Annan calls on world to fight desertification to ensure longterm food supplies

“Human activities such as overcultivation, overgrazing, deforestation and poor irrigation practices, along with climate change, are turning once fertile soils into unproductive and barren patches of land,” Mr. Annan said in a message marking World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, with this year’s theme being “Sustainable water resource management schemes.”He noted that all parts of the world are affected – Australia, where last year’s drought was the worst in more than a century and millions of tons of productive topsoil blew away in dust storms; India, where dry spells and deforestation turn 2.5 million hectares into wasteland every year; Mexico, where 70 per cent of all land is vulnerable to desertification, prompting 700,000 to 900,000 Mexicans to leave their homes every year in search of a better living as migrant workers in the United States.But nowhere, he warned, is the problem of desertification more acute than in sub-Saharan Africa, where the number of environmental refugees is expected to rise to 25 million in the next 20 years.“Because the poor often farm degraded land that is increasingly unable to meet their needs, desertification is both a cause and a consequence of poverty,” Mr. Annan said. “Fighting desertification must, therefore, be an integral part of our wider efforts to eradicate poverty and ensure long-term food security.“Let us today recommit ourselves to the goals of the Convention, and to achieving sustainable development for all, including in the dryland rural areas where the world’s poorest people live,” he concluded, referring to the 1994 UN treaty to combat desertification. read more

China moves to boost lending reverse slowdown by cutting reserves banks required

by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2015 4:25 am MDT China moves to boost lending, reverse slowdown by cutting reserves banks required to hold BEIJING, China – China on Wednesday cut the minimum level of reserves its banks are required to hold in a new move to reverse a deepening economic slowdown.The reduction will make more money available for lending and support small and rural enterprises, construction projects and other activity, the central bank announced.The amount of their deposits that China’s commercial lenders will be required to hold in reserve will be reduced by at least 0.5 per cent, the People’s Bank of China said. The reduction for rural banks will be bigger.Analysts expected new stimulus measures after last year’s economic growth slumped to a 24-year low of 7.4 per cent.The People’s Bank gave no indication how much additional money would be available for lending.Much of China’s slowdown over the past three years has been intentional and the result of the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to nurture more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption instead of exports and investment.Chinese leaders have launched a series of targeted measures to prop up individual industries through higher spending on railway construction and other projects while trying to avoid a repeat of 2008’s across-the-board stimulus which relied heavily on debt.Manufacturing weakened in January, according to surveys by HSBC Corp. and a Chinese industry group. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said its purchasing managers’ index fell to a 28-month low.___People’s Bank of China (in Chinese): AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Syria amid severe weather UN agency flags worsening situation for children in

Widespread flooding has occurred, swamping tents and overwhelming the drainage system in the Za’atari camp, with deep mud making it harder to drain the water and for water-removal trucks to access the camp, UNICEF noted in a news release. Areas containing several so-called child friendly spaces – where children can play, learn and receive psychosocial support – have been flooded, and a tent used to shelter unaccompanied minors has collapsed. “The next 72 hours will be a critical test of our ability to meet the basic needs of children and their families at Za’atari,” said the UNICEF Representative in Jordan, Dominique Hyde. “Alongside the Government of Jordan and our other partners, we are doing everything possible to ensure services are maintained and that children stay warm and dry.”The deteriorating situation at the Za’atari camp comes amid a continuing influx of refugees from across the border, fleeing the violence in Syria, where more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in early 2011. Recent months have witnessed an escalation in the conflict, which is now in its 23rd month. Since the beginning of January this year, close to 10,000 Syrians have sought safety in Jordan.Mr. Hyde added that a lack of funding was a major constraint on relief activities.“The resources we raised in 2012 have been exhausted, and no fresh funds have come for this year,” he said. “We urgently appeal to the international community and donors in general to commit fresh funding as soon as possible.”UNICEF stated that it and its partners are working “around the clock” to sustain the provision of services to people in Za’atari camp, and in particular, to ensure that all refugees have access to water, latrines and showers.The UN agency has distributed emergency warm clothing along with sleeping mats to replace mattresses soaked by the rain. Heaters have been distributed to families now living in prefabricated buildings within the camp.In relation to funding for relief activities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair a high-level conference later this month to raise funds to alleviate the worsening plight of millions of Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.The conference, to be held on 30 January in Kuwait, follows a $1.5 billion appealed launched in December by the United Nations and its partners, who have been hampered in their efforts to carry out relief activities due to lack of funds.The bulk of the appeal – $1 billion – is to support refugees fleeing Syria to Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. It is based on planning estimates that up to a million Syrian refugees will need help during the first half of 2013.Another $519 million will be needed to support an estimated four million people inside Syria who need urgent humanitarian assistance, including an estimated two million internally displaced persons. read more

