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first_img Read Full Story Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), studies the factors that influence prostate cancer risk and progression. She answers three questions about recent research findings in the field that have generated confusion for men trying to make the right choice for their health.Q: Two recent studies from the same research group found that high consumption of fatty acids from fish increased men’s risk of developing a high grade prostate cancer. But previous studies have shown that diets rich in fish lower men’s risk of developing advanced or lethal prostate cancer, as well as protecting against cardiovascular disease. Should men cut back on fish?A: Prostate cancer is challenging to study because so many men get diagnosed—one in six men in the U.S. will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But many of those men have a very slow-growing cancer that was only diagnosed because they were screened with the PSA [prostate-specific antigen] test. The proportion of those cancers that will go on to be fatal is very small.The results of epidemiologic studies on risk factors for prostate cancer can be influenced by whether the investigators considered how much PSA screening was happening in their study population. Men who participate in healthy behaviors such as eating fish are also the ones who are more likely to get screened. And if you get screened, we know that you are more likely to be diagnosed with these slow-growing cancers.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester, Vermont October 1, 2007 Paul T. Carroccio, President and CEO of TPW Management, recently joined the skilled group of community association managers who have earned the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Carroccio is one of more than 2,500 managers nationwide who have earned this level of professional recognition in the community association field.The President and CEO of TPW Management, Inc., Carroccio now joins Paul W. Carroccio, Vice President and COO, and Dan Riley, TPW Southern Vermont Portfolio Manager, in obtaining the AMS designation. TPW Management also has 8 employees with the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation. The company manages over 20 community associations statewide, with offices in Burlington, Manchester, Stratton, Okemo and Killington.CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Some 50 million Americans live in the nations estimated 250,000 association-governed communities.To earn the AMS designation, managers must have at least two years of experience in community association management and complete advanced course work. In addition, they must have already earned the basic industry certification for managers the CMCA credential.Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to community association boards. They typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.CAI and its 55 state, regional and local chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAIs 16,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.More information is available at http://www.caionline.org(link is external) and at http://www.tpwmanagement.com(link is external).last_img read more

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first_imgMiddlebury College,By James Dwinell. During his weekly press conference this afternoon, Governor Douglas was asked what he would do when his term was up. He said he had options but had not made any decisions and was still looking.However, after the press conference, Douglas was answering questions from a group of reporters and said, “Oh, by the way, I have agreed to teach a Vermont government and politics course during the January intensive at Middlebury College. Governor Kunin did the same and I have been reviewing what she did.”I don’t want to experience what I did when my secretary of state years ended in 1991. I remember waking up Friday morning with nothing to do and it terrified me.”So in January, I will be driven to Montpelier by my security detail and then (my wife) Dorothy will come and pick me up in the Neon, now a bit rusty I am told, and take me home to teach at Middlebury. And to answer your question, whatever I end up doing it will be here in Vermont; we are not moving.”Governor Douglas lives in Middlebury. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1972. That same year he was elected to the Vermont Legislature. He eventually served as a senior member of Governor Richard Snelling’s staff before being elected to several terms as both secretary of state and state treasurer, before being elected governor in 2002.last_img read more

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first_imgHowever, the Board also said 56 schemes had yet to submit any funding proposal as of April, less than one-fifth of the funds required to clarify their approach, according to minister for Social Protection Joan Burton.Burton last July told Irish parliamentarians 212 of 300 funds had failed to meet the 30 June deadline, while the Board’s chief executive Brendan Kennedy said that, by August, the figure had fallen to just 120.In its annual report, the Board indicated that it took a dim view of failure to submit funding proposals.“Under the Pensions Act, the Board has powers in such cases to oblige trustees to reduce benefits or, since 2013, to wind-up the scheme,” it said.“These are powers that will not be used lightly, but the Board does have a legal obligation to oversee the funding standard, and we will examine the outstanding schemes on a case-by-case basis and use these powers where we consider it to be appropriate.”The Board also issued fines worth a total of €36,000 over the course of the last year – including two for schemes late in supplying actuarial certificates and one for both the late submission of the actuarial funding certificate and documents outlining how it would meet the 10% risk reserve requirement.The regulator is not only concerned with the oversight of DB schemes, with Kennedy emphasising the importance of a functioning defined contribution (DC) market.