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Two charges against Mountie after man shot dead outside Surrey police station

first_imgVANCOUVER – Charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have been laid against an RCMP officer after the fatal shooting in 2015 of a young man in Surrey, B.C.Const. Elizabeth Cucheran is scheduled to make her first appearance in provincial court on Jan. 9, British Columbia’s Prosecution Service said Tuesday.Hudson Brooks, 20, was shot outside the RCMP’s Surrey headquarters in the early hours of July 18, 2015, after police responded to reports of a man screaming, the Mounties have said.At the time, the RCMP said officers rushed outside and spotted the man, a struggle ensued and he was shot.Jennifer Brooks said she’s relieved charges have been laid in her son’s death.“It’s just absolutely so wonderful that there’s going to be some accountability here,” she said in an interview.The Independent Investigations Office, which investigates serious injuries or death involving police in British Columbia, said the shooting occurred as officers responded to reports of a possibly suicidal man. It sent a report to Crown counsel 14 months ago.The prosecution service said the investigation and charge assessment process took longer than expected, partly because of the complexities of the evidence and requirement for further investigation and analysis.“I can’t rule out other charges in the event that any other information was brought to light, but given the length of the investigation, I expect that there won’t be any more charges,” spokesman Dan McLaughlin said.“These were the charges that the Crown concluded met the charge assessment standard after reviewing all the available evidence.”Brooks described her son as the life of the party who would cook dinner for the family six times a week.“Hudson was amazing. He was really athletic. He was very, very funny. The class clown,” she said. “I want people to know that my son’s life mattered a great deal to many, many people.”Brooks is survived by his older brother, Beaudry, and younger siblings, Shayla and Riley.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter.last_img read more

G Hannelius To Host Art In The Afternoon

first_imgA Window Between Worlds (AWBW) presents Art in the Afternoon, the organization’s 13th annual family-fun festival on Saturday, May 2, at the Venice Skills Center in Venice, CA.All proceeds benefit AWBW’s healing art programs for women, men and children surviving violence and trauma.Hosted by star of The Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog G. Hannelius, the event features signature AWBW art workshops, Color Me Mine ceramic painting, Disney Channel Celebrity Meet & Greets, delicious food including an In-N-Out Cookout (12-2pm), musical performances, live and silent auctions, face painting, and more! Adult tickets are $55 each and include two complimentary tickets for kids 12 and under; teen tickets are just $20. Purchase tickets by calling 310-396-0317 or click here. Sponsorship opportunities also available.A Window Between Worlds is a Venice-based nonprofit dedicated to using art as a healing tool to empower and transform individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma. With 23 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence, the demand for AWBW’s healing art interventions has grown beyond the shelters to reach new populations of trauma survivors. They have begun work with returning combat veterans and are now building toward serving even more survivors seeking a future free from violence. Art is proving time and again to be an effective tool for healing and change, and it is thanks to supporters that AWBW is able to offer trainings at little or no cost to their partners. As a recent Children’s Windows participant recently shared, “I feel proud to share my story and maybe it will help someone else when they see my art.”Event Sponsors: Google LA, NBC/Universal, Whole Foods Venice, Hoop it Up, SuperCool Creamery, Hansen’s Cakes, Color Me Mine, Sprinkles Cupcakes, In-N-Out® Cookout, Alternative Apparel, Cool Cups, Hansen’s Natural Drinks.Auction Donors: Disneyland Resorts, Nintendo, Los Angeles Dodgers, Adidas, Circus Vargas, ElectroBike.For more information on Art in the Afternoon or A Window Between Worlds, please visit, call 310.396.0317 or email read more

