Wyoming Bill That Would Impose Corporate Income Tax on Specified Businesses Passes House

first_imgWyoming might impose a special corporate income tax rate of 7% in 2020. The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill that would set a 7% corporate income tax on incorporated:retailers with more than 100 shareholders; oraccommodation and food service providers with more than 100 shareholders.3-Factor ApportionmentAdditionally, if enacted, the bill would apportion income to Wyoming based on an equally-weighted property, payroll, and sales.H.B. 220, as passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives on January 25, 2019Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img

Janhvi Kapoor is blooming like a pink rose in this outfit

first_imgJanhvi Kapoor has always been known as fashionista, who impressed us time and again with her class-apart sense of style.The starlet’s penchant for elegant dressing came to the fore, once again, when she started making public appearances at promotional events for her debut movie Dhadak.For her latest promotional event, the actress pulled off a mix of ethnic and western elements in an Agami outfit. Picture courtesy: Instagram/instantfilmygyannJanhvi looked pretty in a white halter-neck top, embroidered in pink up to the neck. The plain peach organza skirt blended well with the top, thus saving the ensemble from looking over-the-top. Picture courtesy: Instagram/nishsaysJanhvi teamed the attire with a pair of juttis and wore a pair of jhumkas, keeping her look simple and classy. She sported a pink lip colour and tied her hair in a neat ponytail.Also Read:Janhvi Kapoor stepped out with a bag that can buy you a hatchback carAlso Watch: Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Sridevi in English Vinglish have something in commonlast_img read more

a month agoEx-Newcastle midfielder Bigirimana happy Longstaff getting chance

first_imgEx-Newcastle midfielder Bigirimana happy Longstaff getting chanceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana is happy seeing Sean Longstaff get his chance.Bigirimana, 25, is currently a free agent.The Burundi international spent time in the reserves alongside Longstaff and told the Evening Chronicle: “It’s good to see things are changing and they’re giving opportunities to young players.”There’s always a lot of talent at Newcastle, and it’s just how they get dealt with.”On his own prospects, Bigirimana added: “It’s been a tough journey in my football career. I’ve not had stability really, and that’s due to my choices and I have to live with the consequences. But what I’ve learnt, for my next club I just want to have that stability.”I know I have the ability to play at a high level, but it’s easy just to talk about that. I’m not in a hurry or a race to get back to the Premier League.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Close call for two men in flooded elevator during heavy rain in

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police mounted a dramatic elevator rescue on Tuesday night while the city was being drenched by a heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding, street closures and several cars trapped in flooded underpasses.Two men had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck in the basement of a commercial building in the city’s north end.Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante said water had almost filled the elevator before the men were rescued by officers who had to swim down to the basement to get them out.“The water level [had risen] to six feet and there was only one foot of air space left for the two males to breathe,” she said, adding that the men were able to keep their heads above water by standing on handrails inside the elevator.“The two officers answering the call then found a crowbar and swam into the basement location of the commercial building, pried open the elevator and rescued the two males that were stuck inside,” Arrogante told The Canadian Press.She said one man suffered a hand injury but did not require hospitalization and neither of the responding officers were injured.Stairs to flooded basement in commercial building near St. Clair and Jane where two men were trapped in elevator. That 7 foot high green doorway leads to the elevator where two Toronto officers had to swim to rescue the men. pic.twitter.com/3Chig2FBG5— Kevin Misener (@Misener680NEWS) August 8, 2018Arrogante said the initial call came in at 10:52 p.m. and police were on the scene quickly.“The officers responded at 10:58, so all within six minutes we were there and able to rescue the two men,” she said.“It’s actually quite an amazing story and we’re just happy everything turned out in a positive manner.”The heavy downpour also left numerous drivers stuck in flooded underpasses.Three cars were submerged in one north-end underpass (near Keele St. and Wilson Ave.) and the police marine unit rescued people from four cars trapped by rising water at a downtown underpass (Lower Simcoe and Bremner). There were no injuries reported.The downpour also resulted in flooding in the Toronto subway system. Transit authorities said shuttle buses were transporting passengers between the Finch West and Wilson stations in the city’s north end early Wednesday. There was no word on when service would resume.The deluge also caused problems at Toronto city hall. A staffer tweeted that the roof outside Mayor John Tory’s office was leaking so badly that staff ran out of recycling bins and garbage cans to contain the water.Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement for the city, saying between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain was expected in some locations, particularly near the lakeshore. The agency said more than 64 millimetres of rain had fallen at Billy Bishop Airport just south of the downtown core in only two hours.The special weather statement was lifted just before 11:30 p.m. as the heaviest showers moved out over Lake Ontario.last_img read more

