The Suit makes waves in Canada

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement Written and directed by Jarryd Coetsee and based on the acclaimed short story by Drum era journalist Can Themba, the film is part of the Official Selection of the Toronto Black Film Festival, and it was also chosen unanimously by the seven committee members of the Vancouver South African Film Festival. This follows on the film’s selection for the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles which takes place in February. The film stars Tony Award-winner John Kani, his son Atandwa Kani and Phuthi Nakene.Coetsee was unaware of the success of “The Suit” on the days that the shortlisted films were announced. “All we wanted was for the film to be shared with audiences at a few festivals. It came as such a lovely and pleasant surprise that “The Suit” has resonated in Canada. It’s a humbling experience and I’m truly grateful for this wonderful recognition.”Set in the dusty township of 1950s Sophiatown, the story takes placed shortly before the apartheid regime removed the racially diverse residents by force and relocated them to the outskirts of Johannesburg to make way for white resettlement after Sophiatown was bulldozed and renamed Triomf, Afrikaans for Triumph. “The Suit” focuses on Philemon, who works for a white lawyer, and his wife, Matilda. One day, Philemon discovers Matilda in bed with her young lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon decides to punish Matilda in a cruel way, by forcing her to treat her lover’s suit as if it were a person. She must serve it meals, take it for walks around the neighbourhood and seat it beside her at church. Philemon’s cruel punishment of Matilda leads to an astonishing climax. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Coetsee is inspired by the story’s progressive message. “”The Suit” is really a warning from the past to strive for positive change in the present. I look forward to sharing its transformative message with audiences in Canada in our fresh take on this beloved classic and showcasing the sterling work of our cast and crew.”Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the 4th Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) runs from the 15th – 19th February 2017 and is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. It is a dynamic, refreshing and audacious festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of black people from around the world.last_img read more

Judge awards Dow Chemical USD106 billion in damages against Nova Chemicals

first_imgEDMONTON – A judge has awarded Dow Chemical Canada $1.06 billion in damages against Nova Chemicals Corporation in a dispute over a massive ethylene plant in central Alberta.The dispute centred around the operation of a production facility in Joffre known as E3.E3 started operating in 2000 as a joint venture, with Nova running the facility.Dow Canada alleged breach of contract over the E3 joint venture agreements, claimed that Nova took part of the ethylene and other products that belonged to Dow and failed to run the facility at full production.Nova said it faced an ethane shortage and ran the facility as full as it could subject to mechanical issues that constrained production.Justice Barbara Romaine of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruled in favour of Dow and against a counterclaim filed by Nova in a case that included claims and counterclaims for damages between 2001 to 2012.“Dow has established these facts and has proved on a balance of probabilities that Nova has breached the joint venture agreements both as Operator and as Co-owner and has converted some of the ethane that Dow was entitled to from E3,” Romaine wrote in a lengthy redacted judgment released Wednesday.“I also grant Dow a declaration that the conduct of Nova as Operator constitutes Wilful Misconduct and Gross Negligence.”Romaine said Dow established that there was no ethane shortage, that Nova always had enough ethane to fill E3 and had the ability and freedom to acquire additional ethane.She also said Dow showed that Nova failed to operate E3 to maximize production and that the facility had more capacity than Nova submitted at trial.The court assessed damages against Nova amount to approximately $1.06 billion USD, but must be converted into Canadian dollars.Jenn Nanz, a spokeswoman for Nova Chemicals, said the corporation will appeal within 30 days.“While this decision is extremely disappointing, it has no impact on our announced growth plans,” Nanz said in an email.“Nova Chemicals is confidently moving forward with: Corunna cracker expansion and AST2 in the Sarnia-Lambton region (and a) joint venture with Total and Borealis in the U.S. Gulf Coast, which closed on May 23.”Officials at Dow Chemical Canada were not immediately available for comment.Ethylene is the building block for a range of chemicals from plastics to antifreeze solutions and solvents.(Companies in this story: TSX:NCX)last_img read more

