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Security Council condemns deadly blasts in northern Iraq

16 August 2007The Security Council today condemned this week’s series of coordinated bombings in northern Iraq that killed hundreds of people and left many more wounded, urging the country’s people to end their continuing sectarian violence. Media reports say that at least 200 people and possibly as many as 400 were killed as a result of Tuesday’s blasts in two villages in Ninawah province, apparently aimed at the Yazidi religious community in that area.Council members joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who issued his own statement yesterday, in condemning the attacks “in the strongest terms” and extending their condolences to the victims and their families, Ambassador Pascal Gayama of the Republic of Congo, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said in a statement to the press.Mr. Gayama said the attacks “were aimed at widening the sectarian and ethnic divide in Iraq.”He also reaffirmed the 15-member panel’s support for Iraq’s people and Government “as they rebuild their country,” and reiterated the need to “promote national dialogue, reconciliation and broad political participation to ensure unity, peace, security, stability and the cessation of sectarian violence.”The press statement also reiterated the Council’s call on UN Member States to prevent the transit of terrorists to and from Iraq and to refrain providing arms or financing that would support terrorists. read more

UNICEF announces name of staffer killed in Kabul guest house attack

1 December 2009The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has confirmed the identity of one of its staff members who was killed along with four other UN workers on 28 October when militants attacked a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan. Teshome Mandefro Ergete of Ethiopia had worked for UNICEF Afghanistan since September, serving as an expert in drilling wells for fresh water.In a statement issued yesterday UNICEF’s Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said it was with “great sadness” that the agency confirmed that Mr. Ergete had been killed in the attack.“His remains have now been formally identified through genetic testing, and his family has been informed,” Ms. Veneman said. “UNICEF extends its deepest condolences to Teshome’s family and friends. He died in the service of humanity.”Mr. Ergete was killed alongside UN security officers Lawrence Mefful and Louis Maxwell and two volunteers with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Jossie Esto and Yah Lydia Wonyene.The militants attacked the guest house, which was home to more than 30 UN staff members, in the early hours of 28 October, armed with automatic weapons, grenades and suicide bomb vests.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials paid tribute to the victims of the attack for their courage and their willingness to serve others. read more

Dublins popular Izakaya restaurant to reopen after blaze

first_imgPOPULAR JAPANESE RESTAURANT Izakaya is to reopen “new and improved” in Dublin next week after an electrical fire shut it down for weeks.There was significant damage to the bar downstairs and some smoke damage to the restaurant but manager Seana O’Brien told that the restaurant on the ground floor will open next Wednesday.“It’ll be another week or so until we get downstairs good enough to reopen but the restaurant will be ready,” she said. “We’re opening with a modified menu and a few new cocktails so we’re keeping all the classics but giving something new as well.”O’Brien said all staff at the restaurant were given shifts in sister restaurants over the last two weeks and will return when it reopens.“It was fortunate and unfortunate at the same time because if it was close to Christmas it could have crippled us business-wise,” she commented. “But now we’ll have a brand new bar and a fresh start in time for Christmas and we already have all the Christmas bookings coming in.”Related: Fire shuts down popular Japanese restaurant in Dublin>last_img read more

NYT Trump tells Russians Comey was a nut job

first_imgWASHINGTON — During his meeting with Russian officials last week, President Donald Trump said recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job” whose ouster relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a report Friday in The New York Times.The Times cited notes from a May 10 Oval Office meeting, the day after Trump fired Comey.Separately, The Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign was moving closer to the White House. Law enforcement officials now consider a senior Trump adviser a “person of interest” in the probe, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The report did not name the adviser.The developments were a blow to White House efforts to tamp down interest in the Russia investigation as Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, first stop on his first foreign trip as president. The details of his comments to the Russians would seem to bolster theories that Trump fired Comey in an effort to choke off the Russia investigation.Earlier this week, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to take over the federal investigation in an effort to re-establish independence from the White House.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey. But he made clear it was not his intention for Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Comey, which is what they have done.last_img read more

False Tsunami warning sent to Washington coast

first_imgSEATTLE — Authorities say some residents on the Olympic Peninsula received a false tsunami warning when a monthly test went awry.KING-TV reports the state’s tsunami warning sirens on Monday sent out test alarms through the coastline counties but Clallam County residents heard a real tsunami threat warning.Washington state Emergency Management officials say there was no threat to residents.The state’s agency that runs the tests believes a software problem caused the test malfunctions.last_img

