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Wenger presented with League Managers Association Service to Football Award

Wenger presented with League Managers Association Service to Football Award

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger received the League Managers Association Service to Football Award at the LMA President’s Dinner 2018.England manager who doubles as LMA President, Gareth Southgate, handed Wenger with a hand-crafted silver salver which was commissioned by Thomas Lyte, appointed Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen.LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson while talking about Arsene Wenger’s achievement, said as quoted by League Managers:“Arsène’s contribution to English football has been hugely important to the advancement of the national game since he arrived at Arsenal Football Club in 1996. It is our privilege to bestow upon him the LMA Service to Football Award in recognition of his magnificent achievements.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“On behalf of his peers in the LMA, I thank him for his dedication to the profession and hope he will continue to have an impact on the game for many years to come.”On the other hand, LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added:“The LMA is proud to recognise Arsène’s remarkable career in football management. The role of the football manager has changed beyond recognition since Arsène’s first match at Highbury in 1996, but his profound influence on the game over the past 22 years means he truly deserves the admiration of his fellow practitioners in football.”last_img read more

Wijnaldum sees room for improvement despite win

Wijnaldum sees room for improvement despite win

first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum has praised Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth but affirmed there is still room for improvement in their games away from home.Jürgen Klopp’s side clearly dominated and managed the game at the Vitality Stadium as they pummelled the Cherries with three second-half goals.Mohamed Salah bagged a hat-trick – with the other a Steve Cook own goal – to secure a result that lifted the Reds a point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table.However, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum insisted Liverpool, who are now top of the Premier League table could have done better in the game.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“It would have been complete if we’d done the first half much better,” the midfielder told Liverpoolfc.com after the final whistle.“But in the second half we did what we usually do with the counter-press; that’s how we scored the second goal, when Mo scored. That’s the game we want to play – a high press when we lose the ball, counter-press to create chances, and also play to create chances. That went well in the second half.“It was a good game but if you want the perfect game, we had to play a better first half.”last_img read more

Report Mario Balotelli could make an unexpected Premier League return

Report Mario Balotelli could make an unexpected Premier League return

first_imgNewcastle are reportedly considering making an approach for Mario Balotelli for this month’s transfer windowRafael Benitez’s side have claimed the second-fewest goals in the Premier League with just 15 from 21 games and currently sit two points above the relegation zone in 15th-place.Therefore, the Daily Mirror claims that Newcastle are eyeing up an approach for Balotelli in order to add some badly needed firepower to the squad.The Italian striker’s stay at OGC Nice appears to be coming to an end after manager Patrick Vieira gave him an additional few days off to decide his future.“I have given Mario a few extra days off to think about his future and what he wants to do,” Vieira said.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s under contract here and everything is possible, if we can come to a common agreement who knows.”After a prolific two seasons at the Allianz Riviera, Balotelli is yet to find the net in all of his 10 Ligue 1 appearances this term following a failed summer move to Marseille.Now it’s understood that Vieira and Nice will allow Balotelli, who will be out of contract in June, to leave for Newcastle if they decide to make an approach.The 28-year-old previously played in the Premier League for Manchester City and Liverpool.last_img read more

Martial hoping for an extended Solskjaer stay

Martial hoping for an extended Solskjaer stay

first_imgAnthony Martial has tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to retain the managerial position at Manchester United on a permanent basis.The French midfielder revealed the entire squad is enjoying the reign of the Norwegian boss ahead of their clash with PSG.Martial scored a superb solo goal in United’s 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday to enter the top four and further extend the unbeaten run under the 45-year-old to 11 games.French connexion ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/6q6N13MBFS— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) December 22, 2018“Well, obviously things are going really well at the moment. We’re really happy to have him here,” the France forward told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League showdown against Paris Saint-Germain.“Sure, I hope we can continue with him. The final decision isn’t down to us but certainly, we’re happy he’s here at the moment.”“We’ve got a coach who’s got different intentions, a different approach,” Martial disclosed via FourFourTwo. “We’re trying to do what he wants us to do.“When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence and a lot of determination. That’s really a boost to us.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He had a lot of confidence in us and we’re trying to pay him back in kind.“He’s asking me to attack more, that’s my job after all – to make the difference, as it were, to be more decisive“Things are working out well for the other attackers as well. I hope we can continue to be as effective and efficient.”.@AnthonyMartial: “Obviously things are going really well at the moment so we’re happy to have him [Ole] here with us.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/5pELklKcg0— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 11, 2019However, Solskjaer feels that there is still room for improvement when it comes to Martial’s finishing.“He’s often said that to me and even previous managers have said that to me,” he added.“I think if I do manage to do that [and] get beyond the defence then I will score more goals.”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Reading Cooperative Banks Julieann Thurlow Elected Chair Of Cooperative Central Bank

