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Canadians stuck in Hawaii say they hope to enjoy the rest of

first_imgTORONTO – Canadians stuck in Hawaii amid torrential rains from a tropical storm say despite an eventful last couple of days seeking shelter, they hope to enjoy the rest of their trip.Lane was barrelling towards the islands of Hawaii as a powerful Category 5 hurricane in the middle of last week, but was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday and slowed down as it approached land.As it lingered, the storm’s outer bands were already over the Big Island, allowing Lane to drop 131 centimetres of rain as of early Sunday morning, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. National Weather Service.No storm-related deaths have been reported, but authorities have said they plucked families from floodwaters and landslides closed roads. Forecasters warned that some areas “may be uninhabitable for weeks.”Twenty-one-year-olds Marie-Dominique Cote, Alexia Nieman and Beatrice Lacharite from Sherbrooke, Que., say they arrived on Hawaii’s Kauai island on Aug. 20. What was supposed to be a five-day stop turned into a hunt for shelter and eventually a waiting game, they said.“We’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, but we never thought that this would happen,” Cote said in a phone interview.On Sunday, Cote said strong winds and precipitation were still falling on the small island at the northwest tip of the chain that makes up Hawaii.“It’s been grey and dark outside for days … there is no ray of light,” said Cote. “We have never seen anything like this before.”When they first arrived on the island, the three women booked a tent on Airbnb, but they quickly realized it wasn’t the safest option.“We sort of panicked when we realized we had to find somewhere else to stay in order to be safe,” said Cote.As they hunted down a hotel room, she said they came across local shop owners barricading their windows and residents emptying the shelves at grocery stores.“We are not used to it at all, but it almost seemed like a routine for locals here,” she said. “They knew what to do right away.”Cote said they hope the storm washes away soon, as they plan on enjoying the rest of their vacation before heading back home in a week.“Once it’s done we will try to go to an island that has not suffered too much from the tropical storm,” she said.Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a news conference on Saturday that the city and the state had “dodged a bullet,” but added that “doesn’t mean it’s over.“We are going to have rain and wind and local flooding, and we need to be vigilant and make sure we don’t let our guards down,” he said.Despite the added stress and the change of vacation plans, Cote said the tropical storm brought Canadians in Hawaii closer together.The three women met two other Canadians who couldn’t find a place to stay, as hotel rooms on the island were almost all booked. She said they welcomed them into their room and the five of them are now waiting to see what happens next.— with files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Nutrien says 34 workers trapped underground after service shaft malfunction

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:NTR) SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says 34 maintenance workers have been trapped in its Cory potash mine in Saskatchewan since Tuesday afternoon.Company spokesman Will Tigley says the service shaft to lift the workers out of the mine has stopped working and the company is working on a solution.He says the maintenance workers are safe underground and have halted work.Tigley says the company’s teams are making arrangements to rescue the worker “as soon as practicable” in the safest way possible.He says there is no estimate as to when the workers will be brought to the surface. In May, dozens of Nutrien workers were trapped for hours at its Allan potash mine after a fire broke out.last_img

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Eva Longoria Joins LOréal Paris And Melanoma Research Alliance For New Campaign

first_imgCurrently melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and one of the most common cancers in women under 40 years old in the United States.Video: Eva Longoria’s Suncare Message: Put Skin Type AsideThe first line of defense in helping to reduce the risk of developing melanoma is by wearing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF protection. L’Oréal Paris, a leading global beauty brand, and Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the leading private funder of melanoma research, announced today the launch of It’s THAT Worth It To Me.This social media campaign encourages women to donate 15 social media seconds by sharing why SPF protection or using sunless tanner is worth it to protect their skin, their beauty and their life. For every social share, L’Oréal Paris will donate $1 to MRA to fund the L’Oréal Paris – MRA Team Science Award Research Grant, up to $250,000 in 2015.Additionally, $1 from U.S. sales of select L’Oréal Paris products from now through December 31st, 2015 will fund the L’Oréal Paris – MRA Team Science Award Research Grant, up to $250,000 in 2015, including: L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Liquid Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 50+, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Alcohol-Free Quick Dry Sheer Finishing Spray SPF 50+, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15, L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Day Cream SPF 30 and L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion.A series of celebrity public service announcements and Donate 15 social videos will feature influencers – including Eva Longoria, Aimee Mullins, Skin Cancer Survivor Diane Keaton and L’Oréal Paris Communications Executive and melanoma survivor Danielle Macaluso – telling their own personal stories of why SPF protection is worth it to drive melanoma and skin cancer awareness and encourage others to help spread the word.How To Participate in It’s THAT Worth It to Me by Donating 15 Social Media Seconds 
Beginning on May 4th, “Melanoma Monday,” and through Labor Day on September 7th, people can participate in the campaign by following three steps: 1. Create a 15 second video or photo sharing with their social community why SPF protection or using sunless tanner is worth it. 2. Share the video or photo via Insta-video/Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter with hashtag #ItsTHATWorthIt 3. Get your social media community involved to further spread the word by tagging three friends in your post.last_img read more

