Man City boss Guardiola: Congratulations to Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says they won’t lose their fighting spirit after defeat at home to Crystal Palace.With the Blues trailing league leaders Liverpool by four points, Guardiola refused to be drawn into talk of panic, crediting Palace for their triumph and urging a response from the Champions on Boxing Day.”We have an incredible team – fantastic players,” he stated. “We started quite decent and created chances. We scored a fantastic goal and after they passed the halfway line they scored.”The first two times Crystal Palace crossed our halfway line, they scored. We played good. Their second goal was an incredible goal.“We reacted well to the second goal and in the second half, we started okay. We put more people in the box.”The third goal… the penalty was really tough for us. We cannot concede the penalty we conceded. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this – three shots on goal and three goals.“We scored a goal – a little bit late but even then, we had chances to score. We did absolutely everything.“They arrived two times and before the penalty, they hit the post but they didn’t have another shot on target.“Congratulations to Palace. Defensively, they were brilliant. I give a lot of credit.“That is football and sometimes it happens. The teams are good and there is a lot of quality.“Now, we must go onto the next one. There are a lot of games to play. We have to recover mentally and recover our physicality.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp: Man City were luckier – including Kompanyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt fortune wasn’t with them for defeat at Manchester City.Klopp was also left angry that City captain Vincent Kompany escaped dismissal for a challenge on Mohamed Salah.He said, “It was a big pressure. Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say. Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity. But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn’t score.”It was not our or City’s best game because we both made it difficult for the other team. I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen. Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem.”I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.”Our expectations are high. We can play better. On the other side it was an intense game. You have to take the game how it is. You can’t always dominate it. With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be perfect for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool legend Aldridge: We must be ready for Klopp’s eventual departureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge says the club must prepare for manager Jurgen Klopp’s eventual departure.Klopp this week laughed off a suggestion from his agent that he could leave Liverpool because of the inclement English weather with the comment coming amid constant speculation over whether he will sign a new Reds deal. “It will be a sad moment when the time does come for him to say goodbye but hopefully that’s a long way off yet,” Aldridge said in his column for the Liverpool Echo. “I’d love him to stay forever but ultimately we can trust him to do what’s best for himself and Liverpool Football Club.”One thing we do know… when he does go, he’ll leave us in a really good situation and a better state than he found us in when he arrived, which is not always the case with other managers. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
If the first two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Tournament weren’t the most exciting in the event’s history, they’re certainly in the running. We saw a 15-seed knock off the national title favorite. We saw numerous buzzer-beaters – including one from half-court. We saw a 12-point comeback in just 44 seconds. And we witnessed historic dominance from one conference – the ACC.Now, we’re onto the Sweet 16 – where the insanity seems to have settled. In fact, Gonzaga – winner of the West Coast Conference – is the only school from a non-power league left. That being said, the Bulldogs are dangerous.Here’s an updated look at the bracket. All four No. 1 seeds remain – though many have tough matchups this week. One week from now, we’ll know which teams will be participating in the Final Four.Here’s the schedule for games on Thursday and Friday. Elite Eight contests will be played Saturday and Sunday.Thursday:(2) Villanova vs. (3) Miami: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Texas A&M: 7:37 PM ET on TBS(1) Kansas vs. (5) Maryland: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) Oregon vs. (4) Duke: 10:07 PM ET on TBSFriday:(1) Virginia vs. (4) Iowa State: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(6) Notre Dame vs. (7) Wisconsin: 7:27 PM ET on TBS(10) Syracuse vs. (11) Gonzaga: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) North Carolina vs. (5) Indiana: 9:57 PM ET on TBSIt’s been a historic year. Are there more surprises in store?
New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Thusday approved free rides for women on DTC buses as well as its cluster buses from October 29 in order to provide them with a safe travel experience. During the cabinet meeting held in New Delhi on Thursday, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot announced that women can avail the free bus ride facility from October 29 onwards, which is also Bhai Dooj. “It would be a choice for the women travelling in DTC buses and cluster buses if they want to buy the ticket or they want to avail the free bus service. In case they want to buy the ticket, they can simply collect it from the conductor and if they want to avail the free service, they can get a single journey pass from the conductor and travel,” said Gahlot. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Single journey pass means that the passenger has to buy that pass every time she boards the bus. This service has been introduced in order to provide women with safe travel experience,” Gahlot added. The Delhi Assembly had on Monday approved additional grant of Rs 479 crore for the Transport Sector, which includes funds to provide subsidy for free rides for women in DTC buses. The supplementary grant for the transport sector was moved by Finance Minister Manish Sisodia and includes Rs 140 crore for free transport for women by buses. “Rs 90 crore was kept for DTC buses while Rs 50 crore was kept for cluster buses to provide subsidy to female riders,” the proposal said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn June 3, CM Kejriwal announced that his government is planning to roll out a free travel scheme for women in Delhi metro and DTC. He said the Delhi government will provide subsidy for free travel to women in DTC buses, cluster buses and Delhi Metro in the national Capital. It is pertinent to mention that out of the total estimated budget, Rs 140 crore has been earmarked for DTC buses while Rs 150 crore has been set aside for Delhi Metro. The proposal for free metro ride is still under process as it includes several technicalities, he added. On August 15, Kejriwal announced that women commuters will be able to travel free of charge on DTC and cluster scheme buses starting October 29. The facility will be available in both AC and non-AC buses.
