Vince Carter watches the good times, but is he near goodbye?

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Carter hasn’t said if he plans to retire following the season. He would make NBA history if he returns, as nobody has played 22 seasons in the league.So was the video premature?“I’m OK with it. Either way it’s cool,” he said with a smile. “I’m very thankful for it, that they even considered it.“When it was mentioned to me I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”The video was played in the first half, shortly after Carter had come off the Hawks’ bench for the first time. He received ovations from the crowd both times, and he acknowledged the fans after the video played.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He never played in Brooklyn but was one of their best when the Nets played in New Jersey, ranking third on the franchise scoring list while playing in the backcourt alongside Jason Kidd.“Obviously it wasn’t in this building, but nevertheless the feeling is still the same,” Carter said. “My five years here was fun, a lot of fun. J Kidd made it obviously easy to play the game up and down and create a lot of highlights and memories, so it was awesome to see.”The Hawks’ road trip has been right down Carter’s memory lane. They played Tuesday in Toronto, where he began his career and has repaired his relationship with fans that was damaged when he pushed for the trade that landed him in New Jersey.“It’s a great trip. Stressful sometimes, a lot of people to see, but the appreciation I’m very thankful for and I’ll never forget it,” Carter said. “And like I said, the video, yes it could be premature, or not. It’s still, they’re thinking about me and I’m very thankful for that.”He’s still productive, starting eight games and averaging 7.2 points, with a 21-point performance last month. If he comes back, he breaks a tie with Kevin Garnett, Robert Parish and Kevin Willis for the most NBA seasons. (Dirk Nowitzki, like Carter drafted in 1998, is also in his 21st season).Carter was informed during his postgame interview that he was overheard as he was leaving the arena Tuesday in Toronto telling someone that he would see him next year.“Really?” Carter said with a laugh. “Well, I’ll see you guys next year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trail Blazers send Bulls crashing to fifth straight loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Nets honored Carter, who is the oldest active player, with a tribute video during their game against Atlanta, a way to say thank you for his 4 ½ seasons with the franchise.“It was great. Any time you can see old video of when you were young and spry and springy and all of that good stuff, I mean, it’s always great to see,” Carter said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGood times, yes.But was it goodbye? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Atlanta Hawks’ Vince Carter (15) watches a video tribute to him during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Vince Carter looked up at the highlights, enjoying the view of himself back in the days when he was among the NBA’s highest flyers.He’s about to turn 42, now in his 21st season, and he doesn’t jump quite like the guy being shown Wednesday night on the Barclays Center overhead screens.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Govt eroded economic gains made by PPP

first_imgDear Editor,It is the mother of all ironies that this Coalition Government, which is addictive to the use of the term ‘fit and proper’, has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that it has now dived into the dark abyss of the ‘unfit and improper’ to the point of no return!The time has passed for any type of salvage operations, unless directives and interferences into the operations of GECOM are brought to a screeching halt.It is now conclusive that both the Coalition and GECOM are embarked on a premeditated course to delay elections close to the 2020 Elections due date, in order to buy the PNC enough time to rig. The former DCEO of GECOM, Mr Vishnu Persaud, has stated that it is not possible for elections to be held by November, since the house- to-house registration will take at least 68 weeks, or 17 months. This will take us to September 2020. In other words, the original due date for the 2020 Elections.Moreover, the courts cannot direct GECOM to call an Election, and the President has bowled the election ‘preparedness’ spin to GECOM, which swallowed it hook, line and sinker, and added it to its repertoire of excuses and trickeries.GECOM’s Chairman has served the purpose of his appointment with flying colours, and Granger is a proud Burnham disciple!This time frame would allow the PNC-dominated Coalition to properly install its rigging machinery. This will be done by such tactics as padding the voters’ list and recruiting PNC supporters as polling agents to facilitate multiple voting, etc. It will also give them enough time to use state resources to buy support where they have lost it.The Coalition is fully aware that, should an election be held any time soon, they would be voted out of office. This is an option they can ill-afford. This means that they would lose the billions of oil dollars which would be available in the near future to perpetuate their good life status. We must be reminded that the old PNC rigged elections after elections for far less! The PNC simply cannot afford to lose the next elections.The ‘fit and proper’ Coalition piloted by the PNC have not only failed to deliver on their campaign promises, but they have eroded the economic gains made by the PPP/C Government, who had inherited a bankrupt economy from the same PNC in 1992. Hordes of the Coalition’s own supporters have now rejected them, and in just over 3 years, the PNC’s partner in crime, the AFC, has completely disintegrated except for the few remaining hustlers and thieves.Moreover, Guyanese must not be fooled by President Granger’s theatrics. He has been playing games and giving directives to the GECOM Chairman on precisely what GECOM should deliver, and that is: to delay the constitutionally due General and Regional Elections until next year. The house-to-house registration will ensure that.We have been hearing regurgitations about GECOM’s preparedness, even though GECOM itself had declared in December that it was prepared to hold Elections at any time they are required to do so; so Granger, aided by GECOM, has resorted to tricks, lies and deceit to con the populace.The President is not interested in abiding by the Constitution, and is willing to incur the wrath of not only Guyanese, but the international community as well. He has played games with the Leader of the Opposition, and has now played games using GECOM.What a legacy Granger is willing to leave behind. He simply wants to outdo his mentor, the late LFS Burnham. We have seen those nefarious manifestations during the 28 years of the PNC dictatorship. History will repeat itself!We must be unrelenting in our quest to ensure the eviction of this illegal Government by all means peaceful and legitimate!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor-Region Sixlast_img read more

