New Delhi: Power distribution companies in the national capital on Friday issued an advisory for kite-flying related precautions to prevent electrocution and trippings due to use of metal-coated thread (manjha). Flying of kites picks up on the occasion of Independence Day in Delhi.”It has been observed in the past that during the monsoon season, specifically around Independence Day, a large number of people fly kites. It has also been noticed that many people use metal coated Manjha to make it stronger. When this metal coated manjha comes in contact with live wires it causes tripping resulting in blackout of the area fed by the affected line and can cause serious injuries to the kite flyers or even may result in death of the person,” said Delhi Transco CMD Padmini Singla . Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The metal coated manjha used to fly kite can lead to trippings and even electrocutions. Tripping of a single 33/66 KV line can disrupt power supply to over 10,000 consumers and takes about two hours to repair the fault,” a BSES discoms spokesperson in the city said. Disrupting power supply and causing damage to power equipment is punishable under the law. “Each year, there are several instances of kite-flying related trippings. Last year, there were 12 instances of kite-flying related trappings in BSES’ area.” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsElders and parents are requested to inform and counsel children not to enter barricaded electrical installations to retrieve kites because life is more precious than a kite of a few rupees. Any carelessness can lead to a major power failure, and even electrocutions, said the spokesperson. The BSES discoms have adopted multi-pronged campaign, including social media messages and a short film on tips for safe kite flying, he added.
MONTREAL – When Jim Carrey was 17 years old, one of his first out-of-town standup gigs was in Montreal.Decades later, the Canadian comedy legend was back in the city receiving the Generation Award presented by the Just For Laughs comedy festival.“Montreal has a special place in my heart,” Carrey said on the red carpet outside the Just For Laughs Awards show on Friday. “I just think people here are very loose and fun and they like to show you a good time.”The actor and comedian is currently a co-executive producer on the Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here.”“I feel like I tripped into something really wonderful in my life,” Carrey said. “I have energy somehow that people want to be with and I feel lucky about that. I think when you strip it all way either people want to hang with you or they don’t.”“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who received the Comedy Person of the Year Award, was excited about the festival’s looming expansion next year to the South African coastal city of Durban.Noah, who is from South Africa, said its comedy scene has been blowing up in the past few years, and believes Just For Laughs will be hugely beneficial for the country’s standup comedy industry.“We are a country that has only experienced democracy since 1994, so free speech is something that only became part of our lives relatively recently,” he said.“So, to have a scene that is exploding and to be recognized like this at such a tender age I think will be great for the industry in South Africa.”Noah also discussed the importance of satire on “The Daily Show” at a time when the Donald Trump administration has caused many Americans to feel threatened.He said people can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time, and comedy is often used as a way to cope with fear.“As someone who came from a country where people were oppressed, to someone who lives in a country where many people feel oppressed, I think that’s what makes comedy one of the best tools.”Scottish-American TV personality Craig Ferguson of “Celebrity Name Game” and “The Late Late Show” fame received the alumni tribute at the awards gala. The Sirius XM show started his career in Montreal in 1987.“I was waking up this morning at the hotel and thinking, ‘Wow, it’s been 30 years,’” Ferguson said. “I remember the first time I came here — well, I remember it vaguely, I didn’t get sober until I was 29.”Joining Carrey, Noah and Ferguson among the Just For Laughs Awards honourees were Kenya Barris, co-creator of the hit ABC family sitcom “Black-ish,” and American standup comedians Mike Birbiglia and Ali Wong.
Brittany HobsonAPTN National NewsFamily members in Manitoba are expressing their continued frustration over The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.While some continue to push for quicker hearings, others are losing faith in what the inquiry can do.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government will start 2019 budget consultations in Dawson Creek this September.The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance will start consultation on September 17. The consultation will run until October 15, and on top of the public consultation meetings, members of the public can provide their ideas for the next provincial budget by telephone at a public hearing, by providing a written, audio or video submission, or by filling out an online survey. The committee must release its report by Nov. 15.“This consultation is a great opportunity for British Columbians to share their priorities for Budget 2019,” said Bob D’Eith, committee chair. “In renewing our consultation outreach, we are encouraging more British Columbians to participate, including Indigenous organizations, community-based groups and first-time participants. Registration for public hearings will open on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. (Pacific time) via the committee’s website: https://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/financeThe committee will hold public hearings in 14 communities throughout the province:Dawson Creek (Sept. 17)Prince George (Sept. 18)Smithers (Sept. 18)Masset (Sept. 19)Campbell River (Sept. 20)Vancouver (Sept. 24)Cranbrook (Sept. 25)Trail (Sept. 25)Nelson (Sept. 26)Kamloops (Sept. 26)Kelowna (Sept. 27)Esquimalt (Oct. 9)Mission (Oct. 10)Surrey (Oct. 11)British Columbians may also request to participate via teleconference opportunities by calling 1 877 428-8337 toll-free in B.C. from 9 a.m. onward on Friday, Sept. 7. Open-mike opportunities will also be available at public hearings.