“Among our concerns are costs borne by members, especially in smaller schemes; inefficiencies; investment choices and defaults; and member information,” he said. The Board’s report also noted that the potential introduction of a mandatory or semi-compulsory pension framework, as suggested by the OECD, the “single greatest change to occupational pensions in a generation”, would significantly impact its regulatory activities.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Pension Board’s 2013 annual report More than 50 Irish defined benefit schemes have failed to submit funding proposals to the country’s Pensions Board by April, 10 months after deadline, according to the regulator’s latest annual report.The Board, which earlier this year became the Pensions Authority after changes to the Irish regulatory structure, said the health of DB schemes had improved over the past year, with 49% of schemes now meeting minimum funding requirements.According to the annual report, 35 pension funds requested cuts to benefits under Section 50 of the Pensions Act, with 28 of the applications being granted and a further six remaining under consideration.Of the 122 schemes that submitted funding proposals, following the reinstatement of the funding standard from the end of June 2013, 11 needed points clarified by the trustee, and 18 were still being processed.last_img read more

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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm Contact Josh: [email protected]center_img Twice in two days, the Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Players of the Year proved to fans at the Carrier Dome just how talented they are.On Saturday against Duke, C.J. Fair finished with 28 points. On Sunday, the recipient of the women’s preseason award — Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas — recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.A season-high 1,312 fans were on hand to watch Thomas’ performance, as the senior led the No. 8 Terrapins (17-4, 5-3 ACC) to an 89-64 victory over Syracuse (16-6, 5-4) at the Carrier Dome on Sunday. A combination of Maryland’s speed and Syracuse’s tired legs didn’t bode well for the Orange, as the Terrapins snuck behind the Orange defense time and time again.“We’re a running team. That’s who we are,” Maryland head coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought we did a really good job of that in the first half, making a lot of easy plays, and a lot of unselfish plays. The extra pass for dump downs for layups, that’s who we are. That’s when we’re at our best, is in transition.”Three days after a tough win over No. 6 North Carolina, Syracuse was overmatched and outhustled against Maryland from the outset. Terrapins guard Lexie Brown made 11-of-13 shots from the field and scored a team-high 31 points, and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough made 7-of-9 and finished with 17.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You’re not going to beat a team when they shoot (61.4) percent from the field and you shoot in the 30s,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “That’s the game. They just didn’t miss many shots.”The Orange jumped out to a four-point lead, but Maryland answered with a 10-0 run highlighted by a drive from Thomas straight through the SU defense for an easy two points.Much like Hillsman has done recently, he used quicker centers Briana and Bria Day to help with transition defense. Briana Day played more minutes than starting center Shakeya Leary, and Bria Day played 11. Hillsman also relied on a two point guard set of Alexis Peterson and Cornelia Fondren, hoping to combine his most explosive point guard with his most defensively adept one.Still, the Terrapins were able to grab rebounds and push the ball. If the initial Maryland rush up the floor was stopped, it still kept the SU defense on its heels.In the first half, Maryland scored eight fast-break points and 22 points in the paint, and took a 46-29 lead at the half.“They just weren’t getting back in transition defense,” Brown said. “Usually I like to stay up and get the ball, but we were getting rebounds and just throwing it ahead. Everyone was running today.”Hillsman was impressed by Brown’s play.“Lexie was incredible tonight,” Hillsman said. “She made shots that she hadn’t made all season. But she’s very capable. She’s a very good basketball player and she did everything she could to keep them in the game.”In the second half, it was much of the same. Midway through the half, Syracuse point guard Rachel Coffey threw an inbounds pass directly to Katie Rutan, who took the ball coast to coast for an easy two points to put the Terrapins up 72-44.“I feel like definitely in the second half we didn’t get back fast enough on defense,” Briana Day said. “We let up easy buckets. We tried to clog the lane. We just didn’t do a good job.”Maryland finished with 21 fast-break points and 40 points in the paint.Brittney Sykes scored a team-high 22 points for the Orange. But Brianna Butler and Taylor Ford were the next highest scorers for the Orange, with nine apiece.Said Sykes: “I wouldn’t say that we’re getting tired out. Obviously playing in the ACC takes a toll on your body…So sometimes, yeah, we are a little fatigued, but we just have to fight through it. This is the sport we love, and we’re gonna fight through it.”last_img read more

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first_imgDonncha O’ Callaghan will captain a side that sees South African centre Pat Howard making his first start, while the one change to the front row is BJ Botha lining out at tighthead prop, alongside Duncan Casey and John Ryan.O’ Callaghan partners Billy Holland in the second row.Paddy Butler moves to openside flanker, as Robin Copeland comes in at blindside flanker, while CJ Stander returns at number 8. Elsewhere Duncan Williams partners Ian Keatley in the half-backs, while the back three are Gerhard van den Heever and Ronan O’ mahony on the wings and JJ Hanrahan at full-back.Tipp’s Tommy O’ Donnell joins fellow internationals Felix Jones and Dave Kilcoyne on the bench.Meanwhile Ulster have made four changes for the Thomond Park encounter, with Rory Best returning to captain the side.Ian Humphreys replacing injured out half, Paddy Jackson. Nick Williams comes in at number 8, with Roger Wilson moving to blindside flanker and Clive Ross dropping to the bench. Alan O’Connor partners Franco van der Merwe in the second row at the expense of Lewis Stevenson.  Munster XV (v Ulster, Friday, 7:35, Thomond Park): JJ Hanrahan; Gerhard van den Heever, Pat Howard, Denis Hurley, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; John Ryan, Duncan Casey, BJ Botha, Donncha O’Callaghan (capt), Billy Holland, Robin Copeland, Paddy Butler, CJ StanderReplacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Tommy O’Donnell, Sean Dougall, Neil Cronin, Andrew Smith, Felix Jones.last_img read more