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Police FC to host 2019/2020 matches at Kavumba

first_imgKavumba has in the past been home to Police FC. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA – Police FC will host their 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier league matches at Kavumba Recreation playground.The Cops are moving to a third home ground in as many seasons after spending the last two (seasons) at Namboole and Lugogo respectively.Kavumba has in the past been Police’s home and it comes as no surprise that they are returning there.The move to make the return was confirmed by the Cops on their Social Media.“We are pleased to announce Kavumba Recreation Playground as our New Home for the 2019/20 season in The Uganda Premier League. Read a post on Police’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.Abdallah Mubiru’s side were impressive at home last season, winning 7 and losing just 5 of their 15 games hosted at Lugogo.However, as per FUFA rules, only two teams can share a single ground during a particular season and with Proline FC returning to the top tier, Lugogo is already occupied by the Big League winners and owners KCCA FC, prompting the Cops to seek accommodation elsewhere.As for Mandela National Stadium, Police’s home for the 2017/18 campaign, URA FC and SC Villa are the two sides expected to use it, like it was last season’ automatically taking Mubiru’s side out of the equation.Going to Kavumba will feel like a return ‘home’ as the Cops have spent most of their stay in the top flight there.However, the move highlights how big an issue stadiums are in the country.KCCA FC, Vipers SC, Busoga United, Onduparaka FC and Maroons FC are the only top tier teams currently owning stadiums of their won, leaving the other 11 sides to rent during the course of the season.With Nakivubo closed until i don’t know when, the scarcity of venues for football teams only increases and sides like Police’ who do not have huge budgets to build their own, will keep on moving from Kampala to other districts for accommodation.Police FC who have already lost Juma Balinya, Paul Willa and Hassan Kalega, three of their main pillars last season, finished 11th with 37 points from 30 games in 2018/2019.Police FC hosted their games at Lugogo last season. (PHOTO/File)Their target is to improve in terms of position but they have already seen their preparations distorted as head coach-Mubiru is currently in charge of the Uganda Cranes CHAN team slated to take in Somalia on Saturday, July 27th, in a qualifying game.Comments Tags: abdallah mubiruBig LeagueHassan Kalega.Juma BalinyaKCCA FCPaul Willapolice fcproline fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

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South African leprosy survivors – no longer outcasts