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent to $57.8 billion in April as sales in the in the transportation equipment and primary metal industries declined.The drop followed a 2.6 per cent increase in March.Economists had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent for April, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Sales were down in eight of 21 industries, representing 36.1 per cent of total Canadian manufacturing.Excluding transportation equipment, which fell 6.7 per cent, overall manufacturing sales rose 0.8 per cent.In volume terms, manufacturing sales were down 0.8 per cent. The Canadian Press
The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said that on the first day of the campaign designed to reintegrate tens of thousands of fighters, the influx of combatants at Camp Schieffelin, the disarmament site 56 kilometres east of Monrovia, the capital, well exceeded capacity and large numbers were continuing to arrive. “At the same time, combatants have obstructed the disarmament process by firing their weapons and threatening the security of the population inside and outside the camp,” UNMIL said in a news release. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Jacques Pail Klein said he was “deeply disturbed by the unnecessary violence.”“It is unfortunate that a small criminal element has attempted to disrupt what is a major international effort to bring peace, security and stability to the Liberian people,” Mr. Klein said in a statement. “Instead of cooperating with the process and living up to the promises made to the people of this nation by signing the Accra (ceasefire) accord, some leaders and combatants have chosen the path of delay, disruption, intimidation and violence.”The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the incidents were caused by disgruntled former soldiers who expected to immediately receive the $150 stipend, part of the disarmament and training package designed to stabilize a country that is awash with small arms and armed groups after 14 years of civil wars. UNMIL said all disarmed and demobilized combatants would now receive an initial payment of their transitional safety net allowances of $75 commencing from today, and that the intake of soldiers would be restricted to a maximum of 400 per day. Previously they had been entitled to the $150 stipend only after a three-week demobilization training programme, followed by another $150 three months later. UNHCR said 40,000 former fighters were potentially waiting to be demobilized and reintegrated into civilian life after 14 years of fighting. At the cantonment camps, the combatants will receive health care, counselling, vocational training, schooling and apprenticeships, spokesman Kris Janowski told a press briefing in Geneva. The incidents had led to a fresh deterioration in security, forcing UNHCR to cancel two missions to Zwedu and Harper and put on hold a relocation of internally displaced people from public buildings in Margibi County, Mr. Janowski added. Two additional cantonment sites are set to open in the coming weeks – one in Buchanan for combatants of the rebel MODEL (Movement for Democracy in Liberia), the other in Gbarnga for the rebel LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy). Up to 10 cantonment camps should be operational in the near future as UNMIL progressively deploys its troops around the country.
