Amer thanks coaches’ trust in bounce back game

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Amer’s shot, however, wasn’t his to take as the play was originally designed for Allen Durham to try to get two points in the interior after Black called the timeout with 1:32 remaining.Durham, though, was hounded inside and he found the open Amer who had no defender within five of him.And Amer was ready to bail out Meralco in whatever way he can.“When I entered the floor off the timeout, coach Jimmy [Alapag] and coach Ronnie [Magsanoc] told me to just shoot it if I find myself open, and it just happened,” said Amer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Durham proud of ‘game-changer’ Hugnatan, Amer QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games He ended up contributing 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to help the Bolts take an 85-83 win against Ginebra in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.“The coaches are there, my teammates are there to help me,” said Amer in Filipino. “They were there for me the last three games and they’re always motivating me to help bring back my game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd of Amer’s 11 points, none was bigger than the three he put up with 1:18 remaining in the game that gave Meralco an 81-80 lead, a shot head coach Norman Black essentially called as the “game-winner.”“That was a big shot by Baser from the corner, actually you can say that was the game-winner,” said Black.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBaser Amer walked into Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday carrying a proverbial blank sheet.His 0-of-6 shooting night in Game 3 was a thorn in his side and he knew he had to start making his attempts if he hoped to help Meralco tie the series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

