Pelicans: Davis has no structural damage, status day to day

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Davis was on the court wearing team warmup gear Monday evening before the Pelican played the Golden State Warriors. He said he has not resumed basketball activities.“I just want to be part of the team. I haven’t done any basketball stuff yet,” said Davis, who was injured during a game Friday night in Utah. “I want to make sure that the pain has really gone away, especially since all I did was jump and it kind of killed me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Pelicans announced earlier Monday that an MRI of Davis’ injured pelvic area did not reveal any structural damage.Davis has been diagnosed with an adductor strain and was scratched from Monday night’s lineup. 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 The 6-foot-10 Davis, who has been an All-Star the past four years, has played in 21 games this season, averaging 25.2 points, 11 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.The Pelicans have home games against Denver on Wednesday, Sacramento on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Beyond that, his status is day to day.Davis went down suddenly and dramatically when the injury occurred and remained prone for a while before being helped off the court by teammates.He could be seen using crutches Saturday night in Portland, where the Pelicans defeated the Trail Blazers.“It’s really hard to explain, but something I never felt before,” Davis said, adding that the crutches were a precaution while doctors were still trying to determine the precise nature of his injury.“It’s good that they’re not finding anything, obviously,” Davis added. “That pain is still there when I do certain movements, so when that kind of subsides then I’ll start moving forward.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LaVar Ball pulls LiAngelo from UCLA to focus on NBA Draft Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis lies on the court after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis’ attire symbolized his eagerness to get back on the court with the New Orleans Pelicans following a painful injury to a pelvic muscle.His words, however, had a more cautious tone.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Killbillies Triumph Over Northern Mayhem In Rollerderby Action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Kilbillies had awesome success in their derby at the North Peace Arena on Saturday.The Killbillies’ Kailey Odermatt, or “K.O.” as she’s known on skates, says the team had ten blockers and three jammers rostered for the bout, which saw the Killbillies best the Northern Mayhem 247-38. K.O. says that the score doesn’t show how close the match really was against the team composed of players from Chetwynd, Terrace, Quesnel, Prince George, and Grimshaw. Overall, K.O. said that the fans who came out were incredibly excited with the action, including some big hits that were thrown by both teams.- Advertisement -The Killbillies’ Roster for derby consisted of:BLOCKERS:K.O.JennacideAdolf HitterAmandatory BeatingShel ShockJack AttackBecca Gunna Wreck YaFrancis Break’emMini ReaperRapainzelJAMMERS:Boom Boom BethySparkyStrokerCoach: Sugar Daddy Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermatt Photo credit: Kailey Odermattlast_img read more

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Video: QPR fans go wild after finally winning away from home!

first_imgQueens Park Rangers finally ended their Premier League away day hoodoo as they beat Sunderland 2-0 on Tuesday night. The Hoops had not picked up a single point on the road this season before the crucial victory over the Black Cats, which moved them out of the relegation zone, and it prompted wild celebrations among their supporters at the Stadium of Light. Check out the video above.last_img

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Five people killed in SoCal shooting believed to be related

first_imgTEMECULA – Five people shot to death in a possible murder-suicide during the weekend were believed to be related, Riverside County authorities said Monday. Investigators “know that they are related in some way,” though not members of a single nuclear family, sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said. Coroner’s officials on Monday were at the house in a Temecula cul-de-sac where the shootings occurred. Autopsies were planned later in the week. Deputies responding to a shots-fired call Sunday evening found two men and two women shot dead at the home, officials said. A fifth victim, a woman, was taken to a local hospital where she later died. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The victims have not been identified. Two were found inside the house, the other three on a patio outside, officials said. The shooting brought temporary chaos to the usually quiet street next to a golf course in a neighborhood with a number of retirees 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Closing in on a cure

