Sidney Crosby confirms hes bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

first_imgHALIFAX – Hockey superstar Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his home province of Nova Scotia.In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School in Cole Harbour, N.S., residents were told Crosby would be hoisting the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic parade.“Get ready, the Stanley cup is coming to town!” Crosby confirmed in the tweet sent late Tuesday night. “I will be taking Lord Stanley to the streets Monday August 7th in the Halifax—Dartmouth Natal Day parade.”The parade, part of annual events that celebrate Halifax’s birthday, also happens to fall on the Pittsburgh Penguins captain’s 30th birthday — Aug. 7.Natal Day chairman Greg Hayward said he expects another 25,000 people will be lining the parade route on top of the roughly 40,000 usual attendees.“It’s extremely exciting to think that we’re going to have Sid and the Cup in our Natal Day parade,” Hayward said in an interview Wednesday.Hayward said Crosby’s people had approached him roughly 10 days ago about his possible inclusion in the parade, but it wasn’t confirmed until he saw the tweet Tuesday night.“They had some certain requirements as far as Sidney and the Cup’s safety go and they talked to me about that, and we must have given them all the right answers, because they came out last night and said, ‘We’re in’,” said Hayward.The four-kilometre parade starts at 10 a.m. on Gottingen Street in Halifax’s north end and will travel across the Macdonald Bridge before ending up near Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth.Crosby has shown off professional hockey’s most prestigious trophy twice before in his hometown of Cole Harbour, just outside Dartmouth, in 2009 and 2016.Last July, Crosby carried the Cup in the back of a pickup that made its way to an arena in Cole Harbour as thousands of cheering fans looked on in sweltering heat.At a news conference last Wednesday, Crosby recalled hoisting the Cup above his head many times as the truck crawled along the Forest Hills Parkway for just over half a kilometre.“I had a little bit of a later night the night before, too, so it was tough,” he told reporters at his hockey school in Cole Harbour, where he had stopped by to help coach some young players.“But it was fun. To see everyone turn out, you see all the chairs and everyone camped out on the sides. It’s an experience. When you think about bringing the Cup home, that’s the snapshots you have, seeing the amount of people that are there.”Each player of the Cup-winning NHL team gets brief custody of the trophy.last_img read more

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European auto industry calls legislators to action over manufacturing policy

The European Automotive Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) has urged EU policy makers to act on Europe’s struggling automotive industry.While the UK reflects on a successful 2013 for manufacturing growth – car production grew by 3.1% and is set to reach record levels by 2017 – the situation is bleaker in other parts of Europe.ACEA set out a series of recommendations for the short-term, based on the European Commission’s CARS 2020 Action Plan:To drive innovation, by creating a pro-innovation, technology-neutral regulatory environment.To foster growth through international trade, by ensuring there are mutually-anticipated benefits and a clear ‘level playing-field’ when negotiating free trade agreements.To build a supportive regulatory framework by reducing the regulatory burden and cost of doing business in Europe.To anticipate and manage change, including mitigating the social and economic impact of restructuring, and improving labour flexibility.Philippe Varin, ACEA President and CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroen, said, “As manufacturers, we are ready to go on playing our part to make the shift into a higher gear.“However, the industry also needs supportive policy measures to create the right conditions for re-building competitiveness.”Erik Jonnaert, ACEA’s Secretary General, said, “We welcome the fact that a number of our priorities are already echoed in the Commission’s Communication, ‘For a European Industrial Renaissance’, published last week. We strongly hope that they will also steer discussions on concrete actions for the automobile industry at the European Council on industrial competitiveness in March.”ACEA has also released its 2013 new vehicle registration figures for Europe, which show a 1.4% decline over 2012 – a much smaller drop than in 2012 (8.9%). In fact, with demand actually increasing through the latter months of 2013, the European car market appears to be in the very early stages of recovery. ACEA expects the market to grow 2% in 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Sorry Man City — The Premier League Title Is Liverpools To Lose

