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Queen Elizabeth greets Maithripala for Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a greeting to President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day.“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka in the coming year,” she said in her message.

ARod Not Concerned About January Surgery

Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees’ injured third-baseman, said he looks forward to left hip surgery and a healthy return to the lineup.“I’m not concerned,” Rodriguez told The Associated Press. “I’m actually, in many ways, relieved that there’s something tangible that we can go fix.”Rodriguez had surgery on his right hip in 2009, missed about the first month of the season and still finished with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs — plus helped the Yankees win the World Series.This surgery, however, is not the same as the other one. It reportedly will be more complex, since it’ll repair not only a torn labrum but also a bone impingement and a cyst. The surgery is next month because it was determined he needed some time to strengthen the hip first.“I am fully committed to a very hard road back,” Rodriguez said. “We’ve done it before in ’09 and it was a great result, both on a personal level and on a team level, more importantly. I take it as a great challenge and I’m excited for the challenge.”A 14-time All-Star and baseball’s priciest player at $275 million, Rodriguez plans to further discuss the hip situation at a news conference later Saturday afternoon.He batted .120 (3 for 25) with no RBIs in last season’s playoffs, including 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers. He originally thought he was having issues with the right hip again — he wasn’t — and it wasn’t until November that the issues within the left hip were detected.Rodriguez finished this past regular season batting .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs. He now has 647 career homers, fifth-most in baseball history and 13 shy of the No. 4 player on that list, Willie Mays. read more

Apple products accidentally show up on Staplescom

first_imgIt looks like Staples is on the path to becoming an authorized Apple reseller. Somehow, someone managed to come across a hidden product page at for numerous Apple products, including the Apple TV. The price was listed at $49.99, half off the normal price. However, it was impossible to add it to your shopping cart as the product was listed as out of stock.Also, the official name of the product on the site was “Apple TV, Test.” The other items, like iPad Smart Covers, also contained the word “Test.” So apparently these page were not meant to be live yet. At least, they were not meant to be seen by the general public. As such, the pages have been taken down, but it’s a little too late now, since screenshots of the product pages have been widely circulated.Although Staples is a massive retailer for computers, electronics, and various computing accessories, it has never stocked Apple products. It does have a significant selection of iPhone and iPad accessories, but only those that are made by third-party manufacturers.Obviously, Apple has made no announcement about bringing Staples into its retail family, so right now everything is just speculation. But it seems highly unlikely that someone behind-the-scenes at Staples’s corporate headquarters would create a product page for Apple products unless the company was planning on selling them.Staples has been trying to get Apple products on its shelves for years, but the Cupertino company clearly hasn’t been too enthusiastic about that prospect. However, Apple’s investors are worried about how popular its products will be in the future, so it needs to start coming up with some new strategies. It could very well be that an extended retail presence will be part of that.via MacRumorslast_img read more

Lowflying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights

first_img By Hayley Halpin Short URL Share48 Tweet Email1 31,325 Views Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights Due to the low-flying nature of the plane, concerned livestock owners are being asked to contact Tellus. 18 Comments Source: Geological Survey IrelandGEOLOGICAL SURVEY IRELAND has issued a fresh warning to livestock farmers as a low flying plane that is collecting data over some parts of the country resumes its flights.The aircraft equipped with scientific equipment will be flying at low heights over west Cork, Limerick and north Tipperary over the coming months. The plane will be collecting geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water as part of the Tellus Survey. Source: Geological Survey IrelandThe survey began in early autumn 2018 and is 60% complete. “The data collected for the Tellus Survey will help to sustainably manage the environment, natural resources and protect public health in the future,” Dr James Hodgson, senior geologist and project manager for Tellus said. “The Tellus team is looking forward to the delivery of new data which, once processed, will be used to help map and understand the complex geology in these areas,” he said.  West Cork survey area Source: Geological Survey Ireland Limerick survey area Source: Geological Survey IrelandThe plane is able to sense geological properties not apparent from conventional mapping techniques, effectively ‘seeing through’ Ireland’s deep glacial deposits and extensive peat and soil cover.The aircraft is a white, twin propeller plane, which can be identified by its red tail and black stripe, along with the word ‘survey’ and registration number C-GSGF written across both sides of the plane. A Tellus survey aircraft view of Crookhaven Bay, West Cork Source: Geological Survey IrelandBased at Kerry airport, the plane will be flying at 60 metres over rural areas – about eight times the height of a two-storey house – and 240 metres over urban areas over the next few months, as approved by the Irish Aviation Authority.In a statement last August, the GSI said: “The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry but could possibly startle sensitive livestock, such as horses.” Due to the low-flying nature of the survey, concerned livestock and bloodstock owners are being asked to contact Tellus on 1800 45 55 65. Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 1:00 PM Mar 9th 2019, 1:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for December 3, 2014

first_img WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE Network live-stream schedule for 12/3/14:12:00 AM: WWE Monday Night War 12/2/141:00 AM: WWE Countdown: Imposing Figures2:00 AM: WWE Total Divas 9/8/20133:00 AM: WWE RAW 1/10/19934:00 AM: WWE RAW 1/17/19935:00 AM: WWE RAW 1/24/19936:00 AM: WWE Main Event 12/2/147:00 AM: WWE Monday Night War 12/2/148:00 AM: WWE Countdown: Imposing Figures9:00 AM: WWE Main Event 12/2/1410:00 AM: WWE Monday Night War 12/2/1411:00 AM: WWE Countdown: Imposing Figures12:00 PM: WWE Main Event 12/2/141:00 PM: WWE Monday Night War 12/2/142:00 PM: WWE Countdown: Imposing Figures3:00 PM: WCW Monday Nitro 9/25/19954:00 PM: WWE Beyond the Ring: Bobby Heenan5:00 PM: Wrestlemania Rewind: Hogan/Andre WM III6:00 PM: WWE NXT 11/27/147:00 PM: WCW Monday Nitro 9/18/19958:00 PM: WCW Monday Nitro 9/25/19959:00 PM: WWE Beyond the Ring: Bobby Heenan10:00 PM: Wrestlemania Rewind: Hogan/Andre WM III11:00 PM: WCW Monday Nitro 9/25/1995Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Velvet Sky Roman Reigns is in Remission Video: Watch the AEW Double or Nothing Ticket Party Announcement live streamlast_img read more

