Return from injury a new chapter – Koscielny insists

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgArsenal defender Laurent Koscielny insists his return to first-team action following a long spell out due to injury marked a new chapter in his life.The Gunners player suffered a ruptured Achilles during the club’s UEFA Europa League semifinal game against Atletico Madrid in May, but marked his return to action during the club’s 1-0 win over Qarabag on Thursday night.“During rehab, you have you and yourself,” he said, according to the Telegraph. “For me it was very important to stay in my bubble and to be focused with one target: to come back stronger and quicker. You have not just good moments, you have some bad ones, some days you can’t progress as you wish.”“This is difficult, but you have the people around you to help you and keep your head up. Football is just a part of my life. I have a life outside the pitch. Now with my physical state and my head, I am calmer and I just want to enjoy.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Asked about his first appearance of the season, in which he played 72 minutes, Koscielny added:“It was a special day for me after seven months. Just before you come onto the pitch, you think about what you did. I had some flashes in my head of the seven months of rehab I did. Now it’s the end.”“I have been running since the end of August and I was near the team during the training sessions. I watched all the training so I know all the tactics, all the runs, when we have the ball, when we need to defend, when we need to press.”Koscielny’s return for the Gunners is a welcomed relief for manager Unai Emery, who is without the suspended duo of Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi, while Rob Holding misses out due to injury.last_img read more


Former Premier League player forced to retire

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgAfter discovering he had heart problems, Andrea Orlandi Stabilin has been forced to retire from the world of football.Spanish winger Andrea Orlandi Stabilin, who played for Barcelona B and even for Barcelona’s first team once, has been forced to retire after discovering he has heart disease.The former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder will leave behind a career that started in 2003 and lasted until 2019.“I felt like this was coming after I had the medical but until it was made official I still had that glimmer of hope,” he told the Brighton official website.“Sadly it is not safe for me to play on and I was devastated when the doctor broke the news. However, I am coming to terms with it quite quickly and am so thankful to all the medical staff who have helped me.”“I could have had an operation to try and carry on playing, but at 34 it would have been risky and stupid to do so. I have to think about my future more than football now,” he added.“The truth is I could have died during my career, so I must look at the bright side that I am still here with my wife and kids and that I enjoyed many years playing the game I love,” he continued.“It is still very early so I have not planned my next step yet. For now, I will enjoy some time with my wonderful family.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Orlandi played for many teams in the world, starting with Alaves in his native Spain, then Barcelona, Swansea City, Brighton, Blackpool, Anorthosis, APOEL, Novara, and Chennaiyin.He was trying to say goodbye to his career playing in Italian Lega Serie C with Virtus Entella.“I had a special five years at Swansea but my two years at the Albion were the greatest of my career,” he commented.“It was a fantastic group of players and some of my best friends in life were at the club at the same time. It made those wins extra memorable when enjoying them alongside true friends at a tremendous club.”“My first season was the best I have ever played personally and I absolutely loved the city of Brighton. I have missed the place ever since I left and hopefully I will get the chance to come and visit soon,” he concluded.😍 “Poetry in motion!”#BHAFC 🔵⚪️https://t.co/uXXD2Mi6YJ.— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) February 25, 2019last_img read more


Facebook Live Q A To Discuss Budget Challenges In KPBSD

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgJones: “Our annual budget is one of the most important things we do each year. We want to give our parents, staff, students, and community members a chance to learn about our budget, participate in the process, and ask questions.” The budget recommendation will be presented to the school board on March 5, 2018. On February 1, from 7-7:30 p.m., Dave Jones the Assistant Superintendent will be hosting a Facebook Live Q & A for a community budget forum  www.facebook.com/kpbsd.  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula School District is currently facing a $3.3 million dollar budget deficit for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.center_img Sean Dusek, superintendent: “Alaska is addressing its ongoing fiscal challenges, and it is important that everyone is involved in the conversation to ensure a long-term fiscal plan is implemented.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-KPBSD-live-budget-.mp3VmJennifer-on-KPBSD-live-budget-.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more