City updates

first_imgWhat’s new in the big cities.LondonMusic festival: A month-long musical bonanza takes over St Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square. The Handel Festival begins April 2, with the maestro’s choral masterpiece Messiah. Till April 30. www.stmartin-in-the-fields.orgStreet photography: An interesting collection of street photography at the Museum of London (150 London Wall; tel: 020 7814 5503) captures the diversity and vibrancy of the city.Exhibition: James Watt, one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution, is the subject of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum (South Kensington; tel: 020 7942 4000). Titled Watts Workshop, the exhibition recreates, for the first time, the attic workshop in which Watt experimented with chemistry, engine design and more.Seafood restaurant: Chef Massimo Riccioli, who has made a name for himself in Rome, has brought to London La Rosetta, a seafood speciality restaurant, at the refurbished five-star Corinthia Palace (www.corinthia.com).New yorkMuseum reopening: The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria; tel: 718 777 6888; Monday closed) has reopened with a newly expanded and redesigned building. Additions include a cafe, store, screening areas and a garden. Exhibition: Step into a magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opened at Discovery Times Square this month. Original artefacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part I and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2, are on display. Runs till September 5.Brunch menu: Austrian tavern Edi & The Wolf (102 Avenue, 7th & 8th Streets, East Village; tel: 212 598 1040) has just launched a weekend brunch. Timings: 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Must seeArt installation: The Union Square is where a 10-ft tall sculpture–a tribute to Andy Warhol–has been installed. Created by artist Rob Pruitt, it has the Pop mastermind with a camera around his neck. It’s sure to be the backdrop of many photos itself. The sculpture will remain there till October 2.advertisementMelbournePizzeria: After delighting the city with artisan pizzas from its Fitzroy outlet for the past few years, Ladro has opened a branch on Greville Street, Prahran (03 9510 2233). An additional bar menu includes Cotechino Sausage and Polenta-crumbed Sardines. You can also order some house-made pasta and roasted meat. Beer bar: Masterchef contestants Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins are the owners of Josie Bones, a new beer bar at Smith Street, Collingwood (03 9417 1878). A good way to start the evening is with the beer flight, which gives you a taste of three varieties served in 110 ml glasses. Comedy festival: Get your fill of laughs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which runs till April 24. Considered the third largest festival of its kind, tickets to this comedy bonanza comes for AU$ 22. More details on www.comedyfestival.com.auCyclists guide: A new edition of Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists Guide is designed with the food-savvy and culturally-aware cyclist in mind. It includes a ‘Window Shopper’ journey through the CBD, Richmond and South Yarra. Buy for AU$ 3 at bookshops or pick up free with any Humble Vintage bike hire; http://thehumblevintage.comMumbaiAdventure park: Della Adventure in Lonavala, an easy drive from Mumbai, is perfect for both the lazy and the active. The 34-acre park offers everything from rock-climbing and rappelling or pottery and karaoke. Restaurant and Lounge bar: Mumbai’s favourite Busaba has opened a branch at Lower Parel (Next to Blue Frog, Senapati Bapat Marg; tel: 022 6747 8971). The dishes on the menu, we are told, are mementos from the people that owner Nikhil Chib has met over the years. Deli: The newest hotspot for cupcakes is Indigo Deli (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Road, Colaba; tel: 022 6655 1010). On offer are cupcakes that range from flavours like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and red velvet to more spirited flavours like tequila, cointreau and pi-a colada. Goan restaurant: Tavira (LT Road, Gorai, Borivli West; tel: 022 6511 2248) looks every bit of its owner’s Bandra restaurant Soul Fry, with its cheery orange and yellow walls. Thursdays are karaoke evenings.BangloreSky diving camp: This one is for those with a head for heights. A sky diving camp at Waltair Escapade Thrills (101 Silver Meadows, Off Sarjapur Road; mobile: 99860 41076/ 93436 38695) will give you a certificate that allows you to practice the sport anywhere in the world. Join by April 7.Crepes menu: Canadian yogurt chain Kiwi Kiss (outlets at Phoenix Arcade on Church Street & Koramangala) has introduced a range of sweet and savoury crepes too. Options for toppings include Nutella, maple syrup, honey, fresh fruit, Cayenne chicken and cottage kadai. Deli counter: You can now take home Toscano’s pesto and tomato oils. They’ve opened a deli counter at the Whitefield restaurant (Forum Value Mall; tel: 080 2593 9224) and the fresh take-away list includes cheese, pasta, cookies, cakes and breads. Vietnamese restaurant: If ambience is what you rate higher than the food, then Phobidden Fruit (HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar; tel: 080 4125 5175) may be worth a visit. Don’t be surprised if the waiter brings you a torch along with the menu card at this dimly-lit restaurant. The atmosphere is just what you would find in a Saigon eatery; the prices are affordable and the pho, decent.advertisementToronto with Akshay KumarThe city: I first visited Toronto in 1994 for a shoot and fell in love with this gorgeous city. I told myself that I will have a home here someday, and make it a point to visit every three or four months. You’ll get everything in this city, be it great food or good weather. CN Tower: One of my favourite attractions in Toronto is the CN Tower. Riding the glass elevators up one of the highest freestanding structures in the world (553m) is one of those ‘typical’ things you just have to do. The other thing you must do at the CN Tower is having a meal at Horizons. The casual cafe boasts spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario. Don’t miss a fascinating 3D theatre experience at CN Tower theatre. It is now showing The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, first 3D surf film ever created. (There are shows every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m; www.cntower.ca)Japanese restaurant: One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto is Blowfish (668 King Street West; tel: 416 860 0606)–we celebrated Suniel Shetty’s birthday there while we were in the city to shoot for Thank You. The menu features the expected sushi and sashimi, but the quality and presentation are uniformly excellent.last_img read more

Team Lakay aspiring for Manny Pacquiao’s longevity

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Eduard Folayang, the current ONE lightweight king, said winning titles across different divisions the way Pacquiao did is near impossible to pull off in MMA.“Boxing and mixed martial arts are two different sports, so it will be hard to replicate his success in being a world champion in as many weight classes,” Folayang said. “There’s a huge gap in weight in each division in mixed martial arts.”But aiming to have the same staying power as Pacquiao’s is tough but achievable for Folayang. “What I hope to accomplish instead is to be a world champion for as long as he is. He encourages me to stay healthy, long enough to compete in a world championship at 40,” said Folayang.“Everything he is right now is a result of his hard work and perseverance. His story inspires all of us in Team Lakay.”ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments NorthPort teammates blown away by Robert Bolick: ‘He’s not even a rookie’ LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Team Lakay doesn’t have to look far for an added source of motivation in its fighters’ bid to remain as world champions for as long as they could.Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has been one of the best boxers of his generation for the longest time and although, he’s not the same fighter he once was when he conquered one division after another, he’s still a world champion even at age 40.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ That longevity is what the warriors of Team Lakay are aspiring to emulate on the MMA stage.“Manny Pacquiao is an inspiration to all of us in Team Lakay. We all saw how he rose from from poverty to superstardom,” said Team Lakay headmaster Mark Sangiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“If we can, we would love to replicate the duration of his title reign. We also hope to compete at that level on a global stage at 40 years old.”  Pacquiao won his first world title as a flyweight in 1998 then, went on to claim seven more major belts to become the sport’s only eight-division champion after dismantling Antonio Margarito for the WBC light middleweight crown in 2010. On Sunday (Manila time), the fighting Senator is defending his WBA (regular) strap against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

