In North Africa Ban urges world community to speak with one voice

Speaking to journalists in Egypt, Mr. Ban urged the full implementation of last week’s Security Council resolution on Libya, which authorized United Nations Member States to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.“It is imperative that the international community continue to speak with one voice to fully implement the Security Council resolutions,” he told journalists in Cairo after a meeting with Amr Moussa, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. “Thousands of lives are at stake. We could well see a further humanitarian emergency.”North Africa and the Middle East have been swept this year by popular protests and calls for wide-ranging reform and greater democracy. The long-standing leaders in Tunisia and Egypt were toppled while in Libya the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi has waged a fierce military offensive against the opposition movement.Mr. Ban pledged that the UN was moving “quickly to take effective action” in Libya and trying to both bring an end to the fighting and provide humanitarian relief.More than 320,000 people have now fled Libya, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and nearly 9,000 others remain stranded at the country’s borders with Tunisia and Egypt.The number of people leaving Libya continues to rise, with about 2,700 people crossing into Egypt alone on Saturday.Many of the new arrivals at the borders, particularly migrant workers, say that they are being denied access to food, health care and other basic services in Libya and are also being harassed or robbed at checkpoints.OCHA reported that food prices have increased exponentially within Libya, notably for wheat, rice, bread and vegetable oil.About $99 million has been received so far for the UN’s regional flash appeal for the Libyan crisis – just below two-thirds of the $160 million sought.Rashid Khalikov, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, yesterday wrapped up a three-day visit to Saloum, located on the Egyptian-Libyan border, where he met with people who had fled the violence and held talks with humanitarian partners on contingency plans in the event of a surge of people leaving.Mr. Ban is on the second day of a visit to North Africa, and later today he is scheduled to travel to Tunisia. While in Cairo today, he also met with Prime Minister Ezzam Sharif and Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.The Secretary-General commended the Supreme Council for its role in Egypt’s transition to greater democracy, but he also asked its members to lift the state of emergency well before elections and to listen to the many voices within Egyptian society in charting the course ahead.In addition, Mr. Ban spoke at the El-Sawy Cultural Centre, telling an audience of civil society organizations, youth and women’s groups that they are the voice and face of Egypt’s future. 21 March 2011The international community must “continue to speak with one voice” on the unfolding developments in Libya, or the humanitarian situation in the North African country will only worsen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today during his visit to the region. read more

Indian fishermen to be freed as goodwill gesture

The Prime Minister’s office said that it was decided to release the fishermen in order to ensure the strong friendship between India and Sri Lanka is maintained. The Government has decided to set free 16 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture to mark Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India tomorrow.The Indians had been arrested while poaching in Sri Lankan waters and were remanded. Wickremesinghe’s office said that the Government also took note of the request made by the Indian fisherman’s associations.Indian fishermen continue to poach in Sri Lankan waters and talks aimed at resolving the issue have so far failed to reach a breakthrough. (Colombo Gazette) Fisherman’s associations in Tamil Nadu had later urged the Sri Lankan Government to release the 16 fishermen. read more

Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen north of Point Pedro Lighthouse

The fishermen, trawler and fishing gear were brought to the naval base SLNS Uttara in Kankesanthurai and were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Jaffna for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette) The Navy arrestsed 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters north of the Point Pedro Lighthouse.The Navy media unit said that a fast attack craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, arrested the 10 Indian fishermen and also seized a fishing trawler.

