KSS Line Renews LPG Transportation Deal with Vitol

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company KSS Line is renewing its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transportation contract with energy and commodities company Vitol.On November 22, 2018, KSS Line inked a KRW 8.08 billion (USD 7.15 million) one-year contract with Vitol.Valid from January 17, 2019, to January 16, 2020, the contract includes the provision of one vessel to transport LPG cargo.As informed, the contract amount increased by 16%, compared to the previous contract with Vitol.The newest deal is part of KSS Line’s efforts to boost profitability through long-term contracts and chartering activities.last_img

Budget Bulletin Community Supports for Adults

first_imgThe Community Supports for Adults Program will receive anotherboost this year with the addition of $10.3 million to the programbudget. This increase brings a total addition of close to $50million since 2000 to the Community Supports for Adults Program.The program serves approximately 4,470 Nova Scotians withintellectual disabilities or long-term mental illness who needsupport to live in the community. Of this year’s additional funding, $1 million is being designatedto augment the anticipated renewed Community Supports for AdultsProgram. In December 2002, the Department of Community Serviceslaunched a wide-ranging review of the current program,recognizing the need for changes to meet the evolving needs ofthe people served, as well as a growing demand for services. In March 2004, the department released a discussion paper thatpresents the ideas and research gathered during the reviewperiod. To get feedback on the current system, and ideas for a renewedCommunity Supports for Adults (CSA) Program, representatives ofthe CSA Renewal Project met with more than 50 communityorganizations, advocacy groups and service providers across allregions of the province. Consumer focus groups were also held tomake sure that Nova Scotians with disabilities had meaningfulopportunities to share their thoughts on a renewed CSA program. In addition to the ideas and information gathered through theextensive consultation process, the discussion paper alsoincludes a review of best practices and research in a number ofkey areas, such as funding, assessment tools, policy, licensingand consumer supports. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be analyzed todetermine the scope and type of services Nova Scotians want tosee in a renewed CSA program. -30-last_img read more

Premier Explores Energy Opportunities in New England OpEd

first_imgThis week, I addressed the U.S.- Canada Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston, a major event for industry and government leaders in North America. As the keynote speaker, I promoted the vast renewable energy opportunities available in our province, and outlined Nova Scotia’s aggressive targets as set out in the new Renewable Electricity Plan. I am proud of our goal to generate 25 per cent of the province’s electricity from renewable resources like wind, tidal and biomass by 2015, a goal that rises even higher, to 40 per cent by 2020. These targets are significantly higher than those set in most areas of the United States, are among the most aggressive in the world and are creating an historic shift to stable power costs for families and businesses in Nova Scotia. I also highlighted the work we are doing with our neighbours in Atlantic Canada to build a stronger and more integrated transmission system, and the benefits that might have for New England. Nova Scotia is poised to be a significant partner in the Lower Churchill hydro project, a project with the potential of a 180-kilometre sub-sea cable link between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. We also have plans to strengthen the transmission system between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. New England is already connected to our offshore natural gas supply through the Maritimes and Northeast pipeline. Now we are investing in making our electricity connections just as seamless, allowing Nova Scotia to be an access point for energy imports and exports between New England and Atlantic Canada. That could mean transmitting hydro power from Lower Churchill to the United States, or selling renewable energy from our wind and tidal resources when we are generating more here than we need. By its nature, electricity has no borders. A strong transmission system is the backbone of an integrated electrical system. The more integrated an electricity system is, the more efficiently the system runs for everyone. That is the message I shared with our friends in New England. For Nova Scotians, regional collaboration on energy represents good jobs and economic growth, stabilized energy prices, and environmental leadership on a global scale, which is why it’s so important that government and business leaders maximize every opportunity to promote our province’s vast potential. It can only mean good things for everyone involved. -30-last_img read more

