CASTING CALL REAL CANADIAN DENTISTS NEEDED

first_imgAuditions will be held across Canada in these provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Ontario. We are seeking dentists who speak English or French. (Dentists cannot be licensed to practice in these provinces, but one could have gone to school there: SK, QC, NB, PEI & NS – due to advertising rules in those provinces.)If interested in auditioning OR you think your dentist might look great on camera…. please email us ASAP! Send us two photos of yourself (full length + head and shoulders), along with your name, age, city & province in which you live or practice, and the best number at which to reach you. Please be sure to include your dental office contact information as well. First rounds of auditions will be held via Skype. Roughly 5-10 minutes of your time. Let us know please if you speak English, French or both! Only one required of course:)Email to castingfordentists@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 7th at midnight.Time is of the essence, and we would love to hear from you! Thanks so much! Advertisement SEEKING CANADIAN DENTISTS FOR TOOTHPASTE COMMERCIALMorgan Casting is seeking real dentists to appear in a national commercial for a major toothpaste brand. You will be compensated if chosen to shoot the commercial in Toronto in October. Do you think that your dentist has an outgoing personality and would look great on camera? If so, please pass this along! It’s free to be considered, and nothing to lose!Seeking women and men. Late 20s to 50s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. No acting required. Just you talking about what you know best – dentistry and toothpaste. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ban Kimoon welcomes Sudanese move to allow ill Darfurian leader to travel

Mr. Ban said the decision by President Omar al-Bashir to allow Suleiman Jamous, a former member of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), one of Darfur’s many rebel groups, to leave the country will “create conditions conducive to peace negotiations.” Earlier this month, UN and African Union (AU) envoys Jan Eliasson and Salim Ahmed Salim vowed to pursue the case of Mr. Jamous, who had been detained by Sudanese authorities, “in view of the role Mr. Jamous can play in the political process.” Full-fledged peace talks between the Sudanese Government and Darfur’s rebel groups are expected to be staged later this year, possibly by as early as next month, in a bid to resolve the underlying issues – including a lack of economic development – driving the conflict that since 2003 has led to the deaths of more than 200,000 people. Another 2.2 million Sudanese have had to flee their homes because of the fighting between the rebels, Government forces and allied militias known as the Janjaweed. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued warrants for the arrest of two suspects over alleged war crimes in Darfur, and the UN and AU have announced they are setting up a hybrid peacekeeping force (to be known as UNAMID) to try to quell the violence. Last night, Mr. Ban held a working dinner with Mr. Bashir at the presidential guesthouse in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, before he headed today to Juba in southern Sudan. There he met with Salva Kiir, the President of Southern Sudan and the First Vice President of Sudan, to discuss the implementation of the January 2005 comprehensive peace agreement that ended the long-running north-south civil war. “It is crucially important that we implement this comprehensive peace agreement,” he said. “For that to be possible, it is again important that leaders of both north and south Sudan, President Bashir and President Kiir, are fully committed and closely coordinate.” Mr. Ban stressed that he was well aware of several remaining issues at dispute, such as demarcation, the redeployment of forces and the status of the area around Abyei, but he hoped “a strong political commitment” from both sides could resolve any impasse. The Secretary-General also met with key local officials and with some of the staff of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) that was set up to help implement the comprehensive peace agreement. In an address to Juba University, Mr. Ban acknowledged that “there is still a long way to go before southern Sudan can fully recover from decades of conflict and insufficient development” and asked the people of the region to “work as hard for peace as you did to uphold the rights of the people of southern Sudan all these years.” 4 September 2007The Sudanese Government has allowed the United Nations to arrange for the travel of a key Darfurian elder and former rebel group figure to Kenya for medical treatment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today after meeting with Sudan’s President during his visit to the country. read more