South Pacific countries sound alarm at UN debate on impact of global

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Michael Somare warned the Assembly that small islands and low-lying atolls across the Pacific are already being submerged by rising sea levels.“For us, this is not academic, it is reality!” he said, adding scientific studies indicate that climate change is also responsible for the increasing frequency of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, flash floods and landslides.Mr. Somare called on industrialized nations to slash their greenhouse gas emissions and on those countries which have not ratified the Kyoto Protocol to do so.He said Papua New Guinea would play its part to stabilize the Earth’s climate by doing more to protect its reserves of tropical rainforest.In an address last night, Kiribati’s Vice-President Teima Onorio explained that her country is especially vulnerable to the impact of global warming because it consists of low-lying coral atolls.“For countries such as Kiribati, global warming and sea level rise are critical security issues,” she said.Although Ms. Onorio welcomed the support her country has received in adjusting to the changes wrought by global warming, she added “there is a limit to how far we can adapt.” Rising sea levels will affect Kiribati’s groundwater supply and gradually erode whatever land is available on its 33 islands, she noted.“Yes, we could always move inland to avoid the rising sea levels. But with our narrow islands if we move inland, too far we risk falling into either the lagoon or the ocean.”The Vice-President reiterated Kiribati’s long-standing call for a unified international response to global warming.“We have been disappointed with the lack of consensus on these critical environment issues. Indeed, we deplore the notion that economic growth should take precedence over environmental issues when the quest for that growth will threaten the very survival of some members of this Organization,” she said. read more

Thai seafood processor reaches deal to buy tuna seller Bumble Bee Seafoods

Thai seafood processor reaches deal to buy tuna seller Bumble Bee Seafoods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK – Thai Union Frozen Products is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.The Thai company says Friday that the purchase of Bumble Bee, which is owned by private equity firm Lion Capital, should be completed by the second half of 2015,Its statement said Thai Union has annual sales exceeding 100 billion baht ($3 billion), and San Diego-based Bumble Bee Seafoods generates annual sales of approximately $1 billion.The Thai company already owns Chicken of the Sea, another major U.S. provider of packaged seafood. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2014 4:40 am MDT read more

Column Paying topups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

first_imgTHE REVELATIONS IN recent days regarding the substantial top-ups being paid to senior staff members in publicly funded hospitals has raised serious questions regarding the operation of some aspects of the hospital system in this country – how we collect money and where it goes.We have got to ask questions about the extent of these top-ups and the way in which they are funded bearing in mind that most, if not all, of these institutions have large fundraising departments and everyday many people are engaged in fundraising campaigns across the country to ensure that vital services are kept available to those who need them most.Top-upsPeople are surely not engaging in funding campaigns in order to supplement a senior staff member’s income of almost a quarter of a million, in the case of the Holles Street’s National Maternity Hospital, to the tune of a further €45,000.People deserve clarity around the funding issues highlighted by this story.It is worth noting that these revelations regarding the top-ups had to come to public attention by way of journalistic exposés and the use of the parliamentary question system – at a significant cost to the Exchequer – rather than the information being readily available as you would imagine it should be for publicly funded institutions.TransparencyThis draws to light another recent issue, namely the Freedom of Information Bill and highlights the need for an easily accessible, transparent system for obtaining information if we are to have transparent public institutions.Another hospital operational issue was brought to my attention by constituents over the issue of car clamping in public hospital car parks and again, I had to table a parliamentary question and a number of questions to the Department of Health to get information.I sought clarity regarding the ownership of the car parks in some of our hospitals and also asked if the Department would furnish to me the terms and conditions of any contracts they had entered into with car park operators.Generating fundsIn one reply I was informed by the HSE that “car parking charges were introduced as part of a series of measures to ensure that the cost of provision of such services was not taken from a hospitals operating budget. The income generated from car parks is an important stream of funding to the hospital to ensure the continued provision of services in the hospital”.The reply also detailed a list of the hospitals and the respective car park owners and in a majority of the hospitals it is clear that the HSE themselves both own and operate the car park. In some of the hospitals, I discovered that the Board of the hospital owns the car park. In many cases the Board of a hospital will be made up of some of the senior consultants.With regards to the terms and conditions of any contracts I was informed by the HSE via reply to my parliamentary questions that they could not disclose any information because the terms and conditions of a contract are “commercial sensitive information”.I would argue that these institutions which can collect money by clamping patients and pay large top-ups to consultants are publicly funded and therefore the public have a right to know the extent of any contracts entered into, and particularly those dealing with revenue raising issues.Catherine Murphy is an Independent TD  from Leixlip in County Kildare.last_img read more

