Varian to acquire Cancer Treatment Services International

first_img Read Article Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on May 21, 2019 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” American Oncology Institute in HyderabadCancer Treatment Services InternationalVarian Related Posts Share News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Varian to acquire Cancer Treatment Services International Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha With this acquisition both companies will be positioned to create multidisciplinary solutions based on robust clinical information benefiting oncologists and resulting in better care for patientsTaking an important step to accelerate innovation of new multidisciplinary solutions to address the growing global cancer burden, Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI) for $283 million. Privately held, CTSI operates the American Oncology Institute in Hyderabad and 10 multidisciplinary—radiation, medical and surgical oncology— cancer centres across the Indian subcontinent as well as a US.-based Oncology Solutions division that provides cancer care professional services to healthcare providers worldwide.This transaction will accelerate identification of unmet clinical and operational needs to facilitate advances in technology and services. As a result, the combined companies will be positioned to create new multidisciplinary solutions based on robust clinical information benefiting oncologists, and ultimately resulting in better care for patients. These fast-growing offerings will allow Varian to expand its solutions, while helping to support the continued growth trajectory of the company’s oncology systems business.Dow Wilson, President, CEO, Varian said, “At Varian, the patient and clinician are at the centre of our thinking as we evolve into a broad-based cancer care solutions company. Our acquisition of CTSI is consistent with this strategy and will allow us to better support oncology centres globally, accelerate access to technology-driven care and build a feedback loop that will drive cost-effective innovation. We look forward to pooling the ingenuity of our combined team with the power of data, technology and clinical insights to achieve new victories against cancer, especially for the millions of patients globally without access to appropriate care.”This transaction will increase Varian’s expertise in cancer centre operations, allowing for new partnerships globally to deliver world-class, value-based care in developed and emerging markets. In addition, the transaction expands the scope and geographic reach of CTSI’s technology-enabled clinical solutions.Andrew Shogan, Co-Founder, Executive Director, CTSI said, “We are excited to continue our mission to address the growing global incidence of cancer and the disparity in access to treatment between the developed and emerging markets. Together with Varian, we will be better equipped to provide new solutions that empower more patients globally to fight cancer.”Stanley M Marks, MD, Co-Founder, CTSI and Chairman, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center said “Effectively addressing the growing global cancer burden requires not just new technology and research, but also new ways of collaborating and partnering. This acquisition should now expand the development and implementation of new solutions for cancer care around the world.” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

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Special Unit to Focus on Improving Investment Climate

first_imgRelatedSpecial Unit to Focus on Improving Investment Climate FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — A unit is to be established within the offices of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), which will focus exclusively on the critical variables pertaining to Jamaica in the Global Competitiveness Report and the Doing Business Report. Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, said the move is an attempt to “improve on those variables because we think it will add to lessening the bureaucracy” and attracting more local and foreign investment. “We cannot ignore the perceptions that others have of us because it is going to impact our investment climate and how people view us as an attractive destination,” the Minister stated this morning (November 22) as he addressed the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica Chairman’s Club Forum at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. According to Dr. Tufton, Jamaica ranked “very poorly” in the latest Doing Business Report in terms of tax payments, with six different categories of taxes paid each month, which amounts to 72 payments per year. “It doesn’t matter that we can write one cheque to pay those various taxes; they view each category as an individual category,” he pointed out. He said that while the report noted improvements in about half of the variables considered, especially those that are critical to attracting investments, it suggest that there was still much work to be done. In terms of the Global Competitiveness Report, Dr. Tufton commented that the country was not “doing too badly on a number of fronts.”  The 2011/12 reportrankedJamaica 107 out of 142 countries, coming from 95 of 139 countries in the previous report. “Yes we have fallen; the drop does not necessarily mean that we are doing worse   this year than last, what it means is, other countries may be doing better so their rate of improvement is increasing at a faster pace than ours. We have work to do,” the Industry Minister said. Commenting on the ranking of 30 out of 142 countries, for the quality of the country’s port infrastructure, Dr. Tufton said “it offers some hope on which we can build. I am here to say to us today that there are a number of areas that can create platforms for risk taking and entrepreneurial activities, a platform on which to build.” The Global Competitiveness Report is a yearly review published by the World Economic Forum, which looks at the business operating environment and competitiveness of more than 140 economies worldwide. The Doing Business Report, produced by the World Bank, provides data on the ease of doing business across economies, ranks each location, and recommends reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedSpecial Unit to Focus on Improving Investment Climate Special Unit to Focus on Improving Investment Climate CommerceNovember 23, 2011 RelatedSpecial Unit to Focus on Improving Investment Climatelast_img read more

