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Health Canada dead wrong to OK weedkiller glyphosate American lawyers say

first_imgOTTAWA — American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada is “dead wrong” to allow it to be widely used here.Los Angeles-based lawyers Michael Baum and Brent Wisner were part of the team that secured a multi-million-dollar verdict against Bayer AG on behalf of a former groundskeeper who believes his terminal cancer is a result of years of exposure to the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup. The two are in Canada meeting with environment groups and scientists to assess whether legal action is warranted and possible in this country.Health Canada and Bayer AG say no pest management regulators anywhere in the world believe glyphosate causes cancer at the levels Canadians are exposed to it.Wisner says independent science proves the chemical causes cancer and says governments are turning a blind eye to it much like they did for years to concerns about tobacco and asbestos.Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently approved use of glyphosate for another 15 years after despite concerns that Monsanto influenced the scientific studies used to make the decision.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Feds drop appeal against Mikmaq mother and disabled son

first_imgAPTN National NewsA surprise decision has brought happy news to a Mi’kmaq mother in Nova Scotia.Maurina Beadle has been fighting to have the federal government pay for the care of her severely disabled son.She’s argued that the federal government is obligated under the terms of Jordan’s Principle.The feds, however, fought the mother and her son saying they shouldn’t have to pay.A Nova Scotia court disagreed and in 2013 ordered the government to cover the medical bills.Ottawa appealed that decision and it was to go to court in early September.But late Friday, the government suddenly dropped their appeal.“I am so happy for Maurina and for other families in these situations,” said Cindy Blackstock, a First Nations children advocate. ‎”Hopefully this foreshadows a long overdue climb down on federal blocking of Jordan’s Principle.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Leaders in climate disaster response honoured with UNbacked green awards

7 May 2009Among the five winners of the first-ever Green Star Awards – honoured for work in response to environmental emergencies – are a Brazilian scientific support centre and a leading Swiss laboratory, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The 2009 inaugural award recipients are Mike Cowing of UNEP; the Center for Scientific Support in Disaster Situations (CENACID) of Paraná Federal University in Brazil; Spiez Laboratory of Switzerland; the Government of the Netherlands; and the Government of Sweden.“I hope that by improving awareness of the environmental consequences of such emergencies, we can improve response to future disasters by having more actors involved,” said John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.The Green Star Awards are a joint initiative between UNEP, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International (CGI) to recognize those who have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental disasters around the world.“2009 needs to be a year when the world not only seals the deal on a transformational new climate agreement, but also begins delivering a Green Economy,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.He underscored the need to accelerate the “fundamental shift to a low carbon and resource efficient future that fosters innovation, decent employment and equity between countries and communities, especially in some of the poorest and most vulnerable parts of the globe.” read more

Intel buys password manager PasswordBox financial details not disclosed

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Intel buys password manager PasswordBox; financial details not disclosed MONTREAL – A Canadian company is looking to accelerate the development and use of its password management system after being acquired by Intel Corp.PasswordBox has been downloaded 14 million times since its debut about 18 months ago, but CEO and co-founder Daniel Robichaud said Intel can help increase the company’s growth toward its goal of attracting one billion users.“They are working on some innovative things and we’re going to be able to tap into some of the innovation to do something that is going to be truly unique,” he said in an interview Monday.Financial details of Intel’s acquisition of PasswordBox were not disclosed. The deal incorporates the Montreal-based company into Intel’s security software business, which includes McAfee.Robichaud said the company which employs 44 workers is doubling its space as it looks to hire experienced developers who are willing to relocate to Montreal.The company was founded in 2012 and won the best mobile app at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.In addition to managing passwords, PasswordBox can also store and encrypt credit card information for quicker checkouts when shopping online.Online identity and password management is a growing issue as companies seek to protect shoppers’ personal information from hackers. Retailers like Target and Home Depot have been hacked while smaller companies have faced intrusions into their systems as well.“We want to become the entry point for people’s digital lives so you log into PasswordBox and then you don’t need to do anything (because) you’re logged into everything instantly.”Consulting firm Deloitte says many passwords are vulnerable to hacking because 10,000 of the most common passwords can access nearly 98 per cent of all accounts.Mark Hocking, vice-president and general manager of safe identity at Intel Security, said the company is committed to growing PasswordBox’s team in Montreal.“Intel has lots of different employees that do lots of different things, but by bringing the PasswordBox team into my group we’re able to accelerate the efforts that we have and get a solution into the hands of consumers much more quickly,” he added.Follow @RossMarowits on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the number of PasswordBox employees. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 1, 2014 1:47 pm MDT read more