Matthew Perry on becoming a Kennedy in After Camelot

first_img“It was a very scary role to take on. For that reason, I took it on,” Perry said in a phone interview.Perry, an American-born, Ottawa-raised actor best known for the TV comedy Friends, was offered the part while performing in London in The End of Longing, a play he wrote that begins off-Broadway in May. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Playing a real person is daunting for an actor at the best of times. But playing a member of the fabled Kennedy clan ratchets up the pressure.Actor Kristin Booth had already been through it, having played Ethel Kennedy in the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.But Matthew Perry, who took on the larger than life role of Ted Kennedy in the followup After Camelot (Sunday, 9 p.m. on Bravo), was new to the tight-knit Kennedys cast and crew as well as the experience of playing an actual person. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nutcracker Ballet experience the magic this holiday season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This December the Nutcracker will be presented at the North Peace Cultural Centre to bring something more during the Christmas Season.Every other even year, Studio 2 Stage Dance Society, The Northern Dance Theatre Society and Stage North Theatre Society come together as a collaboration to perform the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker.The groups started performing The Nutcracker in 2012 and every show since then has been a different experience with the cast and dancers changing to new sets and props. The story is the same yet the performance is presented differently. Show dates are December 20, 21, 22, 2018 with 7:30 pm performances and a 2 pm Matinee on Saturday. Cost of the show is $25 Adult, $20 Senior and $15 Student.Tickets can be purchased at the North Peace Cultural Centre box office or CLICK HEREFB Event Page CLICK HEREThe Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. It is Christmas Eve 1830, in the home of a European city official, President Stahlbaum. He and his wife and children, Clara and Fritz, welcome their guests to the annual Christmas party.last_img read more

Woodfibre LNG signs foundation customer

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – Pacific Oil & Gas Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Woodfibre LNG Export, has signed a binding LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with BP Gas Marketing Limited.This agreement is for the delivery of liquefied natural gas from the Woodfibre LNG export facility in Squamish.As part of the agreement, BP will receive 0.75 million tonnes per annum of LNG over 15 years on a free on board basis, with first delivery expected in 2023. At the same time, BP Canada and Pacific Oil & Gas are working on an agreement for BP Canada to provide gas transportation and balancing services ensuring a reliable delivery of gas to the Woodfibre LNG export facility over the 15-year term.The Woodfibre LNG project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish. It involves the construction and operation of an LNG export facility by Woodfibre LNG Limited on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and would produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per annum of LNG.last_img read more

Israel joins UN corporate responsibility pact

The Compact pledges participating businesses – now numbering some 3,600 in over 100 countries – to observe principles regarding human rights, labour rights, environmental sustainability and the fight against corruption. Today’s event set the stage for the future establishment of a Global Compact country network in Israel. Leading Israeli businesses are expected to join the initiative in the weeks ahead. 16 July 2008The United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative for social responsibility in private enterprise, was officially launched in Israel today, in a ceremony hosted by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

Security Council reiterates twostate vision of IsraeliPalestinian peace

At the summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, it was agreed that all Palestinians would stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere and that Israel will cease all its military activities against all Palestinians everywhere.In a statement read out at an open meeting by its President for March, Ambassador Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg of Brazil, welcoming the results of last week’s international meeting in London in support of the Palestinian Authority, the Council stressed the key role of the international community in assisting the Authority in strengthening security, good governance and the development of the Palestinian economy.It reiterated “its demand for immediate cessation of all acts of violence, including all acts of terror, provocation, incitement and destruction,” and repeated its call to both sides to ensure continued progress full implementation of the Road Map peace plan.That plan, drawn up by the Middle East diplomatic Quartet of the UN, European Union, Russia and United States, calls on both Israel and the Palestinians to take parallel and reciprocal steps leading to two states living side by side in peace, originally by the end of 2005. read more

SMMT Update – 6 September 2013

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.CLICK HERE: SMMT Update 284 online.

