US women seek revenge against Japan

By ERIC TALMADGE

Associated Press

Associated Press Sports

updated 12:50 p.m. ET March 31, 2012

SENDAI, Japan (AP) -It was one of those games - one of those really big games - that just doesn't sit right for U.S. women's football coach Pia Sundhage.

As far as she is concerned, her team played better than Japan in last year's World Cup final. She still thinks they should have won.

Now, she is looking ahead to the Olympics. And again, Japan is on her mind.

"We have something to prove every time we play Japan," Sundhage said Saturday ahead of a matchup between the two rivals at the Kirin Challenge Cup on Japan's home turf.

The exhibition tournament features three of the top four-ranked teams in the world. The U.S. national team is ranked No. 1 just ahead of Germany, while Japan is No. 3. The other team competing for the title, Brazil, is No. 4.

The U.S. women's squad, which plays Japan on Sunday, goes into the match the favorite. They have a solid record against the Japanese - 22-1-4 - but have lost some big ones lately.

In the victory that made them national heroes, the Japanese team came from behind twice and held on to better the U.S. women in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw to win the World Cup final in Germany last summer. It was the team's first win over the United States, and came as the country was still coming to grips with the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the northern coastline of Japan in March last year.

"In the World Cup, I think we played better than Japan," Sundhage said. "I think we were a little bit unlucky."

But in their most recent game, the Japanese also won 1-0 on March 5 to advance to the final of the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The U.S. had to settle for third place, but went out strongly with a 4-0 win over Sweden. Japan lost the final to Germany.

Both teams are now looking ahead to the Olympics, which start in July in London.

"We are ready and well," Sundhage said. "I don't think we are as well connected as we will be for the Olympics. We are building up for that."

Japan's coach, Norio Sasaki, said his team is at it peak, although it will be playing without star midfielder Homare Sawa, the FIFA women's world player of the year.

"This is a really important chance for us to beat the United States and Brazil ahead of the Olympics," he said. "They are both great teams."

Sundhage said her team will be focused on playing an aggressive game and will try to keep possession of the ball so that they do not have to defend as much against the Japanese, who are a highly skilled, technical squad.

"One thing is absolutely clear - they have always been a technical team, and they are a more physical team today," she said.

After Sunday's opener, the U.S. plays Brazil on Tuesday. The final game, Brazil vs. Japan, is on Thursday.

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How To Know If A Home-based Business Is Legitimate | My Second ...

If you?re thinking about starting a home-based business, there are plenty of opportunities for you out there. Whether genuine opportunities for the aspiring businessperson, or plain cons for the green and inexperienced, the internet overflows with them. How can someone find out whether a home-based business opportunity is genuine or not? Because quitting your job only to get duped by a home-based business opportunity is the last thing you want to happen to you and your budget.

If you?re not the hasty type of businessperson, you?ll know if a home-based business opportunity is genuine or not by looking at the services they supply. Important work will affect more than just one person, and the task itself will be one that others can verify. Also, if lots of money stand to be won or lost depending on the work they can deliver, then you can fairly say you?re dealing with a genuine home-based business opportunity. The business will provide legitimate services for real clients. The wary business seeker should research the company before he or she commits to them. They can consult the better business bureau to see if any negative reports exist regarding this company. They can also do some basic research using the Internet. Internet and Better Business Bureau are normally enough to gain all the information needed to decide whether to join the crew or not.

Also, what they pay for the work you can deliver is a good hint as to the authenticity of this home-based opportunity. You can expect legitimate payment from a legitimate opportunity. Jobs which offer only a few dollars for what may take hours to complete are not worth a person?s time. Your payment should be conditioned only by your proficiency.

Compensation isn?t the only elevated element of a serious, home-based business opportunity. Their requirements will be substantial, too. Obviously a person cannot expect to receive a fat paycheck for doing little. Thus most serious, home-based business opportunities will require not just some time but a rigid schedule of work from their owners and employees. The home-based opportunity may prevent you from spinning your working hours to fit your needs, if the employer wants you at his beck and call at certain hours of the day.

There is a world of legitimate home-based business opportunities, but an entrepreneur has to be very careful as there are also plenty of scams posing for legitimate opportunities. The best way to learn about a serious business opportunity requires employment oftentimes before ownership. One can only benefit from working for a genuine home-based business, as it will give one the chance to learn more about how it runs as well as how to recognize a good business opportunity. He or she will know what works and what does not based on his or her experience with the said company. Then, at the perfect time, those who have worked so diligently for others from home can strike out on their own into the jungle of business ownership and thus create their own home-based business.

