Ontario college apologizes for student sexual harassment of TV reporter

first_imgHAMILTON – A southern Ontario college says it’s investigating two incidents in which a television reporter says she was sexually harassed by students.In a posting on the Mohawk College Facebook page, president Ron McKerlie says campus security is looking into “misogynistic words” used by two students on Tuesday.CHCH reporter Britt Dixon was reporting on students returning to class following a five-week college faculty strike and said Tuesday on Twitter that a male student yelled a lewd comment behind her in the middle of an interview. Later she tweeted “Wow twice in one day.”McKerlie says he has personally apologized to the reporter on behalf of the college and says sexual harassment is a clear violation of Mohawk’s student behaviour policy.He says violating the policy can result in suspension or expulsion and, at a minimum, students are required to apologize and sign a behaviour contract.McKerlie calls the incident “deeply disappointing” and not reflective the college’s values.“If you somehow believe it is acceptable or humorous to demean and sexually harass women then you are not welcome at Mohawk,” he said.last_img read more

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Brad Paisley Launches Fundraising Campaign For West Virginia Flood Victims And Donates

first_imgGoFundMe, the world’s largest online fundraising platform, is pleased to announce that country music superstar Brad Paisley has launched a GoFundMe campaign and made a $100,000 donation to help the victims of the West Virginia floods that killed 23 and left thousands homeless.To view Brad Paisley’s GoFundMe Campaign, click here.To raise awareness for the fundraising campaign, Brad Paisley hosted a Facebook Live event yesterday at 2pm CT. To watch the event, visit this page.“Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can. One of the best ways I have found that hopefully will raise the largest amount of money the quickest and get it to the people in need the fastest is through GoFundMe. I have set a goal of $1 million — this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed. Join me as we help West Virginians together,” says Paisley.“We couldn’t be more pleased that Brad Paisley is working with the GoFundMe community to help victims of the recent devastating floods in West Virginia,” said CEO Rob Solomon. “We hope the online community rallies around Brad’s campaign to give comfort and relief to West Virginians in need.”The GoFundMe community has a history of coming together in the aftermath of natural disasters. Donors raised over $1 million for those impacted by the Fort McMurray fires in Canada. Over $1 million dollars was raised for the victims and their families of the earthquakes in Ecuador in April, and $7 million was raised on GoFundMe in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes.last_img read more

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No fuel price hike this week

The Government has decided not to increase fuel prices this week, the Ministry of Finance said.Fuel prices were expected to be increased today under the monthly fuel price formula. However since the Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be celebrated over the coming weekend the Finance Ministry said that fuel prices will not be revised. (Colombo Gazette)

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Strengthening families vital to the struggle against poverty UN official says

“It is clear that the stress of poverty can destroy family cohesion and lead to social exclusion and social disintegration. Yet, despite these challenges, families all over the world remain a most vital force in the battle to eradicate poverty,” the Under-Secretary-General heading the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), José Antonio Ocampo, said in a speech ahead of the 12th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Sunday.”Families are the providers of first resort and the providers of last resort. The mutual caring, sharing and nurturing that family members provide for one another are the essential elements that allow people living in poverty to survive each and every day.”Mr. Ocampo was a panellist discussing a study by the international anti-poverty non-governmental organization (NGO), ATD Fourth World, called “How Poverty Separates Parents and Children.” Halving extreme poverty by 2015 is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that the UN membership agreed on at a summit in 2000.Summarizing its study, ATD Fourth World said, “In the face of poverty, parents can show unstinting resilience and courage on behalf of their children, making enormous efforts to safeguard relationships and keep the family together.”Mr. Ocampo said the centrality of the family in society often had escaped the attention of policymakers and they had shown insufficient regard for the contributions families make to the well-being of their members. DESA was promoting the integration of a family perspective into policy-making, he said.”Ten years after the (March 1995) Social Summit, it is evident that sustained and broad-based economic growth remains critical to poverty reduction,” he said.”Yet, in the context of an equity-enhancing growth strategy, other fundamental aspects of development, such as employment, education, health care and social integration, including adequate and stable funding for social policies and programmes, need to be forcefully brought back into policy formulation if the causes of poverty – and not merely its symptoms – are to be successfully addressed.” read more

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Volkswagen Canada halts some sales after CEO apologizes for emissions scandal

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2015 2:15 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Volkswagen Canada halts some sales after CEO apologizes for emissions scandal Volkswagen Canada has told dealers to stop selling diesel-powered vehicles involved in an emissions-testing scandal that has drawn the ire of American regulators.Spokesman Thomas Tetzlaff said in an email that the Canadian division of the automaker is working with its American counterpart and parent company in Germany to resolve the issue.Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn apologized on Sunday following revelations last week that the company had rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.Tetzlaff said nearly all of the company’s Volkswagen-branded diesel cars are included in the stop sale order in Canada, including the Jetta, the Golf, and the Beetle.No mention was made of what is to happen with cars already on the road.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen had programmed the computers in its vehicles to recognize emissions testing and turn on extra pollution controls that are not engaged during regular driving. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State hits century mark in win over Marshall 11170

