Football Kevin Wilson announced as new Ohio State offensive coordinator

Former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson calls in plays from the sideline against Northwestern on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Courtesy of IU AthleticsFormer Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has been hired as Ohio State’s new offensive coordinator, a team’s spokesman announced on Tuesday. Wilson will also coach tight ends.Ryan Day, who was announced as quarterbacks coach last week, was also named co-offensive coordinator by OSU coach Urban Meyer. Day replaced Tim Beck who joined former OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman’s staff at Texas last weekWilson, who resigned from Indiana on Dec. 1 following allegations of mistreating players, including forcing members of his team to play through injury, had a career record of 26-47 with the Hoosiers in six seasons at the helm. During his time, the Hoosiers were 0-1 in bowl games before Indiana reached the Foster Farms Bowl this season, where they lost 26-24 to Utah.Associate head coach Tom Allen replaced the outgoing Wilson.Wilson coached at Miami (Ohio), Northwestern and Oklahoma before he was hired in 2011 at Indiana. Wilson was the co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma under coach Bob Stoops from 2002 to 2005, then offensive coordinator 2006-2010. Wilson’s offenses frequently ranked among the best in the country over his eight years at Oklahoma, including a then-NCAA record of 716 points scored in the 2008 season.Since his introduction as Indiana’s coach, Wilson has been involved in multiple close matchups with the Buckeyes, including a 38-17 contest this year which had Indiana well within striking range at halftime. No word has been given by OSU as to whether or not the move affects offensive coordinator Ed Warinner. The Buckeyes open their season on Aug. 31 against Indiana, Wilson’s former team. read more

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Player of the Year not the right award for Turner

Evan Turner will not win the Naismith Player of the Year award.The college basketball award is not equivalent to the NBA Most Valuable Player award, which is why Ohio State’s junior guard will not win.There is no doubt that Turner would be on a short list for an MVP award. That can be supported by Ohio State’s record during his injury absence compared to when he’s been on the floor.However, he is not the best player in the nation. He can’t go onto a court and dominate the game regardless of what opposing defenses do to try to stop him, like other players around the country can.Turner cannot do what Kentucky guard John Wall can do with the ball by manipulating defenses to his liking to score or dish it to a teammate.Turner cannot do what Connecticut guard Jerome Dyson can do by scoring every way possible against the then-No.1  ranked team in the country, Texas.Even Notre Dame center Luke Harangody has a case to make with his 24.7 points per game, good for second in the nation.Yes, Turner is the best in the Big Ten, with the only competition coming from Michigan State guard Kalin Lucas and Purdue forward Robbie Hummel. Also, Turner should get a lot of recognition for his talent and his importance to OSU, who fell from the Top 25 without him. He will be an All-American at the very least and will most likely garner other accolades as well.For those who believe Turner should get the Player of the Year award as if it were based solely on a player’s value to his team, I have one name for you: Wayne Chism.The senior forward from Tennessee has not endured more pain than Turner, but his team endured a bigger loss than the Buckeyes.When OSU lost Turner, it lost its best player for a few games and anticipated his comeback so it could make the NCAA Tournament.In Tennessee, the team lost four of its players, including Tyler Smith, because of an off-the-court incident that involved their arrest. Soon after, the team indefinitely suspended those players.Chism picked up right where Smith left off and became the leader of the Volunteers, who went on to beat No.1 Kansas and No. 23 Mississippi since their dismissal.Therefore, the main case Turner had for winning the Naismith Award instead favors Chism. There is a lot of basketball yet to play and this could all change, but the fact is that the Naismith Award is for the Player of the Year, not the Most Valuable Player. read more

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Football Potential trap games for Ohio State

