Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Business (Football) Share on Facebook Premier League clubs’ record £4.8bn revenues widens gap to rest of Europe Finances features Topics Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Arsenal Share on Messenger “The decrease [was] mainly attributable to the club’s participating in the Uefa Europa League rather than the more lucrative Uefa Champions League,” their report noted.That £35m would be huge money, of course, to most clubs in Europe, but illustrates that failing to qualify for the Champions League delivers a smaller proportionate hit to a top club’s earnings than is often perceived. Arsenal’s absence from the competition in Arsène Wenger’s final season cost the club only 8% of its total £423m football revenues the previous year, 2016-17, the last in which they played in the Champions League.For a club such as Leicester without Arsenal’s rich-list earnings from sponsorships and matchdays at the Emirates, their one-off participation in the Champions League after the miracle 2016 Premier League title win provided a relatively much greater bonanza: £70m – 30% of all Leicester’s 2016-17 earnings.Within Uefa, the idea that the money from its competition is financially decisive to Premier League inequalities has been a source of some frustration, as the English top flight’s distribution of TV money which favours the highest‑finishing clubs, their exponentially more lucrative sponsorship deals and bigger stadiums, account for much more of the difference. And the Europa League itself is a handy consolation prize; by making it to the semi‑final last season, when they lost to Atlético Madrid, Arsenal earned €38m (£34m) directly from Uefa.The system is weighted towards English clubs by the “market pool” element, which pays more according to how much Uefa was paid for a country’s TV rights. Arsenal made €29m from the market pool, more than double the next highest earning club, Marseille, who were paid €11.7m, €23m altogether, despite reaching the final.Arsenal last season made roughly the same money overall from matchdays at the Emirates Stadium, and the significant drops from failing to qualify were in TV income, £18.5m, and £10m in commercial revenues, which suggests their sponsors have to pay more for the greater exposure delivered by Champions League participation.But if the financial cost of missing out on qualifying in 2017 and 2018, after 16 years of consecutive participation under Wenger, was not devastating, it does represent a major threat to Arsenal’s status, of course, if they are seen to be making a habit of it.The football penalties are obvious, including a difficulty to attract the top echelon of players, and financially the Premier League hierarchy is changing. For most of those 16 years, Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi regime had not yet exponentially elevated its earnings; Liverpool’s revival relegated Arsenal from third- to fifth-highest-earning Premier League club last season, and Spurs’ new stadium is finally open and parked up the road from Arsenal’s north London turf.All of which adds up to there being more than just football success invested in Arsenal trying to win the Europa League on Wednesday and come home from oil-rich, repressive Azerbaijan with the trophy. For Arsenal, victory in the Europa League final in Baku – Uefa’s widely condemned choice of venue – carries the greater significance of qualification for next season’s Champions League than for Chelsea, who finished third in the Premier League and are thus qualified. Although the margin was fine for Unai Emery in his first season as manager, finishing fifth by a point behind Spurs, defeat in the final would mean a third consecutive failure to qualify for Arsenal, a continuing blow to football status and financial heft.Cash consequences of missing out on the Champions League can be exaggerated, informed by a vague perception that Uefa’s euros mark the divide between the Premier League’s richest clubs and the rest. Arsenal themselves stated in their 2017-18 annual accounts that they sustained a £35m drop last season in “football revenue” – all its earnings, essentially, except a £15m profit made from Islington property development still being reaped 12 years after the Emirates Stadium opened in 2006. Read more Reuse this content
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)After suffering their first loss of the season, the Ohio State Buckeyes plan on wreaking havoc on the struggling Nebraska Cornhuskers next week. And with the new uniforms they’ve unveiled, the Buckeyes may have the intimidation factor locked down.On Friday, the Buckeyes officially revealed the new black uniform they would be wearing when they return to Ohio Stadium on November 3, 2018.And they are something scary to behold!The promotional video featured a figure emerging from a cornfield with Halloween-themed music playing in the background, which you can see below.⬛️ XI.III.XVIII ⬛️#GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/ntgp4wEVx6— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 26, 2018Last week’s 49-20 loss to Purdue knocked the Buckeyes out of the Top 10 in the AP Poll.Despite the loss though, the Buckeyes still control their own destiny in the Big Ten title chase.If the Buckeyes beat Purdue and win out their regular season, they will still secure a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. Should they win that game, they have as good a chance as any one-loss team of making the College Football Playoff.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)While tonight’s Alabama vs. Clemson national title game is expected to be an offensive affair, it was a huge defensive play that led to the first score of the game. Tigers defensive back A.J. Terrell has his team on the board early.Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who threw just four interceptions all season long, threw a pick-six on his team’s first possession. Terrell returned the interception 44 yards to give Clemson an early touchdown lead.The interception came on Alabama’s fifth play from scrimmage. Clemson went three-and-out on its first possession.Here’s video of the interception. As you can imagine, Clemson fans went crazy in celebration.#NationalChampionship #CFBPlayoff #ClemsonvsAlabama #CFBChampionship #RollTide #CFPNationalChampionship #TuaTagovailoa #TuasSuperAnkle #picksix pick six !!!!! pic.twitter.com/20TUGE8VKG— TheQueensElectricDually (@DuallyThe) January 8, 2019Obviously, this is the start that Dabo Swinney and the Tigers were looking for. The Crimson Tide are favored by about a touchdown in most sports books heading into the game.It’s now 7-0 with 12 minutes to play in the first quarter.You can catch the game on ESPN.