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Nurminen Logistics comes to aid of Finland’s past

first_imgThe project saw the houses moved to the new location in one piece over two nights. As the ancient houses were moved within the centre of the town, streets had to be closed for loading, unloading and transportation, explains Hannu Vuorinen, vice President of Nurminen Logistics.The first of the buildings, 8.2m wide and weighing 65 tonnes including the lift frame, was hoisted by two cranes onto Nurminen’s special transport vehicle.Planning for the moves began in May 2009. Nurminen’s traffic supervisors measured the transportation route and mapped obstacles that had to be removed from the path. Prior to the moves, Nurminen staff removed numerous traffic signs and advertisements from lamp posts along the way. In addition, special permits for the transportation were required.The two night jobs required the use of four special transport vehicles, two truck cranes, three escort cars and four police cars. The first night, three trucks carried the counterweights for the crane in addition to the truck carrying the house itself. The second night was spent moving the smaller house and the terraces detached from the buildings.last_img read more

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Joshua worth £40m more than Mike Tyson but trails Lennox Lewis and Mayweather on list of world’s richest boxers

first_img Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Omg this is awesome 🙂 Funny Moments Of Footballcenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. ANTHONY JOSHUA is set to add even more millions into his bank account when he fights Andy Ruiz Jr in their December 7 rematch in Saudi Arabia.But the deposed WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champ is still well behind boxing legend Floyd Mayweather when it comes to overall net worth.Anthony Joshua has worked his way right to the top of boxing, and will be desperate to avenge his only defeatCredit: Instagram, @anthony_JoshuaMayweather is believed to be worth around £435m – a whopping £392m more than Britain’s Olympic gold medal-winning hero.But spare a thought for the man who used to terrorise boxing – Mike Tyson.Once believed to be worth £233m, film star and cannabis farmer Tyson is down to his last £3m. He filed for bankruptcy in 2003 after building up huge debts.Here, SunSport checks out the top ten richest boxers and ex-boxers by their Net Worth, according to the Forbes Rich List and Celebrity Net Worth.Mike Tyson is down to his last £3m – that’s £230m less than he used to be valued atCredit: AP:Associated PressFloyd Mayweather – £435mThe retired undefeated boxer, perhaps unsurprisingly, tops the list.He regularly uses social media to show off his wealth – including watches, fast cars and he even uploads videos of him counting banknotes.Nicknamed “The Money” Mayweather also runs Girl Collection, a gentleman’s club in Las Vegas.He also reportedly earned over £200m from his boxing clash against Conor McGregor that took him to 50 straight wins.Floyd Mayweather is never shy sharing his enviable wealth with the worldCredit: Splash NewsFloyd Mayweather counts his cash as he offers one lucky fan $10,000 if they follow Instagram accountGeorge Foreman – £233mShould be better known for his incredible boxing record – but now probably more for his “lean, mean grilling machine”.Foreman ended his boxing career in 1997 with 76 wins (68 KO’s) and five defeats.He since went on to lend his name to the kitchen appliance and is also an author, an ordained minister and an entrepreneur.George Foreman can be found in kitchens now worldwide – on a grillCredit: Getty Images – GettyOscar De La Hoya – £155mDe La Hoya turned his brilliant boxing hand to promoting the sport that made him a household name.He now runs Golden Boy Promotions after a career in the ring that saw him win 10 world titles in six different weight classes.And the key to his success? He told Forbes: “Surround yourself with people smarter than you.”Oscar De La Hoya turned his hand to boxing promoting after winning ten world titlesCredit: Handout – GettyManny Pacquiao – £148mStill boxing now at the age of 40, Pac-Man’s big pay day came when he FINALLY fought arch-rival