Pics Hundreds queue around the block to see Commander Hadfield

first_imgHUNDREDS OF PEOPLE braved driving rain, heavy wind and long queues to see Commander Chris Hadfield at a book signing in Dublin today.The queue at the side entrance to Eason today. (Pic: Norah Jordan)The former commander of the International Space Station stayed beyond the allocated two hours in a bid to meet all of his fans who turned up at Eason on O’Connell Street, but eventually had to leave.Demand for his book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth was so high that Eason ran out of copies, leaving some people disappointed.Luke Lally from Offaly was one of the first to meet Chris Hadfield today. (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)Chris Hadfield tweeted about a ‘hero’ who saved the day for some of those left without books. “I heard a man bought books at other shops & gave them free to bookless children in line in Eason’s,” he wrote. “So nice – hero! Who was he? Anyone know?”.Hadfield has been credited with inspiring a generation on the wonders of all things space-related after he tweeted and made YouTube videos about life aboard the International Space Station, where he spent 144 days.Hadfield signs his name on the Easonology section of Eason’s. (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)Irish people claimed as special affinity to Hadfield, who took several stunning photographs of Ireland from space and sent the first tweet in Irish from space (and later received a special award for tweeting as Gaeilge)Chris Hadfield was made an Honorary Leonardo of the Science Gallery at TCD today. (Pic: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland) Hadfield appeared on The Late Late Show last night where he was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy and performed his version of the David Bowie classic Space Oddity.What a man.(Video: RTE/YouTube) Read: Some of the many things we learned from Chris Hadfield’s time in space > Read: Commander Hadfield’s son made a lovely ad for his dad’s book > Read: Commander Chris Hadfield got an award for tweeting as Gaeilge >last_img read more

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Budget cuts to affect WSUV

first_imgWashington State University’s Vancouver campus will be touched by the sweeping budget cuts announced by university President Kirk Schulz this week, but the local impacts aren’t immediately clear.In a Monday statement, Schulz announced that each department at WSU’s five campuses has been instructed to cut 2.5 percent from its spending. He said the goal is to reduce the university system’s $30 million annual deficit spending by $10 million year over year until that deficit is eliminated. As reported by The Spokesman-Review, Schulz called for reductions when he stepped into the position last year, calling university spending “simply not sustainable.”“While we are working hard to minimize the impact of these cuts on students, faculty, staff and the community, difficult decisions must be made,” Schulz wrote.Lynn Valenter, WSU Vancouver vice chancellor for finance and operations, characterized the announcement as a call for “spending reductions.” The Salmon Creek campus, which has a state budget of about $39 million, has been asked to carry $1.2 million over in remaining fund balance for next year, Valenter said. Last year, the school carried over $500,000. Valenter could not say what the university’s overall reserve is, as each individual department has its own reserve fund.“We’re being told to retain your savings,” she said. “They’re not taking it away.”At the Pullman campus, the university has already eliminated the Performing Arts program, which has been propped up by university reserve funding, according to Schulz’s statement.last_img read more

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TCI Sabrina Williams appointed as new Deputy Chief Statistician

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 13, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to congratulate Ms. Sabrina Williams on her appointment as Deputy Chief Statistician within the Ministry of Finance, Investment and Trade.   Ms. Williams joined the Turks and Caicos Islands civil service in 2009 in the capacity of a Statistical Technician and has since worked her way up the ranks of Statistician and now Deputy Chief Statistician within the Statistics Department.She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies (Hons.) from the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree by distance in Business Administration specializing in Finance from Heriot Watt, Edinburgh School of Business.During her tenure in the department Ms. Williams has had the opportunity to attend a number of workshops and training programs focusing on the area of statistics and has been instrumental in the production of GDP statistics, the Vital Statistics Report and the country’s first Balance of Payments Report.Commenting on the new Deputy Chief Statistician’s appointment, Director of the department Mr. Shirlen Forbes had this to say; “Sabrina has been instrumental in the development of the Statistics Department over the years and has never backed down from a challenge!  She has been instrumental in ensuring that new members of staff are properly trained and in helping to identify and develop different areas of Statistics.  I have no doubt that she will do well in this new capacity and wish to congratulate her.”Deputy Governor Anya Williams joined the Director in congratulating Ms. Williams on her appointment and also offered words of thanks and congratulations to Mr. Forbes and his team on the work that they are doing; “I join Mr. Forbes in congratulating Ms. Sabrina Williams on her new appointment and would like to commend her on the stellar work that she has been doing over the years.   Ms. Williams joined the department as a junior technician and through the leadership and guidance of Mr. Shirlen Forbes had the opportunity to pursue several training and other programs that helped to position her where she is today.   I commend Mr. Forbes and his entire team on the work that they are doing and would like to wish them well as they seek to keep us informed on vital information in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”Ms. Williams in expressing her thanks said; “I am indeed grateful for the opportunity presented to me to serve my Ministry and by extension my country in such a role as this and I would like to say thank you to members of the Ministry of Finance, your frank advice and earnest support have been significant factors in my development. I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities for growth that this position will afford me as I remain humble and continue to put ‘service above self’.”Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Philippines rejects Chinas call to ban online gambling

