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The endorsement of being a visitor

first_imgThe three victories of Espanyol came beforeand Eibar (1-2), Levante (0-1) and Villarreal (1-2), Curiously, each of them with one of the trainers of the season. Ties have only the stamp of David Gallego and Pablo Machín against Alavés (0-0), Celta (1-1) and Sevilla (2-2).Espanyol grabs a burning nail to add 50% of the points from here at the end and be saved. Out-of-team performance is also positive with Abelardo Fernández Although the team has only added four points. Despite this, he has been with victory options in three of those games. His loot was scarce. That the salvation of Spanish go through the RCDE Stadium It is a reality that players assume since the second round began. The parakeet team needs to win at least four of the six games they will play in their stadium, five against opponents of the lower middle zone and another against the Real Madrid, if you really want to get closer to those 40 points that give salvation. But far from its stadium, Espanyol is also obliged to add, perhaps the only situation that does not require extra effort, just follow the tonic of the course as a visitor.The Blue and Whites have added 12 points in the 13 home games and are the tenth LaLiga team in a hypothetical classification. They only beat him Real Madrid (25), Sevilla (23), Getafe (21), Barcelona (18), Real Sociedad (17), Atlético (16), Villarreal (16), Osasuna (14) and Valladolid (13). It is the biggest difference of the parrots with the rest of the rivals to avoid the decline, that their behavior away from home is being more favorable, an endorsement as is the classification.last_img read more

Leo Santa Cruz wins rematch with Abner Mares by unanimous decision

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jermell Charlo also defended his WBC super welterweight title with a majority decision over veteran Austin Trout at Staples Center, where Santa Cruz and Mares also fought to a decision nearly three years ago.Santa Cruz and Mares put on a show that was at least as entertaining as their first meeting. Santa Cruz earned his third straight victory overall since taking the only loss of his career against Carl Frampton in 2016.Santa Cruz avenged that loss, and he affirmed his superiority over Mares. He hopes his next step is a unification bout with WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. for divisional superiority.“Hopefully I am (the best featherweight in the world),” Santa Cruz said. “But I leave it to the fans to say who is the best. … I want Gary Russell. Let’s unify. I’m not scared of anybody.”Their first bout was action-packed, and Santa Cruz and Mares began their rematch at a frantic tempo. They traded big shots from the opening round, with Mares finding early success in getting inside Santa Cruz’s superior reach to land punches on the body and chin.ADVERTISEMENT LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 09: Leo Santa Cruz (gold shorts) as he defeats Abner Mares (white shorts) in their WBA Featherweight Title & WBC Diamond Title fight at Staples Center on June 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Santa Cruz won by decision. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Leo Santa Cruz knew he couldn’t claim to be the world’s best featherweight until he proved he was the best featherweight in Los Angeles.With smarts, strength and craftiness, Santa Cruz outfought Abner Mares once again.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Santa Cruz beat Mares in an entertaining unanimous decision for the second time Saturday night, defending his WBA featherweight title.Santa Cruz (35-1-1) matched Mares’ fierce pace and rallied from an unsteady start to win the rematch of his 2015 bout with Mares (31-3-1), his fellow Southern Californian. Santa Cruz made clever adjustments and used his superior reach to keep Mares outside of his ideal punching range into the final rounds before getting the comfortable decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was a great fight — another war,” Santa Cruz said. “I had to be smarter. … Abner is a great fighter. He left his heart out there.”The judges scored it 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 for Santa Cruz. The Associated Press scored it 116-112 for Santa Cruz. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Perlas exits Fiba 3×3 World Cup after losing to Spain Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Santa Cruz appeared to struggle a bit early, but found his range and rhythm before too long. Santa Cruz developed a cut near his eye in the seventh round, but he also landed a series of hooks and did damage to Mares.“A cut is a cut,” Santa Cruz said. “It’s just blood. If anything, it brings more hunger out of me.”Mares had a strong ninth round, but Santa Cruz remained active and appeared to win the 10th and 11th rounds. The lively crowd of 12,505 gave a standing ovation to both fighters before the 12th round and again after the final bell.“Without a doubt, Leo is the No. 1 featherweight in the world,” Mares said. “I said before the fight that the winner of this would be the best in the world. I take my hat off to him.”In the penultimate bout, Charlo (31-0) knocked down Trout twice and kept his 154-pound belt in relative comfort.He won 118-108 and 115-111 on two scorecards, while judge Fernando Villareal curiously had it 113-113. The AP gave it 117-109 to Charlo, who was booed heavily by the Los Angeles crowd despite his solid performance. The jeering continued while Charlo left the ring, and he exchanged insults with fans.“I already knew Trout was going to come in and try to survive,” Charlo said. “Trout wasn’t going down like that. He’s a veteran. He’s a real fighter, but I don’t know what the judges were looking at. I won that fight.”Charlo knocked down Trout (31-5) in the third with a sharp combination while Trout’s legs were splayed. Trout still put on a resourceful performance despite Charlo’s apparent advantages in hand speed and athleticism, attempting to outbox Charlo from the outside and slickly avoiding most power exchanges.Charlo was credited with another knockdown when Trout went to a knee just 10 seconds into the ninth round after a punch from Charlo flew wildly over his head.Trout, the former WBA 154-pound champ with a victory over Miguel Cotto on his resume, also went the distance with Charlo’s twin brother, Jermall, in 2016, also losing a decision. View commentslast_img read more