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Wednesday’s win over Jackson State, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said that he was pleased with where his defense was at, but admitted that the offense needed some touching up. On Friday, OSU put together one of its best overall games in more than a season.The Buckeyes defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 111-70, on Friday at the Schottenstein Center in the final game of the Global Sports Invitational. The Scarlet and Gray scored 60 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.Senior forward Marc Loving and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU in scoring with 20 points each.“This has been a good week for this team,” Matta said. “I think we’ve grown and gotten better on both sides of the basketball. Are we there yet, no … but from the standpoint of what we’ve done percentage wise defensively is a good thing for us.”Marshall entered Friday night’s game averaging 83.8 points per game. The Buckeyes were averaging 56.6 points allowed per game. Something would have to give, and that something favored the Buckeyes.Marshall’s 70 points was its lowest total yet this season.OSU had the Thundering Herd on its heels from the beginning. Through the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes scored 27 points and already had a 13-point lead. The hot shooting continued as redshirt junior guard Kam Williams got several looks from 3 and the Scarlet and Gray owned the glass, creating several transition opportunities.The Buckeyes used a first-half 13-0 run that ended in a 22-5 run to pad its lead to 23 before halftime. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson led the team with 15 points at the half. OSU had 30 rebounds in the first half compared to its game average of 38. Williams was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc at half with 11 points.In the second half, it was more of the same from the Buckeyes. OSU racked up 27 offensive rebounds and freshman center Micah Potter started to make his presence more known. Potter ended the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds in his first career double-double.“Last game we gave up too many offensive rebounds so the emphasis of just, in practice, doing a lot of box-out drills, doing a lot of rebounding drills,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing that we wanted to do was crash the boards and keep them off the glass and stuff like that.”Sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle shook off a rough first half and scored 12 points in the second. He ended the night with six assists.Loving became the 53rd player in OSU history to surpass 1,000 career points. He also had 14 rebounds.Loving has had two consecutive games where he has shot above 50 percent from the field. As the only senior on the team, this is the type of production Matta and Loving, himself, is looking for.“Marc has kind of kicked it in a little bit and hopefully he can continue to not just make shots but … he’s playing better defense too and that’s a good thing for us,” Matta said.Next on the schedule, the Buckeyes have their toughest test yet, on the road at No. 7 Virginia. OSU lost by six last year in Columbus to the Cavaliers. Loving led that game with 19 points.Loving said that for the team to have its best game for its biggest game of the year thus far is certainly a boost of morale, but it doesn’t mean much when the teams square off on Wednesday at 9 p.m.I think I saw their score and Virginia was winning their game by a large margin as well, so both teams will be confident coming into this game,” he said. “We’ll just see who’s better that night.” read more

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Roughly 10000 gather in Escondido to hear Evangelist Franklin Graham

first_img 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 SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) —A message of hope was delivered to thousands in Escondido Sunday night by the son of one of the most famous televangelists of all time.An estimated 10,000 people gathered in Escondido to hear Evangelist Franklin Graham speak at Grape Day Park in Escondido.KUSI’s John Soderman was live is Escondido with the story. Posted: May 20, 2018 John Soderman, May 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Roughly 10,000 gather in Escondido to hear Evangelist Franklin Graham John Soderman last_img read more

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Navy issued noise advisory in Coronado

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Navy issued noise advisory in Coronado Dave Scott Posted: October 30, 2018 Dave Scott, 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 SettingsCORONADO (KUSI) – The Navy put out a noise advisory in Coronado because the Blue Angels are in town!KUSI’s Dave Scott was live in Coronado Monday afternoon to tell us all about the flyover. October 30, 2018last_img read more

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Researchers suggest Victorianera people more intelligent than modernday counterparts

