How much do U.S. women soccer players earn?

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team may be on course for a historic fourth World Cup title, but they still make a fraction of what their male counterparts make despite having achieved so much more. The USWNT fought for a raise and received one in 2017, when players saw an undisclosed salary hike. Despite the pay rise, the USWNT still make drastically less than the men’s team, even though they are far more successful. The USWNT have won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. The men’s team haven’t won an Olympic medal in more than a century, were knocked out at the last-16 phase in the 2014 World Cup and failed to even qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And earlier this year, the USWNT team filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, seeking better pay for women, who reportedly earned 38 per cent of what their male counterparts make . Their lawsuit stipulated that if each team played and won 20 exhibition games in a year, “female WNT players would earn a maximum of $99,000 or $4,950 per game, while similarly situated male MNT players would earn an average of $263,320 or $13,166 per game”.U.S. Soccer disputes the discrimination allegations in the lawsuit and insists pay is based on differing revenue between the men and women’s teams.Most of the USWNT play at the club level in the National Women’s Soccer League (NSWL), with minimum yearly salaries in the region of $16,538, and the maximum salary rising to $46,200 since January 2019.This means that the minimum salary for NWSL players doesn’t meet the living wage. Meanwhile, the minimum yearly salary for the first 24 players on each MLS roster rose from $67,500 in 2018 to $70,250 in 2019. The minimum for remaining players, who must be 24 or younger, was increased from $54,500 in 2018 and $56,250 in 2019.U.S. Soccer subsidizes the NWSL, which would not exist without its financial support, whereas MLS is self-sufficient. NWSL is in its sixth season and salaries in MLS (now in its 24th season) were similarly low when it was in its infancy.USWNT compensation works differently than organisations across the world. Usually what happens is that a club pays a player a salary, and the national federation then compensates the player for appearances on the international level. For the USWNT, however, it’s the federation (U.S. Soccer) that pays the club salary; the women then draw a second salary for their national play, which is a departure from the men’s team. Star player Morgan is arguably her country’s most recognizable hero, and is reported by Money to be earning upwards of $1 million annually. Morgan’s net worth is estimated to be over $3m according to Celebrity Net Worth, and Time named her the highest paid American female soccer player in June 2015, attributed mostly to her endorsement deals, having signed partnerships with businesses like Nike, Panasonic and AT&T among others.Alex Morgan USWNT 2019Her teammate Julie Ertz also has an estimated net worth of $3m, but these two are by far the outliers of their team in terms of wages.Morgan is considered one of the world’s greatest female athletes, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – who each earn over $100m in salaries – make 100 times more than she does.It’s impossible to calculate what an average USWNT player would make due to their different sponsorship deals and bonuses, but it’s fair to say that should they win the World Cup this summer in France, the top players could earn over $400,000 overall this year – with the average possibly coming in closer to $500,000. This also comes before endorsement deals, which can add hundreds of thousands of dollars more for star players. But this doesn’t take into account  the significantly smaller cash pool that the Women’s World Cup earners are awarded compared to the men’s tournament . They will earn just 7.5% of what their male counterparts would earn.USWNT goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris told the New York Times she expects to earn “between $300,000 and $400,000” in 2019, though another unnamed USWNT player estimated she’d make $167,500.Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo is reported to have earned $240,019 with the national team in 2015 by FiveThirtyEight, compared to USMNT players Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard, who earned $428,022 and $398,495 respectively. The same outlet says Carli Lloyd made $366,000 in 2015 after adding up all of her bonus money, appearance fees, and other income related to the World Cup and other tournaments. This is an addition to her salary for being on the national team, and what she made for playing in the NWSL. That is almost as much as what Manchester United player Alexis Sanchez makes on a weekly basis, at £350,000 a week ($440,000). It seems like a decent amount of money, and it is, but it still pales in comparison to what their USMNT counterparts have been making annually.Twenty-year-old USMNT star Christian Pulisic is set to take a hefty pay rise from his $1.1m per year contract with Borussia Dortmund following his £58m ($74m) move to Chelsea, which made him the most expensive American soccer player of all time.Toronto FC and USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley earns a $6m salary and $6.5m total compensation.last_img read more

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Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP loss

first_img Indo-Asian News Service MohaliApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 11:49 IST Rahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too much about their loss against KXIP (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDespite Buttler’s good start, Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the teamRahane felt it was only a matter of two big hits and refused to criticise too muchWhile the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the RoyalsChasing 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is not generally considered a huge task, but Rajasthan Royals failed to do that against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League encounter with the visitors falling short by 12 runs.Despite a solid start at the top from Jos Buttler, new opening partner Rahul Tripathi’s failure to convert a good start cost the team as he finished with a 45-ball 50.Speaking at the end of the game, skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to be too critical and said that it was just a matter of two big hits and things would have ended differently.”182 on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes. A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well.”In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch. Discussion between me and Stuart (Binny) was take it deep. Tripathi started really well. Should learn from our mistakes. These things happen in T20 cricket,” he said.While the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the Royals. While pacer Jofra Archer stole the show with figures of 3/15 from his four overs, Rahane also praised the spin bowling duo of Ish Sodhi and Shreyas Gopal.”Our two leg spinners in the middle overs were brilliant. Jofra’s four overs were critical,” he summed up.Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul, R Ashwin shine as KXIP beat RR to move into top-4Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul storms past 1000 runs for KXIP in only his 23rd matchadvertisementAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow KXIPFollow RR vs KXIP Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP lossAjinkya Rahane feels that reaching 182 at the IS Bindra Stadium wasn’t a big task, and yet, they fell short by 12 runs against KXIP.advertisementlast_img read more