US$21M Signature Fees for LISCR Amendment Deal

first_imgThe Commissioner of Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) Mr. Binyan Kesselley has disclosed that the country would benefit  by US$21M as a signature bonus fee from the Liberia International Ship and Corporate Registry(LISCR,LLC)  if the amended agreement is signed into law.The LMA Commissioner, who is also its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said the money would greatly help the country in its effort to restore the economy following the scourge of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).He stated that US$1M would be used to construct a maritime institute in Marshall, Margibi County and the amendment would also make the agent (LISCR) to upgrade the school free of charge to be on par with other maritime schools in the world.Commissioner Kesselley made the observation on Friday during at a Joint Public Hearing on the Amendment to the Extended Restated Agency Agreement between the Liberian Government and LISCR, for about 15 years. Commissioner Kesseley stated that besides the US$21M, the country will further benefit from its net program revenues, amongst others.The Maritime boss said the program, retaining LISCR as its agent, would continue to give the country economic benefits.In 1949, the Liberian government and the International Trust Company of Liberia entered into an agreement to take over its Maritime Program. The Agency Agreement was extended until December 1999, when the Government changed its Agent to LISCR.The Agreement was signed for 10 years, and it is still in force owing to the ratification of the extended and Restated Agency Agreement which ended in 2009 by way of the issuance of a “letter of no objection.”However, the Dean and Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah in his argument said the extension of the contract is reasonable, if the relationship between the Liberian government and LISCR is equitable, just and fair.Cllr. Jallah, who is also the General Counsel and Vice President  of the University  of Liberia, said the proposed 33% of the net program revenues for LISCR should be reduced, considering the fact that the Agent  (LISCR) almost exclusively manages the affairs of the program, including expenditures relating to its operations.Cllr. Jallah also questioned why the Agreement should limit the auditing of the books and records of the Liberian Registry, which should only be performed by an internationally-recognized audit firm.“We do not understand why the auditing firm is restricted to US based firms,” Cllr. Jallah said. “We believe that there is a need for this provision to be closely examined.”For his part, Acting Minister for Finance and Development Planning, Dr. James Kollie, praised the extension as rewarding.The Public Hearing was organized by the Committees on Maritime, Ways, Means and Finance and Judiciary from both Houses. Senator Dallas A.V. Gueh, Chairman, Senate Committee on Maritime, and co-chair Rep. Thomas Fallah, Chairman on the House’s Maritime Committee, headed it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boulevard Palace is Finally Open

