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Salah here to stay – Klopp


first_imgAfter Liverpool edged past Manchester City, who are currently the leaders in the Premier League standings, in the quarter-final stage of the Premier League with an aggregate score 5-1, Klopp voiced his certainty that Salah is not going anywhere.Considering the fact that Coutinho was sold to Barcelona in the January transfer window despite Liverpool’s desire to keep him and the popularity of Mo Salah in the football world, there have been quite a few rumours regarding a possible transfer.“It’s not a situation that I would even think about it,” Klopp said when asked for a potential Salah sale, according to the Independent.“Mo Salah came in not a full year ago. He came in to make the next step in his career, and he did it. To come to Liverpool, he had different options and he wanted to come here.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We always start talking after a year. It’s that thing, will he leave or whatever? I don’t think about it.”“I don’t think, I know he will be here. But that’s all.”“We have a big chance here to create something for the future. In the moment we have to deliver performances, collecting points, winning.”“But the age group of the team is really good. They are still young and full of potential. My impression is they are all excited about being in this group,” Klopp voiced his hopes of his players’ loyalty.last_img read more


Dembeles agent denies any indiscipline at Barcelona


first_imgWith all the negative press that Ousmane Dembele has been getting these past few days in Barcelona, his agent had to come out and defend him.The situation with French winger Ousmane Dembele in Barcelona has reached an important boiling point, there have been several reports of his complete indifference towards his club’s main cause and it has been proven through his late showings to games and training sessions.Just this Monday, the player got a whole new dig from his France manager and confirmed that Dembele does arrive late regularly but he always has an excuse to justify his actions.This really seems to be getting out of control for the player, who hadn’t gotten any type of defense from anybody in the most recent hours until his agent came out to defend him during an interview for RMC Sports.Moussa Sissoko, the former player who turned agent and now manages the careers of several players from his country, was asked about the situation with Dembele this Monday and his response hinted at a possible health-related problem that the player has been going through lately.The main reaction from Sissoko was to confirm that everything that’s being said about Ousmane is fake news, and he even went further.🔉Moussa Sissoko(Dembele’s agent): The criticism of Ousmane Dembele is overblown””All these criticisms make me laugh. “It had already begun with a so-called delay at the meeting before the Champions League match against Inter. pic.twitter.com/ALITdj3wbL— Blaugrana Nation (@Blaugranarealm) November 12, 2018The young star’s agent said that he has been in direct contact with several members of the club to assess the situation with his player, he revealed that the people at the club are very happy with him and there is no truth to everything that’s being said about the kid.“Ousmane is still working hard in a great club, the manager appreciates him, just like Deschamps does in the French National Team,” said Sissoko during the interview.“I also know that Abidal is very happy with everything he’s doing, he knows that he is training very well.”“All the criticism he is getting has a reason, we all know that he needs to improve on several things, but that is completely normal at his age.”“There is a lot of people who are on his toes, there was a rumor about him coming in late before a match, but the manager already clarified this situation. Now, he is suffering from gastroenteritis.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“Although it’s true that he called the club late for that, he did it because he was very sick. The lad is only 20 years old and he plays for Barcelona, which is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Dembele had a great start of the season.”“People want to create controversy where there is none, but Dembele has the capacity to navigate through anything,” he added.🎙 [RMCSport] | Sissoko (Dembélés agent): “Barcelona is very happy with Ousmane, Valverde appreciates him and Abidal is also happy of how Dembélé is performing and training.” pic.twitter.com/TPujrlo7Bu— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) November 12, 2018As of right now, Ousmane Dembele is part of the France squad for the last international break of 2018 where Les Bleus will play against The Netherlands and Uruguay.Dembele is considered an essential part of the squad that manager Didier Deschamps took to the World Cup final last summer, the Barcelona player wasn’t a prominent part of that squad and his intention is to change the manager’s mind in order to claim his position alongside other great players such as Antoine Griezmann or Kylian Mbappé.There is a massive contrast between the type of indiscipline that the PSG winger is showing, to the one that Dembele has been accused of lately.Having an important level of activity for France during the next couple of weeks, should be a good enough motivation for him to return to Barcelona with the objective of winning back the trust of all his teammates and the manager.The most worrisome part of all this, is that Dembele wasn’t cheap and losing a talent like him would be one of the Catalan club’s biggest mistakes.After all, we are talking about the most expensive player that has ever arrived in Barcelona.Rassemblés à Clairefontaine depuis ce midi, les Bleus ont effectué une séance légère en début de soirée. pic.twitter.com/WI8vWZV6Kr— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 12, 2018What do you think Ousmane Dembele should do in order to gain back the trust from his club and country? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more


Ki delighted with Newcastles controlled display


first_imgNewcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung says he’s pleased with their game management after their 2-1 win at Turf Moor on Monday.Newcastle United were already two goals ahead by the 23rd minutes of the game, thanks to an own goal from Ben Mee and a header from stand-in skipper Ciaran Clark.Sam Vokes pulled one back for Burnley just before halftime, but it Newcastle looked the more likely to score again in the second half, going forward and creating many chances.In the closing minutes of the game, Burnley pushed for an equalizer, but the visitors’ ran out 2-1 winners, and Ki believes they could have been out of sight by then by extending their lead.“Yes, for sure. We had some definite chances in the second half,” Ki told the club’s website.“In the first half, I think we were in control. They (Burnley) always (played) the long ball – how they scored, it was a cross and a header.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But we did well to deal with that during the game, controlling the game. It was their home game, so there were a few moments where we were deep and had to defend, but overall I think we did very well.“Especially in an away game, to score early gives the team more confidence and takes off a lot of pressure.“Today, two goals was massive for us. It (allowed) us to control the game. I think we are becoming consistent.“Three wins in a row is not easy to achieve, but I think we dealt with every moment we faced, and then, with the ball, I think we were much better and created a lot more chances.”last_img read more