Categories: VanWoerkom News State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled coffee hours for the month of June.“I am hard at work making sure we the priorities of my district and its residents are represented at the Capitol,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “If you have anything you want me to advocate for, please join me at one of my upcoming hours and share your thoughts.”Rep. VanWoerkom will be available Monday, June 17 at the following times and locations:7 to 8 a.m. at Toast ‘N Jams, 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores;8 to 9 a.m. at Ravenna Round Table, 12396 Stafford St. in Ravenna;9:30 to 10 a.m. at Country Charm Coffee & Café, 1558 Newaygo Road in Bailey; and2 to 2:30 p.m. at Blue Lake Township Hall, 1491 Owasippe Road in Twin Lake.Additionally, Rep. VanWoerkom will be available on Friday, June 21, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Gary’s Restaurant, 906 E. Colby St. in Whitehall.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times, but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. VanWoerkom may call his office at (517) 373-3436 or email GregVanWoerkom@house.mi.gov.### 14Jun Rep. VanWoerkom announces June coffee hours
Vodafone Spain has is launching an aggressive discounting campaign for its TV service for this week’s ‘Black Friday’ sales drive, providing its TV Esencial package free of charge for the first 12 months to customers that sign up before December 2.The offer is open to new and existing Vodafone fibre customers. Vodafone’s main rival, Telefónica, is currently offering its Movistar Premium Extra service at a discounted price of €9.90, which will revert to the standard price in January.Vodafone is also offering online discounts of up to 56% on a range of accessory products in the run-up to Christmas, including external hard-drive, headphones, virtual reality headsets and wearables.Rival Orange has meanwhile also announced Black Friday offers, targeting new mobile customers with discounts of 50%.
BBC Research and Development has launched a new interactive drama for Amazon Alexa, based on English novelist BS Johnson’s experimental 1969 work The Unfortunates.The drama is a reworked version of a BBC Radio 3 play starring Martin Freeman and listeners can access it for free by asking Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to ‘enable The Unfortunates’. It can also be accessed via BBC Taster, the BBC’s home for experimental projects.The Unfortunates was originally published as a ‘book in a box’ featuring 27 unbound chapters that, apart from the first and last chapters, were designed to be read in any order. With this in mind, the BBC’s Alexa adaptation randomises the story so that users get a unique perspective.The Unfortunates is a meditation on death and friendship and revolves around a sports journalists’ memories of a late friend, which are set off when he is sent to report on a football match.The launch marks the BBC’s latest experiment with voice services. It released its first interactive voice drama for Amazon Alexa last November – a sci-fi comedy dram called The Inspection Chamber.A month later it launched an Amazon Alexa skill for Echo devices that made the BBC’s full range of live radio stations and on-demand podcasts available to Amazon Echo and Alexa users.In an interview earlier this year, the BBC’s executive editor of voice, Mukul Devichand, said that voice devices are “clearly a way that people are accessing BBC services” and that the corporation is interested in connecting with audiences wherever they are.For more on the technical work behind The Unfortunates project, see this post on the BBC’s R&D blog.
