Experts say parents are first line of defence in preventing sexual abuse

first_imgSara Austin says parents enrolling their children in athletic programs this fall can take an important step to help prevent sexual abuse.Just talk.Austin, the CEO of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, is working hard to get the message out this October that parents are the first line of defence in the fight against sexual abuse in sports as many leagues start their seasons.“It really starts with having open and honest conversations with our children,” said Austin on Thursday. “Being able to talk about their bodies and about healthy relationships and what to do if they ever feel uncomfortable and feel like someone is doing something that’s inappropriate.“Kids need to know that if something bad happens that they can tell trusted adults. That there’s a difference between good secrets and bad secrets.”Breaking down the stigma surrounding these difficult discussions is one of the goals of October’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, and topical given the ongoing trial of Dave Brubaker, the former director of the women’s national gymnastics team. He pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching earlier this week at his judge-alone trial in Sarnia, Ont. The charges relate to alleged incidents between 2000 and 2007.Speaking with children about sexual abuse may be the first step, but Lorraine Lafreniere, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada, says direct conversations with coaches or other volunteers about what is being done to safeguard the kids in their care is also crucial.Lafreniere says parents often have no problem asking about physical safety in the field of play but can be reluctant to ask hard questions that can prevent sexual abuse. That includes making sure that sports organizations use the Rule of Two — a minimum of two adults be present for any activity — and that they have background checks on any adult working with the organization.“We want parents to not just ask what size of helmet or what type of helmet or what kinds of skis, we actually want them to ask: ‘Do you have policies around the Rule of Two? Do you have training and education? What’s your screening policy?’” Lafreniere said. “The biggest factor that will change anything is the parent. Because if the parent goes into the clubhouse and asks about policies, that’s what gets people going.”Austin says adults have a legal and moral responsibility to report any suspicious behaviour to the police. Although some people might worry about raising a false alarm, Austin says there is no risk and flagging suspicious behaviour to the proper authorities could save a life.“It’s not your job to solve this problem, it’s your job and legal duty to report suspected abuse and then the police and child protection agencies will do the investigation and ultimately come to a conclusion if the child is at risk,” said Austin. “It’s really important for folks to hear the message that the earlier we end the cycle of abuse the better off the outcomes are for the children.”Austin and Lafreniere have each seen a shift in how society speaks about sexual abuse, both in tone and in frequency.Lafreniere points to the 2012 conviction of former hockey coach Graham James as a watershed moment. He pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually abusing retired NHL star Theo Fleury and his cousin, Todd Holt, when they played for him in the Western Hockey League in the late 1980s and early ’90s. James had already served time and been pardoned after he pleaded guilty to similar charges in 1997 when Sheldon Kennedy and four other players accused him of sexual abuse.Since then, Canada has toughened the requirements for a convicted sex offender to be granted a pardon.At the same time, a series of sexual abuse trials have rocked the world of sports. Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, ex-Canadian national ski coach Bertrand Charest, former USA gymnastics coach Larry Nassar, and most recently Brubaker, have put the issue in the spotlight.Those high-profile trials, coupled with the #MeToo movement encouraging victims of sexual violence of all ages to speak out, have inspired more people to come forward about the abuse they’ve suffered.“We believe that the culture is changing. That the stigma and taboo associated with sexual abuse is slowly being wiped away,” said Austin, who notes that the vast majority of cases still go unreported. “It’s still a very difficult subject to talk about for people who survived abuse or for people who suspect abuse, it’s still a really difficult thing.“And yet, we believe the tide is starting to turn. It’s not necessarily that there are more cases of abuse, but that kids are more likely to reach out for help if they need it and that adults who suspect abuse are more likely to report it.”According to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, signs of child abuse may include: sudden changes in behaviour or performance at school or other activities; unexplained physical injuries or injuries that don’t match the child’s explanation; extreme behavioural reactions such as aggression or withdrawal; sexual knowledge or behaviour beyond their stage of development; a desire to run away from home; and always being hungry, sick or not suitably dressed for the weather.last_img read more

