first_imgBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) looks to move against Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. The Celtics won 116-111. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — With Boston in danger of blowing a big fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving stepped up again for the Celtics.Irving had a key 3-pointer and a driving basket in the closing two minutes, helping Boston hold off the Phoenix Suns for a 116-111 victory on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “This whole week I’ve been getting questions about the game,” he said. “But like I said, it was a great night. Tried to come out and be aggressive. Just fell a little short.”Phoenix cut a 17-point deficit to 105-103 on Chandler’s dunk late in the game. But Irving, who returned to the game with 4 1/2 minutes left with the lead down to eight, responded with a 3 from the right wing on the next possession, and his spinning shot off the backboard made it 112-106 with 29 seconds left.“We have to do more of that for Kyrie, so he can just go out there and not have to work so hard all the time,” Horford said.Leading by one late in the third, the Celtics closed the quarter with an 11-2 run. Marcus Morris’ alley-oop jam in the final seconds made it 89-79.Boston then scored the first seven points in the fourth before Phoenix rallied with 15 of the next 19 points over a five-minute stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Kyrie’s ability to make those shots with very little space is pretty impressive,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We put ourselves in a bad spot after that fourth-quarter run.”Irving finished with 19 points, leading a balanced attack for NBA-leading Boston (20-4). Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each scored 17 points, Jayson Tatum had 15 and Al Horford added 14 points and a career-best 11 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDevin Booker scored a season-high 38 points for Phoenix in his first game at TD Garden since he put up 70 against the Celtics on March 24. T.J. Warren had 19 points, and Tyson Chandler finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.Booker was certainly thinking about playing in Boston again. View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “It’s just understanding the game and what’s available and not making mistakes down the stretch,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said.Coming off a season-low two points when he played only 22 minutes, Brown scored 16 in the opening half.TIP-INSSuns: Reserve C Alex Len was sidelined by a sore left ankle. “It’s still bothering him a little bit,” Triano said before the game. “I think if we needed him, he could play.”Celtics: Improved to 10-2 at home. … They shot 57.5 percent (23 of 40) in the opening half, going 9 for 17 on 3-point attempts. … Stevens switched his starting lineup for the second half, inserting Daniel Theis and removing Aron Baynes.OUCHBooker banged right knees with Brown late in the first quarter and limped slowly to the bench during a timeout. He pointed toward the right side of his knee while talking to the trainer, but returned at the start of the second and nailed a jumper in the opening minute.NOT WATCHING AGAINA good portion of questions to Stevens in his pregame session with the media focused on the Suns’ last visit, when Booker put on his show in a Celtics’ victory.“We didn’t show much of him last year,” Stevens said. “We talked a little bit about how he gets his points, obviously.” In that game, Booker scored 51 after halftime, making an NBA-record 20 free throws for a half.UP NEXTSuns: At the 76ers on Monday in the fifth of a season-high six-game road trip. It’s the first meeting between the teams this season.Celtics: Host the Bucks in the fourth of a five-game homestand. 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first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder? pic.twitter.com/BdzD94RdK0— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_imgEDMONTON – The organizer of an international horror movie festival in Edmonton has pulled an ad used to promote the fall event following complaints about the image.It showed two scantily clad women chained up and appearing to be in distress, and was used to advertise VIP passes for the Festival of Fear in October.Lianne Makuch says she was one of a number of people who reached out to the organizer with concerns.She says she was shocked to see the image come across her Facebook news feed on Monday.Founder Barry Gillis says he couldn’t believe the outrage.He says the image was taken from a film he is directing.Makuch says matters were made worse when Gillis responded to complaints by calling people names and making inappropriate suggestive comments.“His response has been extremely unprofessional, immature and really insensitive,” Makuch said.Gillis admitted to reacting in that way.“That was my initial reaction when I first started seeing these complaints come in,” he said in an interview with CTV Edmonton. “I thought: ‘This is ridiculous.’”The photo was part of a sponsored Facebook ad that was meant only for people interested in horror movies, but it ended up being more widely distributed, Gillis said.“I don’t know what happened. I think I clicked ‘boost’ on the post and … I thought the audience was already chosen,” Gillis said.“When I checked it later I was, like, ‘Ugh. This is why this is happening.’”Gillis took the photo down reluctantly after the festival’s venue, Landmark Cinemas, threatened to pull the plug.“If Landmark Cinemas didn’t say anything, would the photo still be out there? Yes,” he said.(CTV Edmonton)last_img read more