The Week Panel Was the Media Biased Or Was Obama Just the

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first_imgLesley Stahl—who said she watched most of this campaign, unlike others she had covered, from “her bedroom”—said McCain “did such a dreadful job as a candidate” the media had no choice but to cover Obama.“McCain was like the 1962 Mets,” said Shrum, who had served as a senior advisor to the Gore-Lieberman and Kerry-Edwards tickets in 2000 and 2004, respectively. “They couldn’t cover him positively.”Shrum added that there was a natural bias because the Obama-Clinton race lasted longer than the race for the Republican nomination.  “A Time magazine cover with John McCain in April would’ve looked ridiculous,” he said, “because McCain had it locked up.”“Obama was new,” Weisberg said. “It had to do with a bias toward the story.” Weisberg also suggested the media-at-large kept Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination longer than she should have been. “It was [becoming] mathematically impossible,” Weisberg said. “But [a longer campaign] serves the interests of the media.”Weisberg added that while Obama’s oratory skills were universally celebrated, few talked about his “skill as a writer” and “sense of language,” which moderator and Week editor-at-large Sir Harold Evans described as “incandescent.”Rather, who filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS for making him a “scapegoat” in the so-called “Rathergate” controversy in 2004, said Republicans “need to get hip to the Internet and things like YouTube.” (Ironically, it was the Internet, specifically conservative bloggers, which spurred on “Rathergate” and led to the newsman’s undoing at CBS.)With the exception of Scarborough, the panelists agreed that the press coverage of Sarah Palin was fair, and disputed the notion that Palin was “destroyed by comedy.” Rollins, a senior advisor to Mike Huckabee, said there was never a conversation between McCain and Huckabee—or, for that matter, Mitt Romney—about the vice presidency.PHOTOS: Time; ILLUSTRATION: FOLIO: RELATED SLIDESHOW: Covers of the CampaignNEW YORK—During a wide-ranging discussion entitled “The Media and the Presidency” hosted by the Week magazine at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room last night, six panelists—three from television (MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl and ex-CBS News anchor Dan Rather, now with HDNet), two political advisors-turned-pundits (Robert Shrum and Edward Rollins) and one new media guy (Slate’s Jacob Weisberg)—assessed the 2008 presidential campaign and the role the media played in it.Scarborough, who introduced himself as the host of Morning Joe—“now with a seven-second delay”—said the media was clearly biased toward Barack Obama and against Hillary Clinton and John McCain, but admitted Obama ran “the best campaign I have ever seen.”But if the campaign was a “game of streetball,” Rather said, “McCain was playing in street clothes and street shoes.”last_img read more


BusinessWeek Disregards Twitter Virgins for Obamas Inauguration

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first_imgRELATED: How Newsweeklies (and Some Monthlies) Covered the InaugurationI read (OK, scan) all the electronic newsletters that clog my inbox. This one, via BtoB’s Media Business, caught my eye:”‘BusinessWeek’ Atwitter About Inauguration” The full story was about how BusinessWeek’s Washington bureau chief, Jane Sasseen, would be covering Barack Obama’s inauguration by posting via Twitter (“Tweets” to the uninitiated), beaming her Twitter feed to the BusinessWeek.com Web site throughout the day. The story pointed out that Jane had been introduced to Twitter only last week.I’ve been getting a lot of “nudges” lately from old media friends urging me to get on Twitter, so I figured this might be a nice introduction.A quick visit to Businessweek.com found … nothing. A more extensive, deeper look found … nothing still.I couldn’t find Jane’s Tweets anywhere on the site. (She is apparently Twittering away, though, as you can see from her Twitter page.)“This is stupid,” I thought. “They’ve got her doing this, some PR flack alerted the media, which picked up the story, and got my attention, so where is it?”I fired off an e-mail to Businessweek.com editor-in-chief John Byrne. It read, in part: “Went to Businessweek.com, but DAMNED if I can find Jane Sasseen’s ‘Tweets.’ Looked all over, too. Frustrating, but not nearly as much as it must be for you (at this very moment). Here you have an interested party, looking for your new content, and then giving up. How many OTHER folks did the same, but didn’t take the time to drop you a note about it?  Shoulda been a HUGE banner, or box, or SOMETHING that says, ‘HERE IT IS.’”I know he’s busy Twittering, but I hope to get an e-mail back from Mr. Byrne. (I suppose a tweet would be acceptable, too.) UPDATE: He did respond, via e-mail, saying there is, in fact, a link on the BW homepage; well, it certainly isn’t prominent. I guess you can file this under “Cautionary Web 2.0 Tale.” If you’re going to make the foray into the digital world, assume that there are a lot of newbies out there who need some clear direction. There are too many choices online to make any of us WORK to find your content.Welcome to the new reality.last_img read more


