Actor Billy Zane (best known for Titanic) and international mentor David C.M. Carter are to launch The BREAKTHROUGH Project to teach students the components of being a great leader as well as how to create, build and share self-created economic opportunities.The project is set to launch in Chicago in 2014, Zane’s hometown. It aims to assist the positive work of local authorities to alleviate gun and gang deaths by helping underprivileged youth take on entrepreneurial endeavors.“The BREAKTHROUGH Project” was inspired by Carter’s book BREAKTHROUGH: Learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be (on-sale August 1), and to support this initiative David is donating 100% of his US profits from the sale of BREAKTHROUGH to “The BREAKTHROUGH Project.” David, known as THE MENTOR, has guided many of the elite CEOS and philanthropists in attaining success in their businesses, ranging from Kirsty Bashforth, Head of Organizational Effectiveness for BP to Joan Shafer, former Chief Learning Officer, Merryck & Co.. He has also helped over 50 clients become multi-millionaires and now shares with everyone his proven methods for success. For a great overview of the book & David’s history, you can watch him on After the Bell or in this video in which he gives an overview of his philosophyThere is a lot of discussion about Trayvon Martin & Chicago violence right now, and with this project Zane and Carter offer the flipside & highlight the positive preventative measures being taken to circumvent these issues.
Rabat – In the presence of her bridesmaids and 70 guests, a woman dressed white dress cut a three-layer cake, celebrating her wedding with herself.The Italian Laura Mesi married herself, joining the growing trend of self-marriage, or “sologamy.”The 40-year-old fitness trainer said she “firmly [believes] that each of us must first of all love ourselves.” “You can have a fairytale even without the prince,” she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.Mesi admits that marrying oneself is not as easy as it seems. “To marry yourself you need a certain amount of money, the support of those around you, and above all a pinch of madness.”The newly wed said “yes” to herself after she saw the end of a 12-year relationship, but she explained that the idea of tying the single knot had been planned beforehand.“I told friends and family that if I had not found my soul-mate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself,” Mesi said.As the marriage ceremony does not have any legal weight, Mesi said she is still open to having a two-person marriage.“If one day I find a man with whom I can plan a future I’ll be happy, but my happiness does not depend on him.”Sologamy is not a recent trend, having existed since at least 1993, reports the BBC.It is also not just Italian. A US-based website, I Married Me, offers self-wedding kits, while in Japan, a travel agency has marriage ceremonies for single women since 2014.Canada’s Marry Yourself Vancouver sees that the growing trend of self-marriage is a result of many people being single.
The 14-member Security Council mission visiting seven West African countries today went to the independent Special Court for Sierra Leone, where people accused of crimes during the country’s eight-year conflict are being tried.The mission, led by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, was briefed by Registrar Robin Vincent and Prosecutor David Crane on the workings of the Court, which was established in 2002.The trials of people accused of having committed crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law under the umbrella of the Civil Defence Forces (CDF) started on 3 June. Trials of people accused of similar crimes while members of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) will begin on 5 July.The other mission members represent Algeria, Angola, Benin, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Spain and the United States. Russia did not take part.
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 4, 2015 3:24 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 27-Aug. 2 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 27-Aug. 2. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 10.33 million.2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.46 million.3. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 8.13 million.4. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.01 million.5. “The Bachelorette: After the Rose,” ABC, 7.94 million.6. “Best of America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 7.85 million.7. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.16 million.8. “Zoo,” CBS, 7.09 million.9. Movie: “Descendants,” Disney, 6.55 million.10. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6.38 million.11. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.26 million.12. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 6.18 million.13. “Last Comic Standing,” NBC, 5.8 million.14. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.74 million.15. “Dateline NBC Mystery,” NBC, 5.65 million.16. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 5.61 million.17. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.52 million.18. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.51 million.19. “Mom,” CBS, 5.35 million.20. “Dateline NBC” (Friday), NBC, 5.09 million.___ABC and the Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.
