On November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.The event will commemorate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.Global superstar Katy Perry will receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. She has served in this role since 2013, with a special focus on engaging young people in UNICEF’s work, traveling to some of the poorest and most remote regions in Madagascar and Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s child protection, education and health programs. In December 2015, at the time of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, she recorded a unique weather report to call for action on climate change and bring attention to the devastating effects of the phenomenon on children. In October 2013, she joined in UNICEF’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, lending her hit song “Roar” to the soundtrack of a new PSA to inspire girls and help them become tomorrow’s champions. Through her continued work with UNICEF, Perry is a tireless champion for children, working to improve the lives of children and adolescents around the world.Award-winning television personality, author, and philanthropist Moll Anderson will receive the Spirit of Compassion Award for her enduring commitment to make the world a better place for children. She served as Gala Co-Chair for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball between 2013 and 2015. In 2015, she travelled to Jamaica to bring awareness to UNICEF’s programs and witnessed UNICEF’s work focused on child protection and youth empowerment. Together with her husband, she runs the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, focusing on basic needs including shelter, hunger, education and the protection of women and children.Presented by Mariner Investment Group, LLC and Baccarat, the UNICEF Snowflake Ball will be held at Cipriani Wall Street and will feature décor designed by HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip, a custom menu prepared by chef and UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson and a live auction benefiting UNICEF’s programs worldwide.Gillian Miniter and Desiree Gruber will co-chair the event, Jaime Jiménez will serve as Project Chair and Daria Daniel and Sterling McDavid will be the NextGen Chairs.Find out more here.
Unless urgent action is taken to protect land worldwide, over 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface could be affected by roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments in the next 30 years, according to a major new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The Global Environment Outlook-3 report, which examines policies and environmental impacts of the past 30 years and outlines approaches for the coming three decades, says the planet is at a “crucial crossroads with the choices made today critical for the forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, wildlife and other life support systems upon which current and future generations depend.”In addition to analyzing habitat disturbance caused by poorly planned infrastructure growth, the report cautions that more than half of all people could be living in severely “water-stressed” areas by 2032 if market forces drive the globe’s agenda.On the positive side, the report predicts that the proportion of hungry people in the world appears set to fall. Under one future scenario, hunger could decline to as little as 2.5 per cent of the global population by 2032 – a figure in line with the UN Millennium Declaration goals. Concerted action involving Governments, industry and individual citizens could also deliver deep cuts in emissions of the gases linked with global warming. In a forecasting section, the report divides possible future scenarios into two types: Market First and Sustainability First. For example, it finds that under the former scenario, emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels would reach around 16 billion ton a year by 2032. Under a Sustainability First scenario, emissions would also rise but radical shifts in behaviour allied to the vigorous introduction of more energy efficient technologies could cause global carbon dioxide emissions to fall below 8 billion ton annually by the same year.“We can never know for certain what lies before us,” said UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer at the report’s launch in London today. “But we know enough now to see how our actions or lack of actions might shape the environment and the inhabitants of this extraordinary blue planet by 2032.” He called for the necessary political courage and innovative financing to “steer a healthier, more prosperous, course for planet Earth.”Mr. Toepfer also underscored that the report was released just three months in advance of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), which would take place in Johannesburg, South Africa. “This is a summit for sustainable development, but it is also a summit for the environment,” he said, emphasizing that “without the environment there can never be the kind of development needed to secure a fair deal for this or future generations.”