1 of 5 This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Next Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Design Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture Previous As restaurants up the ante with evermore extreme dining experiences, it seems they could run out of new and unique avenues to explore. However, the designers of the soon-to-be-unveiled Under took a decidedly different approach altogether with a concept unlike any European restaurant before: they’re going underwater.The semi-submerged restaurant will extend more than 15 feet below the waters of the North Sea in southern Norway. Upon entering the futuristic, tunnel-like structure, visitors will pass a cloakroom, then an upscale Champagne bar. Venturing farther down, diners will be seated at one of two long, communal tables or several smaller intimate dining tables — all positioned near a panoramic, 36-foot tall acrylic viewing window.Under won’t be the world’s first underwater restaurant as similar eateries exist in Maldives and Dubai. However, it will be the first in Europe and — at roughly 6,500 square feet —— the world’s largest, with three levels and a 100-guest seating capacity.The design of the underwater restaurant is spearheaded by Snøhetta. The Oslo-based architectural firm has long been renowned for ambitious projects around the world, including Egypt’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.The team’s latest creation pulls inspiration from, of all places, a periscope. From the outside, the industrial design borders on Brutalism; a stark concrete monolith jutting from the sea like a half-sunk container ship. Lead architect Rune Grasdal noted of the design that “[o]ne of the benefits … is how it links nature and land, and how you can come safe from the land and in a very dramatic way go down through this concrete tube to the nature at sea level, and experience what normally is not experienced.”The submarine concept could well have served as the home of Jared Leto’s villainous character in Blade Runner 2049. Inside, the wood-clad dining space is set around a singular viewing window with thoughtful lighting to inspire a more organic feel. Grasdal underscored that the success of the layout hinges on restaurant guests feeling secure, but not claustrophobic.The firm’s innovative approach to Under has made the restaurant’s integration into the natural marine environment a top priority. The rough concrete construction, for example, will encourage mussels to cling to the exterior shell. As thousands of invertebrates gather on the artificial reef, they will collectively clean and purify the water, thus attracting additional marine life. Additionally, when the restaurant is not in operation, the structure will serve as an aquatic research center for biologists.With construction beginning in February 2018, the completion of Under is anticipated for spring of 2019. You may want to make your reservations soon after, however. We imagine the waitlist is going to fill up fast. Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts
HAMILTON – A southern Ontario college says it’s investigating two incidents in which a television reporter says she was sexually harassed by students.In a posting on the Mohawk College Facebook page, president Ron McKerlie says campus security is looking into “misogynistic words” used by two students on Tuesday.CHCH reporter Britt Dixon was reporting on students returning to class following a five-week college faculty strike and said Tuesday on Twitter that a male student yelled a lewd comment behind her in the middle of an interview. Later she tweeted “Wow twice in one day.”McKerlie says he has personally apologized to the reporter on behalf of the college and says sexual harassment is a clear violation of Mohawk’s student behaviour policy.He says violating the policy can result in suspension or expulsion and, at a minimum, students are required to apologize and sign a behaviour contract.McKerlie calls the incident “deeply disappointing” and not reflective the college’s values.“If you somehow believe it is acceptable or humorous to demean and sexually harass women then you are not welcome at Mohawk,” he said.
