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Launch of the Lymphoma Hub, an online lymphoma community

31 Oct

Launch of the Lymphoma Hub, an online lymphoma community

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Led by La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL), a non-profit Italian professional lymphoma research organization, and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Celgene Corporation, the Lymphoma Hub has been launched as a new online community for hematologists and oncologists treating lymphoma.

Guided by a Steering Committee of internationally recognized lymphoma experts, the Lymphoma Hub is a global network dedicated to providing a trusted online resource to improve knowledge and understanding of lymphoma. Its goal is to expedite learning through the sharing of expertise and to disseminate the latest news and information to healthcare professionals worldwide. The portal is optimized for multiple devices and platforms, with a fully responsive design making it easy to view on the go. The use of social media further supports users’ easy access to the most current information in their field.

“I am very pleased to announce the birth of the Lymphoma Hub and to hold the role of coordinator of such a group of internationally recognized lymphoma experts, who are devoted to improving knowledge and understanding of lymphoma in healthcare professionals worldwide” said Professor Federico Massimo, President of FIL and Chair of the Lymphoma Hub Steering Committee.

Visit the Lymphoma Hub to find out more.

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About the Lymphoma Hub

The Lymphoma Hub is a global network dedicated to providing a trusted online resource to improve knowledge and understanding of lymphoma. Its goal is to expedite learning through the sharing of expertise and to disseminate the latest news and information to healthcare professionals worldwide. Visit the Lymphoma Hub at http://www.lymphomahub.com.


About La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi

La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL) is a non-profit organization, which coordinates the activities carried out in Italy in the field of lymphoma by more than 120 centers located throughout the country. Founded in Alessandria on September 30, 2010, FIL encourages prospective and retrospective studies in order to answer important questions surrounding lymphoma. The aim of FIL is to raise awareness of lymphoma and help patients and relatives by coordinating research groups in the fight against lymphoma. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at http://www.filinf.it.


About Celgene

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.celgene.com.



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Led by La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL), a non-profit Italian professional lymphoma research organization, and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Celgene Corporation, the Lymphoma Hub has been launched as a new online community for hematologists and oncologists treating lymphoma.

Guided by a Steering Committee of internationally recognized lymphoma experts, the Lymphoma Hub is a global network dedicated to providing a trusted online resource to improve knowledge and understanding of lymphoma. Its goal is to expedite learning through the sharing of expertise and to disseminate the latest news and information to healthcare professionals worldwide. The portal is optimized for multiple devices and platforms, with a fully responsive design making it easy to view on the go. The use of social media further supports users’ easy access to the most current information in their field.

“I am very pleased to announce the birth of the Lymphoma Hub and to hold the role of coordinator of such a group of internationally recognized lymphoma experts, who are devoted to improving knowledge and understanding of lymphoma in healthcare professionals worldwide” said Professor Federico Massimo, President of FIL and Chair of the Lymphoma Hub Steering Committee.

Visit the Lymphoma Hub to find out more.

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About the Lymphoma Hub

The Lymphoma Hub is a global network dedicated to providing a trusted online resource to improve knowledge and understanding of lymphoma. Its goal is to expedite learning through the sharing of expertise and to disseminate the latest news and information to healthcare professionals worldwide. Visit the Lymphoma Hub at http://www.lymphomahub.com.


About La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi

La Fondazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL) is a non-profit organization, which coordinates the activities carried out in Italy in the field of lymphoma by more than 120 centers located throughout the country. Founded in Alessandria on September 30, 2010, FIL encourages prospective and retrospective studies in order to answer important questions surrounding lymphoma. The aim of FIL is to raise awareness of lymphoma and help patients and relatives by coordinating research groups in the fight against lymphoma. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at http://www.filinf.it.


About Celgene

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.celgene.com.



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Baidu profit crimped by mobile Internet push

30 Oct

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China’s most popular search engine, said Wednesday quarterly profit rose 1.3 percent as it invested to expand its fledgling mobile business.

The Beijing-based company earned 3 billion ($498 million) in the three months ended Sept. 30. Revenue rose 42.3 percent to 8.9 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) but sales and administrative costs more than doubled, due mostly to mobile-related expenses. Development costs rose 77.5 percent.

