Report: Juventus 7 Sassuolo 0

first_imgJuventus 7 Sassuolo 0: Higuain hat-trick puts Napoli on notice Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 23:55 2/4/18 higuain - cropped Getty Images Juventus continued their fine form with a thrashing of Sassuolo, Gonzalo Higuain in particular enjoying his day out. Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Juventus sounded an ominous warning to rivals Napoli by overwhelming Sassuolo in a comprehensive 7-0 victory at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.The champions scored four times in a one-sided first 45 minutes, and added three more through Higuain in the second half, to ease to their 10th consecutive victory in all competitions, bolstering their Serie A title defence.Massimiliano Allegri named Gianluigi Buffon for his first league appearance since December and the 40-year-old could hardly have asked for a more comfortable clean sheet, his side’s sixth straight in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Alex Sandro opened the scoring after nine minutes and the contest was all but over by the half-hour mark as Sami Khedira hit a quickfire double to improve his season tally to six.Miralem Pjanic’s fine fourth prompted Allegri, who was forced to withdraw the injured Blaise Matuidi amid the goal glut, to make a further two changes at the break in a sign of the comfort enjoyed by the Bianconeri.Higuain stole the spotlight with a classy treble – his first for the club – after the restart to further compound the away side’s misery and cap off a win that momentarily moves Juve two points ahead of Napoli, who visit Benevento later on Sunday.63′ -74′ -83′ -Pipita’s first hat-trick!#JuveSassuolo— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 4, 2018With Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa all still sidelined by injury, Juve were searching for fresh avenues to goal and immediately found one in Alex Sandro.The full-back pounced on a kind ricochet inside the area to punish the visitors for failing to clear a short corner.Sassuolo stemmed the damage for a further 15 minutes until Khedira single-handedly opened the floodgates midway through the half.Alex Sandro’s flick-on from a Pjanic corner enabled the Germany international to open his account with a simple tap-in and he made it 3-0 moments later, exposing a high line to finish coolly past Andrea Consigli.Juve’s superb start did sour somewhat as Matuidi limped off between those two strikes, but that minor frustration was softened by a fourth first-half goal.Pjanic – provider of Khedira’s second – this time got in on the scoring, rounding off a thoroughly dominant 45 minutes by firing a sweet strike into the bottom-left corner from just outside the area.  These boys are having some fun today!!  #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve #JuveSassuolo— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 4, 2018Allegri opted to safeguard against further injuries by removing Khedira and Daniele Rugani at the interval and the changes hardly appeared to upset his side’s rhythm.Higuain almost got on the end of Mario Mandzukic’s low cross, while Federico Bernardeschi slammed a low effort into Consigli.But Juve did get their fifth in the 63rd minute when Higuain expertly fired through Federico Peluso and into the net for his 11th of the Serie A season.The Argentina international took centre stage from there, rounding Consigli to convert again in the 74th minute before he claimed the match ball with his seventh goal in his last five top-flight meetings Sassuolo late in proceedings. Key Opta facts: – Juventus scored seven goals in a Serie A game for the first time since November 2014 versus Parma. – The last time Juventus scored at least four goals at home in the first half in Serie A was in April 2008. – Juventus have scored nine goals from corners, a record in Serie A this season. – Sami Khedira has scored six league goals this term, having nettedd five in each of his previous two Serie A seasons. – Gianluigi Buffon started a Serie A games 65 days after the last one. read morelast_img read more

‘Fekir a luxury that Liverpool don’t need’

first_imgLiverpool are once again being linked with a move for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, but John Barnes believes the World Cup winner is a luxury that the Reds do not need.Many are of the opinion that Jurgen Klopp should be looking to bring in another playmaker.Since the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the winter transfer window of 2018, creativity in the middle of the park at Anfield has been lacking. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? That was expected to be addressed this summer, with it suggested that interest could be rekindled in Fekir.Liverpool came close to landing the France international 12 months ago, only for medical concerns to see them walk away from a deal.It could be that a fresh approach is made for the talented 25-year-old, but Barnes is not convinced that he is required.The Reds legend told The Sport Review when quizzed on the links to Fekir: “Yes, he’d be a good addition to the squad.“But, it’s going to be difficult to get into the front three.“If you look at the way Xherdan Shaqiri played, he could feature as one of the midfield three as well.“It’s always good to have quality to help the squad. But it’s pure speculation until it happens.“I don’t necessarily feel that Liverpool are desperate to sign anybody because of the squad they have and with two new players coming back in terms of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez, who didn’t feature last year. We’ve still got Adam Lallana.“It could be good for the squad but I don’t think we’re desperate to sign anybody.”Nabil Fekir Lyon monaco ligue 1 16122018.jpgFekir shone for Lyon again during the 2018-19 campaign.He contributed 12 goals and nine assists to the cause of an exciting young squad.The door has been opened for him to make a move this summer, with a mass exodus of talent on the cards at a leading Ligue 1 club.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said of Fekir: “His preference is towards a departure.“We are open to discussions. We have no news. “We are waiting for proposals in the coming days but, for the moment, we do not have any.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

More rain forecast for floodweary communities in Ontario Quebec NB

first_imgOTTAWA — It’s shaping up to be another anxious weekend for flood-weary communities in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.More rain is in the forecast for an area stretching from cottage country north of Toronto, all the way east through Quebec and Atlantic Canada.Montreal, Ottawa and many smaller communities across the expansive flood zone have declared states of emergency, prompting the federal government to deploy hundreds of soldiers to help with sandbagging and other relief operations.Officials estimate the Ottawa River will rise nearly a metre over the next few days, well above its peak in a 2017 flood that was thought to have been a once-a-century event.A close eye is also being kept on a hydroelectric dam, on a tributary of the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Montreal, that’s at risk of failing.Water at the Chute-Bell dam has reached levels expected once every 1,000 years, but Hydro-Quebec says it’s confident the structure is solid.Meantime, the Saint John River has been receding in Fredericton, where parts of the downtown core were underwater this week, but it’s feared the rain this weekend will reverse that.In southern Manitoba, the rising Red River has forced some road closures and a small number of evacuations but earlier predictions for major flooding between the U.S. border and Winnipeg haven’t come to pass.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stocks fall on Wall Street over earnings trade concerns

