Liberty Media is looking to expand the number of Formula One races, hoping to cash in on the glamorous appeal of its newly acquired asset, chief executive Greg Maffei said on Wednesday.Formula One has a record-equalling 21 races this season and teams have historically been reluctant to go beyond that number, but Maffei told investors at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms conference that there was room for more.”There is a general line of interest if you increase the number of races to a point. The FIA (the International Automobile Federation, which governs the sport) makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money,” he said.Formula One faces a major shake-up after Liberty Media agreed to take control of the cash-generating sport. Liberty Media has acquired an initial 18.7 percent stake from controlling shareholder CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] and plans to complete a cash and shares deal by the first quarter of 2017.The deal, which has an enterprise value of $8 billion is expected to lead to a new push to develop the U.S. market and win fresh audiences around the world.Expanding the racing calendar may be a way to do this, Maffei said.”Obviously there is a limit on how much you can do. Just getting the cars around the world, but I think we can expect to grow the amount of races to a mild degree.”Maffei said there were opportunities to expand in Latin America, Asia and the United States.advertisement”I particularly like the idea of a night race in Las Vegas,” the CEO said, acknowledging that the heart of the Formula One sport is in Western Europe with famous circuits such as Monza and Monaco.”But new entrants tend to pay more,” the executive said.Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s commercial supremo who has remained at the helm after the takeover, recently appeared to pour cold water on the immediate prospect of adding races in the United States.The 86-year-old Briton has been talking to would-be promoters of a Las Vegas race for several months without any sign of progress. The future of South Americas only current grand prix in Brazil is also uncertain due to the countrys economic crisis.Liberty Media has interests in the Atlanta Braves baseball team, satellite radio service Sirius XM, entertainment group Live Nation and minority interests in Time Warner and Viacom.
5 Dunk Burnley Brighton & Hove Albion (s 63′) Match stats 6 Stephens Burnley have to regard this as a must-win match, even if Brighton are 12 points better off and in the top half of the table. Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton are next for Sean Dyche’s side so they could easily be spending Christmas in the bottom three, uncomfortably aware some of the clubs around them are either showing signs of improvement or hopeful of climbing out of trouble after appointing a new manager. Brighton are unbeaten in their past three matches. Paul WilsonSaturday 3pm 27 Vydra BRI62BUR38% Goal attempts (s 85′) resources 10 Andone 3 Bong The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football 23 Steele 8 Bissouma 20 Hart 5 Tarkowski Substitutes 11 Wood 28 White 62 38 18 Westwood Brighton Possession 10 Burnley Off target 13 Brighton 4 Burnley On target 1 Brighton (s 63′) 7 Gudmundsson Share via Email Premier League Substitutes Lineups (s 79′) (s 72′) 4 Cork 24 Propper 13 Gross 11 Knockaert 10 11 Share on WhatsApp 12 Brady 13 Hendrick Share on Twitter 17 Murray Read more 28 Long 20 March 1 Ryan 25 Lennon Burnley 1 Heaton Share on LinkedIn 30 Bernardo 7 Kayal 2 7 2 Lowton BRI BUR 9 Locadia Fouls Corners Topics 9 Vokes Reuse this content 26 Bardsley 14 Balogun Match previews Share on Messenger 10 Barnes 3 Taylor 6 Mee Share on Pinterest Venue Turf MoorLast season Burnley 0 Brighton 0Referee Martin AtkinsonThis season G12 Y41 R1 3.5 cards/gameOdds H 2-1 A 7-4 D 2-1BURNLEYSubs from Heaton, Lindegaard, Legzdins, Lowton, Long, Hendrick, Lennon, Vokes, Vydra, Defour, Gibson, McNeil, AgyeiDoubtful Defour (knee)Injured Ward (knee, 15 Dec), Pope (shoulder, 22 Dec)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y28 R0Form LLDLLLLeading scorer Vokes 3BRIGHTONSubs from Steele, Button, White, Locadia, Suttner, Dreyer, Andone, Knockaert, Bong, Bruno, KayalDoubtful Bruno (hamstring), Izquierdo (knee), Murray (shoulder)Injured Jahanbakhsh (hamstring, 16 Dec)Suspended Duffy (first of three)Discipline Y32 R2Form WLLDWWLeading scorer Murray 8 Share on Facebook 2 Saltor