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Roseau River braces for referendum

first_imgAPTN National NewLast March Terry Nelson was ousted as chief of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation by the reserve’s custom council.They called another election in October and Ken Henry Jr. was elected chief.Both Nelson and Henry have been claiming to be the real chief ever since.This week, Ottawa ordered a referendum to resolve the issue once and for all.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

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BC Liberals issues permit for controversial Taseko mine before leaving office

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsA controversial mining project in central British Columbia that has been rejected by federal reviews twice – is back.The Taskeo Mine project was revived by the outgoing B.C. Liberal government led by Christy Clark in their last days in power.Contact Tina here: thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img

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Media Nissan exchair Ghosn indicted for breach of trust

TOKYO — Japanese media report that prosecutors have charged Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn with breach of trust.The charges reportedly filed Monday are related to payments by a subsidiary of the Japanese automaker that allegedly went to a private investment company controlled by Ghosn.The indictment ensures he will remain in detention. His current period of detention would have expired Monday if he had not been charged.Ghosn, 65, was arrested in November. He says he is innocent of all financial misconduct charges against him.Prosecutors re-arrested Ghosn in early April, a month after his release on 1 billion yen ($9 million) pending his trial.Ghosn has said compensation he allegedly underreported was never decided upon and payments that prosecutors say amount to breach of trust were legitimate business transactions.The Associated Press read more

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Ban pledges continued UN support for small island developing nations

24 September 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged continued United Nations support for small island developing States (SIDS) as they strive to find solutions for their unique challenges, amid limited resources that could hamper their efforts to achieve globally agreed development targets. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged continued United Nations support for small island developing States (SIDS) as they strive to find solutions for their unique challenges, amid limited resources that could hamper their efforts to achieve globally agreed development targets. “The United Nations is committed to supporting the smalls island developing States at the international policy level and on the ground through its agencies and technical cooperation projects,” Mr. Ban said when he addressed the opening session of a two-day high-level review meeting of a strategy adopted in 2005 to advance sustainable development among this vulnerable group of countries. Small island developing States face unique vulnerabilities as a result of their small size, isolation, narrow resource base, limitations on economies of scale, and high exposure to global environmental threats.In the past five years since the adoption of the Mauritius Strategy, SIDS have suffered, like all countries, from the financial, food and energy crises, Mr. Ban said.They have also been especially vulnerable to climate change, with some of them having experienced loss of agricultural land and infrastructure, he added. There have been negative impacts on the fishing and tourism industries, loss of biodiversity, saltwater intrusion and degradation of terrestrial and wetland habitats and destruction of human settlements. With the threat of rising sea-levels, some people have even emigrated to build lives elsewhere.“We have seen some progress made in redressing these problems through the Mauritius Strategy. Political commitment toward sustainable development from each State has increased,” Mr. Ban said, pointing out that national plans and policies now reflect key principles of sustainable development as set out in the strategy.Overall, however, SIDS still lack sufficient access to financing for the dramatic changes they need to make, including for achieving the range of anti-poverty targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the Secretary-General.They also need increased financial assistance for coping with external shocks.“In view of their small size and limited capacity, we need to simplify and streamline financing mechanisms especially during and after natural disasters – such as the one we saw in Haiti,” Mr. Ban said.The review processes at national and regional levels have emphasized the need for SIDS to mainstream climate change adaptation plans into national development strategies, he added.They also need increased access to low-carbon technologies and technology transfer initiatives, and improved data collection and information systems to facilitate informed decision making. “Let us use this meeting today to devise new ways of approaching and redressing these issues,” the Secretary-General said.The high-level review session is intended to provide the international community with an opportunity to discuss the way forward based on the assessment of progress made, lessons learned and constraints encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy. read more

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Woman pedestrian hospitalised after Cork hitandrun

first_imgAN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after a female pedestrian was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Cobh, Co Cork this morning.The woman, 52, was out walking when she was hit by a vehicle, which failed to stop, at Ballynoe Hill in Cobh, close to the junction of Ballynoe Hill and the Tay Road.The woman was taken to Cork University Hospital where her condition is described a serious.The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic collission examination but has since been reopened.Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed anything in the area between 8am and 8.45am is asked to contact gardaí in Cobh on 021 4908530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.last_img

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Itchy elephant at Dublin Zoo grabs a stick to scratch behind her

first_imgAN ELEPHANT’S TRUNK is pretty versatile, but it seems to be lacking when comes to scratching.Asian elephant Yasmin, currently residing in Dublin Zoo, encountered this problem late one night, but she knew exactly what to do.Zookeepers caught the act, never seen before in the zoo, on infrared camera. Watch it below: Source: Dublin Zoo/YouTubeMore: Watch as a male tamarin at Dublin Zoo adopts marmoset babies >last_img