Literacy Society signs on as Dolly Partons Imagination Library regional affiliate

first_imgKalman spoke about the Society’s partnership with the Imagination Library during her pitch to the 100 Women Who Care in Fort St. John at the Lido Theatre on Tuesday evening.Though it didn’t win the plurality of votes at last night’s event, Kalman said that the Society currently has a goal of raising the estimated $12,500 cost of providing the program for one year.Kalman said during her presentation that there are an estimated 1,835 children between the ages of 0-5 in the Fort St. John area.She explained that a $50 donation can allow the Society to provide one local child with a book every month for an entire year.Kalman said that the next big event for the Literacy Society is the New Year’s Eve Party at the Pomeroy Hotel, which the Society will be hosting for the first time this year.Tickets for the event go on sale on October 1st and are available at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, as well as on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fort-st-john-literacy-societys-new-years-eve-party-tickets-49218491834 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society says that it has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to become the Library’s regional affiliate in the Energetic City.Executive director Jessica Kalman said that the Literacy Society’s official partnership with the Imagination Library began on September 1st, and the Foundation is now accepting donations in anticipation opening up enrollments by next month.Country singer Dolly Parton started the Dollywood Foundation in 1986, and in 1995 the Imagination Library program was launched. The program provides enrolled children with a carefully-selected book every month until they turn 5, regardless of income. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Mexico attorney general says Odebrecht case coming soon

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s attorney general says his office will bring a case related to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht’s corrupt dealings within two months.Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero says there is new evidence and the case will be prosecuted like organized crime. He spoke Monday at a news conference covering the first months of the newly independent office.Mexico has been one of the few countries affected by the Odebrecht bribery scandal to not prosecute any officials. The former director of Mexico’s state oil company, Pemex, was named by former Odebrecht executives as the recipient of bribes. He has denied the accusations.Gertz Manero says the inactive Odebrecht case was just one example of the chaos he found at the Attorney General’s Office when he took over.The Associated Press read more

UN requests more than 4 billion in humanitarian aid for the rest

20 July 2011Relief agencies require another $4.3 billion to assist millions of needy people around the world during the second half of this year, the United Nations humanitarian chief said today, adding that donors have so far made available 45 per cent of the funds requested at the start of 2011. UN agencies and their partners had asked for $7.4 billion for humanitarian emergencies in 2011, but that figure has since risen to $7.9 billion as a result of increasing needs in some regions, including the Horn of Africa, where a severe drought has left 11.5 million people in need, Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told reporters in Geneva.Some $3.6 billion of the requested amount has been received, Ms. Amos said after presenting a mid-year review of the status of humanitarian funding to UN Member States.“Our key concern is that there are persistent imbalances in funding among crises,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. “The funding percentages of different appeals range from 29 per cent to 60 per cent.”The least-funded appeals are the regional appeal for West Africa and the funding requests for Zimbabwe, Djibouti and Niger.“We expect humanitarian needs in the second half of 2011 and in 2012 to continue, at least at current levels, as the effects of high commodity prices, adverse weather conditions, disasters and conflicts persist,” said Ms. Amos.“As I said to donors during our mid-year review launch, I hope that they will close the funding gaps. It will make a big difference to the millions of people we need to help,” she added.The launch of the mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) coincided with the classification of the drought emergency in southern Somalia as a famine in two regions.In response to a question, Ms. Amos said that child malnutrition levels in parts of southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia had risen to 50 per cent, with mortality rates exceeding six deaths per 10,000 people a day.More than 100,000 malnourished children had been treated in 800 nutrition centres throughout Somalia between January and May 2011. A total of 554,000 children in southern Somalia are suffering from malnutrition, she added.Other drought-affected Horn of Africa countries that require humanitarian assistance are Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. Newly-independent South Sudan, Yemen, Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, among others, will also require significant humanitarian interventions this year. read more