BUSINESS BRIEF Reading Cooperative Banks Julieann Thurlow Elected Chair Of Cooperative Central Bank

first_imgREADING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is proud to announce that Julieann Thurlow, RCB President & CEO, has been elected as chair of The Co-operative Central Bank, which is a Share Insurance Fund (SIF) made up of many co-operative banks across Massachusetts and is responsible for insuring all deposits of cooperative bank customers above FDIC limits.The Co-operative Central Bank is a private special act corporation. It was established in 1932 to provide a source of cash reserves for all co-operative banks in Massachusetts. The Share Insurance Fund was established by the Legislature in 1934 to provide protection for deposits in Massachusetts chartered co-operative banks. The SIF is a private fund owned by the member co-operative banks, which insures all deposits at co-operative banks in Massachusetts above Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) limits. Not one dollar has been lost in a cooperative bank in Massachusetts since its inception.The unique, combined insurance coverage afforded by the FDIC and the SIF provides the best deposit insurance available, whether deposit balances are held in passbook, statement or certificate type accounts, or in any combination of these accounts. Since its inception, the SIF has preserved the enviable claim of member co-operative banks that “no depositor has ever lost a dollar in any Massachusetts co-operative bank.”“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to serve as Chairman of an organization that’s looking out for community banks in our State,” Thurlow said. “I look forward to doing my part in upholding the promise that the fund has made to its member institutions for generations.”To contact The Co-operative Central Bank, please visit: http://www.coopcentralbank.com/contact.html.About Reading Cooperative BankReading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at http://www.readingcoop.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Reading Cooperative Bank.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Supports Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Elder Independence FundIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Is A Founding Member Of Alloy LabsIn “Business”Reading Cooperative Bank’s Julieann Thurlow Ranks in the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses, AgainIn “Business”last_img read more

Us review Jordan Peeles horror flick holds up a dark mirror to

first_img 2019 movies to geek out over Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Us tells the story of Adelaide Wilson, a wife and mother whose traumatic childhood experience casts a shadow over a summer beach trip with her family. Trauma haunts survivors for years to come like a shadow they can’t shake, and Us puts the members of the Wilson family face-to-face with their own shadows: doppelgangers in red jumpsuits wielding glinting gold scissors. They’re called The Tethered, and they’ve got a score to settle with their better look-alikes.You could say Us has been hotly anticipated. It follows 2017’s Get Out, a tightly-made, critically acclaimed thriller with a social message that earned Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It helped set him up as a bright light in the realm of thrills and suspense. In fact, he’s pretty busy these days with projects like the reboot of the Twilight Zone, for which he’s the executive producer and host, and Weird City, a YouTube Original dystopian anthology series. Lupita Nyong’o takes a good long look at herself in Us. Claudette Barius So it’s hard not to make comparisons to Get Out. But where Get Out was a tidy concept, executed in a way that deliberately and carefully guided you through the story toward the big ideas, Us is bigger, broader and perhaps less neat. One of the inevitable questions people will ask about Us is whether it’s scarier than Get Out. Peele gets the dread machine going in the first scene at a beach-side amusement park, and the tensest moments include the Wilson family trying to figure out why people outside are trying to get in. And that old horror staple, the ominous Bible verse, will never not be creepy — in this case, Jeremiah 11:11. You can see the uncomprehending terror on Lupita Nyong’o’s face as she stares at her Tethered counterpart, tears streaming down her cheeks. SXSW 2019 Jordan Peele’s Us gets a new trailer and it’s terrifying 77 Photos 2 Mar 15 • LG ‘Snow White’ makes ice cream from capsules Mar 19 • AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 1:00 SXSW 2019center_img Mar 15 • Men can now breastfeed reading • Us review: Jordan Peele’s horror flick holds up a dark mirror to Get Out See All Share your voice But while Us shoots for a next level of frightening, it runs into a few weak spots along the way.For one, we learn the Tethered aren’t just knocking on the Wilsons’ door. But that larger plot is pretty vague.The effectiveness of the movie’s humor is also tough to gauge. The audience at SXSW was extremely game, laughing uproariously, even in places where it wasn’t entirely clear whether there was a joke to be had — like when the Tethered first show up in the Wilsons’ driveway, and Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), who’d been dadding it up hard (in the best way) since the start of the movie, goes outside with a bat and some adopted bravado to try and get these mysterious figures to leave. The audience howled.In a horror film a well-placed quip can cut the tension to not only temporarily relieve the audience but also enable the tension to build back up again. Stick it in the wrong place and the laughs just undercut everything around it.Throughout the film, we’re shown lots of mirrors and reflections, visually reflecting the theme. After all, the Wilsons are seeing themselves like they never have before, though warped.Similarly, Us mirrors Get Out. It’s more scary fare with social commentary. But the copy’s never quite the same as the original.Want another take on Us? See GameSpot’s review here. Comments Tags • It shouldn’t come as a shock that a horror film titled Us plays with the idea that perhaps we are the villains.The film’s writer, director and producer, Jordan Peele, addresses how we fear and hate those we consider to be other without examining ourselves. “Maybe the monster we need to look at has our face,” Peele told the audience at the film’s world premiere during SXSW 2019. “Maybe the evil is us.” Us opens March 22 in the US and UK. Looking in a mirror is one of the recurring motifs of Peele’s new horror flick, and the biggest metaphorical theme too. Movie reviewslast_img read more

