SPORTING IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHS FROM QUEENSLAND JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AVAILABLE

first_imgSporting Images have posted photographs on their web-site of all the action from the Queensland Junior State Championships played at Rockhampton 25-26 August, 2007.To access the photographs for purchase please visit the Sporting Images web-site at:  www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img

Rep Reilly welcomes residents to office hours in Lake Orion

first_img03Aug Rep. Reilly welcomes residents to office hours in Lake Orion Categories: Reilly News State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township will host open office hours on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion from 6 to 7 p.m.“Hosting regular office hours is a top priority of mine,” Rep. Reilly said. “I look forward to listening and finding out what issues are important to people.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Reilly at 517-373-1798 or via email at JohnReilly@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Teracomowned Nordic digitalterrestrial pay TV se

first_imgTeracom-owned Nordic digital-terrestrial pay TV service Boxer has launched its previously announced multiscreen service, providing live TV and VoD across Sweden and Denmark.The new Boxer Play TV streaming service includes a variety of live channels and VOD subscription packs.Teracom has tapped Norway-based technology provider Norigin Media to provide the multiscreen apps to support the service, with custom integrations to the video platform managed by Boxer in Sweden.Boxer is using Norigin Media’s Hybrid Apps product, described as a multiscreen application suite that utilises the benefits of HTML5 within natively coded applications, for common implementation.“We are excited to launch Boxer Play in Scandinavia with Norigin´s Hybrid Apps product to meet the expectations of this mature market” said Hanna Lindqvist, director of product management at Teracom Group.“The user experience and design have been very important for us and we have spent a lot of effort on getting it right. We have taken a lot of consideration to ensure the robust evolution in spite of a very fragmented device market.”last_img read more

Researchers identify potential target for new breast cancer treatments

Source:https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/schools/basic-and-medical-biosciences/newsrecords/2018/dec/fight-against-breast-cancer-new-target-identified.aspx Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 18 2018Researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences have identified a potential target that could lead to new treatments for triple negative breast cancer.One in five patients with breast cancer are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a cancer type where tumour cells don’t have receptors for oestrogen and progesterone, or the Her2 protein. Because of this, hormone treatments and the targeted drug Herceptin don’t work in patients with this type of cancer.To improve outcomes for women with this form of cancer, research that could increase the available treatment options is vital.In a paper published in Clinical Cancer Research, King’s researchers have identified a potential avenue for developing new treatments. They found that many triple negative breast cancer tumours have a molecule on their surface called folate receptor alpha, and that antibodies for the receptor can be targeted directly to these cancer cells.Related StoriesSpecial blood test may predict relapse risk for breast cancer patientsStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskCancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identifiedThe research suggests that antibody immunotherapies could be effective, as these prime the immune system to recognise and attack cancer cells. Possible new treatments could also link antibodies for the receptor molecule to drugs that attack cancer cells and target the treatment directly to tumours.The researchers used a range of methods to understand how the antibodies might be targeted. They looked at Folate Receptor alpha expression in samples from over three thousand triple negative breast cancer tumours. They also looked at the effects of antibodies on folate receptor alpha in cells in a dish, and in tumour xenografts.Dr Sophia Karagiannis, Reader in Translational Cancer Immunology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology said: At the moment, the research shows that Folate Receptor alpha might be a potential target for new treatments, but it will take time to develop effective treatments, and to run the clinical trials required to make sure the treatments are safe and effective.Professor Andrew Tutt, Director of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at King’s College London said: “Having identified antibodies against this novel target that are able to restrict the growth of Triple Negative Breast Cancer cells in the laboratory, we are now concentrating on bringing forth a new generation of more effective antibody therapy approaches. Our ultimate aim is to translate the most promising of these to clinical testing in patients.” “Through our combined strengths in breast cancer biology, cancer immunology, antibody engineering, and translation of targeted therapies at the Breast Cancer Now Unit at King’s, we are able to venture beyond existing conventional treatments, identify new targets on cancer cells and develop new agents for therapy never before examined in breast cancer.””But it’s important to remember that this research is at an early stage, and further work is needed in the laboratory before we know if these could develop into treatments for patients.” read more