New Delhi: Helmed by Reliance Jio, India is home to the world’s second largest internet user base, accounting for 12 per cent of all internet users globally, the 2019 Mary Meeker report on Internet Trends said. Jio is one of the most innovative internet companies based outside the US, it added.”At 3.8 billion, the number of Internet users comprises more than half the world’s population,” it said, adding China has the largest base, accounting for 21 per cent of all internet users globally. The US has 8 per cent of global internet users. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsGlobal internet user growth is solid but slowing, it said. The growth was 6 per cent in 2018, down from 7 per cent in the previous year. With 307 million mobile phone service subscribers, Reliance Jio is expanding offline access to e-commerce, the report said. “We are creating a hybrid, online-to-offline commerce platform by integrating Reliance Retail’s physical marketplace with Jio’s digital infrastructure & services,” it quoted Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani as saying. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief”This platform will bring together 350 million customer footfalls at Reliance Retail stores, 307 million Jio connectivity customers & 30 million small merchants all over India who provide the last-mile physical market connectivity.” Jio’s free voice call and cheap data plans have helped grow data usage by two-fold in one year. The report put internet regulations in India at moderate. There are diverse regulatory bodies in India, many with the power to regulate access. On content regulation, it said India has “event-driven content filtering often without direct public input with some speech protection.”
25 October 2010The United Nations independent expert on the right to education today outlined his priorities, promising to pay attention to gender equality in education, look into quality with a special focus on improving conditions for teachers, and explore innovative education financing mechanisms. Kishore Singh, who was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education by the UN Human Rights Council in June, said he would also look into ways of strengthening legal frameworks that are essential for the protection of the right to education.“The realization of the right to education involves the proper discharge of duties of parents, public servants, private providers and students themselves,” Mr. Singh said in his first address to the General Assembly in his capacity as Special Rapporteur.“In this sense, we must continuously verify if human rights are respected inside the gates of our schools today. Thus, I will pay particular attention to the standards and mechanisms that ensure all educational entities comply with the standards provided by human rights law,” Mr. Singh said.He said he will also tackle the issue of freedom from violence in the context of the right to education, and pay special attention to the freedom to establish educational institutions, while striving to ensure that all non-public educational entities comply with the goals and standards provided by human rights law.On sex education, Mr. Singh referred to a report by his predecessor which he said highlighted a worrying lack of sustainable and comprehensive strategies to ensure adequate inclusion of sex education in educational and health policies.“Without access to accurate information, many are exposed to abuse or risky practices that can lead to long lasting consequences to their physical and physiological wellbeing,” Mr. Singh said.
Addressing the daily press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that peacekeepers serving with the integrated stabilization Mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, apprehended Mr. Ngaibona in the town of Bouca following an arrest warrant issued by the country’s Public Prosecutor. Mr. Ngaibona, who also goes by the nom de guerre ‘General Andilo,’ was then brought to Bossangoa by the ‘blue helmets’ who subsequently handed him over to the authorities. More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced thousands of people in the CAR amid continuing clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian. According to UN estimates, nearly 440,000 people remain displaced inside the country while some 190,000 have sought asylum across the borders. At the same time, more than 36,000 people – including the Peuhl ethnic group – remain trapped in enclaves across the country, hoping to find asylum in neighbouring States. Since September 2014, MINUSCA has arrested over 200 individuals in its support to the CAR authorities to maintain rule of law. Nonetheless, the situation in the country remains tenuous, with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, recently warning that the atmosphere in the Central African Republic was potentially explosive.
