Month: January 2018

Teva’s asthma treatment fails late-stage studies – Reuters


Teva's asthma treatment fails late-stage studies

Teva's asthma treatment fails late-stage studies. Staff. 1 Min Read. Jan 22 () – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Monday two late-stage studies testing its treatment for asthma did not meet their main goals. The studies were
Teva Late-stage Trial Of Asthma Treatment Fails To Meet Primary EndpointMarkets Insider

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Huntsville attorney becomes certified in family law – Huntsville Item

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Huntsville attorney becomes certified in family law
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Family law involve cases related to the family such as, divorce, child custody, modification,adoption, grandparents' access and child support. Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Bloodworth becomes the only

Nafta ‘Danger Zone’ Nears as Key Talks Begin Amid Trump Threats – Bloomberg

“We’re reaching the danger zone right now,” said Stephen Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation who was an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 campaign. “This is a pretty important meeting, because if there’s still no progress, the White House could become very frustrated and just throw up their hands and say, ‘We’re pulling out.”’

Kill Nafta? It’s Not as Easy as Trump Might Think: QuickTake Q&A

The latest session to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement began Sunday in Montreal and is scheduled to last through Jan. 29, making it the longest round yet. The 24-year-old trade pact is a key linchpin for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which trade more than $1 trillion in goods annually. Any of the three can quit after six-months’ notice, though Trump is the only one to regularly threaten to give it.

If the negotiations drag on too long, they could run into the political calendar. Mexico holds a presidential election July 1 and U.S. congressional midterms take place in November. Trump indicated this month that he could be flexible with talks ahead of the Mexican election — and then repeated his threat to withdraw if he can’t reach an agreement that’s “fair” for America.

Mexico hinted it could bend on automotive rules, one of the most explosive issues, while also saying that officials agree broadly on 40 percent of the pact. Canada, meanwhile, has said it will bring “new ideas” to the talks, and that several topics, known as chapters, are close to being concluded, even as Canadian officials said the chance of a U.S. exit is seen as increasing.

In the run-up to the sixth round of talks that are now underway in Montreal, there has been plenty of saber-rattling and posturing from the three countries. But through it all, a somewhat consistent pattern emerged: U.S. President Donald Trump kept threatening to withdraw from the pact while Canada and Mexico suggested they’d bring fresh thinking to the table to try to resolve some of the touchiest issues. The question now is whether they can move forward fast enough to salvage the deal before electoral politics overwhelm the agenda later this year.

Nafta talks are entering a pivotal moment as the U.S. turns up the pressure on Canada and Mexico to radically alter the trade pact in favor of American interests.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo will meet in Toronto on Monday. The two ministers along with Lighthizer are scheduled to make a joint statement on the closing day of round six, while the seventh session of talks is set for February.

At the same time, there are pro-Nafta signals coming from the Trump administration, including Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue who said in an interview last week that Trump shares his view that Nafta has benefits for U.S. farmers. And signs have been mounting from Canada and Mexico that they will be more flexible in trying to score a breakthrough in talks.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Tennys, Hyeon and a celebration of underdogs –

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2018

Most attempts to win first major; men in Open era

In the quarters, Federer will meet Czech Tomas Berdych, who downed Fabio Fognini in straight sets earlier in the day.

Madison Keys continues to play superb tennis at the Aussie Open. The American won through to the quarterfinals with a routine 6-3, 6-2 win over eighth seed Caroline Garcia. So far this tournament Keys has won 49 of her 68 games for an impressive game winning strike rate of 72 percent.

MELBOURNE, Australia — There was more drama at Melbourne Park on Monday evening as Tennys Sandgren and Hyeon Chung produced stunning back-to-back upsets on their way to the Australian Open men’s quarterfinals.

Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows laptops for schools – The Verge

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Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows laptops for schools
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Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S laptops starting at $189 and new Office 365 tools for studentsVentureBeat
New cheap Windows 10 laptops to challenge Google Chromebooks as Microsoft takes aim at classroomsTechRepublic

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Book: Bannon Told Ivanka, ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Doing’ – Daily Beast

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Book: Bannon Told Ivanka, 'You Don't Know What You're Doing'
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Another bombshell book on palace intrigue inside the Trump White House will be published by the end of the month. This time it is the turn of host Howard Kurtz to dish on the personal battles and the gossip reverberating around the West Wing
Donald Trump bracing himself for second book exposing White House chaos after surviving 'Fire and Fury'The Independent

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Boston College hockey player assaulted near Fenway Park – The Boston Globe

Boston College hockey player assaulted near Fenway Park

A 6-foot 5-inch defenseman for the Boston College men's hockey team is “out indefinitely” after being assaulted at a pizza parlor on Boylston Street, according to a press release from the school's athletic communications department. Kevin Lohan was
Boston College hockey player attacked while at pizza shopWCVB Boston
Boston College hockey player assaulted at restaurant

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Organ transplant rate increases with high overdose deaths – WLWT Cincinnati

Organ donations are possible in only 1 percent of deaths in the U.S.

The nonprofit group Lifeline Ohio saw a record number of donors and recipients in 2017, The Columbus Dispatch has reported .

Ohio had the nation’s second-highest drug-death rate in 2016, with 4,329 fatal overdoses. A quarter of Lifeline’s organ donors fatally overdosed last year, a 12 percent increase from 2016.

Becki Brown, Lifeline’s family services coordinator, said there are many misconceptions about organ donations. She said that while overdoses can stop a person’s breathing or their heart, it doesn’t necessarily harm their organs.

“We know the drug epidemic that’s sweeping our state, and donation has had an effect on transplant rates,” Mullins said.

2 IEDs were detonated at a Florida mall, with no injuries, police said – CNBC


2 IEDs were detonated at a Florida mall, with no injuries, police said
Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited near the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida. Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida. Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze
No one injured, man sought as two IEDs detonate at Florida
2 IEDs explode at Florida mall; police hunt for
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Kim, Khloe & Kourtney Kardashian Front Calvin Klein Underwear Ad With Kylie & Kendall Jenner – E! Online

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“The evolved #MYCALVINS concept has family at its center, a display of unity between strong individuals, further emphasized by the symbolism of the traditional American quilt,” the brand released in a statement. “This campaign captures these bonds and brings to life different ways we can inspire families—both born and made—to connect with one another, and celebrate the things that unite us.”

Thank goodness for those strategically placed blankets. 

While Kendall and Khloe are seen sitting, Kourtney stands tall sans top. 

Shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre, the photos feature the sisters both in denim ensembles and all in white or black CK undergarments. The campaign was shot last October, when Khloe’s baby bump was barely, if at all, visible. However, unlike Kourt and Kenny, who are shown topless but strategically covered, the elusive Kylie is featured in a more conservative manner. In a few shots, she’s wearing a denim button-up; in another, she’s wrapped in a quilt or sitting behind Khloe.

© 2018 Willy Vanderperre for CALVIN KLEIN

© 2018 Willy Vanderperre for CALVIN KLEIN