one is inspected for a smooth finish and radiant polish. It comes packed in a gift box at the factory in Paris. You’ll even get some software with your purchase: each Galet includes LaCie’s Private-Public software with password protection. Are you charmed yet? If so, scrape up $130 and visit the LaCie Web site.last_img read more

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Poll Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival

first_img Aug 31st 2019, 9:15 AM Image: Laura Hutton via Saturday 31 Aug 2019, 9:15 AM YesNoI’m not sureI’ve never been to a festival / no opinionVote By Hayley Halpin No (4038) ELECTRIC PICNIC IS well underway in Stradbally, Co Laois, with nearly 60,000 people expected to attend the festival over the weekend.Last year, a number of bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents and personal belongings left at the festival’s campsites. Electric Picnic has asked festival-goers to take their tents home. “Tents are impossible to recycle as they’re made from so many different materials and the reality is that anything left behind in the field will most likely be incinerated, which is a huge waste of earth’s limited resources,” it says on the festival’s website.So, today we’re asking: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival? I’ve never been to a festival / no opinion (3382) Short URL Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival? Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic. Image: Laura Hutton via 25,391 Views Share3 Tweet Email 41 Comments Yes (2208) I’m not sure (138) Poll Results: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Kenya des tomates bio dans un bidonville

first_imgKenya : des tomates bio dans un bidonvilleAu milieu du bidonville de Kibera, le plus grand du Kenya, poussent des tomates biologiques dans une serre construite sur une ancienne décharge d’ordures. Ce sont des jeunes en difficultés qui s’occupent de ces plants, dans le cadre d’un projet imaginé par Youth Reform, une association kenyane qui tente d’aider les jeunes délinquants à se réinsérer.Une dizaine de jeunes garçons venus de Kambi Muru, l’un des quartier les plus dangereux de Kibera, ont été mobilisés par l’association autour de cette ferme biologique. Un moyen de les détourner de la délinquance, de les protéger de la criminalité. “Sans cette ferme, je me dis toujours que je serais mort ou en prison, car nous avons perdu la plupart de nos amis et de nos frères dans le crime”, confie Victor Matioli, un jeune homme de 25 ans cité par Science et Avenir.À lire aussiKenya : quand une lionne s’attaque à un hippopotame et… le regrette immédiatementAvant que la ferme ne puisse voir le jour, le projet a été lancé en 2008 avec une opération de nettoyage sur un demi-hectare d’une décharge. Un terrain qui longe la voie ferrée Mombasa-Kampala, et dont l’usufruit a été confié aux jeunes participant au projet. “Ensuite nous avons retiré la terre sur un mètre, pour en mettre de la nouvelle, et nous avons planté des tournesols pour achever d’aspirer ce qu’il pouvait rester de métaux lourds”, raconte Erick Ogoro Simba, un responsable de l’association Youth Reform.C’est au mois de novembre dernier que la serre a enfin vu le jour, et a pu accueillir ses premiers plants de tomates bios. Depuis, ce sont chaque jour une douzaine de caisses de tomates qui sont vendues à prix réduits dans le bidonville dans Kibera, et un peu plus cher dans certains quartiers de Nairobi, la capitale du Kenya. Le 12 mars 2011 à 19:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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La Russie compte envoyer une autre sonde vers Mars

