Nash Racela rues poor finish in TNT loss to Phoenix

first_imgTNT head coach Nash Racela cited his team’s poor endgame execution as the major reason for its heartbreaking loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night.The KaTropa were up by three with less than two minutes to go but were unable to protect their lead after going 0-of-3 from the field and failing to make defensive stops to finish the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next “We talked about execution in the end. On both ends, specifically on defense, we weren’t able to execute in the end,” said Racela after giving his players a long post-game talk inside the Mall of Asia Arena dugout following a 74-72 defeat.“I was asking them what went wrong. I just wanted to hear it from them. We showed them the clips of the last two possessions of Phoenix.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRacela was pertaining to the instances where the Fuel Masters’ tied the game on a 3-pointer by Matthew Wright with 44.1 ticks left and got the lead for good after a baseline bucket by Doug Kramer with exactly three seconds remaining.With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 4-4, tied with the Fuel Masters in fifth place. Racela, however, doesn’t seem worried with his team’s current position. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “If you study our conferences last year, we were always in the middle of the pack, and we just made a good push toward the playoffs and in the playoffs, so it’s still the same plan,” he said.“Hopefully with what we have now, we can still have a good run towards the playoffs. It will be a tough last three games for us, especially with Gilas coming up. I think we’re going to miss the three guys in at least one game, so it would’ve been nicer if we won today.” Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Like clockwork How daylight saving time stumps hospital record keeping

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 5 2018Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time.One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift.And it happens every year.”It’s mind-boggling,” said Dr. Mark Friedberg, a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, adding that in 2018, “we expect electronics to handle something as simple as a time change. “Nobody is surprised by daylight savings time. They have years to prep. Only, surprise, it hasn’t been fixed.”Dr. Steven Stack, a past president of the American Medical Association, called the glitches “perplexing” and “unacceptable,” considering that hospitals spend millions of dollars on these systems, and Apple and Google seem to have dealt with seasonal time changes long ago. Epic was founded in 1979, but some hospitals have used these electronic systems longer than others.Carol Hawthorne-Johnson, an ICU nurse in California, said her hospital doesn’t shut down the Epic system during the fall time change. But she’s come to expect that the vitals she enters into the system from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. will be deleted when the clock falls back to 1 a.m. One hour’s worth of electronic record-keeping “is gone,” she said.Hospital staff have learned to deal with it by taking extra chart notes by hand, but it’s still a burden, she said, especially if vitals change, or a patient needs something like a blood transfusion.Although hospitals often avoid the software glitches by turning the software off and switching to paper charts, it’s far from ideal because hospitals have evolved to become increasingly reliant on electronic systems, said Stack, an emergency physician in Kentucky.”When [electronic medical records] work, it’s wonderful,” he said, but when the system is turned off, doctors can’t use it to access patient records or order tests. Whiteboards are a thing of the past, and some staff members aren’t as comfortable with paper records because they’ve relied on electronic records their entire careers.”It’s an hour where you’re flying sort of blind,” Friedberg said.The one-hour pause slows everything down, which can cause patients to spend more time in emergency department waiting rooms, prompting some to go home before seeing a health care provider. That’s dangerous, Stack said.Not all hospitals turn Epic off, however. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, providers who need to check patients periodically through the night use a workaround. They enter vitals at 1 a.m. and then when the clock falls back an hour later and they have to enter new vitals, they list them at 1:01 a.m. They leave a note that it’s an hour later, not a minute later. That’s how the Cleveland Clinic does it, too.Related Stories’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyHome-based support network helps stroke patients adjust after hospital discharge”I don’t disagree with the sentiment that we would like health IT systems to be much more sophisticated,” said Dr. Peter Greene, Johns Hopkins chief medical information officer. But there are plenty of other problems he’d like to see fixed first. “This particular aspect is not one that has caused us a lot of trouble.”Other electronic medical records systems may require similar workarounds, said Jennifer Carpenter, vice president of IT clinical systems at University Hospitals in Cleveland, which uses several electronic medical records systems. Cerner, another major electronic medical records company, was unavailable for comment, but many hospitals plan for Cerner to be down during the time change, too.When asked to comment on the glitches and workarounds, Epic spokeswoman Meghan Roh provided the following statement:”Daylight savings time is inherently nuanced for healthcare organizations, which is why we work closely with customers to provide guidance on how to most effectively use their system to care for their patients during this time period. We’re constantly making improvements and looking for opportunities to enhance the system.”But Friedberg pointed out that hospitals are locked into their electronic medical record systems because they’ve invested so much money in them. And it would cost even more to convert and transfer the records into a new system. As a result, there’s little incentive for software companies to improve their products, he said.”I shudder to think … what does it do with leap years?” Friedberg wondered. This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.last_img read more