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first_imgColten Ward accumulates 324 yards against Argonia-Attica. Dakota Volavka, above, also accumulates 105 yards.A&A’s Seth Hemberger gets wrapped up by Caldwell defense.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell scored early and often in a 90-48 win over Argonia-Attica Saturday in Argonia. The game was rained out Friday night, and Caldwell was none the worse for playing the game a day later.Bluejay quarterback Colten Ward put on a show of offensive football, accounting for nine touchdowns as Caldwell scored on five of six first half possessions.  Caldwell also added a defensive touchdown, leading 22-0 after one quarter and 46-14 at halftime.Ward had 324 yards rushing on 24 carries, with six touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 14.3 yards per carry. He also completed six of seven passes for 128 yards and three scores.On the first possession, he scored on a 19-yard run up the middle on a third and 15 play. On two consecutive possessions in the second quarter, he scored on 65-yard run after running the option. He almost did it a third time, getting 42 yards on the first play of that drive.Also in the midst of the flurry of touchdowns, Caldwell’s Corbin Rice picked off a pass and scored from about 25 yards out.After the game, Caldwell coach Sean Blosser credited the offensive line with making holes and controlling the line of scrimmage. He said that allowed Ward to have time to make the reads on the option, and he did that well.“I thought our line took a huge step tonight. Then Ward made the right reads,” he said.Argonia – Attica seemed out of sync early on, and never got its offense going. They were also unable to slow down Caldwell much.Argonia Attica defensive coach Lance Vandeveer credited Ward with making great plays. He said he would have to look at the film and try to find out what they were missing, but he said he tried several adjustments but none of them stopped the Bluejays.Caldwell scored on all six of its second half possessions as well, but in the second half Argonia-Attica started scoring points too.But nothing went right for the Titans. On their first possession of the second half, Seth Hemberger scored on about a 50-yard run, but it was called back because of a penalty. Three plays later a punt was blocked and Caldwell got the ball inside the Argonia-Attica 5.Even after getting backed up for a couple of plays, Ward passed 10 yards to Dilyn Volavka for a touchdown.Dilyn Volavka caught all three of the touchdown passes, and had six receptions for 128 yards.Dakota Volavka ran 17 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns.Argonia Attica scored on five of seven second half possessions. They never really got close, but a couple of times in the third quarter Caldwell was ahead by 44 points, and another unanswered score would have ended the game early.Hemberger finished with 147 yards rushing. Brady Ricke had 68 yards receiving, Anthona Handlin had 56 and Blake Harmden had 53. Quarterback Trevor Pierce finished with 199 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also ran for 53.It was the first regular season loss for Argonia – Attica in more than two years.Game stats are found here: box-scores-for-caldwell-argonia-2016Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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first_imgCoach SarriLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea secured a place in next season’s Champions League on Sunday as Manchester United and Arsenal badly fluffed their lines in the race to finish in the Premier League’s top four.Maurizio Sarri’s side beat Watford 3-0 to lift them into third spot behind Liverpool and Manchester City and their day was made all the sweeter as United drew at relegated Huddersfield and Arsenal were held by Brighton.The results mean that with one round of fixtures remaining Chelsea, on 71 points, cannot be caught by fifth-placed Arsenal, who are on 67 points, or United, a point further back.Fourth-placed Tottenham, on 70 points and with a far better goal difference than north London rivals Arsenal, are virtually assured of Champions League football next season barring an unlikely sequence of events.Sarri’s team were booed off after a sloppy first half, but two goals in three minutes from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz lifted the mood at Stamford Bridge before Gonzalo Higuain sealed victory, Chelsea’s first in four games in all competitions.Finishing in the top four and winning the Europa League would make the Italian manager’s troubled first season a relative success.“We want to be in the top four at the end of the season. We want to be in the Champions League,” said Sarri, whose side drew the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1.“The Europa League is also a very important competition and we want to win it because we think we deserve to a trophy this season. So we have two targets.”Despite their miserable 1-1 draw, Arsenal can still reach the Champions League after two seasons away from Europe’s top club competition if they win the Europa League.They are in a strong position after beating Valencia 3-1 in the first leg of the semi-final.Arsenal, who came into the match after three straight Premier League defeats, started brightly at the Emirates and took the lead through an early Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty.But they squandered opportunities to extend their advantage and were made to pay when Glenn Murray scored from the spot following the hour mark after Granit Xhaka fouled Solly March.Arsenal poured forward in search of a winner but Aubameyang volleyed wide from close range and Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan made several fine saves to keep them at bay. Disappointed boss Unai Emery turned his thoughts to Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League tie, with Arsenal set to finish outside the top four for a third consecutive season.