first_imgEdith Msomi’s slight foot deformity is the only reminder that she once lived with leprosy.Young Sibusiso Tshabalala looks just like any other teenager, even though he once lived with leprosy.(Images: Khanyi Magubane)Khanyi MagubaneOne of the simple pleasures in life that 58-year-old leprosy survivor Edith Msomi enjoys is making breakfast for her grandchildren and sipping green tea while they eat. Today Msomi is no different from any other grandmother doting on her grandchildren, but her own childhood, growing up with leprosy, was very different to that of the little ones.In April 1968, when she was 19 years old, she was admitted to what was then called the Westford Leper Institution in Pretoria (today, the global health community  recognises “leper” to be a highly derogatory word), with a severe case of leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease, as it’s also known. She had been living with the condition for several years but because of late diagnosis, her condition had deteriorated by the time she arrived at the hospital. Permanent nerve damage had taken place in some parts of her hands and feet and her skin was badly scarred from the leprosy bacteria, which had multiplied and become septic all over her body. She says she’s not sure how she contracted leprosy, but is adamant that she did not contract it from her family or anybody close to her because none of them have had the condition.Msomi becomes emotional when she remembers her early days at the institution. “We would be cordoned off in different wards and nurses would not want to touch my wounds. But the Leprosy Mission forced nurses to touch us during treatment and not be scared of us.”At the institution, which she describes as an isolation camp and where she spent three traumatic years, the patients were allocated houses, but because it was during the apartheid era, the houses belonging to the white and black patients were in different wings, and the services received were also different. She remembers that the black patients were not given the same quality food or medical treatment as white patients.The apartheid system was alive and well at the institution, she says. “We even had a jail inside the institution, where we would be arrested if we broke the law, trying to mix with the white patients or fighting for equal treatment.”As a result of the poor medical attention received by some of the patients, Msomi sadly recalls that there was a high death rate, and she often feared that she, too, would die because her condition was not improving. The offending limbs of patients whose septic skin infections would not heal would simply be amputated; it was common to see patients without arms and legs. Msomi thought that she too would lose limbs, until a certain young doctor, which she only remembers as “Doctor Kok”, arrived at the institution and changed everything.She says the young doctor stopped the amputations, and started a treatment programme where a lot of leprosy patients, herself included, were spared amputation.At the end of 1970, doctors felt that she had fully recovered from the condition and that she was ready to resume life outside of the institution. She was one of the lucky ones that left the institution with all her limbs intact – and she says, also alive. Msomi says what saved her was her strictness with her treatment programme. She says one of the biggest problems among leprosy patients is the inconsistency in taking their medication, and as a result, they never fully recover.Shortly after she left the hospital, she met and married her husband, who, she says, accepted her completely despite her disfigurements; he also accepted the son that she had at the institution. “He loved me the way I was and didn’t have a problem with the fact that I had had leprosy. It was not an issue.” Together with her late husband they had four children.Today she lives in Katlehong on the East Rand, where she leads a quiet life with her grandchildren and sells vegetables to supplement her pension.Edith Msomi’s experience with leprosy could have been very different had treatment and diagnosis taken place earlier, as was the case for 15-year-old Sibusiso Tshabalala.The shy teenager from Nigel, east of Johannesburg, does not remember contracting leprosy, as he was only four years old when he was diagnosed. In 1996, his grandfather had contracted the disease and medical officials called for his immediate family that lived with him to be screened. Tshabalala and his older brother were diagnosed with leprosy. It took five years of treatment for Tshabalala to be cleared of the leprosy germs.Looking at him now, one can hardly notice the skin scarring from his childhood when he had the disease. “I don’t remember much of what happened to me as a child. All I remember is going to the clinic regularly for medicine. I didn’t even know that I had leprosy,” he says in a barely audible voice.Early detection of the disease made it possible for Tshabalala to continue with a normal life like other teenagers his age. He is excited about his grade nine studies this year. After he completes high school, the youth has aspirations of flying aircraft for a living. “I want to be a pilot. I love the idea of flying aeroplanes, even though I have never been on one myself.” He also enjoys soccer, singing and acting.He says he thoroughly enjoys taking part in dramas at school – something he might not have been able to do if the effects of leprosy had damaged his physique.The Treatment and diagnosis of leprosyAlthough the treatment of leprosy is now simple and effective, one of the biggest problems standing in the way of total eradication are the myths surrounding the disease, dating back from Biblical times. The infected were traditionally isolated because of fears that it was highly contagious. The disease and its treatment were not understood.Leprosy is a serious disease because it damages the nerves of the limbs and the face, resulting in paralysis of muscles and loss of feeling in the skin. Leprologist and medical missionary Dr Stanley G Browne, who dedicated his life to educating the world about leprosy, states in one of several booklets that he wrote that the conventional picture of leprosy is that of a poor beggar holding out his deformed and crippled hands and stumbling along on ulcerated feet. But, says Browne, thanks to the work of surgeons who are applying their knowledge and skill to these conditions, there is now hope for those who are deformed and disfigured by the disease.Globally, the treatment of leprosy has advanced. In 1981 the World Health Organization (WHO) began recommending multi-drug therapy (MDT), a combination of three drugs: dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine. MDT with these drugs takes from six months to a year or even more, depending on the strength of the leprosy infection.Global statistics of infectionsWHO statistics state that according to official reports received from 109 countries and territories, the global registered prevalence of leprosy at the beginning of 2007 stood at 224 717 cases, while the number of new cases detected during 2006 was 259 017 (excluding the small number of cases in Europe). The number of new cases detected globally has fallen by more than 40 019 cases (a 13.4% decrease) during 2006 compared with 2005. During the past five years, the global number of new cases detected has continued to decrease dramatically, at an average rate of nearly 20% per year.In South Africa, the WHO reports that in September 2006, there were only 104 registered cases of leprosy in the country, with 42 new registered cases since then.The Leprosy Mission, which has been operating in South Africa for the past 60 years, has made great strides in providing education and health care for patients of leprosy. The mission’s director, Peter Laubsher, says the mission’s work has been to offer support to patients. Their staff complement in Johannesburg consists of three nurses, a social worker and four trained field workers. The field workers spread information through leaflets and booklets about leprosy; they also ensure that patients obtain free medication and that they take treatment regularly until they have been cleared of the disease.Laubsher says successful treatment of leprosy is based on detecting it early. “We sometimes reach patients when they are at an advanced stage, and by then, there is very little, if anything, that we can do to reverse the damage,” he says, though he is happy with the mission’s work in spreading knowledge and facilitating treatment to those afflicted.The virtual elimination of leprosy in South Africa has meant that organisations such as the Leprosy Mission now have to shift their attention in another direction. The mission is in the process of conducting a disability survey, to assess the needs of the disabled. Laubsher says this is the next phase of the mission’s work. “The needs of leprosy patients will decline, but due to deformities that have taken place, their disability needs will continue. We are now looking at expanding our operation to include not only those left disabled by leprosy, but all disabilities in general.”World Leprosy day is marked on the 27th of January annually and this year, the focus continues to be demystifying the disease and ensuring that this treatable ailment is no longer seen as an ancient Biblical disease, but one that is prevalent but easily curable.Useful linksInternational Federation of Anti-leprosy Associations African Leprosy ConferenceThe Leprosy Mission World Health Organisation – Leprosy today Leprosy – definition ILA Global Project on the History of Leprosylast_img read more

