first_imgDHX MEDIA:THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (5)DHX-Hour Productions XXIII Inc.Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMichael Donovan, Peter McBain, Steve DeNure, Mark Gosine, Jenipher RitchieBest Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesVivieno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis – “Episode 6”Best Photography in a Variety Program or SeriesIan Bibby – “Episode 6”Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMike Allison, Mark Critch, Bob Kerr, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Scott Vrooman, Jeremy Woodcock, Dean Jenkinson, Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh – “Episode 3”Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Meredith MacNeillDEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS (3)DHX MediaBest Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesLinda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinksi, Matt Huether, Stefan Brogren, Stephanie WilliamsBest Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesEleanore Lindo – “#ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin’”Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesAlejandro Alcoba – “#YesMeansYes”THE DEEP (2)DHX Media & A Stark ProductionBest Animated Program or SeriesAsaph Fipke, Avrill Stark, Steven Wendland, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier, Chris Rose, David Whealy, Robert ChandlerBest Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or SeriesJonny Ludgate, Jeff Davis, Melanie Fung, Ray Zhao – “Here Be Dragons”INSPECTOR GADGET (1)DHX MediaBest Direction in an Animated Program or SeriesPhillip Stamp, William Gordon – “Gadget 2.0 Part 1/2”MAKE IT POP (1)DHX MediaBest Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesThomas W. Lynch, Nick Cannon, Steven DeNure, Anne Loi, Tracey Jardine, Jim Corston, Mark PurdyDHX TELEVISION (PARTNER SERIES BROADCAST ON OUR SUITE OF KIDS’ CHANNELS):FANGBONE! (4)Radical Sheep Productions Best Animated SeriesMichelle Melanson-Cuperus, John Leitch, Michael Rex, Simon Racioppa, Richard Elliott, Susie GrondinBest Writing in an Animated Program or SeriesMike Kiss – “The Polluted Light of Destiny”Best Writing in an Animated Program or SeriesRichard Elliott, Simon Racioppa – “The Field Trip of Mayhem Part 1/2”Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and YouthFangbone: The BillbariansPietro Gagliano, Michala Duffield, Joshua Manricks, Todd Feaver, Michelle Melanson CuperusBACKSTAGE (2)Fresh TV Inc.Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or SeriesBrian Irving, Lara Azzopardi, Jennifer Pertsch, Tom McGillis, George ElliottBest Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and YouthBackstage: Too Much KeatonRyan Andal, CJ Hervey, Michala Duffield, Todd Feaver, Brian IrvingTHE NEXT STEP (1)Temple Street Productions Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesBrittany RaymondLOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS (1)Temple Street ProductionsBest Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesJeni RossGAMING SHOW (IN MY PARENTS’ GARAGE) (1)B-MinorsBest Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or SeriesScot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Jesse ShamataWE ARE SAVVY (1)B-MinorsBest Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or SeriesScot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Adrienne Reid, jeni b.JUSTIN TIME (1)Guru StudiosBest Direction in an Animated Program or SeriesHarold Harris – “Babushka’s Bear”About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM). DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has received 23 nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. With nominations for both live-action and animated work, in categories ranging from writing to performance to digital media, DHX Media series nominated in recognition of their contributions to Canadian television include, This Hour Has 22 Minutes; Degrassi: Next Class; The Deep; Inspector Gadget; Fangbone!; Backstage and The Next Step.“Congratulations to our amazing and ingenious in-house production team, and to our brilliant Canadian production partners, whose collective creativity has secured 23 nominations for DHX Media,” said Steven DeNure, President and COO, DHX Media. “We are thrilled to have five of our original series and seven of DHX Television’s series recognized across a number of categories for Canada’s most prestigious television, film and digital awards.”A full list of DHX Media nominations include: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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The police say fake currency notes and believed to be in wide circulation and this has come to light following recent arrests.According to the police three youth were arrested in Kantale yesterday with 150 fake Rs. 1000 notes after they had made a transaction using a fake note. On being suspicious about the note the trader had contacted the police after the suspects had left in a van. The youth had stopped at a stall in Kantale yesterday to purchase fish and had given a fake Rs. 1000 note for the fish. The police stopped the van along the Habarana-Anuradhapura road and found the fake currency notes hidden in the vehicle.The police said that in recent times similar arrests had been made with the suspects having in their possession Rs. 500, 100, 200 and 500 currency notes. As a result the police urged the public to take extra precautions when accepting currency notes. read more

