Samsung Galaxy S10+ with Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM gets benchmarked with impressive results

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 10:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy S10+ will run a Snapdragon 855 chip paired with 6GB of RAMThe benchmark site also lists the phone running Android PieThe Galaxy S10+ benchmark scores look impressiveThe Galaxy S10+ has been spotted on Geekbench just a week after the Galaxy S10 Lite/ S10 E was listed on the benchmark site. The Galaxy S10+ is expected to be the biggest of the three rumoured Galaxy S10 phones, sporting a bigger display and more cameras. However, all three phones are tipped to come with the same Snapdragon 855 SoC in the US. Most other countries will get the Galaxy S10 with an Exynos 9820 chips.The Geekbench listing, shared by SlashLeaks, shows a Samsung phone with model number SM-G975U which refers to the Galaxy S10+. The phone has been listed with a Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM, which keeps in line with previous rumours. Unsurprisingly, the listing also mentions Android Pie, which means the Galaxy S10 phones will ship with One UI out-of-the-box. Apart from this, the listing does not offer much else about the Galaxy S10+.The Galaxy S10+ has a single-core score of 3413 and multi-core score of 10256 which is much more realistic compared to the scores that the Galaxy S10 Lite managed last week. It also means you can expect a terrific performance from the Galaxy S10+ and there are also rumours of an 8GB RAM variant as well. Of course, benchmark scores are not indicative of real world performance and we expect to see the same level of performance across all three Galaxy S10 phones.As mentioned, the Galaxy S10+ will be a big phone as it is tipped to sport a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display. The display is rumoured to come with a wider cutout as it will house dual front-facing cameras. The Galaxy S10+ is also tipped to come with quad cameras on the back and a large 4,000mAh battery. Other than that, the Galaxy S10+ will offer most of the same hardware as the Galaxy S10 E and S10 including an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack.advertisementALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, S10+ benchmarks spotted, reveal display resolutionsALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with Snapdragon 855 chip, Android Pie spotted on GeekbenchGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy S10 PlusFollow Mobiles Samsung Galaxy S10+ with Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM gets benchmarked with impressive resultsThe Galaxy S10+ is the latest of the three upcoming Galaxy S10 flagships to get benchmarked and the scores look promising.advertisementlast_img read more

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MMHE Bags FSO Conversion Deal

first_imgzoom Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) has secured a FSO conversion contract with a compatriot vessel owner.Under the contract signed with E.A. Technique (M) Berhard, MMHE will execute demolition, refurbishment and installation works.The vessel, to be named FSO Nautica Bergading following the conversion, is expected to arrive at the yard in July 2015.The retrofitting is expected to be completed by the end of June 2016, when the floating, storage and offloading facility is slated for official sail-away.Once delivered, the FSO will deploy for a full field development project for the North Malay Basin.The shipbuilder has also won a repair contract for two LNG carriers for MISC. The contract stipulates life-extension and drydocking of 73,519 DWT Puteri Intan and Puteri Delima. The vessels are expected to arrive at the yard this June and their dry-docking should be completed in three months.The two deals were announced together with two more contracts that include offshore structural component fabrication works; hook up and commissioning and related topside construction work for facilities improvement project. The total value of all four projects is RM 324 million (around USD 86 million).MBH Managing Director Tuan Haji Abu Fitri Abdul Jalil said that the company has so far secured around RM 400 million (around USD 106 million) worth of projects and voiced his optimism in continuation of the order buildup at the yard.last_img read more

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Homeless campers in BC provincial park allowed to stay indefinitely