Controversy ridden SriLankan offers counselling for its employees

Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Pradeepa Kekulawala, Head of Human Resources of SriLankan Airlines noted: “This initiative is based on the principles of industrial and business psychology, where employee wellbeing and productivity are often correlated. The wellbeing of the employees is of paramount importance to us as it ensures that employees stay in a positive frame of mind in order to give their best to the company. As an organization, we encourage our employees to raise their performance levels. We believe that an initiative of this scale would enable them to focus better and improve themselves as professionals as well as individuals.” The EAC would provide its expertise to any employee free of charge with the aim of facilitating peace of mind and quality of life. Dr. Dharshan Perera, Chairman of CIRP, said, “We are pleased to partner with SriLankan Airlines in pioneering a project of this scale. An initiative of this nature would enable us to counter the cultural stigma that you often associate with counselling. Counselling offers a tool which helps each individual to develop a performing mechanism that is needed to tackle life’s challenges. Not only would this produce a motivated employee, it would also help each individual to be a positive minded person.”The Airline already has a number of initiatives targeted at boosting staff motivation. An employee recognition programme titled ‘Varna’ is in place to commend and honour the efforts of employees who go beyond the call of duty to add value to the organization. An ‘HR Open Day’ is also in place where employees are given a platform to raise their concerns and resolve issues by reaching out to the management. A Staff Feedback System gives due prominence to the thoughts of employees to improve the operational functions of the Airline. An Art and Culture Club was also launched recently to create a platform where employees can relieve the strains of their office routine and explore their creative talents.Under the guidance of the Airline’s Chairman, Ranjit Fernando, a series of “Meet the Chairman” interaction programmes is also planned as part of the transformational process of change. The national carrier has obtained the expertise of the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP). CIRP is considered the pioneering and leading higher education institute in the field of psychology in Sri Lanka since 2010. It is the most popular private university for psychology education in South Asia, partnered by Coventry University of the UK. Branded as ‘CIRP Life Centre for Psychological Well-being’, it is staffed by the best psychologists and counsellors in the country including Sri Lankans and expatriates.The EAC will grant employees advisory and counselling services on areas such as work life balance, positive parenting and child-minding, coping with stress and emotional challenges in professional and personal life, peaking performance and staying on top, and developing the spiritual quotient within them. Controversy ridden SriLankan airlines has offered counselling for its employees.The airline which has been suffering financially and is surrounded by controversy over decisions taken by the former management, said that it has become the first organization in the country to launch an Employee Assistance Centre (EAC), which offers professional guidance and counselling for employees to overcome challenges in their work or personal life. read more

Reunite and relive your Brock spirit

The Brock University Cheerleading team reunited in 2012 Were you part of a group or club while a student at Brock? For many graduates, a highlight of university life was the time spent as part of a student run organization. Why not reunite with long lost friends by organizing a reunion? Brock Alumni Relation’s mission is to help reconnect graduates and redevelop  their relationship to Brock.  Organizing your reunion doesn’t have to be complex, it just involves  some organizing skills,   and creativity!Last September, the Brock University cheerleading team had its first inaugural ‘generations’ reunion, with more than 40 teammates from 1990 to 2012 in attendance. Alumni Relations helped the group organize their goals, obtain contact information of former cheerleaders and helped with planning.  It was a successful day, as former cheerleaders recaptured their spirit through group activities, food and a ‘team’ photo in front of the Schmon Tower.  Bringing together old friends starts with you! Here are some tips and resources to help you organize your reunion for your social cultural/athletic/departmental group. 1) Review the Reunion guide, lots of practical tips and ideas on how to organize your reunion. 2) Connect with Brock Alumni Relations to obtain contact information on members of your club or group. 3) Consider planning your reunion during Brock Days, Alumni Weekend Sept. 19-22. Other large events to consider are the Alumni of Distinction Awards or regional network pub night. For a list of student clubs, click here: http://brocku.ca/student-life/experience-life/clubs-2For a list of BUSU clubs, cllck here: http://www.busu.net/get-involved/clubs/club-directory/ read more