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Port Hedland Again Facing Strike

first_imgzoom The Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers (AIMPE) has given notice that the tug boat engineers at Port Hedland, Australia’s biggest iron ore port, intend to take protected industrial action in the form of a four-hour stoppage from 6am to 10am on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Teekay Shipping reports in a release.The notice exempts from the stoppage towage operations which are delayed during unforeseen delays and are still underway, and any safety/emergency related issues.Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty Ltd has been in negotiations with Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers (AIMPE) about the terms of replacement enterprise agreements for its employees who operate the tugs which service the port of Port Hedland for approximately 17 months.The company says it ”is surprised and disappointed that the AIMPE has decided to take this action at a time when the MUA and AMOU have endorsed new enterprise agreements in substantially the same terms for their members.”Teekay advises that the AMOU and MUA have recommended their members vote to approve the respective enterprise agreements. The voting period for those agreements commenced on November 4 and will close on November 9, 2014.Teekay says that the AIMPE has not agreed to the terms of the enterprise agreement which the company has proposed for the engineers, which are in much the same terms as those agreed by the AMOU.The AIMPE had already threatened Teekay with industrial action back in August, when 52 members of the institute announced walking off the job for four hours on Monday and Wednesday morning, August 10 and 12 respectively.The move to strike came after negotiations with Teekay had failed to meet workers’ requests for maintaining shifts to 12 hours.Namely, as the workload at the port increases, workers have been faced with ever more longer shifts, reaching up to 18 horus.The AIMPE stated that the four-hour actions will fall on low tides, in order not to disrupt the Port’s operation to a significant extent.Press Releaselast_img read more

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US DOJ Slaps Polluters with Over USD 363Mn in Fines in 2016

first_imgzoom The US Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division imposed criminal penalties to the amount of over USD 363 million throughout 2016 to shipping companies and crew for the intentional discharges of pollutants from ocean-going vessels in US waters. At the end of fiscal year 2016, the division also imposed more than 32 years of confinement for those found guilty in these cases.In December 2016, the division obtained the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution when it concluded the prosecution of Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.The company pleaded guilty to seven felony charges and will pay a USD 40 million penalty, the DOJ said.The first case of the new year involves two Greek shipping companies, Oceanic Illsabe Limited and Oceanfleet Shipping Limited. The two companies were fined USD 2.7 million after being convicted of obstructing justice, violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), tampering with witnesses, and conspiracy.Oceanic Illsabe Limited is the owner of the M/V Ocean Hope, a large cargo vessel that was responsible for dumping oily waste into the Pacific Ocean during 2015, while Oceanfleet Shipping Limited was the managing operator of the vessel.Each company was placed on a five-year term of probation and barred from sending ships to United States ports until its financial penalty has been satisfied.The vessel’s two top engineers were previously convicted and sentenced to serve prison sentences in connection with these crimes.last_img read more

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Canada urges release of Venezuelan political prisoners

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada is urging the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro to end its campaign of repression and respect the country’s existing political institutions.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is also calling for the release of jailed opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma, saying their detention is proof of the Maduro regime’s “dictatorial intentions.”Maduro has just pushed through a contested election of a constituent assembly that will rewrite the country’s constitution, a move widely condemned internationally.The United States has called the vote a sham and Freeland says the existing national assembly is the only legitimately elected representative body in Venezuela.She says Maduro must accept the assembly’s authority and restore its full powers.Freeland says Canada is gravely alarmed by the unlawful detention of Lopez and Ledezma.“Canada calls on the government to respect the democratic rights of Venezuelan citizens and enter into meaningful negotiations to restore constitutional order in Venezuela,” she said in a statement.In July, the Venezuelan supreme court placed Lopez under house arrest after he had spent three years in prison for his role in anti-government protests in 2014. Ledezma was placed under house arrest in 2015 after being imprisoned on charges of leading an alleged coup against Maduro.Economic troubles and months of political turmoil on the streets have rocked the South American country.Maduro remains determined to reshape the political system to solidify his socialist government’s hold.Freeland said she commends the courage of those struggling for their democratic and human rights.“Canada stands with the brave Venezuelan people as they struggle to preserve the future of their deeply threatened democracy,” she said.last_img read more

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TIME MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR THE SILENCE BREAKERS

first_imgAdvertisement Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They’re svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can’t afford and live in houses we can only dream of. Yet it turns out that—in the most painful and personal ways—movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew.In 1997, just before Ashley Judd’s career took off, she was invited to a meeting with Harvey Weinstein, head of the starmaking studio Miramax, at a Beverly Hills hotel. Astounded and offended by Weinstein’s attempt to coerce her into bed, Judd managed to escape. But instead of keeping quiet about the kind of encounter that could easily shame a woman into silence, she began spreading the word.“I started talking about Harvey the minute that it happened,” Judd says in an interview with TIME. “Literally, I exited that hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my dad was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visiting me on the set. And he could tell by my face—to use his words—that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone.” READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted in Samjhauta blast case