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vance - Trading Ideas: Brightcove (BCOV) Set To Benefit From Video

Online video platform provider Brightcove, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is well positioned to benefit from the changing manner of video consumption, evolution of video content on the Internet, proliferation of high speed Internet access, emergence of social media, and an increasing number of different mobile devices.

Brightcove offers Video Cloud, an online video platform that enables its customers to publish and distribute video to Internet-connected devices. The company's Video Cloud platform offers various features and functionalities such as uploading and encoding, content management, video players, live video streaming, distribution and syndication, social media, advertising and monetization, and integrated video analytics.

According to Cisco, internet video represents about 40 percent of consumer internet traffic and is expected to grow to about 60 percent by 2015. The increase is driven by the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, higher connection speeds, lower creation costs as well as the rich?consumer experience offered through video.

During 2011, Brightcove's customers delivered and average of approximately 743 million video streams per month with its Video Cloud platform.

"In our opinion, the Brightcove Video Cloud does a better job of organization and categorizing video content and driving that content across Web sites and devices compared to free video sharing sites, in-house solutions and other online video platform players," RBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Breza wrote in a note to clients.

Brightcove started trading Feb.17 on the Nasdaq. The company sees a sizable growth opportunity at more than $5.8 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 26 percent from 2011.

In terms of business model, Brightcove prices its products on a subscription basis or as software as a service (SaaS) as it lowers the upfront risk of deploying an in-house, perpetual-based software license solution on top of either new or existing hardware.

The robustness of the product and subscription model has built a highly diversified customer base of over 3,872 in 50 different countries which represents less than 1 percent of potential customers.

"We believe that when corporations weigh the costs and complexities of building a video content distribution platform and the numerous shortcomings of video-sharing Web sites, they are likely to realize that turning to an outside video content distribution platform provider, such as Brightcove, makes the most sense for their video libraries," Breza noted.

The analyst noted that the company has high customer retention as the recurring dollar? rate has been in excess of 93 percent in each quarter of 2011, and trended above 86 percent in each quarter of 2010.

In addition, Brightcove has significant international operations and presence for a company of its size and maturity. During 2011, more than half of all Video Cloud video streams were to international locations. In 2011, the company generated approximately 34 percent of its revenue from customers located outside of North America, up from 32 percent in 2010.

"We expect the current and additional international opportunities to represent a significant area of growth and to trend toward a 50/50% mix over the long term," the analyst said.

Brightcove's total revenue has progressed from $8.5 million in 2007 to $24.5 million, $36.2 million, and $43.7 million in 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively. Revenue in 2011 totaled approximately $63.6 million, which reflects a year-over-year growth rate of approximately 46 percent.

Breza expects about 21 percent growth in 2012 and believe the company can accelerate its revenue growth rate to approximately 32 percent in 2013.

"Given the early stage of its growth profile, Brightcove has yet to turn a profit, but we estimate that should change over the next several years as the company ramps up and scales against its expense base," said Breza, who has an "outperform" rating on Brightcove shares.

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Home Improvement Companies | House Improvements

Home improvement companies have grown increasingly in demand for a number of reasons. First of all, the recession saw a lot of home improvement projects being undertaken by home owners. The reason for this is that there were fewer home buyers, therefore homeowners decided to invest time and money into their homes. This is a long term plan which makes such investment a prudent one.

As a result, home improvement has become a huge niche which has grown past the DIY stage, when it was just a hobby. Different areas of the house are being tackled in home improvement projects to add value to the house and as investments in the houses. Homeowners have therefore realized the benefit of having these projects professionally and expertly handled.

Home improvement companies are varied and are as wide as the niche itself.

They range from the architects and interior designers who are involved in the planning of a home improvement project, to those that provide such services as remodeling, painting and plumbing. Then there are the companies that provide the materials needed for a home improvement projects. Some companies combine all these functions into their services so that they serve as a one-stop shop for all things home improvement.

If you decide to make use of a home improvement company that provides all your home improvement needs, you need to make sure that all their contractors have current licenses to operate within the area your home is located.

Also, it is always best to purchase the materials you need for your home improvement projects from a reputable home improvement company.

If that company has a reputation for quality materials in the industry, you are very likely to get the best materials and advice from them. They are conversant with the different types of materials and their functions and can advice you appropriately. Furthermore, because of their reputation, they are more likely to have a really good warranty program should anything go wrong with your materials.

Most home improvement companies will give you a free estimate before you begin your home improvement project. This is very important when you are planning your project because home improvement projects are notorious for becoming increasingly expensive as you go on if you fail to plan and have an estimate in the first place.