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – The camping area of a provincial park near Victoria was closed to the public Thursday as a group of homeless people were allowed to stay indefinitely while the British Columbia government tries to find them alternate housing options.Environment Ministry spokesman David Karn said the government has not imposed a deadline on the group of about 30 people to leave Goldstream Provincial Park even though a provincial eviction notice was set to be imposed Thursday morning.Earlier reports by park officials of a 24-hour extension on the eviction notice followed by a possible two week time limit no longer apply to the homeless people who have pitched tents in the park, he said.“The province has no deadline in place for their stay at present while outreach workers work with them on supports, including shelter and housing,” Karn said.Housing Minister Selina Robinson said in a statement the campground was closed to ensure public safety, adding the park isn’t an appropriate place to establish a tent city.“Our goal is to get people into shelters and longer-term housing,” she said.Goldstream Park is in Premier John Horgan’s riding of Langford-Juan de Fuca, located 16 kilometres northwest of Victoria. There are 173 campsites at the 477-hectare park and two group sites.The park is known for its huge 600-year-old Douglas fir trees and western red cedars. The park is also the site of an annual chum salmon spawning run, which draws thousands of visitors to the riverside trails and observation platforms.The park’s day use area remains open.The approach of Thursday’s morning eviction drew a tense crowd of about 50 local residents and campers to the locked gates of the park’s camping area. Uniformed RCMP officers were also present.Homeless advocate Ashley Mollison said the extension gives the campers a safe place to stay while they try to find suitable housing.“This whole week we’ve seen that we’ve been chased by three levels of government and we’ve had five police departments that are chasing homeless people from park to street to now campground,” she said. “This kind of action towards homeless people really escalates anti-homeless hate.”The same group of campers was ousted from provincially owned land in nearby Saanich earlier this week, just days after a court order forced them out of another park that some had occupied since the spring.About a half dozen local residents got into verbal exchanges with the campers that were sometimes heated.Jamie Thomson said he understands the need for housing but was concerned a large group of people were about to make the park their home for an indefinite time because of the impact they could have on “a completely and utterly pristine environment.”“Let’s find somewhere they can go but let’s find somewhere they can go that can be fixed afterwards,” he said.Lynne Hiback wiped away tears after explaining she felt she was being treated unfairly because she is homeless.I want shelter. I want protection,” she said. “I want people for us, not against us.”last_img read more

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Swiss authorities to grill LTTE prisoners in Sri Lanka

The army defeated the rebels in 2009 after 30 years of fighting which saw thousands being killed on both sides including civilians.Apart from Switzerland, officials in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are also conducting investigations on the Tamil Tigers.Since 2009, Swiss prosecutors have lodged cases against many Tamil Tiger suspects in Switzerland. Over a dozen leaders of the Tamil Tigers have been accused of laundering money, belonging to criminal organizations for threats and extortion. Among them is the former chief of the Tamil Tigers in Switzerland. (Xinhua-ANI) The case is connected with illegally procured funds being willfully diverted to support the Tamil Tigers during their war against the Sri Lankan army. The Sri Lankan government Information Department quoted Swiss officials as saying that so far 120 witnesses and informants have been questioned in Switzerland with regard to the suspected criminal activities of the Tamil Tigers. During the war the Tamil Tigers were believed to have received huge amounts of money from the Tamil diaspora to purchase weapons to fight the Sri Lankan army.Most weapons were shipped to Sri Lanka directly to rebel controlled areas and the chief arms procurer for the rebels, Kumaran Padmanathan, was arrested in 2009 in Malaysia. Investigators from Switzerland are to visit Sri Lanka to record statements from Tamil Tiger rebels who are in police custody over rebel activities in Switzerland and the funds they collected to support the war in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday.The Swiss authorities are flying in legal officers of the Federal State Prosecutor’s office, the Swiss Federal criminal police, translators and defense counsels to Sri Lanka in September to question 26 witnesses. read more

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Liberal government runs 16B deficit four months into 1920 on higher spending

OTTAWA — Preliminary numbers show the federal government posted a deficit of $1.6 billion over the first four months of the current fiscal year as program spending increased $9.1 billion — 9.5 per cent — compared with the year before.In comparison, the Finance Department’s fiscal monitor says the government ran a $4.4-billion surplus during the same April-to-July period last year.The report says the boost in federal spending was largely due to increases in direct program expenses and transfers to other levels of government. The spending includes $1.9 billion as part of an agreement to send funds from the federal government’s share in the Hibernia offshore oil field to Newfoundland and Labrador.Year-over-year, public debt charges increased by $1.1 billion — or 13.3 per cent.Government revenues were up $4.2 billion — or 3.9 per cent — compared with the same period in 2018-19, an increase mostly due to higher tax revenues and other revenues.The Liberal government’s spring budget forecasted a deficit of $19.8 billion for the 2019-20 fiscal year.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

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Womens Junior WCh 2014 Norway Sweden and Croatia are out

642014-7-720:45NOR-GER24:27(12:13)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR 622014-7-716:15KOR-SRB32:28(20:15)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR ← Previous Story Men’s U 20 EURO 2014 Countdown: Slovenia beat Austria and Kuwait Next Story → Martin Schwalb leaves intensive care 612014-7-714:00DEN-CZE37:23(19:10)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR 682014-7-720:45RUS-SWE31:18(17:7)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR 652014-7-714:00POR-ROU21:25(9:10)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR women’s junior world championship 2014 Norway and Sweden are out from the 1/4 finals battles at the Junior Women’s World Championship 2o14 in Croatia as well with the host team! The only non-European team in TOP 8 will be Korea, who beat Serbia 32:28. 672014-7-718:30HUN-SLO26:20(15:12)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR 662014-7-716:15BRA-FRA23:29(11:16)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR 632014-7-718:30NED-CRO22:21(12:10)Eighth FinalsFTR MTR PbP OMR read more