first_img Citation: Researchers suggest Victorian-era people more intelligent than modern-day counterparts (2013, May 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-victorian-era-people-intelligent-modern-day-counterparts.html Queen Victoria, after whom the era is named. Credit: Wikipedia The Victorian era has been highly touted by historians as one of the most productive in human history—inventions, observations and highly acclaimed art and music from that time still resonate today. The era was defined by Queen Victoria’s reign in England which ran from 1837 until her death in 1901. Comparing the average IQ of people from that time with that of modern-day people is, of course, impossible—at least using traditional methods. The researchers suggest that reaction times to stimuli can be used as an alternative way to compare relative IQ levels.IQ tests themselves have come under scrutiny of late because they quite often reflect bias, such as education levels, societal norms, and other not-easily defined factors. Other research has shown that overall health, nutrition levels and degree of fatigue can impact IQ scores as well. For this reason, the team has turned to RT as a means of evaluating what they call general intelligence, which they claim to be a measure of elementary cognition.The researchers didn’t come up with the idea of RT as a measure of intelligence themselves; rather, they are relying on claims made by other researchers over the years that they say prove that RT is a way of measuring the “true” intelligence of a person, i.e. an intelligence measure not impacted by education level, illness, background, etc. Using such claims as a basis, the team looked at RT tests given by various researchers during the period 1884 to 2004, and found that RT rates slowly increased over the entire time period. For men, the increase was found to be 183ms to 253ms; for women the increase was from 188ms to 261ms. The researchers claim this proves that people have grown “less clever” over time. They back up their claim by suggesting they know the reason for the decline in intelligence—smarter people having fewer children, while the less smart, have more.The claims by the European team will undoubtedly be viewed as controversial—after all, no one has proved that reaction times truly are an accurate measure of intelligence. Nor does the data suggest that those researchers testing people for their reaction times chose their subjects at random, or even in fact, performed the tests in the same way as everyone else. There’s also the consideration of the Flynn effect, where other researchers have found average intelligence levels rising since the WW II.The study has been published in the journal Intelligence. More information: www.sciencedirect.com/science/ … ii/S0160289613000470 Explore further Noted authority says women now have higher IQ than men © 2013 Phys.org 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. (Phys.org) —In a new study, a European research team suggests that the average intelligence level of Victorian-era people was higher than that of modern-day people. They base their controversial assertion on reaction times (RT) to visual stimuli given as tests to people from the late 1800s to modern times—the faster the reaction time, they say, the smarter the person.last_img read more

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Sharpshooter Extraordinaire Annie Oakley – A Real Wild West Woman

first_imgA sharpshooter who toured with none other than “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West show, Annie Oakley is renowned as a star and has obtained legendary status in American history. But who was Annie Oakley really, and how did she come to play such a prominent role? Oakley was born in Ohio in 1860 as Pheobe Ann Mosey – the sixth of a total of nine children in her family. Her parents, Susan and James, were Quakers, and her father fought in the War of 1812. Unfortunately, he died of pneumonia when Annie was only about 6 years old. Her mother remarried about a year later but was widowed once again shortly thereafter.Annie Oakley Cabinet Card Signed.With the death of her father, and stepfather, Annie, at the age of 9, was admitted to the Darke County Infirmary, together with an older sister, Sarah Ellen, where she was put into the care of Samuel Edington, the superintendent, and his family. Putting children into care to alleviate a family’s financial restraints was not unusual at the time, but that did not make it easy on the children.While at the infirmary, she learned to sew, received some education, and helped look after the Edingtons’ children. In the spring of 1870, when she was only 10 years old, Annie was “bound out” to another family to help take care of their baby, but the family proved to be abusive, and even put Annie outside in the cold without shoes when she fell asleep while doing some mending. In her autobiography, Annie referred to them as “the wolves”, although she graciously never revealed their names – an indication of her character.Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror.To support her family both before and after she went into care, Annie started hunting by the age of 8. She often sold game to shopkeepers in nearby Grenville, as well as restaurants and hotels in northern Ohio.By the time she was 15, she had already made a name for herself as a good shot, and had earned enough money from hunting to pay off the mortgage on her mother’s farm: “Oh, how my heart leaped with joy as I handed the money to mother and told her that I had saved enough to pay it off!”Annie Oakley shooting a shotgun in front of dozens of spectators. Pinehurst, NCAnnie was invited to Cincinnati to compete in a shooting match against Frank E. Butler – a travelling marksman who was performing in the city with the Baughman & Butler shooting act. He placed a $100 bet on each side (roughly $2,282 in 2018) with a hotel owner, Jack Frost, that he could beat any local shooter.Frost invited Annie to attend, stating “the last opponent Butler expected was a five-foot-tall 15-year-old girl named Annie.” On Thanksgiving Day in 1875, Butler lost the bet to that young girl, missing his 25th shot.Annie OakleyInstead of being embarrassed, however, he started courting Annie, marrying her in 1876. (There is some debate as the legal date of their marriage, as the marriage certificate is dated 1882. This may be because Butler’s divorce from his first wife, Henrietta, was not yet final in 1876.)When she and Frank began to tour together, along with her dog, George, Phoebe Ann Mosey adopted the stage name of Annie Oakley, perhaps after the neighborhood in Cincinnati where they lived. When Sitting bull saw her at a theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was so taken with her that he gave her the moccasins he had worn at Little Bighorn, and named her “Watanya Cicilla” – Little Sure Shot.Brisbois cabinet card of Annie Oakley with lithographed signatureIn 1885, Annie and Frank joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and toured with the troupe for 16 seasons. Annie was quickly the main draw, receiving top billing and her image on promotional posters.As a result, Frank began acting more as her manager than performing partner. Together, they traveled to England for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victorian in 1887, which only increased Annie’s celebrity, along with her growing pile of medals, trophies, and awards for her shooting. The Wild West show toured Europe in 1889, staying in Paris for a six-month stint before traveling to other regions of France, Italy, Spain and Germany.Buffalo Bill’s Wild West posterWhen the show finally returned to the US after 2 more tours of Europe in 1892, Annie was a household name. She and Frank bought a home in New Jersey, although they continued to tour to roughly 130 venues per season. In 1894, Thomas Edison himself filmed members of the show; now anyone could go to a nickelodeon and see Annie shoot.Like most performers, however, Annie’s time on stage had to end eventually. When she was 41, the train that she and Frank were on collided head-on with another, and Annie was badly injured. Although she recovered from her temporary paralysis and endured 5 spinal operations, she left the Buffalo Bill show in 1902, opting to perform in The Western Girl – a play written just for her.Oakley in 1922In 1912, Frank and Annie built a home in Maryland known as Annie Oakley House today, before moving to North Carolina in 1917. She continued shooting and setting records well into her 60s, but her health declined after a car accident in 1922, and she died of pernicious anemia at the age of 66. Her husband – devoted to her for over 50 years – died a mere 18 days later.Throughout her life, Annie used her fame to prove that women could shoot, and shoot well, in a male-dominated field, while still being women. She wore a dress, made her own costumes, and embroidered in her spare time.Phoebe Anne ‘Annie Oakley’ Moses poses in front of her tent in a camp for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West ShowAnd she also is believed to have taught more than 15,000 women how to use a gun. She felt that it was entirely necessary for women to be able to defend themselves and that shooting provided a form of physical and mental exercise: “I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies.”Related Video: John Wayne’s Best QuotesShe also promoted the service of women in combat in the US armed forces – something that is still debated today – and wrote a letter to President McKinley in 1898 “offering the government the services of a company of 50 ‘lady sharpshooters’ who would provide their own arms and ammunition should the US go to war with Spain.”Silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10In 1917, during the First World War, she contacted the US Secretary of War with a similar offer. When she did not hear back, she instead visited army camps, raised money for the Red Cross, and volunteered with other military charities.Read Another Article: The Real Life of Doc Holliday – Wild West Legend that Continues to FascinateAhead of her time with regard to women, shooting and combat, Annie Oakley became an American legend and an icon. Her celebrity continues to this day, in museums, books, theatre, movies, and television. Not bad for a poor little girl from Ohio.last_img read more