It is easy to think that home improvement should be a DIY project and if you have some experience in handling DIY projects, this is not a bad thing. However, using a home improvement company could save you time and money, which you could lose from mistakes you might make along the way. If you are willing to make the mistakes and learn as you go, home improvement companies will also come in handy with advice and quality products.

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Researchers identify mechanism that makes breast cancer invasive

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A new study has identified a key mechanism that causes breast cancer to spread. The research, published by Cell Press on March 30th in the journal Molecular Cell, enhances our knowledge about the signals that drive cancer metastasis and identifies new therapeutic targets for a lethal form of invasive breast cancer that is notoriously resistant to treatment.

Amplification of the gene for ErbB2 has been linked with aggressive forms of breast cancer and is associated with a poor outcome. Although ErbB2-positive breast cancers are routinely treated with chemotherapy and the ErbB2-targeted drug trastuzumab (Herceptin), this treatment often fails. "Nearly half of breast cancers with high ErbB2 expression are either initially non-responsive or eventually develop resistance to trastuzumab," explains senior study author, Dr. Tuula Kallunki, from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center. "Therefore, a better understanding of the molecular basis of ErbB2-induced malignancy is critical for further development of targeted treatments."

In the current study, Dr. Kallunki and colleagues discovered that ErbB2 induces expression of proteins called cathepsins. Previous work has linked cathepsins with metastasis of pancreatic cancer, specifically with tumor cell invasion of surrounding tissues and with the establishment of tumor blood supply. Using a three-dimensional model system to study ErbB2-induced cellular invasion, the researchers demonstrated that inhibition of cathepsins prevented ErbB2-driven breast cancer invasion. They went on to identify components of the complex signaling network linking ErbB2 and cathepsin expression with cancer invasiveness.

Taken together, the results demonstrate that the invasive behavior of ErbB2-positive cancer cells is dependent on cathepsin activity and uncover a molecular link between ErbB2 and breast cancer invasion. "Our work has introduced a cellular model system to study ErbB2-induced invasion and identified an invasion-promoting signaling network," concludes Dr. Kallunki. "In addition, our findings provide several potential therapeutic targets against ErbB2-driven invasive cancers."

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5 new facts from Cameron about making 'Titanic'

By Josh Grossberg, E! Online

Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Director James Cameron attends a press conference to promote his 3-D version of "Titanic" in Tokyo Friday, March 30, 2012.

He snagged the world record for the deepest solo dive last week in the South Pacific, but James Cameron just can't resist going back to Titanic.

In London for the premiere of his 3-D rerelease of his Best Picture-winning epic about the doomed ocean liner, which is hitting theaters next month in honor of its 15th anniversary, the famed director talked to E! News about the making of "Titanic," the phenomenon it became and casting stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Here are five new things we learned:

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1. Keep Reshuffling Those Deck Chairs: Cameron, 57, admitted he may have bit off more than he could chew with the 1997 melodrama, particularly given the cost overruns that earned Titanic a flood of negative publicity, so much so that it was being heralded as a bomb before it even opened.

"You know it just seemed like we were doomed," the helmer tells E! News, reflecting back at the long shoot and tortuous postproduction process. "The press were just having their way with us...that we were the biggest idiots in history of Hollywood at least since "Cleopatra"...and so it was difficult. You just had to focus on the work and [hope] that all those rounds just go over the top of the bunker."

2. Capturing Lightning in a Bottle: On "Titanic" becoming a box-office phenomenon -- its $1.8 billion in global ticket sales were the highest-grossing film in history until surpassed by his own film, "Avatar" -- Cameron cited as the reason the fact the flick was able to tap into a set of universal emotions, "speaking to people at a deep kind of universal level that just bypassed language and idiom and culture.

" 'Titanic'...says, 'What would you do if you had an hour or two to live? Would you sacrifice yourself? Would you be that hero? Would you be that guy like Jack or some of those men that put the woman and children onto the lifeboats?'" mused the filmmaker.

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3. On Winslet's Audition: Cameron was effusive in his praise for his lead actress. "We cast Kate first and she just blew me away at her screen test," he remembered.

4. Enter the Heartthrob: The King of the World Deep instantly knew the chemistry was right when DiCaprio read for him. "I noticed there was something strange when Leo came in for his first meeting and all of a sudden all the women who worked for me in my entire production company were all in the meeting," Cameron said. "I thought well that's a little strange...and then Leonardo walked in and I went, 'Oh I get it I see what's going on.' Even at that age he was just such a remarkable actor and so accomplished."

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5. On Leo's Sudden Fame: Lastly, the artist turned pioneering deep sea explorer revealed that DiCaprio ran away from his iconic role post-"Titanic" because he feared being typecast. "I think it was tough on Leo because he had planned a career as an actor," Cameron said. "I mean, he admired De Niro and that ability to just immerse himself in any character and he knew now...with that iconic status of his character Jack in 'Titanic' that he was going to have to fight against that for a while. So I think he kind of distanced himself from the movie...Now he's fine because he's proven himself."