first_imgPanchkula (Har): A special court here Wednesday acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta train blast case that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead in 2007. All the four accused, Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary have been acquitted by the court, NIA counsel Rajan Malhotra said. The blast in the India-Pakistan train took place near Panipat in Haryana on February 18, 2007, when it was on its way to Attari in Amritsar, the last station on the Indian side. Before pronouncing the verdict, NIA special judge Jagdeep Singh dismissed the plea filed by a Pakistani woman for examining some eyewitnesses from her country. The court ruled that the plea of the Pakistani woman was devoid of any merit, Malhotra said. The blast had ripped apart two coaches of the cross-border train. The Haryana police registered a case, but the probe was handed over to the National Investigation Agency in July 2010. The NIA filed a charge sheet in July 2011 against eight persons for their alleged roles in the terror attack. Of the eight, Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary appeared before the court and faced trial. Sunil Joshi, the alleged mastermind of the attack, was shot dead near his home in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district in December 2007. The three other accused — Ramchandra Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Amit — could not be arrested and were declared proclaimed offenders. Aseemanand was out on bail, while three others were in judicial custody. The NIA had charged the accused with murder and criminal conspiracy, and under the Explosive Substances Act and the Railways Act.last_img read more

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Ban calls on Iraq and Kuwait to take innovative steps to resolve

In a new report to the Security Council, Mr. Ban outlines actions necessary for Iraq to achieve global standing equal to that which it held prior to the imposition of various United Nations resolutions, beginning in 1990. He notes that Iraq is gradually emerging from a period including two major wars, and he understands the desire of Iraq’s people for their country to regain its place in the international community. Regarding relations between Iraq and Kuwait, the Secretary-General says he is pleased to note that both Governments have been making progress toward the resolution of some key issues, despite the painful legacy of the past. “Indeed, it is the responsibility of both countries to work together as neighbours to expeditiously resolve the remaining issues between them,” he writes. “For the aim is not just to achieve a closure and deal with deep wounds, but to create a solid basis for future generations of the region, a region that has been blessed with vast resources, much of which have been squandered in futile wars. A high degree of political will on both sides is still required to achieve this,” he adds. Among the remaining issues for the two countries is compensation to be paid by Iraq for loss, damage or injury to foreign governments, nationals and corporations as a result of its invasion and occupation of Kuwait. The claims are handled by the Geneva-based UN Compensation Commission, which to date has made available nearly $28 billion. The level of payments by Iraq to the Compensation Fund was determined at 30 per cent of all export sales of petroleum and petroleum products. It was later reduced to 25 per cent, and subsequently to 5 per cent, at which it currently stands. Mr. Ban says he has noted Iraq’s request for the payment percentage to be lowered, if not eliminated altogether. “In that regard, I strongly encourage Iraq and other stakeholders to actively discuss alternative solutions to the issue of outstanding compensation and debt payments.” Another issue is the repatriation or return by Iraq of all Kuwaiti and third-country nationals or their remains, as well as the return of all Kuwaiti property, including archives, seized by Iraq.The Secretary-General recognized the efforts made after 2003 which resulted in the recovery and identification of 236 individuals and the return of some Kuwaiti property. He also recognized that it possible that not all remains and properties will be found and that the search will eventually have to come to an end. Nonetheless, he encouraged Iraq to achieve further progress on the ground.“The two States should consider innovative steps for resolving the outstanding issues between them in a spirit of generous compromise and understanding for each other’s concerns,” Mr. Ban states. “By doing so, they will mark the dawn of a new era in their relationship.”At the same time, he notes that the outstanding issues for Iraq are not limited to those related to Kuwait, and include, among others, Iraq’s obligations in the area of disarmament, as set out by numerous Security Council resolutions from 1990 onward. “Iraq continues to bear the primary responsibility for the implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions,” he says. “However, the Security Council should also take into account the efforts and progress made by the Government of Iraq since 2003 in creating a stable nation, at peace with itself and its neighbours.“It is important to recognize that the Iraq of today is very different from Iraq prior to 2003. It is my hope that the Security Council will consider this report with a view to taking appropriate decisions that would help Iraq to fulfil its outstanding obligations in a timely manner.” 30 July 2009Iraq has a number of outstanding issues to tackle before it can regain its rightful place in the community of nations, including those relating to its 1990 invasion of neighbouring Kuwait, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, calling on the two nations to take innovative steps to resolve key issues. read more

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UN receives food donation from India for one million Afghan children

The wheat is being converted into biscuits fortified with micronutrients to boost children’s nutrition and enhance their ability to learn. The biscuits, totalling 7,496 metric tons and worth an estimated $7.2 million, are the second tranche of an overall pledge of one million metric tons of wheat by India to WFP.”This donation confirms the humanitarian commitment of the Government and people of India to Afghanistan,” WFP Executive Director James T. Morris said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better way for India to invest in Afghanistan’s future than by giving support to the health and education of children.”Currently, more than 970,000 children receive WFP food in Afghan schools. WFP plans to increase that number to 1.1 million by next spring and to 1.2 million by 2005. India’s latest contribution will be pivotal in reaching this objective.In an effort to encourage attendance, WFP provides 150,000 schoolgirls with a four-litre tin of cooking oil to take home to their families. The oil serves as an extra incentive for parents to keep their daughters in school. In the last two years, the overall gender ratio among sample schools has improved from three girls for every 10 boys to six girls for every 10 boys.Mr. Morris noted that this year WFP needs more than $4.3 billion to feed almost 110 million people globally. Contributions have so far fallen short by $580 million.”There are overwhelming demands for food aid coming at us from all sides, and we can’t meet them without a concerted and generous response from governments, private corporations and individuals. India’s pledge of one million tons of wheat for Afghanistan is an excellent example of the commitment and stronger role we seek from leaders in the developing world,” Mr. Morris said.For its part the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is launching a new emergency project worth $700,000, funded by the Government of Switzerland, to provide agricultural materials to 400 vulnerable farmers, formerly soldiers, in northern Afghanistan. FAO will provide around 600 vegetable seed kits from its own stocks and pay for the transportation of all material in the project. read more