Womens soccer Ohio State wraps up spring season against Pitt on the

OSU sophomore forward Sammy Edwards (19) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternAfter a cancellation against their rival Michigan Wolverines last weekend, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is looking to get back on their feet as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in the team’s final game of the 2017 spring season.With an intense few months of training and a number of exhibition games already under their belts, the Buckeyes are working to solidify the skills they have been building upon throughout this spring season, head coach Lori Walker said. However, there are a couple of lingering concerns that remain on both the offensive and defensive end of the ball.“We’ve got to have a little more presence from our mid-field as far as their ability to be dangerous in their shooting and looking at the goal more,” Walker said. “The biggest thing for us, though, is to really tidy up what’s happening in the back. We gave up way too many goals this past year, and if we can tighten that up, we’re certainly producing enough to win games.”The team has been struggling to fill certain roles that were left vacant at the conclusion of the 2016 season as their five graduating seniors departed, which has proven to be an especially difficult adjustment on the attacking end. Two of the five departing seniors, Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Pierce, both now playing professionally, were the Buckeyes’ top goal scorers last season.With the absence of Agnew and Pierce up top, the transition has been tough for the group as they struggle to make it past the goalkeeper.“I feel like our biggest weakness is just putting the ball in the back of the net,” senior Sammy Edwards said. “We’ve been building so well and our defense has been strong, and then we get all the way up the field and we just can’t seem to finish and put the game away.”However, OSU may have more of an opportunity to enhance their attacks and find the back of the net this weekend, since Pitt has lost four graduating seniors as well, including their starting goalkeeper Taylor Francis, and defender Siobhan McDonough who contributed on the attack as well.The concern that remains is keeping a solid defensive line since Pitt will also have a number of dynamic attacking players. Panthers forwards Taylor Pryce and Ohio-native Sarah Krause could pose a threat to the Buckeyes’ defense who are going to need to tighten up, track and shut down these players, Walker said.Though the spring has brought along some challenges on both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes, they believe they have made improvements that will continue to benefit them as they prepare for the upcoming fall season, Edwards said.“I think we’re actually farther along in our process of where we want to be,” Edwards said, “and I think that’s going to be very beneficial as we go into the fall season because we have to train 13 new freshmen coming in, and if we’re all on the same page, it’ll be much easier to bring them into it.”The team is hoping for a smooth transition between the conclusion of the spring season and the beginning of summer training when the team, including the incoming freshman, arrive back on campus in June to take on summer school and work with the Buckeyes’ strength coach Tyler Carpenter before pre-season training officially begins.“They’ll get a little time off before preseason, and then we’ll hit the ground running on the first of August,” Walker said. The Buckeyes will wrap up the 2017 spring season Saturday at Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field at 11:30 a.m. read more

No arrests as Better Hope contractors murder probe continues

Almost two weeks after 29-year-old Denis Nandlall of Lot 21 Lalchan Street, Better Hope South, East Coast Demerara was shot dead, the Police are yet to make an arrest.This was according to Crime Chief Paul Williams during a telephone interview on Saturday, who further stated that since there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting, solving the crime could be more challenging.He nevertheless added that the Police are working with several leads, but none have led to any success thus far. Williams reiterated that the Police will continue their investigations into the cold-blooded murder.Murdered, Daniel NandlallOn the other hand, the parents of the dead contractor are awaiting justice for their son. They are also yet to ascertain the motive for the murder, claiming that the young man had no known issues with anyone.Nandlall was gunned down at about 23:15h on April 28 in front of his home by one of two men on pedal cycles.It was reported that the young man and a few relatives were having a few drinks in the yard and Nandlall left for the front of the house but soon after he was heard telling someone “Come back tomorrow, the man ain’t deh home.”This was followed by a loud explosion and as the relatives rushed to enquire, they saw the young man lying on the ground with blood gushing from his back.Nandlall was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital for emergency medical treatment but later succumbed to his injures. Based on reports received, the two men whose faces were covered with hoodies fled the scene. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo arrests yet in murder of ‘White Boy’May 11, 2019In “Crime”54 murders committed at end of April 2015 – Police statisticsMay 11, 2015In “Crime”Dana Seetahal’s murderer shot dead by policeAugust 22, 2014In “Crime” read more