And so has Cameron both on the screen and off...or at least until "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3' hit theaters in a few years.

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Podcast Basics For Perham MLM Business Bloggers

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Secret Internet Advertising Methods | Business Solutions

Giving something away is one of the easiest methods to increase the customer base. It`s a powerful traffic generator as well as a way to have your visitors gain trust in you. If you have a website based on music, you could for example give away a CD or concert tickets. Free software, free e-mail, gift certificates, contests, newsletters, sweepstakes, vacations and various merchandise are very popular items.

There are several programs on the internet that enables you to do this. Some of them require that you already have a certain number of visitors a day to your site in order to be accepted as an affiliate.

Offering free e-books from your website is a very effective way. E-books are electronic books, usually in PDF or EXE format. The main advantage of e-books is the ability to use hyperlinks to send? readers to your website, an affiliate site or anywhere else on the internet.

You can also write your own e-book and can get it listed at the many websites that have e-book libraries for their visitors.

Each person who downloads your e-book will be getting the url to your site within the book and can click to your site.

Email newsletters are very powerful marketing tools. Ezines, unlike e-books, are sent via e-mail to subscribers. You can start an online newsletter that focuses on your website?s content.? Promote your website in your ezine to increase your traffic and sales. List your newsletter at free directories which allow publishers to list their ezines and visitors to write reviews and rate them.

Another decent way is to offer a contest and have people fill out an entry form. When you receive the entries you can e-mail those who submitted entries in order to announce the winners.

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Types Of Identity Theft ? Things You Should Know | Identity Theft

What?s Identification Theft?

Identity theft has grow to be probably the most frequent felony offences in Canada. This type of theft often occurs when somebody takes possession of private info such as your identify, address, social security quantity, credit cards and/or driver?s license along with other data. The intent behind committing this crime is to take illegal advantage of your identity, and your assets. The goal is for the thief to avoid the repercussions of their dishonest actions by means of impersonation of the victim. In some instances identity thieves have even gone as far as to attempt to promote property and embezzle the money. The most important credit bureaus in Canada receive over 1,800 identification theft complaints a month from Canadian Citizens.

1. Monetary / Credit Identification Theft

Credit score identification theft occurs when somebody makes use of your information to acquire loans, goods or companies and doesn?t pay the bills. Their actions typically embody opening a bank card account fraudulently and attaining authorities advantages, passing bad cheques or opening a new bank account. Getting loans in another particular person?s name is another manner that identification thieves are capable of attain finances. Because of the accumulation of bills the sufferer?s line of credit is usually negatively affected.

2. Medical Identity Theft

Via the usage of a name and different aspects of 1?s identification the thief obtains medical insurance coverage in the sufferer?s name or uses their current medical insurance policy to acquire medical care or prescription drugs. Utilizing the stolen identification, the thief is ready to receive consent to have medical providers, or items provided. In case you are a sufferer of medical theft, you will be denied health protection or lose your current health protection because of false data being put on your medical record. One of these id theft is essentially the most dangerous type as a result of thief?s skill to change current medical records that might probably be life threatening for the victim, and is unfortunately the hardest theft to trace, stop and fix.

3. Legal Identification Theft

The sort of identification theft happens when somebody has personal info together with a valid driver?s license and other types of ID. Id culprits are then able to obtain different false credentials to point out authenticity to the stolen identity. The ID thief then impersonates the sufferer when apprehended for any type of crime or unlawful act. They use the sufferer?s information in order that the crime is not going to show up on their own record and instead on the victim?s. In this scenario warrants could be issued for your arrest, you may be detained and find yourself spending time in jail for a criminal offense you didn?t commit. Typically such a identity theft is discovered when the victim is pulled over and ticketed for rushing or a smaller street violation. Legal ID theft is simply as tough as medical ID theft since it?s tough to elucidate, repair and stop.

4. Social Safety Identification Theft

Your social safety number often is the Most worthy piece of private information a thief can steal. With this one piece of identification, a dishonest individual can get hold of different personal info to validity the identity. In some circumstances when a social safety number is stolen the thief makes use of it when employed onto a new job. Particularly, they use your name and id as their own. The thief?s employer studies wages and the victim is pressured into paying earnings taxes on those earnings. One other repercussion to this type of theft is that the sufferer will lose life sustaining benefits.