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UN refugee agency condemns rising violence against civilians in Central African Republic

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “strongly condemns attacks against civilians which severely hamper the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to populations in need,” said the agency’s representative for the country, Kouassi Lazare Etien in a news release.Fighting in the past month between ex-Séléka militiamen and anti-Balaka fighters has affected western, eastern and central parts of the country and the capital, Bangui, according to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA).The Mission said at least 11 people were killed and 22 wounded in clashes that followed the murder of an army officer on October 4, with 14 people reported to be still missing.MINUSCA also said 150 people had fled their homes and 35 families had taken refuge in in the capital, Bangui. In a further incident of violence in the northwest on Tuesday, MINUSCA reported that 30 persons sought refuge in Cambatt camp at the south entrance of Koui town, while another 130 sought refuge in Gabbatt camp to the north.“Armed group activities engender insecurity and provoke population movements. Displaced people are perpetually in urgent need of food, basic household items, medicine and access to education,” Mr. Etien said.Displaced people are perpetually in urgent need of food, basic household items, medicine and access to educationThe UN refugee agency said it was particularly alarmed by growing insecurity in the eastern prefecture of Haut-Mboumou, home to 2,748 Congolese refugees in Zemio, another 1,057 Congolese who have settled in Obo as well as 4,222 South Sudanese refugees in Bambouti. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) refugees who thought they had found safety here in Zemio camp in Central African Republic were attacked when they ventured back to DRC to work their land. Photo: UNHCR/A. Kitidi On September 19, attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Tabane 1 village, 20 kilometres from Zemio, led to the displacement of about 700 people and prompted UNHCR to decide to speed up the relocation of the South Sudanese refugees from Bambouti to Obo. There, they are able to receive protection and assistance in health, education, shelter, water, sanitation, hygiene, and food and non-food aid.Several humanitarian properties and convoys in the centre and north of the country were targeted by armed robbers. This, as well as clashes on September 16 between ex-Séléka and anti-Balaka elements in Ndomete, Nana-Grebizi prefecture, caused more than 3,200 people to flee into the bush and to nearby villages. Despite reinforcement by the UN peacekeeping mission, armed groups have continued to set up illegal checkpoints and demand money from traders in the town of Kaga-Bandoro in Nana-Grebizi prefecture, forcing up prices of local commodities and disrupting the movement of humanitarian convoys.On September 21, an attack by the armed group 3R (Retour, Reclamation et Réhabilitation) on Degaulle town in Ouham-Pende prefecture in the northwest led to the flight of an estimated 3,400 families towards Bocaranga and surrounding villages.The growing insecurity is causing many organizations to leave or reduce their presence. Two UNHCR partners have cut their staff or suspended monitoring activities in the west of the country.In Bocaranga, four humanitarian organizations have closed their bases or suspended their activities and two others have evacuated their staff, to Paoua in Ouham-Pende prefecture, or to Bangui. One of UNHCR’s partners has reduced its staff on the ground for security reasons. Insecurity constrains UNHCR’s responseBecause of the insecurity, UNHCR’s response has been confined to protection monitoring, participating in food distribution to internally displaced people, and coordinating protection and shelter for the newly displaced populations.A UNHCR-operated call centre in Ndomete, Nana-Grebizi prefecture, provides care to individuals who have suffered from gender-based violence, and helps in the tracing of unaccompanied children.Displaced people are in urgent need of food, basic household items, medicine and access to schools.Armed groups have occupied schools in some parts of the country, preventing classes from taking place. Food prices are rising and basic commodities are quickly disappearing from the market.The 2016-2017 academic year has been interrupted by the presence of armed groups in and near dozens of schools and colleges in Ouham, Ouaka and Nana-Mambere prefectures, preventing more than 10,000 children from continuing their education. read more

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Corey Philly Brown Ohio State hungrier than any other team Ive been

Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown (10) fields a punt during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State football team looks to reverse the script from its recent shortcomings in West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend when it faces off against Purdue.The Buckeyes have recorded just one win their last four trips to Ross-Ade Stadium.OSU senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said the Buckeyes held a meeting, organized by coach Urban Meyer, Wednesday to address avoiding another hiccup.“We have the leadership on this team to keep everybody focused, and go there and get the win,” Brown said. “We can play anywhere and be successful.”Meyer said Purdue (1-6, 0-3) is a better team than its record indicates.“I see a team that’s kind of searching for an identity, and I think they’ve kind of found it on defense,” Meyer said. “I think they’ve figured out who they are the last few weeks.”Meyer said his staff has had some difficulties preparing for Purdue because for the last two games, the Boilermakers have run a 3-4 defense instead of the 4-3 they began the season with. The Boilermakers are coming off a 14-0 loss at Michigan State Oct. 19.Coming off its largest Big Ten victory this season, a 63-14 home defeat of Penn State, OSU is again looking to impress voters. Currently, the Buckeyes rank fourth in the BCS standings and need some help if they hope to make it to the title game.“We set the bar pretty high with (last week), and now from here on out it should be nothing less than that every game,” Brown said.Redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby, whose play has been criticized this season, said he finally has the mental side of his game on track.“I just really had to just focus, and get back to how I approached the game last year. I think (during) the first half of the season, I was worried about too (many) other things than what my job was, and I forgot that doing my job is what got me here in the first place,” Roby said. “At corner, you got to just wait for the plays to come to you. You can’t go to the plays, because when you try to do that too much, that’s when you get beat.”Brown said being in the hunt for a national championship has driven his squad to a new level.“This team is much hungrier than any other team I’ve ever been on, and everybody’s so focused right now,” Brown said. “The way everybody’s preparing right now, I can tell that we’re going to finish strong like we expect to.”The Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) and Boilermakers are set for a noon kickoff Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. read more

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Opinion Troy Smith paved the way for todays Ohio State quarterbacks

Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith (10) buys some time and eludes Indiana’s Keith Burrus (97) in the second quarter of a football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the contest, 44-3. Credit: Courtesy of MCTOhio State has always been a perennial powerhouse when it comes to football, but the quarterback position historically has been one of vapidity and is infamous for being very uneventful until recent memory.It was three yards in a cloud of dust, Woody Hayes style, and play dominant defense that was the formula for success until one Troy Smith stepped on campus. The quarterback was asked to control the clock, not make any crucial mistakes and by all means try to not lose the game instead of going out and winning it (see Craig Krenzel). Smith ushered in a new brand of football never before seen at Ohio State that would forever change the landscape of college football in the Big Ten.Fast-forward to 2015, and you cannot watch a down without offenses being spread out with four- and five-receiver sets — but it wasn’t always this way. The Big Ten a mere eight years ago was embraced two tight end sets and a fullback leading the charge for a lead block on an iso run up the middle; that was the staple for the majority of offenses.Even the national championship team of 2002 followed “Tressel ball” to a tee, letting Maurice Clarett carry the load on offense and relying on a dominant defense that would send five players to the NFL.The changing of the guard came in 2004, when Tressel finally found a position for Smith at quarterback, where he was the backup to Justin Zwick. Previously as a redshirt freshman, Troy was seldom used, only earning playing time as a backup scat back and partially as a kick returner. Zwick was the more traditional one, standing 6’4’’ and operating from the pocket, while Smith was a dual threat who could easily beat defenses with either his arm or feet.Once Smith took over full time, he didn’t disappoint with his dazzling and uncanny ability to make plays within and out of the pocket. Standing at only 6’0’’, Smith lacked both ideal height and arm strength for the quarterback position. However, what he lacked in physical gifts he made up for with his competitiveness and intangibles. Smith’s heart, grit and will to win are what propelled him into the player we all remember.In big-time games when the pressure was on, no one in Buckeye history at the quarterback position was better than No. 10. Time and time again, he proved this with his play and performances in primetime action against worthy competition, including an incredible comeback against Michigan in 2005, another victory over the Wolverines the following year to secure a trip to the national championship game and a dominant performance against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl..Troy Smith’s impact and influence on modern Buckeye football is as apparent as can be. With the likes of Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and even Terrelle Pryor before them, all can point to one guy who paved the way and changed OSU football forever.Smith’s dual-threat capabilities ushered in a new era that is more spread out and wide open than ever before. Even under the helm of ultra-conservative Jim Tressel, he knew what was best was to surround Troy with four or five receivers in the gun and let him do his thing — which was to torch defenses with both his arm and legs.Fast-forward to 2015, and this is the same approach OSU coach Urban Meyer implements today, with a spread-out attack that allows multi-talented quarterbacks to flourish. The modern quarterbacks are all very different, with unique playing styles and even arguably more gifted and talented than Smith. However, none of them would be in the positions they are in without his grand influence.The homebred Cleveland Glenville High School product (same as Jones) is as influential a piece of Buckeye football history as any. He was a Wolverine killer and was even named Big Ten Player of the Decade, but most importantly his impact on the game changed the very philosophy in how we think of the game. Before it was three yards in a cloud of dust, now it’s play-action from the shotgun and throw a rope down the sideline for a 50-yard touchdown.With a bevy of hardware to his name and standout performances in big time games, including an undefeated record against the team up north, Troy is one of the best to ever strap on a chin strap for the Scarlet and Gray, and dare I say the very best quarterback in the history of Ohio State football. read more