Ohio State trailed arch-rival Michigan, 4-0, Saturday when Evelyn Carrillo stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning. The sophomore first baseman had one thought as she stared down Wolverine freshman pitcher Haylie Wagner. “The mentality I have is something up, I bang,” Carrillo said. She did just that. Wagner left a change-up in the zone and Carrillo lifted it over the wall in right field for a grand slam to tie the game, 4-4. Changing the game with one swing of the bat is nothing new for Carrillo. The Corona, Calif., native is batting .364 this season with five home runs and 33 RBIs to help the Buckeyes to a 23-14 record on the year. She attributes her productivity to the mental approach she brings to the plate. “As a hitter you gotta make sure you stay confident,” Carrillo said. “And just have that mindset where if I see my pitch I’m just gonna hit it.” Carrillo was named Big Ten Player of the Week after the Buckeyes’ three-game series at Michigan State during the last weekend in March. She helped OSU sweep the Spartans by going 11-for-12 at the plate with eight RBIs, including a career-high six RBIs in the first game of the series. It was the first career conference honor of Carrillo’s career. OSU coach Linda Kalafatis isn’t surprised by her first baseman’s success at the plate this year and said she doesn’t expect it to stop anytime soon. “Evelyn, I think, has got the prettiest swing on the team,” Kalafatis said. “I expect big things from her for the rest of her career.” Perhaps the biggest benefactor of Carrillo’s success this season has been shortstop Alicia Herron. The senior captain is having the best statistical season of her career in her final year as a Buckeye and said hitting behind her fellow infielder has been a huge help. “It helps because it gives me another chance to hit,” Herron said. “They have to pitch to me or else they’ll have to pitch to her . She gives me a better shot at letting me to hit. For OSU to be successful going forward, some of Carillo’s teammates said they know their best players have to perform when the game is on the line, something Carrillo proved Saturday. “Evelyn came in clutch and had the grand slam,” said senior pitcher Mikayla Endicott. “That changed the momentum.”
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Credit:PA/PA Supporters of Charlie Gard at a demonstration in London on Thursday Credit:BEN STANSALL/BEN STANSALL US congressmen have proposed giving Charlie Gard residency in America so the terminally-ill baby can receive experimental treatment in the country.Brad Wenstrup and Trent Franks will table a bill to the House of Representatives tomorrow to bring Charlie and his family to the US. Their intervention comes as Charlie’s parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard are expected to join a demonstration outside Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) later today after they vowed the “fight is not over”. In a joint statement, the US lawmakers said: “Our bill will support Charlie’s parents’ right to choose what is best for their son, by making Charlie a lawful permanent resident in the US in order for him to receive treatments that could save his life.”Should this little boy to be ordered to die – because a third party, overriding the wishes of his parents, believes it can conclusively determine that immediate death is what is best for him?”Charlie’s parents, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, want to take their child to a hospital in the US for experimental treatment. They lost a lengthy legal battle after judges ruled in favour of doctors at GOSH, who argued the therapy would not improve Charlie’s quality of life. However, GOSH has applied to the High Court for a fresh hearing “in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition”, which will be heard tomorrow afternoon. The Gard’s supporters will today deliver a petition of more than 350,000 signatures calling on doctors at GOSH to allow the baby to travel and receive treatment in America.It comes after a proposal by Pope Francis to give Charlie a Vatican passport so he can be flown there for potentially life-saving treatment.Charlie inherited the faulty RRM2B gene from his parents, affecting the cells responsible for energy production and respiration and leaving him unable to move or breathe without a ventilator. The proposed therapy is not a cure.
handball transfersjanko bozovic Janko Bozovic is back to TV Emsdetten. The 33-years old Austrian national team right back decided to get back to Germany after four years which he spent around.Lefthander is coming from Portugal, where he played at Sporting CP in the last two seasons.Bozovic previously played at TV Emsdetten between 2011 and 2014 afterward he got some experience from Champions League squads like Meshkov Brest and RK Metalurg Skopje.TV Emsdetten playing at second DKB Bundesliga and Bozovic’s arrival is a big step forward in their ambitious plans. ← Previous Story The best young line-player of Europe Luis Frade to Sporting CP Next Story → Romanian Steaua to join SEHA Gazprom League?