5. Synthetic Id Theft

Synthetic ID theft is a reasonably new kind of identity theft and during which the legal makes an attempt to convince people that they are one other one that is both actual or fictional. In this case a thief will take data from varied victims and mix it to create a new identity. On this case all victims whose data has been collected and used within the new identification will negatively be affected, though some greater than others. Artificial identities can be utterly fabricated in some circumstances but a standard method is to acquire a real SSN number. Such a theft is harder to catch as a result of the perpetrators credit score report is tough to trace and obtain.

6. Baby Identity Theft

Child ID theft occurs when a social insurance number is obtained and used to impersonate a child. Young kids are an simply accessible goal for identification theft as a result of they?re fully unaware that their data is getting used, and discovery of this theft is usually not until the kid is older. For that reason child id theft has change into a growing concern that can be troublesome to avoid. When children are younger the very last thing they?re?zagg coupon concerned about is checking their credit. Usually the wrongdoer is an in depth family member or family friend who has stolen such information. As a result of the victim usually knows the one who has taken their identification, legal action is often not pursued.

Protect Yourself Against ID Theft

As long as ?trusted? facilitators and have entry to private data, you?re all the time at risk for identity theft. It solely takes this beneficial info to fall into the incorrect fingers once, for identification theft to ensue and trigger an uproar of liabilities for the victim.

To guard your assets together with your property, credit rating, insurance and finances from being taken from you by an id thief, avoid giving out private information as much as potential, shred all undesirable mail, and by no means carry your SSN card with you. As properly, keep personal info out of eye sight and monitor your credit score regularly.

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Surety bonds and other hidden costs entrepreneurs should plan for ...

When starting a business, entrepreneurs know they need to plan a budget that funds, at minimum, the entire first year of operating costs. Unfortunately, hidden start-up costs almost always come along with starting a new business. These hidden costs often result in a shortage of funding at inopportune times. As such, entrepreneurs should identify all potential start-up costs before developing their final financial plans.

Even though many major industries legally require professionals to maintain surety bonds, their costs often come as a surprise to entrepreneurs. Bonding is often the first big budget buster because it?s typically required before an entrepreneur can apply for a business license.

So, what kind of professions require surety bonds?

A myriad of industries require business owners to purchase surety bond insurance before they can be licensed. Surety bonds provide financial guarantees that protect consumers rather than the policy holder. As such, those required to purchase surety bonds typically work in industries that provide services to consumers. The following professions are just a few that almost always require surety bonds as a part of the licensing process:

  • auto dealers
  • cleaning or janitorial companies
  • construction professionals
  • collection agencies
  • heath care professionals
  • mortgage professionals
  • telemarketers

The exact bonding requirements entrepreneurs must fulfill vary depending on state laws. For example, an auto dealer in Florida needs a $25,000 surety bonds whereas a California auto dealer needs a $50,000 surety bond.

Generally speaking, the bigger the bond, the higher the cost. Sureties also review the financial records of all clients, and those with low credit scores typically pay higher premiums for their bonds. If an entrepreneur doesn?t set aside the necessary funds to pay for a surety bond, getting a business license could take much more time than anticipated.

What are some other hidden costs to starting a business?

Once entrepreneurs purchase their bonds as required, they can apply for a business license. However, hidden start-up costs don?t stop with surety bonds. When preparing to start a business, entrepreneurs might also need to set aside money for

  • license and registration fees
  • business incorporation
  • rent
  • utilities
  • Internet service
  • office supplies
  • background checks for job applicants
  • financial advisers/accountants
  • lawyer fees

These are just a few examples of hidden costs that can adversely affect entrepreneurial budgets. Without planning for all potential costs, entrepreneurs could run out of funds and find themselves in financial ruin. When it comes to budgeting for a new enterprise, entrepreneurs should know it?s better to be safe than sorry. Eliminating the opportunity for hidden costs to pop up allows entrepreneurs to create realistic budgets they can stick to.

Kevin Kaiser is a co-founder of SuretyBonds.com, a surety bond company that issues bonds to help entrepreneurs get their enterprises up-and-running as soon as possible. As a part of its educational outreach program, SuretyBonds.com provides informational articles to help entrepreneurs understand the legal implications related to bonding and business start-ups.

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Little Brand Loyalty Among Home Improvement Shoppers | Seattle ...

Nearly seven out of 10 home improvement shoppers say they are not brand loyal when it comes to buying big-ticket items, according to The Complex Shopper, a study conducted by The Integer Group and Decision Analyst. The research also found that about 70 percent of window/door shoppers did not have any prior experience with the brand or company they ultimately picked when buying.