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as President Donald Trump ramped up criticism of China just as negotiators began a new round of trade talks.The latest tweets injected anxiety into the markets in an already busy week. Investors are closely watching the ongoing trade negotiations as well as a heavy flow of corporate earnings. Other key events this week include a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to result in a rate cut on Wednesday and a government jobs report on Friday.Technology and health care stocks led the market lower. Apple, which reports its financial results after the market closes Tuesday, fell 0.8%. Pfizer slid 5.4% a day after it announced a major deal with Mylan. Capital One fell 6.4% after reporting a data breach.Investors shifted money into less risky holdings. Procter & Gamble led consumer products makers higher after reporting results that easily beat Wall Street’s forecasts. Utilities, another safe-play sector, also held up better than the rest of the market.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 0.4% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 99 points, or 0.4%, to 27,128. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.5%.TRADE TROUBLES: The lingering trade war between the U.S. and China has been cutting into corporate profit for some industries all year and has investors concerned that it will continue to crimp business investment and growth. Delegates from the U.S. and China are meeting in Shanghai this week in the latest round of negotiations, months after the trade spat escalated with more tariffs.In a series of tweets, Trump accused China of trying to hold off on an agreement until after the next U.S. elections. Trump threatened to get “much tougher” with China on trade if he wins in 2020.OVERSEAS: European stocks fell sharply. Germany’s DAX tumbled 2% and France’s CAC-40 fell 1.7%. The FTSE 100 in London held up better, down just 0.3% as the value of the pound fell to its lowest level in more than two years, which helps British exporters. The currency is falling over concerns that Britain’s economy will suffer if it crashes out of the European Union without a deal.THE GOODS: Procter & Gamble rose 4.5% after the consumer goods company solidly beat profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter. The maker of Charmin toilet paper and Tide laundry detergent reported growth in almost every category, including its key home care and beauty products segment.WHAT’S IN YOUR DATA? Capital One Financial fell 6.4% after the bank said a hacker gained access to the personal information of more than 100 million people.WEAK Armour: Under Armour plunged 17.9% after the sports apparel company’s revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts. It also expects a slight sales decline in North America this year and its overall profit forecast for 2019 is weaker than analyst forecasts.STILL HUNGRY: Beyond Meat fell 15.8% after the plant-based burger maker reported a bigger loss than Wall Street anticipated during the second quarter and announced a stock sale. The loss and secondary stock offering overshadowed solid sales results and an increased sales forecast.DULL BITS: McDermott International plunged 37% after the offshore drilling company slashed its financial forecast and told investors it will register a loss in 2019. The company cited weak operating results during the second quarter and lower revenue as key factors for the shift.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Pictured Crying Polish lorry driver charged with causing M1 crash that killed

first_imgMasierak was driving a white Scania lorry, while the other two vehicles involved were a Mercedes Benz lorry and a Ford Transit minibus, the court heard.He is due to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on September 26.Speaking outside court, Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, from Thames Valley Police, said: “Four people who were injured remain in a serious condition in hospital.”We have had full co-operation from the two freight companies involved and they are fully supporting us with our investigation.” Masierak appeared in High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court today charged with eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.He is also charged with eight counts of causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit.Wearing a grey prison issue tracksuit and with short brown hair and stubble, he stood in the dock with his hands in front, flanked by two dock officers.Masierak was aided by a Polish interpreter as the charges were read to him, which took 15 minutes. He gave no indication of plea.At one point he was passed a tissue through the dock, and he was seen to wipe away tears. After the hearing, he was remanded in custody.Zainab Mohamed, prosecuting, said: “This is an incident that occurred on the 26th of August 2017. There is a collision on the M1 motorway, and three vehicles are involved.” 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. “Another colleague, Mano Ranjan Panneerselvam was critically injured in the accident and we are praying for his speedy recovery.”Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those who lost their lives in this tragedy. We will continue to provide all assistance to the families in this hour of grief.” A second lorry driver, David Wagstaff, 53, of Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.He was bailed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on September 11.The fatalities included father-of-two Cyriac Joseph, 52, a minibus driver and owner of Nottingham-based ABC Travels.Mr Joseph, also known as Benny, had been driving a group of Indian visitors to London, who were due to start a tour of Europe.Three of the others killed – Karthikeyan Ramasubramaniyam Pugalur, Rishi Rajeev Kumar, and Vivek Bhaskaran – worked for IT firm Wipro.A spokeswoman for the firm said: “It is with deep regret and sadness that we confirm the passing away of three of our colleagues in a tragic road accident in the UK. Cyriac Joseph, the driver of the minibus in M1 crash A lorry driver accused of killing eight people in a motorway crash cried as he appeared in court.Ryszard Masierak, 31, is accused of being over the alcohol limit when his truck was allegedly involved in the incident involving two lorries and a minibus on the M1 in Buckinghamshire early on Saturday.Four people who were injured and taken to hospital remain in serious conditions, police said. Cyriac Joseph, the driver of the minibus in M1 crash There is a collision on the M1 motorway, and three vehicles are involved.Zainab Mohamed, prosecutinglast_img read more