Dorel expects higher U.S. dollar will strain profits for months to come AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Dorel Industries expects the surging U.S. dollar will strain the bicycle and child care-seat maker’s profits for at least half of the year.While the long-term fundamentals of its business remain sound, the Montreal-based company said it is feeling pressure because most of its profits now come from outside North America.“It’s going to be a little painful getting through this period like I’m sure it is for a lot of consumer product multinational consumer product companies. We’re all-in the same boat,” chief financial officer Jeffrey Schwartz said Monday during a conference call to discuss the company’s fourth-quarter results.Dorel (TSX:DII.B) swung to an US$80.7-million loss in the quarter from an US$11-million profit a year earlier as it refocused its operations and took a currency hit.The stronger U.S. dollar reduced results in Latin America, Europe and Asia that are converted back into U.S. dollars. However, the lower loonie should help the home furnishings segment because it has two facilities in Canada that produce products mainly destined for the United States.Chile and Europe have been particularly hurt by currency fluctuations. Dramatic currency devaluations in Russia, South America and Ukraine will likely lead to lower bike sales, the company warned.But it said U.S. sales of lower priced bikes and juvenile products are picking up as the economy improves.The company bought Hong-Kong-based Lerado Group, one of China’s largest manufacturers of car seats and strollers with three factories that make products for Dorel and other manufacturers. Lerado is not expected to contribute earnings in the first year, but margins should improve as product is eventually directly shipped from factory to a customer’s warehouse.As a result of changes at Dorel’s juvenile operations, the company recorded nearly US$83 million in impairment losses in the fourth quarter on the assumption of weaker future earnings and cash flow growth will come from new Asian-based operations.It also said it will focus its children’s business on its Maxi-Cosi and Quinny brands in Europe. The move resulted in a US$43.1-million charge before tax due to a change in the future profitability for its Bebe Confort, Monbebe, Babideal and Baby Relax brands.Excluding one-time items, Dorel which reports in U.S. dollars earned an adjusted profit of $11 million or 34 cents per diluted share, down from $12.1 million or 38 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013. Net revenues grew 10.6 per cent to $701 million.For the full year, Dorel lost $21.3 million on $2.68 billion in revenue. That compared with a profit of $57.7 million on $2.44 billion in revenue in 2013.On an adjusted basis, the company earned $84 million or $2.59 per diluted share for the year, up from $70.6 million or $2.19 per diluted share in 2013. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 16, 2015 12:58 pm MDT
A Government Technical Institute (GTI) student was on Friday fined $80,000 for leaking nudes of a fellow classmate.Coreen Fifi admitted guilt when she appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly who read the charge which essentially alleged that she leaked nudes of the young woman sometime last month.According to Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, both the defendant and Virtual Complainant (VC) are members of the GTI WhatsApp group which includes members of the school.On the day in question, the defendant leaked the video of the VC to the said WhatsApp group.The matter was reported to the Police and the defendant was contacted and charged for the offence.When questioned by Magistrate Daly as to why she committed the act, the accused denied knowing that the video she shared was of such nature.She was however fined $80,000. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen fined $80,000 after admitting to stealing colleague’s salaryAugust 4, 2017In “Court”Woman lands in Court for assaulting ‘wayward’ childOctober 27, 2017In “Court”Caught red-handed…18-year-old fined for stealing iPhoneJanuary 28, 2016In “Crime”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Our society faces few challenges more pressing and important than responding to child sexual abuse, but very often the system fails to address the matter. Among the problems is the difficulty in defining and identifying child abuse, but also the cultural barriers presented in diverse communities such as Australia’s in order to effectively tackle the issue. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been doing extensive research into the way that institutions such as schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. Finding out where systems have failed to protect children, the Royal Commission then makes recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practice. To further educate and engage communities, the Royal Commission is organising a multicultural forum for people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Melbourne. The Forum will take place at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 12 April at the Treasury Theatre (Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne). Its main aim is to inform culturally and linguistically diverse communities about the work of the Royal Commission, what has been learnt so far, and listen to ideas on how to ensure a safer future for children.“It is important for the Greek community especially those who work in child care centres, schools, work in church groups or sporting groups to attend this forum,” said advocates Varvara Ioannou, founder and chair of the Food for Thought Network, and Maria Dimopoulos, managing director of Myriad Consultants.“It’s therefore really important for us to become familiar with our state legislation and definition of child abuse and neglect and in this instance, sexual abuse.” During the forum, Justice Jennifer Coate will provide an overview of the Royal Commission’s work and will invite questions and comments; Royal Commission staff will be on hand on the day to support people who wish to contribute.If you have any questions and comments, contact the Royal Commission via email@example.com.