Health conditions for citizens of Yemens key port city remain critical says

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Hudaydah had registered the highest incidences of suspected cholera cases of any city; around 14 per cent of those reported nationwide since the start of the crippling epidemic, in April 2017.In addition to that highly infectious disease, there have been 209 suspected cases of diphtheria and 252 of measles.“The intensification of fighting in Hudaydah endangered not only those directly affected but also the 70 per cent of the population who depended on vital supplies, including health-care supplies, that flowed through Hudaydah port, WHO’s Tarik Jašarević told journalists in Geneva on Tuesday.“The port constituted a lifeline not only for the city but for all the northern governorates,” he added.Although fighting has decreased and the port remains operational, from 13 June to 7 July a total of 328 injured and 46 deaths were recorded there, according to local health facilities.Already plagued with one of the highest malnutrition rates in the country, at just over 25 per cent, Mr. Jašarević said that “the current surge in fighting will likely further exacerbate the situation.”The port remains open and the city has seven fully-functioning therapeutic feeding centers, with seven others in neighbouring governorates, he updated.For now, the port remains open and Hudaydah can be reached through a narrow passage with many checkpoints, but no blockade, he said.The WHO spokesperson said its main pillar of operation are trauma care, cholera, malnutrition, and continuity of care.Speaking for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Joel Millman told journalists in Geneva that agency had received a “generous contribution from Kuwait of $10 million, earmarked for humanitarian assistance in Yemen.”He added that IOM’s overall request for Yemen was $96.2 million, while the appeal for the entire humanitarian community’s Humanitarian Response Plan, was for nearly $3 billion.Turning to the humanitarian situation on the ground, Mr. Millman said that as the war enters its third year, half the country’s population is living in areas directly affected by the conflict, and more than two thirds of the population – would require humanitarian aid during 2018.Nearly 90 per cent of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been displaced for at least one year or more, including 69 per cent who have been displaced for more than two years.“The protracted nature of the displacement is straining IDPs and host communities’ abilities to cope,” he said. A further one million IDPs had returned to their areas of origin but remained in dire need of aid. IOM called on all parties in the conflict “to respect international humanitarian law and not to target any civilians, including migrants.” read more

Wesfarmers selects Thoroughtec to support Curragh coal mine ramp up

first_imgAs one of Australia’s largest independent coal producers, Westfarmers Curragh has made further investments into site safety, training and operational efficiency in the way it inducts, trains and up-skills new and existing operators for its Curragh North expansion. Wesfarmers Curragh will be integrating ThoroughTec’s new CYBERMINE4 surface mining simulators into its training programs to further ensure that its ramp up will be done so in the most safe, productive and environmentally kinder way. Business Spectator recently reported that Wesfarmers Curragh mine quarterly production was up 28.4%, Thoroughtec reports. The company says that production in the mine is 1,906,000 t, comprising 1,253,000 t of metallurgical coal and 653,000 t of steaming coal. Construction works are ongoing for the expansion of the Curragh mine up to 8.5 Mt/y of export metallurgical coal capacity. Project completion is expected in the first quarter of 2012 with the drilling program beginning in April.Greg Sheppard, Wesfarmers Curragh’s Manager of Engineering & Projects commented: “We had taken a most diligent review of the major mining simulator players in the Market. ThoroughTec impressed us with their superior accuracy, authenticity and broad coverage of machines.” Wesfarmers has purchased ThoroughTec Simulation’s unique 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) base simulator unit and interchangeable cabs for theKomatsu 730E Truck, CAT D10T Dozer and Bucyrus-Eyrie 1570-W dragline.Richard Giumelli from Wesfarmers Mining Services further commented: “ThoroughTec’s ability to customise to our needs and schedule is just the kind of customer-centric partner we are looking for to ensure continued adaptability to our business dynamics.” To further increase the effectiveness of the training experience on the simulators, ThoroughTec will also be developing customised Cybermine ‘own mine worlds’ which will accurately replicate the operating conditions of the mine. Student operators of each of the equipment variants will therefore be familiar with Wesfarmers Curragh’s mining environment even before venturing out into the mine site.Mark Walker, ThoroughTec Simulation’s Executive Director of Mining & Construction said: “We are very pleased to have earned Wesfarmers trust in this most important evolution of their operator training abilities. Their leadership and commitment to enhancing operator competency and safety is something we greatly admire. We are confident that CYBERMINE4 will be a powerful tool towards enabling this ambition.”last_img read more