48,834, the highest March total on record – up 24.3 per cent March is now a key month, typically 12 to 14 per cent of annual registrations Very strong 24.3 per cent growth rate contrasts with falls in 2001 and 2002 CV registrations at 90,975 for three months to March, up 13.7 per cent Light CVs up 25.4 per cent for the month, 14.5 per cent for the first quarter Trucks up 16.8 per cent for the month, 9.3 per cent for the quarter Buses & coaches up 30 per cent for the month, 11.3 per cent for the quarter ‘This record level of capital investment is splendid news. It helps balance gloom in some other areas and is significant as van and truck registrations are a good barometer of the nation’s economy,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Road transport is the lifeblood of the economy and transport companies invest in trucks or vans for good commercial reasons. This surge is a clear indicator of business confidence’.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Ford Motor Company executive director of automotive design, Peter Horbury, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s SMMT Annual Dinner. He has been confirmed alongside new SMMT president, Roger Putnam, at an event which is themed the challenge of design. Peter Horbury was made executive director of design for all of Ford’s domestic products in 2004. He was previously head of design for Ford’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG), responsible for product design strategy for Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. An impressive career started at Chrysler UK in 1974, working on the Alpine and the Horizon, before moving to Ford to work on the Sierra project. More recently, he headed the design team for the Volvo XC90 and award-winning Volvo Safety Concept Car. Commenting on the news, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘We are delighted to have secured Peter Horbury to speak at this year’s Annual Dinner. Who better to remind us that in automotive design, Britain can say with absolute confidence home grown talent leads the world.’ The Annual Dinner, which takes place on 22 November at the London Hilton, will also be an opportunity to explore some of the wider issues in vehicle design. This includes the cost of balancing customer demands for higher specification and better safety, with wider legislative and social aims to cut weight, increase recyclability and lower emissions. Tickets for this year’s Annual Dinner are availableby clicking on the download below. Details of a third speaker will be confirmed within the next few weeks. Notes to editors: 1. Peter Horbury was born in 1950. He received a masters degree in automotive design from the Royal College of Art in 1974 and was named Autocar’s designer of the year in 1998. During his career he has been involved in the design of more than 30 cars, as well as trucks, buses and motorcycles. 2. Other high-profile British designers include Trevor Creed, head of design for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep; Simon Cox, director of advanced design GM; Gerry McGovern, director of advanced design Land Rover; Steve Lewis, director of design SEAT; Ian Cameron, chief designer Rolls-Royce and Ian Callum, design director, Jaguar. Book before 1 July and get tickets at 2004 prices!Click on the link below to download the booking form. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects striker Alexis Sanchez to be out injured until January.Mourinho says Sanchez sustained a hamstring injury on Thursday in a training session ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Southampton.Mourinho says “the painful scream and the way the injury happened, I know it’s going to be for a long time.”Sanchez missed United’s Champions League win against Young Boys on Tuesday, but he was dropped rather than being injured.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Number of participants of 7 th memorial Stanko Sivric – BET Live cup Medjugorje 2012 increases from day to day.Among others this year we will host for the first time handball team from Latvia. HK Vainode from Riga will participate in Medjugorje with men’s teams born 1994/95.But that’s not all, we hope that we will be able in the coming days to confirm the participation of several other attractive teams from European countries that have expressed your interest to participate in Medjugorje. Latvian handballMedjugorjeRigaStanko Sivric CupYouth handball ← Previous Story Croatian girls are ready for the Olympic Games Next Story → HP fans opinion: Serbia won’t survive “Group of Death” in London!
La Russie dévoile sa nouvelle stratégie spatialeMardi, le journal Kommersant a dévoilé le programme spatial très ambitieux de l’Agence spatiale russe pour les années à venir. Un vol habité sur la Lune et des stations scientifiques sur Mars font notamment partie des projets évoqués.Si la Russie a connu de nombreux échecs ces derniers mois dans le secteur du spatial, elle ne semble pas décourager pour autant. Mardi, le journal Kommersant a ainsi dévoilé la stratégie spatiale du pays pour les prochaines années et le moins qu’on puisse dire, c’est que celle-ci est ambitieuse. D’après les informations révélées par le journal, l’agence spatiale russe aurait en effet pour projet d’installer des stations scientifiques sur Mars, d’organiser un vol habité vers la Lune, d’explorer Vénus et Jupiter mais aussi d’instaurer le Conseil pour l’espace auprès du président russe avant 2030.