Before City went into a slump, what made the team such a dominant title contender? And what happened to drop its chances so dramatically?Through October and into November, Manchester City’s underlying statistics were otherworldly good — they had analysts wondering whether this might be the best team in Premier League history. The Soccer Power Index projections are based on precisely these underlying numbers, and they reacted proportionately. The expected goals differential — the difference between expected goals for and against — shows Manchester City more than plus-2.5 per match in October and solidly more than plus-2.0 right until mid-December, based on data from analytics firm Opta Sports. This slowdown appears to be driven by two related factors: a decline in performance by the team’s aging midfield stars and injuries to key players.During Manchester City’s record-breaking title season in 2017-18, the team’s preferred midfield used Fernandinho as the defensive midfielder at the base and David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne as “free eights,” more advanced midfielders with the freedom to make runs in and around the penalty area but who are ready to lead the press should possession be turned over. The trio played together for more than 50 percent of City’s minutes in the league, and at least two were featured in more than 90 percent of the team’s minutes.De Bruyne has been unavailable most of the year because of two successive knee injuries. He has not fully recovered, missing the Southampton match this weekend. With the Belgian playmaker out, Man City has been able to play its first-choice midfield for only 35 total minutes this season, compared with more than 1,800 last season. And Silva and Fernandinho, as important as they are to City’s chances, are 32 and 33 years old respectively. Both have needed rest, and both suffered muscle injuries in late December. In Man City’s losses against Crystal Palace and Leicester City, neither Silva nor Fernandinho made the starting lineup.Man City’s biggest problems, then, seem to boil down to personnel. The heavy workload already had strained Fernandinho in his difficult role as the lone defensive midfielder, and then injuries left Guardiola with almost none of his preferred midfielders. Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva are good players, but they have not been able to properly replace Fernandinho and David Silva.This is good news for City fans: Fernandinho and David Silva are back, and they dominated Southampton en route to a 3-1 win. De Bruyne may even be ready to join them Thursday. We should expect a Manchester City with a fit midfield to be more than good enough to win a home match against Liverpool and keep the title race going.At the same time, Man City fans still have cause for concern. Given the ages of David Silva and Fernandinho, another slowdown or injury is hardly unlikely. And with City looking at a deep run in the Champions League,2The Soccer Power Index still makes City the favorites to lift that trophy. the team’s performance level cannot be expected, on average, to remain in its early season stratosphere. Expected goals differential still shows City as the best team in the league, but the margin of its advantage over Liverpool from October is unlikely to return.This gives Liverpool every chance at its first league title in decades. And the Reds are here because they have become the smartest-run team in England. Liverpool lost a key creative midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, to a serious knee injury at the end of last season. But high-level replacements were already lined up. The club had reached an agreement with RB Leipzig the previous summer for the transfer of creative dynamo Naby Keita, and over the summer Liverpool added another creator in Xherdan Shaqiri as well as Fabinho for defensive midfield depth. Keita has struggled with his fitness; for a player who was clearly the best dribbler in Germany, his 0.2 progressive runs per 90 minutes show that Liverpool still hasn’t seen his best. But the Reds’ clever business strategy means they could weather a slow start. Shaqiri has been revelatory — with six goals, two assists and a team-leading 4.1 progressive passes per 90 minutes — and Fabinho has settled in solidly at defensive midfielder.Liverpool has made steady improvements as the season has gone on. The Reds continued a trend I noticed last year, in which the team has gradually pulled back on its high press while improving defensively. This year, while the team’s mere eight goals conceded reflects some good fortune, its average of 0.81 expected goals conceded per match (about 16 expected goals allowed total) is the best of manager Jurgen Klopp’s tenure. And Liverpool has done it with its least aggressive midfield press of the last four seasons, breaking up less than 49 percent of new opposition open-play possessions within three passes. Klopp has acknowledged this somewhat more pragmatic style as a tactical choice to get the most out of his team over a full season. Against Manchester City away, coming off a full slate of holiday fixtures, Liverpool will need to draw on this newfound defensive pragmatism. City should look to dominate possession, but Klopp’s tactical developments at Liverpool have helped build a team that can control matches without the ball. And if City’s aging midfield makes a misstep or if Fernandinho finds himself isolated or out of position, Liverpool’s devastating forward three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will make him pay. The quality of Liverpool’s attack, especially in the open field on the counter, is such that even a fully recovered Manchester City could be caught out and defeated.City is favored on Thursday for good reason. But over the full season, City looks more fragile than Liverpool, which has been built into a deep and tactically variable unit with smart analytics and coaching. If Man City can maintain the fitness of its 30-something midfield stars, it has the advantage, but that’s a big “if.” With just more than four months remaining in the season, another dip in form or fitness from City’s midfield is likely, and that plus a lead of at least 4 points would probably be enough for the Reds. Klopp’s side could put the title to bed Thursday, but even if City gets the win, Liverpool should still be favorites to lift the trophy.Check out our latest soccer predictions. The Premier League season is barely halfway over, but the title basically could be decided this week. Right now, Liverpool has a 7-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table.1With Tottenham Hotspur up by 1 point on City. The two teams face off Thursday at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, and a Liverpool victory would result in a likely insurmountable 10-point gap.Only two weeks ago, Liverpool’s lead was just 1 point, 45 to 44. And at the beginning of December, it was Manchester City in front, with a 2-point cushion. But the holidays were a nightmare for City. Manager Pep Guardiola saw his team lose easily winnable matches at home to Crystal Palace and away to Leicester City, while Liverpool swept its holiday fixtures. If you had watched these events from the perch of FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index projections, you would have experienced severe whiplash. Not only did Liverpool open up a lead out of nowhere, but the projections remained extremely bullish on City’s chances right until the bottom fell out. read more

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The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1.#ISOLATION ROOMS: Children with autism, some as young as eight-years-old, are being locked in rooms for hours without supervision, TheJournal.ie has revealed. The rooms are intended to be used as a last resort, but some children are being locked in a room that is 1.8 by 2.5 metres repeatedly for hours.2.#CASTLEKNOCK: A man has appeared in court charged with the killing of 39-year-old Tom O’Gorman. 34-year-old Saverio Bellante appeared in Blanchardstown District Court charged with the killing and was remanded in custody for a week.3.#DONEGAL: The county council in Donegal is close to collapse today, as councillors have failed to agree a budget for the coming year. Fianna Fáil councillor Liam Blaney told TheJournal.ie that Irish Water was among the reasons he was voting against the budget. 4.#BANK DOCUMENTS: The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has said he is “appalled” that the Department of Finance has lost documents related to the bank guarantee. Reacting to TheJournal.ie story from last Friday, John McGuinness said that the letters ‘need to be found’. 5.#SENTENCED: Four dissident Republicans have been sentenced to jail terms of between seven and 12 years. The four men were found with guns and ammunition in a Ford Fiesta car in Omagh in 2010. Police believe the seizure “undoubtedly saved lives”.last_img read more

