Province Seeking Bids for Onshore Exploration

first_imgThe province today, Dec. 22, issued a call for proposals from companies interested in exploring for oil and gas on three parcels of onshore land in northwestern Nova Scotia. A call for proposals is a preliminary step to identify industry interest to explore particular areas. The parcels of land are located in the Amherst, Pictou and Tatamagouche areas and were nominated by industry late last year. This is the ninth call for onshore Nova Scotia exploration proposals since 2003. “The way for us to find out more about our geology and economic potential is through exploration,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “Continued exploration onshore and offshore in Nova Scotia brings investment to the province and is key in identifying possible commercial quantities of oil and gas and determining whether it can be safely extracted.” Oil and gas activity in Nova Scotia must meet environmental and operational standards. Once industry interest is established, the province oversees a detailed application process and evaluation of proposed activity. “By nominating these three parcels, industry has demonstrated its interest and confidence in the petroleum potential that exists here,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “That bodes well for future investment and economic activity.” This call for bids is for conventional oil and gas. The deadline for proposals is March 22. For more information, visit . Crown land in Nova Scotia is open for economic development, including oil and gas activity, unless the area is designated a park, protected area or factors — including environmental issues — determine otherwise.last_img read more

International Drug Bust Spans From India to Morocco

By Christopher ThomasRabat – Indian police are currently looking for Romil Bhai, a Moroccan national born in India and allegedly part of a Moroccan drug cartel. Along with another Moroccan identified as “Alex,” Romil met three Indians in a room at Dubai’s great tower, Burj Khalifa. These men, Jay Mukhi, Manoj Jain, and Kishore Rathod, have been implicated in the Ephedrine drug bust as well. The meeting in Burj Khalifa was expected to establish new supply lines and trade routes into Morocco to supply local cartels. Notorious drug lord Vicky Goswami is likely to have been involved. Goswami is recognized as an international drug dealer by both the Indian Thane police and the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). He also has suspected ties with Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, whom he allegedly married in a Dubai prison. She purportedly participates actively in his drug empire. Both deny this accusation.Avon Lifesciences Limited, a pharmaceutical corporation from Solapur, Maharashtra is also allegedly involved. This company produces Ephedrine, a component in many pharmaceutical drugs, and is suspected of diverting its supply to Goswami’s cartel, which then uses it to produce Methamphetamine. Police expect that this drug is sent to markets in the United States, Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, and other African nations, but not all of these nations have been definitively confirmed.This became publically known on June 18th as police seized 18.5 tons of Ephedrine from Avon Lifesciences Ltd. in Solapur and arrested ten suspects. The defense attorneys claim that the seized material was waste product and could not have been sold to drug cartels. However, the police have statements from several former workers at Avon Lifesciences Ltd. who claim that they quit the company after discovering drug materials were supplied to cartels.According to the Indian Express, a senior officer claimed that police “are trying to ascertain the identity of Romil Bhai, whom some of the arrested accused keep referring to. They told us that they had attended a meeting at Burj Khalifa at which Moroccan nationals Romil and Alex were present.”Police currently believe that Romil was born in Gujarat, and later moved to Morocco. reports that Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said the suspects “had a meeting at a Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai on April 8, where two Moroccan drug lords were present,” referring to Romil and Alex.A mixed force of Indian police from various jurisdictions as well as the Anti-Narcotics Cell are searching for several key members of the cartels that were critical to negotiating supply and dissemination. The DEA is sharing information with its Indian counterparts. The Moroccan suspects remain at large. read more

German Man Arrested in Casablanca Airport for Cocaine Trafficking

Rabat – Police at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca arrested, on Thursday, a German national trying to smuggle over 22 kg of cocaine, said the national police (DGSN).The suspect, 23, arrived in Casablanca from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and was bound for Abidjan.The illicit drug was hidden in the luggage of the German national, the DGSN said in a statement. She was remanded in custody to complete the investigation led under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office.