Reiss Nelson drops a hint over Arsenal future

Reiss Nelson drops a hint over Arsenal future

first_imgArsenal loan star Reiss Nelson has stated that he aims to become a club legend as he dropped a hint of a possible return in JanuaryThe 18-year-old forward has already bagged six goals in seven appearances on loan at Hoffenheim this season.Following Danny Welbeck’s horrific injury last week, Nelson has been tipped to make an early return to the Emirates Stadium.Now the teenage star himself hinted that it could happen while discussing his plans to become an Arsenal legend.“Arsenal are my boyhood club,” Nelson told BBC.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years.“I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident.“I didn’t think I was a man, but now I’m feeling stronger and I think a couple more months or even a year in Hoffenheim will make me strong and give me the belief and confidence to go back to Arsenal and do very good there.“I want to be an Arsenal legend. And, for England, it’s the best. You can’t beat playing for your country I don’t think.”Nelson made 15 appearances for Arsenal last season and signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners in the summer.last_img read more

Cognizant plans to set up SEZ in Telangana

first_imgUS-based IT major Cognizant Technologies Services Pvt Ltd is seeking the government’s nod to build a special economic zone (SEZ) in India’s youngest state, Telangana.The company’s application to set up SEZ will be scrutinised by the Board of Approval (BoA) at its meeting on 23 February. The BoA is headed by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia.The proposed IT/ITeS SEZ will come up in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana and it will be spread over 2.51 hectares.Due to an introduction of minimum alternate tax (MAT) by the central government on SEZs, such projects have taken a back seat. To revive the interest in setting up SEZs, the commerce ministry has proposed the finance ministry to do away with the tax, Press Trust of India reports.At this month’s meeting, the BoA will also examine other SEZ projects, including those to be set up by Kandla Port Trust and GP Realtors. The developers of the two SEZs have asked for more time for the implementation of their projects.Kandla Port Trust — developer of multi-product SEZ at Kandla and Tuna — wants the validity period of formal approval to be extended beyond 6 May, according to the agenda note of the BoA meeting.GP Realtors Pvt Ltd has sought approval for further extension of the deadline to complete its electronic hardware and IT/ITeS SEZ in Haryana.At its previous meeting on 23 December last year, the board had given its approval for 13 SEZ developers, who had asked for more time to complete the projects.Exports from SEZs in the country reached Rs 2.21 lakh crore in the April-September period in the current fiscal year compared to Rs 4.63 lakh crore in 2014-15. About 15.44 lakh jobs were generated by these zones in the first half of 2015-16.last_img read more

B Chy demands reconstitution of EC for fair polls

B Chy demands reconstitution of EC for fair polls

first_imgAQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. File PhotoPresident of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Badruddoza Chowdhury on Friday laid emphasise on forming a neutral government dissolving parliament for the sake of a fair and neutral general election, reports UNB.Speaking at an iftar party, he also demanded reconstitution of the current election commission with impartial persons to hold the 11th parliamentary elections in a credible manner.Dhaka city north unit BDB arranged the programme at a convention centre in the city’s Uttara area.B Chowdhury, also a former president, said, “A level-playing field must be created first to remove the obstacle towards holding an acceptable national election.”To ensure a level-playing field, he said an election-time neutral government, a proven neutral election commission and dissolution of parliament are crucial so that ministers and MPs cannot avail of government facilities during the polls.The BDB chief also said it is unlikely that there will be a level-playing field when hundreds of opposition leaders and activists will be there in jail during the election.He also talked against extrajudicial killings in the name of anti-narcotics drive. “We don’t know who’re being killed in the name of the anti-drug drive and using other excuses. We also don’t know their identities. Bur, there’s an allegation that they’re political activists.”B Chowdhury said a level-playing field will also not be created if political activists are killed or arrested on various excuses while the field remains under the control of a particular party.Accusing the government of keeping BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail ignoring the apex court order, he called upon it to be respectful to the rule of law and the verdicts of the judiciary.The former president observed that both Awami League and BNP leaders and activists are afraid of post-election violence and their security if their respective party loses the polls due to longstanding conflicts between the two major parties.Even the common voters, he said, are also in doubt which party will be able to ensure their security after the election.Under the circumstances, he said, the political scenario can be changed if only a third political force emerges out of people’s fear about the two parties and for the sake of peace and discipline in the country.last_img read more

