Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bulls agree to trade Hinrich to Wiz

The Chicago Bulls agreed to trade veteran guard Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick in the draft to the Washington Wizards on Thursday, freeing up more salary-cap space, a person familiar with the situation said.
The Bulls will receive a future second-round pick in the deal, which gives them enough room to go after two high-profile free agents.
he Bulls have an all-star point guard in Derrick Rose and are looking for more after back-to-back 41-win seasons that ended with first-round playoff losses. They fired coach Vinny Del Negro and replaced him with longtime NBA assistant Tom Thibodeau, the mastermind behind a dominant defence that helped Boston reach the NBA finals two of the past three years.
The longest tenured active Bulls player, Hinrich has averaged 13.4 points in seven seasons and was John Paxson's first draft pick as general manager in 2003.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Patriots Need to Concentrate on Running Game in 2010

Bill Belichick as the head coach, the Patriots have always been a team about matchups. On both sides of the ball, they always manage to adapt their game plan in the attempt to exploit their opponent's weaknesses.
The NFL is a passing league, and any team with Tom Brady should be a passing team. But New England's passing attack was inconsistent in 2009, and the team actually performed better when there was a conscious decision to keep the ball in the hands of its five running backs.
The Patriots were 3-0 last season when they had more rush attempts than pass attempts (including sacks), and all three of those games came from Weeks 14-16, when the weather deteriorated and the Pats were forced to rely on the run.
Tom Brady be better in the fourth quarter

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Supplements and Vitamins numerous studies of MS have shown a correlation between disease frequency and geographic location, with the general rule being that as a person gets further away from the equator, their MS risk rises. This has often been reduced to sun exposure, with one of the more obvious implications being that sunlight causes the body to create Vitamin D and therefore Vitamin D just might have a protective affect against MS.

A new study released yesterday provides compelling statistics behind that claim, saying in short that Vitamin D seems to reduce the risk of developing MS in Caucasians.. While the study does not make any claims about people who already have MS benefiting from Vitamin D supplementation.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

MS Walking Improvement Drug Gets FDA Help

Fampridine-SRMost of the MS therapies in the drug development pipeline, or even available today, are targeted at reducing relapses and decreasing disability progression.

It makes Acorda Therapeutics Fampridine-SR quite interesting. In Phase III trials, it is targeted specifically at one particularly onerous aspect of the MS burden impact on walking ability.

Acorda and the United States Food and Drug Administration recently reached an agreement on a pathway to getting Fampridine approved for this indication. In addition to a Phase III trial currently underway, Acorda will work with the FDA''s Special Protocol Assessment to ensure their trial design proves that individuals treated with Fampridine-SR are significantly more likely to have consistent improvements in their walking than those treated with placebo...

Friday, November 27, 2009

UN agency censures Iran over nuclear program

The board of the International Atomic Energy Agency voted on Friday to censure Iran for pursuing its uranium-enrichment program.Diplomats inside the meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog said 25 of the 34 board nations present voted for a resolution criticizing Iran for its defiant pursuit of its nuclear program. Three members voted against the resolution and another six abstained, according to reports from inside the meeting.

All six countries involved in the negotiations with Iran in the fall the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany backed the resolution.

Iran agreed to allow the inspectors, but balked at a UN-proposed plan to ship its available supply of enriched uranium to Russia for further enrichment, and have it returned in a form that could be used for civilian purposes but not for weapons.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Unified Communications Market

Integrated circuit is a miniaturized electronic circuit that has been manufactured in the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material. Integrated circuits are used in almost all electronic equipment in use today and have revolutionized the world of electronics.

A hybrid integrated circuit is a miniaturized electronic circuit constructed of entity semiconductor devices, as well as passive components, bonded to a substrate or circuit board.

Unified Communications, merging IP telephony, conferencing and teamwork, messaging and other forms of integrated information exchange, are on a steeply rising curve of adoption in the enterprise According to a new ABI Research study, the market dimension was just $302 million in 2008, but will rise quickly to nearly $4.2 billion in 2014.However this market is far from colossal.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rupee up 20 paise at 46.11 a dollar

The Indian rupee today strengthened by 20 paise to 46.11 against the US currency in early trade, extending gains for the second straight day on expectations of more capital inflows and dollar selling by exporters.

Dollar's losses against other Asian currencies too helped the Indian rupee.

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange , the local unit appreciated by 20 paise to 46.11 a dollar. The rupee had ended 34 paise higher at 46.31/32 in the previous session on Friday.

Forex dealers said expectations of increased capital inflows into domestic equities by foreign funds which may open higher in tandem with other Asian markets and dollar's weakness against other currencies, mainly supported the Indian rupee.

Meanwhile, the benchmark Sensex had gained 152.80 points in the last session.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Infosys and NVIDIA Announce Technology Partnership

Software giant Infosys Technologies and US based NVIDIA, GPU inventor and world's visual technologies giant, have enter into a partnership to develop NVIDIA CUDA based software solutions, as a first step to which would be the set-up of the Infosys- NVIDIA Technology center at the Infosys campus.

The CUDA technology is being view as the next big uprising in the technology sector, looking to lend a new meaning to high performance computing. The software has been calculated to help developers of various applications to tap into the previously new power of the GPU. This could lead to a new high in performance levels of certain applications.

"CUDA could multiply by fifty times the potential of a computer and reduce run time to the advantage of user enterprises", shared NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Santa Clara-headquartered, NVIDIA currently has design centers in Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore. With the partnership, Infosys is looking to make things easier for its customers, all the while finding ways to increase the company's existing proficiency and IPS in grid computing and parallel computing.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Incredibly Affordable and Powerful Optimization SEO Services For Your SEO

Businesses looking to develop search engine optimisation (SEO) strategies have been advised that their first consideration should be to "understand the vocabulary" of their website users.

According to Murray Etheridge, from Canadian web marketing and development firm ISL, organisations need to be able to understand how potential customers would describe their products or services.

In his column for the Moncton Times and Transcript, the industry expert said that this initial process may help with developing keywords for SEO, as companies will be able to use those that are most likely to drive traffic to their sites.

"Every page on your site has the potential to be optimised and attract traffic," he explained. "Deeper pages are often easier to optimise as the content is more niche and focused in nature."

Last week, a survey published by Econsultancy and Guava - The UK Search Engine Marketing Benchmark Report 2009 - revealed that 48 per cent of businesses saw SEO return on investment increase in the last 12 months.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

NY Joins the Antitrust Effort Against Intel

New York's attorney general hit Intel Corp. with an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the company used "illegal threats and collusion" to dominate the market for computer microprocessors.

Following a similar case in Europe, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo claimed that the world's biggest computer chip maker paid billions of dollars in kickbacks to computer manufacturers and retaliated against those that did too much business with Intel's competitors, namely Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Intel used its market prowess to "rule with an iron fist," Cuomo said.

"Rather than compete fairly, Intel used bribery and coercion to maintain a stranglehold on the market," Cuomo said in a written statement. "Intel's actions not only unfairly restricted potential competitors, but also hurt average consumers who were robbed of better products and lower prices."

An Intel spokesman, Chuck Mulloy, denied the charges and said the company's sales practices were legitimate.