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Le Niger abrite six fois plus de girafes quil y a 15

first_imgLe Niger abrite six fois plus de girafes qu’il y a 15 ansLe nombre de girafes a été multiplié par six en 15 ans au Niger, passant de 50 en 1996 à 310 en 2011. Ces animaux seraient les derniers représentants d’une espèce en voie de disparition.Alors que les populations de plusieurs espèces menacées ne cessent de diminuer, c’est une nouvelle porteuse d’espoir que vient d’annoncer le ministère nigérien de l’Environnement. En 15 ans, les girafes vivant dans le sud-ouest du pays aurait vu leur nombre multiplié par six. La population serait ainsi passée de 50 en 1996 à 310 en 2011. Une hausse qui s’expliquerait par les “efforts déployés par le gouvernement pour la préservation des girafes qui ont porté leurs fruits”, selon les résultats d’un recensement officiel publié mardi et relayés par cyberpresse.ca.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?D’après les chiffres révélés, la population de girafes serait désormais formée de 146 mâles et 164 femelles dont 26 seraient en gestation. Les animaux auraient en fait trouvé un havre de paix dans la brousse de Kouré, une zone à une heure de route au sud de Niamey située à l’abri des braconniers et des chasseurs. Une protection d’autant plus cruciale qu’une étude a révélé en 2006 que ces troupeaux étaient les derniers représentants de la girafe peralta, aujourd’hui en voie de disparition. Pour préserver ces animaux majestueux, l’Association pour la sauvegarde des girafes du Niger (ASGN) finance en partenariat avec le zoo de Doué La Fontaine (France), des projets communautaires qui visent à inciter la population à participer à cette protection. Nombre de villages ont pu ainsi disposer de forages d’eau potable, de banques céréalières, de moulins à grains, de semences et d’engrais. Les femmes reçoivent, quant à elles, des prêts sans intérêts pour monter de petits commerces.Ceci n’a toutefois pas empêché les premiers cas de braconnage de voir le jour en 2010, avec la mort de deux girafes. Cette même année, des spécialistes ont également tenté d’équiper les girafes de colliers émetteurs pour suivre leur mouvement, par satellite mais ceci a échoué.Le 8 mars 2012 à 20:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

first_imgAlaska Gov. Bill Walker is in Washington, D.C., making the case with the military for restoring proposed personnel cuts.Download AudioWalker says he stressed Alaska’s strategic importance, especially with Russia enhancing its military presence in the Arctic.Walker says military leaders expressed their strong preference to not be making troop reductions but that the reductions are tied to automatic federal spending cuts, known as sequestration.The Army told the Alaska congressional delegation July 8 that it planned a reduction of 2,631 paratrooper positions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and 75 troops at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.The Anchorage base is one of six domestic bases that will lose  1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over two years.last_img read more

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Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska board

first_imgLongtime Sealaska regional Native corporation board member Rosita Worl will step down as a director in June. She will continue to head up the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down.Listen nowRosita Worl has spent 30 years on the Juneau-based corporation’s board of directors. She said she’s been thinking about leaving for a while.“I probably would have resigned three years ago, but at that point in time, I was chair of the Lands Legislation (Committee) and I felt like I wanted to see that completed before I left the board,” Worl said.That controversial bill traded corporate land near shareholder communities for more valuable timber properties within Southeast’s Tongass National Forest.After several attempts, it passed Congress in 2014.Worl will complete her final three-year board term, which ends in June. That will leave an open seat on Sealaska’s board of directors, to be filled during spring shareholder elections.In the past, many departing board members resigned during their terms and were replaced by an appointee, who then ran as an incumbent.Worl will continue as president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, the corporation’s cultural arm.The anthropologist, who’s taught at the University of Alaska Southeast, says she’s looking forward to completing some academic projects.“I’ve had to spend most of my energies on Sealaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute. And I’d like to finish a couple of manuscripts that I have: Tlingit property law and an ANCSA study, for example,” Worl said.Worl, of Juneau, is one of the longest-served members of Sealaska’s 13-person corporate board.Only Albert Kookesh of Angoon has served longer.Worl’s leadership roles have extended outside Southeast Alaska.She’s been on the boards of the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Indigenous Languages Institute and the National Museum of the American Indian.She’s also chaired the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Review Committee.Her Tlingít names are Yeidiklats’akw and Kaa háni and she is Eagle of the Shungukeidí (Thunderbird) Clan from the Kaawdliyaayi Hit (House Lowered from the Sun) of Klukwan and a Lukaax.ádi yadi (Child of the Sockeye Clan).last_img read more

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Current Evacuations In Effect

first_imgThe list below are all the counties in Texas that have issued an evacuation order. Aransas CountyMandatory Evacuation San Patricio CountyMandatory County Bee CountyVoluntary Evacuation Brazoria CountyMandatory Evacuation for coastal communitiesVoluntary Evacuation for low lying coastal areas Calhoun CountyMandatory Evacuation Galveston CountyVoluntary Evacuation for residents on Bolivar Peninsula Victoria CountyVoluntary Evacuation Share Cameron CountyVoluntary Evacuation of South Padre Islandcenter_img Source KHOU Matagorda CountyMandatory Evacuation Refugio CountyMandatory Evacuation Nueces CountyVoluntary Evacuation for Corpus ChristieMandatory Evacuation for Cities of Port Aransas and Ingleside Chambers CountyVoluntary Evacuation of:Smith PointCedar PointRecreational Vehicle Parks Harris CountyVoluntary Evacuation Jackson CountyVoluntary Evacuationlast_img read more