Our main objective is to get 51 votes in Delhi says BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP office-bearers on Thursday held an organisational meeting for the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections at their state unit office in Delhi. The leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijender Gupta said that the people of Delhi are waiting for 12th May when the Lok Sabha elections will be held and they may strengthen the hands of our Prime Minister by winning all the seven seats. “The claim of Aam Aadmi Party that they are not forming an alliance is not true, they will certainly form the alliance to contest elections. Our objective should be to get 51 per cent votes in Delhi,” said LoP. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsHe further said,” The Municipal Corporations opened 130 new schools in spite of lack of funds. The people of Delhi are ready to re-elect Shri Narender Modi as the Prime Minister.” Addressing the organizational meeting, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that the MPs of Delhi have installed LED lights, CCTVs, developed parks and roads but they don’t take the credit for it. Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi has implemented 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections of the society with the objective of the total development of the society but Kejriwal has not implemented it. Tiwari further said that the role of the workers is very important in the 2019 Loksabha Elections. “We have to go amongst the people and tell them how the Kejriwal is protecting the anti-national elements by delaying the sanction for their prosecution. Kejriwal is also misleading the people on the issue of full statehood to Delhi,” said Delhi BJP President.last_img read more

Ban dispatches UN team to Fiji to help resolve internal political tensions

The team, which is headed by Tamrat Samuel, an official with the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), is meeting with a range of stakeholders while in Suva, the national capital, for a six-day visit that began yesterday.Aside from Government officials and politicians, the team is expected to meet with representatives of the Commonwealth and of the Pacific Islands Forum.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dispatched the exploratory mission to Fiji in the hope that discussions with all stakeholders “would lead to finding a mutually agreeable way forward on the political situation,” his spokesperson, Michele Montas, told reporters.The island chain has suffered prolonged internal tensions between its indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian communities, and had four coups since 1987. In September, the country’s Prime Minister, Josaia Bainimarama, told the annual high-level debate at the General Assembly that the country will not be able to hold parliamentary elections by next March, as previously scheduled, because it first needs to reform its electoral system.Commodore Bainimarama came to power in a coup in December 2006, sparking criticism from the UN at the time, and he is still Commander of Fiji’s military forces. 24 November 2008A United Nations team is currently in Fiji as part of efforts by the world body to help the interim Government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago resolve their ongoing problems. read more

Mali issues call at UN for international help ahead of elections and

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé told the Assembly’s annual general debate last night that next year’s referendum and elections were the culmination of a lengthy consultative process launched by the country’s President Amadou Toumani Touré – who she said is not running for re-election – to “consolidate democracy, good governance and the rule of law.”As part of that process, Ms. Sidibé said the laws governing Mali’s electoral processes, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, media and political parties would be revised and updated.She added that an inclusive political process was already under way with political parties and civil society to “guarantee the transparency and credibility of the referendum and election operations.”Ms. Sidibé said Malian democracy had matured substantially over the past 20 years since a military regime was overthrown in 1991, but the support of the international community would help ensure the elections and referendum are free, transparent and democratic. The country’s current constitution dates back to 1992. 24 September 2011Mali’s Prime Minister has taken to the General Assembly to call on the international community to support a constitutional referendum and national elections scheduled for next year, saying they will cement nearly two decades of democratic behaviour in the West African country. read more

GL discusses CHOGM with Sharma

CMAG will discuss political developments in Fiji since September 2012, when the Group last met in New York. Fiji remains fully suspended from the Commonwealth and on CMAG’s formal agenda. The meeting came ahead of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London today. Dr Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, will preside over the meeting in her capacity as current CMAG Chair.Ministers attending today’s meeting are Dr Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh (Chair); Senator Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia (Deputy Chair); John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; AJ Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica; Dr Abdul Samad Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives; Dr Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sierra Leone; Bernard K Membe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tanzania; Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications, Trinidad and Tobago; and Edward Natapei, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris had discussions at Marlborough House in London with Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, about the arrangements under way for the meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November this year, the External Affairs Ministry said today.Minister Peiris also briefed the Secretary General regarding the government’s plans for three other major events on the sidelines of the Summit ̶  the Business Forum in Colombo, the Youth Forum in Hambantota and the People’s Forum in Dambulla. read more