THE LEINSTER COUNCIL is expected to wait for the referee’s report before taking any decision on a ‘biting’ allegation in yesterday’s Leinster senior football final.Furious Meath manager Mick O’Dowd alleged that defender Mickey Burke was bitten by an unnamed Dublin player during the second half in Croke Park.O’Dowd’s claims are believed to centre on a scuffle in the closing stages of Dublin’s 3-20 to 1-10 win, sparked when Meath captain Kevin Reilly and Dubs forward Eoghan O’Gara tussled for possession.Referee Padraig Hughes from Armagh booked Burke, O’Gara and Meath keeper Paddy O’Rourke following the melee.Dublin last night remained tight-lipped about the allegations, made by an “extremely disappointed” O’Dowd following his post-match media briefing.“I just went back to the dressing room after speaking to you and saw the doctor dealing with his finger,” he said.“He’s gone to the Dublin dressing room to speak to the Dublin doctor because there’s a protocol to deal with.”Dublin manager Jim Gavin said he knew nothing about the claims when asked about it immediately after the game.Discussing the incident on the Sunday Game last night, Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé said: “I think it should just be forgotten about.”“We couldn’t see [in the footage] but if there’s a hand around your mouth or whatever it is, what are you going to do?” former Kildare midfielder Dermot Earley added.Tyrone’s Owen Mulligan said: “If somebody puts their finger in your mouth, what are you going to do – blow it out?”5 talking points from the weekend’s GAA action
A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a car Thursday in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood. A car driving southbound shortly before 5 p.m. on Northeast Gher Road near Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard struck the woman, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Bryan Fredrickson said. An off-duty police officer reported that the woman was not breathing, and she was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Fredrickson said. The southbound side of the road was closed briefly, Fredrickson said. “The goal was to have a short scene time because she did have serious injuries.”Officials are not releasing any further information as the incident is still under investigation, Fredrickson said.
FC Porto’s teenage defender Diogo Dalot is on the verge of completing a move to Manchester United, reports the BBCDespite being only 19 years old, Dalot already has a £17.4m release clause inserted in his current deal at Porto.Jose Mourinho believes that the Portuguese defender can provide United captain Antonio Valencia with some much-needed competition.However, the Red Devils are yet to activate Dalot’s release clause but they remain confident that it will only be a matter of time before a deal is concluded after making contact with Porto.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The Portugal Under-21 international has mainly been utilised by head coach Sérgio Conceição as a left-back for Porto since making his debut back in October.The 19-year-old also featured for the Primeira Liga champions in their goalless draw against Liverpool in the return leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League in March, which they lost 5-0 on aggregate.With Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind almost certain to leave Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho is hoping to strengthen his defence in order to challenge Manchester City next season.Tottenham’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld has also been linked with a move to United.
Jordan Henderson feels Liverpool have what it takes to complete a Premier League and Champions League double this season.Heading to the tail end of the campaign, the Reds are still in the driving seat to win the title and equally fancy their chances of winning the Champions League.Speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s game, Henderson described the clash with Bayern as “the biggest of the season” and promised to carry on with that mentality till the end of the campaign.“If we had to choose, we’d choose both,” he replied when asked which competition he would rather win.“We prioritise game by game, no matter what competition it is, so Tuesday night for us is the biggest game of the season. And then so on and so on.“It’ll be like that until the end of the season, that’s how we approach every game.“That’s what we need to do, it’s not about favouring one competition.“I feel we have a good enough squad to be able to challenge in both competitions as best we can, and hopefully at the end of the season we see we’re champions of at least one, if not both.”Bookmakers fancy Klopp’s men to scale through to the quarter-finals, considering the Bavarians inconsistent form this season.Henderson, though, thinks Bayern should not be written off ahead of the clash.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…Daily Mail: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson eyes Premier League and Champions League glory https://t.co/Or8qpeu8Hy #lfc #ynwa pic.twitter.com/wvD11ZCIOs— Liverpool News 365 (@iLiverpoolApp) February 18, 2019“It’ll be very tough,” the England midfielder added via FourFourTwo.“They’re only two points off Dortmund in the domestic league and have been consistent finalists and semi-finalists [in the Champions League].“They’ve got world-class players so we know how difficult it will be but having said that we feel confident in the group that we can go and hurt them.“It’s up to us to show that tomorrow night.“The amount of big games we played last year can only help us.”Up next after Bayern is a big clash away to bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