Miami teen dead brother and sister hurt in shooting

first_imgRelative Sabrina Bramwell said, “To whom shot my cousins, the thing I want to say to you is it’s best for you to go ahead and give yourself up, turn yourself in.”A total of six children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, ranging in ages from 9 to 18 years old.A Facebook video posted by Raymond, earlier Wednesday, showed him holding up a baggie and flashing it towards the camera. Later in the video, the driver is shown holding a gun towards the 18-year-old. Police said they are aware of the video, yet it is unclear whether this is part of the shooting investigation.Raymond’s aunt recalled the moments she found him. “It was scary,” she said crying. “You are calling for help, and you come outside, and you have to drag them inside.”His aunt later realized two other children in the home were also hit by bullets. “They were just like any other kids. Sitting on the couch, watching TV, and then shots rang out,” she said.A detective could be seen speaking with Raymond’s father.One witness, who did not wish to be identified, described what he heard. “I heard the gunshots, probably took about 30 seconds, 40 seconds, close to a minute,” he said. “Guys ran across the street. Next thing I know, a car took off around the corner.” MIAMI (WSVN) – A teenager is dead and two others were injured, following an overnight shooting in a Miami neighborhood.The shooting happened in Liberty City, near 69th Street and Sixth Court, around 11:20 p.m., Wednesday.According to Miami Police, a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital after being shot. They are both said to be in stable condition. However, an 18-year-old victim, who was also transported, was pronounced dead.The father of the three victims has identified the 18-year-old as Tremmelle Raymond, Jr. He said Raymond was a senior in high school, who was just a few credits shy of graduating.Officials said the 18-year-old was outside talking to his girlfriend on the phone, when the shooter or shooters approached him. Raymond’s family members showed 7News the box Raymond was sitting on outside. The container had bullet holes in it.As the victim ran inside his house to take cover, the shooter or shooters followed and opened fire, injuring the younger victims. “He literally walked up to our home, and he killed,” said Raymond’s aunt, who found Raymond after he was shot. “You shot point blank.”Raymond’s 12-year-old sister was shot in the hand, and his 13-year-old brother was shot in the leg. Police said they were both watching television, when Raymond ran inside. If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Police said multiple rounds were fired. Crime scene investigators were on scene for several hours, combing for clues in an alleyway between two homes. “Now, detectives are investigating,” said City of Miami Police Officer Earnest Lawrence, “and combing the area to get as much information as possible.”Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes said, “We don’t have a lot of information about who the suspects are. We have a few leads we’re tracking, but we don’t have a lot right now.”“Very scary,” said one neighbor. “That’s why when I heard gunshots, I said to myself, ‘Should I rollover on the floor?’”The 12-year-old and 13-year-old siblings are both students at Miami-Dade schools. “Unacceptable. It is tragic. It is dramatic,” said Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “It is heartbreaking and painful to all of us.”Carvalho spoke about the shooting on graduation day for some schools: “For me, it’s very tragic that the joy and the triumph of graduation is interrupted by incredible community tragedy and the shooting of yet again three young people in our community.”The shooter or shooters remain at large. “God help you because it was stupid what you did,” Raymond’s aunt said. “You are a child yourself, and you take another life for what? Over stupid stuff.”The motive for the shooting remains unknown. last_img read more

Rosalía Announces First Solo North American Tour

first_imgEl Mal Querer Tour, named after the Spanish pop star’s latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performancesJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 1:25 pm Rosalía is set to perform at some of the most popular music festivals around the globe, including Primavera Sound in Spain, Lollapalooza (Argentina and Chile) and Coachella, but the Spanish pop star isn’t stopping there when she gets to the States. Now, she has announced her first solo North American Tour with a string of dates that will bring her to select cities in the U.S. and Canada.El Mal Querer Tour, named after her latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performances. Then she’ll play San Francisco on April 22, New York on April 30 and close out in Toronto on May 2. RELATED: How Rosalia Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A Global Pop Star “I’m so happy to announce my first solo North American tour dates,” the singer tweeted.Rosalía won Best Alternative Song and Best Fusion/ Urban Interpretation at the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards in November and has been praised for bringing flamenco to the limelight with her hip-hop and pop beats. During her acceptance speech she gave a special shout-out to female artists who came before her, including Lauryn Hill and Bjork. Rosalía has been getting some love herself lately, most notably from Alicia Keys, who gave the Spanish star a shout-out during an acceptance speech, and Madonna, who featured her on her Spotify International Women’s Day Playlist. Tickets for the tour go on sale March 22. For more tour dates, visit Rosalía’s website.2019 Music Festival Preview: Noise Pop, Coachella, Ultra & MoreRead more News Rosalía Announces First Solo North American Tour rosal%C3%ADa-announces-first-solo-north-american-tour Twitter Email Rosalía Announces First Solo North American Tour Facebook last_img read more