ESPN Announces This Year’s Theme Song For The College Football Season

first_imgESPN PlayoffESPN PlayoffIf you’re constantly tuned in to ESPN during pigskin season, you’ll likely see the network’s college football promo commercials dozens, if not hundreds of times. The Worldwide Leader, much to the dismay of many, uses the same song for every bit. By the end of the year, you’ll know every word.So which song will you know every word to this year? According to Chris Fowler, who used to host College GameDay before giving up the job to Rece Davis last year, this year’s song will be “Collider” by the X Ambassadors and Tom Morello. The X Ambassadors are an alternative rock band from Ithaca, New York. Morello, of course, was the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine.Here’s the video for the song, if you’re so inclined. It was released on August 1st.As a huge Tom Morello/Rage Against the Machine fan, this makes me happy: new ESPN CFB anthem w/X Ambassadors https://t.co/0ipVtmRM4y— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) August 3, 2016Last year, the tune was “History” by Lauren Alaina. In 2014, it was “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy.The X Ambassadors were formed in 2009 and released their first full-length album in 2015. The band is comprised of four members – Sam Harris, Casey Harris, Noah Feldshuh and Adam Levin.ESPN will kick off its college football coverage in 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Hawaii and California are set to meet at ANZ Stadium on Friday, August 26. The Rainbow Warriors and Golden Bears will meet a week before all other teams.College football’s opening weekend will feature a number of important games, so expect to see a number of promos. In the first few days of the season, we’ll get to see Kansas State vs. Stanford, Oklahoma vs. Houston, UCLA vs. Texas A&M, LSU vs. Wisconsin, Alabama vs. USC, Florida State vs. Ole Miss, Texas vs. Notre Dame and Auburn vs. Clemson.last_img read more

Defence minister in Halifax to talk spending on Royal Canadian Navy

first_imgHALIFAX – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will roll out more details today about Ottawa’s spending plans for the Royal Canadian Navy.Sajjan is expected to highlight investments in capabilities and support for the navy in Halifax, as part of the Liberals’ new defence policy.He has been holding events across the country to promote the Liberals’ proposed increase in defence spending.The Trudeau government announced last week that it will spend $62 billion more over the next two decades for a major expansion of the Canadian Armed Forces.But much of the money won’t flow until after the next election, and it’s not clear whether the spending spike would mean bigger federal deficits or spending cuts in other areas.Sajjan will also likely be asked about a recent meeting he had with the head of the American defence giant producing the controversial F-35 stealth fighter, which the governing Liberals had vowed not to purchase.last_img read more