French Police Question CAF President Over Corruption Allegations

Rabat – The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, was arrested this morning in Paris on corruption charges.Ahmad was arrested by the Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (OCLIF) at 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, according to Jeune Afrique.The arrest most likely stems from Ahmad’s alleged misappropriation of funds and corruption involving his dealings with French company, Tactical Steel, which some speculate Ahmad has personal ties to. Ahmad reportedly signed off on a deal favoring Tactical Steel, and one of the company’s executives is said to have paid a total of €739,000 ($833,000) to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.The alleged corruption first came to light after former secretary-general of the confederation, Amr Fahmy, sent a document to the FIFA investigations committee in April accusing Ahmad of costing CAF $830,000 by ordering equipment through Tactical Steel.The president of Tactical Steel, Sabine Seillier, denied the allegations, insisting that her company won the contract on a transparent basis. She claimed that her company was the only one that could guarantee delivery of the equipment sought in a tight timeframe of three weeks.Moroccan outlet Hesport reported that Ahmad Ahmad has now been released after further investigation.Ahmad was in Paris to attend a FIFA congress addressing arbitrary refereeing mistakes that occurred during the African Champions League’s 2nd leg final between Tunisian club Esperance de Tunis (ES Tunis) and Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca (WAC).The emergency congress met in Paris yesterday to discuss the refereeing mistakes, mainly the malfunction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), after that WAC players requested the referee to consult it after refusing their valid goal.The CAF executive committee, subsequently, decided that a rematch with functioning VAR will be played in South Africa during the African Cup of Nations, which is scheduled to start on June 21 in Egypt.  Read also: CAF President: ‘President of Esperance Tunis Threatened Me’ read more

Hundreds of millions of agricultural workers face poverty hunger – UN report

Many of the world’s 450 million waged agricultural workers, the largest labour force on earth, are suffering from some of the highest incidences of poverty and hunger, according to a new United Nations report released today which calls for the promotion of an agenda for decent work conditions in the field.“Agriculture cannot be sustainable whilst over 40 per cent of the workforce suffer precarious employment and poor working conditions, and live in poverty,” the reportsaid, noting that waged workers account for around 40 per cent of the total agricultural workforce of some 1.1 billion people.Economic pressures are eroding the already low levels of protection of agricultural workers in terms of wage levels, job security, health, safety and environmental standards and social protection, according to the study, Agricultural Workers and their Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. Compiled jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), it cited the use of child labour in agriculture as of particular concern.Of the estimated 246 million children around the world who go to work, over 170 million, or 70 per cent, are employed in agriculture. Each year, 22 000 children are killed on the job, many of those in agriculture. Children work as cheap labour because their parents do not earn enough to support the family or to send their children to school. Children in agriculture often work 10 hours and earn less than $1 per day.Agricultural workers, who do not own or rent the land on which they work nor the tools and equipment they use, are often poorly paid, earning wages well below those earned by industrial workers, with millions living below the poverty line and often unable to afford to buy sufficient food, the report said. Agriculture is ranked as one of the three most hazardous industries, along with mining and construction. Risks include dangerous machinery, livestock-transmitted diseases and exposure to toxic pesticides. There are some 355,000 on-the-job fatalities overall every year, half of them estimated to occur in agriculture. Many of those killed, injured or made ill are women and children. In many parts of the world, agricultural workers are denied fundamental human rights: the rights to freedom of association, to organize and collectively bargain with employers. Rural workers are more subject to forced labour than other categories of workers. Moreover AIDS has killed around 7 million agricultural workers since 1985 in the 25 hardest-hit countries in Africa.The report criticized governments, development agencies, science and research institutions, agricultural banks, credit institutions as well as many civil society institutions for ignoring the often desperate situation, and called for the development and promotion of an agenda for fair and decent work conditions.ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work should be applied and FAO and other agencies should cooperate with waged agricultural workers and their trade unions, which should receive stronger political, technical and financial support to enable them to play a much greater role in promoting sustainable agriculture, it concluded. read more