Floyd Mayweather on March 2, 2015.He may have lost that fight comfortably on points, but he came out with an estimated pot of around £100m for that one -0 comfortably his highest pay day.He isn’t one to flaunt his wealth however, and donates large amounts to charity. He is also famously a politician back in his homeland The Philippines.Manny Pacquiao rarely flaunts his wealth in public and remains a loyal subject to the sport that has served him so wellCredit: Splash NewsLennox Lewis – £109mRegarded as one of Britain’s best ever boxers, along with Mike Tyson and the Klitschko’s, Lewis terrorised the heavyweight division in the 1990s. A three-time world champ, Lewis is a regular commentator and pundit over in the US for their boxing coverage.He also appeared in the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven where he boxed Wladimir Klitschko and also appeared in music videos and TV shows.Lennox Lewis will go down as one of Britain’s best ever – if not the world’sCredit: Getty Images – GettySugar Ray Leonard – £93mLeonard now works as a motivational speaker, using his experiences of training to be one of the best boxers of all time.He won world titles in five divisions over a 20-year career. Now he is often invited as an analyst for live boxing events.He has appeared on TV numerous times, notably on the US show Dancing With The Stars and raises money for many different charities.Sugar Ray Leonard is respected out of the ring nowadays as much as he was in itCredit: AFPCanelo Alvarez  – £73mThis is one pot of money that is bound to keep growing should Canelo keep winning.He is the fourth-highest paid athlete behind only Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.This is all thanks to the incredible five-year deal he signed with DAZN for £284m.His next fight is against Russian veteran Sergey Kovalev on November 2. Canelo famously lost to Mayweather on September 14, 2013, losing on points.Canelo Alvarez signed a mega-money fight deal that will see the millions rolling inCredit: Instagram / @caneloBoxing superstar Canelo Alvarez’s amazing life, including £8m car collection and numerous glamorous womenVitali Klitschko – £62mPerhaps overshadowed by his younger brother, Vitali was a powerhouse in his own right on the heavyweight scene and retired as a champ.But at least he is worth more money now than Wladimir.Vitali currently serves as Mayor of Kiev and head of the Kiev City State Administration. He is also a former member of the Ukrainian parliament.Vitali Klitschko retired from boxing and moved into politics in UkraineCredit: Handout – GettyWladimir Klitschko – £47mHis stunning world title reign was ended by a man he just sneaks above in the rich list, Anthony Joshua.Wladimir dominated the heavyweight division with his brother during the 1990s.He retired after the Joshua defeat rather than take the rematch. Outside the ring he has features in glossy magazines and also works tirelessly for charity.Wladimir Klitschko dated a TV and film star and appeared in glossy magazinesCredit: GettyWladimir Klitschko rescued by coastguard after chartered yacht catches fire in MajorcaAnthony Joshua – £43mHe is just over a month away from his date with destiny – a chance to reclaim all his belts back from Andy Ruiz Jr.But the not-so-small matter of getting at least £50m from the dust-up in the Saudi Arabian desert means there will be consolation if he loses again.As well as his boxing earnings, Joshua is a sponsor’s dream. His winning smile and a ‘boy done good’ attitude has endeared him to most.British Airways, Jaguar, Hugo Boss and Under Armour have all got the 30-year-old on board.Anthony Joshua will bid to win his world titles back when he rematches Andy Ruiz Jr in DecemberCredit: EPAJoshua vs Ruiz Jr will fight in a three-sided Gladiator-style arena in Saudi as first images of unique stadium reveal Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopterlast_img read more

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Crash can’t stop Croc’s party

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS NOTHING will stop the party at Pakenham’s Croc’s Play Centre. Despite a car driving through the centre…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Key aide to governor to step down