Ohio State footballs Bradley Roby accepts being broke with decision to wait

Ohio State rising redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby could have declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. After a season in which he ranked No. 7 in the nation in passes defended per game with 19 over 11 games played, Roby was a potential first-round draft pick. Instead, Roby put his NFL dreams on hold to return to Columbus and lead the Buckeyes’ secondary this season. Roby said the decision was not easy. He said he felt physically and mentally ready to play professionally, and was “50-50” on whether to declare before ultimately deciding to return. “I made my decision, I’m happy with it and I’m glad I took that step because it’s just going to make me better,” Roby said. “It’s going to make our team better as well … NFL can wait.” Roby said he plans to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, and expects to be a top-10 draft pick. “I feel like after another year, I’ll be even more ready, so that next year I can start right in and start right away for a team,” Roby said. Roby said he received advice from his coaches and talked to NFL players, but had to make his own decision. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said he was honest with Roby throughout the decision process, and tried to make it a “business decision” for Roby although he wanted him to come back. “It’s very hard in a situation like this to not be selfish, because we’re better if he’s at Ohio State,” Coombs said. “He’s a grown man. He’s got to make a grown-man decision. And he can’t make it to please me, he can’t make it to please Coach Meyer and he can’t make it to please the Buckeye nation. He’s got to make it to please Bradley Roby. I think that he did.” Coombs said he believes Roby made an “outstanding decision,” and thinks Roby can meet his draft expectations next year. “I think his stock does nothing but go up, and I think it helps him down the road,” Coombs said. “I think next year, or whenever he decides to come out, he’s going to be a first-round pick, a top-10 pick, if he really wants to work. He’s not there yet … I’m going to help him get there.” Coombs said he has seen significant improvement in Roby this spring from where he was last spring. “What I’ve learned about Bradley through the course of the season … is how hard he works at studying the game,” Coombs said. “He is a very intelligent player. He’s gifted athletically, but that’s not where it ends, that’s where it begins. He has a great understanding of offense, he studies his opponent, he understand split rules, he knows what’s going on, he looks at formations and he’s making a plan. I don’t think he had that thought process last year at this time. Now he does.” Coombs added, however, that his expectation for the cornerback to be a first-round pick is not exclusive to Roby. “That’s the standard in our room,” Coombs said. “Be a first-round draft pick. If you’re not, figure out why not, and get to that point.” Asked about passing up the money that comes with playing professional football for another year, Roby said his plan for his career was more important. “Everybody struggles in college, but at the end of the day, I have a vision for the future and I see what’s coming to me in the future,” Roby said. “So I’ll be broke for a little bit longer, it’s OK. “I told a guy a long time ago I was going to be one of the best corners to ever be here. I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished that yet.” Roby added that he needs to become a better leader in order to accomplish that. Roby said he felt he deserved to be a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is awarded to the nation’s best defensive back, last season. He said one of his goals this year is to win the Bednarik Award, which is awarded to the nation’s best defensive player, but that the team’s success is more important than individual awards. “It starts with leadership,” Roby said. “I have to have leadership to make our whole defense better, ’cause you can’t be a Bednarik winner on a bad defense. I just want our defense to be one of the top in the country, and that’s all I’m worried about, I’m worried about everybody else first and all my accolades, they’re going to fall in place. “I was so worried about myself the first couple years … I was kind of a selfish player,” he added. “I already have leadership traits, a lot of people have told me that … I would go talk to guys one-on-one off the field but I have to have that leadership on the field. That’s what’s going to make other people better, and that’s what I’ve been working on.” Rising junior cornerback Doran Grant, who is expected to start across from Roby this season, said Roby has already provided him with leadership “like a big brother.” “He like another coach out there, for real,” Grant said. “It’s crazy, the knowledge of the game he has, and that’s why I try to always be around him.” With the Buckeyes replacing six starters in their defensive front seven, Roby said he and the other two returning starters in the secondary, rising senior Christian Bryant and rising redshirt senior C.J. Barnett, have to be the leaders of their defense. “We’ve got a lot of new guys up front and some people are hurt, so we’ve just got to be a leader and show them to play Silver Bullet defense,” Roby said. read more