first_img China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet RelatedPosts “We decide to benefit the interest of my country. I decide that we need it,” Duterte said, adding that banning the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) scheme would cost too many jobs.China’s issue with the POGO industry emerged in early August when the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines released a statement expressing its concerns over the proposed transfer of Chinese workers employed by POGOs to self-contained hubs and warning against the illegal inducement of Chinese citizens to gamble either online or in Philippines land-based casinos.Gaming regulator PAGCOR responded by placing a moratorium on the issuance of new gaming licenses while it addressed such concerns, however Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang then upped the ante, stating, “We hope the Philippines will go further and ban all online gambling” and describing online gambling as “the most dangerous tumor in modern society detested by people all across the world.”Despite those comments and the issue being briefly discussed during last week’s meeting with President Xi, Duterte has confirmed the nation’s POGO industry will continue.PAGCOR has stated it expects to receive around Php8 billion in revenue from POGO operators in 2019, up from Php7.37 billion last year. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected China’s calls to ban online gambling operations.Addressing the Philippines in a televised press conference on Wednesday, Duterte revealed that he had opted not to vow to pressure from Beijing following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last Friday, stating the financial impact on the nation would be too great. Load More 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Manila diplomat rejects China’s call to ban online gamblinglast_img read more

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Pearl Harbor heroes honored at ceremony

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Local heroes of Pearl Harbor were honored 75 years after the attack.Edward Hammond of Deerfield Beach is the last known South Florida survivor of Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor. Broward Navy Days honored Hammond, Sunday, during a special ceremony.“I asked him this afternoon, ‘Where were you during the attack on Pearl Harbor?’” said one of the speakers. “He said, ‘Like any good sailor, I was in my rack!’”The ceremony included speakers from the U.S. Coast Guard and the release of a memorial wreath into the waters of Port Everglades.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Student arrested after bringing BB gun to Coconut Creek school

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – A 17-year-old student has been arrested after bringing a BB gun to Monarch High School in Coconut Creek.Police said the teen was carrying the BB gun in a backpack and eventually showed it to a friend, Tuesday.The teen’s friend told a teacher about the gun, who in turn notified the authorities.The student has since been charged for possession of a weapon on school grounds.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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How Consumer Reports Is Planning Its Digital Future

first_img Folio: Cumulatively, how big were the audiences on those two brands and how many of them also engaged with Consumer Reports? Fox: ShopSmart had 324,000 subscribers and Money Adviser had 135,000. By contrast, Consumer Reports magazine has 3.6 million subscribers. There also are more than 3 million subscribers to Consumer Reports Online, and about 600,000 subscribers to our health newsletter. Roughly 40 percent of ShopSmart subscribers and 60 percent of Money Adviser subscribers also received Consumer Reports magazine. Folio: Can you be more specific about your investments in digital technology? What new products or platforms are you looking to roll out?  Fox: In August we begin rolling out a refreshed site as part of a 90-day challenge I gave to the team to bring in a more contemporary design, improve the user experience, upgrade search, de-clutter where possible, and bring new dynamism to the presentation. We’ve also added Facebook commenting to our article pages to increase engagement, and just launched a major new direction for our cars’ model pages, which is consistent with the new design language and experience we are introducing throughout the site soon. We also have a lot in the pipeline, including a major mobile push, new social integrations, improved account management functionality, and more payment options. Folio: When you say “major mobile push” can you clarify? It seems like mobile would be a high priority for a brand who’s mission is to inform consumers. Fox: It’s very important. That’s why we are making a major investment in getting it right. We’ve launched two well-received apps: Ratings and Car Buying Guide. We are now working on revamping our mobile Web presence, which you will begin to see come to fruition in August. We’ve added social sharing and new brand filters. Soon we will be adding Paypal as a subscription payment option, which is very popular with mobile users. And we are redesigning our entire mobile Web experience from top-to-bottom. Folio: What about webrooming tools? Smartphones have become a consumer’s go-to companion when they are shopping in brick and mortar stores. Is this a big opportunity for you? Fox: We are testing some new mobile products that will save consumers time and money. We are also doing some really innovative, differentiated work on used cars that will be unique, mining our millions of survey responses related to reliability and owner satisfaction. So this is a way of blending expert analysis with our customer reviews. And we plan to put a stake in the ground, so-to-speak, on some new emerging platforms.  Folio: Where does print fit into the future of the brand? The digital environment seems tailored to your brand given, not only does it allow more speed and flexibility but it’s also cheaper, which as a nonprofit must be an important factor.  Fox: It’s less a question of economics and more a matter of getting consumers the information they need where and when they need it. Younger audiences in particular access information through digital channels. So we want to reach those newer and more diverse audiences while continuing to serve–in fact, ‘super serve’–our existing customers. We remain wholly committed to our flagship print publication and its 3.6 million subscribers and, in fact, have made some exciting changes to strengthen the magazine, including the appointment of a new editor-in-chief [Diane Salvatore], with whom I work closely to create new opportunities to integrate magazine content with our digital properties. Folio: Economics are still obviously important though, so how exactly does your revenue model work, since you don’t sell advertising? Fox: At present most of our revenue comes from subscriptions to Consumer Reports magazine, and Consumer Reports Online. But we are diversifying that revenue stream by stepping up our fundraising efforts and offering new products. One of our most promising and fastest growing digital products is “Build and Buy,” a partnership with True Car to save time and money and reduce the “hassle-factor” of buying cars. We also have some content licensing and new partnership opportunities, which are quite exciting. Soon we will be spinning up a new video distribution network that will allow us to further monetize our great content and reach new audiences. Jason Fox: Those decisions were about accelerating the strategic realignment we are undergoing. We’ve made a deliberate decision to pivot forward and invest in our flagship magazine, Consumer Reports, and in digital technology including Consumer Reports Online and new mobile Web products and apps. For example, we can do an even better job of reaching ShopSmart readers–including women who continue to be a priority audience for us–by equipping them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when and where they need it, including at point-of-sale and online. Consumer Reports recently folded ShopSmart and Money Adviser in order to focus more attention on its flagship brand. The nonprofit publisher isn’t changing its business model or mission, but instead is looking to innovate and meet the new demands of its audience. Here, Folio: speaks with Jason Fox, vice president of digital at Consumer Reports, to find out exactly what’s next for the organization. … ​Folio: What was the strategy behind folding ShopSmart and Money Adviser?last_img read more

