USA Cycling hires New Balance boss DeMartini as its CEO

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Cycling has hired Rob DeMartini as its president and CEO, giving the longtime New Balance boss the job of not only growing the sport at the grassroots level but preparing the nation’s elite athletes for success at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The governing body announced DeMartini’s hiring in a statement Monday. He takes over for Derek Bouchard-Hall, who undertook a massive restructuring of USA Cycling before leaving the organization at year’s end to become CEO of Swiss cycling apparel company ASSOS.DeMartini, an avid cyclist, was hired primarily for his business acumen. He spent 20 years with Proctor & Gamble, then spent time with Tyson Foods, before taking over New Balance.He took the shoe and apparel company from annual revenues of $1.5 billion in 2007 to $4.4 billion last year, helping New Balance to regain its position as a leader in the running industry.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Attempted murder suspect may be in Niagara Falls police

Toronto police say a man wanted for violent crimes in Scarborough may be in Niagara Falls. Harry Rajkumar, 46, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for attempted murder, disobey court order and two counts each of assault with a weapon, aggravated assault andfail to comply recognizance.Police released security camera images of the suspect in hopes someone may know his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-4300.

Haldimand man charged with child pornography

A 40-year-old Hagersville man was arrested and charged on May 8 with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of make available child pornography.Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Haldimand County OPP Detachment and Waterloo Regional Police Digital Forensics Unit have arrested and charged the man following a four-month internet investigation.The arrest follows a search warrant being executed and numerous computer devices seized.The man’s appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga, Ontario last week. read more

DR of Congo Security Council condemns killings in Kisangani

The current President of the Council, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, made a statement at a formal meeting on behalf of all 15 members reiterating their demand that the Kisangani be demilitarized in accordance with the Council’s relevant resolutions, in particular resolution 1304, and with the pledge made by the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) to a recent Council mission to the region.The Security Council also urged the parties’ cooperation in fully reopening the Congo River, including to commercial traffic.Through its statement, the Council invited UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to consider whether a temporary increase in the deployment in Kisangani of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) might contribute to easing tensions. The Council asked the Mission to continue to monitor reports of extrajudicial violence and to inform the Council of such actions.The Council also drew the attention of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the seriousness of the events that took place in Kisangani on 14 May and immediately thereafter.Stressing the importance of MONUC in assisting in the full demilitarization of Kisangani, the Council welcomed the Secretary-General’s recent proposal to reinforce the Mission’s civilian police unit with 85 officers to help in the training of local police. read more