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Roskosmos envisage de déployer un réseau de stations de recherche sur Mars en coopération avec ses partenaires étrangers” et de mettre en place plusieurs missions d’exploration de la Lune au moyen d’astromobiles, indique ainsi le journal qui possèderait une copie de la nouvelle stratégie spatiale. Des objectifs qui n’étonne pas tant que cela alors que le directeur de l’Agence fédérale spatiale russe Vladimir Popovkine a récemment indiqué que l’Etat investirait environ 150-200 milliards de roubles (soit 4-5 milliards d’euros) par an afin de mettre en place sa stratégie spatiale à l’horizon 2030.Avec de tels projets, la Russie entend bien rester l’une des plus grandes puissances spatiales du monde. “Selon le texte du document, il faut porter la part de la Russie sur le marché spatial mondial à 10% contre 0,5% en 2011”, ajoute Kommersant relayé par RIA Novosti. Ainsi, la stratégie spatiale russe se concentre sur la conception de nouveaux vaisseaux spatiaux habités et de nouvelles capsules de descente. Mais la préparation d’un vol habité vers Mars ainsi que la création d’une station orbitale de nouvelle génération figurent également parmi les priorités de Roskosmos. Enfin, celle-ci souhaite aussi mettre en orbite plusieurs satellites dans le cadre de diverses missions et perfectionner les lanceurs existants avant 2015. Réduire le nombre de débris spatiaux La nouvelle fusée-porteuse Angara et les vaisseaux lourds habités de nouvelle génération seront lancés dès 2020 depuis le cosmodrome de Vostotchny situé dans la région de l’Amour. Un premier lancement aura lieu depuis Vostotchny dès 2015 et une mission habitée en destination de la Lune est prévue vers 2030. Par ailleurs, la Russie redoublera d’efforts en vue de réduire le nombre des débris spatiaux évoluant en orbite terrestre et écarter la menace, produira en série des lanceurs superlourds et créera des engins d’exploration des astéroïdes Le 14 mars 2012 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambert
The competition that faces the La Liga champion with the Copa del Rey champion will be played once again outside of Spain.The Spanish Super Cup will continue to change as announced by the Spanish Football Federation today in the European nation.Last year the Super Cup was played for the first time using a single match format, and it was also the first time to be played outside Spain as it was played in Tanger, Morocco.But today the cup has received another modification, as it will be played for the first time in history between four teams, in a Final Four format.The two finalists of the Copa del Rey and the two top teams in the Spanish La Liga will play a small tournament outside of Spain to decide who is the biggest champion in the nation.The announcement was made by Spanish FA’s president Luis Rubiales.The tournament will be played between four or five days and will be a four-game celebration, with the winners of La Liga playing against the Copa del Rey runner-ups and vice-versa.The first edition in this new format will be played at the end of this season for the first time if the federation’s assembly agrees.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…According to Rubiales, the new format “does not break any rules and objectives of the competition.”“Neutral tournaments in the summer are not well supported for the clubs. We see this as a unique opportunity for the “Marca España” to grow without going against the principles of the sport.”Rubiales was one of the worst critics after La Liga decide to take one official game each year out of Spain, something that the Spanish Football Federation did not like.🗣 @LuisRubiales: “Propondré a la Asamblea que la #Supercopa se celebre en formato final four”🔗 https://t.co/NQM9nLYBCI pic.twitter.com/x640IaDOqU— RFEF (@rfef) February 19, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Jun 2015 – An inaugural flight touches down at the Providenciales International Airport on Saturday from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a service of United Airlines. Media has been invited to cover the event where the Minister of Tourism will be on hand to receive the first passengers directly out of Houston. Houston was one of the six stops on the recent Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz, where a luncheon was hosted at Pappas Bros Steakhouse, that group arguably giving the loudest applause to the Turks and Caicos Islands promotional video. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:George Bush Intercontinental Airport, houston, Pappas Bros Steakhouse, Portia smith, Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz, providenciales international airport Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Road Show delegation starts in the Western USA Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Recommended for you
Load More RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Asian gaming investor Amax International Holdings Ltd is planning a change of company name in order to better reflect its evolving business interests.In a Monday announcement, Amax said it will seek shareholder approval to rename itself Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited, stating that, “The Board considers the proposed new English and Chinese names of the Company will refresh the corporate image and identity of the Company and will more appropriately describe the vision of the Group.” Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team It seems likely that Amax is seeking a fresh start after writing off its 24.8% stake in shuttered Macau casino Greek Mythology, valued at more than HK$353 million (US$45 million), in February, finally ending an exhaustive and fruitless three-year battle to access financial records from the casino’s former management firm.Since Greek Mythology closed its doors in late 2015, Amax has expanded its gaming interests overseas, including Vanuatu where it runs an online gaming operation and Cambodia where it operates 13 VIP baccarat tables at a casino in Poipet and is providing pre-opening services for a new casino project in Sihanoukville.The company has also invested in a blockchain technology arm to investigate investment and development opportunities in blockchain and cryptocurrency.