In the running for the SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation 2013:Ford Motor Company Ltd: 1.0 Ecoboost engineBig-engine performance and 65mpg, all from a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder powerplant.McLaren Automotive: McLaren P1The most advanced combination of motorsport technologies ever brought together on a road car.Productiv Ltd and Tata Steel: The Proving FactoryA pioneering manufacturing initiative to bridge the ‘Valley of Death’ between R&D and production.We Predict: IndicoA new, comprehensive application of warranty analytics forecasting software.YASA Motors: YASA-400A lightweight but powerful electric motor, already featured in the Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept.Zircotec Ltd: Zircotec ThermoholdAn all-new approach to thermal coating technology – protecting carbon composite components from heat damage. The innovators have been whittled down to six, the judges have judged… Now the wait is on for the announcement of the UK’s top automotive innovation of 2013.Sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times, the SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation highlights the cream of UK automotive’s vast array of design, R&D and engineering talent.One of the creations below will be crowned the winner at SMMT’s Annual Dinner on 26 November 2013 – but which one? Watch this space. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Most of the remains were not identified at the time. Unidentified remains have been buried in Hawaii.The agency says in 2015 it exhumed unknown remains from the USS Oklahoma for analysis. Using dental and anthropological analysis as well as DNA, Steely’s remains were identified last fall.Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said he would order flags lowered to half-staff in Steely’s honor on Oct. 5, the date of his funeral.Related Article: Eastern Kentucky sailor killed in WWII to be buried next month(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ulis C. Steely (courtesy DPAA) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A U.S. sailor from Kentucky who died at Pearl Harbor will be buried in his hometown this fall.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said 25-year-old Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ulis C. Steely of Corbin was assigned to the USS Oklahoma battleship when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. He was among 429 crewmen killed.- Advertisement –
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The bins, in which you can dump grass cuttings, leaves, pruning and hedge trimmings – but not soil, rubbles or household waste – are collected every two weeks from March to November and every month from December to February.All waste from the garden waste bins are turned into compost and used in local farms.Chris Stevens, 36, said his wife would be fuming if she found a giant 240-litre wheelie bin under the tree.He said: “My wife would not be happy if she found a massive wheelie bin under the tree.”Apart from anything else it would cost a fortune to wrap it up – what a daft idea.”Sam Russell wrote online: “Drop everything – Bromley Council have the best gift ideas.”And Sharon Hook wrote: “Ha ha – just want I’ve always wanted – a giant bin for Christmas. What a rubbish idea!” A council has been criticised for a “rubbish” idea after recommending that locals buy a loved one a £60 wheelie for Christmas.Bromley Council in south London has written to residents suggesting that a 240-litre wheelie bin for garden waste with fortnightly collection thrown in could be the perfect present.Writing in the most recent winter newsletter, called Environment Matters, the council states: “Need an unusual gift idea? Treat that special someone to a year’s worth of garden waste collections!”Your loved one will receive a large 240L wheelie bin to hold all types of green garden waste including leaves, weeds, twigs, grass cuttings and even real Christmas trees.”Scheduled collections are made regularly every other week during peak gardening season March to November, then once a month from December to February.”Why not sign up yourself and save the hassle of disposal? If you have a smaller garden or if you only garden occasionally, you can even share the cost and the wheelie bin with a neighbour. “It says you can either buy the bin – which will be emptied for the year – or buy gift voucher.The council says that the annual garden waste collection service costs the equivalent of just £1.15-a-week and is “exclusive to residents in the borough” and is “ideal if you are frequent gardener or if you are unable to home compost large amounts of garden waste yourself”.