Jilted TT man to hang for murdering exwife lover

(Trinidad Guardian) A jilted husband and his friend were sentenced to death by hanging on Monday, for soliciting and contracting a hitman to murder the man’s ex-wife and her lover for $30,000 some 11 years ago.Basdeo “Bas” Ramlochan and Siewkumar “Bobby” Chankapersad remained stone faced when Justice Malcolm Holdip twice sentenced them to death, but their relatives broke down in tears in the San Fernando First Assizes. Their sobs, however, escalated into piercing screams as they stepped out of the courtroom.It took the 12-member jury less than an hour to return guilty verdicts against both men, who went on trial in May for the murders of Sunita “Michelle Ramlochan, 29, and her common-law husband Rahim “Bam” Abraham, 46, a car dealer.The State’s case was not that Ramlochan and his friend Chankapersad pulled the trigger, but that they sought out and hired a hitman to do the killings. The actual killers, who shot the couple in the bedroom of their Fyzabad home on the night of October 15, 2006, are still at large.The evidence was that Sunita, Abraham and her 11-year-old daughter, who is also Ramlochan’s child, returned to their Kuldip Trace, St John’s Village, Avocat home around 11 pm after visiting the Divali Nagar site. They lived in a downstairs apartment at Sunita’s father’s home. Sunita’s father, who lived upstairs, told the police that five minutes after they got home he heard a bang and Sunita bawl “Oh God.”The father then heard Abraham ask: “What you doing here?” followed by four to five explosions. The father started walking down the step, he said, when he saw two people going to the back of the house.State attorneys Stacy Laloo-Chong and Anslem Alexander led evidence from police officers that Chankarpersad confessed to soliciting and paying a hitman, on behalf of his co-accused, to murder the couple. He gave the police an account of the role he played in the slayings.The State also led evidence from a civilian witness (whose name has been withheld to protect him) that he was approached by Ramlochan on six occasions between 2004 and 2006 to help him find someone to carry out the murders.The witness, a security guard, testified that Ramlochan complained that he was having marital problems and his wife wanted to take his money, house and child. The State led evidence that Ramlochan and Sunita eventually separated and got a divorce. Another civilian witness testified that in 2006 Ramlochan complained to him about his marital problems and told him he paid a man he called fatman $90,000 to carry out the murders, but nothing happened. The man also testified that Ramlochan told him that Chankapersad arranged a meeting with a hitman and he (Ramlochan) took the hitman to where his ex-wife was living. He further testified that in October 2016, he was at Ramlochan’s home when he (Ramlochan) threw a bag containing $30,000 on a table, saying, “You think is joke I does be making.”Ramlochan, who was represented by attorney Rekha Ramjit, did not give evidence, but Chankapersad opted to testify. He admitted to soliciting a man named Strong from Marabella to do the killings for $30,000 and arranging for him to meet Ramlochan.Both accused were arrested and charged by detective Peter Ramdeen in December 2006. Chankapersad was represented by attorneys Bindra Dolsingh. The State called 21 witnesses and read and admitted into evidence the statements of seven other witnesses, including Sunita’s deceased father. Sunita’s mother, Elsie Beharry, also shed tears yesterday, but they were tears of joy that she finally got justice.“My daughter was my happiness. This is all I wanted,” she said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAntigua businessman gets life imprisonment for hiring hitman to kill teen wifeDecember 20, 2016In “latest news”Police on the hunt for man accused of attempting to murder ex-girlfriendApril 13, 2016In “Crime”Man reportedly admits he killed wife 21 years ago – source claimsAugust 29, 2019In “Court” read more

3rd DANAON Cup in Argolis – The Land of Myth calling handball

One of the most interesting summer handball destination is DANAON Cup in Greece which will be held in the second week of July (6-11). Ambitious organizers from the most successful Greek handball team Diomidis Argos are preparing ambitious program for all their guests which will provide an unforgettable experience mixed of handball, sun, sea and being on beautiful place – the “Land of Myth” which is the name for Argolis speaks with one of the main organizers Nikos Vlachospyros, about their goals in the third edition of the tournament.Danaon Cup starts in five months from now. What are you preparing for your guests? What will be the main difference in comparation with previous editions?– We prepare a tournament with organization quality which will fulfill our young guests’ expectations to combine handball and leisure in the wonderful area of Argolis with among the most beautiful beaches of Greece. In this edition which is supported by Kempa sports girls were added and U13 age category as well. In addition a coaches’ seminar will be held during the tournament with a famous European coach whose name will be announced by the end of February. Do you have already some booked places and how many teams and countries you expect next summer in Greece?– Besides the local teams which are already booked we are in progressive talks with teams from abroad and we are close to finalize. With some clubs we discuss possibilities for registration of joint registration with their U15 and U13 teams or boys and girls. For that reason our organization has made special promo packages with discount up to 40% for second team registration by the same club. Greece isn’t among TOP handball nations, but handball, sun, sea, warm people look like perfect combination?– That’s true. Our effort is Danaon Cup to contribute in Greek handball’s progress. Our ambition is to promote handball and enhance the international relationships between young people via handball. On the other side this is the message we want to pass throughout our promo clip. We call our young friends to imagine their summer holidays combining handball under the sun next to the sea and under the traditional Greek hospitality. Our four venues are ready to welcome our handball guests. Diomidis as organizer is one of the most famous Greek handball products on European level. How big importance has Danaon Cup for club, city, region?– Danaon Cup is of paramount important for the club and, to my personal opinion, quite beneficial also for the region of Argolis, something that can be easily proved by analyzing the economical results of the previous years’ competitions in local market. Moreover, the success of the tournament will reflect and have direct impact to Diomidis Handball Club evolution, in communication and hence economical level, since it will increase visibility and awareness of the club and therefore assist in the fundamental effort of attracting major sponsors. On the other hand, through the tournament, we aim to promote sports tourism in our region. Argolis, the “Land of Myth” as broadly known, is a beautiful area with a unique geopolitical competitive advantage, not easily found elsewhere in European level.Could you introduce club to the world’s handball community?– As mentioned above, Diomidis HC is currently the “hottest” name in Greek handball. Apart from the two national championships that won during the last three years period, the most important achievement is undoubtedly the winning of the EHF Challenge Cup 2012. The secret of success behind this team is simple and based on three principles: work, work and work that allows us constantly emerge talented Greek players that keep the team at a high level and very competitive, even in international level. Catalytic factor is undoubtedly coach Dimitris Dimitroulias who, according to my personal opinion, is one of the best young coaches in Europe.For the end, shortly, as kind of message, why teams should apply for Danaon Cup?– Imagine a summer full of handball and leisure – concluded Nikos Vlachospyros. Danaon CUp handball ← Previous Story Nikolaj Markussen from Skjern to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg Next Story → LNH (Round 16): Creteil rule out Saint Raphael from the Championship race! read more