Community Turns Out For Industry Appreciation Day


first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A large crowd of nearly a thousand people turned out for this weekend’s Industry Appreciation Day on the Kenai Park Strip, on Saturday.  The festivities saw local politicians, community groups representing issues, and numerous industry leaders tending booths. Industry Appreciation Day AwardsOutstanding Individual in Oil and Gas – Mark NecessaryOutstanding Support Business in Oil and Gas – Unocal Retirees AssociationOutstanding Business in Oil and Gas – All American OilfieldOutstanding Individual in Commercial Fishing – Bruce GabrysOutstanding Support in Commercial Fishing – Jeff BergerOutstanding Support in Commercial Fishing – Alaska Marine Safety Education AssociationOutstanding Business in Tourism – Wildman’sOutstanding Individual in Tourism – Cindy ClockOutstanding Support Business in Tourism – Alaska RailroadOutstanding Support Business in Health Care – Central Peninsula Hospital VolunteersOutstanding Individual in Health Care – Dr. Nels Anderson, M.D.Outstanding Business in Health Care – Seldovia Village Tribe Health and WellnessExceptional Service to the Community – Herb SettlerSpirit of Industry Appreciation Day – Bryan ZakDon Gilman Award for Service to the Community – John Torgerson Governor Mike Dunleavy who is touring the Kenai Peninsula gave a brief speech during the event. “The Kenai really likes to celebrate.”The annual event is organized by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and hundreds of volunteers. Individuals in oil and gas, commercial fish, tourism and health care were honored during the annual award ceremony. The awards were presented by Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel,  Micciche, and Representative Ben Carpenter.center_img Senator Peter Micciche: “We are so fortunate to have oil and gas, fishing, health care, and tourism all here thriving on the Kenai. Even with this recent recession, we’ve done fairly well.” Indy App Day 003Industry Appreciation Day is an annual event to showcase local business and community leaders in fields such as fishing, oil and gas, health care, and tourism. The celebration took place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Kenai Park Strip and featured raffles, frozen T-shirt contests, buoy pull races and free food.last_img read more


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumored to ditch headphone jack


first_img Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Samsung Galaxy Note 10 info leaking Turo 2 Google HTC Samsung Apple,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sprint Tags Boost Mobile $155 at Google Express Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Amazon Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $210 at Best Buy Apple See it Read Google Home Hub review Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $60 at Best Buy Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $6 at Tidal DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See All 0 Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) null Rylo Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET Mobile $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Angela Lang/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $59 at eBay $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read DJI Osmo Action preview reading • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumored to ditch headphone jack $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $299 at Amazon • I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Share your voice Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 4:35 $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Now playing: Watch this: See at Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The Galaxy Note 10 may be the first Samsung flagship to say bye-bye to the headphone jack.  Juan Garzon / CNET Samsung has prided itself in keeping the headphone jack on its flagship phones, but that may come to an end with its large-screen Galaxy Note 10. The Note 10 won’t include a 3.5mm headphone jack, according to an Android Police report Thursday citing a source “familiar with the company’s plans.” Also going are physical buttons for power and volume, which will be replaced with pressure sensitive areas similar to the Google Pixel 2 and HTC U11 squeeze function. Samsung said it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation. Apple made the controversial move to remove the 3.5mm port when it released the iPhone 7 in 2016. Google, OnePlus, Huawei and others followed suit by removing the jack from their flagship phones, with Samsung being the most notable phone maker keeping it. Physical buttons appear to be slowly on the way out as more phone makers look to create sleeker designs. A reveal for the Note 10, sometime this summer, will answer other big questions, such as will there be multiple models, what will the battery capacity be and is there going to be a camera on the stylus.  Read the AirPods review Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS $999 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Chris Monroe/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. The Cheapskate Best Buy Amazonlast_img read more


Impressions that linger on


first_imgKorean Culture Centre has organised an exhibition titled Hanji Impression that  introduces ‘hanji’ to India by Korean and Indian artists Park Yeo-Sang and Sharmi Chowdhury that commenced on January 15. Hanji literally means ‘the paper of Korea’. The main material is the fibrous skin of the mulberry.Hanji is not simply paper. It is used in a variety of ways, and has a different name according to its use. Both the artists uses Hanji as the base for their artistic interpretations.  Even with changing times and the dominance of smart phones and digital culture, nothing can completely replace paper. As a medium of expressing emotions, the artists hope that hanji undergoes a transformation at the hands of the artists to become a valuable piece of artist. As a part of exhibition, workshops on Hanji making, Hanji book making and Hanji calendar making also took place. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Taking a look back at the history of mankind, one can say that the invention of paper marked the beginning of civilization. It is on paper that letters and characters were carved and books written and this material has been a source of progress for man. Through the invention of paper, man was able to leave behind wonderful works of art instead of leaving artistic imprints only in caves. Korea’s traditional hanji boasts a history of over a thousand years. The world’s oldest book printed with a metallic printing type was printed on hanji. This book was published in the 14th century and has been preserved for over 600 years in its paper form to exhibit the high preservation quality of hanji. The hanji that is produced traditionally and the type that is machine-produced both have a soft and warm quality. Hanji has the unique feature of being able to transmit the emotive qualities and thus provides attraction to today’s artists.When: On till February 5 Where: Exhibition Hall, Korean Cultural CentreTiming: 10 am – 5 pmlast_img read more