New XDR250 tyre from MICHELIN Earthmover increases truck productivity

first_imgMICHELIN Earthmover has introduced a new mining tyre for 250 short ton rigid dump trucks that can increase hauling productivity by “at least 24%”, based on TMPH (ton miles per hour). The tyre -developed to fit Caterpillar 793F and Komatsu 830E AC models – can increase the amount of material carried per hour according to the company, a critical productivity indicator for this segment.The new tyre, the MICHELIN XDR250 50/80R57, features “significant technical advancements: greater load capacity, lower operating temperature, faster driving speed, higher level of performance for improved productivity and longer life cycle.”“Rigid dump trucks are the lifeblood of open pit-mining operations. These tyres need to deliver maximum productivity, safety and durability to eliminate downtime,” said Jamey Fish, Director of Earthmover Marketing for Michelin North America. “This tyre carries a 67 [short] ton nominal load capacity at a faster speed with a longer life cycle. Michelin is delivering solutions that can increase mine profitability through lower operating costs.”MICHELIN Earthmover states that with a load capacity that’s 11.6% greater than its predecessor the MICHELIN XDR2 40.00 R57, “the MICHELIN XDR250 is the market benchmark for rigid dump trucks. A new tread pattern incorporates smaller rubber blocks crossed by grooves that optimise air flow and cooling. The tyre runs 17 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in the crown, allowing it to carry a heavier load at the same speed or to increase the average operating speed.”To match the growing capacity of this new generation of machines, the MICHELIN XDR250 contains an additional 9.2% in air volume. The tyre is also MEMS-readied (Michelin Earthmover Management System), an integrated sensor system that measures both tyre pressure and temperature. Real-time alerts are sent to the mine operators in the control room to notify them in the event that a tyre is overheating or is over or under-inflated; so immediate action can be taken.last_img read more

BlackBerry Cyclone rumored as an Apple TV competitor

first_imgRIM hasn’t exactly been the sweetheart of the tech business lately. The company continues to see its market share slide and its most recent smartphones (like the BlackBerry Torch) sport hardware that just doesn’t compete with that of the iPhone 4, or current Android and Windows Phone 7 devices.But if you happened to tune in to RIM’s annual shareholder’s meeting, Laziridis and Balsillie assured that the train hasn’t come off its rails and that RIM is still a force to be reckoned with. In fairness, the company does still have a strong following in the enterprise — a big reason that the BlackBerry PlayBook has received anything more than a tepid reception thus far.Though new devices were mentioned at the meeting, nothing was said about what Nerdberry is reporting: confirmation that RIM is working on an Apple TV -type device codenamed Cyclone. The device will offer Netflix and YouTube integration and access to the media files on your network via built-in Wi-Fi, and an HDMI port will pump video and audio to your display. It’s also thought to look a lot like the BlackBerry Presenter (which you’ve probably never heard of).I’ve got two fears about the Cyclone. First, this is a company that has failed to blow the public away with an innovative product for quite some time. There are already a number of devices out there offering functionality like this, and even Apple TV has struggled to attract significant consumer interest. And now, even as RIM’s CEOs state that the company is facing challenges, it’s going to venture into a space (media) it’s never been keen on — there was a time when Laziridis vehemently stated that there would never be a camera or MP3 player in a BlackBerry.Second, RIM has admitted that it doesn’t have a clue about retail marketing. The Wi-Fi PlayBook was the company’s first non-carrier device, but that’s no excuse. If you’re going to offer up a device that will be compared to the iPad, it’s got to be cleverly and sexily marketed. Could RIM do that with the BlackBerry Cyclone? I doubt it.More at Nerdberrylast_img read more

FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations up to 2005

first_img 6,458 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The English FA today released their full terms of reference. Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 11:20 AM No Comments Share3 Tweet Email FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations up to 2005 Clive Sheldon QC has been appointed to replace Kate Gallafent in leading the investigation. center_img Dec 6th 2016, 11:20 AM Short URL THE ENGLISH FA has today announced the full terms of reference for its review of child sexual abuse in football and will investigate incidents relating to the 1970s up until “around 2005″.Due to the increased scope of the review, the FA has also announced the review will now be led by Clive Sheldon instead of Kate Gallafent.The FA initially appointed Gallafent  to oversee an internal review into allegations of sex abuse by former players and coaches but, with fresh claims brought to light daily, she has been replaced “with respect to her other professional commitments.”The full terms of the review says that it will have no firm deadline and will commence immediately.“The findings of the Review will be reported to the FA Board. It is accepted that no final date can be agreed at this stage given the passage of time and the time it will take to recall files for review and to locate all those relevant people to interview who no longer work for the FA.“The precise number of players, alleged abusers and clubs as yet is unknown. The FA has determined that it is necessary to instruct external leading counsel to conduct a review into what if anything the FA and clubs knew about these allegations at the relevant time, what action was taken or should have taken place.“The FA continues to work closely with the relevant authorities and respects the on-going investigation by the police being coordinated by Operation Hydrant into childhood sexual abuse in football.” The English FA today released their full terms of reference. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO By Steve O’Rourkelast_img read more