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 5 2018City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, and its affiliate, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have announced a letter of intent to develop a state-of-the-art cell therapy manufacturing facility in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, a move that would improve the speed at which stem cell research and cancer treatment is delivered.The Phoenix facility would model City of Hope’s three Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facilities in Duarte, California, which have produced well over 1,300 cell and gene therapy products and oncology drugs for many cancer clinical trials across the nation. City of Hope is one of a small number of select cancer centers in the U.S. to provide both biological and chemical GMP manufacturing at a single institution. Its facilities have the ability to produce both gene therapy viruses and cells needed for CAR T therapies.”City of Hope is dedicated to innovation in biomedical science and has one of the most comprehensive CAR T cell programs in the world with 16 ongoing CAR T clinical trials,” said Robert W. Stone, president and chief executive officer of City of Hope as well as vice chairman of the TGen board of directors. “Cancer patients need effective treatments now. City of Hope and TGen are working to quickly move effective therapies from the laboratory to patients’ bedside. Additional cGMP facilities will help us expand our capabilities to serve people in Arizona and across the nation.”Demand for clinical cell therapies is expected to grow 42 percent annually over the next decade, according to “Cell Therapy Manufacturing Market.” Most cell therapy manufacturing facilities are at capacity or over capacity because demand is outpacing production rates.”This significant investment further enhances Arizona’s reputation as a hub for bioscience and health care innovation,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “Our state offers a strong concentration of talent ready to meet the needs of this facility. The work being conducted by City of Hope and TGen is critical in the fight against cancer, and Arizona is proud to play a role in it.”Related StoriesAlternate cell growth pathway could open door to new treatments for metastatic cancersStudy: Megakaryocytes play an important role in cell migrationSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell healthThe planned facility would meet an urgent need of accelerating cures for patients in Arizona, Southern California and elsewhere. The facility would also provide additional opportunities to partner and collaborate with scientists in Arizona, an important objective for TGen, an affiliate of City of Hope.At this future facility, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, which have demonstrated durable cancer remission in blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, would be among the cells that are produced. The new facility could also support the cell therapy production needs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who need this kind of specialized GMP capability to move clinical trial programs forward.”The road to future cancer cures requires genomic-enabled medicine and the type of immune-system enhancements that would result from this cell therapy manufacturing facility, which will provide local access to new treatments for Arizona patients,” said Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D., TGen president and research director. “City of Hope’s clinical and manufacturing expertise in immunotherapy is at the forefront of this field, and combined with TGen’s genomic testing, offers patients new hope for their future.”The Arizona Commerce Authority will work in partnership with City of Hope and TGen to provide workforce development assistance through its Navigator and local One-Stop programs. Source:https://www.tgen.org/news/2018/november/01/city-of-hope-tgen-intend-cell-therapy-facility/
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 26 2019A common metric for monitoring kidney health may not accurately represent the kidney function of Indian patients. However, tweaks to an older assessment formula may better measure kidney health in this patient population, according to new research presented today at the 2019 American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference, Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease in Charlottesville, Va.Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a measure of how well the kidneys remove waste from the blood. It is used in clinical settings as an indicator of chronic kidney disease. The gold standard to measure GFR requires use of radioisotopes. Because of that, doctors usually test patients’ blood for a waste product called creatinine and then enter those results into a formula with other factors such as age, sex and weight to determine an estimate of GFR. There are multiple formulae to estimate GFR, but the most common are based on data from Western populations.Related StoriesOne-fifth of U.S. surgeons still ‘overusing’ riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study findsArtificial intelligence can help accurately predict acute kidney injury in burn patientsMetabolomics may be key to identifying diabetes-related kidney diseaseNoting that many developing populations have higher fat-to-muscle tissue ratios for a given body mass index, researchers sought to determine the more accurate method to estimate GFR in Indians. They used the gold standard radioisotope method to measure GFR in 24 healthy Indian volunteers, 11 men and 13 women. They then evaluated different estimation formulae based on the radioisotope results. This included variations of the formulae using measures of lean mass in place of body weight. They determined lean mass via dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. DEXA scans measure tissue density and are also commonly used to measure bone density and test for osteoporosis.The researchers found the closest agreement to the radioisotope results came from the Cockcroft–Gault formula, with a substitution of lean mass in place of weight. The Cockcroft–Gault formula was developed in 1973 and is less used today than two newer formulae called the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation and the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation, neither of which provided results that were as accurate in this study as the modified Cockcroft–Gault formula.The researchers note that a larger study is necessary to fully validate this method, especially considering the added use of a full-body scan. However, “use of body composition parameters for estimating GFR may improve clinical practice in Indian patients,” they said.Anjali Kulkarni, MD, of BARC Hospital in Mumbai, India, will present the poster “Improvement in estimates of GFR by using lean mass as compared to body weight in Indians: pilot study” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Pavilion III of the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Va. Source:American Physiological Society