“We knew it is going to be difficult but our focus is now the Europa League,” he told the BBC. “We have the opportunity in the Europa League to do something important and we will try and do that.”– United embarrassed –United slinked off the pitch at Huddersfield after an embarrassing 1-1 draw, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting his side did not deserve to qualify for the Champions League.The visitors had to rely on Huddersfield for a helping hand for their only goal as Scott McTominay’s strike from the edge of the box went straight through Jonas Lossl’s to given them an early lead.Huddersfield had only scored nine goals at home all season, but one hopeful punt from Lossl cut United open for the equaliser on the hour mark.Luke Shaw failed to cut out the Danish goalkeeper’s clearance and allowed Isaac Mbenza a clear run on goal to slot between David de Gea’s legs.United have now won just two of their past 11 games in all competitions, leaving the decision to hand Solskjaer the job on a permanent basis in March open to question.“We gave ourselves a chance to be in the Champions League,” Solskjaer said of a run of 14 wins in his first 17 games in charge before the rot of the past few months set in.“We got so many opportunities to grab third or fourth and weren’t able to. The Europa League is the right place to be for us next year.”Barring an astonishing Spurs collapse, the only issue that remains to be decided in the Premier League is the destination of the title.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgTallahassee, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced and applauded the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to remove more than 3,600 invasive Burmese pythons from South Florida’s Everglades System.This month, FWC’s Python Action Team reached a major milestone of removing 1,000 Burmese pythons from the wild in Florida. The removal of these 1,000 snakes compliments the more than 2,600 pythons removed by the SFWMD’s Python Elimination Program.“I’m proud that our recent efforts to expedite the removal of invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades are yielding results,” said Governor DeSantis. “The removal of more than 3,600 pythons by FWC and the South Florida Water Management District is an important milestone in this fight and demonstrates that our policies are working. Together, we will continue to build on this success and do all we can to preserve and restore our environment.”On August 7, Governor DeSantis joined FWC and the SFWMD to announce new efforts to remove pythons from the greater Everglades. The Governor directed FWC and the District to increase collaboration on a number of initiatives, including training programs, research, education campaigns and incentives for veterans to remove pythons.The SFWMD’s Python Elimination Program and FWC’s Python Action Team were created in March and April of 2017, respectively. Both programs were designed to further engage qualified individuals with python control efforts. In recent months, FWC has doubled their number of Action Team contractors, significantly increasing the number of pythons that have been removed.The FWC Python Action Team’s 1000th python was captured by Tom Rahill and the Swamp Apes Team in the Chekika region of Everglades National Park. It measured in at 9 feet, 5 inches long and weighed 23 pounds. The Swamp Apes Team is a group dedicated to serving U.S. veterans through serving the wilderness.“Removing thousands of snakes has certainly been a team effort! With the support of the Governor, we have been working with our partners with the South Florida Water Management District as well as the National Park Service to help us gain access to Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, both national treasures,” said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. “We have also been fortunate to have U.S. heroes from veterans’ groups helping to lead the charge.”“Governor DeSantis brought new energy and bold leadership to Florida’s python program,” said SFWMD Executive Director Drew Bartlett. “We join our partners at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Everglades National Park in celebrating more than 3,600 pythons removed from the Everglades. Together, we’re all working to restore the Everglades and combat the harmful pythons that hurt Florida’s native wildlife.”“The dedication of Tom Rahill and the veterans of the Swamp Apes is commendable,” said Pedro Ramos, superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. “Not only do their consistent efforts remove countless invasive snakes, but the captured pythons also provide our biologists and our USGS partners opportunities for research so that we can seek new methods to control their population.”To learn more about FWC’s Python Action Team and the SFWMD’s Python Elimination Program, visit https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/python/action-team/ and https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/python-program.last_img read more

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first_imgThe launch will mark the first time SpaceX reuses a nose cone, as well. Weather permitting, the rocket will blast off sometime during the eleven minute launch window. Conditions are 80% go for this morning’s launch set for 9:51 a.m. EST at Kennedy Space Center.SpaceX is planning to send 60 Starlink satellites into space to increase high-speed internet connectivity for people around the globe.It will be the company’s heaviest payload ever, and it also marks the first time SpaceX has used a rocket booster four times. last_img