Lithium imports crucial for Teslas Gigafactory in India

first_imgImports of Lithium are crucial for US-based electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors’ chief executive Elon Musk’s plan to set up a Gigafactory in India, as the country does not have enough reserves of the rare metal to support making of lithium-ion batteries, according to analysts.Lithium is a rare metal used in manufacturing of batteries to increase their capacity and also helpful in reducing the size of battery boxes compared to other battery technologies.”From a manufacturing-in-India perspective, the country doesn’t have any Lithium deposits, so it is going to be hard. Unless we import Lithium ore, which is available in Bolivia, Argentina and Australia, manufacturing cannot be supported in India,” Business Standard quoted Mridula Dixit, principal research scientist, Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), as saying.However, Australia could become a major source for imports of Lithium ore, as the trade ties between the two nations have improved in the past. India has entered into an agreement with Australia for Uranium supply to its nuclear reactors.”We are not well-placed in terms of raw materials. The supply chain needs to be worked out. Also, making the batteries requires a very controlled environment,” said Dixit, who has extensive exposure to lithium-ion technologies.”Given India’s lack of expertise, I see global manufacturers bringing in their technology and manufacturing processes first, in the next five to 10 years; only after that would we be able to have local players gaining expertise and beginning to manufacture in India” Dixit added.Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, has recently hinted at setting up a Gigafactory in India to manufacture lithium-ion batteries, taking into the problem of power shortage in the rural areas of the country, which holds a huge potential for such batteries.During his visit to the US in September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held discussions with Musk at the Tesla campus in Silicon Valley on the potential of having a battery making facility and other renewable energy technologies in India.Tarun Mehta, co-founder of Ather Energy, an electric vehicle start-up, sees the necessity to have  hundreds of Gigafactories in the country, as lithium-ion batteries can “compete with lead acid batteries in cost.””One Gigafactory can produce just enough cells for half a million Tesla cars. Globally, we produce 65 million cars and a lot more two-wheelers. If all of them were to go electric over the next decade or two, you are looking at 100-plus Gigafactories at least,” said Mehta.last_img read more

Infosys shares fall 4 in 4 trading sessions almost hit 52week low

first_imgInfosys shares continued their downward spiral on Friday to end with a weekly loss of almost 4 percent as investors viewed the company losing its multi-million dollar Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) project with concern. The BSE Sensex ended 46 points lower at 28,077.The Infosys stock closed at Rs. 1,021.10 on Friday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), a fall of 3.98 percent from its previous Friday close of Rs. 1,063.30. In intra-day trade, the stock plunged to Rs. 1,019, almost near to its 52-week low of Rs. 1,012.25.Last Saturday (August 13), the Bengaluru-based IT software services exporter had said in a statement that RBS had scrapped a project to spin off and list Williams & Glyn (W&G) as a separate entity. Infosys, along with IBM, had won a project in September 2013 to develop computer systems for W&G for an estimated Rs. 2,500 crore. Infosys had deployed about 3,000 people on the project as the technology partner.”Infosys has been a W&G program technology partner for Consulting, Application Delivery and Testing services, and subsequent to this decision, will carry out an orderly ramp-down of about 3,000 persons, primarily in India, over the next few months,” the company had said in the statement.”The Royal Bank of Scotland announced last week that it will no longer pursue its plan to separate and list a new UK standalone bank, Williams & Glyn (W&G), and instead will pursue other options for the divestment of this business. RBS is a key relationship for Infosys and the company looks forward to further strengthening our strategic partnership and working with them across other strategic and transformation programs,” Infosys added.The BSE Sensex ended with losses on Friday after Thursday’s 118 point rally.Top Sensex losers included Coal India, TCS, Lupin and Wipro, while stocks that lifted the 30-scrip benchmark equity index included State Bank of India (up 4.15 percent at Rs. 258.50), Tata Steel and Cipla. The week saw private sector lender RBL Bank’s initial public offering (IPO) commencing. The public issue will remain open till August 23.The bank raised Rs. 364 crore from anchor investors by issuing shares to 28 anchor investors at the upper price band of Rs 225. The bank’s track record on the loan front is considered sound because of its client profile. “Market experts are of opinion that the bank has stayed away from stressed sectors such as steel, power as well as infrastructure, which has helped it to maintain its asset quality at better levels compared to its peers,” Dynamic Levels said in its IPO note.last_img read more

SSC examinee sustains burn injury in Thakurgaon

first_imgA teenage girl sustained burn injuries in an acid attack at Akhanagar in Sadar upazila on Sunday night over a land related dispute, reports UNB.The injured is Tanjina Akhter, 16, daughter of Mostafa Kamal and an SSC examinee from Jhargaon High School.Victim’s family members said that there had been a land related dispute with their neighbour Amzad.As a sequel to enmity, Amzad along with his several supporters threw acid on Tanjina around 8:00pm, claimed her mother Mariam Begum.Hearing her screams, family members rushed in and took her to Thakurgaon Modern Sadar Hospital.Pradip Kumar, officer-in-charge of Ruhiathana, said they will take step after filing of a case by the victim’s family.last_img

Robot Traffic Cones Are Here To Save Human Lives

first_imgStay on target Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot Our roadways are becoming increasingly roboticized these days, but it’s not all about cars with supercruise or autopilot functions. Even the humble traffic cone is being given a 21st-century makeover.UK-based engineering firm Costain has taken terrestrial drone technology and bolted it on to those bright orange targets of high school hooliganism. This isn’t an attempt to one-up that insane toilet paper dispenser or steal Simone Giertz’ crown. It’s about preventing accidents and saving lives.Costain’s cone drones (or maybe drone cones?) can deploy themselves and that keeps humans out of harm’s way. Their placement can be plotted by workers from the comfort and safety of an office and the cones can be ordered into position at the push of a button.They’re not as quick off the line as a Tesla — the cones have a top speed of just 4MPH. That’s intentional, of course. It’s generally not advisable to be in a rush when altering the flow of traffic.Even at that relatively slow pace, Costain says its cones can be deployed in a fraction of the time it would take a human crew to do the same job. Where a worker on the back of a truck might need 15 minutes, a cone swarm can scoot into place in less than 60 seconds.It’s all done without a human ever having to stand dangerously close to passing motorists. Road work zones are notoriously dangerous places. In the U.S. alone there are hundreds of accidents every month, more than a quarter of which result in injury.Granted, those don’t all involve workers who were setting down cones… but if whatever fraction of those incidents did can be prevented by rolling out drone cones then I for one welcome our new robot traffic flow overlords.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Word 2016 Researcher and Editor tools