Les nanoparticules un espoir de traitement contre le cancer

first_imgLes nanoparticules, un espoir de traitement contre le cancerDepuis plusieurs mois, une start-up française connue sous le nom de Nanobiotix mène un essai sur des patients souffrant de sarcomes qui porte sur l’utilisation de nanoparticules destinées à décupler les effets de la radiothérapie.Des milliers de fois plus petites qu’un cheveu, les nanoparticules sont très utilisées dans plusieurs domaines, notamment l’électronique et la chimie. Mais elles suscitent aussi l’espoir en médecine où elles pourraient être utilisées pour traiter le cancer. C’est du moins ce qu’essaient de déterminer des travaux actuellement menés par une start-up française Nanobiotix. Depuis quelques mois, les chercheurs de cette société conduisent un essai sur des patients atteints de sarcomes, des tumeurs rares s’attaquant notamment aux muscles des membres. Principe de l’essai : injecter des nanoparticules dans l’organisme des malades pour décupler l’effet des radiothérapies.Plus précisément, la nanoparticule utilisée sur les 27 patients est de l’oxyde d’hafnium (HfO2) qui, une fois dans la tumeur, devrait booster l’effet tueur des rayon X émis lors des radiothérapies. Néanmoins, son innocuité reste à prouver et c’est justement l’objectif de la première phase de l’essai clinique. “On a ensuite prévu une deuxième phase sur beaucoup plus de patients pour démontrer l’efficacité” de ce procédé déjà testé avec succès sur des souris, explique le président-fondateur de Nanobiotix, Laurent Levy qui espère de premiers débouchés commerciaux “d’ici à 2015″.”Il y a eu une expérimentation in vivo sur l’animal très solide et on ne voit pas pourquoi ce modèle valable chez l’animal ne serait pas transposable chez l’homme”, explique pour sa part le radiothérapeute Jean-Michel Vannetzel, de la clinique Hartmann, à Neuilly-sur-Seine cité par l’AFP. “C’est très excitant et si cela marche ce serait une vraie révolution thérapeutique”, s’enthousiasme cet oncologue, citant comme débouché “tout un champ de tumeurs non opérables et difficiles à guérir par radiothérapie en raison de la présence d’organes autour”.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Comme le rappelle ce spécialiste, toute tumeur peut être éliminée par des rayons mais l’intensité de ceux-ci peut varier grandement. En effet, la présence d’organes à proximité limite le plus souvent la dose que les radiothérapeutes peuvent délivrer sur les cellules cancéreuses à “neutraliser”. “Beaucoup de progrès ont été réalisés ces 20 dernières années pour cibler au mieux les volumes à irradier et contrôler les doses, notamment grâce à l’usage de l’imagerie par scanner”, souligne le radiologue Bruno Cutuli de la Polyclinique de Courlancy à Reims.Des nanoparticules utilisables aussi en chimiothérapie Mais la possibilité de décupler les effets des rayons sans avoir à accroitre la dose “serait une nouvelle fantastique” pour le monde de la radiothérapie, relève Jean-Michel Vannetzel. D’autant plus que la technique serait applicable sur plusieurs types de cancer difficiles à traiter : cancer de la prostate, du foie, du pancréas, du rectum, de l’oesophage ou même des tumeurs cérébrales. En outre, ce n’est pas la seule utilité que pourrait avoir les nanotechnologies dans le traitement du cancer.D’après les spécialistes, les nanoparticules pourraient aussi servir en chimiothérapie où elles seraient capables de créer des mécanismes pour que les traitements ne ciblent que les seules cellules cancéreuses sans effet nocif pour le reste de l’organisme. “Les nanotechnologies peuvent apporter une réponse forte. Plusieurs molécules anti-cancéreuses efficaces n’ont jamais été mises sur le marché à cause de leur caractère nocif. Avec ces nanotechnologies, nous pourrons désormais les utiliser”, résumait d’ailleurs il y a peu dans Le Point, le professeur au collège de France et biopharmacien Patrick Couvreur. Le 5 mars 2012 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Whats the deal with CBD

