Mehdi Benkirane The Story of an Orphan

Rabat – 24-year-old Mehdi Benkirane is a Moroccan orphan who turned his tragedies into successful story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. In order to learn more Mehdi Benkirane’s life, Morocco World News interviewed him to highlight his career and his startup organization’s main objectives.MWN: Could you please introduce yourself? Mehdi Benkirane: My name is Mehdi Benkirane, founder and president of Children of the Heart.MWN: What are your motivations behind creating this organization?Mehdi Benkirane: The drive I have for creating this organization comes from my adoptive mother. I was born as an orphan and I’ve never met my biological parents. My biological parents left me in a charity center in Fez when I was only four months old. Since I was a child, my adoptive mother used to take me to the charity center to see my orphan friends so I wouldn’t forget my roots. After many years of social work, I came up with the idea of creating a similar organization in Rabat.MWN: What are the requirements for someone who wants to join Children of the Heart?Mehdi Benkirane: Our doors are open to everyone, especially Moroccan youth because we are in dire need of youth. Joining us is very easy because we are not asking for any money upon joining, but rather basic materials like clothes, baby bottles and simple medicines. We are also trying as much as possible to provide our children with new clothing so that they don’t feel any more different from their outside friends than they already do. We really want to provide them with new items only.MWN: Do you receive any financial support from the government?Mehdi Benkirane: Unfortunately, the government does not provide us with any financial support; I only receive moral support from our Head of Governmen, Abdelilah Benkirane. I would love to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Othman Benjelloun and Mrs. Ghita Zniber for providing us with help whenever we needed it.MWN: What are Children of the Heart’s main goals or objectives?Mehdi Benkirane: We are asking the Moroccan government to ratify a proposal to protect orphans’ rights. If we protect today’s children, we will protect our future generations.MWN: Could you please elaborate more on your organization’s upcoming projects?Mehdi Benkirane: We are officially announcing today for MWN readers that we plan to inaugurate eighteen children centers across Morocco, starting in 2015 in collaboration with the National Observatory of Children’s Rights.MWN: Would you please share with our readers the best and worst moments of your life thus far?Mehdi Benkirane: To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting this question. Well, I’d love to thank God from the bottom of my heart for my adoptive family, because I know that I’m lucky to even have a family. Eighty percent of orphans aren’t as lucky as I am and truly don’t have a home. I’m also extremely happy because I was able to finish my higher studies and achieve a dream I’ve had since I was a little boy. Since I was child, I’ve dreamed of being an animator and, Alhamdulillah, I recently accomplished this dream. I’ve started working at Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) three months ago. For the worst event in my life, I’d say that the threats I’ve recently received because of this famous movement in Morocco are probably the worst things to happen to me so far.MWN: Do you have anything special to add?Mehdi Benkirane: Love one another, be yourself, don’t let someone else to tell you what you are going to be or not going to be because God has created you and God doesn’t make mistakes.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Unifor head Jerry Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM

OSHAWA, Ont. — The head of Unifor has ruled out a potential boycott of General Motors in the campaign to save the Oshawa Assembly Plant.Speaking at a union rally in front of GM Canada’s Oshawa office, Unifor president Jerry Dias says the union will never call for an outright boycott of GM products.Last week, Unifor’s Quebec director Renaud Gagne said there were no plans to boycott GM, but that it may be a solution the union will have to consider.The union also released an Ekos Research poll last week noting that 45 per cent of Canadians support an outright boycott of GM.Dias says he supports the products union members make at GM in Canada, but objects to the company’s shifting of production to Mexico.He says the union will have a press conference on Friday as it continues its fight to save the Oshawa plant that GM plans to shut down later this year.The Canadian Press read more