Related Travel Glossary airline jargon explained


first_img RelatedTravel Glossary – airline jargon explainedSkyscanner has put together a list of travel-related words, phrases and acronyms to help you plan your journey.Revealed: flight-booking hacks that can save you cash in 2019Back in the day, smart travellers could make savings by flying out on Tuesdays instead of the weekend, or switching to smaller airports. But times change – and so do airline pricing models. We analysed three years of Skyscanner booking data, and discovered some surprising new money-saving tricks.All you need to know about Air Passenger DutyFrom 1st April 2018, taxes on air travel in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) will be changing. Whilst Air Passenger Duty (APD) for short-haul flights remains the same, the APD for long-haul flights is creeping up from £75 to £78 for economy class and from £150… Only 22% of users said that they would pay more to fly direct.Further breakdown of the statistics revealed that 32% would fly indirect on long/medium haul flights but not on short haul, 22% would fly indirect on flights that had a stopover of less than four hours, and 23% actually consider a stopover a bonus, as they may get to see another city.Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director said:“One of the most popular features on Skyscanner is the ability to check indirect flight prices alongside direct routes, and mix and match flights from different carriers. You can make big savings on flights if you’re prepared to make a stopover especially on medium or long haul routes, and some people use the connection time to get out of the airport and visit a new city.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 77% of air travellers will take an indirect flight if it means getting a cheaper airfare, a recent survey on travel site Skyscanner, has revealed.last_img read more


April 16 2013Congratulations to the March 17 201


first_imgApril 16, 2013Congratulations to the March 17. 2013 workshop participants upon their graduation:[from left] Chase McCain, Adrienne Elkin, Travis Shappell and Scott Neigut.last_img


IT services provider NTT Data has integrated compr


first_imgIT services provider NTT Data has integrated compression specialist V-Nova’s Perseus technology into its portfolio of video encoding solutions.The currently deployed joint solution adds Perseus capabilities to NTT Data Hyper and NRT products.V-Nova’s Perseus is a video compression technology that claims to enable operators to provide otherwise undeliverable services using existing infrastructure, hardware and workflows.  The company says the codec is based on principles underlying human vision to deliver significant and simultaneous improvements in compression, picture quality, processing speed, latency and power consumption.  Perseus enables UHD quality video at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at sub-audio bitrates, according to V-Nova. NTT Data Hyper is software for automated batch video transcoding for OTT VoD services up to UHD/4K.  It enables the creation of optimized encoding pipelines, leveraging features such as adaptive encoding techniques, grid computing architecture and intelligent Cloud Encoding.“Partnering with NTT Data to bring Perseus benefits to its customers opens a new chapter in V-Nova’s journey. NTT DATA’s integration highlights the many benefits PERSEUS offers, beyond compression performance. With a simple software update, NTT DATA solutions can now offer OTT and VoD operators a real ‘game changer’, including the ability to extend their service reach by 10 times,” said Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and co-founder.“As a global IT innovator, NTT DATA is proud to lead in responding to market demand for integration of Perseus compression technology. The combination of Perseus video compression with the flexibility and performance of NTT DATA encoding solutions offers our customers a winning combination for their VoD and OTT services,” stated Nadia Governo, head of telco and media NTT Data Italia.NTT Data will exhibit at IBC on stand 2.C58last_img read more