?Considering it may be three, five, even 10 years between purchases of home improvement items?ranging from flooring and gutters to kitchen cabinets and faucets?it?s not so surprising that shoppers turn to new brands when it?s time to replace or upgrade,? says Frank Maher, Integer COO and president of its Midwest office. ?However, home improvement brands can turn shoppers into loyal brand advocates by understanding their shopping behaviors and committing to long-term communication in between those purchases.?

In a report entitled ?Revealing the Motivations that Drive Home Improvement Shoppers,? Integer shares insights around home improvement categories in general, and in-depth findings in three categories: flooring, windows/doors and major appliances. Among its findings are that window/door and flooring shoppers spend the greatest amount of time researching?often by retail site and not brand?before in-store shopping.

The report identifies four shopper types?the Experience Lover, the Fretting Frugal, the Passive Purchase and the Social Adventurer?and reviews how they interact differently with home improvement brands. For instance, the relatively younger Social Adventurer segment is more apt to take action after purchase than other shopper types because of their social shopping behavior.? The research points out the potential these types have to become another medium to advertise a brand.?

?Understanding what your shoppers want and expect from you is the key to creating an ongoing relationship,? Maher says. ?Knowing who wants to engage with you, and how, will help brands develop successful communications and loyalty strategies that encourage their shoppers to become brand advocates.?

Throughout 2012, Integer plans to publish new facts and findings related to the study.? More information, including downloads or The Complex Shopper home improvement white paper, executive summary, infographic overview and related blog posts, is available at www.complexshopper.com.

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Yolanda Hadid Joins The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Yolanda Hadid is the latest member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The rumors are true, Camille Grammer will not be returning. I can’t say I am surprised, she was extremely boring to watch this season. Yawn fest. Camille has finally confirmed that she will not return for season 3, but denied speculation that it was because she didn’t want to “expose her personal life anymore”. “I can’t say too much at this moment, but we couldn’t get it worked out. I’ve had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn’t come to an agreement.” She went on to say that she would have liked to remain a regular on the series, saying: “I think I would have done it, definitely.” Well that is all BS according to the rumors that began soon after season 2 ended. She didn’t act like someone who enjoyed being on a reality TV show and it was clear to everyone. I loved her in season 1 but I think they went with the right decision. The next reality victim is set to be model, Yolanda Hadid, the wife of Grammy-winning producer and songwriter David Foster. Sources claim [...]

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Computerworld Recognizes Dell for Support of Childhood Cancer Research

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LOVE RELATIONSHIPS SHOW 03/28 by NeXplicableP | Blog Talk ...

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Researchers identify new regulator in allergic diseases

Researchers identify new regulator in allergic diseases [ Back to EurekAlert! ] Public release date: 28-Mar-2012
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CINCINNATI - Researchers have taken a critical step in understanding how allergic reactions occur after identifying a genetic signature for regulation of a key immune hormone, interleukin (IL-13).

Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center say the finding opens the potential for new molecular targets to treat allergic disease. They report on March 28 in Mucosal Immunology that a particular microRNA, miR-375, is regulated by IL-13, and in turns regulates how IL-13 induces pro-allergic changes, particularly in epithelial cells in the lung and esophagus.

The data support a role for miR-375 in asthma and in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide variety of foods. EoE can also cause weight loss, vomiting, heartburn and swallowing difficulties.

"The identification of a microRNA that regulates IL-13-induced changes and inflammatory pathways is a significant advancement for the understanding and future treatment of allergic disease," says Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, senior investigator on the study and director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children's. "MiR-375 is proof of principle that microRNAs are involved in fine-tuning IL-13-mediated responses, which opens up a set of new possibilities for novel therapeutic targets for treatment of allergic disease."

IL-13 induces changes in epithelial gene and protein expression that are important in the onset of many allergic diseases, including EoE. Notably, expression of miR-375 was consistently downregulated after IL-13 stimulated human esophageal squamous and bronchial epithelial cells. Viral overexpression of miR-375 in epithelial cell cultures markedly modified the IL-13-associated immunoinflammatory pathways.

MicroRNAs are short segments of RNA that can regulate whether genetic messengers (mRNAs) are degraded or translated into protein.

In the current study, investigators stimulated esophageal and bronchial human epithelial cells with IL-13 and analyzed for differential microRNA expression. Decreases in miR-375 were observed in the human cells and also in an IL-13 transgenic mouse model. The researchers subsequently assessed miR-375 in patients with EoE, a human allergic disease characterized by IL-13 overproduction, and in healthy individuals.

Interestingly, the researchers found that decreased expression of miR-375 correlates significantly with disease activity, the degree of allergic inflammation and that miR-375 expression normalizes with disease remission. While this suggests miR-375's potential use as a disease activity biomarker for certain allergic diseases, changes in IL-13-mediated inflammatory pathways with viral overexpression of miR-375 in epithelial cell cultures also hint at its therapeutic potential.