Moroccans Demand Child of Ifrane Victim See Psychologist After Interview

Rabat – After an Al Ayam journalist interviewed an orphaned 7-year-old girl about her experience of her mother’s murder, Moroccan social media users, journalists, and activists have denounced the “insensitive” act and demanded that the child see a psychologist.Many Moroccans argued that the journalist’s asking the child about details related to her mother’s decapitation was a violation of the child’s rights and morality to gain views and spark controversy.Others also pointed out that journalists should not have shown the child’s face to the cameras, out of respect for her. Sami Elmoudni, founder of the Moroccan Forum for Young Journalists, wrote on his Facebook page that the child is in need of psychological help rather than being exposed to the media’s questions.Read Also: Ifrane Murder Victim’s Father Asks King Mohammed VI to Help His FamilyThe director of the Al Ayam news outlet, Noureddine Miftah, has apologized for the video on behalf of the interviewer in a Facebook statement, writing that he was shocked when he watched the interview and immediately ordered it be removed.“It is unacceptable and unprofessional. I deeply apologize for this unintentional mistake which I hope will not be repeated.”Locals in Oued Ifrane, a rural town in the Ifrane region in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, found Fatima Rayhan’s decapitated body in a deserted area on Friday, December 28.The child allegedly saw her mother’s decapitated head after locals and family found her body. Two days after the murder, police arrested a suspect, a shepherd who tried to force Rayhan to marry him and killed her after she repeatedly refused, according to her father’s statement.Following Rayhan’s death, her father, who suffers from cancer, became depressed and called on King Mohammed VI and charitable Moroccans to help him financially to raise his 7-year-old granddaughter and save his family from poverty.Many people showed interest in adopting Rayhan’s daughter. Some who proposed adopting the child live abroad. read more

Torstar Corp buys 56 stake in digital media company VerticalScope Holdings Inc

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. has bought a 56 per cent stake in digital media company VerticalScope Holdings Inc. for $200 million.VerticalScope owns and operates more than 600 online forums as well as websites including,, and the deal, Torstar acquired ABRY Partners’ minority interest in VerticalScope along with more than a third of the shares held by the continuing shareholders.The publisher of the Toronto Star had been looking for an investment since the sale of its romance novel business, Harlequin, to News Corp last year. The sale produced a pre-tax gain of $224.6 million.“We’ve been assessing opportunities to employ capital that resulted from the Harlequin sale for over a year now,” chief executive David Holland said.“It’s an important step forward in the transformation of Torstar, positioning the company for growth in its more digitally oriented future.”Torstar Corp posts quarterly profit of $20.6 million; revenue falls 9.8% at $244.9 millionTorstar Corp still not a buy despite pullback, cash on hand for dealTorstar said VerticalScope plans to make a distribution to its shareholders later this year that if completed would reduce Torstar’s net investment to approximately $178 million.The deal was announced as Torstar reported a loss attributable to shareholders of $1.1 million or a penny per share for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of $19.7 million or 25 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue fell to $206.3 million from $225.6 million.Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with the corporate parent company of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse. read more

Fonterra suspends Lankan ops

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced that it has taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment.Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We have closed our plants and office in Sri Lanka, and have asked our people to stay at home. Spierings said Fonterra has provided every possible assurance to the Sri Lankan authorities about the safety and quality of Fonterra’s products, and remains committed to the Sri Lankan people.“Recent events, however, have made it difficult to maintain day-to-day operations, and we need to get them resolved. “At the same time, we must do all that we can to protect our farmer shareholders’ investment in Fonterra’s Sri Lanka manufacturing and commercial operations.” Sri Lanka is one of the key markets for the New Zealand dairy industry. The New Zealand dairy industry has been providing high quality dairy nutrition to people across Sri Lanka for more than 35 years. “Fonterra Sri Lanka is currently subject to a court Enjoining Order which has shut down our ability to sell product, advertise it or make public statements in any way with customers or consumers in Sri Lanka.“Legal action is underway that is aimed at resolving the Enjoining Order.“We are also working with Sri Lankan and New Zealand government authorities on a long-term sustainable solution for our Sri Lankan customers, communities and dairy sector,” Spierings said in a statement. Fonterra also plays an important role in helping develop the local dairy industry. Earlier this year the Co-operative launched a Farmer Training and Education Programme to help develop dairy farming skills in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Amunugama appointed Minister of Special Projects

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Sarath Amunugama was today appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Special Projects.He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena. Over the past few days Amunugama was seen in Parliament speaking out against some of the policies of the Government. (Colombo Gazette)

Court slams CID on claims over Wimals wifes passport

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was advised to be more responsible today by the Colombo Chief Magistrate over claims made that the passport and National Identity Card (NIC) of the wife of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa were missing.The CID had claimed that Shashi Weerawansa’s passport and NIC, which were under investigation, had gone missing from court. However the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court was told today the passport and NIC were not missing.The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court advised the CID to be more responsible when making claims in future. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Two UN peacekeepers in Burundi repatriated for violating sexual code of conduct