At ComicCon Pennyworth serves up secret societies and a smidge of torture

first_img Tags More Comic-Con 2019 The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 In a room surrounded by bars, with what looks like an electric chair in the middle, a constable asks me if I know anything about the Raven Society. I don’t. Secret societies aren’t really my thing. But I’m told if you download the Epix app, you earn admission to this mysterious organization. He says if I’m lying there will be consequences. Another one says, “Either way there will be consequences.”Ain’t that the truth. “As a side note, it’s also a photo opportunity,” the first one adds. I watch as groups of people pretend like they’ve just been torturing each other and having a ball doing it. Having flown through Chicago Midway Airport last week, I’ve had my fill of torture. As one group exits and another takes its place, I zip out to the exit, past a red phone booth and back into 2019 San Diego. Comic-Con Pennyworth’s world is posh but dangerous.  Erin Carson/CNET The tray of utensils — the kind that would come in handy if you were trying to extract information from someone — was the first clue I wasn’t just hanging around a yet another dimly lit, posh-looking bar. The tray were sitting by a cot, in a dark little room hidden behind a bookcase housing books, pictures and an assortment of decorative knick-knacks, all meant to evoke 1960s London. img-2544 Erin Carson/CNET Or at least, a certain part of 1960s London. This isn’t exactly Carnaby Street. I’m out at San Diego Comic-Con and this interactive experience mixing booze and intrigue is a promotion for Pennyworth, a show from DC Comics, airing son on Epix. Pennyworth tells the backstory of Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred, best known as Bruce Wayne’s childhood caretaker, butler and confidant, is portrayed in the show as a young man and former British SAS soldier, who creates a security company with Bruce’s dad, Thomas. Pennyworth, which premieres on July 28, isn’t the first show to dig into the pre-Batman world. Fox’s Gotham, which ended in April after five seasons, followed Jim Gordon, who goes on to become Gotham’s police commissioner, as well as Bruce Wayne as a boy and a middle-aged Alfred. At SDCC, Batman is an even more distant figure. There’s talk of secret societies called the Raven Society and the No Name Society. Constables are looking for information on them, and attendees are poking around the plush furniture, black jack table, post card station and, you know, torture dungeon.  Post a commentcenter_img 0 Stan Lee sang to me: 10 crazy Comic-Con moments I’ll never forget Comic-Con at 50: From hotel basement to massive cultural blowout First-time SDCC cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilarating 62 Photos Share your voice TV and Movieslast_img read more

Customizing bakery sector

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Baking at her home based bakery is Sonal Khurana, who had passion for baking cakes and turned it into profession after concluding that the bakery sector is booming in India. With innovative products and modern technology entering the Indian market, customized cakes are a hit this season. According to a report by Research and Markets, the bakery industry has achieved third position in generating revenue among the processed food sector. Daizy, a Delhi based cake designer, takes orders for her kitchen bakery and her business is roaring. New flavours are coming in the market l, which has provided the consumer with wide options, rather than restricting themselves to regular flavours.last_img