Allergic diseases have been on the rise over the past 20 years, with approximately one of every 13 children having food allergies and over 2.5 million children suffering from allergic asthma. Only recently recognized as a distinct condition, the incidence of EoE has also been increasing. Rothenberg and his laboratory team pioneered research showing EoE's reported incidence is estimated to be at least one in 1,000 people. Its hallmark is swelling and inflammation in the esophagus, accompanied by high levels of immune cells called eosinophils.

EoE can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases, such as asthma and eczema. EoE is often first discovered in children with feeding difficulties and failure to thrive, but it is often misunderstood and not well known, delaying proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Funding support for the study came from the National Institutes of Health, the Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED), the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), and the Buckeye Foundation.

About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of eight children's hospitals named to the Honor Roll in U.S. News and World Report's 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals. It is ranked #1 for digestive disorders and highly ranked for its expertise in pulmonology, cancer, neonatology, heart and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, diabetes and endocrinology, orthopedics, kidney disorders and urology. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for quality and transformation work by Leapfrog, The Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and by hospitals and health organizations it works with globally. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.

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Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

CINCINNATI - Researchers have taken a critical step in understanding how allergic reactions occur after identifying a genetic signature for regulation of a key immune hormone, interleukin (IL-13).

Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center say the finding opens the potential for new molecular targets to treat allergic disease. They report on March 28 in Mucosal Immunology that a particular microRNA, miR-375, is regulated by IL-13, and in turns regulates how IL-13 induces pro-allergic changes, particularly in epithelial cells in the lung and esophagus.

The data support a role for miR-375 in asthma and in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide variety of foods. EoE can also cause weight loss, vomiting, heartburn and swallowing difficulties.

"The identification of a microRNA that regulates IL-13-induced changes and inflammatory pathways is a significant advancement for the understanding and future treatment of allergic disease," says Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, senior investigator on the study and director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children's. "MiR-375 is proof of principle that microRNAs are involved in fine-tuning IL-13-mediated responses, which opens up a set of new possibilities for novel therapeutic targets for treatment of allergic disease."

IL-13 induces changes in epithelial gene and protein expression that are important in the onset of many allergic diseases, including EoE. Notably, expression of miR-375 was consistently downregulated after IL-13 stimulated human esophageal squamous and bronchial epithelial cells. Viral overexpression of miR-375 in epithelial cell cultures markedly modified the IL-13-associated immunoinflammatory pathways.

MicroRNAs are short segments of RNA that can regulate whether genetic messengers (mRNAs) are degraded or translated into protein.

In the current study, investigators stimulated esophageal and bronchial human epithelial cells with IL-13 and analyzed for differential microRNA expression. Decreases in miR-375 were observed in the human cells and also in an IL-13 transgenic mouse model. The researchers subsequently assessed miR-375 in patients with EoE, a human allergic disease characterized by IL-13 overproduction, and in healthy individuals.

Interestingly, the researchers found that decreased expression of miR-375 correlates significantly with disease activity, the degree of allergic inflammation and that miR-375 expression normalizes with disease remission. While this suggests miR-375's potential use as a disease activity biomarker for certain allergic diseases, changes in IL-13-mediated inflammatory pathways with viral overexpression of miR-375 in epithelial cell cultures also hint at its therapeutic potential.

Allergic diseases have been on the rise over the past 20 years, with approximately one of every 13 children having food allergies and over 2.5 million children suffering from allergic asthma. Only recently recognized as a distinct condition, the incidence of EoE has also been increasing. Rothenberg and his laboratory team pioneered research showing EoE's reported incidence is estimated to be at least one in 1,000 people. Its hallmark is swelling and inflammation in the esophagus, accompanied by high levels of immune cells called eosinophils.

EoE can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases, such as asthma and eczema. EoE is often first discovered in children with feeding difficulties and failure to thrive, but it is often misunderstood and not well known, delaying proper diagnosis and treatment.

###

Funding support for the study came from the National Institutes of Health, the Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED), the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), and the Buckeye Foundation.

About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of eight children's hospitals named to the Honor Roll in U.S. News and World Report's 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals. It is ranked #1 for digestive disorders and highly ranked for its expertise in pulmonology, cancer, neonatology, heart and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, diabetes and endocrinology, orthopedics, kidney disorders and urology. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for quality and transformation work by Leapfrog, The Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and by hospitals and health organizations it works with globally. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.

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Syria violence raises concerns Assad is only buying time with UN cease-fire deal

The day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly agreed to UN envoy Kofi Annan's cease-fire plan, fighting continued in several cities.