Inside the Shadowy World of HighSpeed Tennis Betting

In January, Daniel Dobson was two months into a new job that allowed him the opportunity to travel overseas and watch live sports. It had a downside, though: It got him arrested in an incident that drew media coverage around the world.Dobson’s job was to sit courtside at the Australian Open in Melbourne and use his cellphone to transmit the outcome of each point of the match he was watching. The faster he worked, the greater the edge his employers at Sporting Data Ltd. would have in the betting market.Police charged Dobson, 22, with violating a law protecting integrity in sport. Two months later, they dropped the charges, and today Dobson works out of Sporting Data’s London office. The experience convinced Sporting Data chief executive and co-founder Steve High to drop tennis courtsiding from his firm’s portfolio.“That’s it for us,” he said in an interview at the company’s headquarters last month. “We’re not going to do that anymore.”Now that he doesn’t need to protect his company’s tennis tactics, or stay mum during a high-profile investigation, High is speaking freely about courtsiding. His colleague Richard Coughlan is also talking, and a former courtsider for another company has written a book on the topic to be published this week. All three describe careers that parallel those of the players. Courtsiders travel the world alongside the tennis tours, spend hours of each day honing their craft, seek to make it to the highest-profile matches to earn a big payday and, if they’re booted early in the week by their opponents, kick back and enjoy touring glamorous cities.“Oh, I loved it,” Coughlan, 27, said of his courtsiding job, which paid an annual salary of about 40,000 pounds ($67,000). “I’d love to still be doing it now.”Officials crack downThe vigorous opposition of tennis officials to courtsiding has made it impossible to continue. Coughlan and Brad Hutchins, author of the forthcoming “Game, Set, Ca$h!,” say tournament directors use a network of scouts, security officials and sometimes police to sniff out people transmitting scores. The sleuths are aided at times by disapproving chair umpires, photographs of known courtsiders and, according to Hutchins, closed-circuit television.Tennis has an uneasy relationship with gambling. In 2007, the sport was roiled by a high-profile incident of irregular betting involving top-10 player Nikolay Davydenko. (Davydenko insisted he was innocent and no evidence was found implicating him.) Partly in response, in 2008 the international organizations that oversee the professional game jointly formed the Tennis Integrity Unit. The TIU standardized rules on betting, including banning spectators from transmitting live scores for commercial purposes. (The secretive, London-based group doesn’t disclose its budget or staff size, and its spokesman told me its policy is not to comment except about cases it has already made public.)Yet the sport also seeks to share in the revenue from the popularity of tennis gambling. The website Bet-at-home.com is a sponsor and the namesake of men’s tournaments in Hamburg, Germany, and Kitzbühel, Austria. And the top customers for the sport’s scores are gambling websites.Tennis bans courtsiders to protect the sport’s integrity, U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer said. That courtsiders might be involved in more problematic betting-related behavior like match-fixing “would certainly seem to be a logical conclusion that some people could reach,” Brewer said, adding, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”Scott Ferguson, a betting-industry consultant, rejects this logic. “There is no connection whatsoever between courtsiding and match-fixing,” he said in an email. “Hell, if you were fixing a match, why on earth would you need to be in the crowd? You’d get as far away as possible to avoid detection.”1A spokesman for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts the Wimbledon tournament, cited another reason for its crackdown. “We take a view that courtsiding comes under anti-social behavior and is liable to be a nuisance to fellow spectators and therefore we have the right to remove perpetrators from the site,” he said. “To my knowledge we have done it on two occasions previously.”High and Hutchins said they think tennis authorities are cracking down to protect the value of their own scores product. In 2011, the men’s and women’s tours made a deal to sell their scores through a company called Enetpulse, majority owned by IMG. Many of the buyers are sports-gambling websites that provide the scores for in-play betting — wagering on the match after play has begun.2Such wagers make up about 80 percent of tennis wagers for the betting company Coral, according to Coral spokesman David Stevens. One site that reportedly buys the scores, Betfair, is a betting exchange that, like a stock exchange, pairs buyers and sellers for transactions when they are willing to agree to the same terms.A spokesman for IMG said the company believes the tennis tours “should be the providers of the official data, thereby benefiting the sport and allowing funds to flow back into the game.” Spokesmen for the ATP and WTA, the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours, said the tours jointly invested more than $10 million to create and operate their system for collecting and distributing live match data. A spokeswoman for the Fédération Française de Tennis, which runs the French Open, said the FFT bans courtsiding because it “owns the right to the data.”High said the tours could drive courtsiders out of business by providing a product as fast as their competition’s — or faster, if they took advantage of proprietary high-speed wireless networks at tournaments.Time is moneyBoth sides in the cat-and-mouse game owe their jobs to the nature of tennis scoring data. After each point ends, chair umpires enter the outcome into computers, which transmit the scores to fans and bettors around the world.The snag for bettors is that chair umpires aren’t primarily concerned with entering data instantaneously. They follow the ball along with line judges and watch the players to make sure neither one challenges a call, and on clay courts they often spring out of their chairs to check ball marks and ensure calls are correct. There can also be an electronic delay in the data they transmit.The potential for delays means someone who can get score data faster has an advantage. That’s why courtsiders are courtside. The second the ball lands out, or bounces twice, they can click a button on their phones and transmit the score directly into the servers their employers use to place bets. The servers, in turn, contain software that models the outcome of the match. The model incorporates the latest point outcome, spits out a probability of each player winning, and then places any bets it can find that it considers favorable based on its calculated probability.That’s basic courtsiding. A more advanced courtsider will get to know the players and their tendencies, and sometimes make calculated risks to gain a bigger betting edge. Suppose a player on the run throws up a lob. If his opponent’s body language suggests it’s going out, the courtsider can record the point as over before it’s officially ended. Or he might call a shot out before the line judge does, trusting his own eyesight and judgment.Such advanced maneuvers should be used carefully — a premature decision could be costly.