Ohio State freshman defensive end Chase Young (2) sacks Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe and forces a fumble during the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignDespite an early season loss to No. 5 Oklahoma, Ohio State seemed to be well on its way to another College Football Playoff appearance, beating No. 2 Penn State in a thriller on Oct. 28, 2017. That is, until the Buckeyes traveled to Kinnick Stadium In Iowa City and fell to Iowa 55-24. This season, with another highly ranked matchup with Penn State ahead for Ohio State, here are the games that could be what the Hawkeyes were last season: a trap game.MarylandWyatt Crosher, Assistant Sports EditorNo. 9 Penn State might jump off the page. So might No. 14 Michigan. No. 21 Michigan State even shows up as an opponent to highlight on the schedule for Ohio State.But Maryland? Maryland just slips right through the cracks.Don’t sleep on the Terrapins so soon though. They sit at 3-1, are tied for the third-best record in the Big Ten and have a win over a ranked opponent — 34-29 against now-No. 18 Texas.The Buckeye offense lines up against the Maryland defense during the second quarter of the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe offense lives on its running game, with a trio of backs rushing the ball more than 25 times thus far. Senior Ty Johnson, redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland and sophomore Tayon Fleet-Davis have combined for 739 yards and seven touchdowns this season on the ground, with Johnson and McFarland each averaging more than seven yards per carry.Maryland has also found its way through the air with redshirt freshman quarterback Kasim Hill. A four-star prospect according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Hill has been a serviceable quarterback in his first year under center, throwing for 516 yards and three touchdowns with only one interception.For a Maryland offense that lives on the run game, Hill’s stats don’t jump off the page, but they allow for enough of a threat to open up the Terrapins’ run game, which could find more space with the lack of junior defensive end Nick Bosa.It is too early to know if Bosa will be ready for a game in November, but even with him in the game, Ohio State allowed three runs of more than 70 yards, two of which were to an Oregon State team that is far from impressive.The Buckeyes looked like a pass-first offense when redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins ignited against Tulane, while sophomore and redshirt junior running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber struggled to get much going.Maryland offers more trouble in the run game, allowing only 104 yards per game on the ground, No. 19 in the nation.Stats aside, because Ohio State is clearly the better team on paper, Maryland offers the Buckeyes the toughest placement on their schedule.Ohio State travels to College Park on Nov. 17, the second-to-last week of the regular season, in between a road matchup against Michigan State and home game against the Wolverines.The back-to-back road game is the ultimate trap-game trope, and it is the same one Ohio State fell to last year in its brutal defeat to Iowa that cost the team a shot at the College Football Playoff.Michigan State is a large enough opponent to give the Buckeyes a difficult matchup, leaving them vulnerable against the Terrapins a week later. More importantly, the Michigan game the week after takes a lot of attention away from a Maryland game many will see as a pushover before the huge rivalry matchup.The Terrapins have proven their ability to upset strong teams just four games into the season, and have proven to be strong running the ball and strong defending the run.Maryland offers the hardest road game on the schedule strictly by being the game before Michigan and after Michigan State. But it helps that the Terrapins might actually have some weapons to make Ohio State’s in-between game that much harder.PurdueColin Gay, Sports EditorHistorically, Ohio State has never had any issues with Purdue. The Buckeyes have won 39 of 55 matchups against the Boilermakers, winning both games against the team in head coach Urban Meyer’s tenure — a 29-22 win in Columbus in 2012 and a 56-0 beatdown in Indiana in 2013.Based on Purdue’s record through the first four games of the season, Ohio State seems to be on a similar path when it faces the Boilermakers on Oct. 20.Purdue fifth-year quarterback David Blough (11) carries the ball on a quarterback keep during Purdue’s 30-13 win over Boston College on Sept. 22. Credit: Courtesy of Dalani Young | Purdue Exponent Staff PhotographerPurdue has lost three of its first four games of the season, including an opening conference-game loss to Northwestern on Aug. 30. However, a trend seems to be continuing that the Boilermakers began last season. After finishing the 2017 season with a 7-6 record, with one-score losses to No. 16 Louisville and No. 7 Wisconsin, Purdue’s three losses in four games to start the 2018 season have each been by one score and are carrying a plus-9 score differential heading into the fifth game of the season despite posting a record of 1-3.The Boilermakers entered the win column on Saturday, defeating No. 23 Boston College for the team’s first ranked win since beating No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Oct. 22, 2011. With redshirt senior quarterback David Blough, the Boilermakers have been doing the same thing all season. Blough completed 21-of-28 pass attempts for 296 yards and three touchdowns, extending his completion percentage to 71.6 percent with six touchdowns to one interception. For Blough, it helps to have a receiver like freshman Rondale Moore in the passing game. He led the team in the win over Boston College with eight receptions for 110 yards, bringing in his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the season. Like many teams before it, Boston College could not get its running game going against the Purdue defense. Despite allowing 138.3 yards per game, the Boilermaker defense grants opposing backs an average of 3.6 yards per carry, with the Eagles averaging 3.4 yards per carry on Saturday. Linebacker Cornel Jones has made a major impact in the middle, leading the team with eight tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks through the first four games. Ever since Jeff Brohm became the head coach at Purdue prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Boilermakers have gone 1-3 against ranked opponents, never losing by more than 18 points to an opponent. After recording a 4-2 record at Ross-Ade Stadium, the Boilermakers are still looking for that signature win for Brohm’s tenure. After facing No. 9 Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State will not have another chance at a ranked opponent until Nov. 10 against Michigan State. If the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions on Saturday, Ohio State could have a period of time, with games against Indiana and Minnesota, during which it wins even if mistakes are made. With Purdue’s track record against ranked opponents and its ability to win at home under Brohm, Ohio State must have Oct. 20 circled on its calendar as a trap game.Michigan StateEdward Sutelan, Editor-in-chiefMichigan State has upset Ohio State in some key moments in the past seven matchups between the two teams.The Buckeyes lost to the Spartans for the first time since the millenium flipped from the 1900s to the 2000s in 2011 when Michigan State won 10-7 in Columbus. Two years later, Michigan State kept a previously undefeated and second-ranked Ohio State from a likely BCS Championship Game appearance with a 34-24 upset in the 2013 Big Ten Championship. Another two years pass, and Michigan State, again, kept Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff with a stunning walk-off field goal in Columbus to win 17-14 in 2015, later going on to win the Big Ten.Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa (97) sacks Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against the Spartans on Nov. 11. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOne thing has remained constant though about the losses for the Buckeyes: they’ve never come in East Lansing, Michigan.Despite winning three of the past seven meetings, the Spartans have not defeated Ohio State in front of their home fans since 1999. In fact, since the first matchup in East Lansing, Ohio State has won 16 of 21 clashes in front of a green and white-clad crowd. Michigan State’s longest home winning streak against the Buckeyes is just two games, while Ohio State is currently running a six-game winning streak.But this rivalry between the two teams has gotten interesting in recent years. Whenever Ohio State has appeared to be a clear favorite, Michigan State always finds a way to make it close or even come away with the upset. No. 4 Ohio State will enter the matchup this year as the heavy favorite over No. 21 Michigan State barring a collapse by the Buckeyes or an unexpected resurgence by the Spartans, who already sit at 2-1 on the year. Michigan State has not looked the part of a dominant team this season. Quarterback Brian Lewerke is completing 66 percent of his passes, but has a 5-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The running backs are averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and have only scored four rushing touchdowns. However, in previous meetings, Michigan State has almost always been considered the underdog. Rarely, if ever, have the Spartans appeared to be the clear favorite.Yet they seem to always be that one team that gives Ohio State trouble when everything is going right for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a clear path to a championship? Michigan State seems to get in the way, or at least provide the Buckeyes with a worthy challenge. Even in 2016 when Michigan State entered the Nov. 20 matchup with a 3-7 record and 1-6 conference record compared to Ohio State’s 9-1 and 6-1 marks, it was only a failed two-point conversion with 4:41 remaining and a later interception that kept Michigan State from beating the Buckeyes. On paper, Ohio State should handle the Spartans. The Buckeyes are viewed as a national title contender and the Big Ten frontrunner. The Spartans are viewed as a fringe top-25 team. But in Spartan Stadium on Nov. 10, Ohio State could again be on upset watch. read more