Turning a new leaf

Turning a new leaf

first_imgHamsa Moily’s book Homecoming-poems was released on Wednesday by politician and author Shashi Tharoor.The book which consists of a collection of 30 poems is published by Rupa Publications and includes a foreword by diplomat and successful littérateur Pavan Kumar Varma.The poems in the book speak about the mysteries of life and death; about love that is seamless and unconditional, about a yearning to turn a new leaf, a new life. These poems come from music through silences, which is nothingness, and from this nothingness these poems have arrived. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Commenting on the book, the minister of oils and gas, Veerappa Moily, father of Hamsa Moily said, ‘I am not here to talk about her book as a politician or a father, I speak from the perspective of an author. Hamsa’s poems reflect a certain purity which is rarely seen in the poems these days, her poems are devoid of the sense of self and pride which is very difficult for an author. I, myself have never been able to detach from my sense of self in my works.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe poet, on the occassion, read out two of her poems including the one titled, Homecoming from the book and said, ‘I have written these poems in 30 days. Enclosed within the four walls of my room, these poems arose from my loneliness, from nothingness, from silence.’Hamsa moily is a Bharatanatyam dancer and an experimental choreographer. She has acted in a Tamil film, Shringaram, based on the lives of Devadasis.She has recently choreographed a Hindi play for children, Kyun Kyun Ladki, inspired by Mahashweta Devi’s book by the same name, and an English play for children written by Rabindranath Tagore. She describes herself as a seeker and a practitioner of yoga. If you are a literature lover, grab a copy of the book soon.last_img read more