France warns Apple and Google of fines over abusive practices Update

Citation: France warns Apple and Google of fines over ‘abusive’ practices (Update) (2018, March 14) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-france-legal-action-google-apple.html Google and Apple are in the sights of France’s finance minister over conditions they attach to deals with app developers This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. EU aims to tax internet giants at ‘two to six percent’: France “I believe in an economy based on justice and I will take Google and Apple before the Paris Commercial Court for abusive business practices” against French start-ups, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told RTL radio.He said in particular that the two US giants imposed financial conditions on French app developers while siphoning data on their use, and that both Apple and Google “can unilaterally modify contracts”.Technology start-ups are a favourite of French President Emmanuel Macron, who has sought to overhaul the nation’s laws and regulations to allow entrepreneurs to flourish.The action is based on an inquiry by France’s anti-fraud office from 2015 to 2017 which uncovered “a significant imbalance” in their relations with French companies, a finance ministry source told AFP.App developers, for example, were unable to negotiate the fees for having their products listed in Apple’s App Store or Google Play.”I consider that Google and Apple, as powerful as they are, shouldn’t treat our start-ups and our developers in the way they do today,” said Le Maire, calling the situation “unacceptable”.The fraud office urged in its report fines of two million euros ($2.5 million) for each company, the ministry source said, though Le Maire said only that they would be “in the millions of euros”.Apple declined to comment immediately on Le Maire’s claims, but Google said its business practices “conformed to French law”.”We are ready to explain our position before the courts,” it said.Rising pressureFrance’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi has often criticised the “golden prisons” for internet users, whose access to content is controlled by US technology giants.The government’s latest moves dovetail with a lawsuit filed against Apple by a French business software start-up, Nexedi, 18 months ago—a case that will also be heard at the Paris Commercial Court from May 31.The developer says Apple had required it to install certain software elements in its own apps in order to secure access to the App Store.”We are very happy and reassured that Bruno Le Maire has reacted,” Nexedi’s CEO Jean-Paul Smets told AFP.”We’re expecting a lot from this suit, and we’re not the only ones.”Apple is also under investigation by Paris prosecutors over suspected “planned obsolescence” in some iPhone models, after the company admitted to slowing down older models to preserve battery life.Google, for its part, was handed a record fine of 2.4 billion euros by the EU last June for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, a penalty it has appealed.Trade tensionsFrance was already pursuing Apple, Google and other US technology giants over the legal strategies that let them route their income from across the EU through low-tax nations.That leads companies to declare their earnings in countries like Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, depriving other member states of revenues even though they may account for a bigger share of the earnings.European officials are preparing to announce next week an “electroshock” plan for taxing digital economy revenues which would make companies pay a greater share of their taxes in the countries where they earn their profits.The legal and fiscal wrangling comes as US President Donald Trump has fanned fears of a wider trade war, pledging to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on imports of aluminium.It is unclear if European nations will obtain waivers, especially after Trump singled out the EU as treating the US “very badly” in trade ties and threatening to tax cars as well.But European officials have said they will not be intimidated by Trump’s protectionist moves, which have yet to be put into effect.The European Commission, the 28-nation EU executive body, warned Wednesday that it would impose countermeasures on flagship US products including peanut butter, orange juice and bourbon whiskey if Trump goes ahead with the metal tariffs. Explore further The French government said Wednesday that it would take Google and Apple to court over “abusive business practices” against smaller rivals, threatening fines that could further strain transatlantic ties as fears of a trade war grow. © 2018 AFP read more