Study reveals immune evasion strategy developed by cytomegaloviruses

first_img Source:https://www.plos.org Apr 8 2019Owl monkey cytomegalovirus produces a decoy molecule A43 to evade detection and destruction by immune cells in their hosts, according to a study published April 4 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Ana Angulo of the University of Barcelona, and colleagues. As the authors note, the findings provide a novel example of an immune evasion strategy developed by viruses. An ingenious viral immune evasion tactic used by the CMV protein A43. Credit: Maria AnguloRelated StoriesNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerMother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter diesHinge-like protein may unlock new pathways for cystic fibrosis treatmentThroughout evolution, cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) have been capturing genes from their hosts, employing the derived proteins to dampen immune responses and successfully persist within their hosts. Certain CMVs encode homologs of CD48, a molecule found on the surface of most of the leukocytes of the body. CD48 binds to the 2B4 receptor on certain immune cells such as natural killer cells, which play a pivotal role in the rapid recognition and control of viral infections. But the properties and biological relevance of the viral CD48 homologs have not been explored. In the new study, Angulo and colleagues have investigated for the first time the immunomodulatory potential of one of these viral molecules: A43, a CD48 homolog encoded by owl monkey CMV.The researchers show that A43 binds strongly to 2B4 and is capable of blocking its interaction with CD48. Moreover, the findings reveal how this viral protein interferes with the function of human natural killer cells. Taken together, these results not only underscore the importance of 2B4-mediated immune responses in controlling CMV infections, but also unveil CD48 as a new viral counteract mechanism for subverting immune surveillance. The authors propose that A43 may serve as a CD48 decoy receptor by binding and masking 2B4, thereby impeding effective immune control by cytotoxic lymphocytes during viral infections. According to the authors, the research highlights the potential of using the inhibitory molecule A43 to develop novel therapeutic tools to manipulate aberrant immune responses, such as those linked to autoimmune diseases.last_img read more

PSA Peugeot Citroen rides to higher sales backed by Opel Vauxhall

Explore further © 2018 AFP French carmarker PSA Peugeot Citroen said Tuesday its acquisition of the Opel and Vauxhall brands last year helped drive sales up more than 42 percent in the first quarter. French carmaker PSA says global sales up 15% in 2017 The auto giant said it had seen a growth in sales volume around the world, “with a record 1.05 million cars sold”.As such the company is likely to surpass its expectations of selling four million cars in 2018, as announced by CEO Carlos Tavares in March.PSA last year became Europe’s second biggest carmaker after Volkswagen when it bought Vauxhall and German brand Opel from US giant General Motors.It said revenue jumped 42.1 percent to 18.2 billion euros ($22.2 billion) from January to March this year.Excluding last summer’s acquisition of Opel Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen and premium brand DS saw revenue surge 13.3 percent to 10.2 billion euros in the first quarter.Tavares had also promised better sales on the Chinese market, which had been PSA’s weak spot and where sales had dipped 37 percent last year.In the first three months of 2018, the company’s fortunes in China began to shift, with a slight increase in sales of 1.8 percent.Of the company’s brands, Citroen was the best performing in China, the world’s biggest car market, while DS sales dropped nearly 58 percent in the Asian giant.In Europe, which is by far the company’s biggest market, sales jumped 8.7 percent, thanks mainly to Peugeot.Taking into account the figures for Opel Vauxhall in Europe, sales jumped 65.7 percent to over 770,000 units. Opel Vauxhall continues to weigh on profitability, however, even as PSA presses on with a major plan to turn around its results.”Push to Pass strategic plan and Opel Vauxhall turnaround plan are on track to make this strong performance a solid basis for the future,” chief financial officer Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon said. PSA’s results were doped by the inclusion of Opel Vauxhall in its books Citation: PSA Peugeot Citroen rides to higher sales, backed by Opel Vauxhall (2018, April 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-psa-peugeot-citroen-higher-sales.html 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. read more

Google Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the best places to work