Underground communications and mining remote systems at AIMEX

first_imgAt AIMEX 2011 in Sydney, September 6-9, Cattron, a unit of Laird Technologies, can be found at booth #3107. With a focus on underground mining, Cattron will display products aimed at increasing safety and productivity, including its underground communication system (SIAMnet), mining remote systems, and industrial remote systems. These systems allow operators of all types of mining equipment to choose the most advantageous, most convenient, safest position with the best vantage point from which to operate. A presentation displaying the different mining systems that the company has available on the market will be shown at the booth, along with product demonstrations that attendees can interact with. “AIMEX 2011 is one of the most important events for mining in Australia and the surrounding region, and allows Cattron to demonstrate how it leverages its extensive industry knowledge and diversity into the mining products it produces,” said Eric Brouillette, Cattron, Vice President of Marketing & Sales – Mining. “Cattron’s products incorporate reliable, high quality equipment backed by outstanding service and support. These products also provide increased safety and productivity in mines throughout the world.”AIMEX is where more than 600 Australian and international suppliers of mining technology, equipment, and services come together with mining industry buyers and specifiers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Attendees are able to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities, exchange technical information, and network in an interactive business environment.Cattron says it “has assembled the most comprehensive collection of radio remote control brands for material handling equipment, mobile equipment, and virtually any equipment where the operator can be moved to a safer, more efficient location. With 65 years of radio frequency (RF) and industrial wireless remote control experience, the company has approximately 7,000 customers with a total installed base of over 150,000 wireless remote control systems throughout the world.last_img read more

Igor Karacic with one leg in Vardar Skopje

← Previous Story Kielce’s coach and players with the fans before Silkeborg Next Story → Velux EHF CL (Round 9): Partizan in Szeged, Zagreb in Barcelona One of the heroes of the last season biggest success in the history of Bosna Sarajevo, EHF CL TOP 16 placement, left back, Igor Karacic (24) is in Macedonian capital, Skopje, where he has to sign a contract with vice-champion Vardar. Karacic had problem with his right shoulder and missed the first part of the season. After financial collapse of team from Sarajevo, he became a free agent. Bosna SarajevoIgor KaracicMacedonian handballVardar Skopje

Microsoft warns on universal Internet Explorer browser bug

first_imgBeing one of the most common web browsers in the world does mean problems will arise. However, the latest security bug that Microsoft has uncovered is not targeted at its latest browser, but in fact will affect all versions of Internet Explorer (IE). The security vulnerability is so severe that if exploited by a booby-trapped webpage the bug would allow attackers to take control of an unprotected computer.A temporary fix has already been published whilst Microsoft works on a permanent fix, and the company has said it had no evidence it was currently being used by hi-tech criminals. The bug seems to exploit the way IE manages a computer’s memory when processing CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which as most tech heads will know is widely used within web pages to control the look and feel of a website.AdChoices广告In a statement Microsoft comments:We are investigating the bug and working on a permanent fix. In the meantime we recommend those concerned to use a protection system known as the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. Mind you, installing and applying the toolkit could require Windows XP users to update to the latest service pack, and even then some of the protection it provides for Windows 7 and Vista users will not be available.Read more at the BBClast_img read more

Eyman could face possible lifetime ban in state lawsuit

first_imgOLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled that anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman could potentially be punished with a lifetime ban on managing or directing the finances of a political committee.Judge James Dixon ruled Friday in connection with Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman claiming that Eyman violated state campaign-finance laws and covertly used his initiative drives to enrich himself, the Seattle Times reported.Eyman had filed a motion to have the potential punishment thrown out, arguing that it would be an unconstitutional infringement on his First Amendment right to speech. He said the possibility of such a ban was having a chilling effect on his ability to fund ballot initiatives.“The courts have been very explicit, money is speech,” Eyman said, representing himself. Allowing him to participate in political action committees, but not in directing their finances, “is as absurd as the idea that he can be a truck driver as long as he can’t use a truck.”Eric Newman, chief litigation counsel for the attorney general’s antitrust division, argued that the potential punishment doesn’t infringe on Eyman’s speech. Eyman, he noted, agreed to a similar injunction in 2002, when he agreed to a settlement that barred him from ever again acting as treasurer for a political committee.last_img read more

