Centennial Park playground now open to the public

first_imgTo view more on Capital Projects, CLICK HERE Ryan Harvey, Communications Director for the City of Fort St. John shares the Parkour Park will open later this week.“We want to remind people that the majority of the park is still under construction and ask that they stay out of the construction zones,” said Harvey.The budget for the project was $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the park to facilitate a new permanent stage, picnic shelter, a pedestrian walkway, formal garden, washroom, and two playgrounds. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The new playground at Centennial Park is now open to the public for use.last_img

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Highdefinition television sets sights even higher at UN study group

14 October 2011Ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) has taken a major step towards becoming reality, with experts agreeing on most technical characteristics for a medium that will be at least 16 times visually sharper than current state-of-the-art TV, a United Nations agency reported today. Ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) has taken a major step towards becoming reality, with experts agreeing on most technical characteristics for a medium that will be at least 16 times visually sharper than current state-of-the-art TV, a United Nations agency reported today.The experts, including scientists and engineers from around the world, have been working together for several years in the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Study Group on Broadcasting Service to jointly develop and agree on the technical specifications that will successfully create UHDTV.“UHDTV promises to bring about one of the greatest changes to audio-visual communications and broadcasting in recent decades,” Study Group Chairman Christoph Dosch said. “Technology is truly at the cusp of transforming how people experience audio-visual communications.” In a demonstration of UHDTV by the Japanese public service broadcaster NHK at ITU earlier this month, the screen displayed 33 million pixels compared to a maximum two million pixels for the highest quality HDTV screens on offer today, ITU noted in a news release.Last month, a trial UHDTV link was arranged between London and Amsterdam and plans are under way to cover part of the 2012 London Olympic Games in UHDTV for screening at public venues around the world.“The relationship that a viewer has with television viewing is linked to the overall experience of the picture and quality of sound,” said David Wood, Chairman of the concerned ITU Working Party in the Broadcasting Service Study Group. “The extremely high quality of UHDTV will have a definite impact on our lifestyle and on our engagement with the programmes we watch.”ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, looking ahead to the day UHDTV will become a reality, said: “UHDTV will create an immersive experience for viewers and will generate a host of new business and marketing opportunities.” read more

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Worldwide initiative launched to name dead from Sri Lankas war

“We urge Tamils all round the world in the next few months to speak to their families, their friends, and their neighbours to collect the names of the dead. We have suggested a format to collect the information.” said Patrick Ball of HRDAG.“Several groups inside and outside the country have already started collecting lists. Recording the names of the dead is a way of collating the available information.  And we can use statistical models to estimate how many people are likely missing from the data collected. Don’t worry about duplication! We will take care of the lists.” In advance of the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009, two international NGO’s are appealing for help to collect the names of the conflict dead to estimate the final death toll.The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) urge groups inside and outside Sri Lanka to share existing casualty listsand go out and record new ones. A decade after the war ended, nobody knows to the nearest ten thousand how many people died in Sri Lanka in 2009, let alone in the deacdes before. The aim of this initiative is to use a statistical approach to estimate the probability of a final death toll. The same approach was recently used by them to estimate the number of surrendees who disappeared at the very end of the war in 2009. “We at least owe the dead the courtesy of collecting their names,”  said ITJP Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka, “the scale of human loss is important to quantify and the final list of names which we will collate can also inform the memorialisation process which is key forcommunities”. Though the initial focus is on collecting information from the Tamil diaspora, the project is also keen to collate information regarding war related deaths among Sinhalese and Muslims.Particulary important is to collate all existing lists so if you know of one please contact us. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Proctor Gamble donates 529000 to US womens soccer team

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members’ fight for equal pay.The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap. The sponsor took out a full-page ad printed in The New York Times on Sunday urging the U.S. Soccer Federation to “be on the right side of history.”“Let’s take this moment of celebration to propel women’s sports forward,” Secret says in the ad. “We urge the US Soccer Federation to be a beacon of strength and end gender pay inequality once and for all.”In March, 28 members of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation for alleged gender discrimination. The suit claims the federation pays the women less than members of the men’s national team.The Associated Press read more

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United Nations condemns abduction of aid worker in Dagestan Russian Federation