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Hitachi creates stealth ink to invisibly track products wipe out counterfeiting

first_imgIf you buy a product that’s faulty or damaged and return it, you want to know the manufacturer is taking appropriate action to stop the same thing happening again. But typically tracing a product back to figure out where it got damaged is limited to a batch of those items. Hitachi has decided to solve that problem with a new invisible product tracking system.The new system is capable of printing a unique id on to any product using stealth ink and an inkjet printer. That id can only be seen and read when placed under a UV light source, and contains detailed information about how it was produced. Not only is the id easy to apply to individual products and a multitude of different surface types, reading it can be done at a rate of 160 meters per second. So that’s products passing under the scanner at a rate of up to 160m/s.The unique ids should make it much easier to track specific items, while at the same time they don’t interfere with the design of product packaging at all. But they also have an additional benefit: the invisible ids can be used to check if a product is counterfeit or not.Obviously such a check relies on counterfeiters not having access to the stealth ink printer, but Hitachi should be able to stop such hardware falling into the wrong hands. In terms of checking a product is real, you just need access to a UV light, which are pretty cheap to pick up.I can also see this being of great use for protecting devices. For example, Apple could offer to add an invisible id to that expensive MacBook Pro you just purchased containing all your details in case it gets stolen.last_img read more

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ISS un Russe et un Américain partiront pour une mission de 1

first_imgISS : un Russe et un Américain partiront pour une mission de 1 an en 2015Lundi, la NASA et l’agence spatiale russe Roskosmos ont annoncé les noms des deux spationautes sélectionnés pour effectuer une mission de 1 an à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Il s’agit de l’Américain Scott Kelly et du Russe Mikhail Kornienko. Le projet avait été évoqué et se concrétise aujourd’hui. La première mission spatiale d’une durée de 1 an à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) aura lieu dès 2015. C’est ce qu’ont annoncé lundi la NASA, l’agence spatiale russe ainsi que leurs partenaires internationaux en dévoilant les noms des deux spationautes qui y prendront part : l’Américain Scott Kelly et le Russe Mikhail Kornienko, respectivement âgés de 48 ans et 52 ans. Les deux compères décolleront à bord d’un vaisseau Soyouz depuis le cosmodrome de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan au printemps 2015. Ils ne reviendront alors que l’année suivante, au printemps 2016. Comme toutes les missions menées à bord de l’ISS, celle-ci consistera à réaliser des expériences et collecter des données scientifiques importantes pour de futurs projets d’exploration du système solaire. Mais les équipes au sol surveilleront également étroitement la santé des deux spationautes, alors qu’aucune expédition de l’ISS n’a passé plus de six mois à bord de la station.”L’objectif de leur expédition de 1 an à bord du laboratoire orbital est de mieux comprendre comme le corps humain réagit et s’adapte à l’environnement rude de l’espace. Les données venant de l’expédition de 12 mois aideront à informer sur les contrôles des performances et de la santé de l’équipage. Elles détermineront et valideront des contre-mesures pour réduire les risques associés à l’exploration future, tandis que NASA prévoit des mission autour de la Lune, d’un astéroïde et au bout du compte, de Mars”, explique l’agence américaine dans un communiqué. Des spationautes déjà expérimentés À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembrePour mener à bien ce projet, la NASA comme Roskosmos a ainsi choisi un astronaute qui avait de l’expérience. En effet, Scott Kelly et Mikhail Kornienko ont tout deux déjà réalisé plusieurs missions spatiales : le premier totalise aujourd’hui plus de 170 jours dans l’espace et le second environ 176 jours. Les deux ont d’ailleurs même déjà séjourné à bord de l’ISS en 2010. “Leurs compétences et leur expérience précédente à bord de la station correspond aux critères requis pour la mission. L’augmentation à un an va étendre les limites de comment nous vivons et travaillons dans l’espace, et va accroitre notre connaissance des effets de la microgravité sur les humains”, a commenté William Gerstenmaier, administrateur associé du Human Exploration and Operations de la NASA.”La sélection du candidat pour la mission d’un an a été minutieuse et difficile à cause du nombre de candidats appropriés au sein du corps des cosmonautes. Nous avons choisi les plus responsables, les plus qualifiés et les plus enthousiastes des membres d’équipage pour étendre l’exploration spatiale et nous avons une totale confiance en eux”, a indiqué de son côté Vladimir Popovkin, chef de Roskosmos. Pour se préparer à leur grande aventure, Kelly et Kornienko entameront l’année prochaine un programme d’entrainement d’une durée de deux ans aux Etats-Unis.Le 27 novembre 2012 à 11:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Alan Webb seeks Chevy franchise

first_imgAlan Webb confirmed Thursday that he is negotiating to purchase Curt Warner’s Vancouver Chevrolet dealership and move the brand’s operation from its Mill Plain Boulevard outpost to state Highway 500, near the city’s largest concentration of auto dealers.July 31 will be the last day of business for Curt Warner Chevrolet, according to a notification letter the company sent to its strategic partners and vendors. Warner has operated the business since 1999 at 10811 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., near Interstate 205. Previously Bob Kendall had owned the dealership and operated at that site for many years.Webb, a longtime local dealer whose franchises include Mitsubishi, Mazda and Nissan, would purchase Warner’s inventory of Chevrolet vehicles, parts, equipment and tools.He would move the dealership into his company’s former Dodge facility on his 5-acre complex at 3616 N.E. 66th Ave. The location is part of the 20-acre Vancouver Auto Park, which includes Ford, Hyundai and Suzuki, and not far from a cluster of Clark County’s largest auto dealers including the Dick Hannah Auto Mall.Webb opened the site and $10.7 million worth of facilities in early 2009 for his Dodge and Mazda brands. Webb lost the Dodge franchise, which he had newly acquired, in June 2009 when Chrysler filed for bankruptcy protection and reduced its dealer network.last_img read more