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Dortmund boss Sancho is something special

first_imgBorussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre expects Jadon Sancho to get even better given his incredible progressThe 18-year-old winger has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign at Dortmund this season and made his England debut over the recent international break.Sancho’s impressive displays at Signal Iduna Park earned him a new long-term contract at Dortmund last month.Speaking ahead of their Bundesliga game with VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday, Favre hailed Sancho and his special achievements.“Of course he has a lot of potential. He’s only 18, and he’s already playing with the England national team,” said Favre, according to Daily Mail.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“At the age of 18, that’s something special, you don’t see it very often.“Of course he can still improve a lot, that’s quite normal and he knows that. But he’s already very good.”He added: “He knows that he still has to improve. He just has to keep working hard, keep working calmly, and needs to have a lot of fun.”Sancho has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 14 games across all competitions this season.last_img read more

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Why ice creams give you brain freeze decoded

first_imgScientists have identified what causes ‘brain freeze’ – a quick and intense headache felt when we consume ice creams or other such chilly treats too quickly. “A brain freeze is what happens when cold food touches a bundle of nerves in the back of the palate,” said Stephanie Vertrees, assistant professor at the Texas A&M University in the US. “The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a group of nerves that are sensitive to cold food, and when they’re stimulated, they relay information that stimulates a part of the brain to have a headache,” said Vertrees. The SPG is a very important bundle of nerves, and although it is the source of brain freeze, this group of nerves is also the cause of other types of headaches, researchers said.”This is the same ganglion that is responsible for migraine headaches and cluster headaches,” Vertrees said. “There has been a lot of research done on this bundle of nerves, but mostly for trying to prevent these more serious and longer-lasting headaches,” she said.”We now have two different kinds of devices for the SPG. One device blocks the nerve with a numbing agent, and the other that stimulates it electronically with the goal of eliminating or preventing migraine or cluster headaches from occurring,” she added. Obviously, that approach is a bit extreme for treating a brain freeze, but these links between the different types of headaches can help people who suffer from migraines.”Many people will try to give themselves a brain freeze to try to break a migraine headache,” Vertrees said. “It may not work for everyone or work every time, but giving yourself a brain freeze can possibly alleviate a migraine,” she said. There are several (obvious) ways to avoid a brain freeze, but fewer ways to treat one.”To avoid brain freeze, eat the cold food much more slowly so that your mouth can warm up the food – don’t inhale it,” Vertrees said. “Keep it in the front of your mouth: the further-back stimulation is what triggers the brain freeze,” she said. However, if you find yourself a victim to an ice cream headache, there is a trick you can do to try and warm your way out of one, researchers said.If you begin feeling a brain freeze coming on, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. The heat from your tongue will warm up the sinuses behind your nose and then warm the ganglion that caused the brain freeze, they said.”Brain freezes are not dangerous and very self-limiting,” Vertrees said. “It’s about slowing down and being patient and aware of the likelihood of getting a brain freeze if you eat or drink too fast,” she said.last_img read more