Réchauffement climatique : une personne sur dix le juge naturelD’après les résultats d’un sondage international, une personne sur dix estime que le réchauffement climatique n’est rien d’autre qu’un cycle naturel et qu’il n’y a donc pas lieu de s’inquiéter du phénomène.Cette étude a été menée dans dix-huit pays, auprès de 13.000 personnes. 9% d’entre elles assurent ne pas être préoccupés du tout par le changement climatique, estimant qu’il s’agit là d’un phénomène issu d’un cycle naturel. Il y a deux ans, seuls 4% des sondés disaient ne pas s’inquiéter à ce sujet.Pour Steve Garton, du cabinet Synovate qui a réalisé le sondage avec le groupe de médias allemand Deutsche Welle, ces chiffres sont la conséquence d’un grand manque de simplicité et de clarté quant aux enjeux du réchauffement climatique. Qui plus est, les théories des experts du climat sont de plus en plus régulièrement mises à mal. “Les conférences internationales organisées pour lutter contre ces défis peinent à aboutir à un consensus censé, tandis que la science venant en appui est remise en cause” déplore-t-il.Alors que c’est en Chine, en Colombie et en Équateur que la population se montre la plus inquiète quant au changement climatique et à ses possibles impacts, les sondés ont également été interrogés au sujet de ses causes. Pour un tiers d’entre eux, l’activité humaine est responsable du phénomène. Mais étonnamment, l’aviation et les voitures sont peu citées, contrairement à l’accumulation de déchets, l’augmentation de la population, l’utilisation d’énergie et la déforestation.Le 6 juin 2010 à 19:13 • Emmanuel Perrin
By Kebba Secka / Rohey JadamaFatou Bensouda, ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, has vowed to investigate and prosecute alleged crimes against humanity, wherever it is committed adding that being a Gambian national, does not prevent her from taking action against crimes committed anywhere in the world, provided that it falls within her jurisdiction, and where the state is also not willing to investigate the alleged crimes in its own territory. Prosecutor Bensouda gave these remarks during a visit of West African Journalists to the ICC, who were undergoing training on peace, justice and security reporting.She commended the Government of the Gambia for setting up the TRRC for accountability purposes but on the other hand, expressed disappointment on the allegation that a whole community in the country was dislocated by the former regime, and they could not return despite a Court declaration for them to do so.Asked whether the forceful eviction of the community amounts to crimes against humanity or genocide, Prosecutor Bensouda said: “Well, not genocide because genocide has to do with the mass killing of targeted groups because of their religion or ethnicity. It can be other crimes, such as displacement. But of course, the elements of the facts of forceful displacement, must be carefully looked at. This can be a crime against humanity. It is possible but as I said, I do not have all the elements present. But it can be that of crimes against humanity. I am very surprise that the current Government is not making them return,” she said.Responding to a question that she blocked alleged reports of crimes committed by the former president because she was backed to the position by Jammeh, Prosecutor Bensouda said: “You know, people try to explain my actions as something personal or political, or they try to explain why I act. But I act base on the Rome Statute. This is what I do. Those making the allegations in the first instance, should know how the election of a prosecutor takes place. I am elected by over one hundred and twenty countries to this position. As you may know, I was deputy prosecutor first before being elected to this position. So, it does not require the recommendations of any country. Candidates applied for themselves and the voting takes place by the 120 State parties. It is also true that you can have the support of your Government by saying that we have endorsed the candidate. I had the support of the African Union that recommended me for election to this position. This has not stop me from doing my work. So, people are saying something that they do not know, or they are accusing me because they wanted to see me go to Gambia and pick Yaya Jammeh and bring him for Justice. It does not work that way. So, my election has nothing to do with Jammeh. I was elected based on my own merit,” Bensouda told visiting journalists.
TEWKSBURY, MA — Your Tewksbury Today Editor Bill Gilman recently interviewed 19th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington).McCoy answers the following questions:What are some of the key things that you’ve been hearing from voters that they’re concerned about?What will you do as a State Representative regarding the overdevelopment of Tewksbury?What should the working relationship be like between the local officials (e.g., Selectmen) and legislative delegation (e.g., State Representative)?What will you do as a State Representative to battle the opioid epidemic?Where do you stand on the location of Into Action Recovery’s sober house in Tewksbury?What is the small business climate like now in Massachusetts? What are some of things moving forward on the state level to help foster small business growth?How will you maintain independence and not be a rubber stamp for Democratic State House leaders?What are you trying to get across to the voters about who Mike McCoy is as a person?How can people learn more about you and your campaign?Listen to the 25-minute interview, courtesy of Your Tewksbury Today, below.——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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tewksbury Residents Should Vote Mike McCoy For State Rep Because…In “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”
Chikkadpally: Hyderabad Labour Commissioner Gangadhar has handed over the winning or victory certificate to the president of the Jalamandali Union Rambabu Yadav, who won the elections recently at the Labour Commissioner’s office here on Friday. Rambabu Yadav is also president of TRSKV, the labour union affiliated to the TRS.Rambabu Yadav thanked the Labour Commissioner for conducting elections in a peaceful and fair manner. He urged the Labour Department to address various issues of labour and provide necessary support to them. He said that it has come to his notice that there are many vacancies in the labour department and the issue would be brought to the notice of the government. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us He promised to strive for filling up the vacant posts in the department. He accused some labour unions of trying to scuttle the Jalamandali elections. He thanked the Minority Employees Association, SC/ST Welfare Association and other associations which helped him win the elections. Labour union leaders K Raji Reddy, Jahangir, Narayana, Jayaraju, Lakshmi Narayana, Anand Reddy, B Narasimha Rao, Komuraiah and others were present on the occasion.