15 years after Chernobyl more help needed for disaster victims UN

“The legacy of Chernobyl will be with us, and with our descendants, for generations to come,” the Secretary-General said in a statement. “I appeal to Member States, non-governmental organizations and private individuals, to join with me in a pledge never to forget Chernobyl. Together, we must extend a helping hand to our fellow human beings, and show that we are not indifferent to their plight.” The nuclear disaster occurred on 26 April 1986 when two explosions destroyed a reactor at a power plant not far from the Ukrainian capital, contaminating an area of over 160,000 square kilometres with the release of 50 million units of radiation.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement today that the full humanitarian impact of the disaster is not yet known to this day, and that it may be years until many medical manifestations appear. The greatest constraint to the efforts in dealing with the crisis has been the lack of adequate funding, with Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine shouldering most of the financial burden of helping their populations. According to OCHA chief Kenzo Oshima, who is also UN Coordinator for International Cooperation on Chernobyl, those three countries should not bear the sole responsibility for dealing with the crisis.At a joint press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Oshima said that the international community could and should provide tangible aid to the affected people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The need for international assistance was also emphasized by the three countries’ Ambassadors to the UN — Sergei Ling of Belarus, Valeriy Kuchinsky of Ukraine and Sergey Lavrov of Russia, who also took part in the press conference. Meanwhile in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a statement calling the Chernobyl accident “a tragic but important turning point” in the Agency’s work. “It prompted us to focus unprecedented energies and resources to assist the affected people and help ensure that such a serious accident would never happen again,” said IAEA Director General, Mohammed ElBaradei.To deal with the aftermath of the disaster, the UN set up a 19-member Inter-Agency Task Force on Chernobyl, which, together with non-governmental organizations, provides health care to people affected by radiation, psychosocial rehabilitation, job creation for resettled families, the study of radiation’s environmental impact, waste disposal and decontamination, as well as technical support for improved nuclear safety. read more

Brock University takes over organizational role of prestigious Cuvée Gala

Cuvée, one of the most prestigious celebrations of Ontario wine and food, will now be organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).Announced tonight at the 26th anniversary of the grand tasting, Brian Hutchings, Brock’s Vice-President of Finance and Administration, said CCOVI’s new role with Cuvée is a great fit, given the University’s strong relationship with Ontario’s grape and wine industry.Proceeds from the 2015 Cuvée wine weekend will support student bursaries and research that will benefit the Ontario grape and wine industry.“This is a terrific development,” said Hutchings. “It will ultimately support some of the very students and researchers who are crucial to sustaining and growing the industry in the future.”CCOVI has been a long-time supporter of Cuvée, and is excited to take on this organizational role says director Debbie Inglis.“CCOVI is always looking for ways to help grow the market share of Ontario VQA wine,” said Inglis. “The event will now not only showcase the best of Ontario’s wine, but will also raise funds to help the industry continue to grow.”The format will stay the same with the Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala food and wine event along with the Cuvée Enroute passport program. This year’s grand tasting featured over 50 Ontario winemakers pouring wines they selected as their personal favourite.CCOVI takes over leadership of Cuvée from the Niagara Community Foundation who has organized the event for the past 11 years. Prior to that, the event was a fundraiser for Gray Gables School. read more

Ohio State picks up No 2 seed in the Louisville regional tournament

The Ohio state baseball team celebrates the team’s Big Ten championship victory. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter clinching an automatic bid into the NCAA College Baseball tournament, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been placed as the No. 2 seed in the Louisville regional, hosted by No. 2 national seed Louisville Cardinals. For the Buckeyes, this has been a truly spectacular season, fueled by steady contributions from both sides of the plate as they finished with a Big Ten-best record of 43-18-1. On the year, OSU ranked second in the Big Ten in runs scored with 362. The team’s offense was driven largely by their strong power numbers, where they ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for 28th in the country with 56 home runs. Another strength was the speed on the basepaths, where they ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 18th in the country in stolen bases with 98 successful swipes.But it wasn’t just the bats that worked for the Buckeyes. The pitching staff for the Scarlet and Gray also contributed in a major way to the success of the team. OSU pitchers posted a 3.02 ERA on the season, good for second best in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation; a 1.20 WHIP, best in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation; and a miniscule 2.40 BB/9 rate, second best in the Big Ten and fifth best among all NCAA teams.In the first matchup of their regional, the Buckeyes will take on Wright State University, champions of the Horizon League. The Raiders have put together a strong season, posting a 44-15 record overall. They currently sit 36th overall with a 3.47 ERA and tenth overall with a 1.20 WHIP. Though WSU ranks 22nd overall in runs scored (424 on the season), they have few explosive aspects to their offense. The Raiders currently rank 95th in batting average (.283) and tied for 55th in home runs (46). Their offense has largely been sparked by a NCAA 20th best-91 stolen bases.That game begins on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. E.T.The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional in the Super Regional round. read more