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British American Tobacco heads for JSE

first_img12 August 2008Swiss-based luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont and local investment firm Remgro have announced plans to dispose of the majority of their holdings in British American Tobacco (BAT), which will see the multinational tobacco company gain a secondary listing on the JSE.According to a statement by BAT issued last week, Richemont and Remgro presently hold 19.4% and 10.7% of issued shares in BAT respectively, in both cases through Luxembourg-based company called R&R Holdings.As per the restructuring announced by the two groups, both controlled by South African billionaire industrialist Johan Rupert, 90% of their combined shareholding – or around 27% of the issued share capital of BAT – will be distributed directly to Richemont’s and Remgro’s shareholders.The remaining 10% of the combined shareholding, or around three percent of BAT, will be retained by the two companies and then transferred to Reinet Investments, an investment company that will soon be listed in both Luxembourg and South Africa.“The board welcomes these proposals, which should result in the group having a more widely distributed shareholding and a broader range of both institutional and private shareholders,” BAT chairman Jan du Plessis said in the statement.The distributions will be followed by a rights issue by Reinet, which can be subscribed to by using British American Tobacco shares, which is expected to take place in early November and with the Reinet rights issue likely to be complete by the middle of December.“Based on information provided by Richemont and Remgro in their announcements, British American Tobacco believes that, following completion of the distributions and the rights issue, the residual Reinet shareholding in British American Tobacco is likely to be less than 10%,” the statement said.Secondary JSE listingAccording to the statement, BAT had earlier agreed to a request from the two shareholders to obtain a secondary listing on the JSE, and was now taking the necessary steps to facilitate the listing, including seeking the approval of the JSE.BAT expects the listing to take place around the end of October this year, subject to Richemont and Remgro receiving the necessary approvals for their proposed restructuring.Once listed, BAT, which has a market capitalisation of around R560-billion, will be among the three largest companies on the JSE, vying for the top spot with global miners like BHP Billiton and Anglo American.“R&R have been highly committed and supportive shareholders since the merger of British American Tobacco and Rothmans International in 1999 and these proposals resolve the potential uncertainty over the long-term ownership of their shares,” Du Plessis said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The Lowdown on Facebook’s New Streaming Service