“We’d rather be sure,” High said. “If it’s an absolutely critical point, you don’t want to be wrong.”His courtsiders typically got local phones, testing different providers for the best coverage and speed. They rigged the phones with buttons that were easier to press without looking, by reaching into their pockets or even pressing them from outside their pockets.Courtsiders tried to get to tournaments early in the day, to get seats behind one of the players for optimal viewing. They regulated their liquid intake to avoid poorly timed toilet breaks. “You hold, hold as long as you possibly can,” Coughlan said.Coughlan was an active courtsider for 18 months, through last summer’s U.S. Open. At the peak of Sporting Data’s operation, each of its courtsiders was relaying data 30 to 35 weeks a year, three days a week, three or four matches a day. Tennis is ideal for live scoring because tournaments typically stage many matches simultaneously. If one is lopsided and driving no betting, courtsiders can shift to a different match.After getting used to the job of keeping score, “you almost zone out,” Coughlan said. Then at crucial moments in the match, “you really have to really switch on.”I asked him to show me how he’d record the score. He said I wouldn’t see, and I didn’t; he was that good. He could applaud a well-played winner while deftly tapping the right button on the phone in his pocket. He’d usually pick a player to support, going with the crowd whenever possible so as not to stick out.Before prospective courtsiders were sent out to work, they were tested in the office, racing to see who could record points fastest. And they were told not to drink during tournaments after company tests — conducted by assigning employees the onerous homework of drinking heavily — showed hangovers weren’t conductive to fast, accurate match-scoring.3Hutchins’s company didn’t enforce similar rules; in his book he describes one drunk work session: “Our speed isn’t up to scratch but we are keeping it together.”Most of the courtsiders were young men. High, who turned 49 in January, worked mostly out of headquarters in London. “I’m an old man,” he said. “It’s a young man’s game.”It’s also a career with a limited lifespan. When tournaments catch a courtsider in the act, they typically boot the offender and ban him from returning, on threat of prosecution. Hutchins describes in his book a folder with headshots of known courtsiders that he kept seeing at tournaments. When he repeatedly was booted early in tournaments, he knew his days on tour were numbered.“One of our guys got on first-name terms with security,” High said. “At that point, he knew his career was drawing to a close.”‘We broke a million’Sporting Data occupies office space in a storage facility in southwest London, not far from Wimbledon, the International Tennis Federation headquarters and the National Tennis Centre, but not as posh. Inside are a few desks and lots of computer monitors and screens, plus a conference room that doubles as storage space.Sporting Data placed tennis bets primarily on Betfair, which imposes a five-second delay on bets. Often, Sporting Data would get score information from its courtsiders more than five seconds before the official scoreboard updated. Between its data speed advantage and its predictive model — which incorporates each player’s probability of winning serve and return points — it could find advantageous bets.Some of the people on the other side of Sporting Data’s bets probably were casual gamblers who based their wagers on the match broadcast or the digital scoreboard. Others might have been betting with their hearts, when a favorite player was in a tough scrape. Some might even have been rivals whose own courtsiders were sending in scores even faster, or who used models that disagreed with Sporting Data’s.4Rivals also were competing on the same side of the bet as Sporting Data. The first one to offer a bet that matched one they wanted to make would get it. For high-profile matches, there might be five or six other firms, also with courtsiders and models, competing. “Whoever wins that race is going to get the casual punter first,” High said. “Generally speaking, there’s enough for all of us to make a lot of money, because there are a lot of casual punters, a lot of recreational punters out there.”The identity of the person on the other side of his bets didn’t matter, High said. “The clearest point I want to make is, he’s a guy who wants his bet to be matched.”5Also, Betfair warns its customers on its website that its score data may not be the latest available: “Although the current score, time elapsed and other data provided on this site is sourced from a ‘live’ feed provided by a third party, you should be aware that this data may be subject to a time delay and/or be inaccurate. If you rely on this data to place bets, you do so entirely at your own risk. Betfair provides this data AS IS with no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of such data and accepts no responsibility for any loss (direct or indirect) suffered by you as a result of your reliance on it.”Naturally, Sporting Data lost a lot of bets, because knowing about just one more point than your betting counterpart often provides only a minuscule edge. But it won enough bets to make the whole enterprise worthwhile. “We broke a million” pounds ($1.7 million) last year, High said, though that was before expenses on courtsiders and Betfair charges. “From a purely business point of view, I would say the margins were good but not extraordinary,” he said.The business didn’t depend on fixing matches or seeking inside information at tournaments, High said. He said his employees never corrupted the sport, and bristled when some of the press coverage of the Daniel Dobson arrest referred to an alleged “betting scam.”High got into tennis betting after working for Reuters and then Betfair. He and several partners formed a syndicate to pool their bets and agreed to split winnings. Sporting Data is the company they created to provide the syndicate with data.At first they were getting their scores from the official scoreboard, and betting without a model. Then they found a model online and adapted it for their purposes.High speaks with some pride about his firm’s increasing competitiveness in tennis betting, much like a coach might speak proudly of his protégé’s career progression. “We went from being fairly slow, and not having a model, to operating on a Wimbledon final,” he said. At its peak, tennis was producing about half the syndicate’s profits, with horse racing generating much of the rest.Coming into conflict with tennis authorities, and occasionally getting booted, was a cost of doing business. But an arrest wasn’t part of the plan. “We were aware that the authorities didn’t really like it, but there was no suggestion it was illegal in any way,” High said.High described the aftermath of Dobson’s arrest as stressful — for his young employee, for Dobson’s parents, and for High and his colleagues, who stayed in touch with Australia in the middle of the London night. After the arrest, Sporting Data launched a website whose sole content was a statement asserting that “it has never been and never will be involved in any illegal betting or any other illegal activity whatsoever,” and that Dobson couldn’t be guilty of the 2013 law under which he was arrested because recording scores doesn’t affect match outcomes.The company endured about a week of intense and often negative media coverage. “Once people understood we weren’t some sort of criminal organization cheating people out of money, the whole thing died down pretty quickly,” High said.A spokeswoman for Tennis Australia, which runs the Australian Open and which reportedly flagged Dobson to the state of Victoria police, said she would send answers to written questions but didn’t. After the charges against Dobson were dropped, the police issued a statement saying the decision “should not be seen as an invitation for people to attend the Australian Open next year and engage in courtsiding.”High thinks other companies, including Hutchins’s, also pulled out of courtsiding after the arrest. Coughlan can tell some courtsiders are still active simply by watching the in-play betting markets for matches on Betfair. When the odds move before the score has changed, he knows one of his former peers is at the match.Now that Sporting Data has exited tennis, it’s had to lay off some employees. It’s focusing on soccer and horse racing.High is considering ways to re-enter tennis based on intelligence advantage, not a speed edge. For instance, do Asian bettors drive up the price of Asian players beyond what they merit? Betting psychology may be the next frontier, High said. “I think that’s underestimated.” read more