By: Marc Bennetts Share This! Demonstrators, left, try to pull a fence blocked by police, right, while protesting plans to construct a cathedral in a park in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. A group that monitors police actions and political repression in Russia says at least 12 people have been detained in Russia’s fourth-largest city while protesting plans to start construction of a cathedral in a city park. (AP Photo/Anton Basanayev) Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 The original St. Catherine’s Cathedral was located on a different site in Yekaterinburg, where the Bolsheviks murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 1918. A small chapel stands there today.Athletes from a local mixed martial arts club also launched physical attacks on demonstrators in a bid to break up the protests — a development that sparked widespread public anger.“When holy matters are imposed on people with fists, then they cease being holy,” said Oleg Kashin, a well-known Russian journalist.The sports club in question is owned by the Russian Copper Company, which was co-financing the cathedral’s construction alongside the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company. Both companies have links to the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church.The fighters denied, however, that they had been acting on anyone’s orders, insisting that they had acted on their own initiative.Yevgeny Roizman, an outspoken government critic who served as Yekaterinburg’s mayor from 2013 until stepping down last year, was among those opposed to the cathedral.“We need to fight for every green space and square,” Roizman told fellow protesters.The Russian Orthodox Church, a key Kremlin ally whose influence has grown massively under Putin, accused the protesters of being “driven by anti-religious” motives.“To create conflict on religious grounds is especially sad on the soil of Yekaterinburg, where not so long ago by historical standards mass religious persecution took place and Tsar Nicholas II and his young children were murdered,” said Vakhtang Kipshidze, a church spokesman.Protesters in Yekaterinburg, the birthplace of Boris Yeltsin, the late Russian president, denied they were hostile to religion. The city is widely viewed as one of Russia’s most progressive.“Nobody is against a church but everyone is against building one here,” one protester told Radio Free Europe. “There are lots of churches here. But not much green space is left in the city.”At least one student at a local university was expelled after being detained at the protests. The deputy head of the university, Yury Mogilnikov, warned other students that the demonstrations against the cathedral were “senseless.” He also said that participation in the rallies would harm their career chances, according to secretly recorded audio that was posted online.As tensions rose, Putin intervened.“Are these people godless?” he said in televised comments on May 16, referring to the protesters. Putin then switched tone, saying: “There need to be steps by both sides to resolve the situation for those who really live there. There’s an easy way to do this — hold a poll.”Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, left, talks to President Vladimir Putin, right, during the Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, April 28. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)Putin’s orders were quickly implemented.A public opinion survey was organized by VTsIOM, the state pollster.The results, which were released on Wednesday, showed that 74% of respondents opposed plans to build the cathedral in the park. Only 7% were in favor. Reacting to the poll results, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, the region’s governor, said, “a new location must be found.”In the aftermath of Putin’s intervention, authorities in Krasnoyarsk, a city in Siberia, also scrapped plans for a new cathedral, citing the need to maintain green spaces.“This is a blow for both the Russian Orthodox Church and the secular authorities. They tried to put down the protests with force but then got scared. It proves that there is a civil society in Russia that can influence their decisions,” said Alexei Malashenko, an expert on religion at the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations, an independent think-tank.The Russian Orthodox Church has not yet commented on the governor’s statement. However, Vsevolod Chaplin, a former spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, alleged that the protests had been orchestrated by Western countries. He did not give details.Malashenko also noted that the protests in Yekaterinburg were just the latest in a series of demonstrations against Russian Orthodox Church policy. “This is a trend,” he said.Moscow has experienced a number of similar protests in recent years against the construction of churches in parks and other green spaces, while thousands rallied in St. Petersburg in 2017 against the planned transfer of the city’s landmark St Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church.The Bolsheviks seized the 19th century cathedral after the 1917 Russian revolution and later turned it into a museum.“The building of religious structures is creating gigantic fault lines in Russian society,” Andrei Kolesnikov, an analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Center think-tank, wrote in an op-ed published by the Moscow Times. “In Russia, the church and state have become virtually inseparable. Whoever is against the church is against the state.”In Yekaterinburg, workers set about removing a new reinforced fence that was erected after the original one was toppled by protesters.“I’m very glad that this ended without blood being spilled,” said Roizman, the city’s former mayor, in an online video. “It could all have been very different.” Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,MOSCOW (RNS) — Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church suffered a rare setback this week as authorities in Yekaterinburg, the country’s fourth-largest city, backtracked on plans for a new cathedral after thousands of people protested against its construction in a popular park.Defying a ban on unsanctioned public gatherings, protesters rallied for six consecutive nights between May 13-18, tearing down sections of a metal fence around the planned construction site.The demonstrations drew about 2,000 people every evening — a significant number for illegal rallies in Russia.“This is our city,” shouted protesters, as police with nightsticks dragged people from the crowd, according to footage aired by TV Rain, an online opposition channel. “Today the fence — tomorrow (President Vladimir) Putin,” shouted other protesters.Police made almost 100 arrests, and 33 people were jailed for up to 15 days.The proposed cathedral would have been an exact replica of St. Catherine’s Cathedral, which was destroyed by the Soviet Union in 1930 as part of the Communist state’s anti-religion drive.But many locals in Yekaterinburg, a city of 1.4 million people around 900 miles east of Moscow, objected to its construction in the park, saying it would have deprived them of a rare green space. 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Five years ago, I bought a safe for my son’s doctor to store drugs. It was blue, about three feet square, and weighed 965 pounds—like the Acme safes Wile E. Coyote used to try to drop on Road Runner. My family and I had evidence the drugs might cure our 11-year-old son of his relentless seizures. But because the drugs contained a derivative of a cannabis plant known as cannabidiol, or CBD, the drugs had to be handled like they were heroin, or any other so-called Schedule 1 drugs. Every few months when a new shipment arrived, I or my wife Evelyn would appear at UCSF doctor Roberta Cilio’s office door. She’d open the safe, make us sign some papers, and give us Sam’s medicine in a brown paper bag to take home.The medicine did help our son, and a whole lot more. Sam’s seizures dropped from 100 a day to about five a day—and GW Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer, was so encouraged by his response that it started talking to epilepsy doctors about clinical trials. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, now known as Epidiolex, for sale in the US. It will likely be available via prescription at pharmacies in the fall.Like any new drug, we won’t know whether it lives up to its hype for a while. What’s clear is that it will permanently change the way we talk about cannabis in America. Cannabis is as legal as alcohol in Washington, DC and eight states, including the entire West Coast. But doctors, scientists, and hospital administrators are governed by federal, not state law, which makes studying cannabis a risky, time-consuming endeavor. That’s about to permanently change.Early evidence suggests CBD could be useful not just for epilepsy, but a broad spectrum of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and some brain cancers. “There are neuroscientists who are drooling to work on this,” said Elizabeth Thiele, director of the pediatric epilepsy program at Massachusetts General Hospital and one of the lead investigators in the GW trials. Once the DEA reschedules Epidiolex, they finally will be able to. That parallel research should make it easier for doctors to prescribe the drug for other illnesses, a practice known as “prescribing off label.” It just means that in a doctor’s professional opinion a certain drug is worth trying, and it happens a lot with epilepsy drugs, Thiele says.The reason that pharmaceutical firms focus on rare diseases like Dravet and LGS—at least for seizure drugs—is driven as much by business and bureaucratic considerations as medical ones, doctors and pharmaceutical executives have told me. It’s difficult to get permission to do drug trials in children unless those kids have illnesses like Dravet and LGS. In addition, companies can get FDA approval faster and have patent protection for longer if they develop drugs for rare diseases like Dravet or LGS.What all this means is that GW will need to ensure that patients already taking Epidiolex for other forms of epilepsy don’t suddenly wake up in the fall and become compelled to pay full price for medications that work for them. It also means that doctors will need to marshal their expertise and the data that already exist.Thiele says that insurance companies eventually decide to cover epilepsy drugs for many more kinds of seizures than they were originally prescribed. The only question in her mind is how long that will take. The one thing she does know is that the public pressure for insurance companies to cover Epidiolex broadly will be intense. “Every epileptologist I know says that patients have been asking when they can get Epidiolex for a year now,” she adds.As for Sam, he wants to be a neurologist when he grows up. Two and a half years ago, when we combined Epidiolex with another drug, Sam’s seizures stopped completely. Sam, now 17, has medical permission to drive a car, something along with—well, everything—that seemed impossible to imagine five years ago. For the moment, the biggest unknown is how insurance companies will decide to cover Epidiolex. The double blind, placebo-controlled trials required for FDA approval only covered two rare brain-destroying pediatric types of epilepsy—Dravet Syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. About 50,000 patients are affected by these two illnesses. But there is already evidence that Epidiolex could help with dozens of different types of seizures and epilepsy syndromes.Indeed, two-thirds of the 1,756 patients who have tried