Annan sees Nigerian meeting as major step forward for Global Compact in

“I am pleased to send greetings to all participants in the 12th Nigerian Economic Summit. I am particularly delighted that your Summit marks the official launch of the Global Compact in Nigeria,” he said in a message. “Today’s inauguration represents a major step forward for the Global Compact in Africa. I am grateful to the Nigerian Government for its endorsement and support. I would also like to thank the African Leadership Forum and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group for introducing this initiative in your country,” he said.The Compact enjoins members to observe principles derived from UN conventions governing such areas as human rights, labour, environmental and anti-corruption standards.The leading yardstick of progress today, Mr. Annan said, is the extent to which countries are achieving the Millennium Development Goals MDGs. The MDGs are a set of people-centred targets which were adopted by world leaders at the Millennium Summit in 2000. Mr. Annan noted that they range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of major diseases and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 and he said they are ambitious but achievable.“The business community has a direct stake in helping countries reach these goals and achieve broad-based, sustainable development. Reducing poverty helps create stable and inclusive markets, as well as the purchasing power that allows markets to grow. Supporting such progress makes good business sense, and it makes good development sense,” he said.The United Nations has a partner in a Nigerian business community prepared to help carry the Global Compact forward, he said. “Your entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to take risks and commitment to good corporate citizenship can help your country realize the vision of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and guarantee a better future for all Nigerians.”As a voluntary initiative, the Compact relies on the vision and commitment of private sector leaders to make its principles an integral part of their day-to-day operations. Rather than seeking regulation, sanction or confrontation, the Compact emphasizes dialogue, learning and projects. Instead of interpreting existing norms and regulatory frameworks, the Global Compact focuses on finding practical solutions, Mr. Annan said.To government and business leaders in Nigeria, he said: “Your commitment and your leadership will determine whether the Global Compact will succeed in your country, and whether it will expand throughout the African continent. I am confident that the Global Compact can take root and blossom in your country and in the region. If it does, it can prove a new and practical source of hope for Africans everywhere.” read more

Sudan Violence must stop says UNICEF chief gravely concerned over 19 child

“We have received information that children are being detained, recruited to join the fighting and sexually abused”, said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. After the three-decade autocratic rule of President Omar al-Bashir ended in a military takeover in April, talks faltered in May between protesters and the ruling Transitional Military Council over a timetable for civilian rule.On 3 June, security forces and paramilitaries fired on pro-democracy protesters holding a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, leaving a number of people dead and many more injured. News reports quote local doctors alleging multiple cases of rape against demonstrators, many involving the so-called Rapid Support Forces militia. Schools, hospitals and health centres have been looted and destroyed, with health workers attacked simply for doing their job, said UNICEF.Many parents are too scared to let their children leave the house – UNICEF chief“Many parents are too scared to let their children leave the house, fearful of violence, harassment and lawlessness”, asserted Ms. Fore.Moreover, water, food and medicine shortages have been reported across the country, putting children’s health and wellbeing at risk. “Children throughout Sudan are already bearing the brunt of decades of conflict, chronic underdevelopment and poor governance”, continued the UNICEF chief. “The current violence is making a critical situation even worse”. Even in the face of this unrest, UNICEF continues to work for children in Sudan. “We are providing millions of children, including those who have been displaced or are refugees, with vaccines, safe water, treatment for severe acute malnutrition and psychosocial support”, explained Ms. Fore.“But the violence must stop”, she spelled out. UNICEF is appealing to all involved to protect and keep children out of harm’s way. “Any attack on children, schools or hospitals is a grave violation of children’s rights”, flagged the UNICEF chief, calling on the authorities to “allow humanitarian organizations to respond to those in need, including through access to hospitals that have been off-limits or closed”. She echoed the Secretary-General’s request that the parties pursue peaceful dialogue and resume negotiations over the transfer of power to a civilian-led transitional authority”. “The children of Sudan want peace”, she concluded. “The international community needs to take a firm stand in support of their aspirations.” read more

15 wedding guests killed in roadside bomb in Afghanistan

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Afghanistan say 15 civilians were killed and 18 were wounded when the minibus they were travelling in was hit by a blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province.The group of men, women and children were travelling to a wedding on Friday in Dawlat Abad district, police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said.It is not yet clear if they were the intended target and no one has yet come forward to claim responsibility.Officials say they expect the number of dead to increase.Earlier this month, the U.N. Security Council expressed serious concern at the high number of civilian casualties in the war, especially among women and children. It noted that an increasingly large number are caused by the Taliban and other armed groups.The Taliban and other militants are responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian deaths in the country. About 77 percent of the deaths between January and June can be attributed to insurgents, a UN report said.Read: Afghan bombing kills three NATO troops and translator >last_img read more