first_imgWord 2016: Researcher and Editor tools by Martin Brinkmann on July 26, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 5 commentsMicrosoft announced two new tools, Researcher and Editor, for Word 2016 today that introduce better research integration and writing assistance.Word 2016 is the newest version of the popular word editing software that is available to Office 365 users and customers who purchased a standalone copy of Office 2016.The update is available today to all Office 365 subscribers who are using Word 2016 on the Windows desktop according to Microsoft.The easiest way to find out whether you have it or not is to open Word 2016 on the Windows desktop and check whether the new “Researcher” option is available under References when you edit a document.ResearcherResearcher is a new tool that you may use to find references directly from within Word 2016. The feature uses Bing’s Knowledge Graph for that and displays data in a sidebar in the Word 2016 when enabled.You find the new option under References > Researcher.Researcher is a new service in Word that helps you find and incorporate reliable sources and content for your paper in fewer steps. Right within your Word document you can explore material related to your topic and add it—and its properly-formatted citation—in one click. Researcher uses the Bing Knowledge Graph to pull in the appropriate content from the web and provide structured, safe and credible information.You may use the new tool to add quotes and “properly formatted citation” to documents. While this may not be suitable for science-grade documents, it may do for many other types of documents.EditorEditor is touted as a new digital writing assistant that assists you with proofing and editing services. The initial release flags unclear phrases, redundancy or complex words, and makes recommendations by displaying alternatives to you.The service uses machine learning and natural language processing for that, and will improve over time according to Microsoft.While Researcher helps you start a paper, Editor assists you with the finishing touches by providing an advanced proofing and editing service. Leveraging machine learning and natural language processing—mixed with input from our own team of linguists—Editor makes suggestions to help you improve your writing. Initially, it will help you simplify and streamline written communications by flagging unclear phrases or complex words, such as recommending “most” in place of “the majority of.”Microsoft plans to improve Editor this fall by informing you why words or phrases may not be accurate, and listing corrections at the same time.Word 2016 distinguishes between the following kinds of underlined hints:Red Squiggle for spelling mistakes.Blue Double Underline for Grammar mistakes.Gold Dotted Line for Writing Style issues.The following video highlights the new tools briefly.Additional information about the Researcher and Editor tools of Word 2016 for the windows desktop, and new features introduced in Outlook and PowerPoint, is provided on Microsoft’s Office blog.SummaryArticle NameWord 2016: Researcher and Editor announcedDescriptionMicrosoft announced two new tools, Researcher and Editor, for Word 2016 today that introduce better research integration and writing assistance.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… 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 News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare A 3D representation showing a 360 degree single arc SmartArc plan for a head and neck treatment. A 3D representation showing a 360 degree single arc SmartArc plan for a head and neck treatment. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more PreviousNext Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content April 22, 2009 – Philips introduced SmartArc, an independent technology for volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment planning solution that can be used with the leading linear accelerators on the market. Available as a module in Philips Pinnacle3 version 9 radiation treatment planning (RTP) software, the new planning option can be used with any VMAT-capable delivery system on the market. VMAT is an advanced form of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in which the treatment machine rotates around the patient while the treatment beam is on. The basic promise of VMAT delivery is to significantly reduce treatment time per patient compared with traditional IMRT. VMAT can benefit the patient by offering shorter treatment times, increased accuracy and better sparing of healthy tissue. Reduced treatment time results in decreased stress for patients and increased capacity for providers. “Volumetric-modulated arc therapy provides the ability to combine the dosimetric benefits of rotational therapy with the dose painting capabilities of IMRT. In addition to improved plan quality, VMAT results in more efficient plan deliveries – using VMAT for complex head-and-neck cases can result in a seven minute reduction in our average treatment time,” said Dave Shepard, Ph.D., DABR, director of Medical Physics Radiation Oncology at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Wash. “The SmartArc module in the Pinnacle3 treatment planning system has proven to be a robust planning solution for VMAT.” Philips SmartArc advanced treatment planning technology allows single or multiple user-definable arcs and supports both constant- and variable- dose rate delivery. Constant-dose rate delivery is designed to allow clinicians to explore the benefits of VMAT delivery without the expense and downtime associated with an upgrade to their linear accelerator. SmartArc is the first commercially released inverse planning solution designed for both Elekta and Varian linear accelerators. This flexibility is important to allow clinicians the freedom to choose the delivery device that best fits their needs.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | April 22, 2009 Philips Launches VMAT Treatment Planning Solution Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read morelast_img read more