first_imgIt is no doubt the latest significant landmark on the Monrovia city skyline, but the proprietors of the box-shaped hotel promise it to be “a place where elegance meets African luxury.” Boulevard Palace, it is called; located on the corner of 13th Street and Tubman Boulevard in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor. The 105-room hotel comes with high class and custom made furnishings as well as offering a panoramic view of the city from its unique vantage points. The suites come in varying formations, to accommodate guests checking in by themselves or as a family or as executive caliber. The rooms have key-card entry and an electronic safe for each room; CCTV surveillance for public areas, and what it calls “latest security and fire protection systems.” The top level (fifth floor) of the Boulevard Palace hosts the bar and restaurant, offering a bird’s eye view of the Tubman boulevard immediately below but a breathtaking view of the Atlantic horizon. On the other side of the building, one can appreciate the mangrove on the edge of Matadi. The property on which the hotel is built belongs to the Liberia United Methodist Church Annual Conference. The Church board of trustees entered a land lease agreement in 2011 to the management of the Boulevard Palace, chaired by Mr. Salim Halabi. At the colorful grand opening yesterday, Bishop John Innis, presiding prelate of the United Methodist Church in Liberia, congratulated Chairman Halabi for his farsightedness, courage and vision to undertake such an investment. The occasion was graced by an intimate audience of primarily high ranking government officials, foreign diplomats and members of the business community. Representing the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson said the opening of the Boulevard Palace is “a clear example of what President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meant when she said that our country is secure.” He made mention of a rigorous inspection exercise performed at the Boulevard Palace by a team from theMinistry, led by Deputy Minister for Tourism, Jackie Capehart. According to Min. Jackson, Min. Capehart, based on her team’s assessment, recommended to Minister Eugene Nagbe that the hotel be granted a five-star rating, which was officially granted. The Boulevard Palace currently has no swimming pool, fitness center or other recreational facilities, but appears to cater more toward a business agenda driven clientele, at least for now, given the current lineup of facilities and services. Other amenities offered by the hotel include laundry service, express checkout, ample and secure parking, 24-hour security; luggage storeroom; business center; 24 hour room service; babysitting service on request; conference and banquet facilities; car rental service; wireless internet connectivity in public areas; soundproof windows; self-controlled air conditioning; 32” widescreen flat panel LCD HD TV; DSTV; direct dial telephone; voicemail service; mini-bar; coffee/tea facility; premium bath amenities; hair dryer; evening turndown service, among others. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid an early visit to the grand opening ceremony, where performed the official ribbon-cutting, toured the facilities and left the building. Later Vice President Joseph N. Boakai graced the occasion. In his remarks, Mr. Boakai thanked the United Methodist Church “for being so gracious to give this property to erect this facility,” and commended Mr. Halabi and team for their confidence to undertake such an investment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lindeners call for equipment to be removed

first_imgIllegal miningWeeks after an alleged illegal mining operation was shut down in the Demerara River in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), residents are joining the calls by officials for the removal of two draggers which were placed in the river at Watooka, Mackenzie, Linden. The operators of the equipment were instructed by Police to remove their equipment until relevant documentation is provided.However, Chairman of Region 10 Renis Morian indicated on Tuesday that this was not done. Morian stressed that to date, the miners have not produced an Environmental Impact Assessment, which he noted is a necessary document for such activities.Residents and officials, including Chairman of the Linden Chamber of Industry Commerce and Development (LCICD) Victor Fernandes have since expressedThe dredge which was spotted in the Upper Demerara Riverconcern over mining actives in the region’s waterways. Fernandes also cited health and environmental impacts as a concern. Fernandes said while development is necessary, it must not be at the expense of the people.“As the voice of the Private Sector…our concern majorly is environmental, which is everybody’s concern. The environmental issues are genuine concerns for us and I think that members of this community we would like to know what are the environmental considerations in the first place in terms of issuing licences,” Fernandes told members of the media on Tuesday.Resident Oscar Hector cited health concerns, noting that residents, including those in Indigenous communities, depend on the river for a livelihood. “What we can’t understand in this community is how is it that this county could allow foreigners to come and work in our waterway and contaminate the water, where we have 40,000 residents approximately, using this water… Also, we have these Amerindian people more up in the river who using the water naturally… things like that should not happen… We need it to stop immediately,” he noted.Taxi driver Robert Greene in voicing his concern said he believes environmental laws and procedures should be followed as it relates to mining. He further stated his belief that if miners coming into the community receive the nod after consulting with the Environmental Protection Agency, then they should be allowed to conduct activities, however if they do not, he said it can be termed a violation.Meanwhile, Divisional Manager of the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) Rawle Friday explained that should there be any water mining mishaps, approximately 18,000 residents who depend on the water system can be adversely affected. Friday said GWI would have taken interest in the mining activities given the risks of contamination.He added that in Linden, there are three water treatment plants which extracts water from the Demerara River and there is no capacity to deal with contamination caused by harmful chemicals. These plants, he noted serve around 18,000 people collectively. “As such, we have a situation where we have to be extra careful in taking care of this most precious source and commodity to ensure the health and well-being of all….” Officials have noted that residents, mainly Indigenous communities situated along the river, stand to be affected. Already, they noted, there is some amount of activity occurring up river.A number of persons, including nine Brazilians were questioned and released by Police in connection with the activity which was shut down weeks ago by Police and regional officials. Morian said upon inspecting documents presented by the miners, he realised that some of the Brazilian nationals’ passports would have expired on July 25, 2018 and some were without work permits.last_img read more