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Women who attend religious services live longer Study

first_imgMiddle-aged and older professional women who attended religious services more than once a week had a 27 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 21 per cent lower risk of death, the findings claimed. Tyler J VanderWeele and his colleagues from Harvard TH Chan School of Public in Boston examined attendance at religious services and subsequent death in women. The study, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, analysed attendance at religious services in questionnaires from 1992 to 2012 and data analysis was conducted from the 1996 questionnaire to 2012 for a 16-year follow-up.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Among 74,534 women at the 1996 study baseline with reported religious service attendance, 14,158 attended more than once a week, 30,401 attended once per week, 12,103 attended less than once per week and 17,872 never attended. Women who frequently attended religious services tended to have fewer depressive symptoms and more likely to be married. The findings showed that women who attended religious services more than once per week had a 33 per cent lower risk of death compared with women who never attended religious services.Women who attended services weekly had a 26 per cent lower risk and those who attended services less than weekly had a 13 per cent lower risk, according to the results.In this well-designed secondary data analysis, attendance at religious services is clearly associated with lower risk of mortality. “We do not know whether the results would hold for men or for younger persons,” added Dan German Blazer from Duke University Medical Centre in Durham.last_img read more

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Analyzing the Analytics

first_imgSet trackable site goals. Do you want visitors to register for e-mail updates, place an order, contact you for an estimate, or something else?Use analytics to identify and monitor traffic sources and obstacles to conversion.Evaluate your ROI for traffic sources, such as pay-per-click advertising, blogging, offline advertising and social media marketing. Make adjustments as needed.Tweak your site to correct any obstacles to conversion.Continue to track traffic and conversion rates and fine-tune your promotions and approach.The good news for startups is that incorporating web analytics into site development and online marketing is affordable, in terms of both time and money. With a free service like Google Analytics, you can start monitoring traffic in less than 24 hours.Mikal E. Belicove is a market positioning, social media and management consultant specializing in website usability and business blogging. When he’s not working or ghosting blog entries for clients, Mikal can be found musing about the world on and can be reached at Google Analytics: Free, easy to install, powerful and well documented. To maximize your return on investment on launching and managing a website, blog, or online campaign, you need to know what’s working and what’s not, where visitors are coming from, what they view, how long they stay and why some wander off. You need to know which campaigns are driving the most traffic to your site and how effective your site is in converting that traffic into targeted behaviors.Enter web analytics tools–applications that collect site traffic data and display it in graphical simplicity. With web analytics, you can monitor the success of web pages, pay-per-click advertising campaigns and other promotional efforts online and off. You gain valuable insight into visitors’ behaviors on your site. Perhaps best of all, you can identify and correct any obstacles to conversion, such as a poorly designed page or registration form, inferior product descriptions, or excessive steps for signing up for an e-newsletter.Assessing and improving conversions with the help of web analytics requires patience and persistence, but following these simple guidelines can simplify the process: In the world of website promotion, only three things matter: proper positioning, traffic volume and conversions. The number of people visiting your website–and how many of those people are ultimately doing what you want them to do, such as placing an order or contacting you for more information–is absolutely critical. What the Pros Use Omniture SiteCatalyst: Pricey but very powerful, well supported and great for enterprise-level businesses. September 16, 2009 3 min read Enroll Now for Free Sentiment Metrics: Great online tool for monitoring social media dialogue. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. ClickTale: Hosted service offering affordable tiered plans, visually stunning interface, records and plays back individual user sessions. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. As you shop from the vast array of available web analytics software and services, consider the following options: Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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AMDs FirstGen Ryzen Threadripper Processor Now Costs Just 260