Ohio State football considering moving some fall camp practices off Woody Hayes

The Ohio State football team is considering moving some of its fall camp practices away from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Athletic department spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed to The Lantern that while nothing is definitive, a move to an off-site location is being considered. “I’m not sure exactly of the location, though,” Emig said. The Buckeyes’ first fall camp under coach Urban Meyer is slated to begin held Aug. 3, just less than a month before the team’s first game against Miami (Ohio). read more

Nine dogs saved from death

first_imgNINE DOGS THAT were due to be put down at Carrick Dog Shelter earlier this afternoon have been saved.A pound in Monaghan were going to have to put down the dogs – which ranged in age from just 16 weeks to eight years old – but thankfully they’ve all been offered homes or rescue spaces after their stories appeared on on Tuesday.However, it isn’t all good news.Speaking about the last-ditch call from the Carrick shelter, spokesperson for Dogs Trust told that the fear of having to put animals to sleep because of a lack of space is a good example of what’s happening in pounds all over the country.In Ireland, 15 dogs are destroyed on average everyday. That’s 5,500 a year. To compare, in Scotland that number is just 500.A spokesperson from the ISPCA said “any sort of animal is not a suitable gift to give.“It is a big responsibility and it certainly is not something to surprise someone with, whatever time of the year it is.”Thankfully the nine dogs from Carrick have been saved but this problem is far from over.Carrick Dog shelter have got in touch with the newsteam here to say “a massive thanks from us on behalf of nine very happy pound dogs!”These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can’t be re-homed>Dog welfare group say Christmas dumping of dogs has already started>Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights>last_img read more

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to

first_img Share7 Tweet Email1 By Stephen McDermott Short URL Mar 5th 2019, 7:44 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free. 18 Comments Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 7:44 AM Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General in the White House on Monday Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTHE US INTENDS to scrap a preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey which allows certain products from the two countries to be imported duty-free.The Office of the US Trade Representative announced it would end the countries’ designations as beneficiary developing countries as part of what the ‘Generalised System of Preferences’ programme.Under the programme, certain products can enter the US duty-free if countries meet an eligibility criteria, including “providing the United States with equitable and reasonable market access”.In a statement, the office said that the two countries “no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria” for the programme.It added that India has failed to provide assurances that it would allow the US the required market access, and “has implemented a wide array of trade barriers that create serious negative effects on United States commerce”.In response, India said the impact on its exports to the US would be minor, claiming just €4.95 billion of its €70 billion in exports to the US are covered by GSP.Meanwhile, the US said that Turkey was now considered “sufficiently economically developed” to have “graduated” from the programme, having first been designated a GSP beneficiary in 1975.Donald Trump said the country’s economy “has grown and diversified”, and noted that Istanbul has already “graduated from other developed countries’ GSP programmes”.The changes cannot take effect for at least 60 days, after the US House of Congress and the affected countries were notified, a process that started on Monday when Trump wrote letters to the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate.The move comes as the US and China seek to negotiate an exit from a costly trade war that is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to address what it views as inequitable commercial relationships with other states.Under an agreement taking shape, Beijing would lower some barriers on US companies’ operations in China and purchase large amounts American agricultural and energy goods if the United States agreed to lower most of the tariffs in return.However, reports have suggested that significant details of the deal remained unresolved.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019 13,457 Views last_img read more