Irish airport traffic up 54 per cent in December

first_imgTHE IRISH AVIATION Authority has declared 2013 a “positive” year for Irish air traffic.On the heels of Dublin Airport’s announcement that it had seen an overall six per cent rise in passengers last year, the IAA has confirmed that passenger traffic was up at the country’s three major airports in December.Combined, the airports saw a rise of 5.4 per cent in traffic on December 2012. Dublin Airport saw 390 daily flights, an increase of 6.6 per cent, with Shannon Airport up by over 10 per cent to 42 flights.Cork Airport, however, was down 7.4 per cent to 46 flights.The head of the IAA Eamon Brennan says that the growth is encouraging and that they are expecting 2014 to be a year of growth at Irish airports.“The traffic statistics reflect a renewed confidence in the general economy and in the Irish aviation industry, while the announcement of new routes in and out of Ireland is a very positive and welcome development.”Read: Up, up, up: Passenger traffic at Dublin AirportRead: Dublin Airport welcomes its 20 millionth passenger this yearlast_img read more

Apple rumored to release OS X Mountain Lion on July 24 for

first_imgDevelopers have had access to Apple’s next major OS update, OS X Mountain Lion, in beta form for a while now. As for the regular folks, Apple has only said that the update will be available in July, but here we are in the midst of July with no official word. This is about when whispers should begin circulating through the rumor mill, and indeed we’re now hearing that Mountain Lion is coming on July 24. The surprising thing is that the update will reportedly cost just $19.99.Apple’s previous updates have varied in price, but have been cheaper as of late. Lion only cost users $30, in stark contrast to Microsoft’s roughly $70 Windows 7 upgrades. An entire operating system for less than a Jackson might seem impossible, but Apple has a few things working in its favor.Firstly, Apple is making this update available exclusively through the Mac App Store. That means no discs to press and ship around. Apple also knows that by piping the update right into a user’s computer with the App Store, they are assured of very high rates of market penetration. Then of course, Apple has always been able to offer software cheaper because it makes so much money from hardware.The July 24th date is plausible not just because it’s in the month of July. That’s also the day that Apple reports it third-quarter earnings, and it’s sure to be a big number like it always is. What better way to celebrate than with the release of a new version of OS X?OS X Mountain Lion contains a new Notifications Center, Messaging app, voice dictation, and some visual tweaks. If that appeals to you, maybe you want to tentatively circle July 24 on your calendar.via BGRlast_img read more

94 WWE Smackdown Ratings Viewership down this week headlined by Triple Threat

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers up – Finished No. 1 for the night Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problemscenter_img WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers up for October 9, Finished second after MLB The 9/4 episode of Smackdown did 2.32 million viewers on Tuesday night, down from 2.35 million last week per Showbuzzdaily. Smackdown ranked #10 in cable on Tuesday night and was third in the ages 18-49 demo, garnering a 0.77 rating.Source: ShowbuzzdailyRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter 9/3 WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership goes down slightly for the Labor Day episodelast_img read more

Herrera Beutler plans public conference call

first_imgRep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is hosting a conference call with the public Aug. 8.Southwest Washington residents can call in to talk with Herrera Beutler about tolling, Social Security and Medicare and job growth starting at 5:25 p.m.Residents can sign up to receive a call at https://herrerabeutler.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3247 or by calling 1-877-229-8493 with the passcode 116365 anytime during the hour-long event.last_img