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first_img 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 PET/CT scanners allow for precise anatomic localization of molecular data and simultaneous anatomic evaluation in a single exam. Depicted here is lung cancer. (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare)Defining disease processes by their cellular and molecular signatures has enabled molecular diagnosis and the development of targeted therapies, and advances in genomics offer promise for earlier disease detection and possibly molecular prevention. The field of molecular imaging is embracing these advances and is using a diverse set of molecular imaging strategies to interrogate disease states and physiology.Positron Emission TomographyPositron emission tomography (PET) is currently the most recognizable clinical application of molecular imaging, utilizing injectable molecules labeled with positron-emitting isotopes to image molecular interactions and biological processes in vivo. PET is most often performed using hybrid PET/computed tomography (CT) scanners that allow for precise anatomic localization of molecular data and simultaneous anatomic evaluation in a single exam. Hybrid PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners have only recently entered the market. While PET/MRI is unlikely to replace PET/CT for all clinical application, the fusion of PET and MRI will likely expand the horizon of molecular imaging and does have a promising future for selected clinical applications such as neurologic imaging, where MRI is the current gold standard modality; and pediatric oncologic imaging, where radiation dose reduction is important.Fluorine (18F)-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) remains the “workhorse” probe for PET imaging and accounts for the vast majority of clinical PET studies currently being performed. FDG has proven clinical value for staging, restaging/surveillance and assessment of treatment response in many cancer types, and has revolutionized the practice of oncology. FDG also has clinical utility for selected applications in neuroimaging and cardiovascular imaging. The bone imaging agent 18F-labeled sodium fluoride (NaF) has existed for decades but is enjoying a renaissance in the modern era of PET/CT. NaF has equal or higher sensitivity for detection of benign and malignant osseous lesions when compared with single-photon bone tracers, such as 99mTc medronate. However, a distinct advantage of NaF PET/CT bone imaging is that the CT data allow for improved specificity, thus reducing the diagnostic uncertainty and nonspecificity that has long plagued planar single-photon bone scans.Development of specific molecular probes for Alzheimer’s-type dementia represents a long-awaited solution for a prevalent and challenging clinical problem. Imaging plays an important role in dementia evaluation, but anatomic brain imaging (CT or MRI) is relatively insensitive and nonspecific for determination of the precise dementing process. Recently developed PET probes that target beta amyloid neuritic plaques — the density of which is correlated with likelihood of Alzheimer’s-type dementia — allow for imaging of Alzheimer’s-type dementia with greater sensitivity and specificity. 18F-florbetapir (Eli Lilly) is the first of this class of PET imaging agents to be FDA-approved and is available for clinical use. Current molecular imaging research is focused on creation of other selective PET probes targeted to specific biological processes. Some of these novel PET probes currently in development, or recently released, include 18F-fluorocholine for imaging of prostate carcinoma and some brain tumors, 18F-fluorodopa for imaging of parkinsonism and some brain tumors, 68Ga-DOTATOC/DOTATATE for imaging of neuroendocrine tumors, and 18F-fluoromisonidazole for imaging tumor hypoxia and 18F-fluorothymidine for imaging cellular proliferation, both of which may be helpful for prediction or assessment of response to antitumoral treatment modalities. The availability of such specific probes may alter the future treatment of selected diseases, but also may allow PET to play an increasing role as a surrogate endpoint or biomarker in clinical trials and pharmaceutical development.Magnetic Resonance ImagingMRI is, and will always be, an anatomical imaging modality, with a limited role in specific molecular imaging. The sensitivity of MRI for contrast agents or molecular tracers is simply not as high as for the other imaging modalities. The sensitivity has been improved by using nanoparticle formulations, but these pose limitations on selected targets, due to their rapid clearance and uptake by macrophages. For this very reason they have been used clinically for selective imaging of macrophages, including those present normally in the liver and lymph nodes, and in inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Nearly all nanoparticle formulations that have been clinically used are composed of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO). Gadolinium-based agents have also been used, notably for targeting of fibrin in a setting where thrombus is present.As for cellular MRI, at present at least eight clinical trials have been published that do not label cells in vivo — i.e., uptake by macrophages, but in vitro in the petri dish for the purposes of infusion or transplantation under MRI monitoring of cell delivery and cell distribution. These studies have shown the great potential of MRI for cellular imaging, especially for real-time MR-guided delivery and targeted intraparenchymal injections that are not possible with any of the nuclear or optical imaging techniques. Unfortunately, the SPIO formulations that have been