WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a surprise result that can help in the understanding of both aging and cancer, researchers working with an engineered type of stem cell said they reversed the aging process in a rare genetic disease.The team at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute were working with a new type of cell called induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells, which closely resemble embryonic stem cells but are made from ordinary skin cells…
At the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina in table tennis for seniors, that is held last weekend in the Sports Hall Ilijas organized by the TTC “Hasim Spahic”, Emina Hadziahmetovic won the state champion title for the seventh time in a row.The second place went to Miljana Antonic and the third one went to Ivona Baskarad.The State champion in the men’s competition is Armin Alicic from Vogosca, second place went to Srdjan Milicevic, while Isak Abdagic and Anes Alic divided the third place.“Whenever you are the first, it is the hardest thing to defend the title, but hard training, work and dedication pay off at the end. I have made a great effort to be the State champion for seven years in a row”, said Emina Hadziahmetovic.150 seniors participated at the 22nd State Championship.(Source: faktor.ba)
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez appear to be back in the game as prospective buyers of the Mets.The New York Post, citing anonymous sources, reported Friday night that the couple is trying again to take the franchise off Fred and Jeff Wilpon’s hands after tapping out three weeks ago, and that there are signs they’d be getting a much better deal this time. Among the reasons for that determination, according to the Post’s sources: The Wilpons are now willing to sell a piece of SportsNet New York, the profitable TV network that is helping to keep the ballclub afloat. That’s a major change in their position, although they still want to hold onto a share of the moneymaker.J-Rod is willing to put up “hundreds of millions” of dollars of their own money, and the two now have access to high-wealth bankers at JPMorgan Chase who, in turn, can set them up with investors who’d provide the rest of the cash.One source estimated a new sale price at below $2 billion; Forbes magazine estimated earlier this year that the franchise is worth $2.4 billion.Rodriguez and Lopez have also been exploring ways to make Citi Field more profitable and develop the areas surrounding the stadium, the Post reported. That part of their plan has supposedly gotten the attention of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan, the Pats’ team president.MORE: A-Rod sounds like owner in backing teams’ 50-50 planThe way the Post put it, the Krafts aren’t interested in buying the team but in the development plan. The Post lobbied earlier this year for Kraft, a New York native, to buy the club.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost wasn’t afraid to take the next step — and perhaps the step after that. Amid reports that the Big Ten was leaning toward canceling the 2020 football season this fall, Frost tossed out what that could mean for Nebraska during Monday’s press conference. It’s fun to think about in passing. Imagine Nebraska returning to the Big 12 for one season and rekindling those rivalries with Oklahoma and Texas. How about a one-year rental in the SEC with an opener against Tennessee — the team Frost capped his college career against. Frost put that next step in Nebraska fans’ minds, and that’s why those words are significant. The “other options” likely are not feasible at this point, but the implication should not be lost on the Big Ten or Nebraska. The Big Ten still has not made a decision about the 2020 season, but Nebraska clearly has. The Huskers want to play, no matter the context. It’s important to put that out there word for word so no context is lost. “We want to play a Big Ten schedule,” Frost said. “I hope that’s what happens. Our university is committed to playing no matter what — no matter what that looks like and how that looks. We want to play no matter who it is or no matter where it is. We’ll see how those chips fall. We certainly hope it’s in the Big Ten. If it isn’t, I think we’re prepared to look for other options.” “Our University is committed to playing no matter what, no matter what that looks like and how that looks. We want to play no matter who it is or where it is.”#Huskers HC Scott Frost on opponents for 2020. pic.twitter.com/kTPN9znv0v— Husker Sports (@HuskerSports) August 10, 2020That is a loaded quote on multiple levels. MORE: Donald Trump, GOP leaders call for college football to be played as scheduledNebraska is putting pressure on the Big Ten decision makers, who reportedly were leaning toward canceling the season Sunday night. The Huskers are setting the trend for any Power 5 program that wants to play if their conference is not available. Frost went there. It’s a bold statement considering the college football landscape in the second week of August amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Will it affect the Big Ten’s decision-making process? Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and the university presidents already are getting that from the top two revenue producers in the conference, Ohio State and Michigan. Nebraska — which played its first season in the conference in 2011 — doesn’t carry the same voice within the conference. The Huskers are not the same superpower they were in the 1990s; Frost is 9-15 the past two seasons at his alma mater and the program ranked seventh among Big Ten schools in revenue generated in 2018-19. That does not mean Frost’s comments are any less significant. After all, Nebraska is ranked No. 21 in revenue, and that is one spot ahead of Clemson, which has played in the College Football Playoff each of the past five seasons. It suggests an alignment with athletic director Bill Moos that Nebraska — a state with fewer than 30,000 reported COVID-19 cases — is willing to seek other alternatives if the Big Ten cannot go in 2020. Of course, those motivations are financial. Frost says “let’s skip past” all the economic fallout and consider, “If we cancel football tomorrow, we’re throwing up white flag and saying ‘this can’t be done.’ … The virus is going to be here whether we play football or not.”— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 10, 2020This also comes on the same day that Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse — a former university president — sent a letter to the Big Ten presidents detailing the reasons why the Huskers should play. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has drafted a letter that he plans to send to Big Ten presidents, identifying reasons why he believes college football should be [email protected] obtained a copy.Sasse is a former university president. pic.twitter.com/xrpRjiWREf— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 10, 2020That sets up an interesting potential showdown if the Big Ten cancels the season. Can Nebraska leave the conference for one season? That seems like a losing legal battle, but we’re in a college football world where Notre Dame is a member of the ACC in 2020. We didn’t think that would happen either. Frost’s comments show that Nebraska does not have undying loyalty to its membership with the Big Ten. Remember, Frost is the same player who led Nebraska — then in the Big 12 — to a split national championship with Michigan, the Big Ten champion, in 1998. Frost is the same coach who led UCF to an undefeated season in 2017 and attacked the College Football Playoff structure afterward. He has never been short on offering bold opinions, and “other options” falls under that category.
EATONTOWN — Home Instead Senior Care® is offering to help Monmouth County area families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence with free online training.The training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com.The Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education Training Program offers a personal approach to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent of them live, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.The foundation of the Alzheimer’s CARE Training Program is an approach called Capturing Life’s Journey® that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individual’s past. Because people with Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Life’s Journey approach taps into long-term memory.“The training we’re offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGivers receive,” Venancio said.The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Overview; Capturing Life’s Journey; Techniques to Manage Behaviors; and Activities to Encourage Engagement. Also available is a free guide for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Called Helping Families Cope, the guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors.Additional information about free family caregiver training or to obtain a copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet is available by contacting Home Instead Senior Care office at 732-542-9004 or visiting HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com.