The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes

The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes

first_imgThis picture taken on 30 March 2019 shows the newly built Marisa`s hotel, made with cement and lava on the roof of the owner`s former house, in the village of Portelo in Cape Verde`s Cha das Caldeiras valley. Photo: AFPFour years after the volcano erupted — razing everything in its path in Cape Verde’s Cha das Caldeiras valley — the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt inn are warm to the touch.”We constructed too quickly on lava that had not yet cooled down,” says hotel owner Marisa Lopes, in her early 30s.”For the first months, the floors in the rooms were so hot that you couldn’t walk on them with bare feet.”Lopes is one of dozens of entrepreneurs locked in a perpetual tug of war with the Pico do Fogo volcano towering over Cha das Caldeiras, whose population numbers 500.The name means Peak of Fire in Portuguese.The volcano generates the bulk of the crater community’s gross domestic product, attracting some 5,000 tourists every year who need hotel beds, food and tour guides — about 30 make a living as guides in this remote part of West Africa.But on the downside, the festering giant erupts once a generation — six times in the last 200 years — destroying everything in its path; crops, homes, roads.On November 23, 2014, Lopes watched helplessly as the Pico — almost 2,900 metres (9,500 feet) high — erupted after a 19-year slumber.Lava engulfed her brand new tourist hostel, eponymously named Casa Marisa.Three months later, she built a new one, again in the flow zone of the crater.”The volcano took a house from me, but it gave me another. Without it, there would be no tourism,” she told AFP, undeterred.Despite the constant danger and government efforts to dissuade them, the inhabitants of Cha das Caldeiras keep coming back.After the last eruption, the military evacuated those in the path of the lava and the state provided food aid for six months afterwards.But it was the people themselves who reconstructed roads and found the materials for rebuilding homes and hotels. Again.’It’s home’Cicilio Montrond, 42, was also there in 2014, looking on as a river of molten rock spewing from the Pico do Fogo burnt his fruit trees and buried everything he owned in a thick, grey coat.The eruption killed no one, but left 1,500 people homeless.After a few weeks in Sao Filipe, a nearby town to where the valley inhabitants were relocated, Montrond returned to Cha das Caldeiras with his wife.Not a bird stirred in the air still polluted with ash, not a creature moved on the still warm lava ocean that now covered the valley floor.For weeks, Montrond and his wife lived in a tent on the roof of their destroyed house with no water, no electricity and no food apart from a few canned goods.”We lived in makeshift shelters, it was precarious, dangerous. But we were home.”For Montrond, it is unimaginable to live anywhere else than the fertile, lava-fed valley that, between outbursts, boasts an abundance of vines, fig trees and cassava.This picture taken on 31 March 2019, shows the volcano Pico do Fogo and the remains of the roof of a house submerged by lava during the last eruption in 2014, in the village of Portelo in Cape Verde`s Cha das Caldeiras valley. Photo: AFP”It is the volcano that allows us to live,” said Montrond, tourist guide-turned-hotelkeeper and restaurateur.The Pico’s eruptions are rarely deadly in terms of human life.But what about the next time?”The volcano is my life,” Montrond shrugged, as he gazed upon the house he built with his own hands.”I was born here, I will die here.”Rocks were fallingThe volcano gives. The volcano takes.First it destroys the vines, then it provides fruitful soil for the planting of new ones. These produce wines — some of it for the export market.Far from fearing or despising the peak’s constant threatening presence, the inhabitants appear to embrace it and have made it part of their identity.They evoke past eruptions with a smile, sometimes even a touch of nostalgia.Margarita Lopes Dos Santos, 99, has been forced out of her home by the three last eruptions of the Pico do Fogo.The first was in June 1951, shortly after she gave birth to her first child.”I remember the first time like it was yesterday,” she said, through a beaming, toothless smile.”It was a lot more violent. Rocks were falling from the sky. There were tornadoes of ash and of smoke,” she recounted, while husking beans.Outside her house, Lopes Dos Santos has planted flowers — flashes of red begonias that provide the only colour in the grey and black landscape.”The resilience of the people of Cha is extraordinary,” said Jorge Nogueira, president of the municipal council of Sao Filipe, capital of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde.”As soon as they could, they came back — to poor living conditions, but no matter: the only thing that counted for them was to be home.”last_img
What Drives Asylum Seekers To The US

What Drives Asylum Seekers To The US

first_img 00:00 /11:03 There’s been a considerable amount of controversy concerning our southern border with the detention and deportation of Central American immigrants. But we seem to focus so much lately on what happens at the border after that point – namely the separation of families – that perhaps we overlook the situation that leads to all that.With so much gang and drug cartel activity in Central American countries, should it be any surprise that so many are willing to risk detainment – or even death – to make the dangerous journey to the United States? And with all of that going on, what are the leaders and institutions in those countries doing to keep their citizens safe? And how much will the upcoming presidential election in Mexico play into this?In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with University of Houston political science professor Jeronimo Cortina about the political situation south of the U.S. and how it drives so many to migrate northward. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters/PBS NewsHourChild detention facility in Tornillo, Texas, on June 19. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X Listen Sharelast_img read more