Vancouver pilot critically injured in crash

first_imgThe Vancouver pilot of a single-engine airplane remains in critical condition this morning after crashing into a hangar Saturday evening at the airport in Aurora, Ore.The pilot has been identified as Kevin R. Carr, 53. Carr also owned the plane, according to public records.Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the call of the crash at 5:47 p.m. The plane was a 1996 Savage-Cozy experimental aircraft.Aurora Fire Department personnel extricated Carr from the wreckage of the three-seater airplane. He was the sole occupant.A Life Flight helicopter flew him to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland. He was listed in critical condition this morning, a spokeswoman said.Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft struck the roof of a hangar before coming to rest on the airport ramp, east of the runway. There was no post-impact fire.The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation.last_img read more

Vancouver man will travel nations borders on bike for Share

first_imgLast time around, in 2010, David Jones went coast to coast. This time, he’s going to go clockwise along the borders of the nation.As he takes breaks from pedaling what he expects will be a roughly 12,000-mile journey, Jones will interview people and document their stories of an America that’s been battered by economic downturn for years — and perhaps is on the mend now.“On my first ride across the country, I saw an America I was unacquainted with,” said Jones, who is 56 and semi-retired. “An America whose heartland had been decimated by the economic downturn and policies enacted over the last three decades. As a result, many people were struggling to keep their businesses afloat and in fact many towns were virtually shuttered.“What struck me was the kindness, spirit and determination of the average American,” he said. “On my upcoming journey, I will tell their story.”Jones also hopes to raise $100,000 for Share, Clark County’s leading provider of services to the hungry and homeless. Jones is a past board member of Share.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday July 14 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowWith hedging statements, Alaska lawmakers say they’re close on oil and gas compromiseAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauState lawmakers say they’re close to an agreement on a bill to end tax credits for oil and gas companies that can be traded for cash.Moody’s downgrades state’s credit ratingAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMoody’s has downgraded the state’s credit rating again and said the state has a negative outlook.Legislature’s capital budget impasse could delay Haines Highway projectEmily Files, KHNS – HainesA major Haines infrastructure project that is years in the making may have to wait a little longer.Newly found disease could threaten Southeast Alaska spruceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA fungus that’s damaged trees in Southcentral and Interior Alaska has been discovered for the first time in Southeast. But there’s a chance its spread could be stopped.Klukwan’s Hotch will attend National Medal awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.Abbey Collins, KHNS – HainesThe Alaska State Museums are set to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in Washington, D.C. next week. It’s the highest recognition of its kind. The director of a new cultural heritage center in Klukwan is part of the group receiving the award in the nation’s capital.Wrangell Borough, union reach amended contract agreementLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe Wrangell Borough Assembly approved an amended contract with union employees during a special meeting Thursday, ending what have been contentious negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.Where are Koliganek’s king salmon?Avery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamMore than 2.5 million sockeye have returned to spawn in the Nushagak River this year, one of the highest counts on record. They have filled pools and creeks, jumping and swimming their way to their spawning grounds.As low Nushagak River restricts barge travel, New Stuyahok limits heating fuelAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamKoliganek and New Stuyahok are still waiting on their first barge of the year. Heating fuel use for residents and businesses in New Stuyahok is limited.Update: Someone may be buying the ferry Taku, but it’s still on the marketEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauStill thinking about buying the Ferry Taku? The state extended the bidding deadline for the 54-year-old ship again — until August 8th.AK: Mod Carousel brings boylesque world premiere to JuneauAnnie Bartholomew, KTOO – JuneauFor eight years Seattle-based boylesque collective Mod Carousel blurs gender expression in Alaska. It’s newest show, Gilded makes its world premiere in Alaska. Juneau residents will be treated to the world premiere of a dance production this weekend.49 Voices: Doreen Cooper of SkagwayRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThis week we’re hearing from Doreen Cooper from Skagway. She’s working as a volunteer at the Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center in Coldfoot.last_img read more