first_imgDUARTE – Andrew Raubitschek’s eyes light up when he talks about the new five-story building City of Hope National Medical Center is planning for his field.Raubitschek, head of the center’s new division of cancer immunotherapeutics and tumor immunology, remembers being fascinated as a medical student by the body’s natural ability to fend off infectious disease.Later, he wondered whether he could figure out a way to unleash those same defenses to fight cancer.Now the field – known as immunotherapy – has the technology and the groundwork laid and Raubitschek, who helped develop that foundation, is jealous of his son, Tony, who’s in his first year of medical school and has his future in research and treatment ahead of him.“The ability now, through our better understanding of immunology, through our much more sophisticated molecular biological approaches, now you can do things which 30 years ago you couldn’t do,” he said. “That’s sort of why I envy my son.”Raubitschek imagines that when Tony graduates, the cancer therapies in his medicine bag will be nontoxic products of immunotherapy. “It will be much more effective and we’ll understand much better what are the issues because we really will make magic bullets,” he said.Immunotherapy researchers are working to make such magic bullets by modifying the immune systems’ natural warriors – proteins called antibodies that form in response to infection and white blood cells called T cells. Immunotherapy shows promise Today, Raubitschek’s group builds on City of Hope’s distinguished track record of working with antibodies. They engineer and modify the proteins to deliver bits of radioactive material and other cancer fighting substances directly to cancer cells. The goal is to knock out the diseased cells while minimizing the number of healthy cells affected by the therapy.Although still experimental, the center is currently testing about a dozen of these approaches and those using engineered T cells. One trial involves the infusion of immune cells modified with antibodies into patients who have a form of aggressive brain cancer after surgery to seek out and destroy remaining tumor cells.Immunotherapy hasn’t always been a popular approach, and some previous treatments designed to modify the immune system have met with failure. But Louis Weiner, chairman of medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, said a better understanding of the natural immune response has advanced the field. “Immunotherapy has always been recognized as something that could ideally be useful but has been seen as unrealistic, and it’s only been in the last few years, I think, that the power and promise are beginning to become apparent to everybody.”Elsewhere in the country, researchers are working with antibodies and immune cells while others are developing cancer vaccines to prevent cancer from occurring or recurring.Caltech’s Nobel laureate president, David Baltimore, has been experimenting with a novel approach in mice using gene therapy to instruct blood forming stem cells to produce specific cancer fighting immune cells. “It produces more (immune cells) and it produces ones whose specificity of interaction is determined by us, not by the vagaries of the immune system,” Baltimore said. “We’re instructing the cells what kind of specificity they should have.”Raubitschek envisions something he calls multi-modal immunotherapy, which would combine all these tools to destroy cancer with a powerful attack. A new era of therapy The immunotherapy building isn’t the only addition to City of Hope. The NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is also planning a building to bring together molecular biologists, chemists, computer scientists, statisticians and immunologists to work on experimental therapeutics with a focus on molecular-targeted therapies.Like tailors who fit clothes to the customer, researchers working in this field want to develop therapies that suit the specific molecular problems contributing to each patient’s cancer.They envision a future of personalized cancer care.Last summer, Richard Jove, previously the director of molecular oncology at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., arrived at City of Hope to fulfill his new role as deputy director of the cancer center, chairman of the division of molecular medicine and co-director of experimental therapeutics.It’s quite a list of titles and the list of projects he and his lab underlings are juggling is even longer. Perhaps that’s because he says his goal is to cure cancer before he gets it. Jove explains his work with eager but measured anxiousness. “We’ve got to hurry up and cure cancer,” he said one recent afternoon. He points to a simple looking equation to explain his underlying mantra: Molecular Signatures + Targeted Therapies = Improved Patient Outcomes. “This is the direction that we’re heading in and this is the direction the field is heading in and this is where the new therapies are going to come for the next, I predict, several decades at least for cancer therapy. So we’re entering a new era of cancer therapy,” he said.Using small gene chips called microarrays that can screen thousands of genes at a time for cancer-caused abnormalities, researchers identify potential molecular targets within cells that if altered, might have an impact on cancers. Figuring out all those potential targets is the process of determining a cancer’s molecular signature. The other part of the equation is coming up with drugs and treatments that will specifically affect a target once it’s been identified.City of Hope researchers have come up with dozens of promising targets and are taking a variety of approaches to develop therapies to address them. One of Jove’s jobs is to streamline the process of moving discoveries in the lab to treatments that can be tested in human clinical trials. He hopes to have one or two dozen drugs in that pipeline within a couple years. Hua Yu, a professor and researcher in the division of cancer immunotherapeutics and tumor immunology and Jove’s wife, focuses on a protein target called Stat3. Her lab has shown that Stat3 often plays a crucial role in helping tumors survive and spread, and also reaches out and disables immune cells. So, in a way, she provides a bridge between City of Hope’s two new buildings, working both with molecular targets and the immune system.As she sees it, cancer researchers must be “scientists with no borders,” collaborating between many fields, she said. “Wherever there is a sign that leads us to think we can help find the cure to cancer, we go for it.” kimm.groshong@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Game 4 takeaways: Sharks done in by their own mistakes

first_imgDENVER — The Sharks are perfectly aware of what they need to do to slow down the Colorado Avalanche’s top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen.They need to rediscover that formula in a hurry, or the next time they visit Pepsi Center, their season may be on the line.Two days after they cut off almost all of the Avalanche’s chances off the rush, the Sharks on Thursday were way too sloppy with the puck in their own end and in the neutral zone, particularly in the second …last_img read more