GoFundMe, the world’s largest online fundraising platform, is pleased to announce that country music superstar Brad Paisley has launched a GoFundMe campaign and made a $100,000 donation to help the victims of the West Virginia floods that killed 23 and left thousands homeless.To view Brad Paisley’s GoFundMe Campaign, click here.To raise awareness for the fundraising campaign, Brad Paisley hosted a Facebook Live event yesterday at 2pm CT. To watch the event, visit this page.“Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can. One of the best ways I have found that hopefully will raise the largest amount of money the quickest and get it to the people in need the fastest is through GoFundMe. I have set a goal of $1 million — this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed. Join me as we help West Virginians together,” says Paisley.“We couldn’t be more pleased that Brad Paisley is working with the GoFundMe community to help victims of the recent devastating floods in West Virginia,” said CEO Rob Solomon. “We hope the online community rallies around Brad’s campaign to give comfort and relief to West Virginians in need.”The GoFundMe community has a history of coming together in the aftermath of natural disasters. Donors raised over $1 million for those impacted by the Fort McMurray fires in Canada. Over $1 million dollars was raised for the victims and their families of the earthquakes in Ecuador in April, and $7 million was raised on GoFundMe in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes.
The Government has decided not to increase fuel prices this week, the Ministry of Finance said.Fuel prices were expected to be increased today under the monthly fuel price formula. However since the Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be celebrated over the coming weekend the Finance Ministry said that fuel prices will not be revised. (Colombo Gazette)
“It is clear that the stress of poverty can destroy family cohesion and lead to social exclusion and social disintegration. Yet, despite these challenges, families all over the world remain a most vital force in the battle to eradicate poverty,” the Under-Secretary-General heading the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), José Antonio Ocampo, said in a speech ahead of the 12th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Sunday.”Families are the providers of first resort and the providers of last resort. The mutual caring, sharing and nurturing that family members provide for one another are the essential elements that allow people living in poverty to survive each and every day.”Mr. Ocampo was a panellist discussing a study by the international anti-poverty non-governmental organization (NGO), ATD Fourth World, called “How Poverty Separates Parents and Children.” Halving extreme poverty by 2015 is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that the UN membership agreed on at a summit in 2000.Summarizing its study, ATD Fourth World said, “In the face of poverty, parents can show unstinting resilience and courage on behalf of their children, making enormous efforts to safeguard relationships and keep the family together.”Mr. Ocampo said the centrality of the family in society often had escaped the attention of policymakers and they had shown insufficient regard for the contributions families make to the well-being of their members. DESA was promoting the integration of a family perspective into policy-making, he said.”Ten years after the (March 1995) Social Summit, it is evident that sustained and broad-based economic growth remains critical to poverty reduction,” he said.”Yet, in the context of an equity-enhancing growth strategy, other fundamental aspects of development, such as employment, education, health care and social integration, including adequate and stable funding for social policies and programmes, need to be forcefully brought back into policy formulation if the causes of poverty – and not merely its symptoms – are to be successfully addressed.”
by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2015 2:15 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Volkswagen Canada halts some sales after CEO apologizes for emissions scandal Volkswagen Canada has told dealers to stop selling diesel-powered vehicles involved in an emissions-testing scandal that has drawn the ire of American regulators.Spokesman Thomas Tetzlaff said in an email that the Canadian division of the automaker is working with its American counterpart and parent company in Germany to resolve the issue.Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn apologized on Sunday following revelations last week that the company had rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.Tetzlaff said nearly all of the company’s Volkswagen-branded diesel cars are included in the stop sale order in Canada, including the Jetta, the Golf, and the Beetle.No mention was made of what is to happen with cars already on the road.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen had programmed the computers in its vehicles to recognize emissions testing and turn on extra pollution controls that are not engaged during regular driving.
Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Wednesday’s win over Jackson State, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said that he was pleased with where his defense was at, but admitted that the offense needed some touching up. On Friday, OSU put together one of its best overall games in more than a season.The Buckeyes defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 111-70, on Friday at the Schottenstein Center in the final game of the Global Sports Invitational. The Scarlet and Gray scored 60 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.Senior forward Marc Loving and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU in scoring with 20 points each.“This has been a good week for this team,” Matta said. “I think we’ve grown and gotten better on both sides of the basketball. Are we there yet, no … but from the standpoint of what we’ve done percentage wise defensively is a good thing for us.”Marshall entered Friday night’s game averaging 83.8 points per game. The Buckeyes were averaging 56.6 points allowed per game. Something would have to give, and that something favored the Buckeyes.Marshall’s 70 points was its lowest total yet this season.OSU had the Thundering Herd on its heels from the beginning. Through the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes scored 27 points and already had a 13-point lead. The hot shooting continued as redshirt junior guard Kam Williams got several looks from 3 and the Scarlet and Gray owned the glass, creating several transition opportunities.The Buckeyes used a first-half 13-0 run that ended in a 22-5 run to pad its lead to 23 before halftime. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson led the team with 15 points at the half. OSU had 30 rebounds in the first half compared to its game average of 38. Williams was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc at half with 11 points.In the second half, it was more of the same from the Buckeyes. OSU racked up 27 offensive rebounds and freshman center Micah Potter started to make his presence more known. Potter ended the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds in his first career double-double.“Last game we gave up too many offensive rebounds so the emphasis of just, in practice, doing a lot of box-out drills, doing a lot of rebounding drills,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing that we wanted to do was crash the boards and keep them off the glass and stuff like that.”Sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle shook off a rough first half and scored 12 points in the second. He ended the night with six assists.Loving became the 53rd player in OSU history to surpass 1,000 career points. He also had 14 rebounds.Loving has had two consecutive games where he has shot above 50 percent from the field. As the only senior on the team, this is the type of production Matta and Loving, himself, is looking for.“Marc has kind of kicked it in a little bit and hopefully he can continue to not just make shots but … he’s playing better defense too and that’s a good thing for us,” Matta said.Next on the schedule, the Buckeyes have their toughest test yet, on the road at No. 7 Virginia. OSU lost by six last year in Columbus to the Cavaliers. Loving led that game with 19 points.Loving said that for the team to have its best game for its biggest game of the year thus far is certainly a boost of morale, but it doesn’t mean much when the teams square off on Wednesday at 9 p.m.I think I saw their score and Virginia was winning their game by a large margin as well, so both teams will be confident coming into this game,” he said. “We’ll just see who’s better that night.”
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) —A message of hope was delivered to thousands in Escondido Sunday night by the son of one of the most famous televangelists of all time.An estimated 10,000 people gathered in Escondido to hear Evangelist Franklin Graham speak at Grape Day Park in Escondido.KUSI’s John Soderman was live is Escondido with the story. Posted: May 20, 2018 John Soderman, May 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Roughly 10,000 gather in Escondido to hear Evangelist Franklin Graham John Soderman
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Navy issued noise advisory in Coronado Dave Scott Posted: October 30, 2018 Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCORONADO (KUSI) – The Navy put out a noise advisory in Coronado because the Blue Angels are in town!KUSI’s Dave Scott was live in Coronado Monday afternoon to tell us all about the flyover. October 30, 2018
Citation: Researchers suggest Victorian-era people more intelligent than modern-day counterparts (2013, May 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-victorian-era-people-intelligent-modern-day-counterparts.html Queen Victoria, after whom the era is named. Credit: Wikipedia The Victorian era has been highly touted by historians as one of the most productive in human history—inventions, observations and highly acclaimed art and music from that time still resonate today. The era was defined by Queen Victoria’s reign in England which ran from 1837 until her death in 1901. Comparing the average IQ of people from that time with that of modern-day people is, of course, impossible—at least using traditional methods. The researchers suggest that reaction times to stimuli can be used as an alternative way to compare relative IQ levels.IQ tests themselves have come under scrutiny of late because they quite often reflect bias, such as education levels, societal norms, and other not-easily defined factors. Other research has shown that overall health, nutrition levels and degree of fatigue can impact IQ scores as well. For this reason, the team has turned to RT as a means of evaluating what they call general intelligence, which they claim to be a measure of elementary cognition.The researchers didn’t come up with the idea of RT as a measure of intelligence themselves; rather, they are relying on claims made by other researchers over the years that they say prove that RT is a way of measuring the “true” intelligence of a person, i.e. an intelligence measure not impacted by education level, illness, background, etc. Using such claims as a basis, the team looked at RT tests given by various researchers during the period 1884 to 2004, and found that RT rates slowly increased over the entire time period. For men, the increase was found to be 183ms to 253ms; for women the increase was from 188ms to 261ms. The researchers claim this proves that people have grown “less clever” over time. They back up their claim by suggesting they know the reason for the decline in intelligence—smarter people having fewer children, while the less smart, have more.The claims by the European team will undoubtedly be viewed as controversial—after all, no one has proved that reaction times truly are an accurate measure of intelligence. Nor does the data suggest that those researchers testing people for their reaction times chose their subjects at random, or even in fact, performed the tests in the same way as everyone else. There’s also the consideration of the Flynn effect, where other researchers have found average intelligence levels rising since the WW II.The study has been published in the journal Intelligence. More information: www.sciencedirect.com/science/ … ii/S0160289613000470 Explore further Noted authority says women now have higher IQ than men © 2013 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —In a new study, a European research team suggests that the average intelligence level of Victorian-era people was higher than that of modern-day people. They base their controversial assertion on reaction times (RT) to visual stimuli given as tests to people from the late 1800s to modern times—the faster the reaction time, they say, the smarter the person.