first_img Categories: Featured news,Inman News,News The Michigan Department of Corrections today announced it will close Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley as a cost-cutting measure. State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement:“I am disappointed with the Department of Corrections’ decision to close the Pugsley Correctional Facility, which will cause over 230 employees to lose their jobs and leave the area to find other employment with the Department of Corrections. “The closure of the prison will have a substantial negative impact on Grand Traverse County’s economy. I am deeply concerned about the disruption to many families as they deal with possible relocation issues.  Although the state Department of Corrections is downsizing, I am still very concerned that we will lose critical jobs in Grand Traverse County. “The closure of the prison will hurt not only those who work at Pugsley, but will cause a chain reaction for all families who live, work and/or attend schools in our community.“The employees at the Pugsley Correctional Facility have done an outstanding job rehabilitating prisoners and keeping our community safe for the last six decades.  I will personally meet with the Department of Corrections to ensure that all employees, officers and families currently supported by the prison are given every connection for other employment locally or granted immediate transfers to nearest correctional facilities.”###### Tags: #SB, Grand Traverse County economy, Inman, Kingsley, Pugsley prison closure center_img 31May Rep. Inman issues statement on decision to close Pugsley prisonlast_img read more

first_img16Aug Rep. Noble’s bill limits tuition grants to legal residents only Legislator: No state taxes should aid illegal immigrants State Rep. Jeff Noble today introduced legislation to limit state-funded tuition grants to students legally residing in the United States.Noble, of Plymouth, said he introduced the bill as part of a sweeping legislative package to limit the use of taxpayer money to legal residents only.“Grant money for college tuition is limited as it is, and we want to ensure that the money entrusted to us by hard-working taxpayers is being used only to help people legally residing in the United States get a college education,” Noble said. “I encourage legal immigration and welcome people from other nations to Michigan, but we should not spend taxpayer money on people who are living here illegally.”Noble’s legislation is part of a multi-bill package that prevents illegal residents in Michigan from eligibility for scholarships involving state funds and housing assistance through a state agency.“It’s simple common sense that funds provided by Michigan families should be used to support legal citizens only,” Noble said.The bills were referred to the House Appropriations Committee.#####The bills is House Bill 4860center_img Categories: News,Noble Newslast_img read more

first_imgTele Columbus’s Hanover HQGerman cable operator Tele Columbus has acquired Mönchengladbach fibre access provider Big Medienversorgung, adding about 12,700 connected households in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Berlin to its subscriber base.Tele Columbus said it would offer its own internet and telephony packages over Big Medienversorgung’s network. The latter’s network is expected to grow to 16,400 connected households by the end of the year.The acquisition followed Tele Columbus’ announcement that it had become a stock corporation and that Tele Columbus Holdikng GmbH would be known as Tele Columbus AG going forwards.The change will lead to the creation of a new supervisory board. CEO Ronny Verhelst said the change would give the company more flexibility to achieve growth.Verhelst and chief financial officer Frank Posnanski will form the executive board, with chief commercial officer Stefan Beberweil and chief technology officer Reinhard Sauer making up the senior management team.KBC Bank and Insurance supervisory board member and former Telenet chairman Frank Donck will head the supervisory board, which will also include Pamplona Capital Management partner Carsten Boekhorst and former Belgian prime minister and OECD vice-president Yves Leterme.last_img read more