The recall is to fix a faulty component that was aimed at reducing emissions from diesel engines, the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in its edition for Wednesday.Of the total recall, around 96.300 vehicles are in Germany, the newspaper said, claiming it had confirmation from BMW.No spokesman for the group was available for comment on the press report late Tuesday.But BMW has already recalled around 100,000 cars in South Korea over the engine fire danger, after more than 30 BMWs—mostly the 520d sedan model—caught fire this year.Earlier this month South Korea opened an investigation into an alleged delay by BMW in announcing the recall.On Monday, the German motor titan apologised at a press conference for the spate of engine fires in South Korea, and said the country was not alone.BMW blamed a faulty component called the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler that generated excessive sediment and caused engines to catch fire, and said the problem was “not Korea specific”.”A similar rate (of failure) was observed in other jurisdictions,” said Johann Ebenbichler, vice president of BMW for quality, without listing other countries where such accidents had been reported.The carmaker used the same software and hardware for its vehicles sold in Europe, he said, adding that the firm had decided to undertake the “same campaigns” there as in South Korea. Explore further © 2018 AFP Germany’s luxury automaker BMW is going to recall 23,700 diesel cars in Europe over an engine fire danger, following a similar action in South Korea, a German media newspaper reported Tuesday. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. S. Korea to launch probe into BMW over alleged delayed recall Citation: BMW to recall 323,700 diesel cars over fire danger: report (2018, August 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-bmw-recall-diesel-cars-danger.html BMW is to recall 323,700 diesel cars in Europe, according to the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination—how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136 billion? Explore further Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife divorcing after 25 years This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. So far, that prospect has not frayed Wall Street, with Amazon shares even up slightly on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the announcement, only to fall back Thursday. And what will happen to the Internet retail giant—will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control of the company?The former MacKenzie Tuttle knew the 54-year-old Bezos before fame and wealth came calling. The couple met in 1992 when he was a hedge fund manager on Wall Street, before he became an entrepreneur who changed the way hundreds of millions of people live. They married less than a year later.She was by his side for the entire Amazon adventure, from the company’s humble beginnings in his Seattle garage in 1994 to its mammoth success today. They have four children—three sons and an adopted daughter—aged up to their late teens.As of Wednesday, when the couple formally announced they would divorce after a long separation, the 48-year-old MacKenzie, a novelist, is likely to become the richest woman in the world.According to celebrity news outlet TMZ, the Bezoses did not have a prenuptial agreement—which could mean an even split of assets. They were married in Florida in September 1993, according to documents seen by AFP. But their last place of residence would be the deciding factor in any divorce proceedings.The couple has numerous residences: in Seattle, where Amazon is based, but also in Washington DC, Texas and Beverly Hills, California.’Cherished friends’According to Randall Kessler, a founding partner at Atlanta family law firm Kessler and Solomiany, the location will not matter so much.”Some states have community property, some states have equitable division which means fair division, but even in those states, it usually comes out 50-50. That’s the starting point,” he said.Bezos, who was once Amazon’s primary stakeholder, now owns about 16 percent of the company—the bulk of his net worth.At mid-day Thursday, that stake translated to about $130 billion.Any divorce settlement would include his stock portfolio. If it were split in half, that would leave Bezos—who still runs the company—with an eight percent stake. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie, who have four children, are splitting up after 25 years of marriage Hedge fund investor Doug Kass announced that he had sold off his shares after the divorce announcement—which had an upbeat tone, with the pair saying they remained “cherished friends.”Given they appear to be on good terms, they could decide to put their shares into a trust or other legal mechanism in order to maintain the same power among Amazon’s shareholders.MacKenzie could also opt to transfer her voting rights, should she earn half the stake in a settlement, according to Margaret Ryznar, a law professor at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).’Protect the company'”Voting rights may not be that important in this case because Jeff Bezos is currently a minority shareholder anyway,” Ryznar says.”Much of his influence in Amazon comes instead from his position within the company as its founder and CEO.”For Kessler, “if they want to protect the company, they’ll find a way to give her an interest in the company that doesn’t affect the running of the company.”Of course, the couple may have a post-nuptial deal that will be revealed in the coming months.They may also end up in an acrimonious divorce, which would surely cloud the prospects of Amazon, both on Wall Street and from a public relations perspective.The National Enquirer tabloid reported Thursday that Bezos was in a relationship with the wife of powerful Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell, former news anchor and entertainment reporter Lauren Sanchez.The relationship, launched eight months ago, was the final nail in the coffin of the troubled Bezos marriage, the tabloid said.”Clients come to see me all the time and they always say that this is going to be uncontested—’We’re both reasonable, we both agree that it should be fair’,” Kessler says. “The problem sometimes is that people disagree on what fair is, or on what reasonable is. Right now they agree. I hope they continue to agree, but who knows what they might disagree on.”And any disagreement would be a field day for their attorneys.”If they disagree, that’s where lawyers make money,” Kessler said.When asked about the Bezos divorce on Thursday, President Donald Trump, himself twice divorced, said: “I wish him luck. It’s going to be a beauty.” © 2019 AFP Citation: The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle (2019, January 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-jeff-bezos-divorce-billion-amazon.html The couple met before Amazon was created, in 1992, and married less than a year later