first_imgFacebook wants to compete with YouTube and Twitch in the online streaming game. Here’s the lowdown for filmmakers and video producers.Cover image via welcomia.Three websites have dominated the social sharing landscape since 2010: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Every so often, we’ll see a new alternative with a niche focus, such as Instagram or Vine, but it’s never too long before one of the mega-giants acquires these outlying platforms. However, when the larger companies can’t acquire an emerging brand, they’ll often make their own version of the service.As we covered in “How To Fix Out-of-Sync Audio on a Video Game Screen Capture,” video game content is bigger than ever. Viewership outranks HBO, Netflix, and Hulu combined; content creators make millions per year; and the broadcast gear at a championship event rivals what you’d see at a heavyweight fight. Even Google wants to cash in on this new pasture with a new streaming service powered by Chromecast.Image via Facebook.Twitch is currently the champion of streaming services, but Facebook has been looking to challenge their position for a while now. In 2016, they reached a deal with Blizzard to allow users to stream any Blizzard game straight to Facebook. They also recently snapped up the rights to broadcast games with e-sports giant ESL. With the new services that have rolled out over the last two weeks, it looks as if Facebook wants to dethrone Twitch.1080p 60fps StreamingImage via Rommel Canlas.Facebook first introduced live streaming in 2016, and it instantly became a hit with news organizations for covering live events on the ground from a mobile perspective. VGC creators also quickly adopted it to stream their content direct to their audiences. As we know, Facebook favors videos and links that keep users onsite.In early 2017, Facebook teamed up with Nvidia to allow users to stream directly to their timelines from Nvidia’s GeForce Experience. Now, you can use most streaming software in conjunction with Facebook. The problem, however, was that streaming was limited to 720p at 60fps or 1080p (to select pages) at 30fps. If you spend more than few minutes around VGC streamers, you know that 1080p at 60fps is a must. As of last week, that is now an available format. VGC creators can stream at 1080p at up to 60fps.MonetizingImage via Gorodenkoff.Two years ago, one of the biggest reasons content creators prioritized YouTube over Facebook was lack of monetization. Facebook introduced this last year, although the system still lacks the finesse of AdSense. VGC streamers get appreciable income from audience backing — usually through Patron — but some streamers opt for in-stream tips. Twitch and YouTube offer in-chat tipping, but there are also plenty of third-party websites that perform this service with added callouts. Facebook has now also introduced a tip feature: viewers can tip the streamer $3 or more. Unlike other applications, Facebook doesn’t offer an onscreen “shout out,” but it’s likely that we’ll see that feature in the future.ClippingImage via Azret Ayubov.One of Twitch’s core elements is clipping moments from the content creators you watch. For example, let’s say the VGC streamer manages to defeat three enemies with only a slither of health while drinking a cup of coffee in her webcam display. Instead of letting that moment pass, you can clip it and then share it. At first, the idea of someone taking 20 seconds of your broadcast and sharing it can seem like a violation of your content. However, it is great free advertising since your channel’s name is under the clip title. As channel owner, you can delete the clip if you want to, but this feature means your core audience can share your best moments just for the fun of it.This feature has been missing from Facebook live streams, but if you are a registered game page, your audience can now clip the last 30 seconds of gameplay. (I should note, however, that I was watching a live stream from StoneMountain64 — arguably Facebook’s largest VGC with over one million followers — and someone pointed this out to him. He didn’t know this feature was live, nor did Facebook mention it in the press release. So it may be that, right now, this feature is only available to select regional viewers.)So, with a dedicated pilot program for streamers, summit retreats, and a creator program akin to YouTube, it looks like Facebook is really pushing to become a new home for online content creators.Looking for more information about online content? Check out these articles.Is Downscaling 4K to 1080p Worth It After Online Compression?What Facebook’s New Algorithm Means for Video Content CreatorsResolve 14’s Best Editing Features For The Online Content Creatorlast_img read more