The National Black Public Relations Society will be hosting a political cipher: Why We Still Matter in America in response to the current political climate and its surrounding issues of individual rights, race, gender and policy in America. The panel will be held on Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St. NW. Panelists include Communications Director at the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Kiara Pesante, the principal for the Podesta Group, Dana Thompson, the National Director of Faith and African american Engagement for Enroll America, David Street, the Senior Vice Chairman of DCGOP, Ralph Chattams, the President of D.C. Democratic Women’s Club and Pastor, Rev. Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness and the Co-founder of Higher Heights, Kimberly Peller-Allen. Barbara Holt Streeter will be the moderator. The event is free. To register for the event, visit eventbrite.com.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite If you believe UK’s top tabloid newspaper, the Sun, then Prince Harry was in top form at local lass Bianca Moore’s wedding to George McCorquodale on Saturday. The exclusive “by invite only” event saw the Prince boozing and partying the night away, both before and at the reception afterwards. During the wedding however, he was a model guest said UK tabloidsLike we say, it depends if you put much stock in what British tabloids say.One thing is clear, security was tight at the venue, with guests being warned against taking any photos at the wedding.For our part, all we hope is that the happy couple enjoyed their special day. It’s not every day you get royalty attending your wedding.
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Editor’s note: Imaging Technology News (ITN) sought reader nominations for the top cancer centers to watch in 2013, based on use of technology in radiation oncology. Key factors considered included how new technologies are being used to help improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, reduce costs, increase patient volume, or increase reimbursements/revenues. ITN received a record number of entries, and from these, narrowed them to seven top centers that are striving to make a difference in patients’ lives. ITN congratulates these facilities for their achievements, and will feature a new center in each issue in the months ahead. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories of success with us.When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in late October 2012, the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York was in the process of integrating its databases into one unified system. The project was part of an initiative to greatly increase patient safety and quality of care across its facilities, which were spread out over various locations in Manhattan. Fortunately for them, the push for integration proved to be invaluable that fall, as other hospitals in the city scrambled to recover in Sandy’s aftermath.“Practically speaking, we were shut down for a week at our downtown location,” said Eli Furhang, Ph.D., DABMP, corporate director of medical physics at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. “The beauty of integration enabled us to simply inform our patients that we will be treating them at our other facilities. It was our reliance on technology that enabled us to do this.”Striving for UniformityThe Continuum Cancer Centers operate out of two major medical centers, Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, with four sites total in which cancer patients are treated. One site, St. Luke’s Hospital, is located in the city’s Upper West Side, while the Beth Israel locations are in Lower Manhattan. A separate site, Roosevelt Hospital, sits on 10th Avenue. Each facility contains at least one linear accelerator (linac), according to Furhang; other technologies include treatment planning systems and computed tomography (CT) simulators.One thing that has been important for Continuum, said Furhang, is ensuring all generations of machines are able to interact with each other. “Over the last five or six years, I’ve been consistent about thinking of how things will integrate before buying and adding any new programs and hardware,” he said. “Since it’s been six years, new modalities have come out that the original machines didn’t have, but we made sure that all new machines can talk to the old machines.”In addition to ensuring compatible technologies, Continuum has been steadily working to merge its patient data together after having been electronic for the past decade. “Along the years we had to decide on how to structure our system, and what we pushed for is a single system,” Furhang said. Previously, different systems were used for different tasks, such as planning, scheduling and treatment. This was risky for patients because every time they moved from one component to another, their record had to be manually verified and updated. Currently Continuum is in the midst of converting its sites over to Varian’s Aria oncology information system (OIS), which will allow clinicians and nurses from any phase of a patient’s case to access their record using a single platform.The unification project, which Furhang is anticipating to complete by August, is essentially all about patient safety. “Now what happens is patients don’t need to be pushed or pulled. There’s a single patient record,” he said. “In the past, whatever you did in the plan, you had to manually go in and change it in the schedule and in the treatment records. We’ve removed the potential for misreporting of the patient.”Impact of a SuperstormAfter Hurricane Sandy moved through the area at the end of last October, much of Manhattan was without electricity. Storm surges flooded not just the city’s streets, but also the tunnels and subway lines, bringing most of New York City to a halt.