Author: Todd George

Key Moment Third-quarter woes appear to be a thing of the past for the Boston Celtics, as they’ve emerged from the All-Star break with two straight wins, both of which were fueled by big runs right after halftime. On Thursday night a 37-21 third-quarter advantage sparked a 129-112 win in Chicago. Then on Saturday night, a 33-13 third-quarter stretch served as the climax for a 116-102 victory in New York. Now, let’s dive into the latter performance that just took place at Madison Square Garden. It was a close game for most of the first half and it was all…

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Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) have unveiled a groundbreaking study with the potential to transform bladder cancer treatment.  Their innovation? Tiny nanorobots, almost science-fictional in nature, which have demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in reducing bladder tumors by a staggering 90% in mice. The team has published their findings in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Nanotechnology. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into the details. A NEW HOPE FOR BLADDER CANCER PATIENTS Bladder cancer, a prevalent disease especially among men, has long been a challenge for medical professionals. While not as deadly as some cancers, its tendency to reappear makes…

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida continues to grow as it attracts people from other parts of the U.S., but that growth is projected to slow in the coming years as groups that have been moving to Florida in droves get older, according to state economists. The Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research released a report this week that showed the state’s estimated population in April was 22,634,867, an increase of nearly 359,000 people, or 1.61 percent, from a year earlier. The increase was bolstered by the number of people moving to Florida from elsewhere in the U.S. being “the highest number it’s ever been,”…

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Nyon, Manchester, Milan (19/12 – 31) The group phase of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League is to conclude this month. Names of the sixteen clubs who will compete in the knock-out phase have been released. On Monday, 18 December 2023, UEFA conducted the draw for the last-16 round, at their headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Defending champion Manchester City came out from the draw with the biggest smile as they will face off with the arguably easiest opponent. Pep Guardiola’s team will Danish champion Copenhagen, who were down at 37th in the UEFA club coefficient ranking. As the current title holder,…

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A second life for a lunch receipt, a late summer storm and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary Earning Points Dear Diary: I was in line at a Panera Bread shop in Queens. A woman in front of me took out her phone and began snapping photos of receipts that had been left on the counter by other customers. The cashier’s expression saved me from having to ask the obvious. “When I get home,” the woman explained, “I’ll plug the receipt numbers into my Panera account and earn points.” “Not a lot,” she added,…

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The add-ons pile up: $93 for medications, $50 for cable TV. Prices soar as the industry leaves no service unbilled. The housing option is out of reach for many families. Assisted-living centers have become an appealing retirement option for hundreds of thousands of boomers who can no longer live independently, promising a cheerful alternative to the institutional feel of a nursing home. But their cost is so crushingly high that most Americans can’t afford them. These highly profitable facilities often charge $5,000 a month or more and then layer on extra fees at every step. Residents’ bills and price lists…

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In West Virginia’s hollers, deep in Appalachia, jobless coal miners are now finding a seam of hope. “I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to do,” said James Damron, who was laid off two years ago from a mine. “I did know I didn’t want to go back in the deep mines,” he added. Instead, Damron found Coalfield Development, and its incoming CEO, Jacob Israel Hannah. “Hope is only as good as what it means to put food on the table,” Hannah told CBS News. The recent boom in renewable energy has impacted the coal industry. According to numbers from the…

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Virginia state parks will host the annual Opt Outside Event in conjunction a statewide campaign encouraging people to spend time outdoors . The campaign encourages everyone to take a break from indoor activities and opt to spend time outdoors instead and runs from Nov. 24 through Nov. 26 at all Virginia state park locations. Park guests of all ages can indulge in self-guided and ranger-led activities that often lead to lasting memories. Park officials are encouraging people to hike, bike or star watch and experience the beauty of nature while enjoying a wonderful experience at one of Virginia’s 42 state…

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London (15/11 – 67) The streets in Colombo, Sri Lanka, erupted into celebration on July 13, 2022 after weeks of peaceful protests forced then-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country. Rajapaksa, long implicated in war crimes when he was defense secretary, had presided over an economic catastrophe amid allegations of widespread corruption and impunity. But a year later, despite some superficial changes, there is no sustained improvement in the country’s economic situation that impinges many people’s human rights. The acute shortage of fuel that was the most visible feature of the economic crisis has eased. But more than six million people – nearly 30…

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A man from Connecticut has been charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud after he and others stole approximately $200,000 from elderly individuals, including several in Wisconsin. 26-year-old Matthew Ramos-Soto of Hartford, Connecticut is accused of working with co-conspirators to defraud Wisconsin residents. The indictment alleges that during a five-day period last October, the group contacted the elderly victims by phone, falsely claiming that a relative had been arrested after an accident and needed bail money. The group allegedly impersonated attorneys and judges, giving the victims fake file or case numbers, and warned the victims not to speak to anyone…

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