Responsible fishing key to saving the seas

first_imgFrom the print editionThe Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) kicked off a new campaign Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel in San José to raise awareness about imperiled fisheries in Costa Rica and the world.“More than 80 percent of fisheries worldwide are totally exploited, over-exploited or exhausted,” FECOP Director Enrique Ramírez told a crowd of fishermen, activists, journalists and government officials at the campaign’s inauguration.“Between 2000 and 2007, the total volume of fisheries production in Costa Rica dropped by 40 percent. In 2012 that drop will be 50 percent or more,” he said.The responsible fishing campaign aims to collect “a sea” of 25,000 signatures to demonstrate wide support for the protection of fisheries resources in the country and convince the Legislative Assembly to order authorities responsible for fisheries management to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing, as laid out by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The campaign features posters and TV and radio spots with photos of mutilated sharks, dead fish and sea turtles caught and drowned by longlines used by industrial fishing fleets. World women’s kite surfing champion and environmentalist Melissa Gil is throwing her support behind the campaign, too.FECOP is made up of representatives of Costa Rica’s sportfishing, small-scale fishing and conservation communities. The group advocates for the establishment of areas dedicated to “responsible,” or non-industrial, fishing as well as tighter regulation of industrial fleets, which are overseen by the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca).“Marine areas of responsible fishing are the intelligent answer by coastal communities organized in the face of the deterioration of fish stocks, food insecurity, lack of regulations and lack of marine resources management,” Ramírez said.In December, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla swore in a government commission to evaluate management of the country’s marine resources. Without specifically mentioning Incopesca, Chinchilla said, “The country’s seas generate different goods and services associated with a variety of activities such as commercial [fishing] and sportfishing, aquaculture, shipping, marketing and transit routes, marine merchant port unloading, tourism, marinas and docks, whale watching and research, and conservation of marine biodiversity. … [Costa Rica must] resize its vision and broaden its perspective in relation to marine resources” to ensure their protection and sustainable use in the future (TT, Dec. 21, 2011).Conservation groups have long criticized Incopesca on numerous issues, including sea turtle bycatch by shrimping fleets, enforcement of anti-shark-finning regulations and the makeup of the Incopesca board of directors, which conservationists say presents conflicts of interest, as many board members are involved in businesses in the fishing and shrimping industries.Incopesca President Luis Dobles has called those accusations “absolutely false” and said he welcomed the presidential commission’s analysis. In December, he told The Tico Times that the commission “is not a commission of intervention against Incopesca.” “It is a commission to analyze the management of the Costa Rican fishing sector and the governance of our seas. Hopefully, the result of the commission’s analysis will be helpful because there are many situations, many problems and many topics that can be tackled in relation to how to improve the encouragement and development of conservation and the responsible use of our marine resources,” he said (TT, Dec. 9, 2011).Dobles also explained that Incopesca is charged with a daunting task in terms of inspecting catches of the country’s industrial fishing fleet with only 18 inspectors available for inspections at the country’s main fisheries offloading dock in Puntarenas, and just a handful of inspectors for other parts of the country. Carlos Villalobos, a marine biologist associated with FECOP, acknowledged that Incopesca faces a tough slog in combating illegal fishing practices with so few inspectors. Villalobos spoke at the responsible fishing campaign kick-off about the state of Costa Rican fisheries, reiterating their precarious state and calling for better coordination between the institute and the Environment Ministry, which has the power to designate and enforce protected marine areas.Environment Minister René Castro was on hand to support the campaign.“We are beginning a process in which Costa Rica has been lagging,” Castro said. “Costa Rica has ignored for many years its oceans, its rivers and its wetlands and now is trying to raise awareness among citizens, businesses and institutions to rediscover the ‘blue’ Costa Rica that is almost unknown.”The idea of a “blue” Costa Rica, or rather a blue agenda, is what the FECOP campaign is all about. The group is proposing six projects including the modification of fisheries legislation to fall more in line with FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing, the creation and strengthening of areas designated for “responsible fishing” only, public education projects on the state of marine resources, the promotion of small-scale fishing techniques to avoid incidental bycatch of immature fish or threatened species, support for national institutions in making responsible decisions regarding fisheries management and economic alternatives for fishing communities to improve economic returns while also protecting marine resources.The group also wants to promote regulations on the length of longlines used by commercial fleets that can stretch for tens of kilometers behind boats and often result in bycatch of valuable species like marlin and sailfish. Those species along with other sportfishing species, according to studies by the University of Costa Rica, attract some 100,000 tourists who come to Costa Rica for sportfishing and generate 4,000 jobs directly and some 63,000 jobs indirectly. The industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product.The group will be collecting signatures at the Municipal Stadium in Jacó, on the central Pacific coast, on April 14 and at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in Tibás, north of San José, on April 15 and April 22.For more information, see: Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runner As Guatemala’s political crisis deepens, citizens reawaken Corruption-weary Guatemala to choose next president Sunday In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution GUATEMALA CITY,Guatemala — Conservative Manuel Baldizón has withdrawn from Guatemala‘s presidential race, leaving a former first lady to face off against a comedian who made his name playing a simpleton who almost becomes president in pole position to lead the Central American country.Baldizón withdrew on Monday, alleging fraud, leaving the first-round vote winner and political novice Jimmy Morales in a straight run-off against former first lady and social democrat Sandra Torres on October 25.The right-leaning Morales topped the poll on September 6 after a tumultuous week in which the outgoing president, Otto Pérez Molina, was stripped of his immunity over allegations of corruption, resigned and was arrested. He is now awaiting trial. Pérez Molina was ineligible to seek re-election under Guatemalan law.Recommended: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming electionsThe electoral tribunal had yet to decide who finished second — the count was very close — and would go up against millionaire Morales in the runoff. Now, with Baldizón out, it will be Torres.Baldizón, 45, alleges fraud in the vote counting and claimed this cost him support.He said he is leaving his Renewed Democratic Freedom party altogether and will focus on his business interests and his family.“This is a very murky election,” said Fidel de León, a spokesman for Baldizón’s party. “We decline to take part in the run-off.”The first place finish of the comedian Morales has been interpreted as a clear sign that Guatemalans are fed up with rampant corruption and politics as usual in this violence-plagued Central American country where more than half the population lives in poverty.Prosecutors and investigators from a UN commission tasked with fighting high-level graft accuse Pérez Molina of orchestrating a scheme in which businesses paid bribes to corrupt officials in exchange for illegal discounts on their customs duties.The scheme collected $3.8 million in bribes between May 2014 and April 2015, including $800,000 each to Pérez Molina and jailed ex-vice president Roxana Baldetti, prosecutors allege.Read more coverage of Guatemala’s elections and recent customs scandallast_img read more