first_img POLICE are reminding owners of licensed premises are reminded to renew liquor licenses before deadline.The PSNI’s District Licensing Officer in Derry City and Strabane Policing District said they must be renewed by September 30, 2017.Constable Paul Larkin said: “It is important that all owners of licensed premise ensure their businesses comply with legislation. Contact Derry City and Strabane District council office.Constable Larkin added: “If you are the owner of a pub or bar, the renewal of a liquor licence is your responsibility.“You need to ensure your business complies with the current legislation as outlined in the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.“Previously a number of businesses have failed to renew their licence within the required time frame. CONSTABLE PAUL LARKINDEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIESLICENSING (NI) ORDER 1996POLICE REMIND DERRY LICENSEES TO RENEW THEIR LIQUOR LICENSES AS DEADLINE LOOMSPSNI “It is important to note that failure to renew your licences before the deadline will mean that your business will not be allowed to sell alcohol until the licence has been renewed.”For guidance: Although the Department for Communities is responsible for the policy and maintenance of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, the PSNI is responsible for enforcing this legislation.POLICE REMIND DERRY LICENSEES TO RENEW THEIR LIQUOR LICENSES AS DEADLINE LOOMS was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:center_img ShareTweet “Therefore we are encouraging everyone to renew their liquor licenses no less than 3 weeks before the deadline.”To do this you need to:Contact your local court office and notify them of your renewal.Contact the District Commander in Strand Road Police Station. If you live in a different policing district to your licensed premises, you must also notify the District Commander there.last_img read more

first_img Source: https://www.idsociety.org/news–publications-new/articles/2019/BACTERIA-IN-URINE-DOESNT-ALWAYS-INDICATE-INFECTION/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 22 2019Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.ASB – the presence of bacteria in the urine without the symptoms of an infection – is quite common and has been identified as a contributor to antibiotic misuse, which promotes resistance. While the updated guidelines follow previous recommendations to avoid testing certain groups of patients who don’t have symptoms (called screening) – including healthy non-pregnant women, the elderly, people with diabetes and those with spinal cord injuries – they also include groups that weren’t previously addressed, such as infants and children, people who have had joint replacement or other non-urologic surgery and those who have had organ transplants.Related StoriesRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infections’Scissors’ component of CRISPR/Cas9 sometimes gets stuckNew methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they work”Screening these patients is far too common and leads to the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics, which some studies suggest may actually increase the risk of a UTI, as well as contribute to other serious infections such as Clostridioides difficile,” said Lindsay E. Nicolle, MD, FIDSA, chair of the committee that developed the guidelines and professor emeritus at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. “Generally, physicians should not obtain urine cultures unless patients have symptoms consistent with an infection, such as burning during urination, frequent urination or abdominal pain or tenderness on the back near the lower ribs.”Some symptoms that people assume indicate a UTI – such as urine odor and confusion in the elderly – are usually caused by other conditions that should be ruled out before testing, Dr. Nicolle said.About 3 to 7 percent of healthy women have ASB at any given time, especially those who are sexually active, she said. About 50 percent of people with spinal injuries and 30 to 50 percent of people in nursing homes have ASB.The updated guidelines follow previous guideline recommendations to screen and treat only patients who are at risk of developing complications of ASB, including pregnant women and those undergoing endoscopic urologic procedures.last_img read more

first_imgWe are pleased to be the exclusive distributor for EIKEN’s newly developed test for detecting P. vivax infections and to provide access to a reliable diagnosis through our worldwide network.”Dr. Petra Rehberger, Vice President Marketing & Strategic Purchase at HUMAN Apr 23 2019Human Diagnostics Worldwide (HUMAN), EIKEN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (EIKEN) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) announced today the launch of the first commercially available molecular diagnostic test for the detection of malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax parasites. Malaria-LAMP is a molecular test that works using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), developed by EIKEN with exclusive distribution by HUMAN. FIND evaluated the prototype test in collaboration with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, UK, and coordinated in-country clinical performance studies in Colombia and Peru. The test was unveiled at the sixty-seventh annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in November 2018. Eliminating malaria is a global health priority, but without effective diagnostics it just cannot happen. P. vivax is challenging to diagnose, and this test represents an important new tool that can support elimination efforts.”Catharina Boehme, CEO of FIND Related StoriesHuman liver cell protein aids development of malaria parasite, study findsMosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmissionProteasome inhibitors show potential for combating multidrug-resistant malariaMalaria is an urgent public health threat, with 2.5 billion people at risk globally. Of the five malaria species, P. vivax is geographically the most widespread form of disease. It accounts for more than half of all malaria cases outside sub-Saharan Africa, but control strategies to date have focused on Plasmodium falciparum. P. vivax malaria is not easy to detect, largely due to much lower densities of parasites in the blood compared with P. falciparum and, unlike P. falciparum, P. vivax parasites can lie dormant in the liver and cause relapses. However, the proportion of malaria due to P. vivax is increasing in many regions; in 2017, a total of about 7.5 million cases of P. vivax occurred worldwide.To control malaria caused by P. vivax, sensitive and reliable tools are needed, especially in areas close to elimination. Different species require different treatment strategies, but while current diagnostic tests can identify P. falciparum, they are generally not able to differentiate between the various malaria species. There is currently no diagnostic that can effectively detect inactive parasites in the liver – which is why effective and highly sensitive blood-stage diagnosis is key.Malaria-LAMP is a comprehensive molecular solution introduced for the diagnosis of malaria. The test can differentiate between Plasmodium pan species, P. falciparum and P. vivax, and has a sensitivity of 84–94%, a specificity of >92% and a limit of detection of 1–2 parasites/µL. Source:https://www.finddx.org/publication/pr-23apr19-3/last_img read more