Pharcyde Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Reissue Box Set

first_imgNews Facebook Pharcyde Prep 25th Anniversary Reissue, Box Set pharcyde-celebrate-25th-anniversary-reissue-box-set Email Pharcyde Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Reissue, Box Set NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 6, 2017 – 2:05 pm Napoleon Da Legend on jazz and hip-hop Twitter Influential Los Angeles hip-hop left fielders to release expansive reissue and box set commemorating their 1992 debutNate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 2, 2017 – 4:08 pm While the irresistible bounce and attitude of gangster rap straight out of Compton, Calif., that swept across the nation in the early ’90s, left of the dial were South Central’s own the Pharcyde. In 1992 the critically acclaimed group dropped what would become an alternative hip-hop classic with Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, drawing comparisons to A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bizarre Ride …, the Pharcyde and Craft Recordings will release an expansive reissue on Nov. 17 that revisits the classic debut in several formats, including remasterd vinyl, CD and cassette.Details on the imaginative reissue are available on an equally imaginative new interactive website by WhoSampled. The site examines the history, lyrics and production of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, as well as a trove of info on remixes and samples associated with the album, a 25th Anniversary mixtape by DJ Chris Reed, and even a “Six Degrees Of The Pharcyde” feature connecting any artist to the hip-hop veterans in six degrees or less. Try it, it works!The Pharcyde will appear at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver, Colo., Nov. 17 and 18, and all versions of the reissue and box set are currently available for pre-order.Read More: Smithsonian Plans Definitive Hip-Hop Anthology Box Setlast_img read more

Halt In Subsidies For Health Insurers Expected To Drive Up Costs For

first_imgAlex Wong/Getty ImagesPresident Trump talks Thursday about an executive order to ease the way for groups of employers to offer health insurance. Later the administration said it would halt subsidy payments to insurers.President Trump’s decision Thursday to end subsidy payments to health insurance companies is expected to raise premiums for middle-class families and cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars.The administration said it would stop reimbursing insurers for discounts on co-payments and deductibles that they are required by law to offer to low-income consumers. The reimbursements are known as cost-sharing reduction payments, or CSRs.Insurance companies still have to give the discounts to low-income customers. So if the government doesn’t reimburse the insurers, they’ll make up the money by charging higher premiums for coverage.The subsidy cut was the second swipe the White House took at the Affordable Care Act insurance markets Thursday in what many critics say is a deliberate campaign to destabilize them in hopes of forcing Congress to repeal the law.“Ending the CSR payments is another sign that President Trump is doing what he can to undermine the stability of the individual market under the ACA,” wrote Tim Jost, professor emeritus of law at Washington and Lee University who contributes to the Health Affairs blog.The decision will most directly affect middle-class families who buy their own without financial help from the government. Consumers who earn more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level — an individual with income of about $48,000 or a family of four that makes more than $98,400 — will likely see their costs for coverage rise next year by an average of about 20 percent nationwide.People with lower incomes will be unaffected since the ACA provides government subsidies that ensure their out-of-pocket insurance costs remain stable. So when premiums rise, the subsidies rise in tandem.“We now know what Trumpcare looks like and it’s pretty ugly,” said Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist who chairs the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.“The people who are particularly going to hurt are the people who don’t get any subsidies. They just have to buy their own insurance,” Emanuel, one of the architects of the ACA, told Morning Edition Friday.Ironically, the decision to end the $7 billion-a-year in cost-sharing payments is likely to cost the federal government more than making them — nearly $200 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Last year, about 85 percent of people who bought Obamacare insurance got a tax credit, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.The cost-sharing payments have been at the center of a political battle over the Affordable Care Act since before Trump took office.House Republicans opposed to the health law sued then-President Barack Obama, saying the payments were illegal because Congress hadn’t appropriated money for them. A judge agreed but allowed the administration to continue making the payments during an appeal.The president has been threatening all year to cut off the payments, which he refers to as a bailout. He repeated that characterization on Twitter Friday.Insurers have been left to wonder, month to month, whether they will receive them.The White House cited that legal dispute when it announced the end of the payments late Thursday.“The bailout of insurance companies through these unlawful payments is yet another example of how the previous administration abused taxpayer dollars and skirted the law to prop up a broken system,” the White House statement said.The decision to end the cost-sharing payments came just hours after Trump signed an executive order hoping to make it easier for people and small businesses to buy cheaper health insurance policies through trade groups and professional associations.Those plan would likely have fewer benefits and appeal to healthier, younger people.The two moves Thursday could split the health care market. People with low-incomes or expensive medical conditions like diabetes, would stay in the ACA marketplaces, while healthier, wealthier people would go elsewhere for coverage. The result would be higher costs for people who need health care most.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Niantic Partners With United Nations to Promote Global Tourism