Aussie parents choosing holiday destinations based on bonding experien

first_imgAussie parents choosing holiday destinations based on bonding experiencesNew independent research commissioned by Singapore Tourism Board has unveiled insights into how Australians plan their family holidays.The ‘Australian Holiday Memories Report’ recognises the importance of holidays, which allow families to spend quality time together to create long-lasting memories. Interestingly, Gen X parents (75%) are the most sentimental group seeking out shared experiences for the whole family, compared to Gen Y (66%) or Baby Boomers (59%).The research also identified that the number one thing Australian families look for when it comes to choosing a destination is a place that offers bonding experiences for the whole family (71%).  Safety (69%) was voted the second requirement for selecting a destination followed by value (66%).Not surprisingly, countries which are perceived as ‘easy and accessible’ (English speaking, easy to navigate public transport and reliable hotel options) provide peace of mind for tired parents looking for some rest and relaxation (52%). Parents with children under five years of age are more likely to look for ease and accessibility (56%) and safety (74%) when choosing a destination, compared to parents with children 5-11 years (51% and 68% respectively) and parents with children 12-17 years (47% and 65% respectively).Sharon Lam, Area Director Oceania, Singapore Tourism Board commented:  “The perfect foundation for a stress-free holiday for Australian families appears to be an eclectic mix of family-friendly activities to excite all family members, combined with a destination which parents deem safe, easy and accessible so they can truly relax. The report has shown us that when these fundamentals are in place, families are better able to focus on what’s important – spending quality time together and creating new, happy memories to be cherished for a lifetime. We recently had Y Travel Blog visit our shores recently who had a great time. We are glad Singapore is able to offer this proposition for families and welcome more Aussie families to discover Singapore for themselves.”Once the destination has been chosen and the on-the-ground itinerary planning begins, Australians are filling their days with new experiences and activities that the whole family can enjoy together (67%). Relaxation time is perceived as the second most valued activity (59%) and trumps iconic attractions (57%), good food (54%) and new experiences (50%).Mums are more sentimental than dads, wanting to share a new experience or activity together (71% compared to 64%). They are also more likely to visit an iconic attraction (62% compared to 53%) and exploring educational activities that their kids will enjoy (35% compared to 28%). Singapore Tourism BoardSource = Singapore Tourism Boardlast_img read more

Suresh Nair

first_imgWe are always looking for better opportunities in the travel tour world, especially MICE which makes OTM 2017 the best platform for us. The buyer seller connectivity was much better than what I initially thought. I think the online meeting diary feature was very nice and organised which made handling meetings easier. OTM is a great forum and I wish them all the best.last_img

Cordray Offers New Ideas for Consumer Lending

first_img “Our goal is to put consumers first and provide them with more tools to take control of their financial lives,” said Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director. He spoke at the Lendit USA Conference in the Jacob Javits Center, New York on Monday. This is a two-day conference for established and emerging online lending companies and investorsCordray said he wants to encourage consumer-friendly innovations in consumer finance. This would include carefully considering the issue of consumer control over personal financial data. He also mentioned that the CFPB is looking into the benefits and risks of using unconventional sources of data to underwrite loans as a way to open access to credit for more consumers.“After crunching the numbers, we estimate that 26 million Americans are “credit invisible,” he said, “meaning they have no credit history at all. Another 19 million people have credit histories that, under most models, are too limited or have been inactive for too long to generate a reliable credit score.” He said there are about 45 million adults nationwide who fall into these two categories. “That is simply a tragedy in a modern economy and a modern financial system like ours,” he said, “and we all need to think harder about what we can do to address it.”He explained that alternative data may be obtained from sources such as rent or utility payments, which in general have not been traditionally defined as “credit.”  It may draw from electronic or other records of transactions, such as deposits, withdrawals, or account transfers. And it might include other personal information, such as the consumer’s occupation or educational attainment.Other forms of alternative data may spring from new sources that never existed before, such as the use of mobile phones or the Internet. “By filling in more details of people’s financial lives, this information may paint a fuller and more accurate picture of their creditworthiness,” he said. “So adding alternative data into the mix may make it possible to open up more affordable credit for millions of additional consumers.”He said that these approaches also pose risks, and the CFPB wants to know more about these risks and how they can be mitigated or minimized. “On the whole, we are encouraged by the potential for alternative data underwriting to benefit the very consumers that the fair lending laws are designed to protect,” he said.In considering any new services, Cordray said there are two principles the CFPB seeks to uphold. “First, we believe in a level playing field for all providers of consumer financial products and services….. whether they are large banks or fintech startups.”  He said that everyone must be held to the same standards of compliance with the law.He also urged urge all providers to make sure that consumer protections are built into emerging products and services. “Consumer protections and compliance should not be mere add-ons or afterthoughts,” he said. “They must be essential elements of the business model, from beginning to end.”  Consumers should be able to understand and access the kinds of responsible products they can rely on throughout their financial lives, he said, and the information consumers need to make decisions about their economic opportunities must be accessible, accurate, and reliable.  March 6, 2017 546 Views Share in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, Newscenter_img CFPB Credit Lending Lendit 2017-03-06 Staff Writer Cordray Offers New Ideas for Consumer Lendinglast_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals selected Texas AM wide rece

