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AP Stanford is 13-11 in Johnny Dawkins’ third season at the helm. Browse more photos ? Stanford men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins was on KNBR 680 with Razor and Mr. T yesterday. Among other things, Dawkins was asked about his relationship with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the state of the Pac-10, and the Cardinal’s improvement this season. Some of the highlights: ? On how often he talks to Coach K: “I talk to him quite a bit. As we’re going through the process of developing our program. I’ll pick up the phone anytime that I feel there’s something I need to discuss with him. Probably the last time was probably a few weeks ago. We talked and we texted and he gave me some great ideas, and that’s what it’s about. He’s been a friend, a mentor, and I wouldn’t be here and have this opportunity if it hadn’t been for him. I’ll always be thankful for what he’s done for me.” On whether the Pac-10 is sub-par this year: “Difficult to say. I think a lot of is placed on the preseason games, and I guess that’s the only way you can evaluate teams.AP Stanford is 13-11 in Johnny Dawkins’ third season at the helm. Browse more... more
If you're looking forward to any kind of entertianment event next year, then be prepared to pay more on tickets prices after a 20% VAT rise from January 4th (currently 17.5%).
Though for Reading and Leeds festival, you might be able to skip the rise when they put some tickets on sale December 3rd.
"Reading and Leeds Festival organisers are promising a saving of at least £10 per ticket with general sales and early bird tickets released in spring.
The line-up for both festivals will also be announced next year."-BBCIf you're looking forward to any kind of entertianment event next year, then be... more
If subsidies for train operators are cuts, rail unions warn the outcome could result in a 10% rise in passenger fares which are already the highest in Europe.
the article says the The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) were briefed by Whitehall staff about the suspension of a 6% cap on train fare rises,
"Under the current formula, annual fares increases are limited to the July RPI inflation figure, which was 4.8%, plus 1%.
But because of big cuts in the Government subsidies given to the private train companies, the formula will not apply this year, with passengers being asked to pay more, the union warned. "-Independent
The warning states the rise in fares would hit commuters if companies have the "freedom to charge what they like, when they like", with a possibility of fare announcements next month.If subsidies for train operators are cuts, rail unions warn the outcome could result... more
JP Morgan is rated as the leading banks of the country and is growing at a rapid pace. JP Morgan has done exceptionally well last year, with a 23% increase in the profits of its third quarterJP Morgan is rated as the leading banks of the country and is growing at a rapid pace.... more
Newsbeat reports on the rise of websites selling counterfeit items from fashion to electronics. Trading Standards noted the websites tend to have similar addresses and layout to the official brands website, which could mean some users can be fooled.
The items are sold slightly cheaper than the official brands to get buyers, however once they get the items the customer realise they've brought a fake.
"Fake electrical goods like hair straighteners, phones and chargers are a particular concern, he added, because they can easily overheat and burn or catch fire.[...]"As soon as we are successful in taking down some counterfeit websites, there are others that pop up and we begin the whole procedure again." "-BBCNewsbeat reports on the rise of websites selling counterfeit items from fashion to... more
Soldiers deployed in combat zones are taking quantities of psychiatric drugs -- and military suicides are on the rise.
April 5, 2010 |
One in six service members is now taking at least one psychiatric drug, according to the Navy Times, with many soldiers taking “drug cocktail” combinations. Soldiers and military health care providers told the Military Times that psychiatric drugs are “being prescribed, consumed, shared and traded in combat zones.”
The Navy Times reporters Andrew Tilghman and Brendan McGarry also noted that there has been a large increase in military suicides. From 2001 to 2009, the Army’s official suicide rate increased from 9 per 100,000 soldiers to 23 per 100,000. During that same period, the Marine Corps suicide rate increased from 16.7 per 100,000 soldiers to 24 per 100,000.
A Military Times investigation of records obtained from the Defense Logistics Agency revealed that the DLA spent $1.1 billion on psychiatric and pain medications from 2001 to 2009, and that there was a 76 percent increase in psychiatric drugs. DLA records show:
• Antipsychotic drugs spiked most dramatically — orders jumping by more than 200 percent.
• Orders for anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills such as Valium and Ambien increased 170 percent.
• Orders for antiepileptic drugs (also known as anticonvulsants) such as Depakote, routinely used as psychiatric medications, increased 70 percent.
• Antidepressants showed a 40 percent increase.
Investigators found that antipsychotic and antiepileptic drugs, approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are now commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms such as nightmares, nervousness, and anger outbursts. The use of antipsychotic drugs for non-psychotic conditions such as PTSD is called “off-label” prescribing. The general public is also subject to off-label prescribing, which is considered legal.
In February 2010, Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist, reported to Congress that 17 percent of the active-duty force and as much as 6 percent of deployed troops are on antidepressants.
Just how insane is it to prescribe psychiatric drugs to deployed troops? The Navy Times piece tells us about Spc. Mike Kern who enlisted in 2006 and spent a year deployed in 2008 with the 4th Infantry Division as an armor crewman, running patrols out of southwest Baghdad. Suffering from nervousness, sleep problems and depression, Kern was given the antidepressant Paxil. A few days later, while patrolling the streets in the gunner’s turret of a Humvee, Kern said he began having serious thoughts of suicide for the first time in his life. Kern said:
I had three weapons: a pistol, my rifle and a machine gun. I started to think, ‘I could just do this and then it’s over.’ That’s where my brain was: ‘I can just put this gun right here and pull the trigger and I’m done. All my problems will be gone.’
The Food and Drug Administration now requires that antidepressants must be labeled with a warning about increased risk of “suicidality” (which includes suicidal thoughts as well as attempts). This “black-box” warning is a result of research concluding that antidepressants double the risk of suicidality in depressed children, teenagers, and young adults as compared to equally depressed young people who are not taking antidepressants. Given meta-analyses (that I cite in Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic) which show that antidepressants are often no more effective than placebos, the potential risks of giving these drugs to soldiers in a war zone clearly outweigh any potential benefits.
Many of these psychiatric drugs prescribed to service members can also impair motor skills, reduce reaction times, and generally make one more sluggish -- or what soldiers call “stupid.” So in addition to antidepressants potentially resulting in increased suicidality, other psychiatric drugs can make deployed soldiers feel less capable of protecting themselves and their buddies. While being slow or “stupid” is not going to cost a general or politician his or her life, it can cost soldiers the vigilance necessary to keep themselves and their fellow soldiers alive.Soldiers deployed in combat zones are taking quantities of psychiatric drugs -- and... more
G.I. Joe.....the FALL of Cobra. Gina from Haunted Flower reviews the movie "G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." If you want to learn more about Haunted Flower, Google us to find our Ebay and Amazon stores as well as our written Rotten Tomatoes reviews and MySpace/Facebook pages.G.I. Joe.....the FALL of Cobra. Gina from Haunted Flower reviews the movie "G. I.... more
Two brothers who are members of the band "Blurred Vision" were featured on CNN recently talking about the protests in Iran and since then have made a new song/video for the people of Iran. They sent me an email asking that I share this with viewers/readers.
Also check out their new band website. On it you can download their music and learn more about the band and their efforts to help their brothers and sisters in Iran.
Band Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/blurredvisionmusicTwo brothers who are members of the band "Blurred Vision" were featured on... more
The Department for Communities and Local Government has said that the average English council tax bill is set to rise by 3%, which is the lowest rise in 15 years.The Department for Communities and Local Government has said that the average English... more