Are we done the downside…and who will be the short


first_imgAre we done the downside…and who will be the short sellers on the next rally? The gold price did precisely nothing during Far East trading on their Friday…and through the first hour of trading in London.  But at 9:00 a.m. GMT, gold got hit for a bit over fifteen bucks in just under and hour.  That was it’s low price tick of the day.  It recovered a bit going into the 8:20 a.m. Comex open…and then began to rally sharply from there. Of course that wasn’t allowed to stand…and fifteen minutes after it began, a not-for-profit seller put an end to it…and by around 11:40 a.m. Eastern time, the gold price was back where it started at the beginning of the trading day in New York.  From there it chopped very slowly higher for the remainder of the day. Gold closed at $1,576.80 spot…down ‘only’ $2.70 on the day.  Gross volume was way up there once again at 214,000 contracts.  Gold volume all week was very high…averaging 215,000 contracts a day, so Friday’s volume was actually a hair below ‘average’. The dollar index opened at 81.95 on Friday morning in the Far East…and drifted a bit lower from there…hitting its nadir [81.79] at 8:30 a.m. in London trading.  From there it rallied to its high of the day…82.47…sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. in New York…and then slid a bit into the close, finishing the day at 82.27…up 33 basis points from Thursday. Once again, trying to make the dollar index price action fit the precious metal price action on a daily basis would be, for the most part, an exercise in futility…as it has been for most of the last three weeks.  Yes, the dollar index is up about 300 basis points in the last month, but its price action was only a fig leaf behind which JPMorgan et al did the dirty…as the correlation between them and gold and silver, has been iffy at best on a daily basis. The gold stocks started in positive territory, but once the gold price began to sell off, the stocks followed quickly…and hit their lows at gold’s low…around 11:40 a.m. Eastern time.  After that, they didn’t do much…and the HUI finished down another 0.70%. (Click on image to enlarge) Here are three cute photos sent by various readers over the last few weeks or so…and I try to insert a few when I have the space…or the time, which I do in my Saturday column. Sponsor Advertisement (Click on image to enlarge) Here’s the longer term Silver Sentiment Index…and it gives you the big picture view. It was a very similar story in silver, at least up until 9:00 a.m. in London.  Then, like gold, JPMorgan et al began the engineered price decline in silver as well.  The silver price hit an interim low just before 10:00 a.m. GMT…and then hit its real low of the day, which appeared to come at, or right after the London p.m. silver fix. Once that low tick [a bit below the $27.90 spot mark] was painted, the silver price blasted off to the upside…and went parabolic at the Comex open in New York.  Then, once again like gold, a non-profit-maximizing seller made an appearance about fifteen minutes after Comex trading began…and for the rest of the day, the silver price pattern was identical to the gold price pattern. Silver closed at $28.58 spot…up 7 cents on the day.  Net volume was very heavy…around 59,000 contracts. The list of stocks I watch over at the Toronto Globe and Mail was not available for viewing yesterday, as they were having some ‘technical issues’ on their website.  But Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down another 1.32% despite the fact that silver managed to close in positive territory.center_img With some ruthless editing, I’ve cut the number of stories down to what I feel is a manageable amount. The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it away. – Author unknown Today’s pop classic needs no introduction…and neither does the group that sings it.  They are as American as apple pie…and this is one of their biggest hits.  You’ll know it instantly.  The link is here. Today’s classical ‘blast from the past’ is the overture to Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” K620.  This recording is from 2006 with the Weiner Philharmoniker.  Riccardo Muti conducts…and the link is here. Yesterday we saw a new low price tick in silver, but not a new low for gold.  I was surprised after the aggressive sell-off in early London trading, that there was no follow-through to the downside in either metal in New York.  Quite the contrary, there were rallies in both starting in London, well before the Comex open…and whether it was short covering is up for debate, as the preliminary open interest numbers for Friday seem to indicate otherwise.  But, as I mentioned in the COT discussion further up, we may or may not find out in next Friday’s COT report…depending on this coming Monday and Tuesday’s price action. Here are the 3-year charts for both gold and silver… (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report for ‘Day 3’ of the March delivery month showed that 13 gold and 298 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Tuesday. The two big short/issuers in silver were Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia…and ABN Amro, with 136 and 123 contracts respectively.  The biggest long/stopper was JPMorgan Chase with 197 contracts…followed by Jefferies and Credit Suisse, with 57 and 39 contracts respectively.  Yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is worth a quick look…and the link is here. It was the same old, same old in GLD and SLV yesterday.  GLD declined by 19,354 troy ounces…and SLV added another 386,668 troy ounces. While on the subject of SLV….Joshua Gibbons, the “Guru of the SLV Bar List” updated his website with the internal goings-on in SLV for the week that was.  The activity is posted on his about.ag/SLV/ website…and the link to that is here. The U.S. Mint had a tiny sales report for the first day of March, as they sold 4,000 ounces of gold eagles…and that was all. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday, they reported receiving 600,129 troy ounces of silver…and shipped a tiny 5,022 ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that activity is here. The Commitment of Traders Report, as of the close of Comex trading on Tuesday, was a bit of surprise in some ways.  There was short covering going on by the commercials in both gold and silver, but it also appeared that Ted Butler’s raptors…the smaller traders outside of the Big 8…sold long positions and took some profits on that big price spike that occurred in both metals on Tuesday. In silver, the Commercial net short position declined by a very healthy 35.4 million ounces…and the net short position is now down to 154.4 million ounces. The Big 4 are short 227.1 million ounces of silver…and the ‘5 through 8’ largest traders are short an additional 52.4 million ounces.  Because we were so busy at the store yesterday, I had no chance to talk to Ted Butler, so I don’t know how much JPMorgan’s short position improved by, but I’m sure it was by a decent amount. As far as concentration goes, once all the market-neutral spread traders are subtracted, the real open interest in silver falls from 145,625 contracts all the way down to 101,155 contracts…about a third.  Based on these net open interest numbers, the Big 4 are short 44.9% of the entire futures market in silver…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders add another 10.4 percentage points…so the Big 8 in total are short 55.3% of the silver market. In gold, the Commercial net short position actually increased by 554,000 ounces…and now sits at 13.76 million ounces.  Most of this increase can be accounted for by the fact that the raptors sold a big whack of long positions for a profit on Tuesday’s rally and, mechanically, this has the effect of increasing the Commercial net short position. The Big 4 in gold are short 8.89 million ounces of gold…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 5.34 million ounces.  In total, the Big 8 are short 14.23 million ounces of gold. Once the market-neutral spread trades are subtracted from the total open interest, the Big 4 are short 24.6% of the entire Comex futures market in gold…and the ‘5 through 8’ traders add another 14.8 percent points to that total.  The Big 8 are short 39.4% of the Comex futures market in gold. Without a doubt there has been considerable improvement in all these numbers since the Tuesday cut-off, as he price has declined every day since, but depending on what kind of price action we see on Monday and Tuesday of next week, they may or may not show up in next Friday’s COT Report.  That’s why I was really unhappy to see that big price spike this past Tuesday, as it threw this week’s COT numbers totally out of whack.  Without that one day of data, yesterday’s COT report would have been much more bullish in both metals.  You can’t always get what you want. Here’s Nick Laird’s most excellent “Days to Cover Short Positions” chart that includes the data from yesterday’s COT Report. (Click on image to enlarge) I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that JPMorgan et al went after silver so aggressively, as that metal really is their problem child, especially for Morgan.  As I’ve mentioned before, it’s still my opinion that JPM, the Bank of Nova Scotia…and HSBC USA are the three big material silver shorts.  It’s my opinion that between them they are short about 40% of the entire Comex silver market…with JPMorgan holding the largest portion by far. And it’s also my opinion that precious metal prices won’t be going materially higher from here unless these three entities either stand aside, cover…or declare force majeure. Unfortunately, the answers to the two $64,000 questions still remain…are we done the downside…and who will be the short sellers on the next rally?  The answer to these questions will determine where we go from here price wise…and how fast we get there.  Nothing else matters. I’m done for the day…and the week. See you on Tuesday. (Click on image to enlarge) (Click on image to enlarge) And here’s the chart from the week before, so you can compare the changes in all four precious metals from one week to the next…and some of them are pretty big. Aben Resources (TSX.V: ABN) is a Canadian gold and silver exploration company with a focus on developing properties in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The Company owns a 100% interest in the 18,314 acre Justin Gold Project located in SE Yukon. A 2,020 metre diamond drill program was carried out in 2011 to test never before drilled zones. Aben made a significant new greenfields gold discovery when it intercepted 60m of 1.19 g/t Au in hole JN11009 at the POW Zone. Additionally, a new high grade silver-copper zone was discovered at the Kangas Zone with hole JN11003 returning 1.07m of 7320 g/t Ag (234 oz/ton) and 3.52% Cu. Aben carried out an aggressive exploration and drill program in 2012 to follow up on the initial discoveries. The first drill hole in 2012, JN12011, returned 46.4m of 1.49 g/t Au and extended the gold mineralization at the discovery zone 85 metres laterally. The Company has four other prospective Yukon and NWT projects in its portfolio along with a seasoned management and geological team. Aben’s chairman, Ron Netolitzky, is credited with exploration success on numerous properties including three Western Canadian gold and silver projects which became producing mines. Please visit our website to learn more about the company and request information.last_img read more