first_img The Arizona Cardinals selected Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk with the 47th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.At Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Kirk set fire to the Arizona state records before heading off to play in college for coach Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M.With the Aggies, Kirk recorded at least 919 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons and scored 26 touchdowns, not to mention seven more scores as a return man. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound receiver enters the 2018 NFL Draft as one of the top-five players at his position in the class. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Kirk visited with Arizona in the draft process.Related LinksCardinals draft Valley’s own Kirk: Reaction to Arizona’s WR pickWR Christian Kirk says it would be ‘surreal’ to be drafted by Cardinals“Oh, without a doubt,” Kirk told NFL Network when asked if he’d like to land with the Cardinals. “I love the state of Arizona, born and raised a Valley kid. I actually had a private visit with them already. Got to to sit down with the GM, wide receiver coach, the offensive coordinator, have dinner and what not, and definitely really like their staff and what they have going on over there.“It would definitely be surreal if I could go and play there.”Kirk left Saguaro with three state titles, 6,617 total yards and a record 103 touchdowns. While he played mostly in the slot at Texas A&M, he told NFL teams during interviews he views himself as a more versatile option.He joins a wide receiver room in need of playmakers alongside the aging Larry Fitzgerald.He is familiar with the Cardinals’ All-Pro receiver — and Fitzgerald is familiar with him.“I definitely have had plenty of conversations with him and he’s definitely shown a lot of support,” Kirk said. – / 97 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Search for flights to Turin here 1 Find the heart