first_img 7 Weed tech Tags 2:31 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Wellness Comments What is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabinoid family that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. Scientists have isolated 108 different types of cannabinoids in cannabis.  Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is probably the best-known thanks to its psychoactive properties — it’s the one that gets you “high” — but CBD is quickly gaining ground due to its potential therapeutic benefits.  How does CBD work? CBD (and THC) work by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system, a regulatory system made up of naturally occurring cannabis-like molecules. These endocannabinoids, as they’re called, work like neurotransmitters, shuttling messages through the body to help maintain homeostasis. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system at two known receptors: CB1 and CB2.  CB1 receptors are mainly present in the brain — where they’re involved with cognition, memory, motor skills and pain — but also in the peripheral nervous system, liver, thyroid, uterus and more. THC attaches itself to these receptors, inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters and possibly increasing the release of others, altering normal functioning. cbd hemp oilCBD oil is one popular way people ingest CBD R+R Medicinals/Unsplash Researchers once thought that CBD did the same thing, but with CB2 receptors — which are abundant in the immune and gastrointestinal systems, as well as the brain and nervous system. However, they no longer believe that to be true.  Although the exact way CBD affects our bodies is still unknown, scientists think CBD encourages the body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids, which may help reduce anxiety, pain and inflammation. Is CBD legal? Technically yes, but the answer isn’t quite so cut and dried.  The cannabis plant comes in many different varieties. For decades though, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) treated them all the same, classifying cannabis as a Schedule I substance. Schedule I drugs are considered to have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” and are thus illegal to produce or possess.  However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) changed all that. The Farm Bill legalized “hemp,” which the legislation defined as cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% THC, nationwide.  Cannabis that contains higher levels of THC is now listed as “marijuana” and remains a Schedule I drug.  alex-person-z4fnmtyqta4-unsplashCBD products are sold online, or at dispensaries in states where cannabis is legalized. Alex Person/Unsplash In other words, if a CBD product comes from a hemp plant, it’s legal; if it comes from a marijuana plant, it’s federally illegal, despite local laws. And even if it does come from a hemp plant, there’s often no guarantee it won’t contain THC, thanks to things like cross-pollination and the absence of industry regulation (see “What are the risks of taking CBD?” below). The Food and Drug Administration is currently trying to figure out how to regulate CBD, which now falls under their purview. But in the meantime, experts recommend buying CBD products from companies located in states like Indiana and Utah that require cannabis products to be tested for potency and purity.  Read more: Can CBD make you fail a drug test? What are the health benefits of CBD? CBD is being marketing as a bit of a cure-all, with manufacturers claiming it can do everything from relieving anxiety to stopping the spread of cancer. However, cannabis’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug has severely hampered American scientists’ ability to study CBD, making it hard to support or refute these claims. The studies that are available tend to be small or are done on animals or in laboratories.  That said, CBD is showing promise. Early experiments suggest that it may help fight anxiety, ease schizophrenia symptoms and reduce pain (though the latter is often done in conjunction with THC). The strongest evidence of CBD’s effectiveness, though, is in relation to epilepsy. Last year, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a medication used to treat Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. It was the agency’s first approval of a cannabis-derived drug. How is CBD used? CBD is available in a variety of forms. Some of the most common CBD delivery methods are listed below, but how it’s ultimately used depends on personal needs and preferences. The delivery method of CBD affects how quickly it works and what kinds of effects it has on the body. FRANCE-DRUG-HEALTHCBD is available in many different forms, including oils and tinctures seen here. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/ AFP/Getty Images Edibles are broad range of products to eat or drink, like gummies or chocolates. Edibles can take anywhere from 20 minutes to four hours to take effect. Oils and tinctures are processed and concentrated forms of CBD that are often placed under the tongue using a dropper and absorbed into the bloodstream. Pills and capsules are ingested orally and look similar to the vitamins and/or drugs you’d find in a drugstore. They typically contain CBD oil or CBD isolate.Topicals are CBD-infused oils, creams and lotions that are intended to be used directly on skin, hair or nails. They’re a popular way to treat localized pain, but are also used as skincare, haircare and massage oil as well. Vaping, like e-cigarettes, involves inhaling a vaporized liquid that contains CBD oil. Nicotine is not usually present if CBD is, though it is possible to mix them. What are the risks of taking CBD? A 2017 World Health Organization report found that CBD, in its pure state, is safe, well-tolerated by humans and animals and not likely to cause physical dependence or abuse. And according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1,500 mg of CBD has been safely taken by mouth daily for up to four weeks.  CBD hemp oil for dogsCBD oil is likely safe for anxious pets, but research has yet to prove it helps. R+R Medicinals/Unsplash That said, there are still a few risks associated with taking CBD that you should be aware of:  Side effects. Dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and drowsiness have been reported, according to the NIH, as has signs of liver injury, though the latter is less common.Limited research. CBD’s classification as a Schedule I drug severely limits the amount of studies researchers can conduct on the compound. What does exist is promising, but there are still a lot of unknowns around what conditions CBD could help treat and how much people would need to take for it to be effective. That means if you’re taking CBD to treat a particular ailment, you could be taking too much, too little or wasting your money altogether.Inadequate regulation. There are no standards in place for producing, testing or labeling CBD products, which makes any type of federal oversight or quality control impossible. In fact, Penn Medicine researchers found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products purchased from the internet contained either more CBD than the label indicated — which could be dangerous — or less CBD than was indicated, which could negate any potential benefits. Many products also contained significant amounts of THC. Drug interactions. Not much is known about how CBD could interfere with other medications, but experts say it may interfere with how quickly the body breaks down a variety of prescription medications, which can increase side effects. It can also enhance the sedative properties of herbs and supplements that are known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist to confirm whether anything you take regularly could be affected by CBD.Pre- and post-natal unknowns. There’s not yet sufficient evidence about whether it’s safe to take CBD while you’re pregnant or nursing. Experts advise avoiding it. The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.  CBD products are now widely available after the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 legalized hemp-derived products in the United States. Getty Images If it seems like you’re seeing CBD products everywhere, that’s because you are. Thanks to the passage of the US Farm Bill in 2018, which legalized industrial hemp, and the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis at the state level, CBD products have exploded in availability and popularity over the last year.  This story discusses substances that are legal in some places but not in others and is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You shouldn’t do things that are illegal — this story does not endorse or encourage illegal drug use. Depending on where you live, you can find them at CVS, your local gas station, pet stores — even Carl’s Jr. And the industry shows no signs of slowing down: Sales of CBD products are expected to exceed $5 billion this year, a 706% increase over 2018, according to the Brightfield Group, a cannabis-focused research firm. The only thing spreading faster than CBD appears to be confusion over what exactly it is and who it’s for. Whether you’re already a user or are just CBD curious, this primer will help you cut through the misinformation and get up to speed.  The future of medicinal marijuana is personalized potlast_img read more