Tens of thousands take to the streets for marathons in Cork and

first_imgTENS OF THOUSANDS of people are expected to take part in running events in both Cork and Dublin today.In Cork, The City Marathon kicked off at 9am with a large crowd set to tackle the over 26 mile course this morning.Meanwhile, the 10k Flora Women’s Mini Marathon will start at 2pm this afternoon from Fitzwilliam Street Upper in Dublin.Traffic is reportedly slow in Cork eastbound on the N40/South Ring Rd from Mahon through to the JLT and restrictions will also be in place in Dublin when the mini-marathon kicks off.Are you taking part in either of these events? Send us your pictures to And best of luck.Read: 8 types of runners you’ll meet at a marathon>Read: Boston Marathon invites stopped runners back>last_img read more

Displaced Camarillo family finds help in San Diego

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thousands of families have been displaced from their homes because of the devastating fires raging across California. Some are on pins and needles waiting to hear if their house is okay. Some have nothing left.From the tragic mass shooting Thursday morning to the roaring wildfires that started the very same day, one community was rocked to the core.“You hear tragedy that happens and crisis that happens, but it’s someplace else,” said Clayton Coates, Evacuee from Camarillo. “Now this was familiar. This was a place that we knew about. These were people that we knew.”The Coates family started their Thursday with news of the massacre in the quiet community of Thousand Oaks, just a couples miles from their home.“Break your heart is a phrase that just doesn’t justify that deep pain and anguish you feel when you see true loss,” said Clayton. “Lives will never be the same.”Their day ended with flames.“Thursday started with tragedy from the shooting, to paying our respects, to trying to help people cope, to putting together a video about grief to all of the sudden fires coming our way,” said Clayton. “We’re evacuating.”The Woolsey and Hill fire ripped through parts of Los Angeles, including Camarillo in Ventura County, where the Coates family lives. Their family of eight was forced to evacuate Thursday afternoon.“It’s so overwhelming. You can’t wrap your mind all around it at that time,” said Allison Coates, Wife of Clayton. “You’re just going minute by minute, not knowing what to expect next. Will our neighborhood be safe? Will we get to go home tonight?”Clayton and Allison are safe, staying in San Diego, but they painted a vivid picture, explaining the roaring flames and the dark ominous cloud of smoke overtaking their neighborhood, their home.“There was meat for dinner that was out on the counter and things that Allison was going to prepare. I just left them,” said Clayton. “I just wanted to know where my family was. I wanted us to be together because that’s what’s on my heart. That’s the most important thing.”They escaped what looked like the Apocalypse with nothing but what they had on and no plan of where to go.“My stomach got like a bunch of butterflies in it and my heart just like sunk,” said Tatum Coates, Daughter of Clayton and Allison.San Diegans did what they do — Welcomed them with open arms.“They’ve been so good to us. I just can’t go on enough about how the community has come together, but it’s just the beginning,” said Clayton.The family said their going to be okay. Their house is still standing, but their hearts break for the people who have lost everything and have nowhere to call home.“I just can’t put into words,” said Allison. “It’s indescribable the pain they will forever be dealing with.”“People’s lives have been forever changed and so the community together, I believe we’re just seeing the beginning of the community of Thousand Oaks, of Calabasas, of Camarillo, the community of Southern California,” said Clayton. “I believe we are just seeing the beginning of something really beautiful that can come out of something so tragic.”Some of the evacuations have been lifted and the Coates family will return to their home Monday night. , Posted: November 12, 2018 November 12, 2018center_img Displaced Camarillo family finds help in San Diego Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Art of decorating on display at Vancouver Rotary Festival of Trees