Bobs Burgers The Movie everything we know about the Belchers film

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Share your voice As you’d expect from a show where Tina has devoted herself to, uh, “erotic friend fiction,” Bob’s Burgers believes in fan service.”We’re thrilled to be invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen,” show creator Loren Bouchard said when the movie was announced. “We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s — but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!” Release date, production infoGood burgers take time to cook. Look for the Bob’s Burgers movie to come to theaters in 2020. July 17 was the original date given, but voice actor John Roberts, who voices Linda, told Aesthetic Magazine he thinks it’ll be “a little later than they announced.”Cast: Who’s who?There’s no way this film can be made without the familiar voices behind the Belchers and their friends, so we’re going to assume the voice cast is the same as the show. (We’re rooting for non-Belchers, like Marshmallow and Gene’s friend Alex to be part of the movie too.) If we hear of special guest stars or confirmed minor characters who’ll make an appearance, we’ll note that here.  Belcher familyH. Jon Benjamin as Bob BelcherJohn Roberts as Linda BelcherDan Mintz as Tina BelcherEugene Mirman as Gene BelcherKristen Schaal as Louise BelcherDistant family and friends who seem likely to appearMegan Mullally as Linda’s sister, Aunt GayleLarry Murphy as regular customer TeddyJay Johnston as Bob’s rival, Jimmy Pesto Sr.H. Jon Benjamin (again) as Jimmy Pesto Jr., Tina’s crushLaura Silverman as AndySarah Silverman as OllieDavid Herman as school counselor Mr. FrondKevin Kline as the Belchers’ landlord Calvin FischoederPlot news, rumors, theoriesHonestly, the plot is of less interest in a Bob’s Burgers movie than just having the whole gang together on a bigger canvas, selling burgers and plotting hijinks. But here’s what we know anyway. Kuchi Kopi gets litAccording to Entertainment Weekly, in 2018 Bouchard said the “movie will reunite Louise with her beloved nightlight Kuchi Kopi in her dreams for another trippy adventure.”Now ear this, LouiseWhy does Louise, the youngest Belcher, always wear pink bunny ears? Bouchard says the movie will explain it. The Belchers are coming to a theater near you. Fox Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Say it in Linda’s voice: All right! The Belcher family, of Bob’s Burgers fame, is heading to the big screen.Bob and Linda Belcher run Bob’s Burgers restaurant in an unnamed seaside town and live above their restaurant with their three quirky kids, Tina, Gene and Louise. The critically acclaimed animated TV show has been renewed for a 10th season on Fox. The show is known for its sassy humor, family love and musical numbers.Now, there’s going to be a movie. It won’t hit theaters until 2020, but devoted fans can’t wait. Here’s what we know so far. We’ll add to this post as new information is revealed.The basicsWhat’s it called? As much as we love Bob’s elaborate Burger of the Day names (Baby, You Can Chive My Car), sometimes simple is best. The film’s just called Bob’s Burgers: The Movie. That was easy. 0 Target movie. https://t.co/sIusiSFCFp— loren bouchard (@lorenbouchard) February 22, 2019center_img I got musicFans know how often the Belchers and their friends seem to burst into song. (“Bad Things Happen in the Bathroom,” anyone?) So it’s good to hear Roberts say that although the cast doesn’t yet know the film’s plot,  “I do know it’s very musical and I’m sure it’s going to be great!” You’re singing our song, John/Linda. Post a comment Tags TV and Movieslast_img read more


Walkers And Cyclists Will Take Over Busy Thoroughfare In Houstons Energy Corridor