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UPDATE Thousands Of Students Rally Nationwide In Solidarity To End Gun Violence

first_imgDespite being threatened with being kicked off of sports teams, honor societies/programs and further punishment, almost 300 Walton High School students walked out today. We honored the MSD victims and called our reps, demanding for a change. #NationalWalkoutDay #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/rDlgpsfDJx— kaiya rianon (@coIorfuIminds) March 14, 2018 Pretty low key gathering to protest school safety and gun laws (most Houston schools on spring break so no class to wash out of) #NationalSchoolWalkOut #hounews pic.twitter.com/4hVj2MEHrO— Laura Isensee (@lauraisensee) March 14, 2018___5:50 p.m.The walkouts protesting gun violence at schools across the country hit close to home for students who were attending a middle school in northern Nevada when tragedy hit their campus more than four years ago.Sparks High School Principal Kevin Carroll says some of his seniors were students at nearby Sparks Middle School when a seventh-grader opened fire on the school playground in October 2013.Jose Reyes fatally shot Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry and injured two classmates before turning the gun on himself.About 200 students at Sparks High participated in Wednesday’s walkout.Carroll told the Reno Gazette Journal he thinks the protest had the biggest impact on those who experienced the fatal shooting in 2013. He says it was “kind of heartening” to see them participate in the rally.___5:25 p.m.An unspecified threat at one northern Nevada high school kept most of its students from walking out of class to participate in a nationwide protest marking the one-month anniversary of a Florida school shooting.The Douglas County sheriff’s office says a stay-put order was issued at Douglas High School in Gardnerville south of Carson City on Wednesday shortly after the threat was received at about 9:30 a.m.Deputies and state troopers patrolled the campus and surrounding area before they determined there was no danger and the order was lifted by 11 a.m.The Record-Courier reports three students managed to make their way out of the school and briefly joined more than a dozen adults who rallied with signs outside.An officer escorted them back inside the school, which plans to reschedule its demonstration for another day.___WATCH: At Columbine High School, students release balloons one at a time in honor of the 17 victims of the MS Douglas High shooting. #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/bPOzrlOOPc— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 14, 20184:35 p.m.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is commending students for speaking up on school safety during Wednesday’s national student walkout.Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said Wednesday that the secretary “gives a lot credit to the students who are raising their voices and demanding change.”Hill adds, “She hears them, and their input will be valuable.”DeVos has said arming teachers should be an option for those schools and communities who want it.DeVos will chair a federal commission tasked with student safety. On Tuesday, she met with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, the top Democrat on the committee overseeing education. Murray complained that DeVos didn’t provide any specifics on the commission’s work and would not discuss any role the National Rifle Association may have in its work.___New York City mayor joins protesting studentsNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined students from a Brooklyn high school as part of the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence.De Blasio was with students from Edward R. Murrow High School, one of hundreds of schools around the city where students participated in the walkout.The Democratic mayor said, “You are making so clear to this whole country that you are sick of the violence. You are sick of the madness. You are sick of the slaughter, and you won’t stand for it.” He told the students to “keep fighting.”Also in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took part in a “die-in” to protest gun violence.The Democratic governor, dressed in a suit and tie, lay down on the pavement in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park along with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten and students from Leadership and Public Service High School. Cuomo chanted “Gun control now!”___WATCH: California students spell out #Enough during protest against gun violence#NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/YQUGcqdhQs— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 14, 2018 X Silence descends outside the White House #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/qS5SOrxA3W— Harry Low (@HarryLow49) March 14, 2018 3:50 p.m.Hundreds of Kentucky high school students joined a nationwide gun violence protest by traveling to the state Capitol for a rally in frigid weather.The rally in Frankfort included a group of students from Marshall County High School, the site of a deadly school shooting in January. The students got a pass Wednesday to leave school and travel more than three hours to the Capitol.Marshall County student Cameron King urged the demonstrators to “keep screaming, keep yelling, keep fighting until you make a change, because we are the change.” King recalled fleeing the school during the Jan. 23 shooting and hiding at a car dealership.Students huddled near the front entrance, chanting and carrying signs that said “Never Again” and “Books Not Bullets.”___3:25 p.m.South Carolina’s largest school district says it’s going to reprimand several hundred students who participated in a national walkout to protest gun violence at schools.Greenville County Schools spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said Wednesday that students who participated in the walkout will be cited for cutting class. She said school records show that about 530 students participated at about a dozen high schools.The high schools with the most participation were J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, with about 200 students walking out; and Maudlin High School with about 180. Overall, the district has about 77,000 students.District officials had said before the walkout that they were discouraging students from participating and didn’t plan to allow news media to cover the activity.Around the country, school administrators have taken varying stances toward the walkouts that were launched in the aftermath of a deadly rampage at a Florida high school last month that killed 17 people.17 desks and 3 podiums in honor of the Florida victims. Thank you @JLMannHigh for the respect you are paying to these students and staff. @gcschools pic.twitter.com/bB1o3FG0SD— Dr. David McDonald (@dmcdonald141) March 14, 2018___3:05 p.m.Up to 300 students in Lawrence, Kansas, joined the nationwide walkout against gun violence, while some of their parents formed a symbolic protective ring around the school.Sophomore Elliot Bradley read the names of the 17 people killed last month at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and said the protesters wanted legislative change.About 200 adults joined