The 2016 NFL draft class a special one for Ohio State

Former OSU defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) celebrates after making a sack during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md.Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State coach Urban Meyer was all smiles on Friday on the NFL Network’s set for the 2016 NFL draft. Meyer could be seen celebrating every time one of his former players had his name called this weekend. The 2016 OSU draft class is one for the books.Mostly led by underclassmen from Meyer’s first recruiting class, OSU was a metaphorical pipeline for the NFL, producing 12 overall selections through the weekend.Although Joey Bosa was considered by many to be a potential first overall pick as the 2015 season concluded, his draft stock slowly dropped after producing what many deemed to be subpar numbers for a player of his expected caliber at the NFL combine.Even with the criticism, the San Diego Chargers made Bosa the first Buckeye taken in the draft with the third overall pick. His presence of the edge should be immediately felt next season.Ezekiel Elliott was the next OSU product to be selected. The Dallas Cowboys took the former high school track star at No. 4 to bolster a running game that suffered last year after the departure of Demarco Murray. The remainder of the first round saw Eli Apple taken at No. 10 by the Giants, Taylor Decker selected by the Lions at No. 16 and Darron Lee picked up by the Jets with the 20th pick.Five picks in the first round ties the mark set by the 2006 draft class for most players drafted in the first round for OSU. This marks the second time OSU fell just shy of the record of selections in the first round, which is six, set by the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2004. All five of the picks were within the top 20. Two more Buckeyes saw their NFL dreams come true in the second round, as the New Orleans Saints selected both wide receiver Michael Thomas at No. 47 and safety Vonn Bell at No. 61.Thomas was a favorite of the Saints coaching staff and provides a solid target for veteran quarterback Drew Brees.Bell was also sought after by Saints coach Sean Payton but was not expected to fall into the second round. Multiple mock drafts saw Bell being a late first-round selection.Both Thomas and Bell join former Buckeye linebacker James Laurinaitis, who was signed as a free agent this offseason by New Orleans. Three more former OSU starters found new homes in the third round, highlighted by Braxton Miller to the Houston Texans. The Texans had previously selected former Notre Dame standout receiver Will Fuller. Both athletes are known for breakaway speed and stellar athleticism.Adolphus Washington became a member of the Buffalo Bills, and Nick Vannett will be playing at CenturyLink Field next season with the Seattle Seahawks. The final two selections for the Scarlet and Gray went on opposite ends of the fourth round, as linebacker Joshua Perry became the fourth pick of the the fourth round, and quarterback Cardale Jones was the last player drafted in the fourth. Perry joins his Bosa in San Diego. It came as a surprise to no one, as Bosa appeared on camera in California to announce the 102nd pick. The crowd roared as the two members of Meyer’s “Silver Bullets” were reunited.Jones was the final Buckeye selected in the 2016 NFL draft but found a good fit with the Buffalo Bills. Bills coach Rex Ryan likes athletic quarterbacks who can push the ball downfield, and Jones fits the bill.Two notable former OSU players, H-back Jalin Marshall and safety Tyvis Powell, did not hear their names called over the course of the three-day festivities. However, Marshall was picked up after the draft by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent, along with former offensive lineman Chase Farris, who signed with the Detroit Lions. Powell, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz, will sign as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. The 12 players mark a new record for the NFL draft for most players from one program selected through four rounds.Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to update where Tyvis Powell signed as an undrafted free agent. read more