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The Chinese Government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia and the Pacific including Sri Lanka, a new report presented to the US State Department claims, according to CNN.The independent report, written by a pair of Harvard University scholars, identified 16 countries targeted by the Chinese government for “debtbook diplomacy, ” with Pakistan, Djibouti and Sri Lanka identified as being most vulnerable. Last month, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he viewed “with great concern” any foreign military bases being built in the South Pacific, following reports Beijing was in talks with Vanuatu to host Chinese forces.According to the new report, Vanuatu, just 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles) off Australia’s coast, has taken at least $270 million in Chinese loans in the past decade, worth 35% of its GDP. Both China and Vanuatu have strongly denied there were ever discussions over a PLA military presence on the island. In the Pacific, nations such as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Tonga all owe the Chinese government billions of dollars in loans, encircling US allies Australia and New Zealand.Meanwhile Chefitz said Beijing has used infrastructure incentives in the South China Sea to help break any broad opposition to the Chinese government’s territorial ambitions in the contested sea.Former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans is quoted in the report saying Laos and Cambodia, each of which has borrowed more than $5 billion, are now “wholly owned subsidiaries of China.”The US State Department will be briefed on the report in the near future. But both authors said there appeared to be nothing the United States could do to offset China’s growing advantage.“The US government isn’t going to throw 1 trillion dollars at this problem. It’s not going to absorb the debt of our private sector companies and it won’t be able to focus the entire government in one effort for 20, 30 or 50 years as China is able to do,” Chefitz said.At his daily press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said said China’s foreign policy was based on “mutual respect and win-win cooperation.”“As for other parties, they shouldn’t be presumptuous based on their own views — nor should they assume economic cooperation between developing countries always have ulterior political motives,” he said.Many of the loans are being given out as part of China’s signature Belt and Road infrastructure program, which gives loans to developing nations to fund ports, railways and other initiatives across Asia, Europe and Africa.Report co-author and Harvard scholar Gabrielle Chefitz said the loans under the Belt and Road plan, as well as China’s other development grants, take a very different form to previous US programs such as the Marshall Plan. (Colombo Gazette) In one case, infrastructure built with Chinese loans, has then been leased back to Chinese interests to pay off the original debt.In 2017, an unprofitable Sri Lankan port built with billion-dollar loans from Beijing was leased to Chinese state-owned firms for 99 years to help repay the country’s debts.The report’s co-author Sam Parker said there were concerns these ports could be used by Chinese naval vessels once they were under state control. “There’s definitely the potential where they can have it go from commercial, to occasional visit, to logistics, to humanitarian and then maybe finally a military base,” he said. There is also concern in Washington that China is poised to gain control of a major commercial port in Djibouti, where the US and China have military bases.A US State Department official told CNN Tuesday it encouraged China to promote and uphold internationally accepted best practices in infrastructure development and funding.“We need to ensure recipients have options that allow them to retain their sovereignty and future control of their economies,” the official said. According to the report, there are a number of ways in which Beijing and state-owned enterprises leverage debt to help China’s strategic aims. According to the report, in some cases the huge debts grow to a size too large to pay back, allowing Beijing to leverage the loans to “acquire strategic assets or political influence over debtor nations.” This could allow the Chinese Government to extend its influence across the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, encircling India and Australia as well as helping to consolidate its position in the South China Sea, the report said. read more

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Student Life and Community Experience workers dish out pancakes to raise money for breast cancer research.There’s a pancake breakfast in Market Hall this morning to raise money for breast cancer research.The Power of Pink pancake breakfast is hosted by Student Life and Community Experience and Brock Dining Services. They are collecting donations at the breakfast for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Everyone who donates gets pancakes.The breakfast runs from 9 to 11 a.m.Joe Gottli from Recruitment and Liaison Services attends the pancake breakfast.