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Kylie Jenner has become the worlds youngest selfmade billionaire

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4525145 42,431 Views 55 Comments By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Kylie Jenner has become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos tops Forbes rich list for second year running while Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth has slipped. Mar 5th 2019, 5:36 PM Share16 Tweet Email Kylie Jenner Source: Hahn Lionel/ABACAAMAZON FOUNDER JEFF Bezos has topped magazine Forbes’ rich list for the second year running with an estimated wealth of $131bn (€115bn).Social media personality and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner has become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, according to this year’s list, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth shrank by $8.7bn (€7.7bn) in the past year.Bezos (55), who holds 16% of Amazon, has widened the money gap since last year between himself and Bill Gates, the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft who sits in second place. Gates (63) has seen his wealth grow to $96.5bn (€85bn), according to Forbes. Legendary investor Warren Buffett (88) placed third this year on the rich list. His fortune slipped to $82.5bn (€73bn). The CEO of French luxury good company LVMH, Bernard Arnault, held on to fourth place.Ahead of Zuckerberg are Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, Zara and Inditex founder Amancio Ortega of Spain, and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.This year’s list features a total of 2,153 billionaires with reclusive tycoon Pallonji Mistry the highest Irish entry at No. 79 having an estimated wealth of $15bn (€13bn).Mistry, who controls the Shapoorji Pallonji construction and engineering group, is married to an Irish national and holds an Irish passport. Lone Star Funds founder John Grayken comes in at No. 215, and second on the Irish list. Grayken, whose wealth sits at an estimated $6.9bn (€6.1bn), renounced his US citizenship in the 1990s for tax purposes and took Irish citizenship. Businessman Denis O’Brien comes in at No. 504 on the rich list with an estimated wealth of $4bn (€3.5bn) while Stripe founders, John and Patrick Collison, sit joint at No. 1116 with an estimated $2.1bn (€1.8bn) fortune. Other notable Irish entries on the list include Campbell’s Soup heir John Dorrance III, businessman Dermot Desmond, Egerton Capital co-founder John Armitage and Kingspan Group founder Eugene Murtagh. Americans still dominate the list with 14 of the top 20 billionaires from the United States.  Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 5:36 PM Short URLlast_img read more

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Melbourne Cup eve with Makedonikos horos

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dance group of The Panmacedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria invites you to their Makedonikos horos, featuring live Macedonian music with Melbourne’s best musicians on the Melbourne Cup Eve. ] Tickets are $60 for adults; $35 for children under 12, with tavern style menu, beer, wine and soft drinks includedWhen: Monday 3 November Where: Coburg Church hall, 29 Victoria Street, Coburg For more information and tickets, contact Vasili 0432 021 205 or Dora 0431 109 285last_img

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Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 16 April, 2015 (RBDF): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Matthew Town Base in Inagua apprehended ten undocumented Haitian nationals who were found aboard a 40-foot American registered sailing vessel anchored off Inagua this morning. The migrants were brought ashore and handed over to Bahamas Immigration officials in Inagua, and later flown to Nassau where they will be detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center.Transport of Migrants from Bimini to Nassau: HMBS DURWARD KNOWLES is alongside at Bimini embarking migrants who arrived on the island last evening. DURWARD KNOWLES is expected to return to Nassau tomorrow where migrants will be handed over to Immigration officials. Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force worked in collaboration with both members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration Officials on the islands of Bimini and Inagua. Related Items:bimini, hatian migrants, inagua, matthew town base, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recommended for you Bahamas Police makes $2.3M Drug Bust in Bimini Tropical Storm Kate now formed, almost all Bahamas on alertlast_img read more

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Kingswood launches employee engagement programme

first_imgKingswood has introduced an employee engagement programme and a range of new voluntary benefits for its 650 staff.The educational activity provider has launched the programme to complement its existing benefits offering, to reward staff for their hard work and to further enhance the organisation’s workplace culture.The programme, provided by Perkbox, includes access to a range of practical and recreational perks. This includes free mobile phone insurance and breakdown cover, retail and attraction discounts and half price MOTs.Employees can redeem rewards through their own dedicated account on the online platform, which can also be accessed via a smartphone app.The engagement platform also provides access to online classes in yoga, healthy cooking and meditation, as well as offering financial help and advice.Through the programme, employees are automatically enrolled into a gamified rewards and recognition platform, which works to provide peer-to-peer recognition and internal rewards.Jason Andrews, managing director at Kingswood, said: “We are fully committed to making Kingswood a great place to work and play, both for all of our guests and our fantastic teams who welcome and inspire over 160,000 young people to our education and adventure centres each year.“[The programme] provides another fun and rewarding way to show our appreciation to all our teams, whether they’re activity leaders at centres, support staff, or office based.”last_img read more