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Intels new SSD is the 6Gbps 510 series

first_imgWe knew that Intel was going to have to release some new SSDs sooner or later and it turns out that today was the today. The company unveiled the SSD 510 series which will use a speedy 6Gbps interface in order to allow for maximum throughput to today’s newest motherboards, like those packing Intel’s own Cougar Point chipsets.In their release Intel noted that the 510 series is capable of reading data at over 500MBps and writing it at over 315MBps, making for greatly increased speeds compared to their older products. The 510 does not appear to be as fast as what we’ve heard from early reports of the second generation Sandforce-based SSDs (using chipsets like the SandForce SF-2200), but Intel is only lagging in the write speeds. Intel has focused more on reliability and brand recognition with their SSDs though, so it shouldn’t be a major problem if (once again) they aren’t offering the fastest products on the market.Intel’s new drives are built on the company’s 34nm, MLC NAND architecture. The big change with the 510 though is that they use a Marvell controller as opposed to one designed in-house by Intel.The move to the 6Gbps SATA III interface will remove a considerable bottleneck from the SSD throughput, though users will need a new motherboard to take advantage of it. Even so, people that upgrade (and they’ll need new, non-faulty Sandy Bridge motherboards for this) should see serious gains in transfer speeds compared to older products. Intel’s older consumer SSD, X25-M topped out at sequential read/write speeds of 250MBps and 100MBps.The 510 SSDs will ship in capacities of 120GB and 250GB with 1000-unit bulk pricing of $284 and $584. Each will carry a three-year warranty.Read more from Intel.comSal’s ThoughtsThis isn’t the exciting release I would have expected a year or so ago. Back then SSDs seemed wildly unpredictable, with prices dropping rapidly, low quality first gen drives still in the market, serious firmware problems, and so on. Things calmed down as time went on, but we were told to expect 1) increased capacities, 2) better reliability and 3) much lower prices. Well, reliability is up and capacities have grown to some extent, but prices haven’t dropped as much as you might have expected. 120GB at $284 is far from the $-per-gigabyte price where picking up an SSD is a no-brainer for anyone (especially without sub-100GB offerings).A lot of people, myself included, spent parts of 2010 expecting a really interesting Intel SSD launch in Q4 2010. There was talk about 25nm products, which would mean better pricing and great capacities (some people said up to 600GB), but that didn’t play out as expected. It’s not clear if some overly ambitious roadmaps were leaked or if Intel scaled back plans, but what we have now is the 510 series.The 510 is looking like a minor evolutionary step for Intel and something that’s competitive with the second-gen Sandforce products. It turns out that the biggest news is the change to the Marvell controller, but that’s not part of the price/capacity updates people want. I’m sure the 510s will sell but if you were waiting for Intel’s next release to get a hot new SSD in your computer then there isn’t much for you here aside from the 6Gbps interface. And even that will only benefit people with the newest possible computers.last_img read more

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Gardaí looking for 06 VW Transporter van in connection with hitandrun over

first_img By Paul Hosford Short URL Share319 Tweet Email1 Feb 21st 2017, 2:50 PM The R128 near Skerries. 15,323 Views Image: Google Maps Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 2:50 PMcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 9 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3250907 Gardaí looking for 06 VW Transporter van in connection with hit-and-run over Christmas The 27-year-old was taken to Beaumont Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition. GARDAÍ IN BALBRIGGAN are seeking information on a hit-and-run over Christmas that left a man in a serious condition in hospital.The man was struck by a vehicle on the R128 Skerries to Loughshinny road at around 1.30am on 27, shortly after St Stephen’s Day celebrations ended.The 27-year-old was taken to Beaumont Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.Investigating gardai are particularly anxious to speak to anyone who may have observed the movements of a blue Volkswagen Transporter van 06-C-***** which left Strand Street, Skerries sometime after 1.30am on 27 December 2016 and travelled on the R128 towards Loughshinny.Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Read: Fatal hit-and-run: Gardaí looking for info on green Mondeo that failed to stay at scene The R128 near Skerries. Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

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Renault intégrera une tablette tactile dans ses voitures la Rlink

first_imgRenault intégrera une tablette tactile dans ses voitures: la R-linkRenault va lui aussi proposer une tablette tactile mais entièrement tournée vers l’automobile. Celle-ci peut être résumée en un GPS augmenté et connecté à Internet.La tablette R-link est une tablette née d’un partenariat entre le constructeur automobile Renault et le fabricant de GPS TomTom. Cet appareil se veut le centre numérique de votre automobile, indique Challenges. La fonction première de cet appareil reste la navigation. On retrouvera toutes les qualités du service de TomTom sur un appareil disposant d’un confortable écran tactile de 7 pouces, qui vraisemblablement ne sera pas multi-point mais ce n’est pas le plus important, l’usage au volant n’est pas tellement adapté aux mouvements tactiles complexes.L’avantage de cet appareil par rapport aux autres GPS, c’est cet aspect tablette clairement revendiqué. La R-link reste constamment connectée à Internet et tourne sous un système Android, à l’interface entièrement retravaillée pour un usage en voiture, ce qui lui permet d’accéder à l’Android Market et ses centaines d’applications.Concrètement, l’utilisateur aura accès à ses mails, à ses réseaux Facebook ou Twitter, à de l’information via une application du quotidien gratuit Metro, lire un film ou se servir de l’assistance à la conduite par Coyote. Une cinquantaine de logiciels seront disponibles et d’autres seront plus tard proposées gratuitement ou en version payante, sur un store dédié à l’appareil.À lire aussiSamsung : Une tablette contrôlée par le cerveau en développement Pour ceux qui se posent la question d’une navigation aussi étoffée dans un appareil destiné à être utilisé pendant la conduite, Renault répond en intégrant un système de reconnaissance et synthèse vocale, qui lira notamment les réseaux sociaux sans avoir à regarder l’écran une seule seconde.Renault déploiera les premiers modèles d’R-link dans ses prochaines Clio et la future Zoe, les deux prévues pour la fin de l’année 2012, après une généralisation sur tous les modèles du constructeur. La connexion se fera sur le réseau mobile 2G, mais rien n’a été dévoilé sur la facturation de ces connexions, option supplémentaire pour l’utilisateur ou prise en charge par Renault.Le 12 décembre 2011 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Police Motorcycle stolen from Miami Beach garage