Preview for tonights live 1124 WWE RAW from Indianapolis

first_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Videos Articles Seth Rollins Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW is live tonight from Indianapolis, Indiana. Tonight will be the fallout from last night’s Survivor Series PPV. The only thing advertised for tonight’s show is an appearance by comedian Larry the Cable has a Five-Point Preview for tonight’s show that you can view by clicking here.Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Kurt Anglecenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Live Podcast: Review of AEW’s second PPV Fyter Fest from Daytona Beach, Florida Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Smackdown Results – 3/19/19 (Gauntlet Match with Kofi Kingston, Banks and Bayley)last_img read more

Gambian Sports Journalist Passes Away

first_imgBy Sulayman BahSerrekunda, 14th August 2019 – Alagie Cham a respected sports journalist has departed earth after a brief illness.Cham, one of few journalists who helped revive wrestling to the scale it now is, was a seasoned reporter of the traditional sport and ran a phone-in wrestling programme on West Coast Radio.The veteran wrestling commentator’s passing yesterday at the RVTH has thrown Gambian sport into moaning.Floodgates of condolences have been streaming from fans, wrestlers to sport lovers since his demise hit the airwaves.The burial is scheduled for today at his home village Kerr Jaga Jobe in the North Bank Region.We at Foroyaa Sport say Rest In Peace.last_img

Carbon New Film Shot in San Diego

first_imgCarbon – New Film Shot in San Diego Posted: March 12, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The feature film Carbon is ready to be released later on March 21st and was filmed in San Diego.Also everyone in the film is from San Diego and the movie was filmed in San Diego in its entirety.Recently San Diego made the list of MovieMaker Magazine of top 20 cities for making films. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 12, 2019 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Khaleda shown arrested in arson case again

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to jail. File PhotoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been shown arrested for the second time in a case filed over the 2015 arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila here that left eight people dead.Cumilla’s senior judicial magistrate Judge Mustain Billah passed the order as Khaleda did not appear before it on Sunday.The court also fixed April 10 for the next hearing, said Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Kaimul Haque Rinku.Showing her arrested in the case, the court on March 12 last asked police to produce Khaleda before it on 28 March 2018.However, Khaleda who is now in Dhaka old central jail did not appear before the court for her illness, said the lawyer.Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on 3 February 2015.Two cases — one under the Explosive Substances Act and another for murder — were filed over the incident.Sub-inspector Nururzzaman filed the murder case against 77 people, including Khaleda.On 9 October 2017, a Cumilla court ordered the arrest of Khaleda Zia and 45 other leaders and activists of her party in the case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the arson attack.last_img read more

Facebook Is Killing Off Its Trending News Section

first_imgMeanwhile, later that same year, Facebook’s Trending section posted an erroneous report that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had been fired from the network. The topics in Trending are monitored by human editors, based on an algorithm of trending news.With Trending getting axed, Facebook is prepping the launch of several new features for news, which the company says consumers increasingly prefer to get in video.According to Hardiman, Facebook will soon have a dedicated section on Facebook Watch in the U.S. where people can view live coverage, daily news briefings and weekly features that will be exclusive to Watch. That will likely include original programming from CNN and Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources.Facebook also is testing a “breaking news” label with 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia along with breaking-news notifications. It also has a beta version of a dedicated section on Facebook called “Today In” to provide news from local publishers and updates from local officials and organizations.As part of removing Trending from Facebook, the company also will shut down products and third-party partner integrations that rely on the Trends application programming interface. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Facebook next week is set to shut down the Trending news section on the service — coming after the social giant became ensnared in several controversies over the feature in the past few years.First introduced in 2014, the Trending section is going away “to make way for future news experiences on Facebook,” Alex Hardiman, head of news products, wrote in a blog post. According to the company, the Trending box has been available in only five countries — the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and Australia — and accounts for less than 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average.“From research we found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful,” Hardiman wrote in a blog post announcing the change.While it may be true that Trending wasn’t used very much, the feature also opened Facebook to attack from critics who complained it was jury-rigging the news diet of its massive user base. In 2016, an unidentified former Facebook staffer claimed that the team that curated Trending topics regularly suppressed news stories with a conservative slant, Gizmodo reported. Facebook denied it had any policy to censor conservative viewpoints or specific publications.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Mamata creates new record names 41 women candidates