first_imgIf you have been looking for a processor that offers excellent multithreaded performance without breaking the bank, you might want to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. The chip is now retailing for as low as $259.99, a whopping 66 percent decrease from its launch price of $799.This CPU is enough for setting up a workstation or a small-scale server for productivity-oriented tasks. This 12-core chip is from AMD’s first-generation of Ryzen Threadripper series and has 24 threads and 38MB of total cache memory. It has a base clock that reaches 3.5GHz and a 4.0GHz boost clock. The multiplier is unlocked, which means it can be overclocked to further increase the performance.The processor also supports quad-channel RAM and offers memory speeds up to 2667MHz. As far as PCIe connectivity is concerned, the Threadripper 1920X supports 64 PCIe lanes, which means multiple PCIe storage arrays and graphics cards can be run in your motherboard while experiencing full speeds.You can head over to Amazon right now to get your hands on the Threadripper 1920X for just $276. It’s also available on B&H Photo for only $259.99. If you think this is the processor you need, hurry up and get one while the stock lasts, as we believe it might fly off the shelves before we know it. After all, at this new rate of $260, the Threadripper 1920X is one of the cheapest 12-core chips on the market.Get the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X for just $276 from AmazonGet the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X for just $259 from B&H Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more June 9, 2009 – Compressus launched a MEDxConnect workflow management implementation at Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley (RAFV) of Neenah, Wisc. The implementation was announced here at 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 4-7, 2009.RAFV selected Compressus to implement the enterprise-wide digital imaging and data management systems integration to virtualize workflow for improved patient care and increased productivity. Supporting 9 hospital sites and multiple clinics in the Northeastern Wisconsin area with 33 board certified radiologists, RAFV’s implementation involves the installation of a spectrum of MEDxConnect System components, enabling various PACS, HIS, RIS and other data information systems to connect and communicate across the Enterprise. The digital workflow management solution from Compressus is designed to support a facility’s current and expanded workload and provide an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functionality required for remote connectivity, the system enables users to access diagnostic images and reports in the existing data stores at each facility, increasing the level of medical care while reducing the associated costs.”Growing from a single radiologist practice 70 years ago, RAFV has always been on the forefront of imaging technologies and the adoption of digital workflow management and interoperability is no exception,” said Daniel Camacho, M.D., radiologist and RAFV interoperability physician champion. “Covering a large number of hospitals and clinics across a very broad geographic territory, our practice had already put in a great deal of effort to create a secure centralized web-based system to facilitate remote reading and access to prior exams and reports. However, despite this investment, our ability to provide rapid and accurate patient care and our ability to manage our productivity was constantly challenged by the inability of disparate healthcare IT systems to connect and exchange data.”The MEDxConnect System acts as a communications hub to create a virtual, unified worklist common to all connected users, enabling various health information systems to connect and communicate across the Enterprise. Utilizing HL7, DICOM, and other standards, the System helps control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems. Designed to enable physicians to read from anywhere, automatically pre-fetch prior exams and patient information, and efficiently transmit images and cases between sites for consults or workload balancing, the MEDxConnect generates significant workflow improvements and results in faster and more accurate reports and better patient care.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | June 09, 2009 Compressus Connects Radiology Network with MEDxConnect News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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ASTRO Names 2017 Gold Medalists in Radiation Oncology