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A motorcycle theft has Miami Beach Police looking for two men.According to police, the two men were caught by surveillance cameras at a Miami Beach parking garage, near 26th Street and Collins Avenue.The video from the January theft showed a Dodge Charger entering the garage and leaving moments later.Officials believe the two men in the video were scouting out the garage before returning to steal the bike.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $2,000 reward, as the owner of the bike has offered to double the Crime Stoppers reward.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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So Retro Recording todays music on analog tape

first_img Special Features Tags Now playing: Watch this: Behind a combination record store/beauty salon, Linear Labs in Los Angeles looks like a recording studio from back in the day, with reel-to-reel tape machines and vintage microphones. There are no computers or plug-ins or digital recordings.The studio is the brainchild of musician, artist and producer Adrian Younge, who has recorded music with Snoop Dog and Wu-Tang Clan, and collaborated with Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the Luke Cage soundtrack. Younge has spent 20 years building out the studio, scouring eBay, Craigslist and vintage shops for equipment to record in high fidelity.The result is a studio designed to make music that captures the feeling of yesterday for today. Check out the video to see what it’s like inside Linear Labs. 4:15 Share your voicecenter_img Comment So Retro: Recording analog in a digital world 1 Musiclast_img read more

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Gold edges towards 3month low on US rate view fails to benefit

first_imgGold edged towards a three-month low on Wednesday, failing to benefit from a lower dollar, as pressure from an anticipated U.S. rate hike as soon as next month persisted.Spot gold was unchanged on the day at $1,089.08 an ounce by 1102 GMT.Increasing bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in December for the first time in nearly a decade sent bullion, a non-interest-paying asset, to $1,084.90 an ounce on Friday, the lowest since August. It has been hovering around there since then and is seen vulnerable to further declines, with the next support at its 5-1/2-year trough of $1,077 hit in July.”If there a December rate hike, the next question is what’s the path, is the Fed going for at least three further increases of 25 basis points but the end of 2016,” Societe Generale analyst Robin Bhar said.”In that case, gold will definitely see a move down towards $1,050.”The dollar index fell 0.3 percent against a basket of leading currencies, after hitting a seven-month high in the previous session.A robust U.S. nonfarm payrolls report on Friday has strengthened the conviction of economists who have been forecasting a December interest rate increase, according to a Reuters poll published on Tuesday.Assets in SPDR Gold Trust, the top gold-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF), fell to 663.43 tonnes on Tuesday – the lowest since September 2008 when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy kicking off a global financial crisis.”The ETF market is suggesting more pain (for gold) in coming days,” ANZ said in a note.”A looser ECB and tighter Fed may not be entirely priced into gold and we could see further downside,” HSBC said in a note.”Still, we sense sellers may be puttering out of momentum.”last_img read more

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If Twitter Goes Public Would You Invest

first_imgJuly 30, 2013 The question of Twitter going public now seems like less of an “if” than a “when.”A reporter for USA Today discovered a job listing posted by Twitter for a financial reporting manager. The job post lists responsibilities as “preparation of monthly reporting materials, quarterly/annual financial statements and Form S-1 when we are ready to go public.” This comes on the heels of a recent report that the company is expected by many to file an S-1 form to go public by the end of the year and debut in early 2014. Related: Twitter Posts Job Listing for Someone to Help With Its IPOAssuming that an IPO isn’t far off, we put the question to you: Would you invest in the social-media powerhouse? How much? Take our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments section below. If Twitter goes public, would you invest?Yes, massively: I’m all in.Yes, modestly: It seems like a good bet.Maybe: I’d give it some time.No: Twitter is going to crash and burn.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comIf Twitter goes public, would you invest? Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Aldea Zama real estate project in Tulum suspended for fear of collapse