Arjan Erkel, the head of the Médecins Sans Frontières mission for Dagestan, was kidnapped in Makhachkala on 12 August. In voicing its demand for his release, the UN said it remains “extremely concerned” about the fate of Nina Davydovich, the humanitarian worker from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Druzhba who was abducted in Chechnya on 23 July.”Actions of this kind compromise the effective provision of humanitarian assistance to the many people who are in need in the Northern Caucasus,” the UN said in a statement released in Moscow on Wednesday. The world body took the occasion to “reiterate its solidarity with the hundreds of civilians who have been abducted in Chechnya in recent years,” and to call on those responsible to ensure the safe return of their victims. UN activities in Chechnya remain suspended until further notice, with the situation being kept under constant review. read more

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Ban calls on world for more resources to end conflicts spur development

“The situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse,” he said in his first news conference of the new year, highlighting not only the immediate need to end the fighting in those countries but also the larger imperatives of 2014 in the run-up to reaching the UN’s anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and achieving a global accord to counter climate change.The year 2015 is the deadline for attaining both targets.Mr. Ban stressed that the UN is doing its utmost to ease the suffering and provide life-saving aid in all three strife-torn countries, staying and delivering assistance wherever it can even as people continue to flee their homes and countries.“These are avoidable tragedies in which millions of civilians are paying an unconscionable price,” he said. “I am especially alarmed by the spread of sectarian animosity, and by the dangerous regional and global spillover effects. Years of development are at stake. A generation of young people is at risk.”Mr. Ban said UN personnel are all showing “tremendous courage and professionalism in volatile conditions” in all three countries, “but humanitarian assistance, vital as it is, can be only part of our response. “The international community must pull together to help these countries find the path of peace. Together, we must send a strong message that there will be accountability for the killing, raping, chemical weapons attacks and other atrocious crimes that have been committed,” he added.On Syria, where well over 100,000 people have been killed and 8 million others driven from their homes, 2 million of them as refugees in neighbouring countries, since conflict erupted almost three years ago between the Government and various groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, Mr. Ban called for an immediate end to all violence, including the Government’s use of barrel bombs and other heavy weapons that kill and maim indiscriminately.“All parties must improve humanitarian access to people in besieged areas,” he stressed. “The situation in Eastern Ghouta (near Damascus) is shocking: 160,000 people have gone without aid for more than a year. The United Nations is prepared to enter the area assistance, but we need the full cooperation of the Syrian Government.”He called for strengthening strengthen the African-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, nearly 1 million driven from their homes, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid in a conflict which erupted when mainly Muslim rebels launched attacks a year ago and has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones as mainly Christian militias have taken up arms.And he demanded that there be no further delays in ceasing hostilities in South Sudan, where well over 1,000 people have been killed and some 300,000 others driven from their home since fighting erupted between Government and opposition forces less than a month ago. He noted that he called President Salva Kiir yesterday and urged him to immediately release political prisoners. “In each of these crises, humanitarian needs are escalating and funding is falling short,” Mr. Ban said. “I urge all donors to show their solidarity, including at the humanitarian pledging conference for Syria and the affected neighbours that I will chair next Wednesday in Kuwait.”Turning to other current and former world hotspots he pledged UN support for the people of Afghanistan at a time of transition with the withdrawal of the International Assistance Force (ISAF) by the end of the year, and he called on Israelis and Palestinians to “make decisive progress in resolving their conflict and drawing back from a perilous status quo.”He also called on the Government and opposition in Thailand to resolve their differences, voicing fears that the situation could escalate.On a more positive note, he noted that 2014 marks a milestone in Sierra Leone, the West African country once submerged by a vicious civil war and horrendous human rights abuses, as the UN mission prepares to close – “a measure of the tremendous distance the country has travelled since the years of conflict” over a decade ago. “The long engagement of the United Nations in Sierra Leone demonstrates the value of staying the course through the hard process of keeping, consolidating and building peace,” Mr. Ban said.Other tasks facing the UN this year include preparing for the crucial 2015 deadline for the MDGs and making “clear progress” on the post-2015 development agenda by setting sustainable targets and providing the financial means to attain them. “And if we are to adopt a new global agreement on climate change in 2015, we need to arrive in Lima (Peru) in December of this year with a solid draft for negotiation. The climate summit I will host (in New York) in September aims to advance bold action on the ground and mobilize political will for an ambitious agreement.”Mr. Ban concluded by stressing that last year’s use of chemical attacks in Syria recalled the horrors of the “fields of Flanders” during World War I. “In this year that marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, we will strive to push the boundaries of diplomacy and collective action. “Despite crises and concerns, 2014 also brings major opportunities to build a safer, more just and prosperous world. I am determined to make this a year of progress for people and the planet.” read more