One soldier was found guilty of paying for consensual sex, while the other was found guilty of sex with a legal minor. There are currently no other cases under investigation for sexual exploitation in the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB).”In this case, the mission moved quickly and decisively against the soldiers in question, and the UN in turn will be following up with the Member State with regard to disciplinary action,” UN spokesman Marie Okabe told the daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.”The Secretary General has a zero tolerance policy and ONUB, along with our other peacekeeping missions, take this very seriously. When mission focal points for code of conduct issues receive allegations against UN personnel, they are investigated thoroughly, and if substantiated, they are acted on immediately and robustly,” she added.Mr. Annan vowed to put an end to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN mission personnel after some 150 allegations against UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) came under investigation.”I am afraid there is clear evidence that acts of gross misconduct have taken place. This is a shameful thing for the United Nations to have to say, and I am absolutely outraged by it,” he said then.The UN forbids peacekeepers to pay for sex or to have sex with girls younger than 18. In the DRC, investigators found that payment ranged from two eggs to $5 per encounter. Some of the victims were abandoned orphans and were often illiterate. read more

Ottawa creates housing working group with Ontario and BC

Ottawa creates housing working group with Ontario and B.C. by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 23, 2016 8:40 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The federal government is creating a working group on housing with the Ontario and British Columbia governments as well as officials from Vancouver and Toronto amid warnings that housing prices in those cities are rising at an unsustainable pace.Overall, the housing market is “sound,” but pockets of risk have emerged since the financial crisis, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a speech Thursday.The government has already taken steps to protect borrowers and lenders, Morneau said, but more steps can be taken, if warranted, to help maintain a stable housing market.“These measures are taking some time to take effect, but we do know that they will help,” he said. “I want to say though, if further steps are warranted, further steps can be taken to protect both borrowers and lenders, helping to maintain a strong, stable and secure housing market and the economy over the long term.”Morneau recently increased the minimum down payment for homes over $500,000, a measure aimed specifically at cooling the Vancouver and Toronto markets.The working group has not yet been formed — Morneau said he spoke to the respective finance ministers and mayors about it earlier this week — but it will meet through the summer to review factors that affect housing supply and demand, affordability and stability of the market.“While the federal government does have some levers under its control, we don’t have all of them,” he said. “This, in our estimation, is a shared responsibility with provincial governments and municipalities having regulatory and taxation powers to respond to unique local concerns.”The Bank of Canada has warned that housing prices in Vancouver and Toronto are rising at an unsustainable pace that is beyond local economic fundamentals.It noted that year-over-year house price growth in the greater Vancouver area hit 30 per cent last month, up from 15 per cent in December. In Toronto, the report said prices increased 15 per cent, compared to 10 per cent six months ago.The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported that the average price for a detached home in the city last month was $1.28 million, while the average price for all homes was $782,051.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said that its benchmark price for detached properties has risen above $1.5 million. read more

FBI San Diego presents the Women Behind the Badge

first_img KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2019 Updated: 6:25 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, FBI San Diego will present a “Women Behind the Badge” event.A panel discussion with FBI agents will follow the mixe where people can meet current and former FBI special agents.Guests will also hear how professionals such as lawyers, engineers, and teachers became FBI agents.The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required.The event will be held in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego.For more information click here. FBI San Diego presents the “Women Behind the Badge”center_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 21, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WCTV Streamlines Productions With Purchase Of BPswitch GX Integrated Production Switcher