first_imgLucio Salvador Arguea of Protección Civil confirmed the reason for the suspension, adding that it was deemed necessary to evict all workers due to a risk the building could collapse due to a structurally weak foundation. Photo: Protección Civil Tulum, Q.R. — Inspectors from Civil Protection have suspended the construction of a Aldea Zama building for allegedly breaching security measures. Municipal officials made an inspection of the site around noon Friday in response to a citizen complaint that claimed parts of the building had fallen off. After a review of the building, municipal inspectors did determine the building unsafe and proceeded to suspend construction. center_img Municipal police of Tulum were on site to explain the situation to workers, informing them of the formal suspension of the construction project. Officials from the Dirección de Desarrollo Urbano of Tulum also arrived on site to verify permits. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgCase Study | January 04, 2010 Establishing an IGRT Program: Observations from Two Treatment Centers 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Head and neck treatment. Trilogy with the On-Board Imager. 12PreviousNext News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019 Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head… 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 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The Trilogy console. Trilogy with the On-Board Imager. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | 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 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Content The advent of conformal radiotherapies has ushered in an era of image-guided radiotherapy, or IGRT, enabling clinicians to compensate for the geometric uncertainties inherent in the radiotherapy (RT) delivery process. A diverse set of imaging tools has been added to the radiotherapy treatment vault, making it possible to deal with inter-fraction motion (i.e., changes in target position due to set-up error or naturally-occurring changes in organ position over time) and intra-fraction motion (i.e., organ motion during treatment, usually due to respiration or other physiological processes). Key Imaging ToolsThree important imaging tools are included in most IGRT technology packages from Varian Medical Systems. These are: the PortalVision MV imaging system; the On-Board Imager–kV imaging system for generating high-resolution radiographic (kV), fluoroscopic, and cone-beam CT images right at the treatment machine; and the Real-Time Position Management™ (RPM) system for managing motion during imaging and treatment. Outfitted with these image-guidance tools, a Varian linear accelerator offers many choices for treating different disease types. Doctors can use orthogonal pairs of kV and/or MV radiographic images for patient repositioning based on bony anatomy or fiducial markers; volumetric cone-beam CT imaging for patient repositioning based on soft tissue structures, and fluoroscopic imaging for gating verification. For the most part, images are acquired just after the patient has been positioned for treatment, and then special matching software is used to compare the images to reference images from the treatment plan. The system then calculates a “shift” and sends instructions to the treatment couch, which moves to bring the targeted tumor into precise alignment for treatment.For clinicians in departments that are deploying these technologies for the first time, the prospect of setting up an IGRT program can seem daunting. It requires establishment of protocols that specify which tools to use, and when. And everyone—from the doctors and physicists to the dosimetrists and therapists—must acquire new skills and work together in unfamiliar ways. This article summarizes the experience of two early adopters who were instrumental in setting up IGRT programs at their respective treatment centers. The centers are about as different as two cancer treatment facilities can be. One is a small, single physician practice; the other is a large, multi-site, research oriented institution in a major metropolitan area.Image Guided Radiation Therapy at Community Care Physicians in Latham, N.Y.Image Guided Radiation Therapy is a small, single-physician radiation oncology practice that was also one of the earliest adopters, in mid-2005, of Varian’s On-Board Imager system for image-guidance. Approximately 95 percent of the patients receive IMRT, primarily for the treatment of prostate cancer. All IMRT treatments are image-guided, either using kV-kV matching or cone-beam CT. Robert Desjardins, RTT, MBA, the site’s administrative director, identifies a few “success factors” that help with the establishment of an IGRT program. They are: 1) having a project champion, preferably theradiation oncologist;2) working with the clinical team to help them acquire the skills for identifying anatomical structures in CT data sets, and; 3) involving IT personnel from the beginning, so that storage-intensive information systems are properly configured to support departmentalworkflow.“Adopting new technology requires change. A local champion can foster buy-in so the entire team can feel more comfortable, and I think it’s best if that person is the physician. Once that leader is in place, you can assign a project leader to reach out to the vendor, help set up the time line for technology installation and acceptance, and start working with IT personnel, because IGRT is IT-intensive. After that, it’s about training and practice.”According to Desjardins, positioning patients using the kV-kV image matching procedure was relatively easy for therapists to learn. “It’s like something they are already used to seeing; it’s like a port film, but the resolution is much higher. The cone-beam CT images are the best when it comes to image guidance because you can see everything—soft tissue, bony anatomy, everything, and in three dimensions. So therapists are less familiar with these, and there’s a slightly steeper learning curve involved. I’d say any therapist can learn to read and act on the CT images in less than two weeks.”The majority of patients receive 7-field IMRT treatments for prostate cancer. Once therapists are fully trained and comfortable with the IGRT process, the total amount of time needed to complete the process is about 12 minutes. The cone-beam CT image takes three minutes (including a 30 second “mode up,” a one-minute acquisition, and five seconds for image reconstruction). Image matching and executing couch shifts adds another1-2 minutes. The protocol calls for a physician consultation if shifts are greater than half a centimeter in the lateral direction, or greater than one centimeter in the superior–inferior or anterior–posterior directions. So long as the shifts are within tolerance, thetherapist can proceed with the treatment. If something is outside the tolerance, they call the physician. Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich., and Surrounding CommunitiesAccording to Teamour (Tim) Nurushev, Ph.D., director of clinical physics for the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), dosimetric consequences should be central among the considerations that go into designing an IGRT protocol. For example, he stated, you typically would not perform a daily cone-beam CT match for a conventionally-fractionated lung cancer treatment, although you would for a radiosurgery (five fractions or less). “In the case of the radiosurgery, the benefit of lining up the patient correctly outweighs the potential risk of delivering the extra dose. For a normal lung treatment, when you’re delivering multiple fractions, using cone-beam CT every day could end up delivering more dose than the lung tissue can tolerate. The point is: IGRT protocols must be driven by physics and dosimetry, and so we create the protocols in tight consultation with the physicians. We work together to find the most suitable way to set a patient up while still maintaining minimal dose to the patient.”In addition, imaging protocols should also help clinicians to feel comfortable with what they’re doing, Nurushev says. For example: most radiation oncologists have gotten used to seeing MV images when treating breast cancer, and they want to see how the field aperture correlates to the patient’s anatomy, to understand how much lung or skin may be in the treatment field. This is only visible with MV imaging.At HFHS, physicians and physicists have collaborated in developing the IGRT protocols that are now in use. Most are a variation of one of three approaches: 1) daily cone-beam CT imaging; 2) daily kV-kV imaging with a weekly cone-beam CT, and 3) more complex SRS/SBRT protocols:1) Head and neck treatments involve kV-kV matching to some fixed piece of the skull or jaw in close proximity to the tumor. “We don’t do a daily cone-beam CT because we are comfortable that we’re getting two millimeter precision based on kV matching to bony anatomy,” Nurushev said. “However, patients often respond well to treatment, and the tumor often shrinks significantly, so we do a cone-beam CT once a week. The physician evaluates the images and decides when to replan. We are now investigating the possibility of an approach that would involve replanning using the cone-beam CT images, rather than doing another CT simulation.”2) Prostate cancer patients receive a daily cone-beam CT, which adds the equivalent of one fraction’s worth of dose to the 42 fractions delivered. “We deliver high doses, between 78-80 Gy, so we feel the cone-beam CT is essential for accurate alignment every day,” Nurushev said. 3) For conventionally-fractionated lung treatments, planning is done using 4D CT and PET data, and patients are set up for daily treatments using kV-kV matching. For SBRT, set ups are done using cone-beam CT. “We also use weekly MV imaging to verify the ports for conventional 3D treatments,” Nurushev said. “It’s an added check for us.”Clinical TrainingOne of the challenges in establishing an IGRT program at a large, multisite health system is clinician training. At HFHS, the physics and dosimetry teams trained the radiation therapists to read and evaluate images. “Many therapists were trained in film-based environments, and so were not used to looking at anatomy in three dimensions,” Nurushev said. “We spent the first few weeks with them, showing them how to do a manual image registration and compare that to an automatic one, to see which was better. We eventually dropped back to stand behind and support their efforts, until they could operate independently. They are empowered to stop a treatment if, after everything, they can’t get a good match.”In addition, the physics staff has created detailed documentation in the form of brief, step-by-step guides with action criteria that specify the steps for different types of treatments. For example: therapists can go ahead and treat after making shifts up to one centimeter for breast cancer patients, but for prostate treatments, where the margins are only six millimeters, shifts larger than that must be checked by the physician.Like Desjardins, Nurushev feels that the successful launch of an IGRT program requires internal “champions” to promote the project and overcome any aversion that the prospect of change might engender among busy clinicians. “You need the participation of your whole team to establish the most efficient protocols that do the best job of serving your patients,” he said. “It’s a matter of getting motivated and making it happen,” Desjardins says. “That meansunderstanding the benefits to patients, and getting comfortable with making clinical judgments based on different kinds of image data. The rewards far outweigh the costs. IGRT can improve the quality of treatments. You’re able, for the first time, to see exactly what you’re treating, and based on our experience, you’ll never want to go back to treating without it. Members of our clinical staff now don’t feel comfortable delivering a treatment unless they use image guidance.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Head and neck treatment.last_img read more