Established Internet services such as Baidu are scrambling to develop wireless platforms as Web surfers shift to going online via smartphones and tablets.

In July, Baidu announced it would acquire a smartphone apps distributor, 91 Wireless, for $1.9 billion.

“We will continue to invest aggressively in order to position ourselves well in this rapidly developing mobile market,” said Baidu’s chief financial officer, Jennifer Li, in a statement.

China’s population of Internet users grew 10 percent over the past year to 591 million people as of the end of June. The number of users who surf the Web on wireless devices rose at double that rate, climbing 20 percent to 464 million.

Baidu’s latest profit growth was below the double-digit rates of previous year but represented a rebound from the previous quarter’s rare 4.5 percent contraction in earnings.

Baidu dominates traditional Internet search with nearly 80 percent of China’s market. But in mobile, it faces tough competition from companies such as Qihoo 360, which launched a rival in mid-2012.

Baidu also has expanded from search into music downloads, online video and other services.

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International Galaxy Note 3 getting another OTA, reactivation lock now defaults off

29 Oct

Note 3 OTA

Another 'stability' update for the unlocked LTE-capable Note 3 with a couple of important fixes

The international Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (SM-N9005) is getting yet another over-the-air update this morning, bringing it up to firmware version UDMJ6. The 116MB update includes stability fixes according to the official changelog, in addition to a change that may be of interest to anyone selling or giving away their device in the future. Until now the "reactivation lock" feature, which requires your Samsung account details to use the phone after a factory reset, defaulted to "on." It's a useful anti-theft feature, but if it could cause you some headaches if you weren't aware of it. As such, the new update sets it to "off" by default, requiring Note owners to manually enable it under Settings > General > Security.

Other changes in the OTA include a fresh coat of paint for the Samsung keyboard, as well as fixes for bugs preventing certain features, such as direct pen input and the one-handed windowed mode, from being reactivated after enabling Pebble's accessibility service.

If you're updating this morning, hit the comments and let us know if you're seeing any other changes or fixes.

    



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BlackBerry Z30 hits Verizon in November for $200

29 Oct

Verizon gave no details when it announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Z30, but it’s finally narrowing things down… well, mostly. The 5-inch BB 10.2 flagship is now poised to reach Big Red sometime this November (the carrier isn’t being more specific) for $200 on contract. It’s billed as a US …

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Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law

28 Oct

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sits on a panel to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act enrollment, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sits on a panel to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act enrollment, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Jeffrey Zients testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama is calling Zients to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site, http://www.healthcare.gov. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(AP) — Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal to buy insurance — even as the website suffered yet another setback.

A component of the online system that has been working relatively well experienced an outage Sunday. The federal data services hub, a conduit for verifying the personal information of people applying for benefits under the law, went down in a failure that was blamed on an outside contractor, Terremark.

“Today, Terremark had a network failure that is impacting a number of their clients, including healthcare.gov,” HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said. “Secretary Sebelius spoke with the CEO of Verizon this afternoon to discuss the situation and they committed to fixing the problem as soon as possible.”

Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, of which Terremark is a part, said: “Our engineers have been working with HHS and other technology companies to identify and address the root cause of the issue. It will fixed as quickly as possible.”

The Obama administration will face intense pressure this week to be more forthcoming about how many people have actually succeeded in enrolling for coverage in the new insurance markets. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner is to testify during a House hearing Tuesday, followed Wednesday by Sebelius before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The officials will also be grilled on how such crippling technical problems could have gone undetected prior to the website’s Oct. 1 launch.

“The incompetence in building this website is staggering,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., the second ranking Republican on the panel and an opponent of the law.

Democrats said the new system needed time to get up and running, and it could be fixed to provide millions of people with affordable insurance. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, said the system was “working in Kentucky,” a state that has dealt with “some of the worst health statistics in the country. … The only way we’re going to get ourselves out of the ditch is some transformational tool,” like the new health insurance system.

Blackburn said she wanted to know much has been spent on the website, how much more it will cost to fix the problems, when everything will be ready and what people should expect to see on the site. Blackburn and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., raised questions of whether the website could guard the privacy of applicants.