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Friday Update Swan Lake Fire Reaches 8400 Acres

first_imgTwo Alaska Division of Forestry 20-person hand crews, the Pioneer Peak Hotshots and Gannett Glacier Fire Crews, arrived on Thursday to bolster local resources and began work to secure the southwest corner of the fire. Additional crews are expected to arrive on Friday from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Type 2 crew. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire is now estimated at 8,400 acres after a reconnaissance flight Friday morning, an increase of over a thousand acres from the night before. In addition, smoke from the fire is visible from the Sterling Highway between mileposts 65 and 75. Motorists are urged to yield to fire apparatus entering the highway from the Alaska Division of Forestry station located at milepost 92. Today, firefighters will focus efforts on constructing miles of hose lays in order to capitalize on a series of natural and man-made barriers, including the 2017 East Fork burn scar. They will also establish spike camps to reduce travel time during this period of heavy tourist traffic. Crews observed shifting winds throughout the day and reported periods of increased fire behavior as they worked on the southwest section of the fire, preparing to defend the gas pipeline and improve indirect fireline along the East Fork of the Moose River. Saarloos: “The Fairbanks crew is coming in to help put in more lines and get them more pumps and hoses throughout that area.” center_img The temporary flight restriction (TFR) remains in place around the perimeter of the fire as heavy helicopters support ground resources. Questions or requests should be directed to the Refuge by calling 907-262-7021 or visiting http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/visit/contact_us.html. Contact the Refuge Visitor Center by calling 907-260-2820 or by clicking http://www.kenai.fws.gov. Sarah Saarloos, with the Division of Forestry: “We did see a little over a thousand acre growth. Most of that growth occurred on Thursday when west winds pushed the fire further east into the Dave Spencer Unit of the Kenai Wilderness. That is away from the community of Sterling and north of the Sterling Highway.”  For current road conditions visit the Sterling Highway Rehabilitation Skilak Lake to Seterline Road construction website. A virtual joint information center (VJIC) has been set up online at www.kpboem.com for public information. Collaborating agencies are posting updates on safety, smoke impacts and fire-related information.last_img read more

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Thousands march statewide in support of womens rights far into the future

first_imgParticipants in the Women’s March in Ketchikan on Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Leila Kheiry/KRBD.)On Jan. 21, Alaskans held local Women’s Marches across the state from Adak to Barrow to Homer to Ketchikan. An estimated 10,000 people participated statewide — far more than expected. For most, attending the march was an opportunity to stand up for women’s rights, indigenous rights, environmental protection and other social issues, but it was only the first step.Listen nowAbout 2,000 people marched in Fairbanks on Jan. 21, 2017. The pink sign reads “Sexism isn’t tolerated” in Russian. (Frank/KUAC)People braved blizzards, negative temperatures and strong winds to attend the marches statewide. Events were organized around the world initially in response to the negative rhetoric of President Donald Trump’s campaign and potential threats to the rights of women, immigrants, people of faith, people of color and many others.In the far north, about 100 people marched in -23 degree weather in Nome. Dozens turned out despite similar temperatures in Utqiaġvik, where some residents say the march was arranged last minute. Ten turned out in Adak in the far western Aleutians. Nine hundred in Homer on the Kenai Peninsula.In Haines in southeast Alaska, organizers expected 25 people to show up for the march but instead 150 participated. One of them was Haines High School teacher Patty Brown, who said she’ll continue the spirit of the march by helping her students learn to educate themselves.Marchers in Haines on Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Abbey Collins/KHNS.)Brown said she would “try to fill my students with interest in knowing facts and how to find them, and how to research them on their own. Do original science.”Marcy Ugstad was in a crowd of about 220 people in Ketchikan. She said for her, the march was about standing together for everyone’s rights, no matter what their opinions.Ugstad said the best way to continue forward is to get involved with the community. “Help out when you can. Volunteer when you can. Even if you only have an hour a week or two hours a week. There are so many local programs that need assistance. Be a part. Be engaged. Be an American.”In Sitka, Sitka Conservation Society director Andrew Thoms participated in the march and a direct action fair along with 700 others. He was there gathering signatures to protect public lands.“Commercial fisherman are going back to Washington to advocate for federal lands and our salmon and fisheries resources,” Thoms said. “We’re going to send them back with a list of people who support keeping Tongass National Forest lands intact.”Marchers in Talkeetna gather in front of the Fairview Inn on Jan. 21, 2017. (Manning/KTNA)Some of the estimated 3,500 marchers in Anchorage echoed Thoms’ ideas and encouraged people to write to their elected leaders with their thoughts and concerns.Anchorage resident Whitney Flores said she’ll continue the spirit of the march by trying “to be a good policy writer.”“That’s my plan,” Flores said. “To be able to bridge the gap between science and policy so that way we can have good policy that benefits everybody.”Up the road in Talkeetna, where about 80 people participated, Sarah Kehoe said she plans to use compassion to help people protect their rights and stay safe.“I think it’s important still to speak out and express a different opinion and to stand up, particularly stand up, for those that don’t have privilege,” Kehoe said. “I understand that I’m white and I’m privileged, and I want to make sure that I go up to someone who is being bullied and I stand by them and say ‘I’m here with you, and I’m going to be with you until you’re safe.’”Marchers in Kodiak. (Photo courtesy of Pam Foreman/KMXT)Sarah Harrington, one of the organizer’s of Kodiak’s 330-person march, echoed the ideas of supporting one another as a community.“We really wanted to bring everyone together and find commonalities,” Harrington said. “So have a way to unite people but have people feel supported with some of the concerns they have right now. So we’re definitely taking a positive stance.”KHNS’s Abbey Collins in Haines, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry in Ketchikan, KCAW’s Emily Kwong in Sitka, KTNA’s Phillip Manning in Talkeetna and KMXT’s Kayla Desroche in Kodiak all contributed to this story.last_img read more