UCLAs Lonzo Ball Is A Unique MustWatch Star

After Kentucky’s 97-92 loss to UCLA last weekend at Rupp Arena, a stunned John Calipari was asked which possessions hurt the most. Calipari sputtered, “I can remember the two that bothered me … the throw ahead for the layup and then the 3 back to back.” He was describing buckets early in the second half by Bryce Alford and T.J. Leaf, the Bruins’ 6-foot-10-inch freshman. The key to each field goal? Lonzo Ball, UCLA’s freshman ball handler whose vision and passing virtuosity have vaulted the Bruins up the top 25 rankings.Standing 6 feet 6 inches tall, Ball is a constant offensive mismatch: Put a smaller guard on him, and he’ll use his height advantage to find an open teammate; guard him with a forward, and he can blow by the defender or unleash a variety of step-backs and feints to clear enough space for his broken-looking jump shot, which is actually a thing of beauty.Few players have ever shot the ball exactly the way Ball does, at least ones playing at a level higher than the church-basement rec league circuit. His motion starts near his left hip; rather than straighten his form as the shot progresses, Ball slingshots the ball, his long arms cradling it until the last second when he flicks the wrist and imparts a backspin-like effect. This shouldn’t work, no matter how many hours Ball spent practicing against bigger and older defenders in the playground.And yet, this funky motion is also one of the game’s most efficient: He’s converting 43.5 percent of his 3-pointers, and per Hoop-Math.com, 55 percent of his attempts come from beyond the arc (63 percent, if we count only half-court possessions). That’s astounding. Overall, he sports an offensive rating of 1.34 PPP (meaning the team scores 134 points per 100 possessions he uses) and utilizes more than 20 percent of the team’s offense while on the floor: That’s the lion’s share of an All-American’s personal production and a huge chunk of the No. 2 team in the country’s offense hinging on a jump shot that more closely resembles a chest pass than a scoring attempt.But Ball isn’t just a jump shooter. The consistent accuracy of those shots consistently creates space, and Ball has used it well. Whether UCLA’s guards are running off screens or cutting through the lane, Ball finds them — he has a 37 percent assist rate, the third most of any DI freshmen who has used more than 50 percent of his team’s minutes — with dazzling passes flung from his hip pocket or zipped one-handed just outside the reach of a defender.That passing instinct shows up most starkly in transition — or more accurately, semi-transition. As soon as a UCLA big man grabs a rebound, he’s got his head up, looking for Ball, who is usually leaking out and pressuring the defense. The Bruins score 1.19 points per fast break, which would rank third among the high majors that run on at least 20 percent of their possessions, behind just Arkansas and Memphis, and ninth overall. UCLA runs on 19.6 percent of their possessions, and their efficiency ranking would drop to 36th if we were to lower the threshold to, say, teams with 15 percent of possessions in transition, but that’s the point: Transition possessions are inherently more valuable than half-court ones. And because the Bruins are wholly committed to the defensive glass (they’re grabbing more than 70 percent of opponent misses, an all-time high under coach Steve Alford, Bryce’s dad), they’ve looked to run more in 2017 — about 50 percent more often than last season — and they’re succeeding. UCLA looks to run even if an opponent scores — per Hoop-Math.com, the team makes 60 percent of its attempts within the first 10 seconds of the shot clock after an opponent’s make.Ball has not only redefined UCLA’s fast break, but his vision, athleticism and the general sense of not-quite-rightness to his game make Ball a unique player in college basketball this season and certainly one of the most entertaining. In a win versus UC-Riverside, Ball sent a crosscourt Eephus-like lob over the head of the defense to Isaac Hamilton, who stepped into and connected on a 3 from the left elbow.What’s perhaps most intriguing about Ball is that he could be the greatest college pick-and-roll player ever. He’s got it all: size, handle, vision, shooting. But so far, at least, the team has been content to let him feast on drive-and-kick possessions. This works fine, since Ball is skilled — he almost always “traps” his defender on his hip, forcing help from an opposing big — but clearly, something’s being left on the table. Paired with Leaf, UCLA can either pick and pop (50 percent on 18 attempts), or let Leaf roll to the rim (1.18 points per roll, according to Synergy Sports).Calipari expected UCLA to hurt Kentucky in P&Rs, but just 9 percent of the team’s possessions include a P&R (a sharp dip from 21 percent in 2015-16). When even the opposing scouting departments are worried about the stuff you’re not doing yet, it’s probably worth looking into. And when that opponent is John Calipari, and he’s disturbed by how well you’re executing what he believes to be a secondary, even tertiary part of your game, you might just have something special on your hands. read more

Bundesliga Gummersbach with an important away win

The Bundesliga round on Wednesday saw all top teams winning their games, while from the other game, it’s important to note that Gummersbach got an important away victory at TBV Lemgo with 34:32, and it seems that the club is going to better with the new reinforcements Ristovski and Dimitrijevic, as the team keeps running away from the relegation battle. A small surprise happened in Grosswallstadt, where the domestic team got beat by Burgdorf with 31:26.In the other games: Goppingen 32:25 Hildesheim, HSV 32:27 Bergischer, THW Kiel 35:21 Balingen, Magdeburg 32:25 Huttenberg, Melsungen 28-35 RN Lowen, Wetzlar 24:26 FlensburgTable: (Courtesy of toyota-handball-bundesliga.de) 12TV Großwallstadt17:29 13HBW Balingen-Weilstetten17:29 7TBV Lemgo25:19 2Füchse Berlin38:8 ← Previous Story Dragan Zovko new Qatar Youths coach! Next Story → SEHA: Bosna scores only 11 goals against Metalurg 9TuS N-Lübbecke21:25 6SC Magdeburg28:18 8Frisch Auf Göppingen23:23 4SG Flensburg-Handewitt35:11 10MT Melsungen19:27 17TV 05/07 Hüttenberg9:37 16Bergischer HC14:32 15HSG Wetzlar16:30 14VfL Gummersbach16:28 Bundesligagermanygummersbach 1THW Kiel46:0 11TSV Hannover-Burgdorf18:28 18Eintracht Hildesheim2:44 5Rhein-Neckar Löwen31:13 3HSV Hamburg35:9 read more