ISS le prochain équipage prêt à décoller

first_imgISS : le prochain équipage prêt à décollerLundi, un porte-parole du Centre russe d’entraînement des cosmonautes a annoncé que la composition du prochain équipage à partir pour la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) avait été approuvée. Les spationautes ont passé avec succès tous les tests requis.Le compte à rebours a commencé pour l’Américain Joseph Acaba et les Russes Guennadi Padalka et Sergueï Revine. Demain 15 mai, ces trois spationautes décolleront vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) pour rejoindre les trois autres déjà à bord. En effet, ils viennent tout juste de recevoir le feu vert des équipes spatiales, confirmant ainsi leur départ qui se fera depuis la base de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan à bord d’un Soyouz TMA-04M. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Lundi, un porte-parole du Centre russe d’entraînement des cosmonautes a ainsi expliqué à RIA Novosti que la composition de l’équipage avait été approuvée après que les trois spationautes ont passé avec succès tous les tests nécessaires. Mais ce n’est pas tout : l’équipage de réserve comprenant les cosmonautes russes Oleg Novitski et Evgueni Tarelkine et l’astronaute de la NASA Kevin Ford a également été approuvée. Une fois que le Soyouz TMA-04M aura décollé, il faudra au moins deux jours à l’engin habité pour atteindre l’ISS à laquelle il s’arrimera en régime automatique. Les trois spationautes rejoindront alors le Russe Oleg Kononenko, le Néerlandais André Kuipers et l’Américain Donald Pettit actuellement seuls à bord depuis plusieurs semaines. Ils resteront ensuite jusqu’en septembre 2012 dans l’ISS. D’ailleurs, s’il s’agit du premier vol pour le Russe Sergei Revin, c’est le second de Joseph Acaba. Guennadi Padalka, est lui le plus expérimenté puisqu’il en est à son quatrième voyage spatial et a déjà passé pas moins de 585 jours en orbite avec plusieurs sorties spatiales. Le 14 mai 2012 à 15:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter Discover Cat Triggered It

first_img ‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle Stay on target A mischievous cat may have been calling for her own “rescue.” Firefighters in Idaho responded to a fire alarm at an animal shelter on Friday, only to discover that a stray cat taken in by the shelter earlier that day had triggered the call.“[The day] started off as a normal day at our shelter when suddenly the fire alarm sounded around 12:30pm,” the Idaho Humane Society in Boise posted on Facebook. “We hadn’t scheduled a drill, so we were all scratching our heads wondering what was happening?”center_img The shelter said firefighters arrived on the scene and assessed the facility. After giving the all-clear and escorting everyone back to the building, staff realized that the alarm came from the cat holding room where one black-and-white stray cat was “hanging  out” on a rolling cart.“This sweet feline had been rolled a bit too close to the fire alarm pull and took advantage of this opportunity to hail for am imminent rescue,” the shelter said.Staff joked that because cats have a special bond with firefighters, it could have been calling for a “special someone” to bring her home as if she had been stuck in a tree.“Or perhaps she wanted to bring more attention to her feline friends who are waiting to be adopted into their forever homes,” the shelter said.More on’s What Happened When Researchers Attached Cameras to 16 Cats Here Are Vintage Photos of Cats Doing Human ThingsCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cyclelast_img read more

Mourinho already impressed by Rashford

first_imgMarcus Rashford has had a difficult situation at Manchester United lately as he hasn’t been playing that much this season and he has been struggling to secure his regular spot in the starting eleven.However, José Mourinho claimed that he has been already impressed a lot by Marcus Rashford and the young forward doesn’t have to prove anything to him as he has already done enough to show his real qualities.The Portuguese coach spoke about Rashford and also his opinion on Paul Pogba, according to maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“No. To impress me? He impresses me. That’s the reason why he was selected for every match of the season — absolutely every match of the season, and that’s why he played in so many of them, so he doesn’t need to leave to play or to need anything.”“I think he (Pogba) is going to be here next season. That’s my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave and that the club doesn’t want to sell him, and I can give the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. So at this moment, for me, he’s staying, yes.”last_img read more