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Comedian Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at 45

first_imgThank you, Ralphie May. You were a world-class comedian. pic.twitter.com/TGWpRcyQGH— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) October 6, 2017 May, a Tennessee native who was raised in Arkansas, parlayed a second-place finish on TV’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2003 into TV and club appearances.His publicist said May’s survivors include his wife, Lahna Turner, and children April June and August James.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Ralphie May says the comedian has died. He was 45.In a statement Friday, publicist Stacey Pokluda says May died of cardiac arrest. She said he had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month.His body was found Friday morning at a private residence in Las Vegas.On Wednesday, the round-faced May was named casino comedian of the year at the Global Gaming Expo. He was booked through the rest of 2017 at Harrah’s Las Vegas.last_img read more

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Fort Lauderdale firefighters save kitten stuck on top of minivan fuel tank

first_imgMonday night just before 8pm Ladder 49 responded to kitten stuck above the fuel tank of a mini van. Crews work quickly to extricate the little guy. To say it was a “purfect” Rescue would be an understatement. #rescue #kittenrescue pic.twitter.com/c6mHLNAwQb— FLFR PIO (@FLFR411) June 18, 2019Crews quickly got the kitten out from on top of the fuel tank.Firefighters then took pictures with the rescued feline and posted them on social media.Officials said one of the women in the photos works at the Humane Society of Broward County and will take the kitten there on Tuesday morning. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue have saved a kitten that was found stuck above the fuel tank of a minivan.FLFR responded to the call along the 1600 block of Southeast 13th Street, just before 8 p.m., Monday. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Republican House District 31 Release Stipulations For Upcoming Forums

first_imgParty Chair Nona Safra did not respond to a request for comment by the time of deadline. We will not participate in any debates prior to October 15. Debates scheduled in bars, lounges or establishments serving alcohol will not be approvedThe time, date, moderator and location will require prior approval by the District 31 Chair. Here are the stipulations that Republican District 31 has regarding any potential debates or round tables with the Democratic candidate, Representative Seaton, for District 31 house. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The District 31 Republican Party has released stipulations on when its republican nominee, Sarah Vance, will debate incumbent Paul Seaton before the general election in November. The party’s stipulations also apply to the race in District 9 for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Troy Jones is running against incumbent Willy Dunne. Which means the, October 2, local election will be over prior to the October 15 date.last_img read more

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North Texans With Ties To Mexico Wonder If New President Can Fulfill

first_img Share Stella M. Chávez / KERA NewsMaria Candelaria Gonzalez and Pedro Ibañez stopped by the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, Texas, on Monday. They say they’re hopeful about the changes Mexico’s newly elected president has promised.Some North Texans with ties to Mexico are excited about the new President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who campaigned on rooting out corruption and advocating for the poor. Others are skeptical.Maria Candelaria Gonzalez just got back to North Texas from visiting Mexico. As she waited outside the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, the 66 year-old said she couldn’t be happier about her native country’s new leader.“I told my husband he was going to win and, thank God, he did,” she said in Spanish. “We have faith that he’s going to help Mexico get ahead and help families that have been separated [at the border].”In his victory speech, Andres Manuel López Obrador said he wanted Mexicans who left for the U.S. not to leave out of necessity. But he wasn’t specific about what he would do to keep them from going, says Luisa del Rosal, executive director of the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.“The other thing I wish he would have actually addressed is how this crisis at the border – how few of those citizens are actually Mexican,” del Rosal said. “You know, what is Mexico doing to support our southern neighbors? You know, Central America, which is the one seeing a lot of danger and unsafe conditions for its public, and henceforth, why they’re coming all the way to the United States.”While there’s a lot of excitement in Mexico about a new president touting reform, del Rosal says observers also have a lot of questions about what that will look like.In previous bids for president, Lopez Obrador has talked about embracing globalization and opening more trade avenues for Mexico. Yet, del Rosal noted he’s also criticized NAFTA and suggested Mexico should withdraw from the trade agreement.“This is a point of pause when our most important economic partner for Texas is Mexico,” she said. “So, there is a great deal of uncertainty that comes with somebody who changes their position as much and we don’t have a clear vision of what we can expect from this president.”CREDIT STELLA M. CHÁVEZ / KERA NEWSSantana Delgado says he wants to see change in Mexico, but worries the new president won’t be able to fulfill all of the promises he’s made. Back at the Mexican Consulate, Santana Delgado was waiting on a friend. He was born in Mexico but has lived in Texas for more than 50 years. The 63-year-old says he’s realistic and also a bit skeptical.“The corruption and drug trafficking – that’s not going away,” he said.Degaldo would like to see the reforms Lopez Obrador promises, but he worries that if the president-elect tries to push for too many, he could be harmed. Any kind of big change, Delgado said, won’t be easy.last_img read more