Opinion My name is Niall Im 32 and I have cancer I

first_img Short URL 65,705 Views Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 7:00 AM By Niall Keaney Niall Keaney MY NAME IS Niall, I’m 32, and I have cancer.Prior to May 2017, I would never have imagined myself saying those words. I swam, I cycled, I ran. I even managed to put them all together and do the odd triathlon.To celebrate turning 30 in April ’17, I ‘ran’ the Paris marathon. I won’t say how long it took, but I finished it.Getting diagnosedIn hindsight, the symptoms were there – night sweats, weight loss. Yet at the time they were easy to ignore. It’s the everyday things we spend our time worrying about – money, work. Our health is never really a priority, until one day, it becomes our only priority.That seismic shift came one evening at the end of April. Something as simple as some pressure in my neck and face would change my life forever. A reluctant visit to my GP on the morning of 2 May, ended with a moment I’ll never forget.The source of the pressure was a 15cm tumour in my chest. From there, things moved fast – scans, biopsy, the works. In the end, they had a name for it, Thymoma. Cancer of the Thymus. A small gland in our chest that’s remains active until puberty.In 99% of cases, it becomes redundant. For 1.5 in a million, it becomes cancerous. In my case, the tumour had spread to my right lung, diaphragm, lymph-nodes and had begun to cut off blood flow and envelope my heart.TreatmentCome June I had started chemotherapy. Three days, every three weeks. Despite this, by the end of the third cycle, scans showed things had continued to progress. It was time to consider an alternative route.The surgical team had a radical proposal, but with no guarantees. The only thing they could guarantee was if I didn’t do it, I wouldn’t be around much longer. What stood in my favour were my fitness and my age.The morning of 7 September, I made my peace and said my goodbyes. My girlfriend Rachel of only nine months and my family were the last faces I would see. Almost 10 hours of surgery would see me lose my right lung; a section of my pericardium would be replaced and a new prosthetic vessel would bring blood to my heart.The first person I remember seeing when I came to was Rachel, my rock. For some reason she continued to stick around. I was definitely not ready for what was to come.Not alone the physical challenge, but the mental one. Surgery was shortly followed by 25 sessions of radiation as a precaution, but by April 2018 I had received the all clear. What I needed then, more than anything, was a sense of purpose.Michael Ganly, my employer prior to getting sick, was a support throughout. He knew the importance of having a routine and an ‘identity’, and he supported my return to work in every way that July.Life goes on With my friend Richie in Paris in 2017.Unfortunately, normality didn’t last too long. The results of a scan that October showed the cancer had returned. Within the week I was back in treatment. Ten sessions of radiation, and six cycles of chemo.Myself and Rachel couldn’t sit back and watch the world go by, life goes on. A trip to Budapest for the Christmas markets, Bruges the following March with friends. Before I knew it, I had finished another round of treatment just in time to turn 32.Another scan, and more good news, the cancer had continued to spread, intermingled with the words ‘incurable’, ‘control’ and ‘manage’. Cue a trip to Lisbon.When I returned I started with Rory Wilkinson, an advanced nurse practitioner in palliative care at St James’ Hospital. Up until then I had associated palliative care with the old, the very sick and the dying. What I learned with Rory was that it’s so much more.I had started another round of chemo and symptoms were starting to hamper me. Rory was able to direct and prescribe me ways of managing those symptoms, without the unwanted side effects.Even more, he was there to listen. Talking is so important. I cannot stress that enough. What I realised then, the difference between life and death, is those around you. The support I’ve received has been nothing short of amazing. Rachel and I have built our relationship on honesty, about the now and what the future holds. Communication is key, whether that’s with your partner, family, friends or practitioners.You never think it’s going to land at your door and yet every family has their story. This is just mine.Palliative Care Week is this week, running until 14 September. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to people’s lives.  Tue 7:00 AM center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share74 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4801230 16 Comments Opinion: ‘My name is Niall, I’m 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words’ Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.last_img read more