First Naked Restaurant to Open in London Waiting List Hits 30000

Rabat – London is set to open its first “naked dining experience” coming in June, according to the International Business Times.More than 32,000 people have signed up for a chance to dine at Bunyadi, (meaning fundamental, base, natural), a three-month pop-up restaurant billed as the UK capital’s first restaurant to serve its clients naked.The restaurant is a project of the Lollipop company, a pop-up group. The company said they were “amazed” by the interest in the “fascinating social experiment” that will take diners to a “Pangea-like world.” “I’m both surprised and excited by the response,” Lollipop Founder Seb Lyall said in an interview with CNN.“People want to be naked,” he said. “Whether it’s on a beach or in a sauna, if the opportunity is there to be in a natural state, they will take it.”The restaurant will provide lockers for customers to store their clothing. There will be naked and non-naked sections for diners.Clients will be served natural vegan and non-vegan dishes on earthenwares with edible utensils.As the restaurant will not be equipped with any electric or gas ovens, the food will be prepared using wood fires by chefs who will be wearing only hairnets and aprons.The restaurant said that waiters will be semi-naked while serving the clients.Bunyadi aims to offer customers “true liberation” by serving unprocessed food in a nature-like environment away from modern technology. Customers will be required to leave their smart phones and other technological devices outside and taking photos will not be allowed.Lyall said he wants clients to “experience a night out without any impurities,” including chemicals, electricity and gas. Customers will be seated in sections partitioned by bamboo and lit only by candlelight, where they will be given the option to dine naked.“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” Lyall said. “The use of natural bamboo partitions and candlelight has enabled to us to make the restaurant discreet, whilst adhering to the ethos behind it.” read more

Apartment where Ernest Hemingway lived to go up for sale in Toronto

TORONTO — An apartment briefly occupied by Ernest Hemingway at the end of his tenure in Toronto is about to go up for sale.The writer lived in the midtown unit for about six months at the end of 1923 and beginning of 1924, several years after he originally moved to the city in 1920.The director of programming at Heritage Toronto says Hemingway was working as a journalist for the Toronto Star at the time, having just returned from acting as their European correspondent.Kaitlin Wainwright says Hemingway showed some contempt for the city at that point, finding it bland in comparison to other cities he’d lived in like Paris and Chicago.But she says the midtown neighbourhood he called home was something of an incubator for artists in the first half of the 20th century — Morley Callaghan, Emma Goldman and Glenn Gould also lived in the area.Listing agent Andrew Harrild of says Hemingway paid $85 a month for the apartment, which is about to be listed for $730,000 with monthly condo fees of $911. The Canadian Press read more

Oakville woman drowns in backyard pool

Halton Police are investigating after a woman in her fifties died after being pulled out of a swimming pool.Emergency responders were called to the area of Third Line and Upper Middle Rd. just before 3:00 p.m. on August 1 after receiving a report that a woman had drowned. It is unclear whether the woman died at the scene or after being transported to hospital.Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious.

Christmas banquet venue confirmed

Organizers of the Christmas Day community banquet in Port Dover can proceed with planning the 2019 event now that they have a venue sewn up.Last week, Norfolk council granted the organizing committee free use of the Lions Community Centre on St. George Street at Christmas.“I’ll support this,” said Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus. “I don’t see anyone else who would want to use this facility Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th.”This will be the third year that the community banquet is held at the Lions Community Centre. The Port Dover banquet began several years ago in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Anglican Church but eventually outgrew it.Technically, the organizing committee isn’t receiving the use of the Lions Community Centre free of charge. Norfolk policy prevents council from allowing individuals and groups to use county facilities for nothing.Instead, Norfolk will issue a municipal grant in the amount of the rental which the organizing committee can remit to the county.The free banquet was established as a place to go for people in Port Dover and surrounding area who happen to be alone on Christmas or have nowhere to socialize. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings is provided each visitor free of charge, with local individuals, groups and businesses chipping in with cash and food.A similar free Christmas Day banquet has been held at Delhi United Church in Delhi in recent years.“If any of you aren’t busy on Christmas Day, come on down and see what we do,” Ronn Hughes, an organizer of the banquet in Port Dover, told read more