Primary care doctors are really good at checking s


first_imgPrimary care doctors are really good at checking seniors’ cholesterol levels and blood pressure but often fail to use tests that could detect dementia.Fewer than half of primary care doctors surveyed say they routinely test patients 65 and older for problems with memory and thinking, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association.And just 16 percent of older patients surveyed say they receive regular cognitive assessments during routine health checkups, the report says.In contrast, 91 percent of seniors say their annual visits include a blood pressure check, and 83 percent say they include a cholesterol test.”This cognitive assessment should be part of every senior’s annual wellness visit,” says Keith Fargo, director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association. “But we’re seeing that it’s simply not happening.”A cognitive assessment typically takes a few minutes and may include questioning the patient or the patient’s family, observing the patient’s interactions or using short verbal or written tests.Medicare has made a cognitive evaluation a required part of annual wellness visits.Yet because doctors often skip the evaluation, many seniors are diagnosed only when they are severely impaired, Fargo says. As a result, it is often too late for the patient to plan for the future or enter a clinical trial.”The first person who gets a drug that stops their Alzheimer’s disease will get that drug in the context of a clinical trial,” Fargo says. “And that’s only going to happen to someone who knows they have cognitive decline.”The report found that 82 percent of seniors think it’s important to have their thinking and memory checked out regularly. And 94 percent of primary care physicians say it’s important to assess every patient 65 and older for cognitive impairment.Yet many doctors remain hesitant to broach the subject of cognitive testing with their older patients, says Joanne Pike, chief program officer of the Alzheimer’s Association.”Usually what we’re seeing is that physicians are waiting for the senior to bring any concerns to them,” Pike says.And seniors rarely do that, for a variety of reasons, Pike says. “Some of it could be fear, some of it could be stigma and some of it could be a little bit of, unfortunately, people believe that there’s not a benefit to knowing about the disease or dementia,” Pike says.One common fear among doctors is that they will harm an older patient by doing an assessment that reveals a cognitive problem, says Nicole Fowler, an assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and a scientist with the Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Aging Research.So Fowler and a team of researchers did a study to see whether patients were harmed. “And what we found actually in that study is that there wasn’t any harm, so there was no increase in rates of depression or anxiety in older adults who were screened,” she says.Even so, it can be hard to get seniors who have a cognitive problem to see a specialist and get the right sort of care and counseling, Fowler says. At least half the time, she says, patients refuse to act on the results of a cognitive assessment.The solution is to have the medical system take a more active role in keeping in touch with people who’ve had a screening test. “We would never send somebody for a mammogram and then never follow up with them,” she says.Some primary care doctors resist performing routine cognitive screening because studies haven’t shown a clear benefit, says Dr. Sheryl Sun, chief of internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, Calif.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, for example, says the current evidence on cognitive screening is insufficient to assess whether it does more harm or good.So it’s hard to justify spending valuable time during a patient’s visit to do a cognitive assessment, Sun says. “If you spend time doing things of questionable value, you might not get to the things that are of proven value,” like screening for heart disease or diabetes, she says.”Also, primary doctors who know their patients well don’t need formal tests to detect cognitive problems,” Sun says. “We will notice a change within a few minutes of walking in the exam room.”Cognitive tests make sense when a doctor suspects a problem, Sun says. But they probably won’t become routine until researchers develop an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more