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first_img 00:00 /01:32 Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Gail DelaughterHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner is joined by skaters, skateboarders, and cyclists to announce three new “Sunday Streets.”Houston’s “Sunday Streets” returns this weekend. That’s when the city closes part of a major roadway to motorized traffic so people can walk and bike. This Sunday’s event is on Eldridge Parkway between Enclave and Briar Forest. Energy Corridor District Executive Director Clark Martinson says there’s a lot for visitors to see and do. “People can walk shop to shop,” says Martinson. “There’s a dozen restaurants in the area. It’s right at the trailhead to Terry Hershey Park. So ride your bike on Terry Hershey Park, come to the Enclave-Eldridge Parkway intersection. And that’s where we close the street.”The Sunday Streets program started in 2014 with the goal of helping Houstonians become more physically active. This is the first time it’s been held outside the 610 Loop. Martinson says they’re hoping to showcase the neighborhood’s pedestrian and bike improvements. “We are next to the Addicks and Barker reservoirs which are 26,000 acres of open space natural areas,” adds Martinson. “We’re working for new pedestrian bridges that will connect homes across the creeks to the trails.” This Sunday’s event will be held on Eldridge Parkway between Enclave and Briar Forest from noon to 4 p.m. On November 13, Sunday Streets will be held in the Fifth Ward, on Lyons Avenue near the historic DeLuxe Theatre. On December 4, it’s scheduled for West 43rd Street in the Garden Oaks neighborhood. Gail DelaughterThis Sunday’s event will be held on Eldridge Parkway between Enclave and Briar Forest.last_img read more


First look at Flight Centres Toronto flagship Travel Centre

Posted On Aug 19 2019 by

first_img Share Tags: Flight Centre First look at Flight Centre’s Toronto flagship Travel Centre Posted by Wednesday, September 27, 2017 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Flight Centre’s first flagship Travel Centre is now open in Toronto with 10,000 square feet of space in a heritage building at the corner of King St. West and Spadina Ave.Flight Centre says the mixed-use planning and event space “is now ready to revolutionize the way Canadians travel”.Leisure travel consultants work on the main floor, which is open to the public. A team of 50+ corporate travel advisors works on the lower floor in the business travel centre.Here’s a look at the space ahead of the grand opening on Sept. 28:last_img read more


December 20 2003 RIBBON CUTTING Paolo Soleri an

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first_imgDecember 20, 2003RIBBON CUTTING: Paolo Soleri and Scott Riley, Construction Manager, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the public restrooms in the East Crescent.[Photo & Text: KH] Yvonne Brook and her son, Robert, look over the new facilities, including the handicap accessible restroom.[Photo & Text: KH] All residents and workshoppers join in a special lunchtime cookout on top of the East Crescent. Everyone gathered to hear a few words from Paolo about the project.[Photo & Text: KH]last_img


Rep Griffin sets March indistrict office hours

Posted On Aug 9 2019 by

first_img15Mar Rep. Griffin sets March in-district office hours State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district.“With the first few months of the legislative session behind us, there is much to discuss,” Griffin said. “I encourage residents to attend and I look forward to hearing their input.”Rep. Griffin will be available Tuesday, March 26 at the following times and locations:9 to 10 a.m. at Lawton Village Hall, 125 S. Main St. in Lawton;10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Panel Room, 61116 Co Rd. 687 in Hartford;1 to 2 p.m. at the South Haven Library, 314 Broadway St. in South Haven; and3 to 4 p.m. at Cooper Township Hall, 1590 D Ave W. in Kalamazoo.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. Griffin may call her office at (517) 373-0839 or email BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Griffin Newslast_img read more