A sharpshooter who toured with none other than “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West show, Annie Oakley is renowned as a star and has obtained legendary status in American history. But who was Annie Oakley really, and how did she come to play such a prominent role? Oakley was born in Ohio in 1860 as Pheobe Ann Mosey – the sixth of a total of nine children in her family. Her parents, Susan and James, were Quakers, and her father fought in the War of 1812. Unfortunately, he died of pneumonia when Annie was only about 6 years old. Her mother remarried about a year later but was widowed once again shortly thereafter.Annie Oakley Cabinet Card Signed.With the death of her father, and stepfather, Annie, at the age of 9, was admitted to the Darke County Infirmary, together with an older sister, Sarah Ellen, where she was put into the care of Samuel Edington, the superintendent, and his family. Putting children into care to alleviate a family’s financial restraints was not unusual at the time, but that did not make it easy on the children.While at the infirmary, she learned to sew, received some education, and helped look after the Edingtons’ children. In the spring of 1870, when she was only 10 years old, Annie was “bound out” to another family to help take care of their baby, but the family proved to be abusive, and even put Annie outside in the cold without shoes when she fell asleep while doing some mending. In her autobiography, Annie referred to them as “the wolves”, although she graciously never revealed their names – an indication of her character.Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror.To support her family both before and after she went into care, Annie started hunting by the age of 8. She often sold game to shopkeepers in nearby Grenville, as well as restaurants and hotels in northern Ohio.By the time she was 15, she had already made a name for herself as a good shot, and had earned enough money from hunting to pay off the mortgage on her mother’s farm: “Oh, how my heart leaped with joy as I handed the money to mother and told her that I had saved enough to pay it off!”Annie Oakley shooting a shotgun in front of dozens of spectators. Pinehurst, NCAnnie was invited to Cincinnati to compete in a shooting match against Frank E. Butler – a travelling marksman who was performing in the city with the Baughman & Butler shooting act. He placed a $100 bet on each side (roughly $2,282 in 2018) with a hotel owner, Jack Frost, that he could beat any local shooter.Frost invited Annie to attend, stating “the last opponent Butler expected was a five-foot-tall 15-year-old girl named Annie.” On Thanksgiving Day in 1875, Butler lost the bet to that young girl, missing his 25th shot.Annie OakleyInstead of being embarrassed, however, he started courting Annie, marrying her in 1876. (There is some debate as the legal date of their marriage, as the marriage certificate is dated 1882. This may be because Butler’s divorce from his first wife, Henrietta, was not yet final in 1876.)When she and Frank began to tour together, along with her dog, George, Phoebe Ann Mosey adopted the stage name of Annie Oakley, perhaps after the neighborhood in Cincinnati where they lived. When Sitting bull saw her at a theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was so taken with her that he gave her the moccasins he had worn at Little Bighorn, and named her “Watanya Cicilla” – Little Sure Shot.Brisbois cabinet card of Annie Oakley with lithographed signatureIn 1885, Annie and Frank joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and toured with the troupe for 16 seasons. Annie was quickly the main draw, receiving top billing and her image on promotional posters.As a result, Frank began acting more as her manager than performing partner. Together, they traveled to England for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victorian in 1887, which only increased Annie’s celebrity, along with her growing pile of medals, trophies, and awards for her shooting. The Wild West show toured Europe in 1889, staying in Paris for a six-month stint before traveling to other regions of France, Italy, Spain and Germany.Buffalo Bill’s Wild West posterWhen the show finally returned to the US after 2 more tours of Europe in 1892, Annie was a household name. She and Frank bought a home in New Jersey, although they continued to tour to roughly 130 venues per season. In 1894, Thomas Edison himself filmed members of the show; now anyone could go to a nickelodeon and see Annie shoot.Like most performers, however, Annie’s time on stage had to end eventually. When she was 41, the train that she and Frank were on collided head-on with another, and Annie was badly injured. Although she recovered from her temporary paralysis and endured 5 spinal operations, she left the Buffalo Bill show in 1902, opting to perform in The Western Girl – a play written just for her.Oakley in 1922In 1912, Frank and Annie built a home in Maryland known as Annie Oakley House today, before moving to North Carolina in 1917. She continued shooting and setting records well into her 60s, but her health declined after a car accident in 1922, and she died