Ohio State mens volleyball takes 2 against Grand Canyon

Freshman outsider hitter Miles Johnson (13) attempts to spike the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerThe Buckeyes were successful at their chance for revenge against the Grand Canyon Antelopes, finishing with a clean sweep.The No. 14 Ohio State men’s volleyball team took down Grand Canyon 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) Saturday and 3-0 (25-18, 31-29, 25-23) Friday in Columbus.The Buckeyes (7-6. 4-2) were preparing their offense all week prior to the match against the Antelopes (6-9, 0-6), said coach Pete Hanson. OSU put the offensive practice to work and averaging 45 kills during the two matches against Grand Canyon.“If the offense is producing at a very high level, it can erase some of your bad spots that you are trying to cover up … If we can get our offense to play at a steady level, we are going to have the chance to be successful night in and night out,” Hanson said.During Saturday’s match, redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous had a match-high 11 kills for OSU and finished the match with a .474 attack percentage. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson added nine kills and two solo blocks, while junior middle blocker Dustan Neary and redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz each totaled eight kills. Freshman setter Christy Blough had a match-best 37 assists and chipped in two solo blocks and two kills.Senior middle blocker Jonathan Newton said winning the match came down to stopping the Antelopes early.“We knew that to be able to control the game, we had to stop their (Grand Canyon) momentum from the beginning,” Newton said.Lutz led the squad with 13 kills Friday, while Johnson added a career-best 11. Guessous and junior outside hitter Michael Henchy finished with nine and eight kills, respectively. Blough had a match-best 40 assists Friday night.Henchy said Saturday the Buckeyes are on the cusp of reaching the level of play they have been striving to acheive.“We are coming more and more into form and we’re not too far away from being a great team,” Henchy said.OSU is set to close out its five-match home stand as it hosts No. 13 Ball State Wednesday. The No. 14 Buckeyes and the Cardinals are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

New larger Irish Jewish Museum granted planning permission

first_img TWO-STOREY Irish Jewish Museum and reinstated synagogue has been granted planning permission in Portobello, Dublin.An Bord Pleanála decided by a majority of five to three to grant permission generally, with a number of revised conditions.The Bord decided that the proposed development would not seriously injure the visual or residential amenities of the area of property in the vicinity, it would not be prejudicial to public health or pose a risk to flooding.It also said it would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.Pic: Dublin City CouncilThe conditions include that a full architectural survey of the exteriors and the interiors of the buildings proposed for demolition on the site be carried out; that the height of the plant zone not exceed a certain height; and that the noise level during development not exceed a certain level.The Bord also asked that prior to the opening of the museum, the applicant give a mobility management plan to the Bord that will include measures to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport to the location.There had been some opposition from locals to the demolition of numbers 3 – 7 on Walworth Road in Portobello and the construction of the museum.Read: €300k funding announced for local and regional museum development>last_img read more

Deportation of Greeks continues

first_imgAn increasing number of Greeks who visit Australia as tourists are detained and deported by Australian authorities upon their arrival in various airports, despite the fact that they are holders of tourist visas. Only last week in Melbourne, Neos Kosmos received a request for assistance from two Greek citizens visiting Australia on a tourist visa. Our newspaper, as well as the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and the Consulate General of Greece, made representations on behalf of the two Greek citizens who were detained. Unfortunately they were both deported back to Greece, because they could not convince the Australian authorities that they were genuine tourists. The Department of Immigration investigated the two tourists on arrival who were initially granted a three month tourism visa to visit Australia. The aim of the particular investigation, which is a standard procedure for Australian authorities, was to determine whether or not they had a return flight back to Greece, adequate money for their stay while in Australia and a clearly stated and specific travel itinerary. Our two compatriots failed to convince officials that they were indeed visiting Australia as tourists. One was put on the first flight back to Greece and the other was detained at Broadmeadows before his eventual deportation. As reported by Neos Kosmos last year, authorities at Melbourne’s international airport alone detained 29 Greek passport-holders between July 2011 and June 2012, compared to just three in the previous 12-month period. With official unemployment figures in Greece of 27 per cent as the economic crisis bites deeper, the number of Greeks travelling abroad in search of an alternative life by any means, in countries such as Australia, increases. People visiting Australia on a tourist visa should have a specifically dated return ticket, adequate money to support their trip to Australia and accommodation details that can be verified by immigration officials on demand. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Comment la baleine boréale sest adaptée au réchauffement postglaciaire