Clearly bats have gone up the candle in their churchmanshipRt Revd Graham James Bats are ruining churches because of barn conversions, the Bishop of Norwich has said. Speaking in the house of Lords, the Rt Revd Graham James said that bats had moved into churches in his diocese because old barns were being made into homes. “All over Norfolk there are barns once used by bats which have been turned into beautiful homes for human beings. And their new owners do not want to share their property with them. And so the bats have moved to medieval churches,” he said. Speaking in support of a bat conservation bill sponsored by Conservative peer Lord Cormack, he said that worshippers in some areas had “come to the end of their tether” because their “glorious building” had become “increasingly unusable for worship or any other community purpose”. “I think we tolerate this because we think houses of God are not inhabited. But they are, and not only by God – they are inhabited by people,” he said. Bat droppings can cause damage to church fittings such as fonts and pews, and require intensive cleaning by volunteers if the church is to be used for services. Around 60 per cent of pre-16th century churches are estimated to contain bat roosts. The bishop also joked that a longstanding deterrence method, the use of incense, was becoming less effective. “I used to recommend the regular use of incense, partly because I’m very High Church, and love incense, and bats appear very Protestant, since they normally departed where incense was used.”But even that is not now guaranteed to do the trick – clearly bats have gone up the candle in their churchmanship,” he said. The bill would remove bat protection laws in churches unless there was no “significant adverse impact” and prevent new building without a local bat survey.It has been opposed by the Bat Conservation Trust, which warned it would be “disastrous for those bat species that rely on churches”. Lord Cormack denied the bill was “anti-bats” and said something had to be done to protect churches and tackle the hygiene risk.The move was opposed by both the Government and the Opposition in the Lords, with Environment, Food and Rural Affairs minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble saying the Government could not support the bill as churches played a vital part in the survival of bats. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Gerardo Martino is Mexico’s new manager and he used to coach United States international Greg Garza at Atlanta United in the MLS.In an exclusive interview with Ronaldo.com, United States national team defender Greg Garza has said he will use everything he learned from his former Atlanta United coach.Gerardo Martino left Atlanta United after he lifted the Major League Soccer (MLS) title a few weeks ago.He became Mexico’s new head coach, hence Garza’s new sports enemy.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“He’s a great coach. His history and everything he has done has shown the world he’s a very good manager,” Garza told Ronaldo.com’s reporter Alejandro Guzmán after training in Chula Vista, California.“But for me personally, he’s a very honest person, very humble. He showed his quality and mental attributes to us. It was something special.”“Now we have the opportunity to play against ‘Tata’ with the national team in the future,” the former Mexico’s Liga MX Club Tijuana player added.“I will take everything I learned from him in the last two years, and I will use it against him in the matches against Mexico.”
Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September RelatedPosts Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More Macau junket and IR investor Suncity Group Holdings has announced a two-year extension to the maturity date of outstanding convertible bonds worth HK$570 million, held by its majority shareholder Fame Select, in order to “improve its business performance and financial position.”Fame select is 50% owned by Suncity Group Chairman and CEO Alvin Chau.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company said it had entered into an amendment agreement with Fame Select that will see the maturity date of the convertible bonds extended from 7 December 2018 to 7 December 2020.Suncity also listed a number of reasons for the agreement, including net liabilities as of 31 December 2017.“As it is expected that there may be further capital requirements for the business operations of the company in the near future, the board is of the view that the company will not have enough cash to redeem the convertible bonds in the next few months or within the forthcoming financial year,” the company said.“As such, the alteration will enable the group to postpone a substantial cash outflow and allow the group to have reasonable time to improve its business performance and financial position. The alteration will also allow the company to have more financial flexibility.“The company considers that it is in the interests of the company and its independent shareholders as a whole to utilize its resources for business development and other business opportunities in order to maximize returns to its shareholders.”Suncity also referenced Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing rules as a reason for the agreement, with redemption of the convertible bonds to push Fame Select’s holdings from 72.17% to 79.60%. Listing rules require at least 25% of the company’s issued share capital to be held by the public at all times.Suncity Group is currently building its first integrated resort, Hoiana, in Vietnam – a project in which it holds a 34% stake.
Clark Freeport Zone, a special economic area located around 100km north of Manila, has welcomed its sixth casino with D’ Heights Casino holding a soft opening this week.D’ Heights Casino, which is aiming for a Grand Opening in October, has launched with 50 gaming tables and 576 slot machines but will have 100 tables available once fully operational, according to a report in BusinessWorld. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team RelatedPosts 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status The property, built at a cost of US$250 million, includes a high limit area and junket space.One of a number of vast developments to have opened in Clark in recent years, the casino represents just a small part of the full 309-hectare D’ Heights Resort and Casino, which will see a five-star 310-room Hilton Hotel and Hyatt Regency open within the year. The resort will also include an indoor water theme park, man-made lake, villas, condominium towers, 36-hole golf course, restaurants, shops and a Singapore International School.Already open in Clark are Fortunegate Casino, Midori Casino, Mimosa PAGCOR, Royce and Widus.