What kind of person are youThats the question th


first_imgWhat kind of person are you?That’s the question that a personality test called the Big Five seeks to answer. You respond to a series of statements about yourself – everything from “I have a kind word for everyone” to “I get chores done right away” – by agreeing, disagreeing or being neutral. Your final score gauges you on a quintet of characteristics: Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extroversion and Neuroticism (or Emotional Stability, depending on which version of the test you take).Why these five traits?Starting in the 1940s psychologists began asking people how they’d describe themselves or another person’s personality. “They arrived at pretty much the same set of five dimensions,” says Christopher Soto, a psychologist at Colby College, who studies personality traits.The term “Big Five” was coined by a psychologist named Lew Goldberg in 1981, according to Soto, and came into common usage among psychologists by the 1990s. (You can try the test for yourself here.) And it’s not just pop psychology. Studies show that whether you are more conscientious and open or more extroverted and agreeable can influence the career you choose, how well you do in your job — and how much money you make. “A lot of companies use this [test] for hiring decisions or for allocation of different workers to different types of tasks,” says Karen Macours of the Paris School of Economics.The Big Five test began in the United States and then spread to Europe. It’s commonly used in what are known as WEIRD countries, an acronym that stands for “White Educated Industrialized Rich Developed.”In more recent years, it’s been introduced in developing countries, administered by researchers and some development organizations to get a sense of people’s skills in emerging labor markets.For example, “the World Bank has a big study that looked into the match between what kinds of skills the employers are looking for and what kinds of skills the population has,” says Rachid Laajaj, economist at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.But in a new study published Wednesday in Science Advances, Macours, Laajaj and their colleagues found out that something weird is going on with the test in non-WEIRD countries. The researchers looked at data from previous studies that included online surveys as well as in-person tests conducted in 23 middle- and low-income countries and often conducted in the local language. They found that the test wasn’t always a reliable measure of personality traits in these places. One problem has to do with contradictory answers. The survey has some questions that measure the same thing. For example, “Is systematic, likes to keep things in order” and “Can be somewhat careless” both assess conscientiousness. Someone who thinks of themselves as organized and conscientiousness would “Strongly Agree” with the first statement and “Strongly Disagree” with the second statement. And that’s what researchers have previously found in WEIRD countries.But on analyzing all the data from the non-WEIRD countries, Laajaj and his colleagues found that people sometimes chose “Strongly Agree” to both those statements.They also found that in many of these developing countries, people tended to agree more than disagree with the Big Five statements.”This is what we call ‘acquiescence bias,’ or their willingness to agree more than disagree,” says Macours.”It happens more for some questions than others,” says Laajaj. “And some people agree more than others. In countries with less education, they tend to agree more.”The researchers aren’t sure why this happens, but it could be because people in these countries aren’t used to taking these kinds of surveys or thinking about their own personalities in the terms described in the survey, speculates Laajaj. It could also be that if the question or concept is foreign, “it’s harder to say no,” he adds.And someone who isn’t used to taking such surveys, say a farmer in India, might think “What do these guys want from me?” or “How will this information be used?” he says. If you’re already worried about the test, you might be less willing to disagree with its statements. And some people might agree because they want to look better, he says.Then there’s the issue of inconsistency. Sometimes the test didn’t yield the same results when taken by the same person twice. For example, in Kenya, more than 900 farmers took the test two times. Some farmers were interviewed by the same person both times, whereas others had two different interviewers.One would assume that each person would score similarly for the two tests regardless of who was interviewing them, says Soto, who was a consultant on the Kenya project, the results of which are used in the new study.”The most surprising thing to me was if someone was interviewed twice by the same interviewer then their responses across the two tests were pretty consistent,” he says. “But if they were interviewed by two different interviewers then their responses were often completely unrelated to each other.”So something about the difference in social interactions between the farmer and the two interviewers affected what people said about themselves, he says.”It could be very mild differences in how these questions are asked” that influence someone’s answer, says Laajaj.There’s another complication in the findings of the team. When people in developing countries took the online version of the test, their answers tended to be more consistent and mirror findings in the Western world. Perhaps that’s because the anonymity of the online surveys is an incentive to answer truthfully, he says.But he admits that the population of online test takers is likely to be more urban, more educated and better off than the ones taking the in-person survey.The new study “forces us to take a step back and say ‘OK if we want to use this stuff, we need to really think about why we’re using it and then develop better tools for measuring it,'” says David McKenzie, the lead economist at the development research group at the World Bank. That’s obvious to Esther Ngumbi, born in a village in Kenya and now an entomologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She wasn’t involved in this study.”Duh!” she says. “You can’t just copy and duplicate your experiment in different environments without really adapting to the local setting.”The environment is a key factor in all science experiments, says Ngumbi. And people’s environments shape their behaviors and how they think about themselves.”For example, I grew up in Kenya,” says Ngumbi. “Now I live in the United States and my thinking and actions have changed because my environment has changed. Now I’m more conscious about time, because time is of the essence here.” So back in Kenya, Ngumbi might not have given much thought to questions about being punctual. But now being punctual is something she values.”It’s a fascinating and important study,” says Ara Norenzayan, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia. He says the findings show that psychology studies created and tested in developed countries don’t necessarily “travel well” to other regions.In fact, Norenzayan and his colleagues coined the term WEIRD in 2010. They published a review paper titled “The Weirdest People In the World?” to call attention to the fact that the vast majority of psychology studies are done in rich Western countries with mostly white people.”Ninety-six percent of psychology studies are in Western populations, which is something like 12% of the world population,” he says.Soto agrees. “As research psychologists we mostly work with samples that are easy to get for us, which is mostly because they self-select themselves to do things online or students at colleges and universities, not just in the U.S. but around the world,” he says.That’s why educated, middle-class and liberal people are over-represented in these studies, says Norenzayan, and psychologists often assume that their results apply to other parts of the world as well. “We often get into trouble with that assumption.” And the new study illustrates why. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more