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This security alert caused considerable disruptio

first_img“This security alert caused considerable disruption to a large amount of local residents and I would like to thank those people affected for their support and patience while we dealt with this viable device to make the area safe,” he said.“I would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Westland Street area recently, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1025 of 10/11/16.“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”VIABLE PIPE BOMB DEVICE FOUND IN DERRY DURING SECURITY ALERT was last modified: November 11th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: The pipe bomb device found in Derry following a security alertPOLICE have revealed that a suspect device found in the Bogside area of Derry last night was a “viable pipe bomb” device.The deadly device was discovered by a man walking his dog close to the junction of Cable Street and Westland Street near a youth club around 8.45 pm.A number of homes were evacuated and Westland Street was closed off to allow army bomb squad officers to deal with the device. British Army bomb disposal teams were tasked to the scene and following an examition declared it as “‘viable pipe bomb device”.Local Sinn Fein councillor Colly Kelly condemned those behind the incident, which he said caused disruption to many families in the area. ShareTweetcenter_img bogsideCHIEF INSPECTOR GORDON MCCALMONTcouncillor Colly KellyVIABLE PIPE BOMB DEVICE FOUND IN DERRY DURING SECURITY ALERT He added that the device was found close to a youth club which was packed with young children at the time.PSNI Chief Inspector Gordon McCalmont appealed to the public for information.last_img read more

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Extra time is taken by these nurses to ensure tha

first_img“Extra time is taken by these nurses to ensure that all patients have as much information and education as possible on their condition and the treatments available.“Bridgeen, Alison and Caroline have a very special relationship not only with patients but also with the patients’ families.“The Renal Unit Home Therapies Team really deserve to win this award and we would encourage everyone to go to the website and vote for them.”Dr Bob Brown, Executive Director of Nursing at the Western Trust added: “Well done to the Alison, Caroline and Bridgeen on being shortlisted in this year’s RCNi Awards and I wish them good luck at the final in July.“As a team they go beyond the call of duty for their patients and their families and this is very apparent having been shortlisted in the ‘Patients Choice’ category.”Derry Renal Unit Home Therapies Team shortlisted in RCNi Nurse Awards was last modified: April 25th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: THE Western Trust Renal Unit Home Therapies Team at Altnagelvin Hospital have been successfully selected as finalists in the RCNi Nurse Awards. The team (pictured above), who are the only entrants from the North of Ireland, have been shortlisted for the Patients’ Choice Award. This is a category where the entrants are nominated by patients and the winner is decided by public vote.Voting is now open to the public and will run until Friday 8 June 2018. To vote, visit www.rcni.com/nurse-awards and go to the ‘Patients’ Choice voting’.  The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony being held in London on Wednesday 4 July 2018. On behalf of the Renal Unit Home Therapies Team, Alison Cairns, Home Therapies Nurse said:“We are totally delighted that we have impacted on a patient’s journey to the extent that they feel we were worthy of this nomination. Caroline, Bridgeen and I are truly humbled.”Joe McMonagle and his wife Carmel nominated the three nurses for their dedication and commitment to patient welfare and involvement.They said: “All three nurses have shown a passion to involve patients at the very start of their journey through kidney failure. ShareTweet AlisonALTNAGELVIN HOSPITALBridgeenCarolineDerry Renal Unit Home Therapies Team shortlisted in RCNi Nurse AwardsJoe McMonaglelast_img read more

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Louis James will speak at the 2015 SprottStansber

first_imgLouis James will speak at the 2015 Sprott-Stansberry Natural Resource Symposium, to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, BC, from July 28–31. With our own Casey summit not held until October, this will be a great opportunity for readers, investors, and others to come and pick Louis’ brain on the latest in our sector. He always takes time to answer questions from the audience and enjoys meeting readers. Eric Sprott, Rick Rule, Doug Casey, and a host of other top experts in the natural resource sector will be there, of course. Please do join us at the symposium, if you can make it. Click here for all the details. Note: Early-bird pricing saves you $300, but only if you book before May 1.last_img read more

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Growing Pains Mark Karpelès was the CEO of Mt G