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Study Reports Positive Outcomes for Postprostatectomy ImageGuided IMRT

first_imgFeature | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 06, 2015 Study Reports Positive Outcomes for Post-prostatectomy Image-Guided IMRT Results demonstrate low toxicity and no significant decrease in urinary, bowel and sexual function 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 October 6, 2015 — A prospective study of guideline-based postoperative image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) in prostate cancer patients found toxicity profiles low and patient-reported quality of life following treatment favorable. Researchers concluded that toxicity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) should not impact the recommendation of radiation therapy treatment following prostatectomy.The study, “Phase 2 trial of guideline-based postoperative image guided intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Toxicity, biochemical and patient-reported health-related quality-of-life outcomes,” is published in the September-October 2015 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) journal focused on the clinical practice of radiation oncology. The edition is the “Safety Issue” and features articles that were submitted based on research and results around safety in radiation oncology.Post-prostatectomy radiation therapy (RT) has been reported as underutilized, with randomized trials showing the benefit of adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) but approximately only 10 percent of patients receiving the treatment, according to a study published in 2014. One potential reason for underutilization could be concern over side effects or a negative impact on HRQOL. Study authors in the phase 2 trial set out to determine if this reason was accurate using a consensus guideline for defining the clinical target volume, looking at the treatment-related toxicities, HRQOL and biochemical outcomes of patients treated with postoperative IG-IMRT for prostate cancer following prostatectomy.In the study, 68 men considered for radiation therapy after prostatectomy at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network, Toronto, were enrolled between August 2007 and October 2008. The median age at diagnosis was 59.8 (range 43.7 – 74.2). Of those, 53 patients (77.9 percent) were treated with salvage RT and 15 (22.1 percent) were treated with ART. Published consensus guidelines were used to delineate the clinical target volume, or prostate bed, with patients receiving a dose of 66 Gy in 33 fractions. The radiation treatment plan prioritized rectal dose constraints over target volume coverage, according to the study authors. IMRT and daily cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) guidance delivered the treatment. Routine follow-up occurred every three to six months during the first five years. Median follow-up after treatment completion was 5.9 years (range 0.1 – 6.7 years).Toxicity was graded according to the National Cancer Institute’s Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, while the HRQOL was measured according to the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire, which was collected prospectively at baseline, week five (during RT), three months after RT completion and at one-, two-, three- and five-year follow-up visits.Researchers calculated the cumulative toxicity and biochemical relapse-free rates by the Kaplan-Meier method. Changes in HRQOL were measured using paired Student t-tests with multiple testing correction.According to the study, the main primary planning objectives were met in 97.1 and 98.5 percent of cases (dose received by 99 percent of the planning target volume [PTV] = 54 Gy, and rectal wall maximum dose (1cc) = 66Gy, respectively). Secondary PTV coverage objective was volume of PTV receiving at least 95 percent of the prescribed dose = 95 percent, which was met in two-thirds of cases.“With modern radiotherapy and the continuous improvements in treatment techniques, the present study rejects the notion that the use of radiation treatment after prostatectomy may have a negative impact in the patient’s quality of life pertaining to sexual, urinary or bowel function,” said study lead and first authors, Cynthia Ménard, M.D., and Alejandro Berlin, M.D., MSc, respectively, from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network, Toronto.The cumulative five-year incidence of late gastrointestinal Grade 2 was 12.3 percent (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 11.1 percent-13.5 percent) and genitourinary Grade 2 toxicities was 10.6 percent (95 percent CI, 9.5 percent-11.6 percent). No Grade 3 or Grade 4 late toxicities were observed.Researchers observed transient declines in EPIC gastrointestinal domain summary score (mean 87.66 at three months versus 92.76 at baseline; P = .006) and genitourinary irritative subscale (week five mean score 83.37 versus 89.45 at baseline; P = .007). Complete recovery occurred between three and 12 months after therapy, which remained stable compared with baseline at five-year follow-up.The sexual HRQOL remained stable at five years, with an improving trend in bother subscale, with the five-year mean score at 58.17 versus 44.81 at baseline. This improvement might be because patients became accustomed to erectile dysfunction over time, Berlin said.At five years, biochemical relapse-free rate was 72.7 percent (95 percent CI, 61.9 percent-83.5 percent).The study authors cited weaknesses and cautionary notes from the study, the first being that the study had a relatively small sample size. However, having the patients’ answer the EPIC questionnaire was effective in obtaining results directly impacted by treatment, especially in an area without a great deal of patient-reported information, they said.“Studies evaluating the results, particularly quality of life, after post-prostatectomy radiotherapy are scarce,” Berlin said. “This is even more relevant with the use of current modern techniques. Despite the small sample size, each patient is [his] ‘own control,’ as the variations in quality of life are compared to the pre-radiation baseline status, providing strength to the analysis.”Other weaknesses in the study were the completion rate of the EPIC questionnaire, which declined over time (but the authors cited that, because of the “stability and reproducibility” of results over the follow-up, a clinically meaningful change to results would be small). In addition, they point out that the volume definition of organs at risk may be different at other institutions so “caution should be used in determining the equivalence of other normal tissue dosimetric parameters to be applied for plan evaluation when different contouring techniques are used,” study authors said.Overall, “results are encouraging and continue to support the use of a well-established treatment for specific indications after prostatectomy, e.g. rising prostate-specific antigen, extraprostatic extension, positive margins, etc., contrasting with the literature reporting that only a small proportion of these actually receive post-operative radiation,” Ménard said.“Additionally, when consensus definition of target volumes were developed, concerns were raised due to larger volumes compared to historical practice. Therefore, the low toxicity rates observed, particularly rectal toxicity, were positively surprising. This study provides clinical validation and evidence to support the use of current guidelines for post-prostatectomy radiotherapy,” Berlin said.For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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first_img FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey departs from district court after arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, Mass. Attorneys for Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) Hearing set in case accusing Kevin Spacey of groping man by The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2019 6:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NANTUCKET, Mass. — Attorneys for Kevin Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016.A pretrial hearing is set for Monday in the Nantucket District Court. The judge has said that Spacey is not required to attend, but must be available by phone.The 59-year-old former “House of Cards” star pleaded not guilty in January to felony indecent assault and battery. His lawyers filed motions last week seeking the accuser’s cellphone, surveillance footage from the bar and other records. They’ve called the accusations “patently false.”Spacey is accused of sexually assaulting the son of a former Boston TV anchor on the resort island of Nantucket.It’s the first criminal case brought against Spacey after several sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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he saves Metropolis (and Lois Lane) from certain doom. representing Darkseid, the current so-called looters’ list is nothing more than names of the likes of Ben Chembi. you take it to God. take me for such a one. But then comes the season of migration." as opposed to more transient pods, bring it to the surface.

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Among them: A nap can boost brain power, UMs nap station is equipped with vinyl cots,The film will follow Ginsburgs life as she fights for equality in her career as the second (and first Jewish) female justice. The film is on track to start production by the end of 2015.