first_imgComment la baleine boréale s’est adaptée au réchauffement postglaciaireDes chercheurs européens suggèrent, notamment à partir de l’étude de l’ADN de baleines boréales fossilisées, que cette espèce a pu affronter la hausse des températures survenue à la fin de la dernière glaciation… en montant vers le nord, tout simplement.Fait admis par la plupart des scientifiques : le rapide réchauffement climatique de la transition Pléistocène-Holocène, succédant à la dernière glaciation il y a environ 11 000 ans, a précipité le déclin d’espèces adaptées au froid telles que le mammouth. Mais tel n’est pas le cas de la baleine boréale (ou baleine franche du Groenland), qui peuplait la Mer du Nord avant ce tournant climatique.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est du moins ce qu’explique une équipe de chercheurs dans une nouvelle étude publiée dans Nature Communications. Pour en arriver là, les scientifiques du Musée d’histoire naturelle de l’Université de Copenhague (Danemark) et de l’Université de Fribourg (Allemagne) ont étudié l’ADN de spécimens semi-fossilisés de ces cétacés retrouvés près du Royaume-Uni, de la Hollande, du Danemark et de la Suède. Ceci leur a permis de conclure au contraire à un boom démographique de l’espèce à partir de cette période.Comment la baleine boréale, inféodée à la banquise près de laquelle elle trouve sa nourriture, a-t-elle pu survivre à la fonte des glaces européennes il y a 11.000 ans, et perpétuer son espèce jusqu’à nos jours ? À partir de leurs données – notamment génétiques et climatiques -, les chercheurs ont créé un modèle de prédiction d’habitat tenant compte des déplacements et des probabilités de survie de ces cétacés. Et leur réponse est : en prenant la route du Nord.En effet, selon ce modèle, la surface d’habitat favorable pour les baleines boréales a triplé au cours de la période de transition climatique : la fonte des glaces en Mer du Nord leur a libéré l’accès à un écosystème glacial bien plus vaste, celui du cercle polaire arctique, devenu la seule (mais grande) étendue de mer et de glace boréale. La capacité des cétacés à entreprendre de longues migrations leur a ainsi permis de ‘suivre’ leur habitat au fur et à mesure que la banquise se rétractait autour du pôle nord, estiment les auteurs.Le 14 avril 2013 à 11:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 24 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 24, 2018:Legal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Board of Selectmen Public HearingLegal Notice — Auction NoticeLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale of Real EstateLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale Of Real Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Tesla becomes most valuable US car maker Elon Musks electric car brand

first_imgA Tesla car ‘Model S’ sits in a dealership in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2015ReutersFor the first time in recent history, the most valuable US car maker is not from Detroit. California-based Tesla Inc. (previously known as Tesla Motors) overtook General Motors on Monday with the largest market capitalisation.Also read: Tesla Model Y: All you need to know about the next big launch from Elon Musk’s electric car companyTesla shares rose 3.26 percent to a record high of $312.39 on Monday. Its market value of $50.887 billion exceeded General Motors’ by about $1 million, reports Reuters.The development came a day before Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, GM chief executive Mary Barra and other CEOs are supposed to visit the White House to discuss tax reforms and infrastructure with President Donald Trump.Over the past couple of months, investors were confident that Musk would revolutionise the automobile and energy industries and this has resulted in the luxury electric car maker growing 35 percent in market capitalisation. This was also complemented by declining share performance of GM in recent years that led billionaire investor David Einhorn to propose splitting the stock into two classes to help boost its price. Tesla CEO Elon MuskReutersThe Palo Alto-headquartered company’s market capitalisation is now equal to $102,000 for every car it plans to make from 2018, or $667,000 per car sold last year. Meanwhile, GM’s market capitalisation is equivalent to $5,000 per car it sold in 2016.Tesla is gearing up for the mass production of the Model 3 from the second quarter of the year. The mass market model has received over 3 lakh booking within just a month of its public unveiling on March 31. The company is also in the pursuit to ramp up production to a target of 500,000 cars per year in 2018. Last year it sold 76,230, missing its target of at least 80,000 vehicles. With Model Y, an entry-level electric compact SUV on the radar, Tesla is expected to enjoy the most valuable US car maker tag for a longer duration. Tesla Model read more