first_img Growing Pains Mark Karpelès was the CEO of Mt. Gox, what was once a major bitcoin exchange. He got into the business in 2011 and built it up to become the largest bitcoin exchange in the world. At its height in 2013, it was processing 70% of all bitcoin transactions. And that’s when the troubles began. You see, Mt. Gox had issues with regulators that affected its partnerships and its customers as well. Mt. Gox ended up suspending or freezing many customer accounts. Mt. Gox halted withdrawals on several occasions. But it also repeatedly said that it would resume normal operations in short time. That never happened. And on February 28, 2014, the company filed for bankruptcy and closed its website. While many are familiar with the Mt. Gox story, what most people don’t realize is that Mt. Gox was based in Tokyo. And ever since then, the Japanese have associated bitcoin with Mt. Gox. That’s why it’s so surprising that Japan has become the first country to recognize bitcoin as a legal method of payment. Rewriting Bitcoin’s Future Ironically, it was the Mt. Gox debacle of 2014 that led to the new Japanese payment law today. The event triggered an intense debate between financial authorities and the cryptocurrency industry. And Japan’s Financial System Council got to work drafting new legislation. By December 2015, it was ready for review. The National Diet (the lower and the upper houses of Japan’s legislature) approved the bill in late May 2016. On April 1, 2017, the law went into effect. Justin’s note: Today, we’re handing the Dispatch over to our good friend Greg Wilson, analyst for The Palm Beach Letter. Greg is an expert on cryptocurrencies. Over the past year, he’s helped uncover some of the biggest stories in the sector. Below, he explains why we’re about to see an explosion in bitcoin… By Greg Wilson, analyst, The Palm Beach Letter On August 1, 2015, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested Mark Karpelès, the CEO of a major financial exchange. The police accused Karpelès of embezzling $350 million. Believe it or not, this arrest led to the biggest bitcoin breakthrough no one is talking about today. You see, on April 1, a new payments law went into effect in Japan. And what’s significant about the law is that it recognizes bitcoin as a legal method of payment. Let me repeat: Japan now recognizes bitcoin as a legal method of payment. This is huge news. And it’s getting almost no play in the media. Tonight Only: Free Cryptocurrency Q&A and $100 Bitcoin Giveaway Former hedge fund manager Teeka Tiwari has been flooded with questions about cryptocurrencies. As a free service, he’s answering your questions during a live Q&A tonight, and giving everyone who attends the chance to claim $100 of actual Bitcoin. He can’t give personalized investment advice, but he’ll answer any general questions you have. Bookmark this link and join Teeka’s LIVE event tonight at 8pm (ET) sharp. — This weird liquid is Trump’s golden ticket (VIDEO) You see the mysterious red fluid in the image at left? If this new research is correct, it’s going to make Donald Trump the #1 U.S. president of all time… In everyone’s eyes — even Hillary’s. The thing is, the mainstream media hates the fact that this substance could cement Trump’s greatness for the ages… That’s why you’ve never heard anything about it! But take heart — because we’re breaking this shocking story RIGHT HERE. This Is Huge News This is a big event for Japan. And an even bigger event for the world at large. First, it’s going to cause a bitcoin explosion in Japan. Right now, roughly 5,000 merchants accept bitcoin in Japan. Because of this new law, that number is about to explode. You see, AirREGI, the point-of-sale application for the Japanese retail conglomerate Recruit Holdings, will soon add bitcoin payments. AirREGI is used by over 260,000 retail locations. What’s more is that AirREGI is compatible with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Alipay. So the millions of Chinese tourists who go to Japan every year will be able to use bitcoin. Bic Camera has added bitcoin payments as well. It’s a huge electronics retailer, like the Best Buy of Japan. And folks are already making purchases with bitcoin. You can check out a customer paying with bitcoin at Bic Camera here. Japan’s largest internet service provider, the GMO Internet Group, is getting in on the game, too. It’s already an investor in Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange, bitFlyer. And now it plans on developing a wallet service to bring bitcoin to all of Japan. And let’s not forget that Japan will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. It’s the type of event that could put bitcoin in the international spotlight. In other words, Japan’s new law is huge. It legitimizes bitcoin in an international way.center_img Recommended Link Recommended Link — Japan is a developed, technologically advanced country. It’s the third-largest economy in the world. And the Japanese yen is the second most liquid market globally. Why is this important? I believe this is the start of a trend that will see bitcoin legitimized around the world. Japan is setting a precedent for the whole world to see. And I expect other countries to follow suit. So what should you do to profit from this trend? You absolutely need to get into bitcoin. Otherwise, you risk being left behind. Think of it this way. If the financial world is the Empire State Building, bitcoin is just a pebble on the sidewalk. But that’s not going to last. We recommend you use the Abra exchange to buy bitcoin. You can watch my free instructional video to learn how to set up your own account. Regards, Greg Wilson Analyst, The Palm Beach Letter P.S. My colleague Teeka Tiwari and I have spent the last year diving deep into the cryptocurrency markets. We’ve uncovered some of the biggest stories in the industry. And we’ve shared huge money-making opportunities with our readers—our recommendations have shot up as much as 199%, 206%, 286%, and even 509% in as little as 13 days. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, Teeka is doing something he’s never done before… He’s holding a free cryptocurrency question-and-answer session where you’ll learn everything you need to know about this fast-growing sector. If you’re interested, you can submit your questions and register to watch the Q&A session right here. But you must act soon… Anyone who signs up for his service by midnight will receive $100 in bitcoin.last_img read more

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Justins note Today Dougs longtime friend and