used are no longer made, due to economical reasons.A new way of labeling cells in vivo and also in vitro is to use fluorine nanoparticle formulations and 19F MRI; the first clinical trials are expected to occur later this year under investigational new drug approval.19F MRI was introduced more than 35 years ago, but its potential role in molecular and cellular imaging has only recently been realized. As the endogenous fluorine levels in the human body are near zero, the agents can be considered to be true “MR tracers,” allowing hot spot imaging — analogous to nuclear tracers — and not “contrast agents” as there is no anatomical image and no background signal. Hot spot MRI is expected to gain momentum in the upcoming years.Fluorescence Optical ImagingFluorescence optical imaging is an emerging medical imaging modality that promises to complement current molecular imaging techniques. The agent in this imaging modality consists of a nonradioactive, fluorescent molecule that is activated by tissue-penetrating excitation light to produce emanating fluorescent light that is collected to form an image. Planar imaging is currently conducted in clinical studies with marketed commercial and investigational devices, while devices for small animal tomographic imaging are emerging into the commercial market. There are, however, two potential limitations to fluorescence optical imaging modalities. First, tissue penetration depths may be limited — estimated from clinical studies in humans to be 3-4 cm — but sufficient for intraoperative imaging as well as for noninvasive imaging of lymph nodes and lymphatics. Second, background autofluorescence can limit sensitivity when using fluorescent dyes excited by visible or far-red light (at wavelengths that are shorter than 780 nm). Near-infrared (NIR) excited fluorophores (excited by NIR wavelengths longer than 780 nm) offer the greatest sensitivity due to the lack of background signal that arises from autofluorescence. Indocyanine green (ICG) is a non-targeting, NIR imaging agent already approved for intravenous (IV) administration in humans for hepatic clearance studies. While its approved use depends on its detection, which is based on its dark green color, ICG is weakly fluorescent when excited with NIR light and has been used successfully as a NIR imaging agent in several clinical studies: intraoperatively, to assess vessel patency and lymphatic drainage patterns; and noninvasively, to assess blood perfusion and lymphatic architecture and function. The application of clinical NIR fluorescence imaging has been demonstrated with ICG for several investigational indications. Although ICG has no functional groups for attachment to disease targeting moieties, there is a plethora of new “first-in-human” imaging agents that could extend the role of nuclear imaging beyond diagnosis and into the surgical theatre in the very near future. Brighter, NIR fluorescent dyes conjugated to antibodies, antibody fragments and peptides promise new clinical indications for molecular imaging. It is noteworthy that a typical NIR fluorescent dye molecule emits as many as 100 million low energy photons/second compared to the singular, high energy photon event that occurs following decay of a radionuclide used in nuclear imaging. While there is significant attenuation of low energy photons that limit tissue penetration depths, image acquisition times for noninvasive lymphatic imaging in humans has been reported as low as 20 milliseconds immediately following trace doses of ICG as opposed to several minutes of gamma camera imaging hours after administration of radiocolloid in conventional lymphoscintigraphy. While NIR fluorescence imaging is not likely to replace molecular imaging modalities, in the future it is apt to complement and expand upon their current clinical indications.  itnJeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., is a professor of radiology, oncology, biomedical engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He serves as director of cellular imaging in the JHU Institute for Cell Engineering. He received his doctorate degree summa cum laude from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 1991.Ryan Niederkohr, M.D., is associate physician with The Permanente Medical Group in Santa Clara, Calif. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from The Ohio State University, and completed a residency in nuclear medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center.Eva M. Sevick, Ph.D., is professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine where she directs the Center for Molecular Imaging. Sevick received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering in 1983 and 1985, respectively, from the University of Pittsburgh and her doctorate in chemical engineering and bioengineering in 1989 at Carnegie Mellon University, where she performed her dissertation research in the area of tumor biology. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay 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 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 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 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 | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more 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. Feature | March 19, 2013 | By Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D., Ryan D. Niederkohr, M.D. and Eva M. Sevick, Ph.D. Trends in Molecular Imaging Nuclear imaging is embracing advances and using a diverse set of strategies to interrogate disease states and physiology 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 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read morelast_img read more