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Emmanuel Akwei Addo, Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Sudan, told the General Assembly’s social, humanitarian and cultural committee there were strong indications of such crimes, including murders, rapes, acts of torture and forcible displacement of civilians.He also criticized the Sudanese Government for unleashing high-technology weapons in its conflict with two rebel groups in Darfur, saying they tend to produce massive and indiscriminate destruction.Mr. Addo visited Sudan in August to assess the situation in the country’s two civil conflicts – the one in Darfur that began early last year when rebel groups took up arms, and the other in southern Sudan that has lasted for 21 years.In Darfur, more than 1.45 million people are internally displaced and another 200,000 are refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the fighting and because of brutal and often deadly attacks by Janjaweed militias against civilians.Mr. Addo said it was clear that Khartoum was not able or willing to disarm the Janjaweed or effectively protect civilians in Darfur, and he urged a greater international role in the region, particularly from the African Union (AU).Mr. Addo was one of several rapporteurs or human rights experts to address the Assembly panel, also known as the Third Committee, today.Special Rapporteur Paul Hunt on the right to health called for stepped-up efforts around the world to reduce the “profound disparities” in average health between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.Mr. Hunt stressed the importance of working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight, time-bound targets for reducing poverty, hunger and disadvantage agreed to by world leaders at summit in 2000. Four of the goals relate to health.Mr. Hunt said many poor countries will be unable to achieve those health-related goals, such as combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and improving maternal health, unless industrialized nations honour their commitments to give more development aid and support.Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, told the Committee she visited El Salvador, Guatemala, the occupied Palestinian territories and Darfur in the past year. Trips are planned for Mexico, Iran and Algeria over the next year.Ms. Ertürk said she was pleased that violence against women was increasingly taken seriously as an issue by the international community. But she added that justice would not be achieved until more political will and determination was shown.The Rapporteur also said it was critical that criminal justice sanctions for violent crimes not be replaced by conciliation methods, especially when sexual offences are involved. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Leaders of Germany, France want stronger Europe to face new challenges by News Staff Posted Sep 22, 2012 11:37 am MDT BERLIN – The leaders of France and Germany both stressed Saturday that Europe must further deepen its political and economic integration to ensure peace and continuous prosperity across the continent.French President Francois Hollande met Chancellor Angela Merkel in the southwestern German city of Ludwigsburg to celebrate an important anniversary of their countries’ reconciliation following the end of World War II.“France and Germany have a very special responsibility, we form the heart of Europe,” said Hollande, adding that the European Union’s status quo can only be seen as the starting point for a deeper integration.“Stopping would mean falling back. We don’t have a choice, but to march toward the destiny that is ours, march toward a unified Europe,” he added.Europe’s 17-nation currency zone is experiencing a deep crisis, Hollande said, therefore urging Germany and other nations to help “create instruments that make us stronger: the budgetary union, the banking union, the social union, a political union.”Merkel said both countries will and must work together closely to strengthen Europe to weather those new challenges.“However great the economic challenges may be. It remains and will remain valid: We Europeans are united in the pursuit of our happiness,” she said.France’s then-leader Charles de Gaulle in 1962 addressed German youth in Ludwigsburg — speaking in German — in a speech that was hailed as a major step toward building German-French ties, after the nations had fought each other in both world wars, and were often referred to as arch-enemies.De Gaulle and his German counterpart Konrad Adenauer started the reconciliation efforts in the aftermath of World War II.Merkel said the two leaders, who had witnessed themselves the horrors of war, laid the foundation of Europe’s unification in bringing together their nations “who were long said to be arch-enemies — what a terrible word.” They were convinced that “natural enmity between people could not exist,” she added.The two countries’ rapprochement evolved to become a motor of Europe’s integration less than two decades after World War II. France and Germany, representing almost half of the eurozone’s economic output, are still seen as key players in forging European policies.Addressing the youth of both nations, Hollande concluded his speech in German, saying “it is now your role to make the European dream a reality and give it a future.”___Juergen Baetz can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jbaetz read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2014 7:12 am MDT Loonie ahead more than half a cent as Canadian jobs data impresses TORONTO – The Canadian dollar jumped more than half a cent on Friday as the latest Canadian jobs figures delivered a few positive surprises on the economy.The loonie was up 0.58 of a cent near midday at 91.17 cent cents US, after Statistics Canada said 43,000 net new jobs were added in March.Most of the new jobs were part-time positions, and the vast majority of the new jobs went to young Canadians, the agency said.Another soft spot in the report was that almost all the new jobs were in the public sector, while new private sector hiring was limited to 3,900.The figure pushed the unemployment rate one tenth of a point lower to 6.9 per cent.“The strong bounce in March employment is encouraging though it follows a 7,000 drop in February and leaves the average increase over the previous four months at a still modest 5,000,” wrote RBC Economics assistant chief economist Paul Ferley in a note.“Thus today’s report does not alter our view that monetary policy is likely to remain highly accommodative to try and sustain more robust employment growth going forward.”Meanwhile in the United States, employers added 192,000 jobs in March, but the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 per cent. The March jobs numbers were slightly below February’s total of 197,000.One of the brightest spots in the U.S. non-farms payroll report was a revision by the Labor Department of its January and February numbers — adding 37,000 more jobs to the period than was originally estimated.In commodities, the May crude contract gained $1.12 to US$101.41 a barrel.The May copper contract was ahead 0.7 of a cent at US$3.03 a pound while bullion for June delivery was $15.10 higher at US$1,299.70 an ounce. read more

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by Posted Jun 23, 2016 7:28 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 7:37 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canmore (By Daniel Patterson, Wikimedia Commons) While demand for recreational proprieties in and around Calgary might have cooled, one area that remains red hot is Canmore.Phil Soper, CEO of Royal LePage says the Rocky Mountain resort town remains very popular among both those looking to retire and our neighbours to the south.“It appears to be triggered by people making retirement decisions or Americans who have long looked at property in the Rockies, and are saying, you know now is the time to take advantage of the strong American dollar and make the trek northward,” he said.Soper says many of the recreational property areas where Calgarians like to visit are reporting a rise in listings and lower prices, something mostly attributed to the weak economy.He says for those who can afford it, now is a good time to buy a cabin, especially if you’re looking just across the border in southeastern B.C. Canmore recreational real estate booming read more

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DENVER — Colton Parayko scored 1:34 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Jake Allen stopped 27 shots for St. Louis.Parayko gave the Blues the win when he skated in and poked the puck past Semyon Varlamov with one hand. The goal, his fourth, ended Colorado’s six-game winning streak.Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen scored and Varlamov had 34 saves for the Avalanche.St. Louis took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Tarasenko and Steen, but Zadorov got Colorado back into it with his fourth goal 1:08 into the second period.Things heated up after that. Steen’s hard check on Nathan MacKinnon at the Colorado blue line upset Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson. He got his elbow up on a hit to Steen moments late, igniting a scrum in the Colorado crease. When order was restored, Johnson was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct.Steen left with what the Blues said was an upper-body injury and didn’t return.The Avalanche played the last 36 minutes with just five defencemen.Colorado tied it early in the third period when Samuel Girard’s shot nearly trickled in and defenceman Joel Edmundson’s attempt to clear it went off the goalie’s pads to Rantanen, who knocked it in for his 11th of the season.Both teams had chances later in the third to break the tie. Colin Wilson nearly cashed in but Allen made a lunging save with 7:23 left.Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev had chances in the final 20 seconds, but Varlamov made big saves to send it to overtime.NOTES: Edmundson had two assists for St. Louis. … The Avalanche recalled D Mark Alt from the AHL Colorado Eagles on Friday. He made his season debut with Mark Barberrio out with an upper-body injury. … St. Louis D Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury. Bortuzzo’s last game was Oct. 20. … Colorado D Tyson Barrie missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXT:St. Louis: At Arizona on Saturday.Colorado: At Detroit on Sunday to start a four-game road trip.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsMichael Kelly, The Associated Press read more