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Ecuador quits former School of the Americas

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Venezuela stopped sending officers there in 2004, Argentina and Uruguay in 2006 and Costa Rica in 2007.An Ecuadorean military official says about 20 Ecuadoreans are currently at the school.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How do cataracts affect your vision? Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories center_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Ecuador’s defense minister says the Andean nation will stop sending military and police officers for training at the U.S. Defense Department-run school formerly known as School of the Americas.Opponents of the school, currently located at Fort Benning, Georgia, blame it for human rights abuses in Latin America by foreign military officers trained there.Defense Minister Miguel Carvajal’s announcement came after President Rafael Correa met Wednesday with a delegation from School of the Americas Watch. The advocacy group has campaigned since 1990 to close down the school now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Mantra launches worlds first Pokemon Go friendly hotels

first_imgMantra Group launches world first Pokemon Go Friendly HotelsMantra Group launches world first Pokemon Go Friendly HotelsToday Mantra Group launched the world’s first Pokemon Go-friendly hotels in Sydney and Melbourne, encouraging fans to ‘Pokestop By Our Bar’ with free Pokemon Go Lures to increase their chances of catching one of the virtual pocket monsters.Gamers can Pokestop by Mantra 2 Bond Street in Sydney from 3pm every Friday during July to receive a free bowl of fries with any drink purchase.Melburnian Pokemon Go catchers can also cash in on happy hour drinks at Mantra on Little Bourke, Melbourne from 3pm every Friday during July.Since Pokemon Go – a game based on augmented reality where players  use their smartphone camera to walk around the street finding and catching Pokemon – launched just over a week ago, it already has more daily active users than Twitter and, according to Similarweb, one in five Australian Android users have the game installed on their device.Mantra Group Executive Director Marketing and Digital Matt Granfield said the free Pokemon Go Lures will encourage the spawning of valuable in-game creatures at two of the Group’s tech savvy city properties.“Our mantra is ‘knowing what matters’ to people, and it’s pretty clear from the popularity of the game that playing Pokemon Go matters to millions of people all over the globe,” Matt said.“We’re always keen to find new and innovative ways of making our hotels great places to stay, so helping our guests catch a few extra Pokemon during their stay was a no-brainer.”Pokemon have also invaded the property pages of Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney and Mantra on Little Bourke, Melbourne. Mantra GroupAbout Mantra GroupMantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200. With 125+ properties and more than 20,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the largest Australian-based hotelier. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.auSource = Mantra Grouplast_img read more