first_imgJustin’s note: Today, Doug’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner provides an update on what’s going on in Washington…and paints an ugly picture for what’s to come. He also shares his thoughts on the recent surge in cryptocurrencies… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners “Do you still have that physical bitcoin I gave you?” A couple of years ago, a friend gave us a physical bitcoin, suggesting we should take an interest in cryptocurrencies. “I hope you didn’t lose it. That coin is now a collector’s item. It sells for more than $10,000 on eBay.” We searched high and low. We couldn’t find it. Did we give it to our grandson? Did it end up in the laundry? Did we give it to a porter as a tip? It must be somewhere. We’ll keep looking. Back in the Game Bitcoin is back. Here’s Forbes: They’re ba-aa-ack. Whether it’s the Chinese, or the Koreans, or the Russians or us Americans is anybody’s guess at this moment, but what it looks like for a few cryptocurrency players out there is that the Chinese have found a new way to get back into the game. Last month, China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) – a way crypto ventures raise capital – and crypto exchanges, websites that allow you to exchange your government fiat currency for cryptocurrencies. It looked to many as though it was the end of the road for bitcoin. The bitcoin price fell to $3,200 from its all-time high of $5,000. Now, it’s back over $4,100. Strange website could let you earn $860+ a WEEK! Did you see this strange website sweeping across America? A growing number of retirees are using it to invest in a little-known market of 900+ companies. And they’re collecting gains unlike anything we’ve seen in the traditional stock market in decades. It’s free to join. There’s no hassle. And over 33,000 users are signing up every day. And the crazy part? Some have collected $860 or more a month! Simply by trading tiny $0.01 plays… Check it out here… Recommended Link Recommended Link And last week, Japan – the main beneficiary of China’s clampdown – approved 11 cryptocurrency exchanges. Money talks, and it’s hard to argue with people who are getting rich. For instance, subscribers of Palm Beach Confidential, one of the advisory services from the Palm Beach Research Group, have had the chance to strike it rich on recommendations from colleague Teeka Tiwari. Last April, after it had just launched, Teeka recommended what’s now the world’s second most valuable crypto asset. Then, it was about $9. Now, it’s over $300. And in February, he recommended one of the hottest Chinese crypto ventures. It was 12 cents at the time. Today, it’s selling for more than $32. Let’s see… if you’d invested $1,000, you’d have more than $250,000 now. Finally, we checked with our son Will, the Bonner family’s in-house cryptocurrency enthusiast. A while back, he urged us to speculate with some of the family money in the crypto casino. “We’re up about 85% since we invested in June,” Will reported back. Novelty Tech Will is more open-minded than we are. He likes technology… and believes it will improve the future. We’re not so sure. The last tech innovation that clearly improved our lives was air conditioning, invented by American engineer Willis Carrier in 1902. When we could finally afford it, in 1990, it made the Maryland summers much more agreeable. Penicillin, discovered by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming in 1928, was a big help, too; it saved our lives when we had pneumonia in 1954. As for the rest, we could take them or leave them. And cryptocurrencies? As far as we’re concerned, they’re still a novelty… and, as money, still unproven. So, we do not advise following our example. Not unless you can lose your money but keep your sense of humor. Is the Final Collapse of the U.S. Dollar Underway? As the Dow continues to hit record highs, the U.S. dollar is off to its worst start since 1985—down 9% this year. What does it mean for investors? Doug Casey has a unique take on the situation. For full details, click here.center_img — Party of Trump Speaking of a sense of humor… As expected, Trumpismo is shaping up to be a third political force. Reports The New York Times: [Steve Bannon] and [billionaire hedge-fund manager Robert] Mercer began hashing out a rough outline for a “shadow party” that would advance Mr. Trump’s America First agenda – even if Mr. Trump himself strayed from it – during a five-hour meeting last month at the family’s Long Island estate a couple of days before Mr. Bannon’s resignation from the White House. […] Bannon and the Mercers also stand out as more pugilistic in their tactics and ideology, bonding less over a shared cohesive political ideology than over a desire to disrupt the political establishment – the Republican establishment in particular. When Team Trump’s tax reform push fails, they are going to need someone to blame. They won’t blame themselves, of course. Neither for being unable to come up with a plan their party could fully support… nor for misleading the public by offering to do something they couldn’t do (pass a major tax reform)… nor for even greater deceit of promising something that no one could ever do (boosting real growth by cutting taxes without also cutting spending). Unless the feds cut spending, a tax cut is a fraud. When the tax reform measure fails, what will its supporters do? Always here to help, we suggest the Trumpistas in Washington “fall upon their swords,” like Cato the Younger… or open their bellies with a knife, like the last true samurai, Saigō Takamori. Instead, they’ll blame the Republican leadership in Congress. Which is all right with us, too. House Republicans are mostly swamp critters. Devil in the Detail Whatever comes of it, the proposed tax cuts won’t help the middle class or the economy. The Deep State controls the feds… and most emphatically, it controls the details of tax policies. It doesn’t matter what the news headlines report… or what POTUS tweets… The devil in those details will make sure that the swamp gets more, not less, of the nation’s wealth. Mr. Trump calls his tax proposal a “miracle for the middle class.” Yes, it would be a miracle if it passed. And it would be another miracle – like turning base metal into gold – if it did anything for the middle class. Our friend and budget advisor to President Reagan, David Stockman, calculates that the typical middle-class family could expect annual tax savings of precisely $5. With that money, you might be able to buy a “Make America Great Again” hat on eBay. Or not. The feds… the swamp… the Deep State… and the Trumpistas in Washington – all are sucking on the economy like leeches. They disguise and delay the damage with their phony reforms… fake money… fraudulent statistics, and flimflam claims. The first crisis will be a crash and a depression. The second – after another massive “stimulus” from the authorities – will be raging, bubbling inflation. Then, those MAGA hats will probably be collector’s items, too… and sell for $1,000 each… …which will be about enough to buy a coffee at Starbucks. Regards, — Bill Bonner Chairman, Bonner & Partners Justin’s note: As Bill says, money talks… And right now, many of our subscribers are striking it rich in cryptos off our colleague Teeka Tiwari’s recommendations. Teeka, as you may know, is one of the world’s leading crypto experts. He’s traveled the world and met with the industry’s top insiders to learn as much as he can about the booming crypto market. And his boots-on-the-ground research is already paying off. In fact, one of Teeka’s crypto plays recently surged 27,166% in just 6 months. That’s a life-changing return. But don’t worry if you haven’t bought cryptos yet. There’s still time to get rich off this boom. You can learn how by enrolling in Teeka’s Bitcoin Millionaire Master Plan. This crash course teaches you everything you need to know about cryptos. Click here to get started.last_img read more