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 with nearly 41 percent women candidates.”This year, we are having nearly 41 percent women candidates in our list. Last time, it was 35 percent. It is a proud moment for us and is a significant stride towards women empowerment. Everybody is talking about 33 percent reservation for women and we already have 35 percent women representation in Parliament,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe list of candidates that has 17 women candidates include political veterans as well as Tollywood actors. Mala Roy who has been fielded from Kolkata South seat sounded confident of her victory. “South Kolkata is one of the prime seats and all eyes are fixed on it. I am indebted to our party chief Mamata Banerjee for having the faith in me and I will try my best to meet her expectations. I have been in politics for many years and have been working for the cause of the people. I will continue to do the same,” Roy maintained. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMahua Moitra who will be contesting from Krishnanagar seat expressed her gratitude towards Banerjee and said: “I will try to reach out to every single voter in my constituency during the campaign, taking my party workers into confidence.” Moitra is an MLA from Karimpur and was the vice-president of JP Morgan before stepping into politics. Actor Mimi Chakraborty will be fighting from Jadavpur in place of Sugata Bose. “I am privileged as Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has thought that I am fit enough to contest in the elections. I am hopeful of winning as I believe that people will shower their blessings on me,” she maintained. Actor Nusrat Jahan who will contest from Basirhat said that she will try her best to live up to the trust that the TMC supremo has bestowed upon her. The surprise factor in the list came in the form of a new women candidate — Rupali Biswas from Ranaghat seat. She is the wife of Satyajit Biswas, the MLA from Krishnagunj, who was shot dead in February this year. “I will give my all-out to complete the pending development works of my husband. I will act under the instructions of the party leadership and carry out the responsibility entrusted upon me,” she added. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP, who had joined TMC in January this year will fight in Malda North seat while Beerbaha Soren will be contesting from Jhargram. Actor Moon Moon Sen who had won from Bankura seat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls will contest from Asansol. Sajda Ahmed will contest from Uluberia. Among the women candidates who have remained unchanged from 2014 Lok Sabha polls are Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Arpita Ghosh from Balurghat, Pratima Mondal from Joynagar, Ratna De Nag from Hooghly, Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum, Aparupa Poddar from Arambag and a few others.last_img read more

Eight arrested for flesh trade

first_imgKolkata: Eight persons, including two customers, were apprehended on Tuesday night from a brothel which used to operate in disguise of a luxurious spa.Out of the three girls who were engaged in the business two are from Thailand. According to sources, on Tuesday evening the anti-human trafficking squad of Kolkata Police got a source information about a sex racket being operated under the banner of a spa identified as The Thai Retreat. Based on the information, police raided the spa located at 56 Sarat Bose Road in Ballygunge area and found two customers in compromising position with two girls. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring the raid, police found two girls from Thailand who were brought as sex workers. It is alleged that a businessman who went to Thailand sometimes before proposed the Thai girls who used to work in a spa to come to Kolkata and work here. As per the contract two Thai girls came to the city in tourist visa and were allegedly engaged as sex workers. Apart from the two customers, the manager, assistant manager and a pimp was were also arrested on Tuesday night. However, police came to know that there are several spa and beauty parlours are running across the city which run sex rackets. Thai girls working as sex workers is a new trend which was completely unknown to the police. After finding out the details, police are checking with the spas in the city in order to put an end to flesh trade.last_img read more