Oh You Won Your Ring On A Superteam Big Deal 🙄

1990s28.539.4C. Barkley (’92) • S. O’Neal (’96) • C. Barkley (’96) Despite all the advances statheads have made in how we measure NBA greatness, many fans still regard championship rings as the ultimate arbiter of a star player’s legacy. And although some scoff at such a simplistic measure, basketball is deterministic enough that the top players do generally tend to accumulate more than their share of championships. There are always anomalies — nobody thinks Robert Horry (seven rings) was better than Charles Barkley (zero) — but for the most part, ring-counting isn’t a total diversion along the path to understanding a legend’s place in the pantheon of the game. Sometimes it can even (gasp!) offer insight.The trouble is, the players began to realize how they were being judged. They saw how long a shadow Michael Jordan’s six titles cast over subsequent generations of would-be GOATs. They also saw what happened to Barkley’s and Karl Malone’s legacies after never winning a ring. “I don’t want to be 31 with bad knees and no championship,” LeBron James reportedly told friends before signing with the Miami Heat in the spectacle that was The Decision (Part 1) in 2010. He knew that, for all his individual accolades, history wouldn’t be kind if a player of his talent didn’t rack up titles. And in an era of players who increasingly control their own destinies, James took considerable steps to ensure a championship future.In economics, there’s an adage about what happens when people know they’re being evaluated on specific criteria; it’s called Goodhart’s Law. As professor Marilyn Strathern would phrase it: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” In other words, when you focus on the measurements others are using to judge you, you start altering your behavior to optimize for those measurements — and the measurements begin to lose their meaning.When that happens, there are often unintended consequences. (Such as the famous parable of a Soviet nail factory responding to production targets by making thousands of tiny, useless nails.) And when it comes to ring-chasing, NBA stars have started to run seriously afoul of Goodhart’s Law. They’ve made championships the target — and, in the process, have fundamentally changed the meaning of those championships for a player’s legacy.Moving to a contending team in pursuit of a championship used to be a last resort for a veteran star, such as when 32-year-old Clyde Drexler was dealt to the Houston Rockets in 1995, or when Kevin Garnett went to the Boston Celtics at age 31 in 2007. Each had requested a trade to a contender, but only after exhausting attempts to win with his original franchise. James flipped that paradigm on its head when, at the tender age of 25, he left Cleveland to play next to Hall of Fame talents Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. That move gave prime-age Kevin Durant a precedent for joining the record-setting Warriors in 2016, and it paved the way for DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Golden State this summer on an absurdly cheap contract.1Yes, Cousins is coming back from a serious injury. But he’s also a superstar talent who was specifically brought in to boost Golden State’s chances of winning in the playoffs.Durant’s decision ended up working out (and we’re assuming Cousins’s will, too). But there are other, more dismal ring-vulturing moments, such as when the Brooklyn Nets tried to recreate the 2008 Celtics in 2013, or when Steve Nash and Dwight Howard joined Kobe Bryant on the Lakers in 2012. Either way, in recent years, good players jumping from team to team in search of rings went from a rarity to the norm. In the 2010s, the top 10 players who switched teams between seasons2As measured by a consensus of the following value metrics over their previous three seasons: Estimated Wins Added, Value Over Replacement Player and Win Shares, all scaled to wins above replacement and averaged together. have been much younger and better than their counterparts from previous decades: 1980s28.534.0M. Malone (’82) • A. Dantley (’86) • A. Gilmore (’82) 2010s26.748.4L. James (’10) • L. James (’14) • C. Paul (’11) DecadeAvg. AgeAvg. Wins CreatedTop 3 Modern team-hoppers are younger and betterAverage age for the top 10 players, by wins created,* who changed teams between seasons in each decade, 1980-2018 It’s not the players’ fault that they’ve been presented with the opportunity to pursue championships on stacked megateams. Unlike baseball, maximum contracts cap the amount of money any team, good or bad, can offer a superstar. Because of this, the decisions of NBA stars often turn on non-monetary concerns — such as the desirability of a team’s city and, yes, how much of a chance new teammates would give them to contend for titles. Add in the occasional shock to the NBA’s financial system, like the massive salary-cap spike that allowed the Warriors to sign Durant, and the league hasn’t exactly set up the right conditions to discourage its stars from trying to pad their championship tallies.3The Player’s Association does share in this blame as well. The league proposed salary-cap “smoothing” to reduce the impact of a big spike in the summer of 2016, but the players’ union turned it down. Then again, years of tough negotiating left union head Michele Roberts rightfully skeptical that the offer wasn’t going to hurt her clients’ earning potential.At the same time, it isn’t completely clear whether ring-chasing will bring modern players the boost in historical prestige they’re seeking. Although James’s legacy as an all-time great is written in stone, his disappointing NBA Finals record — particularly without the help of Wade and Bosh, as he was 1-4 in Finals appearances as a Cavalier — may hurt his pursuit of Jordan as GOAT. Durant’s two titles with the Warriors have been met with grudging respect by most hoopheads, but they’ve also launched a thousand RealGM and Reddit threads debating how much his superteam-aided rings are “really worth” relative to those of other stars. And who knows how little credit observers will give Cousins if he helps Golden State win a third straight title? In an effort to please the ring-counters, this generation of championship-seekers may have only angered them further by irrevocably changing the historical meaning of championships in every player’s record.4As another unintended consequence, perhaps pre-/nonsuperteam rings (such as Wade’s first Heat title in 2006 or Dirk Nowitzki’s championship with Dallas in 2011) will gain more value in the grand scope of NBA history.But winning is fun, and lifting trophies is even more fun. And it’s possible that, once the moment for heated online debate has passed, all that’s left is the championship count on Basketball-Reference.com. Fans who witnessed the state of the league at the time may go through their own calculations, boosting the value of some rings and devaluing others, but every title counts the same there. And if that sounds offensive, maybe that means it’s time for measures other than rings to gain weight when assessing the careers of the game’s greatest stars. * An average of the wins above replacement-scaled versions of three metrics for the three seasons prior to the player’s team change: Value Over Replacement Player (VORP), Win Shares (WS) and Estimated Wins Added (EWA).Age is as of the offseason in which the player changed teams.Source: Basketball-Reference.com, ESPN 2000s30.343.1K. Garnett (’07) • T. McGrady (’04) • S. O’Neal (’04) read more