Two of the frontrunners to become Labours new le


first_imgTwo of the front-runners to become Labour’s new leader have again dodged attempts to clarify whether they back efforts to whip up hostility towards disabled benefit claimants.Disability News Service has been attempting for the last 10 days – through repeated phone calls and emails – to secure answers from Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall on whether they back further cuts to disability benefits.Concerns were first raised when Burnham (pictured) currently the shadow health secretary, told an audience at accountancy giants Ernst and Young: “It worries me that, in some people’s eyes, Labour has become associated with giving people who don’t want to help themselves an easy ride.”He also spoke of his hope that Labour would again become “the party of work”.But leadership rival Yvette Cooper warned that Burnham’s comments risked falling into “a Tory trap of using language that stigmatises those who are not working”, and that he should talk about “responsibility, the responsibility to work, the responsibility to contribute, but not to stigmatise those who are unable to work perhaps because they are too sick or too disabled to do so”.And she added: “Let’s have a positive system, with fair rules, strong rules and firm rules, but also one that is responsible in the language that we use as well.”Liz Kendall, the shadow care services minister, and another leadership contender, also alarmed many disabled campaigners when she told the Guardian she supported a welfare cap on the total amount of benefits received, arguing that “voters in my constituency do not feel people who are not working should get more than those in work”.She said that the public does not trust Labour on welfare, and called for what the Guardian termed a “fundamental rethink” on social security reform.By tonight (Thursday), neither Kendall nor Burnham had responded to requests for clarity on their positions on cuts to disability benefits and anti-claimant rhetoric, for the second week running.last_img read more


Precision cancer drugs spark powerful immune response and boost effects of immunotherapy


first_img Source:https://www.icr.ac.uk/news-archive/precision-drugs-could-unmask-cancers-to-the-immune-system-and-boost-the-effects-of-immunotherapy Mar 11 2019Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals.Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA.The study changes our understanding of how PARP inhibitors work – and suggests they could be used alongside immunotherapies to boost their effectiveness. Clinical trials have already started to assess this combination.Some patients have benefited dramatically from a new generation of immunotherapies – but often only between 10 and 20 per cent of patients will respond, with many others’ cancers able to hide from the immune system.Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the Institut Gustave Roussy, France, led by Professor Chris Lord and Dr Sophie Postal-Vinay, found that PARP inhibitors could unmask some of these cancers that can currently evade detection by immune cells.Their study is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and was funded by Breast Cancer Now and Cancer Research UK.PARP inhibitors such as olaparib block one of the systems which cells use to repair their DNA. They are designed to attack tumours that are already defective at DNA repair, especially ovarian and breast cancers in women with inherited BRCA mutations.The researchers looked at lung tumours taken from patients, and found those with deficiencies in their DNA repair contained significantly more immune cells within the tumours, compared with tumours in patients with a functioning DNA repair system. This suggested that the DNA repair mutations were stimulating an immune response against the tumours.They also studied cancer cells from non-small cell lung cancers and triple-negative breast cancers with mutations in DNA repair genes such as ERCC1 or BRCA, to assess whether PARP inhibitors could increase this immune response.When cancer cells with defective repair systems are treated with PARP inhibitors to block their remaining system of DNA repair, they can no longer repair any DNA damage so accumulate more and more DNA mutations until they die.The researchers found that the accumulation of DNA damage in cancer cells treated with PARP inhibitors triggered the release of various molecular signals that have the potential to attract immune cells to the tumour, suggesting that treatment with PARP inhibitors could enhance the immune response against these cancer cells.In one ERCC1-deficient cancer cell line, 24 out of the 50 signalling pathways that were activated after exposure to PARP inhibitors were related to the immune system.The scientists found that PARP inhibitors could potentially be used to treat lung cancers with faults in their DNA repair genes, in part because of these newly discovered effects on the immune system. By using PARP inhibitors alongside immunotherapy, this immune response could be further enhanced to kill the cancer cells more effectively.Related StoriesUnited Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infectionsA ‘homing beacon’ for cancer drugsCannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agentsAs 30 to 50 per cent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer have a deficiency in the ERCC1 DNA repair system, this could open up a new, more effective ways of treating a large proportion of non-small cell lung cancer patients.Study leader Professor Chris Lord, Professor of Cancer Genomics at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said:”The findings of this study substantially change our understanding of how PARP inhibitors work. We now know that they not only kill tumours by damaging their DNA, but also by attracting immune cells to attack them – acting as a sort of double-pronged attack.”Immunotherapy is a genuinely brilliant cancer treatment but generally only for the 10 to 20 per cent of people who respond to it. Finding the tumour is half of the battle in immunotherapy so by attracting the immune cells to the tumour, PARP inhibitors could enable the immunotherapy drug to target their attack.”Study co-leader Dr Sophie Postel-Vinay, Clinician Scientist and Medical Oncologist at Gustave Roussy, France, and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said:”Our study found that PARP inhibitors enlist immune cells to aid in the killing of cancer cells. This provides a rationale for using PARP inhibitors alongside immunotherapies to further stimulate the immune response to cancer cells with DNA repair defects and enhance the therapeutic benefit of the treatment.””This will be evaluated in a clinical trial of lung, prostate and bladder cancers, which is starting later this year.”Dr Ian Walker, Director of Clinical Research at Cancer Research UK, said:”This study highlights the important role that research in the lab plays in helping us devise new clinical trials. Identifying new combinations that make cancer drugs more effective could open up many new treatment options for patients with cancers that are hard-to-treat, like lung cancer. This is an exciting development and we look forward to seeing if PARP inhibitors can improve survival for these patients.”Dr Kotryna Temcinaite, Research Communications Manager at Breast Cancer Now, said:”These are really promising findings that show once more just how important PARP inhibitors could be in treating a number of cancers. Not only do these drugs interfere with tumour cells’ ability to repair DNA but this study suggests they may have additional effects in initiating an immune response, which could then be exploited using other treatments.”Activating the immune system to attack tumours is an exciting approach that is beginning to show promise in breast cancer. We now look forward to seeing how the combination of PARP inhibitors and checkpoint inhibitors may work in clinical trials for breast cancer patients.”last_img read more