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BBC to launch new TV channel for Scotland with £30m budget

first_imgLord Hall told staff: “All of this combined amounts to the biggest single investment by the BBC in broadcast content in Scotland in over 20 years.”This will be a huge boost for BBC Scotland and for the Scottish creative industries. This is an exciting time for BBC Scotland and for the millions of Scots who love TV.”He added: “I said at the beginning of the year that the BBC needed to be more creative and distinctive. The BBC is Britain’s broadcaster but we also need to do more for each nation just as we are doing more for Britain globally. The BBC is to create a new channel, named BBC Scotland, as part of a plan which will see the “biggest single investment” in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years.It rejected calls for a so-called “Scottish Six”, but the channel will include an hour-long news programme, combining Scottish, UK and international news, at 9pm every weekday.Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general, said it would begin broadcasting in the autumn of 2018 and would have a budget of £30 million, similar to the amount spent on BBC4.The news programme will be edited and presented in Scotland, will lead to 80 new journalist posts, and the channel is due to broadcast from 7pm to midnight. It will also be available in iPlayer in HD in Scotland and across the UK.Nicola Sturgeon, who has previously called for a new channel and a Scottish Six, took to social media to say there was “lots to welcome” in the announcement, adding that the new channel was progress and hopefully a “sign of new thinking”. 2/3 Commitments to new investment and 80 additional jobs for journalists long overdue and very positive.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) February 22, 2017 SNP rally 1/3 Lots to welcome in today’s @bbcpress announcement. @scotgov has long argued for new BBC Scotland channel. Vital that it is funded well.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) February 22, 2017 The new channel will show drama, factual, comedy and news programmes made north of the border.On the issue of the Scottish Six, which was backed by the SNP, and would have replaced the existing UK news programme at 6pm and the Scottish bulletin at 6.30pm,  the BBC said its current UK-wide show had “performed strongly in Scotland in recent years”.It added that the new hour-long bulletin would offer viewers “choice and quality”. STV has already announced plans for its own flagship hour-long news programme to begin this year.The development of a nightly news hour at 9pm means that the news output on BBC One in Scotland will remain in its current form. The proposals for a Scottish Six were in response to criticism that the Six O’Clock News often features stories – for example on education and health – with little relevance to Scottish audiences. Lord Hallcenter_img “We know that viewers in Scotland love BBC television, but we also know that they want us to better reflect their lives and better reflect modern Scotland. It is vital that we get this right. The best way of achieving that is a dedicated channel for Scotland.”It’s a channel that will be bold, creative and ambitious, with a brand-new Scotland-edited international news programme at its heart.” Lord Hall unveiled the plans in GlasgowCredit:PA However, questions may be asked over the level of funding, with previous calls for a new channel suggesting a budget of £100 million was necessary.The director general also used a visit to Glasgow to announce an increase of about £20m a year for Scotland to make UK-wide programmes, focused on drama and factual programming.He said Scotland should receive about £40m in new funding annually – £19m for the new channel and digital developments, and £20m for making network programmes. The corporation anticipates that spending on network programmes made in Scotland for a UK-wide BBC audience will rise from about £65m this year to closer to £90m over the next three years. Independence supporters held a rally outside the BBC in Glasgow in 2014 over allegations of bias in its coverageCredit:Reuters 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.last_img read more

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CDM Youth Delegates Get Disaster Management Message Across to CR Walker Students

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 6, 2017 – Nassau – CDM Youth Delegates presented elements of Comprehensive Disaster Management to CR Walker High School students at the school’s Ju Ju Square, December 4, 2017.  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is currently holding “CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point 2017 – Building Resilience through Partnerships,” at Meliá Nassau Beach resort, December 4-9, 2017 facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and 18 Participating States.Photos show CDM Youth Delegates getting the message across.(BIS Photos/Sydnei Isaacs) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