The Economist Group—the U.K.-based publisher of its flagship the Economist magazine—is said to be quietly looking for a buyer for CFO magazine. According to a pair of sources familiar with the process, the Economist Group has been in negotiations with a number of potential buyers, possibly since January. “It’s been a pretty well-guarded secret,” one source who wished to remain anonymous told FOLIO:. “It’s been an informal auction process. They’ve been reaching out to people through third party groups.” Another source indicated that the Economist Group had retained the Jordan, Edmiston Group to broker a sale. When contacted by FOLIO:, a JEGI spokesperson declined to comment.An Economist Group spokesperson declined to “comment on rumors.” One of the interested parties, according to one source, was Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International, which is backed by private equity group Austin Ventures. “They got pretty close to a deal this summer,” the source said. “From what I understand, they had an agreement in principal but, with CFO’s falling revenues, the deal dissolved.” Asset International CEO Jim Casella declined to comment when asked about the negotiations. In July, Asset International acquired financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. A month earlier, Asset bought The Trade Ltd, the London-based publisher of The Trade and other products targeting institutional investors and the buy-side electronic trading community. The Economist Group shut down CFO Europe in June following the closings of CFO Asia and CFO China in February. Overall, the Economist Group has seen a record year. The company reported that profits jumped 26 percent to $92 million for the fiscal year ended March 31 and, later, that global circ. for the Economist magazine grew 6 percent to 1,418,013—double what it was a decade ago. Meanwhile, the company in August completed the acquisition of Congressional Quarterly from Florida’s Times Publishing Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While the CQ acquisition and a recent staff reduction could suggest that the Economist Group might hold onto CFO, at least for now, a source in the M&A market said he wouldn’t be surprised if the company “continued to rationalize its portfolio.”
ADC AUTHOR Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is pushing a plan to fully or partially privatize the lodging facilities used for official travel and by some service members during permanent change of station, Military Times reported, quoting from an internal memo.One DOD source raised questions about timing – with the services scrambling to fix problems with privatized housing.“Why would we use that model to privatize lodging?” the source said, according to the article.Still, Spencer cites the “successes” of privatized housing for proposing the model.“I am committed to realize similar successes by privatizing our lodging portfolio, both appropriated and non-appropriated, using competitive processes to create sustainable financial operations and improve the quality of these facilities,” he wrote.Private management could start by the end of next year under Spencer’s approach.Navy photo from Naval Station Newport, R.I., by MC2 Rawad Madanat
Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buckey Does An Amazing Job Wherever She Dedicates Her TimeIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government” Dear Editor,I am writing this, my first letter to the editor — to ANY editor — in the excitement that the 19th Middlesex finally has a legitimate Republican candidate in Erin Buckley.For literally decades, GOP voters had the choice of either no choice or bad choice; it never mattered which option ended-up on the ballot. The 2018 election seemed doomed to be no different, that is until an experienced and involved candidate stepped into the breach and stepped-up for Tewksbury and Wilmington.Erin wears many hats around town, serving on multiple boards, and her and her husband can always be seen out and about, helping these people or that. They are young and they are without pretension. They know that there is a lack of people their age who are involved and they pull more than their own weight.This is the commitment that Erin brings to her campaign and it is the same commitment that she will bring to Beacon Hill on the behalf of all of us.She has been in the State House as an intern in the Governor’s Office and as a Legislative Aide, so let’s now send her back to Boston as our Representative!Jon WalshTewksbury
Guntur: The State police secured the first place in the country in certifying the details for sanction of passports for 2018-19, this was announced at Passports Seva Diwas-2019 held in New Delhi under the aegis of Union Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.Guntur rural SP R Jayalakshmi, who worked earlier as Intelligence SP, rendered yeomen services for issuing passports. She received the award on behalf of AP from Union Minister for External Affairs Dr S Jaya Shankar at a programme held in New Delhi. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us According to police officials, the AP Police Intelligence wing is working as nodal agency for furnishing information for issuing passports. This wing is certifying the details within three days from the date of application and maintaining transparency and working efficiently in rendering the services which facilitates to give passports within stipulated time. Compared to other States, AP is in the first place in rendering the services for passports. The AP Police officials are maintaining good relations with the regional passport office in Vijayawada.