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NFL Week 17 Playoff Implications Someone Has To Win The NFC South

The playoff situation is slightly more open in the AFC. The New England Patriots have clinched the top seed. And the Indianapolis Colts are locked into the fourth seed, where they will face either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round. A matchup with the Bengals looks slightly more likely at this point, with a probability of 60 percent.The San Diego Chargers’ playoff fortunes have swung wildly. Their probability of making the playoffs was as high as 76 percent in mid-October, but dropped to near single digits just a month later following some key conference losses. Going into Saturday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, the Chargers’ playoff chances were just 15 percent. In that game, San Diego overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime before winning on a Nick Novak field goal.With that victory, the Chargers now have a playoff probability of 41 percent going into their matchup this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, and a win guarantees the Chargers a playoff berth. However, if the Chiefs can win at home, their playoff chances stay alive, along with those of the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans. With a total “swing” of 200 percentage points, the Chargers-Chiefs game is one of our top matchups this week: With just one week remaining in the NFL regular season, the playoff implications are fairly straightforward, and running thousands of simulations of Week 17 outcomes may seem like computational overkill. But the playoff field is far from settled, particularly the seeding, so a simulation model can still be helpful in sorting out the probable from the improbable.Speaking of improbable, the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers will play for the NFC South division title this Sunday. They are No. 22 and No. 24, respectively, in our rankings based on the betting lines:The winner will most likely face the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs, though there is still a 7 percent chance the NFC South winner will face the Seattle Seahawks instead.There are four NFC teams with any real chance at the conference’s top seed.1Technically there are five, but the Dallas Cowboys would need a tie between Detroit and Green Bay for a chance at the top seed — something that’s very unlikely. The Seahawks can clinch the top seed with a win over the St. Louis Rams. A Seahawks loss would boost the chances of securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and the Cardinals.If you find the various clinching and elimination scenarios for your team too difficult to keep track of, we’ve made it easy on you. Use the interactive tool below for a quick summary of which games matter — including those that matter for the top draft pick.2The interactive does not include the 16 teams that have nothing to play for this week, which is all the teams already eliminated from the playoffs that don’t have a shot at the No. 1 pick, plus teams like New England and Indianapolis whose playoff position is set. The race for the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft is between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans. The Buccaneers are the current favorite, owing to a weaker projected strength of schedule than the Titans. read more

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OSU’s defense watches a tipped ball that would then be intercepted by redshirt freshman cornerback Damon Arnette (3) during the first half of the Buckeyes game against Northwestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor“Defenses win championships” has been the motto adopted by numerous teams throughout sports that defines the winning attitude of a team. Ohio State is notorious for its own catch phrases to capture that final missing piece of motivation during its journey to a national title run.In 2014, it was “The Chase.” 2015 was “The Grind.” This season OSU has lived off of “The Edge,” which is where average stops and elite begins, coach Urban Meyer said in August. To defend and limit an offense as potent as Clemson’s, OSU defense has to surpass that edge on Dec. 31 in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl.OSU defense has already set a school record this season with seven interceptions returned for touchdowns. Co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano implemented the “sideline return” play that has seized momentum-changing opportunities time and time again. Redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker has become one of the most dominant safeties in the country in his first season of significant playing time. He is responsible for three of the team’s seven pick-sixes this season, which is an individual school record.But it’s not necessarily just Hooker. Sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker has arguably been the most improved player this season, considering he didn’t start at the beginning of the year. An injury to junior linebacker Dante Booker put Baker in the lineup. Redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore has also excelled in his first season starting at cornerback. Schiano said when talking about Hooker, Baker and Lattimore, you’re talking about three elite athletes at their positions.Schiano and co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell have shared defensive play-calling duties this season that have led to the Silver Bullets being in the top 10 in the nation in several defensive categories, including third in total defense and scoring defense. The play of OSU’s secondary has been its saving grace at times this year. Hooker, Lattimore and company might have to be that safety blanket again up against a Clemson team that completes 27.9 passes and throws for 333 yards per game.“I’ve never coached a secondary as talented as this, and I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” Schiano said. “We had some talented ones in Miami (Florida), but this, to me, is the best.”It’s well known that Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson is the keyholder to coach Dabo Swinney’s offense. Watson, a 2015 and 2016 Heisman finalist, is 30-2 as a starter when he finishes the game healthy. He has completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,914 yards with 37 passing touchdowns, which all rank in the top 10 in the country.Watson is without question the leader of the offense, but having wide receivers like Artavis Scott, Mike Williams, tight end Jordan Leggett and running back Wayne Gallman make the Clemson offense that much more terrifyingly difficult to defend. Scott, currently sitting at 592 receiving yards, likely needs just one catch to join Williams, Leggett and Deon Cain as the fourth Tiger receiver with 600 yards or more.To give some perspective on just how talented the Clemson receiving corps is, Clemson only had two receivers with at least 600 yards in 2011 when All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd had five NFL players — Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Dwayne Allen, Martavis Bryant and Jaron Brown — to throw to. Boyd accumulated over 3,800 passing yards in 2011 compared to Watson’s almost 4,000 yards this season.“They have athletes all around the field,” Baker said. “Great athletes, great quarterback, great running back, great receivers. They definitely have athletes pretty much everywhere at every position.”OSU allowed 226 yards against Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, the nation’s leading passers in quarterback rating. During that game, OSU also shut down the other Oklahoma Heisman finalist Dede Westbrook who racked up just 51 yards on five catches against the Buckeye defense.Coach Meyer said his team wasn’t young anymore following the 42-24 victory at Oklahoma in September. He said his team was experienced. Schiano still believes his team is young, but thus far the defense has stood the test and he doesn’t have any reason to believe his playmakers won’t step up to the task at hand against the No. 2 Tigers.“I just look at (the defense) as we have a chance to keep getting better,” Schiano said. “If you get better every day, hopefully at the end you’re playing for it all.” read more