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Study Finds Active Surveillance Program Effective for LowRisk Prostate Cancer Patients

first_img Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more September 2, 2015 — Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to a study from the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. Analyzing survival statistics up to 15 years, the researchers report just two of 1,298 men enrolled over the past 20 years in a so-called active surveillance program at Johns Hopkins died of prostate cancer, and three developed metastatic disease.“Our study should reassure men that carefully selected patients enrolled in active surveillance programs for their low-risk prostate cancers are not likely to be harmed by their disease,” said H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., the Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Urologic Oncology and director of adult urology.Carter acknowledges that outcomes in the current study may be due to doctors’ careful selection of patients for active surveillance. “With longer follow-up, the data may change, but they’re unlikely to change dramatically, because men in this age group tend to die of other causes,” he said.Most of the men in the study were also Caucasian, and Carter cautions that these outcomes may not apply to African-American men, who tend to have more aggressive cancers.For the study, described online Aug. 31 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, men with prostate tumors classified as low or very low risk for aggressiveness opted to enroll in an active surveillance program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Their risk level was determined, in part, by Gleason scores, in which pathologists evaluate the aggressiveness of the cancer from prostate biopsy tissue.When the study began in 1995, Carter said, urologists performed annual biopsies on the men in the program until they reached age 75. Now, doctors no longer require annual biopsies among the lowest risk groups; when they do perform a biopsy, they use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided technology and will often ask pathologists to check biopsy tissue levels of proteins made by the PTEN gene, a biomarker for prostate cancer aggressiveness.Of the 1,298 men, 47 died of nonprostate cancer causes (mostly cardiovascular disease); nine of the 47 had received treatment for their prostate cancer. Two men died from prostate cancer, one after 16 years in the active surveillance program. In the second man’s case, Johns Hopkins doctors recommended surveillance, but the patient sought monitoring at another hospital and died 15 months after his diagnosis.Three men in the program were diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.Overall, the researchers calculated that men in the program were 24 times more likely to die from a cause other than prostate cancer over a 15-year span.After 10 and 15 years of follow-up, survival free of prostate cancer death was 99.9 percent, and survival without metastasis was 99.4 percent in the group.Some 467 men in the group (36 percent) had prostate cancers that were reclassified to a more aggressive level within a median time of two years from enrollment in the active surveillance program. For men with very low-risk cancers, the cumulative risk of a grade reclassification to a level that would have generally precluded enrollment in the program over five, 10 and 15 years was 13 percent, 21 percent and 22 percent, respectively. For men with low-risk cancers, this risk increased to 19 percent, 28 percent and 31 percent. Over the same time frames, the cumulative risk of a grade reclassification to a level that would be considered potentially lethal in most cases but still curable was no more than 5.9 percent for both very low and low-risk prostate cancers, Carter said.Also among the group, 109 men opted for surgical or radiation treatment despite the absence of significant change in their prostate cancer status. In those whose cancers were reclassified, 361 opted for treatment.“The natural progression of prostate cancer occurs over a long period of time, some 20 years, and most men with low-risk prostate cancer will die of another cause,” said Carter, a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. “There is a careful balance, which is sometimes difficult to find, between doing no harm without treatment and overtreating men, but our data should help.”Carter estimates that 30 to 40 percent of U.S. men with eligible prostate cancers opt for active surveillance, compared with Scandinavian countries, where use of the option is as high as 80 percent. The reasons for less use in the United States, he says, could stem from fear of losing the opportunity for a cure.Carter said one of the benefits of active surveillance is reduction in the rates of complications and costs of prostate cancer treatments. In a recent report, 20 percent of men undergoing a prostate cancer treatment — radiation or surgery — were readmitted to the hospital within five years of treatment for a complication related to the original treatment.“Our goal is to avoid treating men who don’t need surgery or radiation. The ability to identify men with the most indolent cancers for whom surveillance is safe is likely to improve with better imaging techniques and biomarkers,” said Carter.Active surveillance is included in best practice guidelines for doctors developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group of the nation’s top cancer centers. Carter recommended that men see urology specialists to be monitored in an active surveillance program.For more information: www.urology.jhu.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Prostate Cancer | September 02, 2015 Study Finds Active Surveillance Program Effective for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Johns Hopkins researcher finds patient group unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die from the disease in the long term Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