New nanotechnology approach shows promise in treating triple negative breast cancer


first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 22 2019Unlike the three most common forms of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. That was one of the reasons it was chosen as a disease area of focus for the Indiana University Precision Health Grand Challenge initiative, aimed to research and develop better treatments, cures or preventions, as quickly as possible.Xiongbin Lu, PhD, a researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, recently reported several important findings related to triple negative breast cancer and its treatment future, in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology.Related StoriesLiving with advanced breast cancerBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerAccording to the paper now available online, TP53 is the most frequently mutated gene in triple negative breast cancer, meaning it is fueling the growth of this aggressive form of breast cancer. However, the problem with trying to target mutated TP53, specifically, is that it is not a druggable target, because of its potential toxicity – or ability to kill – nearby healthy cells.In response, the scientists went searching for the next likely suspect to target, and found a neighboring gene to TP53, known as POLR2A, which is a viable target, but required some additional effort.Lu, also a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, said, “Think of POLR2A as both a checking and savings account. In a healthy cell, both accounts exist. In a triple negative breast cancer cell, only the checking account exists due to the partial deletion of this particular essential gene, and if you take it away, the individual cannot survive.”However, utilizing nanotechnology (scientific technology on a microscopic scale), the group created what is known as a nano-bomb targeting POLR2A. The nano-bomb is created in a form that is stable in serum and when an instance of the POLR2A inhibitor-containing nano-bomb is delivered into a triple negative breast cancer cell, the bomb grows to 100 times its normal size and through a controlled release, kills only the cancerous cell, leaving the healthy cells alive. Essentially, using Dr. Lu’s analogy, “leaving the checking account open.”Lu and a collaborator have patented this nanotechnology approach, which also has potential implications in other cancers that display the mutated TP53 gene, such as ovarian, lung and colorectal cancer. “We’re still in the early stages of research, but I am excited about this approach and its potential to lead to a targeted therapy option for women with triple negative breast cancer,” Lu said. Source:https://medicine.iu.edu/news/2019/03/iu-school-of-medicine-discovery-may-lead-to-precision-based-strategy-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer/last_img read more


Uber Eats bows to fans and removes green from Marseille shirt logo


first_img Citation: Uber Eats bows to fans and removes green from Marseille shirt logo (2019, July 3) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-uber-fans-green-marseille-shirt.html Explore further Uber Eats has changed the colour of the logo that will appear on Marseille shirts next season to placate the club’s fans. © 2019 AFP Uber Eats has grown into Texas’ most-used food delivery appcenter_img In the company logo the word ‘eats’ is green, but that is the colour of one of Marseille’s hated rivals, Saint-Etienne.Fans responded to news of the sponsorship with a campaign on social media and with a banner hanging from a bridge over one of the main streets of the city demanding “no green on our shirts”.”Partner of all those who love OM, Uber Eats will be displayed in black on the jersey,” tweeted the company on Wednesday, with a picture of the club’s jersey with both ‘Uber’ and ‘eats’ in black. 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. The green part of Uber Eats’ logo, pictured here on a delivery driver, will be changed on the Marseille team’s jersey after fans complained it was too reminiscent of hated rival Saint-Etiennelast_img read more


EBay beats estimates as more shoppers flock to site shares rise


first_img(Reuters) – EBay Inc (EBAY.O) beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, as efforts to make its platforms easier to navigate attracted more customers, coupled with growth in its advertising and payments businesses. FILE PHOTO: An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck DiefenbachThe company’s shares rose nearly 7% to $41.60 in extended trading. EBay, facing intense competition from Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N), has focused on its promoted listings program and payments business, as well as worked to make its platform simpler to use through the introduction of grouped listings and personal recommendations. More than 940,000 sellers took advantage of the promoted listings, resulting in $89 million of advertising revenue during the quarter, the company said. “The results show eBay’s new revenue sources are working to fuel growth in the bottom-line profitability. The company’s renewed focus on advertising and its new payments business are boosting sales, and that’s enough for investors to get excited,” said Haris Anwar, senior analyst at financial markets platform Investing.com. EBay also said it had reached an agreement with India’s Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm e-commerce, to bring its global inventory onto Paytm’s marketplace. “As part of this collaboration, eBay is making an investment in Paytm Mall for a stake of approximately 5.5%,” Chief Executive Officer Devin Wenig said. EBay forecast third-quarter adjusted profit from continuing operations in the range of 62 cents to 65 cents per share and revenue of $2.61 billion to $2.66 billion. Analysts had expected a profit of 63 cents on revenue of $2.68 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. San Jose, California-based eBay in March announced a review of its StubHub and eBay Classifieds businesses and said it would name two new directors to its board as part of an agreement to ease pressure from activist investors. EBay said active buyers grew 4% to 182 million globally in the reported quarter. However, the company’s gross merchandise volume, which is the value of goods sold on its websites within a certain time frame, fell about 4% to $22.60 billion. The company’s net income from continuing operations fell to $403 million, or 46 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $638 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 68 cents per share, beating analyst expectations of 62 cents. Revenue rose nearly 2% to $2.69 billion, above estimates of $2.68 billion. Reporting by Akanksha Rana and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr and Shounak DasguptaOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more


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