Next version of Windows will support ARMbased systems

first_imgIt turns out the rumors we first reported on in December were true. Microsoft made it official today at CES 2011 that the next version of Windows will indeed support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems. Current manufacturers of ARM-based systems include NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. This doesn’t mean that Microsoft is giving up on mobile designs which are x86 based. The company stated that Intel and AMD continue to work on low-power SoC designs which will support Windows. In fact, Microsoft made it a point to demonstrate the next version of Windows running on new Intel SoC platforms.Microsoft seemed to be walking a thin line, not being seen as abandoning the x86 architecture while it was clear that the message the company wanted to send was that ARM-based systems are now in the crosshairs of future versions of Windows. Considering the market shift to ARM-based tablets and netbooks Microsoft surely saw the growth potential of the next version of Windows if it was able to support this class of processor. It also saw the growth potential of Android and iOS if it didn’t jump into game.During the technology demonstration, Microsoft showed the next version of Windows running Microsoft Office on ARM architecture. This had to be a watershed moment for companies like NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments who find themselves working closely with Microsoft for the first time to provide ARM-based designs. The result could mean that Windows tablets may become more widely available than they are today.Read more at Microsoft.last_img read more

This Smart Luggage Was Designed for Space Travel

first_imgThis sleek piece features an aerospace-grade German polycarbonate shell, water-resistant lining, and a front pocket with transparent PU shield.The NASA Edition M5 Cabin Luggage is finished in Apollo white with orange and blue trims, features a built-in smart charger, 360-degree spinner wheels, and a commemorative luggage tag.Available for purchase starting July 19, a day before the Apollo 11 anniversary, the M5 limited-edition cabin luggage has a $790 price tag, with all proceeds going towards the Space Camp Foundation to help underprivileged children with scholarships. As the space tourism dream edges toward reality, future travelers to the moon, Mars, and beyond would need smart luggage that will meet their needs in orbit.Travel brand Horizn Studios has prepared for this future by collaborating with the world’s youngest astronaut-in-training, 18-year-old Alyssa Carson. The result is a space-ready smart luggage, the M5 NASA Edition Cabin Luggage, designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon. Stay on target This Apartment-Like Camper Van Could Be the Future of Van LifeMarriott Swaps Tiny Toiletries For More Sustainable Options The NASA Edition M5 Cabin Luggage is part of Horizn Studio’s Horizn ONE campaign, the company’s design study into luggage specifically for commercial space travel.With Horizn ONE, the company aims to produce revolutionary luggage with a graphene-enhanced carbon fibre structure, making it flexible, more robust and lighter than any luggage developed so far; an electromagnetic base, allowing it to secure to the floor or walls of the spacecraft for easy access in zero gravity.Horizn ONE luggage will also include graphene supercapacitors and an inductive charging field that will allow for highly efficient energy storage and wireless charging of electronic devices; built-in smart screen to allow travelers to stay in touch and share experiences via video with loved ones back on Earth; and biometric security that lets the user unlock the case with fingerprint recognition.More on to Open Space Station to Tourists From 2020This $800 Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around AirportsUnder Armour Will Design Space Suits for Virgin Galacticlast_img read more

Rui Vitória Little duels will make a difference for Benfica

first_imgBenfica boss Rui Vitória is aware of the offensive quality tonight’s Champions League opponents Ajax contain and feels that the “little duels” could prove decisiveThe Eagles bounced back from an opening game defeat to Bayern Munich by claiming a 3-2 win over AEK Athens in Greece last time out in Group E.Benfica head into tonight’s game at the Amsterdam Arena in good form following a 1-0 win against rivals FC Porto two weeks ago before following it up with a 3-0 win over Sertanense in the Taça de Portugal last week.Vitória’s side leads the Primeira Liga alongside Braga on 17 points and are unbeaten after seven games.But their coach is remaining cautious over Ajax as Benfica look to extend their winning run to four games in all competitions.“We are aware that Ajax, from an offensive point of view, are a team with many dynamics, but we will have our ambition,” Vitória told reporters on Twitter.“Quality on one side, quality of the other, the little duels will make a difference. So we must concentrate and be thorough in the game. Naturally, we will have to defend and create problems for Ajax.”Dusan tadic, AjaxReport: Ajax are top of the league after 4-1 win George Patchias – September 15, 2019 Ajax is top of the Eredivisie after beating Heerenveen 4-1.Ajax was without standout midfielder Donny van Beek again, for the visit of Heerenveen to…He added: “It’s fundamental to realize the dynamics that Ajax players have.“The plan is to block these dynamics and look to impose our game when we have the ball.”Benfica are third in Group E and a point behind leaders Ajax and Bayern on three points.😐 😜 😆 😅— SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) October 18, 2018last_img read more