Survival Rates Up for Adult Patients with LowGrade Brain Tumors

first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Oncology | July 01, 2015 Survival Rates Up for Adult Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors UC San Diego study suggests evolving chemotherapies improving results without early radiation therapy News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more center_img Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more July 1, 2015 – Significant strides have been made in improving the survival of adult patients with low-grade gliomas, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The scientists used clinical data collected over the past decade through a U.S. cancer registry for their research on the slow-growing yet deadly form of primary brain cancer. The findings are published July 1 by Neuro-Oncology: Clinical Practice.Because of the rarity of low-grade gliomas, the disease remains understudied. The optimal management strategies for these tumors also remain controversial. Decisions of when and whether to administer radiation, what type of surgery to perform, and what type of chemotherapy to use, if any, varies widely among physicians.”An understanding of how our treatments affect the survival of low-grade glioma patients will better enable us to help these patients,” said senior author Clark C. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., vice chairman of research and academic development, Division of Neurosurgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine.Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, a national cancer registry sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, Chen’s team demonstrated that the median survival of patients afflicted with low-grade gliomas increased from 44 months (in 1999) to 57 months (in 2010). This is the first time that such increased survival has been reported.The study suggests that the survival improvement is due to the development of more effective chemotherapies. Interestingly, the improved survival occurred despite a decreased use of radiation therapy at the time when low-grade glioma is first diagnosed.”The decrease in the use of radiation started in 2005, concomitant to the publication of an important European randomized control study that demonstrated no significant survival benefit whether radiation was delivered at the time of diagnosis or later in the clinical course,” said Xuezhi Dong, the study’s first author.While many previous studies suggest that complete excision of low-grade gliomas is associated with longer patient survival, this latest study found that only about a third of U.S. patients underwent complete surgical resection. Notably, this number remained unchanged throughout the past decade.”The lack of improvement in surgical resection is likely limited by the availability of technologies, such as intra-operative MRI [magnetic resonance imaging], to allow surgeons to perform maximal surgical resection,” said Bob S. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., chief of neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health. “The completion of an advanced surgical suite with an intra-operative MRI at Jacobs Medical Center in 2016 at UC San Diego Health will afford us an unprecedented opportunity to achieve maximal surgical resection of low-grade glioma and set forth new surgical standards for the care of this patient population.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more last_img read more

Paper Details Hurdles to LowPrice Housing Policies

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing February 19, 2013 452 Views Share Inclusionary housing policies–those which either require or encourage developers to provide low-priced housing within market-rate developments–have largely survived the recent housing downturn. However, several obstacles now stand in their way, preventing them from reaching their full effectiveness, according to a recent “”report””: from the “”Center for Housing Policy””: [IMAGE]Major hindrances to these policies include shifts in development pattern, new restrictions regarding rental housing, and rising homeowner association fees, among others. Inclusionary housing policies are often enforced through zoning codes, although some are voluntary and offer incentives for participating developers. Proponents of these policies favor their “”ability to harness the energy of the private market to create affordable homes while enabling economic integration and social inclusion”” as well as their “”ability to produce affordable homes without the need for public subsidies,”” according to the Center for Housing Policy. About 400 mandatory inclusionary housing policies currently exist in 17 states and the District of Columbia. California claims almost half of these policies, according to the Center, which found only about eight policies eliminated during the housing crisis. [COLUMN_BREAK]However, “”[w]hile most policies survived the housing downturn nationwide, few saw much inclusionary housing production over the past five years,”” the Center for Housing Policy stated in its report. Shifting development patterns account for part of the lull. “”While suburbs remain the predominant location for new housing construction, development patterns are shifting toward compact, transit-served neighborhoods closer to the regional core,”” according to the report. This shift poses a challenge because land in these densely-populated areas tends to be much more costly, and there are several stipulations for buildings in these areas that can also increase the cost of construction. Additionally, a California appellate court determined in Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P. vs. the City of Los Angeles in 2009 that inclusionary rental policies, when applied to rental housing, violate state laws against rent control. Much of California’s new development is taking place in the multifamily market; thus this decision is having a large impact on inclusionary policies. California has also eradicated its redevelopment agencies. Many inclusionary policies were connected to redevelopment, meaning inclusionary policies have been further stagnated in the state. While existing inclusionary policies have lost some of their effectiveness, the Center also finds it is becoming more difficult to pass new inclusionary policies. Rising homeowner and condo association fees also present challenges for inclusionary housing policies. While initial costs might be affordable to lower-income families, when associations raise their fees in later years, some homeowners find themselves with “”substantial fees that can sometimes rival mortgage payments,”” the Center stated. The Center sees some hope for inclusionary policies in the future as HUD has begun to draw increased attention to the issue of affordable housing across the nation.center_img Paper Details Hurdles to Low-Price Housing Policies Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Values Housing Affordability HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-19 Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

OJAI CALIFORNIA — Ojai Valley Inn Spa is offer

first_imgOJAI, CALIFORNIA, — Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is offering an incredible value for elite golf families, with hours of playtime for everyone. Details include:– Two-for-one-rooms: One for you, one for them at the price of one; after a day on the course, relax in separate guest rooms. – Three night minimum stay. Available in all suite and room categories. Rates starting at $605. – Complimentary family golf lesson from one of the Inn’s PGA Golf Professionals. – Unlimited play on the 18-hole championship George C. Thomas-designed course. – One spa treatment at the #1-rated Spa Ojai.www.ojairesort.comlast_img

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