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Driver suspected of hitting killing pedestrian appears in court

first_imgA 47-year-old Milwaukie, Ore., man appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of striking and killing a 62-year-old pedestrian Monday with his pickup truck while driving under the influence of marijuana.Scott “Scotty” R. Rowles faces a charge of vehicular homicide at his arraignment Dec. 28 in connection with the death of Donald L. Collins of Vancouver on East Mill Plain Boulevard near Andresen Road.Judge Robert Lewis set Rowles’ bail at $50,000, based in part on Rowles’ previous criminal history in Oregon of felony public indecency in 2005 and third-degree theft in 1985.Just before 5:50 p.m. Monday, Collins crossed the eastbound lanes of Mill Plain in front of Safeway, carrying a grocery bag, according to witnesses. He stopped in a median, and then proceeded into westbound traffic. He was not in a crosswalk or an unmarked intersection.A man driving a black Hyundai Sonata in the left lane slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting Collins. Rowles’ pickup, in the right lane, struck Collins.last_img read more

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Portland woman crashes minivan arrested on suspicion of DUI

first_imgA Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of DUI after her minivan veered off state Highway 500 and hit a traffic signal pole, the Washington State Patrol reported.Perla D. Rubio Valadez, 27, was westbound on the highway about 3 a.m. when her 1995 Ford Windstar left the highway at Falk Road and hit the signal pole at the northeast corner of the intersection, the patrol said. She was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she was listed in satisfactory condition Sunday afternoon.The patrol report said Rubio Valadez probably fell asleep.The patrol also said Rubio Valadez was suspected of driving with a suspended license.last_img

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Geeks Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2018

first_img Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them Stay on target Amazon Prime Day (and a half) doesn’t officially kick off until 3 p.m. ET today.But, in an everlasting effort to attract shoppers and encourage Prime memberships, the e-retailer is offering some early-bird deals.In the market for a home assistant or new tablet? Amazon is already providing “double the deals” on Alexa-enabled products like Echo, Fire TV, and Fire tablets, as well as new categories from home security to touchscreen devices.AdChoices广告If you’re not already a Prime member, now’s a great time to sign up for a 30-day free trial.The annual event promises 36 hours of deals for techies, beauty fans, gamers, kids, home chefs, bookworms, fitness buffs, DIYers, athletes, and other stereotypes.This year, members can explore deals online, on the go (via the Amazon app), or in person at Whole Foods Market, Amazon Books, Amazon Pop-Up locations, and Treasure Truck (which is apparently “a new way to shop with Amazon”).The online giant’s yearly rollbacks aren’t the only annual deductions, though: Since 1952, Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving in the US—has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season.But it’s never too early to start buying gifts.(via Amazon)There are still a few hours before the feeding frenzy begins. To minimize frustration, add products to your shopping list (if they’re included in Prime Day, you’ll receive a notification) and keep personal information (i.e. credit card details) up to date.Die-hard deal getters should also prepare for long hours in front of a computer or phone screen. And remember to always shop around—other retailers have promised to price match Prime Day discounts.Die-hard Prime Dayers should also prepare for long hours (you’ll have to sacrifice a little sleep for the full experience), and don’t feel guilty for shopping around.Prime Day 2018 preview:$20 off Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote—now $19.99$110 off Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Fire TV Edition—now $289.99$30 off Echo Spot—now $99.99$30 off second-gen Echo—now $69.99$20 off Echo Dot Kids Edition (I didn’t even know that’s a thing)—now $59.99$100 off Echo Look—now $99.99$60 off Amazon Cloud Cam—now $59.99$75 off Ring Video Doorbell Pro—now $174$30 off Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa—now $49.99Additional deals across Amazon:Save 60 percent on a new annual membership to IMDbPro—now $95Receive an additional 15 percent off your first virtual Dash Button orderReceive an additional 30 percent off your first Subscribe & Save pledgeMore ways to shop and save on Prime Day 2018:Amazon app: Shop any time, anywhereAmazon Alexa: Just as, “Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?”AmazonFresh: Stock up on frozen treats, up to 30 percent offWhole Foods Market: Through July 17, spend $10 in a single transaction and scan your Prime Code to receive a $10 Amazon creditPrime Now: Get delivery in as little as one hourTreasure Truck: Order online and pick up on the truck, now available in 25 citiesAmazon Books and Amazon Pop-Up: Visit any of the 82 locations in 21 states(via Amazon)A Prime subscription costs $10 per month, or $99 a year. Sign up for unlimited access Prime Video, Prime Music, Audible Channels for Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, and Twitch Prime. Members also get early access to select Lightning Deals, discounts on products at Whole Foods, and free one-day shipping and same-day delivery.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Returns to Its Roots With Tabletop Prequel

