IU researchers get grant to research type 1 diabetes

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An international team of diabetes researchers led by Indiana University scientists has been awarded a $2.4 million grant to discover and develop biomarkers meant to provide early prediction and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Nearly 2 million people in the U.S., most of them children, are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year, and nearly 30 million Americans are living with the disease.Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas die off to the extent the body is unable to produce enough insulin, which is needed to convert sugar and other foods into energy.last_img

Paddy Power targets ‘Greyed A’ Tipster Challenge form at Ludlow

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Paddy PowerPaddy Power is the next pretender to the Tipster Challenge throne. The Director of Communications for his namesake company has provided expert picks for the six-race card at Ludlow Racecourse.A graduate from Dublin University, Power has worked in all facets of the Ireland-based business, including risk control, operations and marketing.He will be going up against Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and the horse racing specialists from Timeform, who sit next to each other on the latest table, just 0.63 points apart.____________________________________1:45bettingexpert: Oxwich BayShaped well when third on his hurdling debut behind Robinshill and should have learnt plenty from the experience.Timeform: Ballymountain BoyPaid a hefty compliment to the exciting Neon Wolf and showed a willing attitude in the process when opening his account in a bumper at Huntingdon on Boxing Day.Paddy Power: Minella For MeLooks to have plenty of potential.____________________________________2:15bettingexpert: Twirling MagnetHas caught the eye twice this winter, travelling longest on the bridle before fading, and could go well here at a speed track with a good 7lb claimer up.Timeform: Azert De CoeurReportedly bled last time out, so is worth another chance after his impressive reappearance win at Chepstow.Paddy Power: Azert De CoeurBled last time, but worth chancing again.____________________________________2:50bettingexpert: Albertos DreamComes from the Symonds yard which is going well, and he has been given a chance by the handicapper after struggling in deep ground of late.Timeform: Greyed AHas made a solid start in handicaps and is probably the one to beat if his stamina holds up in trip.Paddy Power: Greyed AA justifiable favourite; the new trip looks suitable.____________________________________3:25bettingexpert: Un PropheteHas ideal conditions to cruise round on the bridle and can continue the resurgence of the Venetia Williams yard.Timeform: Big WindmillThis doesn’t look a deep handicap chase, so the point-winner is selected to make a winning start over fences now handicapping having shown ability in novice hurdles.Paddy Power: Big WindmillFirst handicap chase, and could be well treated.____________________________________4:00bettingexpert: Star RiderMight improve for handicaps and a stiffer test of stamina from a lenient looking opening mark (certainly on his useful flat form).Timeform: Tara MistThis sort of trip appears to be Tara Mist’s optimum, and dropped in class, she could well be the answer.Paddy Power: Tara MistHasn’t run for ages but goes well fresh.____________________________________4:30bettingexpert: Daisy De SivolaAfter being put into a deep race behind Evening Hush on her UK debut, she could do a lot better here now with Nick Williams back in the winners after a disappointing few months.Timeform: CastafioreStill there pitching when falling at the last at Musselburgh on New Year’s Day, and in the hope that she’s over that, is expected to gain compensation.Paddy Power: Iconic SkyCouldn’t have been much more impressive last time.____________________________________Where will Paddy Power enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 5John Hill – Coral24.25 6Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 7Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 8Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 9Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11Timeform1.803.19 12bettingexpert1.272.56 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 14Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 15John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 16Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 17Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Butt terms reports of Amir turning ICC informant as ‘rumours’