PSB consolidation Dena Bank Vijaya Bank enter into merger talks

first_imgDena Bank and Vijaya Bank merger talks.Raghavendra N IBTSmall size, state-owned lenders Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank have initated talks for a possible merger. The development is in line with the government’s plans to go in for consolidation in the banking space. A possible merger between the two relatively smaller Public Sector Banks (PSBs) will lead to formation of a large midsized bank, ET Now reported on Friday citing sources.The merger has been initiated keeping in mind the geographical reach of both banks, with Vijaya Bank having a strong presence in southern India, and Dena Bank well positioned in the west.Following news of the merger, shares of Dena Bank surged over 3.7 percent to Rs 32.05 per share while the Vijaya Bank stock dropped 1.4 percent and was trading at Rs 58.90 apiece. They closed up 1.13 percent at Rs 31.25 and down 2.18 percent at Rs 58.45 respectively.State-run bank balance sheets are under stress with mounting bad loans which have forced the government to walk the path of consolidation. In this case, even after the merger of the two banks, the entity will require capital infusion from the government because of Dena Bank’s huge non-performing assets.Dena Bank is currently under Reserve Bank India’s (RBI) prompt corrective action, as the bank’s first quarter NPAs stood at 17 percent of its advances.The merger between Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank could be completed by the end of this fiscal year if the proposal is approved by the government, the Financial Express reported.Back in August, the Central government gave in-principle approval to the merger of state-owned lenders. In a press briefing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that an alternative mechanism would be in place to facilitate fast-track approvals of consolidations.Lenders considering the merger option, after notifying the stock exchanges about the plan, have to approach the alternative mechanism. The move is aimed at fast-tracking the decision-making and address consolidation-related issues in time.On April 1, India’s largest bank, State Bank of India merged its five associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself. SBI now has over 500 million customers and is counted among the top 50 banks in the world. The merged entity has a deposit base of more than Rs 26 lakh crore and advances of Rs 18.50 lakh crore.last_img read more

HPC means business in Cray XC30A supercomputer debut

first_img Cray supercomputer named world’s fastest For those who follow supercomputers, Cray needs no introduction, recognized in terms of petaflops and world titles for fast supercomputers, not to mention as the builders of the $60 million Titan, built at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Cray now has a package of supercomputing features for business customers who have a continued demand for supercomputing features to carry out their technical work. Peg Williams, the senior vice president of high performance computing systems at Cray said that “With all of the features and functionality of our high-end Cray XC30 systems, our new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer is perfectly suited for technical enterprise customers, giving them the ability to leverage all of the world-class computational resources of a Cray supercomputer at much lower starting price points.”Some examples of what types of customers would go for such a system include businesses engaged in life sciences, financial services and energy.As for operating system, Cray said it is using the Cray Linux Environment, with components that include SUSE Linux SLES11. The XC30-AC system features an air-cooled, cabinet architecture. The “AC” indicates how the systems are air-cooled instead of water-cooled. Power requirements are eased up; the air-cooling approach is more amenable to data-center environments. Cary noted there are no requirements for liquid coolants. Air conditioners can replace a liquid cooling system. According to Cray, a single high-efficiency fan per cabinet blows bottom-to-top airflow to keep less densely populated configurations cool. Technical enterprise datacenters without raised floors or plumbing for liquid cooling systems may have different power requirements, and the Cray XC30-AC has options for 480V or 208V operations. Although the XC30-AC was formally announced just Tuesday, Cray said they had already sold systems to customers that include “a global consumer electronics company and a global financial services company.” Citation: HPC means business in Cray XC30-A supercomputer debut (2013, May 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2013 ( —What better place to use the “new vintage” computing theme than in Napa Valley where the Cray User Group meeting took place on Tuesday, The tie-in this year is Cray’s new vintage of supercomputers for a business segment that Cray calls the “technical enterprise.” In brief, Cray has seen an opportunity to accommodate the need for complex computing simulations of supercomputers but engineered (in the form of economized packaging, networking, cooling and power options) at a price that businesses can entertain. Cray used the Tuesday event to announce a lower-priced version of a Cray XC30 system, for business customers. The new supercomputer is the XC30-AC, shipping with Intel Xeon processors, which will sell as a low-cost model priced from $500,000 on up.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: … Explore furtherlast_img read more