Auto reliability up but battery shifting trouble persists

first_imgAutomobiles are getting more reliable, but J.D. Power’s annual survey finds problems with battery failures, transmission shifting and voice recognition systems. © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo the Lexus LS500 is displayed during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago. J.D. Power’s annual survey found that Lexus was the most dependable brand for the eighth-straight year. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) Citation: Auto reliability up, but battery, shifting trouble persists (2019, February 13) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-auto-reliability-battery-shifting-persists.htmlcenter_img Explore further Kia tops new car quality survey for second straight year The survey found that Lexus was the most dependable brand for the eighth-straight year, but some mass-market brands cracked the top five. Porsche and Toyota tied for second, followed by Chevrolet and Buick. The worst performers were Fiat, Land Rover, Volvo, Dodge and a tie between Ram and Acura, the survey said.J.D. Power measures problems per 100 vehicles after three years of ownership. The company collected 32,952 responses from original owners of 2016 model-year vehicles.Owners of all brands reported an average of 136 problems per 100 vehicles this year, six problems fewer than in the 2018 survey.Lexus had 106 problems per 100 vehicles, followed by Porsche and Toyota at 108. Chevrolet had 115 and Buick had 118.Fiat had 249 problems per 100 vehicles, followed by Land Rover at 221, Volvo at 204, Dodge at 178 and Ram and Honda luxury brand Acura tied at 171.The survey found that problems with batteries are on the rise as power seats and sunroofs, larger touch-screens and more computers draw power from them.J.D. Power also found:— Mass market brands outperformed luxury brands in dependability for the first time. The mainstream brands had 136 problems per 100 vehicles, while luxury brands had 141.— The Chrysler brand improved the most, cutting 65 problems off last year’s total to 146.— The Porsche 911 was the most reliable vehicle in the survey this year.last_img read more

EU to slap Google with fresh fine sources

first_img EU antitrust fines: Google pips Google to top spot Explore further Brussels has targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s AdSense advertising service, saying it restricts some client websites from displaying ads from third parties.The decision in the long-running case, first reported by the Financial Times, is the latest anti-trust salvo against Google, which has already received nearly seven billion euros in EU fines.Two sources close to the matter said the verdict would land next week, most likely on Wednesday.”We are in the process of finalising the AdSense case,” EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said earlier this week.In July 2018, the US giant was ordered to pay a record 4.34 billion euros for abusing the dominant position of Android, its smartphone operating system, to help assure the supremacy of its search engine.A year earlier it slapped Google with a fine of 2.42 billion euros for abusing its dominant position by favouring its “Google Shopping” price comparison service in search results.Google has appealed both decisions to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The decision to fine Google is the latest anti-trust salvo against Silicon Valley firm, which has already received nearly seven billion euros in European Union fines The EU’s anti-trust regulator is to slap tech giant Google with a new fine over unfair competition practices, sources told AFP on Friday.center_img Citation: EU to slap Google with fresh fine: sources (2019, March 15) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-eu-google-fresh-fine-sources.html © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

A defection that got the top billingA defection that got the top

first_imgpolitics SHARE SHARE EMAIL March 18, 2019 COMMENT SHARE Published oncenter_img Adala is supposed to have convinced Naidu of his loyalty and got his pending bills of up to ₹40 crores (for contracts executed) cleared COMMENTS national elections Defections are normal during elections. But, what Adala Prabhakara Reddy, a businessman, did in Andhra Pradesh has left the TDP and its leader, N Chandrababu Naidu red-faced. Adala’s quick moves not only boosted his business interests but also helped gain the confidence of the TDP leader for possible nomination as a candidate for the Nellore (Rural) Legislative Assembly seat.Even as his name was included in the first list of candidates by the TDP, he surfaced in the “Lotus Pond” residence of opposition YSR Congress leader, YS Jagan in Hyderabad and switched loyalties. He was immediately given a ticket to contest from the Nellore Lok Sabha seat by Jagan.Adala is supposed to have convinced Naidu of his loyalty and got his pending bills of up to ₹40 crores (for contracts executed) cleared. Once the bank alert came that the money is realised, he surfaced in the opposition camp. Naturally, the drama did not amuse Naidu. But Jagan seems to have no qualms. last_img read more