in a “Wrap the Walkout,” which urged adults to “wrap” themselves around the school to show support for the students.The Lawrence Journal-World reports the school district said students who participated would be excused.In Topeka, about 1,000 students from Topeka High School joined the walkout and marched three blocks to the Kansas Statehouse to participate in a rally coordinated by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.Statement from students at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kansas. #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/fYUWnjZH2q— John Hoopes (@jwhoopes2) March 14, 2018___2:40 p.m.About 50 protesters supported student walkouts by gathering at the field office of a North Carolina senator to decry his connection to the National Rifle Association.The protesters braved chilly temperatures and gusty winds outside U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s office in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Across the nation, young people walked out of classes to demand action on gun violence.According to watchdog group The Center for Responsive Politics, the NRA has spent nearly $7 million to support Burr’s campaigns over his career.Protesters held signs saying “Books Not Bullets” and “Is 7 Million Dollars Worth 17 People’s Lives?”Some motorists honked their car horns in support. One driver told the group to protest opioids because guns don’t kill, drugs do. One protester responded, “They both do.!”The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.#NationalWalkoutDay in North Carolina pic.twitter.com/h70phPYl8b— char (@phoenixfirefan) March 14, 2018___2:30 p.m.In Las Vegas, home to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, more than 350 students left classes as part of a nationwide school walkout and rallied on the steps of the city’s oldest high school with signs reading “Enough is Enough” and chants like “NRA, stay away.”Tanya Abarico, a Las Vegas Academy of the Arts junior, noted the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas and said students want policies and reform, not thoughts and prayers.Student body President Darian Fluker invoked shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012 and the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. She calls the walkouts a march for student lives.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.#NationalWalkoutDay Del sol high school in Las Vegas Nevada pic.twitter.com/BgBNPsPoFh— CjGlenn (@CjGlenn5) March 14, 2018 Powerful: Hundreds of #Baltimore Poly students laying on ground to honor 17 victims killed in FL shooting & to push for stricter gun laws #NationalSchoolWalkout #NationalWalkoutDay #WalkoutWednesday pic.twitter.com/0pSFht6tVN— Rick Ritter (@RickRitterWJZ) March 14, 2018 VIDEO: Students gather outside the White House to protest against gun violence as they participate in the “National School Walkout” — a demonstration slated to last 17 minutes — one for each victim shot dead during the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland pic.twitter.com/1n5OQw0n3p— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 14, 2018___11:05 a.m.Some students at an Ohio high school that had a shooting last year joined the nationwide student walkouts to protest gun violence, despite being warned they could face detention or more serious discipline.The Springfield News-Sun reports about 10 students exited West Liberty-Salem High School as a group of supporters across the street cheered Wednesday.Superintendent Kraig Hissong says campus isn’t the place for political demonstrations and it’s not in the district’s interest to endorse political movements.Students at Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia, were also warned against participating in the nationwide walkout. Police even patrolled outside the school. Nonetheless, three students walked out for the 17 minutes of the protest and then went back inside.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.The 200ish student walk out my kid is involved in ATM. They made it to City Hall and I guess they have talked with the Mayor. #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/KAunlzYlS1— Excited Pizza (@PizzaExcited) March 14, 2018 00:00 /00:47 “Enough is enough” | Students already protesting outside of the @WhiteHouse for #NationalWalkoutDay. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/eZlm3bd6ik— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) March 14, 2018 The students of Harvest Collegiate in New York City have had #ENOUGH. #NationalWalkoutDay #EnoughIsEnough 📷: @tkocreative pic.twitter.com/AZkYqi6DA8— Women’s March Youth (@WomensMarchY) March 14, 2018 Orlando is with you. #Enough #NationalSchoolWalkout #NationalWalkoutDay @schoolwalkoutUS @WomensMarchY pic.twitter.com/lUe7c3mCId— akira🤑 (@akiralysett) March 14, 2018 Share LIVE: Students in Denver, Colo. join #NationalWalkoutDay protests against gun violence. https://t.co/CMrz18WeFT https://t.co/9YDhdjwi4Y— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 14, 2018___ Las Vegas Academy students participate during the #nationalwalkoutday #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/wX2s4ZJKtZ— Erik Verduzco (@Erik_Verduzco) March 14, 2018___1:45 p.m.The National Rifle Association has sent out a defiant tweet that included a picture of an assault-style rifle and a comment saying: “I’ll control my own guns, thank you.”The tweet was posted Wednesday morning as students around the country staged school walkouts to protest gun violence. The NRA has come under increased criticism since last month’s shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. The gunman in that shooting used an AR-15 assault rifle.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.I’ll control my own guns, thank you. #2A #NRA pic.twitter.com/jqbZzwcWf6— NRA (@NRA) March 14, 2018___LIVE: Students at Columbine High School in Colorado protest gun violence on #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/CMrz18WeFT https://t.co/9YDhdjwi4Y— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 14, 2018 More #NationalWalkoutDay photos — thanks to Emory profs @kmvnarayan14 @rabednarczyk & @CarlosdelRio7, who stood in solidarity with students (and took photos). #Enough pic.twitter.com/0RMc7AzcLJ— Emory Medicine (@EmoryMedicine) March 14, 2018 17 minutes at poolesville hs this morning. so proud of everyone who braved the cold for our walkout! #EnoughIsEnoughDMV #NationalWalkOutDay pic.twitter.com/Esnb5RAZr0— michelle 🕊 (@mzhengs) March 14, 2018___12:50 p.m.In northwestern New Mexico, where two students were gunned down by an armed intruder at their high school in December, hundreds of their classmates gathered at the Aztec High flag pole for a “walk-up” rather than a walkout.The student council had asked school administrators for time in their schedule Wednesday so they could honor the 21 students who’ve been killed in school shootings in recent months —including their two classmates — and to talk about 21 pledges they can take to make their campus safer and to get involved.Principal Warman Hall said the students wanted to feel empowered but didn’t want a contentious political debate or demonstration.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.