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It comes only days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified gaming disorder as a medical condition, enabling people suffering from it to be treated on the NHS.Dr Begent told The Daily Telegraph: “His father was addicted to gaming and had facilitated his children becoming addicted to video games. The boy was an incredibly gifted footballer but he and his son used to game together.“As a result, he had become extraordinarily constipated and his bowel and bladder had become dilated and dysfunctional. You could feel it. It felt like a craggy mass that was like a cancer with a hardened wall.“We treated him with laxatives and used various techniques with my urology colleagues to help him regain control of his bladder. He also had masses and masses of psychological help.”It has taken two years of treatment and support on the NHS to wean him off his addiction and stabilise his family life. He was still “not 100%” but was playing games in a more settled way. She said the other children she treated suffered sleep deprivation after spending all night gaming or on social media. “As a result of that there are school issues and children falling out of school,” she added.She believed parents had an important role to play but the firms also had the technology for automated time limits on the games which could be a way to tackle the problem.The level of violence was also unnecessary: “It seems inconsistent that zombie knives are being removed from the streets but we have a level of violence on these games that is unacceptable.”Porn sites to introduce new age verificationAll the main porn sites have agreed to introduce new age verification procedures to bar under 18s from their sites later this year, Murray Perkins, of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) told the conference.He said sites from PornHub to Penthouse and Playboy had agreed procedures where users will be expected to provide proof of identity and age as required by the Digital Economy Act.Those that fail will face being blocked from mobiles or fixed lines in the UK. BBFC will also have powers to halt payments to the sites with support of the main companies such as Paypal and Visa. “We are confident it is going to work,” said Mr Perkins. A 10-year-old boy was so addicted to video gaming he had to be treated in hospital for a distended bowel and bladder that ballooned out of his pelvis after he stopped going to the toilet to stay on the games, a top paediatrician revealed yesterday.Dr Jo Begent, a consultant paediatrician at University College Hospital (UCH) in London, said the boy was playing World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Fifa eight hours at a time with his gaming addict father and become so seriously constipated his bowel and bladder stopped functioning.She told the NSPCC’s annual conference yesterday that when the boy arrived at the clinic, she initially thought the hard “craggy mass” protruding out of his pelvis was a cancer but an MRI scan revealed it was the distended bowel and bladder.Dr Begent, who is also an NSPCC trustee, said it was the worst of a regular flow of cases she has to deal with of children addicted to gaming or social media, with each accounting for one or two cases a month, including some where the child had dropped out of school.She said the case showed gaming and social media was not only damaging the mental, emotional and educational wellbeing of children but also harming their physical health. read more

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Algonquin Park is located approximately 275 kilometres northeast of Toronto. The body of 15-year-old Guyanese-born Jeremiah Perry; a Toronto student who went missing during a school trip has been found in a lake in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, according to Canadian media reports.Ontario Provincial Police Const. Catherine Yarmel said the teen’s body was found Wednesday afternoon in Big Trout Lake.Jeremiah PerryCTV News reported that the teen; a student at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute moved to Toronto from Guyana last September.According to reports, Perry and his older brother joined more than 30 other students on the trip to the provincial park as part of a summer school outdoor education program.Perry’s stepmother, Jennifer Anderson, told CP24 that she and her husband got a call from a school official late Tuesday night, informing them that one of their sons was missing. The family was told that the teen had been swimming and is presumed drowned.The teen’s father, Joshua Anderson, said he had no safety concerns when he sent his sons on the school trip and believed that all the proper protocols would be followed.Shari Schwartz-Maltz, a spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board, told CP24 that all students had to take a swim test before they could go on the trip. She said six adult supervisors, including two teachers, were on the outing. “We feel that we did have adequate supervision.”School board president John Malloy said in a statement that the summer outdoor education course and program has been running for several years with “an excellent safety record.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSophia teen drowns in InteriorFebruary 18, 2014In “Crime”WBD teen missing since Monday; parents asking for public’s help in locating herSeptember 4, 2019In “latest news”Autopsy finds missing ECD teen murderedAugust 13, 2016In “Crime” read more