Former boyfriend of Holby City stars daughter is charged with her manslaughter

first_imgLouella Michie John Montague, senior district Crown prosecutor for the CPS in Wessex, said: “Following a careful review of the evidence provided to me by Dorset Police I have today authorised the charge of Ceon Broughton with an offence of manslaughter by gross negligence, following the death of Louella Fletcher-Mitchie on September 11 2017 at Bestival, which was held in Dorset. Senior investigating officer Neil Devoto, of Dorset Police’s major crime investigation team, said: “Following a detailed investigation, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service, which has this evening authorised a charge of manslaughter.”It is important to stress – as is typical in such circumstances – that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further ahead of the trial.”It is also important that nothing is published online or on social media that could affect a future criminal case. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.”Louella’s family has been updated with this development and our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time.” “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Broughton are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial.”It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.” Louelle Michie was 25 years oldcenter_img The former boyfriend of the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie has been charged with her manslaughter.Louella Eve Fletcher-Michie, 25, died at the Bestival music festival. She was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the Bestival site at Lulworth Castle in Dorset just before 1am on September 11 last year.Ceon Broughton, 28, of Enfield, north London, is due to appear before Poole Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Dorset Police said.An initial post-mortem examination carried out shortly after her death showed no clear signs of an assault, and further examinations have been carried out, including toxicology tests. Louella Michie Louella Michie died at BestivalCredit:Zoe Barling /PAlast_img read more

Indonesian coal mine output still climbing strongly

first_imgRanjeet Sundher, President, Challenger Deep Resources says Reuters Recorder reported thermal coal output in the world’s top exporter, Indonesia, expected to rise 8.3% in 2012 as miners increase production to take advantage of strong prices. Bob Kamandanu chairman of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association said that Indonesia’s thermal coal production will be 390 Mt in 2012 versus 360 Mt in 2011. He had previously estimated 2011 coal output at 354 Mt, up from 320 Mt in 2010. Meanwhile, Australian thermal coal on the globalCOAL Newcastle index, the benchmark for Asian coal, closed at A$116.55/t on March 2 2012.Weaker demand has kept a lid on thermal coal prices in recent months, after prices plummeted from a high of over $125/t (US) seen in the first quarter of 2011. Most Indonesian coal is mined in East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan and South Sumatra. The archipelago of 17,000 Islands produces mainly low grade coal, used predominantly in emerging markets, with top importers being China, India and South Korea.Both India and China have launched aggressive and ambitious plans to ramp up power supplies in the coming years.Challenger has established its Tabang project area in Indonesia with the intention of blending coal from multiple properties to achieve a product tailored for anticipated market demand sweet-spots while leveraging common production and transportation infrastructure.last_img read more

Tethered ingestible pillsized 3D camera used to diagnose cancer

first_imgIn order to diagnose various ailments — irritable bowel syndrome being one of them — doctors must shove an endoscope down a patient’s esophagus. Considering that an endoscope is a tube with a camera attached to the end, the patient must be put under before the tube can be inserted into his or her body. Now, however, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have created an ingestible pill-sized camera that doesn’t require a patient to be put under, making the process a lot more convenient for both parties.Along with being able to be awake, using the pill-camera reportedly doesn’t cause any pain, but considering the unit is tethered, it has to be somewhat uncomfortable being awake with a little wire down your throat. MGH pathologist Gary Tearney noted that a lot of patients experience reflux, but without experiencing heartburn, which makes it so they don’t feel the need to get examined. This could lead to a high risk of developing cancer. With a much simpler endoscopy process using this pill-camera, people have less of a reason to avoid getting an examination.Once patients swallow the pill (the standard glass of water practice is the preferred method), doctors can move the camera up and down the esophagus using the tether so the camera can take a more cohesive look.The camera uses optical frequency domain imaging to get its shots. The doctors use mirrors to split a beam of light in two, then one beam is focused onto the tissue, while the other beam is sent to a detector for use as a reference point. The beam focusing on the tissue is then axially spun around at a rate of 20 rotations per second, then reflective light can be measured. The gathered measurements are then compared to the reference light, and a cross section can then be constructed. If the cross sections are combined, a 3D representation of the area can be created.Tearney says that this pill method will be the way doctors can diagnose internal structures, and that they’ll be building pills that can also perform the functions of a colonoscopy — making every IBS sufferer rejoice that they can just swallow a pill-camera or two, rather than deal with the uncomfortable inconvenience of getting tubes and cameras shoved into various entry points.last_img read more