first_imgLa Russie compte envoyer une autre sonde vers MarsMardi, le directeur de l’agence spatiale russe Vladimir Popovkine a annoncé que les équipes comptaient lancer une autre sonde vers la planète Mars. Moins de six mois après l’échec cuisant de la sonde Phobos-Grunt, retombée dans l’océan en janvier dernier, l’Agence spatiale russe semble plus que jamais décidée à explorer Mars. C’est du moins ce que suggère l’annonce faite mardi par Vladimir Popovkine, directeur de Roskosmos. Cité par RIA Novosti, celui-ci a révélé que les équipes russes comptaient lancer une autre sonde en direction d’une des lunes de la Planète rouge. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Nous avons approuvé (la proposition de l’Institut russe des études spatiales portant sur le projet Phobos-2). Cette décision sera fixée dans notre stratégie (de développement de l’industrie spatiale russe à l’horizon 2030″, a indiqué M. Popovkine. Néanmoins, le directeur a tenu à souligner : il ne s’agira pas d’une copie de Phobos-Grunt qui devait initialement prélever des échantillons de sol sur Phobos, une lune de Mars, et les ramener sur Terre dans trois ans. Des problèmes techniques ont finalement empêché la sonde de rejoindre sa trajectoire et l’ont conduit à errer dans l’espace pendant plus d’un mois. Malgré cet échec, Roskosmos s’est également engagé pour participer au projet d’exploration international ExoMars qui prévoit le lancement d’une sonde vers la Planète rouge en 2016 et d’un véhicule martien vers 2018. La NASA, qui devait lancer la sonde au moyen d’un lanceur Atlas V, a renoncé en 2011 à participer à ce projet, faute de financement, laissant ainsi la place à l’agence russe. Le 18 avril 2012 à 15:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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La NASA dévoile les multiples visages du Soleil grâce à la sonde

first_imgLa NASA dévoile les multiples visages du Soleil grâce à la sonde SDOUne nouvelle composition réalisée par la NASA expose les différents aspects du soleil mis en évidence à différentes longueurs d’onde par le Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).Pour comprendre comment se compose et évolue le soleil, il faut aller l’étudier au delà de la perception. A travers la lentille d’un simple appareil photo, ou à l’œil nu, le Soleil apparaît jaune pâle, toutefois l’astre émet de la lumière dans toutes les couleurs. Aussi, les astronomes équipent leurs télescopes terrestres et spatiaux d’instruments capables d’observer la lumière émise par l’étoile dans 10 longueurs d’ondes différentes. Une nouvelle composition, publiée par la NASA présente le Soleil sous la forme d’une véritable mosaïque d’images prises dans des gammes hors du spectre visible.Les clichés qui composent le patchwork ont été capturés par le Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), un observatoire solaire placé sur une orbite géostationnaire à plus de 35.000 kilomètres de la Terre. La sonde est équipée d’un puissant instrument, l’Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) capable de récolter toute une série de données sur les aspects particuliers de la surface et de l’atmosphère de l’étoile. En regardant de plus près chaque image composite, il est possible d’identifier les différentes parties du Soleil, visibles à des longueurs d’ondes données. Ces dernières sont décrites par des unités de mesure appelées angströms et équivalentes à un dix-milliardième de mètre.Des régions aux couleurs variées Par exemple la surface du Soleil, ou photosphère, dont la lumière emprunte la familière couleur jaunâtre se caractérise par des longueurs d’ondes aux alentours de 5.500 angströms. En revanche, à 1700 angströms, il est possible d’observer la chromosphère à savoir la couche de l’atmosphère juste au-dessus de la photosphère. La chromosphère apparaît sur les images de couleur rosâtre. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAAu-delà de la chromosphère, s’étend sur plusieurs millions de kilomètres la couche externe de l’atmosphère de l’astre également appelée couronne solaire. Ses régions “calmes” sont observables à 171 angströms et apparaissent en couleur brune, tandis que ses zones magnétiques actives doivent être observées aux alentours de 211 angströms, correspondant aux images de couleur bleue. Le satellite SDO a été conçu par la NASA dans l’objectif d’observer le Soleil et particulièrement son champ magnétique afin de comprendre comment celui-ci influence le climat de la Terre et les activités des appareils en orbite. Lancée le 11 février 2010, la sonde a été prévue pour effectuer sa mission sur une durée de cinq ans. Le 29 janvier 2013 à 14:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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In the air with NASA studying environmental change from 40000 feet