first_img“Pokémon Go” and “Ingress Prime” developer Niantic is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote world travel through its augmented reality games, it announced on Tuesday.Niantic wants to foster exploration and build awareness of global destinations by getting players to engage with real-world locations in its mobile apps. These unique campaigns will also build awareness of the UNWTO’s Travel.Enjoy.Respect campaign, which launched in August.“Our goal at Niantic is to create interactive games that encourage exercise, social interaction and exploration, giving players the opportunity to play together in the real world and discover the incredible history hidden right in their own neighborhoods,” said Niantic head of marketing EMEA Anne Beuttenmüller. “We’re looking forward to creating brand new adventures for our players in collaboration with UNWTO to increase awareness around their mission of responsible tourism.” Niantic recently became a UNWTO affiliate member, which makes the partnership a natural fit, said Ion Vilcu, director of UNWTO’s Affiliate Members Department. “Niantic are pioneers in creating real-world mobile game experiences that not only motivate their players to discover new places, but also to appreciate the culture and beauty of the world around them,” he said.Niantic’s “Pokémon Go” first launched in 2016 and quickly became a gaming phenomenon. It made nearly $85 million last month alone, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower. It’s been downloaded about 522 million times so far, and it’s grossed an estimated $2.01 billion during its two-year lifespan. Niantic relaunched its first AR game, “Ingress Prime,” earlier this month. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Ultrasound Enhances Chemotherapy Efficacy for Pancreatic Cancer