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SAA to screen African films on long haul flights

first_img16 July 2015South African Airways (SAA) this week launches the African Choices Film Festival on board its wide-body fleet’s in-flight entertainment systems.The festival was aimed at exposing African filmmaking to a potential global audience of approximately two million annual travellers on all SAA’s international routes, the airline said on 14 July. The festival comes in the wake of an African Choices test phase that delivered encouraging feedback from passengers.Features will be screened by filmmakers from Nigeria, South Africa, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Kenya.“There is a myriad of talent in Africa,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, “and as a carrier with global reach and a platform to showcase the continental film industry, SAA is well positioned to support Africa’s immense cultural wealth.”The national carrier would sustain African Choices throughout the year and seek out titles from all the African destinations to which it flies.Big benefitsShowcasing African filmmaking would bring benefits well beyond attracting new audiences.“More than just showcasing the talent we hold on the continent, African Choices will serve as a photobook of African location potential for international filmmakers as well as indicating that the necessary support services are available, indirectly creating new opportunities both for skills development and sharing as well as commercially,” Tlali said.The potential of sectors such as filmmaking and other cultural activities to contribute to local economies has been well documented, and can be seen in Cape Town, the centre of the film industry in South Africa.Over three years to the middle of June 2014, the film industry had created more than 35 000 jobs and contributed approximately R5-billion to the economy, according to Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism, events and economic development.“The film production sector adds value to a wide range of additional sectors in the local economy by creating a demand for products and services – with particularly strong links to the tourism sector,” he said.The industry also showcased Cape Town, its diversity of locations, technical film capacity and talent. Cape Town was a popular filming location, which provided value-added marketing and investment collateral for the city and the country.Tlali added: “The importance of developing audiences while also propagating the attraction of producing titles in Africa holds widespread benefit. Sectors such as tourism, catering, logistics and hospitality benefit particularly small to medium enterprises, while a well-developed industry affords several employment opportunities.”SAA’s African Choices will screen on its in-flight entertainment service on all wide- bodied flights in- and outbound on its international network from this week.During July, passengers can watch Die Windpomp, Elelwani, Traitors, Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux and Die Spook van Uniondale from South Africa, as well as Des Etoiles from Senegal; Mke Mchafu from Tanzania; and B for Boy and The Entrapped from Nigeria.Other movies to be screened are the US Nollywood films When One Door Closes and Shameful Deceit, which are American and Nigerian collaborations, as well as the South African television series Ashes to Ashes and The Mating Game.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Enterproid: Now Work & Play Can Safely Coexist on Your Mobile Phone

first_imgRelated Posts For I.T., Control Where it MattersIf that sounds like a deal that would make the control-freak I.T. admins uncomfortable, Divide offers some enterprise-ready features that should sweeten the deal. On the work “side” of the device, enterprise-grade applications for email, contacts, calendar, text messaging, IM and Web browsing are provided, and they sync with ActiveSync-compatible systems, including Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Lotus Notes.I.T. still has the ability to set policies on the devices – for example, to enforce encryption or to specify under what scenarios an employee can connect to the network. It can also enforce legal terms of service, like the management of email signatures, and it can require a password to be entered every time a user switches from the personal profile to the work one.The switching process is done by a simple double-tap of the “home” button.Divide also includes a secure API (application programming interface) that allows third-parties (or even I.T. itself) to write apps that access corporate data. These apps can then be sent down to end users’ devices over-the-air.Finally, I.T. can brand the business profile to their liking, right down to the background image and the icons that appear on the homescreen.Private Beta Today & Other Company Details Enterproid is a new mobile startup launching today which helps companies better manage the personal smartphones used by employees for work purposes. The first product from Enterproid is Divide, a platform for separating work and personal profiles on one device, and allowing them to be managed separately. With this new service, I.T. has limited access to the device, as compared with the fully-managed deployments of business-only smartphones in years past.I.T. can still wipe data from lost or stolen phones, but only corporate data. It can deploy enterprise apps over-the-air, but it can’t see what personal apps a user has installed. And it can’t track the location of a phone unless the employee gives it permission to do so.Meanwhile, the employees in a organization where Divide is used are empowered like never before. They have access to a self-service dashboard from a cloud-based platform called “ARC” where they can track voice and data usage, they see their device’s location and they can even wipe their data from the device – all without I.T.’s involvement. sarah perez Today, Enterproid launches into private beta via a sign-up form on its website. A mid-2011 commercial launch on the Android platform is planned with support for Windows Phone 7 and iOS devices to soon follow.There are some interesting co-founders behind Enterproid, it’s worth mentioning: CEO Andrew Toy formerly served as VP of Mobile and Syndication Technology at MTV Networks, VP of Business Development Alexander Trewby spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley as VP of Mobile Development and VP of Engineering David Zhu was previously Director of Engineering at iOS-focused startup Smule, the maker of a slew of  #1 hits on the iTunes App Store.Enterproid was also a finalist in the 2011 Qualcomm Ventures QPrize competition and is presenting at the DEMO conference today in Palm Desert, California. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Three Key Take-Aways from the webinar “Building Community Partnerships to Meet Transitioning Service Member & Family Needs”