Verizon Dismisses AOL Acquisition Rumours Doesnt Rule Out Merger

first_imgInternet service provider Verizon Communications Inc dismissed rumours that it had offered to buy out Internet media firm AOL but didn’t rule out a potential merger with the company.On Tuesday, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that though Verizon hasn’t made a formal offer to AOL, the two companies have been contemplating a merger or an acquisition deal with each other.Verizon however made it public that it is looking to partner with a potential media and content providing firm and is more interested in a merger than an acquisition.”There’s a rumor in the papers today, and if I had a dollar for every company that we were supposed to buy, I would be very wealthy. I see us as more of a partner with media companies than a buyer of content,” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said at an investor presentation.”AOL, along with lots of other media companies, are potential for us to do partnerships,” McAdam added.The sources said that Verizon is drawn to AOL’s programmed advertising technology and given the advantages a potential tie up could give both companies, a deal seems ideal.”The wireless companies have a lot of data about who their customers are, and they haven’t unleashed that treasure trove yet. For Verizon to put together a sophisticated adtech stack is a really smart idea,” Barry Lowenthal, president of ad agency The Media Kitchen, was quoted by The Street.Verizon is worth $148 billion and AOL $2.13 billion. AOL is a strategic fit for Verizon and would help the telecom company maximize its business through the ad business of AOL.Analysts have given Verizon’s shares a buy rating even though its stock has been trading 13 percent below its 52-week high.last_img read more

GMO corn soybeans dominate US market

first_imgNo related posts. NEW YORK – The discovery of unauthorized genetically engineered wheat growing on a farm in the U.S. state of Oregon has cast a spotlight on agricultural biotechnology and the debate about its safety.While genetically engineered or genetically modified (GM) wheat has not been approved for commercial planting, GM corn and GM soybeans already reign supreme on U.S. farms.By 2012, 88 percent of corn (maize) and 94 percent of soy grown in the United States were genetically modified, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.And with the U.S. market now well saturated, seed firms are eying China and South America to spur growth and profits.The main players are U.S. firms Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical, as well as Germany’s Bayer and Syngenta of Switzerland.Since their introduction in the 1990s, GM products have conquered agriculture in the U.S. and hold a large share of the food on U.S. dinner plates.Though most genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not directly involved in human consumption, “60-70 percent of processed foods have ingredients derived from GMOs,” said Bill Freese of the Center for Food Safety, an anti-GMO organization.Besides corn and soybeans, GM crops grown in the U.S. include cotton, sugar beets and rapeseed.In addition, a genetically engineered growth hormone, recombinant bovine growth hormone, is widely injected in cows to boost milk production.The U.S. government vouches for the safety of GM products. The industry is regulated by the Department of Agriculture, for farm biotechnology, and the Food and Drug Administration, which governs food and food ingredients.But the developers of the GM products are deeply involved in certifying their safety. The FDA, for instance, depends on a consultative process with developers who voluntarily present their plans to the agency before marketing the products.Doubts are strong in Europe, where a number of countries, including France, have banned GM crops.U.S. farmers, though paying more to buy GM seeds, find them worthwhile. Corn and soybeans have been modified to improve resistance to weeds and insects, for example, to help farmers boost productivity.“If by planting a GMO variety your yield increases faster than it would if you didn’t, your future rewards are going to increase,” said Bill Nelson, a soybean analyst at Doane Advisory Services.And the structure of some government crop insurance programs favor that productivity, giving farmers even more incentive to plant GM seeds rather than traditional seeds.For Freese, a science policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety, GM seeds’ very dominance is promoting their use.“It’s become harder and harder for farmers to even find conventional seeds,” Freese said.“The big players bought up conventional seed companies,” he said, “and the university public sector breeders which used to produce most of the seeds that farmers used have seen their funding reduced.”Freese noted that cross-pollination of conventional fields by GMO strains has become so widespread it is difficult to produce “pure” seeds that are not contaminated.Some organic seed developers grow their seeds in South America because they cannot find sources to buy pure seeds in the U.S., he said.Yet the seed giants are facing a growing opposition to GM products in the U.S., with some consumers calling for GM product labeling.Ben & Jerry’s, the activist ice-cream maker, said in April it would stop using GM-sourced ingredients, which make up 20 percent of its products by volume, by the end of the year.Whole Foods Market, the upscale natural and organic supermarket chain, announced in March that all its products in its U.S. and Canadian stores would be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms by 2018.Meanwhile, the outlook for the seed giants remains bright outside the U.S., especially in rapidly growing South America and China.With China’s expanding middle class and appetite for meat, the Asian powerhouse will need to import huge quantities of soybeans and corn for animal feed, Nelson said.“That can’t happen without the majority being GMO.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Will Taper Talk Take Over the Recovery

first_imgFed,Will ‘Taper Talk’ Take Over the Recovery? in Data, Origination Market participants reacting to speculation that the Federal Reserve may taper its bond purchases later this year should refrain from acting too hastily, “”Freddie Mac””: says in its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July.[IMAGE]According to Freddie Mac’s metrics, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has jumped a full percentage point since mid-May as “”taper talk”” rules the day. Rates are expected to gradually move higher, closing out 2013 in the range of 4.6 to 4.7 percent.””The taper talk leads to increased rates for two reasons, first because market participants anticipate that Fed tapering will increase interest rates in the near future, and second, they see the Fed taper talk as being indicative of a strengthening economy,”” wrote Frank Nothaft and Leonard Kiefer, chief economist and deputy chief economist for Freddie Mac. “”The real question is not what effect rising mortgage rates will have on the housing [COLUMN_BREAK]recovery–there’s sure to be an impact–but will it be enough to stall the recovery? We don’t think so.””Seasonally adjusted, single-family home prices were “”likely”” up about 5 percent in national indexes throughout the first half of 2013. While that pace isn’t expected to continue, the economists expect 2013 to see a total gain of 8 to 9 percent.Home sales and starts were also strong through the first half of the year and are expected to remain so. Through May, sales were on their best first-half year pace since 2007, with existing-home sales up 10 percent compared to the first five months of 2012 and new home sales up 29 percent. In the year’s second half, sales (both new and existing) are expected to be up an additional 2 percent, while starts are forecast to rise 12 percent compared to the first half.””We won’t know the immediate impact on the pop in mortgage rates for another couple months,”” Nothaft said in a separate statement. “”However, we don’t expect them to stall the housing recovery because demand is strong, supply is limited and housing affordability remains strong in most markets for most families.””The future, however, depends on the timing and speed at which the Fed actually decides to taper its purchases–“”the pulling away of the proverbial punch bowl,”” the economists said.””[F]or those who like the punch bowl analogy around tapering, there’s plenty of time to drink, but do us all a favor, and drink responsibly so the housing market can avoid the roller coaster ride with mortgage rates.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Federal Reserve Freddie Mac Home Prices Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers 2013-07-16 Tory Barringercenter_img Share July 16, 2013 467 Views last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Noosa Food Wine