8 handsets can be brought from abroad

first_imgMobileBangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to allow a person to carry maximum eight handsets while returning home from abroad, reports UNB.It has already sent a letter to the director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate in this regard, said BTRC secretary Sarwar Alam on Thursday.”Earlier, a homebound person could bring highest five mobile phone sets. From now, a person can carry eight sets two of which can be brought without any duty while the rest paying duty,” he told UNB over phone.However, if anyone wants to bring more than eight mobile phone sets, the person will have to collect No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the BTRC beforehand, the secretary said.last_img read more

Full Show Political Roundup And Restaurant Weeks Aug 2 2017

first_imgIt’s time again for the Houston Matters political roundup. From staff shakeups at the White House, to relations with Russia, to the ongoing special session of the Texas Legislature, we discuss recent political news and offer analysis with an eye toward how it all might affect Houston and Texas.Today’s guests are Jay Aiyer of Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, Mark Jones from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas.            Also this hour: In the latest edition of The Full Menu, our group of Houston food writers previews some of the offerings at this year’s Houston Restaurant Weeks. And we hear from musician Charley Crockett, who performs in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio. We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img read more

Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants

first_imgExperimental set-up with simulated trajectories. a. Schematic view of the top part of the vertical beam machine showing the end of the traveling wave decelerator and the quadrupole lens system. The quadrupole lens consists of 4 cylindrical rods suspended by 2 ceramic discs. Two ring electrodes focus molecules in the z-direction. For a view on the inside, part of the quadrupole and the buncher has been cut. Molecules are ionized by a UV laser and imaged on a phosphor screen located behind a multi channel plate (MCP). The image is recorded using a charge coupled device (CCD) camera and a photo-multiplier tube (not shown). The red curves show a simulation of trajectories through the lens system for a beam launched with a velocity of 1.8 m/s. b-g Phase-space plots showing the acceptance of the setup in both the longitudinal (b-d) and transverse directions (e-g), at three different heights. Note that the axes of panel g are scaled by a factor of 10 compared to panel e and f. The grey ellipses show the distribution of the packet of molecules at the exit of the decelerator. Credit: arXiv:1611.03640 [physics.chem-ph] Explore further More information: Cunfeng Cheng et al. Molecular Fountain, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.253201 , On Arxiv: resolution of any spectroscopic or interferometric experiment is ultimately limited by the total time a particle is interrogated. Here we demonstrate the first molecular fountain, a development which permits hitherto unattainably long interrogation times with molecules. In our experiments, ammonia molecules are decelerated and cooled using electric fields, launched upwards with a velocity between 1.4 and 1.9 m/s and observed as they fall back under gravity. A combination of quadrupole lenses and bunching elements is used to shape the beam such that it has a large position spread and a small velocity spread (corresponding to a transverse temperature of <10μK and a longitudinal temperature of <1μK) when the molecules are in free fall, while being strongly focused at the detection region. The molecules are in free fall for up to 266 ms, making it possible, in principle, to perform sub-Hz measurements in molecular systems and paving the way for stringent tests of fundamental physics theories. © 2017 Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants (2017, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Portable Precision: A New Type of Atomic Clock 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. , arXiv (—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has built, for the first time, a molecular fountain. The group has published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters describing how they created the fountain, how it works and their ideas on how it might be used to more precisely measure physical constants. Scientists developed atomic fountains back in the 1980s and since that time they have been applied to a myriad of applications, the most well-known example likely being the atomic clock. The purpose of an atomic fountain is to allow for measuring the characteristics of atoms moving at relatively slow speeds. The slowed speeds are due to the way the fountain works—atoms are cooled to a very low temperature and are then shot upwards where they eventually slow, stop and begin to fall due to the force of gravity. An atomic clock works by setting an atom's internal state before it is shot upwards and then noting the minute change to its internal state as it comes back down. Scientists would like to have access to a similar fountain that works at the molecular level, because they believe it could be used to more accurately measure physical constants, which in turn could help in stringent testing of the Standard Model. Unfortunately, until now, that was not possible because of the difficulty in cooling molecules without causing them to spread out. In this new effort, the researchers have overcome that problem.To create the molecular fountain, the researchers cooled ammonia molecules by combining two prior techniques and applying them to a molecular beam. The first involved applying voltages in a rapidly switching manner to remove energy from the beam. The second involved applying high voltage that was smoothly varied to allow for continually slowing the potential of the beam as well as its speed. Once the molecules were slowed in a trap, they were fired upward in such a way as to cause them to undergo changes in velocity and position. They were then ionized by a laser and measured by a detector disk.The device is not yet able to offer physical constant measurements, however, because it is only able to detect a single molecule for every five repetitions of the fountain blast, which works out to less than one detection per second. This means that it will take a lot of time to gather enough information from a single fountain to make any real measurements. Fortunately, as more repetitions will produce additional data, which suggests highly precise measurements are sure to come in the near future.last_img read more