British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause

first_img( —A team of climate experts from Britain’s national weather service (The Met Office) has given a series of presentations at the Science Media Centre in London with the aim of trying to explain why global warming has flattened over the past decade. Journalists were invited to listen as climatologists explained theories that have been developed to describe the current “pause” in global temperature increases the planet has been experiencing. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2013 Scientists around the world have noted that despite increasing amounts of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere, average global temperatures have leveled off since the late 1990’s. The main theory to explain why this has occurred, members of the team explained, centers around the world’s oceans. Researchers studying the temperature of the oceans have found that surface temperatures increased as expected—what’s new is an increase in water temperature at much greater depths. The ocean is acting as a giant heat sink, they say, absorbing much of the heat that would otherwise be found in the atmosphere. They back this up by noting that satellites that measure the amount of heat that arrives and leaves our planet indicate that heat retained by the planet continues to rise, even as atmospheric temperatures have leveled off. That heat, the scientists said, has to be going somewhere, and since it’s not likely being absorbed by dry land areas, that leaves the sea. They acknowledged that no one really knows what impact rising deep sea temperatures might have on the planet.Another possible explanation the team said was that the sun has temporarily been putting out less heat than normal—not necessarily enough to explain a leveling off of global warming, but enough to cause a slight perturbation. They noted that volcanic eruptions spewing particulates into the atmosphere (reflecting heat back into space) have also worked to stabilize rising temperatures.The team also pointed out that the pause in global warming is almost certainly temporary and that the consensus among world climatologists is that temperatures will once again begin to rise, likely sooner than later. They insisted that earlier projections of an average global rise in temperature of 2°C by the end of this century are still correct, insinuating that skeptics should not take the leveling off of temperatures as a sign that climatologists have been wrong. Periodic flattening of rising temperatures, they noted, have always been in the projection models. Citation: British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause (2013, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Past decade saw unprecedented warming in the deep oceanlast_img read more