School and law enforcement officials hold school safety summit

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 27, 2018 Posted: April 27, 2018 School and law enforcement officials hold school safety summit Updated: 9:22 PMcenter_img Ed Lenderman 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) — Law enforcement and education officials met Friday to discuss how schools can best prevent and address threats in San Diego County.District Attorney Summer Stephan and the San Diego County Office of Education kicked off the meeting with some 200 leaders gathered to talk about ways to address threats, including violent ones such as the threat of a school shooting, and offer input into how officials can further improve the regional response in such cases.Related Link: San Diego People: Preventing Gun Violence “The physical, emotional and mental well-being of students and staff in San Diego County schools are of paramount importance,” Stephan said. “As tragedies continue to unfold across our nation, in which students of all ages, teachers and administrators lose their lives to acts of targeted violence on school grounds, we want to renew our commitment to making schools a safe place for students to learn and grow.”Since the start of 2018, law enforcement officials have forwarded 40 incidents of school threats to Stephan’s office for review, which has resulted in 21 juvenile prosecutions, according to the office.Other threats were resolved at the school level.A team established by the DA’s office works with law enforcement agencies to address school threats. That team planned to present an updated School Safety Protocol Friday that will be used countywide. Other presentations include one by clinical and forensic psychologist Manny Tau, and county student services leader Bob Mueller will offer practical tools that schools can implement immediately. Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

Wife boyfriend arrested for killing husband in Sonarpur

first_imgOur correspondent Kolkata: A woman has killed her husband after conspiring with a person with whom she had an extra-marital affair. The incident has created sensation in South 24-Pargana’s Sonarpur.The matter came to light after the woman’s boyfriend admitted his guilt before the investigators. Both the accused have been arrested on Wednesday night in this connection. The victim, Samir Mistri, a local Trinamool Congress was shot dead by the accused Chandan Mondal. The victim’s wife Madhumita had developed an illicit relationship with Mondal. The woman used to work at a canteen in Jadavpur while the victim was a Taxi driver. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe incident took place on the night of April 9 when the victim was having his dinner. The front door of their room was kept open by the woman to help her boy friend carry out the crime. According to the investigation, police said there was a quarrel between the couple after the victim came to know about the relationship.Police suspect that the accused might have committed the crime as the victim had been opposing their relation. As investigation advanced, police suspected that his wife was also involved. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe accused woman also told the police that she had been tortured by her husband. Her boyfriend was also arrested by the police on Wednesday from his residence in Baguipara area. He admitted the crime and told the police how they hatched the plan of gruesome killing. The accused also told the police that he rented a firearm for carrying out the crime. On the day of incident, he shot at the victim from the front door which was laid open by the victim’s wife. Police is also probing if any other person was involved in the crime.last_img read more

Sabyasachi Dutta resigns ahead of noconfidence tabling

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta resigned from his post on Thursday. He had earlier challenged the no-confidence motion brought against him by 35 councillors of the civic body in the High Court.The High Court had issued an order on Wednesday, which stayed the tabling of the no-confidence motion scheduled for Thursday. The Court had instructed the chairman to send a fresh notice to the Mayor, which had earlier been sent by the joint municipal commissioner of the civic body. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe court on Thursday observed that BMC should table and discuss the no-confidence motion on Friday. Seeing that all the councillors who had signed the no-confidence motion have stood their ground, Dutta resigned on Thursday afternoon in sheer haste, just to avoid the tabling of the no-confidence motion on Friday. He sent his resignation to the chairman of BMC Krishna Chakraborty and surrendered his official vehicle to the commissioner of BMC. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDutta, being the president of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), had criticised the state government for its failure to pay the Dearness Allowance of the employees in a recently held meeting. Following the event, thirty five councillors wrote a letter to Krishna Chakraborty, expressing no-confidence in the Mayor. Talking to newsmen, Dutta said he will continue to support the genuine cause of the employees. He alleged that he did not receive any cooperation from the state government, particularly the Land and Land Reforms department headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to stop filling of a waterbody in the Rajarhat-Gopalpur area. State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim had said after the councillors moved the no-confidence motion that had he been in Dutta’s place, he would have resigned. The differences between Dutta and Deputy Mayor Tapas Chatterjee is also a matter of public knowledge. Dutta had defeated Chatterjee in the 2011 Assembly election, when the latter fought as a CPI(M) candidate from the New Town-Rajarhat seat. Dutta had even refused to share the dais with Chatterjee at a function organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr BC Roy on July 1. Dutta is also close to BJP leader Mukul Roy, who had visited him before the Lok Sabha polls and there was a rumour that Dutta would join the saffron party. After the councillors brought the no-confidence motion against Dutta, Roy had met him again.last_img read more