The other subject ran off with King’s gun and wallet.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported King to Jackson Memorial South. He sustained minor injuries.King has returned home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A second person has been arrested and charged in the shooting of an off-duty Doral Police officer during an attempted robbery.According to a Miami-Dade Police report, 23-year-old Demetrius Jones was arrested Friday for his involvement in the armed robbery and shooting of Doral Police officer Gary King . Detectives said Jones was the second person arrested in this investigation.Jones was identified by the victim via a photographic lineup and has been charged with attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and burglary and aggravated battery.The first subject arrested was 22-year-old Kionne Bell, who was given the same charges as Jones.The armed robbery took place Tuesday outside King’s Palmetto Bay home. King was off-duty at the time.Police said King was ambushed in his driveway after being followed home by the subjects. There was a struggle between the victim and one of the subjects for King’s gun, which went off, striking King in the arm.King’s wife, meanwhile, came to the door when she heard the commotion. One of the subjects chased her, threw to the ground and punched in the face, police said. He took her Rolex watch and fled the scene.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 8, 2019:A caller reported hearing a noise and believes someone may be inside her house. Police conducted a walk-through. (12:35am)Police assisted with a motor vehicle lockout at FedEx Warehouse on Ballardvale Street. (7:36am)Fire Department responded to a gas odor on Federal Street. (7:39am)Police assisted Reading Police with pulling over an individual involved in a road rage incident. (2:51pm)Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of Paddock Street. Police confiscated a vape pen from one of the individuals. (6:31pm)A caller stated that a while male in a red hoodie was walking around the parking lot looking in widows. Police checked the area and found no one matching the description. (7:56pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted Dinesh Trivedi’s resignation as Railway Minister.The Prime Minister told the Parliament Monday that he regretted the exit of Trivedi. “Dinesh Trivedi presented a good Railway Budget. I regret his departure from the cabinet. I am forwarding Trivedi’s resignation to the President,” he said. He said that the new Railway Minister would be inducted soon.Dinesh Trivedi resigned as the Railway Minister Sunday evening after speaking to Trinamool Congress party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Trivedi received lot of flaks from his party colleagues for presenting a bold Railway Budget March 16, wherein he hiked passenger fares across all classes ranging from two paise to 30 paise per km, the first hike in a decade. Angry over the fare hike, Mamata faxed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sack him immediately.Mukul Roy, Rajya Sabha MP and Minister of State for Shipping, will replace Trivedi as the Railway Minister.
[Representational Image]The Supreme Court of IndiaA woman who accused the chief justice of India’s Supreme Court of sexual harassment said on Tuesday she would no longer participate in the proceedings of a judges’ panel investigating the case as she does not expect justice.The 35-year-old junior court assistant, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, wrote a letter to all Supreme Court judges along with an affidavit detailing her allegations against India’s most powerful judge Ranjan Gogoi.He has denied the charges.The woman’s complaint included allegations she and her family were victimised by authorities after she spurned the alleged advances of Gogoi.In her statement on Tuesday, the woman said she was not allowed to have her representative present despite impaired hearing and anxiety. She also said there was no video or audio recording made, and she was not given a copy of her statements on the case from previous days.”I found the atmosphere of the committee very frightening and I was very nervous because of being confronted and questioned by three Supreme Court Judges and without even the presence of my lawyer/support person,” she said.”I felt I was not likely to get justice from this committee and so I am no longer participating in the 3-Judge Committee proceedings.”No immediate comment was available from the Supreme Court.Gogoi has said the accusations showed India’s judiciary was under threat from a wider conspiracy, without elaborating.”There is some bigger force behind the woman,” he told a special hearing on Saturday.