first_img Facebook, Starbucks, Ernst & Young are among top U.S. companies for professional development Let’s face it, some jobs are just better than others. The best companies to work for are headed by effective leaders. They offer competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement, payroll bonuses, health insurance and other useful perks that enhance your quality of life outside the office.Which U.S. companies offer all that and more?The compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably.com ranked them by region using data collected from 10 million employee ratings and thousands of salary records.Highspot, a sales software platform, took the top spot in Seattle and Google beat out all the Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies. Hubspot, a software marketing service, was the best in the Boston area, according to workers.The software company Workfront leads the pack in the Salt Lake City area. The business process outsourcing firm TaskUs is the top company in the Los Angeles region. UiPath, an automation vendor, is the best company to work for in the New York area.Comparably asked workers questions in 20 culture categories including work-life balance, compensation, professional development and leadership.”What stands out is that these are the best companies across all those categories,” said Comparably’s CEO and founder Jason Nazar. The list is “breaking down how a company is performing to its workers, how happy people are with their pay, and what they think about their team members and managers.”Comparably organized the winners by region since most companies are vying for the best talent on a local level, according to Nazar. The list is also useful for workers who are seeking employment within a specific market “regardless of company size,” Nazar said.The winners range from startups with a few employees to Fortune 50 businesses with more than 500 staff members.”Employees are expecting the best of both worlds,” Nazar said. “They want earlier stage companies to offer the same benefits that they’d get at large-scale companies. At large companies, they want the flexibility and ownership that they’d get in smaller companies.” Explore further Best places to work in Seattle regionHighest ranked 1. Highspot (Seattle) 2. Edifecs (Bellevue, Washington) 3. T-Mobile (Bellevue, Washington) 4. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) 5. Costco (Issaquah, Washington) 6. Akvelon (Bellevue, Washington) 7. Starbucks (Seattle) 8. Hiya (Seattle) 9. Karat (Seattle) 10. RealSelf (Seattle) 11. Shyft Technologies (Seattle) 12. Amazon (Seattle) 13. Zipwhip (Seattle) 14. Porch.com (Seattle) 15. Liquid Planner (Seattle)Best places to work in Los AngelesHighest ranked 1. TaskUs (Santa Monica, California) 2. PeerStreet(Los Angeles) 3. Acorns (Irvine, California) 4. Barry’s Bootcamp (Los Angeles) 5. Golden Hippo (Woodland Hills, California) 6. InvestCloud (West Hollywood, California) 7. Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, California) 8. Chrome River Technologies (Los Angeles) 9. Signal Sciences (Los Angeles) 10. SmartBug Media (Newport Beach, California) 11. FaceFirst (Los Angeles) 12. Seek Capital (Los Angeles) 13. Tinder (Los Angeles) 14. CornerStone On Demand (Santa Monica, California) 15. BQE Software (Torrance, California)Best places to work in Boston regionHighest ranked 1. HubSpot (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 2. Drift (Boston) 3. LogMeIn (Boston) 4. Drizly (Boston) 5. Dynatrace (Waltham, Massachusetts) 6. Celtra (Boston) 7. Notarize (Boston) 8. Jabra (Boston) 9. Acquia (Boston) 10. Buildium (Boston) 11. ConnectRN (Waltham, Massachusetts) 12. Pegasystems (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 13. ClearGov (Maynard, Massachusetts) 14. Liberty Mutual Insurance (Boston) 15. TaxJar (Woburn, Massachusetts)Best places to work in San Francisco/Silicon ValleyHighest ranked 1. Google (Mountain View, California) 2. Sitetracker (Palo Alto, California) 3. Salesforce (San Francisco) 4. Upgrade (San Francisco) 5. Nevro (Redwood City, California) 6. Sunrun (San Francisco) 7. Periscope Data (San Francisco) 8. Infrrd (San Jose, California) 9. Globant (San Francisco) 10. Intuit (Mountain View, California) 11. Sonder (San Francisco) 12. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California) 13. TripActions (Palo Alto, California) 14. Mixpanel (San Francisco) 15. Asana (San Francisco)Best places to work in New York regionHighest ranked 1. UiPath (New York) 2. CultureIQ (New York) 3. Greenhouse Software (New York) 4. Overtime (Brooklyn) 5. WhiteSource (New York) 6. International Flavors & Fragrances (New York) 7. ADP (Roseland, New Jersey) 8. Gartner (Stamford, Connecticut) 9. Wibbitz (New York) 10. Pipedrive (New York) 11. Next Caller (New York) 12. AdTheorent (New York) 13. Accenture (New York) 14. Mobilewalla (New York) 15. Rokt (New York)Best places to work in Salt Lake City regionHighest ranked 1. Workfront (Lehi, Utah) 2. Qualtrics (Provo, Utah) 3. Overstock.com (Midvale, Utah) 4. Divvy (Lehi, Utah) 5. Vivint Smart Home (Provo, Utah) 6. Disruptive Advertising, Inc. (Lindon, Utah) 7. BambooHR (Lindon, Utah) 8. Canopy Tax (Lehi, Utah) 9. Skipio(Lehi, Utah) 10. TravelPass Group (Lehi, Utah) 11. Lingotek (Lehi, Utah) 12. Simplus (Salt Lake City) 13. Boostability (Lehi, Utah) 14. Finicity (Murray, Utah) 15. Lift Credit (Provo, Utah)MethodologyComparably’s Best Companies list is derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees in each region who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com between March 8, 2018, and March 8, 2019. To qualify, large companies must have a minimum of 50 employee participants and small to mid-size companies must have a minimum of 15 employee participants. Winners were determined based on a series of over 50 structured workplace questions in core culture categories, including compensation, leadership, professional development, work-life balance, perks and benefits.center_img ©2019 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. 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. Citation: Google, Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the best places to work in the US, workers say (2019, March 29) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-google-microsoft-starbucks-workers.htmllast_img read more