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E.U. Clinical Trials Reform Leaps Forward

first_imgBRUSSELS—Researchers will have to disclose the results of clinical trials conducted in the European Union under a provisional agreement reached here today. Representatives of the European Union’s 28 member states have approved a deal with the European Parliament—a decisive step forward as part of a wider reform to simplify and speed up authorization procedures for clinical trials across the bloc.Advocates for easier public access to clinical trial results have praised the outcome of the negotiations, which they say sets a global example. Today’s agreement is “a fantastic result at a very important stage of negotiation,” the AllTrials campaign in the United Kingdom said in a statement.Between 2007 and 2011, the number of applications for clinical trials in the European Union dropped by 25%. In July last year, the European Commission tabled a proposal to overhaul the European Union’s unpopular 2001 clinical trials directive to cut down on red tape, make Europe a more attractive location for clinical research, and improve the transparency of clinical trials information.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)As the proposal moved forward through the E.U. system, activists succeeded in convincing E.U. policymakers to include further changes that help ensure that trial outcomes are made public whether the sponsor prefers to do so. One of the most notable novelties is a requirement to publish every trial’s results in a database managed by the European Medicines Agency. “Irrespective of the outcome of the clinical trial, within one year from the end of a clinical trial in all member states concerned, the sponsor shall submit to the EU database a summary of the results of the clinical trial,” says the draft agreement, seen by ScienceInsider. This should also include a summary “written in a manner that is understandable to lay persons.”In addition, if trials results are used as part of a marketing authorization application for a medicinal product, researchers must submit clinical study reports within 30 days after the end of the authorization process—whether the application is successful, rejected, or withdrawn.Glenis Willmott, a center-left member of the European Parliament from the United Kingdom who led the negotiations on the Parliament’s side, says the regulation would force the hand of drugmakers reluctant to disclose results. “For too long unflattering studies have gone undisclosed. Around half of all trials are never published, usually those with negative or disappointing results,” Willmott said in a statement issued before the vote.The compromise maintains the main elements of the commission’s initial plan for simplification. For example, one single application file will be enough to conduct clinical trials in several member states, instead of submitting an application in each country.But the draft regulation softens some of the commission’s bold proposals to expedite authorization decisions. The pharmaceutical industry prefers countries to make decisions about clinical trials fast, but member states are wary of excessive time pressure that might lead to botched assessments. Under the draft regulation, member states have to reach decisions on trial applications within 60 days—if not, the trials will be automatically approved.The BioIndustry Association, a trade association in the United Kingdom, points out that this period can be extended to more than 100 days in the case of trials involving “advanced therapy medicinal products.” (This includes products using recombinant DNA technology and monoclonal antibody methods, among others.) That “is unlikely to boost clinical research in the EU,” said Steve Bates, the association’s chief executive officer,  in a statement released after the vote.Before the regulation can be rolled out, today’s agreement must be confirmed formally by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament plenary. Willmott said this process could be finalized before the European elections in May.last_img read more

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ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs. FC Goa: FC Goa hammer Chennaiyin FC 3-1

first_imgAdvertisementFC Goa registered an emphatic 3-1 victory over Chennaiyin FC in their second game of Hero Indian Super League 2018-19. Both the managers made only one change to their opening fixture as Anirudh Thapa came on for Isaac Vanmalsawma for Chennaiyin FC and Edu Bedia replaced Carlos Pena for FC Goa.FC Goa players celebrate after taking their victory over Chennaiyin FC (Source: Indian Super League)FC Goa looked menacing from the opening whistle and broke the deadlock at the 12th-minute itself. Coro missed the pass from Lenny at the by-line, but the ball fell into the path of Edu Bedia instead. The Spaniard made no error in guiding the ball towards the bottom corner. Chennaiyin looked to bounce back and created some wonderful half-chances courtesy of Raphael Augusto, Inigo Calderon, and Gregory Nelson. However, they had failed to get the equalizer as the scoreline read 1-0 in favor of the Gaurs at the halftime.FC Goa had doubled the lead at 53rd minute when Chennaiyin defense was caught napping. Hugo Boumous’ cross should have been cut away by Mailson Alves or Eli Sabia, but both of them decided otherwise and the ball fell at Coro’s mercy. The Spaniard smashed it across a hapless Karanjit.FC Goa continued piling misery on the home side when they tripled the lead at the 80th minute. Coro flicked the towards Fall who had come forward for the corner kick. Karanjit had no chance whatsoever to save the goal when the Senegalese towered his header.Chennaiyin FC did get a consolation at the 95th minute when Eli Sabia looped over Fall to score a goal from a corner kick. Tomorrow, Bengaluru FC will take on Jamshedpur FC at the Kanteerava Stadium before ISL goes for a 10-day break.Advertisementlast_img read more

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