first_imgCHELMSFORD, MA — Broadcast Pix recently announced that Wilmington Community Television, a PEG station serving Wilmington, Massachusetts, has upgraded its control room with a BPswitch GX integrated production switcher. The system was installed earlier this month in an effort to simplify productions for WCTV personnel and volunteer crews.Adam Dusenberry, operations manager for WCTV, said the new install allowed a general “decluttering” of extra gear from the control room, including playback decks and an external CG. “Having one console to do graphics and video roll-ins makes it a whole lot more streamlined and easier to do in our environment,” he said.All roll-ins and opens are stored in the BPswitch using its Watch-Folders media management system. Dusenberry said all shows have a dedicated folder; producers upload their assets from an NLE using the integrated BPNet cloud-based video workflow service. “The goal is to make it as easy and streamlined for our producers as possible,” he added.Graphics are produced with the built-in NewBlueNTX multi-layer 3D motion graphics CG, which has improved the on-air look and saves at least one producer from adding specialized closing credits in post. WCTV also uses the integrated BPview customizable multi-view, which feeds four monitors in the control room, including two main monitors on the wall and two smaller monitors in the production console dedicated to graphics and the technical director.The new BPswitch replaced a Blackmagic Design ATEM switcher. “We’d been pushing the envelope on production quality and outgrowing the capabilities of the ATEM,” Dusenberry explained. “We wanted to add more, but we also wanted it to be user friendly. The BPswitch fit what we were looking for – there’s an improvement both in usability and how our programs look to our viewers.”WCTV offers hyperlocal coverage of events, government meetings, and education programs. The station operates three cable channels that are distributed through Comcast and Verizon, well as a website with live streaming and video-on-demand. WCTV maintains an active production schedule in its three-camera HD studio, with a handful of series as well instructional workshops for its active youth program, promotional videos for local organizations, and other shows.“I will push a piece of gear to its limits,” Dusenberry said. “I always want to try and push for the production values that will make our programs look similar to the major networks. The BPswitch really makes that easy to do.”About Broadcast PixWith a tightly coupled switcher and 3D motion graphics CG, Broadcast Pix provides the most fully integrated live video production systems with patented control and automation technology. From compact units to large-scale, multi-system solutions, every Broadcast Pix features an extensive toolset that makes it easy to optimize and customize your workflows locally and over IP. Plus, its BPNet ecosystem provides secure cloud services and asset management. Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix has customers in more than 100 countries and is the leader in fully integrated production switchers for government, broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Learn more at The above press release is from Broadcast Pix.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio That YOU Can Use?In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VIDEO: You Can Now Livestream WCTV On Your RokuIn “Videos”last_img read more

Pogo officials consider extending life of gold mine if exploration shows promising

first_imgMore than 300 people work at the Pogo Mine, located in the Upper Goodpaster Valley about 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction and 85 miles east-southeast of Fairbanks. (Photo courtesy of the Pogo Mine)Pogo Mine officials say the company may extend the life of the mine northeast of Delta Junction if exploration they’re conducting this summer confirms the presence of potentially rich gold deposits.Listen now“What we’re doing this summer is quite a bit of exploration,” Pogo spokeswoman Wendie MacNaughton said. “We are dedicating about $21 million to exploration and definition drilling, which will really just help us determine where the rest of the gold is – how do we get it, how much is there.”MacNaughton says it was the discovery of additional gold reserves around the Fort Knox Mine north of Fairbanks that prompted Kinross Gold Corporation officials to announce Tuesday they’ve extended the life of that mine through the coming decade.“They did their exploration, and they found very favorable results earlier in the spring,” MacNaughton said, “And so they have since translated that to extend the life of the mine to 2030.”MacNaughton says officials with Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo already have extended the life of the Pogo Mine since it began operation in 2006, because additional gold reserves were discovered. And it’s now extended to 2021. She says that could change, depending on what this summer’s exploration reveals.“So we’re hoping towards the end of the summer we’ll have a pretty good idea of how much gold we can access,” MacNaughton said.MacNaughton says the exploration will focus on two areas near the mine: the Fun Zone and West Goodpaster. Company officials said during the annual Alaska Miners Association conference in April that initial exploration last year showed promising prospects in those areas.“It is very, very promising,” MacNaughton said. “I think we’re all very optimistic that there’s quite a bit of gold out there.”The Pogo Mine is located about 38 miles northeast of Delta. It employs about 320 people and does business with more than a hundred contractors.last_img read more

Interdistrict bus services suspended for 2nd day

first_imgA stationary bus is seen in Gabtoli bus terminal. File PhotoPeople continued to suffer in the capital and elsewhere in the country as long-route bus services remain suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday protesting alleged vandalism of vehicles during the ongoing student movement for safe road.Bus owners on Friday stopped operating long-route buses in different districts protesting ‘vandalism’ during the ongoing demonstrations of students demanding justice for their two fellows who were killed in a road crash in the capital.Although the bus operators resumed the service at night they suspend it again during daytime, reports UNB.In Dhaka, no long-route buses left from Mahakhali, Gabtoli and Sayedabad bus terminals in the morning, said officer-in-charges of Darus Salam police station Selim-uz-Zaman, and Jatrabari police station Kazi Wazed.Besides, the bus services remained suspended in Chuadanga and Mymensingh for third the consecutive day while those in Khulna, Natore, Joypurhat and Chapainawabagnj for the second day.last_img read more