Rep Graves lauds House passage of 201516 state budget

Rep Graves lauds House passage of 201516 state budget

first_img State Rep. Joseph Graves, R-Argentine Township, issued the following statement after the Michigan House of Representatives approved the 2015-16 budget:I am pleased that the House has once again approved a balanced budget four months ahead of the deadline that sets clear priorities for spending. Not only does this budget invest $400 million into our crumbling transportation system, it also has provisions to continue emphasis on public safety, which will ensure Michigan’s economic growth, leading to more jobs for our citizens.In addition, we are funding education at an unprecedented level in our state’s history. This budget puts more money directly into the classroom for schoolchildren, which is where it should be going. We also are investing more in community colleges, universities, and commercial and technical education. 03Jun Rep. Graves lauds House passage of 2015-16 state budget Categories: Graves Newslast_img read more

SocketLabs Names New Chief Revenue Officer to Drive Next Wave of Growth

first_img crmemail delivery solutionsKeith HontzMarketing Technology NewsNewsSAPSocketLabs Previous ArticleValassis Research: Digital Dads Crave Shopping Convenience and Cross-Channel DealsNext ArticleComcast Business Earns Seven 2019 American Business Awards Including Recognition as Most Innovative Company of the Year SocketLabs Names New Chief Revenue Officer to Drive Next Wave of Growth in Email Delivery Market PRNewswireJune 10, 2019, 1:13 pmJune 10, 2019 SocketLabs, an industry-leading provider of highly scalable email delivery solutions that drive customer engagement and growth, is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Hontz as Chief Revenue Officer.Keith Hontz, top performer over two decades with SAP, joins @socketlabs as its first chief revenue officer to drive next wave of growth in email delivery marketHontz joins SocketLabs from SAP America, Inc., where he was Global Vice President of SAP Industries. With over two decades of experience as a top performer in roles spanning sales, business development, product management, presales and consulting, Hontz brings an extensive background in customer experience solutions and engaging with enterprise and mid-market accounts. Most recently at SAP, he served as an executive advisor to tech start-ups at the SAP.iO Foundry in New York City, imparting his enterprise selling experience and entrepreneurial spirit.As a dynamic software executive with a proven track record of success, Hontz is excited to introduce SocketLabs’ unique communication technology to an expansive network of enterprises, integration partners and ISVs. He will be overseeing the revenue engine for SocketLabs, including new customer acquisition, sales functions and strategic partnerships, – and helping to define the company’s go-to-market strategy. Hontz will also bring a new focus to key industries driving value for line-of-business executives across IT, Marketing, Sales, Service, Commerce, HR, Operations and Procurement as well as support for leading CRM vendors and application developers.Marketing Technology News: Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketing“Keith’s track record of sales success is hard to match,” said John Alessi, SocketLabs Founder and President. “We are excited to welcome a leader of his caliber to our team and look forward to expanding our business under his guidance as our first Chief Revenue Officer.”Founded in 2007, SocketLabs has been helping organizations around the globe, across multiple industries, deliver billions of critical emails to their prospects, customers, clients and members. The company’s founders are email software specialists who began with a vision of providing the most advanced and specialized email delivery technology in a ubiquitous, cloud-based solution.Today, SocketLabs powers email delivery for some of the world’s leading brands such as ADP, Advocare, Aston Martin, APSIS, Cisco, Customer Thermometer, Deluxe, Diebold, Honeywell, IBM, MaritzCX, Ohio State University, Panera Bread, Penn State University, ProntoForms, ReMax, Siemens, TeamSupport and Warner Brothers. The SocketLabs data processing addendum enables customers to maintain compliance with GDPR.In 2018, Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, Chase Lenfest, purchased a controlling interest in SocketLabs.Marketing Technology News: Vidyard Expands Offering to Bring Personalized Video App to Any Sales Professional, No Matter How They Work“We see great growth potential in SocketLabs, in part because the company’s technology has already generated broad adoption and a long track record of customer success with very minimal outbound sales efforts,” said Lenfest. “Keith will be an extraordinary addition to our team as we embark on our next wave of growth with world-class companies across the globe.”“I look forward to my new role at SocketLabs, leveraging my background in enterprise software and customer experience to drive our business forward. SocketLabs is an innovative tech company with a winning team that’s poised for massive growth,” said Hontz. “The business impact of email continues to grow as a vital communication channel for enabling customer engagement, yet over 20 percent of commercial email worldwide fails to reach the intended recipient’s inbox, either getting diverted to spam folders or blocked altogether. It’s a professional privilege to support SocketLabs’ vision of helping our clients break through these barriers and enabling successful email communications that matter most for their business. Our future ahead is bright and I’m looking forward to growing the business together with our customers.”Marketing Technology News: AdQuick.com Releases Campaign Genius, so Marketers can Plan and Optimize Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Campaigns in Minuteslast_img read more