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Reports Expect Obamas Housing Finance Plan Soon

first_img A declaration by “”President Barack Obama””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama to end the war in Iraq helped drown other news Friday, including apparent moves by the White House to float a housing finance stimulus plan in the next few weeks.[IMAGE]””_Reuters_””:http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/20/usa-congress-bernanke-idUSN1E79J1RA20111020 broke the story Thursday, reporting that “”Sen. Dianne Feinstein””:http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/ (D-California) may have inadvertently shared plans by the Obama administration and “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA) to reveal “”legislative recommendations”” to revamp the housing finance system.The lawmaker and news service spared any details regarding the housing finance proposal, leaving it open to a number of policy considerations currently on the table.Some of the initiatives currently under wraps include an expansion of the Home Affordable Refinance Program and a selloff in mortgage-backed bonds by “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ to invite private-sector investment back into the housing finance system.[COLUMN_BREAK]””_The Wall Street Journal_””:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204774604576629313337793024.html reported on the latter in a story last week, offering that policymakers may want to inaugurate a “”small pilot program”” for the GSEs to sell their mortgage-backed bonds sometime next year.Stefanie Johnson, a spokesperson for the FHFA, declined to comment on either of the possibilities for the story._Reuters_ reported that Senate Democrats had met with “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ “”Chairman Ben Bernanke””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/bernanke.htm to address his concerns about the laggardly housing sector.The news service quoted “”Sen. Mark Warner””:http://warner.senate.gov/public/ (R-Virginia) saying that the central banker fielded ideas about how to move the refinance proposal “”down the road.””Speaking with _MReport_ in past interviews, “”Mark Calabria””:http://www.cato.org/people/mark-calabria, director of financial regulation studies with the “”Cato Institute””:http://www.cato.org/ and a former Senate Banking Committee staffer, said that DeMarco sees as his primary responsibility the need to shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the sake of their solvency.He also said that DeMarco isn’t the only potential stumbling block for these initiatives, with stakes belonging to a number of officials and others with the GSEs.””This may not have more than a $36-billion impact on the housing industry, and that’s just a drop in the bucket in terms of turning the economy around,”” says David Lykken, managing partner with Austin-based consultancy “”Mortgage Banking Solutions””:http://www.mortgagebankingsolutions.com/about-mbsd/about-us.html and an industry veteran. “”Anything you can dump into the economy will help, but then you do the math on it, so it won’t have the lift it’s going to have,”” he adds. in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Reports: Expect Obama’s Housing Finance Plan Soon October 21, 2011 524 Views center_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Ben S. Bernanke Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FHFA First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investment Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Refinance Service Providers The Cato Institute 2011-10-21 Ryan Schuettelast_img read more

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Tauck Small Ship Cruising known for intimate yach

first_imgTauck Small Ship Cruising, known for intimate yacht-like luxury ships, all-inclusive packages and intimate shore excursions, is setting sail with four distinct European itineraries in 2018, part of Tauck’s global portfolio of 17 small ship cruises.From the warmer waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to the medieval ports along the Baltic Sea and the rugged coasts of the British and Irish Isles, these Tauck Cultural Journeys offer guests choices of one-of-a-kind shore excursions, extended stays in major port cities and all-inclusive pricing in the luxury of yachts that accommodate no more than 264 passengers.Tauck has also enhanced its shore excursions in 2018 by adding new choices in many locations to give guests the opportunity to select experiences that best accommodate their interests. For example, when visiting Trapani on the western coast of Sicily on the Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and Rome itinerary, guests can choose to visit the ancient town of Segesta and its wondrous antiquities before continuing on to the walled town of Erice, seat of the Roman goddess Venus; or, they can journey to Spagnola on the ancient Salt Route followed by a visit to a local winery. Every shore excursion is included in the fare of a Tauck Small Ship Cruise.Venice and the Dalmatian CoastTauck’s ultimate Dalmatian Coast tour begins with a visit to Venice’s richly-decorated Doge’s Palace, residence of the Republic’s rulers through the Renaissance. Other stops include the famed glass-makers on Murano, and a visit to the Adriatic island of Korcula to take in the local lifestyle at a family-owned estate. Additional highlights in Croatia include exploring the medieval town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; a visit to the majestic island of Hvar, known as an international playground for celebrities and royalty; along with countryside culinary and wine tastings. Guests will visit a first-century amphitheatre considered the best-preserved in the world in Pula on the Istrian Peninsula, and have the opportunity to explore other ancient Roman structures. The 10-day Venice and the Dalmatian Coast itinerary begins with a two-night hotel stay with guided Tauck sightseeing in Venice, followed by a seven-night cruise aboard the stylish Le Lyrial yacht. Tauck is operating six departures (8 and 22 May, 21 and 28 August and 4 and 11 September 2018) with prices commencing at AUD $9240 per person twin share plus airfare.St. Petersburg and the Baltic SeaThis 12-day itinerary launches with a two-night hotel stay in Stockholm, highlighted by a gala reception and dinner followed by a guided tour of the iconic City Hall (home to the Nobel Prize festivities) and a visit to Stockholm’s historic Royal Swedish Opera House. The following seven-night cruise on Le Soléal departs Sweden for a two-night stay in St. Petersburg with visits to the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress (the final resting place of Russian tsars), the famed Faberge Museum and a private guided tour of The State Hermitage Museum. After a visit to Estonia’s capitol city of Tallinn, the ship sails to Copenhagen for visits to the Tivoli Gardens and a trip to Roskilde, Denmark’s religious, cultural and political center dating back to the Middle Ages, among other sites. The cruise also includes a full sea day in the Baltic allowing guests to relax aboard the state-of-the-art Le Soléal, with upscale restaurants, lounges, bars, a fitness centre and stateroom ocean views. Prices commence at AUD $10,990 per person twin share plus airfare with departures 16, 23 and 30 May and 6 June 2018.Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & RomeThe 60-passenger, three-masted Le Ponant can bring passengers into ports not accessible by larger vessels. This 11-day trip begins with two nights in the heart of Rome with an excursion that is a Tauck Exclusive – a once-in-a-lifetime after-hours visit to the Vatican Museums to leisurely tour the Sistine Chapel devoid of the usual daytime crowds. Guests then board Le Ponant for a seven-night Mediterranean and southern Italy cruise that includes the remote Aeolian Isles, a visit to Herculaneum’s ruins and a spectacular night sail past Stromboli. Guests will also take a drive on the mountainous Amalfi Coast (considered one of the most spectacular drives in the world) and spend four days visiting various ports along the Sicilian coast before heading for an overnight stay in Malta. Prices commence at AUD $10,490 per person twin share plus airfare and Tauck will operate six departures on 13 and 19 June, 15 and 21 August and 12 and 28 September 2018.British and Irish IslesThe British and Irish Isles cruise takes explorers to major cities in Britain and Ireland as well as off-the-beaten-path island locations. Beginning with two nights in the heart of Dublin, the cruise includes historic Belfast (and the award-winning interactive Titanic Experience), followed by a visit to the Isle of Man, home to medieval castles and ancient mythologies. From there, it is a visit to Liverpool en route to the colorful Irish seaport village of Cobh, then the Isles of Scilly of the Cornish coast before reaching the remote island resort of Guernsey. There, history buffs can visit the German Occupation Museum, sports enthusiasts can hike the Guernsey Hilltops and spirits lovers can sample small batch gin produced by a century-old family dynasty. A visit to Portsmouth (England’s premier naval city) and London complete the itinerary. The 12-day British Isles itinerary begins with an included two-night hotel stay in Dublin followed by a seven-night cruise aboard the elegant, six-deck Le Soléal, and concludes with an included two-night hotel stay in London. Tauck is operating two departures on 25 April and 2 May 2018 with prices commencing at AUD $9990 per person twin share plus airfare.last_img read more