first_imgNews | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017 ASTRO Names 2017 Gold Medalists in Radiation Oncology Radiation oncology society announces its highest honor for outstanding lifetime contributions The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. July 3, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, Ph.D.; Louis B. Harrison, M.D., FASTRO; and Michael L. Steinberg, M.D., FASTRO, have been awarded the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. They will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony during ASTRO’s 59th Annual Meeting, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.ASTRO awards its annual Gold Medal to individuals who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of radiation oncology, including achievements in clinical patient care, research, teaching and service to the profession. In the award’s 41st consecutive year, the new awardees join an exclusive class of 81 Gold Medalists selected over the decades from the Society’s more than 10,000 members.“It is a privilege to bestow the ASTRO Gold Medal upon these three great men, who have all contributed to the specialty in a myriad of ways,” said ASTRO Board of Directors Chair David C. Beyer, M.D., FASTRO. “Honoring these colleagues is a highlight of my role as Board Chair, made even more so by the fact that they are selected for this highest accolade by their peers.” Louis B. Harrison, M.D., FASTRO, is a renaissance man of radiation oncology. From developing a customized high-dose-rate (HDR) radiation therapy applicator to writing a textbook to leading multidisciplinary teams, Harrison’s accomplishments in the field are varied and far-reaching.Harrison began his medical career in surgery, receiving the Clarence Dennis Society Prize for Surgical Scholarship for the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine’s class of 1982. But he soon switched paths to radiation oncology, saying, “I thought radiation oncology had the best opportunity for curing cancer while optimizing functional outcome and quality of life.”His surgical background has proven effective for forging partnerships with clinicians across all oncologic specialties. As more people see the value in multidisciplinary cancer care, Harrison gladly welcomes them to the club — he has been a leader in comprehensive cancer care for decades.“Radiation oncology is one of those specialties that mixes strongly with many other areas — surgery, medical oncology, imaging, pathology, genomics, immunology, biology, mathematics — but none of us can cure cancer by ourselves,” he said.From 1999–2014, he served as the physician-in-chief of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and was instrumental in developing multidisciplinary programs across all cancer sites in the Continuum healthcare system. Under his leadership, the cancer program received Gold Level Accreditation for the Continuum Network from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, one of the few health systems to earn this level of accreditation.Harrison’s desire to treat cancer while preserving function led him to specialize in head and neck and skin cancers. “In head and neck and skin cancer, radiation therapy is used as a primary modality. The aspiration to achieve excellent functional and cosmetic outcomes is very important to patients.”Harrison is an authority in the field of head and neck and skin cancer. He is the lead editor of the major textbook, “Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” currently in its fourth edition. According to one of Harrison’s nominating letters, “his contributions in brachytherapy and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) have shaped the field.”Developing novel therapies and new ways to deliver treatment has always been a motivator for Harrison. He was one of the first investigators to combine concomitant chemotherapy with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, now a standard of care. Along with Lowell Anderson, DSc, and Felix Mick, Harrison created the Harrison Anderson Mick (HAM) Applicator, a medical device used to deliver HDR brachytherapy or HDR IORT treatments.Never one to rest on his laurels, Harrison brought his entrepreneurial spirit to the Board of Directors of ASTRO from 2005–2009. As president and chair, he advocated for a name change for the society to stress the importance of cancer care to its members. At ASTRO’s 50th Annual Meeting in Boston in September 2008, the membership voted to change its name from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology to its current name, the American Society for Radiation Oncology.After spending most of his career in New York, Harrison joined the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, in 2014. He serves Moffitt as the chair of radiation oncology, as well as deputy physician-in-chief. 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 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.  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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RADcenter_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 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 Michael L. Steinberg, M.D., FASTRO, is driven by his professional commitment to provide excellence in patient care through his expertise in health policy, and he has worked tirelessly in service to the specialty of radiation oncology as an advocate and leader.“I am grateful and humbled to receive this recognition from my peers,” Steinberg said. “For me, this award celebrates the incredible advances we have achieved in radiation oncology and cancer treatment, but also underscores the continued need to combine clinical research with effective health policy to best provide our patients with state-of-the-art care.”Following his graduation from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Steinberg completed a postgraduate year in surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center, before entering the radiation oncology residency and fellowship program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).“Early in my medical training, I found that I was most comfortable taking care of patients with the most significant and severe health problems,” Steinberg said of his decision to specialize in radiation oncology. “I quickly learned that cancer patients are among the most heroic patients one can see in the practice of medicine.” In the early years of his private medical practice, Steinberg developed an expertise in healthcare economics and health policy through teaching and working in health services research at UCLA and the Rand Corp. Steinberg was tapped to serve as a representative to the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) for ASTRO from 1997–2002 and as the radiation oncology representative to the CPT Editorial Committee from 2002–2010. As one of his nominating letters put it, “There is a debt owed to Dr. Steinberg by all radiation oncologists for the many tireless years of work he put in to the CPT Panel, due to his deep understanding of complex health care and reimbursement issues.”Steinberg understood and foresaw the increasing demands of managing healthcare economic issues for the specialty of radiation oncology. “This is not just about billing, this is also about access to radiation oncology care and the quality of that care,” Steinberg would say. In 2002, the Health Policy Council was formed as part of the reorganization of ASTRO governance. Steinberg was subsequently elected to the ASTRO Board of Directors as the inaugural chair of the Health Policy Council, from 2003–2007.In 2008, Steinberg’s career took a turn when he left community practice to become professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, a post he still holds. “Although it is unusual for someone to go from private practice to a leadership position in one of the great research universities, Dr. Steinberg has all of the qualities needed and it rapidly became clear that he was made for the position,” wrote one of his nominators.Under Steinberg’s leadership, the department has become a leader in radiation oncology research and education. “The residency program expanded and all divisions of the department have seen a significant increase in extramural research funding,” added another of his nominators. “The department is now clearly a marquee program within a marquee institution.”In 2010, Dr. Steinberg was elected to the presidential track of ASTRO. In addition to his advocacy for the specialty of radiation oncology on Capitol Hill and with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Steinberg introduced the notion of the Value Proposition in health care for radiation oncology. He also led ASTRO Board initiatives such as “Choosing Wisely” and the RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System.Steinberg is considered a national expert in the value in cancer care and he has been invited to speak at the Institute of Medicine and numerous academic cancer centers about the topic. He currently serves on national technology assessment forums, bringing valuable representation for the specialty to the process. He has also been appointed to a number of leadership posts, including director of clinical affairs for UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and, after election by his peers, to the chair of clinical chairs for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also sits on the executive governing group for UCLA Health.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Søren M. Bentzen, DSc, PhD, is passionate about science and math. By the numbers, this passion has led to more than 400 published articles, around 1,400 scientific citations per year, more than 300 invited talks at international scientific meetings, 54 visiting professorships, 15 trial steering committee memberships and four clinical trial or research group chairmanships.Bentzen is currently a professor and director of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He holds a secondary faculty appointment there as a professor of radiation oncology and is a member of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well.“I came into this field at a great time,” said Bentzen. “Radiation therapy has undergone quite a renaissance. The progress we’ve made in understanding radiation biology and molecular cancer biology has revolutionized the way radiation oncology is practiced.”Indeed, Bentzen has played a large role in that understanding, according to ASTRO. For years, he has studied the long-term effects of normal tissue toxicity as a result of radiation treatment. According to one nominating letter, “Søren’s work on normal tissue injury is probably the most important work of this type in the radiation oncology literature.”This work led him to consider dose-fractionation schedules and how radiation therapy might be best tailored to maximize tumor control while minimizing toxicity to normal tissue. In another nominating letter, the writer concluded, “His work on modeling and fractionation have been essential to how we can use radiation safely in the clinic.”Bentzen is now focusing on a new frontier of cancer care: personalized medicine using big data to better tailor treatments. He said, “At the end of the day, it’s about optimizing the treatment for each individual. There are so many new possibilities that we didn’t have 15 years ago. With population-level registry data and electronic health records and then with what we know about genomics — combining data and knowledge across all of those fields is challenging and also very exciting.” News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | 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 last_img read more