Resident Evil 7s 4D VR Candle Will Let You Smell the Horror

first_imgI don’t even know where to begin with this one, so I’ll just dive right in. Retailer Merchoid will be releasing an officially-licensed Resident Evil 7 candle to coincide with the game’s launch. The purpose of the candle is to help immerse those who play Resident Evil 7 in VR even more by scaring their olfactory senses.This 4D candle (I thought time, not smell, was the fourth dimension) is supposed to smell like old timer and blood. Appropriate given how the game takes place in an old wooden home filled with bloodthirsty maniacs, but that sounds like something that’ll linger in the air long after the candle has been extinguished. How do you explain that smell to your friends, significant other, or kids?“The 4D candle is 100 percent officially licensed Resident Evil merchandise; this means Capcom have smelt the candle and found it scary to enough to give their seal of approval,” said Merchoid. “We’d even suggest that using the Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle is the definitive way to experience the game. Be careful, though, with an experience this horrifying, the candle might not be the only smell you notice in the room…”Well, I did say that the game should be played while wearing diapers. At least I agree with Merchoid on that.While this idea is pretty ridiculous, I have to give these guys props for thinking outside of the box. However, I would caution anyone burning one of these candles to keep it as far away as possible. If you’re supposed to burn this while playing the game in VR, there is a risk of accidentally hitting the candle during a frightening moment. Then you’ll be left with a smelly, burnt home. You don’t want that.The Blood, Sweat, and Fears 4D candle will soon become available to pre-order from Merchoid.com for $15. If you buy one of them, we won’t judge. Promise.last_img read more

Family talks tough puts up REWARD in Galmo Williams shooting

first_img BIG REWARD FOR ARMED ROBBERY THUGS, Friends enraged Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIlovesGilley Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 – A $20,000 reward is being offered for information in the shooting of Galmo Williams; Williams, the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands was shot in the left knee and was airlifted yesterday to Florida for work on that knee.Businessman and Philanthropist are other hats Mr. Williams who owns the Wine Cellar and Gilley’s Café wears and friends believe the three thugs who robbed him are strangers in this town, they say anyone who knows their dear friend Gilley, knows he would have gladly given the guys money.The long time residents, now Belongers are fuming over the audacity of anyone to harm Galmo.  We distorted the voice by request of the donor who is concerned about the thugs themselves retaliating.  “He would have given it anyway, and then they take his money, and then they shot him, this man works for every single community, organizations with our communities, from South Caicos to Salt Cay, to Blue Hills, Blue Hills is his home, they don’t get any better than the people from Blue Hills.  This man is kind, gold, sweet, passionate, this man gives everything to everybody.  This man I love, how could you do this to this man.  You people out there, whoever you are, you’re gonna pay.”  The $20,000 reward of their own money is for information going to the Police that leads to an arrest and conviction.Police report that Williams cooperated with the three masked, armed men on Superbowl Sunday night as he was headed toward Ricky’s Flamingo Cafe – the trio got away with Gilley’s wallet and his wedding ring.#MagneticMediaNews #TCIlovesGilley Galmo Williams in physical therapy nowlast_img read more

Clackamas County family tied up robbed at home

first_imgOREGON CITY, Ore. — Authorities say five men with masks and gloves used flexible ties Friday morning to bind a homeowner and his family while they ransacked a Clackamas County home.The sheriff’s office says the thieves took a number of expensive items, including firearms, and what it called “a significant amount” of cash.Investigators said the thieves seemed aware that certain items would be in the Eagle Creek house, leading to the belief there’s some connection between the thieves and the victims.last_img read more