All Ulster Bank customers affected by system error have now been paid

first_img This is something we can look into once everything is resolved. Thanks again for your patience Martin. JL— Ulster Bank Help (@UlsterBank_Help) January 13, 2017 Short URL Friday 13 Jan 2017, 10:50 PM 42,744 Views Source: Ulster Bank Help/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3184351 There have also been reports of a problem with State pension payments going into accounts. Ulster Bank said it is also investigating this issue.With reporting by Órla RyanRead: Former employees accused of stealing over €90,000 from Ulster Bank accountsRead: Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures By Cormac Fitzgerald Hi Simon, We are currently investigating reports of this issue. We will update you shortly, thanks for your patience. NM— Ulster Bank Help (@UlsterBank_Help) January 13, 2017 Source: Cliona Dukes/Twitter Jan 13th 2017, 10:50 PM Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Share341 Tweet Email9 “My wages haven’t gone into my account. Usually There by now? Other people with other banks gotten theirs. What’s up?,” Martin Murphy tweeted.Customers had also expressed worries about direct debit payments being removed from their accounts without the money being there to pay for them. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article presumably direct debits that have left my account which wages cover will not be returned & there won’t be fees applied.— Clíona Dukes (@ClionaDukes) January 13, 2017 All Ulster Bank customers affected by system error have now been paid A number of customers didn’t receive their wages this morning. 93 Comments Source: Ulster Bank Help/Twitter Updated at 10.50pmULSTER BANK HAS said all customers who were affected by a delay in the bank making payments have now been paid.The bank received a number of complaints this morning from customers that they hadn’t received their wages as per normal.A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie: “Ulster Bank can confirm that payments delayed to our customers this morning have been paid. We apologise for this delay and if any customer has any queries, we encourage them to get in touch with us.”Earlier, a number of people took to Twitter to state that their wages hadn’t gone through. Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Rooney says Pochettino should join United

first_imgAccording to the Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything in its power to hire Mauricio Pochettino.Mauricio Pochettino is the number one option for many to get the Manchester United manager job.For the Red Devils’ legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything it can to secure his services.“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” Rooney was quoted by ESPN.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.“But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.”“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through,” he added.“I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance,” he explained.last_img read more

Township to Conduct Testing before Accepting Warminster Housing Parcel

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy has approved the transfer of a 50-acre site at the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster to the township of Warminster, even as efforts to remove contaminants from the Philadelphia-area installation continue.Before accepting the Shenandoah Woods parcel, the township has hired an environmental consultant, who will review the Navy’s findings and conduct independent testing.“We’re doing our own due diligence … and of course our concern is that the land is suitable for transfer,” Steven Wiesner, Warminster’s interim manager, told the Bucks County Courier Times.The parcel is slated to be turned into a residential neighborhood with 113 single and semi-detached homes. Currently, 199 vacant homes occupy the site. The lion’s share of the former installation has been transferred and turned into Warminster Community Park.Meanwhile, the Navy has been treating groundwater at the site contaminated with three volatile organic compounds — trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride — for decades. To date, the Navy’s cleanup effort has been successful, said Tim Hagey, executive director of the Warminster Municipal Authority.More recently, the discovery of perfluorinated compounds PFOA and PFOS in the groundwater has led to new investigations by the Navy to determine the extent of the contamination. That work is ongoing, according to the story.last_img read more

Angry Birds Creator Consoles Are Dead

first_imgIt’s very, very clear to companies like Nintendo that the threat isn’t from their competitors in the console arena, but in companies like Apple. Consider this quote from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who told attendees of the Game Developers Conference that “The value of games does not matter to them.” That’s a shot right at Apple, the App Store and developers of casual games like Rovio, creators of Angry Birds.Well, now Rovio’s speaking up. Pester Vesterbacka, CEO of Rovio, has loudly fired a shot against Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony at this week’s South by Southwest conference: the console industry is “dying” and it’s all because of the rise of smaller games like Angry Birds.He went further than that, though. He also said that larger developers with larger budgets aren’t capable of being as nimble or innovative as smaller developers like Rovio.Okay, let’s hold on a second here before we get too far into stone flinging. In one sense, Vesterbacka is right: Nintendo is very definitely under assault from the likes of Apple, particularly in the handheld market. However, when it comes to the living room, Apple has yet to make even an indirect assault on Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft’s market.What it all comes down to is that most people don’t really care about games except as an idle pursuit, and so would rather spend a couple bucks to play a simple game like Angry Birds on their existing phone than spend $300 to play a more expensive and involved game on a console. However, those gamers exist, and developers will be able to make business catering to them.It’s not an either-or proposition. Consoles aren’t dying, but as casual games on smartphones become more prevalent, they will become more focused on games as a storytelling medium than as a mere diversion. That’s a good thing, but it doesn’t mean that Apple or Rovio has “won” or that console games are dying.Read more at PC Worldlast_img read more