New 24hour petrol station gets go ahead with around 30 new jobs

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAround 30 new jobs are set to be created after plans to build a 24-hour petrol station were approved. Blakemore Property Limited applied for permission to build the petrol station on vacant land off Jack Mills Way in Shavington, near the junction with the A500 in South Cheshire. The application is set to include: 23 parking spaces A HGV fuel area A convenience store Four fuel pump islands Three jet wash bays, car care facilities and a car wash Read MoreNew golf range to create five jobs in village In a design and access statement accompanying the application, Blakemore Property said their investment in the area signified ‘a vote of confidence’ in Crewe and surrounding areas. They added: “It provides a much-needed 24 hour petrol filling station facility with all the latest environmental technology. “The application proposal will provide an enhanced ‘local needs’ community shopping facility to the benefit of local residents within Basford West, complementary to the town centre of Crewe and other local centres. “The proposal will provide valuable new investment and job creation (circa 30 new jobs) as well as bringing a currently vacant site into beneficial use.” Read MoreNew home for Thaiboxing club in former pharmacy approved Cheshire East Council said the benefits of the development would outweigh any harm. In their report recommending approval planning officers said: “The development would provide economic benefits in this locality, the design of the proposed development is considered to be acceptable and there would be no significant amenity issues. “The development would not raise any issues in terms of highways, ecology or trees, and subject to a suitable landscape scheme being proposed the proposal is considered to be acceptable.” Want the latest news from across South Cheshire?Looking for more news from across South Cheshire? We have dedicated channels for a number of areas, including Crewe, Sandbach, Nantwich, Congleton, Alsager and Mow Cop. For the latest local government news, and planning applications in your area, visit our Cheshire East Council channel here. For incidents and accidents involving the emergency services in the area, you can visit our Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service channels. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

ImmunoPET Shows Promise for Detecting and Treating Pancreatic Tumors

first_imgNews | PET-CT | June 14, 2017 Immuno-PET Shows Promise for Detecting and Treating Pancreatic Tumors An antibody-based theranostic agent could help provide diagnosis and therapy for malignancies expressing the cancer antigen 19-9 Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Axial fused 89Zr-5B1 antibody PET/CT image demonstrates focus of uptake in the liver (arrow). Focus of uptake correlates with increased liver metastasis seen on diagnostic CT (red arrow) performed 2 weeks prior. Image courtesy of Christian Lohrmann, Jason Lewis, Wolfgang Weber, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; MabVax TherapeuticsPancreatic cancer is associated with bleak five-year survival rates and limited treatment options, but new research is offering hope. A first-in-human study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) demonstrates the feasibility and safety of the novel human monoclonal antibody HuMab-5B1 with highly specific targeting for the cancer antigen (CA) 19-9, which is expressed on pancreatic tumors and a variety of other malignancies, including small cell lung cancer and tumors of the gastrointestinal system.It holds the promise of better identifying tumors and directing treatment. “This new agent is intensely accumulated in pancreatic cancer and finds very small metastases with PET/CT imaging,” explained Christian Lohrmann, M.D., lead author of the study from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. “There are promising data that HuMab-5B1 could become a theranostic drug used in both targeted imaging and therapy, which could eventually improve the prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients.”The researchers evaluated the antibody with and without radiolabeling with zirconium-89 (89Zr-DFO-HuMab-5B1). With further validation, 89Zr-DFO-HuMab-5B1 could lead to a host of improvements in pancreatic cancer management–more accurate staging of tumors, better surgical guidance, restaging of metastases and potential drug selection for CA 19-9 targeted therapies. The high uptake of the antibody alone suggests that it could be used by itself, or radiolabeled, or coupled with another molecular compound to treat high-risk pancreatic tumors that are inoperable or metastatic.For this study, nine patients with CA 19-9-positive metastatic malignancies underwent a series of four whole-body PET/CT scans–one the first day of injection with the imaging agent, then again on day two and around days four and seven. Subjects also received a diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis within the four weeks leading up to baseline PET/CT. Results of the CT scan were used to verify the results of 89Zr-DFO-HuMab-5B PET/CT imaging.Maximum standard uptake values normalized for body weight were analyzed for agent uptake in tumors. The agent was well tolerated and led to no serious side effects. Significant uptake was detected in local tumor recurrences as well as in metastases (for example in the lymph nodes, lungs, bone and peritoneum lining of the abdominal cavity). Uptake was analyzed for a total of 52 lesions. Highest uptake was shown on day seven in the lymph nodes. Results of the study showed that PET/CT imaging with the monoclonal antibody led to the detection of tiny tumors in the peritoneum and mesenteric lymph nodes that were not found by CT alone.For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… 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 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