of pernicious anemia at the age of 66. Her husband – devoted to her for over 50 years – died a mere 18 days later.Throughout her life, Annie used her fame to prove that women could shoot, and shoot well, in a male-dominated field, while still being women. She wore a dress, made her own costumes, and embroidered in her spare time.Phoebe Anne ‘Annie Oakley’ Moses poses in front of her tent in a camp for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West ShowAnd she also is believed to have taught more than 15,000 women how to use a gun. She felt that it was entirely necessary for women to be able to defend themselves and that shooting provided a form of physical and mental exercise: “I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies.”Related Video: John Wayne’s Best QuotesShe also promoted the service of women in combat in the US armed forces – something that is still debated today – and wrote a letter to President McKinley in 1898 “offering the government the services of a company of 50 ‘lady sharpshooters’ who would provide their own arms and ammunition should the US go to war with Spain.”Silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10In 1917, during the First World War, she contacted the US Secretary of War with a similar offer. When she did not hear back, she instead visited army camps, raised money for the Red Cross, and volunteered with other military charities.Read Another Article: The Real Life of Doc Holliday – Wild West Legend that Continues to FascinateAhead of her time with regard to women, shooting and combat, Annie Oakley became an American legend and an icon. Her celebrity continues to this day, in museums, books, theatre, movies, and television. Not bad for a poor little girl from Ohio.
Feature | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 06, 2015 Study Reports Positive Outcomes for Post-prostatectomy Image-Guided IMRT Results demonstrate low toxicity and no significant decrease in urinary, bowel and sexual function News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more October 6, 2015 — A prospective study of guideline-based postoperative image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) in prostate cancer patients found toxicity profiles low and patient-reported quality of life following treatment favorable. Researchers concluded that toxicity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) should not impact the recommendation of radiation therapy treatment following prostatectomy.The study, “Phase 2 trial of guideline-based postoperative image guided intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Toxicity, biochemical and patient-reported health-related quality-of-life outcomes,” is published in the September-October 2015 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) journal focused on the clinical practice of radiation oncology. The edition is the “Safety Issue” and features articles that were submitted based on research and results around safety in radiation oncology.Post-prostatectomy radiation therapy (RT) has been reported as underutilized, with randomized trials showing the benefit of adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) but approximately only 10 percent of patients receiving the treatment, according to a study published in 2014. One potential reason for underutilization could be concern over side effects or a negative impact on HRQOL. Study authors in the phase 2 trial set out to determine if this reason was accurate using a consensus guideline for defining the clinical target volume, looking at the treatment-related toxicities, HRQOL and biochemical outcomes of patients treated with postoperative IG-IMRT for prostate cancer following prostatectomy.In the study, 68 men considered for radiation therapy after prostatectomy at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network, Toronto, were enrolled between August 2007 and October 2008. The median age at diagnosis was 59.8 (range 43.7 – 74.2). Of those, 53 patients (77.9 percent) were treated with salvage RT and 15 (22.1 percent) were treated with ART. Published consensus guidelines were used to delineate the clinical target volume, or prostate bed, with patients receiving a dose of 66 Gy in 33 fractions. The radiation treatment plan prioritized rectal dose constraints over target volume coverage, according to the study authors. IMRT and daily cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) guidance delivered the treatment. Routine follow-up occurred every three to six months during the first five years. Median follow-up after treatment completion was 5.9 years (range 0.1 – 6.7 years).Toxicity was graded according to the National Cancer Institute’s Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, while the HRQOL was measured according to the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire, which was collected prospectively at baseline, week five (during RT), three months after RT completion and at one-, two-, three- and five-year follow-up visits.Researchers calculated the cumulative toxicity and biochemical relapse-free rates by the Kaplan-Meier method. Changes in HRQOL were measured using paired Student t-tests with multiple testing correction.According to the study, the main primary planning objectives were met in 97.1 and 98.5 percent of cases (dose received by 99 percent of the planning target volume [PTV] = 54 Gy, and rectal wall maximum dose (1cc) = 66Gy, respectively). Secondary PTV coverage objective was volume of PTV receiving at least 95 percent of the prescribed dose = 95 percent, which was met in two-thirds of cases.