Artec 3D Debuts Artec Studio 11 3D Printing Software

first_img Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more June 2, 2016 — Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3-D hardware and software, announced the release of Artec Studio 11. Designed for use with Artec’s professional handheld 3-D scanners as well as a range of sensors, Studio 11 offers simplified, rapid post-processing that never compromises on precision or accuracy. The new software release meets the needs of professionals at any experience level and boasts numerous automated features, including a state-of-the-art Autopilot mode, to create professional-grade, 3-D models of any size.With Autopilot mode, users are guided through a few simple questions related to the characteristics of the object being scanned and the type of 3-D model that is desired. Studio 11 then deletes any unwanted captured data, auto aligns the scans with one click and instinctively selects the most effective 3-D algorithms for the data at hand. The result is a high-precision 3-D model that is of the same quality as those created manually by an experienced user. Autopilot makes the process so easy a beginner can use it without the intense formal training that was once required. However, expert users can also leverage the feature, as it provides a quick pathway to achieving the highest quality model. Those who prefer to have more control over the processing experience, can simply enter manual mode to have unfettered access to the platform’s full range of data manipulation tools. Even in this mode, Artec Studio 11 speeds up workflow by automatically deleting the base an object was scanned on and auto-aligning scan data with total accuracy at the click of a button. Texture can also be added 10 times faster than before and can be mapped where data is missing automatically. Models can be further manipulated in a few quick clicks with user-friendly geometry editing tools.With Artec’s boosted real-time fusion scanning mode, users are able to move the scanner around an object and view the model as it is being built. This mode allows digitizing of simple objects or for instances where a quick preview is beneficial, such as scanning a body part for various medical applications. Furthermore, this power hungry mode, which used to require a hefty amount of RAM, has been optimized for a smooth scanning experience, even on tablets. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Medical 3-D Printing | June 02, 2016 Artec 3D Debuts Artec Studio 11 3-D Printing Software Autopilot feature streamlines creation of professional-grade 3-D models Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Related Content A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare In order to provide increased flexibility to users, Artec Studio 11 allows for seamless integration with computer-aided design (CAD) programs 3D Systems Geomagic Design X and SOLIDWORKS. Direct export is now possible to both these industry standard engineering programs, the second thanks to the integration of SOLIDWORKS plugins: users have the choice of using either DezignWorks or 3D Systems’ Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS to easily convert their 3-D model for CAD. The new platform also adds the CAD-required NVIDIA Quadro to its list of compatible video cards in order to support the seamless scan to CAD workflow.In addition, Studio 11 boasts a sleek user interface adapted for tablet use. The platform is even compatible with the widely available and popular Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which can be easily purchased locally or online through major electronic retailers.Mac users can now directly capture 3-D data by using Artec’s new ScanApp in combination with an Artec Eva scanner. The scans can then be exported to a Windows device for further processing in Studio 11. The beta version of Artec ScanApp is available for free download until the end of September 2016.New users can receive a 30-day free trial version of Studio 11 by registering online.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms

first_img 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 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 | 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 Related Content 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 | 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 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.center_img 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 April 18, 2019 — Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, presented new research on surgically targeted radiation therapy for previously irradiated intracranial neoplasms during the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting, April 13-17 in San Diego. Nakaji’s research was the winner of the Mahaley Clinical Research Award.Resection alone is typically insufficient for recurrent, previously irradiated intracranial neoplasms and repeat adjuvant external beam radiation treatment (EBRT) is often contraindicated. For these reasons, researchers prospectively evaluated the combination of maximum safe resection (R) and surgically guided collagen tile brachytherapy (TBT) in this cohort of patients. This study differed from older studies in that the isotope used, Cesium 131, has a shorter half-life than that used a generation ago, and the brachytherapy seed spacing is achieved by imbedding the sources in a collagen carrier.According to researchers, “We believe that this new technology is fundamentally different from the older brachytherapy studies in both the isotope and the spacing, and this is what has given us our favorable results across a range of tumor types.”At the end of the study, it was found that surgically targeted tile brachytherapy exhibited good site local control (LC) and overall survival (OS) with complication rates comparable to existing treatments. This study adds to recent studies supporting the use of brachytherapy for neurosurgical disease. 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first_imgVisa-free entrants to the Philippines must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the contemplated stay dates and possess a return ticket to their country of origin or onward destination. The extended visa-free initiative was conceived through inter-agency coordination among the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency. These days it is not only more fun in the Philippines.  The fun lasts longer! For the full list of eligible countries visit Consular Services on the Philippine Embassy website. Foreign nationals from 151 countries can now enter the Philippines without a visa and remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days, according to a new Executive Order.center_img Source = ETB News: P.T. The Philippines has extended its visa-free privileges from 21 to 30 days. Australia is among the multitude of countries affected by this new policy, which came into effect on 1 August 2013.last_img read more

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