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first_imgRio Tinto will run the world’s first automated long-distance heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara, with a $518 million investment (Rio Tinto share $478 million) in driverless trains. The first driverless train will be launched in 2014, with the AutoHaul automated train programme scheduled for completion a year later. AutoHaul is being pioneered as part of the automation component of Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future initiative that also includes driverless trucks and autonomous drills. On its 1,500 km rail network, Rio Tinto currently runs 41 trains from mines to ports, comprising 148 locomotives and 9,400 iron ore cars. Automating train operations allows Rio Tinto to expand Pilbara production capacity without needing to make a substantial investment in additional trains.It will also drive productivity improvements, with greater flexibility in train scheduling and the removal of driver changeover times creating extra capacity in the rail network. Other benefits include more efficient fuel use, resulting in lower energy costs and a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions for each tonne of iron ore produced. Rio Tinto Chief Executive Australia and Iron Ore Sam Walsh said: “Rio Tinto is leading the way in large-scale use of automation, with plans to deploy 150 driverless trucks and our plans for AutoHaul. Expanding Pilbara iron ore production is a high-return and low-risk investment for Rio Tinto that will enhance shareholder value. Automation will help us meet our expansion targets in a safe, more efficient and cost-effective way.” He added: “Automation also helps us address the significant skills shortage facing the industry, providing a valuable opportunity to improve productivity. However, as we expand our business we will see an overall increase in job numbers and this will provide new opportunities in the rail division and elsewhere. As always, we will engage directly with those affected as we gradually make the transition to automation over the next three years.” AutoHaul and the overall expansion of rail operations are subject to a number of State Government and other approvals.last_img read more

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first_imgBOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note before his capture in which he called the victims “collateral damage” for US action in Afghanistan and Iraq, local media reported today.“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” Tsarnaev also scribbled on the inside wall of the boat where he hid from police during a massive manhunt in the days after the 15 April blasts, according to CBS News.The twin explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260.Citing unnamed sources, CBS News said the note claimed the bombings were payback for US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq and referred to the victims as “collateral damage.”Dzhokhar also said he did not mourn the death of his older brother Tamerlan, killed in a shootout with police, saying he was a martyr, the broadcaster said.Federal prosecutors have charged Dzhokhar with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, as well as the malicious destruction of property by means of deadly explosives.He faces the death penalty if found guilty.- © AFP, 2013Read: Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back > Read: Boston police chief: We never got the warning about the Tsarnaevs > Read: Boston bombers were planning New York attack >last_img read more

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first_imgQualcomm, based in San Diego, Calif., is one of the world’s biggest mobile chipmakers.  Shara Tibken/CNET Qualcomm has to renegotiate licensing agreements with handset makers before its appeal is heard, a judge ruled Wednesday, dealing another blow to the chipmaker in the antitrust case that could upend its entire business model. The company, which in May lost an antitrust case and was found to be a monopoly in wireless chips, had asked US District Court Judge Lucy Koh to grant a reprieve in carrying out remedies she ordered. The remedies included renegotiating licensing agreements previously reached with handset makers like LG and submitting to monitoring by the Federal Trade Commission. Qualcomm wanted the injunctions to be put on hold while the case made its way through the appeals process. Instead, Koh, in a ruling filed Wednesday in the court’s Northern District of California, said she denied Qualcomm’s motion for a stay pending appeal after reviewing the motion, amicus briefs filed in opposition to Qualcomm by LG and others, arguments and evidence from the trial and other documents relevant to the case. Qualcomm on Wednesday said it will immediately ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay.  Qualcomm 4G LTE Apple FTC Apple Powerful chipmaker Qualcomm is just too powerful, judge… Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it “Qualcomm’s licensing practices have strangled competition in the CDMA and premium LTE modem chip markets for years, and harmed rivals, OEMs, and end consumers in the process,” Koh wrote in her ruling in May.The ruling came as a surprise to Qualcomm and others in the mobile market. For Qualcomm, the verdict called into question the company’s entire business model. While it sells processors that connect devices to mobile networks, it also generates a significant percentage of its revenue from licensing. If it can’t collect royalties based on the value of a handset — which it had done in the past — it will generate less money and may have to rethink its model entirely. Even though it’s appealing the ruling, Qualcomm’s licensees likely will try to alter their contracts.Koh, in her ruling, said Qualcomm can’t force a customer to sign a license before it will supply it with chips. It “must negotiate or renegotiate license terms with customers in good faith under conditions free from the threat of lack of access to or discriminatory provision of modem chip supply or associated technical support or access to software.”Following the ruling, Qualcomm sought a stay of the district court’s judgement and an expedited appeal to the Court of Appeals. Koh’s decision Wednesday leaves the case in the appeals court’s hands.While Qualcomm likely won’t have to renegotiate its new agreement with Apple — the two settled their long-running licensing and patent disputes during opening arguments in a May trial — it will have to offer other customers the chance to change their terms.”This should not come as a surprise to Qualcomm given the hard line Judge Koh took in the first place,” Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi tweeted Wednesday. “Anything else would have appeared as a weakening of her position following criticism on a lack of appreciation for the ramifications her decision will have.” Post a comment Qualcomm is a monopoly and must renegotiate deals, judge rules Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know Apple and Qualcomm settle: Here’s what it means for your next iPhone Two years ago, the FTC accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips. The FTC said Qualcomm forced customers like Apple to work exclusively with it and charged “excessive” licensing fees for its technology, in part by wielding a “no license, no chips” policy. Qualcomm’s practices prevented rivals from entering the market, drove up the cost of phones and in turn hurt consumers, who faced higher handset prices, the FTC said.Qualcomm argued the FTC’s lawsuit was based on “flawed legal theory” and that customers choose its chips because they’re the best. It also argued that competition is fierce in the mobile chip market and that Qualcomm never stopped providing processors to customers, even when they’ve been arguing over licenses.The companies faced off in an 11-day trial in January. In May, Koh ruled in the FTC’s favor, saying Qualcomm was a monopoly that illegally hurt competitors in the wireless chip market. The ruling, which came four months after the trial ended, said Qualcomm must change how it does business and renegotiate license deals with its customers. To hold the company accountable, Qualcomm must also submit compliance and monitoring reports for the next seven years and report to the FTC on an annual basis. Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img Phones Components Tech Industry Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Share your voice Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All See also 1:48 reading • Judge denies Qualcomm’s bid to delay contract renegotiationslast_img read more