District Revenue Officer Usharani receives 45 petitions

first_imgRanga Reddy: At the ‘Prajavani’ programme in the collectorate hall, District Revenue Officer Usharani asked officials concerned to act immediately to solve the problems raised at the programme. She was speaking after receiving 45 public representations from people belonging to various parts of the district. The DRO wanted the solved issues to be uploaded in the Prajavani portal.last_img

Sensitise Myanmar people about Rohingya genocide PAlo Roundtable

first_imgSocial welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon appreciated the concept of ‘track-II diplomacy’ by engaging diverse people and non-state in Myanmar to build favorable opinion and repatriate the Rohingyas. She insisted that Dhaka should use diplomacy to impose sanctions on the Myanmar authorities, if necessary, to make sure they take back their citizens. If the Myanmar people clearly know of the ethnic cleansing of their fellow countrymen, , they told a Prothom Alo roundtable, an urge for taking back the Rohingyas would be created at home. Rifat bin Sattar, an official of the Save the Children, Dhaka office, voiced concern over a possible aid fund crisis, unless the international community delivers what they pledged for the Rohingyas in Bangladesh under ‘joint response plan’. Prothom Alo, in cooperation with UNICEF organised the roundtable titled ‘One year of the Rohingya problem’ at its Karwan Bazar office. UNICEF’s chief of communications Jean-Jacques Simon called on the Bangladesh government to provide more land to decongest the Rohingya camps, equally support the refugees and the host communities, and thereby enable the Rohingya children’s literacy and life-skills. A former diplomat, an international relations professor and government representatives agreed on such track-II diplomacy or ‘people-to-people’ contact, alongside ongoing diplomatic initiatives and political efforts to ensure repatriation of more than one million Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh. Participants at the Prothom Alo roundtable on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloSaying that Myanmar’s common men are not fully aware of atrocities committed against Rohingyas in Rakhine state, strategic analysts on Tuesday called for making the Myanmar people aware of the genocide in their own country. Dhaka received only one-third of the aid pledged for the Rohingyas, he said.center_img Admitting that availability of the aid pledged by the international community is a key challenge, he praised of the Bangladesh government and people for giving all kinds of supports to the distressed Rohingya people. Amena Mohsin, Dhaka University professor of International Relations department, pointed out that the UN human rights commission’s calling of the Rohingya killing as ‘genocide’ has sensitised the cause of the Rohingyas and also strengthened Bangladesh’s negotiating position for their rehabilitation in their motherland. “It’s understandable the Myanmar people are not fully aware of the genocide in Rakhine province the way many of the Pakistanis were not aware of the genocide in Bangladesh. We need to inform them to create pressure from within,” former ambassador Humayun Kabir told the discussion. Humayun Kabir urged the government to make strong diplomatic efforts to engage the neighbouring countries so that they pressurise the Myanmar government to hasten the repatriation process. The local people of Cox’s Bazar welcomed the Rohingya people when they fled Myanmar’s atrocities, but the communities cannot bear the displaced people for indefinite period, he added. Migration expert Asif Munier said the issue of resettling Rohingya people in any third country should be considered. Moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayum, the roundatable was also addressed by Justice Nizamul Huq, disaster management and relief ministry’s additional secretary Satyabrata Saha, department of social welfare deputy director Sazzadul Islam, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society’s Nazmul Alam Khan, Coast Trust’s Barkat Ullah Maruf, and Prothom Alo’s advisor Gowher Nayeem Wara.last_img read more