“With modern radiotherapy and the continuous improvements in treatment techniques, the present study rejects the notion that the use of radiation treatment after prostatectomy may have a negative impact in the patient’s quality of life pertaining to sexual, urinary or bowel function,” said study lead and first authors, Cynthia Ménard, M.D., and Alejandro Berlin, M.D., MSc, respectively, from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network, Toronto.The cumulative five-year incidence of late gastrointestinal Grade 2 was 12.3 percent (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 11.1 percent-13.5 percent) and genitourinary Grade 2 toxicities was 10.6 percent (95 percent CI, 9.5 percent-11.6 percent). No Grade 3 or Grade 4 late toxicities were observed.Researchers observed transient declines in EPIC gastrointestinal domain summary score (mean 87.66 at three months versus 92.76 at baseline; P = .006) and genitourinary irritative subscale (week five mean score 83.37 versus 89.45 at baseline; P = .007). Complete recovery occurred between three and 12 months after therapy, which remained stable compared with baseline at five-year follow-up.The sexual HRQOL remained stable at five years, with an improving trend in bother subscale, with the five-year mean score at 58.17 versus 44.81 at baseline. This improvement might be because patients became accustomed to erectile dysfunction over time, Berlin said.At five years, biochemical relapse-free rate was 72.7 percent (95 percent CI, 61.9 percent-83.5 percent).The study authors cited weaknesses and cautionary notes from the study, the first being that the study had a relatively small sample size. However, having the patients’ answer the EPIC questionnaire was effective in obtaining results directly impacted by treatment, especially in an area without a great deal of patient-reported information, they said.“Studies evaluating the results, particularly quality of life, after post-prostatectomy radiotherapy are scarce,” Berlin said. “This is even more relevant with the use of current modern techniques. Despite the small sample size, each patient is [his] ‘own control,’ as the variations in quality of life are compared to the pre-radiation baseline status, providing strength to the analysis.”Other weaknesses in the study were the completion rate of the EPIC questionnaire, which declined over time (but the authors cited that, because of the “stability and reproducibility” of results over the follow-up, a clinically meaningful change to results would be small). In addition, they point out that the volume definition of organs at risk may be different at other institutions so “caution should be used in determining the equivalence of other normal tissue dosimetric parameters to be applied for plan evaluation when different contouring techniques are used,” study authors said.Overall, “results are encouraging and continue to support the use of a well-established treatment for specific indications after prostatectomy, e.g. rising prostate-specific antigen, extraprostatic extension, positive margins, etc., contrasting with the literature reporting that only a small proportion of these actually receive post-operative radiation,” Ménard said.“Additionally, when consensus definition of target volumes were developed, concerns were raised due to larger volumes compared to historical practice. Therefore, the low toxicity rates observed, particularly rectal toxicity, were positively surprising. 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FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey departs from district court after arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, Mass. Attorneys for Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) Hearing set in case accusing Kevin Spacey of groping man by The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2019 6:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NANTUCKET, Mass. — Attorneys for Kevin Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016.A pretrial hearing is set for Monday in the Nantucket District Court. The judge has said that Spacey is not required to attend, but must be available by phone.The 59-year-old former “House of Cards” star pleaded not guilty in January to felony indecent assault and battery. His lawyers filed motions last week seeking the accuser’s cellphone, surveillance footage from the bar and other records. They’ve called the accusations “patently false.”Spacey is accused of sexually assaulting the son of a former Boston TV anchor on the resort island of Nantucket.It’s the first criminal case brought against Spacey after several sexual misconduct allegations crippled his career in 2017.The Associated Press
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