Epidiolex in the past five years didn’t have Dravet or LGS—including Sam. Demand for Epidiolex was so high among drug-unresponsive patients like Sam that GW allowed neurologists at more than four dozen hospitals that weren’t part of the formal trials to conduct their own so-called open label trials. It helped GW learn more about how Epidiolex worked in a broader population, and it allowed a lot of sick patients to get access to medicine that might help them. The approval also enables GW itself to accelerate its own internal cannabis research. GW is already testing Epidiolex for the treatment of tubular sclerosis, a disease other than epilepsy that often causes seizures. Beyond that, GW now has political capital with US regulators that it plans to use to get approval for Sativex, a THC and CBD mouth spray for cancer pain and multiple sclerosis, which has been available in the UK since 2010 and in other European countries like Germany since 2011. 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WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Sandile Ngcobo enjoys donating his precious blood, especially when he knows that he could possibly be saving precious lives out there.Sandile was born and brought up in Ladysmith, and says he wanted to be a blood donor as soon as he found out at a young age just how beneficial this “practice” is.Sandile recently donated his 14th pint of blood at the Ladysmith Blood Donor Clinic at San Marco Centre. He is an O-Positive donor.He visits the clinic regularly, saying that the good-natured banter and helpful attitude of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) staff is an added bonus that keeps him coming back with a big smile. Also read: Donating blood over 300 timesAlso read: Loving couple who regularly donate blood and Saving lives with her precious blood“I aim to save lives, especially if there are accidents and blood is needed. What a tragedy it would be if there was no blood to help someone who would otherwise have a chance at life after a horrific car crash,” says a philosophical and philanthropic Sandile.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
News | Radiology Business | August 03, 2018 David Westgate Named Chairman, President and CEO of Carestream Health Westgate replaces long-time CEO Kevin Hobert August 3, 2018 — David C. Westgate was recently named the new chairman, president and CEO of Carestream Health.“Our focus will be on delivering innovation that is life-changing — for patients, customers, employees, communities and other stakeholders — and we will grow our business for long-term success,” said Westgate. “We are very excited about pursuing new product development road maps that will position us to meet the diverse needs of our customers in the markets we will serve. Customer satisfaction, continuous innovation and operational excellence will be fundamental to our culture and we are committed to being the very best at what we do.”Westgate previously served as CEO of Jason Industries Inc., where he led successful efforts to diversify the company’s portfolio while emphasizing a culture of growth and innovation. Under his leadership, Jason Industries experienced increases in both revenue and earnings, and accelerated growth through acquisitions, geographic diversification, performance improvements and a focus on developing breakthrough innovations.“Dave has an impressive record of success in corporate leadership roles and his vision for Carestream is clear: move the company toward long-term growth and market leadership, and drive continuous innovation across the company’s broad portfolio of products,” said Robert Le Blanc, a senior managing director of Onex Corp.Westgate replaces Kevin Hobert, who had decided to leave the company and will assist with the transition. Hobert has been the CEO of Carestream since April 2007, according to Bloomberg. “Kevin Hobert has done an excellent job leading Carestream’s development into a worldwide leader in the medical and dental imaging fields, and has prepared the company for sustainable growth in the coming years. I would like to thank Kevin for the many significant contributions he has made to Carestream’s success since launching the company more than 11 years ago,” said Le Blanc.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Five new routes for the winter season have been announced by budget airline Transavia.The Air France-KLM subsidiary will be launching cheap flights to Austria and Germany, including a new route from Innsbruck to Berlin’s busy Tegel Airport.The new services to the two countries will begin on December 19th 2008.Transavia will also be running flights from Innsbruck to Brussels in Belgium and Hamburg in Germany.Routes from Brussels to Salzburg in Austria, Friedrichshafen in Germany and Rotterdam in Amsterdam have also been announced.Although not running until the winter season, passengers can book seats on these services immediately.Transavia’s parent company KLM was recently embroiled in a dispute with Dutch authorities over the introduction of a new environmental tax.It claimed that the new levy could impact on its passenger numbers in the Netherlands, but The Hague appeal court concluded in favour of the new tax. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTransavia returns to CopenhagenNetherlands-based airline Transavia has announced plans to launch flights from Copenhagen as part of its winter schedule.Germanwings announces new Sarajevo routesGermanwings will be launching a new direct flight from Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina to Cologne-Bonn, Germany in August.New winter routes from Oslo from Norwegian AirNorwegian Air Shuttle has announced that it will be adding five new routes to its winter schedule next month.
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