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Survey Americans dont understand impact of excess weight on heart and overall

first_imgAccording to the CDC, nearly 40 percent of Americans, 93 million people, are obese, and even more are overweight.For more information and complete survey results, go to: clevelandclinic.org/loveyourheartMethodologyCleveland Clinic’s survey of the general population gathered insights into Americans’ perceptions of heart health and weight. This was an online survey conducted among a national probability sample consisting of 1,002 adults 18 years of age and older, living in the continental United States. The total sample data is nationally representative based on age, gender, ethnicity and educational attainment census data. The online survey was conducted by Research Now and completed between September 20 and September 28, 2018. The margin of error for the total sample at the 95% confidence level is +/- 3.1 percentage points. Source:https://my.clevelandclinic.org/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 31 2019A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren’t doing enough – or anything – to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren’t careful about which foods they eat.Part of the problem may be that Americans aren’t sure what to eat for heart health. Nearly one-in-five (18 percent) believe their diet has nothing to do with their heart health, and a mere 14 percent knew that a Mediterranean diet is healthiest for heart health. What’s more, nearly half of Americans (46 percent) believe using artificial sweeteners is a healthy way to lose weight despite studies showing they don’t promote weight loss.The survey also revealed Americans don’t fully understand the impact excess weight has on their heart and overall health. The overwhelming majority of Americans (87 percent) fail to link obesity to cancer or atrial fibrillation (80 percent). More than half of Americans also don’t know that obesity is linked to high “bad” cholesterol levels (54 percent) or coronary artery disease (57 percent) and two-thirds (64 percent) don’t know it can lead to a stroke.”Most Americans understand abstractly that being overweight or obese is not good for your health, but it seems we are not grasping that the leading causes of death and disability – stroke, cancer, coronary artery disease – are all adversely affected by increased weight,” said Steven Nissen, M.D., chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. “We need to do a better job of educating patients and the public about the major consequences of carrying excess weight and the benefits of losing weight. A patient only needs to lose five percent of their body weight to start seeing important health benefits.”Eighty-four percent of Americans say they have tried at least one weight-loss method in the past. About one-third (30 percent) say they typically stick with it between one week and one month. Americans cite dislike of exercise (24 percent) and lack of time (22 percent) as their main barriers to maintaining a healthy weight. Most Americans also believe their metabolism is detrimental to weight loss – 60 percent of women and 46 percent of men say their metabolism is working against them.”Americans may be correct that their metabolism is thwarting their weight loss efforts,” said Dr. Nissen. “Once you’ve been overweight, your body tries to hold on to that excess fat, making it more difficult to lose weight. It’s best to work with your physician to develop a steady long term weight loss plan that will help you keep off the pounds. Quick weight loss programs are not effective.”Related StoriesSmoking triples the risk of death from cardiovascular diseaseImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsWeightlifting is better for the heart than cardioHeart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and around the world. The survey was conducted as part of Cleveland Clinic’s “Love your Heart” consumer education campaign in celebration of American Heart Month. Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for cardiology and cardiac surgery for 24 years in a row by US News & World Report.Additional survey findings include:center_img All fat is not created equal: When it comes to body shapes, almost half (45%) falsely believe that all types of fat put you at equal risk for heart disease; however, numerous studies have shown that fat stored in the abdomen is the most dangerous. Not feeling the pressure: Most Americans say they are concerned about a family member’s weight (62 percent), or them getting heart disease due to their weight (64%). However, for many, outside pressure to lose the weight doesn’t help. Fifty-seven percent say they don’t need others to tell them to lose weight because they already know they should. Baby Boomers (65 percent) are particularly resistant to others weighing in on their weight. Seeking medical advice: While 44 percent of Americans say they are most likely to turn to their physician for nutrition advice, only a quarter (28 percent) have told their doctor they’d like to lose weight. Even less (22 percent) say they’ve discussed heart health in relation to their weight with their doctor.last_img read more

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Cancer prevention drug also reduces virulence of H pylori bacterium