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Kuoni tour operating business up for sale

first_imgOne of Europe’s biggest tour operators, Kuoni Travel Group, has announced it is selling its tour operating business Kuoni Travel UK, in order to supply others in the industry.The Swiss-based company currently runs tours across Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom through 35 branded shops as well as in Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, China and India.Established 50 years ago, Kuoni Travel UK has grown to be a market leader, selling holidays to more 80 destinations around the world, and includes Carrier, Kirker, Voyage Jules Verne, CV Villas and Journeys of Distinction.While 3,800 jobs may be in question, Kuoni says all existing and future bookings will be honoured out of goodwill to its current customers and that at this point in time the business is still running as per usual.“It’s very much business as usual right now for all our staff and customers, and this is the busiest time for holiday bookings and right now our focus is on continuing to deliver brilliant holidays and service for all customers,” Kuoni Travel UK managing director Derek Jones said.Kuoni has stated that the travel market environment was likely to remain fast-changing, requiring travel companies to choose distinct development priorities, and the company now plans to focus on markets it sees as attractive and having long-term growth potential such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa.“We firmly believe that the outbound business can be better developed under new ownership and we’ll be working closely with our colleagues in Switzerland to make sure we find the right buyers.”By concentrating on providing services for other operators, Kuoni hopes to grow significantly faster than the global travel markets which, according to the World Tourism Organisation, would expand by 3.8 per cent a year. Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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Steve Sarkisian placed on indefinite leave of absence at USC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Haden said he learned about this about an hour and 15 minutes ago. — Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) October 11, 2015In the meantime, USC – picked to win the Pac-12 in preseason but sitting with two home losses and outside the top 25 – visits Notre Dame on Saturday. This marks Helton’s second stint as interim head coach in the past three seasons. He led the Trojans to a win in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl after Ed Orgeron stepped down after not being named Lane Kiffin’s full-time replacement.As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest. Haden called Sarkisian shortly after 1pm. “It was clear to me that he’s not healthy and I asked him to take an indefinite leave of absence.” — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) October 11, 2015Sarkisian agreed to seek alcohol treatment following an embarrassing exploit at the Trojans’ Salute to Troy booster event in late August. Haden, who allowed Sarkisian to keep coaching when Sarkisian admitted an alcohol problem in midseason, says he learned of his head coach’s immediate health needs shortly before word broke out.Heard some less than great stuff about this morning. Haven’t confirmed. Will hear more soon I’m sure.— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 11, 2015When Steve Sarkisian arrived this morning at USC, “he appeared not normal” source told @ESPN. “He hasn’t been in a good place all season” — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 11, 2015center_img Steve Sarkisian has been asked by USC AD Pat Haden to go on an indefinite leave of absence, as announced by Trojans AD Pat Haden on Sunday afternoon. Clay Helton will serve as interim head coach.Was told from multiple sources several different stories, all of which end with Sark not being the head coach for at least a while. #USC— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) October 11, 2015last_img read more

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first_imgUSA Today SportsWhen it comes to offensive minds, there aren’t many (if any) that Will Muschamp holds in higher regards than former Duke and Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.Roper, who joined Muschamp’s staff at Florida as offensive coordinator in what turned out to be his final season in Gainesville, brought a different approach on offense than Muschamp had employed his first few years, including a more up tempo approach and more 10 and 11 personnel spread formations.Without question, the changes that Roper brought along gave the Gators a much needed shot in the arm offensively, as the unit improved in many statistical categories offensively before Muschamp was eventually let go.Today, on Sirius XM College Sports Nation, Muschamp noted that he believes he’d still be the head coach at Florida if he had hired Kurt Roper (who spent this past season as a senior offensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns) in his first year instead of later on down the road. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix “I feel like, if I’d hired Kurt in my first year at Florida, I’d probably still be there. That’s the confidence I have in him moving forward. I think he’s just an outstanding football coach.”While a formal announcement hasn’t been made, Muschamp noted that he’s bringing Roper on board at South Carolina to finish what they had started in that final year with the Gators.“He’s finishing the year out with the Cleveland Browns. That’s why we haven’t made a formal announcement. I’m real excited. He’s a really good football coach.”“Up-tempo, on the ball, he’s got some new ideas from working in the NFL this year that I’m excited about as well. That was one of the things I took from my experience at Florida. When we came there, Urban had had great success with a spread offense, doing some of the things they did…and they recruited to that.”“I felt like, my first couple years, we were trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, as far as being more traditional and pro-style. We really struggled mightily with that transition.”Roper joining Muschamp’s staff is no surprise, but it’s refreshing to hear how much faith he has in the man that will be calling the shots on offense.last_img read more