first_imgNASA pilots Troy Asher (left) and Mike Luallen (right) fly a Gulfstream III jet over the skies of Interior Alaska on Aug. 27th, 2018. The plane is equipped with a radar instrument that will help scientists better understand how permafrost is changing below. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is best known for its exploration of the world beyond our planet. But on a recent NASA science flight over Interior Alaska the plane never left earth’s orbit and the thing being studied was the ground. It’s part of project called the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) that NASA is leading to look at environmental changes in Alaska and northwest Canada, many of them driven by climate change.At Eielson Air Force Base, the spot where the plane takes off from, it’s spitting rain as the six-person NASA team files onto a small business jet.If you’d expect a NASA science plane to be all polished steel and shiny computer screens, you’d be wrong. There are some metal racks with monitoring equipment mounted on them, but this plane was built in 1983 and looks it: there’s old wood paneling and beige leather seats with brass seat belts.“It’s a former air force plane… it used to fly generals around and NASA got it as a government surplus,” Peter Griffith, an earth scientist with NASA, said. His colleagues refer to him with a chuckle as the “S.O.B” or “scientist on board.”So, what science is being done on board this airplane?It has to do with a piece of equipment we can’t see from inside. A super fancy radar stuck to the bottom of the plane that jumps into action once we’re up at 41,000 feet.“So the radar is now shooting off the left wing of the plane. It’s picking up the vegetation structure, it’s picking up the ground surface, and it’s picking up a little bit of information about how much soil moisture is in the top of the soil,” Griffith explained.That information — whether there’s forest, shrub or tundra below us, whether the ground is rising or sinking, and what the soil moisture is — will help NASA answer a larger question.“The information that we’re getting on this flight will help us understand on a much broader scale how permafrost thaw is occurring across this area,” Griffith said.Permafrost isn’t the only thing that the ABoVE campaign is studying. There’s a whole host of environmental changes the project is examining, like the severity and frequency of forest fires, insect activity and wildlife migration.The flight has a 6-member crew, including radar operator Tim Miller (left), and Samuel Choi, mission director (right). August 27th, 2018. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)NASA’s big strength is collecting information from way above the earth, which lets them look at a huge area. The ABoVE domain is 2.5 million square miles.But they’re also partnering with dozens of institutions to conduct research on the ground that ties into what they’re collecting from the air. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is one of their partners, as is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the National Park Service and the Department of Energy among many others. Griffith shows me a slide on his computer with the full list.“When I put this slide together we had 379 U.S. science team members,” Griffith said.That’s not counting additional collaborators in Canada.At the end of this flight campaign, NASA and their partners will have a ton of data about how things are changing in a huge swath of the north.But they’re not going to conduct these flights forever; they’re expensive. So another goal of the project is to refine some of the technology they’re using so it can be mounted on satellites.That way, NASA can monitor these changes on a regular basis going forward.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Related Content Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … 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.  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 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | January 21, 2009 RaySearch, Nucletron to Develop Two New Treatment Planning Solutions News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more January 21, 2009 – RaySearch Laboratories AB and Nucletron BV have are extending a development and licensing agreement for Raysearch to develop software modules for Model-Based Segmentation (MBS) and treatment planning of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for Oncentra MasterPlan, Nucletron’s multimodality treatment planning system.The new VMAT treatment planning solution will be integrated in the Oncentra Optimizer module of MasterPlan. VMAT, an advanced form of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), in which the target is continuously irradiated while the source of the beam rotates around the patient in single or multiple arcs.MBS facilitates the segmentation process when three-dimensional models of the tumor and surrounding organs at risk are created prior to the treatment planning process. The new Model-Based Segmentation software module uses three-dimensional organ models that automatically adapt to patient image data. Combined with interactive tools, this solution is designed the to decrease the time spent on segmentation and also improve consistency in the process. The MBS solution will be integrated in the Oncentra Anatomy module of MasterPlan and will be useful for treatment planning of both external radiation therapy and brachytherapy.For more information: and FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more last_img read more