Stay on target Help NASA Develop Autonomous RoversU.S. Army To Test Remote-Controlled Combat Vehicles Domino’s delivery drivers may want to start looking for work elsewhere.The pizza company has partnered with robotics firm Nuro to autonomously distribute dinner—no human-to-human eye contact necessary.Using the next-gen unmanned R2 vehicle, Domino’s expects to start serving select Houston customers “later this year.”Lucky folks who order online from a participating pizza shop can opt in to Nuro’s autonomous delivery and track the car from Domino’s to your door. Er… your driveway.Without a real live person to carry and hand over a greasy feast, you’ll have to actually leave the house—even if it’s just to walk 10 feet. Which may put a damper on your Friday-night PJ party for one. (Just don’t forget the keys.)Once the wheeled pod arrives, simply enter a unique PIN to retrieve your food from the storage compartment—hopefully before the neighbors spy your fluffy bunny slippers.“We are always looking for new ways to innovate and evolve the delivery experience for our customers,” Domino’s Executive Vice President Kevin Vasconi said in a statement. “The opportunity to bring our customers the choice of an unmanned delivery experience—and our operators an additional delivery solution during a busy store rush—is an important part of our autonomous vehicle testing.”This isn’t Domino’s first high-tech rodeo: The restaurant chain in 2015 crowdsourced the “ultimate delivery vehicle,” before introducing what they claimed at the time was the world’s first autonomous delivery robot—Domino’s Robotic Unit, or DRU.Around the same time, former Googlers Jianjun Zhu and Dave Ferguson teamed up to form Nuro, which develops autonomous delivery vehicles.The firm officially launched in early 2018 with the unveiling of its first product, the R1 electric self-driving local commerce car. Weighing in at 1,500 lbs., the stocky sedan is designed to carry only cargo, with space for 12 grocery bags in the first model.“We are excited to expand our autonomous delivery service in Houston with Domino’s,” according to Cosimo Leipold, Nuro’s head of partner relations.“Domino’s delivers millions of pizzas around the world every day, and the company shares our passion for focusing on the customer experience,” he continued. “We see incredible opportunity in offering Nuro’s world-class autonomous technology to Domino’s customers, accelerating our shared mission to transform local commerce.”This marks Domino’s first real use of delivery automation.A previous tie-in with Ford, as CNET pointed out, was “just smoke and mirrors”; its so-called self-driving car featured a human driver hidden behind blacked-out windows.More on Geek.com:Domino’s Will Use AI-Powered Cameras to Check Pizza OrdersOrder Domino’s Directly From Your Car’s TouchscreenAutonomous Bar Will Drive Up and Mix You Drinks
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more July 31, 2013 — The Proton Therapy Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center is helping lessen the fears associated with cancer treatment and pain by providing an alternative that many patients are finding both clinically successful and emotionally comforting.Proton radiation treatment, or proton beam therapy, is the most precise and advanced form of radiation therapy available today. This painless, noninvasive treatment allows patients to maintain their quality of life and resume normal activities as quickly as possible. This is because, as opposed to standard radiation therapy, proton therapy allows physicians to deliver higher treatment dosages that destroy the main tumor site without causing harm to surrounding healthy tissue or organs. Because it is more precise, it causes less damage to a patient’s body.“The power and precision offered by proton therapy contributes to quicker recovery times, fewer side effects and better outcomes,” said Jerry Slater, M.D., chairman of the hospital’s Proton Treatment Center. “Patients with a wide range of conditions — including prostate, lung and brain cancers – can all benefit from what proton therapy has to offer.”Proton therapy is completely noninvasive, no cut or incision is made to remove the cancer. The once-daily therapy sessions are painless and the patient can leave immediately following treatment. Because of proton therapy’s accuracy, many of the side effects of radiation treatment can be significantly reduced.For more information: www.protons.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… 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 Related Content 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 | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | July 31, 2013 Proton Therapy Can Help Ease Cancer Treatment Anxiety Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Proton Treatment Center helps reduce the fear from cancer treatment News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more