Dish Network has joined a coalition that aims to s

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first_imgDish Network has joined a coalition that aims to stop Charter Communications’ big-money acquisition of Time Warner Cable.The Stop Mega Cable Coalition comprises 13 bodies, including AT&T-owned cable firm Dish, public interest groups, the Writers Guild of America (East and West) and a telecoms-broadband association.One effect of the deal would be to threaten emerging OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video as two companies would affectively control most of the US broadband market.SMCC aims to “highlight both the stunning scale of the proposed merger” and the overwhelming cable and broadband duopoly that the new company would form alongside Comcast”.A predecessor group, the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition, successfully helped to block Comcast’s deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, which would have created a huge market-leading cable and internet group in the US.Comcast rival Charter, which Liberty Global owner John Malone backs, then moved to buy TWC, in a merger agreement that was valued at US$78.7 billion (€72.9 billion) in May last year.The coalition wants the US’s Department of Justice and media regulator the FCC to block the Charter deal as this new “mega company” would “control more than a third of the markets for cable pay TV [35 percent] and cable broadband [36 percent]”, and thattwo-thirds of subscribers “would have no other option for high-speed broadband”.It also claimed the deal would create a market duopoly of Charter-TWC and Comcast, which between them would control “about 90 per cent of all high-speed broadband connections in the country”.This means Charter-TWC and Comcast could “control the fate” of bandwidth-sapping video platforms – primarily market leader Netflix – by changing their high-speed broadband connections and raising prices.The coalition said the likelihood was Comcast and Charter-TWC would treat their own OTT services and content “favourably”.Furthermore, the SMCC alleged the two firms could “coordinate their actions by simply responding to the others’ behaviour”, and could “take the form of parallel action or even express agreements”.Independent producers would also be negatively affected, the coalition claimed. This would be because the two cable firms could work together to offer “below-market terms” and restrict their ability to sell content to rival SVOD firms.Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has, however, previously given his blessing to the merger, and regulators in NewYork gave it approval earlier this month.“It feels like Groundhog Day with yet another mega cable merger threatening to consolidate too much of this country’s high-speed broadband connections, all to the detriment of competition and consumer choice,” said Jeffrey Blum, senior VP and deputy general counsel of Dish.“This merger severely threatens the innovative online streaming services that rely on a robust broadband connection. ‘Mega Cable’ simply does not serve the public interest, and Charter has failed to prove otherwise.”A Charter statement reported on several US sites read: “It should come as no surprise that Dish and other parties seeking to use the regulatory review process to extract concessions are also engaging in tired PR tactics to further their self interests. Their arguments against the pending transactions are baseless.”last_img read more


The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas

Posted On Jul 26 2019 by

first_imgSmall Business Heroes Image credit: Franziska Krug | Getty Images May 7, 2019 Next Article –shares The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Nina Zipkin 2 min readcenter_img The Amazon founder revealed his thought process in an interview. Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Jeff Bezos is currently the wealthiest person on earth. In September 2018, Amazon was valued at $1 trillion for the first time. As the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, and owner of the Washington Post, it’s clear Bezos didn’t get to this point in his career without having a certain skill for identifying and cultivating ideas that change the game.In conversation with Forbes, Bezos laid out the thought process he goes through when deciding when to move forward with a new initiative.Related: A $150 Billion Net Worth Makes Jeff Bezos the Richest Person on Earth and 27 Other Crazy Things We’ve Learned About the Amazon Founder”We have to have a differentiated idea. It can’t be a ‘me too’ offering,” he explained. “We’re gifted with some very large businesses we’ve built over time, and we can’t afford to put our energies into something that if it works, it’s still going to be small. … Even at substantial scale, it has to have good returns on capital.”Then, Bezos added, once you do have a success, don’t rest on your laurels. “Friends congratulate me after a quarterly-earnings announcement and say, ‘Good job, great quarter,’” Bezos said, “and I’ll say, ‘Thank you, but that quarter was baked three years ago.’ I’m working on a quarter that’ll happen in 2021 right now.” Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more


Cybercrooks Tire of Windows Theyre After Your iPhone Now

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first_imgTechnology Smartphone apps are particularly vulnerable to hackers as they access user information without permission. Cybercrooks Tire of Windows — They’re After Your iPhone Now Next Article –shares Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. January 28, 2011center_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 2 min read Cybercrime is moving away from traditional targets, like Windows PCs, and focusing more on mobile devices, according to Cisco’s 2010 Annual Security Report (PDF). As Microsoft becomes more savvy about patching holes in its OS, cybercriminals are treading into new territories, with a strong focus on iOS and Android.When the federal government declared jailbreaking cellphones legal, intrepid hackers sought and discovered more exploits in mobile operating systems. A prominent example used by Cisco is JailbreakMe 2.0, the Safari-based iPhone flaw — which has since been patched — that allowed users to jailbreak with very little tampering of iOS.Cisco threat research manager Scott Olechowski also said that the proliferation of Android will likely lead to major attacks on Google’s OS in the future. Olechowski noted that the more devices that adopt Android — such as smartphones, tablets, even vehicles — the more enticing the open-source OS becomes, especially when it comes to the big bucks in the enterprise.Most concerning for mobile hacks are apps, many of which access user information without permission. Recently, Trapster, an app that warns drivers when a speed trap is ahead, was hacked, exposing millions of iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile phone passwords — some of which may also have been linked to a user’s PayPal account.Many companies using smartphones for work do not have a cybersecurity strategy planned or in place, according to Cisco. This is a major concern for iOS business consumers, given that the iPhone is being used at 88 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 83 percent of the Fortune 500.And for you PC users out there: Tired of your Mac-using friends’ snooty condescension about how their machines are impervious to viruses? Turns out that hackers are targeting Mac users more and more.Although Apple regularly pushes out security updates, due to increased iOS product adoption — especially on the iPad, which has sponged 90 percent of the tablet market-digging into a Mac isn’t so much a waste of time anymore. Still, compared to Windows, the malware threat to Macs is tiny. Brought to you by PCWorld Brennon Slattery Apply Now »last_img read more


DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

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first_img Source:http://www.dzif.de/en/news_media_centre/news_press_releases/view/detail/artikel/zika_and_chikungunya_viruses_diagnostic_pitfalls/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 18 2019Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Particularly Zika-related malformations in newborns warrant reliable diagnostics. DZIF scientists from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin demonstrate the problems with the currently available diagnostics, particularly for Zika virus detection, and develop combined testing methods that have higher reliability.”False positive results can have fatal consequences,” emphasizes Prof Felix Drexler, who heads the Virus Epidemiology group at the Charité and has been working on developing detection methods for viruses at the DZIF for years. A particular cause for concern for the people affected is an increase in the number of cases of brain malformations in newborns (microcephaly), for which a link with Zika virus infection has meanwhile been confirmed. Can a pregnant woman complete her pregnancy or does she perhaps have an undiagnosed Zika virus infec-tion? The increase of illegal abortions in Latin America during the Zika outbreak highlights the dramatic consequences of unreliable diagnoses.We need reliable laboratory diagnostics, particularly in outbreak regions like Brazil. “However, this is certainly not the case at the moment,” explains Drexler. “Our study in that region has shown that correct antibody diagnostics for Zika were successful in only half of the patients at best”. The results for chikungunya virus confirmation are much better. This virus is also widespread in Latin America and can cause symptoms similar to those of Zika infections but presumably does not cause malformations. Here, antibody diagnostics are indeed reliable, the researchers say.Molecular detection methods: requirements and realityAcute infections are predominantly confirmed by detecting viral genomes in blood and urine. However, this method can only be used about one week after presentation of the first symptoms. Subsequently, infections can solely be confirmed by detecting the antibodies against the virus produced by the infected individual. However, vaccinations and infections with similar viruses hamper precise antibody detection. In a study conducted in Brazil, Drexler and his team investigated the requirements for and the reality of this together with scientists from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro.The studyPatients with confirmed Zika or chikungunya virus infections were included in the study. The scientists took follow-up samples in a period of up to 90 days after the acute infection. They applied and combined different methods for molecular and antibody detection.The resultsFor both viruses, molecular detection by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed low virus concentrations, even just a week after the presentation of symptoms. In Zika virus infections, the virus concentration is already so low in the first week that particularly sensitive testing is required and combined antibody testing should be done.Related StoriesNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairImmunotesting for the antibodies showed severe shortfalls. “We were able to see that the sensitivity of a frequently used immunotest for antibodies in acute Zika infection was only about 30%.” However, the scientists were able to increase this sensitivity by using Immunoglobulin A (IgA) as a marker instead of the usual Im-munoglobulin M (IgM). The results for chikungunya testing were unambiguous and the people affected could consequently rely on the diagnosis.The reliability problem”We can see very clearly that a combination of several testing procedures must be used to obtain precise Zika virus test results, particularly in tropical regions where people contract infections with many viruses that are related to each other,” Drexler concludes. However, the researchers still need larger studies with more patients in order to develop the best testing methods. The scientific data from this and following studies will enable the translation into routinely applicable tools to be developed by companies. According to Drexler, it is not only about giving pregnant women and couples more reliability. Both the implementation of public health preventive measures and conducting further research are also dependent on reliable risk estimations.BackgroundResearch teams led by Felix Drexler and Christian Drosten, formally University Hospital Bonn, now Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, have developed novel Zika virus tests as well as a standard test for the MERS coronavirus (MERS for Mid-dle East Respiratory Syndrome), which is being used globally. At the DZIF, they are very well equipped for emerging virus diagnostics. The Zika diagnostics project in Brazil was brought underway by the DZIF in order to appropriately tackle the danger of emerging infections.Zika and chikungunya viruses Zika viruses are usually transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, but can also be trans-mitted sexually. Symptoms of Zika virus infection include rashes, headaches, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis and sometimes fever. However, these symptoms are described as mild in comparison to other tropical diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus can cause foetal malformations of the brain during pregnancy. Chikungunya viruses are also transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and cause symptoms similar to Zika virus infections. They therefore also cause fever and joint pain, which can be very severe and persist for months after the infection.last_img read more