Corentyne wife killer jailed for 20 years

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice labourer, who stabbed his reputed wife to death back in 2016, asked the court for a just penalty in the Berbice Assizes on Wednesday.Michael Benjamin, 45, of Ulverston, Corentyne stood seemingly satisfied in the docks when the sentence was handed down to him by Justice Brassington Reynolds.He was charged for killing his reputed wife, Yunsen Brush, on October 17, 2016, and when the matter was called up for hearing, he pled guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Jailed: Michael BenjaminReports were that on October 17, 2016, Benjamin went to a shop in his community where he met his reputed wife and after a conversation, an argument ensued. He then whipped out a knife and stabbed her. At the time of the murder, Benjamin had alleged that his reputed wife had taken a large sum of money from him and gave it to her mother to build a house.The convict and his 39-year-old wife had been living together for more than 20 years.The former cane harvester and his wife had four children together and at the time of the woman’s death, the youngest child was four years old.When the matter was called up in the Berbice High Court, Benjamin declined to have a probation report on himself and asked the court to do what it thinks is just.In handing down the sentence, Justice Reynolds used the United Nations life expectancy for Guyanese males, which is 63 years nine months and said he is expected to live for another 19 years.Dead: Yunsen BrushUsing several factors, that is, three years representing the time he had already spent in prison and two years for not wasting the courts’ time, the sentence was reduced to 14 years. However, the Judge added a further five years for the aggravating way in which the crime was committed.A post-mortem report on the dead woman’s body had indicated that there were six incise wounds.The trial Judge, before handing down the sentence, told Benjamin that he had deprived his young son of the nurture of his mother. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Anti-gang effort wins praise

first_img“I think it’s a great start,” he said. “If the two cities (Palmdale and Lancaster) follow up on it, I think we could be on our way to solving a potentially life-threatening problem.” Parris said the meeting was an unprecedented event and that the group could become a national crime-fighting model. “It depends on how fed up people are nationally,” he said. “I know people in Antelope Valley are adamant that the community they live in be safe for their families, and that’s not going to wane. “If anything, the citizens are more empowered.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Tuesday, 40 High Impact Team deputies joined about 15 Lancaster and Palmdale HIT deputies in a Palmdale patrol that produced 24arrests – seven on felony charges and 17 for misdemeanors, Lt. Bobby Denham said. Tuesday’s patrol followed a two-week suppression effort in Lancaster, which began three weeks after an overflow crowd of more than 3,000 packed Lancaster Baptist Church for the anti-crime group’s first public meeting. Denham, who is coordinating the gang-suppression effort, said the operation involving out-of-area deputies will be valleywide and will continue indefinitely. “I think (Baca) came to that meeting not knowing what to expect, but he saw a community that’s totally supportive of law enforcement, and he’s given us what we asked for,” Parris said. More than 200 local residents signed up for Neighborhood Watch groups at the group’s Feb.26 meeting, Parris said, and many others signed up for a sheriff’s volunteer program. A gang-suppression effort that already has produced more than 150 arrests in just 15 days has won the praise of the co-founder of a newly formed anti-crime grass-roots group. Antelope Valley War on Gangs co-founder R. Rex Parris made a point of singling out Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, noting the sheriff delivered on a promise to flood the streets with out-of-town deputies. “I’m absolutely thrilled with Baca,” Parris said Thursday. “I think the entire valley owes him a tremendous debt of appreciation.” last_img read more