“The way the system is designed it is not secure,” said Rogers, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The administration sought to reassure applicants about their personal information. HHS’ Peters said when consumers fill out their applications, “they can trust that the information they’re providing is protected by stringent security standards and that the technology underlying the application process has been tested and is secure.”

The botched rollout has led to calls on Capitol Hill for a delay of penalties for those remaining uninsured. The Obama administration has said it’s willing to extend the grace period until Mar. 31, the end of open enrollment. That’s an extra six weeks. The insurance industry says going beyond that risks undermining the new system by giving younger, healthier people a pass.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who is seeking a yearlong delay to the penalty for noncompliance, said his approach would “still induce people to get involved, but it will also give us the time to transition in. And I think we need that transition period to work out the things.” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who has urged the Obama administration to postpone the March 31 deadline, said she was concerned applicants would not have a full six months to enroll.

The administration was under no legal requirement to launch the website Oct. 1. Sebelius, who designated her department’s Medicare agency to implement the health care law, had the discretion to set open enrollment dates. Officials could have postponed open enrollment by a month, or they could have phased in access to the website.

But all through last summer and into early fall, the administration insisted it was ready to go live in all 50 states on Oct. 1.

The online insurance markets are supposed to be the portal to coverage for people who do not have access to a health plan through their jobs. The health care law offers middle-class people a choice of private insurance plans, made more affordable through new tax credits. Low-income people will be steered to Medicaid in states that agree to expand that safety net program.

An HHS memo prepared for Sebelius in September estimated that nearly 500,000 people would enroll for coverage in the marketplaces during October, their first month of operation. The actual number is likely to be only a fraction of that. The administration has said 700,000 people have completed applications.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said the president had been poorly served by Sebelius “in the implementation of his own signature legislature. So if somebody doesn’t leave and if there isn’t a real restructuring, not just a 60-day somebody come in and try to fix it, then he’s missing the point of management 101, which is these people are to serve him well, and they haven’t.”

Blackburn spoke on “Fox News Sunday,” Beshear appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rogers was on to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Manchin was interviewed on ABC’s “This Week,” and Shaheen and Issa made their comments on CBS “Face the Nation.”

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Ann Delisi On World Cafe

27 Oct
  • “Another Satellite” by Fur
  • “You Got Me” by Blaire Alise & the Bombshells
  • “Strange” by American Mars
  • “Can You Feel Me Now” by Flint Eastwood
  • “Lookee’ For A Reason” by The Appleseed Collective

To find out about up-and-coming local bands for our Sense of Place stop in Detroit, we went straight to one of the city’s best-known sources: Ann Delisi, host of Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on NPR member station WDET-FM.

A close observer of Detroit’s music scene for many years, Delisi picked five bands to feature — and their diverse sounds may surprise you. On this episode, listeners will hear from atmospheric roots rockers American Mars; Fur, who had their music licensed by the TV drama Homeland; Blair Alise & the Bombshells, whose lead singer is 16 years old; the sibling duo Flint Eastwood; and the acoustic band The Appleseed Collective.

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Malaysia bans Ke$ha concert, cites ‘culture’ clash

26 Oct

FILE – In this Sep. 22 2013 file photo, Ke$ha performs at the IHeartRadio Music Festival, in Las Vegas. Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP, File)

FILE – In this Sep. 22 2013 file photo, Ke$ha performs at the IHeartRadio Music Festival, in Las Vegas. Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.

Concert organizer Livescape said it received a letter about the decision on the eve of the show that was to be held Saturday at a Kuala Lumpur stadium.

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia said separately that it was rejecting the application for Ke$ha to perform for reasons of religion and culture.

The ministry’s statement did not elaborate. Ke$ha, whose hits include “Tik Tok” and “Die Young,” has songs that make explicit references to sex and liquor.

Last month, Malaysian officials also barred a performance by American metal band Lamb of God, accusing the Grammy-nominated group’s work of being blasphemous.

Ke$ha and her team had previously agreed to modify their planned show in Malaysia, including making changes to her song lyrics and wardrobe, to comply with the government’s general guidelines for performers, Livescape said in its statement.

Livescape said it was losing more than 1.1 million ringgit ($350,000) because of the ban. It urged the Malaysian government to “engage in a productive dialogue” with concert promoters to prevent similar incidents.

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