Intermedical UK showcases 2nd generation NObreath at ARTP 2019

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first_img Source:https://www.bedfont.com/news/home/intermedical-uk-exhibits-the-new-and-improved-nobreath-at-artp-2019 Jan 25 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)A distributor for nearly 10 years, Intermedical UK will be exhibiting the 2nd generation NObreath at the annual Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) conference and can be found at Stand 25. We’re excited to bring the NObreath to ARTP this year. It’s a great opportunity to talk about the benefits of measuring FeNO when monitoring asthma and airway inflammation – especially now it is recommended in the NICE guidance. We believe that the new NObreath will make FeNO monitoring quicker and easier for healthcare professionals and patients alike.”Livio Gagliardi, Acting Managing Director, Intermedical The NObreath® offers a quick, simple and non-invasive method of measuringFeNO to assess airway inflammation, aiding in the diagnosis and management of asthma.Related StoriesBedfont Scientific named Exporter of the Year at SEHTA AwardsBedfont donates reverse advent calendar for homeless peopleBedfont named ‘Exporter of the Year’ for third consecutive yearInterpreting FeNO levels aids in identifying patients who do/do not require on-going treatment whilst also differentiating between allergic (eosinophilic) and non-allergic asthma, and if used daily, FeNO measurements can help to predict exacerbations and attacks.Alongside a fresh and aesthetically pleasing design with a full-color touchscreen, new features of the 2nd generation NObreath® also include the ability to save patient profiles on the device, Bluetooth connectivity, and SteriTouch® technology for optimum infection control.Furthermore, the NObreath® comes with free patient management software allowing the equipment to synchronize with a PC, enabling reports to be generated, data to be backed up, and much more. This year, ARTP is taking place between 31 January and 1st February in Glasgow.last_img read more


UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to

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first_img Source:https://uahs.arizona.edu/news/ua-college-partners-space-tango-test-diagnostic-tool-space-0 Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 26 2019Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are partnering with Space Tango, a private aerospace company that designs, builds and operates facilities on the International Space Station, to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space.Led by Director and Professor Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine (ANBM) has received three independent NASA grants. The latest funding will allow researchers to develop a diagnostic tool – a miniature syringe-like device that can detect bioagents and hundreds of biomarkers in blood or saliva – and test it in space.”This is the next step in the evolution of this technology toward use on a test flight,” Dr. Zenhausern said, referring to the “vertical-flow” device, a novel technology patented and licensed by Tech Launch Arizona, which helps bring UA innovations to the world through commercial pathways.Center researcher Jian Gu, PhD, an associate professor in the college’s Basic Medical Sciences Department, will work with the Kentucky-based company to integrate the diagnostic platform into Space Tango’s automated hardware.Jana Stoudemire, director of commercial innovation at Space Tango, said the company is pleased to partner with the research team at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. The device will be part of a payload housed in one of its autonomous CubeLabs that can provide near real-time data and monitoring in microgravity.”Everything in the CubeLab has to be extremely well-designed and simple to use in the contained environment of a space mission and the International Space Station,” she said.The basic questions researchers have to answer are: How do you take a blood or saliva sample in microgravity and how is it processed by an astronaut en route to Mars?Dr. Zenhausern said in the Center’s first NASA grant, the chemistry of the device was tested for protein markers. Its application to nucleic acid detection was demonstrated under a second NASA Human Research Program grant, led by Center researcher Jerome Lacombe, PhD, an assistant professor in the medical school’s Basic Medical Sciences Department.Related StoriesDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairThis latest grant – $100,000 from NASA and its Translational Research Institute for Space Health – will pursue with Space Tango development of the diagnostic test using a human factor engineering approach to validate its performance in microgravity.”What is exciting is that NASA is investing more funds in space exploration and is considering human health as its first priority to succeed in long-duration missions,” Dr. Zenhausern said. “Until now, very little monitoring of the health of astronauts has occurred, but deep space travel will require cutting-edge technologies for astronaut health and performance.”Recent news about the health of U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year at the International Space Station in the confines of microgravity, have questioned the promise for long-term human space travel. Other reports earlier this year that space flight could activate dormant viruses like shingles, chickenpox and herpes heighten the importance of developing ways to monitor and treat health conditions of astronauts in space.Leroy Chiao, PhD, a former NASA astronaut, International Space Station commander and ANBM consultant, said he was not surprised by the March report.”We know that under stress, certain genes can turn on and off,” he said. “Your body in space is under stress, so it makes sense that the stress can cause some genes to turn on and others to turn off.”Dr. Chiao said one of the major concerns of many astronauts is how their bodies will react to exposure to radiation. He said he is impressed with the Center’s most recent project and its portfolio of technologies for radiation countermeasures. “If this takes us one step closer to learning more about radiation resistance, that’s great,” he said.last_img read more