© 2018 AFP Citation: On chaotic SE Asian roads, local hero Grab zips past Uber (2018, March 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-chaotic-se-asian-roads-local.html Uber selling Southeast Asia operations to Grab: report Spanning 10 countries, from wealthy, ultra-organised Singapore to places like Indonesia and the Philippines that are home to traffic-choked cities, coming up with a ride-hailing service for the whole of Southeast Asia was never going to be easy.But Grab’s Malaysian chief executive, Anthony Tan, combined his local knowledge with sharp business sense from his time at Harvard Business School to come up with a service well adapted to the region and quickly raced past Uber.After a years-long fight that cost both companies huge sums as they aggressively slashed fares and rolled out special offers, the California-based company threw in the towel Monday and sold its ride-sharing and food delivery services to Grab for an undisclosed sum.”Grab is more familiar with its home territory, Southeast Asia,” said Song Seng Wun, a regional economist with CIMB Private Bank.”They saw the Uber model and tweaked it to adapt to local conditions, giving Southeast Asians what they want.”In 2015 they added motorbike taxis to their ride-hailing app in Indonesia, where many commuters get around on two wheels due to heavy traffic, helping them to rival local titan Go-Jek, which had pioneered the service.Uber followed slowly up the rear, only adding motorbike taxis to their service in the Indonesian capital a year later, by which time the market was saturated.Uber’s disadvantage was that they lacked local knowledge and relied heavily on the model which had allowed them to lead in developed markets, according to Song.Dramatic expansionWith smartphone ownership exploding across a region that was rapidly growing more affluent, Grab moved fast and expanded aggressively to ensure they were Southeast Asia’s best-known ride-hailing app—they now operate in 195 cities across eight Southeast Asian countries. As they became more successful, they attracted more funding, including $2.5 billion last year from investors including Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing and Japan’s SoftBank.By contrast, when they sold off their operations, Uber was operating in just 64 cities in eight Southeast Asian countries.Grab has expanded dramatically from its early days. In 2012 Tan quit his job at the family business—Tan Chong Motor, which distributes Nissan cars in Malaysia and Singapore—and founded taxi-booking app MyTeksi with a friend from Harvard. The name was later changed to GrabTaxi and then just Grab. It now has a huge range of services, from offering private cars and motorbike taxis to renting out coaches, push bikes and electric scooters, to a payment system called GrabPay.Tan himself sounds amazed that his company has done so well. “We are humbled that a company born in Southeast Asia has built one of the largest platforms that millions of consumers use daily,” he said, in a statement announcing Monday’s deal.His next big challenge is Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest market—where he will be taking on former Harvard classmate Nadiem Makarim, the CEO of ride-hailing market leader Go-Jek. Uber may be the world’s biggest ride-hailing company but it was left in the dust in Southeast Asia by homegrown upstart Grab, which knew better how to navigate the chaotic highways and byways of an eclectic region. Explore further 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. Grab’s Malaysian chief executive, Anthony Tan, used his local knowledge to come up with a service well adapted to the Southeast Asia region and quickly raced past Uber read more