Physicists Investigate Controversy over RoomTemperature Ice

first_img Citation: Physicists Investigate Controversy over Room-Temperature Ice (2008, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-physicists-controversy-room-temperature-ice.html (PhysOrg.com) — By confining water in nano-sized spaces, physicists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have turned water into ice at room temperature. While it’s not the first time scientists have created room-temperature ice, Dutch physicists K. B. Jinesh and Joost Frenken hope that their findings will put the controversial subject of water under nanoscale confinement in a new light. Explore further “The ice that forms in the confinement is normal ice; most probably, ice with a hexagonal lattice, which is the form of the most common crystalline ice seen in nature,” Jinesh said. The physicists also observed a few other ice formation traits. They found that, at higher humidities, ice appeared only to form under lower tip-scanning speeds compared to at lower humidities. This difference may be because high humidity causes the water film to be thicker, so that the molecules require more time for ordering, and need to be confined under the tip for a longer time.The researchers also observed evidence for static friction between the tip and the substrate, due to the ice formation. When the tip briefly paused, the ice had more time to become completely ordered, which made the tip “stick” more at that point in its stick-slip motion. “It is difficult to foresee an application at this level of invention,” Jinesh said. “The foreseeable difficulty is that in MEMS and NEMS, where the contact areas are shrinking in dimensions, ice formation could be a big problem that causes immediate failure of the devices. On the other hand, to increase friction wherever necessary, this technique could be employed, but it is so far a fiction, I would say!”More information: Jinesh, K.B. and Frenken, J.W.M. “Experimental Evidence for Ice Formation at Room Temperature.” Physical Review Letters 101, 036101 (2008).Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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. Compared with other liquids, water behaves in strange ways. When under extreme confinement – such as when squeezed between two surfaces in an area of less than 10 molecular diameters (or 1 nm) – most liquid molecules become highly ordered, acquiring a solid-like structure. But in the case of water, several factors theoretically oppose the molecular ordering under confinement. For one thing, water is the only liquid that expands when it freezes, making it difficult for water to turn into ice when confined to a small space. Some physicists have proposed that water’s unique characteristics cause it to remain a liquid under confinement, while others argue that water solidifies under confinement, with each water molecule sharing hydrogen bonds with its neighbors. “Some simulations and even experiments have shown that water retains its liquid state and bulk viscosity even under extreme confinement, down to 0.1 nm,” Jinesh told PhysOrg.com. “At the same time, some other experiments have shown that the viscosity of water changes under confinement. This experimental controversy is the difficulty existing in literature to explain how water would behave as a lubricant under various situations.”In their recent study published in Physical Review Letters, Jinesh and Frenken have demonstrated direct experimental evidence for water transforming into ice at room temperature when confined between two objects. By scanning the tungsten tip of a high-res friction force microscope over a graphite surface, the physicists showed that the water trapped in between due to capillary condensation rapidly transforms into ice due to confinement. The current study builds on the team’s initial demonstration of ice formation under confinement in 2006, but with more solid information about the structure of the ice formed. “Our experiment undoubtedly demonstrates that water crystallizes at room temperature, under confinement,” Jinesh said. “This is a strong step towards resolving the existing controversy of whether or not water would change its bulk property due to confinement.”Here, the physicists investigated how scanning speeds and changes in relative humidity affected the tungsten tip’s scanning motion, as measured by a friction-sensitive Tribolever cantilever on the tip. At low scanning speeds and modest humidity, the tungsten tip exhibited stick-slip motion, alternately stopping and sliding. The physicists explained that this motion occurs because of the subsequent breaking and resolidification of the ice that is firmly attached to the tip and to the graphite. Only the molecules between the tip and graphite are solid ice, while everywhere else the molecules remain in a liquid water state. Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Marslast_img read more