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt today rubbished reports of Mohammad Amir becoming an ICC informant in the ongoing investigations into the spot-fixing scandal and termed them as “baseless”.”This is also a news to me which is not at all correct. I think this is all part of media speculation,” said Butt, who was in the city to meet ICC chief Sharad Pawar in the wake of match-fixing scandal involving Pakistani players.A media report had claimed that Amir may turn an informant of the game’s world governing body, which had suspended the teen paceman along with Mohammed Asif and Test captain Salman Butt.The trio have challenged the suspension and asked for a preliminary hearing into the allegations.Butt said that there cannot be different standards for Mohammad Amir and others and the players are innocent “unless proven guilty”.”Amir’s leniency depends on what’s the outcome of the investigations. You see outcome cannot be same for all three people. Let the Scotland Yard situation come forward, let the ICC thing come forward, then we will see what to do,” Butt told NDTV.He further said it was wrong on part of the British Police to search the Pakistani players’ room without their permission and that the PCB had adopted a wait and see policy over the ongoing investigations.”They have not levelled any specific charges against the boys. Scotland Yard people in their initial investigation came and search the romms of the boys which we protested very strongly. They had done it without informing the PCB or the English and Wales Cricket Board. We were at the Lord’s at that time,” he said.advertisement”All the allegations levelled against our boys by the News of the World tabloid are incorrect,” he added.Butt also didn’t agree with the comments made by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan about the suspension of the three players by the ICC and further reiterated the fact that he didn’t see an Indian bias in the entire issue.Butt, however, evaded any questions on why the PCB took no action against the players and declined to give any comments on it.Asked about Pakistan’s one-day international skipper Shahid Afridi’s comments regarding “suspicious elements” around the team, Butt replied: “I don’t think so. I have not met him for long. Once I see him, I will ask him what made him to come out with such statement.last_img read more

India Today @ Olympics: Home away from home for the Pakistanis

first_imgMiles away from home, looking for Indian food is a must. After two days of burgers, pizzas and salads, the craving for dal and roti increases. Living in an area in east London dominated by Asians, I spotted a couple of sign boards which said “Roti and curry.”The smell inside the restaurant was good, and I soon realised it was a restaurant run by a Pakistani from Lahore. He asked me to wait for some time, even though I told him I wanted to have an early dinner. I soon realised, because of late sunset, they were breaking the Ramzaan fast late.”Iftaar ka waqt abhee hua hai,” said the friendly man who took the order. I did see the chefs and waiters sitting on a table  offer quick prayers, consume dates, have tasty snacks and then help me out with my dinner order.In the heat of London, staying without food and water is a challenge for the Asians as well during Ramzaan. But they have been doing it pretty well.”Achaa, you are from India,” he said, looking at my media badge. And soon stories of India vs Pakistan, political rivalries and more began. Being thousands of miles away from home, these men who have come to London to make a living are fully aware of the geopolitics. “I guess apart from the Olympics you must also write why India and Pakistan must play cricket in your country,” said my waiter Bashir. I nodded and had the tasty dal and roti. By then the number of waiters surrounding me had increased. “We are all friends, India and Pakistan are close neighbours, sport unites us,” they told me.I said I would write on the sub-continental cricket rivalry and promised to return soon. Having talked to them for so long, I thought they would give me a discount on the bill, but that was not to be!Back to Wednesday morning’s mad run to the Olympic Park from my place of residence in a suburb called Lleyton in east London, the local bus never came. Taxis are expensive but I had no choice but to ask for a radio cab. “Are you from India, ” asked the manager behind the counter at the radio cab counter. When I said yes, he promised to help me within five minutes. The cab driver was again from Lahore and kept me engaged in cross-border talks, how the Britons were scared of living in an area dominated by Asians and so on. He also went on to educate me about the racist slur he faced, even while driving. “Even when I am driving, the behaviour of a goraa Londonwallah can be seen,” he said as he braked hard, like an F1 driver approaching a sharp turn.After a half hour drive, my driver said the traffic jams would never end and it would be better to take a ride by the Tube so that I could reach Stratford. I had no choice and took his advice. Having been given enough advice by the Pakistanis in London on the do’s and dont’s, I was a bit worked up. Each one thinks they are true Londoners and people who come from outside are clueless!However, in times like these, when you are at the mercy of Asians, be it for food or transport, it’s better to be keep quiet.The Olympics are yet to begin but having met so many Pakistanis, I am convinced they feel at home in London. They can talk politics and sport without any fear, even if the conversation is with an Indian. Yet, you have to give it to them that living far away from home they do treat Indians as friends and are ready to help. I have been invited by my Pakistani cabbie driver for dinner but haven’t decided to accept it as all the dishes he named were non-vegetarian!advertisementlast_img read more