Study arts in a creative environment

first_imgAigaia School of Art and Design is an officially accredited, private Institution of Higher Education, specialising in art and design in Cyprus. Aigaia is registered with and accredited by the Ministry of Education in Cyprus and with Pearson Education in the UK, offering accredited programmes of study.Studying in this creative and unique educational environment, Aigaia’s students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to experiment, develop and apply ideas and creative concerns through practical, experiential and creative teaching methods. Students understand the various and different applications of fine and applied arts as well as the opportunities for career choices and future development. One of the major aims of Aigaia is to create distinct artistic personalities so students can apply their knowledge and their creative thinking in any field or chosen career.Programmes of StudyDiploma in Visual Arts, 2year (accredited by Cyprus Authorities) offers specialisations in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography, Multidimensional Approach to the Visual Arts, Performance, Video art, Graphic design, Illustration, Jewellery design, Theatre and Costume design, Interior design, Fashion design, Textile design, Film and Animation, etc.BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in Art & Design, with pathways in Fine Arts Practice, Photography and Fashion &/or TextilesStudents completing their BTEC Higher Nationals in Art and Design will be aiming to go on to employment or progress to a final year at university.BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study and are also designed to meet employer’s needs.The HND qualifications were developed in close collaboration with experts from professional bodies to ensure they meet both the above progression aims.Degree in Visual Arts, a 4year course that offers an exciting and dynamic experience of a constantly evolving area of study. This is for students that want to be innovative and experiment with ideas and practices, enabling them to discover the Visual Arts in any combination of materials and approaches. The course is based on the personal artistic development of each individual student; depending on their individual characteristics, developing self-confidence and ambitions, allowing them to express themselves freely, to produce work and after graduation, work on a wide range of careers related to the arts.BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in which the emphasis is given to the creation of an extensive portfolio of artwork through the introduction into the many different pathways of art & design. As a result the students will be offered more than one place in Bachelor degree courses in art Universities abroad. The Foundation Course introduces students to the following pathways:FINE ARTSpaintingsculptureprintmakingphotographyceramicsinstallationvideo artperformancemultidimensional approach to fine artsAPPLIED ARTS/ DESIGN SPECIALISATIONSfashion designtextile designinterior designgraphic design & illustrationjewellery design and accessoriestheatre & costume designanimationproduct & industrial designAnnual exhibitionThe end of year show for Aigaia, gives the opportunity to students to present their artwork in a professional environment.ERASMUS+Aigaia students have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ European programmes. The mobilties are organised by Aigaia and aim to be about various subjects that are concerned with professional and vocational education, internships at various companies or generally in the industry involved with the arts, culture and art education.Aigaia InstituteAigaia Institute offers specialised art and design lessons and preparation for the GCSE and GCE Art & Design examinations. The programmes offered are specially designed and developed based on the philosophy and methods applied by Aigaia’s higher education courses. The teaching takes place in specialised workshops in the facilities of our building.Drama classes & Examinations and Preparation for auditions Aigaia drama school offers children, teenagers and adults the opportunity to unfold personal qualities, develop and express themselves and feel the excitement of a performance and gain professional qualifications from LAMDA.www.aigaia.com.cyYou May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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