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Noosa Food & Wine 2016 programme has now been released, with more than 30 events showcasing some of Australia’s best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa from 20 to 22 May 2016.Almost 50 chefs from around Australia and Noosa’s own restaurants are featured in the programme, along with more than 20 wineries. Events will take place under the Noosa Tipi on Main Beach, in Hastings Street for a long lunch, by the Noosa River in Noosaville and in signature restaurants throughout Noosa.Guest chefs include Pete Evans, Ben O’Donoghue, Luke Mangan, Cory Campbell, Massimo Mele, Matt Golinski and more from some of Australia’s best restaurants including Nu Nu, Fish House, Gerard’s Bistro, European, Stokehouse and Harrison’s.Highlights of the 2016 programme include:Noosa Food & Wine opening cocktail party, Friday 20 May, 5-7pm, $45. Join acclaimed chefs Pete Evans, Peter Kuruvita, Shane Bailey, Ben Bertei and Sammy and Bella from MKR and others under the Noosa Tipi, right on the beach, for a cocktail party with light canapés and drinks.The Paleo Way with Pete Evans, Saturday 21 May, 10am-12pm, $95. Enjoy a light bite and a welcome drink followed by a presentation from Pete Evans on the Paleo Way and finish with a Q&A session. Guests will also receive Pete’s 10 week activation program, The Paleo Way.Noosa Street Feast Long Lunch on Hastings street, Saturday 21 May, 12:15-2:30pm, $85. Enjoy a two-course lunch on Noosa’s famous Hastings street accompanied by wines and beer by Asahi.Wine masterclass by Treasury Wine Estate, Saturday 21 May, 3.00-3.45pm and Sunday 22 May, 12.00-12.45pm, $55. Join an expert wine panel and journey through Australia’s premier wine regions exploring amazing Australian wine gems. Focusing on two varieties, Shiraz and Chardonnay, the tutored tasting will highlight the unique diversity that our great wine regions and wineries deliver.Wine Tasting Quarter at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, Saturday 21 May, 12.00-5.00pm, free entry. Enjoy wine tastings from 22 of Australia’s best wineries. Purchase a token for $3 for three tastings or $6 token for six tastings or a glass.Surfers versus Chef’s Breakfast presented by, Sunday 22 May, 6.30am-10am, $30. Enjoy breakfast presented by on Noosa Main Beach with guest chefs including Pete Evans, Peter Kuruvita, Andreas Nielsen, Ben O’Donoghue and Samantha Gowing and watch them compete in the waves with surfing royalty. The competition is in support of SurfAid. Also enjoy a free pilates class from Luxe Fitness Escapes.Noosa Boathouse presents ‘You’re Better on Beef’ BBQ by the River, Sunday 22 May, 11.30am-4.30pm, $15. Noosa Boathouse presents a celebration of Australian beef and live music from Sunshine Coast music legend Carl Wockner and powerhouse band Honey. Renowned chefs Matt Golinski, Alastair McLeod, Sunny Gilbert and Shane Bailey with Sammy and Bella from MKR will serve up their favourite sirloin dishes along with Stone & Wood craft beers and selected great Australian wines.Full Moon Asian Flavours Farewell Party, Sunday 22 May, 5.00-8.30pm, $65. Dine under a full moon on the beach for the finale of Noosa Food & Wine 2016 with an Asian Hawker style feast presented by Ben Bertei, Hajime Horiguchi and Hamish Ingham, with local culinary talent from Embassy XO, Spirit House and Junk. Featuring modern Asian influences, move between tasting stations full of flavour. Wines by Treasury Estate Wines and beers by Asahi.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 file photo, announcers from left: Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison work on the set inside Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders, in Kansas City, Mo. When fans tune into NBC’s Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take. Rather than seeing Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison in the studio for the pregame and halftime programs, those three gentlemen will be calling the game. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Barry Wilner, The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 11:50 pm PDT NEW YORK — When fans tune into NBC’s Thanksgiving night broadcast of the Falcons-Saints game, they might do a double take.Rather than seeing Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison in the studio for the pregame and halftime programs, those three will be calling the game.It’s nothing new for Tirico, who does play-by-play on Notre Dame games for NBC, spent years as the main voice on ESPN’s Monday night games, and has been working nationally televised contests on holidays since 2002.Dungy has worked in the booth before, too, including with Tirico. For Harrison, though, this is a first-time experience.“This is definitely unfamiliar territory for me,” says Harrison, who played 15 pro seasons at safety and won two Super Bowls. “I’m trying to figure what I want to talk about, how I want to focus on the offence or the defence. Mike tells me just to talk about what you see, that my being on the field and in the locker room as a player, just talk about what you feel like you want to talk about and have fun.“I am not going to try to be Cris Collinsworth or Troy Aikman. I will trust my instincts.”There’s one thing Harrison definitely knows he won’t do.“One of the things I am focusing, there are many announcers who think they have to talk about every single thing they see on every single play,” he says. “That’s one of the things that really irks me when I watch a game. I promise I will not be that guy. There will be no one saying, ‘Shut the hell up Rodney, I am tired of listening to you.’ That will not happen.”Dungy laughs when the Harrison remark is relayed. The Hall of Fame coach, like Harrison, is not one to pull his punches, but he also knows he can’t be wailing away verbally.What Dungy and Harrison can bring to the game is something not delivered by most NFL broadcasts: the perspective of the defence. So their critiques figure to be refreshing when you consider how many analysts in booths on the networks are former quarterbacks.“I think Rodney really will give some insight they do not really get elsewhere,” Dungy says. “Especially in a game like this, which will be so much of an aerial attack and passing. So, what should and can be done on defence to counteract it. In that area, I think we will both have good things to say.“It is a fine line how much to say, and I have worked with Mike twice and he is great because he will lead us into things, help us know when to talk and when not to. When I have something to say that will be helpful to the audience, that is when you want to say it. If it is not going to add to their knowledge, then you keep quiet.”Tirico recognizes the importance of the comfort level the trio of announcers can carry into the broadcast. After all, they not only spend all of Sunday together, they also share thoughts via text or phone during the week.That can be a key for any broadcast crew. If there is any tension or animosity, it often is detected by the audience.“It’s a bit easier having the last couple of years together, or the few Thursday nights we worked on the field, being around the package when we had it,” Tirico says. “Every Sunday for the better part of 11 to 12 hours we are catching every game in the league and then doing the pregame show live and then watching the Sunday night game.“There is no learning curve for getting comfortable with the guys.”And the viewers are certain to benefit.___More AP NFL: and Wilner, The Associated Press Tirico, Dungy, Harrison set to call Falcons-Saintslast_img read more