ngconf 2018 highlights the popular angular conference

ngconf 2018 highlights the popular angular conference

first_imgThe 2018 angular conference (ng-conf 2018) took place on April 18–20th 2018 at Salt Lake City, UT. The conference featured a large number of sessions, workshops, and speakers from the Angular team and the Angular community. ng-conf 2018 was live streamed and live transcripted for the home audience, to enjoy the same learning experiences as those of the actual attendees. Not to mention, the whole event was 80s themed, coinciding with the release of the movie Ready Player One which features a lot of 1980s pop-culture references. We have compiled a list of popular announcements and sessions which were the highlights of this year’s conference. Introducing RxJS6 Ben Lesh introduced version 6 of the ReactiveX library for JavaScript. RxJS is a library for reactive programming using Observables, that makes it easier to compose asynchronous or callback-based code. RxJS6 brings cleaner imports while having a smaller API, a backward compatibility package to update without changing your code, and automatic code migration for TypeScript. RxJS 6 Backward Compatibility: To make the migration path from RxJS 5 to RxJS 6, the RxJS team has released a sibling package called rxjs-compat. This package creates a compatibility layer between the APIs of v6 and v5. Automatic code migration: For TypeScript users, which cover the majority of Angular developers, RxJS introduces tslint, which offers a great deal of automated refactoring to make the transition from v5 to v6 even easier. Deprecations: A large no. of deprecations have been made. This includes Result selectors, Observable.if (replaced by iif() and Observable.throw replaced by throwError().  Apart from this, other deprecated methods include merge, concat, combineLatest, race, and zip. StackBlitz + Angular: A Better Way to Build PWA’s Albert Pai and Eric Simons conducted a session on building PWAs using StackBlitz with Angular. This suite of new developer tools makes building and debugging progressive web apps a lot easier. They run entirely in your browser with no setup or configuration required. NgRx Sessions A lot of sessions revolved around NgRx, the RxJS powered state management for Angular applications, inspired by Redux. Brandon Roberts talked about how to implement authentication with a reactive store by building an auth-based app with NgRx Store, Router, and Effects. Brandon Roberts and Mike Ryan presented a talk on Reactive Testing Strategies with NgRx. He talked about testing strategies such as unit testing presentation components, integration testing with smart components, testing observables, state management, and end-to-end tests, to make testing a reactive application easier and to simplify the testing triangle. Vitalii Bobrov talked about how NgRx Schematics is a huge time-saver. It will automate NgRx code generation and give you the ability to focus on application business logic. Mike Ryan presented a talk on Good Action Hygiene with NgRx and talked about how to write clean actions and avoid common anti-patterns. Jesse Sanders talked about how to handle complex forms using ngrx. David East and Todd Motto conducted a workshop on NgRx Selectors. They talked about multiple benefits of Selectors are easy to create and work well with teams. They allow you compute state from your store, which acts like a view model. Selectors are easily tested, memoized for performance, and compose-able for re-usability. By the end of this talk they promised to shake any store structure fears developers may have so that they can move forward boldly with selectors. Firebase, Cloud Functions, and Machine Learning Jason Dobry presented a workshop on how to use the Firebase SDK for Google Cloud Functions to improve an AngularFire Chat Web app. AngularFire is the officially supported AngularJS binding for Firebase. This binding lets you associate Firebase references with Angular models so that they will be transparently and immediately kept in sync with the database and with all other clients currently using your application. Jason also talked about how to use Cloud Functions to send notifications to users of the Chat app, use the Google Cloud Vision API to process images, and use the Google Natural Language API to process chat messages. The conference also featured workshops on the following How to hack an Angular app, Writing A Custom Angular Build Make your JS app search engine friendly, Building components with the Angular Component Dev Kit Strategies for Server Side Rendering Angular Apps Angular Elements in v6 and Beyond Hands-on Full-Stack development with Nx and Bazel, Using StackBlitz & Angular for Rapid App Prototyping Reusable Animations, Google’s serverless tools, VR Hero, and more. You can have a look at the entire list of sessions and workshops on the ng-conf website. Read Next Why switch to Angular for web development – Interview with Minko Gechev8 built-in Angular Pipes in Angular 4 that you should knowBuilding Components Using Angularlast_img read more