Home buyers sue realtors, inspector

first_imgA Fort St. John couple is suing a pair of real estate agents and a home inspector for a number of defects they allege were not disclosed to them about a home they purchased last fall.Derrick and Jolene Laychuk filed a claim in B.C. Supreme Court May 26, alleging realtors Stacey Goode and Kimberley MacKay, along with home inspector Daniel Bastiaansen, were negligent and breached their duties during the sale of a home and acreage at 8831 Pine Road.The Laychuks are seeking a number of damages and costs for breach of contract and professional duties, along with the cost of repairs and overpayment on the price they paid for the $575,000 home.- Advertisement -According to the claim, the couple enlisted both Goode and MacKay to purchase the home in October 2014, and the two agents also offered to sell off the Laychuk’s previous residence as part of the deal.Goode and MacKay had purchased the Pine Road home in 2006, which Goode lived in until September 2014 before it was put up for sale, according to the claim.However, the claim alleges Goode and MacKay answered ‘no’ to a number of items in the property disclosure statement that they ought to have known — from the acknowledgement of a rodent infestation, structural and water problems, roof damages and repairs, and problems with the home’s electrical, gas, and plumbing systems.Advertisement About $16,500, but the campaign has since been suspended.According to the Go Fund Me campaign page, the Laychuks say they are facing foreclosure or bankruptcy on the home, and are moving into rental housing. They also allege that Goode and MacKay breached their professional duty by improperly valuing the home, initially listed at $579,900, misrepresenting its condition, and failing to advise them to get their own independent home inspection.At the time this article was published, only Bastiaansen, who owns Protech Property Inspection, has filed a response to the claim.  A formal response from Goode and Mackay is expected in the next few weeks.In the June 12 response, Bastiaansen denies any negligence or misrepresentation of the property, and that his inspection was done according to standard practices.The response goes on to deny that Bastiaansen knew his report would be relied upon by third parties, and that any damages and losses were the result of negligence by the Laychuks and the realtors.Earlier this month, a student-led online fundraising campaign was launched to help the Laychuks pay for the fixes after an out-of-province contractor began renovations and bailed on them without notice a short time later.Advertisementcenter_img According to the claim, the Laychuks relied heavily on a home inspection conducted by Bastiaansen, who was hired by Goode and gave the house an overall good bill of health. The Laychuks allege Goode advised them against conducting their own independent inspection.Soon after buying the house and moving in, the Laychucks say they learned the house’s roofing and walls were rotten, its foundation cracked and damaged in several places, the electrical and plumbing systems defective and improperly installed, and that the home was infested with rodents.“… by acting as their real estate agents, and because the Plaintiffs reposed trust in them to provide good advice and information with respect to the Property, relied heavily on their advice, and were vulnerable to them,” the claim reads.The Laychuks bought the home based on Bastiaansen’s report, and allege he breached his duty by failing to make note of the defects, and understated the condition of the home’s electrical system and roof conditions in his inspection.Advertisementlast_img read more