Skyscanner has come up with some futuristic predictions for airports in its latest Future of Travel report including automated check-in and even greater use of technology.The report finds that the future will see a completely automated airport experience which will get rid of the need to wait in check-in queues and passengers possessing digital luggage tags and suitcases pre-coded with flight details and destinations.The aesthetic of airports will also change, with open buildings housing open-air parks and pools.Lastly the report predicts that Skype like holographic systems will be available in-flight, allowing passengers to have conversations with friends and family way up to 35,000 feet in the air.Skyscanner’s head of business to business operations, Filip Filipov said that new technologies will allow people to travel with a number of fun distractions.“Emerging technologies mean that by 2024 the travel journey from our home to holiday destination has the potential to be a stress-free and enjoyable experience – full of fun distractions for everyone,” Mr Filipov said.“Airports and flights will no longer be the price we pay to travel but instead will signify the start of our holidays where travellers can relax and create the perfect space to suit their needs whether they’re flying for business or leisure.”Source = ETB News: Tom Neale
Go back to the e-newsletterThe Spa & Wellness Centre in Cairo at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence encourages guests to indulge in pampering, and promotes disconnection from daily routine to maintain a healthy balance.For the month of November 2017, Spa & Wellness Centre guests can enjoy a pampering gift (ranging from a facial scrub to one of the spa’s signature special hand cream or a massage oil) when booking any massage treatment.For early-birds, the spa is offering a offer 50% savings on all massages, facials and body scrubs during Sundays to Wednesdays.Go back to the e-newsletter
Two global organizations are meeting with Sir Richard Branson May 15-20 on his private Necker Island, and the net result will include over $300K in donations generated for the non-profit entrepreneurial foundation Virgin Unite. The groups are Maverick Business Adventures® (MBA) and Centurion MasterMind Group, both of which provide a forum to discuss business challenges and solutions while at the same time creating fundraising opportunities to benefit tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.Participants attending the by-invitation-only event represent a cross section of the world’s top business visionaries in the fields of internet marketing and media buying, manufacturing, investments and trading, fitness and wellness products, software and consulting, among others.“MBA shares with Virgin Unite shows that business has the capacity to improve the human condition. The same visionary thinking and problem-solving skills that make entrepreneurs successful can be channeled into solving the world’s social and environmental crises,” said Yanik Silver, MBA founder.www.virginunite.com
The House interior committee decided on Monday to reduce Nicosia and Paphos sewerage fees for 2017 by 30 per cent and 15 per cent respectively after households received higher bills this year based on updated property values.According to the head of the committee, Eleni Mavrou, the reduction, which was a suggestion by ruling Disy, will be applied to this year’s fees, and taxpayers in these two districts will be sent new bills with the revised amounts. The reduction for each household will be proportional to the original charge. Fees are payable, without penalty, until the end of the year.Taxpayers who have already paid the increased fees, will benefit from the reduction next year, Mavrou said.The two sewerage boards in question this year used 2013 property values, meaning higher bills for those whose owners had been paying very low rates in the past because the state and local authorities were using 1980s values.“The imposition of a sewerage tax must be fiscally neutral,” Mavrou said. She added that the Nicosia and Paphos sewerage boards which increased the fees, have been asked to proceed with a reduction in the rates to restore balance.Disy head Averof Neophytou welcomed the decision a positive step to the benefit of taxpayers.Greens’ MP Giorgos Perdikis said that the revised fees meant additional proceeds to the tune of €5m for the Nicosia sewerage board and €1m for that of Paphos.During the process to update values in 2013, the authorities found numerous cases where a property that was just a plot in the 1980s now contained a house or apartment block.Nicosia sewerage board deputy director Savvas Hadjineocleous had told MPs last month that all these years, people whose properties were properly valued had been in a way subsidising those whose real estate was not. MPs heard last month that the change meant a reduction of rates in 60 per cent to 70 per cent of cases, and a raise in 30 per cent to 40 per cent.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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