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The AK hot list

first_imgThe A&K hot listWant to know what’s hot in the world of travel? Just ask the experts at luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent who have compiled their Hot List for 2019. It’s the definitive go-to inventory for discerning travellers who want to take the road less travelled, visit hard-to-reach wilderness havens and immerse themselves in new cultures.“With more than 55 years’ experience”, says A&K Regional Managing Director Sujata Raman, “we have expanded our reach and worldwide connections to deliver authentic, meticulously planned and carefully curated journeys across the globe.Whether it’s a cruise along an iconic coastline, a journey through history, a unique wildlife encounter or a deeply spiritual sojourn, A&K’s Hot List has a journey to suit.”ARMENIAThis tiny country in the southern Caucasus boasts one of the world’s oldest civilisations, was the earliest nation to adopt Christianity and produces world famous brandy which is reported to have been distilled there since the 12th century.Why? It’s an unspoiled destination full of breathtaking mountain landscapes and amazing religious monuments, from churches and monasteries to an unexpected Hellenic style temple. The capital, Yerevan, is charming with wide, leafy boulevards lined with cafés and wine bars dishing up hearty cuisine and local varietals.A&K’s 13-day ‘Georgia & Armenia: Journey to the Caucasus’ visits Armenia and is priced from $8,995 per person.EGYPTAfter a period of hiatus, Egypt is now firmly back and on trend. A&K knows this timeless destination like the back of its hand, with nine offices throughout the country and headquarters in Cairo, a fleet of small ships on the Nile, private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan plus a stable of highly qualified Egyptologist guides.Why? Get there before the crowds return and check out the world’s most iconic ancient sights, the Pyramids, Sphinx, pharaonic tombs and temples, cruise the Nile and stay in some grand historic hotels.A&K’s 9-day ‘Nile in Style’ is priced from $6,575 per person.THE KIMBERLEY BY SEAThe spectacular Kimberley landscape and coastline is something every Australian should see. There’s ancient aboriginal rock art, tidal waterfalls, coral reefs, pristine mangrove ecosystems, coastal gorges, amazing birdlife, saltwater crocs and other wildlife. On the journey, guests travel aboard luxury all-balcony vessel ‘Le Laperouse’.Why? This 12-night journey is a first for A&K and our award-winning Expedition Team will be on board with leading experts including local indigenous personality Bart Pigram and photographer Philip Schubert who has spent his whole life in W.A. and has a deep passion for and knowledge of the Kimberley region.A&K’s 13-day ‘Kimberley Cruise’ is priced from $18,295 per person.JAPANThough steeped in tradition, parts of Japan are starkly new-age. The capital Tokyo is as modern a city as you’ll find with its skyscrapers, neon lights and fashionably dressed citizens yet kimono clad folk still frequent ancient Shinto shrines. There’s incredible architecture, a fascinating history, world-famous gardens and cutting-edge art installations.Why? See the cherry blossoms, watch sumo wrestlers in action, meet the women who free-dive for pearls, travel on world-famous bullet trains and dine on traditional Japanese cuisine.A&K’s 11-day ‘Japan: Culture & Customs‘ is priced from $16,795 per person.AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, RWANDAThe 100,000-hectare Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda boasts some of the most scenic savannah in Africa and is home to one of the continent’s highest hippo densities as well as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe and a range of antelope species. A&K now has an office in the Rwandan capital and has added Akagera to its gorilla tracking programme and safari portfolio.Why? Be amongst the first to stay at stunning new Magashi Camp, on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga, which opens early 2019 in Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem where rare species like the eastern black rhino and shoebill stork are found.Ask A&K about incorporating Akagera into a tailormade Rwandan safari.ISRAELRefreshing yet authentically different, the Holy Land has a rich and ancient history and an abundance of atmospheric sights from Jerusalem and Nazareth to modern Tel Aviv and the starkly beautiful Negev Desert. With abundant hotel choices, stay in a superb boutique hotel surrounded by stunning Bauhaus architecture, a stately historic hotel in Jerusalem, a rock-built desert lodge and many more.Why? Wander the cobbled streets of old Jaffa, discover life on a kibbutz, swim in the Dead Sea and visit world famous religious monuments held sacred by three faiths.A&K’s 11-day ‘Classic Israel’ is priced from $13,995 per person.URUGUAYRelatively little known, Uruguay may be pocket-sized but it packs a punch. With a perfectly preserved colonial heritage, a spectacular Atlantic coastline and raw rural scenery, it is well worth a visit on its own or in combination with neighbouring Argentina. Expect spectacular wines, a flavoursome meat-based cuisine and a rare musical heritage.Why? Savour Uruguayan delicacies in neighbourhood eateries, wander colonial streets in Colonia del Sacramento, explore vineyards and move to the beat of Candombe drums.A&K’s 5-day ‘Undiscovered Uruguay’ is priced from $2,895 per person.IRELANDAncient legends, inspiring natural beauty, vibrant cities and imposing castles, a journey through Ireland delivers all this and more. 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