Blood test may help detect Alzheimer’s

first_imgCurrently, only an autopsy can confirm if a person had Alzheimer’s disease, by searching for the unusual plaque build-up in the brains of those with the memory-wasting disease, as well as abnormal “tangles” of protein found inside brain cells. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include partial or complete memory loss, sometimes violent outbursts, and a retreat of the individual’s personality. But positron emission tomography, which provides a 3D image inside the body, is used with considerable accuracy to detect Alzheimer’s in various stages, although the test is costly and generally requires access to a large medical center. A spinal tap, in which a large needle withdraws spinal fluid, is another test, but it’s painful and lacks precision. “The tests have a lot of complex technology,” said Jerome Yesavage, a psychiatry professor at Stanford who also treats Alzheimer’s patients at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Palo Alto. “Where this is going is to develop essentially a blood test for Alzheimer’s,” he said of the new approach. Yesavage was also involved in the study. If the blood test holds up to larger and more vigorous clinical trials, it would fill an urgent need for a simple, accurate test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s before its advanced stages. Currently, nearly 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and experts predict its prevalence may triple by 2050 due to an aging population. The projected costs for caring for this cognitively-impaired population are also staggering. While therapeutic options are now slim for slowing Alzheimer’s advance, and none exist for stopping or reversing it, that limited arsenal is more effective when it’s employed early on the course of the disease. Yesavage said when he detects early Alzheimer’s, he prescribes one of the handful of drugs on the market for treating the disease, which is shown to delay its onset. Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Center on Aging and a national expert on Alzheimer’s disease, said he saw a patient last week with incipient Alzheimer’s disease, and noted that her husband was making certain she was eating well and exercising. “The evidence suggests it could delay the onset of the disease,” Small said of such lifestyle changes. Small cautioned that, given the small size of the group studied, it’s too soon to tell if the experimental test will pan out for clinical use. “Before we can draw any conclusions, we need a larger number of subjects,” he said. “But I think it’s promising.” Satoris also plans to expand testing on the experimental blood analysis. An immediate benefit of the test, even in its experimental phase, may be its role in aiding drug development, the experts said. Unless researchers have a cellular “marker” to measure, like one of the 18 proteins, it’s very difficult to test the effectiveness of a potential treatment. But with such a cellular marker, scientists can measure its rise or fall, based on a course of treatment. “We’re on the brink of having some very important medical advances” for treating Alzheimer’s disease, said Small. “With a new chemical marker, we can test a new drug in an animal, and move it right into clinical trials.” In addition, the approach of monitoring cellular communication to detect abnormalities could aid in early detection of other brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Versaggi said. “There’s a lot of promise for all those neurological diseases,” he said. sbohan@bayareanewsgroup.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An international team of researchers believe they’ve found a simple blood test for detecting the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, long before its victims are robbed of their memory, personality and dignity. The scientists identified a type of “cellular chatter” that reveals early evidence of the disease, providing a chance to interfere in its progress, according to a study released online today in the British journal Nature Medicine. “It’s like eavesdropping on a terrorist network,” said Charles Versaggi, a spokesman for Satoris, a San Francisco-based biotechnology firm working with the international team to commercialize the now-experimental test to detect cross-talk between destructive cellular agents. Using a blood sample, the researchers honed in on 18 proteins that play roles in an elaborate cellular communication system driven by chemical signals. In people in both early and advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, they found, these 18 proteins sent unusual messages. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Our technology enables us to `listen’ to the chatter of cells communicating with each other, and determine if there’s anything abnormal,” said Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray, a Stanford University professor of neurology, and co-founder of Sartoris. The study reported on blood tests from 259 people with symptoms ranging from early onset of Alzheimer’s disease to full-blown cases, as well as those without the disease. Among those with advanced Alzheimer’s, the blood test was 90 percent accurate in confirming the diagnosis. For 47 people with mild cognitive impairment who were monitored between two and six years, the test was 91 percent accurate in predicting which individuals would develop Alzheimer’s, according to the study. Of the 25 authors of the article, six other contributors work at Stanford. Researchers with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, University of California-San Diego, Oregon Health and Science University, and two European universities also contributed to the study. The company expects to market the test for research purposes in early 2008, and for use by doctors’ offices in approximately two to three years if it passes additional research scrutiny and regulatory requirements, Versaggi said. last_img