4 Essential BYOD Security Measures

first_img 3 min read When it comes to securing work data, mobile devices can leave the door wide open for cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive information. Smartphones and tablets can also serve as weak points if employees unknowingly leak data or lose their hardware. Mobile devices can be much harder for IT departments to secure than your typical office desktop computer, since these gadgets follow us out into the field, on business trips and out to conferences. If your company is reliant on mobile tech for internal communications, here are four ways to be proactive about security.1. Install mobile updates.Mobile operating systems are constantly being updated to address vulnerabilities in previous version releases. Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 update is a relevant current example. This version addresses several Lock Screen, Spotlight, and other system weak points that could compromise the security of your accounts and your data. Jailbreak group PanguTeam was credited for, and thanked by, Apple for alerting the tech company of the three vulnerabilities that were addressed in this update.Related: BYOD Is the Corporate Norm But Data Security Lags Far Behind2. Don’t permit jailbroken devices.Apple’s closed system might seem like a nuisance to some users, but it can be a major boon for companies that want to keep their data secure. Users with jailbroken devices gain the flexibility of installing unauthorized or unofficial apps and features onto their devices. However, these unregulated apps can contain malicious features. It’s important for companies to enforce a no-jailbreak policy, especially in environments that rely on Bring Your Own Device strategies.3. Use MDM solutions.Mobile Device Management services can be a great way to secure smartphones and tablets over-the-air while keeping track of your inventory. You can create custom user profiles to load onto specific devices, allowing your company to image in-house technology quickly. Your IT department can also define security settings for in-house network connections, wireless printing, “open in” app management and resource access. MDM is also a great way to manage work content on BYOD devices, allowing you to push relevant apps, updates and work materials to your employees wirelessly. You can also un-enroll users remotely if they leave your company, automatically removing managed work apps from their devices. This will prevent former employees from accessing sensitive company data.Related: The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work4. Enforce passwords.Mobile devices that do not have complex passcode protection are a significant weak point for your company’s data security. For example, what happens if an employee leaves an unlocked tablet on a train before work? Someone who finds the device could suddenly access your company’s address book, correspondences and other internal systems. You can reduce the risk of unauthorized intrusions by enforcing passcode usage on work devices. It’s possible to set rules regarding passcodes via MDM.How safe are your company’s mobile devices? If you haven’t enacted proactive security measures for your work tablets and smartphones yet, then it’s time to work with your IT department to address these needs. As mobile devices become increasingly relevant in the workplace, companies will need to brace themselves for unintentional data leaks, malware and potential attacks.Related: 5 Ways to Encourage BYOD and Keep Your Company Data Secure January 28, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, compares the biodistribution and tumor uptake kinetics of two Tc-99m labeled ligands, MIP-1404 and MIP-1405, used with SPECT and planar imaging.  Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in the United States, and it is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. An estimated 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2014, and an estimated 29,000 will die of the disease. More than 2 million men are currently living with prostate cancer in the United States. Under an exploratory investigational new drug, using a cross-over design, researchers compared the pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and tumor uptake of Tc-99m MIP-1404 and Tc-99m MIP-1405 in 6 healthy men and 6 men with radiographic evidence of metastatic prostate cancer. Whole body images were obtained at 10 minutes and at 1, 2, 4 and 24 hours. SPECT was performed between 3 and 4 hours after injection. Prior to the study, no single target-specific Tc-99m radiopharmaceutical could image prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone (bone metastasis) based on planar and SPECT. There was no uptake in degenerative bone disease, which often confounds bone scans.“This research represents an innovative prostate cancer planar and SPECT imaging technology—addressing unmet clinical need for sensitive and selective imaging of loco-regional and distant metastatic prostate cancer,” stated Shankar Vallabhajosula, Ph.D., lead author of the study “99mTc-Labeled Small Molecule Inhibitors of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen: Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution Studies in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer. “With respect to imaging, the lack of focal uptake in the normal prostate of healthy volunteers with both compounds further demonstrated that PSMA is a viable targeting mechanism for detection and visualization of prostate cancer and suggests that this imaging approach is highly sensitive and disease specific.”There was good correlation with bone scans in most subjects, although in general, more lesions were visualized with MIP-1404 and MIP-1405 than with bone scans, suggesting this agent may be more sensitive to detecting skeletal or marrow invasion earlier than bone scans. “We also demonstrated that Tc-99m MIP-1404 has favourable pharmacokinetics and biodistribution, which represents a breakthrough in imaging of prostate cancer for the following reasons: Tc-99m MIP-1404 can image prostate cancer in lymph nodes, soft tissue and bone,” noted Vallabhajosula. A multi-center phase II study with Tc-99m MIP-1404 in 100 patients was recently completed, and the data were presented at 2014 SNMMI Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. Progenics Pharmaceuticals has plans to conduct a phase III trial soon.Authors of the article “99mTc-Labeled Small Molecule Inhibitors of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen: Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution Studies in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer” include Shankar Vallabhajosula, Anastasia Nikolopoulou, Joseph Osborne, Scott T. Tagawa, Irina Lipai, Lilja Solnes, and Stanley Goldsmith, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y.; John Babich, Kevin P. Maresca, Thomas Armor, John Joyal, and Robert Crummet, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; and James B. 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Lessons to be learned from laptop ban says IATA