first_img As a sci-fi open-world RPG shooter from the makers of The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 was already one of our most hyped games after its full reveal at last year’s E3. And then this year CD Projekt Red went and announced that freaking Keanu Reeves is in the game. It’s enough to make you want to forget about the unfortunately regressive politics in a game named after an aesthetic and ethos as progressive as “cyberpunk.”Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t come out of nowhere though. It’s an adaptation of the classic 80s tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020. And while you’re waiting for the video game to release in the actual year 2020 next April, now there’s a new tabletop game to enjoy in the meantime.As reported by Polygon, Cyberpunk Red is a new game from original creator Mike Pondsmith designed as a prequel linking together the new video games with its tabletop roots. We just hope that means its jam-packed with new lore about Keanu Reeves’ character “Johnny Silverhand.”AdChoices广告The starter set Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit is available physically for $30 starting August 1 at the tabletop gaming promised land that is Gen Con in Indianapolis. You’ll also be available to buy the digital version online. Publisher R. Talsorian Games has been steadily selling out of copies of the original Cyberpunk 2020 ever since excitement shot through the roof for the video game. But this seems like an even easier way to jump onboard.So before you wake up and starting burning cities, Samurai, roll the dice with Cyberpunk Red. For more on Cyberpunk 2077 check out the nearly hour-long gameplay demo from last year. For more tabletop/video gaming crossovers, check out board game versions of Zelda, God of War, Metal Gear, and Kingdom Hearts. Best 2-Player Board GamesReal-Life CIA Card Game Makes Toppling Governments Fun! Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Govt mulls introduction of cyber security at school level

first_imgKolkata: Additional Chief Secretary to the state Information Technology (IT) and Electronics department Debashis Sen on Thursday stated that the state government is mulling a long-term strategy to build resources by introducing cyber security curriculum at the school level.During a Cyber Secure Conclave organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Sen said that he believes the move will develop the skills from school level, which would help the IT industry in the country gain more skilled employees, resulting in rapid growth in the sector. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to Sen, if proper guidance regarding the cyber world can be given at the early stage of one’s academic career, it would not only help develop their skills but also create awareness. He will soon submit a proposal to the Education department in this regard. Apart from this, Sen stated that the state government believes that simple precaution, checks and balances will help bring down cyber security attacks by a significant amount. The state government is tying up with academic institutions with the aim of taking the help of scholars engaged in the research of cyber security, for addressing the issues in this connection. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSen also said that using sandbox environment or isolate systems from the internet when not required will help in reducing the vulnerability of cyber threats. Apart from Sen, the vice-president of the Sector V Stake Holders Association and the Executive Committee Member of the ICC Kalyan Kar stated that data has become very important in today’s world. He added that along with the companies, the clients also should follow some norms as preventive measures to stay safe in the cyber world.last_img read more