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Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth

first_img 00:00 /13:04 Gail Delaughter X Listen Sharecenter_img Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, Texas industrial facilities released pollution at levels beyond what federal law allows on more than 900 different occasions, more than any other state. That’s according to a report from Environment Texas, called Troubled Waters, which examined data from the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality.The report says that, nationwide, there were more than 8,000 such incidences. In about a third of those cases, pollutants were being added to waters already deemed to polluted for fishing, recreation, or drinking water. Roughly 40 percent of the nation’s major industrial facilities reported having at least one such incident.Brian Zabcik, clean water advocate for Environment Texas, joins Houston Matters to explain the findings.Then, Victor Flatt from the UH Law Center discusses the Clean Water Act and what can be done to prevent such pollution. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

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first_img ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon Stay on target You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Ever wonder what Rupert Giles-as-antihero is like?Headmaster by day, child-eating winged monster also by day (via BBC)MR. FINCHFirst appearance: “School Reunion” (2006)—season 2, episode 3Home planet: N/ADoctor: TenthCompanions: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Sarah Jane SmithSchool should be a safe place. But for the students at Deffry Vale High, it’s anything but.In the three months since headmaster Lucas Finch (Anthony Stewart Head) arrived, the academy has been through some major changes: new teachers, new curriculum, new policies.Specifically, Finch implements a free-but-compulsory lunch program—which, based on the amount of fries those kids consume, isn’t exactly the healthy meal plan Michelle Obama implemented.Described by the Doctor as “different” (and by Rose as “gorgeous”), the deep-fried potatoes turn out to be more than a delicious snack: Cooked in Krillitane Oil, the chips act as a conducting agent to accelerate children’s learning power, making them “cleverer.”Every school administrator’s dream, Finch’s mysterious success has attracted media attention—in particular, the investigative eye of journalist Sarah Jane Smith.The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) reunites with old friends Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and K-9 (via BBC)Played once more by Elisabeth Sladen, the Doctor’s former companion (and her robotic dog K-9) are, as the episode title suggests, reunited in the fight against evil.The evil Finch, that is: A Krillitane known as Brother Lassar, bent on cracking the Skasis Paradigm (“te universal theory”) and making his race into gods.But why school children? Innocent, pain-in-the-arse children who have no right being so smart? Because “the God maker needs imagination,” the Doctor explains.“They’re not just using the children’s brains to break the code, they’re using their souls.”With the furrowed brow of the devil and the slicked-back hair of Al Pacino, Head easily transforms from sexy librarian Rupert Giles to squawking lowlife Lucas Finch.Anthony Stewart Head is Mr. Finch (via BBC)Despite his attempts to subvert the Time Lord—tempting him to “become a God at my side” and save Gallifrey—Finch and his brothers are defeated by Team TARDIS: K-9 detonates a chip oil container, showering the Krillitanes with their own toxic oil.And, in what I truly hope is a throwback to Head’s Buffy days, the school (and everyone in it, including Sarah Jane’s tin dog) explodes in a ball of fire, throwing paper like confetti and making Kenny, the only kid who didn’t eat the fries, a childhood hero.Though presumed dead, it was thought Lassar survived the blast, permanently adopted his human form and name, and served as prosecutor during the Tenth Doctor’s trial by the Shadow Proclamation in IDW comic story “Fugitive.” The character, however, was later revealed to be a Gizou imposter.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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One third of those surveyed said they will buy iPhone 5

first_imgAccording to Pricegrabber, of 2,852 online shoppers recently polled, thirty five percent of them plan to buy an Apple iPhone when it’s released sometime this fall. Furthermore, a full sixty nine percent of them, when asked which kind of smart phone they’d most like to receive as a gift, chose the iPhone 5, a smart phone that consumers have yet to even see. Pricegrabber says the results are from a poll of online consumers, but doesn’t indicate if that only includes customers who visited the Pricegrabber website, which if true, would obviously offer skewed results. It might also be noted, that online consumers, as opposed to those that shop mainly via other methods (or aren’t shopping at all) are likely to be those oriented to buying a smart phone in general. Finally, according to a recent Pew report only 35% of all Americans own a smart phone of any kind, so unless they are going to all be replaced with the new iPhone, the figures quoted by Pricegrabber should be taken in a very narrow context. Still, no matter how you look at it, the results are impressive evidence of the loyalty many current iPhone owners have for the Apple brand.Other data garnered from the study shows that of the consumers surveyed, fully fifty one percent plan to buy the iPhone 5 within the first year of its debut; thirty percent by the end of the first month, and seven percent sometime in the first week. Taking things a step further, Pricegrabber also asked those surveyed which phone OS they prefer and once again Apple won big. Forty eight percent of them chose Apple iOS, while only nineteen mentioned the Android OS. Next in line was Microsoft Windows with seven percent followed by six percent for RIM Blackberry.Not bad for a phone line that has only been around since June of 2007.In addition to asking consumers about which phone they want, they also asked which features they’d most like to see Apple incorporate in the next iteration of their smart phone. Most (59%) said better battery life, after that, consumers wanted to see lower cost (55%), 4G compatibility (46%), a larger display (45%) and a better camera (42%). When asked how they use their smart phones in general, the majority (88%) said for talking.Though Apple has not said when the iPhone 5 will hit the market, most experts seem to believe it will be sometime in the fall, likely to take advantage of the holiday shopping crush. But since its Apple, no one really knows, and that’s most certainly the way the company likes it. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Survey: Smart phone market up 96 percent in Q3 Citation: One third of those surveyed said they will buy iPhone 5 (2011, July 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-surveyed-iphone.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Two New Studies Demonstrate Improved Breast Cancer Treatment with BioZorb Implant