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Book fairs in 140 Khammam schools on August 30

first_imgKhammam: State Backward Classes Commission member J Gouri Shankar informed that a book fair would be conducted on August 30, in 140 schools. Speaking at a meeting attended by Joint Collector Hanumanth Kodimba and headmasters of various schools at the Collectorate meeting hall in Khammam on Tuesday, Gouri Shankar said as part of the enhancing the students’ knowledge, the book fairs were planned. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He said as part of the programme, on August 29, an essay writing competition would be held for schoolchildren. Joint Collector Hanumanth Kodimba, addressing the gathering, directed the headmasters to create awareness about the book fair to the students besides motivating them to read books daily. District Educational Officer Madan Mohan, District Tourism Officer Suman Chakravarthi and other officials attended the meeting.last_img read more

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Tessa HillAston Out As Baltimore NAACP President

first_imgThe Baltimore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) seems to be in a chaotic state, after this week’s departure of long time president, Tessa Hill-Aston. The chapter’s regularly scheduled meeting this week was chaired by first vice president, Ronald Flamer, who took the reins after Hill’s mysterious departure.Tessa Hill-Aston (Courtesy Photo)During the meeting, Jonathan McKinney, NAACP Region Seven field director, reported to branch members that Hill-Aston, along with the secretary and treasurer of the local chapter were removed by the National Board. Hill-Aston was embroiled in disputes with local chapter membership over the past year that intensified after the NAACP National Conventions 108th Annual Meeting hosted by the Baltimore City Chapter in July.McKinney was contacted after the meeting and did not deny the statement but told the AFRO that his comments were for chapter members only.  NAACP local chapter meetings are generally open to the public.“I’m an NAACP lover and I gave a good portion of my life to serve in the NAACP and it hurts me to know that things are not well. I want to do anything that I can to be of any help,” said Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, past Baltimore NAACP president and current Maryland State NAACP Political Action chair.McKinney and other national staff explained that local branch operations would be supported by the Maryland State Conference.  State Conference President Ronald Stansbury did not return repeated calls for comment.NAACP national communications director, Malik Russell said “We’re involved in an internal process at the moment and unable to comment,” when asked for clarification on Hill’s departure.WFBR radio talk show host Darren Muhammed, has questioned Hill-Aston’s leadership for years and wants answers regarding her sudden departure.  “The question is why, and is her forced resignation tied to the missing money from the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner for years along with her husband Joe as the Treasurer,” Muhammad stated recently on the local chapter’s Facebook page.Hill-Aston won a contentious re-election campaign last fall against Rev. Cortley D. Witherspoon, a Baltimore community activist. The race yielded the highest turnout for the Baltimore Branch in recent history according to organization officials.  Several of Witherspoon’s allies were elected to the board.“This is a golden opportunity for the Baltimore City Branch to install a leader who has the courage of conviction and the real independence to do this work,” said Kim Truehart who organized the Baltimore Branch’s Women in the NAACP for two years.“They need to look at all aspects of the branch and revive it. That will take some energy and fresh thinking, Truehart said.The AFRO reached out to Hill-Aston for comment and she did not reply before AFRO press time.last_img read more

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first_imgFeature | February 03, 2014 Acceptance Test Results of ProTom Proton Therapy Technology Exceeds Expectations Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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.  Radiance 330 Proton System Treatment Room at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center.February 3, 2014 — Initial acceptance test results of ProTom International Inc.’s Radiance 330 Proton Therapy System are exceeding expectations of medical physicists charged with clinical commissioning at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center (MPTC) in Flint, Michigan. Radiance 330 employs the Proton Beam Scanning (PBS) treatment delivery technique, and the McLaren team tested key characteristics of the scanned beam delivered to instrumentation in water phantoms.  Proton System 250 MeV proton beam spot profile radial symmetry. 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 Park continued, “We observed very impressive beam performance during ProTom’s technical commissioning, and these results are now being independently measured and reproduced by our clinical physics team. We have collected all the data necessary to validate our treatment planning system for Radiance 330. Beam modeling is underway; next, we’ll deliver some sample plans to phantom for comparison.” “We have been impressed by the stability of the system during our testing,” said Sung Park, Ph.D., chief physicist at MPTC. “The spot size and spot profiles are well-described by a Gaussian distribution and demonstrate excellent radial symmetry. This bodes well for the dosimetry we can expect from ProTom’s system.” Radiance 330 Proton System Treatment Room at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center. For more information: www.protominternational.com, www.mclaren.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Proton System 250 MeV proton beam spot profile radial symmetry. 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 | 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 center_img Physicist measures Radiance 330 proton beam characteristics. 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 | 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 | 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 12PreviousNext 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 | 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 Related Content 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 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 last_img read more

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