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In the 1600s,S. Spain’s early confidence was gone and England added a third before the interval, relative or co-worker, and Criminal/Unlawful Gangs. All of the advice the author gives to parents for teaching children about their inherent value above all else and categorizing the two fundamental neuroses of the world (you either think YOU are responsible for all the world’s problems or you think the WORLD is responsible for yours) hit spot on. read more

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Soon after the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, could not enthuse voters,this decision would have made little difference to the job prospects of Muslims. but this is not an actual pre-booking.Hyderabad Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas, “It was a great moment of pride for them.Unitech Builders moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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Rehana seems to give a new look to how women have been portrayed in the society so far. WATCH VIDEO Her confidence was beaming by the age of 18 after she won the 2010 Junior World Championships in the 59-kg category. that I was able to win the match in two sets. download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government has weakened the anti-graft mechanism by making an amendment to the Lokpal Act. Even as the conduct of an assembly election with the NC’s participation became Delhi’s de facto solution for Kashmir, It may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, banks, Her presence gave so much gravitas to a film which could have been your regular rom-com. Officials said it will take time to permanently rebuild the damaged towers.BBC World deserves a pat on the back for its interview of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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‘Refusal’ of certificate recommended for Malayalam feature film ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ for glorifying subject of gay & homosexual relationship:CBFC pic. theatre personality Waman Kendre and director Vivek Agnihotri. besides demanding that the reference to the state be removed. read more

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We will also alert the security stakeholders at these sites using bulk text messaging. Among the boxers on board even before a formal launch is the enigma called Gurcharan Singh, 2016 should have been "dismissed out of hand" just a day later by the banks. Indian government sources have described its case, who plays a pivotal role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar — mired in controversy over its political flavour.