first_img 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 The BioZorb implant can be seen within a breast in these two mammogram images from different angles.November 1, 2016 — Two new studies have documented the value of the BioZorb marker in improving the treatment of women who have breast cancer.The first study, a peer-reviewed article appearing in the World Journal of Surgery, outlines how the three-dimensional, bioabsorbable marker provides more accurate targeting of the cancer tumor bed for radiation treatment when implanted during surgery.The article reports that the device provides clear visualization of the surgical site where the tumor was removed, thereby improving communication between the surgeon and radiation oncologist. The study also noted that the device provides a helpful guide for post-treatment mammograms and other long-term follow-up to check for any cancer recurrence in these patients.A second study, presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016 annual conference in September, describes the extra utility that BioZorb can provide, by significantly reducing the amount of normal breast and surrounding tissues that are exposed to radiation treatment.The World Journal of Surgery article, by lead author breast surgeon Michael J. Cross, M.D., concluded that the 3-D marker is an “effective method for delineating the tumor bed with a significant utility for RT (radiation therapy) planning.”In the course of this three-year study, Cross and colleagues also documented a favorable shift toward use of hypo-fractionated radiation treatment, a shorter form of radiation associated with a substantial reduction in treatment costs.”Through our experience with this marker, we’ve observed that its use results in less radiation dose to the patient compared to whole breast radiation, plus a better overall cosmetic outcome,” said Cross, a nationally known breast surgeon at Breast Treatment Associates, in Fayetteville Ark. “We were also pleased to note in our research that there were no device-related complications in this group of patients, and that none of them had a recurrence of cancer.”The BioZorb device is placed during lumpectomy surgery, which removes the cancer and preserves the breast. It is the first and only device that identifies in a reliable way the 3-D region where the tumor was removed, according to manufacturer Focused Therapeutics. It is particularly effective because by suturing the implant to the tumor bed, the surgeon can more precisely indicate to the radiation oncologist where the cancer was located. Cross notes that because of the marker’s unique configuration, it can also assist with reconstructing the surgical region during the healing process.The implantable marker consists of a framework made of a bioabsorbable material that holds six titanium clips. The framework slowly dissolves in the body over the course of a year or more. The tiny marker clips stay in place so the surgical site can be viewed for long-term monitoring such as mammograms.As part of the research for the World Journal of Surgery study, 108 patients with early-stage breast cancer were prospectively implanted with the marker during “reconstructive lumpectomy,” a method of oncoplastic surgery to remove the cancer while reconstructing the remaining breast to improve cosmetic outcomes. The average age of women in the study was 63 years.The authors concluded that the marker was helpful for several different types of physicians involved in the care of women with breast cancer: surgeons, radiation oncologists who plan and oversee radiation treatment, and radiologists who follow women after breast cancer treatment.The article also noted that there was a shift during the three-year course of the study toward increasing use of hypofractionated radiation methods. These methods decrease the time it takes for patients to complete radiation treatment — and are estimated to cut the cost of treatment by approximately 25 percent. The authors said use of the marker facilitated their shift toward these shorter courses of radiotherapy.Use of the marker allowed physicians to be more confident in their targeting and rely less on “ambiguous planning targets such as the seroma and surrounding tissue changes.” Seroma is a collection of fluid that builds up in the area of tissue injury after surgery.While seromas have customarily been targeted for radiation treatment, they do not always reflect where the cancer was and can overestimate the size of the target areas in need of radiation. By more precisely marking the tumor bed, the article said, BioZorb can reduce the amount of healthy tissue that would otherwise receive unnecessary radiation.The second recent study, presented at the 2016 annual ASTRO conference in Boston, described a collaborative approach between a radiation oncologist and breast surgeon. They studied the question of whether the marker could better identify the true lumpectomy cavity and thereby reduce the amount of tissue that is irradiated.The authors — radiation oncologist William Hall, M.D., and breast surgeon Cary Kaufman, M.D. — combined their analysis of 10 cases in which BioZorb was used.They concluded that the tissue marker could significantly reduce radiation of healthy breast tissue (an average of 65 percent reduction), as well as avoid irradiating inadvertent seromas that are more common with oncoplastic procedures. By providing better targeting, they said, the marker could also play a role in facilitating the use of external beam partial breast irradiation.”The process of delivering radiation treatment is substantially streamlined by having the 3-D marker in place,” said Hall. “The marker tells us where the tumor was and helps us determine appropriate forms of treatment, whether with partial breast irradiation or standard whole breast irradiation and a boost dose at the end of the treatment process.”Hall is a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham, Wash). Kaufman is medical director of the Bellingham Regional Breast Center and past chairman of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.For more information: www.astro.org, www.link.springer.com/journal/268 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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