For practicing and developing a new skill, making slight changes during practice sessions may help to master the skill faster than practicing in the same manner, a new study has found.The results support the idea of a process called reconsolidation, in which existing memories are recalled and modified with new knowledge, plays a key role in strengthening of motor skills, said senior author Pablo A Celnik from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“What we found is if you practice a slightly modified version of a task you want to master, you actually learn more and faster than if you just keep practicing the exact same thing multiple times in a row,” Celnik added. The study was published in the journal Current Biology, suggests reconsolidation is not only for leisure skills like learning a musical instrument or a sport, but it is also beneficial for helping patients with stroke and other neurological conditions regain lost motor function, Celnik explained. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor the study, 86 healthy volunteers were asked to learn a computer-based motor skill using an isometric pinch task over the course of two or three 45-minute sessions. The volunteers were divided in three groups. The first group completed a typical training schedule and repeated the exact same training lesson six hours later. The second group performed the first practice session and, after six hours, completed a second training session in which researchers had twisted the test and the third group performed the exact same task just once a day. Speedier and more accurate completion of the task, nearly doubled among those in the second group compared to those in the first group, who repeated the same task, the study found. Participants in the third group, who skipped the second session, performed approximately 25 per cent worse than those in the first group.“If you make the altered task too different, people do not get the gain we observed during reconsolidation. The modification between sessions needs to be subtle,” he says.
Over 90 international exhibiting companies and 90 buyers from 31 countries are currently attending PROUD Experiences 2019, celebrating an industry valued at US$218 billion in 2018 alone – according to consultancy firm Out Now. This year’s event takes place during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in NYC. Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoMalta Tourism Authority a sponsor of Proud Experiences ConferenceFITUR GAY (LGBT) consolidates its presence at FITUR 2018More articles on eTurboNews click here This year’s event grew by 60% from its first edition in London in June 2018; and organisers predict this number is set to rise again for the third edition in 2020. Event Director Simon Mayle commented:“If the LGBTQ+ travel market was a country, it would be the fourth biggest economy in the world, and with an increase of people identifying on the LGBTQ+ spectrum – from 8% of Baby Boomers to 31% of Centennials – along with the coming of age of Millennials, this next decade is set for strong growth again. We are looking forward to returning to New York City from 22 to 24 June 2020 and are delighted to once again be working alongside NYC & Company and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to deliver another fantastic event next year.”“We have been honored to collaborate with Reed Travel Exhibitions to host PROUD Experiences 2019 in New York City during such a monumental year for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “We are honored to again be the Host City for PROUD Experiences in 2020, and look forward to cultivating this extraordinary partnership.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… PROUD Experiences will return to New York City for the second consecutive year in 2020. The announcement was made at today’s Opening Gathering of PROUD Experiences 2019 – taking place this week 18 – 20 June at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which will again host next year’s edition.Reed Travel Exhibitions’ groundbreaking b2b travel and lifestyle event for premium and luxury travel suppliers and buyers – targeting the LGBTQ+ global community – sold out its exhibition space for this second edition more than 3 months ago. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
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 | 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | 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 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 | April 10, 2013 Heart Surgery Increases Death Risk for Cancer Survivors who had Radiation Therapy American Heart Association journal report explains greater risk 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 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | 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 April 10, 2013 — Cancer survivors who had chest radiation are nearly twice as likely to die in the years after having major heart surgery as similar patients who didn’t have radiation, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.Chest radiation to kill or shrink breast cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers increases survivors’ risk for major heart disease years — even decades — after radiation therapy.”While radiation treatments done on children and adults in the late 1960s, ’70s and ’80s played an important role in cancer survival, the treatment often takes a toll on the heart,” said Milind Desai, M.D., the study’s author and associate professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “Survivors are at greater risk than people who do not have radiation to develop progressive coronary artery disease, aggressive valvular disease, as well as pericardial diseases, which affect the heart’s surrounding structures. These conditions often require major cardiac surgery.”The study is the largest on how prior radiation affects long-term results from major heart surgery.Researchers reviewed 173 patients who had radiation treatment for cancer an average 18 years before needing heart surgery. They followed the heart surgery patients an average 7.6 years and compared them to 305 patients undergoing similar heart surgeries who didn’t have radiation therapy.”These are major open-heart procedures, including valve or bypass procedures, and a vast majority had multiple simultaneous procedures, for example, multiple valve surgeries or valve plus bypass,” said Desai. “About a quarter of the patients had redo surgeries, which puts them at even higher risk than those having the initial procedures.”Radiation patients had similar pre-surgical risk scores as non-radiated patients. Typically, preoperative risk scores help determine how patients will fare after surgery.Patients had similar results in the first 30 days after major cardiac surgery regardless of their prior radiation status. However, during an average 7.6 years of follow-up, 55 percent of patients in the radiation group died, compared to 28 percent in the non-radiation group.”These findings tell us that if you had radiation, your likelihood of dying after major cardiac surgery is high,” said Desai. “That’s despite going into the surgery with a relatively low risk score. In patients who have had prior thoracic radiation, we need to develop better strategies of identifying appropriate patients that would benefit from surgical intervention. Alternatively, some patients might be better suited for percutaneous procedures.”For more information: www.heart.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more