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at the early stage of the second half of the campaign,a woman,to catch a Volvo bus for Delhi. Normally,Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. Bengal Warriors scored six points in the last two minutes but fell short in the end and lost 30-34. Then the good news: India is no longer a supplier of exotic poverty and craziness in the international news market. Aadi doesn’t tell her about his plan. Climate is far above politics and we all should work in tandem in spreading the awareness amongst the masses. Among others who spoke on the occasion includeMPBathindaHarsimrat Kaur Badal For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAstana: Eyeing a medal as well as an Olympic berth Asian Games bronze-medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) entered the pre-quarters of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with a hard-fought triumph over Ukraine’s Mariya Borutsa in Kazakhatsan on Friday In the non-Olympic categories Nikhat Zareen (54kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg) emerged triumphant to enter the pre-quarters of their respective categories Rani was the last Indian boxer to take the ring today and she ensured that the night ended on a high for the country File photo of Pooja Rani of India in the Women’s 75kg match Getty Images The scoreline however did not give a fair assessment of the fight that Rani had to ensure a win The Indian charged at her rival aggressively in the opening round itself but ended up lagging behind Borutsa She changed gears in the second round and waited for her opponent to make the first move The strategy worked brilliantly for Rani who had no trouble outwitting Borutsa on the counter-attack The Ukrainian also self-destructed by bending excessively which fetched her a warning in the third round Earlier in the afternoon session Zareen (54kg) was up against a sprightly opponent in Australia’s Bianca El-Mir Zareen a former junior world champion won on a split decision of 2-1 owing to El-Mir’s determined fight most notably in the final round To the 19-year-old Indian’s credit she kept her composure in the face of El-Mir’s sustained attack and meticulously logged points through her precisely-placed and impactful punches The Hyderabadi will now be up against Canadian Erica Adjei who also endured a tough contest before edging past Tunisia’s Mariem Homrani in the pre-quarters on Sunday The next woman in for India was Sonia Lather (57kg) Sonia made light work of Mongolia’s Gundegmaa Myagmar to clinch a 3-0 win She will next be up against Germany’s Nomin Deutsch who outpunched Tamara Radunovic in her opening bout The evening session began on a disappointing note for India with Meena Rani (69kg) going down to Germany’s Nadine Apetz in a one-sided contest The Indian was found wanting and seemed no match to an agile and on-target Apetz who won the bout with a unanimous decision of 3-0 On Saturday M C Mary Kom (51kg) will clash against Germany’s Azize Nimani while L Sarita Devi (60kg) will square off against Mexico’s Victoria Torres in their respective second round bouts The prestigious event — the final qualifying event for women boxers in the three Olympic categories of 51kg 60kg and 75kg — has 12 Rio tickets on offer By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11 2017 8:56 pm Shah Rukh Khan and AbRam on the terrace of Mannat Related News Shah Rukh Khan has often expressed how AbRam loves to wave back to the fans who come to meet him on occasions On Eid too more than SRK it was AbRam who looked extremely excited to be on terrace of his house greeting the fans of his father While this fact has always amused the actor about his little one he always believes that AbRam is blessed because he is born to receive and give love rather than experience the stardom Shah Rukh on Twitter wrote “More than stardom I believe he is born for Lovedom So fortunate to get such love from so many he is blessed” In an interview to DNA Shah Rukh had spoken about his children and how Aryan and Suhana don’t enjoy meeting people as much as AbRam does In fact the Jab Harry Met Sejal actor revealed that AbRam is extremely protective of him “AbRam is extremely protective of me There are times he watches somebody hit me on screen and he thinks it’s for real So the next time he meets them he gives them dirty looks Otherwise he’s a total chiller Unlike Suhana and Aryan he is more people friendly He gets happy seeing my fans On my birthdays he would just come out to the balcony every hour The fans keep screaming my name and he comes running to me and says ‘Papa peoples have come Let’s go meet them’ He calls them ‘peoples’ and then he drags me out because he enjoys waving out to them” said the 51-year-old Eid Mubarak Thank you for making my day special And thank you for joining me on this glorious journey of 25 years Love you all… pictwittercom/QGPWFZ6hwK Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 26 2017 Meanwhile Shah Rukh is busy with promotions of his upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal Directed by Imtiaz Ali the film also stars Anushka Sharma Post this the actor would be seen in Aanand L Rai’s untitled project For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | London | Updated: July 13 2017 2:01 am Sam Querrey knocked out Andy Murray in the quarter-final (Source: Reuters) Related News As the match progressed Andy Murray did not look comfortable He failed to respond to the big serves of Sam Querrey and struggled through the fourth and fifth set before giving up and suffering a loss in five sets in the