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first_imgFrom today, Friday 4 May 2018, SQ247/8 will operate four times a week and provide Victorians with a fifth flight to Singapore as well as access to New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.The new flight will operate from Melbourne on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.SQ247/248 will be operated by a 266 seat Boeing 777-200 fitted with 38 Business Class seats and 228 Economy Class seats.The flight will depart Singapore at 19:45 providing customers with a new mid-evening flight from the Lion City and will arrive into Melbourne at 05:10 the next day. The aircraft will then continue to Wellington at 07:00, arriving in the New Zealand capital at 12:20.The return flight will depart Wellington at 13:45 and arrive in Melbourne at 15:30 before departing again at 16:50 and arriving in Singapore at 22:45. airlinesSingapore Airlineslast_img read more

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first_img“I’m not going to go and stick my head in the pillow and start crying,” he continued. “I look at it like this: It’s a chance for one of these young guys to step up. They got an opportunity and let’s see if they take advantage of it.” “It’s tough to replace anybody,” assistant head coach and offensive line coach Russ Grimm said. “Like you tell the guys when they first come to camp, you’re one play away.”D.J. Young, a second-year player out of Michigan State, is up first to see if he can win the job.“The mental part is good,” Grimm said of Young, who will start Thursday at Tennessee. “The technique stuff — he’s got quick feet. He’s got to concentrate on some things. We’re going to see how he holds up.”Young, however, has yet to take a snap in a regular season game.D’Anthony Batiste, who is currently the starting right tackle, will also see playing time on the left side.“He started on practice squad two years ago,” Grimm said. “Then he moved up to the active (roster) last year.Batiste played in three games for the Cards.“We’re going to find out which one of them is ready.”It’s not going to be easy, especially with the season opener now just three weeks away.“I mean it’s always tough when you’ve got to replace somebody. But I mean that’s the nature of this business,” Grimm said. August 20, 2012: The search for a LT beginsFLAGSTAFF — For once, it wasn’t all about the quarterback at Cardinals training camp. Okay, it was a little about the quarterback.All right, maybe more than just a little.Whether it’s Kevin Kolb or John Skelton under center Week 1, someone is going to have to protect their blind side. At the moment, the Cardinals aren’t sure who that will be after starting left tackle Levi Brown suffered what appears to be a season-ending right triceps injury. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Brits embarking on city breaks in Turin can live

first_imgBrits embarking on city breaks in Turin can “live like an Italian” during their stay in the Piedmont city.This is according to the Italian Tourist Board (ITB), which said that cheap flights to Turin offer access to stunning neo-classic and baroque architecture, royal palaces and traditional cafes.Stefania Gatta, the ITB’s press and communications officer, also said the city is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth as Turin is Italy’s chocolate capital and recommended that tourists behave like the locals during their visit.”Order and drink your coffee or cappuccino like Italians do: standing at the bar counter – sitting down will treble the cost,” she explained.”Have an aperitif before dinner and maybe you will not need to eat a full dinner afterwards: Turin, Milan and all northern cities are best for this ritual.”Meanwhile, Italian city breaks could become more popular this year after Florence, Venice, Siena and Rome were named in TripAdvisor’s 2010 Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in TurinThe setting for The Italian Job is an eclectic mix of ancient history, buzzing piazzas and seriously amazing food. Here are 15 top Turin attractions to put on your itinerary.5 flights for under £40Five less-visited cities for a brilliant bargain break, all with flights taking you there for less than £40. Start planning….9 breaks on a budget to beat the back-to-work bluesCheer yourself up with a budget getaway. Here are nine ideas for superb short break destinations.last_img read more