first_img Tuesday, November 14, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted by ABU DHABI — Better information sharing and coordination on security measures among governments and with the industry is essential, said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, in a keynote address to the IATA AVSEC World Conference in Abu Dhabi.“The failure to share information among states manifests itself in many ways. The differing responses by governments to the threats that resulted in this year’s ban on Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on some routes by the US and UK is an example of the confusion that can result,” said de Juniac.“Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have operational know-how. Governments have the financial and intelligence resources. We have to put them together effectively in a continuous dialogue focused on improving security.”No one can predict the next security challenge but “our common defense is stronger when governments and industry work together,” he said. “And if we can avoid long term extraterritorial measures, focus on global standards, share information and develop technology efficiently, our hand is strengthened even further.”More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalGovernments must avoid the long-term use of extraterritorial measures and ensure that airlines are not left to bear the financial brunt of unplanned expenses for an indeterminate period, he added.“Threats to aviation are real. And we understand that sometimes unilateral additional measures of an extraterritorial nature may be unavoidable. But these cannot be long-term solutions and airlines should not be caught in the middle, picking up the pieces and bearing unplanned expenses for an indeterminate period when governments cannot agree on measures needed for the security of their citizens.”The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirement that airlines conduct interviews with passengers flying to the US is an example of an extraterritorial requirement, he said. “Such interviews are traditionally done by government authorities. In the short term airlines may seem to be the best positioned to conduct the interviews. But in the long-term, if governments believe that these interviews are critical, then governments themselves should work together to dedicate the resources needed to fulfill that function.”center_img Lessons to be learned from laptop ban, says IATA Share Tags: IATAlast_img read more

Travelling families prefer apartments to hotels

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More travelling families are looking for a “home-away-from-home” experience when travelling, and they’re doing this by booking apartments over hotels.According to Metro Hotels chief operating officer George Bedwani, the 73 percent jump in the number of guest nights spent in services apartment over the past decade represented the Australian family’s desire to stretch their budget and maximize their lifestyle while travelling.  He explained that while Australians “aspire” to own a backyard when it comes to a home, they’re increasingly choosing to apartment living when it comes to a holiday. “The real attraction of both these properties for families is when they return to their apartment and can relax and enjoy a home-away-from-home experience,” he said.  “They can prepare a meal or do their own washing without leaving the premises, yet when they depart they don’t have to clean up and change beds like you would in a rental property.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Another strike at the C

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAnother strike at the Croatian shipyard where Australian travel company Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is building its first ever oceangoing luxury yacht, has seen builders down tools once again.Scenic has already suffered three major delays for its ultra-luxury ship, Scenic Eclipse. The 228-guest vessel was initially earmarked to launch on 31 August 2018, but as a result of chaos and industrial action at the Uljanik shipyard, that date was most recently revised to 15 August, 2019 – just four-and-a-half months away.Last week’s strike at the Uljanik shipyard was related to issues between the union of the shipyard workers and the Croatian government, a Scenic spokesperson told LATTE.“It was not related to Scenic Eclipse, but access to our ship was temporarily halted,” the spokesperson said.“However our workers are now back at work and returning to full production. As Scenic Eclipse is scheduled to go into drydock shortly for its final finishes, this issue should not affect the completion of work nor the first sailing in mid-August,” Scenic told LATTE.Guests wanting to book on Scenic Eclipse‘s amended inaugural launch voyage – “Across the Atlantic” between from Reykjavik to Quebec City – still have plenty of options to chose from, with Scenic’s online reservations system showing availability for Deluxe Verandah Suite and Grand Deluxe Verandah Suites on Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8, as well as Spa Suites on decks 8 and 9.Lead image: Scenic Eclipse at the Uljanik ShipyardGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more