Environment Ministry Supports BTVI Solar Energy Training

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown.   BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college’s 15-week-long dual enrollment programme.The programme is a multi-lateral partnership between BTVI and high schools to train technically inclined students — simultaneously giving them a head start in earning college credits, before leaving high school.    The idea is to provide a path to accelerating seamlessly into their area of training.Minister Ferreira said he was impressed with BTVI’s dual enrollment programme and wants to see it channel more high schoolers interested in mastering energy security vocations.The Minister remarked of his particular interest in solar energy solutions and building corporate net-metering systems.Dr. Robertson noted that within the dual enrollment programme’s 15 weeks, students meet once or twice per week, for a total of eight hours per week, and that schools participating in the programme include Anatol Rodgers High, C. I. Gibson  Senior High, C. V. Bethel Senior High and L. W. Young Junior High.   He said the actual name “Programme SURE,” which stands for Success Ultimately Reassures Everyone.Solar installation is one of the latest technical skills offered by BTVI’s Trade Career Path classes, in which students are exposed to construction trade skills such including Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Drywall, Tiling, Painting and Decorating building solutions.Minister Ferreira added he wants high schools in the Family Islands to participate too, and would encourage BTVI to engage solar experts to teach about the industry in the Family Islands.   He added that the Ministry would support BTVI in training more students who want to work in environmental careers, and would also work along with the University of The Bahamas.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo Caption:  Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, right, welcomed BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson in a courtesy call at the Ministry, September 15, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Mancini believes Scudetto race is far from over

first_imgItaly manager Roberto Mancini has recently shared his verdict on the Serie A title race suggesting the race is far from overJuve would host third-placed Inter in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Football Italia.“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination, it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.“It seems to me though that Napoli is there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.last_img read more

Asia Week Ahead Examining the Japanese economy

first_imgAsia Week Ahead: Examining the Japanese economy1K viewsAsia Week Ahead: Examining the Japanese economy1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Asia Week Ahead: Examining the Japanese economy1K viewsBusinessEDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS COVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: “Japan will see a heavy data download next week.” First up, the country’sVentuno Web Player 4.50EDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS COVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: “Japan will see a heavy data download next week.” First up, the country’slast_img

Irfan Pathan to be banned by BCCI Cricketer breaks embargo on participation

first_imgPathan may well end up featuring in CPLIANSOne of the ways in which Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has kept the Indian Premier League (IPL) head and shoulders above all other competing T20 events around the world is by prohibiting Indian players from participating in them, at least the male ones.So, while the whole world sends players to India for the annual IPL, no Indian player is seen participating in events like the Big Bash League (BBL) of Australia, T20 Blast of England or the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) of West Indies.But now, one prominent, if out of favour Indian player, Irfan Pathan, has decided to put his name among the players in the CPL draft. But the all-rounder is yet to get a No-objection Certificate (NOC) from BCCI. This means that the board may take action against the Indian cricketer for proceeding forward without attaining clearances.Possible consequences of Pathan’s decisionIn 2007, when an unofficial league called Indian Cricket League (ICL) was launched by Zee Group, the Indian cricket board decided to blacklist all the players who took part in it and launched IPL as a response. The ICL disappeared after two years due to lack of popularity and eventually, many of the players who were part of the league were allowed to rejoin the Indian cricket fraternity. Women players like Harmanpreet have played in overseas leaguesMatt King/Getty ImagesInterestingly, Irfan’s brother Yusuf also wanted to play in an overseas T20 league in Hong Kong couple of years ago but was denied the permission by BCCI. So, the question arises: Will Irfan face disciplinary action also? Could he get blacklisted as well? Considering Irfan seems to be well past his prime and is now into commentary as well, perhaps the Baroda cricketer has already prepared himself for this eventuality. But it would still be interesting to see how the current BCCI, functioning under the Committee of Administrators (CoA) behaves. Will they be forgiving or stern?All this while, Indian female cricketers have participated in foreign leagues and have achieved great success and experience. In fact, Harmanpreet Kaur credited her experience of Women’s BBL for her improved performances in 2017. Last year, Smriti Mandhana emerged as the most successful batswoman in the English KIA Super League event.But the ban on male cricketers continues as of now. Only the retired players have participated in foreign leagues and that too, in privately owned ones, not those launched by official boards.last_img read more