first_imgSearch for flights to Turin here1. Find the heart of the city at Piazza CastelloSurrounding the grand Palazzo Madama, the broad Piazza Castello has represented the buzzing centre of the city since the 1300s. If you’re just in town for a short city break, it makes a convenient starting point for a whirlwind tour of the big-name Turin attractions, with the Royal Palace, Church of San Lorenzo and Turin Cathedral all but a few strides away. How to get to TurinTurin Airport is located about half an hour north of the city, linked by direct rail and bus services. You can fly to Turin from Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast and other UK airports, with the majority of UK flights leaving from London. Four airlines operate regular services from London Gatwick, including Thomson Airways and budget flights from easyJet.Compare Turin flights below to get planning your next holiday!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 13. Join the Slow Food movementThe Torinese love their food, and you will too. Local delights include grissini (breadsticks), truffles, _bagna c_àuda (a sort of fondue made with garlic, anchovies, olive oil and butter), hearty stews and zabaglione – a dessert made with egg yolks, sugar and sweet wine that was purportedly invented by a priest in Turin, although many regions in Italy tell a similar story. And of course, no meal would be complete without a glass of the rich local wine. It’s no wonder that Turin is home to the Slow Food movement; this noble cause is celebrated in style at the Eataly food emporium in Lingotto, where you can sample fabulous gastronomic delights at the various shops and restaurants or buy the ingredients to make your own. Or you could chill out at one of the restaurants opening onto Largo IV Marzo in the ancient Quadrilatero Romano area. Serving copious quantities of local Torinese specialities at knock-down prices, you can enjoy live music in this Bohemian area. 7. Root out the Romans at the Palatine TowersTurin’s history goes back thousands of years, to a time when Hannibal’s invasion from across the sea was a not-too-distant memory and the Romans eventually colonised the city, then known as Julia Augusta Taurinorum. Relive this ancient age at the Palatine Gate with its stout pair of towers, the original point of entry and thought to have been built in the 1st century AD. There are a couple of other Turin points of interest close by this crumbling Roman ruin – Palazzo di Città and Casa del Senato.Opening times: Open-air site.Location: Piazza Cesare Augusto, 101.Price: Free.8. Catch some opera at Teatro RegioThe Teatro Regio di Torino is the place in Turin to see the glorious dramas of Italian opera play out on stage. The season runs from October to June, so if you fancy seeing Puccini’s celebrated La Boheme in the place where it was first performed, as well as other classics of opera and ballet, take a look at the website for show times and ticket prices. Opening times: Tues to Fri 10.30am – 6pm, Sat 10.30am – 4pm.Location: Piazza Castello, 215Price: Varies depending on show. 2. Get your bearings with the Turin EyeThis tethered balloon rises 150 metres from a small park in the city’s Borgo Dora area to offer you a birds eye view of the city, one of the best things to do when you arrive in Turin. As the grime and noise of the industrial heartland shrink away below, the wonderful symmetry of Juvarra’s Baroque city comes into focus, and its striking landmarks emerge from the grid and the surrounding hills. It’s so peaceful up there – enjoy an apertivo as you float above it all.Opening times: (Feb to May) Wed to Fri 2pm – 4.55pm (last boarding Friday is 4.25pm); Sat & Sun 10am – 12.55 and 3pm – 5.25pm (last boarding). Flights are every 15 minutes, check the website for schedules later in the year.Location: Piazza Borgo Dora 1.Price: Adults €13.50, Under 14s €6.50. Discount flyers can often be found in hotels and tourist offices in the area. 14. Take the rack tramway to the Basilica di SupergaMuch loved by the Torinese, the Basilica di Superga sits high on a hill south of the Po and commands a wonderful panorama of the city and the Alps beyond. You can reach it by taking the rack tramway, which climbs steeply for 3 kilometres from Sassi. The Basilica was built to give thanks to the Madonna for the relief of a four-month siege of Turin and is home to the tombs of the House of Savoy, but you’re more likely to see local fans visiting the tomb of the Torino FC football team, who were killed in a plane crash in 1949. There’s also a museum containing the Royal Apartment Opening times: Basilica: (Mar to Oct) Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm. Sat & Sun 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 7pm. (Oct to Mar) Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm. Sat & Sun 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 6pm.Museum: (Mar to Oct) Mon to Sun 10am – 7pm (closed Wednesdays). (Nov to Feb) Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am – 6pm.Location: Strada della Basilica di Superga 73 – SupergaPrice: (Royal Tombs and Royal Apartment) Adults €5, Concessions €4.15. Take a Piedmont wine tourThis north-western corner of Italy is characterised by rolling green hills, vast shimmering lakes and a patchwork of vineyards known as the Langhe wine region. At around 50km from Turin, Barolo and other towns and villages in the area are well-visited by tour groups from the city, so you’re bound to find something to your taste, whether it’s a half-day tour round the wine cellars famous for Barolo, Nebbiolo and Barbaresco varieties, or a longer trip including the hills of Alba, famous for their white truffles. If you want to go it alone, hire a car or a bicycle in Alba to fully explore the area, as public transport is non-existent. 11. Visit the Holy Chapel of the Shroud (Capella di Sindone)Ok, so you might not be able to actually see the famed Turin Shroud, located within Turin Cathedral, (unless you’re willing to plan ahead to 2025, the shroud’s next scheduled appearance!) but the audio tour of the Holy Chapel and Museum is full of intriguing information about this mysterious and controversial relic, said to be the garment that covered the body of Jesus Christ. You’ll see a life-size replica of the cloth itself, and learn about the scientific research used to try to date the shroud and prove where it comes from. A peek inside the Chapel with its beautiful cupola, is also worth the ticket price.Opening times: Daily 8am – 12pm, 3 – 7pm.Location: Piazza San Giovanni.Price: €5.50, including an individual audio guide.center_img 3. Scale the Mole AntonellianaThis extraordinary confection has become a symbol of Turin, and it’s the undoubted star of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema housed within. A glass lift takes you to the foot of the spire for a 360-degree view of the city. The museum itself takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of cinema, offering many engaging exhibits as you wind your way up through the interior of this behemoth.Opening times: Sun to Fri 9am – 8pm (closed Tuesdays); Sat 9am – 11pm. Guided tours of the Cupola on foot on Sat, Sun & public holidays 12pm and 4.30pm (request other times by booking).Location: Via Montebello, 20.Price: (National Museum of Cinema) Adults €10, Concessions €8. (Lift) Adults €7, Concessions €5. Joint museum & lift tickets €14/€11. 12. Go to Porta Palazzo marketIt’s hard to miss the huge daily market at Porta Palazzo on Piazza della Repubblica, with its four covered indoor halls and acres of stalls. The range of fresh produce is mindblowing and mystifying and will set all your senses tingling, but that’s not all that’s on offer. Why not pick up a kitchen gadget to help winkle out those vongole (clams), buy yourself some sensible (or not) shoes, or purchase a metre or two of colourful African fabric. The whole world is reflected in the cafes and restaurants in this wonderfully multicultural part of town.Opening times: Mon to Fri 7am – 1pm, Sat 7am – 7pm.Location: Piazza della RepubblicaPrice: Free to enter. 9. Devour some Turin chocolateChocolate comes in all forms and sizes in this city, where the very first chocolate house in the world opened by royal charter in 1678. You could start your day with a bicerin – a chocolate, cream and brandy coffee that packs a punch. Follow that up with a chocolate pastry or cake for elevenses, then maybe a hot chocolate or, on a warm day, a ‘cold chocolate’, and perhaps a gelato cioccolato in the afternoon. Round off a meal or sweeten a coffee with an exquisite chocolate hazelnut gianduiotto – chocolate heaven! With fierce competition, it’s hard to say for sure where you’ll find the best chocolate in Turin, but the chocolateria, cafe and shop Stratta on Piazza San Carlo is definitely up there.10. Relive The Italian JobMany of The Italian Job’s iconic scenes were shot in the city, so this one’s a must if you’re deciding what to see in Turin. Follow in the tyre tracks of those famous Minis by going around the test track on top of the Lingotto Fiat Factory (now a shopping centre, although the track is open to the public), through the lush shopping malls of Galleria dell’Industria Subalpina and the Galleria San Federico, into the heart of the Palazzo Carignano and down the steps of the Palazzo Madama, across the steps of the Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio and over the weir at Via Murazzo del Po. It makes for a fantastic tour of the city, but don’t take the car – you know how bad the traffic is… 6. Visit Ancient Egypt at Museo EgizioTurin’s Museo Egizio holds one of the largest and best collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo. Renovated over recent years, the collections are beautifully presented and you can almost feel the heat, dust and excitement as these objects came to light again. It’s the everyday items that bring these antiquities to life – a pomegranate, someone’s sandal, castanets. The tomb of Kha and Mirit comes fully furnished for the afterlife with the tools of Kha’s trade and Mirit’s make-up, tweezers and wig.Opening times: Mon 9am – 2pm; Tue to Sun 9am – 6.30pm.Location: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6.Price: Adults €13, Concessions €3. (Online tickets + €2 reservation fee. Rates may vary during special exhibitions). 4. Enjoy the high life on Piazza San CarloWith its famous cafes and luxury shops, it’s easy to understand why this elegant porticoed piazza is known as the parlour of Turin. Guarded over by the twin (but not identical) churches of San Carlo and Santa Christina, it’s a very civilised place to watch the monied world go by. You may want to turn your heel on the testicles (yes, really) of Il Toro Rampante, a magnificent brass bull set into the pavement outside Caffe Torino, in the hope that your luck will change and you can afford to sample the surrounding delights!5. Hunt out the Palazzina di Caccia di StupinigiA journey through the bleaker suburbs of Mirafiori (which were built for Fiat workers) is rewarded with the opulent delights of this Savoy hunting lodge. It comes as no surprise that its architect, Juvarra, started out as a stage designer. Surrounded by the dizzying trompe l’oeil painting in its Salone Centrale, you won’t know where the real world ends and another dimension begins. There are many exquisitely decorated and furnished rooms featuring hand painted silks and papers, magnificently crafted cabinets and a sumptuous marble bath. It feels like Versailles but on a more human scale.Opening times: Tues to Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 6.30pm.Location: Piazza Principe Amedeo 7 – Nichelino.Price: Adults €12, Concession €8.last_img read more