NFB gets new home in Torontos Entertainment District at 145 Wellington Street

first_imgAdvertisement Recent successes from the Ontario Studio include Stories We Tell, directed by Sarah Polley, and the multi-year HIGHRISE digital project, directed by Katerina Cizek―two of the most highly acclaimed works in NFB history―as well as powerful new releases like Tiffany Hsiung’s breakthrough feature doc, The Apology. Upcoming from the studio are major releases like Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses and Attiya Khan and Larry Jackman’s A Better Man.The Ontario Studio is also the new space for the NFB’s Canadian Francophonie Studio (Studio de la Francophonie canadienne), headed by Dominic Desjardins, which produces French-language works from Ontario and the West that serve a vital need in supporting and strengthening Canada’s French-language communities.Also moving to the new space will be members of the NFB’s education, audience development, communications and marketing teams.The Ontario Studio has been located at 150 John Street since 1991, and its move to nearby 145 Wellington Street West is intended to keep the NFB in the Toronto’s key cultural district, close to creators, co-producers and partners. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook On December 12, the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning Ontario Studio in Toronto is moving to a new home in the Entertainment District, at 145 Wellington Street West, Suite 1010. The NFB is making the move to a custom-designed space that meets its changing needs for film and interactive media creation, with six digital editing suites, a 20-seat screening room and a virtual reality lab, all designed to create world-class audiovisual works in the heart of Toronto.Headed by executive producer Anita Lee, with producers Lea Marin, David Oppenheim and Justine Pimlott, the Ontario Studio works closely with creators and partners in Toronto and across the province, the country and the world, to produce film and digital works that explore vital issues and break new ground in form and content. The NFB’s Toronto office is also the base for its new Director General of Creation and Innovation, René Bourdages, responsible for the NFB’s long-term programming vision, working with NFB studios across Canada. Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

​Estrogens found in cows milk shown to pose no risk to adult

first_img Source:Estrogens in cows’ milk are unlikely to pose a threat to adult health. The majority of studies we reviewed concluded that the concentrations of estrogens found naturally in milk are too low to pose a risk to reproductive health or cancer development in adults. However, studies are lacking that look at any harmful effects of hormones from cows’ milk on baby and child development and health.”Professor Gregor Majdic, Co-author By Sally Robertson, B.Sc.Oct 26 2018Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)A review of studies looking into the health effects of consuming estrogen-containing cows’ milk has found that the milk is likely to be safe for human consumption.Image Credit: Alexander Chaikin / ShutterstockThe review suggests that the level of estrogens that occur naturally in cows’ milk are too low to pose a risk to adults and that people do not need to be concerned.The paper, entitled “Estrogens in consumer milk – is there a risk to human reproductive health?”, was published today in the European Journal of Endocrinology.The female sex hormone estrogen is present in cows’ milk and with more than 160 million tons of the milk produced in the EU in 2016 alone, it is a common component of our diet.Intensive farming has been shown to increase the amount of estrogen in cows’ milk which has raised concerns about the safety of drinking it.Potential adverse health effects include an increased risk of hormone-related cancers, reduced fertility, and abnormal fetal development.The current study reviewed the evidence available from more than a dozen analyses of rodents and humans looking at the effects that drinking the milk may have on the risk of cancer development and on fertility.Professor Gregor Majdic and Professor Tomaz Snoj from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia found that the majority of studies where rats ingested milk or milk-derived estrogens, showed no differences in cancer risk or reproductive health.Some studies did report changes in reproductive health and other adverse health effects, but in those studies, the level of estrogen assessed far exceeded the level that people would usually ingest.Some studies have also suggested that drinking the milk can affect the level of growth hormone in children, but it is not clear whether the link is related to consuming estrogens or whether there are any other adverse health effects.last_img read more

Physicianscientists present updated efficacy data on CAR Tcell gene immunotherapy