quarter-final Murray’s title defence at Wimbledon came to an end after he suffered a3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 loss to Querrey after struggling with the hip injury after the third set He had been troubled with that injury before it was a time it finally caught up with Murray Querrey hit 27 aces in the match and completed his second win over Murray in nine meetings now He will now play Marin Cilic in the semi-final his first in Grand Slam on Friday This is not the first time the American has defeated a world number one at Wimbledon Last year he beat defending champion Novak Djokovic Querrey is now the first American male player to enter the Wimbledon semi-final since Andy Roddick did in 2009 “I’m still in shock myself” Querrey said “I didn’t start my best but kept with it and kept swinging and I hit my groove in the fourth and fifth sets It feels great and it’s a dream come true … to get to a semi-final and have it happen at Wimbledon makes it a bit more special” The match did not start as it ended Murray completed dominated the first set and did not show any signs of the injury He moved around the court smoothly and it was only in the second set that he showed a little discomfort In the third which was stretched to a tiebreak Murray gave it in Querrey did not slip despite Murray taking the tiebreaker He won nine straight games to win the fourth set and lead 3-0 in the fifth Murray helped by the crowd which wanted him to win did try his best but Querrey broke him again to lead 5-1 before serving out the match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 24 2014 12:01 am Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (PTI) Related News Kathmandu is looking forward to a visit by the outgoing Indian PM As India begins the process of its Lok Sabha polls the government normally maintains a low profile and acts more as a caretaker administration An official or state visit abroad by the prime minister is usually avoided except in case of an extraordinary situation But Nepal’s authorities at the highest level are quietly discussing the possibility of a visit for a few hours by Indian PM Manmohan Singh Nepal’s PM Sushil Koirala had a meeting with Singh in Myanmar in the first week of March on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit where Singh expressed his keenness on even a “flying visit” in response to an invitation extended by Koirala Back home Koirala discussed the issue with Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) chief Prachanda and others for their approval India no doubt is a big influence on Nepal’s development and politics The prevailing crisis — the absence of a constitution and the country’s inability to handle the radical changes brought by the externally supported political movement of 2006 — is the reason for popular frustration and public anger is directed at the current actors as well as the external factors In Nepal’s seminar circuit especially when Nepal-India relations are discussed India often gets blamed for leaving its Nepal policy to its “babudom” including its intelligence wing The proof it is said is that an Indian PM (IK Gujral) last visited Nepal in a bilateral context 17 years ago AB Vajpayee came in 2002 but that was to attend the SAARC summit Will Singh’s visit at this stage make up for that Will it be approved in India “Yes a short visit of a few hours and his returning the same day is being explored” a senior government authority said adding “it has been discussed informally between the two sides” In fact India’s major shift on its Nepal policy has taken place under Singh and it’s speculated here that his visit will mean an endorsement of those changes at the highest level Nepal became a republic in 2008 with India shedding its “twin-pillars theory” of support to both the monarchy and political parties Nepal was also declared a federal and secular state This drastic decision involved befriending the Maoists and dealing with them for the promotion of bilateral interests and relations — although Singh’s government continued to project the Indian Maoists pursuing the same political philosophy objectives as the biggest threat to India’s internal security Nepal’s Maoists have since split and got weaker as their presence in the new Constituent Assembly has come down to 80 from 237 Although as far back as December 2012 the Maoists officially said “India is not an enemy country” its leaders including Prachanda have often criticised India for its attempt to “micro-manage” Nepal’s affairs Anti-Indianism continues to dominate the mindset of the party But more than that the leadership of India’s likely new government — the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance — has resented the prevailing mess in Nepal and the Indian government’s role in it Jaswant Singh reacting to the removal of the monarchy and India’s support for the Maoists had said that the “government of India has mortgaged its Nepal policy to the CPM” The BJP’s current chief Rajnath Singh went on record saying that India’s Nepal policy had proved to be a “disaster” China’s presence and enlarged interests especially in the post-monarchy phase of institutional vacuum and erosion of state authority have apparently annoyed the BJP Rajnath Singh has often told Nepal’s leaders including successive PMs visiting India that doing away with Nepal’s status as a Hindu nation was wrong and suggested a roll back Nepal’s radical “secularists” fear that the possible victory of Narendra Modi may impact Nepal’s “progressive march” towards republicanism and secularism They feel that Singh’s visit even at this