first_imgCommunity lighting ceremony at the 19th annual Vancouver Rotary Festival of TreesWhat: Christmas tree lighting, concerts, a visit from Santa and mini farmers market.Where: Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St.; Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.When: Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., community tree lighting ceremony in Esther Short Park; 3 to 8 p.m., concerts at the Hilton by the Vancouver Community Band Concert and Vancouver Pops Orchestra.Cost: Free.Information: rotaryfestivaloftrees.orgFestival of Trees viewing and rafflesWhat: Tree displays, The Talking Tree, Vancouver Farmers Holiday Market, raffle and entertainment.Where: Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.When: Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. viewing and tree lighting ceremony; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. viewing, 4 p.m. Sunday tree raffle drawing.Cost: Free admission with suggested donation of $5 per family, $5 for tree raffle tickets.Information: rotaryfestivaloftrees.orgRobin Anderson admits that, despite her longtime career as a professional decorator, she still occasionally suffers from “tree envy.” The head designer for the Vancouver Rotary Festival of Trees loves seeing the work that goes into all 12 carefully decorated trees raffled off for the festival each year. But when the designers hold their three-day decorating party in late October, her ego sometimes takes a hit, she said with a laugh.“All the designers are here together working, talking, visiting,” she said, walking through the temporary display of finished trees at Devine Consign earlier this month. “Sometimes you finish your tree and you think ‘this is the best ever’ — and then you look around and realize what others have done.”One designer this year dubbed the phenomenon “tree envy,” Anderson said with a playful smile. Nobody actually has sour grapes about it, though. Nor does one of Anderson’s trees, dubbed “Christmas in the Vineyard,” which is decorated with a wine-stomping Santa, green and purple glass grapes (which probably don’t taste sour, but she wouldn’t advise eating them) and other similarly themed ornaments.last_img read more

Anchorage Assembly passes measure to make healthcare pricing more transparent

first_imgThe Anchorage Assembly passed a measure that could have an impact on healthcare for anyone getting care in Alaska’s largest city.Listen nowThe ordinance from the mayor’s administration aims to make pricing more transparent.It requires that providers give a “non-binding estimate” for how much services cost, though it doesn’t mandate that they report that data to government agencies.The cost estimates only have to be offered if a patient requests it.The measure passed nine to one, with only Assembly member Amy Demboski of Eagle River opposed, saying the effort fails to take into account important parts of the medical billing process.The measure goes into effect in 60 days.last_img read more

UoH research scholar found dead in bathroom

first_imgHyderabad: A research scholar from the University of Hyderabad was found lying dead in the bathroom of her hostel on the campus here on Monday. According to Gachibowli Police, the victim was identified as Dipika Mahapatra (29). She was a native of Odisha and was pursuing her Ph D in Hindi and was staying in a hostel on the campus. The incident came to light when the girl students noticed her lying in an unconscious state in the hostel common bathroom at 8 am. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us They immediately informed the University authorities who rushed to the spot and shifted her to a nearby private hospital for treatment, where she was declared brought dead by the doctors. During investigation, it was revealed, from her medical record available at the University Health Centre and from her relative, that she has been suffering from Neuro related disease and epilepsy and was on medication. Police said no external injuries were found. They shifted her body to Osmania General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.last_img read more