New Xbox due out before Christmas 2013

first_imgEvidence is mounting that Microsoft is entering the final stages of preparation for the next Xbox console. We’ve seen an increase in security at the Xbox buildings on the Microsoft campus, increased chatter from game developers about the next generation of consoles, and now comes a report that Microsoft’s next console will be hitting shelves before the 2013 holiday season. The report is complete with (some what sketchy) details about exactly how the company will actually unveil the new console.There’s been a lot of talk about Microsoft’s future plans when it comes to gaming. We’ve seen the rumors of an Xbox tablet, we’ve seen supposed names like “Xbox 720″, and we’ve hear talk of a lower cost Xbox that is used for casual gaming and streaming content. If you put all of that together, Microsoft’s Xbox division is pretty busy right now. A refresh to the popular console seems like a must at this point. Despite Microsoft’s talk of how proud they are that the industry has been able to change the rules regarding how long a console is supposed to last, a hardware refresh would open a lot of doors for the gaming industry as a whole.As Project Durango gets closer and closer to reality, and patents for augmented reality glasses start to appear, the rumors surrounding what could be get pretty intense. There’s a few things that make a lot of sense, like a a deeper integration with Kinect 2 and a focus on delivering way more than just games to the console. Speculating on hardware at this point doesn’t make a lot of sense, though it seems likely that the controller will be up for tweaking to fit more with a Kinect 2 focused design. We know that companies like Crytek and Rare are already hiring developers to take advantage of the new hardware as well.If Microsoft is to unveil new hardware this year, they are likely to make quite a show out of it. It’s possible that Microsoft would try to steal the show at E3, but it is just as likely that the company would assemble their own press event for the hardware. Microsoft had no problem using the Xbox 360 to stream their E3 announcement this year, delivering a massive captive audience to the news. Microsoft could easily take advantage of that same audience to announce their new hardware, whenever it actually arrives.via Bloomberglast_img read more

No sports fans are more spoiled than Boston fans

first_imgAlso:Colin’s Final, Final 2017 NFL Predictions3-word summaries of every NFL team These Patriots could be more dominant than the undefeated 2007 teamThe Patriots aren’t exactly dark horses, coming off their Super Bowl win, but in New England there are different degrees of dominance.Colin thinks this Pats team has a chance to be the most dominant Belichick has fielded since the record setting 2007 team, that went undefeated until losing in the Super Bowl thanks to David Tyree’s miracle catch.He believes this year’s team could dominate, not just because New England has added more playmakers like Brandin Cooks and get Gronk back, but because their competition in the AFC has eroded to the point where it’s not clear who will challenge them.Brady’s arch rival Peyton Manning is long gone. Big Ben is slowly eroding. In their division, the Bills and Jets look like they’re playing for draft position, and Miami just signed their starting quarterback 5 minutes before the start of the season. No sports fans are more spoiled than Boston fansBoston fans have the ultimate victim complex. Despite winning recent titles in all three major sports, they still think everyone is out to get them. Patriots fans still can’t get over Deflategate, even though they just won the Super Bowl, and are planning to give Roger Goodell the business when he shows up for the opener tonight.After 5 Patriots Super Bowls, 2 Red Sox World Series championships, and 2 titles from the Celtics – just since 2000- Colin is sick of hearing how bad Boston fans have it. He thinks they resemble a trust fund kid who has everything, but still thinks they’re being picked on.Every other professional sports city wishes they had it as “bad” as Boston does.center_img Guests:Greg Cosell – NFL Films and NFL Matchup producerAlbert Breer – MMQB writerTony Gonzalez – Fox NFL Sunday Kickoff co-host and former All-Pro tight end with the Chiefs and FalconsRob Parker – FS1 NFL AnalystCharlie Weis – Former Notre Dame Head Coach and Patriots Offensive Coordinatorlast_img read more

Demi Lovato Knocked Out Jay Glazers Front Tooth with an MMA Training

first_imgAside from being one of the most wired-in insiders in the NFL media, Jay Glazer has also made a name for himself by training celebrities and athletes in MMA at his famous ‘Unbreakable’ gym in L.A.Glazer found out last night that some of these pampered celebrities are tougher than they look when he got one of his front teeth knocked out courtesy of a punch landed by actress Demi Lovato. The former Disney teen star posted a video of Glazer taking the whole thing like a champ.Who wore it better? Glazer or Leon Spinks?last_img