Warning Bad road conditions surrounding LadysmithWarning Bad road conditions surrounding Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Due to heavy rain falling in areas around Ladysmith, roads have become slippery and driving conditions have deteriorated significantly.Heavy rain has been reported on the R103 heading towards Estcourt and the N3, and there is flooding on the roads. Motorists should be wary and take precautions while driving.Also read: Vehicles crash near AK’s OK Grocer, LadysmithAlso read: Vehicle stranded on N3 near LadysmithEmergency personnel are on the road just past Colenso, where there is flooding due to rain.Heavy rain is falling on the N3 outside Ladysmith, as well as from the Bergville Plaza through to the Tugela Plaza. Misty conditions prevail along Van Reenen’s Pass, resulting in poor visibility, so motorists are warned to be cautious when going up and down the pass.Motorists must reduce their speed and also increase their following distance to be safe on the roads.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img 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 | 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 | September 24, 2012 Texas Healthcare Organizations Reveal Details of $105 Million Proton Therapy Facility Slated for Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Irving site selected to provide convenient access to patients in Texas and beyond 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 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 | 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 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 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 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 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 September 24, 2012 — Three Texas healthcare leaders announced new details of their plan to provide cancer patients with one of the world’s most advanced proton therapy centers. Dallas-based Texas Oncology, supported by McKesson Specialty Health; and Baylor Health Enterprises, an affiliate of Baylor Health Care System, announced that Irving-Las Colinas has been chosen as the home for the $105 million proton therapy facility in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment, particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers, often with fewer side effects.Representatives expect construction to begin on the 50,000-square-foot proton therapy facility in 2013, and they anticipate the first patients will be treated in the advanced cancer treatment complex in late 2015. Final economic incentives are pending approvals later this month by Irving City Council and Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District.The facility will be located at 1501 W. Royal Lane in Irving, Texas. The healthcare organizations selected Irving in part for its central location, providing patients convenient access within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, to both the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field, and to numerous hotels.“This is a landmark day for cancer patients,” said Chris Wallace, president and CEO, Irving Economic Development Partnership. “The proton therapy facility will immediately make Irving-Las Colinas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex a destination for world-class medical and cancer care services. We are proud that Baylor, Texas Oncology and McKesson Specialty Health have elected to build such a distinguished and coveted facility in Irving.”The facility will provide services through Texas Oncology and will give patients in Texas and across the country advanced options in the fight against cancer, including the opportunity to participate in leading clinical trials through its relationship with U.S. Oncology Research.“The proton therapy facility will provide our team of oncologists working across the state another critical tool in the fight against cancer,” said Dr. Steven Paulson, chairman and president of Texas Oncology. “Bringing advancements like this into our community-based practice is a hallmark of our approach, which is centered around patients and making the most advanced tools and treatments available to them.”Once completed, it is estimated the proton therapy center will employ about 50 healthcare professionals. Dr. Paulson said he expects the majority of cancer patient referrals will come from practitioners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and from other parts of Texas and neighboring states. Texas Oncology is a member of The U.S. Oncology Network, which includes physician-owned community-based oncology practices from across the country, which may also refer patients to the facility.The facility will be constructed with newer technology than first-generation facilities. Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) has been selected to provide the proton technology, in part because IBA’s technology is the most advanced available. The facility will include a proton cyclotron, two isocentric-gantry treatment rooms, a fixed-beam treatment room and advanced image guidance technology.“We have an extraordinary opportunity to bring leading cancer care technology that offers fewer side effects to more patients,” said Marc Owen, president of McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation that supports The U.S. Oncology Network. “And we’re going to do it by building a facility with leading technology and highly respected physicians and healthcare providers in the Dallas area. Proton therapy will bring a new level of community-based cancer care to patients.”Each year, more than 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Proton therapy provides highly targeted radiation treatment shown to be particularly effective in treating many pediatric and adult cancers, including adults with tumors in the brain, head and neck, lung and prostate.Only a handful of proton therapy centers are operational in the United States. The IBA proton solution is a proven one that combines the latest technologies with more than 20 years of experience gained at top clinical institutions. Linbeck Group LLC has been selected to build the facility, which is being designed by RTKL Associates, part of the ARCADIS global network.“Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S.,” said Mary Elizabeth Klein, director of IBA Global Sales for Particle Therapy. “Families affected by cancer deserve access to the latest advances in cancer treatment and technology. The facility will provide many more patients access to this leading-edge technology, both in Texas and, due to its central location in the U.S., across the country.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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

EU agrees to help Tunisia fight terror boost economy

first_img—Corrects spelling of Tunisian prime minister’s first name to Habib.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said it was in Europeans’ own interest to assist Tunisia and its democratically elected government.Mogherini said “we have to keep hope alive in a region that faces so many difficulties.”At the meeting, EU ministers also reviewed the situation in Libya, where many armed radicals active in Tunisia were reportedly trained in jihadi camps. The EU has been hoping for establishment of a national government in Libya so it can conclude agreements to stem the exodus of migrants leaving from its shores for Europe.On July 11, some Libyan political leaders met in Morocco to initial an agreement designed to bring their country’s civil war to an end. But one major faction, the General National Conference, balked, demanding a greater share of power.The EU is seeking a “government of national unity” in Libya, and is ready to wield both carrots and sticks to make it a reality, Mogherini made clear.The bloc has a 100-million euro ($108 million) aid package ready as soon as a new Libyan government can been formed, she said. And, without naming names or revealing a timetable, she said the EU ministers also discussed imposing economic sanctions on Libyans who have become “spoilers” of the effort to forge national unity. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, welcomes Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid upon his arrival at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Top Stories center_img BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday agreed to help Tunisia combat violent Islamic extremism and boost its economy, including by raising quotas on how much olive oil it can sell in EU markets.Several cooperative measures were agreed upon Monday by EU foreign ministers in Brussels during a visit by Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. In a statement, the EU ministers expressed solidarity with the North African country following the attack last month at a Mediterranean beach resort that killed 38 tourists, many of them EU nationals. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

British tourism operators stepup

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