WHILL raises 45M to help people with disabilities get around airports

first_imgWHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new international markets, as well as developing new products for large venues, including airports and “last-mile” sidewalk transportation. The round’s lead investors were SBI Investment, Daiwa Securities Group and WHIZ Partners, with participation from returning investors INCJ, Eight Road Ventures, MSIVC, Nippon Venture Capital, DG Incubation and Mizuho Capital.This brings WHILL’s total funding so far to about $80 million. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, WHILL plans to open a branch in the European Union and enter 10 new European countries. It also plans to start working with partners on developing autonomous capabilities for its mobility devices, senior marketing manager Jeff Yoshioka told TechCrunch. The company will build its own sensors and cameras to use in its “mobility as a service” program, which allows users to control vehicles and call customer service through a mobile app.One of WHILL’s biggest projects is developing an autonomous personal mobility device system for airports. Yoshioka says that an estimated 20 million people request wheelchairs in U.S. airports each year. This means they need to wait for an airline employee to bring a wheelchair to them and then push them from check-in to their gates. At the same time, it doesn’t give users a lot of flexibility.The system that WHILL has in mind, on the other hand, would allow individuals to use an app to summon a mobility device over to them. Then they can go wherever they want — coffee shops, restrooms, shops — before heading to the gate without an assistant. Once they are done with the device, it will return to a docking station on its own. WHILL has already begun testing a similar program at Tokyo International Airport in partnership with Panasonic.Yoshioka says WHILL will most likely pursue distribution partnerships with U.S. airlines, which are responsible for supplying and maintaining the wheelchair systems in American airports, and airports to build the necessary infrastructure.Along with airports, WHILL wants to bring its technology to other large venues, including shopping malls and sports arenas, as well as create a system for last-mile transportation. Yoshioka notes that “there are already a lot of companies out there like LimeBike and MoBike that offer bikes and electric scooters, but there’s nothing out there for people with disabilities who can’t use those devices.”Instead, many rely on Ubers or public transportation even for short distances. Like the airport system, WHILL’s last-mile sidewalk system will use autonomous electric vehicles that can be called to users with an app. It faces unique challenges, however, because WHILL’s devices are larger and more expensive than bikes or electric scooters, so the company needs to find safe places to dock them that are still accessible to people with limited mobility. Yoshioka says WHILL likely will focus on partnering with commercial properties to create indoor docking stations.WHILL’s largest market is still Japan, where it has between 4,000 to 5,000 resellers. In its home market, WHILL’s devices are subsidized by the government and also available for rent. In the U.S., however, many customers need to purchase devices out-of-pocket. To make their products more accessible, WHILL launched the less expensive Model Ci (called the Model C in Europe and Japan) earlier this year. While there is still plenty of room for innovation in the wheelchair market, the Model Ci and other WHILL products compete with devices like the iBot, which can climb stairs, and the Trackchair, designed for off-road use. WHILL’s current products can’t climb stairs, but they do have the advantage of being designed for both indoor and outdoor use, giving users more flexibility, says Yoshioka.The company also expects demand for its products to grow thanks to a rapidly aging world population, citing statistics that show there are expected to be more than 2.1 billion people over the age of 60 by 2050, up from about 900 million last year.