first_imgby Dr. Karen ShirerMost transitions in the course of one’s family and military life can be predicted and planned. However, sometimes due to the unique nature of military service, a family may become overwhelmed and seek out community services for assistance. In addition, family readiness services may be overtaxed by the requests for help due to the complex nature of the problems and their own reduction in resources to provide services.  So what can be done?The webinar, Building Community Partnerships to Meet Transitioning Service Member and Family Needs, provides important solutions to these complex problems.  Strong community partnerships provide invaluable capacity and resources as you work with military service providers to meet the transitioning needs of service members and their families.  However, partnerships don’t just happen; they are created and developed over time with intention.  Here are three key takeaways from the webinar that will help strengthen your partnership ability.Military service members and their families are diverse and possess unique strengths and challenges. This fact seems obvious but is crucial to keep in the forefront. Just like non-military families, military families have changed dramatically over the last 30 years. They are headed by single parents, unmarried parents, married parents, and step-parents. Some are grandparents raising grandchildren. Some parents are same sexed and others are heterosexual. In addition, those who serve in the military have become more diverse, not just culturally, but where they live and how they serve. More serve in the guard and reserves where the military is not their first job. And their families may not see themselves as military and live far from military installations. Yet they also experience both normative and difficult transitions without the formal military family support system.No organization or provider can meet all the transition needs of military families. Families, whether they are military or civilian, live within communities, and to thrive need both formal systems of support, like Family Readiness Services and other community supports, and informal networks, like their family and friends. Ideally, formal systems of support complement informal networks. Most families prefer asking for help from their informal networks. However, at times a family’s informal network is weakened due to a transition or crisis as well as separation from their support system. Formal systems may need to be accessed to provide critical support until informal networks can be rebuilt.Building community partnerships takes knowledge, skill and experience to be done effectively. Most professional who work with families did receive training and education on effectively developing community partnerships. Yet, capacity to work effectively with formal organizations and informal networks in the community are critical for effectively helping military families through transitions. The webinar provides a number of high quality and credible training resources and materials on partnership, much of it available on the Internet. You can also surf the Internet yourself and find toolkits that will support your partnership building efforts. I have found the best way to learn how to build partnerships is “just do it” as a famous athletic shoe maker promotes. Training gives you the initial confidence to try partnership building but doing it, learning from mistakes and going back to it will build your capacity even more.In summary, to effectively serve military families through transitions engage organizations in formal community networks and find ways to help family members better use their informal supports. Families will become more resilient and thrive.Karen Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor.last_img read more

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Dhoni may face one Test ban for slow over-rate

first_imgIndia cricket captain MS. Dhoni may end up warming the benches when India take on England during the second Test match from July 29 at Nottingham.According to UK daily, the Daily Express, India recorded an over-rate of 13 per hour instead of the required 15 during England’s first innings. And if that is not covered during this innings, Dhoni may have to serve a ban in accordance with the ICC rules.The International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct states that the captain of any team which is found guilty of bowling slow over-rates on three occasions in a 12-month period will face a one-match suspension.Dhoni has already been booked twice by the ICC in this regard after India failed to reach the required over-rate during January’s third Test against South Africa and the recent match against the West Indies in Barbados.Keeping the ICC rule in consideration, even if the India skipper manages to escape punishment on this occasion, the threat is likely to remain throughout the series.last_img read more

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