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 5 2018Physician-scientists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah(R)* (tisagenlecleucel, formerly CTL019) –the first-ever U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive blood cancers at the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, as well as first-of-its-kind research on overcoming CAR T-cell resistance.Together, the contributions further cement CHOP’s aggressive pursuit of giving patients better options in this new field of personalized, cellular medicine.An updated, longer-term analysis of ELIANA, the first pediatric global CAR-T cell therapy registration trial of Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) in children and young adult patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), shows an 82% remission rate within three months after a single infusion, and 62% relapse-free survival at 24 months, as presented by Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program and Section Chief of Cell Therapy and Transplant at CHOP, and a Professor of Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The safety profiles observed for Kymriah, pioneered together with Novartis and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, remained consistent with previously reported results, with no emergence of new safety concerns.”Before this personalized, cellular gene therapy, the patients we are treating with CAR T-cells had about a ten percent chance of surviving,” said Dr. Grupp. “To see this 82 percent remission rate in our patients is beyond what I ever imagined when we treated our first patient in 2012. Hundreds of patients later, we’re able to say those children who safely achieve durable remissions have a good chance of long-term disease control, and our hope is this is the last treatment they ever need.”Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell therapy genetically modifies a patient’s immune cells to make them seek out and kill leukemia cells. The approach was developed by a team led by Carl June, MD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. In 2012, Penn and Novartis entered into a global collaboration to further research, develop and commercialize Kymriah. CHOP was the first institution to use the therapy in children with leukemia.Related StoriesAlternate cell growth pathway could open door to new treatments for metastatic cancersNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsStudy: Megakaryocytes play an important role in cell migrationIn other data presented at ASH, CHOP researchers found for some patients who do not achieve durable responses to CAR T-cell therapy due to T-cell exhaustion or cell death, which may be generated by the body’s naturally occurring brake on the immune system, adding an inhibitor against the immune checkpoint PD-1 (programmed cell death 1) to CAR T-cell therapy could extend treatment response and improve outcomes for children with r/r ALL.CHOP’s small, single-center study evaluated 14 children ranging in age from 4 to 17 years, all of whom had received CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy, and were given pembrolizumab or nivolumab. With the addition of the PD-1 blockade, 50 percent of patients maintained either partial or complete disease responses, according to study lead Shannon Maude, MD, PhD, an oncologist and scientist in CHOP’s Cancer Immunotherapy Program.”When we give a checkpoint inhibitor, it seems to release the body’s immune brakes on theT-cell, allowing the T-cell to focus on its job of attacking cancer,” Dr. Maude said. “This combination therapy could overcome that resistance in some CAR T-cell patients. Understanding these are children who would otherwise have no other therapeutic options, maximizing the response of the therapy, and overcoming resistance, are critical.””Our unrivaled immunotherapy program treated the first patient, and now more patients than any other pediatric institution in the world, with this innovative therapy,” said Stephen Hunger, MD, Chief of the Division of Oncology and Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at CHOP. “Now, equally exciting, our clinical and research teams continue to move the dial, looking for ways to improve upon CAR T-cell therapy so even more young cancer patients benefit from it. Our institution remains unsurpassed in its efforts to introduce and perfect new gene therapies.”Dr. Grupp, Dr. Maude and their team will continue following these patients and exploring combination strategies to improve outcomes after CAR T-cell therapy, as more clinical research trials are underway at CHOP to further improve CAR T-cell therapy and apply it for use in more pediatric cancers. Source:https://www.chop.edu/last_img read more