UM partnership paves way for new method to treat acute aortic dissection

first_imgIt’s a difficult condition and the traditional method of immediate open repair had limited outcomes. We needed to try something else.”Bo Yang, M.D., Ph.D, Michigan Medicine cardiac surgeon Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 17 2019When a patient comes to the hospital with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), a tearing of the inner lining of the aorta, surgeons typically perform an immediate open repair to prevent death from aortic rupture.However, 20 years ago, G. Michael Deeb, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, noticed some patients were still dying after their successful open repair. They thought this subset of aortic dissection patients might be succumbing to a different problem: malperfusion syndrome (MPS), which was causing organ failure due to inadequate blood supply.In cases of malperfusion, a patient experiences inadequate blood flow to their end organs, such as the heart, because of obstruction of the aorta and its branches, which can be caused by aortic tearing. Malperfusion develops into a syndrome when this inadequate blood flow causes cell, tissue and organ death, with the consequence of functional failure in vital organs. That led U-M cardiac surgeons to a discussion with interventional radiologists about improving aortic dissection patient outcomes. David Williams, M.D., a vascular and interventional radiologist at Michigan Medicine, brought up the idea of opening a vessel to perfuse the organ again before the cardiac surgeon performs an open repair. Yang and other surgeons continue to optimize this approach by including aggressive blood pressure control, better ICU care and carrying out earlier open aortic repairs.In a recent Circulation study, which spanned two decades and included 597 participants with ATAAD, Yang and colleagues reported a 12 percent decrease (from 16 percent to 4 percent) in the risk of death from aortic rupture for MPS patients using this updated protocol.”The idea was radical because immediate open repair was considered the gold standard of treatment for patients with aortic tear,” says co-author Elizabeth Norton, M.S., a student at Creighton University School of Medicine.Weighing the risksYang and his team hypothesized that endovascular reperfusion (fenestration/stenting) as the first intervention before definitive operative repair would be more beneficial than upfront open aortic repair in stable patients diagnosed with both ATAAD and MPS.Endovascular reperfusion, Norton says, involves “percutaneous access in the groin to allow vascular access without an incision, from which catheters are inserted into the artery allowing access to the aorta and the ability to resolve the malperfusion with fenestration and stenting.””Fenestration creates a large opening in the aortic flap that could be causing the malperfusion, allowing blood flow on both sides of the flap,” she adds. “Stenting involves inserting a metal stent into the aorta and/or branch vessels to open the vessel, similar to stent placement in the coronary arteries in a heart attack; essentially opening the vessel to permit blood flow.”Surgeons have to balance the 30 percent risk of operative mortality and the 4 percent risk of aortic rupture.”The premise of the approach is that not every untreated ATAAD patient will rupture, but every untreated MPS patient will result in death,” Yang says. A premise that, Williams says, epitomizes the philosophy shared by cardiac surgery and interventional radiology.Related StoriesNanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cellStroke should be treated 15 minutes earlier to save lives, study suggestsAlternate cell growth pathway could open door to new treatments for metastatic cancers”The stakes of a missed diagnosis are high, so the threshold for evaluating and, if appropriate, treating MPS in stable patients is low,” Williams says.In this study, physicians treated 135 patients with upfront endovascular reperfusion followed by open repair. The operative mortality was 4 percent at Michigan Medicine compared to 30-40 percent reported in the literature.After the study the research team concluded that immediate open repair is still the best strategy to prevent death from aortic rupture for the majority of patients with ATAAD. However, they report that relatively stable patients with MPS benefit from a staged approach: upfront endovascular reperfusion followed by aortic open repair after the patient recovers from malperfusion.U-M method advantagesCompared to the traditional method of upfront open repair for every patient, Yang says this new method of care came with several advantages.The approach resolves the arterial obstruction immediately and completely, through the skin. This is significantly less invasive than open repair and the average time to resolve the obstruction is 30 minutes.The Michigan Medicine approach also gives borderline operative candidates with MPS time to recover and avoid pointless open repair in those with progressed organ failure, Yang says. Patients with MPS are critically ill and operative mortality has been reported to be as high as 45 percent if upfront open repair is performed.Clinical implicationsAfter patients were treated with endovascular reperfusion and had recovered from MPS, the operative mortality of open repair was six to eight times lower than the expected mortality calculated from all five literature models compared in the study. The long-term survival (80 percent at five years; 63 percent at 10 years) was similar to patients with ATAAD without MPS.In other reports, patients with MPS treated with upfront open repair had worse long-term survival rates when compared to patients without MPS.Researchers say this new approach could change the algorithm for treating patients with acute type A aortic dissection and MPS.”We worked to decrease the risk of rupture for MPS patients by using aggressive blood pressure control after malperfusion recovery and before their open repair surgery,” Yang says. “High blood pressure can cause rupture if the aorta is dissected because the aortic wall becomes paper thin.”Ninety-six percent of patients either survived to discharge or underwent delayed open repair (69.5 percent) or died from end-organ failure (26.5 percent) before delayed open repair. Even after the arterial obstruction was resolved with endovascular reperfusion, the risk of dying from end-organ failure due to severe organ damage from malperfusion was approximately seven times higher than the risk of aortic rupture, proving Yang’s hypothesis.”This method is a landmark. It’s changing lives. It will take us into the future of healthcare,” says Yang, who is already talking with other institutions about the strategy. “I want every physician to know about it.” Source:Michigan Medicine – University of MichiganJournal reference:Yang, B. et al. (2019) Endovascular Fenestration/Stenting First Followed by Delayed Open Aortic Repair for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection With Malperfusion Syndrome. Circulation. doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.036328.last_img read more

Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on PCs with AMD chips

Explainer: Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw The suspension will delay efforts to protect the AMD machines from potential intrusions caused by security bugs known as “Spectre” and “Meltdown.” The problem primarily threatens devices running on processors from AMD’s larger rival, Intel, but also could cause trouble on devices running on other chips.Microsoft began offering updates to its Windows operating system to address the flaw last week, but is withholding the repair from some AMD-powered machines that have been rendered inoperable by its fix. The company said in a notice Tuesday on its website that it’s working with AMD to resolve the problem so people can resume installing the recommended repairs.After the bugs were announced last week, AMD declared there is “near zero risk” to its own processors, partly because of Microsoft’s security patches.In other developments, Microsoft also warned that some computers powered by older processors probably won’t work as well as they once did after the antidotes to Spectre and Meltdown are installed. Citation: Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on PCs with AMD chips (2018, January 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-microsoft-flaw-pcs-amd-chips.html Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Microsoft has temporarily stopped fixing a serious security flaw on personal computers powered by certain chips from Advanced Micro Devices because the repair is crippling the affected machines. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss on hefty legal charge

The logo of US company General Electric is seen at a factory of the group in Montoir-de-Bretagne, western France This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss on hefty legal charge (2018, April 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-electric-bn-loss-1q-reaffirms.html Slumping industrial conglomerate General Electric won a reprieve on Wall Street Friday after reporting strong results in some divisions even as it suffered a quarterly loss due to a hefty legal charge. Explore further © 2018 AFP GE reports 4Q loss of $9.8 bn on insurance, tax charges GE, which has been hurt by weakness in its power and oil and gas businesses, reported a first-quarter loss of $1.2 billion, due to $1.5 billion in reserves to cover legal settlements connected to a subprime lending unit it exited.However, investors took heart after GE reaffirmed its full-year financial targets and avoided fresh negative surprise announcements that have plagued recent results. Revenues increased 6.7 percent to $28.7 billion.”The first quarter is a step forward in executing on our 2018 plan and we are seeing signs of progress,” said chief executive John Flannery. GE has been signaling for months that its encumbered power division would be an earnings vulnerability for some time to come, but Flannery said Friday that the outlook was even worse than previously thought.The company now expects the overall market for new gas turbine orders to be less than 30 gigawatts, compared with the prior estimate of 30 to 34. Factors driving the weakness include the rising share of renewable energy, energy efficiency efforts and some delays in orders, Flannery said. Since Flannery became CEO last summer, GE has trimmed costs, streamlined its board, cut its dividend and revamped employee compensation. The company also has announced plans to sell $20 billion in industrial assets. Flannery reaffirmed he is open to further overhauling GE, raising speculation of a breakup of the company.”There’s no sacred cows,” he said during a conference call with analysts. “We’re reviewing a number of structures. We’re working through this right now in great detail with the board, including new board members.”GE was the biggest gainer in the Dow, rising 2.8 percent to $14.38 in midday trading.Oil rebound?GE’s other problem division of late, oil and gas, could be poised for a turnaround in the foreseeable future due to strengthening oil prices. Major producers including Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled Friday they plan to extend a production accord to defend higher oil prices.Baker Hughes, an oil services company in which GE holds a majority stake, offered an upbeat outlook when it reported results Friday, saying “market fundamentals remain supportive” due to stable oil prices.GE scored higher profits compared with the year-ago period in four divisions, including healthcare and aviation, which have been the strongest businesses.GE has previously signaled that it expected additional legal costs connected to WMC. In a February US securities filing, the company said it believed the US Department of Justice would assert the company violated US law “in connection with WMC’s origination and sale of subprime mortgage loans in 2006 and 2007.”GE chief financial officer Jamie Miller said the company set aside the $1.5 billion in reserves “based on our discussions with the DOJ and a review of settlements by other banks.”CFRA Research analyst Jim Corridore praised some aspects of GE’s performance and noted that it exceeded its cost-cutting targets. But he cut his earnings estimate and share price target.”Given the severity of the downturns at oil & gas and power, and ongoing losses from GE Capital, we do not think it’s worth wading into the shares despite the below-market valuation,” Corridore said in a note. read more

Selfassembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

first_img A cross-campus collaboration led by Ulrich Wiesner, professor of engineering in the at Cornell University, addresses this demand with a novel energy storage device architecture that has the potential for lightning-quick charges.The group’s idea: Instead of having the batteries’ anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, intertwine the components in a self-assembling, 3-D gyroidal structure, with thousands of nanoscale pores filled with the elements necessary for energy storage and delivery.”This is truly a revolutionary battery architecture,” said Wiesner, whose group’s paper, “Block Copolymer Derived 3-D Interpenetrating Multifunctional Gyroidal Nanohybrid for Electrical Energy Storage,” was published May 16 in Energy and Environmental Science, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.”This three-dimensional architecture basically eliminates all losses from dead volume in your device,” Wiesner said. “More importantly, shrinking the dimensions of these interpenetrated domains down to the nanoscale, as we did, gives you orders of magnitude higher power density. In other words, you can access the energy in much shorter times than what’s usually done with conventional battery architectures.”How fast is that? Wiesner said that, due to the dimensions of the battery’s elements being shrunk down to the nanoscale, “by the time you put your cable into the socket, in seconds, perhaps even faster, the battery would be charged.”The architecture for this concept is based on block copolymer self-assembly, which the Wiesner group has employed for years in other devices, including a gyroidal solar cell and a gyroidal superconductor. Joerg Werner, Ph.D. ’15, lead author on this work, had experimented with self-assembling photonic devices, and wondered if the same principles could be applied to carbon materials for energy storage.The gyroidal thin films of carbon—the battery’s anode, generated by block copolymer self-assembly—featured thousands of periodic pores on the order of 40 nanometers wide. These pores were then coated with a 10 nm-thick, electronically insulating but ion-conducting separator through electropolymerization, which by the very nature of the process produced a pinhole-free separation layer.That’s vital, since defects like holes in the separator are what can lead to catastrophic failure giving rise to fires in mobile devices such as cellphones and laptops.The next step is the addition of the cathode material—in this case, sulfur—in an amount that doesn’t quite fill the remainder of the pores. Since sulfur can accept electrons but doesn’t conduct electricity, the final step is backfilling with an electronically conducting polymer—known as PEDOT (poly[3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene]).While this architecture offers proof of concept, Wiesner said, it’s not without challenges. Volume changes during discharging and charging the battery gradually degrade the PEDOT charge collector, which doesn’t experience the volume expansion that sulfur does.”When the sulfur expands,” Wiesner said, “you have these little bits of polymer that get ripped apart, and then it doesn’t reconnect when it shrinks again. This means there are pieces of the 3-D battery that you then cannot access.”The group is still perfecting the technique, but applied for patent protection on the proof-of-concept work. , Energy & Environmental Science Researchers create first self-assembled superconductor Explore further The world is a big place, but it’s gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one’s hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster—including the time it takes to charge an electronic device. More information: J. G. Werner et al. Block copolymer derived 3-D interpenetrating multifunctional gyroidal nanohybrids for electrical energy storage, Energy & Environmental Science (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03571C A rendering of the 3D battery architecture (top; not to scale) with interpenetrating anode (grey, with minus sign), separator (green), and cathode (blue, plus sign), each about 20 nanometers in size. Below are their respective molecular structures. Credit: Wiesner Group Provided by Cornell University Journal information: Energy and Environmental Science Citation: Self-assembling 3-D battery would charge in seconds (2018, May 17) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-self-assembling-d-battery-seconds.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more