Gymnast on her gruesome injury: ‘My pain is not your entertainment’

first_imgAUBURN, Ala. — A college gymnast is asking social media to stop sharing the video of her devastating leg injuries because “my pain is not your entertainment.”Auburn senior Samantha Cerio wrote on Twitter Wednesday that seeing her “knees bent unnaturally in real life was horrible enough,” but she says continuing to see the video and photos because people feel entitled to repost them “is not okay.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated ONE: Filipino bet Eric Kelly absorbs quick KO as losing skid stretches Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cerio’s legs buckled during a floor exercise when she landed badly at the end of a tumbling run during an NCAA regional semifinal last Friday. She had surgery on Monday for injuries that included multiple torn ligaments in both knees.The athlete posted on Instagram that the meet was her “final night as a gymnast.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

StoltNielsen Wraps Up Jo Tankers Purchase

first_imgImage Courtesy: Jo TankersOslo-listed bulk liquid chemicals transporter Stolt-Nielsen Limited has completed the acquisition of the chemical tanker operations of Jo Tankers, a week after it received unconditional Competition Authority approvals for the purchase.The company has now finalized the USD 575 million acquisition, which includes 13 chemical tankers and a 50% share in a joint venture with eight chemical tanker newbuildings.The chemical tanker fleet consists of eight all stainless steel ships, ranging from 19,000 dwt to 38,000 dwt, and five ships with a combination of stainless steel and coated tanks, all of around 37,000 dwt.Six of the 13 ships have been on time charter to Stolt Tankers for the last five years.The newbuildings included in the transaction consist of eight all stainless steel ships of 33,000 dwt on order from New Times Shipbuilding in China, the first of which was delivered in early July 2016.“The acquired ships would satisfy the tonnage-replacement needs of the Stolt Tankers’ fleet for the next several years,” Stolt-Nielsen earlier said.last_img read more

Ed Asner To Host Poker Tournament And Celebrity Casino Night For Autism

first_imgEd Asner and Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM, on the 30th Floor of the USC Tower Steelcase WorkLife Center/City View Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles (1150 South Olive St).Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase.“The Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is always a memorable and rewarding opportunity for us to bring friends and members of the industry together to raise funds for Autism Speaks,” said Asner, who has a son and grandson on the spectrum. “Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.”In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will enjoy a Casino Night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; dinner buffet catered by Patina; cocktails and silent/live Auctions. Casino Night Prizes will be awarded as well as Poker Prizes for the top three winners. Past celebrities who attended include Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Evan Handler, Max Burkholder, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.Now in its fourth year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States.For questions about ticketing, please contact Brandon Adachi at: [email protected] or (323) 297- 4731. For tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com.2016 Sponsors include: Venue Sponsor – Steelcase. Full House Sponsors – Kamus + Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architecture; Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Tangram; Turelk; Howard Building Corporation. Poker Sponsor – Environetics. Media Sponsors – Warbasse Media; TekWorks.last_img read more

Arsenal players must stand up – Gilberto

first_imgAfter another dismal season for Arsenal, Gilberto Silva has urged the players to “stand up” and fight for the under-pressure Arsene WengerThe club look set to fail to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season with 13 points separating them in sixth place from Tottenham in fourth.Following a turbulent run at the start of 2018, which saw Arsenal succumb to four consecutive defeats, Wenger came under intense scrutiny with both fans and former players calling for the Frenchman’s resignation.Silva, who was part of the famous “invincibles” squad that Wenger led to an entire season unbeaten in 2003/04, has defended the coach and has questioned the players attitude at the Emirates this season.“I worked with Wenger for such a long time. As I know him, he’s a person who loves the game and wants to win things. He sacrifices himself for the players and for the club.” Silva told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“At the moment things are hard but he’s trying the best he can to handle the pressure and get the best out of his players. All the time the pressure is on him but there comes a time when you have to question what the players can bring back to him because he trusts them.”Arsenal have recently had an upturn in form with the Gunners having won their previous three games and having progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.But Silva believes that it is the players’ responsibility to ensure the results come Arsenal’s way and has urged them to fight for the Frenchman.“It’s about somebody standing up and holding the pressure for somebody who believes in them. All the questions in the media talk about whether it’s time for Wenger to go or if he lost his appetite.” said the 2002 World Cup winner.“It’s not about this, it’s about the players at the club supporting him as long as he stays in the club.”last_img read more