Immediate HIV treatment initiation has improved but not yet universal in NYC

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 7 2019A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage.Despite notable improvements, nearly 25 percent of New York City residents with a new HIV diagnosis in 2015 had not initiated treatment within six months of their diagnosis. Another key study finding was that only 35 percent of people diagnosed with HIV had less advanced HIV disease. The study’s authors concluded that “continued efforts are needed to expand and better target HIV testing to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment initiation”.The study was conducted by a team of investigators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and used population-based HIV surveillance data to understand if the timeliness of HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation improved since ‘universal treatment’ was first recommended. They found that, among 9,987 NYC residents diagnosed with HIV from 2012 to 2015, 35 percent were diagnosed early, and the annual proportion of persons diagnosed sooner after HIV infection did not increase appreciably. Six months after diagnosis, only 62, 67, 72, and 77 percent of persons diagnosed in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 respectively had initiated ART.Voluntary HIV testing followed by immediate ART initiation is an integral part of strategies to eliminate HIV and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic because individuals with HIV have a lower risk of transmitting the virus and developing AIDS or serious illness if they start ART as soon as possible after HIV infection. In New York City, the ‘universal treatment’ recommendation, immediate treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, was made in late 2011.Related StoriesPrevalence of anal cancer precursors is higher in women living with HIV than previously reportedPatients with HIV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid have high risk of experiencing cognitive deficitsNovel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEPTo understand and influence how quickly testing programs are diagnosing HIV and getting individuals on treatment, the timeliness of diagnosis and ART initiation would ideally be measurable and carefully monitored at the population level. Yet, population-based data on ART initiation are generally not systematically collected and thus unavailable in the US. And neither implementors nor researchers have adequately focused on the elapsed time from HIV infection to diagnosis and to ART initiation. The elapsed time matters because this represents time when an individual misses out on the benefits of treatment.”Although patients are increasingly receiving ART upon diagnosis, this study shows that treatment is neither universal nor immediate. To reach the monumental goal of ending the HIV epidemic, it is important to continue to expand and target HIV testing in order to achieve earlier diagnosis and treatment for people with undiagnosed HIV infection,” said McKaylee Robertson, the study’s lead author and an epidemiology doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.”A fundamental premise underlying public health implementation efforts aimed at ‘ending HIV epidemics’ around the globe is that the most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and onward transmission of the HIV virus is to diagnose and treat all persons with HIV as soon as possible after infection occurs. This study shows that we have made significant improvements in quickly getting people on treatment, but that we still have a long way to go”, said Dr. Denis Nash, the senior author on the study and Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. Source:http://sph.cuny.edu/2019/05/06/art-initiation-increased-not-universal/last_img read more

NY startup aims to take on Teslas Powerwall

first_img 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. Pro­fessor of materials/​physics chem­istry discusses Tesla’s Powerwall for home energy storage Italian entrepreneurs who migrated to Stony Brook University’s energy incubator to form an innovative-battery startup are planning to take on the Powerwall of Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. Explore further Citation: NY startup aims to take on Tesla’s Powerwall (2019, February 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-ny-startup-aims-tesla-powerwall.htmlcenter_img ©2019 Newsday Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Their Stony Brook company, StorEn Technologies, is adapting vanadium-flow batteries—typically the size of shipping containers and found in utility or industrial settings—for light commercial or household use.StorEn’s battery units, about the size of a large, cylindrical vending machine, could be used as a backup in case of a power outage.Chief executive Carlo Brovero said the entrepreneurs joined the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook in 2016 after considering Northeast incubators from Boston to New York City. They founded StorEn the following year.”It’s very much focused on energy and energy storage,” he said of the university’s incubator program and Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center.The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology and other partners are testing a StorEn prototype battery at the energy center to “validate” the technology, said David C. Hamilton, executive director of SBU’s program and director of operations at the center.The testing program is expected to help StorEn raise funds for additional development and marketing.StorEn has raised $659,824 through a now-closed crowdfunding effort on startengine.com, and Brovero said the company is in talks with additional unnamed investors, including some on Long Island.Unlike Tesla’s Powerwall, which uses solid-state lithium-ion batteries and is aimed at the home market, StorEn’s batteries use liquid electrolytes that contain the metal vanadium in a solution.StorEn’s batteries “can easily last 25 years with no decay in capacity,” while lithium-ion batteries decay at a much faster rate, Brovero said.Tesla’s warranty on the direct-current Powerwall 2 says it will retain 70 percent of its storage capacity 10 years after the initial installation.The Powerwall 2, priced at $6,700 per unit, can provide electricity at a lower cost per kilowatt, based on the expected price of a StorEn battery, Brovero acknowledged.But StorEn’s battery has a longer life and can run through many more cycles—when a battery is fully charged and discharged—without decaying, he said, meaning that the lifetime cost is lower. StorEn’s pricing for home units has not been finalized, he said.Like the Powerwall, StorEn’s batteries can be connected to solar panels as a backup power system.Tesla officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.StorEn already has orders for three batteries, including one destined for installation at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.That order is scheduled to be shipped at the end of April.Spearheading the company’s research and development is chief technical officer Angelo D’Anzi, who sold a previous vanadium-flow battery company, Proxhima, to a European utility company in 2015.Two more of the five Italian founders continue to work at the company: Maurizio Tappi and Gianluca Piraccini, both senior engineers.All of the founders are from Bologna except Brovero, who is from Turin. Credit: CC0 Public Domainlast_img read more