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Travel agency air bookings up 63 for Amadeus

first_imgTravel agency air bookings up 6.3% for Amadeus Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: Amadeus, Trend Watch Thursday, March 1, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> MADRID — Amadeus’ travel agency air bookings were up consistently across all regions in 2017, including 99 million Amadeus travel agent air bookings in North America, where Amadeus is determined to gain more market share.Total travel agency air bookings grew 6.3% to 568.4 million.Amadeus says the increases were supported by industry and market share growth. The 99 million travel agency air bookings from North American travel agents represented 17.4% of the company’s global total and were up 9% from 2016 when the 90.8 million bookings from North American travel agents represented 17% of the global total.The company reports that travel agent bookings from Europe (Western Europe plus Central, Eastern and Southern Europe) contributed 44.7% to the 2017 total, while bookings coming out of Asia Pacific contributed 19.1%.In 2017 Amadeus signed 55 new contracts or renewals of content agreements with airlines, including Air Canada, WestJet and Delta.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAmadeus says it also continued to receive interest from customers in its merchandising solutions throughout 2017. At the close of the year, 143 airlines had signed up to Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services for the indirect channel, including Air Canada, Malaysia Airlines and All Nipon Airways, and 115 had implemented the solution. A total of 66 carriers had contracted Amadeus Fare Families, which allows airlines to distribute branded fares, with 50 of them already implemented.Revenue for 2017 totalled Can$7,581 million.last_img read more

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Happy New Year

first_imgRosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins Wednesday evening, Sept. 4.Costa Ricans and people around the world will usher in the new year with the lighting of candles 18 minutes before sunset. (That works out to 5:26 p.m., San José time.)The holiday begins a 10-day period of reflection known as the Days of Awe, which concludes with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, on Sept. 14.The Tico Times extends its wishes for a happy and peaceful year 5774. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

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Merkel firmly behind euro but will she act