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first_img February 23, 2012 — A new look at the three most highly regarded prostate cancer treatment options is the first of its kind to consider long-term cost and quality of life post-treatment. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found prostatectomy surgery and brachytherapy to be less expensive and less toxic than external beam radiation or radiotherapy.The close to 250,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year face the challenge of selecting the right course of treatment and best specialist for a disease that may or may not turn aggressive. For men who choose to face diagnosis head-on, three primary treatment options are most recommended for low- to moderate-risk prostate cancer. Radiation targeting the cancerous tissue of the prostate is available through external beam or internal seed implantation. The third choice, prostatectomy surgery, is used to remove the cancerous prostate entirely, through traditional, laparoscopic, or less-invasive robotic surgery.In this study all three modalities were evaluated using Medicare data for close to 140,000 prostate cancer patients over age 65. The long-term data indicated more favorable results with prostatectomy surgery and brachytherapy. David Samadi, M.D., vice chairman of the department of urology and chief of robotics and minimally invasive surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, believes the significant benefits of robotic prostatectomy outweigh radiation – both internal and external.Having performed over 3,800 successful robotic prostatectomy procedures, he prefers robotic surgery as a first-line approach to prostate cancer for several reasons. “First,” he explains, “robotic prostatectomy is the only procedure that completely removes the cancerous prostate. Second, the minimally invasive procedure allows for excellent visibility. Very little blood clouds the surgical field and I introduce CO2 gas to create room in the abdomen for the robotic tools to expertly access the prostate and carefully maneuver around the delicate surrounding tissue and nerve bundles.”The side effects of external beam radiation contributed to its less favorable outcome in this study. Samadi discussed the additional benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery, “prostate cancer patients treated with my SMART surgery technique [Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique] have a 97 percent cancer cure rate. SMART surgery is a highly accurate procedure with limited side effects. 96 percent of my patients regain urinary control and 85 percent regain sexual function within a short time after surgery. Surgical precision enables such positive outcomes.”Among patients in the study, external beam radiation, the most costly of the choices, resulted in the highest rates of urinary bleeding, scarring, and gastrointestinal issues.Most of Samadi’s patients achieve a zero PSA level by six weeks post- surgery. However, in patients where trace amounts of cancer are still detected, radiation is a strong secondary treatment option. “Radiation certainly has its role in the fight against prostate cancer. I believe that removing the cancerous prostate is the best first course of action, but should microscopic elements of prostate cancer remain, low-dose radiation is highly effective.”If patients choose radiation as their first course of prostate cancer treatment, follow-up procedures are limited. 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ExistingHome Sales Pick Up in September

first_img Existing-home sales reversed the downward trend recorded in August due to stock market declines, and rose 4.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.55 million in September, the highest pace since February 2007.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Thursday that September’s rebound in existing-home sales marks a year-over-year increase for 12 consecutive months and all four major regions experienced gains.Total existing–home sales, or completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 4.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 million in September, up from 5.30 million in August, and 8.8 percent above 5.10 million a year ago.Consumers received an added boost of confidence to purchase a home from the slight moderation in home prices and low mortgage rates last month, says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.”While current price growth around 6 percent is still roughly double the pace of wages, affordability has slightly improved since the spring and is helping to keep demand at a strong and sustained pace,” Yun said.The biggest shock that the NAR reported was that the first-time buyer share declined from their highest share of the year at 32 percent in August to 29 percent in September, the same total recorded a year ago.Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke noted that despite the decline, “we estimate from the monthly sales data this year that first-time buyers have been responsible for 45 percent of the growth in sales over last year. The September share decline may simply reflect more competition in September by repeat buyers whose closings slipped in August due to the stock market disruptions.”The median existing-home price for all housing types was $221,900 in September, 6.1 percent above the $209,100 recorded during the same period last year  September 2014. NAR’s report said that this increase marks the 43rd consecutive month of year-over-year gains.Inventory fell 2.6 percent at the end of September to 2.21 million existing homes for sale, the report stated. This number is 3.1 percent lower than 2.28 million recorded a year ago. Unsold inventory also fell to a 4.8-month supply at the current sales pace, down from 5.1 months in August.”Despite persistent inventory shortages, the housing market has made great strides this year, backed by an increasing share of pent-up sellers realizing the increased equity they’ve gained from rising home prices and using it towards trading up or moving into a smaller home,” Yun explained. “Unfortunately, first-time buyers are still failing to generate any meaningful traction this year.”Smoke added, “Tight supply is an impediment to future growth, and we are not seeing new construction grew enough to fill the void. As a result, we should expect to see tight supply remain a factor for the months and year ahead.”Click here to view the full report. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination Existing-Home Sales Pick Up in September October 22, 2015 626 Views center_img Exisiting-Home Sales First-Time Buyer Inventory National Association of Realtors 2015-10-22 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more

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The tide in Russian business already turning against Cyprus consultant says

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