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 29 2019A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag when it comes to preventing stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.The investigators found that in addition to its known ability to block the production of cell growth compounds, the drug DFMO (difluoromethylornithine) acts directly on the bacterium Helicobacter pylori to reduce its virulence. H. pylori infection is the primary cause of gastric cancer.The findings, reported in the March 12 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, support further studies of DFMO for the prevention of stomach cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.H. pylori infects the stomachs of half of the human population, but only about 1 percent of infected individuals develop stomach cancer. Although it’s possible to treat the infection to prevent stomach cancer, it’s not clear whom to treat. Plus, the bug may be conferring beneficial effects — esophageal reflux diseases, asthma and other allergic disorders occur more frequently in people who are not infected with H. pylori.”H. pylori has co-evolved with humans for at least 60,000 years, probably longer, and attempting to prevent stomach cancer by eliminating the infection with widespread use of antibiotics is not necessarily a good idea,” said Keith Wilson, MD, Thomas F. Frist Sr. Professor of Medicine and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.”Our study suggests that it might be possible to reduce the virulence of the bacteria, without having to eliminate it. It’s a speculative and unusual way to think about an infection, but it could be an interesting strategy.”Wilson, who also directs the Vanderbilt Center for Mucosal Inflammation and Cancer, and his team previously linked the production of cell growth compounds called polyamines to the development of stomach cancer in an H. pylori-infected animal model. They demonstrated that treatment of the animals with DFMO, which inhibits an enzyme that is key to the production of polyamines, prevents stomach cancer.Related StoriesCancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identifiedSpecial blood test may predict relapse risk for breast cancer patientsStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskTheir findings are the basis for an ongoing clinical trial of DFMO for stomach cancer prevention in Honduras and Puerto Rico.Patients with pre-malignant lesions in the stomach, as determined by endoscopy, are enrolled in the trial of DFMO and will be studied for disease progression.To further explore how DFMO works, J. Carolina Sierra, PhD, research instructor in Medicine, collected H. pyloribacteria from infected animals that had been treated (or not) with DFMO. Using an in vitro test, she assessed the activity of one of the main H. pylori virulence factors, a protein called CagA. CagA is “injected” into stomach epithelial cells, where it contributes to oncogenic signaling pathways.”What we noticed is that bacterial strains coming from DFMO-treated animals have reduced ability to move this virulence factor into epithelial cells,” Sierra said.The researchers discovered that DFMO treatment — in animals or in vitro — caused mutations in the H. pylori gene that encodes CagY, part of the translocation machinery that injects CagA into cells.They demonstrated that animals infected with H. pylori strains containing mutations in the CagY gene did not develop stomach cancer.This finding, Wilson said, supports using DFMO or other tools to reduce H. pylori virulence for cancer prevention.”This drug (DFMO), which inhibits a very specific enzymatic pathway, also has what some might call ‘off target’ effects: it causes mutations in an H. pylori gene that affects the translocation of CagA,” Wilson said. “The vast majority of gastric cancer is associated with strains that are CagA-positive. If this drug interferes with CagA activity, that’s an added bonus.”The investigators will analyze H. pylori strains isolated from the DFMO trial participants in Honduras and Puerto Rico to determine if there is a similar reduction of bacterial virulence in people.Source: http://news.vumc.org/2019/03/28/cancer-prevention-drug-disables-h-pylori/last_img read more

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Despite expansion of insurance coverage for depression treatment rates are lower than expected

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 24 2019A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that non-financial barriers to patient care still remain. Jason Hockenberry, PhD, associate professor at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, is the lead author of the study.”While insurance coverage has expanded, the growth in use of services has grown more modestly,” says Hockenberry. “Taken in the context of other literature, this suggests there may be other barriers to treatment at work.”Related StoriesPerinatal depression screenings may overlook women having suicidal ideationNew structured approach to managing patients with depression in primary careCPAP treatment for sleep apnea can improve depression symptomsThe researchers analyzed health services and spending data from the 1997, 2007 and 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys, which included the responses of 86,216 individuals. During the examined survey years, a number of new treatments and medications became available, as did an increase in policies targeted toward mental health (such as the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act), which increased coverage of mental health services.Findings from the researchers’ analysis show an absolute increase in the prevalence of treated depression, and that the proportion covered by insurance (Medicaid in particular) has increased. Despite this, overall spending on depression-related care has only experienced a gradual increase (approximately 2 percent a year) from 1998 to 2015, and the rate of treatment for depression remains lower than the reported rate of incidence.”Despite historic expansions of insurance coverage for individuals with mental health conditions, it appears that in this case the growth in use and cost has been more modest than some might have expected,” says Hockenberry. “The main shift has been that Medicaid expenditures for this condition have increased markedly, with a concomitant decrease among those that do not have insurance.” Source:http://whsc.emory.edu/last_img read more

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FAU researcher receives the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research

first_imgZundler now hopes to decode and understand this communication network in order to be able to use it for therapeutic purposes.Source:University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Previous research has already shown that TRM cells have a key role to play in triggering flare-ups by regulating the migration and differentiation of other immune cells. We then succeeded in showing that TRM cells communicate and control other immune cells using various messenger substances.”Dr. Sebastian Zundler,FAU Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 13 2019The Jung Foundation for Science and Research has awarded the young gastroenterologist Dr. Sebastian Zundler from the Chair of Internal Medicine I at FAU the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research 2019. He has been awarded the prize for his research project on the importance of intestinal tissue-resident memory T cells in the development and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. The Foundation has provided prize money of 210,000 euros to support Zundler’s project over the next three years, focussing on investigating these types of cells with the aim of discovering therapeutic approaches for the future.Related StoriesAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyCommunication between cells and inflammationMore than 400,000 people in Germany are affected by the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn or ulcerative colitis. Patients often suffer from flare-ups, during which the immune system in the intestines is falsely activated and intestinal tissue damaged. In spite of advances in treating the diseases with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. In addition, little is known about what actually causes flare-ups.Sebastian Zundler and his team of researchers presume that intestinal TRM cells have a role to play in the development of bowel diseases such as these, as well as possibly also in other chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.last_img read more

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