first_img 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 | Oncology Diagnostics | May 25, 2016 Ultrasound Enhances Chemotherapy Efficacy for Pancreatic Cancer By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers in Norway have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies.center_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 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 | 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more May 25, 2016 — Researchers at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, have combined a laboratory ultrasound technique with the commercially-available chemotherapy compound Gemcitabine to increase the porosity of pancreatic cells with microbubbles. The technique is designed to help get the drug into cancer cells where it is needed.Initial results were presented at the Acoustical Society of America’s 171st meeting, May 23-27 in Salt Lake City, based on the outcomes of a phase I clinical trial involving 10 people undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. They found the new approach nearly doubled the median survival time from 7 months to 18 months without increased chemotherapy dosage and with no added toxicity or additional side effects.“When we compared the amount of treatment our patients were able to undergo, compared to a historical cohort, we saw a significant increase of treatment cycles,” said Spiros Kotopoulis, a researcher at National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen and The Departments of Clinical Science & Medicine at the University of Bergen, where some of his collaborators are also based.Before the technique is proven effective, approved for routine care and made widely available to patients with this type of cancer, it must undergo further testing in clinical trials involving more patients — something that may take years. Nevertheless, these results are promising for a disease with an often poor prognosis. The one-year survival rate for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined is 20 percent, and the five-year survival rate is 6 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.The concept of delivering payloads via ultrasound, sonoporation, has been around for decades, and was initially used to enhance gene uptake. Kotopoulis became involved while working on his doctorate at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, ultimately delving into interactions between cells and bubbles during short bursts of ultrasound exposure.During that time, a collaboration with a group of French biologists led to the technical development of forcing single microbubbles into a cell with ultrasound — opening the door to forcing any number of other compounds into the cell. As one of the largest barriers to a drug’s efficacy is its ability to permeate a cell membrane, this was a significant development — one Kotopoulis took with him to a postdoctoral fellowship in Bergen, translating the laboratory concepts to a clinical bedside.For their phase I clinical trial, Kotopoulis and his colleagues recruited a cohort of 10 volunteers who had locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. To facilitate more rapid clinical translation, the researchers and clinicians agreed to use technology and materials already available on the market at every step.“If this worked, in 20 years, we didn’t want a hospital to have to purchase specialized, expensive, one-use equipment,” he said.Their equipment consisted of a slightly older clinical diagnostic ultrasound scanner, the GE Logiq 9, combined with a 4C abdominal ultrasound probe. Using a diagnostic ultrasound scanner also allowed them to see and treat the tumor in real time. To generate the microbubbles, the researchers used SonoVue, a sulphur hexafluoride-based solution commonly used to help diagnose liver lesions through ultrasound. Since the bubbles are only stable in the blood stream for a few minutes, the researchers decided to inject a small amount every three and a half minutes.For chemotherapy, the researchers used a drug called Gemcitabine.“At the time, this was the best option for extending survival in patients with pancreatic cancer,” Kotopoulis said.The clinicians began the procedure by administering standard chemotherapy to the patients according to the existing protocol. Once the chemotherapeutic concentration in the blood reached its maximum, the researchers used the ultrasound scanner to induce sonoporation for 31.5 minutes, at 3.5-minute intervals.According to Kotopoulis, the microbubble’s permeability-enhancing mechanism of action is somewhat opaque, but is believed to be one of two methods.At high acoustic pressures, microbubbles undergo inertial cavitation — an implosion that creates tiny pores in the cell, allowing a greater concentration of drugs to enter. This effect, which includes shockwaves, may penetrate deeper into the tissue, thus having a deeper effect. Due to potentially violent ripple effects — similar to throwing a cannonball against a wall — this is generally avoided, Kotopoulis said.At low to moderate acoustic pressures, the bubbles tend to interact with cells, bouncing and rolling against them to push and pull the membrane, occasionally entering the cells — more akin to cracking open a safe by drilling some small, precise holes.When treated with sonoporation, the volunteers were able to undergo 14 (±6) cycles of treatment, versus 8 (±6) with normal chemotherapy.This ultimately had the effect of stabilizing or decreasing the tumor volumes in 50 percent of the patients and increasing the median patient survival time from approximately 7 months to 18 months.Future work for Kotopoulis and his colleagues will include performing a larger-scale phase I/II clinical trial with international collaborators, and working to develop a microbubble compound optimized for targeted drug-delivery at low acoustic intensities. They will also seek to fully understand the mechanisms of sonoporation by using advanced mouse models and bioreactors.For more information: www.acousticalsociety.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 last_img read more