Reinforcement learning model optimizes brain cancer treatment reduces dosing cycles and improves

Reinforcement learning model optimizes brain cancer treatment reduces dosing cycles and improves

first_imgResearchers at MIT have come up with an intriguing approach to combat ‘Glioblastoma’- a malignant tumor of the brain/spinal cord- using machine learning techniques. By reducing the toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy that is involved in treating this cancer, the researchers aim to improve the quality of life for patients, while also reducing the various side effects caused by the former using Reinforcement learning techniques. While the prognosis for adults is no more than 5 years, medical professionals try to shrink the tumor by administering drug doses in safe amounts. However, the pharmaceuticals are so strong that patients end up suffering from their side effects. Enter Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to save the day. While it’s no hidden truth that machine learning is being incorporated into healthcare on a huge scale, the MIT researchers have taken this to the next level. Using Reinforcement Learning as the Big Idea to train the model Media Lab researcher Gregory Yauney will be presenting a paper next week at the 2018 Machine Learning for Healthcare conference at Stanford University. This paper details how the MIT Media Lab researchers have come up with a model that could make dosing cycles less toxic but still effective. Incorporating a “self-learning” machine-learning technique, the model studies treatment regimens being used presently, and iteratively changes the measurements. In the end, it finds an ideal treatment design suited to the patient. This has proven to reduce the tumor sizes to a degree almost identical to that of original medical regimens. The model simulated trials of 50 patients and designed treatments that either reduced dosages to twice a year or skipped them all together. This was done keeping in mind that the model has to shrink the size of the tumor but at the same time ensuring that reduced dosages did not lead to harmful side effects. The model is designed to used reinforced learning (RL)- that comprises artificially intelligent “agents” that complete “actions” in an unpredictable, complex environment to reach the desired outcome. The model’s agent goes through traditionally administered regimens. It uses a combination of the drugs temozolomide (TMZ) and procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine (PVC), administered to the patients  over weeks or months. These regimens are based on protocols that have been used clinically for ages and are based on both, animal testing and various clinical tests and scenarios. The protocols are then used by Oncologists to predict how many doses the patients have to be administered based on weight. As the model explores the regimen, it decides on one of the two actions- Initiate a dose Withhold a dose If it does administer a dose, it has to make the decision if the patient needs the entire dose, or only a portion. After a decision is taken, the model checks with another clinical model to see if the tumor’s size has changed or if it’s still the same. If the tumor’s size has reduced, the model receives a reward else it is penalised. Rewards and penalties essentially are positive and negative numbers, say +1 or – 1. The researchers also had to ensure that the model does not over-dose or give out the maximum number of doses to reduce the mean diameter of the tumor. Therefore, the model is programmed in such a way that whenever it chooses to administer all full doses, it gets penalized. Thus the model is forced to administer fewer, smaller doses. Patik Shah, a principal investigator at the Media Lab who supervised this research, further stresses on the fact that, as compared to traditional RL models that work toward a single outcome, such as winning a game, and take any and all actions that maximize that outcome, the model implemented by the MIT researchers is a  “unorthodox RL model that weighs potential negative consequences of actions (doses) against an outcome (tumor reduction)” The model is strikingly wired to find a dose that does not necessarily maximize tumor reduction, but also establishes a perfect balance between maximum tumor reduction and low toxicity for the patients. The training and testing methodology used The model was trained on 50 simulated patients –  randomly selected from a large database of glioblastoma patients. These patients had previously undergone traditional treatments. The model conducted about 20,000 trial-and-error test runs for every patient. Once training was complete, the model understood the parameters for optimal regimens. The model was then tested on 50 new simulated patients and used the above-learned parameters to formulate new regimens based on various constraints that the researchers provided. The models treatment regimen was compared to the results of a conventional regimen using both TMZ and PVC. The outcome obtained was practically similar to the results obtained after the human counterparts administered treatments. The model was also able to treat each patient individually, as well as in a single cohort, and achieved similar results (medical data for each patient was available to the researchers). In short, the model has helped to generate precision medicine-based treatments by conducting one-person trials using unorthodox machine-learning architectures.Nicholas J. Schork, a professor and director of human biology at the J. Craig Venter Institute, and an expert in clinical trial design explains  “Humans don’t have the in-depth perception that a machine looking at tons of data has, so the human process is slow, tedious, and inexact,” he further adds  “Here, you’re just letting a computer look for patterns in the data, which would take forever for a human to sift through, and use those patterns to find optimal doses.” To sum it all up,  Machine learning is again proving to be an essential asset in the medical field- helping both researchers as well as patients to view medical treatments in an all new perspective. If you would like to know more about the progress done so far, head over to MIIT news. Read Next 23andMe shares 5mn client genetic data with GSK for drug target discovery Machine learning for genomics is bridging the gap between research and clinical trials 6 use cases of Machine Learning in Healthcarelast_img read more