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre others on Facebook plea

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre and others seeking their response on whether to transfer all cases from three High Courts to itself to decide whether social networking sites should be compelled to share with police information pertaining to criminals. The court also sought responses from social media entities Twitter, Google and YouTube on Facebook’s plea and listed the matter for further hearing on September 13. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us However, it did not stay proceedings in the High Courts but refrained them from passing any final order. The apex court order came on the submission made by Facebook that the transfer of cases would serve the interests of justice by avoiding the possibility of conflicting decisions from the High Courts. Facebook told the apex court that two petitions had been filed in the Madras High Court and one each in the Bombay and Madhya Pradesh High Courts. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us A bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta observed that the top court needed to find a balance between the right to online privacy and the duty to detect people who spread panic and commit crime online. Appearing for the Tamil Nadu Government, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal cited incidents of online games like Blue Whale which had caused deaths in India and said that the service providers did not provide details of the ‘originator’. Advertise With Us He cited crime including terrorism and pornography and said that there was no mechanism to detect the originator and that sharing of information by social media sites with police would help in resolving crimes. He told the court that while it was claimed that WhatsApp messages were end-to-end encrypted, there was an IIT Professor who said that the originator of a message can be identified. Facebook counsel and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi wanted to know why was Tamil Nadu so adamant that the matter should be decided by the High Court. The counsel emphasized that issues such as whether social media sites should share personal data was a serious matter and should be decided by the Supreme Court. All the pleas in three High Courts have sought a declaration that Aadhaar or any other government authorised identity proof should be made mandatory to authenticate social media accounts. “All the common cases seeks similar relief and involve the similar question of law,” Facebook said in its plea, adding that any finding on the common questions would have far reaching implications for the general public and the parties. The petitioner has sought a stay on the proceedings in various High Courts. Facebook said that it would suffer irreparable loss if the proceedings were not stayed at this stage, as conflicting decisions on the prayer seeking to link Aadhaar with social media platforms would adversely impact the Petitioner’s platform used throughout India. The plea said that the common questions involve the interpretation of important Central statutes including the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 which would directly impact the central and state governments. The Madras High Court had expanded the scope of the case to consider the issue of online abuse and fake news being circulated through social media and sought to define the liabilities of intermediaries in cases of fake news and cyber abuse.last_img read more

Considerable number of stressed accounts to be resolved in 2018 says SBI

first_imgState Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar attends a news conference in Mumbai, India, November 23, 2017.ReutersPromoters are becoming serious in repaying their dues, India’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar told BloombergQuint in an exclusive interview. Kumar further stated that he expects large accounts getting resolved in the first half of the next calendar year.”If promoters are willing to settle and there are good quality assets, then there is no need for banks to take any haircuts,” said Kumar while declining to comment on the specifics of the transactions.On Thursday, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio announced that it was acquiring younger brother Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications’ (RCom’s) wireless infrastructure assets, including towers and spectrum worth around Rs 20,000-24,000 crore.Earlier this week, RCom exited from the Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme and Anil Ambani said proceeds from the deal with Reliance Jio would be used for reducing the company’s debts.This deal and RCom’s decision to repay loans seemed to indicate that promoters are scared of losing their business and finding ways to clear loans.In the first half of the 2018, many of the accounts under insolvency proceedings will reach the 270-day deadline for resolution set under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The 270 days is the maximum period given to companies to come up with a resolution plan, failing which the companies go into liquidation.”We are very much in the resolution phase. In the next 3-6 months, the accounts which got referred to IBC in the first phase, the resolution plans for them will be put in place. The cases which have been referred recently will get resolved soon after. Between January and June, hopefully, there will be a significant resolution,” SBI chairman said.Speaking on the restriction that doesn’t allow promoters to bid for their assets, Kumar said he doesn’t expect the restrictions to impact the value recovered from the assets up for bidding.Kumar added that there is considerable interest, particularly for assets in the steel sector. And he further added the he is convinced that the resolution is expected to gain steam and help resolve bad loan problem.last_img read more