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSchwarzenegger’s chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, said Mendelsohn helped the governor stay on course during his 2006 re-election campaign, when he trounced his Democratic opponent, Phil Angelides. “Adam is one of the best communications strategists I’ve ever worked with,” she said. But Mendelsohn had a querulous relationship with the capital press corps. “He is a relentless and aggressive promoter of the governor’s agenda and adept at pushing the broom behind the elephant when things have gone wrong for Schwarzenegger,” said Steve Maviglio, spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. “He brought to sleepy Sacramento the Bush-style, take-no- prisoners approach to dealing with the media that has by and large served Schwarzenegger well.” Next year, Schwarzenegger is expected to be pushing at least two ballot measures, including health reform and redistricting. He also may seek to play some sort of role in the presidential campaign, although an earlier idea to put on a bipartisan presidential forum on climate change in New Hampshire with Al Gore fizzled. SACRAMENTO – An aide who helped engineer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to popularity last year is leaving the administration to do outside political work. Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s communications director and deputy chief of staff, plans to work on the governor’s political endeavors, including a likely health reform ballot measure, and spend more time with his family. He and his wife have a 2-year-old daughter and a baby due in May. Mendelsohn, 33, joined the administration at its low point, not long after the 2005 special election when the governor saw his popularity plunge following a disastrous confrontation with the state’s public employee unions. Mendelsohn was a key member of the team that helped Schwarzenegger refashion his image as a political moderate, largely through his signing of a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Although the bill was written by Democrats, Schwarzenegger got credit for being a Republican who was willing to sign it. Mendelsohn plans to leave his state post in February and will be replaced by Matt David, who worked on Schwarzenegger’s 2006 re-election campaign. David also worked briefly for John McCain’s presidential bid until the Arizona senator ran low on money and had to slash his staff. More recently, David has been a spokesman for Freedom’s Watch, a conservative advocacy group run by former White House officials that spent $15 million defending the president’s troop increase in Iraq. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Eight changes from Liverpool draw? Predicted Manchester United XI v Fenerbahce

first_img 20. Sergio Romero (goalkeeper) 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 36. Matteo Darmian (right back) 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 14. Jesse Lingard (right attack) 11 11 11 11 11 7. Memphis Depay (left attack) – check out the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 16. Michael Carrick (centre midfield) 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (attacking midfield) 10. Wayne Rooney (centre forward) 27. Marouane Fellaini (centre midfield) 11 11 11 23. Luke Shaw (left back) 11 Manchester United welcome Fenerbahce to Old Trafford tonight, in the Europa League, kick off 20:05 BST.The Red Devils sit third in Group A, and if Jose Mourinho is taking this competition seriously, he’ll be demanding three points from his players.Robin van Persie makes his return to Manchester, 15 months after his exit, but all eyes will be on Mourinho’s team selection.After their forgettable goalless draw with Liverpool, will the Portuguese coach make changes to his side? Will the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly be rested ahead of the weekend’s meeting with Chelsea?Check out talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester United XI by viewing the slideshow above. 11 11last_img read more

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Nehalem-EX will bring a lot to the RISC party

first_imgNehalem-EX goes into production later this year and I am pretty excited about how it will change the game. What do you think? Improved bandwidth. Up to 9 times memory bandwidth of previous generationsIntroduction of Quickpath Interconnects to the EX systemsAdd new RAS features previously seen on Itanium products to Xeon productsSignificant improvement in performance vs previous generations e.g. Database 2.5xeMore scalable platforms through 8 OEMs offering >8S. These platforms are key to manage large databases and for large scale consolidationMainframe class availability in scalable platforms I wrote a while back about how the Xeon 7400(Dunnington) processor series compared to RISC. Since then I have shared information through other blog posts and sharing content about how Xeon 7400 and Xeon 5500 will compare to both SPARC and POWER.Xeon 7400 and Xeon 5500 are the current products shipping into the marketplace today. I.M.H.O they offer a pretty compelling alternative from both a performance and TCO perspective Vs SPARC and POWER. But I will not try and repeat all the reasons hereWhat I wanted to share with you was some thoughts about what the next product to succeed Xeon 7400 will bring to the RISC party. Nehalem-EX is the code-name for our next generation of product designed to serve workloads currently serviced by Xeon 7400 today (i.e. Database, ERP,  BI etc). EX btw is what we all would traditionally call MP or multi processor serversDon’t stop reading now, here is why I’m EXCITED about what Nehalem-EX will bring to the RISC party.My excitement is actually based on real customer discussions about what Nehalem-EX will do for them and why it delivers some new stuff (my code for features and benefits) which they see as a pre-requisite to make the move from RISC to Xeon. For some customers the TCO and performance of  products have been enough to convince them to move. For some other customers there are still some checkboxes remaining which I believe Nehalem-EX will addressHere is a snapshot of some of the cool new stuff which is actually convincing customers (from some real deals that I have worked)center_img For more information check out the press briefing from May. See more the details in the presentationlast_img read more

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