Polyethylene Terephthalate PET Market Production Price Market and its Properties

first_imgGet an inclusive research report offering a thorough market analysis and growth outlook of the Global Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The study offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, opportunities, key segments, regions, and major manufacturers. Additionally, the competitive scenario in different geographies is outlined to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors to determine emerging economies. Insights presented in the report would benefit market players to develop strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.The report offers detailed segmentation of the global Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) market based region. It evaluates these regions based on the prospect and status for the forecast period. Additionally, the research presents the current market condition and outlook of each region. Regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, China, Japan, Middle East & Africa, India, and South America. Market dynamics are also revealed in the research based on risks, driving forces, and opportunities. A brief overview of each segment and sub-segment is provided.Request for a Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2961674?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABThe research offers an in-depth analysis of major market players operating in the global Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) industry.Key market players operating in the industry include:BP Plastics Holding Bhd.Commercial Plastic IndustriesCYL Corporation Bhd.EE LIAN Enterprise M Sdn. Bhd.George Kent Bhd.Great Wall Plastic Industries Bhd.Guppy Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd.Fu Fong Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd.Hicom Teck See Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.Lam Seng Plastics Industries Sdn. Bhd.Reliance IndustriesThe research demonstrates the performance of each player active in the industry. Besides this, the report offers an overview and highlights of recent advancements of each player in the market. These insights help understand the competitive scenario and take important steps to gain major market share. Comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period. The report also offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market.The research evaluates the manufacturing cost of the global Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) market. It discusses key raw materials, dealers, and labor costs. In addition, it evaluates the manufacturing process of the industry. The research also provides insights into Porter’s Five Forces model, value chain analysis, and PEST analysis.The report clearly indicates that the Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) industry has achieved extensive growth since 2025 with several significant advances related to the industry. This report is prepared based on a detailed evaluation of the industry by experts.To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals looking for unbiased data on supply, demand, and future estimates would find the report valuable.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2961674?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world . Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Brutal attack of gay couple caught on camera after Miami Pride

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Rene Chalarca and his boyfriend, Dmitry Logunov, were holding hands as they left the celebration. Outside of a public restroom, four men attacked them in an alleged anti-gay assault.Another man, Helmut Muller, tried to intervene but he was knocked unconscious when one of the four men struck him and he hit his head on the pavement. He received four stitches at the hospital.CBS Miami revealed the footage of the attack on Monday (9 April).[embedded content]The four assailants remain unidentified as police continue to search for them.Ernesto Rodriguez, a member of the Miami Beach Police told CBS Miami: ‘We really need to hold those responsible, accountable.’New: @MiamiBeachPD releases photo of 4 people they say are on video attacking two gay men and a Good Samaritan after the pride parade. If you know them contact detectives. @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/jwl8XxZ9GV— Jamie Guirola (@jamieNBC6) April 10, 2018An ‘unnecessary’ attackPolice have not identified the attack as a hate crime. Rodriguez simply described the assault as ‘completely uncalled for and unnecessary’. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Unveiled surveillance footage shows a group of men brutally attacking a gay couple at Miami Pride this weekend.center_img However, Chalarca and Logunov believe the men assaulted them due to their sexuality. Chalarca told NBC 6 that one of the men used anti-gay slurs in Spanish.‘We were together,’ he said. ‘So for me, it’s like, yes, it was a hate crime.’Gay couple says they were just holding hands when they were attacked on Miami Beach during Pride. @MiamiBeachPD looking for 4 suspects. @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/lCSMXP7GRf— Jamie Guirola (@jamieNBC6) April 10, 2018Logunov doubled down: ‘We probably provoked them because we were walking together, holding hands. It was gay pride. South Beach was full of gay people.’Paramedics treated them at the scene, where both men suffered numerous cuts and bruises.The incident put a dark cloud over the otherwise celebratory day, which included Gus Kenworthy.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The victims were senselessly attacked | Photo: NBC 6 Four men surrender to police following Miami Pride attackMen face up to 30 years for assaulting gay couple after Miami PrideAfter shooting: Puerto Vallarta Tourism safe for LGBT travelers?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/attack-gay-couple-miami-pride/last_img read more

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first_img September 8, 2008 – Breast MRI of Oklahoma and the Breast Center of Hattiesburg Clinic are the first two facilities to receive accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories (ICAMRL) for the Aurora 1.5Tesla Dedicated Breast MRI System. The ICAMRL accreditation, which accredited the centers for breast MRI units specifically designed from the ground up for the detection, diagnosis and management of breast disease, sets a high standard for health centers and meets the requirements of third-party payors mandating official accountability to guarantee reimbursement for insured patients.The ICAMRL accreditation program is a process of ongoing quality assurance, and the accreditation decision is based on substantial compliance with The ICAMRL Standards, through peer review and then finalized by the ICAMRL board of directors. Facilities that have processes in place to assure quality patient care, provide high quality images and comprehensive interpretations earn the accreditation.For more information: www.auroramri.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | September 07, 2008 Aurora Customers First Accredited for Breast MRI Use last_img read more