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Merkel led calls to saddle Greece with tough austerity measures, such as cuts in public sector pay and pensions, as part of its two multibillion-euro rescue packages. Germans see it as just desserts for years of profligate spending, while they kept their finances in order.But the spending cuts have left the Greek economy mired in a deep recession. Angered by the seemingly endless pain, Greeks have turned away from the two traditional parties in elections last month. They voted instead for more radical parties that have vowed to pull the country out of its bailout and austerity agreements. This weekend Greece faces another election. And if it backs a radical left party that promises to ditch its bailout terms, it’s hard to see Merkel allowing Greek aid payments to keep flowing.That could lead Greece to default and force it out of the euro, a move into uncharted territory that could undermine the entire global financial system.The threat has held little sway in Germany. A poll by the Forsa agency released last week found that 62 percent of Germans want Merkel to stick to her tough line on Greece. And they favor _ by 49 percent against 39 _ a Greek exit from the common currency. Associated PressBERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted repeatedly that “if the euro fails, Europe fails.”Now the crisis in the 17 countries that use the euro is coming back to the boil, with Spain admitting it needs help to rescue its banks and voters in Greece deciding whether to back a party that could pull out of the single currency. And all eyes are on economic powerhouse Germany to see what it will do to save Europe’s union from collapse. It’s also clear that Europe needs Germany: The nation’s GDP of (EURO)2.6 trillion is 30 percent larger than that of France, the second biggest eurozone economy, meaning Germany alone has the funds to bail out the struggling bloc.Still, absent a threat of immediate disaster, Merkel has shown little sign of budging from her insistence that help comes with strings attached, that thrift is a fundamental virtue and that there’s no magic wand to save the euro. At the recent G8 summit of leading economic nations at Camp David, Merkel cut a lonely figure fending off pressure from fellow leaders to ditch austerity and jump-start growth.When the global financial crisis first flared in 2008, Merkel famously invoked the “Swabian housewife” _ the traditional personification of Germany’s prudent housekeeping named after a region in the southwest of the country.“She would have told us a piece of worldly wisdom,” Merkel said: “You cannot live above your means in the long term.” The image stuck.Polls consistently show Merkel at or near the top of the list of Germany’s most popular politicians. Her hard line on the crisis has a great deal to do with that popularity. In the face of such pressure, Merkel has already shown signs of her other notable trait: pragmatism. She has started to soften her tone lately on promoting growth, hinting she’d be willing to do more as long as it means deepen European integration in the long run.And there is a possibility that she will make further concessions. Ahead of elections due in Germany next year, the center-left opposition _ from which Merkel needs support for her cherished European fiscal pact to be approved by Parliament _ has begun demanding pro-growth measures.Merkel’s coalition recently proposed fostering growth by increasing the capital of the European Investment Bank, a development bank that lends money for public projects, using existing EU funds more efficiently and implementing structural reforms _ but no more stimulus money.Concessions aren’t likely to include Eurobonds any time soon. They’re politically toxic to Merkel’s center-right coalition, unloved by other prosperous countries and could run into trouble with Germany’s highest court, which has guarded parliament’s control over the German budget.More feasible may be a so-called debt redemption fund along lines proposed last November by the German government’s panel of independent economic advisers. That would see a country’s debts above 60 percent of GDP transferred to a common redemption fund with joint liability. They would be obliged to pay them off over 20-25 years and would have to pledge part of their foreign exchange or gold reserves as security. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Germany’s opposition backs the idea. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said last week that “significant constitutional and legal concerns” need to be discussed.Merkel herself cautioned last week against expecting a revolutionary “big design” to emerge from an EU leaders’ summit at the end of this month. She made clear that she is still playing a long-term game to strengthen the eurozone through more centralized control of how governments run their economies. That will provide little comfort to Greeks hoping for a quick resolution as they head to the polls.“We need not just a currency union; we also need a so-called fiscal union, more common budget policies. And we need above all a political union,” she said. “That means that we must, step by step as things go forward, give up powers to Europe as well.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) There’s no denying Merkel’s commitment to keeping the common currency together. But that doesn’t mean she’s ready to take the politically difficult measures many say are needed to save the day. She appears torn between freeing funds to rescue a wider European dream and pressures from her narrower power base at home.Which way she turns will be critical to Europe’s future _ and the fate of the global economy.The two sides of the leader who can make or break the common currency have been on prominent display at crucial moments of the crisis._ As Europe’s No. 1 budgetary hawk, Merkel was the architect last year with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy of a strict set of fiscal rules designed to put a lid on the chaos of too many governments holding too much debt._ But she also has a pragmatic side. Notably, she has shown flexibility in signing up to rescue packages she initially resisted _ starting with the initial bailout deal for Greece in mid-2010.It’s certainly in Germany’s economic interests to ensure the euro has a future. Of Germany’s (EURO)276 billion ($346 billion) in exports in this year’s first quarter, nearly (EURO)110 billion went to other eurozone countries. The full 27-nation EU accounted for more than half of its exports. So Germany desperately needs a stable market close to home. Top Stories Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “I think her commitment to keep the euro alive is very strong, but I think it’s not that strong to keep Greece within (it),” said Carsten Brzeski, senior economist at ING in Brussels. “They would like to keep Greece in but … if Greece wants to go out as a result of the elections, then so be it.”The fact is, the direct effect of a Greek exit on the German economy would be small. Germany’s (EURO)1.2 billion of first quarter exports to Greece amount to only a tiny fraction of what it sold to Europe as a whole. But Brzeski argues that there are broader risks: there would be a probability of losing billions of euros in German-guaranteed loans for Greece and the heightened danger of bailouts to other troubled countries such as Spain and Italy if Greece pulled out, neither likely to go down well with Germans.And Merkel faces increasing criticism abroad for over-emphasizing austerity, notably from her longtime partner in fighting the economic crisis: France, which has a new Socialist president. Francois Hollande has rapidly become one of the strongest voices among European leaders pushing measures to boost growth.One of these measures has been “eurobonds”_ jointly issued debt that could be used to fund anything and could eventually replace an individual country’s debt. Eurobonds would protect weaker countries by insulating them from the high interest rates they now face when they raise money on bond markets. Those high interest rates are ground zero of the crisis: They forced Greece, Ireland and Portugal to seek bailouts. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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14yearold wins geography bee after successful challenge