Houstons Arts Community Feels The Sting Of Summers Severe Weather

first_img Share 00:00 /04:01 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Amy BishopConcert goers during 2016 Free Press Summer Fest, held at NRG Stadium for the second year in a row.It’s barely 10:00 on Sunday morning and the line outside the parking lot of NRG Stadium is growing quickly. For the most part, it’s teens and 20-somethings ready for a marathon day outside, donning sunglasses, tank tops, and shorts.It’s the Free Press Summer Fest, the two-day music festival that’s usually held at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. But for the second year in a row, the weather forced it to relocate to the NRG parking lot at the last minute.“There’s a lot that goes into it,” says Omar Afra, the festival’s founder. “You’re basically throwing the whole festival into a jar and shaking it and hoping all the pieces come back together. Logistically, it’s a nightmare.”Afra estimates that a festival the size of FPSF spends an additional 25 percent of their budget to relocate, which usually involves hiring more staff and spending extra money on marketing to inform concert goers of the move. Sometimes they have to cancel and rebook hotel rooms for the musicians who want to stay closer to the new venue.– / 7Not everyone has the advantage of having a backup location.  In late May, the Houston Grand Opera had to cancel their performance of Tosca at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.  “We only get to go to the Woodlands once a year and therefore not being able to do performances up in the north of Houston is a blow,” says Perry Leech, HGO’s Managing Director.  “Financially, we’ll have to work that through and see exactly what it costs us.”Leech says there’s another blow that’s hard to put a price tag on — Opera goers in that area who are unable to get downtown to see a performance may not get to experience the Houston Grand Opera at all this year.It’s not just the big ticket events that’ve been hurt by bad weather, however.  It’s trickled down to the area’s local independent artists who rely on outdoor markets.Amy BishopMitch Cohen runs the Silos on Sawyer Arts Market and the First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights.On a recent Saturday morning, Mitch Cohen is helping artists set up tents and signs outside the Silos on Sawyer in Houston’s First Ward. This is one of the arts markets that he organizes, along with the First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights.“I guess it doesn’t matter where you are, there’s always going to be a chance of rain,” Cohen says. “In Houston, they start talking about it a week before and I start getting panic calls from my exhibitors.  I just have to wait until I can see it coming. If it looks like it’s going to be dangerous, I call it.”Which is what he had to do earlier this summer, pushing back the makeup date because of bad weather. Then it rained cats and dogs on the makeup day.   Of the 24 artists who were able to come back out, about half packed up and left.“To have a whole day’s loss of finances is a hit for some of them, especially if they don’t do a lot of shows,” Cohen says.To add insult to injury, one of the tents collapsed from excess water and ruined the art underneath. A new tent costs about $150, then another $50 if the weights are ruined. When a display wall is damaged, a new one can run up to $1,200. Even if an artist dodges the bullet and the market is called off ahead of time, they’re still out $85 for the booth fee. In a city notorious for its hot, humid, and temperamental weather, its arts groups know what they’re up against when they’re scheduling something outside. But it doesn’t scare off die-hard music fans.Back at Free Press Summer Fest, veteran concertgoers Roman Khripnoe and Claude Johnson are there before the gates have even opened. Khripnoe shrugs his shoulders.  “Music is music,” he says. “And I’d rather have them here than cancel it all together.”Johnson agreed. “It’s all about the experience, not really about the location,” Johnson says, grinning widely. “Weather makes it more fun, you know, a little more wet and wild.” Xlast_img read more

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Previous studies have shown an increase in the rate of tumor control via either escalating biologically effective radiation dose or the addition of chemotherapy concurrent with the course of radiation. This trial tests the feasibility of dose escalation along with concurrent chemotherapy, taking advantage of the accuracy and dose conformity of helical TomoTherapy treatments in minimizing radiation damage to normal tissues.The study focused on stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Various strategies have been tried to improve outcomes for later stage lung cancer, including increasing dose by increasing the number of fractions (with conventional fractionation of ~2 Gy/fx), increasing dose by increasing fraction size (hypofractionation of up to ~3 Gy/fx), and using chemotherapy at the same time as radiation (“concurrent” chemotherapy). Increasing the number of fractions has been shown to be of limited benefit because of the lengthening of the overall treatment course and consequent tumor repopulation. Concurrent chemotherapy with conventional fractionation is the standard of care in the United States, after clinical trials showing improved survival over giving chemo either before or after the course of radiation, but it means that the patient will be more likely to incur side effects for a given radiation dose because of an additive effect. Hypofractionation even without concurrent chemo has been shown to be promising in terms of survival. But researchers found in this study that a moderately aggressive hypofractionation schedule can be used along with chemotherapy, with low side effects.Tomotherapy said that a larger phase II study being started by UZB will add to the evidence that this mode of treatment is safe and effective. 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