Private doctors say Gesy is poorly planned and poorly funded

first_imgBy a Staff ReporterJust months before the first stage of the long-awaited national health scheme (Gesy) is finally launched, the Cyprus Medical Association is insisting the one billion euro budget is not enough and dooms the scheme to failure.The medical association has repeatedly warned that the budget is too small, by as much as €300 million, according to some reports. The EU average for health services is between eight and 10 percent of GDP. The Cyprus government has allocated only five per cent of GDP for Gesy.The government has kept the budget low so as not to frighten off those making their monthly contribution. From March 2019, employees will be paying 1.70 per cent of their monthly wage, their employer 1.85 per cent. But from March 2020 this increases to 2.65 and 2.90 per cent respectively, leading business leaders to warn it could threaten the viability of companies.The small budget means that the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO), which manages Gesy, has limited funds that have to go a long way. This includes keeping the fees of private doctors and payments to private hospitals as low as possible.For each examination a doctor will receive a ‘unit’ with the value of each unit depending on the total number of examinations carried out in a month by all doctors belonging to Gesy.In August, when there are fewer visits to doctors, the unit could be worth €20, but in January when there are more illnesses the value of the unit could be €10. There is no minimum fee per visit so theoretically doctors could receive even less than €10, far less than the €40 to €50 a private doctor currently charges.This is why negotiations over charges between the HIO and the medical association are currently deadlocked, with private doctors threatening not to join Gesy and the HIO insisting that it cannot increase its budget for examinations.The doctors’ stance has sparked hostile comments in the press and social media, which have accused them of ‘profiteering’ and ‘tax evasion’. But the doctors say such accusations are simply untrue.“We need to be told what we will be earning,” said Dr Theodoros Potamitis, a consultant ophthalmologist who runs the Pantheo Eye Centre in Limassol.“I will agree to be paid €15 per visit, as long as I know this will not become €10, because the value of the unit has gone down. How are we supposed to budget for the year when we will not know what we will be paid per visit.”He says a doctor has monthly expenses, which need to be covered, such as rent for a surgery and wages for a nurse and a receptionist.“I do not know if my surgery would be viable under Gesy.”There are also fears over the quality of healthcare provided to patients as the HIO had set the rates without setting any minimum quality standards.“The HIO has not even set a minimum protocol for operations. So if they pay me too small a fee for a cataract operation, how would the money cover the purchase of a high-quality lens? The eye surgeon will be forced to use cheap lenses made in China instead of the high-quality lenses made in Germany,” Potamitis said.Dr Marinos Soteriou, cardiothoracic surgeon, who set up the pioneering American Heart Institute in 2001 and the state-of-the-art private hospital American Medical Centre 10 years later, believes the Gesy model is doomed to failure.“I am very concerned that the preparation for Gesy is very superficial, incomplete and biased. There has been an organised campaign in the media to blame and stigmatise doctors, and push them to accept Gesy,” he said. “Unfortunately it is now more than obvious that Gesy is poorly planned, poorly funded and will be badly executed with far reaching financial, accessibility and quality implications.”When doctors challenged the HIO about its practices, it invariably cited the Mercer Study, that provided the blueprint for Gesy, but Soteriou said it refused to release the full study for review by doctors.“It is highly likely that the study contains a lot of information and assumptions that do not correlate with what is about to be implemented through Gesy.”Another major concern is that Gesy is heavily weighted in favour of the state hospitals, which can continue to be inefficient because they will be subsidised by the state for up to five years or longer after the introduction of Gesy,“Public hospitals may be paid the same rates as private hospitals, but if there is a big financial hole at the end of the year the state will cover it. What incentive would the state hospitals have to keep costs down and improve quality?” asked Soteriou. The private hospitals will have no such safety net.Neither Potamitis nor Soteriou have much faith in Gesy. Dr Potamitis believes that under the rules formulated by the HIO, there is a danger medical quality standards will decline while the reward system will discourage good young doctors from coming to work in Cyprus.Dr Soteriou is even more pessimistic. While acknowledging that the healthcare system is in need of reform, he said the “more details of the proposed Gesy I learn about the more I realise that it is doomed to create big problems with serious consequences.”A longer version of this article appears in Cyprus Mail Healthcare Guide your free healthcare magazine available with this week’s print issue of the Sunday Mail. 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