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while being six months pregnant currently. because these groups are more vulnerable to very severe forms of the illness than those who are partially immune. admitted Wednesday in Washington County District Court to bringing $78000 in unmarked cigarettes over the Minnesota and Wisconsin border last summerIn accepting their guilty plea District Judge Tad Jude sentenced Majid and Ugurlu to five years probation for one count of felony aiding in abetting in the sale of untaxed tobaccoJude also ordered the men to pay $7411618—the taxable value of the tobacco—as well as administrative fees and finesIt’s the largest known capture of untaxed tobacco in state history according to the Minnesota Department of RevenueIn recent years the department has ramped up its focus on deterring the sale of untaxed tobacco by partnering with state law enforcement agencies as well as cracking down on local businesses selling the productsIn a statement Wednesday the department said the case against the suburban Chicago men is part of that ongoing effort"This case is a prime example of the partnership we have with local and state law enforcement and shows how we work together to ensure that the state’s tax laws are enforced fairly and evenly" the statement saidAccording to the criminal complaint filed February in district court a Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped Majid and Ugurlu on June 2 2016 after they missed a weigh-in station along Interstate 94 in LakelandUgurlu told the officer they were making a delivery to Hudson for his uncle’s company—which an investigation revealed didn’t exist at the address he gaveAuthorities seized the tobacco loaded in the back of the rental truck after the trooper ordered the men to drive back to the weigh stationA Minnesota Department of Revenue inspection estimated the retail value of the tobacco to be more than $78000Minnesota taxes tobacco products at 95 percent of the wholesale value the fifth highest in the countryBy avoiding excise taxes officials said it creates unfair advantages for businesses and deprives the state of thousands of dollars in lost tax revenue"You can undercharge your competition and still make money hand-over-fist by not paying the tax because tobacco is taxed a great deal" said Fred Fink the criminal division chief in the Washington County attorney’s office Black market vendors typically sell unmarked cigarettes to local tobacco stores and shops from low-tax states such as North Dakota to high-tax states like MinnesotaOther times they entirely avoid paying federal and state taxes by counterfeiting brand-name cigarettes or by robbing delivery trucks or wholesalersStores then buy unmarked tobacco products and pocket the remainder while charging average retail pricesCatching illegal tobacco runners can sometimes be difficult Fink said because law enforcement agents need a reasonable suspicion before searching and stopping vehicles But once someone brings a certain amount of tobacco over state lines they are responsible for paying state taxes he saidIn Minnesota distributing selling or possessing more than 20000 unstamped packs of cigarettes — or an unpaid tax value greater than $1400 — is a felonyAccording to a recent study by the conservative-leaning think tank Mackinac Center for Public Policy about one-third of cigarettes consumed in Minnesota were smuggled in 2014The 2016 study also suggested untaxed tobacco sales increased after state lawmakers raised tobacco tax rates in 2013"The downside to it was that after I got with my student advisor I looked back at my schedule and realized I had a lot of classes that had nothing to do with my major" he saidHanson knew he wanted to get involved with the School of Entrepreneurship and already had connections at UND through his older sister former Student Body Vice President Lexi Hanson Through those connections he was able to rework his class schedule and enroll in the basic courses that contained material transferable to his prefered area of study"My advisor was an elementary education person and that was kind of one my issues" he said "A lot of freshman come in and probably don’t know what they’re doing My mind was set on what I was going to be doing and I don’t think the advisor had a base of knowledge on what the prerequisites I needed were"But officials said they’re working on improving the advising experience for students starting with the implementation of "four-year roadmaps" for every undergraduate majorAs of last fall students could use these maps to see which classes they will have to take which semester in order to graduate in four yearsThe concept is pretty new so Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Light said the school is still in the process of figuring out which classes need to be offered and when through a system of "flagging" the ones with potential issues"It gets increasingly complex until they’re able to flag course conflicts between two courses required for a major offered at the same day same time and same level" he saidHanson said the roadmaps weren’t talked about with him or many of his peers but now that he knows about it he thinks it’s a step in the right direction"It’s a nice tool I just didn’t know about it at the time" he saidRoadmaps and roadblocksThe course requirements laid out in the roadmaps already existed the maps just spell it out in a more straightforward way"The four-year plans represent a way to navigate each major and the requirements for the major pre-exist the plans" Light said "What we wanted to do was figure out a way to give one clear way to navigate the major It’s a template; it’s not the only way" Only 22 percent of the freshmen who started at UND in 2001 graduated in four years according to data from the Office of Institutional Research That statistic waffled until increasing to 26 percent with the freshmen who started classes at UND in 2010Light said the changes to advising aren’t only meant to get students their degrees in four years"There are multiple end games but it’s all about that journey" he said "It’s about making sure that if you’re a student you can really focus on your education and you don’t have to be worrying about technical hurdles"Hanson who is double majoring in entrepreneurship and accounting said that while his experience was by no means awful students come to college thinking advising is going to be different than it actually is"I was given an advisor where both of us were in an interesting situation" he said "He didn’t have a knowledge of what I wanted to do and I didn’t know what I was supposed to do"But Light said moving forward advisors are taking on the role of a mentor and are supposed to help more in the fields of career development and job searches while students are on their own to physically sign up for classes onlineUND Student Body President Tanner Franklin said that would be a big change from the advising he received during his first semester at UND in 2010While he has switched majors a total of five times and therefore knows he’s an exception Franklin said filling out the four-year plans could be incentive to stay on that particular pathBut this creates a whole new set of issues: if students commit to taking a class will it still exist several semesters later"We’ve got to make sure as we create the four-year plans the courses are available with them" Franklin saidComplicated coursesTo that end officials have also gathered data from more than 1100 course offerings at UND and flagged the top 10 percent based on frequency sequencing capacity and conflictsFor example Light said two courses were flagged within a department for being held on the same days at the same time but upon further discussion it was discovered one was a prerequisite for the other and so it wasn’t an issue"It’s in process" Light said "We’re making great and rapid progress toward clearing the path"Franklin said this aspect of advising still needs to be improved upon as he has personally seen certain colleges departments and advisors publish or recommend incorrect courses or courses that aren’t available at other times forcing students to stick around for another semester"They’re up here just wasting money and wasting time" he saidThe Student Senate even passed a resolution in 2014 asking for the university to be held accountable for incorrect information regarding coursework that was distributed to studentsBut Light said things are looking up as the school will continue to address scheduling problems and other advising issues"We’re thinking strategically about who we want our students to be how we get them here how we keep them and how we help them graduate with a great education" he said outdoors and opinion content. 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