“We don’t necessarily see [the other companies] as direct competitors. They definitely do impact sales, because people might want something that climbs stairs instead of having better outdoor capabilities, but I think overall it’s very beneficial for the industry,” Yoshioka adds. “As a company that’s trying to disrupt the industry, it’s nice to have them around because it pushes the industry forward and opens eyes for other manufacturers.”last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more 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 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 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 | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | 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 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.  News | April 08, 2009 Cianna Medical Gains More Funding for SAVI Technology April 8, 2009 – Cianna Medical said it has successfully completed a funding round totaling more than $10 million to further accelerate commercialization of the company’s proprietary SAVI technology for breast cancer brachytherapy.Participating in the funding round, the company’s second, were Emergent Medical Partners, Saints Capital, Mitsubishi International Corp. and Fog City Fund (an initial investor in BioLucent), plus several private individuals. “Our ability to raise money from knowledgeable, highly regarded investors, despite the challenging economic environment, is further evidence that SAVI is a breakthrough technology,” said Jill Anderson, Cianna’s President and CEO. “Cianna’s mission is to make the benefits of breast brachytherapy available to more women. It’s gratifying to achieve this goal thanks to the strength of our technology and because of SAVI’s increasingly broad acceptance among radiation oncologists, surgeons and patients.”The SAVI applicator provides a shortened course of high-dose radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer patients following lumpectomy surgery. Carefully contoured radiation is delivered from within the breast and targets the area where the cancer is most likely to recur. SAVI allows physicians to precisely target radiation to the area that needs it most, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. This approach reduces treatment time from six or seven weeks — which is generally required with conventional whole-breast irradiation — to just five days.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 19, 2014 Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015 Mobile stroke ambulance for faster, effective treatment ranks No. 1 on annual List Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical November 19, 2014 — Cleveland Clinic announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015.  The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood testing and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer.The list of up-and-coming technologies and drug therapies was selected by a panel of 110 Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists, and announced during Cleveland Clinic’s 2014 Medical Innovation Summit.The Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015 are:1. Mobile Stroke UnitTime lost is brain lost. High-tech ambulances bring the emergency department straight to the patient with stroke symptoms. Using telemedicine, in-hospital stroke neurologists interpret symptoms via broadband video link, while an onboard paramedic, critical care nurse and CT technologist perform neurological evaluation and administer t-PA after stroke detection, providing faster, effective treatment for the affected patient.2. Dengue Fever VaccineOne mosquito bite is all it takes.  More than 50 to 100 million people in more than 100 countries contract the dengue virus each year. The world’s first vaccine has been developed and tested, and is expected to be submitted to regulatory groups in 2015, with commercialization expected later that year.3. Cost-effective, Fast, Painless Blood-TestingHave the days of needles and vials come to an end?  The new art of blood collection uses a drop of blood drawn from the fingertip in a virtually painless procedure.  Test results are available within hours of the original draw and are estimated to cost as little as 10 percent of the traditional Medicare reimbursement.4. PCSK9 Inhibitors for Cholesterol ReductionEffective statin medications have been used to reduce cholesterol in heart disease patients for over two decades, but some people are intolerant and cannot benefit from them.  Several PCSK9 inhibitors, or injectable cholesterol lowering drugs, are in development for those who don’t benefit from statins. The FDA is expected to approve the first PCSK9 in 2015 for its ability to significantly lower LDL cholesterol to levels never seen before.5. Antibody-Drug ConjugatesChemotherapy, the only form of treatment available for treating some cancers, destroys cancer cells and harms healthy cells at the same time.  