first_imgKaran is from Edison, New Jersey.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 0 Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Karan Menon of New Jersey, right, is greeted on stage by his parents Rakesh, left, and Manisha, center, after he won the National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Karan Menon (KAH-run MEN-uhn) used a perfect championship round and a well-timed challenge to a question he was initially told he got wrong to win the National Geographic Bee.Taking deep breaths and meditating to relax, Karan showed impressive recall of maps of the United States and the world to become the 27th champion of the bee Wednesday.He would have been eliminated in fourth place if he hadn’t raised his hand and argued that he’d actually gotten a question right. The question: “The Mesabi Range contains a large deposit of what metal-bearing mineral?” The answer was iron ore. Karan answered “Taconite,” a form of iron ore. After conferring for about five minutes, the judges gave him credit for the right answer. Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Queenstowns Kiwi Birdlife Park celebrates 30th anniversary

first_imgThirty years ago, a Queenstown-based metalsmith had an unlikely ‘vision’ – to build the resort town’s first birdlife and conservation park on an overgrown piece of wasteland.Invercargill-born Dick Wilson and his wife Noeleen moved to Queenstown in the 1950s with their family and opened the first garage and shop in Frankton.Twenty years later, Dick, a remarkable visionary, noticed that customers at his garage were increasingly asking where they could see New Zealand’s famous icon the kiwi.An animal lover who was passionate about nature and native wildlife, he knew of a piece of land used as a dumping site for old cars and rubbish on the edge of town.Original staff from Kiwi Birdlife ParkHe applied to the Lake County Council to lease the land, ignored those who said he was wasting his time, and was granted the lease for the land and use of a natural spring in the early 1980s. He was 57-years-old when his dream project was given the green light.After removing several tonnes of rubbish, fencing the entire area, clearing 14ft-high blackberry and broom canes, building ponds and removing about 100 huge pine trees, Dick and son Paul built aviaries, the first Kiwi house and a ticket office, also planting about 10,000 native pines to replace the pines.They contacted the New Zealand Wildlife Service (now Department of Conservation) to see how they could go about sourcing some birds, and two long and hard years later officially opened for business on January 13th 1986.The park had one kiwi house, an enclosure for kea, a yellow-crowned kakariki aviary and a weka pen, while pukeko and ducks roamed free. Admission was $3.50 for an adult, $2 for a child and on Day One they put through 41 adults and 21 kids. They thought it was the best thing ever!Thirty years later…Kiwi Birdlife Park staff todayFast forward 30 years and the Kiwi Birdlife Park attracts thousands of visitors every year, and is recognised nationwide for its conservation success stories. It now holds and displays over 20 species of native wildlife as part of nationally-managed programmes.It takes part in a number of breed-for-release programmes, and has planted over 12,000 native plants providing essential food and shelter to wild native birds that now call the Park home.Its free-flight bird show was launched in October 2001 and was the first of its kind in NZ, remaining the only show to use native birds to help spread the conservation message. The Park is a proud member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association and was the first private facility in New Zealand to gain welfare accreditation.While Dick and Noeleen have both since passed away, the family link continues with son Paul Wilson as General Manager and wife Sandra an integral part of the Park since Day One.Park director and owner Paul Wilson said he was “extremely proud” of what his family and the park team had achieved over 30 years.“We’ve worked alongside DOC to make a huge contribution to New Zealand’s unique species,” he said.“It’s a truly rewarding task to have educated hundreds of thousands of visitors about New Zealand’s exceptional flora and fauna, and we hope we’ve inspired visitors to live a more ‘green’ lifestyle to help benefit the environment in which we live.”Always innovating and adding to the scope of its wildlife on show, a brand-new reptile wing opened in December 2015, housing New Zealand’s ‘living dinosaurs’ the Tuatara and rare endangered skinks. Tuatara are not found anywhere else in the world and are now extinct on the North and South Islands.Celebrating a milestoneThe Park’s celebration milestone is being recognised with an event opened by Ngai Tahu representative Michael Skerrett and Park and family friend Willie Solomon. DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki is a special guest speaker, attending on behalf of Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.Nicola Toki said she was “very supportive” of parks such as the Kiwi Birdlife Park.“They’ve spent three decades advocating for what’s special about our native wildlife,” she said.“With 87% of New Zealanders now living in towns, and a third of international visitors coming here because they want to have some kind of experience with our nature, places like Kiwi Birdlife Park are crucial in gently educating national and international visitors about our native wildlife.“The Department of Conservation is extremely grateful to Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park for its significant contribution to some of our threatened species in the wild.”Kiwi Birdlife Park park manager Nicole Kunzmann said Kiwi Birdlife Park was “incredibly thankful” for everyone’s support over the past 30 years.“We’ve always relied on the generosity of others to ensure the future of the park and the animals within it, and support from locals across the board has never waned. We really wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for that groundswell of local involvement.” Kiwi Birdlife Park Source = Kiwi Birdlife Parklast_img read more

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