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5 Let your inbox do the work Skyscanner Price Ale

first_img5. Let your inbox do the workSkyscanner Price Alerts keep you updated on any fare changes, so you can pounce on a cheap deal to Oz when you see one. You can also sign up to email alerts from your preferred airlines. ON Tuesday afternoons, most airlines will know if their weekend flights are fully booked. If not, subscribers sometimes get slashed prices on seats. Cut-price flight to Sydney, anyone?In it for the long-haul? Check out these far-flung destinations:Top 15 attractions and things to do in TaipeiLooking for a slice of Southeast Asia away from the usual backpacker crowds? Check out Taiwan, with a city break in the island’s vibrant, cross-cultural capital.The best hotels in Bali for every budgetIn need of a crash pad in Bali? Whether you’re a newlywed seeking a secluded retreat for that idyllic honeymoon, or a backpacker looking for a budget hotel or hostel in the centre of town, our guide to the island’s best hotels is essential reading.Star Wars: 12 incredible filming locations around the worldWe’ve searched our planet for the most spectacular destinations to feature in the films. Put your Star Wars knowledge to the test and be amazed by what these filming locations look like in real-life!*Published March 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices at the time of publication, and are subject to change and/or availability. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Be flexibleIf you’re flexible about where you fly from and to, it could save you a lot of money in the long run. Use Skyscanner’s flight search tool and search ‘from UK to Australia’. It might mean you travelling to a different city to fly from, but you might end up saving a small fortune. And that’s money you can spend in the Land Down Under. Similarly, you could try being flexible about which destination in Australia you fly to. It’s a pretty country, alright, no matter where you land. Just check out these inspirational pictures if you don’t believe us. 2. Try travelling during the low seasonIt’s usually more expensive to travel to Australia in December and January, since it’s winter here and summer there. Everybody wants to chase the sunshine, but it comes with a handsome premium. Usually, the cheapest time to visit is April to June (autumn and winter on the other side of the equator). 4. Bust out the air milesHow’s your credit score? If it’s in good shape, you can apply for an airline credit card, and earn some air miles (also known as Avios points). You can then redeem these against your flight to Oz. For more air mile hacks, see our six steps to supercharge your frequent flyer balance.center_img Find cheap flights to Australia1. Be savvy about when you bookAs we all know too well, flight prices go up and down more than the actual planes do. Skyscanner’s ‘best time to book tool’ helps you decipher the best time to book your flight to try and get the lowest possible price. The interactive feature allows you to search from the most popular UK cities to multiple popular destinations. Handy if you’re wanting to save your pennies for beers on Bondi Beach. In fact, any of these Instagram-worthy Australian beaches will do us just fine. RelatedHow to holiday in Australia for less than £1,000With breathtaking beaches, extraordinary wildlife and some seriously rugged scenery, Australia makes a dream holiday location. But this epic destination doesn’t need a big budget. Australia’s West Coast is its most accessible part and a trip here won’t break the bank. We’ve teamed up with Student Universe to bring you…Mythbusters: What are charter flights and how to find a good dealBudget charter flights could be a great option if you’re looking to get away for a bargain holiday. Here’s a rundown of the whats, wheres and whens of getting a great deal.Where to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.last_img read more

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