___12:50 p.m.A student at Kell High School outside Atlanta says the principal there had threatened students with discipline and said they could be in danger since the time of the nationwide protest was widely known and someone could try to harm them outside the school.Freshman Kirsten Martin said students were scared of the potential punishment, so at 10 a.m. “we just carried on like it’s a normal day.”Despite the threat, three students at the Marietta, Georgia, school walked out for the 17 minutes of the protest and then went back inside.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.___12 p.m.A nor’easter that dropped 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow in some places in the Northeast closed many Massachusetts schools Wednesday, thwarting plans to participate in a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence.But students were still taking action. Hundreds of them gathered at a Boston church before a planned march to the statehouse, where they planned to lobby lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at stemming gun violence.Esmay Price Jones, a Somerville High School freshman, said Parkland, Florida, students started a movement she’s hopeful will result in meaningful change.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.___12 p.m.At some schools, students didn’t walk outside, but instead lined the hallways, standing in silence and wearing the school colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was the site of last month’s mass shooting that killed 17 people.Others gathered in school gyms and auditorium.In Goshen, Indiana, student’s formed a heart on the football field. In Yarmouth, Maine, students walked out despite freezing temperatures and snow.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the Feb. 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida.___Check the virtual walkout feed of Women’s March Youth at https://www.womensmarch.com/enough ___11:30 a.m.In Washington, more than 2,000 high-school age protesters observed 17 minutes of silence outside the White House as part of a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence.An organizer counted down the seconds until 10 a.m. and the protesters spent the 17 minutes sitting on the ground with their backs turned to the White House as a nearby church bell chimed.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.#NationalWalkOutDay March from the White House https://t.co/Q6BEIbhv62— Brynna Quillin (@brynnaquillin) March 14, 2018 One of my babies.“Save the kids. Not the guns.”#NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/KrjWAzQXPv— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 14, 2018 About a dozen moms, teachers and kids gather at Linkwood Park to protest gun laws – conversation ranges from art centers to teachers as human shields while toddlers play on playground pic.twitter.com/Dzdhh72GJI— Laura Isensee (@lauraisensee) March 14, 2018 “Enough is enough” – students walk out of schools to protest gun violence @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/b2BlVSdQEo— Mark Irons (@MarkIronsMedia) February 21, 2018 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: From a school in Las Vegas that knows first hand what gun violence can do to a community, we stand with you MSD #NationalWalkoutDay @KTNV #NWCTA pic.twitter.com/6PrCrTbf8K— b (@xobarbaraa) March 14, 2018 Listen “In an ideal world, the 20 first graders and kindergartners who died at Sandy Hook would be in middle school… The 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas would probably be eating lunch right now,” student says at #NationalWalkoutDay rally https://t.co/9UbJD8FATr pic.twitter.com/77EQYqxmkw— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2018___Students in Greater Houston participated in a few scattered demonstrationsDespite most Houston schools are on spring break, students in Houston are still taking action on the nationwide walkouts to protest gun violence.High School junior Pari Bondalapati joined about a dozen other people, mostly teachers and moms, at Linkwood Park in Southwest Houston. They drew on the sidewalk with chalk and discussed ways to make schools safer. Bondalapati said she wants more rules on age limits and background checks to get guns. WATCH: At Columbine High School, students release balloons one at a time in honor of the 17 victims of the MS Douglas High shooting. #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/bPOzrlOOPc— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 14, 20181:15 p.m.Students at Columbine High School in Colorado are participating in the nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence.About 250 students left school and gathered on a soccer field next to the building Wednesday.They held red, white and blue balloons and released them as they read the names of the 17 people killed last month at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the worst high school shooting since the 1999 massacre at Columbine.The names of the 13 people killed at Columbine were also read before the students observed a moment of silence.___1:15 p.m.An Arizona legislator who survived a mass shooting in which then-Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords was critically wounded is saluting students participating in nationwide school walkouts over gun violence.State Rep. Daniel Hernandez said in a Twitter post Wednesday that he stands “in solidarity with all of the young people walking to demand action on gun violence.”Hernandez also said in his Twitter post that he’s reminded now that young people aren’t just the future but also what he called “vital voices NOW.”The Tucson Democrat was an intern for Giffords in 2011 when he helped her immediately after she was shot in the head at a constituent event in the Tucson area.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.___12:50 p.m.AP Photo/Jose Luis MaganaStudents hold up their signs during a rally asking for gun control outside of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington. One month after a mass shooting in Florida, students and advocates across the country participate in walkouts and protests to call on Congress for action. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Hundreds of students from the Washington area are rallying at the Capitol to urge stricter gun control laws.The rally was part of a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school last month.Fifteen-year-old Chloe Appel of Gaithersburg, Maryland, held a sign that said, “Fix this before I text my mom from under a desk.”House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers addressed the crowd. The biggest applause by far was for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Students chanted his name and nearly drowned out his speech.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Florida.”In an ideal world, the 20 first graders and kindergartners who died at Sandy Hook would be in middle school… The 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas would probably be eating lunch right now,” student says at #NationalWalkoutDay rally https://t.co/9UbJD8FATr pic.twitter.com/77EQYqxmkw— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2018 ___10:35 a.m.Police outside Atlanta patrolled Kell High School, where students were threatened with unspecified consequences if they participated in the nationwide walkout to protest gun violence.A British couple walking their dogs went to the school to try to encourage students, but they were threatened with arrest by police officers if they didn’t leave the campus in Marietta, Georgia.The nationwide walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.