Security video shows tanning salon robber police say

first_imgVancouver police are hoping someone will recognize a man seen on a security video, who allegedly robbed Sun Kiss Tanning at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.The robbery was reported at 3:42 p.m. Thursday.An employee said the man handed over a note demanding money and displayed a gun. The man walked away with the store’s cash and escaped despite the efforts of police and a K-9 team.The robber was described as white, and 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He wore a green hooded sweatshirt or jacket.Anyone who recognizes or sees him is asked to call 911.last_img

Baltimore Businesses OKd for 165K in Riot Recovery Loans

first_imgThe U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $165,000 in economic injury loans to help 38 Baltimore-area small businesses and nonprofits recover from civil unrest related to the death of Freddie Gray.This May 1, 2015, file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, asked a judge to delay the trials of Rice, Miller and Nero, who are charged with assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment. Rice is also charged with manslaughter. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)The numbers released Feb. 12 bring the total riot-related costs to at least $33.4 million. That includes a state estimate of $19.4 million for emergency protective measures and public-property damage, plus $12.9 million in paid insurance claims.The low-interest SBA loans are to help small enterprises meet working capital needs. In July, the agency approved about $18,000 in loans to help repair physical damage to 24 properties.The Baltimore Development Corp. says more than 400 businesses sustained damage or inventory losses.Gray was a 25-year-old Black man who died in April from injuries he suffered in police custody.last_img read more

LGBTI athletes waved Taiwans flag at the Gay Games opening ceremony in

first_imgOld tensions brew between Taiwan & China in lead-up to Gay GamesChina is trying to stop Taiwan from flying its flag at the Gay Games10,000 athletes head to Paris for the Gay Games – and here is whyRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-athletes-waved-taiwans-flag-at-the-gay-games-opening-ceremony-in-paris/ Rainbow Taiwan flag at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. | Photo via Instragram (charlesc1025) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Taiwan’s athletes taking part in the Gay Games opening ceremony in Paris today (4 August) waved their own flag, despite controversies with China. Moreover, there were also a few Taiwanese flags waved by those in the bleachers to express solidarity with the team, also known as Gay Taipei.The Gay GamesThis year marks the tenth edition of the Gay Games, returned after a four-year hiatus. Kicked off with the much-anticipated ceremony at the Jean Bouin Stadium in Paris, the Gay Games welcome athletes from all over the world.LGBTI and straight participants gathered in the French capital to showcase their ability and compete in several disciplines.An unsolved tension with ChinaSadly, the Gay Games were also an occasion for tensions with China to resurface.China, in fact, does not recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty and tried to prevent the delegation from waving their own flag.However, Taiwanese athletes proudly waved their own flag. The Taiwanese flag sports a white sun on a red and blue background. Late last month it was reported that China was pressuring the hosts and the organizers of the games to block athletes from flying the Taiwanese national flag, causing an outcry from Taiwan’s LGBTI community and sports fans.France doesn’t recognize TaiwanThe official website for the Gay Games also changed the name of the nation from Taiwan ROC (Republic of China) to Taiwan. Finally, they changed it to Taipei (the capital of the island).However, the organizers denied the decision is due to pressures from China.‘Paris 2018 denied have received any pressure from China concerning the team of Taiwan,’ one of the organizers said.‘The full name of the team is listed on our website under the sign of Taipei.’They went on explaining the change of name.‘The parade of athletes is organized according to the French Protocol and Paris 2018 decided to give a sign of Taipei as Taiwan is not a recognized country in France,’ they also said.Furthermore, they added: ‘Paris 2018 doesn’t provide flags to teams. Most of the time teams prefer rainbow flags at Gay Games.’All the teams, however, are welcome to bring their own flag.Read more from Gay Star News:10,000 athletes head to Paris for the Gay Games – and here is why Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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first_img 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more 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 Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 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 August 23, 2010 – Calypso Medical Technologies Inc., entered into a distribution agreement with Siemens Healthcare for the sale of its Calypso System in Europe. The Calypso System is a real-time localization technology used for the precise tracking of tumor targets.“This agreement extends the availability of our GPS for the Body technology into geographic areas with significant incidences of prostate cancer,” said Jed Palmacci, vice president of global sales for Calypso Medical. Under terms of the agreement, Siemens retains nonexclusive rights to sell Calypso’s real-time tracking technology to existing and prospective Siemens linear accelerator customers throughout Europe for a period of three years.Last year Calypso Medical entered into a master development agreement (MDA) with Siemens to jointly develop products integrating the Calypso System with the Siemens ARTISTE linear accelerator and other Siemens radiotherapy technologies.With recent clinical findings of improved outcomes, Calypso’s GPS for the Body technology enables doctors to localize and track the tumor before and during each radiation treatment. When the tumor moves outside of the field of radiation, therapy can be stopped while the patient is repositioned to ensure that the tumor, not surrounding healthy tissue, receives the radiation dose. In contrast to other tumor targeting solutions, the Calypso System provides continuous tumor position information, objectively and without ionizing radiation, thereby safeguarding the patient from an additional nontherapeutic radiation dose.For more information: www.calypsomedical.com, www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | 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 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 Related Content 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.  Feature | August 23, 2010 European Distribution Agreement for Radiation Therapy System Signed last_img read more

