CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was carted off the field during the third quarter of Monday night’s game against the Broncos after accidentally getting hit by a teammate.Raiders coach Jon Gruden said after a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos he believed Doss wasn’t seriously injured.“I got good word on him that he’s going to be OK. I don’t know his status for the next game, but most importantly the kid is …
28 August 2003The Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, together with the chairman of mining and resources company, Mvelaphanda, Tokyo Sexwale, on Wednesday launched the Ibhubezi Gas at Redisson, Seapoint in Cape Town.The project to introduce natural gas is in keeping with the recommendations of the 1998 White Paper on Energy Policy which propose, among others, the diversification of primary energy supply sources and the development of gas as the least negative environmental impact of the fossil fuels.The minister said the introduction of natural gas into the energy economy of the Western Cape is good news both for the region and for the country. The Ibhubezi gas field is presently the only one off the West Coast with a commercial potential of producing gas volumes.This gas would be supplied to a gas-to-electricity project in the Western Cape and to the PetroSA manufacturing plant in Mossel Bay. The volume of gas already discovered in the Ibhubezi Gas Field is too small to guarantee a production life of 20 years needed to meet market demand.These wells, if successful, will increase the volume of gas found to a level which will begin to match the market demands, and raise the prospect of discovering further volumes of gas.The Minerals and Energy department said should sufficient reserves be discovered, a gas-fired electricity generating station will be established, which would supplement gas supplies to the PetroSA plant. It is hoped that this will lead to other commercial users switching to natural gas as a cheaper alternative to the current energy supplies.The department added, however, that any future gas projects would depend on the discovery of sufficient supplies of gas reserves; sufficient and sustainable market demand, as well as the cost-effective transmission of the gas from the field to the market.With the development of the appropriate infrastructure and the realisation of the full market potential of the gas available to South Africa, the percentage of gas in the energy balance may increase from less than two percent to seven percent, bringing with it investments and economic growth.Sufficient interest has been expressed from the market to justify the investigation of transmission options.The department has also developed a Gas Infrastructure Plan, which will form the basis of a strategy to develop the natural gas industry in South Africa based on the 1998 White Paper on Energy.It is anticipated that there will be four main phases in the gas infrastructure development plan, namely:The first phase will involve the construction of a pipeline between South Africa and Mozambique. The 865km pipeline – from Mozambique to Secunda – will cost $549-million to build. The Lilly 1 gas pipeline from Secunda to Durban may have to be eventually upgraded or replaced.The second phase will be a pipeline in the Western Cape. Two options are being considered: the first is an onshore pipeline from Kudu; or an offshore pipeline from Ibhubezi to Saldanha, proceeding to Cape Town, and eventually to Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth.Phase three will be a pipeline from the West Coast to Gauteng via Sishen in Northern Cape.The fourth phase will involve building a pipeline from Port Elizabeth to Durban via East London.Source: Department of Minerals and Energy
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “I’m not happy we gave up 23 points in the first, 28 in the third, and we limited them to 13 points in the fourth and maybe that’s how we came out with the win.”Matt Nieto led Ateneo with 22 points while Thirdy Ravena put up 12 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Marvin Lee and Jordan Sta. Ana had 22 and 21 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ateneo’s Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate slate in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after brushing off University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained on top a 5-0 record while the Growling Tigers reeled to 0-5 in their worst start in more than a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST, which trailed by as much as 22 points, 69-47, tried to fight back in the fourth quarter with Marvin Lee hitting a transition three to cut the margin to one, 81-80, at the 6:25 mark.Ateneo, however, responded with a 13-3 game-closing run that Matt Nieto capped off with a fadeaway jumper to give the Blue Eagles a 94-84 lead with 32.2 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd as the Blue Eagles lit up in the final five minutes of the game, they also stopped UST from scoring a field goal in the same time stretch.“We’re happy that we won the game, but at the same time we’re not happy with our performance,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “I’m not taking anything away from UST, those guys played well.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Rain or Shine nips TNT, forces do-or-die for semis slot View comments
People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPHouston, United States — The Houston Rockets have donated $4 million to help the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey which has caused devastating flooding in the city, the NBA team announced on Monday.“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “Please stay safe, Houston.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul donated $50,000 to a fund created by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, the defensive end posted on Twitter on Monday.Current and former Rockets players James Harden, Eric Gordon, Patrick Beverley and Paul all took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the people of Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe storm, now classified as a Tropical Storm, has hammered the Houston area with flooding as a result of massive rainfall totals. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Vikas Shive Gowda won India its third athletics medal as he bagged the silver in men’s discus throw in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.India’s Vikas Shive Gowda shows his silver medal won in the discus event of the Commonwealth Games 2010 at the Jawaharlala Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sudnay. Photo: PTIUS-based Gowda, who holds the national record of 64.96m, finished second with a throw of 63.69m, his season’s best, in front of a nearly 50,000 spectators on the fifth day of the athletics events at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.Australia’s Benn Harradine, the season’s leader among Commonwealth discus throwers, clinched gold by clearing a distance of 65.45m, while Carl Myerscough bagged the bronze with an effort of 60.64m.The weekend crowd, who packed all the stands except for the VIP Granstand at the 60,000 capacity showpiece stadium, cheered the 27-year-old Gowda in all his six attempts. He achieved his silver-winning throw in his second attempt.
Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior: Why Osasuna goal brought me to tearsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior has explained his tears after scoring in victory over Osasuna.Vinicius says he cried as being injured it had been a “little difficult” for him to rediscover the form of last season.He said, “I cried because after my injury it was a bit complicated. It was taking a long time to play as before. I was not so happy. “Today I was calmer and nothing better than before a derby. After so many games, I had never been so many without scoring. “I am delighted to have scored again.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Shiva PatibandaTV technology provider SeaChange International’s technology chief Shiva Patibanda is to leave the company. SeaChange has also named a new chairman.SeaChange said that Patibanda, whose full job title is chief technology officer and general manager of in-home products, has resigned. His responsibilities will transition to other members of the management team, and SeaChange does not intend to fill the CTO role in the near term.Patibanda was responsible for the development of the SeaChange Nucleus video gateway software for cable operators.Separately, SeaChange has elected Steve Craddock to Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from July 15.Craddock joined SeaChange’s board in 2012. He is president of The Del Ray Group, an independent consulting firm and previously worked with Comcast, last serving as Senior Vice President of Technology, and as Vice President for Bell Atlantic, focused on television and broadband initiatives.Craddock replaces Tom Olson, who will remain a member of the board.“I’m pleased to have Steve in the role of chairman. With his history in television operations, he’ll provide guidance that will help us to deliver new opportunities for our customers. SeaChange is extremely grateful for Tom’s long-term board leadership and contributions to our strategy and successes. I look forward to our ongoing collaboration,” said SeaChange CEO Jay Samit.“We also appreciate Shiva’s accomplishments. Now that Nucleus is deployed commercially and on a trajectory for new markets, it’s the right time for Shiva to turn his focus to family and other interests. We have a strong management team dedicated to delivering on our exciting product roadmap and I’m confident in their ability to execute on our Nucleus design wins.”
Timothy HoettgesDeutsche Telekom wants to be a “content aggregator” rather than an exclusive media rights-holder and will use its forthcoming launch of a new TV platform to support its aggregator strategy, according to CEO Timothy Hoettges, speaking to analysts after the company reported quarterly earnings at the end of last week.Hoettges said that Telekom’s main aim was to make life simpler for consumers by acting as an aggregator for the proliferating online video services and TV channels available, making as much as possible available via a single platform.He said that Telekom had a “partner strategy” for video, and that “our new TV platform, which is coming out soon, supports this idea”, without giving further details.Hoettges said that Deutsche Telekom would “have a look” at the forthcoming auction of Bundesliga rights and that the company had “not taken any final decision” on whether to bid. However, he said, a strategy of spending big on exclusive rights in a market with numerous free-to-air services, on the model of what BT has done in the UK, would “not be the appropriate answer” in Germany.Deutsche Telekom posted strong domestic TV numbers at the end of last week, growing its IPTV and satellite TV base in Germany by 2.5% quarter-on-quarter, taking its total to 3.768 million, an additional 27,000 over the three months since March. Year-on-year growth was 11.2%. Germany also saw strong retail broadband growth in the period.
Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 27 2019A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analyzed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications.The research is published in JAMA Dermatology and was a collaboration between the National Cancer Registry Ireland and the National Kidney Transplant Service in Beaumont Hospital.Patients who receive a kidney transplant are at increased risk of cancer, in particular skin cancer. The study found that this skin cancer risk falls when the transplant fails and the patients return to dialysis but rises again when they receive another transplant. However, the rate of skin cancer is still higher in patients with failed transplants than pre-transplant patients on dialysis.Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryDue to this pattern of skin cancer rates, the data suggests that the cancer risk is related to the stopping and starting of anti-rejection medications.”In recipients of multiple kidney transplants, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer fell during periods defined by transplant failure, but there was still an elevated risk. The incidence of cancer overall highlights the need for continued cancer surveillance during graft failure,” said the study’s lead author Dr Donal Sexton, Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, RCSI.The study analyzed the rates of cancer in 3,821 individual deceased and living kidney transplant recipients. Of the patients analyzed, 3,215 recipients had one transplant, 522 recipients a second; and 84 recipients had three kidney transplants.During the patient’s first kidney transplant, the rate of skin cancer rose 15 times higher than before the procedure. That skin cancer rate fell by half when the transplant failed and the patient returned to dialysis; however, the rate was still seven times higher than the pre-transplant patient’s rate. When they received a second transplant, the rate of skin cancer rose again to 12.8 times more than pre-transplant rate.”Our study has provided a comprehensive analysis of cancer risk over multiple kidney transplants in the same individuals. However, the retrospective nature of the analysis makes it difficult to capture the effect of the lag between exposure, cancer development, presentation, and diagnosis, and which may vary by treatment period,” said Professor Peter Conlon, Associate Professor of Medicine at RCSI.RCSI is ranked among the top 250 (top 2%) of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019) and its research is ranked first in Ireland for citations. It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide. RCSI has been awarded Athena Swan Bronze accreditation for positive gender practice in higher education. Source:https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/news/news-article/2019/02/rcsi-research-suggests-that-anti-rejection-medications-for-multiple-kidney-transplants
Pål Suren explains: “We generally want both sensitivity and specificity to be as high as possible. There isa trade-off between the two. If the threshold for testing positive is lowered, sensitivity increases but usually at the price of decreasing specificity – and vice versa”.Related StoriesTransgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study findsBullying in children with ASD gets worse with ageHigh levels of acid in processed foods could affect fetus’ developing brainLanguage delay is a common symptom of autism. However, most of the children (76 per cent) with autism had developed phrase speech at 36 months and did not have significant cognitive delays. For these children, screening scores largely overlap scores in those without autism, meaning it is hard to distinguish these children from children with normal development.The results and methods are presented in more detail in BJPsych Open.BackgroundAutism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and interaction, and restricted, repetitive behavioural patterns. Symptoms usually appear by the second year of life. ASD is often referred to as just “autism”.Current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics state that ASD screening should be included in general developmental check-ups at ages 18 and 24 months. British guidelines, however, do not recommend universal autism screening. The benefits and disadvantages of such screening have never been assessed in population-based studies.Sensitivity and specificitySensitivity is the proportion of individuals with a condition who test positive. This is a measure of the test’s ability to detect those who have the condition.Specificity is the proportion of individuals without a condition who test negative. This is a measure of the precision of the test, i.e. the test’s ability to distinguish between those with and without the condition.Source:Norwegian Institute of Public HealthJournal reference:Surén, P. et al. (2019) Sensitivity and specificity of early screening for autism. BJPsych Open. doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2019.34 Current available evidence does not support universal early screening for autism.”Dr Pål Surén, lead author of the study Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 17 2019Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism. Early screening may therefore not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study.This study measured the extent with which a commonly used screening tool could identify children with autism at 36 months. It found that the tool identified only one in five children who had autism.The screening identified individuals with autism spectrum disorders with significant development delay well but captured very few children with autism who have cognitive skills in the normal range.The authors of this study therefore question whether the benefits of nationwide screening outweigh the costs. Of the 385 children with autism, only one out of five children with autism tested positive at age three. In other words, screening sensitivity was 20 per cent. Screening captured only a minority of the children with autism and mainly those with significant developmental delay. Overall, screening specificity was 99 per cent. This means that the instrument has high precision because there were relatively few “false positives” (only 1 % children without autism tested positive). By lowering the cut-off score in the screening tool, sensitivity improved but led to a considerable increase in the number of false positives. About this studyThis study investigated the “sensitivity” and “specificity” of population-based autism screening at three years of age (see background). A total of 58 520 mothers from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study participated. They answered the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), a 40-item screening instrument for autism spectrum disorders. The children were followed up until the end of 2015, when they were aged from six to 14-years-old. By the end of the follow-up, 385 children (0.7 per cent) were identified as autistic.Findings