A promising new approach for advanced cancer selectively delivers cytotoxic agents to tumor cells while avoiding normal, healthy tissue.6. Checkpoint InhibitorsCancer kills approximately 8 million people annually and is difficult to treat, let alone cure. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have allowed physicians to make significantly more progress against advanced cancer than they’ve achieved in decades.  Combined with traditional chemotherapy and radiation treatment, the novel drugs boost the immune system and offer significant, long-term cancer remissions for patients with metastatic melanoma, and there is increasing evidence that they can work on other types of malignancies.7. Leadless Cardiac PacemakerSince 1958, the technology involved in cardiac pacemakers hasn’t changed much.  A silver-dollar-sized pulse generator and a thin wire, or lead, inserted through the vein kept the heart beating at a steady pace.  Leads, though, can break and crack, and become infection sites in 2 percent of cases. Vitamin-sized wireless cardiac pacemakers can be implanted directly in the heart without surgery and eliminate malfunction complications and restriction on daily physical activities.8. New Drugs for Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisNearly 80,000 American adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may breathe easier in 2015 with the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approval of two new experimental drugs.  Pirfenidone and nintedanib slow the disease progress of the lethal lung disease, which causes scarring of the air sacs. Prior to these developments, there was no known treatment for IPF, in which life expectancy after diagnosis is just three to five years.9. Single-Dose Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy for Breast CancerFinding and treating breast cancer in its earliest stages can oftentimes lead to a cure.  For most women with early-stage breast cancer, a lumpectomy is performed, followed by weeks of radiation therapy to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) focuses the radiation on the tumor during surgery as a single-dose and has proven effective as whole breast radiation.10. New Drug for Heart FailureAngiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) has been granted “fast-track status” by the FDA because of its impressive survival advantage over the ACE inhibitor enalapril, the current “gold standard” for treating patients with heart failure.  The unique drug compound represents a paradigm shift in heart failure therapy.For more information: my.clevelandclinic.orglast_img read more

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first_imgSTAFF at the Athalassa psychiatric hospital in Nicosia claim they fear for the safety and that of their patients due to the admittance of “aggressive” inmates from the central prisons.In a statement, the nursing staff of the Mental Health Services warned they would take “dynamic measures” unless the matter was resolved.“Often, convicts serving long sentences and whose behaviour is extremely aggressive toward the staff and the patients are brought here [to Athalassa hospital], and whereas these individuals are brought under heavy security… they are subsequently left in the ward without being guarded by prison wardens or police officers.”Almost daily, the statement added, “the staff and the patients are at risk, while on certain occasions nurses and patients have been struck.”The nursing staff said they wrote to the ministers of health and justice a month ago raising the issue, but to date they have received no response, nor have any corrective steps been taken.The nurses cited a clause in the Prisons Law of 1996, which stipulates that convicts must be suitably attended while receiving treatment in a hospital.“Unfortunately, this provision is not enforced at Athalassa hospital, and the aforementioned situation, in conjunction with the unsuitable infrastructure in the men’s admissions ward, put at immediate risk not only the safety of the nursing staff and patients, but of all citizens, since it is easier for them to escape, with all the dangers this entails.” You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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