___10:35 a.m.Hundreds of students at Parkland High School, outside Allentown, Pennsylvania, walked out of class and headed to the auditorium for a rally dubbed #parklandforparkland.That school and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, share more than a name.Stoneman Douglass freshman Daniel Duff, who survived the shooting by hiding in a closet but lost seven of his friends, is the cousin of Collin and Kyleigh Duff, who are brother and sister and go to Parkland High in Pennsylvania.The Duff siblings have been selling #parklandforparkland bracelets, raising more than $10,000 for the Florida shooting victims, and Daniel Duff described what it was like to live through the shooting in a video that was shown at the rally.Parkland High students called for stricter gun laws, read short biographies of each of the 17 shooting victims of last month’s shooting and observed a moment of silence at 10 a.m.___10:25 a.m.Viacom is suspending all programming on its networks for 17 minutes as students across the nation walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence.The suspension coincides with the National School Walkout, which started at 10 a.m. The company’s networks include MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, among others.The walkouts are the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.___Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.The demonstrations will last 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. one month ago. There are more than 2,850 largely student-organized walkouts scheduled, according to EMPOWER, the group behind the national school walkout. National organizers, who are the youth branch of the women’s march, are advocating stricter gun regulation including bans on assault weapons and expanded background checks.Pretty amazing to watch. Students from all over D.C, protesting in front of the White House #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/ig7PICFRV4— Hira Qureshi (@hiraq36) March 14, 2018While EMPOWER coordinated nationally, each school needed a leader organize locally. Rexhepi, who is the local high school caucus chair for the Young Democrats, took it upon herself to be that person for Centennial High School in Boise.She said she felt responsible to do something because she knows she’s often viewed as a student leader.“I probably shouldn’t wait for someone who just wants to advance their resume with a school shooting,” she said, “which I don’t think is OK at all.”Eighteen-year-old Tommy Munroe, who is Centennial’s student body president, feels a sense of urgency about this issue because, he said, Stoneman Douglas “could’ve just as easily been my high school.” He doesn’t want his generation — “the generation of Sandy Hook,” — to become desensitized to gun violence.Students at Warwick High School walking out of class right now. Principal expecting around 600 or more. #13NewsNow #NationalWalkOutDay pic.twitter.com/VJsag68vWK— Niko Clemmons 13News Now (@13nikoclemmons) March 14, 2018For Munroe, it’s important for students to be able to be actively involved in politics — and for lawmakers to listen.“If the government wants to keep getting paid, they need to listen to what we say,” he said.Rexhepi said that the overall message of the walkout is to encourage some type of change, and she’s encouraged by the national effort.But even with her role in the Young Democrats, Rexhepi said that politicians and political parties are part of the conflict in the debate about guns.“It’s become more about political party than actual beliefs,” she said.“Enough is enough” | Students already protesting outside of the @WhiteHouse for #NationalWalkoutDay. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/eZlm3bd6ik— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) March 14, 2018Rexhepi worked hard to get the word out about plans for the walkout. She made fliers, which then found their way onto social media. Soon everyone knew, including the administration.The principal met with her and some of her classmates. To their surprise, they weren’t in trouble. It took some convincing, but soon the walkout had the administration’s support.According to Rexhepi and classmate Tommy Munroe, school administrators initially said they would clear student absences and even agreed to announce the walkout over the intercom.School reactions to the walkout have been as varied as opinions on gun rights.Even other Boise schools are responding differently. The neighboring Boise School District sent memos to parents saying their schools would follow regular attendance guidelines, meaning that parents would need to call to excuse their child’s absence even if he or she were participating in the walkout.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesStudents and family members hold hands around a makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed on Feb. 14.Administrators in the Boise School District were also directed to provide “alternative activities during lunch and break by which students can express their concerns and opinions,” according to the memos, which were sent to NPR by Dan Hollar, a spokesman for the school district.NPR’s Tovia Smith recently reported several schools that have made students afraid to participate in the walkout. For example, teachers at a high school in Boston were threatening students with write-ups and suspensions.But on the other side of the country in Idaho, Centennial High School’s student body president Tommy Munroe said his friend Egzona Rexhepi has made an effort to make it easy for students to participate if they want to.One of the ways she made it easier, he said, is by adjusting the time of the walkout. While most of the country’s walkouts are planned for 10 a.m., Centennial’s is planned for 9:28 a.m. when the bell rings. This will allow students to walk out in between classes, rather than getting up in the middle of a class.Munroe said some students may be too scared to leave if they are in a class with a teacher who doesn’t support the march, and so may not have an opportunity to participate.Rexhepi, Munroe and other classmates have dealt with some opposition from students on the other side of the issue. Earlier this week, Rexhepi had organized a poster-making party to prepare for the walkout. A student came in and used supplies Rexhepi had purchased with her own money to make an anti-protest poster. But Rexhepi wasn’t deterred.“Everyone has their own individual beliefs, those are what the posters are for, is for people to express their voices and their opinions because they have a right to do that, of course,” she said. “But overall, we all want some type of change. And that’s why we’re participating in the walkout.”Adrienne St. Clair is an intern on NPR’s National Desk.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. – / 22The LATEST on the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence (all times local):last_img read more