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were in Beijing for the SCO meetings on respective issues The assembled ministers approved an Action Plan for 2018-2022 on the Implementation of the Treaty on Long-TermNeighbourliness Friendship and Co-operation Swaraj signed in oneverything but refrained from attesting to the Belt and Road Initiative The defence ministers’ meeting chalked out a series of military exercises between member states That means India and Pakistan – the two new members of the grouping – will also be operating side by side at such exercises That’s quite an achievement for everyone A certain coming together on Afghanistan and Iran was apparent in the final declaration Somewhere in the middle NSA Ajit Doval also met with top diplomat Yang Jeichi That was not formally part of the upcoming summit but seems to be a reach out to the Communist Party leadership In May the heads of the National Security Councils of member states met in Beijing with China in the chair India was represented by Rajinder Khanna the Deputy National Security Advisor while Pakistan had General Janjua attending for the first time It could not have been very comfortable for the latter Much of the meeting’s output was focussed on terrorism of all kinds including cyber security and developing counter-terrorism co-operation However the crux of the SCO effort as a whole is encapsulated in the statement which calls for “the importance of joining forces to createthe architecture of a common comprehensive sustainable equal and indivisible security” That’s part of the so-called “ Shanghai Spirit” Nations create verbiage towards a specific goal For India this was once built around non-alignment as a protection against expansionist powers Only time will tell what the Shanghai spiritembodies Narendra Modi being welcomed on his arrival in Qingdao China Twitter/@MEAIndia One aspect of this spirit was soon apparent On 5 June Russia’s president Vladimir Putin flagged India China and Russia as the major players in the SCO due to their strong economies Seething under a series of the most stringent sanctions yet launched by the United States Moscow is scrambling to find ways to sustain its recent rise of influence in world affairs These sanctions target not just government business entities and financial and clearing institutions but also the innermost circle of Putin supporters Russian oligarchs don’t look kindly at such happenings With that level of threat the president has a strong motivation to look harder at the growing Indian market and make the most of Chinese investment circles Moscow therefore sees the SCO as an alternative financial and trading platform that can nullify the effect of US sanctions While the sheer breadth of SCO representation is considerable the reality is that the global financial markets are still dominated by the US and about 50 percent of world trade is conducted in US dollars However an SCO that stands together against sanctions and trade wars is undoubtedly a power to contend with Russia has lobbied hard to get India into SCO and the trade-off was apparent at the informal summit at Sochi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only reiterated assurances of friendship but alsoindicated that India would go through with pending defence deals At the summit India can count on Russian support in an organisation which has sworn to fight the “three evils” of terrorism separatism and extremism That’s the language India likes to hear In China the upcoming summit has been on a ‘countdown mode’ in the media signifying how important it is to the powers that be in Beijing As tensions in the South China sea continue to heat up Beijing has every inclination to take on new allies China’s ownconcerns tally remarkably with that of India and Russia in terms of tariff wars and trade sanctions However New Delhi has not hesitated to put up its own tariff barriers in the face of a $51 billion trade deficit with China A commerce ministers level meeting in March 2017 almost came to a dead end but eventually both sides were able to agree to a ‘roadmap’ to allow Indian products like basmati rice and rapeseed A road map is not an agreement and a solution to this will remain central to a government which is focussed on ‘Make In India’ Meanwhile at the summit itself Russia China and India are likely to be on the same table on the issue of US sanctions on Iran New Delhi has shown itself determined to go ahead with the Chabahar port with the explanation that India only needs to follow UN sanctions and not US directives China has invited Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani to attend the summit while Russia recently signed on to an interim agreement for free trade together with members of the Eurasian Economic Union Again this is a commonality of interests that defies the US vision of a world order India’s positioning at the summit however is likely to be highly ‘nuanced’ playing to different audiences The summit comes at a time when the US has made a rather grandiloquent gesture of renaming the Pacific Command as the Indo-Pacific command under a “Hollywood to Bollywood” tag line Add to this that the second meeting of the so called “Quad” – comprising the US Australia Japan and India took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN meeting Though India was represented only at the Joint Secretaries level and issued its own statement largely reiterating earlier principles it also added a phrase stating that India’s vision for the region was outlined in the prime minister’s keynote address at the Shangri-la dialogue Members of the Indian diaspora in China welcome Narendra Modi in Qingdao China Twitter/@PMOIndia That speech by Prime Minister Modi may well turn out to be a defining one for Indian foreign policy making Pegged on India’s very real historical ties with the region it goes on to provide one of the finest balancing acts in diplomacy seen in recent times At one go the speech spliced together the concept of a multipolar order ‘privileged’ ties with Russia the overcoming of hesitation in deepening ties with the US and a ‘layered’ relationship with China that was tagged with a ‘vision of co-operation’ to stabilise Asia In addition to all that was a mention of the South China Sea – clearly deliberate even if linked to trade routes – and references to expanding military/naval ties with the countries of south east Asia This was a statement of clear self-interest and seemed to hark back to non-alignment with one difference — this time policy is likely to be backed with a hefty dose of confidence in dealing with the world unlike the diffidence of the past when flowery phrases replaced strong action This is what India will bring to the SCO – a clear understanding that it will play according to its own rules and is unwilling to be tied to the apron strings of any power New Delhi will continue to oppose the Belt and Road Initiative even while increasing its own connectivity plans to south east Asia through Myanmar the Multi Modal transport agreement 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