Dredge holeinone worth considerably more than other aces

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first_img Related News Golf 15 Apr 2019 Factbox – List of Masters champions at Augusta National Golf 29 Apr 2019 Golf – Few bright spots for The Big Easy in The Big Easy “It’s been quite a few years coming,” said the Welshman.”Nice to do it here. I got a very nice car by BMW, so pleased with that.”Dredge joked that his ace at a “proper hole” rightly deserved a greater reward than the other three at the shorter 15th.”That was on a easy hole, 15,” he said. “Today, at least the pin position (on 17) was in quite a friendly position. It was a comfortable five-iron.”Dredge’s shot landed about 10 yards in front of the flag and rolled right into the middle of the cup.”I couldn’t actually see it going in but I could tell from the crowd’s reaction,” he said.The effort helped him to an eight-under-par 63, though he still a long way back, eight strokes from the halfway lead, shared by Bernd Wiesberger, Lee Slattery and Erik van Rooyen.The 46-year-old Dredge is a two-times winner on the European Tour. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Christian Radnedge) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img Related News (Reuters) – There were two more hole-in-ones at the Scottish Open on Friday, making it four in two rounds, but one was worth considerably more than the others.Bradley Dredge drove off with a new BMW X7 valued at nearly 100,000 pounds ($125,730), thanks to his ace at the 203-yard 17th hole at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.The other three aces, by Trevor Immelman and Kalle Samooja on Thursday and Stuart Manley on Friday, came at the 15th, where no vehicle was on offer.Dredge said it was his first hole-in-one in competition, and his 10th overall. Golf 09 Jul 2019 Malaysia’s Green can grin as European Tour title is within rangelast_img read more


Opposing rallies mark dog meat day in South Korea

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first_img SEOUL: Dozens of people opposing dog meat consumption, including American actress Kim Basinger, rallied in Seoul to mark a “dog meat day” in South Korea.About 20 others stood on the opposite side calling for a legalisation of dog meat during a protest near the National Assembly building. There were no reports of violence.Under a traditional belief, yesterday was the first of three hottest days in South Korea. Many South Koreans believe eating dog meat or chicken soups on those three days gives them strength to beat the heat. “They do not need your tears, they need your help,” Basinger said. “We have to end this cruelty on this planet. We have to help anything suffering, and these dogs and cats are suffering.”The anti-dog meat protesters held placards that read “How Many Millions Have to Die Before Dog Meat Ends?” They also put mock dog carcasses on a table.About 10m away from them were farmers who raise dogs that are sold to restaurants. They brought along steamed dog meat and ate it with kimchi.Anti-dog meat rallies routinely take place on the three hottest days.Dog meat is neither legal nor explicitly banned in South Korea. Dog meat restaurants are a dwindling business in South Korea in recent years as pets grow in popularity. A survey last year indicated that about 80% of South Koreans had never eaten dog meat in the past year.But many people still oppose outlawing dog meat because they view it as surrendering to Western pressure. — AP {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Tags / Keywords: Economy 1d ago No exit in sight from Japan-South Korea dispute End this cruelty: Basinger and Chris DeRose, president of Last Chance for Animals, holding mock dog meat during a rally against the practice of eating the meat in front of the National Assembly in Seoul. — Reuters Related News World 2d ago Amnesty International calls on South Korea to end discrimination of gay soldiers South Korea Related News World 2d ago North Korea calls South Korea’s F-35 jet purchases ‘extremely dangerous action’last_img read more


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