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first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Dense breast tissues make mammograms (right) difficult to read, which may require complementary testing, such as MRI (left). Efforts by state legislatures mandating that physicians inform patients of the challenges of dense breast imaging raise both opportunity and risk for radiologists. Image courtesy Agfa Healthcare Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | January 03, 2013 When Government Treads on Medical Practice Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read morecenter_img Reference:1.  Hooley RJ, Greenberg KL, Stackhouse RM, Geisel JL, Butler RS, Philpotts LE. Screening US in patients with mammographically dense breasts: initial experience with Connecticut Public Act 09-41. Radiology. 2012;265:59-69. Abstract: http://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/22723501 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more For many years mammographers have been saddled with low reimbursements. Recognizing this, women’s health advocates lobbied successfully over the last decade for higher rates for mammograms produced with digital equipment.  This may be the only exception to the “rule of less” that has been applied to imaging reimbursements since the federal Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) took effect in 2007. Cutbacks in reimbursement have at the very least slowed the growth of medical imaging procedures and led to a decline in the purchase of new imaging equipment, just as the increased reimbursement for digital mammography led to a boom in the purchase of full field digital systems that today dominate the landscape of women’s health.While the federal government has been content to influence the practice of medicine through financial dictates, lately individual state governments have taken a more direct approach. Five states now mandate physicians to inform women with dense breasts that mammography may be of limited value for them. Connecticut, Virginia, Texas, California and New York require physicians to advise patients that complementary imaging studies, such as ultrasound or MRI, may be needed if dense fibroglandular tissues are likely to obscure the mammographic signs of cancer.This legislation offers opportunity for radiologists, who might do what the RSNA at its last annual meeting advised members to do: “Be the voice of radiology for your patients.” They might educate and inform patients about the significance of breast density, as they are doing at the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic in Rochester, New York. They might also provide complementary testing. It is logical to expect that they do so. But stepping into this breach carries risk. (Editor’s Note: For more information, see Legislating Women’s Health: A Chance for Radiologists to Step In by Greg Freiherr at http://www.itnonline.com/content/legislating-women%E2%80%99s-health-chance-radiologists-step.)Third party payers in the first states to adopt such mandated education have typically reimbursed for the ultrasound procedures that may follow, although such reimbursement is not required by law. And while ultrasound coverage may be provided, it is seldom there for the MRI exams that might be indicated for women with dense breasts at high risk of developing cancer. When reimbursement is not available, the laws do not address who should shoulder the costs.And there are logistical challenges, as well. Few mammography practices have the capacity to perform ultrasound immediately following the determination that a patient has dense breasts. Even fewer can accommodate an MRI exam the same day. Patients found to have dense breasts and prescribed a complementary exam, therefore, may have to return for another appointment or travel to another facility, neither of which may be easy, particularly if they have traveled a long way already for their mammogram.  Then there are fundamental problems with ultrasound and MRI. Their high sensitivity and lack of specificity lead inevitably to more biopsies and a preponderance of negative findings for procedures that otherwise would not have been performed, as illustrated by early experiences in the first state to enact such legislation, Connecticut.1Consequently, legislative efforts of this type amount to little more than unfunded mandates that impose costs on insurance companies, practitioners and patients. While they may provide an opportunity for radiologists to become more involved with patients, radiologists must be careful in how they respond to this opportunity, as these mandates may expose them to risks that can endanger the very relationships that the mandates foster.At least when the federal government seeks to influence medical practice, it foots the bill … albeit at a cut rate. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. 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first_img Image Courtesy of GuerbetNovember 19, 2104 —Guerbet will present its two latest contrast agents, Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) injection and Lipiodol (ethiodized oil) injection, at the 100th annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in Chicago.In addition to its exhibit, five abstracts from studies, for which Guerbet provided financial support, have been accepted by RSNA for this year’s meeting.Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) injection is a gadolinium-based contrast agent indicated for intravenous use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in brain, spine and associated tissues in adult and pediatric patients (2 years of age and older) to detect and visualize areas with disruption of the blood brain barrier and/or abnormal vascularity. It received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in March 2013. As of Aug. 31, 2014 there have been more than 48 million Dotarem doses administered worldwide.For more information: www.guerbet.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals lost Carson Palmer to a broken arm in their 33-0 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams in London.The brutal hit to their plans this season now has the team looking at a 3-4 record with their starting quarterback out for an extended period of time.Here’s some quick reaction to the game from the staff of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station and ArizonaSports.com.Of course, you can get more reaction Monday starting at 6 a.m. with Doug and Wolf and continuing with The Blitz with Bertrand Berry & Mike Jurecki and Bickley & Marotta — who will both broadcast from the Cardinals practice facility in Tempe. Then, Burns & Gambo will wrap up the day’s analysis on your drive home from 2-6 p.m. Craig Grialou, reporterNot good. It’s one thing to lose, it’s another thing to get beat. Or in this case, on a Sunday evening in London, embarrassed. Again. So much for arriving in England ahead of the Rams. That plan, as good as it looked on paper, failed miserably. On top of that, the Cardinals lost quarterback Carson Palmer perhaps for the balance of the season.So welcome to the Drew Stanton era. Of course, a lot of the talk will be centered on Blaine Gabbert. And maybe he will get his chance but it won’t be right away. For one, head coach Bruce Arians is loyal, almost to a fault, to Stanton; and two, Gabbert is still fairly new to the system. Still, if I were to guess, if Stanton doesn’t show the capability to lead the offense, then Gabbert will find himself under center as early as Week 13 when the Cardinals host the Rams on Dec. 3.Mike Jurecki, Co-host of The Blitz with B-Train and JureckiThe Cardinals were outplayed in all three phases.Give the Rams credit, they had a great game plan and won the chess match against the Cardinals coaching staff.Normally, every NFL game is decided on the trenches and Los Angeles dominated on both sides of the ball, including special teams. Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks, from left, Drew Stanton, Carson Palmer and Blaine Gabbert take part in an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-onThames suburb of south west London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The Arizona Cardinals are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Los Angeles Rams at London’s Wembley stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) The Cardinals had only three possessions in the second half, totaling 14 plays after half time. The Rams scored 17 points in the last 5:25 at the end of the half.Last time the Cardinals were shutout, 58-0, was against the Seahawks in 2012. Sunday marked the first time the Cardinals have been shutout under Bruce Arians.Drew Stanton struggled to get things going for Arizona, as he completed just 5-of-14 passes for 62 yards and an interception. Arians said Stanton is the backup the rest of the season, but it could be just a matter of time before we see Blaine Gabbert taking over signal-calling duties.Phil Dawson missed his fifth-field goal of the year with a 32-yarder Sunday. He has been one of the bigger disappointments this year.As I type this Sunday, the three big offseason priorities are quarterback, offensive line and cornerback. Luke Lapinski, host of The Rundown with Luke LapinskiThe Cardinals essentially traveled 5,000 miles to score zero points and lose their starting quarterback. Not exactly a good deal. And now they face the harsh reality of once again being below .500, sitting two games back of the division lead and needing to find answers in a hurry.There are questions outside the quarterback position, but that might be the only one that really matters if they can’t find a solution. With Carson Palmer likely done for the season, they can either turn to Drew Stanton or see what they have in Blaine Gabbert.They went to Stanton in the middle of the game against the Rams, and the results weren’t good. But the line from the team – for now, at least – is that Stanton is the guy. Maybe he gets better after some time to practice with the first unit, but the calls for Gabbert are already growing. And that’s going to be hard to ignore if Stanton struggles.Put simply, the Cards can stick with Stanton, but there’s really no upside there. If the team rallies out of the bye and he guides them to a win over the 49ers, then he earns another start. That’s fair. He has experience, he knows the offense and there’s an argument to be made that he gives them the best chance to hover around contention. But this season is once again on the verge of getting away from them. And the second it does, they’re going to need to see what they have in Gabbert. Because they can’t afford to have quarterback be an issue again next season.​ Might as well see what you’ve got in Gabbert, even though it’s not going to happen.John Gambadoro, Co-host of Burns & GamboThere is nothing good that comes out of this drubbing in London — NOTHING.Cards were humiliated in every aspect of the game and embarrassed. Patrick Peterson’s frustration seemed to be boiling over on every play. And the Cardinals suffered another major injury in what has been a season full of them. No team can expect to overcome this many injuries, and now with Carson Palmer out for a while, it is time to see what Blaine Gabbert has.Yes not Drew Stanton, but Blaine Gabbert. I know what Stanton can do — he is an adequate at-best backup with no real future on this roster. Gabbert is a former first-round pick with many unsuccessful starts under his belt, but he played extremely well in the preseason and Arizona needs to find out what they have in him now. Stanton should stay the backup because that’s all he ever will be. Gabbert has a higher ceiling and should know the offense well enough by now to run it. At the very least, find out if Gabbert is a possibility for next season as a starter or backup. It would be a huge mistake to play Stanton — if all is lost and you are not going anywhere anyway, I see no reason why Stanton should start. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Vince Marotta, Co-host of Bickley & MarottaWe’ve probably just seen Carson Palmer take a snap for the Arizona Cardinals for the last time.After getting slammed by a blitzing Alec Ogletree in an ugly 33-0 loss Sunday in London, Palmer left the game. Head coach Bruce Arians said Palmer broke his arm, needs surgery and will miss at least eight weeks. The Cardinals have nine games left.There’s no need for Palmer to play again this year, even if he is healthy enough to go in the season finale. The Cardinals will likely be so far out of contention that his presence won’t matter.Drew Stanton now gets the keys to the offense. Whether or not you think that should be the answer, it is. Arians vehemently made that clear after the game; they’re not going to third-stringer Blaine Gabbert.Despite Arians’ proclamation, I think he should go to Gabbert. Stanton is serviceable — when there is a semblance of protection. The Cardinals’ offensive line took a giant step back Sunday, and that doesn’t bode well for the interception-prone Stanton. Gabbert is the closest thing to a future QB on the Arizona roster. No David Johnson, no Carson Palmer, no chance. 48 Comments   Share   Dave Burns, Co-host of Burns & Gambo​I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the notion of traveling that far, spending that much time, energy and money only to get annihilated to the tune of a 33-0 final score. How deflating that must feel. The only shutout of the Bruce Arians era. First time they’ve been shutout since that 58-0 embarrassment in Seattle all those years ago. The only B.A. coached loss that was worse was the NFC Championship game.Nothing went right. Nothing. Offensive line got manhandled. No room to run for Adrian Peterson. Larry Fitzgerald was invisible. The defense looked more interested in sightseeing than getting the Rams off the field on third down. Their collective effort seems to wane especially when their offense appears over-matched. Phil Dawson missed another kick. And now for seemingly the 10th year in a row, the Rams have interrupted Carson Palmer’s season.If it’s me (and it’s not) I play Stanton vs. the 49ers and the Seahawks after the bye. The Cardinals are 1-4 in the conference so likely their only chance of making the playoffs — and I know how ludicrous that sounds — is winning the division. It’s worth seeing if Stanton can pull out a miracle or two. If not, desperation gives way to experimentation, and it’s time for Blaine Gabbert the rest of the way so you can see what you’ve got. It’s possible that’s the last we’ve seen of Palmer and if so it’s a shame that it ends like this. We all got more than we ever could have bargained for during his time here. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more

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Sloca would not say either way] Luetkemeyer’s best chance of success would be to attach his legislation to another vehicle like another spending bill The White House strongly supports the IPCC and would be expected to veto any stand-alone measure that was approved by Congress They may look like Play-Doh but the colorful spongy rings of goo (left) are alive and may one day be able to learn The rings are engineered to mimic the structure and function of the six layers of human cortical brain tissue Scientists coaxed neurons (right) to grow around stiff porous matrices made of silk proteins immersed in collagen gel Then they colored the layers with food dye and pieced them together like a jigsaw puzzle By tweaking the size and orientation of matrix pores researchers attempted to emulate variations of cellular structure and function in a real cortex Unlike flat neuron cultures grown in petri dishes the structure provides cells with something to cling to as they branch out and make 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