For Entrepreneurs Looking to Disrupt the Internet of Things Industry Here is

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Q: For entrepreneurs going into the Internet of Things, what do they need to worry about? How do they keep their product safe? A: One of the biggest security challenges we will face over the next five years is how to secure the 50 billion devices coming online. Between the exponential growth of connected devices and the introduction of hyper-connectivity with 5G, the bad actors will have an unprecedented ability to leverage an extraordinarily large attack surface at previously unrealized speeds.In the middle of 2014, HP published research that basically suggested that most IoT device manufacturers were foregoing any meaningful security and instead solving for time to market and convenience. In the report, they looked at the top 10 devices deployed in consumers’ homes and found that they had on average 25 vulnerabilities each. Most of those vulnerabilities were things that any security practitioner would address before taking the device to market such as not using encrypted communications, not requiring a password reset and not requiring a complex password, to name a few. I recall being on a panel at IoT conference last year where one of the panelists talked about a connected lightbulb that was broadcasting WiFi passwords in clear text so anyone who detected the lightbulb would be able to easily tunnel into any device connected to the WiFi. Related: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Future of Cybersecurity and HackersTo build trust with the businesses and consumers who will be purchasing your IoT devices, I suggest you consider the following:Build security in from the beginning.Hire a cybersecurity expert or seek consultation to ensure you are building products that are secure before you take them to market. Your worst nightmare would be waking up one morning to find your IoT devices were shown to be easily hacked or have a serious exploitable vulnerability.Take privacy seriously.Don’t bury the privacy statement deep in a EULA and be sure to use simple language that clearly reflects what information you will collecting and what you will be doing with the data.  Related: Going Beyond Passwords: 4 Ways to Keep Your Company’s Information SafeBe transparent.Only collect the data you need what you say you’re going to collect and only do with it what you say in your privacy statement.Plan for the worst.Even if you have built a secure IoT device and are adhering to your privacy statement, you still may find your device and company being the victim of an attack. You should build and practice a crisis communications plan should your company’s IoT device be a negative media headline.  Stay informed.Security practices, architectures and solutions are constantly evolving especially as they relate to IoT. Stay informed of what’s going on the space and use the latest, best known methods and techniques.   Research was recently published saying that 45 percent of those surveyed said concerns over online privacy and security stopped them from using the Internet in very practical ways. I believe for the full potential of the Internet and IoT devices to be realized, we must demonstrate both can be properly secured and that we can protect the privacy of those who use them. Related: Digital Pickpockets Are Now Targeting Your Smartphone 3 min read May 25, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

First Hospitals Achieve InterSystem Connectivity Across Accuray Radiation Therapy Platforms

first_img 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 January 19, 2018 — Accuray Inc. announced recently that the Heidelberg University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, and Oscar Lambret Cancer Center in Lille, France, are the first in the world to connect both their Accuray CyberKnife and TomoTherapy platforms to the iDMS Data Management System. The two facilities are now able to benefit from a centralized database that shares and makes data accessible across the radiation therapy treatment delivery platforms, adding flexibility and improving efficiency in their radiation therapy departments.The iDMS System allows for the seamless integration of a wide range of technologies including the Radixact, TomoTherapy and CyberKnife Systems, Accuray Precision Treatment Planning System (TPS), and third-party treatment planning and oncology information systems (OIS). As a result, clinicians can leverage the technology and data they need to optimize each patient treatment.”Heidelberg is an extremely busy hospital, treating more than 4,500 cancer patients per year. We require radiation therapy technology that can keep pace with the demands of our facility and enable us to deliver precise radiation to any tumor in the shortest amount of time possible,” said Jürgen Peter Debus, M.D., Ph.D, medical director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy at Heidelberg University Hospital. “The integration of the Accuray radiation therapy and treatment planning systems with the iDMS System helps us do just that. Treatment planning is now faster, reducing overall treatment time, without sacrificing quality and we can easily transfer patients between systems so we don’t risk downtime.”The centralized platform for storing and managing all patient and treatment plan data provides the clinical team with numerous benefits including:Seamless treatment of patients on different compatible Accuray delivery systems while maintaining a single treatment record, simplifying and personalizing patient treatment;Quick access to previously treated patient files, reducing treatment time;Remote review and authorization of treatment plans with PlanTouch, enhancing flexibility;Interfaces with compatible third-party OIS, providing efficient department integration;Customizable generation of patient, plan and system reports, supporting practice needs; andState-of-the-art disaster recovery features, ensuring data integrity.”Radiotherapy is a key component of our multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. With the installation of the iDMS Data Management System we have the flexibility to treat patients using either our TomoTherapy Systems or our new CyberKnife M6 System, while maintaining one patient record. This simplifies and speeds up the entire treatment process, while enabling us to adapt how we choose to deliver the radiation treatment at each session based on the needs of the patient,” said Xavier Mirabel, M.D., head of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Brachytherapy, Oscar Lambret Cancer Center.For more information: www.accuray.com 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 Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | January 19, 2018 First Hospitals Achieve Inter-System Connectivity Across Accuray Radiation Therapy Platforms iDMS Data Management System helps improve treatment outcomes and efficiency by sharing patient data throughout the entire disease management period 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 center_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | 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 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 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 | 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more