A quality team of ex-Leeds stars currently playing in the Premier League

first_img 11 11 Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) – Click the arrow, above right, to see other former Whites stars currently plying their trade in the Premier League – When the Dane was sold to fellow Championship side Leicester in 2011, Whites fans presumed he was taking a sideways step. But Schmeichel helped the Foxes to promotion in 2014 before winning the Premier League title two years later to follow in his father’s footsteps and write his name in the history books. Defender – Alex Bruce (Hull City) – Whites fans will not rush to sing the praises of Bruce, but he is back in the Premier League after play-off success with Hull City. Now 31, Bruce spent two seasons at Elland Road, making 33 appearances. He had a good run in the side in his first season, memorably performing well in the FA Cup draw at Arsenal, before falling out of favour in the February. He went on loan to Huddersfield in 2011 before moving to the KC under his dad Steve’s management in 2012. 11 Defender – Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) – The England international left Elland Road having never made a first-team appearance. After coming through the academy, Rose was sold to Tottenham in 2007 to raise much-needed funds for the club. Now 26, Rose is an established left-back in the Premier League. 11 11 Do you ever wonder what could have been, Leeds United fans? The West Yorkshire club is renowned for its academy system, with a number of homegrown talents going on to play in Europe and for their country. READ MORE: Leeds United news: How the Whites may line up in 2016/17 under Garry Monk – including new signings Kemar Roofe and Rob GreenIn previous years it has been a familiar story for Whites supporters as they have seen their best players sold – with little evidence of reinvestment.From academy products Jonny Howson [then club captain] and Sam Byram, to top scorers Ross McCormack, Luciano Becchio and Jermaine Beckford, United have seen their heroes leave Elland Road for pastures new.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at former Leeds players about to ply their trade in the Premier League in 2016/17 – click the arrow, above right, to see who makes our XI, in a 3-4-3 formation. Do you agree? Should another play be included? Comment with your thoughts below.READ MORE: Top 10 teenagers in the Premier League, featuring Manchester United stars and £15m West Ham midfielder Left wing – Aaron Lennon (Everton) – Lennon made nearly 50 appearances for Leeds before he was sold to Tottenham, as the West Yorkshire outfit raised much-needed funds. The academy graduate made his debut aged 16 years and 128 days and he was sold to the north Londoners in 2005. After ten years at White Hart Lane, where he became an England international, winger Lennon joined Everton in 2015. Right wing – Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) – A bargain buy from Livingston, Snodgrass is one of the best players to wear the Leeds shirt since their relegation from the Premier League. The right-winger lacks pace but he makes up for it with his footwork and creativity. The Scottish midfielder left Leeds after making nearly 200 appearances in four years, joining Norwich in 2012 before leaving for Hull two years later. 11 Defender – Sam Byram (West Ham) – After breaking through to the first team under Neil Warnock in the 2012/13 season, Byram soon became a fan favourite. The academy graduate made nearly 150 appearances before Leeds reluctantly sold him to the Hammers in January 2016, months before the expiry of his contract. He made his West Ham debut days later against Man City, but has only played for Slaven Bilic’s side four times, partly due to injury. Midfielder – Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) – The 19-year-old is the latest Thorp Arch graduate to leave Elland Road for the Premier League. An England youth international, Cook has impressed in two seasons in the senior team. He has a small frame but is an intelligent central midfielder and a potential full international. Midfielder – Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) – Bought from Man City in 2010, it took Clayton a while to make his mark at Elland Road. After Neil Kilkenny and Bradley Johnson left in 2011, Clayton stepped up and impressed in central midfield before Neil Warnock sold him to rivals Huddersfield Town the following summer. 11 11 Midfielder – Fabian Delph (Manchester City) – Another Thorp Arch graduate, Delph earned regular game time under Gary McAllister and briefly Simon Grayson. He was named Football League Player of the Year in 2009 and, after the Whites failed to gain promotion from the third tier in the same season, Delph joined Premier League side Aston Villa. His transfer fee apparently went into the installation of corporate boxes in the club’s East Stand. Delph left Villa Park for Man City last year and is now an England international. 11 Midfielder – James Milner (Liverpool) – Milner made his Leeds debut aged 16, becoming the youngest ever player to score in the Premier League – aged 16 years and 356 days – and his record was broken two-and-a-half years later by James Vaughan of Everton. Milner left for Newcastle in 2004, as Leeds needed cash desperately and he went on to play for Aston Villa, Man City and now Liverpool while also captaining his country on a number of occasions. Forward – Max Gradel (AFC Bournemouth) – The Ivory Coast forward joined the club initially on loan from Leicester City. He became a fan favourite, making 84 appearances, on both the wing and upfront. He left for St Etienne in 2011, returning to England with Bournemouth in 2015. His first season in Dorset was hampered by cruciate ligament injury suffered early in the season but he should flourish in 2016/17. 11 11last_img read more