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American cruise ship passenger medically evacuated at Isla Mujeres

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — A tourist from a Carnival cruise ship was transferred to a Cancun hospital after the ship’s captain requested the medical evacuation.The captain of Carnival Fantasy made the emergency medical evacuation call to the Isla Mujeres port authority requesting the assistance. The ship, which was located 15 nautical miles north of the island, waited while the Mexican navy headed out to help.The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico says that naval personnel assigned to the Fifth Naval Region based in Isla Mujeres provided support with the medical evacuation of a male who was on board the cruise ship, Carnival Fantasy.American cruise ship passenger medically evacuated at Isla Mujeres Photo: Secretaría de Marina-Armada de MéxicoThe assistance was granted after the naval command at Isla Mujeres received the request to transfer a passenger from its vessel after suffering a cardiac emergency. Two navy ships left their Isla Mujeres base to transfer the 54-year-old American passenger to hospital.There is no word on the condition of the man. It is the third medical evacuation request from passing ships in recent weeks. In October, another cruise ship passing the island requested a medical evacuation for one of its American passengers who also suffered a cardiac emergency.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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IBA to Install New ProteusONE Proton Therapy System in Taiwan

first_img 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 TMS is part of the CHC Healthcare Group (CHC), listed on the Taipei stock exchange. TMS operates radiotherapy services for a number of medical centers in Taiwan. The ProteusONE system has been developed by IBA to allow more patients globally to access proton therapy. ProteusONE is a smaller, less expensive and faster to install proton therapy solution, encompassing the latest in proton therapy technologies, including Pencil Beam Scanning. 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 | Proton Therapy | December 28, 2015 IBA to Install New ProteusONE Proton Therapy System in Taiwan Second contract signed with Tomorrow Medical Systems Co. Ltd. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD December 28, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has signed a contract with TMS (Tomorrow Medical Systems Co. Ltd.) for the installation of its single-room proton therapy system ProteusONE in Taiwan. The contract signed in Taipei, includes the delivery of the ProteusONE equipment as well a long term service and maintenance agreement which together represents a value between EUR 30 to 35 million to IBA. This is the second contract signed with TMS for an installation of a proton therapy center in Taiwan. The first one was signed in 2013. “CHC is very happy to partner with IBA to install a second ProteusONE system in Taiwan. ProteusONE allows patients to be treated with Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy using Pencil Beam Scanning Technology which will greatly benefit cancer patients in Taiwan,” said Pei-lin Lee, president of CHC Group.The ProteusONE is the compact intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) solution from IBA. It benefits from the latest technologies developed with renowned clinical institutions. It is smaller, more affordable, easier to install and to operate. It is ultimately easier to finance, making this advanced radiation therapy modality available to more institutions and patients worldwide.  News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more 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 | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 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

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Vision Travel Solutions buys WD World Travel

first_img VANCOUVER — Vision Travel Solutions has bought another travel agency, acquiring Vancouver-based WD World Travel from principals Robert Durant and Greg Wittig.Located in Yaletown in downtown Vancouver, WD was established in 1992 by Durant and Wittig as an international corporate travel management agency. WD also operates Canada Travels, specializing in online travel deals. The company will operate as the Vancouver location of Vision Travel.“We are excited to welcome the entire team at WD World Travel into our family,” said Vision Travel President, Brian Robertson.“This acquisition will solidify our presence in the B.C. market and specifically in Vancouver.”“We knew that Vision would be a great fit with their continued growth and global strategy,” said Durant. “Their personalized approach to travel is right in line with how we have done business for many years.”Durant will continue as Managing Director, Western Canada for Vision Travel. Share Vision Travel Solutions buys WD World Travel Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Tags: Vision Travel Solutionscenter_img Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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