Government introduces bill to ban commercial surrogacy

first_img Next Government introduces bill to ban commercial surrogacyOn Monday, the government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 15:44 IST File photo for representation.Commercial surrogacy will soon be banned and only close relatives will be permitted to act as surrogates to infertile couples for “ethical altruistic” reasons.On Monday, the government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.Only Indian couples who have been legally married for at least five years would be allowed to opt for surrogacy, as per the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill, which was introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan.The bill seeks to “allow ethical altruistic surrogacy to the intending infertile Indian married couple between the age of 23-50 years and 26-55 years for female and male, respectively.”A woman should be allowed to act as a surrogate mother only once and should be a close relative of the intending couple and “should be an ever-married woman having a child of her own and between the age of 25-35 years.”According to the statement, India has emerged as a surrogacy hub for couples from different countries for past few years.”Due to lack of legislation to regulate surrogacy, the practice of surrogacy has been misused by surrogacy clinics, which leads to rampant commercial surrogacy and unethical practices…,” it noted.The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in December, 2018 but lapsed as it could not get the nod from Parliament.ALSO READ | 8 companies with great parental leave policiesALSO READ | After Zomato, drug firm Novartis announces 26-week paid parental leave for both men and womenALSO WATCH | Surrogacy has an important role for women, says Dr. Firuza ParikhFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Surrogacy (Regulation) BillFollow SurrogacyFollow Lok SabhaFollow Harsh Vardhanlast_img read more

Tiny Fighting Worms Make One of the Loudest Sounds in the Ocean

first_imgHeadbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65945-tiny-worms-emit-loud-noise.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭 Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren’t quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms emit one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, according to a new study. The source of the underwater hullabaloo is a nearly transparent segmented worm called the Leocratides kimuraorum, which lives inside sponges 279 to 554 feet (85 to 169 meters) deep off the coast of Japan. [The 12 Weirdest Animal Discoveries]Advertisement These wigglies are just a tad more than an inch (29 millimeters) long and have lengthy tentacles and a big mouth (literally). These seemingly quiet creatures revealed their true nature under the spotlight in the lab. A group of researchers used an instrument called a hydrophone to record 15 pops that were emitted from three kimuraorums as they were fighting. In a marine feud researchers dub “mouth-fighting,” the worms approached each other headfirst with their mouths open. During such encounters, the worms’ pharynx muscles expand rapidly, creating a cavitation bubble that collapses and produces a loud “pop” while the worms launch into each other. The researchers found that these pops can reach 157 decibels in the water (which is a different measurement than decibels in the air). From right next to the water tank, the pops sounded like humans snapping their fingers, lead author Goto Ryutaro, an assitant professor at Kyoto University told Live Science. “Though they probably sound louder if you hear them in the water.” The worms are as loud as snapping shrimps, which are one of the biggest noisemakers in the ocean, the authors wrote. What’s more, they found that these worms did not make any noise when simply disturbed, they only did so when they were fighting. They “may use mouth-fighting to defend territory or living chambers from other worms,” the authors wrote July 8 in the journal Current Biology. “A loud pop may be a byproduct of the rapid mouth attack, but it may also aid intraspecific communication.” A loud noise could somehow determine the victor of the fight or even reveal the whereabouts of nearby worms, they wrote. Strange Love: 10 Animals with Truly Weird Courtship Rituals The 10 Strangest Animal Discoveries 13 Extremely Weird Animal Feet Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoNucificTop Dr. Reveals The 1 Nutrient Your Gut Must HaveNucificUndolast_img read more