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The day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to a cease-fire plan proposed by UN envoy Kofi Annan, violence continued in key flashpoint cities, raising concerns that this could become yet another agreement that serves only to buy the regime time.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported military action in several cities, including Hama and Deraa, where the uprising began more than a year ago, Reuters reports. It also said there was shelling in the city of Homs, which Mr. Assad toured yesterday after his regime's brutal assault of the rebel stronghold last month.

In addition, three Syrian soldiers were killed in clashes with the opposition today in the province of Homs, according to the Associated Press, which cited the same human rights organization. The fighting broke out when the government troops tried to enter the opposition-controlled town of Rastan, it said.

Even before the violence, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed skepticism that the Assad regime would abide by the cease-fire agreement. "Given al-Assad's history of overpromising and underdelivering, that commitment must now be matched by immediate actions," Mrs. Clinton said, according to CNN. "We will judge Assad's sincerity and seriousness by what he does, not what he says."

Mr. Annan acknowledged that while getting Assad?s agreement was an ?important first step,? implementation would be ?a long and difficult task,? according to Reuters.

His plan has six points: the withdrawal of heavy weapons and troops from populated areas, unimpeded access for humanitarian aid workers, the release of prisoners jailed during the uprising, freedom of movement and access for journalists, a political process between the government and opposition, and allowance of peaceful demonstrations.

Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA counterterrorism center, writes in a commentary for Al Jazeera that Annan?s plan merely helps Assad by buying him time to continue the crackdown.

... does anyone honestly think that the Syrian regime, committed as it is to a programme of violent intimidation and collective punishment, will provide "full humanitarian access", or a daily "humanitarian pause" for those whom it suspects of aiding its adversaries? What are the chances that the tender Mr Assad will release detainees who may promptly rejoin the struggle against him, or that he will permit foreign journalists to freely document his atrocities? Who would want to bet his life, or the lives of those dear to him, that Bashar and his generals will honour a ceasefire, or engage in good faith in a "political dialogue" with those who are challenging their power?

Pursuing such "solutions" is worse than feckless, for it forestalls other, potentially effective actions. By permitting the Syrian regime added time, it is morally equivalent to aiding and abetting Bashar al-Assad.

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Such good as can be done in these circumstances will only be done by those who are willing to climb metaphorically into the ring, and to dirty themselves in the process of providing such assistance as is possible to the oppressed of Syria as they struggle to liberate themselves from an unspeakable regime. It will mean taking sides.

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Flat-panel TV shipments to fall for the first time ever in 2012?

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The past fourteen or so years have been a great run for flat-panel TV sales, but according to IHS (formerly iSuppli), that run is finally going to turn in the down direction in 2012. The expected drop off is predicted to be five percent, which still leaves the total TVs sold in 2012 at 37.1 million, more than a few dollars for sure. The fact that last year saw a modest one percent raise is as good of an indicator as any that the good times are over. Of course this is but a single prediction from a single analyst firm and we'll all have to wait until the year is over and earnings are announced to know anything for certain.

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Lindsay Lohan Nabs 'Glee' Role

One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' rumored for Fox comedy, which will also feature Whoopi Goldberg.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Lindsay Lohan is confirmed to make an appearance on "Glee." The announcement comes in a wave of casting news for the hit Fox comedy, which includes a spot for comedian and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg.

A rep for Lohan confirmed the casting to E! News. In a May episode of the show, Lohan is rumored to be onboard to play herself as a judge at Nationals.

Lindsay's mother, Dina, once took issue with the show for poking fun at her after the show included a scene in which Katie Couric informed Jane Lynch's character, Sue Sylvester, that she beat out Dina and her dog Sparky to make the list of the "world's biggest losers." Dina had said, "It's a shame as the dance numbers are amazing, but the writers need to be nice and more creative as opposed to being hurtful."

Lohan has recently been making strides to get back into the acting spotlight. She hosted "Saturday Night Live" this season and is in talks to play the late Elizabeth Taylor in a small-screen biopic.

As for Goldberg, she'll be in three episodes in May, playing a New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts professor (Carmen Tibideaux) who travels to Ohio to meet with Kurt and Rachel about possible acceptance into the school.

In other "Glee" news, rumor has it One Direction might be following in the Wanted's footsteps, getting covered on the show.

Matthew Morrison reportedly told the Sun that the cast will be covering the boy band's single, "What Makes You Beautiful."

"I've just heard of them, they're really taking over the States," Morrison said. "We are covering one of their songs on 'Glee': 'What Makes You Beautiful.' I need to YouTube it to practice."

A rep for the band hadn't responded to MTV News' request for confirmation by press time.

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