PHOTOS the Boruca Little Devils Game

first_img Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times BORUCA, Puntarenas — A shirtless man stands at the top of a gravel road clutching a conch shell in both of his hands. He pushes the spiral shell to his mouth and it emits a deep, trumpeting call. The sound, which marks the beginning of the last day of the traditionalJuego de los Diablitos, reverberates through the village. It rattles in through the doors of the homes and sweeps up into the mountains, until with a startled spatter, it suddenly stops. A semi-truck ambles up behind the conch blower and he scrambles out of the way as it passes.These awkward juxtapositions of past traditions and the modern world are common in Boruca, an indigenous community inhabited by some 2,500 ethnically Brunca people, and in many indigenous reserves throughout the Americas. With the Juego de los Diablitos, or Little Devil’s Game, the Brunca use the turn of every new year to acknowledge and mourn the loss of their culture, while celebrating the traditions they have managed to maintain.The Juegos have been an annual Boruca tradition for about 400 years, since the Spanish conquest. Observers of the three-day performance watch the Brunca fight off the Spanish.Assuming the role of devils, a jeer used by the Spanish to refer to the unbaptized Brunca, men from the village stage the semi-choreographed battle against a man in a square-frame bull costume, which symbolizes the Spanish.The games begin at midnight on the night of Dec. 30 with a call from the conch shell, which signals the devils to descend into the village to dance. Dressed in burlap sacks and banana leaf skirts, the devils don the hand-carved masks that have become emblematic of the celebration. Carved from a single piece of balsa wood, the masks depict animals or human forms with devil horns. Each diablito carves and paints his own mask.The first night of celebrations is followed by three days of combat. Following a small musical band of conch-shell blowers, a flautist and a drummer, the devils move from house to house in the village, dancing and drinking traditional corn beer known as chicha. There the devils begin taunting the bull, which then rams and hits the devils. The fights are not staged and are often violent, with devils thrown into bushes and down hills. By the final day, many of the devils sport deep gashes and bruises, a fact the village elders consider when selecting the devils.“Women and kids aren’t allowed to participate because it can be dangerous,” said Pedro Rojas, a Brunca guide and lifetime Boruca resident. “They need to be able to handle the heat, the blows and the chicha.”Chicha consumption is a cornerstone of the Little Devil’s Game, with the performers carrying wooden jugs, horns or, more commonly, plastic two-liter bottles with the brown liquid. Made from corn and sometimes plantains, the chicha does get the drinker drunk, but it also serves another purpose. Packed with calories, the drink helps sustain the warriors through long hours of physical activity with little food.After days of fighting, the devils and the bull will finally stop in the center of the village on January 2 where the toro finally bests the diablos, killing them all and retreating to the mountains. The story could end here, serving as a yearly replay of the Spanish’s brutal conquest, but it doesn’t. Instead, the head diablo wakes up, and begins bringing the rest of his army back to life. The reawakened devils take to the woods to search for the bull, and then burn the costume when they find it.The burning of the bull signifies the end of the games each year, but it also symbolizes the endurance of the Brunca people. The Spanish may have won, their language and many other traditions may be struggling against extinction, but the Brunca still live on to fight another day. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Timescenter_img Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Related posts:Former Tico Times photojournalist, painter Julio Laínez dies at 76 VIDEO: Fans weather rain to celebrate Festival de la Luz Latin America ‘presente’ at the Oscars PHOTO REPORT – Faces of the faithful: A journey along Costa Rica’s romería Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more