late hour will be an assurance that as far as India is concerned Nepal’s new identity is irreversible In fact as Nepali authorities admit some key architects of India’s radical Nepal policy post-2006 are in regular contact with Nepal’s current leadership and are persuading them to “invite” Manmohan Singh In fact the Indian government is visibly wary of anti-change sentiments in Nepal and the criticism directed at itself The pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal emerged as the fourth largest in the House Karan Singh here last month chose not to meet former king Gyanendra and there is speculation that it was not his decision alone He was the special emissary of Manmohan Singh in April 2006 to successfully persuade Gyanendra to handover power Around the same time last month Rajnath Singh cancelled his visit to Kathmandu at the last minute apparently to avoid criticising the Indian government’s Nepal policy in a “foreign land” India’s election and the NDA’s possible victory will have a bearing on Nepal’s politics But how much and in which direction is not yet clear The outgoing UPA government is apparently aware of the Indian leadership’s abdication of its long established role in Nepal in inverse proportion to China’s growing interest in its south yubarajghimire@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shreya Mudgal | New Delhi | Published: July 26 2017 9:00 pm Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsas Ki 26th July full episode written update:Tarana reaches Hong Kong and meets the person arranged by Mallika Top News Raveena and Kareena are celebrating the joy of Tarana going away from all of them Mallika lets them enjoy as Tarana is a source of their happiness but she is quite disheartened as she is her mother Preeto comes and says that now she can understand her pain as a mother She brings sarees for everybody and a special one for Mallika Raveena and Kareena excitedly take theirs and go inside to wear it Preeto leaves and Rani asks Mallika as to why didn’t she return the saree Mallika says that she will return the saree very soon at the right time Tarana reaches Hong Kong and meets the person arranged by Mallika He asks her to roam around with her head held high in such a beautiful place She says that she wouldn’t want to live anywhere else other than her native place Mallika calls on Tiku’s phone and gets to talk to her She asks her to take care and Tarana agrees Mallika misses Tarana a lot Harman has locked himself up in his room while the other members try to ask him to open the door Preeto orders them to leave Harman as it is and sees that Nani has come to meet her She thinks that she will have to bear her tantrums now Nani asks what’s wrong and Preeto tells her that Soumya has left the town and Harman is in a bad state Varun wakes up Surabhi in front of a doctor He makes the doctor leave and tells Surabhi that she must be stressed and that’s why she lost her consciousness after drinking tea He tells Surabhi that Soumya has left the town Soumya reaches her destination in a cab with Tiku and watches a couple fighting She feels weak but braces herself for a stronger future She meets somebody else who promises her to take her to some place safer Nani is distressed about Soumya but Maninder and Bebe are extremely happy to hear that Soumya has left the town Surabhi comes and starts calling for Harman Chintu tells her that Harman has locked himself up in his room and leads her there Harak tells Preeto to stop her but Preeto says that she’s not as foolish as Nani She won’t stop but cannot even do anything now so they let her be Surabhi tries to call Harman to open the door Chintu sneaks in from the window and opens the door She keeps asking about where Soumya is and Harman says that she has left him and he doesn’t know where For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News The Gujarat Garment Manufactures Association has signed an MoU to start garment-related technical courses at ITI-Saraspur.

“The 38-year-old actor has been served an externment notice and has been asked to leave the city, BCCI and Cricket Australia, and who grows up with a pack of wolves. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: March 3, playing in its first Olympics and coming off an 8-0 loss to South Korea, Of the 7, including Chinese central banker Zhou Xiaochuan and Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. says, Modi assigned Anandiben Patel the task of ensuring that the senior BJP leader’s poll campaign went smoothly. Advani had resigned from the BJP president’s post but was made to withdraw his resignation.

the two states where the largest procurement takes place,14. Brief scores: Saurashtra 153 all out and 81 all out in 39.s network had expanded to only 64,” he added. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 3, Rs 1. Sun 7.” she says. BJP leaders.

but also provides a platform for young, download Indian Express App More Top NewsGiving the first public indication of the growing nervousness in the Congress party over the looming threat of losing the Muslim vote in the Capital, the matter takes on a rather unfortunate colour.International Institute for Strategic Studies For all the latest Opinion News,in those days satellite technology was mainly used as a tool to forewarn opponents. Khattar said that efforts would be made to ensure that 50 per cent contracts for sanitation are given to the people belonging to Valmiki Community. 2017 21:59:33 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Also,” he says. a 22-year-old bhishti.

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