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The purpose of this summit is to work with the vendors to institute a different method to base estimates of radiation dose captured at the time of the CT scan,” said Marilyn Goske, M.D., chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, past president of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), and Silverman Chair for Radiology Education, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “This summit is an example of how all imaging stakeholders can work together to ensure that our youngest patients everywhere receive the safe, effective imaging care that they deserve.”The Alliance, founded by the SPR, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), launched the Image Gently campaign in January 2008, stressing: child-sizing the amount of radiation used on children; scanning once and only when necessary the indicated region; involving medical physicists to monitor pediatric CT techniques; and involving technologists to optimize scanning. The Image Gently Web site ( contains the latest research and educational materials to aid radiologists, radiologic technologists, medical physicists, and other imaging stakeholders in determining the appropriate radiation techniques to be used in the imaging of children and how the radiation received from these exams may affect pediatric patients over time. A key feature of the new Web site is a library of helpful protocols that can be used for the imaging of children.The Aug. 20 summit is the first formal step in the Image Gently effort to foster increased collaboration between providers and imaging manufacturers to produce scanners with common dose estimation settings and display language. The goal, ultimately, is to enable providers to more consistently perform scans with dose estimates appropriate for children. Providers would also work with vendors to produce educational opportunities, which could uniformly instruct technologists how to use the equipment to consistently accommodate the special imaging needs of children.“Medical imaging stakeholders need to work together to make sure that imaging protocols keep pace with rapidly advancing technology,” said Donald P. Frush, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Pediatric Imaging. “This is particularly true regarding the imaging of children. We are proud to reach out to the entire imaging community to raise the quality of care that our youngest patients receive and help ensure that they have ready access to safe, effective imaging care in their own communities.”The summit will feature presentations by representatives from the Alliance, including the ACR, SPR, ASRT, and AAPM, as well as the U.S. FDA and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance. Representatives from every major medical imaging manufacturer will be in attendance.“The Alliance’s growth shows that people recognize the importance of a team approach to reducing pediatric CT dose,” said Greg Morrison, RT(R), CNMT, CAE, ASRT executive vice president and chief knowledge officer. “Thanks to the Image Gently campaign, children who undergo a CT scan have a community of physicists, radiologists, radiologic technologists and vendors protecting them and pledging to keep them safe.”“We now have tools available to us that allow the improvement of the estimation of patient dose. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… 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 morelast_img read more

Virgin Atlantic celebrates youth new advertising campaign

first_imgVirgin Atlantic will launch a new global advertising campaign in Australia next month, aimed at showcasing the airline’s staff and ongoing dedication to youthful business acumen.The multi-million pound promotion has been designed to highlight the skills young people have to offer, reflecting Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson’s staunch ethos.“We’re always on the lookout for gifted young people to grow our business,” Virgin Atlantic president Richard Branson said.  “Our staff hold the keys to the future of Virgin Atlantic, they work so hard and we are delighted to dedicate this new advert to them – people are at the heart of Virgin Atlantic and we believe this advert celebrates this”.The advertisement traces the lives of real workers at the airline and has been infused with humour.‘Flying in the Face of Ordinary’ is the new slogan for the marketing campaign.The campaign, designed to highlight the airline’s cabin crew, experiences and destinations will launch online this month and a minute-long cinema advertisement will be broadcast across screens throughout Sydney from mid-September 2013.“It’s a challenging market for the travel industry with the online space growing more competitive,” Virgin Atlantic marketing manager Margy Vary said.“Agents have to work even harder than before and it’s important to celebrate them and the value they add to this industry.”Agents visiting Virgin Atlantic’s dedicated trade website will have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a trip to Hong Kong and Macau with a friend with entries closing 31 August 2013.Source = ETB News: P.T. Promotion to launch in Australia, competition for travel agents.last_img read more

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first_imgGOVERNMENT doctors will go on a two-hour stoppage on November 17, claiming that Health Minister Philippos Patsalis misled them when he promised that by September he would have resolved all their issues.In a statement issued by the government doctors union (PASYKI), the doctors point out that there are still four unresolved issues that the minister promised to tackle but has not followed through.“We are now told that an €800,000 fund the minister said he had secured for overtime pay cannot be awarded. Also, there is the matter of ten doctors that are being let go and the issue of promotions. The minister promised us that more promotions would be approved but now he says that he isn’t the one who can lift the moratorium on promotions,” said the statement.PASYKI also protested the fact that the state refuses to disclose the details of the much-debated National Health Scheme that is about to be tabled to the House of Representatives.The work stoppage will take place from 7.30am to 9.30am.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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