“It was a very difficult time for both the patients and also our own staff,” said Susan Gold, corporate vice president for cancer services, Continuum Health Partners. “It wasn’t just that facilities weren’t operational, but people couldn’t get to work. Patients couldn’t get in.”Three of Continuum’s radiation oncology locations were affected by Hurricane Sandy. While there was no real physical damage to any of the buildings, the lack of power disabled them, said Mark Moroses, senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer, Continuum Health Partners. Using generators, the sites located below 30th Street were soon brought back online. During the ensuing weeks the locations — Beth Israel’s Petrie Division campus, as well as the Comprehensive Cancer Center East and West campuses — would be the only facilities in the area open in terms of acute care, said Moroses. Patient volumes increased as those from other hospitals that had been closed or evacuated sought care. And it was precisely the cancer centers’ emphasis on uniformity that allowed critical patients to continue scheduled treatments while New York City recovered. “We assessed the patients that were at all the facilities, and we made some immediate decisions about which patients needed to be treated immediately. We then moved those patient treatments to the one facility that was operational,” said Gold, referring to the Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown. The ability to bring Beth Israel patients to Roosevelt was due to matching computer systems, as well as availability of physicians credentialed for admitting and treating privileges, at both institutions, according to Gold. Policies and procedures are also identical at the sites, so there was no harm in bringing patients to the midtown facility. Patient information also remained online and intact, said Moroses. The system’s data archive and storage resides in two different locations, with the main center located 15 miles away in Secaucus, N.J., and an auxiliary center in the proper hospital campus. Data is synchronously stored and backed up nightly at both locations, ensuring that no piece of information ever goes lost, barring a catastrophe affecting both centers at once.Plans for the FutureUp next for the Continuum Cancer Centers is a pilot program that will identify patients using the vein patterns found on hand palms, instead of traditional identification cards or wristbands. “Currently patients are identified by name, date of birth and their picture. This is a cumbersome process,” said Furhang. “The idea is that patients come in, simply put their hand on a palm reader, and after they are manually verified by the therapist they get confirmed by the same device on the machine.”Keeping the focus on patient safety, Furhang said the new technology would reduce risks created when the department needs to re-issue IDs for patients who have lost theirs, as well as ensure that the correct patient receives the correct treatment. The program is slated to pilot later this year.“This is a dynamic process. We’re in a very dynamic environment, and we’re working toward goals that are not attained in a heartbeat,” Furhang said. “That is a challenge in a constrained economy. To do what we do requires a lot of funding and a lot of resources.”He credits the challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy as having proven the merit of the centers’ emphasis on unification and compatibility. “Everyone pulled together and worked all sorts of hours, day into the night, to try and treat as many patients as possible,” added Gold. “When you’re treating cancer patients, you can’t lose time in not treating them.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The Continuum Cancer Centers operate out of two major medical centers, including Beth Israel Medical Center. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019 Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head… read more Feature | July 08, 2013 | Raissa Rocha Weathering the Storm In the process of integration, Continuum Cancer Centers is tested when a superstorm rolls through
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Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Parents, stop beating yourself up More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments Share COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark has decided to extradite to Rwanda a man suspected of being involved in the country’s 1994 genocide.The Justice Ministry says the man, who was not named under Danish privacy laws, has been living in the Scandinavian country since 2001. The ministry declined to give more details on Friday.Danish media had earlier identified the man as Emmanuel Mbarushimana, a Rwandan who was granted asylum in Denmark under the false name of Emmanuel Kunda. They reported that he was suspected of being one of the ringleaders in the 1994 massacre, when more than 500,000 were killed in the genocide by Hutu extremists against the Tutsi minority and Hutu moderates.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A judge says a rapper arrested in Sioux Falls in 2017 after marijuana edibles were found in his carry-on bag can avoid jail time if he stays out of further legal trouble.Chief Keef, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, pleaded no contest Friday to possession of a controlled substance. The plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.Judge Jon Sogn gave Chief Keef a suspended imposition of sentence, which means that no conviction will be entered if he keeps a clean record for one year. Other charges, including possession of marijuana, were dismissed.The rapper performed in Sioux Falls in June 2017 and was leaving when airport security found the edibles.Chief Keef, a Chicago native, lives in Los Angeles.The Associated Press Rapper caught with marijuana edibles won’t serve jail time by The Associated Press Posted Apr 26, 2019 11:29 am PDT
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