Another two Canadian gateways for Canada Jetlines

Another two Canadian gateways for Canada Jetlines

first_img Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines has added another two Canadian gateways to its proposed network: Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG).The ULCC, which says it’s on track to launch this summer, has reached agreements to provide flights from both airports. Agreements are subject to the completion of the airline licencing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.CEO Javier Suarez said that he expects Canadians in Winnipeg and Kelowna to travel more often as a result of Jetlines’ low fares.“Similarly, driven by these low fares, both markets should experience an increase in the number of tourists in their regions. The addition of these airports will extend our reach, giving Jetlines future access to more large populations and strong markets.”Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, added: “The addition of Jetlines to this market gives travellers another low-cost option to explore all this city and province have to offer.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaAlso commenting on the new agreements was Sam Samaddar, Airport Director, Kelowna International Airport, who said: “Adding another ultra-low-cost carrier to YLW will give residents more flight options, and visitors more opportunities to experience all that the Okanagan has to offer.”The news comes on the heels of Jetlines’ announcement that it has signed agreements for future service to Puerto Plata, Samana and Santo Domingo. The ULCC has also announced its intentions to offer future service to destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Cancun. Thursday, January 31, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bycenter_img Another two Canadian gateways for Canada Jetlines Tags: Canada Jetlines, New Routes, ULCC Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact It’s no secret pure speed is Nelson’s greatest selling point. At 5-foot-10 and 156 pounds he’s certainly slight of build, but that did not stop him from piling up impressive numbers while a UAB Blazer.He finished college tied for fifth all-time at UAB with 116 receptions, and ranked third in receiving yardage at 2,273. He averaged 19.6 yards per catch, and his 20 receiving touchdowns are tied for third-most in school history.But it’s his kick return skills that really jump off the page, as he averaged 38.7 yards per return and took four back for touchdowns in 2014.Nelson said returning was the focus in his first meeting with the Cardinals, and is confident he will be pretty good in that role.However, he wants to be more than just a return specialist.“I feel like I see myself as a kick returner as well as a receiver, because with my speed, I have the ability to go out and blow the top off of the defense,” he said. “There is a lot of stuff I need to clean up, my route running and catching the ball cleaner than I do.“I also feel like I’m really a dynamic receiver. I pretty much proved that at UAB. I feel like coming to Arizona that hopefully I can be able to compete for a wide receiver job as well as a special teams guy.” The precedent was set last year when 5-foot-10 speedster John Brown went from being a third-round pick by the Cardinals to one of the team’s most dynamic players. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, then, that Nelson compares himself to Brown and Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, who is also slight of build but very, very fast. “They go out every day undersized, but they don’t let any of that matter,” Nelson said. “They go out and do what they have to do and help their team be successful.” However, Nelson said he is trying to get bigger and stronger, adding that he would like to get up to at least 165 pounds, but ideally closer to 175 before the season begins. He feels like the extra weight would not hurt his speed at all, but instead help his explosiveness and power. A little more weight, he said, will help him out in the long run.And with Nelson, running is really what it’s all about. It’s why the Cardinals drafted him, and it will be why he sticks in the league. He’s certainly going to the right team, one with a need at returner but an offense that gets the most out of smaller, faster wideouts.Arizona is a team Nelson had his eye on, a place the Midfield, Alabama native was going to consider if he went through the weekend without being selected. Of course, it’s more fun actually being drafted. Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — What J.J. Nelson lacks in speed he more than makes up for in…ummm…no, wait. He doesn’t lack for speed. At all.Nelson was clocked at 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, the fastest time of anyone in Indianapolis.“I ran a 4.28 at the combine, but I think I’m way faster than that,” Nelson said after the Arizona Cardinals selected him in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, 159th overall. “It was 4.28, but I know I can get way lower than 4.28.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It was great,” he said of how he felt when he got the call. “A guy like me, coming from where I’m coming from, it really didn’t matter what round I went to. Just to go through this whole process and being able to get drafted to a great franchise like the Arizona Cardinals, it was really and truly a blessing. “Words can’t describe it. My family is happy for me; everyone in the city of Birmingham is just so happy for me right now,” he said. “I feel like everything planned out perfect. God had a plan for me.” – / 44 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img(AP Photos) Top Stories Wilks said the pair hasn’t responded poorly to the lack of playing time.“Those guys are responding well,” Wilks said. “They haven’t wavered from their approach and how they try to prepare and practice. We’ve got to find ways as coaches to be able to continue to coach and connect with them and get them out there on the field. But their responsibility is to go out there and execute their assignments. So it’s hand-in-hand.” Bucannon saw only one snap on defense on Sunday and 20 on special teams. For Reddick, those numbers were four and 12, respectively.Bucannon’s one defensive snap is down from 25 (34.7 percent) the previous week and 79 (100 percent) in Week 1. Reddick saw 14 defensive snaps (17.7 percent) in Week 1, then three (4.2 percent) in Week 2.Related LinksCardinals defense finding legs but not enough to beat BearsArizona Cardinals name rookie Josh Rosen starting quarterbackBradford’s first-quarter tease gave Cardinals’ Rosen no margin for error“Those guys have got to show me that they deserve the right to be on the field,” Wilks said. “It’s nothing to the standpoint of favorites or taking things personal. I want those guys out there. They’re first-round draft picks. I want them to be on the football field, they have a great skill set. But again, I’m going to play the guys that have shown that they’re ready to play.”Bucannon was selected 27th overall by the Cardinals in 2014 and has started 51 games (60 appearances) since then. Last year, Bucannon played in 12 games and had a pick-six to go with three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 82 tackles. The Cardinals took Reddick 13th overall in 2017 and has since appeared in 19 NFL games with three starts. He had two forced fumbles in 2017 to go with 2.5 sacks and 32 tackles. 11 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said he wants to put the best 11 players on the field.There’s impeccable logic in that. But those who watched the Cardinals play the Bears on Sunday — and suffer a 16-14 defeat — may still wonder: Why weren’t first-round picks Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick on the field more for Arizona’s defense?“I have an open communication policy,” Wilks said when asked about that matter by Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “I want guys to be able to come talk to me about certain things, and they do. And I’ll be honest with those guys and tell them, we’re going to play the best 11. And right now, that’s what I’m doing.”last_img read more

House amends law on organ donation

House amends law on organ donation

first_imgThe House plenum on Friday voted unanimously for a law amendment to ensure that someone who signed up for organ donation when they were alive cannot have their will overturned by relatives upon death.The bill has been passed with the aim of increasing the number of post-mortem donors. as Cyprus is last in Europe as regards the numbers.In Cyprus, organ donors clock in at 6.5 per million inhabitants while in Europe this figure rises to 20 per million.Currently, about 50 people in Cyprus are waiting for a kidney transplant but their chances are low.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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1948 and prime minister Liaquat was murdered at a public event on 16 October 1951 When Gen Ayub Khan seized power a few years later the party Jinnah had led split and formed the Convention Muslim League This was the first of many versions of the party in Pakistan This tradition of the party breaking and reforming itself in support of a military ruler continued over the decades Gen Zia ul Haq’s prime minister Junejo formed the Muslim League (J) and Gen Musharraf was supported by the Muslim League (Q) The party in power today the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was also formed in the period of Zia In India the Congress remained more or less unified at the national level The one big split in it happened after Lal Bahadur Shastri died and Indira Gandhi took power The old men who were Nehru’s colleagues formed their own Congress but Indira was strong and captured the organisation because of her charisma and popularity The Janata Party which defeated Indira Gandhi was a patchwork coalition of 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