Hassan breaks womens mile world record on emotional night

first_imgMONACO (Reuters) – Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women’s mile world record on Friday when she clocked four minutes 12.33 seconds in a race dedicated to former American runner Gabe Grunewald, who died from cancer last month at the age of 32. Hassan, 26, initially looked to be off the record pace in the rarely-run event but finished strongly to edge the 4:12.56 set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova in Zurich in 1996.It was a fitting performance in an event named the “Brave like Gabe” Mile. There was a tribute to Grunewald on the big screens at the stadium before the race and once it was underway, Hassan, who moved to the Netherlands after leaving Ethiopia as a refugee when she was 15, was always in control.“I knew I could run fast, but the first 800 was a bit slow, so after that I wasn’t thinking it would be a world record,” said Hassan, who took more than two seconds off her previous best for the distance. Athletics 08 Jul 2019 Prabudass singing in the rain as he breaks national record Related News Athletics 06 Jul 2019 Sizzling Lyles becomes fourth fastest man ever at 200m {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img Other Sport 12 May 2019 Other Sports: Athletics – Brazil stun U.S. in 4x100m final on day of upsets at IAAF World Relays Related News “When I crossed the line I was so surprised,” she added after clocking a 62 seconds final lap.”After you run the last 400 like that, and set a world record, it gives you so much confidence over 5,000m.”I want to double over 1500 and 5,000 in Doha (at the world championships in September) and the way I finished the last 400, it’s amazing.”Hassan’s was not the only classy middle-distance performance of the night as Nijel Amos ran the fastest 800 metres seen since the 2012 Olympics as he posted one minute 41.89 seconds.Nobody has gone under 1:42 since the memorable final in London seven years ago when Kenya’s David Rudisha set the current world record of 1:40.91 and Botswana’s Amos ran his own best of 1:41.73 to take the silver medal.Amos followed the pacemaker through halfway in 49 seconds on Friday and held on strongly on a perfect night for the distance, with warm, wind-free conditions.Cheruiyot Rotich of Kenya chased him all the way and posted his own personal best time of 1:42.54 as the first nine finishers clocked their fastest times of the season.”I did an impossible session on Tuesday and after that, I knew I could run 1:41,” said Amos. “The world record is not in my mind but if I’m patient, it will come.”TECHNICAL RACEThose fireworks meant that, for once, the men’s 100 metres was not the biggest race of the night – though it was still an excellent one as Justin Gatlin won it in 9.91 seconds, edging fellow Americans Noah Lyles (9.92) and Mike Rodgers (10.01).”It’s all about putting together a good technical race, to use my experience,” said Gatlin, defying all the traditional rules of sprinting at the age of 37.”It feels great to beat these guys. This season is surreal, I can’t believe I’m still winning here after more than 20 years. Noah is a great runner, so every time I race him, I’m excited.”American Kendra Harrison won an exciting 100m hurdles in a season’s best 12.43 while Diamond Trophy holder Shaunae Miller-Uibo was a clear winner in a strong field in the 200m in 22.09.In a chaotic men’s 400 metres there was a false start and Jonathan Jones of Barbados did not hear the recall.Jones ran the entire race on his own, while Colombian Anthony Zambrano ran 200 metres, with neither man able to take part in the restarted race a few minutes later.American Kahmari Montgomery, who made the false start, was allowed to start the race, which was won by Steven Gardiner, who also ran on for a while during the initial mess, in 44.51.”I covered almost 100m but I stopped when I saw everybody stop,” he said Gardiner of the Bahamas. “I came back and re-focused and went again.”Montgomery finished the race but was later disqualified. (Reporting by Mitch Phillips, additional reporting by Gene Cherry, editing by Ken Ferris)last_img read more

Jammu and Kashmir IED module busted in Shopian 2 arrested

first_img Next Jammu and Kashmir: IED module busted in Shopian, 2 arrestedPolice claimed to have recovered incriminating materials.advertisement Asian News International ShopianJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:54 IST A case under relevant sections of law has been registered. (File Photo)Jammu and Kashmir Police busted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) module in Shopian on Saturday and arrested two persons in connection with the case.Police claimed to have recovered incriminating materials.A case under relevant sections of law has been registered.Further investigation is underway.ALSO READ | Jammu and Kashmir: Couple injured in Pakistani firing along LoC in RajouriALSO WATCH | Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s PoonchFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more